Welcome to D-C Middle School
"Together We're Better"
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.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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