Dassel-Cokato conducts strategic planning; district looking for community input via survey and forum

The Dassel-Cokato Public Schools are in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning.

The school board is seeking input from school district residents and staff to help in identifying the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents and staff can give the school board feedback by completing a survey and / or attending a community forum scheduled for Monday, February 12 . The information gathered from the survey and community forum will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities. The survey opens on January 22 and closes at 3:00 on February 9.

■ Please provide input by filling out the online version of the “Dassel-Cokato Strategic Planning Survey.” Just go the district website (district.dc.k12.mn.us), and click on the “Dassel-Cokato Strategic Planning Survey” to fill it out;

■ Or, paper copies are available in the Dassel-Cokato District Office at 4852 Reardon Ave Sw, Cokato, MN 55321. Completed surveys must be returned by 3:00 on February 9 to the district office;

■ Please attend the community forum scheduled for Monday, February 12, at 6:30pm, in the Dassel-Cokato Middle School Commons.

In addition, MSBA is forming a Strategic Planning Committee that will meet at 6:30 pm on February 15, February 27 and March 15. There are 8 open positions on the committee for parents or community members. Four positions are dedicated to parents with children currently in school and four positions are for community members without children in school. If you would like to participate as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee you may fill out a brief application which can be found on the district website or picked up in the district office. Applications are due in the district office by 3:00 on February 2. Applicants chosen to participate on the committee will be notified by February 7. To be considered for the committee applicants must be able to attend every meeting for its entirety. Meetings are scheduled to run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.


Your participation will be greatly appreciated by the Dassel-Cokato School Board. If you have any questions about the survey or strategic planning process, please contact MSBA’s Jeff Olsen at phone number 1-507-934 2450 ext. 121 E-mail jolson@mnmsba.org

Wright County Conference Honor Band



Congratulations Dassel-Cokato 2017-18 Triple AAA Winners Dani Leung & Wyatt Peterson


Middle School Lego League Meet


Congratulations to our MS Lego League group on a successful season!

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!



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!

Superintendent 

FRIDAY IS CHARGER DAY


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!)

GO CHARGERS!!!

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Online Payment Center

Pay Lunch Accounts in Campus Parent Portal


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.

View the D-C Website in other languages

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Online Tutoring Available for Military Families

http://www.tutor.com/military


http://dc.lib.overdrive.com/