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Preparing for 2014-15 School Year
Athletic/Fine Arts Eligibility Meeting and Registration Information
The mandatory annual elibigibility meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7th at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for all 7th-12th grade participants and their parents/guardians. Fall team meetings will follow the annual eligibility meeting. See activities page for more details.
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.
Over 170 students graduated Sunday, June 1 from Dassel-Cokato High School. Class Valedictorian is Abbey Halonen. Congratulations, Seniors, and best wishes to each of you in the future!
Gust Lundeen is State Champion
Gust Lundeen is the Minnesota State High School League 2014 Clay Target state champion. Gust shot 99/100 possible targets to win the championship.
This is the first year Dassel-Cokato has had a Clay Target team.
Students Welcome the Troops Back Home!
Dassel-Cokato High School and Middle School students cheered troops from the 849th MAC as they returned home. Students lined highway 12, waving flags, banner and hands in appreciation of their service.
Students Participate in School-Wide Service Learning Day
Dassel-Cokato High School students participated in a school-wide service learning day to reinforce the importance of serving others and giving back to the community. Student activities ranged widely from cleaning up landscapes to teaching others to building wood duck houses to conducting a senior prom and music concerts at local nursing homes to planting trees to serving our troops. Students worked hard and had positive comments to say about the experience.
Students Honored at Academic Awards Program
DCHS students were honored Tuesday night, May 13th at the annual Academic Awards Program. Students received awards from curricular departments, activities and community groups for their academic excellence. Pictured above, four year letter winners received a standing ovation from the audience.
Students of Excellence Honored at Annual Banquet
Four students represented DCHS at the annual Students of Excellence Banquet: Abby Halonen, Sarah Kivisto, Karissa Raisanen and Alyssa Torola. Students are selected based upon class rank. Teachers that were invited by the students to attend the event were Beth Carlson, Bryan Clemen, Ron Hungerford and Jon Ring.
FFA Performs Well at State
D-C had another great state convention in St. Paul this spring. Not all results have been released, but so far D-C ended up with a total of 9 Career Development Event teams in the Top Ten in Minnesota. This is a high number considering that there are about 185 FFA chapters in the state. For results, see high school web page.
Savoy places 8th in Serious Prose at State AA Speech Tournament; 5 Chargers Compete
Five D-C Charger speech team members participated in the Class AA speech tournament Friday, April 11, at Blaine High School. Sixty-one of the 114 schools in Class AA were represented.
Cali Patten, Ella Wuollet, Cicily Savoy, Avery Schmidt, and Korra-Shay Richards represented DCHS at the meet and were among the top 24 speakers in their respective categories.
Senior Cicily Savoy’s delivery of the serious prose piece, “Just Me” by Alexa McGrierson, left the room in tears during finals as she performed the emotional piece about identity, acceptance and family dynamics. Savoy placed 8th in the category of serious prose - a category that was stacked with 24 overall competitors. This was D-C's first competitor to make it to the Class AA State Final Round since Rachel Korhonen in 2009 for Extemporaneous Reading. Savoy previously placed 1st in the Section 2AA Championship to qualify for state.
This was the first year for Head Speech Coach, Beth Steinleitner and assistants, Anna Reedy and Elyse Kallgren. The coaches were thrilled to have five competitors representing D-C at the State Tournament. They are proud of the growth in all of the speakers this season and to end the season at the state level.
Dassel-Cokato Hosts Health & Safety Fair
“Take Charge of Your Health!” was the theme for the 2014 Dassel-Cokato Health & Safety Fair. The event featured more than 30 local and regional organizations that presented on a variety of health and safety topics ranging from Agricultural Safety to Zumba. The format of the event focused on ACTIVE learning. Presenters provided information and education in a way that engaged students through exercise, games, hands-on activities and trivia challenges.
High School students were trained on Hands-Only CPR. Cokato Ambulance, Cokato Fire, Dassel Fire, and other Wright County Emergency Medical Service staff and volunteers teamed up to instruct more than 700 students how to quickly identify cardiac arrest, give chest compressions, and use an AED (defibrillator). Students also had the opportunity to listen to the personal story of a cardiac arrest survivor.
Girls Hockey Wins State Academic Championship
The girls hockey team has advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history with a very exciting win vs. Mankato East. Sarah Kivisto and Kennedy Sommerfeld scored goals for LDC as the Dragons won 3-2.
To top off their successful season, the team placed first in the State Academic Championship!
For the second year in a row, the team won the Section 2A Academic Championship. Last year LDC had a team GPA of 3.903 and Orono won the State Championship with a GPA of 3.904.
This year the Dragons had a team GPA of 3.952. To determine the team GPA, teams must submit the unweighted GPA’s of the girls on your Section Roster. For the initial scoring, they find the average of the Top 12 GPA’s on each team. If there is a tie, they use the next highest GPA on the team to see how that affects team average. Every player on LDC's section roster is on the A honor roll, so even the girls who weren’t in the Top 12 GPA’s that were submitted had excellent GPA’s.
Coach Impola commented, "I am very proud of the girls and I truly believe that their success in school has a correlation to their success on the ice."
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Math League Competes at State!
The Dassel-Cokato Math League competed in the State Tournament at South St. Paul High School on Monday, March 10.
Highlights of the day revolved around freshman Nathan Weckwerth, who earned a spot in the Math Bowl by finishing with one of the top ten scores of the 50 participants in the Invitational Event. He also tied for the second highest individual score in the tournament with two perfect scores in his individual events combined with his invitational score. Nathan ended the season with the ninth highest individual score in the state for the season.
With no seniors on this state tournament team, the rest of the team hopes to build on this great experience for next year.
FFA Food Science Team Places First in State
Congratulations to the Food Science team and coach Danita Piepenburg for winning the state Food Science CDE. Alyssa Torola, Mistin Peterson, Lydia Meredith, Christina Babb and alternate, Kaitlyn Uldrych designed a new pizza variety that they prepared and presented to executives from Totino's. They calculated and presented the nutritional information and production plans earning them a perfect score for the presentation portion of the event.
The team defeated 13 other teams from throughout the state. They will head to Louisville in October for nationals.
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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