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7 Swimmers and Divers Advance to State
Seven swimmers and divers have qualified for the state meet in 5 events. The meet will be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the 18th,19th and 20th of November.
Elisa Burgstahler was honored as the section swimmer of the year, and Caitie Latt was named section diver of the year. The team also earned a Gold Standard for academic excellence.
State Meet Finals Updates:
The 200 Medley Relay Team: (Evans, Burgstahler, Jorgenson, Travis)--14th
200 Freestyle: Elisa Burgstahler--3rd
Diving: Caitlin Latt--10th
100 Freestyle: Elisa Burgstahler--4th
400 Freestyle Relay (Travis, Pokornowski, Evans, Burgstahler)--10th
State Meet Update Heading Into Finals:
After Diving Semi-Finals, Caitlin Latt is in 11th place.
200 Medley Relay Team (Evans, Burgstahler, Jorgenson, Travis), seeded 14th
Elisa Burgstahler, 200 Freestyle, seeded 1st
Elisa Burgstahler, 100 Freestyle, seeded 5th
400 Freestyle Relay: Travis, Pokornowski, Evans, Burgstahler, seeded 10th
200 Medley Relay: (Kallie Evans, Elisa Burgstahler, Emma Jorgenson, Olivia Travis)
200 Freestyle: Elisa Burgstahler (pool and section record time of 1:55.78)
Diving: Caitlin Latt (section champion) and Bethany Mayfield (4th)
100 Freestyle: Elisa Burgstahler (:52.62, school, pool and section record) and Oliva Travis (54.69, 2nd place)
400 Freestyle Relay: Olivia Travis, Hana Pokornowski, Kallie Evans, and Elisa Burgstahler (2nd place and school record of 3:41.14)
Alternates who will travel to the meet as well include Carli Kirchoff, Taylor Baumann, Amy Weiss, Emalie Johnson, and Emily Kivisto.
Dassel-Cokato MS and HS Honor Veterans
A record number of veterans attended the High School/Middle School Veteran's Day program where students and staff honored local veterans for their service and sacrifice. The keynote speaker for the event was Colonel Wilson, U.S. Army Retired, while Anna Holm (MS) and Katie Geesey (HS) read their student essays about "What does Veterans Day mean to me?"
Local Teachers Honored at Annual LEEA Program
Four local teachers were honored at the annual Leadership in Educational Excellence Award program on October 30. Each teacher was voted by their peers as outstanding leaders in education at Dassel-Cokato. The following teachers represented Dassel-Cokato and their respective schools: Todd Heinonen (Cokato), Lindsay Popelka (middle school), Joanna Hall (Dassel) and Mark Peterson (high school). Congratulations to these four outstanding teachers!
Phase II of the Digital Learning Initiative is Under Way at DCHS
Dassel-Cokato High School is entering year two of a Digital Learning Initiative which was approved by the local school board in the spring of 2012 and is currently one of four district-wide educational goals.
Some of the goals of the initiative include putting learning tools in the hands of all students, exploring blended learning delivery models, increasing student achievement in each subject area and equipping students with the 21st century technology skills they will need to be successful in an increasingly technological world.
Last year, the high school English Department completed phase I of the initiative by successfully integrating laptops and interactive software into every English classroom. The English teachers also developed and created online textbooks which are hosted in our local learning management system (LMS) Moodle.
Initial data has been encouraging. In a survey of all English students last year, over 90% said that they had better access to the learning resources they need to be successful in class because of the digital initiative and that they liked having course materials available online.
Eighty percent also said that they now take a more active role in their learning, and students ranked their interest and motivation for course work 15% higher than before the initiative began.
Dassel-Cokato Ranked 20th best High School in MN
In a recent US News and World Report ranking of Minnesota's 772 high schools, Dassel-Cokato was rated at number 20.
This very high placement was based on a comprehensive ranking methodology including educating all of its students and showing academic outcomes. More information about the report, as well as complete rankings, can be found on the US News and World Report website.
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!)
4852 Reardon Ave. SW
Cokato, MN 55321