Dassel-Cokato Schools

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Community Groups

  • Dear DC Community Members,

    In 2020 the school board will be asking for your support on district bonding projects being brought forward. Currently, we are working to finalize what will and will not be included in those projects and your input is valuable to us.  On behalf of the Dassel-Cokato School Board, we feel gathering the opinions and thoughts of community members is a vital piece of determining the scope of the bond.

    Five community input groups are being established: 

    • Commercial Ag/Farm Owners
    • Business Owners (companies located within the school district)
    • Members of City and Township Councils
    • Senior Community members including those whose children are grown, who may be retired and/or are senior citizens
    • Parents of school-aged children

    The bond projects being presented address many district facilities.  The process we are initiating is intended to create unified support through open group discussions and the acceptance or modification of the proposed projects.  In January, groups of up to twenty-five current district residents will meet with moderator Paul Youngquist, of Architects Rego + Youngquist.

    The plan is for each of the five groups to meet individually for the first few days, learn about the projects, the needs, and the details.  Discussions will help create support or modified solutions until an agreement can be made. Three to five representatives then participate in cross committee discussions following the same format. Bringing those results back to the original groups will allow for further discussion and the facilitation of recommendations to the school board.

    The total time commitment is estimated at 4-6 meetings in January ranging from 1-2 hours each.  Interested members are asked to commit to all the meetings as consistent attendance is crucial to the process.  Tentative dates have been set for the afternoon/evening hours of January 6, 7, 9, 14, 21, and 23. If you are interested in participating in any of the above five groups, please fill out the form below on or before 4:30 on November 25th.

    Please see the below tentative schedule for dates and times.  If you're interested in participating please fill out the form below.

    Sincerely,
    Bill Aho
    DC School Board Chair

    The tentative meeting schedule is as follows:  

    Jan. 6 - 90 min.

    Jan. 7 - 90 min.

    Jan. 9 - 90 min.

    Jan. 14 - 2 hrs.

    Jan. 21 - 60 min.

    Jan. 23 - 2 hrs.

    Ag/Farm:     

    12:30 -2:00 pm 

    Ag/Farm:     

    12:30 -2:00 pm 

    Ag/Farm:     

    12:30 -2:00 pm 

     

    Ag/Farm:        

    2:00 - 3:00 pm

     

    Seniors: 

    2:15 -3:45 pm

    Seniors:  

    3:15 -4:45 pm

    Seniors:  

    3:15 -4:45 pm

     

    Seniors:    

    3:15 -4:15 pm

     

    Council Members:   

    4:00 -5:30 pm

    Council Members:   

    5:00 -6:30 pm

    Council Members:   

    5:00 -6:30 pm

     

    Council Members:    

    4:30 -5:30 pm

     

    Parents:   

    5:45 -7:15 pm

    Parents:  

    5:45 -7:15 pm

    Parents

    5:45 -7:15 pm

    Group Reps: 6:00- 8:00pm 

    Parents:  

    5:45 -6:45 pm

    Group Reps: 6:00- 8:00pm 

    Business Owners:   

    7:30 - 9:00 pm

    Business Owners:  

    7:30 - 9:00 pm

    Business Owners:  

    7:30 - 9:00 pm

     

    Business Owners:   

    7:00- 8:00 pm

     

     

Powers' Points

  • September/October

    Posted by Abbey Lang on 10/9/2019

    September/October

    One month into the 2019-2020 school year and we are off to a great start.  Enrollment is stable this year, our MCA results are strong and we’re seeing students focused and hard at work.  Minnesota weather is always something we can talk about and this fall seems to be no exception. We’ve seen both cool fall days and hot, humid mixed in.   Humidity is something Minnesotans are very well acquainted with it but at times our volatile MN weather can be something that overwhelms our ability to control it.  These past couple of weeks would be a great example of just that. The dew points literally overwhelmed the school a couple of times - humidity coupled by hundreds of people...not a good match.  However, just as suddenly we now have snow in the forecast!  

    Homecoming was a great week, full of lots of Charger spirit.   Each of the buildings had their own dress-up days and it was fun to see the creativity of our students. Check out the picture collages from each school on their webpages.  My thanks to everyone who helped make an exciting week run smoothly, students were having fun while staying on top of their learning.

    MEA break and Parent/Teacher conferences are around the corner.  A good group of new teachers has joined our team this year, if you haven’t already had a chance to meet them, please do so at conference time.  I encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to connect with your student’s teacher(s) as well as enjoy the few days off as a chance to relax and enjoy the fall weather.  Daylight Saving Time ends in just a few short weeks and the holiday season will be here before we know it!

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Character Pillars

  • In the early 1990s a group of local school representatives, parents, community members, and ministers met to determine a common set of acceptable character traits that could be taught in our schools and that would coincide with the beliefs of our two communities. The result of this effort was the identification of six Character Pillars. Almost 20 years later, these six, excellent Pillars still provide the basis for character education in our school district.

    • RESPECT: Showing genuine concern for yourself, others and the world around you.
    • RESPONSIBILITY: Being accountable for your actions and accepting the consequences of those actions.
    • RESILIENCY: Rebounding from significant stresses with a positive attitude and sense of balance.
    • INTEGRITY: Reflecting trustworthiness, honesty, and self-discipline.
    • COMPASSION: Willing to share and give aid or support to all people; caring.
    • UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY: Realizing that everyone is unique and that all have their strengths and limitations.

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