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

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newsletter
October Newsletter


Parent Reference Guide
(contacts for FAQ)

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


Upcoming Events

Picture Retakes
Oct 22

LEEA Banquet
Oct 29


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"


DCMS Annual School Book Fair

Purchase books online from Oct 8-28.

Click image below to learn more . . . .

book


Pamela Beckermann Named
2014 MN Media Specialist of the Year

Pamela Beckermann, Dassel-Cokato Middle School Media and Digital Learning Specialist, was named the 2014 ITEM Minnesota Media Specialist of the Year at the annual ITEM conference in Saint Cloud on Friday, October 3.


Amy Bollman wins LEEA Award
(LEADER IN EDUCATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD)

BollmanEach 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 will be 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 autum.nelson@dc.k12.mn.us.


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.


Catch-Up

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!


Crash Lounge

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!

Dates:
October: 6, 10, 27
November:  3, 10, 17, 24
December: 1, 8, 15, 22
January: 12, 19
February: 2, 9, 23

Cost:  FREE!

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!)

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