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

 

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Parent Survey

Parents/guardians we need your help! We know that helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in the survey on the link below. Please copy the access code listed below for the grade level of your oldest child and then click the link to complete the survey! Thank you!

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/dickinsoniron/login

 

North Dickinson Elementary 7564023113

North Dickinson Middle School 2656079722

North Dickinson High School 2828199417

Meals Offered

Dear Parents, Students and Staff:

As many of you are aware, Governor Whitmer Announced Statewide Closure of All K-12 School Buildings from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5. With that being said, North Dickinson County School will be closing its doors to all students, staff and community members effective Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 PM. The only staff members allowed in the school buildings will have pre-approved permission from Mrs. Inglese.

The North Dickinson School District will be offering pre-packaged breakfast and lunch for our students during the three week break. In order to take advantage of this opportunity we expect parents to call the school by 12:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020 to inform the District that you are interested. Parents that contact the school will be expected to pick up their food between noon and 1:00 PM on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

As mentioned above, the food will be available for pick up only. We will not be able to deliver meals to families. The Tuesday pick up will contain breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The Friday pick up will contain breakfast and lunch for the week of spring Break and the Monday pick up will contain breakfast and lunch for the week of March 30.

If you have any questions regarding this communication, please contact the school Monday March 16, 2020. There are many uncertainties during this time and there are many questions that we do not yet have answers to. We can assure you, that as we know more we will make information available on the school website and through Power Announcement.

Sincerely,

Angel R. Inglese


Annual School Election

The annual school election will be held in November of 2020.  There are three six year terms up for election.  Any interested candidate may pick up petitions and instructions or pay a $100 non-refundable filing fee at the Dickinson County Clerk's office in Iron Mountain located in the Courthouse any time the clerk's office is open.  Petitions or filing fee must be filed in the clerk's office by 4:00 PM on July 21, 2020.

Yearbook

It is not too late to order your copy of the 2019-20 yearbook. The price is $30.00 until May 15, 2020 and will then increase to $40.00. Order forms are located in the school office.

Informational Meeting for Parents of 2020-21 Kindergarteners

On Monday, March 2, 2020 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 2020-21 school year on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Children must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2020 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.

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, 2020, 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.

High School Student Lounge
 
The High School Student Lounge is open after school on activity nights for high school students. This is a place where they can have a snack, play some games, and enjoy each other's company. It allows the students the opportunity to participate in sports or watch a sporting event and not have to ride the bus home only to try and find a ride right back to school. The students created this lounge with the intent of it being for high school students only, therefore, parents please do not allow your middle/elementary school children to stay after school because there is not supervision for them and they are not allowed to stay afterschool unsupervised. Students are not to access the lounge once the athletic events have started.

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. 2020 District Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the following students who were winners in the recent District Spelling Bee on February 5th, 2019.
2nd Grade – Hunter Grenier, Carli Jungwirth, Isabelle Steinbrecher, Kathryn Steinbrecher, Bella Weissert
3rd Grade – Dominic Cecco, Valerie Jones, Seth Murray, Kiera Remer, Cora Rittenhouse
4th Grade – Aspen Anderson, Bo Glasheen, Malachi Gustafson, Jason Harwath, Aly Steinbrecher
5th Grade – Shea Challancin, Nathan Conery, Gary Murray, Ava Oman, Sam Depotie
6th Grade – Aubrey Applekamp, Colten Folkerts, Cheyenne Gage, Richard Haney, Vivian Petrusch
7th Grade – Mason Anderson, Braedyn Devere, Adison Krzyzanowski, Kiira Ledzian, Hope Schuiteman
8th Grade – Roddy Bennetts, Trevor Cherubini, Antonio Inglese, Delaney Kramer, Trevor Larson
The first and second place winners in grades 5 through 8 represented North Dickinson in the Regional Spelling Bee on Monday, February 17th.
The overall winner for grades 5-8 was Trevor Larson.

Spring Band Concert

The North Dickinson middle school and high school band concert will be Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 PM.

Prom

This years prom will be held, Saturday, May 2nd at the Felch Community Center. This years theme will be “A Night in Paris”. More information will be in the April newsletter.

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.

Spring Break

Spring break will be Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th, 2020. School will resume on Monday, March 30th, 2020.

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.

Sportsmanship

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.

North Dickinson Alumni Scholarship 

Abigail Reimer, a 2014 graduate of North Dickinson and a 2019 graduate of Northern Michigan University has decided to start an alumni scholarship at North Dickinson. Abigail said the following about why she is starting this scholarship:
 
“I want to pay it forward for all the scholarships I received as a graduating high school student. Without the scholarships I received I would not have been able to complete my goal of getting my bachelor degree without any college debt. I feel the best way of thanking the people who awarded me scholarships is to start one for my high school alma mater.”
 
This year, Abigail is funding one scholarship for a 2020 graduate of North Dickinson, but her hope is that other alumni will be inspired by her generosity and consider donating to the scholarship fund. She shared that her dream is to be able to award 3-4 scholarships each year to Nordic graduates. If you are able to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact Angie Jungwirth at ajungwirth@go-nordics.com or call the school at 542-9281. Any amount you are willing and able to donate is appreciated and no amount is too small.  Checks should be made out to North Dickinson Alumni Scholarship. Funds received will be deposited into the scholarship account at school and will be used to help Abigail reach her admirable goal of supporting as many North Dickinson students as possible.

Board Highlights – February 2020

- The 2018-19 annual report was presented by Superintendent/Principal Inglese
- Set the driver education fee at $325 for North Dickinson enrolled students and $375 for non-North Dickinson enrolled students for the summer 2020 driver education classes
- Approved the 2020-2021 MS/HS tentative schedule as presented
- Discussed bond millage and sinking fund roof project
- Went into closed session for the purpose of superintendent evaluation discussion