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Math League Participates at State
The DC Math League capped off a very successful season at the State Tournament held at South St. Paul High School yesterday. The state tournament team, comprised of seniors Matthew Crowe, Matthew Dahlseng, Jordan Haapala, sophomores Brandon Baatz, MacKenzie Gustafson, Brendon Johnson, Nathan Weckwerth and freshman Sara Cronk, earned a season high 66 points, well above their season average of 56 points per meet.
Nathan Weckwerth was one point away from making the top ten in the individual Invitational Event. He received a trophy for his perfect regular season score and once again earned all points possible in his individual events in the team portion. Jordan Haapala also performed well individually with 11 of a possible 14 individual points.
The team earned their third consecutive trip to the State Tournament by winning the fifth and final meet of the 2014-2015 season at ACGC High School. DC took first place in all five meets for the regular season, beating Hutchinson, NLS, ACGC, BOLD and MACCRAY.
Leading the team all year has been sophomore Nathan Weckwerth, who earned the only perfect individual season score ever received in the Prairie Division. Not only is this an outstanding accomplishment, but Nathan also competed in the two most difficult events in all five meets. Needless to say, Nathan finished in first place individually for the division.
DECA Competes at State Career Development Conference
From March 8-10th, 26 students from the DC DECA Chapter competed at the State Career Development Conference in Minneapolis. There was some very formidable competition. More than 1,850 students attended the conference from around the state. This was the biggest state conference ever for MN DECA.
Holton Miller, Ryan Chvojicek, and David Howell were recognized for their work in the Virtual Business Challenge. They took first place in the Central Region and third in the nation out of 2,571 teams. The team will next compete at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando, April 24-29.
Other highlights included: Kenzie Marco taking first in her section and making the finals in Advanced Employment Interview and Christina Busche making the finals in Business Services Marketing and finishing in the top 8 out of 60 students.
LDC 14U Girls Hockey Team Second at State
The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 14U Dragons girls hockey team traveled to New Ulm this weekend to participate in the 2015 14UB State Hockey Tournament, coming home with a second-place trophy.
(Read more) (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Kotila.)
Mr. Franklin Kissing a Pig!
As part of a reading challenge, students were encouraged to read books to earn tickets. The more tickets students earned, the bigger the pig Mr. Franklin was willing to kiss. Students did a great job with the challenge as evident with the size of pig Mr. Franklin kissed this week! Congratulations to Cokato Elementary students for reading over 20,500 books during the past four months!
Cokato Students Jump Rope for Heart
Cokato Elementary students raised $9,700 for the American Heart Association with their Jump Rope for Heart event.
D-C Weight Room Fundraiser
The D-C Weight Room is in need of expansion and equipment. Please consider helping us to "Power up the Weight Room." See the links below to view information about donating online, and look at the items included in the D-C clothing fundraiser.
MN READING CORPS
Minnesota Reading Corps has been active in our district in the past. The tutoring program is intended to help all children be successful readers by the end of third grade.
Members are trained to provide a variety of reading interventions with students in kindergarten through third grade. The tutors also participate in community activities and other volunteer opportunities.
Openings for full and part-time Reading Corps members are likely to be available within the area next year. Contact Debbie Morris or Julie Renkes for more information. You can also visit the Reading Corps website: www.minnesotareadingcorps.org
Dahlseng, Koller are AAA Winners
Matthew Dahlseng and Hannah Koller are the 2014-15 Dassel-Cokato recipients of the AAA Award. The award is presented annually to a D-C male and female student who shows excellence in Academics, Arts and Athletics. Matt and Hannah will represent D-C at the Region 2AA banquet in February. Region 2AA winners will be announced at the banquet.
FFA Food Science Team First in the Nation
Thirteen members of the Dassel-Cokato FFA organization completed successfully at the 87th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky during the last week of October.
The Food Science team took top honors, placing first in the nation, and Lydia Meredith placed first overall individually as well. Other members of the team included Christina Babb (12th overall), Alyssa Torola (18th), Mistin Petersen (39th) and Kaitlyn Uldrych (alternate). Each student of the winning team will receive a $1,000 prize.
Recently, MN Cornerstone featured the team in an article.
Activities Office begins
new online registration process
Dassel Cokato High School Activities Office is excited to announce a new online registration process for all 7th – 12th grade athletic and fine arts activities, beginning fall of 2014. This “paperless” process will make annual registration for activities easier for students, parents and the Activities Office staff. See letter for more information.
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!)
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Cokato, MN 55321