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Superintendent Andrea Powell 

Monday, August 19th is the First Day of SCHOOL!!!! We dismiss at noon on Monday. Tuesday will be the open house from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come have supper, visit the different booths, and meet the teachers for the 2019-2020 school year!

Kindergarten Vaccination Requirements

Kindergarten Requirements

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6th Grade Vaccination

6th Grade Immunizations

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ASD school calendar is in process of adding events for the next school year. Homecoming in Armour is scheduled for September 27, 2019. Coronation is set for Saturday, September 21, 2019 because of the schedule of events that week. 

Armour Vocal Contest

burnell glanzer relays scheduled for april 4th are cancelled.


Monday – Same color t-shirt (blue)

Tuesday – High Five Tuesday – Give High Fives to people as your paths cross

Wednesday – Interaction Day – Make a point to interact with people you normally don’t interact with, young and old alike.

Thursday – Letter Day – Write a nice note or letter to someone who could use a pick me up.

There will be a drop box in Andrea Wright’s office if you want to leave it there. For Club will see that they get it.

2 hour late start tomorrow, Monday, February 25th.

Boys game in colome tonight is cancelled, and the 6th grade tournament in avon tomorrow is cancelled.

Both due to weather.

Pep Rally and Fan Bus!

Hi All, Sorry for the late notice, we have had some adjustments happening today with scheduling.  There will be a pep rally for the girls at 1:50 in Armour today that will also be on Facebook live on the Armour School Facebook site.  There will also be the option of a fan bus for students that would like to go to the game tonight.  It will leave here at 6:25, and will cost $2 per student, and then admission to the game, which is $4 for students.  The game is in Wagner at 8:00pm.  I hope to see you there! Go Nighthawks!

2 hour late start. Contest kids will leave when school starts. There will be preschool when school starts as it is our full day for preschool.

Menu change

Swedish Meatballs on Tuesday, Feb 19

cheer camp for littles!

They will perform during the boy's half time game on February 5th. The girls are expected at 6:30 in the music room to practice again. 


Doubleheader with G-V is Thursday, Feb. 7th in Tripp.

They do not have a Girls JV team, so the Boys JV would start at 4:30,

Girls varsity @ 5:45

Boys Varsity @ 7:00

No school january 3rd, 2019!

This is Andrea Powell, superintendent and principal at Armour School District.  There is a calendar change for the beginning of January that will impact all of our families.  Currently the first day back after Christmas Break is posted as January 3rd.  We will NOT have school on the 3rd, instead teachers will be having a school safety inservice day.  Again, there will be no school for students on the 3rd of January.  Their first day back will be Friday, January 4th, 2019.  Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

winter formal grand march is tonight!.

Come and see all the kids at their Winter Formal Grand March at 8:30 tonight! This event is a free will donation fundraiser being put on by the TDA Cheerleaders. As always, thank you for your support!.

Cheerleader Dance Fundraiser Clarification.

Some clarification on the Winter Formal on Dec. 15th in Armour. The formal is put on by the cheerleaders as a fundraiser, please contact Danielle Horstman or Katie Murtha for and additional questions. It is for high school students only and does NOT require prom apparel. You do NOT need to have a date to attend. Thank you

No Practices or games in Marty tonight due to the inclement weather.  Everyone stay home and be safe.

Weather is upon us! It sounds like old man winter will be hitting us full force this weekend with ample amount of snow.  This is just a reminder of the school procedures with calling school late, or off completely for potential snow days.

When it becomes necessary to adjust the school schedule for winter weather, a school reach message is sent to all families within the calling tree.  If you have never received a message from the school via phone, please call us to update your information as this is the main and most immediate contact we utilize in a weather or emergency situation.  We also notify and post weather events with our local news stations, Keloland Closeline, our school website, and the school Facebook account. 

Thank you and stay safe this weekend!

TDA Winter Orders

To Brenda Lau by Sunday, November 25.

Happy Thanksgiving ~ Armour Community 

Thankful for time with family and friends. 

Thursday night playoff game in Tripp is going to be great!!

Buy your playoff tickets for Thursday night's game in Tripp online today! Then, show them on your phone at the ticket booth the night of the game to get in!


First Day and busing information.

Good Evening, this is Mrs. Powell, Superintendent of Armour School District. We are so excited to see all of your smiling faces tomorrow, Aug. 17th for the first day of school. Tomorrow is a noon dismissal. We will not be serving lunch. There are new bus schedules emailed to each family that currently rides the bus, and it is also available on our school webpage. Tomorrow night is our first football game. The game starts at 7:00pm,with burgers and hot dogs being served starting at 5:30pm. We hope to see you there!

Buenas tardes, esta es la Sra. Powell, Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de Armor. Estamos muy contentos de ver todas sus caras sonrientes mañana, 17 de agosto para el primer día de clases. Mañana es un despido al mediodía. No vamos a servir el almuerzo. Hay nuevos horarios de autobuses enviados por correo electrónico a cada familia que actualmente viaja en el autobús, y también está disponible en nuestra página web de la escuela. Mañana por la noche es nuestro primer juego de fútbol. El juego comienza a las 7:00 p.m. y se sirven hamburguesas y perritos calientes a partir de las 5:30 p. M. ¡Esperamos verte ahí!

Beginning of school 2018-19.

Hello. This is Armour Superintendent Andrea Powell.  We are so excited for the start to another great year in Armour, and hope that you are too! Please listen closely to the following important dates regarding the beginning of the year events.  We kick off the year with the first day of school being this Friday, August 17th.  It is a half day with a noon dismissal.  We will not serve lunch prior to dismissal but will be busing on Friday.  Friday night is also our first home football game at 7 p.m.  We hope to see you there! Additionally, Monday August 20th is our Open House for all ages starting at 5 p.m. and going until 7 p.m.  We will have a meal provided by PTT, and invite you to attend the various booths we have set up as well.  The week of August 20th is our Armour Homecoming this year.  The theme chosen was "Fairytales".  There will be further communication on the events in that week on Friday. Thank you and we can't wait to see you! Mrs. Powel

No Cross Country practice tomorrow, august 13th.

There will be no cross country practice on the Armour side as Mrs. Cirillo injured her leg and will be unable to practice for a while.  We will update as soon as possible for what the next couple days might look like in regard to cross country practice.  Thank you for your flexibility, Mrs. Powell

Budget Hearing set for Monday, July 9th @ 7:00pm. 

Girls basketball camp on june 14th in armour.

There will be a Girls Basketball Camp in Armour on Thursday, June 14th. Nighthawks grades 3rd-7th will take place from 12:30-2:30. TD girls in this age range will meet at the Tripp school at 11:45 to head to Armour. Nighthawks in grades 8th-12th will have camp starting at 9:30 and will go until noon.  TD girls in this group will meet at the Tripp school at 8:45 to head to Armour.  There is a $35 fee for the camp, which includes a t-shirt for each participant. Any questions, please call Coach Marc Reiner at (605)770-1704

firemen's pancake feed to support the sound system!

The Armour Fire Department is putting on a breakfast Sunday morning at the Fire Hall to help raise money for the sound system in the school! Please come and enjoy the best breakfast in the area!! 

last day of school will be May 18th(half day).

Special Board Meeting on April 26 at 6PM.

There will be a Board Meeting held at the high school on Thursday, April 26th at 6 PM. This meeting will be an executive session under SDCL 1-25-2(1) for personnel matters. 

special board meeting.

There will be a Special Board Meeting tomorrow night at 5 pm at the Armour High School.  

early dismissal april 13th.

Armour School District will be dismissing at 12:30 on April 13th due to the blizzard warning and heavy snow accumulations.  We will serve lunch prior to sending kids home.  The winds are suppose to come up very quickly, please exercise extreme caution! 

No School today.

Due to worsening visibility, Armour will not have school today, April 3rd. 

2 hour late start on Tuesday, april 3rd due to blowing snow and visibility.

Early Dismissal -

Thursday, March 29 at 2:00 pm

Spring is in the air, which means testing season is upon us.

The birds singing in the early mornings, and warmer temperatures (knock on wood) are a constant reminder that Spring is upon us...or just around the corner.  I am always torn between Fall and Spring being my favorite seasons.  Fall is filled with Football, marching band, hot cocoa, and caramel apples while Spring is new beginnings, and filled with a sense of hope for the future.  Spring is also testing season in the educational world.  With the time change and testing sessions, it is pivotal that we all (adults included) do our best to get a lot of sleep! Please help us promote our Armour kids to do their best and show the state all they know by promoting early nights with proper nutrition at home! Kids that come to school well rested and not hungry show better focus and attention, attributes that aid the testing scenario beyond measure. 

Prairie Reader's had another fantastic year!

Thank you to all those involved in the Prairie Reader competition yesterday.  It was another wonderful year much due to the hard work put in by families, Women in Action, and staff and students at our school and those around us.  I had plans to get pictures and such, but became a timer at the last minute, so I apologize for no pictures.  Next year, Maddie Sparks will be taking on the organization and planning for Prairie Reader's for her senior venture- thank you Maddie! 

Nighthawks - 3rd Place

Our Lady Nighthawks, despite a hard-fought win, succumb to Castlewood 64-70.  It was a GREAT GAME! The girls played great and made us all proud! Tonight they head up against Ethan for 3rd or 4th place. 

At the Noon and 6:00PM game, our Mixed Octet will perform the National Anthem!! Listen in, they are Awesome!  

Pictures courtesy of

Ready to Rock! What a bunch of GREAT girls! Brianna, Hope, Ripley, Kianna, Matti, Haley, Ashlee, Bailey, Carly, Alyssa, Baylee, Paige, Erica, and Brooklyn.  

Hit that shot Matti!

Looking for an opening-Erica.

Hit that shot Erica!

Looking good ladies! Cheering loud and proud. Diana, Emma, Mackenzie, Natalie, Taylor, and Gracie. 

On the line Brooklyn!

Go Girls! Love that support of your teammates! What true "team" means!

Hit it Paige!

the lady nighthawks advance over faith!

The Lady Nighthawks had a great win yesterday over Faith and will continue with Castlewood at 6:00 PM! The Ladies weren't the only ones with a great day- check out the pictures below shared by! GO NIGHTHAWKS NATION!!!

The T-shirts for state are going to be available tonight! Yay!

If you ordered a Girls State T-shirt, they will be available for pickup at the school multi from 5-7 tonight.  GO NIGHTHAWKS! Thank you to Brenda Lau and Rachel Woods for organizing the T-shirts! 

No scheduled send off/pep rally tonight! 

Due to the weather and roads, the pep rally/send off planned for tonight in Tripp is being canceled.  Instead, each school is going to do a quick send off for the girls prior to them leaving their respective communities.  The team will leave from Armour around 11:00ish, so we will just do a quick cheering tunnel to send them onto the bus in the morning.  You are welcome to come and make the tunnel with us- plan on being here at 10:50 or so. 

Schedule for this week's events if the weather allows:

Monday and Tuesday's ACT Prep class- Mr. Sanderson will contact on his ACT prep class.

State B’s Week……..Here We Come Aberdeen!!!


7:00 pm: Pep Rally/Send Off Tripp-Delmont gym (backup is scheduled for Wednesday 9 AM in Tripp)

Wednesday: TDA Girls depart for Aberdeen

9:00 am Fire Truck will escort girls out of Tripp to Armour.

10:00 am Fire trucks will escort girls out of Armour destination Aberdeen!!


12:00: Nighthawks vs Faith

Theme is Camo/Hunting

Friday game:

6:00pm if TDA wins Thursday night

12:00pm if TDA loses Thursday night

Theme is Retro/Throwback (Decade)

Saturday game:

6:00 game Armour Mixed Octet will perform National Anthem!

Games time could be at any of 4 different times depending on if we win or lose

Theme is Nighthawks!

There will be a hospitality room Saturday after the game. Time and location will be announced when we know when the girls will be playing. Stay tuned!!!


3:00pm: Welcome Home Armour gym

Welcome Home

Those who wish to help escort the girls into town can line the highway from the junction of 44 and 281 4 miles North of Armour at 2:45.

Come support the Lady Nighthawks!!! Dress up days are a fun way to show your school spirit!!! Can’t wait to see you all there. If you cannot make it to the game they will be broadcast on, sdpbs, local radio station. Keep in mind the more involved you are in cheering with the cheerleaders, the better chance they have of getting Spirit of Six, and the more momentum you create for the Lady Nighthawks!


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Themed Dress-up Days for State.

The students have picked the dress-up days for Girls State next week and they are as follows:

Thursday- Camo Day

Friday- Retro Day

Saturday- Nighthawk Day

facebook live pep rally 3:10

Tripp-Delmont sid eis having a pep rally today starting at 3:10 this afternoon.  If you would like to join in on the fun, the link is above! 

                         KMIT will be broadcasting the TDA game on Thursday night!

BB Region games - Yankton

Due to the games in Yankton tonight, school will dismiss early at 2:45.  BBB game that starts at 5:00PM against Burke/SouthCentral and GBB play Corsica/Stickney at 8:00PM.  
Go Nighthawks!

School survey 

Parents, please fill out this survey if you did not fill it out at parent teacher conferences. 


Armour's Octet to perform the national anthem at the girls state B basketball tourney!!!!

Mrs. Wilson received the following in an email today regarding the state basketball tourney:

"Good afternoon. I am pleased to inform you that your octet has been selected to perform the National Anthem at the Class B Girls State Basketball Tournament in Aberdeen on Saturday, March 10th. We would like for them to perform for both sessions. The first session begins at 12:00, and the second session begins at 6:00pm."

YAY! Another great honor for the very deserving and hard-working staff and students here in Armour!

La Sra. Wilson recibió lo siguiente en un correo electrónico hoy sobre el torneo estatal de baloncesto:"Buenas tardes. Me complace informarles que su octeto ha sido seleccionado para interpretar el himno nacional en el Torneo de baloncesto femenino de clase B en Aberdeen el sábado 10 de marzo. Queremos que se presenten en ambas sesiones. la sesión comienza a las 12:00 y la segunda comienza a las 6:00 p.m.¡HURRA! ¡Otro gran honor para el personal y los estudiantes muy merecidos y trabajadores aquí en Armor!

One Act play goes to state- come see the play thursday night!

Armour School District's One Act Play cast will be performing in the state competition at Brandon Valley on Feb.1st! Come see the public performance on Thursday, January 25th, Armour gymnasium at 7:30PM.  The cast, under the direction of Mrs. Ziegler, will offer a humorous rendition of the first date jitters in our modern society. 

 ¡El elenco de One Act Play del Distrito Escolar de Armor se presentará en la competencia estatal en Brandon Valley el 1 de febrero! Venga a ver la presentación pública el jueves 25 de enero, gimnasio Armor a las 7:30 PM. El elenco, bajo la dirección de la Sra. Ziegler, ofrecerá una interpretación humorística de la primera cita nerviosa en nuestra sociedad moderna.

Armour is running normal school hours on Jan.23rd.

El Distrito Escolar de Armor tendrá un horario normal mañana, 23 de enero. Habrá preescolar en la mañana.

Late Start Changed to School Closing Today.

The late start today ensures that the community showing of the One Act Play will change to Thursday, January 25th at 7:00PM.

El inicio tardío cambió al cierre de la escuela hoy.El inicio tardío de hoy asegura que la comunidad que muestre el juego de One Act cambiará al jueves, 25 de enero a las 7:00 p.m.

2 Hour Late Start on Monday, January 22nd.

Due to inclement weather, Armour School District will start 2 hours late on Monday, January 22nd, 2018.  Please be cautious and careful when traveling to work in the morning. The One Act Play performance scheduled for Monday at 7:00PM in the gym, will switch to Thursday evening if school should get cancelled due to weather.  

Inicio tardío de 2 horas el lunes 22 de enero.Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, el Distrito Escolar de Armor comenzará 2 horas tarde el lunes 22 de enero de 2018. Tenga cuidado y tenga cuidado cuando viaje al trabajo por la mañana. La función One Act Play programada para el lunes a las 7:00 PM en el gimnasio, cambiará a la tarde del jueves si la escuela se cancela debido al clima.

One Act play public performance!

Come enjoy an evening with the most captivating group of young actors and actresses in Armour! Monday, January 22nd, 7:00PM in the Armour Gymnasium.  Appropriate for ages Middle school and up- - -  Comedy about dating- talk about kissing. 

Lunch Menu update 

Wednesday, January 17 - Chicken drumstick, corn on the cob, WG garlic bread, and fruit. 
Thursday, January 18 - Indian Taco, fiesta beans, and fruit.
Friday, January 19 - Corndog on a stick, baked beans, and fruit.

late start, January 12th.

Due to the severe sub-zero conditions for the morning, Armour school district will start 2 hours late(10:30).  If a traveling student were to get stuck or in trouble on the road, the sub-zero conditions would be very dangerous, and with the amount of kids that drive into town to get to school, it is not worth the risk.  Please be very careful for the next couple of days to ensure you are not putting yourself at high risk. 

Debido a las severas temperaturas matutinas bajo cero, Armor School comenzará dos horas tarde el 12 de enero de 2018. No habrá preescolar matutino. Los autobuses se ejecutarán 2 horas tarde.

Corrections to the 7th/8th basketball newsletter dates.

It has been brought to our attention that the information on Friday's events are incorrect on the January newsletter.  On Friday, January 5th, the 7th/8th GBB will be playing AC/DC at Dakota Christian starting at 4:00.  The 7th and 8th BBB will be playing Scotland at Scotland starting at 4:15.  Also, on Saturday, January 6th the 7th/8th BBB will not be playing- the Wagner game is not until February 3rd.  Please note the changes, and our apologies for not catching it prior to printing the newsletter. 

7th/8th BB game - 

Due to the pending inclement weather, the grade school basketball game in Marion has been canceled for tonight, December 4th.

Zoomobile - great plains zoo!

Yesterday we were fortunate enough to welcome the Great Plains Zoo into our school! They shared some different animals with students Kindergarten to 8th Grade.  Students learned about the various habitats and adaptations that allow the different species to be successful. 


TDA VB SDHSAA Region 6B Brackets

Congratulations on the win over Marty.
Tuesday, October 31 TDA in Kimball @ 7:00 - Good Luck Girls!

Sheltered Reality Tonight!

If you are looking for an AWESOME event to attend tonight, Sheltered Reality is what you are looking for! Sheltered Reality is a great family-friendly concert put on at the school with a focus on positive, inspirational music for all ages to enjoy! Come join in on the fun tonight at 7:00 in the gym! 

Homecoming Parade and powder puff football

Unless the weather is completely uncooperative and begins to lightening, we WILL still be having the parade.  Due to the increase in potential injuries however, we will be postponing the Powder Puff Football game and will let everyone know when it is rescheduled for when we set a date and time.  Thank you!

TailGate - Friday

Thunderhawk football fans - meet at the field at 6:10 inside the gates to cheer on the players and coaches as they run onto the field. Let's make some noise!!

The Boosters will be serving chili and rolls from 5-7.  Come hungry!!

Football Track

There is something about the cooler weather that just adds another element of excitement isn't there?  Unless of course, it is cool enough that you are looking to winter that is! As the temperature starts cooling off, many are out walking and getting some exercise in the nicer temperatures.  Please be aware that although the track complex looks complete, it is not quite there yet.  We would ask that as Friday Night's football game approaches, we stay off of the track as it is still getting its final touches.  I know that we are all excited to use the complex and the new surface, but please be patient with us and stay off the track until otherwise notified. Thank you for your continued support!

Homecoming -

Monday, October 2  - VB @ home vs. Wagner 
  • Cartoon/Character Day
Tuesday, October 3 - Coronation @ 7:30pm
  • Decades Day (60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's)
Wednesday, October 4 - 
  • We Wear Pink Day
Thursday, October 5 - CC @ Parkston and VB @ Forestburg
  • American Day
Friday, October 6 - 1:00 Parade and 7:00 Game
  • Nighthawk/Spirit Day

Fantastic First Full Week!

We have had a Fantastic First Full Week of school! It is so nice to have all the students back in the building!  

School Picture Retake Day: this day will be scheduled once Mark's Photography gets notice from the lab when the pictures will be done- I will make sure to keep you apprised of that date when it can be scheduled.  

Bus Schedules: Just a reminder that in addition to us sending home schedules with students, the bus schedule is also on our web page! Our hope is that this will help if your child ever misplaces it, you will always have access to it. 

Open house!

Thank you to all that attended our open house tonight! What a great way for us to kick-start another fantastic year here in Armour! A special thank you to the PTT group that sponsored our wonderful meal and door prizes, your hard work is much appreciated.  Thank you also to all of the groups/organizations that host tables for families to visit while here.  

Football Game.

While last night was not a win in the books for the "Nighthawks" judging by the scoreboard, the scoreboard doesn't tell the whole story.  I applaud our kids after their first game as a quad-school cooperative effort and let them know that we are proud.  There were many accomplishments, including the first touchdown of the season! As always, there are areas of improvement, but last night was a victory on many levels and should be seen as such.  Congrats Nighthawks! Keep up the good work!

Note: Freshman meeting

Freshman are still required to attend the meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm with a parent in High School building. 

We need your help!

This year we are going to focus our efforts on a couple different initiatives that will better our school, and we would LOVE your help! At our open house, we will have sign-ups for those that are interested in potentially serving on our School Improvement Team and/or our Wellness Committee Team.  Please thoughtfully consider your potential participation in making our school an even better place to be. 

School Improvement Team members will meet with the purpose of looking at different strengths and weaknesses that we currently have throughout our district.  After analyzing data, the team will develop a plan of action to better different areas throughout the school. Time commitment: Meetings 1-2 times/month (unless otherwise needed) for an estimated 1 hour per meeting.

Wellness Committee members will meet to better the health and nutritional goals of our school district to improve and enhance the health of all.  We will meet, analyze the current wellness policy, and align our local practices with the state model policy.  Time commitment: roughly 4 meetings throughout the year, each scheduled for an hour. (Our first meeting being September 11th at the Blue Moon, 6:30-7:30PM).

Reminder to get your 6th grade required vaccinations!

Football parent/athlete meeting thursday!

We are fortunate to have an opportunity to add-in AC/DC Football players for the next two years to our Nighthawk Football team!  There will be a parent and athlete informational meeting at 7:00 on Thursday, July 27th at the Blue Moon.  Please come and learn about the new exciting opportunities for Nighthawk Football!

Camp Invention!

We are so fortunate to have Camp Invention in Armour! Camp Invention is running all of this week for registered participants, Monday through Friday and is sure to excite and engage all learners!  From 9:00-3:30 each day, students will be submersed in STEM activities that help their problem solving skills.  Check back for pictures and updates on the fun ALWAYS happening at Armour school!

A special thank you to our Director, Mary Bitterman, our instructor, Alyssa Nase, and Leadership Intern, Carly Sparks! In collaboration with great community support (thank you parents!), we are sure to have a positive first Camp Invention that will hopefully lead to many years of STEM learning in Armour! 

Fall is fast approaching!

It is hard to believe that it is already the 17th of July! Where has the time gone?  A school is not meant to be a quiet building, so most summers seem a little dull, but as you know, this summer has been anything but quiet.  Nonetheless,  I can't wait to see all those smiling faces come through the doors August 23rd! I hope that you are as excited as I am!

A couple updates to notify you on for this coming year:

The preschool has changed homes! Instead of being in the high school, the preschool will now be housed in the elementary building, where the "old" 5th grade classroom was.   The 5th grade is moving to where the 8th grade was, and the 8th grade is heading over to the bottom level of the high school, where the preschool was last year.   We are excited to allow the preschool and 8th graders to grow into the buildings that their educational paths will take them in the near future. 

As you can see, we have a new look! It is our hope that you will enjoy the new webpage with new options.  A special thank you to Mary Bitterman for getting this process underway! 

Thank you, and enjoy a safe and fun rest of your summer!
Mrs. Powell

Armour School District 21 - 1
Mission Statement: The Armour School District in partnership with the community, will provide each student the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially in a safe and orderly environment.