The following Elementary activities will be starting next week! Elementary Volleyball starts Monday - March 1st. Elementary Boys' Basketball resumes Tuesday - March 2nd. Practice and eventually game schedules can be found on our school activity schedule- https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp!
Mrs. Danielson's sophomore class had a chance to show off their skills by doing demonstration speeches. The class had an awesome variety of demonstrations, including making iced coffee, playing Wii golf, bathing a dog, braiding hair, administering CPR, baking, and changing the oil on a dirt bike. Wyatt Spickler even brought livestock to the school parking lot! Pictured here, Wyatt teaches his class how to prepare a heifer for show day.
Midkota School and Buses will be two hours late tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24th.
Midkota Messenger will be going in the mail in the next day or so! It can also be found on our website at the link below. https://5il.co/putq
Due to potential for hazardous driving conditions, tonight's C-squad game in Devils Lake is canceled. Also, the after school extended day program is cancelled. A decision regarding varsity boys' practice will be made later this afternoon.
VOTE FOR MIDKOTA in the second round of LRSC's Battle Royale!! Please click the link below to advance Midkota to the next round and give our students a chance for academic scholarships at LRSC!! https://tinyurl.com/midkota
Tonight's Winter Concert will be streamed on the Midkota Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/midkotamustangs/ - Check out our talented students at Midkota!!!
Activities today: HS Boys' Bball Practice @ MES - 1:30-3:00 - practice shuttle leaves MHS and GCC at 1:00. JH Boys' Bball Practice @ GCC - 1:30-3:00 - practice shuttle leaves MHS and GCC at 1:00. HS Girls' play in the region-qualifier game of districts vs LLM @ 4:30pm in Jamestown - bus leaves GCC at 1:00, shootaround at MHS at 1:30.
We are spotty on WiFi service but still attempting live... https://www.facebook.com/midkota.mustangs.16/videos/149994890272704/
The Titan girls’ basketball team takes on EKM in the opening round of district play this afternoon at 4:30pm! Go get ‘em Titans!!!🏀 There will be no JH or HS boys practice tonight!
Midkota Public School and buses will be two hours late tomorrow, Friday February 12th due to dangerously low temperatures. Please stay warm and safe.
Updated game times for tomorrow's BBB contests at Fessenden: JV starts at 6:00pm with varsity to follow. Link to our activities calendar streaming links and other game info: https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp
Due to a number of illnesses, we will have to cancel tonight's C squad game in Devils Lake. We are hoping to reschedule.
Location Change: Today's C-squad game will be played at Lake Region State College not Sweetwater elementary as previously scheduled. It can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/337113733158231/ Link to our activities calendar with other games and streaming links: https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp
Message from Mrs. Brandt: Career Discovery livestreams start next week The Bank of North Dakota is kicking off the spring series of Career Discovery livestreams next week. Please join them for these career-focused discussions. You can participate in the live sessions or register for the event to receive a recording that you can watch at your convenience. Upcoming sessions and links to register: Getting the Most out of Career Compass 2.0 - Feb. 17 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. How to Write a Successful Scholarship Essay – Feb. 23 from noon – 12:30 p.m. Visit the Career Compass website for a list of the sessions and check back often for updates.
Junior High Girls' Basketball will practice at Midkota Elementary tonight. There will be no High School Girls' Basketball Practice tonight.
Midkota Parents and Students: Due to the frigid temperatures forecasted for Monday morning, school and buses will be two hours late. This decision is made with the safety of our students, staff, and bus drivers in mind. We want you to know in advance, so that everyone has time to plan. Please stay safe and warm this weekend Midkota.
Basketball season is winding down and the Lady Titans will start the District Tournament off on Friday, February 12 @ 4:30pm against EKM. See all practices and games for the week below. Also, school and buses will be 2 hours late on Monday, February 8th due to very low temps. Have a great weekend! Stay safe and warm!
The SnowBall dance tomorrow night, February 6th, at Midkota High School will be moved up one hour. The dance will go from 8pm-11pm.
The girls' basketball bus to the games vs DVE at GCC tonight will leave MHS at 4:15pm. JH will start at 6:00pm with Varsity to follow. Our Girls C-squad game at Devils Lake on Tuesday, February 9th, has been canceled. The boys game is still on. Check out our Activity Calendar for Game info and streaming links - https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp. Go Titans!
There will be NO Junior High Boys' Basketball Practice tonight, Friday, February 5th.
Midkota Students and Parents, With dangerously low temperatures and wind chills in the immediate forecast, we would like to take this opportunity to remind students to please dress in warm winter apparel. Please be advised that bus drivers and coaches may turn students away that do not have proper attire. Any and all weather announcements will be shared via our automated alert system, Midkota website and Facebook page. Stay safe. Midkota School
Spring College Fairs! Spring College Fairs happening March 22-24. Get ready for spring virtual college fairs! The Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling (DACAC-ND) is hosting the fairs from 9 a.m. to noon CT on March 22, 23 and 24 on the Career Compass site. Student and parents can do the following during the fairs: https://www.careercompass.nd.gov/ • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool • Experience virtual campus tours • Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives
We have a fun-filled week for our Titans at MHS!! Monday is Senior/Parent night for HS Girls' Basketball, Thursday is Senior/Parent night for HS Boys' Basketball, and there are many other activities going throughout the week. Check out our Activity Calendar for Game info - https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp. Go Titans!
January is School Board Appreciation month and we are so THANKFUL to Joel Utke, Veronica Vollmer, Laura Kulsrud, Preston Hoffman, Shian Hoyt, Louis Halvorson and Bobbi Hoffman for all of the hours they spend serving our Midkota School! We appreciate each one of you, you are making the difference in the life of a child! 💙
Update on Activities: Spectators will NO longer need to use a voucher at the game in Edgeley for Boys' bball today or Girls' bball Tuesday. Masks are required at all times and social distancing is encouraged. The games will be streamed on NFHS and varsity can also be viewed on BEK sports! Check the Activity Schedule for info and Links: https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp
No JV or V girls basketball practice today. Buses for JH girls and JH, JV,V boys practice will leave at 3:15pm from MES and MHS as usual.
There will be no 7th and 8th grade girls basketball practice today, Thursday, January 28th.
7th and 8th grade boys basketball games have been added to this Saturday's line-up @ EKM. We will have 7,8,JV,V basketball starting at 2pm. Tickets are required for JV and V contests. Check out our activity calendar for livestream links and additional guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/yyzto7sp
Tickets for tomorrow night's Boys' Bball Contest at GCC are available by calling the High School. Players will also receive fan tickets at practice tonight. We have 7,8,JV,V starting at 4:00pm. Go Titans!!
Activities tonight: JV and V GBB at GCC vs Ellendale starting 6pm (C squad game was canceled); 7,8 BBB at Carrington starting at 5pm. You can find livestream links and game info at our activities page: https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/ GO TITANS!
Livestream links for all of tonight's contests can be found on our activity calendar at - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/
The February Midkota Messenger Monthly Newsletter is being printed right now and will be in the mail in the next few days! However, if you can't wait, it has been uploaded to the website and can be found by clicking this link! https://5il.co/osqy
All practices and after school activities are canceled today, January 20th due to hazardous road conditions. No after school activities or practices. Stay safe everyone.
Additional tickets for tomorrow's Boys' basketball games at Kensal and Friday's Girls' basketball games at GCC are available by calling the high school. *at practice, players will receive 3 fan tickets each and seniors will get four *No tickets are required for tomorrow's JH GBB contests at Carrington. Check out our activity calendar for guidelines and streaming info - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/
Today, Tuesday, January 19th masks will no longer be required in our buildings as stated in our health and safety plan. Masks will be optional and are recommended but not required. Thanks to everyone for doing their part to get us down to 0 known cases in our buildings. *Masks are recommended but not required.
There WILL NOT be JH Girls or Boys basketball practice tonight.
Tickets to tomorrow's high school Girls' and Boys' double header vs LLM @ GCC are available by calling the high school (785-2126) starting at 9am this morning! Livestream links and upcoming game info can be found on our activity calendar - https://tinyurl.com/y5so7oyb GoTitans!
Do you have a heart for teaching kids and are seeking a teaching position? Midkota School has an opening for a Special Education Teacher/Strategist with the GST Multidistrict Special Ed Unit! Position location is located in the Midkota School District. Wage: $38,700 - $60,450 (Permanent) + Single Health, Vision, and Dental. Disability Insurance, ND Teacher's Retirement, 4 personal days, 15 sick days accumulated up to 90. Full time Special Education position available Contact Mary Stammen, GST Multidistrict Special Education Director, PO Box 308, Portland, ND 58274. PH: 701-866-0985. Email: email@example.com Job Description Applicant must be able to case manage and provide services for students in need of special education. General Responsibilities 1. Provide services to students in individual, small group, or classroom settings. 2. Provide consultative services to regular educators and building level support teams. Consultation may include assisting in modifying curriculum and adapting materials. 3. Participate in the identification process of special education students by serving on a multidisciplinary team in accordance with federal and state procedural guidelines. 4. Develop Individual Education Plans for students with disabilities to include parent contact, scheduling and facilitating meetings, and completion of all paperwork as required according to federal and state procedural guidelines. 5. The case manager is responsible for monitoring IEP compliance. Keep special education files current and filed in the school and GST Multidistrict office. 6. Maintain a record of progress towards goals and objectives. This includes charting. 7. Provide on-site training and oversee paraeducators in accordance with the recommended procedures from DPI. 8. Follow current procedures specific to the GST Multidistrict Special Education unit. 9. Attend meeting as determined by the Director of Special Education. 10. Other such duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education. 11. Communicate with outside agencies.
Attention Midkota: There will be no school on Friday, January 29th for all students K-12 in order to provide a work day for all teachers. No school January 29th.
Hey Midkota! Get out and vote us to the next round in the LRSC Battle Royale!!! We are currently behind and if you voted once, you can vote again! Voting ends Sunday at 11am. Here's what's at stake: The Final Four schools will each win: · A $250 scholarship that will go to a student who is attending LRSC in 2021-2022 or 2022-2023. The Finals Winner will win: · A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an LRSC bound student from that school or co-op. · A gift up to $500 in value, that fills a pre-determined need for their booster club program. Vote Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/720118605557551/?active_tab=discussion Here:https://www.facebook.com/events/714216522481067/?active_tab=discussion and Here:https://twitter.com/lakeregionstate/status/1350117229896077314/photo/1 Share - Share - Share!
We still have some tickets available for tonight's GBB contests in Hatton and tomorrow's BBB at MHS!! Call the high school to reserve tickets!! Check out our activities calendar for streaming links and attendance guidelines for upcoming contests! - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/
Midkota Community we need your Vote!! Click on the below Facebook "Event" link for the Lake Region College Battle Royale of the Midkota Mustangs vs. the Carrington Cardinals, then click on the "Discussion tab" and VOTE for Midkota!! https://fb.me/e/3vSLcEHBf
There are tickets available for the GBB game in Oakes tonight, no ticket limit per call. There are also tickets available for the BBB game in Carrington tomorrow night, 2 ticket limit per call. Please call the HS office for tickets, 785-2126.
There has been a slight adjustment to today's practice times for GBB and JH BBB: JH BBB @ MHS - 3:15-5:00 HS and JH GBB @ GCC - 3:45 - 5:30
Attendance guidelines and livestream links for tomorrows 4pm Varsity Boys' Basketball Game at the Stutsman County Tournament and JH Girls' and Boys' Bball at Central Valley School are posted on our activity schedule - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/
Midkota school and buses will run two hours late this morning, Wednesday, January 6th!
Livestream links for tonight's GBB Contests: -7/8/8 Games in Glenfield - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URjFGubNFgs -JV/V Games in Binford (2 Options) - https://facebook.com/midkota.mustangs.16/videos/126734845932042/ -OR-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ2FImbmF2M
Livestream links for tonight's contests will be getting posted to our activity calendar - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/ -Extra tickets to the JH games in Glenfield are available - call MHS at 785-2126 to reserve tickets. -All tickets to the HS games in Binford have been distributed. Go Titans!
Hey All, We are excited to start a new year. We identified a calendar snafu. Our feed was disconnected at some point recently, and not updating correctly on our website. It's now fixed and events should be listing accurately.
Activity Streaming and Tickets: Livestream links for tonight's contests can be found on our Activity Calendar - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/ We have a few extra tickets to the GBB contests in Kensal - Call MHS at 785-2126 to reserve some! Tickets for the BBB contests @ Oakes will be distributed to the athletes on the bus and left at the Oakes ticket window.
If there are any parents or community members willing to help out our Booster Club and serve concessions at the January 5th Girls Basketball Contests in Binford and Glenfield, please call the Midkota High School at 785-2126. Go Titans!
Today the G-M Titans Boys JV and V Bball Teams takes on Larimore starting at 1pm at GCC. Livestream links are located on our calendar app - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/. *Due to limited number of opponent players, a G-M inter-squad scrimmage will happen between two quarters of JV vs Larimore and the varsity contest.
Today's GBB @ New Rockford-Sheyenne Game info: NFHS Livestream - https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/search/?query=new%20rockford Concessions available. Tickets required for admittance. Masks required.
Our Lady Titans continue their season tomorrow @ New Rockford. Game times and bus leave times, as well as all of our practices, leave times, and other contests can be found on our Midkota Activity Calendar - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/.
Additional Sports-related announcements: -Tonight's Dec 22nd Boys' Bball game will be broadcast on KSJBam.com - 600AM -Practices Scheduled for Dec 23rd have been cancelled -Updated Games Schedules- Girls(https://5il.co/o3yb) - Boys(https://5il.co/o3yf) -Online Practice/Game Schedule - https://www.district5nd.org/public/genie/653/school/965/
Information for tonight's G-M Titans vs NR-S Boys' Basketball games: -Game location changed to Kensal School Gymnasium -7th-3pm, 8th-4pm, C-5pm,JV-6pm, V-7:30pm -Livestream Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVOaecX2l0YbDlz9cLbx1A -Tickets required -Limited concessions - must eat in the lunch room -Masks are required at all times by fans and workers
Information for the December 21st V,JV GBB games at Maple Valley(Tower City) @ 6:00pm -Livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClnkBr7J8AY05MoRpno5Mag/live -50 visitor fan tickets have been made available and coach will distribute *You must present your ticket at the door - Cost - $5.00 (this includes students, children, grandparents, parents, staff, and senior citizens) and must always wear a face mask. -Fans will need to maintain social distancing and face covering are required at all times (hallways, commons, bathroom, gym, sitting and standing). -No concessions will be served -All athletes that are not on the floor playing will need to be masked along with the coaching staff, fans, managers, and all workers. -No outside food can be brought in and eaten before, during or after contests. GO TITANS!!!!
Information for tonight's Varsity and 7th grade GBB @ Hope: -Livestream link - https://yourliveevent.com/finley-sharon-hope-page -No away team spectators will be admitted in accordance with Region 2 Extracurricular Attendance Policy. GO TITANS!
Amazing news to share with everyone! Midkota has received a competitive grant from the Governor's office. This grant will allow Midkota to provide high quality individual tutoring to students who need it. Read all about it here: https://5il.co/o1l1
Junior High and C-Squad Girls' basketball parents: If your child did not get two fan tickets at practice yesterday, please call the high school to claim your two tickets. We also have additional tickets that can be reserved for the game at GCC by calling the high school. *Limit two tickets per call. Go Titans!
Links for December 17th Girls' Basketball games: -V,JV Girls @ Carrington starting at 5:30pm - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSfR1wXqGbRCTkcMSwlHcg - game will also be aired on radio 600AM - KSJBam.com -C,8,7 Girls vs Valley City at GCC - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_HNrbldJHojMM0_cAvaMNQ
This afternoon we start semester finals at the high school. If a 9th - 12th grade student is able to be exempt from a final according to the Midkota Final test exemption policy, they will need parent permission to be excused from school during their exempt final periods. *If a student has any missing work in any class, they must stay in the building until the missing work is complete. *A student taking a final must stay the entire length of a final period and cannot leave between finals if they have more than one final in a day. Parents, please call the Midkota High School at 701-785-2126 to excuse your student from period(s) they are exempt from a final.
Livestream links for tonight's Contests: V-GBB @Glenfield vs South Border - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQVOaecX2l0YbDlz9cLbx1A V,JV,7-BBB @ GCC vs Dakota Prairie - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_HNrbldJHojMM0_cAvaMNQ
Good news! With the updated gym capacity limits, we now have available seating to the public for the HS play! The cast members of "The Internet is Distract- Oh, Look, A Kitten!" will be perfoming at the High School on the following date: Monday, December 14th @ 7pm Thursday, December 17th @ 7pm Please call the high school @ 785-2126 if you would like to attend either or both nights! If you have already recieved an invitation from a cast member, we already have your name on our list and you don't need to call. If you have any questions, please call Charla or Rich @ 785-2126 or Director Rami Topp @ 676-2511. Hope to see you there!
December 7th-11th is worldwide coding week. Today Ms. Larson's 4th graders spent an hour of coding to celebrate the weeklong coding celebration. The fourth graders code almost daily, and they do an amazing job. I love this day every year the kiddos get so excited 🙂 Here are some links to us working : https://youtu.be/iRfUk5N9Ct0 https://youtu.be/2JiAQbIkots https://youtu.be/V9LVSKAxUJg https://youtu.be/ZnzBl3RR1Q8
Midkota extended day families who are enrolled for the before or after school program are invited to a family night next week on December 17th. We will begin the family night activities at 5:30 pm and end the festivities at 6:30 pm. Your whole family is invited to attend and try a few STEAM activities and get a glimpse of what we do in our extended day program. Please make sure to wear masks and we will social-distance. I will set up activities, so they are spread out, so everyone gets an opportunity to try something out. I hope to see you all there. Thank you, Ms., Larson
Good morning everyone! Just a reminder that if you bought Papa Murphy's pizzas from our Close up students, they need to be placed in your freezer if you do not plan to eat them within the first few hours of receiving them. If you do have to freeze them, please allow them to thaw before baking them to deliciousness! Thank you all for your continued support of our Midkota students and their activities. It is greatly appreciated!
Yesterday at the Elementary school we had the privilege to watch the theater group perform a dress rehearsal of their production of "The Internet is a Dist-Oh Look, A Kitten!" They did a wonderful job under Mrs. Topp's direction. The students and staff all enjoyed the performance. If you get the opportunity to take in this show, you don't want to miss it!
JH & HS Basketball Parents, your athlete should be coming home tonight with an order form for basketball pictures that will be taken this week. If your order form doesn't make it home, please see below for a copy. Times and location for pics are as follows: Tuesday, 12/8: JH Girls @ Binford Wednesday, 12/9: C, JV, & Varsity Girls @ Glenfield Thursday, 12/10: C, JV, & Varsity Boys @ Glenfield Thursday, 12/10: JH Boys @ Binford
Sign up sheets are currently in the office for the following activities: Speech and Archery! Interested students, please sign up! There will be an archery parent meeting at 4pm on December 6th at the Kensal gym. Please contact Mr. Lokemoen if you have any questions!
Basketball starts today! Get your Titan Fan Gear at https://tinyurl.com/y3oup4fj! Shop closes on December 8th.
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!