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  

 

 

Crush Pop and Carnation Sale

 The Freshman class will be having a Crush pop and Carnation sale for Valentine's Day.  Orders will be taken during lunch from Thursday, February 6th - Wednesday, February 12th.  Delivery will be on Friday, February 14th.  Crush pop will be $1 per can and the carnations will be $3 each or two for $5.  If parents and grandparents would like to order for their favorite Nordics, you can send exact payment in an envelope attention Ms. Hord with your child to school or you can drop it off in the school office. Please include a detailed description for each item purchased including students first and last name and grade, also specify if  you are purchasing a pop, carnation or both.  We are also able to deliver to the students at Zion daycare.  

PTO

Please remember to save all your Econo and Super One receipts for our PTO!  You can send them in to any teacher.  Also - if you have a smartphone, please download the 'Box Tops for Education' app and scan your grocery receipts.  The program is changing, and this is the only way for us to get credit.  Thank you! 

 Annual Education Report

Our 2018-19 District Annual Education Report is available on our website www.go-nordics.com, under Misc Menu or a hard copy is available for viewing in the office.

Sheet Fundraiser

The Freshman class will be having a bed sheet fundraiser February 17th-February 24th.  The sheet sets are micro fiber and cost $35. They are available in 24 colors and include two pillowcases, a flat sheet and a fitted sheet (twin and XL twin only have one pillowcase).   Sizes include twin, XL twin, full, queen, king and California king.  The sheets are wrinkle free, fade resistant and fit mattresses up to 16" thick.  Extra pillowcases are also available in a two pack for $10.  New this year are bamboo pillows available in both standard and king size for $35 each and a reading pillow available in twelve colors which costs $45.  We have done this fundraiser in the past and have had many repeat customers who are very happy with the quality of the items purchased.  Students will have fabric swatches of the sheet colors and there will also be a display in the lobby near the main office where you can see the fabric swatches of all colors available.  Contact a Freshman or Ms. Hord  by email ahord@go-nordics.com if you would like to order.  Delivery will take place in the beginning of March.  

 Yearbook

It is not too late to order your copy of the 2019-20 yearbook.    The price until May 1st is $30.  Late orders will cost $40.00.  Order forms are located in the school office.

Reading Olympics

 Congratulations to the following participants for working super hard and reaching the Reading Olympics goal.  Wednesday, January 15th, we met and drew teams for the competition. The teams are as follows:

3rd and 4th grade teams: 

Team 1-Kiera Remer, Dominic Cecco-Collier, Stetson Oman  

Team 2-Bo Glasheen, Hayden Grunlund, and Malachi Gustafson 

Team 3-Zoie Mattson, Sophia Peterson, and Autumn Buck  

Team 4-Valerie Jones and Isabelle Kleiman 

5th and 6th grade teams:

Team 1- Raina Ledzian and Natalie Conery

Team 2- Camryn Neumann and Cami Sleeter

Team 3- Aunika Lindholm, Ella Rossi, and Ava Oman

Team 4- Jaden Maule, Dalaney Steinbrecher, and Allexandria Brown

7th and 8th grade teams:

Team #1- Hope Schuiteman, Mya Grunlund and Madelyn Applekamp

The next event is the Reading Olympics Opening Ceremonies at 4:00 PM at Niagara High School, 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.

 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 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, 2020, 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, 2020.

Great Eight Winter Games

The  annual Great Eight Winter Games, for grades 4-8, will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 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.

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.

School Breakfasts

School breakfasts are served daily in the cafeteria from 8:10– 8:25. The cost is $1.00 for full pay students, .30 for reduced students and $2.50 for adults.

District & Regional Spelling Bee 

The North Dickinson District Spelling Bee for grades 2-8 was held in the gym on Thursday, January 30th at 1:30 PM.  The first and second place winners in grades 5 through 8 are advancing 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 12th.  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.

NO School for Students

There will be no school for students on Monday, February 17th due to a professional development day for teachers.

Board Highlights – January 2020

-Re-organized the Board of Education

-Each board member was issued a certificate of appreciation in honor of School Board Recognition Month

-Accepted the bid of Michigan Broadband Services as the internet service provider for the 2020-2021 school year

-Allowed the athletic director to create a senior citizen (age 60) rate for athletic events in the amount of $3

 High School Student Lounge

The High 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.

Winter Homecoming

The student council has planned a winter homecoming for February 17th through the 21st. There will be dress up days and a pep assembly for the entire student body and after the boys’ basketball game on Friday the 21st there will be a lock-in for the high school students only. Students attending will be "locked-in" the school until 5:00 am Saturday morning and have a variety of activities to participate in and prizes to be won. There is no school for students on Monday the 17th, but the council would like a "black out" at the girls basketball game against North Central that night and are encouraging everyone in attendance to wear black. The rest of the dress up days are as follows:

Tuesday: Get up and go

Wednesday: Disney

Thursday: Spots and Stripes

Friday: Maroon and white

Music Department News

Congratulations to the North Dickinson high school band students that participated in the WSMA’s Menominee River Conference Sixteenth Annual Honors Band held at Niagara High School on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. This year’s guest conductor was Composer/Conductor Mr. William Owens from Fort Worth, Texas. Several of the selections performed were his compositions.

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 students that participated attend the following schools: Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Norway, Niagara, North Dickinson, West Iron County, Adams Township/Jeffers, Westwood, Republic-Michigamme, Carney-Nadeau, and Gwinn. North Dickinson students were Liberty Carlson, Madaline Derke, Christina Gustafson, Skye Ledzian, Savannah Parent, and Karley Webb. Congratulations Nordic musicians for an excellent performance!!!