Speaking at the Rotary

Kailee Johnson, Sara Cronk, Jubal Nelson shared their State Speeches to the Rotary last Thursday, April 12th. Four DC Speakers will compete at State on Friday, April 20th at Apple Valley High School.

Drumline State Finals Results

DC Drumline finished a fantastic season in 2nd Place at the Minnesota Percussion Association State Finals Saturday night at St. Cloud State University.  This is by far the best finish ever for DC Drumline - the previous state titles were in a lower class of competition.  DC was moved up a class several years ago by the judges because of the difficult skills they are performing. When you look at scores below, DC is the 2nd highest of some great high school programs ! 

The DC Drumline Staff is so proud of all of the dedication, effort, time, and enthusiasm that DC students bring to floor every time they practice and perform!   

Thank you DC administration, staff, students, and community for all the support!    

Full results below: 

Percussion Scholastic Regional A Class
1. Grove Area Percussion 2 (Maple Grove) 79.225
2. St. Francis HS                                          78.088
3. Totino Grace HS                                       74.338
4. Foley HS                                                   72.775
5. Fusion Drumline of ISD 622                      72.325
6. Baldwin Woodville HS                               72.000
7. Sauk Rapids HS                                        71.875
8. South St. Paul HS                                     68.863
9. Buffalo HS                                                 68.575
10. Rocori HS                                                68.012 
11. Roosevelt HS                                          66.325

Percussion Scholastic A Class 
1. Irondale HS                                               90.800
2. Dassel-Cokato HS                                   88.275
3. Elk River HS                                              86.825
4. Burnsville HS                                             86.675
5. Grove Area Percussion 1 (Maple Grove)  83.788
6. Brookings HS                                            79.988
7. Forest Lake HS                                         78.400
8. Eagan HS                                                  76.125

Percussion Scholastic World Class
Eden Prairie HS                                            82.050

Section 5AA Charger Speech Finalists

(L to R) Abby Carpenter, Dylan Tessmer, Miranda Pokornowski, Kailee Johnson, Sara Cronk, Jessica Cron, Jubal Nelson, Audrey Weckwerth

(L to R) State Competitors: Miranda Pokornowski, Kailee Johnson, Sara Cronk, Jubal Nelson

Parent Symposium


WGI Awards

Congratulations LDC Boys Hockey Section 3A Champs Going to State!

Front Row (L to R): Braden Olson, Wyatt Niemala, Corey Benda, Jackson Bakeberg, Cole Evjen, Cade Marquardt, Ty Olson 
Middle Row (L to R): Darby Halonen, Patrick Benson, Orrin Grangroth, Trent Raisanen, Dylan Schutz, Gavin Tormanen, Bennett Lecher, 
Terrell Grangroth, Caleb Keith 
Back Row (L to R): Asst Coach Craig McKechney, Asst Coach Bill Huhner, Alex Heinonen, Jake Johnson, Blake Johnson, Brandt Pedersen, 
Paul Raisanen, Filip Haataja, Matthew Wedin, Ben Lindquist, Erik Koller, Asst Coach Chuck Wedin, Head Coach Chris Olson

Congratulations to the 2017-18 LDC Boys Hockey Team! They are Section 3A Champs, and will be traveling to the Xcel Energy Center for the State Tournament Quarterfinals Game on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

Student and fan bus tickets (for grades 7-12 only), adult tickets and t-shirts will be available, in the Activities Office, beginning Monday, March 5th. 



Adult tickets are:  $17
Student tickets are:  $11 

Tickets will be sold in the Activities Office.  

A fan bus will be available to students (grades 7-12) at a cost of $16 per person.  This includes the event ticket, which will be handed out as the students depart the bus.  Students will be required to submit permission slips signed by parents, along with the $16 payment, at the time that they sign up for the fan bus.  

Tickets, Student Fan bus sign up, and T-shirts (cost and sizes unknown at this time) will be available for purchase beginning Monday, March 5th, at 9:00 AM.

The deadline to sign up for the student fan bus is Tuesday, March 6th at 3:00 PM.

In addition to the student fan bus, an adult fan bus is now being made available to the Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, March 7th for the LDC Boys Hockey game at state.  

To ride the adult bus, you will need to purchase an adult game ticket in the Activities Office.  After purchasing the game ticket, click on the following link to reserve a spot on the bus.  

Or you may contact Community Ed at ext. 1020.  The cost for the coach bus is $5 per person.

Tickets and bus sign up for both the students and adults will be available beginning Monday, March 5th at 9:00 AM.  

The link for the adult bus will be active on Monday, March 5th.

Cokato Chargers

The Dassel-Cokato High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame 2018. Nomination forms can be found on the links listed below. 

Paper copies are also available in the Activities Office. 

The nomination forms should be completed and returned to Perry Thinesen, Activities Director, no later than April 2, 2018. Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be presented during halftime at the Charger Homecoming football game on October 5, 2018.

Selections for the Hall of Fame are made by a committee of retired coaches, present coaches, alumni, and community members.

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Wright County Conference Honor Band

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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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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