June 2021

Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary

Welcome to Our New Staff for the 2021 / 2022 School Year!

We would like to welcome some new faces to the GBR hallways next year. Mrs. Sarah Vogl will be our new 1st grade teacher. Also, we welcome back, Mr. Luke Norden, to 5th grade. Mr. Norden is coming back to us from the Mitchell Middle School.


If your child has any medications at school, the meds will need to be picked up from the nurse's office by 3:00 pm on May 28th. They MUST be picked up by a parent and signed for. Any medications left after this date will be discarded.


We wish the best to a couple of our Gertie Belle Rogers family who will be moving on. Mr. Walt Moody (5th grade) and Mrs. Maddelyn Millar (1st grade). We wish you both well in your new endeavors!

New to Online Registration????

If you have not yet registered a student online please do so as soon as possible. These instructions are for those who do not have a current parent portal. This applies mainly to students who attended kindergarten during the 2020-21 school year.

  1. Go to www.themitchellkernels.com
  2. Click on "New to the district registration"
  3. Complete the information. Include ALL children in the household, even ones too young for school.
  4. You may be asked for an Activation Key. This is also called a GUID key. If you do not have it, please call our central registration over the summer months which is located at McTEA and ask for Patti - 995-7606

Annual Update-Register for 21-22 School Year

If you have not yet registered your student online, please do so as soon as possible. These instructions are for those of you have a parent portal account aleady but simply need to update and register for next year. Every family needs to update if your child(ren) will be returning to Mitchell School District.

  1. Go to www.themitchellkernels.com
  2. Click on 'Parents"
  3. Click on 'Parent Portal'
  4. Log in-you can request a new password if you don't remember. Passwords are not saved anywhere and we do not know them.
  5. Click on the 'More' tab on the left hand side.
  6. Click 'Annual Information update'
  7. Click on 'Existing Student Registration'
  8. Fill out and click 'Submit'

If you have any problems, call the office 995-3091. After June 4th, please call 995-7606 and ask for Patti.


The office at Gertie Belle Rogers will be open May 24-June 4th from 8:00 am-3:30 pm. We will close over the summer and be open again August 4th from 8:00 am-3:30 pm. The phones will be checked on a regular basis over the summer, so please leave a message. 995-3091.


Please inform the school office if you have recently moved or changed phone numbers. With the school year coming to an end on May 21st the office will be mailing out report cards on Friday, May 28th. Please make sure the office has your "current" address. Thanks.

Free Summer Meals Program

Kids 18 & Under Eat Free Breakfast & Lunch!


May 24th to July 31st

Longfellow Elementary (110 N. Mentzer St)

GBR Elementary (1301 n. Kimball St.)

Mitchell Middle School (800 West 10th Ave.)

Mitchell High School (920 N. Capital)

Will Be Offering:

FREE Grab & Go Breakfast 7:30 am - 1:00 pm and

FREE Grab and Go Lunch 7:30 am - 1:00 pm for

Children ages 1 - 18 years old

Gertie Belle Rogers Scholarship

Congratulations to MHS senior, Madelynn Hegg, on being awarded the GBR Alumni Scholarship of $500. Madelynn submitted an essay, which she read at the 5th grade recognition ceremony on May 12th at the Performing Arts Center. Madelynn plans on attending Dakota State University in Madison to become an elementary teacher.


We say good-bye to the normal, boring crosswalk on Kimball Street and hello to our new bright colored GBR Arrows crosswalk that was designed and painted by April Geist, our Art Teacher, and our 5th grade class. They worked together most of the day on Friday, May 14th transforming the crosswalk into the bright GBR crosswalk pictured below. Thanks, April, and 5th graders. It looks great!

Big picture


Big picture