Music News – June 2017

Elementary Contest Results Congratulations to the Grades 5-8! Twenty-three Freeman Academy students participated in the seventh annual Freeman Public School Elementary Solo and Ensemble Contest on Friday, May 5. Freeman Academy took 68 events including 23 vocal solos, 6 vocal ensembles, 29 instrumental solos, and 10 instrumental ensembles.  Results included 68 superiors. Vocal Solos receiving […]

Ribs and MORE at the Ranch – Saturday, June 24, 2017

Everyone is invited to our tenth annual barbecue fundraiser!  We have added chislic and replaced pulled pork with beef brisket sandwiches to give some variety for our guests. The barbecue will be held in the school boulevard on the north end of Main Street. Serving will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m. We have decided to […]

Saying Farewell

As the school year ends, we bid a fond farewell to several teachers and staff members. Leaving after serving Freeman Academy for two years are Mark Jakopak who taught grades 3-4 and 7-8, and Loretta Rentschler who planned and cooked meals for hungry students and staff. Nicolle Timmerman shared her expertise in a variety of […]

Turner County Fair FA Taco Stand

Mark your calendars for the annual Turner County Fair in Parker, SD on August 14-17, 2017. Last year the FA students and families worked together to make our 13th year running the TCF Taco Booth a success. We raised right at $22,000 . . . that was from selling 2563 Indian Tacos, 505 brats, 965 […]

5th-8th Grade Declam Day – May 23

The 5th-8th grade students will perform their declam pieces on Tuesday, May 23, in the Freeman Academy chapel. See the attached schedule for times. 5th-6th Declam Schedule

Ribs and MORE at the Ranch – June 24

It’s time to think about summer activities on the Freeman Academy campus! Reserve June 24 for some good eating and fellowship! This year’s barbecue event will take on a new twist. Several chefs will be cooking ribs, BUT we will also have smoked brisket sandwiches and grilled chislic to go with the delicious sides.  Another […]

Never Give Up

Burn victim Bruce Ebbeson spoke at chapel on Friday. He began by telling students, “Never give up. Never give up. Never give up. It doesn’t matter if you are 13 or 61 like me, never give up and give it everything you can.” That advice is reflected in Bruce’s story of recovering from an explosion […]

FA Creative Arts Feature: Mory Ortman and Sherilyn Ortman

Freeman Academy Creative Arts Feature  Mory Ortman & Sherilyn Ortman “It Takes Two to Tango:  Sampling the Forbidden Fruits” “It Takes Two to Tango:  Sampling the Forbidden Fruits” comes to Pioneer Hall, Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 pm.  Mory Ortman and Sherilyn Ortman perform on two pianos featuring a repertoire of varying genres and styles. […]

Ribs and MORE at the Ranch – June 24, 2017

Everyone is invited to our tenth annual barbecue fundraiser!  We have added chislic and replaced pulled pork for beef brisket sandwiches to give some variety for our guests. The barbecue will be held in the school boulevard on the north end of Main Street. We have decided to discontinue the contest portion of the event, […]

Gifts Given in Memory of Brandon Ries

Donations from anonymous donors have been given to the instrumental department at Freeman Academy to purchase instruments. These donations have been made in memory of Brandon Ries. Brandon, age 18, died unexpectedly while running in a cross country meet in Colorado near his home in Erie, CO, on September 16, 2016. Brandon lived with his […]