Girls Softball: The Sub-Region play-in game will be tomorrow, May 13, 2021. DC v. Rugby @ 2:30 PM, this game will be played in Burlington.
Spring Concert Tonight at DCE! Grades 3-4 Students should report to their classroom at 6:45. Doors will open at 6:30. Students should stay with their family until 6:45.
2021-2022 School Calendar has been uploaded into our documents section. Here is a quick link https://5il.co/shfy
DCHS Varsity Golf Weekly Meet Schedule for the week of May 10-14: Tuesday May 1- varsity boys @ Tioga-10:00 am, Thursday May 13-varsity girls @ Tioga-10:00 am, Friday May 14-varsity boys @ Stanley-10:00 am.
DCHS Varsity Track Weekly Event Schedule the week of May 10-14: Thursday 5/13 Varsity Meet @ Tioga-3:00 pm, Saturday May 15 Varsity Meet @ Minot-TBA
DCHS Awards Day is on May 12 @ 1:15 pm in the auditorium. The Awards Day will begin with the Scholarship Awards followed by Athletic/Activities Awards.
DCHS Weekly Softball Schedule for May 10-14: Monday (5/10) game in Minot @ 2:30 pm v. Rugby (South Hill Complex), Tuesday (5/11) game cancelled, Wednesday (5/12) practice @ 5:15 pm, Thursday (5/13) Play in Game 7 v. 10 (location/time TBA)
Dear Divide County School District Families, A SECOND positive case of COVID-19 has been identified at Divide County Junior High School. We strongly encourage all of our students and families to be monitoring for any COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if you are ill. We continue to encourage social distancing, mask wearing, and hand sanitizing. As of May 1, contact tracing and quarantine recommendations will be handled by the North Dakota Department of Health, no longer by school personnel.
Congratulation to our DCE Students' of the Month! March - Brodie Haugenoe, Wyatt Lokken, Francis Monson April - Jubilee Stubbs, Abigayle Wishart, Payzli Billingsley
DC Girls Softball games scheduled for today, May 6, 2021 @ Stanley has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
5/6/21-DCHS Softball @ Stanley is cancelled for today.
Dear Divide County School District Families, A positive case of COVID-19 has been identified at Divide County Junior High School. The positive case has also been in contact with the DCHS girls’ softball team. We strongly encourage all of our students and families to be monitoring for any COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if you are ill. We continue to encourage social distancing, mask wearing, and hand sanitizing. As of May 1, contact tracing and quarantine recommendations will be handled by the North Dakota Department of Health, no longer by school personnel.
DCE Reading Week! During the week of May 3-7, DCE will be celebrating our love of reading. Students will come home with a reading bingo sheet. Complete as many squares as you can and bring it back on Monday, May 10. Other fun activities will include Drop Everything And Read and redesigning our favorite book covers. And be on the lookout for our "Super Readers!"
DCHS: The FFA Banquet is on Thursday May 6 @ 6 pm
DCHS Awards Day will take place on Wednesday May 12 @ 1:15 pm in the auditorium.
NHS Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday May 5 @ 2:45 pm in the auditorium.
DCHS Softball Schedule for the week of 5/3-5/7: Monday: Game @ DC 4:30 pm Tuesday: Game @ DC 4:30 pm Wednesday: Practice @5:15 pm Thursday: Game @ Stanley 4:30 pm Friday: Practice @6:30 am
The 5-6th grade basketball team had their last home game today! Mrs. Ratcliffe and Ms. Wheeling would like to congratulate them on a great season and thank them being such a great group of gals! Their dedication to the game and love for basketball is going to take them places! They were incredible role models and mentors to our 4th graders! We wish Audrina, Mira, and Skyler the best of luck next year as they go into junior high!
The 4th grade Elementary Basketball team had their last game of the season today! Their coaches would like to congratulate them on a great season and we are so proud of each girl’s improvements throughout the season! Come cheer on the 5-6th grade team tomorrow for their last home game at the high school at 4:30 against Kenmare!
DCHS Softball schedule the week of 4/26-4/30: Monday practice 5:15 pm Tuesday game in Tioga @ 4:30 pm Wednesday practice 5:15 pm Thursday home game v. West hope/Newberg/Bottineau @ 4:30pm Friday JV home game v. Newtown @ 4:30 pm
PROM 2021🤗 Grand March at 8:00PM Come one, come all!! No restrictions!!
Reminder NO MINI MAROONS this Saturday, April 24th due to DCHS prom. Our last session will be on May 1st at the High School.
Divide County Elementary Girls Basketball: *No practice today, April 23, due to Prom. The bus to Bowbells for the tournament on April 24, will leave from the elementary school at 11 A.M.
FBLA Awards Program April 26, 2021 Monday at 7:00 pm Kirchhofer Auditorium Everyone is welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served after the program.
DCHS-VARSITY TRACK MEET MAS BEEN MOVED FROM FRIDAY 4/23 TO THURSDAY 4/29 @ TIOGA @ 3 PM.
7th students and parents: What: Health Career Fair When: Wed., April 21st-leave school at 7:30AM and return by the end of the school day Where: Williston State College Lunch will be provided!
Golf- JH Boys Northwest Conference Meet scheduled for Tues. April 20th has been rescheduled. This meet is rescheduled for Tues. April 27th at 10:00 AM. The location of this meet will now be at New Town.
DC Girls Softball Game scheduled for Tues. April 20th, DC v. Rugby played at Stanley has been rescheduled. This game will now be played on May 10th, DC v Rugby in Minot at the South Hill Complex, game time is now 2:30 PM.
Addition to DCHS Softball- HOME game v. DLBLC on Thursday April 22 @ 4:30 pm.
Elementary Girls' & Boys' Basketball TODAY in Tioga. Girls leave at 3:35 4th Grade Game - 5:30, 5th/6th Game - 6:15 Boys leave at 5:15 Games at 7:00 & 7:45
(SCHEDULE CHANGE) DCHS-JH TRACK MEET ON TUESDAY 4/20/21 HAS BEEN PPD UNTIL MAY 4 @ 11:00 AM IN NEEDROSE!
DCHS Softball: Week of April 19-24 Monday Practice @5:15 pm Tuesday (supposed to be a game in Stanley @4:30 Wednesday Practice @5:15pm Thursday practice @5:15pm Friday practice at 6:30 am
Attention: 7th grade parents Please ask your 7th grade student for their permission slip for the Health Career Fair on Wed., April 21st. It needs to be signed and returned! Thank you, Mrs. Harding
Reminder of mini maroons tomorrow April 17th at Divide County High School. Grades K-1 from 9:30-10:15 and 2-3 from 10:30-11:30. Hope to see you all there.
The Divide County School Board voted this morning to make mask wearing at school OPTIONAL for all students and staff. This will go into effect on MONDAY, APRIL 19 and includes all school buildings, grounds, and buses. Students and staff are still encouraged to maintain social distancing practices as much as possible. Recommendations from the NDDOH will still be in effect as feasible.
The Junior High Golf Meet schedule for Friday, April 16th @ DLB has been canceled. Thanks, Mr. Harding
Attention 10th grade students and parents: The Career Day in Watford City scheduled for Thursday, April 15th IS happening. The bus will leave from DCHS at 6:45 am and return between 4:00-4:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.
Update: Mini Maroons will now be at the High School on April 17th not the Elementary School as previously listed. Times remain the same with K-1 at 9:30-10:15 and 2-3 from 10:30-11:30. Please send athletes dressed in athletic clothing, gym shoes and a water bottle. Thanks
Attention all 8th Grade Parents: The Industrial Career Exploration Day held in Watford City on Wednesday, April 14 has been cancelled for Divide County 8th grade students. They still need to attend school.
Elementary boys and girls basketball practice has been cancelled for today due to weather. Please call the DCE office if you need to change dismissal plans for your child. 965-6324
DCE/DCHS-LATE START TODAY DUE TO WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS. SCHOOLS WILL START AT 10:00 AM (4/13). BUSES WILL RUN WHERE POSSIBLE, APPROXIMATELY 1.5 HOURS LATER THAN USUAL.
Girls Softball Game scheduled for Tues. April 13, 2021, Ray @ DC has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Due to weather and road conditions, Divide County Schools will start at 10 a.m. on Tues., Apr. 13. Buses will run where possible, approximately 1.5 hours later than usual.
DCHS-SOFTBALL GAME TOMORROW (4/13) HAS BEEN PPD DUE TO WEATHER. SOFTBALL PRACTICE WILL BE AT 5:15 PM @ THE COMMUNITY CENTER.
DCHS-SPRING HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY APRIL 19, 2021 @ 7:00 PM.
Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball games scheduled for today, April 12, 2021 have been canceled due to icy roads. Currently Stanley does not have open dates remaining in their schedule, thus as of now these games will not be rescheduled at this time. Mr. Harding
Reminder tomorrow will be our second Mini Maroons session. Kindergarten and 1st grade will be from 9:30-10:15 A.M. with 2nd and 3rd grade from 10:30-11:30 A.M. Water fountains are turned off so please send your athlete with a water bottle. Enter from the weight room door located on the Southwest side of the High School.
4/9/21-DCHS Softball practice has been moved to 3:30 pm today after school.
Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball on Friday, April 9th, DC @ Powers Lake. These game times have been moved up a half-hour. Coaches will let players know at practice tonight, April 8th. Times will be: 4:00 4th Grade Girls 5:00 5th and 6th Girls 6:00 4th Grade Boys 7:00 5th and 6th grade Boys Thanks, Mr. Harding
DCHS-Track for April 8, 9, 4/8/21-Varsity Track Meet @ Tioga-NOON start time, 4/9/21-practice @ DCHS-3:30 pm
DCHS-Golf Schedule for April 8, 9 4/8/21-Varsity Golf Meet @ Des Lacs-Burlington-10:00 am, 4/9/21-practice-3:45 pm (golf course)
DCHS-Softball Schedule for April 8, 9 4/8/21-Softball Game @ Bishop Ryan-4:30 pm 4/9/21-practice @ DCHS gym-6:30 am
Divide County School's Online Book Fair Just a reminder that the school's online book fair will continue until Friday, April 9th and all books will be shipped directly to the school. Thank you for your support! https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=PGDPY
Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day! Here is a little video to watch! Wearing Blue is a symbol of raising awareness for Autism- show us a picture in the comments of you wearing blue! https://youtu.be/iVQF8k8k_64
Updated: Mini Maroons has a few changes in the schedule for our next three practices. With large numbers we have decided to split into two groups. Grades K-1 will now practice from 9:30-10:15 and grades 2-3 will practice from 10:30-11:30. We will hold practice on the following dates again: April 10th, April 17th, and May 1st. April 17th practice will be held at the Divide County Elementary school instead of the High School due to a gym conflict. If you weren’t able to join us last time no worries you are welcome to join us on April 10th. Reminders: Please have your athlete bring a mask and water bottle. Enter through the Southwest door at the high school and the district office door when we practice at the elementary school. NO mini Maroons April 3rd or April 24th.
Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball, sorry for the correction but the last post should have said, today, Tues. March 30, 2021. Thanks
DC Elementary Boys and Girls have home games tomorrow, March 30th, at the High School versus Trenton. 4th grade girls: 4:30 5th and 6th grade girls: 5:15 4th grade boys: 6:00 5th and 6th grade boys: 6:45
Reminder: Mini Maroons starts this Saturday for grades K-3. Mini Maroons will be held from 10-11 at Divide County High School. Please enter the building through the weight room doors on the Southwest side of the school.
How many of us can relate to feeling sad, mad, or excited? Do you know the tools that help you stay on track for the rest of your day? We have added “regulation stations” throughout our school, for students to look at and use when they need to get back to their “learning zone!” Encourage your child to take a look at them! If anyone would like a copy for at home, please let your classroom teacher know and we will get them one!
Online Book Fair! The library is conducting an online book fair. Every book purchased will directly benefit the library! There will be great books for PreK-Young Adult. When: March 29-April 9 Where: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=PGDPY Books will be shipped to the school and distributed.
Project Presentation Night at DCHS! Please support our DCHS middle school and freshman English students by helping judge their quarter-long, history project presentations, on Thursday, March 25th during Teacher/Parent conferences. Student presentations and displays will be set up in the Commons Area at the high school from 4:30-6:00 pm and we are inviting parents, students, and others to help us judge the hard work put into these projects. "Best of Show" ballots will be provided for you to take part in the judging process and it is our sincere hope that you will join us while attending Parent/Teacher conferences
DCHS-GOLF starts on Monday 3/29/21 after school. Contact Coach Craig Fornier with any questions.
REMINDER: DCHS-SOFTBALL Practice begins Monday March 22nd at 7:30 pm in the gym. Tuesday (3/23), Wednesday (3/24) practice times are at 5:15 pm, Thursday (3/25) practice time is at 7:30 pm, Friday (3/26) practice time is at 6:30 am. Contact coach Brooklyn Miller for more information.
REMINDER: DCHS-VARSITYTrack and Field High School Track Practice begins Monday March 22nd at 6:45 am in the gym.
We are excited to announce the start of Mini Maroons. A letter is being sent home with grades K-3. Students in grades 4-6 currently have the opportunity to play in our elementary program. Starting date for the program will be on March 27th from 10-11 at Divide County High School. Other dates will be April 10th, April 17th, and May 1st.
DCHS Track and Field High School Track Practice begins Monday March 22nd at 6:45 am in the gym. Junior High Track Practice begins Monday March 29th at 3:35 pm in the gym. Any student that has not already participated in a school sport needs to get their Form B paperwork to their coach. Nate Nelson-Head Track Coach
DCHS P/T CONFERENCES: MONDAY 3/22 - 4-7:30 PM THURSDAY 3/25 - 4-7:30 PM
DCHS/DCE SPRING BREAK: MARCH 17-MARCH 19 - NO SCHOOL
Each year Mrs Ator's 3rd graders use a program called “Kicking It Multiplication” to learn their multiplication facts. Each day they have 60 seconds to complete 60 multiplication facts They earn belts along the way after mastering 4 sets of 60 facts. Congratulations to Joran on earning his yellow belt today.
DCHS AND DCE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF WOULD LIKE TO WISH THE CROSBY COMET HOCKEY TEAMS GOOD LUCK AT THEIR STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS! JR GOLD @ FARGO-3/4-3/6 U19 @ LANGDON-3/5-3/7 PEEWEE @ WILLISTON-3/5-3/7 BANTAM @ CROSBY-3/12-3/14 U12 @ MANDAN-3/12-3/14
DC Boys Basketball Player and Parents: Coach Loper and Hanson would like to have a parent/player recognition banquet to honor and recognize our boys basketball team. Our senior players and parents are especially important to our program and it has been a privilege to have them with us for many years. Date and time to be announced.
District 16 Boys Basketball Tournament Monday, March 1, 2021, at Divide County High School. Championship and Regional Qualifier Night. 4:30 Regional Qualifier Stanley v. Kenmare, 6:00 Regional Qualifier Burke County v. Divide County, Championship Game is at 7:30 Powers Lake v. Ray. Come out and help cheer the Maroons boys basketball team to a Region 8 birth.
Elementary girls and boys basketball practice will begin on Thur. March 4th, 2021. Ms. Wheeling and Mrs. Ratcliffe will coach the girls this year. Mr. and Mrs. Kolstad will take over the boys program this year. Coaches will hand out practice plans and schedules on Monday, March 1, 2021 during school. Thanks and if you have questions please contact our coaching staff.
Todays District 16 Boys Basketball Tournament here at DC High School is being streamed on the NFHS Network. The games are also being broadcast live on KTGO-AM 1090/FM 92.7, and on 660 KEYZ Country Radio.
Welcome to the Boys District 16 Basketball Tournament. Play kicks off tonight at 4:30pm with your Divide County Maroons taking on Stanley, followed by Burke Co. vs. Tioga at approximately 6:00pm and Kenmare vs. Ray for the final game of the night at approximately 7:30pm. Admission prices are $6.00/adult and $4.00/student. Activity passes will not be honored. Just a reminder that masks are strongly recommended during the tournament and full concessions will be available. Let's have a great tournament!
OLE AND LENA'S PIZZERIA FUNDRAISER *Try something new.....check out the variety of pizzas you can order by clicking on the attached menu. There are also soups, cookie dough, mini doughnuts, and fruit crisps. If you would like to place an order, contact Betty Sandberg at 965-6392. Payments and orders are due to Betty, at the high school, by March 12. DELIVERY - MARCH 23 *Please make arrangements to pick up your order, at the high school, between 4:00 and 5:30. The FBLA chapter will also be selling these in the fall. Members are not selling at this time. The sale is open to the community to try the new pizzas that will be sold by members this fall. Thank you for your support.
Attention Track Athletes: There will be a track meeting for all High School students interested in participating on Tuesday, March 2nd at 3:15 P.M. in Mr. Nelson's room. The Junior High meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd at 3:15 P.M. also in Mr. Nelson's room.
Each year the 3rd graders use a program called “Kicking It Multiplication” to learn their multiplication facts. Each day they have 60 seconds to complete 60 multiplication facts They earn belts along the way after mastering 4 sets of 60 facts. Breckyn earned her yellow belt today by mastering sets A-D.
Reminder: Early Dismissal on Wednesday, February 24 for teacher in-service. Students at DCE and DCHS will be dismissed at 1:00. Kindergarten will begin dismissal at 12:50.
Region 8 Girls Tournament is still on as scheduled.
Girls' Regional Basketball Tournament Tonight! Divide County vs. Trenton @7:30 in New Town Go Maroons!
Please review the updated quarantine requirements for DCSD. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown at 701-965-6324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior parents! There will be an After-Prom planning meeting at the Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 5:00PM! Please come and share your ideas😀
Girls Basketball Region 8 Tournament @ The New Town Event Center tonight Feb. 22, 2021 will be on BEK Sports.
ATTENTION: Divide County Maroons boys basketball game scheduled for Sat. Feb. 20th, 2021 @ Trenton has been canceled.
ATTENTION: The boys basketball game scheduled today Feb. 18th, 2021 here at DC v. Powers Lake has been CANCELED.
DC Boys Basketball for tonight, Tues. Feb. 16th, DC @ Burke County, these games have been canceled. We will keep you updated on the rest of the week.
Feb. 16, 2021 Boys Basketball DC @ Burke County, we had to cancel the JV game for tomorrow. We will play the JH game at 5:45 followed by the Varsity at 7:15.
DC Maroons Boys Basketball remaining schedule Feb. 15- DC @ Trinity Christian JH, JV, V starting at 4:30 Feb. 16- DC @ Burke County JH, JV, V starting at 4:30 Feb. 18- Powers Lake @ DC- Senior/Parents Night JH, JV, V starting at 4:30 Feb. 20- Note game time changes DC @ Trenton JH 2:20, JV 4:00, V 5:30
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons on their semi final victory tonight. The Maroons will play Kenmare tomorrow for the District 16 Championship. Game time approximately 7:30 PM in Kenmare. Games will be streamed on the Kenmare Honkers you-tube page.
The boys basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 13, Varsity DC @ Minot High JV has been canceled, this game will not be rescheduled.
Good luck to the Lady Maroons as they take on the Tioga Pirates in District 16 semi-final action tonight. The game will be played in Kenmare with approximate start time at 7:30 P.M. Games will be streamed on the Kenmare Honkers you-tube page. Go Maroons
The Lady Maroons lead Burke County 31-9 at half in their first round game at the District 16 Tournament. The game is being streamed on the Kenmare Honkers you-tube page.
Each year the 3rd graders use a program called “Kicking It Multiplication” to learn their multiplication facts. Each day they have 60 seconds to complete 60 multiplication facts They earn belts along the way after mastering 4 sets of 60 facts. Erik earned his yellow belt today after mastering sets A-D and Aliza earned her orange belt mastering sets E-H. Great job you two!!
Due to the extreme cold weather, Divide County School District will be having a 10:00 am start today, February 8, 2021. Buses will run 1.5 hours later than usual bus pick up time.
Sat Jan 6, 2021 GBB DC at Parshall JV 4:00, V 5:30. The game will be streamed on Parshall School District #3 Facebook page
Sat. Feb. 6th, 2021 GBB DC @ Parshall, JV 4:00, V 5:30
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 GBB DC v. Minot High JV v. Minot High Freshmen 5:30, V v. Minot High JV 7:00, we have a change in the location of these games. The games will be played at: Jim Hill Middle School, 1000 6th St. Southwest, Minot, ND.
Here's a "We've never seen that before" story for you all! On Friday, while our 3rd & 4th graders were out for their lunch recess, the kids started a game of soccer. Recess had only been going for about 3-4 minutes when one of the kids kicked the ball and, as it does from time to time, the ball went over the fence. It went over the fence, bounced once on the road and then went up into the wheel well of a vehicle driving by on the north side of the playground. The ball stuck there and the vehicle drove away with the ball bouncing in the wheel well! Crazy! The funniest part may have been watching the kids in their snow gear staring in shock as the suburban drove away, unknowingly with their soccer ball! So, if you happen to drive a white suburban type of vehicle and got home with a soccer ball, now you know the rest of the story!
GBB at Central McLean played in Underwood, Feb. 2021, will be streamed on the NFHS Network.
Tues. Feb. 2, 2021 GBB @ DC, JHGBB DC v. Missouri Ridge 4:30, GBB DC v. Burke County 6:00 Varsity game. BBB DC @ White Shield, JV 4:00 and V 7:00.
BBB, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 Tioga @ DC, JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Game will streamed on the NFHS System. We are working with the company to fix the score and clock issues on the system.
DC GBB @ Central McLean, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. JV 5:30, V 7:00, the game is being played in Underwood. The following protocols will be in place. Covid protocols for Central McLean: No attendance restrictions. Face coverings for fans are strongly recommended. Face coverings for bench personnel, coaches and players are still required. Limited concessions will be available. Games will be broadcast over the NFHS system.
The Junior High girls have added a game to their schedule Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30 PM at Divide County High School.
Congratulations to the DCE Economics Everywhere poster contest winners! Thank you to Joy Sparks and the Bank of Tioga for sponsoring the Economics Everywhere lessons and contest. The students' posters will be displayed at the businesses listed until February 15. Stop by and take a look at their work. Grade 1 - Wants vs. Needs: Aynslee Kruger, The Bank of Tioga Grade 2 - Specialization: Hoyt Sorum, Sorum's Grade 3 - Opportunity Costs: Aasta Svangstu, Crafts 4-U Grade 4 - Productive Resources: Hannah Williams, Divide-Burke Abstract Grade 5 - Marketplace: Lily Herrold, Garbel's Flooring & Blinds Grade 6 - Entrepreneurship: Kenley Sundberg, Journal Publishing
We are feeling REALLY special at DCE lately! WHY? Well, for one, we have the best, supportive community and families! Throughout this year, we have been shown so much support and love from local businesses and residents. We just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated time or items to our staff and students!
Each year the 3rd graders use a program called “Kicking It Multiplication” to learn their multiplication facts. Each day they have 60 seconds to complete 60 multiplication facts They earn belts along the way after mastering 4 sets of 60 facts. Soren Jacobs earned his yellow belt today after mastering sets A-D. Congratulations Soren!
Boys Basketball tonight, Thur. Jan. 28, 2021 No JV boys game tonight Tonight it will be JH Boys 5:45, V Boys 7:15. Thanks
Monday, Jan. 25th BBB DC @ Alexander the JH game is at 5:00 PM not 5:30 as previously posted and the Varsity game will start around 6:15, thanks.
Thur. Jan. 28, 2021 BBB- Trinity Christian @ DC, JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Sat. Jan. 30, 2021 BBB, GBB, DC @ Powers Lake, JH boys 3:30, GBB JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15.
Tues. Jan. 26th GBB Tioga @ DC, JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Tues will also be Senior Night, we will also recognize all athletes and parents. Please come and support our Lady Maroons.
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 BBB- DC @ Alexander, JH 5:30, V 6:30 our JV v. their Varsity Leave time 2:15 Tues. Jan. 26, 2021 BBB- DC @ Stanley, JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15, Leave time 2:20 Concessions available, Streamed on the NFHS Network- free for all viewers. GBB- Tioga @ DC JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15
Reminder - No School tomorrow, Monday, January 25 due to a full day teacher in-service.
With everything that has gone on in our world throughout this past year and dealing with all of the unknown's, it has been hard for adults to handle these things, and even harder for all of the little people in our lives. As parents, one thing that we encourage you to do is to increase the amounts of mindfulness and social-emotional conversations between your child and yourself. Having these conversations with your child will help your child's well-being, as well as create a more positive climate at home. We encourage everyone to participate in this social emotional bingo card- if your child completes at least 8 of the squares and brings it back to Ms. Wheeling or Mrs. Ratcliffe, your child will receive a golden ticket!
Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 Boys Basketball, DC @ Alexander Change in schedule: JHBBB 5:00 Our JV boys basketball team will be playing Alexanders Varsity @ 6:30.
Thur. Jan. 21, 2021 GBB tonight, Trenton @ DC JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Reminder: Masks required entering and existing the gym, also inside our gym when social distancing is not possible. Friday, Jan. 22 DC @ Tioga Change in schedule: JVGBB 3:00, VGBB 4:30 JVBBB 6:00, VBBB 7:30
Governor Burgum will allow the mask mandate to expire at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 18. Divide County School District will return to the mask requirements that were in place prior to the statewide mask mandate. Masks will be required at school when social distancing is not possible, upon entering & exiting the building, in hallways, on the bus, and after eating while in the lunchroom.
GBB DC @ Burke County Jan. 14, 2021 will be livestreamed on the Burke County Facebook Page
GBB Jan. 14, 2021 DC @ Burke County only one varsity game at 6:00 PM.
Boys Basketball game for today, Jan. 14th at White Shield is postponed until Feb. 2, time TBD. Girls basketball today at Lignite still on for now, we will make a decision for sure by lunch time.
Due to the current weather situation, Divide County School District will have a 10:00 start time today, January 14, 2021. Buses will run where possible. Stay tuned for further updates as needed.
Upcoming Basketball Schedule 2021 The JH boys basketball game scheduled for Jan. 7th at DC has been moved to Sat. Jan. 9th @ 2:30. Jan. 8, GBB DC @ Kenmare- JH 4:15, JV 5:45, V 7:15. Jan. 9, JHGBB Stanley @ DC 1:00 PM, JHBBB 2:30 PM Jan. 11, GBB Trenton @ DC JH 4:30, JV 6:00, this game was added to our schedule. Jan. 12 GBB DC @ Stanley JH 4:15, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Jan. 12 BBB Burke County @ DC JH 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15 Jan. 14 GBB Burke County @ DC V 6:00 PM (Burke County will only be able to play a Varsity game this year.) Jan. 14 BBB DC @ White Shield JV/C 5:00, V 6:30 This game is the matchup we had for Super Sat. at Ray. Super Sat in Ray has been canceled on Jan. 16. If you have question please contact Mr. Harding at the High School. Also, thank you to all fans who have been wearing masks at our home activities, our student athletes appreciate the opportunity they have to continue participating.
Girls/Boys Basketball Sat. Jan. 2, 2021 DC @ Ray JH Boys 11:00 AM in the old gym JH Girls 12:00 in the old gym JV Boys 12:30 HS Gym JV Girls 2:00 V Girls 3:30 No tickets are being handed out to our fans. Attendance capacity at Ray will be 300.
DC Girls Basketball Dec. 29th, 2020 MLS @ DC JH 3:00, JV 4:30, V 6:00 No tickets required for attendance.
DC Fans We are having trouble with our Pixellot System which is the NFHS Network System we are using to stream our home games. We have sent numerous messages to the company and are working on this problem. This system has been installed by 1,000's of school across the United States this year. We are working diligently to resolve the problem, we ask for your patience. Thanks Kent Harding- DC AD
Tues. Dec. 22, 2020 Girls and Boys Basketball at DC Beach High School @ DC JV GBB @ 4:00 V GBB @ 5:30 V BBB @ 7:00 Once again, we give our athletes 6 tickets each. These tickets are suppose to be given out to our players immediate family. Tickets which are not used by players should be returned to AD-Kent Harding. Example: We have 14 girls and 11 boys on our JV and V. (25 players x 6 tickets = 150) We can have 225 home fans in our gym. This now allows 75 of our homes fans to pay admission and watch the games. Out of the 150 tickets we give our players if 50 are not used this allows another 50 home fans to pay admission and come watch our games. If you have questions please call the High School and ask for Athletic Director Kent Harding.
Girls Basketball today, Dec. 19th. Minot High JV at Divide County High School. JV 4:30 V 6:00 Pay admission at the door, we can have up to 300 fans for todays home game. First come first serve at the door up to 300. You do not need a ticket to get in we will count fans up to 300. Should be plenty of room for fans. Masks required at all times in our facility.
Stanley Lions Tournament today, Dec. 18. DC will play Burke County @ Ray 7:30 PM Tickets available for fans at the High School Office Stop by if you need a ticket. Livestreamed on the Ray School Activities YouTube Channel https//www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKz32d4n_Up2HfST0OXcg
Divide County Boys Basketball will play @ Berthold on Dec. 17th, 2020 DC v. Berthold @ 5:00 PM Once again tickets for fans will be available at the Divide County High School. Stop by the High School from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM to pick up tickets. Fans will need this ticket in order to get into the game.
Teacher of the Week! Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Ratcliffe! She has been recognized as Williston Auto and Walmart's Teacher of the Week! We are so PROUD! She is also the lucky recipient of three drawers full of school supplies AND a BRAND NEW CAR for a week! Give her a wave when you see this Teacher of the Week driving around town! Way to go, Mrs. Ratcliffe!
We've had a few questions regarding charges that are appearing on your child's lunch account at school. While breakfast and lunch are free, we want to remind everyone that extra milk or milk without a full meal is not. Many students take an extra milk after they finish their first. If you would prefer they don't, be sure to have that conversation with your child. Please see the attached reminder with more information regarding milk charges. If you have further questions, please call the school office. Thank you!
FBLA has some Poppin' Popcorn and Little Caesars Pizza Kits for sale. If wanting to purchase, please contact Wendy Grote at 701-570-1145. Poppin' Popcorn-$15.00 bag: Cheesy Cheddar, Cheddar Jalepeno, Cookies & Cream, and Movie Theater Butter. $10.00 bag: Buttery Caramel, Cheddar Jalapeno, Texas Habanero, Three Cheese. Little Caesar Pizza Kits: Pepperoni Pizza Kit-$22.00, Cheese Pizza Kit-$20.00, Thin Crust Pizza Kit-$22.00 and Personal Pepperoni Pizza Kit-$22.00
Internet and phone services have been restored to Divide County Elementary.
Divide County Elementary - Internet and phone service currently is not working at the elementary. If you are calling and not getting through that is why. We are working to correct the issue as quickly as possible.
In accordance with the executive order issued by Governor Burgum on Friday, November 13, the following will be implemented at Divide County Public Schools effectively immediately: 1. All students and staff in grades K-12 will be required to wear a mask while in the school building and throughout the school day. Exceptions to this mandate are outlined in the executive order in regards to health conditions of which a student may not be required to wear a mask. Social distancing is no longer a consideration with mask use as per the executive order, therefore, all students will be required to wear a mask regardless of distancing available in their classroom or other building space. This executive order also includes bus transportation, therefore students riding the bus to/from school will be required to wear a mask during their bus ride each day. 2. Extracurricular activities are prohibited effective November 16 and until December 14 which includes at this time - practices, or any organized gathering outside the regular school day. Events that are academic or related specifically to an educational function can be held under this order and will be coordinated and monitored through the school district. 3. The executive order does NOT have an impact on the school district food service program or school meals provided by the school district during the school day. We appreciate the cooperation of our students and families with the new guidelines and efforts to address the current pandemic situation in our region/state.
Please help keep our school doors open by becoming a substitute teacher or a paraprofessional substitute. You may be more qualified than you think! We are experiencing more staff needing to quarantine or isolate at home. This is making it increasingly difficult to keep classrooms open. Many of these teachers are healthy, asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms and are able to teach from home, however, we are not able to leave students without an adult physically present in the room. We are looking for community members who are willing to become certified as either substitute teachers or substitute paras simply to be the adult in the room while the teachers who are able, teach from home. Duties would include helping students and the teacher as needed with basic functions of the classroom. We are also in need of para substitutes to work with students in small groups or individual settings. Listed below are the requirements to become a sub or a para. If you are able to help out one day a week or as many as possible, we could use your assistance! If you are interested, contact the school TODAY! Let's tackle the challenges our school is facing together and keep our doors open for our kids! Substitute License Requirements -Official transcript documenting a minimum of 48 semester hours of college coursework provided to ESPB. -Successful background check completed with ESPB. -Online application for the substitute license. https://www.nd.gov/espb/ Paraprofessional Requirements -Complete a DCSD Application for Employment -Successfully complete a background check
In compliance with the state health officer order and Governor Burgum’s executive order, beginning Mon., Nov. 16 face masks will continue to be required at DCE & DCHS. The DCHS Concert scheduled for Tues., Nov. 17 is still on as scheduled with limited attendance (ticket required to attend), face masks must be worn at all times, and distancing between those not in your household is required. We appreciate audience compliance so we can allow our students to continue with this activity. The concert will also be streamed on the DCSD Facebook page at 7 p.m. At this time, all other extracurricular activities, open gym, and practices are delayed until Dec. 14.
DCSD, along with other ND schools, is currently reviewing Governor Burgum's new mandates. The mandates are not expected to change our current in-person instructional model, but may affect our safety precaution level. The start of winter sports and other school activities will be delayed until December 14. NDHSAA sponsored activities will be allowed to complete their fall events. We will keep you updated as more information is available. https://www.governor.nd.gov/news/burgum-announces-new-requirements-businesses-gatherings-and-masks-delays-winter-activities?fbclid=IwAR2imy3DfME80XFmGeOnFhuDzOJdpdqfIV34Svo7vum60IHmASNJ5y4aong https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2855827051321296
Junior High girls’ basketball practice for tomorrow (November 14) has been cancelled.
DCE and DCHS will NOT be dismissing early on Wednesday, November 18. This was originally planned to be an early dismissal day, but due to the early dismissal on Tuesday, November 10 because of the sewer back-up at DCE, we will no longer be dismissing early on November 18. School will be in session at both buildings for the usual full day.
Congratulations to the DC Volleyball Team on a huge win last night at Tioga. DC will play in the Region 8 Championship match on Sat. Dec. 14, in Kenmare at 1:00 PM. Each player will be given two tickets for attendance. Randy Peterson KTGO will broadcast the match on 1090 AM and 92.7 FM. Also, the match will be livestreamed on the Kenmare Honkers YouTube Channel. Good luck to the DC Volleyball Team.
Tonight Region 8 Volleyball match will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network search for Tioga High School. Once again fans are not allowed to livestream matches on Facebook live. Attendance once again will be limited, each participant will be given 2 tickets.
Congratulations to the DC Volleyball team on Region 8 win v. Trenton DC will play Tioga at Tioga on Thursday, Nov. 12th at 7:00 PM.
Junior High girls’ basketball practice 1:45-3:45 at the High School
DCSD is dismissing at 1:30 today due to a sewer backup at DCE. Both buildings will be dismissing. Buses will run. Volleyball is still on.
Region 8 Volleyball Tournament Nov. 10, 2020 # 4 Divide County v. # 1 Trenton 7:00 PM The Region 8 Tournament will use the same procedure we used for the District 16 Tournament. The higher seed in each bracket will host the match. Athletes will be given 2 vouchers per participant. These vouchers will allow you to purchase a ticket and attend the event. Ticket Prices will be $ 8.00. In accordance with NDHSAA requirements- Facemasks must be worn by spectators at all times. Also, no livestreaming of this event will be allowed.
Governor Burgum has announced that Divide County's risk level will be raised to the Yellow/Moderate Risk level on Friday, November 6. Please note that this does not change the current instructional model at DCSD. Instruction will stay on-campus with continued safety measures in place. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread.
DCSD Families, We are continuing to email letters to notify families when your student has been a close contact to another student or staff member who has tested positive for COVID. An email was sent yesterday to several DCHS families and today several families from DCE will receive an emailed letter. These letters will either be from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Families/students who received letters yesterday or today are not required to quarantine due to the Mask Exemption allowance and instead are asked to SELF-MONITOR. If symptoms develop, stay home and contact your healthcare provider. DCSD follows the mask exemption guidance which allows students and staff to stay in school if all parties were masked (with approved mask types) during the close contact with the positive case. We thank our students and staff for taking extra precautions to help keep us in school! Notifying close contacts takes time. In order to speed up the process we often bcc the emails so we can send them in bulk. We are not able to identify your child individually in that type of mailing. Therefore, we will list the classes/courses in which the close contact occurred. You will only receive the letter if your child is enrolled in one of the listed classes. After receiving the email, please contact the sender if any further clarification is needed. Please continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID in our community. We must all work together to keep our families healthy, our businesses and schools open, and our healthcare facilities able to serve the needs of all those who are ill.
Each year the 3rd graders use a program called “Kicking It Multiplication” to learn their multiplication facts. Each day they have 60 seconds to complete 60 multiplication facts They earn belts along the way after mastering 4 sets of 60 facts. Aliza Pulvermacher earned her yellow belt today after mastering sets A-D. Congratulations
Junior High girl’s basketball practice will begin Monday, November 9th at 3:45 PM. Practice will be held at Divide County Elementary School. Athletes must have a physical before they can begin practice.
Flu Vaccination Clinic Rescheduled at School DCE - Tues., Nov. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. DCHS - Fri., Nov. 6 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Consent Forms: https://5il.co/lqzy DCE - Students do not need to resubmit consent form. DCHS - Students will need to RESUBMIT a consent form. Students will not be vaccinated without a completed consent form.
2020 District 16 VB Tournament Information: All matches will be played at various locations on October 29th, 30th, and November 2nd. Tournament matches will be played at the higher seed location. 1st Round match for DC will be at 7:00pm on Thursday, Oct. 29th. We are the #4 seed and will host the #5 seed, Stanley here at DC. Unfortunately, attendance at all tournament locations will be limited. All players, coaches, and stats will be given 2 tickets per participant. Masks are required at all matches. Concessions will also be limited to pop, popcorn, and candy. Admission will be $5 for adults and students. The match will be streamed on the NFHS network through our Pixellot system. To subscribe to this service please visit https://nfhsnetwork.com. Once you have created an account, search for Divide County High School in the search bar. The fee is 10.99/month or 64.99/year. Any event that takes place at the football field or the high school gymnasium can be streamed using this service.
HS Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Oct. 26th & Tuesday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. each day. Masks are required.
K-6 Winter Gear Time is Here! The snowy, cold weather is here! All K-6 students will need to have a winter coat, snow pants, winter boots, winter gloves/mittens and a winter hat for recess. These will also be needed to ride the bus. If you need assistance gathering these items, please let the school office know.
ATTENTION: 7-12 Parents DCHS will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences in the high school gymnasium. Monday, Oct. 26 & Tuesday, Oct. 27 4:00-7:30PM Masks will be required!
For those planning to subscribe and use the pixellot system today thru NFHS, we discovered some condensation in the left (north) lens due to the recent moisture. The company is aware of this issue and working to resolve it. You may notice a blurry picture when the camera pans in that direction. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. Just a reminder that the game can also be viewed on facebook live through the DCSD Facebook page.
DCSD will be following the recommended face covering guidelines put out by the NDDOH. This will allow us to keep more students and staff IN SCHOOL and exempting them from at-home quarantine and allowing them to SELF-MONITOR while attending school. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY the approved masks may be used at school and school events by all staff and students. If you do not have a qualifying mask, DCSD has the approved surgical mask for student and staff use. ALSO, we recently received white, cotton washable masks from the state for both students and staff. If your child needs a washable, re-usable mask, please contact your school office and we will send one home with them. Thank you for helping us keep our students in school!
DCE and DCHS staff and students will return to on-campus learning beginning Monday, October 26. We understand this may seem contrary as we continue to have COVID-19 cases within our community. While no one can predict the future, it is likely that COVID-19 will be amongst our community off and on throughout the school year. The recent COVID effect on our staff has diminished and we are able to resume normal, in-class instruction on Monday, October 26. It is our belief that most students learn best on-campus and in-person. We must also consider the whole child and their social and emotional well-being. We will continue to make concerted efforts and take precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 within our schools. We understand that every school closure not only affects our students but their families, our local businesses, and our community as a whole. With this in mind, we ask all families and members of our community to help us with these efforts outside of the school buildings by staying home when sick, social distancing, wearing a mask in public, and practicing good hand-hygiene. We are a small community and interactions outside of the school building also affect what happens inside our school buildings. We understand that COVID-19 affects everyone differently. We are not asking you to fear the virus, but rather, to help us take precautions to limit the spread, especially for those who are most vulnerable in our schools and community. Schools are the heart of most small communities. We are so proud to be serving ours – please help us stay strong!
There are 13 tickets still available for tomorrows FB playoff game. Mr. Harding will be at the high school from 1:00-2:00pm. You have to come to the High School parking lot and physically pick up the tickets. There will be no reservations through comments made on this post. Thank You.
The upcoming Football game between the DC Maroons and the Beach Buccaneers will be available to stream through our new Pixellot system. This is an approved streaming service through NDHSAA. To sign up for an account, please go to: https://nfhsnetwork.com/ Once you have created an account, search for Divide County High School in the search bar. The cost is 10.99/month or 64.99/year. These systems are installed in both our HS gymnasium and out at the FB field. We have the ability to stream any event that takes place in these venues. Please note that Saturday is the first time this system will be used. We appreciate your patience. You may also view the game on the Divide County School District Facebook page or listen to it live on 105.7 FM radio.
Close Contact Notifications: The NDDOH is experiencing a backlog and requesting all COVID positive individuals to notify their own close contacts. With this change in protocol, schools are not receiving the "return to school" dates for students identified as close contacts during this time. Families of DCE & DCHS students are asked to report if your child is required to quarantine along with start and end dates to Mrs. Brown, DCSD COVID Coordinator. If you are unsure of the dates, she will help you work through this process. This information can be emailed to email@example.com or call the District Office at 701-965-6313. Upon receiving this information, DCSD will work with you to make instructional plans during your child's quarantine. Thank you for your assistance!
Divide County Football Fans: After our initial distribution of football playoff tickets, there are 50 tickets available for the playoff game Saturday. Parents/guardians of players will be given preference to obtain two additional tickets for each player’s family. These tickets will be available at the high school main entrance Wednesday (Oct. 21) morning at 8:30 until 9:30. Any tickets left after that will be available to the general public at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. When arriving at the high school, please remain in your vehicle lined up along the curb, facing north and someone will come to your vehicle to deliver tickets. We have been fortunate to receive donations from local banks to enable us to stream the football playoff game on the Divide County School District Facebook page using Facebook LIVE, which is free to all viewers. There may also be an option for a Pixellot video stream connection, which we are still working on to make sure we have a good connection. There is a charge of $10.99 if this connection becomes available. Further details about these two options will be provided by Thursday night. The game is also being broadcast on FM 105.7.
FBLA is kicking off the year with fundraising for the American Heart Association. Please help us show our support for this great cause! Online donations will run to October 31st. You can donate by visiting https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/NDFBLA or texting NDFBLA to 71777.
Divide County Patrons, Following is information regarding the upcoming football playoff game to be at Divide County this coming Saturday, October 24, 2020. DC Maroons will host the Beach Buccaneers at 2:30 p.m. (CT) at the DCHS Football Field. Because this is a post-season playoff game, local board and/or administration regulations for these games are not optional. According to recent action of the NDHSAA, all regulations and protocols of the North Dakota High School Activities Association must be followed. NDHSAA has established the following Protocols for this playoff game: Attendance Restrictions – Only two (2) tickets are allotted per football team participant and coaches. Those tickets will be distributed by coaches to their players Wednesday at practice. The cost of all tickets is $8.00 per ticket. Fans will be requested to show their numbered ticket at the south main entrance to the football field at which time they will pay the admission price of $8.00. Only the south main entrance to the field will be used and will open at 1:00 p.m. Masks are required for all fans and sideline personnel. Game broadcast – The game will be broadcast on FM 105.7 (The Mix). By NDHSAA regulations, the playoff game cannot be livestreamed without the permission of the NDHSAA and will cost $500 to do so. We are currently soliciting donations to make this possible in case our NFHS Network Pixellot system is not activated by Saturday. We are anticipating a few tickets to be available to the general public by Wednesday, October 21, but don’t have a final number at this time. More information concerning availability of those tickets, where and when to purchase one, etc. will be available Tuesday night.
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Part 2- Dyslexia What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects how a person see’s letters. Some letters might appear backwards or upside down, text might appear to jump around on a page, or a person may not be able to tell the difference between letters that look similar such as o, e, and c. Here is a great video that explains dyslexia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65psPXWzNic Can you imagine trying to read passages that look like the page below? 1 in 5 students have a learning disability called dyslexia. With that being said, please know that some of the reversals are common among children to age 7 and are part of the developmental process, but please discuss with your child’s teacher if you are concerned. What is something that you can do to help support a child with dyslexia? 1) Allow them extra time to think and process. 2) Focus on their strengths and abilities. 3) Accept, encourage, and support the child. 4) Empower self-advocacy Remember, “My ABILITY is stronger than my disability.”
Hello everyone!! Ms. Wheeling and Mrs. Ratcliffe here- ready to spread some awareness about learning disabilities! October is National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, so twice a week for the rest of the month, we will be posting a small lesson about learning disabilities that our families can participate in, as we are hoping that it will promote discussions with your child and help raise awareness about this topic that we are so passionate about! What are learning disabilities? Are there different types of learning disabilities? Did you know that 4 out of every 20 children in the U.S. have a learning disability? Did you know that adults can have learning disabilities too? Here is a short video to watch with your child about learning disabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCqeFxDgacQ After watching the video, please respond to this post or message us any questions that your child may have had or 1 thing that they found to be interesting.
Dear DCSD Patrons, The following information may be helpful in planning for upcoming activities. At this time, it is not certain whether Divide County will or will not host a play-off football game on October 24. That decision will be made Saturday, October 17 after all regular season region games are finished. Likewise, it is uncertain whether Divide County will be a host site for part of the district volleyball tournament. That decision will be made available after October 21. For preliminary planning purposes, it has been established that there will be limited attendance at a hosted football playoff game and at any hosted district volleyball games. The fan attendance for the football play-off game will be limited to 5 tickets per DCHS football player/coach and 100 tickets for the visiting team fans. The District #16 Volleyball Committee is limiting seating to 100 seats for both teams for any district volleyball games during the tournament. Details regarding admission prices and ticket distribution will be made available once the game site locations are finalized.
Garnet Asmundson, less than a minute ago DIVIDE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE I would like to give you some basic information so you can start making plans for distance learning. Not every detail is ready to go yet, but here are some basics to help you get some planning started: -DCHS students will use the same daily schedule they have used for in person learning. -HS Class Schedule can be found under the document section under the school website. - Attendance is Required for all classes daily. -The grade check policy is in effect and ineligible letters will be mailed out every Wednesday. -2:48 pm to 4:00 pm is teacher contact time. Teachers will be available to help. -Q#1 will end on 10/21. All work must be turned in by the end of the quarter or a ZERO will be given. -Feel free to call the office with questions.
DCE Distance Learning Schedule Good afternoon DCE Families! I would like to give you some basic information so you can start making plans for distance learning. Not every detail is ready to go yet, but here are some basics to help you get some planning started: LIVE Class - Attendance Required Monday - Thursday ONLY Except for 10/9 - There WILL be LIVE instruction this Friday. Friday will only be for students who need additional assistance from their teacher, or have an intervention time scheduled that day. K – 9:00 - 10:30 1 – 9:00 – 10:30 2 – 9:00 - 11:00 3 – 9:00 - 11:00 4 – 9:00 – 11:30 5 – 9:00 - 12:00 6 – 9:00 – 12:00 Please note that these blocks of time WILL include short, frequent breaks to allow students time to get re-energized and stay focused. Music/PE/Library - There will not an assigned required time to participate. However, there will be a weekly video posted with viewing required. PE will require a weekly activity log and Music will have a brief required follow up activity to the once weekly video. These will be used as part of this quarter's grading for music and PE. Band - 6th Grade band will include individual virtual lessons. 5th grade band is on hold. Student Contact Time: Each student will receive at least 1 individual contact throughout the week. Teacher Office Hours: Teachers will be available for parent or student emails, calls, video calls, etc, during the hours of 1:00-4:00. Please contact them whenever your child needs help. We can schedule a block of time to provide extra help with work during office hours if needed. Counselor: Our guidance counselor is available to all students.
DCSD will be making breakfast and lunches available for pick-up beginning Monday, October 12 during distance learning. To sign-up, call the district office at 701-965-6313 by Friday at 12 noon.
Due to the school transitioning to distance learning, the flu shot clinics scheduled for DCE & DCHS have been cancelled. We are checking to see if this will be rescheduled.
Devices (iPads or Chromebooks) will be sent home with all students today for distance learning. Each student has been assigned a device along with charger cords. Please make sure all items are taken care of and returned when on-campus learning resumes. Thank you!
Dear DCSD Families, As you are aware, our community is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. At both DCE and DCHS, we are recording very high numbers of student and staff absences due to COVID related incidents. In order to protect student, staff, and community health, we feel it is necessary for our schools to begin distance learning for a period of two weeks. School will dismiss at regular time today, Wednesday, October 7. Distance learning will begin on Friday, October 9 and continue through Wednesday, October 21. Classes will resume on campus on Monday, October 26, assuming that COVID circumstances have subsided and it is safe and feasible to return to in-person instruction. During this period of distance learning, it is imperative for all students and their families to take extra measures and precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If everyone does their part to slow the spread, we can get our students back in the building after the two-week quarantine. This time is not intended for students to be gathering outside of school, which will defeat the purpose. Please stay home, continue to practice good hygiene, social distance, and wear a mask. Everyone’s efforts are necessary to get our students back in school. All extra-curricular activities and practices will be suspended until October 21. Our heartfelt concerns go out to our students, staff, and community members who are experiencing COVID related illnesses at this time. We wish you all a speedy recovery!
COVID-19 UPDATE: There have been positive COVID-19 cases identified at both DCE and DCHS. It is very likely that members of the community are hearing pieces of information that may or may not be accurate. Please take note that the school is required to follow the NDDOH protocol when notifying families regarding any of these incidents involving the school. The information provided by NDDOH sometimes appears to conflict with what the public understands about the contact tracing and quarantining process. Consequently, in some instances in school, students have been required to quarantine at home for 14 days, while other students, who may be perceived as close contacts, are not required to quarantine, but instead self-monitor, or maybe no extra precautions are required. This is because every situation is unique. Several factors are taken into consideration when the NDDOH is working with the school COVID team to determine level of contact. Some of these factors include social distancing efforts, amount of time spent with the positive case, whether or not both parties were wearing masks, and when the infectious period began. Unfortunately, there are times that the public may become aware of an incident before the school can officially notify affected families due to NDDOH, FERPA, and HIPAA protocols that the school must adhere to. During the investigation of reported cases, the school takes allowable precautions to protect all students and staff until final notifications can be made. This investigation is a careful process to ensure the health and safety of all involved and takes time. Some cases take longer than others to complete. We apologize for any confusion and frustration you may experience. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to manage new circumstances for our school and community.
There will be no Elementary volleyball practice tomorrow and no scrimmage on October 12th.
School COVID Close Contacts: In "close contact" situations involving the school classroom/teams/clubs you will be contacted by the school through a letter. The NDDOH works closely with the school COVID team to determine who the close contacts are and the notification is made by the school. Families will not be contacted by a contact tracer from the NDDOH when the case involves the school. The exception to this would be if your contact with the positive case was outside of the school in a social setting.
Volleyball has postponed all matches Elem, JH,C,JV, V at this. We are looking into rescheduling. Stay tuned for updates.
Due to Covid related reasons all volleyball matches from Oct. 6-16, 2020 have been postponed. We are working on rescheduling, more information to come.
Attention Grades 9-12 Volleyball Families: Please make sure to view the information that was sent home with players today.
Attention 5th Grade Parents: Please check your email this evening regarding an important notice for 5th grade families. Thank you!
Divide County Maroons Weekly Activities Oct. 5-10, 2020 Mon. Oct. 5 FB RayPL @ DC JH/JV Football JH 5:00 JV 6:00 Tues. Oct. 6 VB Powers Lake @ DC Elem. 4:00, JH 5:00, JV 6:00, V 7:00 Thur. Oct. 8 VB Tioga @ DC JH 3:00, JH 4:00, C 5:00, JV 6:00, V 7:00 Fri. Oct. 9 FB DC @ Trenton V 7:00 Sat. Oct. 10 JH FB DC v. TGU JH 11:30 AM (Game will be played at Mohall)
DCE will be hosting their annual influenza (flu) clinic on Thursday October 8 between the hours of 9 and 3. Information from UMDHU went home with students yesterday. The vaccine consent form needs to be completed and returned by Monday October 5. The school letter and consent form are located in the documents section of the school website/app if your students form did not make it home. https://5il.co/lqzw https://5il.co/lqzy. If you have any questions please call 701-965-6324.
DCSD make-up day for school pictures will be held on October 1st between 9 & 10 at the elementary school. This is for Pre-K students enrolled in DCE, virtual students enrolled in DCSD, enrolled students that were absent for picture day and any newly enrolled students. If you have any questions please call the elementary school office at 965-6324.
Attention Please: Grades 9-12 volleyball practice will now be held tomorrow after school. Do to the cancellation of the elementary games.
Monday’s Elementary volleyball games vs Trenton have been cancelled. Our next practice will be Wednesday, September 30th at the Elementary School.
DCSD has just been notified that ALL volleyball games scheduled for tonight vs. Trinity Christian in Williston have been cancelled.
Reminder- Varsity Football on Friday, Sept .25 MLS @ DC 7:00 start The game will also be broadcast on 660 KEYZ Country.
CLOTHING DRIVE There is an overwhelming supply of clothes still available for the taking. Please come and take advantage of the generosity of our community! Wednesday, Sept. 23. 4PM-7PM East of the HS
Reminder to all DCE & DCHS Families: Early Dismissal for teacher in-service tomorrow, Wed., Sept. 23 at 1:00. Kindergarten will dismiss at 12:45.
Please note updates to the DCSD Health & Safety Plan specifically regarding protocols if students are considered close contacts or test positive for COVID-19. These updates can be found on page 11. https://5il.co/l7ia
Please note: DCE & DCHS will no longer be checking temperatures as students enter buses or school buildings in the morning. We ask that parents continue to monitor temperatures and symptoms at home each morning. Thank you for keeping students home who have a fever or who are experiencing 2 or more of the symptoms listed. Everyone's help to minimize student and staff illness is appreciated!
DCE Lunchroom News! We are expecting plexiglass to be delivered by October 1 which will allow us to increase the number of students utilizing the lunchroom at one time. ALL students will have access to hot lunches everyday once they arrive. At that time, we will discontinue serving sack lunches in the classroom. Thank you for your patience and understanding while working within our Health & Safety Plan procedures this year. Stay tuned for an exact start date.
Sept. 17, 2020 Volleyball DC @ Kenmare Kenmare just changed their mask policy for indoor events. It is now "strongly recommended".
Attention Elementary Volleyball Parents and Fans: 5th Grade Game: 4:00 P.M. 6th Grade Game: to follow approximately 5:00 P.M. September 21st game in Trenton has the following Covid guidelines All athletes riding the bus will be required to wear a mask at all times. Students are asked to bring a lunch from home as we will not be stopping following the games and concessions will not be served. Trenton has also set the following guidelines: Williams County is designated a "yellow county" *Masks WILL BE required for any fans attending. *Social Distancing will be expected of all fans. * We will not be limiting fans for the games *A sign for fan seating will be posted in our front entry way of the gym. * Concessions will not be served * There will be a $3 admission price: Fans are asked to bring correct change. Thanks for doing your part to help us continue to have athletics for our student-athletes.
Thur. Sept. 17, 2020 Volleyball DC @ Kenmare JH-3:45, JH 4:15, C-5:00, JV- 6:00, V- 7:00 Kenmare's gym capacity is currently 500 Kenmare also requires all fans and players to wear masks while at indoor events. All matches will be streamed on the "Kenmare Honkers" Youtube Channel.
Tues. Sept. 15, 2020 Volleyball- DC @ Tioga JH-3:00, JH-4:00, C- 5:00, JV- 6:00, V- 7:00 The JH teams will leave @ 1:20 and C, JV, and V will leave at 3:30 Tioga is currently operating under the gym capacity of 250 while they are in the yellow. Each player on the C, JV, and V will be given 2 tickets. Junior High parents will not be limited but will be asked to exit the gym at the completion of their daughters match. Also, BEK Sports will be televising the varsity match.
Sept. 14, 2020 FB- JH and JV Football @ Powers Lake, JH 5:00, JV 6:00, Bus will leave at 3:00 PM Reminder from Coach Nordstog that JH players need to pack food for the game tomorrow.
The Maroons take on Ray/Powers Lake tonight at Cal Andrist Field at 7 p.m. Please remember the following for everyone's safety and convenience: 1. NO pets allowed 2. Students in Grades 6 and below MUST be accompanied by an adult and supervised by an adult at all times. 3. Students are not to play in the area behind the trees. 4. Please social distance or wear a mask. 5. Concessions will be available. 6. The game will be LIVE on our DCSD Facebook page. 7. Please leave the parking spaces right outside the fence on the north and south ends for those who, due to health concerns, wish to remain in their vehicle to watch the game. Thank you!
Just a reminder as we welcome fans to student activities at DCHS: We understand we are considered a Blue County at this time, but we also know that we are not confined within our own county borders. Our own sports teams travel to other towns and we have other communities and schools attending events in our county and school. We want to support all of our students in the classroom as well as on the playing field/court. We want our students to continue face to face learning and continue to be afforded opportunities to participate in activities. It will take the efforts of all in our community and especially those in attendance at our school activities to help us limit the possible spread of COVID-19. We hope our community understands the stress it puts on our students and staff when they are required to quarantine to deliver instruction or receive instruction. We understand no one would ever intentionally cause this, it is unavoidable, and often spread without us even knowing. So, please, help us keep possible exposure to a minimum. Please help us and our students by doing the following when in attendance at our outdoor and indoor activities: 1. Stay home if you are sick. 2. Social distance – stay 6 feet away from others. 3. Wear a mask if you cannot social distance. 4. Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
Monday, Sept. 14 JH and JV Football Games will be in Powers Lake not in Ray as the schedule states. We will announce this again at the football game on Friday night. JH Football at Powers Lake @ 5:00 PM and JV @ 6:00.
Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 Varsity Football Ray/Powers Lake at DC, 7:00 PM start. We will have concessions available. Also, the game will be broadcast on KTGO, you can listen on your computer at www.am1090theflag.com or you can download the free app to listen on your phone.
School pictures will be next week. Picture order forms will be coming home with the students today. There is a copy of the picture order form in the documents section of our school website, in case your order form doesn't make it home. A link to the document is below. Kinder and 1st Grades - September 15, 2nd and 3rd Grades - September 16, 4th, 5th and 6th Grades - September 17. https://5il.co/kuv9
DCE Lost & Found: Do any of these items belong to your student? Give us a call and we'll send it home with them. We won't be keeping lost and found items longer than a week or two so please claim ASAP. Items remaining after this time will be donated to a local charity or given to a family in need. Thank you!
DC Honor Society and FBLA is sponsoring a local COMMUNITY CLOTHING DRIVE Drop off any clean clothing items on the tables located in front of the high school: Sunday, September 13th through Sunday, September 20th. All items will be available to the public at no charge on: Tuesday, September 22nd and Wednesday, September 23rd from 4-7.
Tues, Sept. 8, 2020 Junior High Football will have a scrimmage at 4:30 PM, just a reminder that the game with Trenton has been postponed. I have added 2 more JH football games to our schedule: Sat. Oct. 10, 2020 DC v. TGU- the game will be played in Mohall @ 11:30 AM. Thur. Oct. 15, 2020 Trenton @ DC 5:00 PM
Tues. Sept. 8, 2020 We have another change in volleyball schedule. VB- Trinity Christian at DC, only 2 matches now because Trinity Christian has low numbers in their vb program this year. JH- 6:00 PM and Varsity at 7:00, no JV match.
Tues. Sept. 8, 2020 We have several activities taking place at the High School. 4:30- Junior High Football (Scrimmage) 6:30- Junior Varsity Football Game DC v Tioga Volleyball- Trinity Christian at DC 5:00 JH 6:00 JV 7:00 V
Join our DCE Team! We are looking for someone who loves kids and is looking for an opportunity to work approximately 2 hours a day/5 days per week supervising students during lunch and recess. If interested, please contact Mrs. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701.965.6324.
Sept. 3, 2020 Volleyball DC @ Powers Lake, JV @ 6:00, V @ 7:00 Please read the information below, we must follow the guideline set forth by Powers Lake Public School. Powers Lake’s Spectator Guidelines For the visiting team, each player will receive 2 reserved tickets. The reserved tickets must be paid for when ticket holders enter the game venue. Each person entering the game must be counted and must have a ticket. This means everyone age 1 (walking age) to adults would need a reserved ticket. All fans at the ballgame need to stay in the gym unless they are going to the concession stand or to the bathroom. We cannot have kids wondering in the hallways, they must be in the gym. Live Streaming: The match will be livestreamed on the Powers Lake Public School Facebook page. Concessions: Concessions will be served including pop, popcorn, and candy.
Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 Junior High Football v. Trenton was postponed, instead our JH FB team will have an inter-squad scrimmage at 5:00 PM.
Aug. 28, 2020 Varsity Football Game DC v. TGU can be hear on KZZJ AM 1450 tonight.
DC Junior High Football Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 The junior high football game scheduled for Aug. 31, 2020 @ 5:00 PM against Trenton has been postponed. Trenton need to postpone the game for Monday and will try to reschedule at a later date.
DC Varsity Football TGU @ DC Aug. 28, 2020 7:00 PM Divide County will allow up to 500 people to enter our football facility. These 500 include all players, stats, coaches, officials, score keepers, fans, etc. We will keep attendance at the gate and will close our gates if our number exceeds the 500 mark. Masks will be required at outdoor events when social distancing cannot be maintained. Home varsity athletics will be streamed on face-book live until our pixellot system is installed. Fans will be asked to bring exact change to pay admission at our gates as there will be no cash boxes available. Please bring exact cash or check (made out to Divide County High School). Admission prices: Adults $ 5.00, Senior Citizens $ 4:00, Students $ 3.00. Also, a reminder that we will be recognizing our senior athletes and parents on Friday before the game. We ask senior parents to meet at 6:45 behind the DC bench in front of the grandstand.
Just letting families know - DCE students will be walking with their PE teacher to North Park (Haugenoe Park) to use the grassy outdoor space during Phy. Ed. classes for the next few weeks. If you have any concerns, please call the school office. Thanks!
Varsity Football On Friday, Aug. 28th we will be recognizing our 10 senior football players and 2 senior camera girls. We will recognize them before the varsity football game against TGU. Parents of these 12 seniors are asked to gather behind the DC bench at 6:45 PM.
Please make sure your child has outdoor shoes for recess and outdoor physical education - no flip flops or backless sandals please. Outdoor tennis shoes would be best. They will also need a pair of indoor gym shoes when staying inside for PE. These do not need to be new shoes - just clean soles. Thank you! If assistance is needed to get these items, please contact the school office.
Virtual Learners Update! There will be a meeting for all virtual learners (K-12) and one parent/guardian on Thursday, August 27 at the DCE Cafeteria. Please come to one of the following sessions: 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30. If you need a device, one will be provided at that time. Virtual learning sessions will begin August 31.
DC elementary class lists! Parents you may login to your Power School account to see your student's class teacher. If you need help getting logged into Power School please call the office at 965-6324. If you prefer to see the class list, they have been posted on the main entrance doors of the elementary school.
Kindergarten and New elementary age families! We are inviting you to the school to meet your teacher and see your classroom. Please call Mrs. Wishart at 965-6324 to schedule your time. Only one parent and the student may attend, masks are required. You may bring your school supplies with you. Kindergarten families; The available times are listed below and they are first come first serve. Our Kindergarten teachers are looking forward to meeting you! Monday August 24 - 5 openings available per teacher per time slot 5:00 - 5:25 5:30 - 5:55 6:00 - 6:25 6:30 - 6:55 New families; If you would like a tour of the school before the first day, please call Mrs. Wishart at 965-6324 to schedule a meeting.
Divide County Varsity Football game will be @ Underwood v. Central McLean on Friday, Aug. 21st. Leave time for the team is 2:15 PM. Central McLean will allow up to 500 people into their football facility. 500 counting players, coaches, score keepers, etc. and fans. They will keep attendance at the gate and if they hit 500 they will not allow people to enter. Fans could watch from outside the fence at that time. The game will also be broadcast on the NFHS network and on FM 106.5 KDKT.
DCSD Virtual Learning: Students who are planning to utilize Virtual Learning for their preferred delivery of instruction this school year DO NOT need to attend the school registration events scheduled for August 17-21. That registration is for grades 7-12 on-campus students only. More information will be available next week for families utilizing virtual learning. Thank you for your patience. Please stay tuned...
ALL students K-12 (current AND new) are required to complete the Delivery of Instruction survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZKTMZ7 Please complete before August 12. Students NEW to the Divide County School District will need to complete the following registration information https://5il.co/jagk - Please email this back to Desiree.email@example.com or drop off at the DCE Office (regardless if elementary or high school student). Please see the attached dates and times for Grades 7-12 registration.
Attention Varsity Football Players Remember to bring your own water bottle and all your forms to practice tomorrow at 8 AM.
Attention DCSD Families: The DCSD School Board met today and approved the proposed Health & Safety Plan as well as the Distance Learning Plan. The school start date for students has been changed to Tuesday, August 25. Each family is asked to complete a brief registration form for each student in your household to indicate your preferred format for delivery of instruction for this coming school year. Please complete the form by August 12. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZKTMZ7
Reminder: JH Football players and one parent are invited to a rules meeting tonight, Aug. 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM @ the DC football field.
Divide County School Board meeting scheduled for Friday, August 7 at 7 a.m. at the Divide County Elementary gymnasium.
The Aug. 13th, 2020 Junior High Volleyball meeting which is being held at the football field will start at 7:00 PM.
High School Volleyball will have a players only meeting on Monday, Aug. 10th @ 7:00 PM at the Divide County High School. The meeting will take place in the commons area. All paperwork needed for the season will be sent home at this time. Thur. Aug. 13 we will have our parent/athlete fall rules meeting for grades 7 and 8 who are interested in playing volleyball this year. Again we ask that only one parent and the 7th or 8th grade athlete attend the meeting. This meeting will take place at the football field. High School parents/athletes do not need to attend this meeting. However, if 9-12 parents have questions/concerns we ask that you please attend. If anyone has questions please call the Divide County High School (965-6392)
Thur. Aug. 6th at 7:00 PM we will have our parent/athlete fall rules meeting for 7th and 8th grade junior high football. High School football grades 9-12 had a players only meeting tonight Aug. 3 at 7:00 PM. High School players were given all the paperwork to take home at this meeting. We are asking that only one parent and the athlete attend the meeting on Aug. 6th. This meeting will take place at the football field. High School parents and athletes do not need to attend. However, if you have questions or concerns we ask that you do attend this meeting, thus attendance for 9-12 athletes/parents is optional.
DCSD Families: Please review the DRAFT version of the DCSD Health & Safety plan. This work in progress addresses the K-12 Smart Restart Guidelines set forth by the Governor, NDDOH, and NDDPI. You are welcome to send your questions, concerns, or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The distance learning plan will be made available as soon as possible. Thank you for your feedback and patience! https://5il.co/iyke
Important Football Updates: Mon., Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. - High School (9-12) players meeting in the high school auditorium. We will hand out equipment, go over rules, and collect physical or Form B paperwork. Mon., Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. - 1st day of practice for high school players. Thurs., Aug. 13 at 3:30 p.m. - 1st day of practice for junior high players (7-8). Jr. Hi players will get equipment at the beginning of the first practice. **If players had a physical from the last school year, they only need a Form B to play this year. If players DID NOT have a physical taken last school year, they need to have a physical completed by a medical doctor.
DCSD Parents: We understand that families are anxious to hear what school may look like this year. While final decisions are still in the planning stages, we can tell you that as long as we remain in the Green Risk Level, it is likely that school will begin in our buildings with various restrictions at both buildings. DCSD will also offer a K-12 online learning option for children or families at higher risk. More details regarding restrictions, online options, and other details of the back-to-school plan will be made available as soon as plans are finalized. Divide County School District takes the health and safety of our students, staff, and community very seriously and appreciates your feedback and patience as we prepare for our upcoming school year. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Student Schedule of Events for Summer Send Off on Saturday, August 1 * Please note change in location for Grand March 6:30-6:45pm Gather outside the West Entrance of the Divide County Courthouse for Grand March 6:45pm Line up for Grand March 7:00 pm Grand March around the sidewalk on the front lawn of the Divide County Courthouse 8:00 pm Dance for DCHS students and their escorts begins at the Crosby Community Center 8:30 pm Students must arrive to the dance by this time as doors will be locked promptly 12:00 am Dance ends
I have 5 more openings for next weeks basketball camp. I am opening up camp to students entering 2nd grade along with the 3rd and 4th graders. Please call or message me at 17018971982. Reminder this is a first come first serve basis do to Covid restrictions. Camp will be held from 3-4 Monday through Wednesday of next week.
Attention all DCSD Parents, Teachers & Staff: Divide County School District is seeking your input regarding the re-opening of our schools in August. Parent surveys have been emailed directly to parents whose emails are on file in PowerSchool. Teacher and staff surveys have been emailed to school email addresses. If you do not receive an email with the link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your correct email address and request the link or contact the DC District Office - 701-965-6313. We appreciate your feedback! Please respond by Friday, July 17.
Mrs Ator will be holding a short basketball clinic for students entering grades 3 and 4. The clinic will be held next week July 20-22 from 3 PM-4:00 PM at the High School. Due to Covid our numbers will be limited so first come first serve. Call if interested 701-897-1982. Cost of clinic will be $25.
We hope all of our DCSD students, staff, and families are enjoying a much deserved summer break! We are getting excited for the possibilities that a new school year brings and understand that you may be wondering what the new school year will look like. While we have started the process of planning for different scenarios, we are waiting for the Governor's guidance that should be available to all ND schools in mid-July. Until that time, we are unable to confirm any plans. In the meantime, we can share the 2020-21 DCSD school calendar. Please keep in mind that this calendar is subject to change due to COVID-19 circumstances. Also, the early-dismissal dates have not all been confirmed and may change slightly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please have a safe and healthy summer!
Football Summer Lifting is on mid summer break until Wednesday July 8th. Workouts will continue to be from 7 am to 8am. Everyone in the DC Nation have a safe and wonderful Independence Day Holiday!!
Parents/Student Athletes Fall activities will be underway before we know it. Reminder to schedule your physical examination prior to practice beginning. Coaches will be handing out to each athlete a 2020-2021 Physical Form B which NDHSAA states needs to be completed. Form B can also be found on the NDHSAA website. NDHSAA states that an annual NDHSAA approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form complete by a qualified health care professional must be completed prior to participation in physical activities. If you have questions please contact your coach or call Mr. Harding. Thanks.
With prom being cancelled, the after prom parent committee would still like to plan a fun event for the kids. There will be a meeting on Monday, June 15 at 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Please attend if you are able.
Reminder Summer lifting for football players in grades 9-12 starts tomorrow from 7 am to 8 am in the weight room. The team will meet every M,W, and F in June from 7 am to 8 am. The coaches will be following the Covid 19 Athlete/Coach guidelines established by the NDHSAA.
Message from the DCHS football coaches: There will be a varsity football meeting for all players in grades 9-12 who are playing this fall at 6 pm on Thursday June 4th at the game field bleachers. We will discuss the plan for offseason lifting and the upcoming season.
Drivers Education classes will begin on June 1st, 2020 at the Divide County High School. Thank you to the students who have already contacted Mr. Harding. I have set up a google classroom entitled Drivers Education. I have sent gmail invites out to all students please go to your gmail account and accept this invite, if you did not receive this invite please let me know. Classes will be held on June 1st from 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:00 with lunch hour being 12:00-1:00. Students will need to bring a lunch or go out for lunch. Please email Mr. Harding with any questions. Kent.Harding@k12.nd.us
Students in grades 8-12 interested in taking Drivers Education will need to send Mr. Harding an email indicating they are interested in taking the class. We are still waiting on information from the state before we can finalize our dates and times. More information will be post this week, however we are looking at a start date of June 1st.
Congratulations to DCHS 2020 inductees into the National Honor Society: Hannah Burtman, Lane Caraballo, Megan Hay Micaela Kocher, Faith Johnson, Grant Kocher, Bria Smithberg, Michelle Landsverk and Riley Casteel.
LAST day to return school property - iPads, Chromebooks, textbooks, etc. from 10:30-12 noon today at both schools. Please call ASAP if you are unable to return items today. Thank you! DCE - 701-965-6324, DCHS - 701-965-6392
When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—kids have in mind! But reading can be the ideal summer activity. It’s fun, portable, can involve the whole family, and will help your child academically. Use these resources to launch a summer of reading. And, as always, check out your local library! https://www.readacrossamerica.org/kids-summer-reading-list/
DCE and DCHS will have drop off hours tomorrow (Thursday) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon for any school related materials (Chromebooks, library books, text books). Please use the main entrances for both buildings. Thanks again for all your help. Have a safe and wonderful summer.
DCHS Graduation will not be on Facebook LIVE but can be accessed online and TV thanks to NCC and BEK TV: Divide County High School 2PM, May 24 Online - BEK website: bek.coop/bek-tv/watch-now/ TV - BEK TV West/Heros & Icons, Channel 79 on Advanced TV and Channel 77 on Cable TV
Just a reminder that tomorrow and Wednesday we are having students return items to the school buildings from 1:00 to 6:30. Students last name A to M is Tuesday and last names N to Z is on Wednesday. JH and High School students will be allowed to get their gym stuff during this time as well. We have bagged up gym locker equipment and it will be in the back of the school, in the bus barn. That is the North East corner of the school, in between the high school and the football field. School employees will be present to help supervise equipment return and ensure social distancing. We will have a sign out sheet with a recorder filling out when people take their gear back, to help ensure honesty and security of peoples personal property. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation, honesty and patience in this process. Looking forward to seeing people come and go the next few days.
DCHS and JH students: Tomorrow, Thursday the 14th will be the last official day of school instruction. Then you have this Friday and all next week to turn in existing assignments and finish up your missing or late work. We would like to thank all of the students for their hard work and effort during this years on-line school...just another week and your done! If you need any help, get a hold of and stay in contact with your teachers. We will do whatever it takes to help you finish the year strong!
Hey everyone, A document has been shared with the senior graduating class in their respective senior Google Classroom outlining the social distancing requirements of this years ceremony on May 24th at the high school gym. Each senior will get to bring eight family member guests, and will be seated by ushers six feet apart to maximize social distancing. Also, all graduates and their families will be required to wear masks. These precautions are being done in part to appease recommendations from the state of North Dakota and the state school board association. Ultimately DC schools are using these precautions to protect all of the graduating students, the graduates families and everyone involved with the ceremony. The school is recommending the decorating of individual masks to make the process more unique and enjoyable. Thanks everyone for your cooperation and understanding! Congrats to the class of 2020.
Hello DCE and DCHS families! The yearbook staff needs your help! We would like to see pictures of you in your "home" school setting! We want to see what life is like for everyone now. DCE students and families: We want to see where you do your school work and what you have been doing while at home. Have you learned something new or tried a new food? We want a picture of it! DCHS students and families: Where do you do your school work? We would like pictures of you in your prom dress, or the vehicle you were going to go to prom in, maybe the meal you would have eaten that night. We want to see how you are spending your time and what your new normal looks like. We will use these pictures to fill our yearbook! Please email pictures to email@example.com. Thank you for all your help! Jaclyn Lokken and the Yearbook Staff
DCE Teacher & Staff Appreciation DRIVE-BY reverse parade at 5:00 p.m. today! Drive by DCE - wave and honk at your teachers and the staff to show your appreciation! Everyone welcome! Hope to see you soon!
FROM: ND Department of Public Instruction Heads up! Governor Burgum and Superintendent Kirsten Baesler will be discussing ways to safely hold high school graduations during his press briefing today (Wednesday May 6). If you have a child or loved one who is graduating from high school in North Dakota, you'll want to listen in. The press briefing begins at 3:30 p.m. Central. It will be streamed on the ND Department of Health's Facebook page. It will also be broadcast on local television stations.
Graduation will be held on May 24th at 2:00 as previously scheduled. Details of the exact location and ceremony will follow. Thank you.
This message is being sent out by Mr. Harding. I am working on setting up our Drivers Education Class for the summer. I have talked to the 8th graders and found out who is interested. If any other students from DC are interested in taking Drivers Ed. please email or call Mr. Harding, ASAP. I would like to get the class rolling soon, I just need the final numbers of students interested. Thanks
ART Class for GRADES 4-6 is still ON as scheduled. Join Mrs. Muncaster at 2:30 in TEAMS. (art class is optional)
ATTENTION ALL 8TH-11TH GRADE STUDENTS AND PARENTS: If you are a current student in any of the 8th through 11th grades, you need to pay particular attention to this notice. Mrs. Harding and I are inviting you to a Pre-Registration meeting this Friday morning, May 1, 2020, to complete a survey for next years’ classes (2020-21 school year). We have scheduled each class of grades 8-11 to meet for half an hour starting with 8th grade at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning, to explain the pre-registration survey and answer questions. Students will receive an invitation, Thursday, April 30 via their school g-mail account asking each student to join a Google Classroom that has been created specifically for next year’s registration, informing you of the time you need to be available Friday morning for your Google Meet and survey session. 8th grade class (incoming 9th grade) – 9:30 -- join “Incoming 9th Grade for 20-21 School Year” 9th grade class (incoming 10th grade) – 10:00 -- join “Incoming 10th Grade for 20-21 School Year” 10th grade class (incoming 11th grade) – 10:30 --join “Incoming 11th Grade for 20-21 School Year” 11th grade class (incoming 12th grade) – 11:00 --join “Incoming 12th Grade for 20-21 School Year” It is imperative that every student of each respective grade check into Google Classroom at their assigned time slot for this survey. You will find a link to a Google Meet session in your designated classroom. Please plan on attending this meeting Friday morning. Thank you. Dr. Sherlock Hirning
Library books-If you are finished with a library book, please return it if you are able. We have other students waiting for books and the end of the year is fast approaching. Both elementary and HS books can be returned to the drop box located at the public library enterance. Please contact Mrs Wissbrod if you have any questions or concerns.
DCHS Senior Families - A survey seeking input from senior families regarding graduation was emailed today to emails we have on file. If you do not receive it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your updated email information.
Hey everyone. We all hope that you’re staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time of unease and inconvenience. We know that the students of our school have all been dealt a cruel hand. Things like sporting seasons, awards ceremonies and social functions have been taken from them like never before, not to mention plain old school. We are working behind the scenes to make an honest effort at providing whatever we can in terms of these events. We are still, in part, hoping that possibly we can return to the school building in May. With that said, we need to consider forms of alternative options. We could have prom in May or at a later date into the summer. Graduation, especially, is our number one priority. For graduation specifically we are considering a few alternative plans including but not limited to: a ceremony outdoors on the football field where we could practice social distancing, a digital display of students using Facebook or the like, or simply moving the date back into the summer. All of these plans have weaknesses and will cause us problems, but it is the best we can offer during this time. In the meantime we are awaiting guidance from the Governor on whether we can be in the school building or not in May. At that point we can finalize our decisions as quickly as possible. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding.
Please join us on the ND FBLA Facebook page for the North Dakota FBLA Virtual Awards of Excellence Program. https://www.facebook.com/NDFutureLeaders/
-As you know this coming Monday, April 13th is NO SCHOOL. The high school has decided that we should have Monday's schedule be made up on Friday the 17th. So in short, Next Friday the 17th you will have your EVEN hour/period classes, that would have happened on Monday. Next Week (13th to the 17th): Monday: No School Tuesday: ODD hour classes Wednesday: EVEN hour classes Thursday: ODD hour classes Friday: EVEN hour classes. Please reach out to your teachers and ask them if you have any questions on this. Thank you!
Hey everyone! I just wanted to say hello and thank all of our awesome students and staff for their hard work this first whole week of E-learning. I want everyone to know that we at the school are thinking about you and feeling confident that everything will get back to normal one of these great days. For our students grades 7 thru 12, if you need anything don't hesitate to email myself or your teachers on my/their Google account. Keep being diligent in your effort to connect with your teachers and fellow students so you can finish this school year strong. Take care!
NOTICE: NCC will be doing a fiber upgrade between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. today. The internet will be down for a brief period of time.
Teen Readers! Check out this awesome ebook database that the State Library offers: Teen Book Cloud. Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 https://www.teenbookcloud.com/Home.aspx
DAY 1 - Successful! Good Evening, Everyone! I want to thank everyone who helped make this first day of online learning a success! Thank you to our teachers who diligently worked to convert classroom learning to an online platform in a matter of 7 days! We are so blessed to have such dedicated, talented, and innovative teachers and staff at DCE! They put in LONG hours making sure that we could continue educating the kids of our community! Thank you to our PARENTS!!!! You truly are rock stars! Thank you for being patient with us as we introduce you to this new platform. Thank you for adding even more responsibilities to your already full plates during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate all that you are doing alongside us right now! You are not alone - we are here to support each other every step of the way! Thank you to our students! They are so resilient and eager to try out this new platform! So much so that a few of them made some discoveries prompting us to set up some guidelines and boundaries for using the online learning platform. They keep us on our toes!! Please see said guidelines attached to this message and review the expectations with your students. I'll be going over them during announcements tomorrow morning as well as popping into a few LIVE lessons to review the expectations with smaller groups of students. I appreciate everyone's help! We can do this TOGETHER! ~Mrs. Brown
Need new library books? Contact Mrs. Wissbrod at email@example.com. Check out the online library catalog to see what is available. Pick up at the elementary/public library. https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1
DCE teachers will be going LIVE during their scheduled live classroom times beginning today. Don't worry if you don't have access or aren't sure where to go yet. Monday and Tuesday are the days for us to help everyone get things figured out. Email your teacher or Mrs. Brown if you are having any difficulties. We're here to work through this TOGETHER! We'll see you soon!
Good evening. Just a reminder that on-line school starts tomorrow morning at 8:30. Teachers are all ready to go with their Google Classrooms. Even hour classes are Monday and Wednesdays and your Odd hour classes are Tuesday and Thursday. Assignments will be due on Friday and teachers are working Fridays for if you need to check in with them. Please understand we will be taking attendance for these classes, as well as assigning work. We can't wait to get connected with our students and start a new, unprecedented chapter in the history of DC schools. Get logged in tomorrow and we will all do our best! If anyone has any issues at all, call the high school or email your teachers. Go Divide County Maroons.
Junior High and High School teachers decided whether or not to send home specific textbooks. So in short, not all textbooks are going to be sent home. Only books that specific teachers elected to us as we continue our classes. Teachers will address this with students in their Google Classrooms.
For everyone's safety please stay in your cars during pickup at the High School building. Staff will bring it out to you at the main entrance. Thank you.
Hey everyone. Here is the link to the DCHS on-line schedule ( https://5il.co/e5h9 ) for teachers and our students’ classes. We elected to create a block schedule to hopefully allow more time for students and teachers to work together in their on-line platforms. Even period classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, odd period classes are on Tuesday and Thursdays. We also hope that these blocks will allow more time for students personal schedules. A paper copy of this document will also be in students bags when we conduct pickup. Please note that teachers also have “office hours” to be available for on-line meetings, emails and phone calls from our students. On Fridays teachers are available from 8:00 to 4:00 to all of their students in all of their classes. The high school hopes that this week, beginning Thursday and into Friday, all students can get logged into their Google Classrooms. This way we will know who needs help with class access going forward. Then on Monday (3/30) we can hit the ground running by beginning instruction and completing assignments. Any student in grades 7 thru 12 that cannot get logged into a class by Monday can please call the high school. A helpful hint to students is to highlight or mark their own personal class schedules in this new block system. Students, please remember which period you have your assigned period class…meaning there is two periods of a 7th grade science class. You should remember that you were in either the 1st or 2nd hour science class. The teachers have you placed in your same, original periods Google classroom.
Calling all readers! If you would like a new library book, please contact Mrs. Wissbrod with your specific request. Check out our online catalog to see what is available! We will add the book(s) with your student’s belongings that will sent home later this week. All current library books will be renewed with no overdue fines. Elementary/Public Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1 High School Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=28.1033.0.0.1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Divide County High School is in the process of deploying curriculum in a digital platform, per order of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. This digital platform will come in a small variety of teaching formats and learning applications including Google Classroom and Acellus. DCHS teachers and staff have created Google Classroom formats for students to log into. Directions for the Google Classroom format will attached in a different document. Teachers will be available in a variety of ways to further student instruction, including creating videos, internet chat, email and telephone calls. Many of these ways to correspond with students are available in the google classroom application. A modified schedule of classes will be released as soon as possible. There is an expectation of all schools to continue to appropriately provide an education for all their students and DCHS intends to do their best to fulfill that expectation. We want to do this in a reasonable and fair manner. Students will have to be responsible in their ability to log in to these digital classrooms and work on assigned course work. In turn students can get all the help they need. Students are encouraged to email and set up times for teachers to chat with them in one on one meetings or meet with groups of students if they need help. We literally are putting one foot in front of the other to make this work. We will all learn as we go.
Child Nutrition Program Meals - Thank you for your interest in participating in the meal program during the school closure. In order to best serve each interested family's needs, we ask that you call the district office to get your family on the official lunch count. Please call 701-965-6313 today. All families, regardless of free and reduced lunch status are invited to participate. Children ages 1-18 can be served.
DCE Families - Please VOTE for tonight's bedtime story on the Living Tree site. Mrs. Brown just can't decide! Please join "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown" on the Divide County School District Facebook page LIVE at 7 p.m. tonight!
Join Mrs. Brown at 7 p.m. tonight on the Divide County School District Facebook page for LIVE "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown!" Hope to see you soon!
POSTPONED - Parent Teacher Conferences are postponed until a later date. Please disregard any reminders from Living Tree. Thank you!
The Child Nutrition Program is available and FREE for all of our families regardless of Free and Reduced Lunch status. Please complete the survey if you would like to participate. The survey will help us better prepare for our community needs. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH
Divide County School District Families ONLY - We are asking all DCSD families to complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH regarding your interest in participating in the Child Nutrition program available during this time of school closure. Meals are free to children in your home from ages 1-18. Please complete the survey ASAP so we may adjust plans according to interest level of our families. Please complete ONLY ONE survey per family. Once we know the level of interest in participating, we will have more information regarding pick-up and distribution of meals. Thank you!
Divide County School District continues to follow the Governor’s directives and will be closed to everyone except to essential personnel until further notice. The high school and elementary staff continue to diligently prepare digital and distance educational opportunities for our students. We are missing our daily interactions with our students and want to provide them with as much reassurance and normalcy as possible. We are working to use a variety of technological tools to make face-to-face contact with our students. Roll out of these services will gradually begin next week. Plans are being made for students to pick up their personal belongings next week as well as pick up instructional tools that they will need during this closure period. More information will be available regarding dates and times next week. If anything is needed urgently, please call the district office at 701-965-6313. We have learned that legislation is allowing us to offer breakfast and lunch to all children ages 1-18. More information regarding this program will be available soon. Please stay safe, healthy, and continue to practice social distancing.
Tune in for Story Time on the Divide County Library Facebook page today at 3 p.m.!
Divide County School District Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Employees are working regular hours at the District Office and are available by phone to address any immediate concerns you may have.
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=dividecounty The spring book fair will only be offered online. Follow the link to find all your favorite books!
Check out these great resources available through the North Dakota State Library. Go to: http://www.library.nd.gov/onlineresources.html Tumble Book Library: K-6 children's ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Teen Book Cloud: gr 7-12 ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Audio Book Cloud: all ages audio book database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Tumble Math: K-6 math ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020
Divide County School District is currently working under the Governor's directives to make plans for a variety of scenarios going forward. This includes planning for possible re-entry into school and also exploring options of virtual learning for our students if an extended school closure is recommended. DCSD families will be receiving a phone call from a school representative inquiring as to each family's ability to connect to the internet as well as their access to a device. Paper/pencil options are also being reviewed in case of an extended closure. The Governor is expected to make an announcement on Friday offering guidance as to how schools in ND will proceed.
Good morning, Due to the current school closure, Divide County School District understands that there may be families who need assistance providing meals for their children. If your family is on free or reduced lunches at school and you need assistance during this time, please call the district office at 701-965-6313 by 4:00 today. We will make available a brown bag breakfast/lunch for pick-up at the school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Guidance Update: Governor Burgum has announced that ND K-12 schools will be closed for 5 school days. DCSD classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020. The Governor has recommended practicing good hygiene and social distancing during this time.
Update from Divide County School District Divide County School District will remain open, as advised by the NDDOH, NDDPI, and the Governor’s Office. As a proactive measure, DCSD will be suspending all after-school activities indefinitely. This includes the elementary after-school KIDSS program. NDHSAA has suspended all sports practices, game contests, and fine arts activities. All outside community members and organizations who have been using school facilities including the gym, weight room, lunchroom, etc. and parents volunteering with any school related activity will not have access at this time. DCE Banking and Junior Achievement activities will also be postponed. The Missoula Children’s Theater will also be postponed or cancelled. The Divide County Library will only be open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon until further notice. The district has suspended all school-related student and staff travel at this time including field trips. In addition, until further notice, DCSD will be restricting access to school buildings during the school day to permit only parents and essential services such as food service and necessary supply deliveries. We ask parents to come into the school only when there is an absolute need to do so. Parent-Teacher Conferences, that are scheduled for March 23, 24, and 26, will be conducted via phone, email, or other form of communication during the scheduled dates from 4:00-7:30 p.m. More information will be forthcoming as we approach the scheduled conference dates. The Scholastic Book Fair scheduled at DCHS during this time will not be open to the public. Other options for public sale are being explored. DCE and DCHS will suspend all attendance incentives for semester test exemptions. Other considerations for semester test exemptions may be considered by the administration and staff as we continue into the rest of the school year. This includes perfect attendance awards. Students and staff who are ill are strongly advised to stay home. Looking into the future, decisions regarding prom and spring concerts have not been made. It is possible these activities could be streamed for the public to view. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration regarding the actions being taken in response to COVID-19. As additional guidance becomes available, the district will continue to update any changes to plans.
NDHSAA Statement Please see the statement below from the NDHSAA regarding the postponement of all sports practices, game contests, and fine arts activities. March 13, 2020 2:45 pm FARGO – On Friday, March 13, due to the Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump the NDHSAA will postpone play until further notice at the 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and all remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason State Tournaments including the 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament. In addition to the remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason Basketball State Tournaments being postponed, all remaining fine arts and spring sports seasons have been postponed indefinitely, which includes practices and game contests until further notice. Further information will be released as it becomes available next week. Refund Policies for 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament will be announced at a later date on www.ndhsaanow.com. https://ndhsaa.com
In accordance with guidance from NDDPI, NDDOH, and the Governor's Office, Divide County School District has been advised to remain in session and keep our schools open. The district will continue to follow the guidance of these departments as new information becomes available. To find up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following websites: https://www.health.nd.gov https://www.cdc.gov https://www.nd.gov/dpi/
Today's Elementary Basketball Practice: Due to the Emergency Declaration announced by NDHSAA, elementary boys' and girls' basketball practice is cancelled today. Please pick your student up at the elementary school. We are calling buses back to the elementary to pick up bus students.
Boys' and Girls' Elementary Basketball Jamboree scheduled for tomorrow (3/14/2020) in Powers Lake has been cancelled.
Good Luck the Boys' Basketball Team and coaches as they take on Lewis and Clark North Shore in the first round of the Region 8 Basketball Tournament in New Town. Game time is approximately 7:30 P.M. The game will be broadcast on BEK sports.
DCE Families - Be sure to login to Living Tree on a regular basis. Much of our parent information will be shared through this platform. We would eventually like to send home fewer notes. :) Currently, many teachers have created calendars to sign up for conferences. Please call the office (701-965-6324) to let us know if you are not able to login or are not seeing all of your students. We want to make sure every has access.
There will be NO Elementary GIRLS' Basketball on Monday March 9th. Get out and support the Maroons at their Regional Tournament.
Hi DCE Families! Corrections have been made and the second round of Living Tree email invites went out this morning. Your username/password is included in this email. Please login and join us on Living Tree! We have so much to share with our DCE Families! If you don't receive login information or have any difficulties logging in, please give us a call so we can help you.
Grades 4-6 Boys' Basketball Practice this week at DCHS: Thursday and Friday 3:45-5:00 and Saturday 11-12:30.
NO Elementary BOYS Basketball practice today due to gym conflicts.
Congratulations to the Divide County Maroons Boys’ Basketball team on advancing to the Region 8 Basketball Tournament with their win against the Burke County Titans. The tournament will begin next Monday in New Town.
Good Luck to the Divide County Maroons Boy’s Basketball team in their Regional qualifier game tomorrow. The Maroons will play Burke County at 4:30 PM in Stanley.
Congratulations to the Divide County Maroons boy’s basketball team on their District Quarterfinal win against Ray. They will play Powers Lake in the Semifinals tomorrow night at 6 PM in Stanley.
All juniors will be taking the ACT test on Tuesday, March 3rd, at St. Patrick’s Church. Students need to be at the church no later than 7:45AM. Please remember a calculator and pencil.
Congratulations to Mr. Harding for being named the Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year!
After Prom Parent Planning Meeting-Thursday February 27, 2020 at 5:30pm -Crosby Community Center. Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents are invited to attend. Please contact Lee Svangstu 648-9976 if you are willing to help but cannot attend Thanks!
Grades 4-6 Boys' and Girls' Basketball will be starting practice on Monday, March 2 from 3:45-5:30. Girls will practice at DCE. Boys will practice at DCHS and can ride the bus up to the high school at dismissal.
Update: We are currently working with Living Tree and PowerSchool to make the corrections to fields pulling guardian emails and cell phone #'s. Once the fix has been made we'll notify you through this platform so you know when to expect your invitation email or text. Thank you for your patience. It will be fantastic when we get everyone connected!
Hi Everyone! I'm just so excited that Living Tree is LIVE! We're hearing some great feedback from families about the information they are already getting from classrooms! So AWESOME!! I know there is a little confusion right now getting some of the kinks worked out. Please let us know what troubles you are experiencing (701-965-6324). Living Tree technicians are working with us to get these issues corrected ASAP. Here are two of the issues we currently have fixes for or know to be an issue: 1. iPhone App showing mostly white where text should be. Fix: Turn off DARK MODE setting 2. Only one parent receiving the invitation email. Fix: Option 1: Parent who received email can login and invite the other parent - we are noticing that this doesn't work in all cases. Option 2: Wait while DCE works with Living Tree to correct this. We want to have this fixed before the end of the week. If you are experiencing any other issues, please contact the DCE office to let us know and we'll get right on it! Make it a great day!
Divide County Elementary is excited to announce that we will be working with Livingtree to help bring families closer to their child’s learning experiences at school! Starting February 17, 2020, we are implementing the Livingtree Engage platform across DCE. This new engagement platform will be a private and secure community for families and teachers to work together in support of better learning outcomes for children. With this easy-to-use platform, families can respond to posts, messages, files, photos, videos, events, and volunteer opportunities on Livingtree Engage, which is available on the web, as well as iOS and Android mobile applications. Additionally, users can select their preferred language to receive information, with over 100 languages available. We encourage everyone to ensure that their contact information is correct and up-to-date. Emails will be sent out on February 17, 2020 with information regarding their Livingtree account. All you need to do is follow the instructions in the message to finish setting up your account. The current Divide County School District App will still be used to communicate with the community. Livingtree simply provides a private, safe way to share specific classroom information with families only of that classroom. You can use Livingtree Engage on any device. Simply download the free mobile app for iOS or Android, or use it on a computer or mobile browser at: http://learn.livingtree.com. Our goal is for every family to join Livingtree Engage. Please feel free to ask us any questions or contact Livingtree’s Customer Support.
DCE Library schedule adjustments for the week of February 10. No Library classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday Library Classes: KG, KR, 2Z, 2H, 3AM, 6H. Friday Library Classes: 1K, 3AT, 4K, 4R, 5B, 6V. Thank you!
Boys Basketball v. Trinity Christian has been moved from Feb. 6, to Feb. 11th, three games that day JH, JV, V starting at 4:30, DC Dynamite Dance group will also be performing.
Feb. 6th, 2020 GBB JV v. MonDak for tonight has been canceled. JV Boys v. MonDak tonight still on at 7:15. Girls JV will be going to Minot High today to play Minot High Sophomore team at 4:00, leave time is 12:30.
After Prom Planning Meeting-Thursday February 6, 2020 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons Area. Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents are invited to attend. Please contact Lee Svangstu 648-9976 if you are willing to help but cannot attend
Basketball schedule changes: Feb. 6th We will have GBB- JV v. MonDak at 5:45 and JV Boys v. MonDak at 7:15. The BBB Trinity Christian game which was scheduled for Feb. 6 has be moved to Feb. 11th. Feb. 11th, Trinity Christian @ DC BBB, JH, JV,V starting at 4:30.
Sat. Feb. 1, 2020, we will not have a JV girls game. The schedule for Sat. will be JH Boys at 5:45 and Varsity Girls at 7:15 v. Powers Lake.
Please Note: DCE Library Schedule changes for next week: Wednesday - 2nd & 5th, Thursday - 1st, Kindergarten, & 6H, Friday - 3rd, 4th, & 6V
The Junior High Boys Basketball team will be leaving Crosby at 8:15AM tomorrow morning for Bowbells. Coach will be there by 7:45AM. We play at 10:00AM and 12:00PM.
Mini Maroons will begin tomorrow (1/11). Grades 3-6 is at 9:30-10:30 and Grades K-2 will be from 10:45-11:30. Hope to see you there. Go Maroons!
Join us in our January "Actions for Happiness". We'd love to hear from you if you try any of the ideas from the calendar! Let's work together to promote positive mental health! Feel free to share your experiences on our Facebook page, call the school or email Mrs. Brown at email@example.com. ~Make it a GREAT day!
The Jr. High Boys Basketball Team will be practicing Thursday at 10:45AM until 12:00PM at the high school. Coach Kolstad
Sat. Jan 4th basketball games will be as follows. 12:00 JHBoys, 1:00 JH Girls, 2:30 JV Girls, 4:00 Varsity girls and 5:30 Varsity boys all here at DC v. Ray.
Thur. Jan 2 GBB is at Tioga, JHGBB at 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15. We added the jh girls game at 4:30.
Jr High Boys Basketball shoot around will be at 2 PM tomorrow (12/30) at the High School.
High school boys basketball will practice tomorrow (12/30) at 5 PM at High School.
DCE Families: If you need a correction with your cookie order, please let us know by 12 noon on Mon., Dec. 23. All orders are final at that time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any corrections needed. Thank you!
Lunch today at the high school will be from 11:41 to 12:12 for grades 7-12. Thank you.
Check out the DC app activities page for basketball schedules and results. Good luck this season! Go Maroons!!
The COOKIES are here! Please stop by the DCE playground between 3-5 p.m. today to collect your cookie dough for deliveries. Thank you!
HS boys basketball team will watch film and have practice to follow at 5:00 pm Tuesday 12/10
Practice Schedule Change: The boys will be practicing tomorrow morning at 6:00AM-7:30AM at the high school. Coach will be there by 5:45 letting them in the weight room door. The athletes are responsible for rides after practice.
DCE K-3 Christmas Program on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. Students may go to their classroom at 6:45.
Seniors and Parents There will be FAFSA/Scholarship night on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7PM at DCHS. All senior students and at least one parent should attend.
Come out today at 4:30 PM to support the JH girls basketball team in their season and home opener against Stanley.
The DCHS girls basketball team will be serving chicken tortilla soup, hot cocoa, and fresh baked bars during Stroll Night, Friday, Nov. 29 starting at 4:30 pm. We will be located in front of JD Electric. All proceeds are going towards new basketball warm-ups. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday (11/22) at 5:00 we will be having a community Drama performance in the High School auditorium. The play is a comedy called "Squad Goals." The Drama Club is asking for a free will offering. Come and enjoy!
Due to the late start at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 20, DCSD will NOT be dismissing early for teacher in-service. School will be dismissed at REGULAR time today. The in-service will be rescheduled for another date to be determined. Buses will run where possible today.
Due to the snow and road conditions, Divide County School District will be having a 10 a.m. start today, Nov. 20. Students may begin arriving at 9:45. No breakfast served today. Buses will run where possible. Early Dismissal as planned at 1 p.m.
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on their 3rd place finish at the Regional Volleyball Tournament.
Congrats to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team as their win tonight advances them to the regional semifinals tomorrow night. The Maroons will play the Stanley Blue Jays at approximately 7:30 PM in Stanley. Good luck ladies.
Junior High Girls Basketball practice will begin tomorrow November 12th at 3:30 PM at the High School.
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on qualifying for the Region 8 Tournament. The Maroons will play the Alexander Comets in the first round on November 11th at approximately 7:30 PM in Stanley.
The Lady Maroons Volleyball Team will play the Powers Lake Ranchers in a regional qualifier game today at 4:00 PM in Stanley. We believe in you ladies! Go DC!
Congrats to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on their first round win at the District Volleyball Tournament. Good Luck tonight in semifinal action against the Kenmare Honkers. Game time is 7 PM at Stanley High School.
Reminder of Early Dismissal today at DCE & DCHS at 1:00 p.m. Kindergarten will be dismissed at 12:50.
The District 16 Volleyball Tournament begins Oct 31st in Stanley. The Maroons will play Tioga at 7:00 PM. Good Luck Ladies.
DCE joined forces today with the Divide County Extension Office and Jason's Super Foods in celebrating Farm to School month by competing in a 9-state Crunch Off competition. North Dakota is competing against Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming to determine who will be crowned the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Champion by having the most crunches into apples per capita. A fun time and a healthy snack was had by all!
Today is the end of the first quarter. And a reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for the high school on Oct. 28 and 29 from 4:00 to 7:30.
Oct. 16, 2019 Football Lewis and Clark/Berthold @DC 6:00 PM, it is also Senior/Parent Night
Volleyball NWC Tournament scheduled for Sat Oct 12 has been postponed until next Sat Oct 19th
JV Volleyball at ORCS for Sat Oct 12th has been cancelled due to weather.
The junior high football game scheduled for Monday, October 14 will still be at 5:00 PM, however the location has been changed to Plentywood, MT. Bus will leave at 2:45 on Monday.
Punt, pass and kick is postponed from Oct 11th until Wednesday Oct. 16th starting at 4:00 PM at the football field.
On Friday, October 11, due to cold weather, the coronation ceremony will be moved into the DCHS Auditorium following the football game instead of on the football field. GO DC!
Elementary Volleyball is cancelled for today, Thursday, October 10.
5th & 6th Grade Football will be at the DCE gym today. Please pick-up at the District Office door.
Congratulations to Charles Verlinde on passing Addition in the Xtra math program last month. Charles demonstrated mastery of the addition table by answering all Addition facts in under 3 seconds! Way to go Charles! (He also happens to be dressed up as R.L. Stein today and he wanted to make sure he was in full costume for his picture! 😁)
No Elementary Volleyball practice on Wednesday October 9th.
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 JH and JV FB games for today scheduled at 5:00 in Ray have been moved to Powers Lake due to wet fields.
The 6th grade volleyball team will now have a game on Tuesday Oct. 8th in Powers Lake. They will play immediately following the 4:00 PM 5th grade game, approximately 4:30 PM.
Due to extremely wet field conditions there will be No Mini Maroons football today October 5th.
Elementary volleyball practice will be held at the Elementary School tomorrow October 1st.
DCE is seeking donations of gently used boys' and girls' underwear and pants in sizes 6, 8, & 10. Your help is appreciated! Thank you!
We will see all mini Maroon Football players at 10 AM. Let’s have another great day of football!
Divide County is hosting an Elementary Volleyball Jamboree today, September 28. Games starting at 9:00 at DCHS. Go Maroons.
DC Schools would like to thank members of the Upper Missouri District Health, including Divide County Public Health Nurse Juliet Artman, for coming to school yesterday to speak to the student body (Grades 5-12) about the dangers of tobacco use including e-cigarettes or "vaps."
Come out tonight and support the Elementary Volleyball team in their home opener against the MonDak Thunder. The 5th Grade game starts at 5:00 P.M. followed by the 6th Grade game.
8th FACS & Real life money management using BANZAI
Please note - no 5th & 6th grade football on Wednesday, September 25.
Influenza vaccinations will be available for Divide County students in October. UMDHU will be providing this service on Oct. 10 at DCE from 1:30-4 p.m. and at DCHS on Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. Please find a parent consent form and parent letter under "Documents" on our app or website. This information will also be sent home closer to the date.
Mini Maroons football WILL still be held today from 10-11 AM. Go Maroons!
Students in grades 5-12 enjoyed an afternoon musical performance by Sundae & Mr. Goessl today. The duo's show featured blues, swing, country, and Latin sounds. The students enjoyed the humorous act and catchy tunes! Thank you to the Meadowlark Arts Council for sponsoring this event. Be sure to catch the public performance on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kirchhofer Auditorium at Divide County High School.
Grades 5 & 6 Football cancelled this week - Wednesday, September 18.
Reminder: Parents/Guardians are asked to wait outside or in their vehicle during DCE Dismissal. (Kindergarten parents may enter.) If you would like to visit a teacher, please wait until dismissal is complete. Please do not park in drop-off/pick-up lane. If you have any questions, please review the Arrival & Dismissal Procedures that were sent home/posted or call Mrs. Brown. Thank you for helping us put safety first!
Tonights Varsity football game at Ray will be broadcasted on BEK TV and KTGO radio out of Tioga. Good Luck to the Maroons!
Grades 5 & 6 Football will be at the elementary gym today, Wed., Sept. 11. Students can be picked up after practice at the District Office entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation during the soft lockdown at DCE today. We have been advised that school can resume as normal tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Due to a threat in the neighborhood, not inside our school building-Divide County Elementary is on a soft lock down. All students are safe. Elementary students will be released directly to their parents.
JUNIORS & SENIORS will attending a college fair on Wednesday, Sept. 11th. The bus will leave the HS at 7:45AM and return by noon. They should bring some money to eat lunch in Williston.
There will be no Mini Maroon’s Football today (9-7) due to the weather.
Divide County Elementary participated in a Fire Drill this morning. They did great! Please check your child's backpack for more information about upcoming emergency drills. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me 701-965-6324. ~Mrs. Brown
When life gives you cucumbers....FACS II students make refrigerator pickles.
2018-2019 Yearbooks are for sale at the Divide County High School Office. $40.00/book.
Hunter Jacobs and Allyson Grote went to Grenora to educate their 9th through 12th graders about FBLA. They represented Divide County and FBLA with professionalism. Mrs. Grote is a very proud adviser.
Reminder of Divide County Mini Maroons Football today at 10 AM. If you didn’t get a registration sheet or forgot to turn one in you are welcome to still attend. Go Maroons!
Just a reminder about a couple of changes for this coming year. DCHS is now officially a "Closed Campus" during noon hour. Also, cell phones will be turned off and collected by first hour teachers and given back to students at the end of the day. Thank you!
DC VOLLEYBALL NEWS: FALL SPORTS MEETING AT DCHS AUGUST 12 AT 7:00 PM THERE WILL BE AN INDIVIDUAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM MEETING IN THE LIBRARY AFTER THE MAIN MEETING. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE! COACH BURTMAN
DCE Class Lists will be posted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9 in the entrance of the elementary school.
Monday, Aug 12 is the Fall Parent/Athlete rules meeting@ the High School, 7:00 PM. Parents and athletes grades 7-12 participating in a fall sport must attend.
I'm Possible Basketball Camp scheduled for July 11 and 12 at the High School, anyone interested needs to sign up ASAP, please log into the website and sign up, thanks at IPT North Dakota.
Divide County Basketball Camp for girls and boys, it is called IPT, July 11 and 12, 2019, grades 4-8th 9:30-12:00, High School 1:00-3:30, Divide County High School. Cost is $ 125.00, please register online.
Today at the Regional Track meet Zack White placed 3rd in the 110 meter hurdles and Vicktoria Holdaway placed 2nd in the 3200 meter run. Each of these individuals have qualified for the State Track meet held next weekend in Bismarck. Great job!
Regional Track tomorrow at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. Field events start at 11 am and running events start at 11:30 am. Divide County will be represented by 32 athletes. Go Maroons!
DCE & DCHS will have early dismissal on the last day of school, Friday, May 24 at 1:45. Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:35.
Reminder: Awards Day at the High School is scheduled for Wed. May 22, 2019, starting at 2:00 PM.
Parents/Students just a reminder Drivers Education Enrollment Sheet which need to be signed by students and parents are due to Mr. Harding on Monday, May 20th, 2019. Classroom dates are June 3-8, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00. Driving times will be scheduled for each student during the classroom portion. Please call Mr. Harding at the HS if you have questions.
Reminder: IPT Basketball camp at High School this evening, May 10, 2019. Sign up at the door. Grades 4-8 from 4-6 PM and grades 8-12 from 6-8 PM.
Boys Varsity Golf, we will be hosting a Varsity Boys Golf Meet at the Crosby Country Club on Tues. May 14th starting at 11:00 AM.
Girls Softball, West Sub Region 3 Tournament @ Minot, South Hill Complex, Monday, May 13th, DC v DLB @ 2:00 PM, also, win or lose we will play at 4:00 PM that day.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:30 Divide County High School will induct new members of the National Honor Society. Also on the 22nd, at 2:00 Divide County High School will hold its annual Awards Ceremony. All community members are invited to attend!
I'm Possible Basketball Training Camp with Josh Foust May 10th, (4-6 PM grades 4-8, 6-8 PM grades 8-12) at DC HS. Athletes can sign up @ iptnorthdakota.com.
There is NO SOFTBALL game tonight in Glenburn. Softball game has been cancelled for tonight in Glenburn. Next game for Girls Softball is Friday, May 3rd @ DLB. 4:30 start time.
Softball tomorrow May 2nd @ 4:30 PM will be played in Glenburn. Friday May 3rd the game will be played in Burlington start time is 4:30 PM.
The track meet scheduled for Saturday May 4th in Watford City has been cancelled due to potential weather.
Preschool Screening at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 30 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Ages 3-5. Hearing, vision, speech, and academic screenings will be assessed. Please call the elementary school at 965-6324 to set up a time for your child's screening.
No track for HS tomorrow at Rugby, it has been postponed until May 13. Also there is no JH meet tomorrow in Washburn. There wil be a JH track meet at Tioga on Friday May 3rd, starting at 3:30. Also there is a HS track meet in Tioga on Monday, May 6th starting at 3:30.
Spring Concert for the JH and HS tonight at the HS gym, 7:00. Call time is at 6:00 for all performers. Formal dress with black pants, socks and shoes with their DC music polo. See you all there!
JH track at Velva for tomorrow (4-29) has been canceled. The JH team will go to Washburn on Tuesday (weather permitting). The meet at Washburn starts at 2:30 pm. Leave time TBA.
5th & 6th Graders at DCE will begin the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) on Monday, April 29. 3rd & 4th Graders will begin the following week on Monday, May 6. Our students have worked very hard this year and are set to Rock the Test! Go DCE!
Cancellation - Boys' Elementary Basketball Jamboree scheduled for Saturday, May 4 in Stanley has been cancelled.
Congratulations to Lauryn Heide on being selected to the 2019 Lion's All Star Basketball Team. Games will be played July 15th at Bismarck Legacy High School and July 16th at West Fargo High School.
*Correction* - DC Elementary Basketball Games today (Tuesday, April 23) vs. Tioga are at HOME. The girls play at 5:30 and the boys play at 6:30 at DCHS. Go Maroons!
Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball Scheduled for April 18th at Stanley has been canceled.
Elementary Girls' and Boys' basketball games in Stanley on Thursday, April 18 have been cancelled.
Science Olympiad in Fargo has been postponed due to winter storm weather there. We will let you know when we get the new date.
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theater production of The Frog Prince will be held TODAY at 3:45 at DCHS. There are roles for students in K-12. Performances will be Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at DCHS.
Boys' and Girls' elementary basketball games today in Lignite. Bus leaves at 2:45. Girls play at 4 & 4:45. Boys play at 5:30 and 6:15. Go Maroons!
Over $3,000 in sales and 308 books sold at this spring's Book Fair! Thank you for supporting our libraries!
7th & 8th Grade Parents, 7th & 8th graders will be issued a Chromebook device to use for all classes & homework. A parent meeting is scheduled for 3/25/19 at 7 pm at the HS to explain an agreement & student expectations. We encourage parents to please attend this meeting.
The Divide County FFA Livestock team competed today in Minot for the State FFA CDE contest. The team consisted of Cashlyn Krcklau, Tucker Svangstu, and Maren Burtman. The team received 31st place and Cashlyn received a silver award and Tucker received a bronze award. Congratulations to these 3 individuals.
The 5th grade class was awarded a grant from Reflex. Reflex is an online math facts fluency program. 5th grader students will begin the Reflex grant today and have access to it for one calendar year. Students will have access over the summer months and into 6th grade. Parents can watch their progress too! Informational letters will go home at Parent/Teacher conferences.
DC choir received 4 out of 4 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ yesterday from both judges @ Region 9 Vocal Contest. Mixed vocal ensemble “Benedictus”, women’s duet “Die Schwestern”, and men’s a cappella ensemble “Ride the Chariot” all received stars as well as high compliments from the judges. A total of 5 out of 7 stars! It was such a great day and I couldn’t be prouder of these kids’ accomplishments. Way to go you guys!! Now on to State!! 👊🏻👊🏻😍😍🎶🎶
The Divide County Elementary Geography Bee winner is Isaac Johnson. After winning the school bee, Isaac took an online qualifying test to see if he qualified for the North Dakota State Geographic Bee and we were just notified that he has qualified to participate in the state Bee. The ND State Geo Bee will take place March 29 at Bismarck State College in Bismarck.
The 5th and 6th grade students are creating I AM banners. Students were asked to choose one positive word that truthfully describes them. No two students were allowed to use the same word. The banners will be hung in the upstairs hallway to help promote positive mental health. Can you guess which word describes your child?
DCE Families - Please pick up your cookie dough today by 6 p.m. It is located on the elementary playground. You will be missing 1 box - it is the box of prizes that will be given to your student tomorrow. :) Thank you!
The Juniors will be taking the State ACT on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:45AM. Please bring a calculator. This will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
The DC JH & HS Choir will be attending Region 9 Vocal Contest @ WSC on Monday, March 11th. Please make sure your child has their parent consent form signed and turned in by tomorrow. Students need to be at the school by 7 am Monday morning. Bus leaves @ 7:30. Wish us luck! I am excited to see how we do!
We just received word that the cookie dough will not be delivered until Wednesday. Sorry for the second delay. :(
DCE Families - Cookie dough is expected to be delivered late this afternoon. We are expecting notification 1 hour prior to delivery. Please stay tuned for more information!
Mrs. Grote's Management class is working on a business simulation in which they must turn a nonprofitable business into a profitable one. Some of the activities they must complete include supervising employees, redesigning a productive office and production floor, bidding on orders, and buying insurance.
Thanks to Kyler and Sam for reading to 4th grade today! Good luck at Districts!
The Divide County Maroons Boy’s Basketball team was victorious over the Tioga Pirates. They will play the Kenmare Honkers Monday at 4:30 PM in Ray with a trip to the Region 8 Basketball Tournament on the line.
The Lady Maroons season comes to an end tonight as they lost 33-60 to the Parshall Braves. Congratulations to Coach Harding and the Lady Maroons on a great season. Thanks to our two seniors Bekka and Lauryn on a great career.