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.


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
May Newsletter


Parent Reference Guide
(contacts for FAQ)

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


Upcoming Events

5th & 6th Grade Concerts
May 21

Memorial Day
(no school)
May 25

MS Cook Out
May 27

7th & 8th Grade Concert
May 28

Awards Ceremony
& RC Celebration
May 29

6th Grade Monticello
7th/8th Valley Fair

June 1

Last Day of School
June 1


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


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"


Spring Concerts

5th and 6th grade concerts are on Thursday, May 21. The 5th grade concert starts at 6:30 and students need to be there by 6:15. The 6th grade concert starts at 7:30 and students need to be there by 7:15.

7th and 8th grade concerts are on Thursday, May 28.  The 7th grade concert starts at 6:30 and students need to be there by 6:15.  The 8th grade concert starts at 8:00 and students need to be there by 7:45.


Third Trimester Incentive Activities

At the end of the year our students are given an opportunity to participate in various activities designed to reward positive academic performance and good behavior they have maintained during the third trimester. This year 5th grade students will, again, go to the Maple Grove Community Center, 6th grade will go to the Monticello Community Center, and grades 7 and 8 will go to Valleyfair.

Students who have earned a failing grade or who have failed to qualify for the reward trip because they do not meet the behavior criteria will be expected to attend school on the day of the reward trip just as they would any other day.  They will spend the day trying to improve their grades and on final projects. Students who do not qualify for this activity will receive a notification letter from our office.


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.  


Summer School

Our summer school program is an excellent opportunity for students to spend their June and July mornings improving their math, reading, and science skills. The program is designed to assist any students who could benefit from additional instruction and for students who have failed a course throughout the school year.  Classes for students in grade 5- 6 are taught in multi-grade clusters and focus on math and reading skills. Classes for 7th grade students include remediation in math and reading. Eighth grade  students focus on developing skills and goals necessary for high school success.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:00-11:30 starting June 9th and ending July 2nd.

 If your child has failed a class this year and needs to complete summer school in order to advance to the next grade, you will receive a letter from us.   If you would simply like to enroll your child in summer school to take advantage of the additional instruction, we have enrollment forms available in the middle school office.  If you have any questions regarding summer school please contact me at 286-4100 ext. 1604.


A REMINDER TO 6TH GRADE PARENTS

Please review your children’s immunization records to be sure they are up-to-date for 7th grade. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment for your child to receive their shots, please do so at this time. Drop off or mail immunization records to the Middle School Health Office, or ask your clinic to fax them:

Dassel Cokato Middle School
Health Office
4852 Reardon Ave SW Ste 1500
Cokato MN 55321
Fax: 320-286-4201 (Attention School Nurse)

**In accordance with State Law, your child will not be allowed to start 7th grade without documentation of immunization or personal/medical exemption on file.** 


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!


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