Dassel-Cokato Community Guide 2018 - Page 32

They can do so during a number of events and activities throughout the year. Additional information is at www.dc.k12.mn.us. Middle school As part of its mission, the Dassel-Cokato Middle School program is designed to meet the special needs of middle- level students, grades fi ve through eight, with a program that strives to be “transitional in nature.” It provides students with a “bridge between the self-contained classroom of the elementary school, and the departmentalized curriculum of the high school.” During the 2014-15 school year, the middle school added two more classroom sets of laptops in sixth grade, to continue the district’s goal of providing students more learning opportunities through access to technology. To open enroll in Dassel-Cokato Middle School, call (320) 286-4100, ext. 1600. High school Dassel-Cokato High School believes in promoting positive relationships, personal responsibility, and academic rigor in order to prepare students for success in a changing world. Along with a range of academic opportunities, including advanced placement (AP) and college-credit courses, the high school offers a variety of extracurricular and cocurricular activities for those interested in participating in athletics and fi ne arts. DCHS believes in being responsive to the needs of students, and challenging them to reach their potential. With this in mind, students recently began using laptops to expand the ways they learn new information. Along with the computers, teachers receive ongoing staff development training to help them make best use of the technology available. For the 2015-16 school year, DCHS offered an optional take-home laptop for every student every day. Available technology, combined with differentiated curriculum and teaching strategies, will better prepare students for the schools or workplaces they will enter after high school. The high school also offers courses taught at the school that equate to more than 70 college credits through Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, Ridgewater College, and the University of Minnesota. The high school can be reached at (320) 286-4100, ext. 1800. Community Education Dassel-Cokato Community Education provides lifelong learning experiences for people of all ages, abilities, and cultures through programs and services offered year-round. Programming includes youth enrichment and recreation, adult basic education, life-long learning, and recreation. DC Community Education also provides school-age child care through the Charger Kids Club before and after school, and all day in the summer. Each year, DC Community Education also sponsors Dassel-Cokato Community Theater productions. Small- cast, non-musical productions are performed in the small, intimate theater at Dassel History Center/Ergot Museum in the winter; large-cast, musical productions are performed in the PAC in the summer. The he Fungus Amongus Players 2015 winter production of “The Romancers” was selected to be performed at the National Association of Community Theatres Festival June 23-27, 2015, in Grand Rapids, MI M I. The road to this prominent national competition began March 22, 2015 w ѡչ)́Aϊdəɵ݅́݅ɑ Ёѥم)Ёѡԁ5ͽфͽѥ չQɕ(5 Pѥم)ѥ٥ѥ́ɥЁ͕́مѡɽ՝Ёѡ)͕ͽ̸)͕)ͽ̸YͥЁѡչ䁕Սѥݕͥєȁх)ɽɅܹȹ̽ȁ(ش)͕ ( Ѽ)Ѽɱ ) )Q͕ Ѽ)͕ Ѽɱ ѕȁ́ѕ)ѡ͕ Ѽ!M5M̰)́ɽɅ́չȁѡյɕ͕ Ѽ) չՍѥ)Սѥ)Aɽ٥͕٥́Ѽ́ݥѠɕ́Ѡ)ѡɽ՝ɝѕɽɅՑ)Ց́ɱ) Սѥ)Սѥ ( ͍ɕ́A+ad1ɸAɕ͍ɱ䁍͍ɕ5ɔ)ɵѥɕɑѡ͔)ѠɽɅ)Ʌ́չЁܸ)ȹ̽ȁ䁍ش++++++++++(++++++++++++++++++++)=եѼ͕ Ѽ