Dassel 3rd Grade Christmas Stores

The third grade teachers and students would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" to all parents and community members who came to support the Christmas Stores on Wednesday, December 6.  Your support each year means more than you can imagine!  

Creating a store and selling the store items was especially exciting for the students.  Each of them were amazed at how his/her collective efforts could produce such fantastic results -- they raised over $2,420!  WOW!  The third grade students will be able to contribute greatly to the needs of the food shelf right here in Dassel.  Thanks again to everyone who made this event successful!  Merry Christmas!

Cokato Elementary Bank Visit

Cokato Elementary Kindergarten students learned where the banks put our money and valuable positions this week by visiting two of our local banks. Thank you Kensington and First National Banks for sharing with us!



D-C Girls Swim & Dive Going to State

Front Row: Olivia Travis, Katelyn Lee, Megan Nelson, Audrey Jarman
Back Row: Leah Aamot, Hayley LaZarre, Brynn Olsen, Kezia Lee 

Please join us in congratulating the D-C Girls Swim & Dive team!
The following swimmers and divers will be participating at the State Meet Thursday, November 16th through Saturday, November 18th, 
at the U of M Aquatic Center, Minneapolis.

Medley Relay: Audrey Jarman, Katelyn Lee, Hayley LaZarre, Kezia Lee
200 Free: Olivia Travis
Diving: Megan Nelson & Brynn Olsen
100 Fly: Hayley LaZarre
100 Backstroke: Olivia Travis
400 Free Relay: Hayley LaZarre, Leah Aamot, Audrey Jarman, Olivia Travis

Cokato Elementary Fire Prevention Week


Cokato elementary students recognize Fire Prevention Week.

DCMS Tech Club

Tech Club at DCMS offers students tools and equipment to design, build, and create. Projects range from 3D printing, to programming robots, to creating custom programs.

Randy Johnson has developed a space with materials for students to let their curiosity and imagination come to life.  The students have everything at their fingertips they need to realize almost anything they can imagine. Randy is alway ready to lend a hand and help students through any rough spots, but the creative force is always the child.

To register, contact Community Ed -286-4120 or go online to commed.dc.k12.mn.us.

House of Charity

The House of Charity is a Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis.  Starting today we will be accepting donations in the Middle School office. 

NFHS Streaming DC Charger Events

Say Thank You to The People Who Coach Your Children!

Within the Dassel-Cokato Activities Department work over 70 coaches and advisors. Countless more work with our Community Education programs. Although our core mission is education during the regular school day the opportunities provided by extra-curricular and after-school program are extremely important. The many adults that dedicate their time to running these programs deserve our thanks and gratitude.

The hours worked by our coaches and advisors during games, at practices, and preparing for both events go well beyond the financial compensation they receive. Oftentimes they are giving up their time with families to support the efforts of our children and opportunities to earn more money doing more traditional jobs.
Unfortunately, the environment surrounding activities can become very negative because of parent and fan input. The competitive nature of athletics, and fine arts competitions, does not always bring out the best in us. 

Within our district I am seeing less willingness to provide leadership in our after school activities programs and some of that is driven by the constant stress that our coaches and advisors experience. 

I enjoy winning as much as anyone and expect us to run competitive programs. With that said, it is most important that all of us use activities to teach our children how to be good team mates, accept leadership, show leadership, and learn how to deal with wins and losses in a positive healthy manner. The future success of our children is much more grounded in the many positive character traits, disciplines, and qualities that are taught through activities than it is in their abilities as an athlete or performer. The percentages of people who make their living as an athlete or performer are infinitesimally small.

Let’s work together to help our students keep the proper perspective on activities and advocate for the many coaches and advisors that make our activity programs possible. Say thank you to your child’s coach or advisor. They greatly need all of us to provide them with support and encouragement!



As a continuation of our school pride theme, all students and staff are encouraged to wear the Dassel-Cokato Charger colors on Fridays throughout the year. 

The colors are blue and white.


Here come the DC Chargers,
fighting to keep our honor;
Cheer for the DC Chargers, 
we’ll win this game! (Rah, Rah, Rah!)
Here’s to the blue and white; 
with all our might we’ll fight. 
Onward to victory, 
we’ll win this game tonight! (Fight!)


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Fundraising Opportunities

Surplus Equipment Available on District Auction Site

The school district will be hosting an on-line public auction to liquidate end-of-life and surplus equipment. This site is open to the public. Interested participants may register by following the link above.

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Online Tutoring Available for Military Families