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Watch State Wrestling Live!

The SDHSAA State Wrestling Championship (all mats) is being streamed live. Every match is also being recorded and posted with links to the video right on the brackets. You can follow the event using the following link:


2018 Region 5B Girls Basketball Tournament Information
FFA Week is February 19 through February 23

See the attached flyer for some of the exciting events happening for FFA Week at FHS!


Schedule for GBB & BBB double header @ Gayville on 2-15-18

There is a Girls and Boys Basketball double header on Thursday (2-15-18) @ Gayville. JV games for boys and girls will start at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Varsity girls at 6:15 and Varsity boys at 7:45.

JV - both @ 5:00 p.m.
Varsity girls - 6:15 p.m.
Varsity boys - 7:45 p.m.

GBB @ Parkston on 2-8-2018

Here's the schedule for Girls Basketball @ Parkston this Thursday (2-8-18)

C game - 5:15 p.m.
JV - 6:30 p.m.
Varsity - 7:45 p.m.

Games will be broadcast on www.trojansportslive.com.


February calendar misprint

Note: There was a misprint on the February calendars that went home this week. The February School Board meeting is Monday, February 12th, not Wednesday, February 7th.

SD DOE Testing Dates for 2017-2018 School Year

Smarter Balanced (ELA and Math Assessment) - Grades 3-8 and 11 : March 7 - May 4, 2018
(Paper/pencil window: March 19 – April 20, 2018. Tests shipped no later than April 25, 2018)

MSAA (Alternate ELA and Math Assessment) - March 19 - May 4, 2018

South Dakota Science and South Dakota Science Alt - Grades 5, 8, and 11 : April 2 – May 4, 2018

BBB & GBB vs. St. Francis on Saturday, January 27, 2018

There is Girls and Boys Basketball on Saturday (1-27-18) vs. St. Francis Indian School. There will be C games for both teams starting at 10:30 a.m. JV games will start at 11:30 a.m. The boys will play in the elementary gym and girls will play in the in HS gym for both the C and JV games. In the high school gym following the JV games will be the Girls Varsity game and then Boys Varsity game.

BBB vs. Lyman County @ the Corn Palace rescheduled to 2-17-18 @ 3:00 pm

The boys basketball game vs. Lyman County that was originally scheduled for January 15, 2018 at the Corn Palace has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Corn Palace. The JV game will start at 3:00 pm.

Boys Basketball Parents' Night

Due to the potential for inclement weather, Boys Basketball Parents' Night that was scheduled for January 11, 2018 at the home game vs. Ethan has been postponed. The rescheduled date is TBD.

McCook Central / Montrose Wrestling Tournament @ Salem on 12-30-17 has been cancelled.

The McCook Central / Montrose Wrestling Tournament scheduled for Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Salem has been cancelled.

Order of games for double-header @ Wakonda on 12-21-17

JV Boys - 4:00 pm
JV Girls - 5:00 pm
Varsity Girls - 6:15 pm
Varsity Boys - 8:00 pm

Order of games for tonight's double-header vs. Howard

JV Boys - 5:00 pm in elementary gym
JV Girls - 5:00 pm in HS gym
Varsity Girls - 6:30 pm in HS gym
Varsity Boys - 8:00 pm in HS gym

High School Semester Test Schedule Information

We will run a modified schedule of all class on Monday, December 18, 2017. See the following attachment for details.

HS Schedule 12-18-17

*** UPDATE ***  Due to concerns about possible weather issues on Thursday, the last day of the semester for students will now be Wednesday, December 18th. We will still have 1:30 p.m. dismissals on Tuesday, December 19, and Wednesday, December 20th. Thursday, December 21, will be a staff only day. Please see the following link for the revised semester test schedule for the Jr./Sr. High School.

Fall 2017 Semester Test Schedule

GBB @ Platte / Geddes start time moved to 2:30 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Updated game times as follows:

C game - 2:30 pm
JV game - 4:00 pm
Varsity -  ~5:30 pm

Cornbelt Conference JH Boy and Girls Basketball Tournament Information

The JH GBB team is playing in the Cornbelt Conference Tournament tomorrow in Hanson. See the attached flyer for details.

Cornbelt Conference JH GBB Tournament

The JH BBB team is playing in the Cornbelt Conference Tournament tomorrow in Hanson. See the attached flyer for details.

Cornbelt Conference JH BBB Tournament


HS Schedule for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Period 1 (Maroon)   8:25 – 8:50 a.m.

Period 1 (White)       8:53 – 9:18 a.m.

Period 2                     9:21 - 9:46 a.m.

Period 3                     9:49 - 10:14 a.m.

Period 4 (Maroon)    10:17 - 10:42 a.m.

Period 4 (White)        10:45 - 11:10 a.m.

Period 6                      11:13 - 11:38 a.m.

Lunch                          11:38 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Students will be allowed to leave after 6th period if they are not staying for lunch.

Dairyland Donkey Basketball FHS Mixed Chorus NYC Fundraiser

The FHS Mixed Chorus is sponsoring a pork loin dinner and a Donkey Basketball Tournament this weekend on Saturday, November 11th. The meal will begin at 5:00 p.m. and is being served in the Elementary lunchroom. The donkey basketball games begin at 7:00 p.m. in the FHS Gym. There are students, staff, and 20 different members from Freeman businesses that will be riding a real, live donkey! It should be very entertaining! Don't miss out on the fun! Proceeds will go toward the FHS Mixed Chorus 2019 trip to NYC to sing in Carnegie Hall. Thank you for your support!

Game and Meal Information

Dairyland Donkey Baskeball Poster

Flyer Gear!

The boys basketball team is selling Flyer Gear again. You can access the merchandise catalog online at: https://shop.fancloth.com/57029/328329. Orders and payment are due by November 14, 2017. If you are ordering as a present, please let Mr. Hermsen know at Rory.Hermsen@k12.sd.us. He can arrange a pick up time, so it can be kept a secret. Otherwise orders will be sent home with the student. Thanks for supporting the boys basketball program!

2017 Region 5B Volleyball Tournament available to stream on The Cube!

Region 5B Volleyball tonight in Emery will be streamed via The Cube at the following link:


Come watch the game or watch online and cheer on the Flyers!

2017 Region 5B Volleyball Tournament Bracket
Second Round Football playoff game will be on the radio @ 107.7 KABD - FM and live broadcast @ www.dakotabroadcasting.com

The Canistota/Freeman Pride second round playoff game vs. Britton/Hecla in Britton, SD will be broadcast on the radio @ 107.7 KABD - FM. You can also view the live video broadcast of the game @ www.dakotabroadcasting.com. On their website, click on Sports > Football Video Coverage. If you can't make the game, be sure to listen or watch online!

Freeman Elementary School Wild West Book Fair!

The Freeman Elementary School Wild West Book Fair will run from October 26th through November 6th. See the links below for additional information.

Freeman Elementary Book Fair Home Page

Invitation letter from the K-8 Principal

Music events this week!

All-State Chorus Extravaganza concert - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:30 pm in the HS Gym. Community members are welcome to attend!

Rescheduled 9-12 Pops Concert - Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm in the HS Gym. The community is welcome to attend this concert too!

First Round Football Playoff Game in Canistota this Thursday (10-19-17)

There will be a playoff football game on Thursday night (10-19-17) at Canistota Football Field vs. DeSmet. Game time is 7:00 p.m. See you at the game!

2017 FFA Fall Carnival!

Come join the fun at the 2017 FFA Fall Carnival. It will be from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the elementary gym.
2017 FFA Fall Carnival Flyer

2017 Region 3B Cross Country Results
Come Tailgate before the game on Friday!

Canistota after-prom is hosting a tailgating fundraiser this Friday, October 13 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Canistota football field. Come early for some good food, and then stay to support the Pride!

2017 Region 3B XC Competitor Numbers
** Updated 2017-2018 7-12 School Calendar (A/B rotation)
Need some new Flyers gear? Check out our online store!


The store is open through October 8th.

Viborg / Hurley XC meet on 10-4-17 @ Irene has been moved to Gayville

The VIborg / Hurley Cross Country meet scheduled for Wednesday, Octobert 4 at Irene has been moved to a course by the Gayville School. The meet will still start at 3 p.m. Parking is available on the Southeast end of the Gayville school parking lot.

2017 Flu Shot Clinic - Freeman RMC

The state is NOT funding flu shot clinics in the school this year, so please note on the flyer the dates and times (October 3rd & 4th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) you can receive a shot at the clinic in Freeman.

Freeman Flu Shot Clinic

2017 SDHSAA Soccer Playoffs - Updated!
2017 Flyer Invitational Track Meet Results
2017 Flyer Invitational XC Meet Competitor Numbers
Picture Day is this Thursday, August 31st.

See the following files for a look at the order form.

Order Form Front

Order Form Back

Missed the first order for Pride Football Gear?

Click the link below to order

2017 - 2018 High School Student Handbook
2017 Pride Football Practice Schedule
2017 - 2018 Special Events Calendar
Concussion imPACT testing for 2017 - 2018

Concussion ImPACT testing for the 2017-18 school year will be held on Wednesday August 2nd in the Elementary Computer Lab starting at 11:00 am. Students should check in at the high school office at 10:45 am. The test takes approximately 30-45 minutes to finish. The cost of the test is $5.00 per student and is due prior to test. Checks should be made out to Orthopedic Institute. The Concussion ImPACT consent form is below.

OI ImPACT Testing Consent Form

2017 - 2018 School Calendar
Back to school shopping already?
Don Hotchkiss Day! Daugaard Executive Proclamation for Don Hotchkiss Day

In honor of 28 years of service to the Freeman School District and 40 years of service as an educator in South Dakota, Governor Dennis Daugaard has declared May 31 to be Don Hotchkiss Day in South Dakota. Congratulations to the Head Flyer! Thank you for almost three decades of hard work and dedication to the Freeman community. Best wishes in your retirement.

2017 Region 5B Track Meet Results
2017 Region 5B Track Meet Seeded Entries After Meeting
Results of 2017 Cornbelt Conference Track Meet
New Canistota-Freeman Pride Football Web Page

Canistota-Freeman Pride -  Be sure to check out the links for new Pride gear!

USDA Summer Meals Program

USDA Summer Meals for Kids & Teens available nearby. See the following link for details.
USDA Summer Meals Poster

2017 Flyer Invitational Track Meet Results
2017 Flyer Invitational Track Meet Competitor Numbers
4-11-2017 Unofficial School Board Election Results

Kerry Hofer re-elected to school board.


2017 District 9B BBB Tournament Bracket