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Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.71, requires a 
Review and Comment Statement on the educational and
economic advisability of your proposed school construction
project. Information supplied by your school district and
from Minnesota Department of Education sources
is the basis of this review and comment. With this positive
review and comment, voter and board approval is required in
order for Dassel-Cokato Public Schools, ISD #466, to proceed
with the proposed projects. 

Dassel-Cokato Public Schools Strategic Plan 2018-2023

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff to Speak at
the Fall Eligibility Meeting

Parents and Students involved in fall sports are welcome
to join us in the PAC on August 9th at 7 pm.

Dr. Kamphoff is recognized nationally for her work and
contributions to the field of performance psychology. As a leader,
high performance coach, author, professor, and speaker,
Dr. Kamphoff brings passion, energy, and authenticity to her
work with athletes, performers, business people.


Dr. Kamphoff believes we perform each day, and the strategies
and skills used to enhance performance in sport are similar
strategies and skills used to enhance life.

Click the link below to read an excerpt from her book:

Summer Food Service

Wendolek Competes at State.

Lucus Wendolek finished his season second in the conference and in the top 100 varsity shooters in Minnesota this spring. That is wonderful accomplishment as there are over 8,000 varsity participants this past season.

Students of Excellence Winners

Congratulations to (L-R) Sara Cronk, Madison Mayer, Kailee Johnson, and Dani Leung, our 2017-2018 Students of Excellence Award winners! This is the 31st year of the Students of Excellence Award, which was held on Wednesday April 25th at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. These students received this award based on their leadership skills, school and community involvement, and their academic achievements! Congratulations ladies!

Minnesota Sinfonia Orchestra

CE students will be singing with the Minnesota Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Jay Fishman.

Music Tells a Story

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Cokato Elementary
200 5th Street SW, Cokato

1st Performance

2nd Performance

The Great River Regional Library, Friends of the Cokato Area Library (FOCAL), and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund bring us this AMAZING opportunity! This experience is a way for the orchestra members to share their talents with our state school districts and communities. For more information you can view their website at

Success at the 2AA Visual Arts Festival

Last Friday, Dassel-Cokato High School's Art Department competed at the 2AA Regional Visual Arts Festival at Chaska, MN. DCHS students came away with 11 out of 17 artworks receiving superior ratings! This also marks the second year in a row to have a student advance to the state competition! Good luck at State Jessica, and congrats to everyone who showcased their amazing works!

Here is a link to the DCHS Art's website, which has photos of all the submitted artwork.

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

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!


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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