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  

 

 

First Grade
Mrs. Angie Mattson

First graders are reading, reading, reading! We have started Accelerated reader and are doing fabulous on our tests.  We enjoyed our can-a-thon prize of popcorn and a movie and are getting ready for the 100th day (February 5th) and Valentine's day. 


Class of 2020

The Junior Class will be selling carnations and Crush Pop Grams for Valentine's Day. The carnations will be $3.00 each or 2/$5.00 and the Crush Pop will be a $1.00 each. Students can purchase them at school or if you would like to purchase one for your child or grandchild, please contact Mrs. Mattson or Mrs. Slagle. 
Juniors are also busy planning for prom!  The date for prom will be May 4th at the Felch Community center. 


PTO News


The PTO is planning a movie outing with the elementary classes.  Details to come..... Thank you all for sending in your BoxTops, Super One and Tadych’s Econo Foods receipts.  These are our main funding sources for all the projects and fun things we support here at school.  Be sure to like us on Facebook!!!


Class of 2022

The Freshman class will be having a Clara Clark Collection Sheet sale.  Four piece sheet sets in all sizes are $35 (twin and twin xl sets are 3 pieces).  Sizes available include:  Cali King, King, Queen, Full, Twin and Twin XL.  Extra Pillowcases are available in both Standard and King size and cost $10 each.  Colors available are white, sage, light blue, navy, chocolate, camel, cream, eggplant, gray, silver, taupe and burgundy.  Orders will be taken February 19-26.  Sheets will be delivered mid March.  If you would like to order contact a freshman or Ms. Hord at ahord@go-nordics.com. 

District & Regional Spelling Bee

The North Dickinson District Spelling Bee for grades 2-8 will be held in the gym on Tuesday, February 5th at 1:30 PM. The first and second place winners in grades 5 through 8 will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee competition.

Spring & Group Pictures

Individual spring pictures for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade will be taken on Wednesday, February 13th. Class group pictures for grades K-12 will also be taken on this day. The group pictures must be paid for the day the pictures are taken. Order forms will be sent home with the students when available.

Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program Donations Needed
 
Every summer kids grades 6-11 have the opportunity to attend Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program. They offer a variety of weeklong courses from June through August. The base cost to attend is $950 per student. In prior years we have been fortunate to have scholarships available to all students wanting to attend. Unfortunately, the scholarships have ended and we are now looking for donations to be able to help students who are wanting to attend this beneficial academic program. If you would like to make a donation please drop off or mail to the school at W6588 State Hwy M69, Felch, MI 49831, with a note indicating it is for the Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program.

NO School for Students

There will be no school for students on Monday, February 18th due to a professional development day for teachers.

Yearbook

It is not too late to order your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook. The price until May 1st is $30.00. Late orders will cost $40.00. Order forms are located in the school office.

Great Eight Winter Games

The annual Great Eight Winter Games, for grades 4-8, will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the Iron Mountain-Kingsford area. Events include bowling, chess, archery, snowboarding, giant slalom skiing, basketball (4th & 5th), girls volleyball (6th thru 8th), and boys dodge ball (6th thru 8th). Students interested in participating should sign up in the 4th & 5th grade classrooms or the middle/high school library.

Winter Games Shirts on Sale

Order forms are available in the office for Great Eight Winter Games sweatshirts and t-shirts. A sample is on display in the office. All orders, including payment, must be turned into the office by February 7th. Short Sleeve T-Shirt-$10; Long Sleeve T-Shirt-$17; Crewneck Sweatshirt-$21; Hooded Sweatshirt-$25.

Driver Education Class

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. Parents of these students will receive more information at a later date regarding cost and exact dates. Deadline for signing up is Friday, March 15, 2019.

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.

Reading Olympics

Congratulations to the following participants for working super hard and reaching the Reading Olympics goal. Monday January 21st we met and drew teams for the competition. The teams are as follows:

3rd and 4th grade teams:
Team #1- Zoie Mattson, Dalaney Steinbrecher, and Allexandria Brown.
Team #2- Bo Glasheen, Hayden Grunlund, and Aunika Lindholm.
Team #3- Ella Rossi, Ava Oman, and Jaden Maule.
5th and 6th grade teams:
Team #1- Raina Ledzian, Natalie Conery, and Cami Sleeter
Team #2- Dixie Deneke, Dakota Massie, and Aubrey Applekamp
Team #3- Hope Schuiteman and Jessica Harwath
7th and 8th grade teams:
Team #1- Mya Grunlund and Madelyn Applekamp
Team #2- Siera Derke, Gabby Schultz, and Angelina Raether

The next event is the Reading Olympics Opening Ceremonies at 4:00 at Woodland
Elementary on Tuesday, March 5th. Please note that the school will not be providing transportation for Opening Ceremonies, but all participants and their families are invited to join the celebration. If you have any questions, please notify Mrs. Collier at pcollier@go-nordics.com or 542-9281.

Reminder to Seniors

 

Seniors are reminded to turn in three (3) graduation pictures to the office as soon as possible. They will be used for the class composite, the yearbook, and The Daily News senior edition.

Board Highlights – January 2019

* The Acceptance of Office as signed by Lynn Oman and Victoria Webb were received followed by the administering of the Oath of Office by Michael Roell Reorganized the Board of Education
* Each board member was issued a certificate of appreciation in honor of School Board Recognition Month
* Leonard Graham was appointed to the North Dickinson County School Forestry Commission for a four year term
* Accepted the bid from Michigan Broadband Services as the internet service provider for the 2019-2020 school year
* Authorized the Director of Support Services to schedule a facilities committee meeting for the purpose of discussing 2019-2020 sinking fund projects
* Allowed the Superintendent to enter into an agreement with Felch Township allowing Felch Township to use the old Chevy Pick-up provided they purchase a salter/sander unit available for school and township use
* Approved the 2019-2020 tentative MS/HS schedule as presentedDenied the request from League of Michigan Bicycles to use the North Dickinson County School facility July 9 and 10th, 2019

Music Department News

Congratulations to the North Dickinson H.S. Band Students that participated in the WSMA Menominee River Conference Honors Band held at Niagara High School on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20. This year’s guest conductor was Composer/Conductor Mr. Rob Grice from Troy, Alabama. Several of the selections performed were his compositions. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Honors Band weekend, Mr. Grice conducted the band in a world premiere of his work “21st Century Overture,” which was commissioned by the conference to commemorate the occasion.
The ND students had a great time and had an exceptional experience as they learned challenging pieces of music within the two days and performed with members of other area bands. They learned many new musical techniques and met new people who also have a love for music. The eighty-four students that participated attend the following schools: Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, Niagara, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, North Dickinson, West Iron County, Adams Township/Jeffers, Westwood, Republic-Michigamme, and Gwinn. Students from North Dickinson were Liberty Carlson, Madaline Derke, Hunter Glasheen, Skye Ledzian, Savannah Parent, and Kainen Townsend. Congratulations Nordic musicians for an excellent performance!!!