Elementary Boys Basketball will begin on Monday, October 5th. 5th and 6th grade boys that have never had a sports physical will need to have one prior to practicing. Mr. Danielson is working on this season's game schedule, a tentative practice and game schedule is located on our website (midkotaschools.k12.nd.us) under Documents/Activities/Elementary Basketball/Volleyball. At this time 4th graders are invited to practice, but participation on game days should not be expected. Again, they would nee a sports physical as well to practice. Questions, call the office at 701-676-2511. Thanks!
Activity Updates(check updated schedules in our activities documents-https://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/o/midkota/browse/80493): -No C squad VB game Tuesday 9/29 - JV starts at 6:00pm -Added 7th VB game Tuesday 9/29 vs BCN @MHS - starts at 4:30pm -Added 7,8 VB games on 10/13 vs Four Winds @MES - starts at 4:30pm -Updated Elementary Girls Bball games/dates -Elementary Boys Practice Starts Monday 10/5 - athletes need a physical and other athletic forms - https://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/o/midkota/browse/156145
Good morning Titan Football and Volleyball fans! Just a few updates on this weekend's games. Football - The team will be playing Richland High School tonight @ 7pm in Colfax. If you can't make it to the game, it will be live streamed through their website which is: www.Richland44.com. Midkota players will be leaving MHS at 1:25pm and the bus will leave GCC at 2pm. Volleyball - The Varsity, JV and C squad teams will be playing in Fessenden tomorrow at 2:30pm against Harvey/Wells County. Bus will leave GCC at 12:20pm and MHS at 12:45pm. The JH tournament scheduled in New Rockford has been cancelled. Good luck to all teams this weekend! Go Titans!
Griggs-Midkota Homecoming week will be rescheduled for the week of October 12-17th!!!
The Midkota October Newsletter will be going in the mail this week but can also be found on our website under newsletters or clicking the link below. Thank you to our Midkota community for always supporting our students, staff and board members! You are appreciated. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/931628/October_2020_Messenger.pdf
Midkota's Entrepreneurship class is particpating in the Nice Idea program from NDSU. Nice Idea is a program that helps anyone, anywhere learn the principles of entreprenueruial thinking. Check out the following links to see what they are working on! We’re proud to have students participating in Nice Idea from NDSU! Check it out here: https://thenicecenter.org/niceidea/. #niceidea #entrepreneurship Our students are learning how to be entrepreneurial and getting connected with mentors and real problems that need solving with Nice Idea from NDSU. Learn more about it here: https://thenicecenter.org/niceidea/. #niceidea #studententrepreneurs North Dakota’s future relies on innovators. We’re so excited our students are learning and showcasing their entrepreneurial ideas with other kids across North Dakota! See more about Nice Idea from NDSU here: https://thenicecenter.org/niceidea/. #niceidea #studentinnovators Stay Tuned Students that choose to opt into the statewide competition will be competing to showcase their ideas at ND Innovation Day, scheduled for November 19 and to be held virtually. A panel of experts choose winners who receive cash prizes and resources to make their ideas a reality. The Nice Center at NDSU also provides scholarships for students who want to continue exploring entrepreneurship after high school at NDSU.
Good morning! Just a reminder for parents of students grades 7-12 that the Foster County Health Nurse will be here on Monday, September 28th at 11:30am for any students needing/wanting the flu shot. They will also be updating any students who are behind on their regular immunizations. If your child needs updating, they will have sent you the paperwork that needs to be filled out and returned to the office before Monday. If you would like your child to recieve a flu shot, please have the Vaccine Adminstration Record filled out and returned to the office by Monday. If you have any questions regarding how to fill out any of the forms, please contact Foster County Health at 652-3087. The Vaccine Adminstration Record form can be found on the Midkota Website under Documents, Student Documents, Vaccine Admin Record. Forms can also be picked up in the office.
EKM guidelines for today's volleyball games: https://nodak-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/richard_danielson_k12_nd_us/EdRNFE46AKZLmnKb4rv-BKMBWK4GUS5_CbqdbO7ifB8zqA?e=uZEsV1 Go Titans!!
Calling All Sand Toys Hey Midkota, If you happen to have any gently used sand toys that could use a new home, look no further. The elementary school would love to make use of some toys for our sandbox. Our new pre-school class especially loves the sandbox and would be excited to play with some "new" sand toys. Donations can be dropped off at the office, or sent to school with your students. Thank you and Happy Fall!
Foster County Health will be at the High School in Glenfield on Monday, September 28th at 11:30am for any staff or students needing/wanting a flu shot. They will also be administering any immunizations for students who are in need of updates. They ask that you have the Vaccine Administration Record completed before you come in for your flu shot. If your child needs any immunization updates, they will send you the information that you need. Forms are also available in the office at the high school. If you have any questions, please call Charla at the school, 785-2126.
Correction for the Elementary GBB - game is in the west gym, door 11!
Elementary GBB game in Carrington today starting at 4:30pm. Bus will leave Binford at 3:15pm. When arriving at the Carrington school, please use the west door. Masks are recommended.
Reminder: Today is an early out at both schools for teacher professional development. Schools will let out at 1pm and buses will run at 1pm. Thank you!
The high school will be letting out at 1:00pm on Friday, September 18th, to make our facility available for a funeral service. School provided transportation will run at the normal time and students riding it will have a supervised study hall. Students who did not drive, can leave at the 1:00 pm dismissal time by having a guardian call the HS office after 10:00am tomorrow to notify of other transportation arrangements.
There will NOT be a JH game vs BCN tomorrow, Tuesday September 15th. We will be updating our schedules and posting as soon as possible.
Today's JH FB game in Cooperstown vs. Maple Valley/Enderlin will start at 4:30pm. The Elementary GBB game scheduled for today has been postponed until a later date. There WILL be practice after school. If you have any questions, please call Coach Lokkemoen at the Kensal school.
Homecoming activities, including dress-up days, scheduled for this week will be postponed to a later date.
Attn: Parents and Guardians grades K-6, if you plan on your student participating in the before or after program they must have registration paperwork completed. The program runs Monday’s, Tuesday’s, and Thursdays and begins tomorrow, September 14th. Paperwork located here: https://5il.co/kpar please send it with your student.
TODAY'S HOME VOLLEYBALL GAME IN COOPERSTOWN IS CANCELLED.
Volleyball games tonight @Dakota Prairie. The link to watch the games online is listed below. Good Luck Titans! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/griggs-county-central-high-school-cooperstown-nd
Titan Activity Updates: VB games added - Saturday, Sept. 12th - C, JV, V starting at 1pm @ GCC FB game moved - The Maple Valley varsity football game in Cooperstown scheduled for Friday, September 18 has been moved to Saturday, September 19 at 1:00pm in Cooperstown.
Midkota Elementary is starting an extended-day program on September 14th for students in grades K-6. This program will run three days a week, and Ms. Larson is our instructor in charge. She is working hard to make this program awesome and has created a video description for us here: https://youtu.be/z8vrjW2Yz-Y If you are interested in your student attending please fill out the form located here: https://5il.co/kpar and send it to school with your student. We are very excited for this opportunity, and hope to have your student join us.
The Titans Football team is in need of a few more people to run the chains at the home football game tonight. Please find Mr. Simonsen if you are interested.
Ms. Larson's 4th graders working hard today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZX-q-3Pirc&feature=youtu.be
Due to occupancy restrictions, seating at tomorrow’s volleyball game will be very limited to the general public. Each player is allowed 2 fan seats and can sign up using the link shared by the coaches. If any seats still remain by 8:30am tomorrow, they will be made available to the public via a web link.
As you are all aware, guidance and direction from the state and CDC is ever changing during this pandemic. This week, schools and parents were directed to use a decision tree to make determinations about when students showing symptoms of illness should stay home or attend school. These decision trees can be accessed at the ND Department of Health website and the following links: parents: https://bit.ly/3bl3Vlt and for schools: https://bit.ly/3gYRahG Please review this information and contact the school if you have questions.
Activity Information: Varsity Football game tonight (Friday) @ Hankinson at 7pm. There is no live stream or radio broadcast of the game tonight. 7, 8, JV, and Varsity Volleyball games in Cooperstown Monday, August 31 against FSHP starting at 4pm. *Due to state-wide restrictions on indoor events, we are limited to 75% capacity in the gym and there is a sign up link for those that will be attending Monday's game. We ask that parents/guardians and family sign up at this time and others attempt to watch the live stream of the varsity game on https://yourliveevent.com/. We are also attempting to live stream the 7, 8, and JV games and a link should be available on Monday for those unable to attend due to attendance restrictions. Sign up link to attend the 7, 8, JV, and Varsity Volleyball game on 8/31 in Cooperstown: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSNwPNauW7ylnvWAC9vai7Sit8Sqz4JXyoKAuMlrU4JrCPww/viewform
The September Messenger will go in the mail soon, here is the link to the Midkota School Website, newsletter page, if you would rather not wait for the mail. :-) https://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/o/midkota/browse/92503
High School Students~ Tomorrow is the first day of school!!! Students and staff are the only ones allowed in the school. Students enter front doors, get your class schedule as you walk in, and head to your first period class. Your first period teacher will give you direction from there. Please do not arrive any earlier than necessary. SEE YOU TOMORROW!!
Midkota Elementary is excited to start our school year tomorrow and see all of our students! In order to make tomorrow run smoothly, here are some things you will want to know: 1.) As per COVID guidelines, parents are asked to please drop their students off at the front door, but not enter our building. We will have staff members outside to greet and help carry student supplies as needed. 2.) Mrs. Katie Eggermont will be taking pictures of all elementary students with their teachers. Photos will be uploaded to a photo-share site. A paper note will be sent home with students tomorrow with additional information, so that Midkota students' pictures aren't available to the general public. Please look for this note in back packs. 3.) This year, the school doors will not be open until 8 AM, except for early bus riders. 4.) Any treats brought in to share with classmates (i.e. birthdays) should be pre-packaged items, again per COVID guidelines.
There will be a home varsity football game Friday night in Cooperstown @7pm vs Mayport C-G. The outdoor event guidelines are posted below and they will be posted at the game. A few things to note: 1) There is not an attendance limit 2) Social distancing is encouraged 3) Bathrooms and concessions are inside but there is no seating inside and attendees need to remain outside as much as possible 4) Masks are recommended when social distancing is not possible 3) We are unable to live stream the game this week 4) The game audio will be on the radio and online: The game will be on KMSR 1520 AM and on-line at www.99kmsr.com. Can also go to www.kmav.com then click on sports tab and there is a link to listen to the game on KMSR.
We are looking for helpers for our home football games this season. Sign up on the link provided to help out the G-M Titans this season! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084aabaa2aa5ff2-football
Parents and Guardians, Please take a minute to fill out this short survey regarding extended school day programming. Thank you. https://forms.gle/kEwRBZVV4fCmERYx8
Football Fan Gear is on sale now! Check it out at: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/EJmzKSRPgA Shop is open until August 20th!
9-12 football practice starts tomorrow!! The first Junior High Football practice will be postponed until August 26th. Titan Football gear goes on sale tomorrow - Watch for the link on our website! Go Titans!!!
Football is right around the corner and we are still in need of a junior high football coach!! Please reach out to one of the ADs if you have any interest or know of someone who might be interested!! Go Titans!
Midkota’s Smart Restart Plan has been approved by the School Board this morning! Check it out at https://bit.ly/2DAKXds. We will be pushing back our fall start date to August 26th for student return.
Please call the HS to schedule concussion test! Baseline testing will provide us with data when there is a suspected concussion. Social distancing will be practiced. A secondary testing date will be posted later this week.
We are opening concussion baseline testing to all 5-12 athletes. Testing is at the High School from 8am-noon on August 5th. 7-12 Volleyball players and football players (who didn't test last year) are strongly encouraged to participate tomorrow!
Sport Reminder! 7-12 Football/CC start August 10th and Volleyball starts August 17th. If you did not get a physical last year, you will need to submit one before practice starts. If you had a physical last year can get another one or submit a physical form b to the school.
Midkota will be holding concussion base testing for football and volleyball players at the high school on August 5th from 9am to noon. If you plan to participate in those sports, please call the high school to schedule a time or to make other arrangements for testing.
Foster County Public Health is performing immunizations at the High School on Wednesday, August 5th. If you received a letter please call 701-652-3087 to schedule.
Registration Days scheduled for next week week are cancelled. Look for a student registration information packet to be mailed to you in the next couple weeks.
The G-M Titans have the following coaching positions available! Coaching Openings: Girls Golf (fall sport) and/or Boys Golf (spring sport) Junior High Football (Fall Sport) Please contact ADs Derek Simonsen or Rich Danielson if interested.
Parents and Midkota Staff Members: we have sent out a short survey that we would like you to complete. This survey was sent via both text and email. The purpose of this short survey is to plan our K-12 Smart Restart. Thank you for your support.
Just a reminder that the last day of Midkota's summer food delivery program will be Friday, June 26th.
Summer Open Gym Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WreR9mRF0EkPC6QT84zNXutOTGUl8Y31LdwR-U4kXG0/edit?usp=sharing Please check daily as things will change frequently based on guidelines, group size limitations, and various schedules additions.
Here is the link to Midkota's 3 and 5 year Long Term Planning Documents as presented yesterday, June 8th 2020. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/744201/Midkota_Long_Term_Plan_2020.pdf
Due to no bids being received on the previously advertised Glenfield House Property, the Midkota School Board will be collaborating with the local Fire Department to dispose of this property if no one expresses interest in it by June 30th, 2020.
Link to today's Midkota Graduation Ceremony starting at 2:00pm https://www.facebook.com/Midkota-Public-School-409412442477170/ CONGRATULATIONS MIDKOTA CLASS OF 2020
If you have a gift you would like to drop off for a graduate, there will be baskets outside the high school on Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturday from 11am to 2pm. In case of inclement weather, baskets will be located in the foyer. Congratulations Graduates!!!
When dropping items off at the high school, please leave them in the foyer (new entrance). Thank you!
Senior Graduation will be held in the HS Gymnasium on May 23rd. Attendance will be limited to immediate family of the graduate. A link for the ceremony livefeed will be on the school website. Please find a way to congratulate and shower our graduates with well wishes from afar.
HS Students-When returning your materials, please put them in a sturdy garbage bag. On your tech devices, tape a note including: 1. Your name 2. Issues with your computer's performance that should be addressed -ex-Cracked Screen -OR- It's good to go!
Mustangs! Please Use the link below to return your materials to their respective school. Please fill out the survey for each student in your household. You should receive a list of materials to return via email or lunch delivery. https://tinyurl.com/y9x2drnm Have a GREAT Summer!
There will be a brief Football meeting at 11:40am today for next year's 7-12th graders interested in playing football in the fall. Please join us on zoom! https://zoom.us/j/4590802853
Updated Midkota Graduation Plans and Guidelines! https://nodak-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/richard_danielson_k12_nd_us/EdKwCPu75M5GvTKVIM69DgAB6s6qk0PpIPV48yLctQNYBQ?e=bJGZDm
Midkota Public School has been officially approved and entered into a sports cooperative with Griggs County Public School for the following 7-12 sports: Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Track and Field, and Golf. For those activities, we will be known as the Griggs-Midkota Titans. At this time we are looking for applicants for all coaching positions in volleyball, basketball, track and golf. If you are willing to serve our students and community in this capacity, please fill out an application and turn it in to Mr. Danielson. If you would like to know more about the details of this cooperative agreement, you can find it on our website here: https://go.aws/2LdDt0M
There are so many questions surrounding graduation this year. We don't have many answers at this time because the Governor will be coming out with guidelines for graduation 2020 this week. At this time we hope to have graduation on May 23rd as scheduled, but we cannot know for sure what we will be told is allowable. Please hang in there with us and stay tuned to the press conference on Wednesday and Friday this week for some answers.
If you haven't responded to our Summer Meal Survey, please do so ASAP as the survey will end at 5:00 PM today! Again, only ONE response per family is required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOOKt9UBj-bqHRpu7Rfo9X90XaJdpCH407YNad_AG0gtyCCw/viewform
Hot Lunch Survey - Only ONE response per family is required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOOKt9UBj-bqHRpu7Rfo9X90XaJdpCH407YNad_AG0gtyCCw/viewform
Reminder that lunches will not be going out Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th due to the long holiday weekend. Parents, if your student will not be able to attend class please call and let our office staff know, so that we can notify teachers. Thank you.
Please note that changes in lunch delivery is causing extra work for our staff. Lunches will be delivered to the same location every day during the week. If there is a change for the next week, it must be called in by 12 PM Friday. Thank you.
Due to poor road conditions Midkota will not be sending home meals today. We will resume service tomorrow, Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please remember that our campuses and playgrounds are closed for safety reasons during this pandemic. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but please do get outside in the sunshine and fresh air. Take a walk, sit on the porch, wave to the neighbors at a safe distance. Research shows that sunshine and fresh air are excellent deterrents to viruses.
We are so pleased to announce that we were notified on Saturday, March 28th that Midkota’s Distance Learning Plan was one of the first 50 plans to be approved by the Governor. As your students begin classes today, please remember that this is a steep learning curve for all of us, and we are in this together. Thanks to all our hardworking staff for making this new opportunity a reality for our school. #midkotastrong
STUDENTS - WE MISS YOU!!! We can't wait to roll out our eLearning plan next week! Please see the Quick notes of our HIGH SCHOOL plan linked below: https://bit.ly/3dv4wS6 See you next week!
Correction in the link to Midkota's Distance Learning Plan. Please use this link: https://bit.ly/3apGFRK
Today we submitted our distance learning plan for state approval. We also posted it to our web site, and you can view it here: https://5il.co/e7je We plan to start lessons on Monday for all classes. We don’t yet know what will or will not work for our students, and it will be a learning experience that we will undertake together. Please stay in communication with your teachers and let them know if something isn’t working for your student. We can always adapt and change as we find out what is effective. We know that this is not easy, and we want to work with you to make this educational opportunity valuable.
Please follow the link below to read our about updates on Midkota's distance learning plan and other news related to our extended closure. http://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/article/218647?org=midkota
Please use the following updated contact info for tomorrow morning board meeting at 8 AM. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/982470675 Meeting ID: 982 470 675 One tap mobile +13462487799,,982470675# US (Houston) +14086380968,,982470675# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US Meeting ID: 982 470 675 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adSujF1m7V
Please show up at the school today, Monday, March 23rd for materials pick-up at the time you selected on your survey. We are planning to start official school lessons that will count for attendance and grading purposes on Monday, March 30th. We will spend this week making sure students are able to access lessons and interact with teachers and submitting our distance learning plan to the state for approval.
If you have not done so, please complete this survey to schedule student material pick up. https://forms.gle/Lg8YAsXNNf8tJMBt9 If you are not able to do this from your home, please call the school at 701-676-2511 and we will help you complete the form over the phone. Thank you.
Schools in ND are closed indefinitely; we are actively working to provide education from home as early as next week. Students will need to get their things and be prepared to work from home. Please complete this survey to schedule a pick up. https://forms.gle/Lg8YAsXNNf8tJMBt9
Midkota parents and guardians - If you have not had a chance to take the survey regarding access to the internet and technology that was sent out yesterday, please do so as soon as possible. If you do not have the capabilities to take this survey at home, please call the high school between 1:30pm and 3:30pm today and a staff member will submit the survey on your behalf. The number to complete the survey over the phone is 701-785-2126. https://forms.gle/Pi27V3ZNawqJcunx9
With the information we have at this time, and the Governor’s guidance, Midkota will not need to make up THIS week (3/16 - 3/19) of school since it is already calculated into our school year above and beyond the minimum days required. Rich, Linn and Sara are working closely with state officials and all the information that is updated almost hourly. Contingency plans for extended closures and back to school plans are all in the works. We will keep you updated as we know more. Please use the following link to complete a short survey. https://forms.gle/ZfVLYmv8zi27ajAEA
Governor Burgum announced this evening that there will be no school this week for the entire state. The Governor will reevaluate the situation on Friday and update us with any further cancellations. Midkota’s administrative team will be working tomorrow to make plans for coming back to school hopefully in the next week. For any students who need a meal tomorrow, sack lunches will be available for pick up at both schools from 11:30 AM until 12 PM. Staff please stay tuned for further instructions as we are able to provide them. To the Midkota community, as soon as we know more we will share. Please stay in your homes and avoid gatherings to help prevent further spreading of the virus.
The health department information and announcements coming out could change hourly at this point. Please be patient and know that as we know more we will share. On Monday we will be having school as usual but staying in our buildings. No extra activities, practices, field trips etc. We will not make decisions about prom until we have more information closer to that date. We will keep you informed daily of any changes to schedules or updates to our planning. Thank you for your support.
On Friday, March 13, due to the Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump, the NDHSAA will suspend play 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 suspended, all remaining fine arts and spring sports seasons have been suspended indefinitely, which includes practices and game contests. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Good Afternoon Midkota, Please take a minute to follow the link below to Midkota's March 12th Press Release. In it we outline what we know so far as to any guidance on a viral outbreak. Thank you. http://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/article/206419?org=midkota
We are excited to announce the opening of the fitness center, in Glenfield, to the public. All memberships will be prorated for the remainder of this year and then renewed every July 1. Follow the link to the contract or stop by the school and pick one up. https://5il.co/dix2
Don't forget about parent teacher conferences in Glenfield tonight from 3:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there.
If anyone has questions that they would like to have answered at the Sports Coop Public Meeting on Sunday, March 8th, please email them to Mr. Danielson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attend a public meeting about the possibility of a sports cooperative on Sunday, March 8th at 6 PM in the Glenfield gym. Survey data, question and answers will be followed by a poll to be used by the school board to make a decision. Attendance is vital for this decision.
Wrong link- try number 2! Follow the following link to watch the games in Jamestown tonight. https://www.bek.coop/bek-tv/watch-now/
There will be no school or activities tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12 for Midkota. All activities and classes are canceled.
Calling all farmers! Please nominate Midkota for the Grow Rural Education Grant. The more nominations we get, the better our chances! Use the following link: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/ Thanks to all- this is a great opportunity.
Tomorrow is Western Day at the elementary. Don't forget to remind your student to cowboy/cowgirl up!