2018/2019 School Year

Welcome to the North Dickinson County School web-page. It is my sincere hope that students will have a successful and rewarding school experience. The community, staff and Board of Education has provided our students with many opportunities to grow accademically, socially, and physically. Our school staff is made up of many caring and dedicated people who will work very hard to give the best educational experience possible. In return, we ask our students to put forth their best effort in all of their classes and get involved in school activities.

If there is any way I can help you during the school year, please be sure to ask; my door is always open.


Mrs. Angel R. Inglese

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Mission Statement:
North Dickinson County School, as a reflection of a caring, unique community located in a natural setting, will empower and challenge all students to achieve their fullest intellectual potential, character, and attitudes to create better lives for themselves and the larger community.

Nordic Athletics:
North Dickinson offers several sports for both boys and girls at the high school level including football, volleyball, basketball, and track & field. The Nordics compete in the Skyline Central Conference with other area schools

Through the use of advanced technology, we are able to provide students with modern resources, and offer students a range of classes that extend beyond the walls of our building to offer students a more fulfilling and challenging educational experience.

North Dickinson County School - 2018/2019


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Hunters Safety Class


There will be free hunters safety class at the Sagolar Township Sportsman's Club. Classes will be from 8:30 am -3:30 CST April 13, April 27, and May 4. All 3 days are required to get certified. Must register in advance in person. Registration dates and times are:

Saturdays: March 30 or April 6: 10am-2pm at MidTown Bait & Bakery, M-95 in Channing

Thursdays: March 28 or April 4: 2pm-5pm at Northern Interstate Bank, M-95 in Sagola

For more information call: 906-396-6912 or 906-542-7080.


2019 Boys’ District Basketball

Boys’ District Basketball Tournament began on Monday, February 25th. North Dickinson beat Republic-Michigamme on Monday, February 25th at Republic. We will play Forest Park at 6:00 PM CST at Forest Park on Wednesday, February 27th. The finals are scheduled for Friday, March 1st at 6:00 PM CST, site to be determined.

2019 Girls’ District Basketball

Girls’ District Basketball Tournament begins Monday, March 4th. North Dickinson plays the winner of Monday night’s game between North Central and Republic on Wednesday, March 6th at North Dickinson beginning at 6:00 PM CST. The finals are scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6:00 PM CST, site to be determined.

Spring Break

Spring break will be Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5, 2019. School will resume on Monday, April 8th , 2019.

Driver Education Sign-up

We will once again be offering a driver education course at North Dickinson beginning sometime in June after school is out. Students who will be 15 years of age by October 14, 2019, will be eligible for the class. Students wishing to take the class should sign up in the office. Cost of the class is $325 for students attending North Dickinson School and $375 for all other students. Parents of the students who sign up will receive a letter sometime in April with more detailed information. Deadline to sign up is Friday, March 22, 2019.

Free Breakfast

March 4th through March 8th is National School Breakfast week. We will be offering free breakfast to all students on Thursday, March 7th. Breakfast will consist of Blueberry Muffin, Yogurt, Juice, Fruit and Choice of milk.
Spring Band Concert
The North Dickinson middle school and high school band concert will be Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 PM.

Attention Students and Parents 

Students are reminded that they are not allowed to access the school outside of school hours unless accompanied by school staff or their parents.  Parents please do not allow your child to come to school on the weekends or before/after school unless you know that staff will be present to supervise them.

N.D. 2019 District Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were winners in the recent District Spelling Bee on February 5th, 2019.
2nd Grade – 1st-Dominic Cecco, 2nd-Elsie Oman, 3rd –Isabelle Kleiman, 4th-Seth Murray, 5th-Valerie Jones
3rd Grade - 1st – Sam Anderson, 2nd-Malachi Gustafson, 3rd-Sophia Peterson, 4th-Alyson Steinbrecher, 5th-Tori Frazelle
4th Grade – 1st –Aunika Lindholm, 2nd-Ava Oman, 3rd-Jaden Thone, 4th-Sam Depotie, 5th-Wyatt Mattson
5th Grade – 1st-Aubrey Applekamp, 2nd-Colten Folkerts, 3rd-Natalie Conery, 4th-Ricky Haney, 5th-Raina Ledzian
6th Grade – 1st-Braedyn DeVere, 2nd-Hope Schuiteman, 3rd-Mason Anderson, 4th-Jessica Harwath, 5th-Miles Lindholm
7th Grade – 1st-Tayla Adams, 2nd-Trevor Larson, 3rd-Delaney Kramer, 4th-Zoie Neumann, 5th-Mya Oman
8th Grade – 1st-Shane Haney, 2nd-Lily Depotie, 3rd-Caiden MacFadyen, 4th-Gabby Schultz, 5th-Kayden Stankevich
The first and second place winners in grades 5 through 8 represented North Dickinson in the Regional Spelling Bee on February 19th at Norway-Vulcan School.
The overall winner for grades 5-8 was Shane Haney.


It is not too late to order your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook. The price is $30.00 until May 15, 2019 and will then increase to $40.00. Order forms are located in the school office.

Flu Facts

This is the time of the year for flu. A few facts about the flu and tips if followed will help to slow the spread of the flu. These facts and tips are from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and are being published here as a reminder to us all. These same tips also apply to germs other than the flu virus.
Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard practices, such as cleaning with soap and water, can help remove and kill them.
Studies have shown the flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for only 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on a surface. Therefore, special sanitizing processes beyond routine cleaning, including the closing of schools to clean every surface in the building are not necessary or recommended to slow the spread of the flu, even during a flu outbreak.
Our school includes disinfecting practices as part of our standard daily cleaning procedures to address germs, including the flu germs that might not be removed or killed by soap and water alone.
If students, or staff are sick with flu like symptoms stay home. Stay home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
Teach children proper etiquette. Cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or bent arm. Deposit the tissue into a trash can and wash their hands with soap and water. All of our trash cans are open so they do not require a person to touch the trash can to deposit a tissue or towel.
Teach children proper handwashing with soap and water. Frequent and proper handwashing is very important. Dry hands with a paper towel. If the faucet is not a touch free faucet, use the paper towel to turn off the faucet before throwing it into the trash can.
If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers that are in the building. They contain the correct amount of alcohol although it’s not as good as soap and water, it’s better than nothing.
In summary, these same flu facts apply whether you’re at school, restaurant, church, local gym, bowling alley, shopping center, or anywhere that a lot of people are present. Children are probably more likely to contract germs from another person or surfaces at these other places. Our School building is probably less likely to be the source of contracting the flu by germs left on surfaces. The reasons are, as we learned earlier, the flu virus only lives 2 -8 hours on a surface. The students go home each day and are away from school longer than 8 hours each day before they return. In addition to the time away, the building and surfaces are cleaned and sanitized prior to their return the following school day. It’s an extra precaution. Soap and water handwashing is available all over the school. Hands free paper towel dispensers are installed. Hands free soap dispensers, several areas have hands free faucets, and toilet fixtures. Trash cans are no-touch. So you can be a huge help by staying home if you’re sick. If you have the flu and you stay home, then you won’t be spreading it.

School Day Requirement

To be eligible to receive state aid in Michigan schools are required to have a minimal of 180 days of pupil instructions with 75% or more of the students in attendance. Last week there were a few days that the total attendance was below 75% due to illness. We may be required to make these days up. More information will come in next month’s newsletter.

The Color of Pride

Maroon is a unique color, not common but it’s cool,
And represents much more than the place we call our school.
Maroon is the color that is pumping through our veins,
The color of the Nordics that forever remains.
Maroon tastes like hot chocolate on a freezing Friday night,
Maroon is a bold color that goes perfectly with white.
It’s every Nordic’s sense of devotion and unity,
And thanks to our skilled athletes, Maroon feels like victory.
It’s a color that we’ve come to love and have a sense of pride,
Maroon’s not just a color, it’s the standards we live by.
Maroon is the sound of the proud and cheering fans,
The secrecy of all the winning Nordic football plans.
Maroon smells like the grass of our Nordic football field,
It’s the place where all our precious memories are made and sealed.
Maroon is the tradition of the North Dickinson Cheer Can,
The place where infinite amounts of treasured friendships once began.
The color of the chaos in the hallways that we roam,
And though we won’t admit it, Maroon always feels like home.

Written by: Sarah Swiss 2014 ND Graduate


As a school district, we've taken a leadership role in expecting the sportsmanship displayed by our athletic teams, student body and community at events to be outstanding. We've placed a higher value on respect than wins and losses, because there's more to be learned in educational athletics than how to shoot, score, run and throw.
We are continuing our efforts in the Good Sports Are Winners! program sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. This has been a successful program statewide which reinforces and rewards the need for sportsmanship as one of the values taught through educational athletics. If we don't make sportsmanship our highest priority, our programs will be no different than most of the non-school athletic programs, and as a result, we will have lost our reason for sponsoring them. Your support of this program is essential as part of our educational mission. Your ability to be a good sport will put you in a leadership role in your home and our community. The most sportsmanship guideline is practicing the Golden Rule -- treating others the way you want to be treated, with respect. Some sample guidelines of what we expect from our coaches, athletes, student body and adult spectators are available at the school office. Everyone represents our school at an athletic event. One act of sportsmanlike, or unsportsmanlike, behavior by even one person paints a picture of how we are perceived by neighboring communities, schools and the media. Maintaining the proper perspective about school sports will help us in our quest for good sportsmanship, show what is good about our school district and remind us that school sports are here to educate students, and be fun.
The school administrators and athletic department look forward to serving you and appreciate your continued support.

Reminder to Seniors

Seniors are reminded to turn in three senior pictures to the office as soon as possible. They will be used for the class composite, the yearbook, and The Daily News senior edition. The yearbook committee is also requesting a baby picture of each senior.

NO School

There will be no school on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday.

Prom Dress Swap

10th Annual Prom Dress Swap on Saturday, March 9th from 10 AM to 3:30 PM and Sunday, March 10th from 1 to 4 PM at the Dickinson County Library-Main Branch.
Prom dreams come true in this event that allows teen girls in grades 9 through 12 to keep a formal dress and accessories. There is no charge to attend, or to take home a dress.
No donation is required; however, those who do donate will receive a ticket granting them admittance to the first hour of the swap on Saturday. Those who do not donate a dress may attend during general admission after the first hour.
All branches will accept donations of gently used and clean dresses, shoes, and other prom accessories for the swap through Friday, March 8th. Please include a hanger, if possible, and please mark the dress size if the tag is missing.
For more information about donations or the swap in general, contact the Main Branch at 906-774-1218

Informational Meeting for Parents of 2019-20 Kindergartenders

On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM there will be an information night at the Nordic Head Start building for parents of prospective kindergarteners. Principal/Superintendent Angel Inglese and kindergarten teacher, Mr. Christian, will be present to answer questions about kindergarten registration, change in the entry age and the upcoming new school year.

Kindergarten Registration

North Dickinson will be having its registration for kindergarteners for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2019 to be eligible. It is important for parents to enroll their children at this time so the administration can make plans for the upcoming school year. Parents may register their child any time during the day, however, if parents want to have their child screened, they must make an appointment by calling the office at 542-9281. The screening will take about a half hour. Items needed when registering are your child’s immunization record & certified birth certificate (not the hospital certificate). Certified birth certificates can be obtained at the courthouse in the county where your child was born. We also need verification of the child’s vision and hearing tests. In addition, the parent must show two forms of verification of their physical address such as a driver’s license, and current light bill or phone bill. The address must show your physical address not a post office box.