District News

Congratulations to the GBB team on making the SoDak 16!!

Congratulations to the Freeman Flyers Girls Basketball Team. Following an exciting win over Menno, the girls are advancing to the SoDak 16. The team will play Avon on Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Corn Palace. See you there!


SoDak 16 Bracket

Congratulations to the M/F Rebels State B Wrestling Qualifiers!!

Congratulations to the following Marion/Freeman Rebels for qualifying for the State B Wrestling Tournament.

Marion Junior Daniel Cremer – Region 2B Champion at 152 lbs.
Freeman Sophomore Clayton Smith – Region 2B runner-up at 220 lbs.
Freeman Sophomore Ethan Ortman – Region 2B fourth place at 138 lbs.

The State B Wrestling Tournament will be held in Rapid City on February 22 & 23, 2019. Good luck at State, Rebels!!

UPDATED AGAIN!! 2019 GBB Region 5B Tournament Bracket

2019 GBB Region 5B Tournament Bracket

After a win against Gayville-Volin on Tuesday night, the Freeman Flyer Girls Basketball team will play Menno on Thursday night (2-21-19) @ 7:00 p.m. in the high school gym. See you there!

Freeman Elementary Book Fair!

The Freeman Elementary Book Fair will be open during the GBB game on February 8, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It will also be open on Monday during P-T Conferences from 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Come and support the Freeman Elementary School Library!

Washington, D.C. Trip Informational Meeting!

Please join us on Monday, February 11th at 6:00pm for a 25-minute parent informational meeting!

A tour director will be there to meet you and explain more about what we will do and see on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Washington, D.C. and Mt. Vernon during the summer of 2020. Contact Mr. Sayler at chris.sayler@k12.sd.us with any questions.

Freeman GBB & BBB @ St. Francis Live Stream

St. Francis plans to live stream at least the varsity BBB & GBB games on Saturday (1/26/19) to their YouTube channel. The St. Francis YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi03UsRTPBO5Bfdrs-WvVcg. JV girls is scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. followed by JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys.

Watch Freeman Flyer HS Gym events Live!

We have purchased and installed a Pixellot camera array to live stream events in our HS Gym. Please see the following flyer for more information and subscription details.

Pixellot Camera feed on NFHS Network Info

Here is the direct link for the Freeman High School subscription page

Freeman HS Subscription Page

The live feed is up and running for events now! If have any questions, email Seth Loofbourrow.

Shop the Fan Cloth Freeman Basketball Store and Support FHS Basketball!
Stand for the Silent Presentations on Monday, December 10, 2018

Stand for the Slient Anti-Bullying Presentation Poster

Canistota-Freeman Pride Championship Shirts Football Store 2018
Rebel Triangular on 12-11-18 is in Bon Homme - not Freeman

Rebel Triangular scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 is in Bon Homme - not Freeman. Please note the change.

Sioux Valley Wrestling Quad on 12-4-18 is in Plankinton - not Mt. Vernon

Sioux Valley Wrestling Quad scheduled for Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 is in Plankinton - not Mt. Vernon. Please note the change.

2018 Canistota-Freeman Pride State Football shirt order form

T-shirt order forms due by 11:30. Get your order in by then to have your shirt for the game on Thursday!

2018 Canistota-Freeman Pride State Football shirt order form

Orders can be dropped off in the HS Office or e-mailed to Kristina Sage (kristina.sage@k12.sd.us)

Congratulations to the Cansitota-Freeman Pride football team!

Following a dominating win (44-20) over Timber Lake on Friday night, the Canistota-Freeman Pride football team is headed to the DakotaDome to play in the 9A Championship game vs. Howard. The game will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. GO PRIDE!!

The Flyers VB Team is headed to the SoDak 16!

The girls will play on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Watertown Civic Arena in Watertown, SD. Congratulations Flyers VB!

2018 Class B Volleyball SoDak 16 Bracket

Live Stream for the Friday night Pride playoff football game vs. Timber Lake

Pride @ Timber Lake (11-2-18 @ 6:15 central time)

Stream will be available depending on quality of connections in Timber Lake.

Pride football @ Timber Lake on Friday, 11-2-18 available on KIPI 93.5 FM

KIPI will broadcast the Pride football game audio on the radio @ 93.5 FM and on their website at www.kipiradio.com.

JH Basketball on 11-6-18 vs. Canistota has been postponed

JH Basketball vs. Canistota scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 has been postponed. Reschedule date TBD.

Updated Region 5B Volleyball Tournament Bracket

Region 5B VB Bracket - updated!

Flyers play at 7:30 p.m. in Emery on Thursday, November 1. See you there!

2018 Region 5B Volleyball Tournament Bracket
Live Stream for the Thursday night Pride playoff football game vs. Alcester/Hudson
Live Stream for the Thursday night Pride playoff football game vs. Ipswich/Edmunds Central
Live Stream for the Friday night Pride football game vs. Garretson

Canistota/Freeman Pride vs. Garretson 10-12-18

If cell service is not adequate for streaming, the game will be uploaded and replayed on the Canistota YouTube Channel.

2018 Region 3B XC Results
Jr. Class T-Shirt Fundraiser

Order your Flyers shirts today to support the Freeman High School Junior Class! Order by October 18, 2018.

T-shirt order form

2018 Region 3B XC Competitor Numbers
Live Stream for the Friday night Pride football game vs. Hanson
Location change for JH/JV Football on 10-8-18

The JH and JV football games on Monday will be played in Canistota – that is a change from the calendar.  It will be jamboree style and both the JH game and the JV game will start at 4:00 p.m.

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, October 16th
Live Stream for the Friday night Pride football game vs. Baltic
Flyer Invitational XC Meet Results
Flyer Invitational XC Meet Competitor Numbers
2018 Canistota-Freeman Pride JH Football Jamboree on 9-8-18 @ 9:00 a.m.
FHS Homecoming Pork BBQ on 9-14-18 @ 5:00 p.m.

Join us for the Homecoming Pork BBQ! See the following link for details!

FHS Homecoming Pork BBQ

Dueling Duo coming to FHS Gym on 9-29-18

Andy Gibson & Ryno, the Dueling Duo, will be performing on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in the FHS Gym. See the following posters for performance details and seating information.

Dueling Duo Poster

Dueling Duo Seating Information

Pride on KJAM radio tonight

Howard is having trouble with their video connections, so the game will not be streamed. However, it will be broadcast on KJAM radio out of Madison.

2018-2019 Junior-Senior High School Supply LIst
2018 - 2019 School Lunch Prices *** updated ***

Updated meal prices for 2018 - 2019

Coach T Football Camp in Canistota

Coach T Football Camp
Monday July 16, 2018 - Friday July 20, 2018
8:30 am -11:30 am
Located on Canistota football practice field

Grades K-8 girls and boys

Sign up your kids by calling/texting
Bridget at 254-6001

Follow State Golf Live!

SDHSAA offering live scoring of the State Golf Tournaments. See the following file for details on how to "watch" the Flyers!

Live Scoring via Golf Genius

2018 Region 5B Track Meet Results
2018 Region 5B Track Meet Seeded Entries (post meeting)
2018 Region 5B Track Meet Seeded Entries (pre meeting)
Spring 2018 Semester Test Schedule
2018 Cornbelt Conference Track Meet Results
2018 Cornbelt Conference Track Meet Competitor Numbers
2018 Don Diede Relays Results
2018 Wizard Relays Track Meet Results
2018 Wizard Relays Competitor Numbers
2018 Don Diede Track Meet Competitor Numbers
Scrubs Camp scheduled for 4/18/18 postponed. Make-up date TBD.

The Scrubs camp schedule for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 has been postponed due to the forecasted weather. A make-up date has yet to be determined.

Golf and Track weather delays and postponements
  • The JH track meet scheduled for today (April 16, 2018) at Gayville has been cancelled.
  • The JV/Varsity track meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Gayville has been cancelled.
  • The SD Class B Golf classic rescheduled to today (April 16, 2018) has been moved again to May 7, 2018.
  • The Parker golf meet scheduled for Tuesday, April 17, 2018 does not have a reschedule date yet.
Golf @ Parker on 4-17-18 postponed - reschedule date TBD; JH Track @ Parker on 4-20-18 has been cancelled
7 - 8 Track team attending Gayville / Volin Raider Relays on 4-16-18.
Track at McCook Central / Montrose (Salem) on 4-10-18 has been cancelled.

Due to the weather, the track meet at McCook Central / Montrose (Salem) on April 10, 2018 has been cancelled. There will not be a make-up date.

Student e-mails will be migrated to Exchange Online this weekend (4-6-18 to 4-8-18)
Jr. High Track @ Scotland and Golf @ Mitchell this week

The 7-8 track meet at Scotland scheduled for 4/5/18 and the SD Class B Golf meet at Mitchell scheduled for 4/6/18 will not take place this week. The SD Class B Golf meet has been rescheduled to Monday, April 16, 2018. There is no reschedule date for the 7-8 track meet at Scotland at this time.

FFA Pancake feed on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Come join us for the FFA Pancake Feed on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. See the flyer below for details.

Pancake Feed Flyer

2018 After Prom Information Flyer

See the attached flyer for expectations and planned activities for the 2018 After Prom.

2018 After Prom Flyer

Dueling Duo fundraiser postponed until Fall 2018
Freeman Girls Basketball vs. Sully Buttes will be on the radio.

Tune in to KGFX 1060 AM to cheer the girls on to a victory!

Varsity Boys Basketball is on the radio tonight!

Tune in to KVHT (106.3 FM) tonight to listen to the Freeman Boys Basketball team game if you can't make it to Yankton.

2018 Girls Basketball Round of 16 Game

The Varsity Girls Basketball team will play their Round of 16 game vs. Sully Buttes on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Huron at 7:15 p.m.

2018 GBB Round of 16 Bracket

2018 Region 5B Boys Basketball Tournament Information
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!

Pride Gear - REORDER available here! Order by 9-11-18 @ noon.
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

Get your Pride Football Apparel today! Order by 8-15-18
2017 Region 3B Cross Country Results
2018-2019 School Lunch Program Information
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!

2018 - 2019 School Calendar - Maroon/White Rotation
2017 Region 3B XC Competitor Numbers
2018 - 2019 Special Events *** updated ***
** Updated 2017-2018 7-12 School Calendar (A/B rotation)
2018 - 2019 School Calendar *** updated ***
Need some new Flyers gear? Check out our online store!


The store is open through October 8th.

2018 Atheltic Physical Form
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.

2018 - 2019 K - 6 School Supply List
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
Cheer on the Marion/Freeman Rebels at the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend in Sioux Falls Dalton Bodewitz wins 138 lb. division at Region 2B

Dalton Bodewtiz will be representing Freeman High School at the State Wrestling Tournament this weekend. He advanced by going 4-0 (2 pins and 2 decisions) at the Region 2B tournament. He was the 138 lb. champ. Also advancing to state is freshman Danny Cremer of Marion. Go Rebels!

2017 District 9B GBB Tournament Bracket
2017 Freeman Elementary School Book Fair

Plan to come visit the 2017 Freeman Elementary School Book Fair! 

2016 Flyer Gear

Click on the following link to view the full-color flyer of the Fan Cloth Flyer Gear! Sale ends 11-11-16.
Fan Cloth Flyer Gear
For more information, contact Coach Hermsen - rory.hermsen@k12.sd.us

Radio Broadcast of Football Tonight 10-31-16

Monday night’s football game will be broadcast on 92.9 FM KS93 out of Watertown. If you can't make the trip and would like to listen to the game, KS93 will be streaming the broadcast online at gowatertown.net (just click on the 92.9 KS93 icon at the top of the home page). You can also listen on a smartphone or tablet with the free TuneIn Radio app (just search KS93 in the app). 

2016 District 9B Volleyball @ Freeman Academy

See the following link for the tournament schedule.
2016 District 9B Volleyball @ Freeman Academy

Mobile App

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Welcome to our new Web site! Under Construction

Welcome to the new Web site for Freeman School District 33-1. It's a work in progress, so lots more information will be added over the next few weeks. If you have any questions or comments, let us know. seth.loofbourrow@k12.sd.us