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.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Angel R. Inglese
Superintedent/Principal


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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

Technology:
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

 

Nordic News  

 

 

 

Music Department News
By: Ms. Lisa Anderson

Congratulations to the Nordic 5th-12th grade band students for their excellent performance at the Spring Concert held on Tuesday, April 16. Thank you to all who provided treats and drinks for the cookie social following the concert. Also, we would like to give a special thank you to Angie Mattson and Amy Hord for organizing the cookie social. We greatly appreciated it!
As the high school band members prepare for our two final performances, Memorial Day Ceremonies and Graduation, we would like to congratulate our senior band members as they graduate: Sami Borvan, Kaitlyn Cousineau, Zack Depotie, Emily Forstrom, Hunter Glasheen, Dusty LaFave, Dugan Mattson, Mary Murray, Ashley Steinbrecher, Cameron Swiss, Kainen Townsend and Katrina Townsend. Thank you for your leadership and dedication to the Nordic Band Department!

Athletic Awards Ceremony

The North Dickinson Athletic Awards Ceremony will be held at the school on Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:00 PM. The Nordic Booster Club will provide a dinner followed by coaches presenting their student athletes with their awards and saying a few words about the 2018-19 sports season. There is no charge and the public is invited.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Conference
By: Mrs. Angie Jungwirth

The Middle and High School students will be participating in a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind conference on May 1st at our school. The purpose of the day is to help give students tools, resources, and knowledge to maintain and improve their overall physical and mental health and help keep them safe. The following topics will be addressed in various sessions: Mental Health Knowledge is POWERFUL, Human Trafficking, Internet Safety, Health and Fitness, Mindfulness and Stress Relief Training, Vaping, and Drug Use. Presenters will be coming from Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, Michigan State Police, Bellin Health, Full Moon Rising Wellness Studio, and Breitung Township Schools. We appreciate all of our presenters and give a special thanks to Jacobson Logging for providing lunch for our presenters and staff for the day!  

National Honor Society Induction

North Dickinson Academic Honors / National Honor Society Induction will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

Hands on Healthcare Day with Bellin Health
By: Mrs. Angie Jungwirth

On May 6th, our 6th-12th graders will be participating in a Hand's on Healthcare Day presented by Bellin Health. Students will rotate through 5 different stations, which include Physical Therapy/Athletic Training, an Anatomage (virtual cadaver) table, CPR and 2 others stations that will show the students the many different career possibilities in the healthcare field. We are very excited for our students to participate in this day and want to thank Bellin Health for allowing their team of healthcare professionals to bring this great opportunity to our students and to our school! 

N.D. Graduation


The 2019 graduation ceremony at North Dickinson will be held on May 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Carl F. Lemin, Jr. Gymnasium. Guest speaker will be 1998 Nordic graduate Kary (Sheldon) Jacobson.

Yearbook

It is not too late to order your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook. Prices increase to $40.00 beginning May 15, 2019. Order forms are located in the school office.

M STEP
By: Mrs. Angie Jungwirth
 
Starting in April and continuing until the end of May, students will take the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Students in grades 3 - 8th and 11th will be participating in the Michigan Summative Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) in April and May. This annual assessment is mandated for all children in Michigan public schools and is one of the tools used to measure a student's proficiency in specific subject areas. The M-STEP is an online assessment and is based on the Michigan Academic Standards. 
 
You can help your child do well on the M-STEP in many ways. Please make sure your children have a good night's sleep and a good breakfast. The District will provide healthy snacks during the test to help them recharge their batteries. Encourage them to do their best work but be careful not to add to their stress level if they are anxious about the tests. There is no other preparation needed. If you have any questions on the M-STEP, please contact Mrs. Jungwirth or Mrs. Inglese. Thank you for your help in preparing your child for the M-STEP and ensuring they are in attendance. 

June Lunch Menu

The June lunch menu will be posted on the school website www.go-nordics.com May 31st.


Last Day of School

Friday, June 7, 2019 is the last day of school for the 2018-19 school year.

Kindergarten Registration

If you missed our kindergarten registration in March, we would appreciate it if you would register your child soon. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are 5 years of age by September 1, 2019. The following information is needed when registering:
--Child’s certified birth certificate (not hospital certificate)
--Immunization record
--Vison & Hearing screening verifications (appointments can be made at the health department – 774-1868)
--Parents must also show two forms of verification of their physical address (not a PO box), such as a driver’s license, and current light bill or phone bill.
Please register your child SOON, even if you don’t have ALL the proper documentation at this time.

E-Mail Accounts for Seniors

Seniors are reminded that their Nordic e-mail accounts will be disabled upon graduation. Please make sure you use a different e-mail account for college application.


Prom 2019

"Country Lights", Prom 2019, will be held at the Felch Community Center on Saturday, May 4th.  Doors will open at 5:00 pm, dinner will be at 6 and dancing will be from 7 - 11.  Crowning is open to the public at 9, there is a $2.00 fee to attend crowning.

Elementary Track Meet

The elementary track meet has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th at 1:00 PM. If it is postponed due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for the next day Thursday, May 30th.


No School

There will be no school on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Regional Track Meet

The Regional Track Meet will be held at North Dickinson on Friday, May 17th beginning at 2:00 PM. Admission is $6.00. Passes cannot be used as this is a state sponsored meet.

Notice of Intent to Apply Insecticide
By: Mr. Darrell Oman

The North Dickinson County Schools exterior foundation of the building will be sprayed for Ant’s and a Beetle on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The chemical is called TERMIDOR. The areas will be posted and will be off limits to the public and or pets for 4 hours after the chemical is applied. The makeup date in case of inclement weather is Saturday, May 18, 2019.

School Zone Speed Limit
By: Mr. Darrell Oman

At some time this year, you will notice that the speed limit in the school zone will increase by 10 MPH. This is because of a law that was passed a couple of years ago that will only allow a school zone speed limit to be reduced 20 miles per hour from the normal posted speed. Because the normal speed is 55 mph the speed limit can only be reduced to 35 mph. You will see the new signs. I met with representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The issue that most of us are aware of is the school zone flashing lights are not operating correctly. Sometimes one or both of them don’t work at all, or they are flashing before or after the expected times. They have offered an option to remove the flashing lights and installing signs that have the school zone reduced speed times printed on the sign. The school board will consider the option to have the lights removed. The MDOT lights have not worked reliably since they were changed from hardwired electric signs to the new Solar Powered signs. Sometimes they are creating a more dangerous situation where one direction is working and traffic is 25 mph and the opposite light is not working and traffic is moving along at 60-65 mph. Also we are going to review and implement revisions as may be needed to our Safe Routes to School plan for the district. All of the above is up for consideration. No decisions have been made yet, other than the speed limit will be increased. The speed limit increase is state law.

Immunization

Summer is a good time to review your student’s immunization record and schedule appointments before sports and extra-curricular activities begin again. They may need to receive immunizations before they start school again in the fall or leave for college. New immunizations are recommended and your student may not be fully protected from all vaccine-preventable diseases.