Bollman

Congratulations to
Ms. Bollman
the 2014-2015
DCMS Leadership in Educational Excellence Recipient!


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 rest of 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!!!


Volunteers Needed & Appreciated!

When you become involved in our school, at home or in the building, your children will thrive and our school truly does become a better school because of you! There are many ways to volunteer at DCMS.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about the opportunities, please contact Autum Nelson, volunteer coordinator, at 320-286-4100 ext. 1658.


School Closings

Notices of Dassel-Cokato School closings and other school emergencies will be broadcast again this year over:

  • WCCO (830 AM) Minneapolis
  • KRWC (1360 AM) Buffalo
  • KDUZ (1260AM) Hutchinson
  • KLFD (1410 AM) Litchfield
  • KARP (106.9 FM) Hutchinson
  • Channel 11 KARE TV

Character Counts
at DCMS

pillar

 

newsletter
April Newsletter


Parent Reference Guide
(contacts for FAQ)

Preparing for MCAs
Family Resoures
Item Samplers
(Learning resources to help students prepare for MCAs.)


Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4-8

National School Nurse Day
May 6

4th Grade Visits MS
May 15

Book Fair
May 18-22

5th & 6th Grade Concert
May 21

Memorial Day
(no school)
May 25

7th & 8th Grade Concert
May 28


Parent Portal Accounts

campus

Infinite Campus is used to maintain all our student and family information such as children's grades, lunch account balances, standardized test scores, attendance records, contact information, and immunization records.

A free mobile app is available from iTunes Apps Store, Google Play and Amazon Android App Store.  Instructions for downloading the app can be found by logging into your Campus portal account and clicking one of the three app store icons on the bottom of your main page.

Please contact school secretary to activate your account.


Online Payment Center

Activities & CommEd

Pay Lunch Accounts in Campus Parent Portal


Preparing for MCAs

See the new MN Asessment Portal for item samplers and resources that will help prepare students for MCAs (click on STUDENT/FAMILY).

Additional links for increasing NWEA MAP Scores: Math / Rdg.


Help DCMS Raise Funds for Reading Counts Program


Charger Kids Club
2014-2015

Charger Kids Club is a school age childcare and enrichment program, designed to meet the year-round needs of working parents of students in grades K-6. See Charger Kids Club website for more details.


BUS PASSES

To allow any change in a student's pick-up or drop-off location, students must receive a Bus Pass. These requests must be received by the school office no later than 2:00 p.m. prior to the route change. For more details, please see the district transporation letter.

Welcome to D-C Middle School
"Together We're Better"


2014-2015 MCAs

The 2014-2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are scheduled to be given to our students on the dates listed below. Again this year, we have engaged in a variety of efforts to raise the scores our students achieve on these state-wide standardized tests of reading, math and science ability.

We also request your assistance in two areas. First, please discuss these tests with your child and try to motivate her or him to perform on them at the highest possible level. Because the tests do not impact their school grades, some students do not put forth their best effort when taking them. We do, however, use the results of these tests to determine course content and individualized instruction, which makes it critical that the scores represent students’ best efforts. Since the scores are used to compare our school to other schools in the state, we also hope to instill in our students a sense of pride in showing that Dassel-Cokato Middle School students are some of the smartest in the state! A second area where we need your assistance is simply ensuring that your child attends school on the dates listed below, and that he or she shows up well-fed and rested on the test days. A good night’s sleep, a good breakfast, and some parental encouragement can have a significant impact on test performance.

With all of our preparation and some encouragement from you, we are confident that our students can, once again, produce very admirable test results for themselves and DCMS.

  Reading Math Science
5th Grade April 15 & 16   April 29 & April 30    May 12
6th Grade April 13 & 14 April 27 & 28  
7th Grade April 20 & 21 May 6 & 7  
8th Grade April 20 & 21 May 4 & 5     May 12 & 13

*There are student make up days built into the schedule for students who are absent on the days of regular scheduled tests.


Charger Kids Club Summer 2015

Charger Kids Club is a school aged childcare program for children in grades K-6th (grade completed in 14-15). Charger Kids Club offers a fun, safe and exciting place for your child to spend their summer. Summer programming includes a variety of scheduled activities and FUN field trips. Click here for more details.  


Follow Us on TWITTER

The Dassel –Cokato Middle School is now on TWITTER. You can find us at Dassel-Cokato MS! Watch for updates on important happenings with our middle schoolers!


AFTER SCHOOL CATCH-UP

Does your son or daughter need extra time to complete an assignment? Were they absent from school or miss a test? Are they on the verge of being ineligible for activities? Or do they just need to use the technology and programs in the school lab? If so, after school Catch-Up is the place to be! Catch-Up is held every Thursday after school from 3:00-5:00.


Parent Volunteers Needed

We are always looking for parents willing to assist with various middle school activities.  If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, please contact Autum Nelson, our volunteer coordinator, at autum.nelson@dc.k12.mn.us.


Attendance Calling System

The middle school has recently begun piloting an attendance calling system.  If your child has been marked absent in at least two classes by 10:00 AM, they are considered absent and our CAMPUS system will automatically call you to confirm their absence.  Our hope is that then you will contact the office (if you haven’t done so already) to let us know the reason they are absent. 


DCMS Controlled Access

Just a reminder that all doors to DCMS will be locked during school hours. When visiting DCMS during all visitors will be required to buzz the middle school office staff who will greet you via intercom, verify visitor identity and the reason for the visit to our school. Once visitors have been provided access to DCMS they will be required to stop into the office, sign in, and acquire the proper identification badge to be worn while in the school. Most visitors will also be escorted to their desired location and back to the office during their visits. These extra steps in welcoming visitors to the district schools and DCMS is another way we can help keep our students and staff safe. If you have any questions related to the DCMS controlled access please contact me. In addition, please remember, students will not have access to DCMS until 7:15 each school day. The only door open before will be by the MS Commons where students would need to wait for access to the middle school.


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!!!


 

 

 

Alisa Johnson
Principal

Phone: 320.286.4100 ext. 1600
Fax: 320.286.4176

Suite 1500
4852 Reardon Ave. S.W.
Cokato, MN 55321