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Message for Parents 2022
Dassel-Cokato National Honor Society Students Travel to Washington DC
The Dassel-Cokato Chapter of the National Honor Society traveled to Washington, DC March 23-28, 2022. The purpose of the trip was to experience leadership at the national level and to visit numerous historical and educational venues. This year 21 students and four chaperones made the trip.
There were many highlights of the trip. Visiting the Holocaust Museum was a painful reminder of the reality of the inhumane treatment and destruction of people on a large scale. The many memorials served as a reminder of the great men and women who have formed our country and the many sacrifices for those who have served to protect our freedoms. A visit to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was an emotional experience, as well. Students saw firsthand, at the National Archives, the documents which formally established our country. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights reminded students of the history and risks our nation’s founders took. Students also toured a number of Smithsonian museums and enjoyed the full bloom of the cherry trees around The Tidal Basin near the Jefferson, FDR and MLK Memorials.
Following are some quotes by students as they reflected on their time in Washington, DC:
“I feel a much deeper appreciation and gratitude to the founders and sacrifices given to make our nation this great. It’s overwhelming to me how much blood, sweat, tears, and sacrifices were given for our freedom and beautiful country. It makes me very thankful.” Lily Borg
“Gaining the feeling of having knowledge from school and being able to ‘see history’ just tied everything together.” Dayna Terning
“The Holocaust Museum really opened my eyes to the horrors of that time. Everybody learns about it, but you don’t always see those images and objects” Chase Rosenau
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Meet our Principal
My name is Chris Meisch and I consider it an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to serve as the DC High School in my forth-year as Principal. I have been in education for over 20 years in which I have been afforded the opportunity to be a Coach, Teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and a Lead Principal.
My educational background includes an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, a Masters Degree from Saint Mary's University, a Principal & Superintendent License from Saint Cloud State, and a Human Resources Certification from the University of Minnesota. I currently reside in Buffalo, MN with my wife Chelsea and our two children, Sophia and Nolan. I am extremely proud to lead and serve in such a great community and school district.
Phone: (320) 286-4100 ext. 1802
Fax: (320) 286-4201
My name is TJ Anderson, this is my 12th year with Dassel-Cokato Schools, and I'm excited for another great year as Dean of Students for the High School. Before becoming Dean, I taught 6th grade in the Middle School for 8 years. As a graduate of Dassel-Cokato High School, I understand the importance of your student's high school experience and at DCHS we will strive to nurture, challenge, and build relationships throughout the year.
I was born and raised in Cokato and currently live there with my wife and five children. In the little free time I have, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports, and hunting.
Please feel free to contact me for any information regarding the following:
- Tardy Policy
- State Testing
- Student Council
- Link Crew
- Any school spirit days
Phone: (320) 286-4100 ext. 1803
Fax: (320) 286-4201