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

 

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***School Day Extention***

 

Due to the excessive amount of snow/cold day cancellations and two hour delays, we are required to make up approximately 12 hours of instructional time. We will make up this time by adding 15 minutes of instructional time each day from April 8th until the end of the school year, June 7th.

Beginning April 8th, we will begin classes at 8:20 AM instead of 8:25 AM adding 5 minutes to first hour. The 3rd hour bells and recess bell will be pushed back 5 minutes. The end of the day bell will ring at 3:20 PM instead of at 3:15 PM.

 

M STEP
By: Mrs. Angie Jungwirth

Starting in April 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.

 

Music Department
By: Ms. Lisa Anderson

Congratulations to the 8-12th grade high school band for receiving an overall “I” division rating held at the WSMA Band Festival on Tuesday, March 12 at the Norway Fine Arts Building. The Nordic band scored a “I” division rating from all three adjudicators and received excellent comments on their performance. We are so proud of our Nordic musicians!
WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival was held on Saturday, March 9 at the Kingsford High School. Students that performed were Hunter Glasheen, clarinet solo; Lily Depotie, flute solo; Nicholas Conery, trumpet solo; Aiden Hord & Gabby Schultz, saxophone duet; and Lily Depotie & Liberty Carlson, flute duet. All students that participated received “I” division ratings. Congratulations to all Solo & Ensemble participants for their awesome performances!
The Nordic music department has been busy rehearsing for the upcoming spring concert to be held on Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 p.m. Students performing will include 5th grade Band, 6th & 7th grade middle school band, and 8th – 12th grade high school band. Everyone is invited to enjoy our musical selections and cookie social following the concert.


Kids Read Now 2019 Summer Reading 

By: Paula Colliier

Last year, students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd were able to participate in the Kids Read Now summer reading program. This is a non-profit program that keeps children reading all summer long.  North Dickinson has decided to participate again this year.  Your child will receive 9 books throughout the summer along with a discovery sheet that includes activities and discussions for each book.  All children Kindergarten through 3rd grade will be enrolled in the Kids Read Now 2019 Summer Reading Program.  If you choose not to have your child participate, please send a note exempting them from the program. More information about this free program will be sent home before Spring break. If you have any questions, please contact Paula Collier at pcollier@go-nordics.com or 906-542-9281.

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 applications.


Attention Prospective Exchange Student Host Families

Mrs. Inglese recently met with Julie Ann Thompson from PAX Academic Exchange program. Julie Ann would like to re-introduce the foreign exchange student program into ND but is looking for host families. If you are interested in finding out more information on this program please contact Julie Ann at 906-475-5149.


Vaping

Vaping on school property or at school sponsored functions is prohibited. Students who are caught vaping or with a vaping device will receive the same discipline as if caught with cigarettes on school property. This discipline could range from one day of in school suspension up to expulsion. Students who are caught with vapes will also receive suspensions from athletics. Please educate your children on the negative effects of vaping and remind them that they are not allowed to have this type of device on school property or at school functions.


Yearbook- Senior Ads Tribute

The yearbook committee would like to give you the opportunity to purchase an ad for your graduate that will be placed in our yearbook. The ad may consist of a photograph and/or a special message. This can be a special tribute to your graduating senior.  (Baby pictures are especially cute!)
 The prices for the ad is $25 for 1/8 page or $50 for 1/4 page. Deadline is April 25th. Please call school or email Amanda Thoune at athoune@go-nordics.com for more information.
Reminder that yearbook prices will be increasing to $40.00 on May 15th.


Prom

"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, admission is $2.00. Tickets for prom will go on sale mid-May and are $25 each.  If you are planning on bringing a guest from another school, please see the office for paperwork.  

Driver Education Update

The N.D. Board of Education has set the price for driver education classes at $325 for students attending North Dickinson and $375 for all other students. Informational letters will be sent out in the near future to the parents of the students who have signed up for the class.

Kindergarten Registration

If you missed our kindergarten registration in March, we would appreciate it if you would register your child in the near future. It is important to enroll now so the administration can make plans for the upcoming school year. Children are eligible for kindergarten if they are at least 5 years of age by September 1, 2019. Bring your child’s certified birth certificate (not the hospital certificate), immunization record, and hearing and vision screening verifications. Certificated birth certificates can be obtained at the courthouse in the county where the child was born. Appointments for vision and hearing screenings can be made at the Dickinson Count Health Department by calling 774-1868. 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. Please register your child now even if you don’t have ALL the proper documentation at this time.

Track Pay to Participate Fees Due

Track practice will begin after school on Monday, April 8th. The $40 pay to participate fee is due in the office before the first track meet on Monday, April 23rd. Students must have passed an athletic physical before they can practice.


Board Highlights - March 2019

* Extended the Co-operative Agreement with Breitung Township and Norway-Vulcan Schools for one year.
* Accepted the resignation of Jennifer Slagle as an employee of the district effective March 13, 2019
* Mrs. Jungwirth presented the 2019 Jr. Class College Tour itinerary

Reading Olympics 
By: Mrs. Paula Collier  

Congratulations Nordic #2019 Reading Olympic competitors! The local competition was held on March 14th and the winning teams to move on to the regional competition in Kingsford were:  
*7/8 grade- Siera Derke, Gabby Schultz, and Angelina Raether 
*5/6 grade- Hope Schuiteman and Jessica Harwath 
*3/4 grade- Zoie Mattson,  Dalaney Steinbrecher and Allexandria Brown 
A special "Thank you" to all the students who participated, North Dickinson school for helping fund the Reading Olympic Opening Ceremonies, PTO for lunch, and to the parents for encouraging your child to read. It was another successful year! 

Senior Pictures Needed

Seniors are reminded to turn in their 3 senior pictures to the office by April 17th. 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.