2019/2020 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 - 2019/2020

 

Nordic News  

 

Yearbook Sale

Get your copy of the 2019-2020 yearbooks at a discounted price! The sale will run from now until January 15th. The pre-order price is $25. AFTER January 15th the price will increase to $30.00 until May 1st, they will then increase to $40. Order now before the price goes up.

Yearbook- Senior Ads Tribute

 Attention parents/ guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles:
The yearbook committee would like to give you the opportunity to purchase an ad for your graduating son or daughter, niece or nephew, or grandchild 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 price for an ad is $25 for 1/8 page or $50 for 1/4 page. Please call Amanda at school or email athoune@go-nordics.com for more information.

Reading Olympics!

North Dickinson will  be participating in both a local and regional reading competition.  This reading competition is held for 3rd & 4th grades, 5th & 6th grades, and 7th & 8th grades. This is an exciting program and there is NO CHARGE to participate.  The book lists are located in the library and the classrooms.  In order to qualify for a team, students MUST read a minimum of 6 books from their list by January 10th.

 If your child is interested in participating, please  contact Paula Collier at pcollier@go-nordics.com.

Christmas Band Concert/ Elementary Program

The upcoming Christmas Band Concert is scheduled for Monday, December 16th at 6:30 PM. This performance will include students in 5th through 12th grades. The Christmas program will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 1:30 PM. The program will consist of musical selections by students in grades kindergarten though 5th grade.

Healthy Body, Healthy Minds

On Tuesday, December 3rd, our 6th-12th grade students will be participating in a Healthy Body, Healthy Mind day. The students will be broken into groups by grade and attend sessions that will focus on promoting their physical, emotional, and social health. Sessions this year will include: anxiety and coping skills, goal setting, mindful breathing and movement, FUNctional movement for energy, personal safety and awareness, and Question Persuade Respond (QPR) Training. We would like to thank  The State Police, Communities that Care, The DIISD, and Full Moon Rising for allowing their staff to spend the day educating our North Dickinson students. We are also very fortunate this year to have received a mini grant from the Dickinson Area Community Foundation to help cover the cost of supplies. As a school, we are so grateful for the support from our community and their willingness to help improve the health of our students.

Attention Parents

Students are not allowed to be in the building unattended. Many students have been staying after school for late practice. Students that intend to stay after school either for late practice, to play sports, or watch an athletic event, need to have pre-arranged adult supervision or be in the student lounge on days it is open. Unattended students will be asked to leave the premises.

No Overnight Parking

Just a friendly reminder that overnight parking is not permitted on the school property during the snow removal season. Unauthorized overnight parking may result in your vehicle being towed at your expense. If an emergency arises and you cannot avoid overnight parking, you must contact Mr. Darrell Oman to make arrangements to have your vehicle parked in an area that will still allow for efficient snow and ice removal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

School Parking & Traffic

This is to inform those new to our area and a reminder to the rest of us about parking and traffic at the school. First there is no vehicle traffic allowed around the north, east and west sides of the school from 8:00 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. on school days. During the day school buses and school maintenance vehicles are the only vehicles permitted past the fence on the west side, and bus garages on the east side. This is to protect the kids during recess, when going to and from the football field, the outdoor trails, and bus loading and unloading times. The speed limit on school grounds is “SLOW”. There are a lot of children from toddler ages to teens. Often younger children don’t know enough to pay attention and do dart out from behind parked cars.

Students are to park in the lower parking lot always. Do not block the walkways between the lower lot and the upper lot. The visitor parking spaces in the upper parking lot is reserved for visitors. School employees or other personnel who work at the school should not use these parking spaces.

The front of the school is a loading and unloading zone. Please don’t park on or block the cement sidewalk. The loading zone should be limited to 15 minutes or less. School buses, school maintenance vehicles and law enforcement have an area designated for parking in front of the flag pole. The parking rules in front of the school and by the sidewalk apply during and after school hours and events. After school is out for the day there is additional parking around the back side of the school.

Please refrain from using the handicap parking unless you have a current handicap sticker. Violators could be ticketed.

Pay to Participate Fees Due

Pay to participate fees for high school basketball as well as Jr. High boys’ basketball are now due. If this is the first sport your son/daughter is participating in for the 2019-20 school year and they had their physical last spring at the school, the cost is $20.00. If it is the 2nd sport for the 2019-20 school year, the cost is $40.00. This fee is required for each sport/activity in which a student participates.

Board Highlights –November 2019

-Received the audit report for FY19
-Approved the senior class trip
-Hired Ronnie Collier as a support staff temporary substitute
-Approved new/revised/replacement of NEOLA policies
-Went into closed session for the purpose of EOP discussion and staff discipline discussion

To the Parents of 5th Graders
Mr. Mike Lindholm

The 5th grade class will be having their Christmas party on Friday, December 20th. You should be very proud, as I am, of these students because our class this year unanimously voted to bring a gift to give to the State Police “Toys for Tots” Program. Rather than have a classroom exchange, each student is asked to bring a gift worth $5-10 for the donation. You should not wrap the gift, since the State Police must check all gifts. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.
Students have the volunteer list on who is to bring in snacks for the party.

Walkers Welcome

Walkers are welcome to use the high school halls before school from 7:00-8:00 AM and after school from 3:30-5:00 PM. The weight room will also be open during these times.

Christmas Break

Friday, December 20th is the last day of school before the holiday break. School will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Emergency Planning

The school district is reviewing and updating the school’s emergency operations plans. The review and updates are being completed by a committee that is made up of people from the school board, administration, teachers, parents, local EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, County Emergency Manager, Heath Department Emergency Planners, Road Commission, Business Owners.
It is an important component of our planning to ensure during any incident that we can effectively and efficiently communicate with parents and the local community at large. We use local radio and television as well as internet media to communicate, along with a message alert software that is tied to your student’s information in PowerSchool. The message alert software is used when we send out text and voicemail messages for school closings and delays. This is the same program that will be used if we need to send out information and instructions about other emergencies that may occur. The message software is only as good as the data that is in the database. So parents we need your help to ensure that your contact information is up to date in our data base. Also information such as who is allowed to act on your behalf if we cannot contact you directly, for example an aunt or uncle, or grandparent. If you get a new phone, or email address please make sure that the information is provided to the school so it can be updated in the database.