Welcome to D-C Middle School
"Together We're Better"
Amy Bollman wins LEEA Award
(LEADER IN EDUCATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD)
|Pictured: Jen Meyer (Cokato), Amy Bollman (MS), Laura Lynk (Dassel)
Not Picture: Eric Sawatzke (HS)
Each year, Resource Training and Solutions recognizes an outstanding educational from each building. These educators demonstrate exemplary leadership, dedication and professionalism in his/her building and district. These teachers are selected by their peers.
This year the Dassel-Cokato Middle School staff chose Amy Bollman, special education teacher, to receive this award. Mrs. Bollman shines throughout the building with a positive attitude and a "can do" willingness to be of assistance in all areas. Mrs. Bollman was honored at the LEEA banquet on Wednesday, October 29th, in St. Cloud. Congratulations to her!
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 email@example.com.
Girls Make a Difference
The annual Girls Make a Difference Trip will be November 8, 2014. This year's adventure includes volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, a tour of the Mill City Museum and the Swedish American Institute followed by supper and the Opera Hansel and Gretel at the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis, MN.
After school Catch-Up is the place to be! Catch-Up is held every Thursday after school.Catch-Up is supervised by licensed middle school teachers. A small snack will also be provided at 4:00 PM. Students are expected to keep busy and use their time effectively or parents will be called for early pick-up. Students will need to have a guardian either sign the permission slip or call into the school office with verbal permission. Because students are under the supervision of staff, if a student must leave before 5:00 PM, their ride must sign them out in the Middle School Media Center. We hope your child is able to take advantage of this great opportunity to complete work and continue to be successful in school!
Do you want a place to go hang out with your friends after school? Drop in at the
“Crash Lounge” in the Middle School Commons on Mondays after school until 5:00pm. This program is open to ALL Middle School Students grades 5th-8th on a drop in basis.
What is there to do?
Ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, darts, four square, board games, listen to music, watch movies, read books and magazines, do homework, talk and laugh with friends, open gym and swimming (when available) and much more!
October: 6, 10, 27
November: 3, 10, 17, 24
December: 1, 8, 15, 22
January: 12, 19
February: 2, 9, 23
Permission slips available in the office
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!)
Phone: 320.286.4100 ext. 1600
4852 Reardon Ave. S.W.
Cokato, MN 55321