Career opportunities for students in CTE areas are abundant and desirable. As a district we need to provide the best preparation for all of our students as they move into adulthood. This expansion / remodel will allow us to provide an opportunity for students pursuing positions in CTE equal to the opportunity that we provide for students pursuing a 4 year college degree.
Got taste buds? Need to fuel up? Join the school lunch program! School lunch provides sound nutrition to establish a lifetime of healthy habits and the energy students need for the rest of the day.
The House of Charity is a Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis. Starting today we will be accepting donations in the Middle School office.
Congratulations to the Girls Swim & Dive Team, Section 3A state qualifiers:
The girls swim & dive team has qualified, and will be participating in the state swim & dive tournament beginning November 16th at the U of M Aquatic Center.
Best of luck this week!
Congratulations to our 33 new inductees in the DCHS National Honor Society! These students were chosen by the DCHS faculty as students who exemplify the NHS Pillars of Character, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.
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.
DC CHARGER SONG LYRICS
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!)
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.