Activity Day

  

  

Activity Day is an exciting day for DCMS students.  This reward day offers over 25 different activities for students to choose from ranging from a water park, to hockey, to arts and crafts, or even making beef jerky.  Fourteen 5th-8th graders chose to spend their day completing acts of kindness.  They began their day at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen.  Along with 100 students from another school, these students packed 21,600 meals which will feed 59 children for a year.  The meals packed this day are going to the Republic of Congo in Africa.  After a lunch stop at Unhinged Pizza in Norwood Young America, the students went to the Lakeside Nursing Home in Dassel to play bingo with the residents.  These young people showed great compassion and kindness throughout the day and were excellent representatives of Dassel-Cokato Middle School.

Special thanks to the Cokato-Dassel Lions for the donation towards transportation.

Students involved in these volunteer activities were:  Emmanuel Johnson, Sigrid Olsen, Adelle Anderson, Josie Utecht, Drake Stenberg, Jubal Nelson, Anna Holm, Tara Siltala, Gloria Siltala, Leif Forsman, Mackenzie Potter, Chelsey Potter, Michael Williams, and Jaydn Utecht.

Baker Park Trip

  

  


Dassel-Cokato Middle School 6th graders recently went to Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement (part of the Three Rivers Park District) in Maple Plain.  Students took part in several activities throughout the day.  During one of the activities, they learned about raptors and then dissected owl pellets to try to identify what the animals had eaten. The 6th graders learned winter survival  skills and got a chance to practice building shelters and fires.  They spent much of their day outside on a winter hike learning about the attributes and behaviors of animals including feeding chickadees from their heads or hands!

MathCounts Competition


On February 7, 2017 ten middle school students from DCMS traveled to St. Cloud State University to compete in a regional MathCounts competition. From our region, 119 students qualified to compete. The students took math tests that required them to problem solve using a variety of strategies and multi-step figuring.

Ben Smock, and 8th grader from DCMS placed 4th out of 119 students. This placement qualified him for the State MathCounts competition on March 11, 2017. The State competition will be held in Plymouth, MN at the Crown Plaza. 

This is a great accomplishment! Our DCMS Math Department is extremely proud of Ben and we know he will represent our Dassel-Cokato community well.

Meeting the Need for Skilled Labor!

Career opportunities for students in CTE areas are abundant and desirable. As a district we need to provide the best preparation for all of our students as they move into adulthood. This expansion / remodel will allow us to provide an opportunity for students pursuing positions in CTE equal to the opportunity that we provide for students pursuing a 4 year college degree.


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 7thgrade without documentation of immunization or personal/medical exemption on file.** 

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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!

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!!!

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district.dc.k12.mn.us/cte-project




(contacts for FAQ)

Preparing for MCAs
(Learning resources to help students prepare for MCAs.)



Congratulations to 
Ms. Lauderbaugh
the 2016-2017 
DCMS Leadership in Educational Excellence Recipient!

Parent Portal Accounts

https://campus.dc.k12.mn.us/campus/portal/dasselCokato.jsp

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




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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.