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"Committed to Educational Excellence"
Cokato Elementary Students collected and donated items to the
Local Lions Club for the Silent Santa present distribution.
Food Shelf Drive
The Middle School TRIPLED the amount of donated items from last year!
Thank you to all that donated and supported the food drive this year!
Swimmers, Divers Place 11th at State
The D-C Chargers placed 11th as a team at the state swim meet, the highest place in team history.
The medley relay (Kallie Evans, Elisa Burgstahler, Amy Weiss and Olivia Travis placed 15th. Olivia Travis finished 14th in the 200 free and Elisa Burgstahler was third. Elisa broke her own school record swimming 1:52.85. In diving, Bethany Mayfield placed 15th and Caitie Latt placed 16th. In the 100 free Olivia Travis moved up to 13th place. In the 100 Breaststroke, Elisa placed 4th. In the final event, the 400 free relay (Olivia Travis,Amy Weiss,Emily Kivisto,Elisa Burgstahler), D-C earned it's first ever medal for a relay at the state meet placing 5th.
Nine swimmers and divers qualified for the state meet (pictured above): Elisa Burgstahler, Caitlin Latt, Amy Weiss, Hana Pokornowski, Oliva Travis, Bethany Mayfield, Kallie Evans, Carli Kirchoff and Emily Kivisto.
Qualifying entries include the following:
Medley Relay: Kallie Evans, Elisa Burgstahler, Amy Weiss, Hana Pokornowski
200 freestyle: Elisa Burgstahler, Olivia Travis
Diving: Caitie Latt, Bethany Mayfield
100 freestyle: Olivia Travis
100 Breaststroke: Elisa Burgstahler
400 Freestyle relay: Emily Kivisto, Amy Weiss, Olivia Travis, Elisa Burgstahler
Two records were set during the qualifying section meet: Elisa Burgstahler in the 100 Breaststroke (1:04.58) and the 400 Free Relay team of Emily Kivisto, Amy Weiss, Olivia Travis and Elisa Burgstahler (3:38.99).
The section team also had a team GPA of 4.0, earning a gold standard.
The state meet took place at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Nov. 12-14. Meet information and complete results can be found on the Minnesota State High School League website.
Dassel Elementary Designated as 2014 Reward School
D-C is proud to share that Dassel Elementary has been designated a Minnesota Reward School for 2014. This designation puts Dassel Elementary in the top 15 percent of Title I schools in Minnesota.
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.
The Food Science students were tested on their knowledge of food science and how to apply that knowledge in real-life situations. Each team completed a timed team product development project, while the individual team members also completed practicums in food sensory evaluation, food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.
Advisor Eric Sawatzke expressed great pride in his team's hard work and accomplishments and extended a big thank you and congratuations to Danita Piepenburg for coaching the Food Science team.
Other high honors at the convention included the following:
National Chapter Award: DC FFA was awarded the 3-star National Chapter Award at convention this year. This award signifies that the chapter is working hard to be successful in all areas of development including, student, chapter, and community development. The 2013-2014 DC FFA Officer team completed an 18 page application highlighting the top 9 events held by DC FFA during the year.
American Degree: Jessica Juncewski earned the highest degree awarded by our organization. To earn her degree, Jessica had to earn $7,500 in her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), participate in 10 activities beyond the chapter level, complete 6 agriculture courses, and serve at least 50 hours of service learning projects.
National Officer: DC FFA helps train candidates for National FFA office. Six individuals are selected each year to serve our organization of over 610,000 members. These six students will travel the country and even to Japan to help inspire students to become involved and serve others. One candidate that DC FFA trained, Victoria Maloch from Arkansas, was selected as the 2014-2015 National FFA Secretary.
There are over 7,500 FFA chapters across the nation.
Recently, MN Cornerstone featured the team in an article.
NHS Holds Annual Induction Ceremony
The National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony in the Performing Arts Center. Twenty-two new members were inducted this year.
Students inducted into NHS must meet specified academic criteria and receive a sufficient number of staff recommendations. NHS members are expected to display a high level of character and leadership in addition to academic accomplishments.
Dassel-Cokato High School Featured in
Tech & Learning Magazine
This summer D-CHS was featured in an article highlighting steps schools are taking to sucessfully implement a 1:1 digital learning program. Tech & Learning is a national publication widely read by K-12 professionals who are leaders in educational technology. The article featured four schools across the country: Oxford Elementary (Oxford, Alabama), Bedford Public Schools (Bedford, Michigan), Glenview School District (Glenview, Illinois) and Dassel-Cokato High School. Click here to read the full 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