Basketball Practices Start Monday!! NEW Activities calendar - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/ Activity Notification Instructions - https://5il.co/nczw Updated Girls' Game Schedule- https://5il.co/nczq Updated Boys' Game Schedule- https://5il.co/nczp
Want to learn more about our extended day learning program? Here is Ms. Larson telling us about some of the highlights. https://youtu.be/9ee_dagFEB8
County Health will be back at the Elementary School on Monday, November 30th at 2 PM to offer flu immunizations for those students who were out on quarantine on the previous date. They will also be doing community immunizations in Binford from 1-2 PM the same day. Anyone in need of a form to fill out can contact the school or Griggs/Nelson County Health.
Check out the new page on the website with information about our Extended Day Learning Program. Ms. Larson is making this opportunity so much fun for our students. https://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/o/midkota/page/midkota-extended-day-learning-program
Happy Friday Midkota! We have the December/January issue of the Messenger ready! We will be getting it in the mail next week. Click the link below to see all the exciting things happening at Midkota! https://5il.co/n9wm
Attention Theater Goers! The Midkota Production of "The Internet is a Distract- oh Look, A Kitten!" has been postponed. We hope to have a new date soon.
A reminder for parents and students from Mrs. Brandt: Jim Upgren will be conducting a Facebook Live event on the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarship on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 pm CST. The target audience for this event is students and parents. Jim will be answering any questions that arise throughout and after the presentation. To access the Facebook Live event on December 3, visit the NDDPI Facebook page. Contact Jim Upgren at 701-328-2244 questions.
Activities Update: Winter sports practices and extracurricular activities in North Dakota will be allowed to resume Nov. 30 with extra precautions, while competitions will remain suspended until Dec. 14. We will keep everyone posted on what "extra precautions" are necessary as we are informed of them. Please find answers to frequently asked NDHSAA questions at: https://tinyurl.com/yxpohcgq
Due to the threat of freezing rain this afternoon, there will not be any After School Club today at the Elementary School.
Academic and CTE Scholarship Facebook Live Event Jim Upgren will be conducting a Facebook Live event on the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarship on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM Central Time. The target audience is students and parents, and Jim will be answering questions that students and parents might have throughout and after the presentation. To access the Facebook Live event on December 3, please visit the NDDPI Facebook page. Please and contact Jim Upgren at (701) 328-2244 with questions.
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, November 18th, school will let out at 1 PM for professional development.
How does the Governor's Executive Order 2020-43 affect Midkota Pubic School? With the information we currently have gathered, everyone in our buildings, 5 years and older, must be masked all the time. Only exceptions would be removal for eating and drinking. All activities and extracurriculars in our buildings, other than education and learning, are canceled until December 14th. However, athletes who will participate in winter sports are under the same NDHSAA rules as they would normally be required to follow at the beginning of the season, day one of practice. We were told that the Governor set this order in place in consideration of three priorities: 1. Keep hospitals open and staffed. 2. Keep long term care facilities open and staffed. 3. Keep school buildings open for learning. There are currently many questions unanswered and many requests for exemptions and a change of this plan. We will keep you informed as we hear more.
Attention Parents/Guardians, due to the Governor's mandate and our Restart Plan, students riding the bus must wear face coverings. If a student does not wear an approved face covering, they will not be allowed to ride the bus. Please visit with your students and make sure they understand. Thank you.
Good afternoon! It's become a quiet week with basketball being pushed back until December and the decision to push back the date of the High School Play. We will get the new date of the play to you as soon as possible! Remember that this Wednesday, November 18th, is an early dismissal at 1pm. Have a great week, Midkota!
Correction on the Close Up Meeting, it will be Monday, November 16th at 8pm via the Zoom link that was provided earlier.
Attention Close-up Students and Parents!!! There will be a meeting on Monday, November 18th, 2020 @ 8 pm via zoom: https://zoom.us/j/8193122335?pwd=UEJ0SkdjZDJsK0F6bzRxdUtCMzUrUT09
Since Midkota Public School is in Tier Four of our Health and Safety Plan, all attendees to tonight's elementary game will be required to wear a mask. If you are not able to do so, we request that you remain home and watch the games on Facebook. Thank you.
For tonight's game in Glenfield, we can only allow two fans per player/household, and we ask that you only attend for the duration of your child's game. The Governor's policies on building capacity are currently set at a max of 50 people. We are sorry to have to limit our attendance in this way, but we will be streaming the games on Facebook Live for viewing from home. That link will be shared this afternoon.
This morning the Midkota School Board approved some changes to our Midkota Smart Restart plans to help provide clarity. The major change is the removal of color language to identify plan phases. Levels of the plans will now we referred to as "Tiers" so that we don't confuse our plans with the Governor's plans. At present Midkota is in Tier 4 of our plan. Another addition was to add some information about contact tracing as well as athlete guidance for Winter 2020 sports. If you would like to look through these changes, you can find the plan on our website using the following link: https://5il.co/n1ns
Updated activity schedules can be found at the following links. Elementary Boys' Basketball - https://5il.co/myln 7-12 Girls' Basketball - https://5il.co/mwnp 7-12 Boys' Basketball - https://5il.co/mwno *Attendance to the November 13th Elementary Boys' Bball game @ MHS will be limited to parents only and masks are required.
What does Contact Tracing mean, and how does it work for Midkota? Midkota School understands that quarantining or distance learning is not the ideal situation that we all hope for. We know that in cases where we must quarantine individuals or groups, questions often arise about who, what, why, where, when or how we have reached a decision. In order to be as transparent as possible, we would like to disclose our contact tracing protocol for you as detailed below. Definition according to the CDC: "Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. * Individual exposures added together over a 24-hour period (e.g., three 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes). Data are limited, making it difficult to precisely define “close contact;” however, 15 cumulative minutes of exposure at a distance of 6 feet or less can be used as an operational definition for contact investigation. Factors to consider when defining close contact include proximity (closer distance likely increases exposure risk), the duration of exposure (longer exposure time likely increases exposure risk), whether the infected individual has symptoms (the period around onset of symptoms is associated with the highest levels of viral shedding), if the infected person was likely to generate respiratory aerosols (e.g., was coughing, singing, shouting), and other environmental factors (crowding, adequacy of ventilation, whether exposure was indoors or outdoors). Because the general public has not received training on proper selection and use of respiratory PPE, such as an N95, the determination of close contact should generally be made irrespective of whether the contact was wearing respiratory PPE. At this time, differential determination of close contact for those using fabric face coverings is not recommended." These explanations are used as the guidelines Midkota Administration uses when working with local health departments when a positive diagnosis in our student population is identified. There is never a set time that we know that a positive will be discovered and communicated to us. We find out, when we are notified, be that a work day, evening or weekend. Upon notification, identification of close contacts becomes the priority, and we work until we are able to gather all the information needed for local health to make close contact determinations. For the administrative team at Midkota along with both Foster and Griggs County Health Department this has meant many hours on weekends and late into the evenings. When we have a name, our next steps are to go through every seating chart for every classroom and lunch period in which that student spent time in for the previous two days. Possibly much longer if symptoms were occurring days before that notification or diagnosis. Often, further questions need to be addressed with teachers and students. This takes time to coordinate and analyze. We can only factor in what we know about the student’s day to day school classes and activities. We then coordinate with county health to analyze the data they have gathered from their interviews along with the data we can provide. For every close contact that is identified there needs to be notifications, letters, and then we are able to start the coordination for distance learning for those students who need to quarantine. Midkota Public School has signed an NDA with the State of North Dakota that explicitly states that we are not allowed to share any information with anyone regarding the cases we are helping our local health departments gather data. This makes the matter even more serious for our administrative team when trying to determine what can and cannot be communicated. Once a quarantine decision has been made, it cannot be changed by administration, parents, school board or local health. The decision stands. The only place further discussion could be had regarding any quarantine determinations are with the ND State Health Department.
Elementary Boys Basketball will play at Carrington on Thursday this week. Carrington school has attendance limits and is requesting that we limit fans to just 2/player. The boys will also be at home against MPB on Friday in Glenfield.
The Griggs-Midkota Titans have two coaching opportunities available. We are in need of one C squad and one Junior High Girls’ Basketball coach. To apply, please download, fill out, and submit the following application form: https://tinyurl.com/y4ppdn8m. Go Titans!!!
Reminder of the early out today for conferences. At the High school, classes will dismiss at 1:00 pm with buses running shortly after that. High School conference directions can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y2b5u8ks.
The Griggs-Midkota Titans have two coaching opportunities available. We are in need of one C squad and one Junior High Girls’ Basketball coach. To apply, please download, fill out, and submit the following application form: https://tinyurl.com/y4ppdn8m. Go Titans!!!
Directions for Parent/Teacher conferences tomorrow can be found in the "Parent/Teacher Conferences" folder under the "Documents" tab on our website. You can also access it be going to the following website - https://tinyurl.com/y2b5u8ks. Thank you!
Reminder to please have one member of your family please submit the survey on parent/teacher conferences whether you plan to attend or not. Here is a link to the survey: https://forms.gle/g2f23NfoUX9S9FwT8 Also, for your high school student, please use the following link to schedule an appointment with your child's teachers - https://ptcfast.com/schools/Midkota_Public_School. Please contact the High School Office if you are having difficulties with the link.
Webinar information from BND and Mrs. Brandt on coding. Check it out! Link to register for webinar is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5767740442373631243?utm_source=Get+Educated&utm_campaign=c3e6dbc476-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f39daa896-c3e6dbc476-49462233
At the High School, with the offering of online and face to face parent/teacher conferences this year, we are utilizing a digital sign-up for parent/teacher conferences. Please go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Midkota_Public_School, follow the instructions, select your teachers you want to meet with, and select times from an available time list! We hope to see you!!
If you would like to participate in the free testing opportunity tomorrow in Glenfield, please call Foster County Public Health at 701-652.3087 so they can get you on the list. If anyone needs transportation to Glenfield to participate please call the school at 701-785-2126. We are hopeful that we can get some more students, staff and parents who can avoid further quarantines.
Midkota Fall 2020 Parent/Teacher conferences are schedule for this Thursday, November 5th, from 2:00-8:00 pm. We are looking into how we can best accommodate our families. Please give us input by completing the following survey: https://forms.gle/5SrbMzA6Kth2FMJp9 Thank You!
Our two local public health departments have created an opportunity for Free COVID-19 testing. Free testing is available for any student, staff or parent of the Midkota School District. Free testing will be available Wednesday morning, November 4th at Midkota High School. For additional information, please see email sent out by the school district. For other questions and to get scheduled for free COVID testing, contact Foster County Public Health at 701-652.3087.
G-M Titan Volleyball 🏐 plays at LaMoure on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7pm in a region qualifier game. Due to attendance limitations, tickets were issued to athlete’s parents only but the game will be available on BEK TV and available for streaming online on https://www.bek.tv/watch-now. Good luck Titans!
Parents and guardians, please complete a short survey about distance learning and pandemic related plans for our school. Follow this link to fill out the survey. https://forms.gle/d268jLT4jumC6SWc9 This information will help us to make decisions in the future. Thank you.
New G-M Titan Fan Gear!! Check it out at: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/nqYFszsgJk Shop closes at Midnight on Nov 5th! Go Titans!!
Tonight's Volleyball Contest is being streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVOaecX2l0YbDlz9cLbx1A GO TITANS!!!
Attention Elementary Boys Basketball Parents! Due to the elementary school going to distance learning, all practices and games have been cancelled and/or postponed until November 12th. If games are able to be rescheduled, we will let you know ASAP. First game back will be Thursday, November 12th in Carrington.
Midkota Public School Update October 28th, 2020 From the desk of the Sara Bilden Today we held a special school board meeting to discuss some current pandemic issues facing the school. There has been some changes in the policies and guidelines from the state health department, and the Midkota Smart Restart Committee met last night to adjust our plans accordingly. Changes to our plan approved by our school board this morning are as follows. In phase Green Level B, masks will be required to be worn in classroom group work. The movement from Green Level B Phase to Yellow Phase will be made by administration in coordination with the local health department. And finally, in Phase Yellow face coverings will be required according to ND State and local health guidelines. Currently approved face coverings include face masks and cloth face coverings and does not apply to face shields or neck gaiters. As of today, Wednesday, October 28th, 2020, Midkota Public Schools Elementary and High School will move to Phase Yellow of our Smart Restart Plan. If you would like to review the Midkota Smart Restart Plan please visit: https://5il.co/j31k or if you would like more information on the ND State Guidance please visit: http://bit.ly/3jBr4m5 . Although we do not have any answers when dealing with this pandemic that we are addressing each hurdle as we reach it. As always, thank you all for your continued support of Midkota.
It’s District 5 Volleyball Tournament Time!! Your G-M Titans will take on the Ellendale Cardinals at 7:00pm this Thursday (October 29th) in the GCC Gymnasium. In addition to the two spectator tickets given to each athlete, extra tickets are available to fans by calling the high school office starting at 12:30 today! The game will be streamed on the Midkota School Activities Youtube channel as well. The dress up theme for the night will be Black and Blue! Get ready to cheer on the Titans to victory!
We are still in need of one more line judge for tonight's contest. If you want free admittance and a front row seat, please call and talk to Mr. Danielson at the High School!
We have a few extra tickets available for tonight's 7, C, JV, V volleyball contests at Midkota Elementary vs New Rockford/Sheyenne. Please call the high school office to request one. We will attempt to live stream the game on Midkota School Facebook. GO TITANS!
Tonight's volleyball contests can be viewed live at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVOaecX2l0YbDlz9cLbx1A Tune in and cheer on the Titans!
A message from Mrs. Brandt: BND Announces 3-Part Ag Collateral Best Practices Series. Use this link for the first webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7414325075220331275?utm_source=Master+-+BND+News&utm_campaign=bbc3f5cd68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd6957e575-bbc3f5cd68-48757725 Second webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2334406532546588427?utm_source=Master+-+BND+News&utm_campaign=bbc3f5cd68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd6957e575-bbc3f5cd68-48757725 Third Webinar: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3148273835519425291?utm_source=Master+-+BND+News&utm_campaign=bbc3f5cd68-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd6957e575-bbc3f5cd68-48757725
Good morning, Midkota! Tickets for tonight's volleyball game against Kidder County at GCC are available by calling the high school office. Games will begin at 4:30pm with the 8th grade playing 2 games followed by the JV and Varsity teams. See below for event information and recommendations. Go Titans!
Academic and CTE Scholarship Facebook Live Event Jim Upgren will be conducting a Facebook Live event on the North Dakota Academic and CTE Scholarship on Thursday, December 3 at 7:30 PM Central Time for students and parents. Jim will be answering questions that students and parents might have throughout and after the presentation. To access the Facebook Live event on December 3, please visit the NDDPI Facebook page.
Activity Updates: -Tonight's Vball matches @ Carrington can be heard on KDAK radio -Tomorrow's matches will be aired on Youtube and will be 2 8th grade matches followed by JV and V. -There will not be an EBB game on Tuesday 10/20 - updated schedule can be found at - https://tinyurl.com/y46lu8fk -VB on October 26th will be 7,C,JV,V starting at 4:00pm. GO TITANS!
The volleyball games against MPB will still start at 4pm this afternoon starting with the eighth grade team. They will play two (2) games.
We regret to inform you that the 7th Grade Volleyball game scheduled for today, October 15th, has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Attention Elementary Boys Basketball parents! The game scheduled with Carrington tomorrow, October 16, has been postponed. The boys will still have practice after school in Glenfield.
We are in need of one adult line judge for tonight's matches @ MHS. If you didn't get a ticket because of attendance limits, here's an opportunity to get in! Contact the HS office if interested!
Information from BND and Mrs. Brandt. Link for the Career Compass site is: https://www.careercompass.nd.gov/
Due to a positive case identified in our school building, we will move to Green Level B of our health and safety plan starting tomorrow Thursday, October 15th. All students and staff will return to wearing masks during transitions and when we can’t be socially distanced at 6 feet or more.
Ticket information for the October 15th VB matches @ MHS: We will not have additional tickets available to the public. Each athlete has been given two tickets. The game will be streamed on Midkota School Facebook Page.
Tonight's game at Ellendale can be viewed on Ellendale's Facebook Site! Also, the 7/8 grade game will be broadcast live on the Midkota School facebook page!
We are in need of one more Close Up Student to help fundraise at concessions tonight in Binford for the JH games. Please contact Mrs. Halvorson!
We have added an 8th grade game for todays vball at MES: 7th-4:30pm 8th-5:15pm 8th-6:00pm
Junior and Senior Close Up Students - We have a fundraising opportunities available selling concessions at the following VB games: Oct 12th @ MHS Oct 13th @ MES Oct 15th @ MHS Please sign up with Mrs. Halvorson.
Midkota Elementary Homecoming Dress-up Days: America Monday -- Red, White, and Blue Tired Tuesday--PJ Day Western Wednesday Team Up Thursday - Class Color Day Titan Pride Day Friday
HEADS UP!! Elementary Boys Basketball practice is going to be held in Glenfield today, October 9th, 2020!
Monday, Oct 12, the G-M Titans will be hosting the BCN Bison in Glenfield for JV and V games starting at 6:00pm. Midkota is operating in the Green Level A and that means that indoor events will have a 75% capacity limit. Volleyball coaches from Griggs-Midkota and BCN have been issued tickets for parents/guardians. Additional tickets for the game will be available starting at 10:00 am Today, October 9th, at the MHS and GCC offices. There are a limited number available due to attendance regulations. A streaming option will be made available for the game for those that cannot attend. *Tickets will NOT be needed for 7,8,C vball vs HCV @ GCC Monday, October 12th starting at 4:30pm.
Facebook Livestream of the Titan v. Thunder game tonight courtesy of Bobbi Uglem. https://www.facebook.com/bobbie.uglem/videos/10218400182824824/
Fall Fun Day just got more fun! John Scanson was at it again, this time creating rocking chairs for the Midkota Preschool thru 3rd grade students. Parents should plan to pick up chairs at their earliest convenience as they are too heavy and bulky to take on the bus. If possible, they will be available at the Fire Hall starting at 2:00 PM tomorrow! Otherwise, please make arrangements with the office.
Seniors and Parents! A Message from BND and Mrs. Brandt: Join us tonight at 7 p.m. CT for the next Career Discovery Webinar with Catherine Mueller, executive director of Mapping Your Future. Although the future may seem uncertain right now, completing the FAFSA is one way students can keep their options open. Students considering attending college in the fall of 2021 need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid, as well as some state and institutional aid. In this webinar, students and parents will receive an introduction to the FAFSA and have their FAFSA questions answered. If you are unable to attend, please register for the webinar to have access to the material later. Career Compass is a one-stop location to access virtual college fairs, presentations about financial literacy, career preparation and College Application Month, along with Bank of North Dakota’s College Handbook. It is brought to you by Bank of North Dakota and Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling - North Dakota Council (DACAC). Link to register for webinar is: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3480354934124277003?utm_source=Get+Educated&utm_campaign=76c124c6ec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f39daa896-76c124c6ec-49462233
GREAT news Midkota! We are excited to report that as of today (Oct. 8), our school buildings will be back at COVID risk level Green A. This means that mask use will once again be optional for our students and staff. Anyone who still wishes to continue to mask is welcome to do so. We want to thank you for your commitment to following our COVID guidelines while we had positive cases within our district. It is because of your support that we are able to resume our level Green A protocol. Great job Midkota!
Guidelines for Attendance at tomorrow's Volleyball games in Northwood: o 7th- 4:00 in small gym o 8th- 4:00 in the big gym o C- 5:00 in the big gym o JV- 6:00 in the big gym o V- 7:30 in the big gym · Games will start no earlier than the time scheduled, but could start later · Crowd size will be capped at 500 (green phase) and will move to 250 if we enter the yellow phase. Every other bleacher will be unavailable · Fans are asked to only attend the game(s) their family member is playing, and to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of that game · There will be no designated student section, and students will not be allowed to stand at any point during the game · Sometime in September, livestreaming will be available · Facial coverings are REQUIRED for fans and players when entering the building. Once fans are seated, they may remove their mask if they maintain social distancing · Locker rooms will be available, and it will be up to the opposing team’s coaches to monitor locker rooms · Fans are asked to bring exact change when entering the gates ($7/adult - $5/student) · Concessions will be available · Fans who are ill are asked not to attend Titan fans, thank you in advance for abiding by the opposing school's guidelines.
Titan fans and athletes, when we are visiting another school district, we are required to follow their health and safety policies. If they require masks in their buildings, we must wear masks. During this pandemic, schools do not have to allow us into their buildings to watch our athletes. Right now it is a privilege we are grateful to have, and we ask that you represent Griggs-Midkota in a manner with which we can be proud.
Midkota Community: Many times there are questions or concerns that may arise from a parent or student. If a student is having a problem that needs attention, whether it be with studies, other children, or staff, there is a standard process for addressing the problem. Problems are best solved as close to the source as possible. With that in mind, we ask the following: · It is suggested that you discuss your concerns first with your child. · If further communication is necessary, visit with your child’s teacher. · If satisfaction is not reached at this level, a visit with the principal or a letter is welcome. · After a visit to the principal, if the situation warrants further discussion, a visit with the superintendent would be appropriate. · The board members are to be contacted only after the teacher, principal, and superintendent have been approached and still no solution has been reached.
Tonight's Volleyball matches will be live-streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVOaecX2l0YbDlz9cLbx1A
Sorry for the confusion, however Elementary boys basketball practice is in Binford today, not Glenfield.
Game regulations for tonight's VB game @ Edgeley: https://nodak-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/richard_danielson_k12_nd_us/EVt3ug1aJ_JDr9cOecfwxt8B9_tG7MYdlT1KjA29P6CATA?e=UzBgkf Livestream Links: C-https://tinyurl.com/y6ybghto JV-https://tinyurl.com/yxv3mq7f V-https://tinyurl.com/yxzwjm58
Tuesday, Oct 6, the G-M Titans will be hosting the Oakes tornadoes in Cooperstown. GCC is operating in the green/low-risk category and that means that indoor events will have a 75% capacity limit. Volleyball coaches from Griggs-Midkota and Oakes have been issued tickets for parents/guardians. Additional tickets for the game will be available starting at 10:00 am on Monday at the MHS and GCC offices. There are a limited number available due to attendance regulations. A streaming option will be made available for the game for those that cannot attend.
Good morning Midkota Community! We have 2 XL homecoming shirts for sale in the office. They are $14 each. Please contact the office to purchase. Go Mustangs!
Varsity Football Parents! It will be Senior/Parent night this Friday night! Senior players and their parents will be recognized on the field and the rest of the team and their parents will be announced. The Titans will take the field at 7pm against Larimore at the GCC field. Congratulations, Seniors and Good Luck!
Attention Midkota Junior Class Parents! PSAT Testing is being offered to members of the junior class on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the high school. The cost of the test is $16.00 (checks made payable to Midkota). Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration deadline should be Thursday, October 1st. Contact Mrs. Brandt if interested through email or TEAMs.
Attention Midkota Seniors and Parents! Join Bank of North Dakota, Wednesday, September 30, at 7 p.m. CT for the next Career Discovery Webinar with Amanda Woidyla, Bank of North Dakota's University and Student Development Coordinator. During this session, students will learn about what types of financial aid are available, where to search for scholarships, differences in student loans and tips to keep college costs down. If you are unable to attend, please register for the webinar to have access to the material later. Register for webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7375747609764025360?utm_source=Get+Educated&utm_campaign=620969d001-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_10_02_02_54_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4f39daa896-620969d001-49462233
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!