Hey everyone! I just wanted to say hello and thank all of our awesome students and staff for their hard work this first whole week of E-learning. I want everyone to know that we at the school are thinking about you and feeling confident that everything will get back to normal one of these great days. For our students grades 7 thru 12, if you need anything don't hesitate to email myself or your teachers on my/their Google account. Keep being diligent in your effort to connect with your teachers and fellow students so you can finish this school year strong. Take care!
NOTICE: NCC will be doing a fiber upgrade between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. today. The internet will be down for a brief period of time.
Teen Readers! Check out this awesome ebook database that the State Library offers: Teen Book Cloud. Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 https://www.teenbookcloud.com/Home.aspx
DAY 1 - Successful! Good Evening, Everyone! I want to thank everyone who helped make this first day of online learning a success! Thank you to our teachers who diligently worked to convert classroom learning to an online platform in a matter of 7 days! We are so blessed to have such dedicated, talented, and innovative teachers and staff at DCE! They put in LONG hours making sure that we could continue educating the kids of our community! Thank you to our PARENTS!!!! You truly are rock stars! Thank you for being patient with us as we introduce you to this new platform. Thank you for adding even more responsibilities to your already full plates during this time of uncertainty. We appreciate all that you are doing alongside us right now! You are not alone - we are here to support each other every step of the way! Thank you to our students! They are so resilient and eager to try out this new platform! So much so that a few of them made some discoveries prompting us to set up some guidelines and boundaries for using the online learning platform. They keep us on our toes!! Please see said guidelines attached to this message and review the expectations with your students. I'll be going over them during announcements tomorrow morning as well as popping into a few LIVE lessons to review the expectations with smaller groups of students. I appreciate everyone's help! We can do this TOGETHER! ~Mrs. Brown
Need new library books? Contact Mrs. Wissbrod at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the online library catalog to see what is available. Pick up at the elementary/public library. https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1
DCE teachers will be going LIVE during their scheduled live classroom times beginning today. Don't worry if you don't have access or aren't sure where to go yet. Monday and Tuesday are the days for us to help everyone get things figured out. Email your teacher or Mrs. Brown if you are having any difficulties. We're here to work through this TOGETHER! We'll see you soon!
Good evening. Just a reminder that on-line school starts tomorrow morning at 8:30. Teachers are all ready to go with their Google Classrooms. Even hour classes are Monday and Wednesdays and your Odd hour classes are Tuesday and Thursday. Assignments will be due on Friday and teachers are working Fridays for if you need to check in with them. Please understand we will be taking attendance for these classes, as well as assigning work. We can't wait to get connected with our students and start a new, unprecedented chapter in the history of DC schools. Get logged in tomorrow and we will all do our best! If anyone has any issues at all, call the high school or email your teachers. Go Divide County Maroons.
Junior High and High School teachers decided whether or not to send home specific textbooks. So in short, not all textbooks are going to be sent home. Only books that specific teachers elected to us as we continue our classes. Teachers will address this with students in their Google Classrooms.
For everyone's safety please stay in your cars during pickup at the High School building. Staff will bring it out to you at the main entrance. Thank you.
Hey everyone. Here is the link to the DCHS on-line schedule ( https://5il.co/e5h9 ) for teachers and our students’ classes. We elected to create a block schedule to hopefully allow more time for students and teachers to work together in their on-line platforms. Even period classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, odd period classes are on Tuesday and Thursdays. We also hope that these blocks will allow more time for students personal schedules. A paper copy of this document will also be in students bags when we conduct pickup. Please note that teachers also have “office hours” to be available for on-line meetings, emails and phone calls from our students. On Fridays teachers are available from 8:00 to 4:00 to all of their students in all of their classes. The high school hopes that this week, beginning Thursday and into Friday, all students can get logged into their Google Classrooms. This way we will know who needs help with class access going forward. Then on Monday (3/30) we can hit the ground running by beginning instruction and completing assignments. Any student in grades 7 thru 12 that cannot get logged into a class by Monday can please call the high school. A helpful hint to students is to highlight or mark their own personal class schedules in this new block system. Students, please remember which period you have your assigned period class…meaning there is two periods of a 7th grade science class. You should remember that you were in either the 1st or 2nd hour science class. The teachers have you placed in your same, original periods Google classroom.
Calling all readers! If you would like a new library book, please contact Mrs. Wissbrod with your specific request. Check out our online catalog to see what is available! We will add the book(s) with your student’s belongings that will sent home later this week. All current library books will be renewed with no overdue fines. Elementary/Public Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=27.1033.0.0.1 High School Library Catalog (Online) https://polaris.odinlibrary.org/polaris/default.aspx?ctx=28.1033.0.0.1 Email: email@example.com
Divide County High School is in the process of deploying curriculum in a digital platform, per order of North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. This digital platform will come in a small variety of teaching formats and learning applications including Google Classroom and Acellus. DCHS teachers and staff have created Google Classroom formats for students to log into. Directions for the Google Classroom format will attached in a different document. Teachers will be available in a variety of ways to further student instruction, including creating videos, internet chat, email and telephone calls. Many of these ways to correspond with students are available in the google classroom application. A modified schedule of classes will be released as soon as possible. There is an expectation of all schools to continue to appropriately provide an education for all their students and DCHS intends to do their best to fulfill that expectation. We want to do this in a reasonable and fair manner. Students will have to be responsible in their ability to log in to these digital classrooms and work on assigned course work. In turn students can get all the help they need. Students are encouraged to email and set up times for teachers to chat with them in one on one meetings or meet with groups of students if they need help. We literally are putting one foot in front of the other to make this work. We will all learn as we go.
Child Nutrition Program Meals - Thank you for your interest in participating in the meal program during the school closure. In order to best serve each interested family's needs, we ask that you call the district office to get your family on the official lunch count. Please call 701-965-6313 today. All families, regardless of free and reduced lunch status are invited to participate. Children ages 1-18 can be served.
DCE Families - Please VOTE for tonight's bedtime story on the Living Tree site. Mrs. Brown just can't decide! Please join "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown" on the Divide County School District Facebook page LIVE at 7 p.m. tonight!
Join Mrs. Brown at 7 p.m. tonight on the Divide County School District Facebook page for LIVE "Bedtime Stories with Mrs. Brown!" Hope to see you soon!
POSTPONED - Parent Teacher Conferences are postponed until a later date. Please disregard any reminders from Living Tree. Thank you!
The Child Nutrition Program is available and FREE for all of our families regardless of Free and Reduced Lunch status. Please complete the survey if you would like to participate. The survey will help us better prepare for our community needs. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH
Divide County School District Families ONLY - We are asking all DCSD families to complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NSSVLZH regarding your interest in participating in the Child Nutrition program available during this time of school closure. Meals are free to children in your home from ages 1-18. Please complete the survey ASAP so we may adjust plans according to interest level of our families. Please complete ONLY ONE survey per family. Once we know the level of interest in participating, we will have more information regarding pick-up and distribution of meals. Thank you!
Divide County School District continues to follow the Governor’s directives and will be closed to everyone except to essential personnel until further notice. The high school and elementary staff continue to diligently prepare digital and distance educational opportunities for our students. We are missing our daily interactions with our students and want to provide them with as much reassurance and normalcy as possible. We are working to use a variety of technological tools to make face-to-face contact with our students. Roll out of these services will gradually begin next week. Plans are being made for students to pick up their personal belongings next week as well as pick up instructional tools that they will need during this closure period. More information will be available regarding dates and times next week. If anything is needed urgently, please call the district office at 701-965-6313. We have learned that legislation is allowing us to offer breakfast and lunch to all children ages 1-18. More information regarding this program will be available soon. Please stay safe, healthy, and continue to practice social distancing.
Tune in for Story Time on the Divide County Library Facebook page today at 3 p.m.!
Divide County School District Office will be closed to the public until further notice. Employees are working regular hours at the District Office and are available by phone to address any immediate concerns you may have.
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=dividecounty The spring book fair will only be offered online. Follow the link to find all your favorite books!
Check out these great resources available through the North Dakota State Library. Go to: http://www.library.nd.gov/onlineresources.html Tumble Book Library: K-6 children's ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Teen Book Cloud: gr 7-12 ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Audio Book Cloud: all ages audio book database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020 Tumble Math: K-6 math ebook database Username: ndtumbles Password: trial Available through August 31, 2020
Divide County School District is currently working under the Governor's directives to make plans for a variety of scenarios going forward. This includes planning for possible re-entry into school and also exploring options of virtual learning for our students if an extended school closure is recommended. DCSD families will be receiving a phone call from a school representative inquiring as to each family's ability to connect to the internet as well as their access to a device. Paper/pencil options are also being reviewed in case of an extended closure. The Governor is expected to make an announcement on Friday offering guidance as to how schools in ND will proceed.
Good morning, Due to the current school closure, Divide County School District understands that there may be families who need assistance providing meals for their children. If your family is on free or reduced lunches at school and you need assistance during this time, please call the district office at 701-965-6313 by 4:00 today. We will make available a brown bag breakfast/lunch for pick-up at the school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Guidance Update: Governor Burgum has announced that ND K-12 schools will be closed for 5 school days. DCSD classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020. The Governor has recommended practicing good hygiene and social distancing during this time.
Update from Divide County School District Divide County School District will remain open, as advised by the NDDOH, NDDPI, and the Governor’s Office. As a proactive measure, DCSD will be suspending all after-school activities indefinitely. This includes the elementary after-school KIDSS program. NDHSAA has suspended all sports practices, game contests, and fine arts activities. All outside community members and organizations who have been using school facilities including the gym, weight room, lunchroom, etc. and parents volunteering with any school related activity will not have access at this time. DCE Banking and Junior Achievement activities will also be postponed. The Missoula Children’s Theater will also be postponed or cancelled. The Divide County Library will only be open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon until further notice. The district has suspended all school-related student and staff travel at this time including field trips. In addition, until further notice, DCSD will be restricting access to school buildings during the school day to permit only parents and essential services such as food service and necessary supply deliveries. We ask parents to come into the school only when there is an absolute need to do so. Parent-Teacher Conferences, that are scheduled for March 23, 24, and 26, will be conducted via phone, email, or other form of communication during the scheduled dates from 4:00-7:30 p.m. More information will be forthcoming as we approach the scheduled conference dates. The Scholastic Book Fair scheduled at DCHS during this time will not be open to the public. Other options for public sale are being explored. DCE and DCHS will suspend all attendance incentives for semester test exemptions. Other considerations for semester test exemptions may be considered by the administration and staff as we continue into the rest of the school year. This includes perfect attendance awards. Students and staff who are ill are strongly advised to stay home. Looking into the future, decisions regarding prom and spring concerts have not been made. It is possible these activities could be streamed for the public to view. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration regarding the actions being taken in response to COVID-19. As additional guidance becomes available, the district will continue to update any changes to plans.
NDHSAA Statement Please see the statement below from the NDHSAA regarding the postponement of all sports practices, game contests, and fine arts activities. March 13, 2020 2:45 pm FARGO – On Friday, March 13, due to the Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump the NDHSAA will postpone play until further notice at the 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and all remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason State Tournaments including the 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament. In addition to the remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason Basketball State Tournaments being postponed, all remaining fine arts and spring sports seasons have been postponed indefinitely, which includes practices and game contests until further notice. Further information will be released as it becomes available next week. Refund Policies for 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament will be announced at a later date on www.ndhsaanow.com. https://ndhsaa.com
In accordance with guidance from NDDPI, NDDOH, and the Governor's Office, Divide County School District has been advised to remain in session and keep our schools open. The district will continue to follow the guidance of these departments as new information becomes available. To find up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following websites: https://www.health.nd.gov https://www.cdc.gov https://www.nd.gov/dpi/
Today's Elementary Basketball Practice: Due to the Emergency Declaration announced by NDHSAA, elementary boys' and girls' basketball practice is cancelled today. Please pick your student up at the elementary school. We are calling buses back to the elementary to pick up bus students.
Boys' and Girls' Elementary Basketball Jamboree scheduled for tomorrow (3/14/2020) in Powers Lake has been cancelled.
Good Luck the Boys' Basketball Team and coaches as they take on Lewis and Clark North Shore in the first round of the Region 8 Basketball Tournament in New Town. Game time is approximately 7:30 P.M. The game will be broadcast on BEK sports.
DCE Families - Be sure to login to Living Tree on a regular basis. Much of our parent information will be shared through this platform. We would eventually like to send home fewer notes. :) Currently, many teachers have created calendars to sign up for conferences. Please call the office (701-965-6324) to let us know if you are not able to login or are not seeing all of your students. We want to make sure every has access.
There will be NO Elementary GIRLS' Basketball on Monday March 9th. Get out and support the Maroons at their Regional Tournament.
Hi DCE Families! Corrections have been made and the second round of Living Tree email invites went out this morning. Your username/password is included in this email. Please login and join us on Living Tree! We have so much to share with our DCE Families! If you don't receive login information or have any difficulties logging in, please give us a call so we can help you.
Grades 4-6 Boys' Basketball Practice this week at DCHS: Thursday and Friday 3:45-5:00 and Saturday 11-12:30.
NO Elementary BOYS Basketball practice today due to gym conflicts.
Congratulations to the Divide County Maroons Boys’ Basketball team on advancing to the Region 8 Basketball Tournament with their win against the Burke County Titans. The tournament will begin next Monday in New Town.
Good Luck to the Divide County Maroons Boy’s Basketball team in their Regional qualifier game tomorrow. The Maroons will play Burke County at 4:30 PM in Stanley.
Congratulations to the Divide County Maroons boy’s basketball team on their District Quarterfinal win against Ray. They will play Powers Lake in the Semifinals tomorrow night at 6 PM in Stanley.
All juniors will be taking the ACT test on Tuesday, March 3rd, at St. Patrick’s Church. Students need to be at the church no later than 7:45AM. Please remember a calculator and pencil.
Congratulations to Mr. Harding for being named the Region 8 Athletic Director of the Year!
After Prom Parent Planning Meeting-Thursday February 27, 2020 at 5:30pm -Crosby Community Center. Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents are invited to attend. Please contact Lee Svangstu 648-9976 if you are willing to help but cannot attend Thanks!
Grades 4-6 Boys' and Girls' Basketball will be starting practice on Monday, March 2 from 3:45-5:30. Girls will practice at DCE. Boys will practice at DCHS and can ride the bus up to the high school at dismissal.
Update: We are currently working with Living Tree and PowerSchool to make the corrections to fields pulling guardian emails and cell phone #'s. Once the fix has been made we'll notify you through this platform so you know when to expect your invitation email or text. Thank you for your patience. It will be fantastic when we get everyone connected!
Hi Everyone! I'm just so excited that Living Tree is LIVE! We're hearing some great feedback from families about the information they are already getting from classrooms! So AWESOME!! I know there is a little confusion right now getting some of the kinks worked out. Please let us know what troubles you are experiencing (701-965-6324). Living Tree technicians are working with us to get these issues corrected ASAP. Here are two of the issues we currently have fixes for or know to be an issue: 1. iPhone App showing mostly white where text should be. Fix: Turn off DARK MODE setting 2. Only one parent receiving the invitation email. Fix: Option 1: Parent who received email can login and invite the other parent - we are noticing that this doesn't work in all cases. Option 2: Wait while DCE works with Living Tree to correct this. We want to have this fixed before the end of the week. If you are experiencing any other issues, please contact the DCE office to let us know and we'll get right on it! Make it a great day!
Divide County Elementary is excited to announce that we will be working with Livingtree to help bring families closer to their child’s learning experiences at school! Starting February 17, 2020, we are implementing the Livingtree Engage platform across DCE. This new engagement platform will be a private and secure community for families and teachers to work together in support of better learning outcomes for children. With this easy-to-use platform, families can respond to posts, messages, files, photos, videos, events, and volunteer opportunities on Livingtree Engage, which is available on the web, as well as iOS and Android mobile applications. Additionally, users can select their preferred language to receive information, with over 100 languages available. We encourage everyone to ensure that their contact information is correct and up-to-date. Emails will be sent out on February 17, 2020 with information regarding their Livingtree account. All you need to do is follow the instructions in the message to finish setting up your account. The current Divide County School District App will still be used to communicate with the community. Livingtree simply provides a private, safe way to share specific classroom information with families only of that classroom. You can use Livingtree Engage on any device. Simply download the free mobile app for iOS or Android, or use it on a computer or mobile browser at: http://learn.livingtree.com. Our goal is for every family to join Livingtree Engage. Please feel free to ask us any questions or contact Livingtree’s Customer Support.
DCE Library schedule adjustments for the week of February 10. No Library classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday Library Classes: KG, KR, 2Z, 2H, 3AM, 6H. Friday Library Classes: 1K, 3AT, 4K, 4R, 5B, 6V. Thank you!
Boys Basketball v. Trinity Christian has been moved from Feb. 6, to Feb. 11th, three games that day JH, JV, V starting at 4:30, DC Dynamite Dance group will also be performing.
Feb. 6th, 2020 GBB JV v. MonDak for tonight has been canceled. JV Boys v. MonDak tonight still on at 7:15. Girls JV will be going to Minot High today to play Minot High Sophomore team at 4:00, leave time is 12:30.
After Prom Planning Meeting-Thursday February 6, 2020 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons Area. Sophomore, Junior and Senior parents are invited to attend. Please contact Lee Svangstu 648-9976 if you are willing to help but cannot attend
Basketball schedule changes: Feb. 6th We will have GBB- JV v. MonDak at 5:45 and JV Boys v. MonDak at 7:15. The BBB Trinity Christian game which was scheduled for Feb. 6 has be moved to Feb. 11th. Feb. 11th, Trinity Christian @ DC BBB, JH, JV,V starting at 4:30.
Sat. Feb. 1, 2020, we will not have a JV girls game. The schedule for Sat. will be JH Boys at 5:45 and Varsity Girls at 7:15 v. Powers Lake.
Please Note: DCE Library Schedule changes for next week: Wednesday - 2nd & 5th, Thursday - 1st, Kindergarten, & 6H, Friday - 3rd, 4th, & 6V
The Junior High Boys Basketball team will be leaving Crosby at 8:15AM tomorrow morning for Bowbells. Coach will be there by 7:45AM. We play at 10:00AM and 12:00PM.
Mini Maroons will begin tomorrow (1/11). Grades 3-6 is at 9:30-10:30 and Grades K-2 will be from 10:45-11:30. Hope to see you there. Go Maroons!
Join us in our January "Actions for Happiness". We'd love to hear from you if you try any of the ideas from the calendar! Let's work together to promote positive mental health! Feel free to share your experiences on our Facebook page, call the school or email Mrs. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org. ~Make it a GREAT day!
The Jr. High Boys Basketball Team will be practicing Thursday at 10:45AM until 12:00PM at the high school. Coach Kolstad
Sat. Jan 4th basketball games will be as follows. 12:00 JHBoys, 1:00 JH Girls, 2:30 JV Girls, 4:00 Varsity girls and 5:30 Varsity boys all here at DC v. Ray.
Thur. Jan 2 GBB is at Tioga, JHGBB at 4:30, JV 5:45, V 7:15. We added the jh girls game at 4:30.
Jr High Boys Basketball shoot around will be at 2 PM tomorrow (12/30) at the High School.
High school boys basketball will practice tomorrow (12/30) at 5 PM at High School.
DCE Families: If you need a correction with your cookie order, please let us know by 12 noon on Mon., Dec. 23. All orders are final at that time. Email email@example.com with any corrections needed. Thank you!
Lunch today at the high school will be from 11:41 to 12:12 for grades 7-12. Thank you.
Check out the DC app activities page for basketball schedules and results. Good luck this season! Go Maroons!!
The COOKIES are here! Please stop by the DCE playground between 3-5 p.m. today to collect your cookie dough for deliveries. Thank you!
HS boys basketball team will watch film and have practice to follow at 5:00 pm Tuesday 12/10
Practice Schedule Change: The boys will be practicing tomorrow morning at 6:00AM-7:30AM at the high school. Coach will be there by 5:45 letting them in the weight room door. The athletes are responsible for rides after practice.
DCE K-3 Christmas Program on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. Students may go to their classroom at 6:45.
Seniors and Parents There will be FAFSA/Scholarship night on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7PM at DCHS. All senior students and at least one parent should attend.
Come out today at 4:30 PM to support the JH girls basketball team in their season and home opener against Stanley.
The DCHS girls basketball team will be serving chicken tortilla soup, hot cocoa, and fresh baked bars during Stroll Night, Friday, Nov. 29 starting at 4:30 pm. We will be located in front of JD Electric. All proceeds are going towards new basketball warm-ups. Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday (11/22) at 5:00 we will be having a community Drama performance in the High School auditorium. The play is a comedy called "Squad Goals." The Drama Club is asking for a free will offering. Come and enjoy!
Due to the late start at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 20, DCSD will NOT be dismissing early for teacher in-service. School will be dismissed at REGULAR time today. The in-service will be rescheduled for another date to be determined. Buses will run where possible today.
Due to the snow and road conditions, Divide County School District will be having a 10 a.m. start today, Nov. 20. Students may begin arriving at 9:45. No breakfast served today. Buses will run where possible. Early Dismissal as planned at 1 p.m.
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on their 3rd place finish at the Regional Volleyball Tournament.
Congrats to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team as their win tonight advances them to the regional semifinals tomorrow night. The Maroons will play the Stanley Blue Jays at approximately 7:30 PM in Stanley. Good luck ladies.
Junior High Girls Basketball practice will begin tomorrow November 12th at 3:30 PM at the High School.
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on qualifying for the Region 8 Tournament. The Maroons will play the Alexander Comets in the first round on November 11th at approximately 7:30 PM in Stanley.
The Lady Maroons Volleyball Team will play the Powers Lake Ranchers in a regional qualifier game today at 4:00 PM in Stanley. We believe in you ladies! Go DC!
Congrats to the Lady Maroons Volleyball team on their first round win at the District Volleyball Tournament. Good Luck tonight in semifinal action against the Kenmare Honkers. Game time is 7 PM at Stanley High School.
Reminder of Early Dismissal today at DCE & DCHS at 1:00 p.m. Kindergarten will be dismissed at 12:50.
The District 16 Volleyball Tournament begins Oct 31st in Stanley. The Maroons will play Tioga at 7:00 PM. Good Luck Ladies.
DCE joined forces today with the Divide County Extension Office and Jason's Super Foods in celebrating Farm to School month by competing in a 9-state Crunch Off competition. North Dakota is competing against Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming to determine who will be crowned the Mountain Plains Region Crunch Champion by having the most crunches into apples per capita. A fun time and a healthy snack was had by all!
Today is the end of the first quarter. And a reminder that Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for the high school on Oct. 28 and 29 from 4:00 to 7:30.
Oct. 16, 2019 Football Lewis and Clark/Berthold @DC 6:00 PM, it is also Senior/Parent Night
Volleyball NWC Tournament scheduled for Sat Oct 12 has been postponed until next Sat Oct 19th
JV Volleyball at ORCS for Sat Oct 12th has been cancelled due to weather.
The junior high football game scheduled for Monday, October 14 will still be at 5:00 PM, however the location has been changed to Plentywood, MT. Bus will leave at 2:45 on Monday.
Punt, pass and kick is postponed from Oct 11th until Wednesday Oct. 16th starting at 4:00 PM at the football field.
On Friday, October 11, due to cold weather, the coronation ceremony will be moved into the DCHS Auditorium following the football game instead of on the football field. GO DC!
Elementary Volleyball is cancelled for today, Thursday, October 10.
5th & 6th Grade Football will be at the DCE gym today. Please pick-up at the District Office door.
Congratulations to Charles Verlinde on passing Addition in the Xtra math program last month. Charles demonstrated mastery of the addition table by answering all Addition facts in under 3 seconds! Way to go Charles! (He also happens to be dressed up as R.L. Stein today and he wanted to make sure he was in full costume for his picture! 😁)
No Elementary Volleyball practice on Wednesday October 9th.
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 JH and JV FB games for today scheduled at 5:00 in Ray have been moved to Powers Lake due to wet fields.
The 6th grade volleyball team will now have a game on Tuesday Oct. 8th in Powers Lake. They will play immediately following the 4:00 PM 5th grade game, approximately 4:30 PM.
Due to extremely wet field conditions there will be No Mini Maroons football today October 5th.
Elementary volleyball practice will be held at the Elementary School tomorrow October 1st.
DCE is seeking donations of gently used boys' and girls' underwear and pants in sizes 6, 8, & 10. Your help is appreciated! Thank you!
We will see all mini Maroon Football players at 10 AM. Let’s have another great day of football!
Divide County is hosting an Elementary Volleyball Jamboree today, September 28. Games starting at 9:00 at DCHS. Go Maroons.
DC Schools would like to thank members of the Upper Missouri District Health, including Divide County Public Health Nurse Juliet Artman, for coming to school yesterday to speak to the student body (Grades 5-12) about the dangers of tobacco use including e-cigarettes or "vaps."
Come out tonight and support the Elementary Volleyball team in their home opener against the MonDak Thunder. The 5th Grade game starts at 5:00 P.M. followed by the 6th Grade game.
8th FACS & Real life money management using BANZAI
Please note - no 5th & 6th grade football on Wednesday, September 25.
Influenza vaccinations will be available for Divide County students in October. UMDHU will be providing this service on Oct. 10 at DCE from 1:30-4 p.m. and at DCHS on Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. Please find a parent consent form and parent letter under "Documents" on our app or website. This information will also be sent home closer to the date.
Mini Maroons football WILL still be held today from 10-11 AM. Go Maroons!
Students in grades 5-12 enjoyed an afternoon musical performance by Sundae & Mr. Goessl today. The duo's show featured blues, swing, country, and Latin sounds. The students enjoyed the humorous act and catchy tunes! Thank you to the Meadowlark Arts Council for sponsoring this event. Be sure to catch the public performance on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Kirchhofer Auditorium at Divide County High School.
Grades 5 & 6 Football cancelled this week - Wednesday, September 18.
Reminder: Parents/Guardians are asked to wait outside or in their vehicle during DCE Dismissal. (Kindergarten parents may enter.) If you would like to visit a teacher, please wait until dismissal is complete. Please do not park in drop-off/pick-up lane. If you have any questions, please review the Arrival & Dismissal Procedures that were sent home/posted or call Mrs. Brown. Thank you for helping us put safety first!
Tonights Varsity football game at Ray will be broadcasted on BEK TV and KTGO radio out of Tioga. Good Luck to the Maroons!
Grades 5 & 6 Football will be at the elementary gym today, Wed., Sept. 11. Students can be picked up after practice at the District Office entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation during the soft lockdown at DCE today. We have been advised that school can resume as normal tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Due to a threat in the neighborhood, not inside our school building-Divide County Elementary is on a soft lock down. All students are safe. Elementary students will be released directly to their parents.
JUNIORS & SENIORS will attending a college fair on Wednesday, Sept. 11th. The bus will leave the HS at 7:45AM and return by noon. They should bring some money to eat lunch in Williston.
There will be no Mini Maroon’s Football today (9-7) due to the weather.
Divide County Elementary participated in a Fire Drill this morning. They did great! Please check your child's backpack for more information about upcoming emergency drills. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me 701-965-6324. ~Mrs. Brown
When life gives you cucumbers....FACS II students make refrigerator pickles.
2018-2019 Yearbooks are for sale at the Divide County High School Office. $40.00/book.
Hunter Jacobs and Allyson Grote went to Grenora to educate their 9th through 12th graders about FBLA. They represented Divide County and FBLA with professionalism. Mrs. Grote is a very proud adviser.
Reminder of Divide County Mini Maroons Football today at 10 AM. If you didn’t get a registration sheet or forgot to turn one in you are welcome to still attend. Go Maroons!
Just a reminder about a couple of changes for this coming year. DCHS is now officially a "Closed Campus" during noon hour. Also, cell phones will be turned off and collected by first hour teachers and given back to students at the end of the day. Thank you!
DC VOLLEYBALL NEWS: FALL SPORTS MEETING AT DCHS AUGUST 12 AT 7:00 PM THERE WILL BE AN INDIVIDUAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM MEETING IN THE LIBRARY AFTER THE MAIN MEETING. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL THERE! COACH BURTMAN
DCE Class Lists will be posted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9 in the entrance of the elementary school.
Monday, Aug 12 is the Fall Parent/Athlete rules meeting@ the High School, 7:00 PM. Parents and athletes grades 7-12 participating in a fall sport must attend.
I'm Possible Basketball Camp scheduled for July 11 and 12 at the High School, anyone interested needs to sign up ASAP, please log into the website and sign up, thanks at IPT North Dakota.
Divide County Basketball Camp for girls and boys, it is called IPT, July 11 and 12, 2019, grades 4-8th 9:30-12:00, High School 1:00-3:30, Divide County High School. Cost is $ 125.00, please register online.
Today at the Regional Track meet Zack White placed 3rd in the 110 meter hurdles and Vicktoria Holdaway placed 2nd in the 3200 meter run. Each of these individuals have qualified for the State Track meet held next weekend in Bismarck. Great job!
Regional Track tomorrow at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot. Field events start at 11 am and running events start at 11:30 am. Divide County will be represented by 32 athletes. Go Maroons!
DCE & DCHS will have early dismissal on the last day of school, Friday, May 24 at 1:45. Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:35.
Reminder: Awards Day at the High School is scheduled for Wed. May 22, 2019, starting at 2:00 PM.
Parents/Students just a reminder Drivers Education Enrollment Sheet which need to be signed by students and parents are due to Mr. Harding on Monday, May 20th, 2019. Classroom dates are June 3-8, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00. Driving times will be scheduled for each student during the classroom portion. Please call Mr. Harding at the HS if you have questions.
Reminder: IPT Basketball camp at High School this evening, May 10, 2019. Sign up at the door. Grades 4-8 from 4-6 PM and grades 8-12 from 6-8 PM.
Boys Varsity Golf, we will be hosting a Varsity Boys Golf Meet at the Crosby Country Club on Tues. May 14th starting at 11:00 AM.
Girls Softball, West Sub Region 3 Tournament @ Minot, South Hill Complex, Monday, May 13th, DC v DLB @ 2:00 PM, also, win or lose we will play at 4:00 PM that day.
Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:30 Divide County High School will induct new members of the National Honor Society. Also on the 22nd, at 2:00 Divide County High School will hold its annual Awards Ceremony. All community members are invited to attend!
I'm Possible Basketball Training Camp with Josh Foust May 10th, (4-6 PM grades 4-8, 6-8 PM grades 8-12) at DC HS. Athletes can sign up @ iptnorthdakota.com.
There is NO SOFTBALL game tonight in Glenburn. Softball game has been cancelled for tonight in Glenburn. Next game for Girls Softball is Friday, May 3rd @ DLB. 4:30 start time.
Softball tomorrow May 2nd @ 4:30 PM will be played in Glenburn. Friday May 3rd the game will be played in Burlington start time is 4:30 PM.
The track meet scheduled for Saturday May 4th in Watford City has been cancelled due to potential weather.
Preschool Screening at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 30 from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Ages 3-5. Hearing, vision, speech, and academic screenings will be assessed. Please call the elementary school at 965-6324 to set up a time for your child's screening.
No track for HS tomorrow at Rugby, it has been postponed until May 13. Also there is no JH meet tomorrow in Washburn. There wil be a JH track meet at Tioga on Friday May 3rd, starting at 3:30. Also there is a HS track meet in Tioga on Monday, May 6th starting at 3:30.
Spring Concert for the JH and HS tonight at the HS gym, 7:00. Call time is at 6:00 for all performers. Formal dress with black pants, socks and shoes with their DC music polo. See you all there!
JH track at Velva for tomorrow (4-29) has been canceled. The JH team will go to Washburn on Tuesday (weather permitting). The meet at Washburn starts at 2:30 pm. Leave time TBA.
5th & 6th Graders at DCE will begin the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) on Monday, April 29. 3rd & 4th Graders will begin the following week on Monday, May 6. Our students have worked very hard this year and are set to Rock the Test! Go DCE!
Cancellation - Boys' Elementary Basketball Jamboree scheduled for Saturday, May 4 in Stanley has been cancelled.
Congratulations to Lauryn Heide on being selected to the 2019 Lion's All Star Basketball Team. Games will be played July 15th at Bismarck Legacy High School and July 16th at West Fargo High School.
*Correction* - DC Elementary Basketball Games today (Tuesday, April 23) vs. Tioga are at HOME. The girls play at 5:30 and the boys play at 6:30 at DCHS. Go Maroons!
Elementary Girls and Boys Basketball Scheduled for April 18th at Stanley has been canceled.
Elementary Girls' and Boys' basketball games in Stanley on Thursday, April 18 have been cancelled.
Science Olympiad in Fargo has been postponed due to winter storm weather there. We will let you know when we get the new date.
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theater production of The Frog Prince will be held TODAY at 3:45 at DCHS. There are roles for students in K-12. Performances will be Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at DCHS.
Boys' and Girls' elementary basketball games today in Lignite. Bus leaves at 2:45. Girls play at 4 & 4:45. Boys play at 5:30 and 6:15. Go Maroons!
Over $3,000 in sales and 308 books sold at this spring's Book Fair! Thank you for supporting our libraries!
7th & 8th Grade Parents, 7th & 8th graders will be issued a Chromebook device to use for all classes & homework. A parent meeting is scheduled for 3/25/19 at 7 pm at the HS to explain an agreement & student expectations. We encourage parents to please attend this meeting.
The Divide County FFA Livestock team competed today in Minot for the State FFA CDE contest. The team consisted of Cashlyn Krcklau, Tucker Svangstu, and Maren Burtman. The team received 31st place and Cashlyn received a silver award and Tucker received a bronze award. Congratulations to these 3 individuals.
The 5th grade class was awarded a grant from Reflex. Reflex is an online math facts fluency program. 5th grader students will begin the Reflex grant today and have access to it for one calendar year. Students will have access over the summer months and into 6th grade. Parents can watch their progress too! Informational letters will go home at Parent/Teacher conferences.
DC choir received 4 out of 4 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ yesterday from both judges @ Region 9 Vocal Contest. Mixed vocal ensemble “Benedictus”, women’s duet “Die Schwestern”, and men’s a cappella ensemble “Ride the Chariot” all received stars as well as high compliments from the judges. A total of 5 out of 7 stars! It was such a great day and I couldn’t be prouder of these kids’ accomplishments. Way to go you guys!! Now on to State!! 👊🏻👊🏻😍😍🎶🎶
The Divide County Elementary Geography Bee winner is Isaac Johnson. After winning the school bee, Isaac took an online qualifying test to see if he qualified for the North Dakota State Geographic Bee and we were just notified that he has qualified to participate in the state Bee. The ND State Geo Bee will take place March 29 at Bismarck State College in Bismarck.
The 5th and 6th grade students are creating I AM banners. Students were asked to choose one positive word that truthfully describes them. No two students were allowed to use the same word. The banners will be hung in the upstairs hallway to help promote positive mental health. Can you guess which word describes your child?
DCE Families - Please pick up your cookie dough today by 6 p.m. It is located on the elementary playground. You will be missing 1 box - it is the box of prizes that will be given to your student tomorrow. :) Thank you!
The Juniors will be taking the State ACT on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:45AM. Please bring a calculator. This will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
The DC JH & HS Choir will be attending Region 9 Vocal Contest @ WSC on Monday, March 11th. Please make sure your child has their parent consent form signed and turned in by tomorrow. Students need to be at the school by 7 am Monday morning. Bus leaves @ 7:30. Wish us luck! I am excited to see how we do!
We just received word that the cookie dough will not be delivered until Wednesday. Sorry for the second delay. :(
DCE Families - Cookie dough is expected to be delivered late this afternoon. We are expecting notification 1 hour prior to delivery. Please stay tuned for more information!
Mrs. Grote's Management class is working on a business simulation in which they must turn a nonprofitable business into a profitable one. Some of the activities they must complete include supervising employees, redesigning a productive office and production floor, bidding on orders, and buying insurance.
Thanks to Kyler and Sam for reading to 4th grade today! Good luck at Districts!
The Divide County Maroons Boy’s Basketball team was victorious over the Tioga Pirates. They will play the Kenmare Honkers Monday at 4:30 PM in Ray with a trip to the Region 8 Basketball Tournament on the line.
The Lady Maroons season comes to an end tonight as they lost 33-60 to the Parshall Braves. Congratulations to Coach Harding and the Lady Maroons on a great season. Thanks to our two seniors Bekka and Lauryn on a great career.
DC School is so proud to serve this great community and its students. Thank you to the community, parents, staff and students for all you do in support of the school. Have a great long weekend. And Go DC Maroons!
FOODS class finishing cookies for valentines day
Congratulations to Sophie Burtman for being selected to sing the national anthem at the ND FBLA State Leadership Conference opening session, on March 31.
Congratulations to the Lady Maroons on their 3rd place finish at the District Tournament. Congrats to Lauryn Heide and Hannah Burtman for being selected to the All District regular season team. Lauryn Heide and Faith Johnson for being selected to the All District Tournament Team. Lauryn Heide was selected as the District 16 Senior Athlete of the Year.
The Lady Maroons advance to the Regional Tournament with a 50-29 win over the Tioga Pirates. The Regional Tournament begins February 18 at the Four Bears Event Center in New Town. Regional Tournament schedule TBA. 🏀
Due to the extreme cold temperature, Divide County School District will have a 10 a.m. start on Friday, February 8, 2019. No breakfast served
Due to the cold temperature, Divide County School District will be having a 10 am start this morning, February 7, 2019. No breakfast served.
A bomb squad from Minot Air Force Base has cleared Divide County High School following a potential threat to student safety earlier today. School will be in session as normal tomorrow, Thursday February 7, 2019
Due to a potential safety concern, DCSD is dismissing school today, Wednesday, February 6 at 12:45 p.m. Buses will run at that time. Parents may pick up their students at 12:45 or earlier.
Feb. 5th, 2019 the Boys JV Basketball game with MonDak scheduled in DC has been canceled due to the weather.
Divide County School District will have a 10 a.m. start time on Monday, February 4, 2019. Stay tuned in the morning for possible updates.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 we canceled the C-Squad Girls Basketball game at Kenmare, we will play JHBBB @ 5:45 and Varsity Boys @ 7:15 DC @ Kenmare.
Sat. Feb. 2, DC @ Trenton, we will not have a JV Girls game. We will have JHGBB @ 2:00, JHBBB @ 3:00, and Varsity Boys 20 minutes after the JHBBB game, roughly 4:30.
Feb. 5, 2019 we added a Boys JV Basketball game v. MonDak @ 6:00 PM @ DC.
Today, Jan. 31, 2019 we have JHGBB Trinity Christian/Alex @ DC @ 4:30, JV boys BB v. Trinity Christian @ 5:30 and Varsity BB @ 7:15
Due to the extreme cold temperatures, Divide County School District will have a 10 a.m. start on January 30, 2019. No breakfast served.
The Boys JH, JV basketball games for tonight Jan. 29, 2019 at Plentywood have been canceled. The GBB game v. Burke Co. is still on here at DC for tonight, however Dance and Gymnastics have been canceled also.
Due to the extreme cold weather conditions, Divide County School District will have a 10 a.m. start time today, January 29, 2019. No breakfast served
GBB Burke County @ DC JV 5:45, V 7:15, Senior/Parents Night, Gymnastics and Dance performing also.
Due to current weather conditions, Divide Copunty School District will have a 10 a.m. start today, 1/28/2019. No breakfast will be served. Buses where possible
Due to current weather conditions, Divide County School District will have a 10 a.m. start time today, 1/28/2019. No breakfast will be served. Buses where possible.
DCSD website is LIVE! Check us out at http://www.divcoschooldistrict.org Also, make sure to download our APP for all the latest announcements and notifications.
No Junior High girls basketball practice tomorrow January 21st. Practice January 22nd 3:45 P.M. at Elementary School
Junior High Girl’s Basketball had a game added to their schedule tomorrow January 15th starting at 3:30 PM at Divide County High School.
Keep up to date on the latest Divide County sports scores by using the D.C. app. Scores being updated daily.
Pep Band Call time tonight @ 6 pm. See you there!!
Junior High Girls basketball travels to Tioga today. Game starts at 4:30 and will be played at Tioga High School.
Jan. 10th and 11th is Semester Testing for DCHS. We will be using block scheduling those two days. On Thursday the 10th, tests will be conducted for class periods 1,3,5,7 and on Friday the 11th will be 2,4,6,8. Class periods will be for 90 minutes. Grades 9-12 can be exempted from the tests. Exemptions are based on semester grades and attendance as outlined on page 31 of the DC student handbook. Exemptions do not apply to grades 7 and 8. For further information please see the handbook or contact the high school at your convenience.
GBB today (1/4) is at Kenmare. Two games, 5:45 and 7:15.
School resumes on Thursday, January 3. Happy New Year!
DC Boys defeat Stanley by 10! Go Maroons!
Boys' basketball season opener Saturday, December 8 @ Alexander. Junior high 3:30, varsity 5:00. #GoMaroons
DCE doors will open for the K-3 Christmas Program at 6:30 this evening. Students should report to their classrooms at 6:45. Program starts at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
Financial Aid(FAFSA)/Scholarship Night will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the high school computer lab. All senior parents and students are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The Junior High Girl's Basketball Team will play vs Stanley tomorrow (11/29) with 7th Grade starting at 4:30 P.M. with 8th Grade game to follow. Come out and support the Maroons!
Divide County Schools are changing to a 10:30 am start this morning. No morning bus service
Divide County Schools will start at 10:00 a.m. this morning. Buses will run where possible.
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who have been selected to participate in the Williston State College Honor Band & Honor Choir! Band: Jacob Jeglum, Bria Smithberg, Michelle Landsverk, Bailey McCombs, Brynn Oppegaard, Tia Nygaard, Gracelyn Nygard, Micaela Kocher, Grant Kocher, and Addyson Eriksmoen Choir: Sophie Burtman, Jasmine Walker, Riley Casteel, Lydia Martin, Laurin LaCombe, Hunter Jacobs, Dominic Hurley, Gavin Jaynes, and Michael Daniels Their performance is tonight at Williston State College beginning at 7:30 p.m.
DCE celebrated GROWTH or GREEN today! We are celebrating student academic success on their STAR Reading & Math assessments. Students are recognized for showing GROWTH and making progress towards mastering reading and/or math skills. Students are also recognized for achieving the highest level of GREEN in these academic areas. Congratulations to all of our DCE students for working so hard! GROWTH or GREEN is GREAT! Keep it up!
Light Up Night Caroling!!! DCE students in Grades 3-6 are invited to come sing downtown on Light Up night in front of the Court House at 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 24. Come spread holiday cheer to our community!
Boys' Basketball Grades 7-12 Parent and Player Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 P.M. at the HS Library. Open gym to follow.
FFA Harvest Dinner tonight at 6:00 p.m., followed by a DCHS Drama Performance at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited. Free will donation to benefit the Kate Langley Memorial Scholarship Fund
DCE & DCHS Parent Survey Deadline extended to Friday, November 16. Survey link & QR Codes were sent home with report cards. If you need a replacement link, please contact your school office. Thank you!
Divide County FFA and Drama club will be having a harvest supper and drama performance on Tuesday, November 13 in the high school commons and auditorium. Dinner at 6 pm and performance at 7 pm. Free will donation with all money being donated to Kate Langley scholarship fund.
CALLING ALL 7-12 DCHS WRITERS! The deadline for the Red River Valley Writing Project is Dec. 4th and there is still some time to prepare a submission for one or more of the creative or academic writing categories! Maybe you will be one of our Gold Key winners this year!
Regional Volleyball - Maroons for the win! Way to go!! Tomorrow night they play in the semifinals at 7:30 at Tioga!! Head down and cheer them on!!
DC volleyball defeats Powers Lake tonight 3-1!
DCE Quarter 1 Report Cards will be sent home with students on Thurs., Nov. 1. DCHS will be mailing report cards this week. Please watch for a Parent Survey that will be enclosed - your input is valued!
The DCE Bank will not be open on Wednesday, October 31. The DCE Bank will be open for business on Tuesday, November 6.
District Volleyball Update - Divide County defeats Burke County 3-0! Maroons next game is Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 vs. Kenmare. Come cheer on the Maroons!
District Volleyball Update - Divide County defeats Burke County 3-0! Maroons next game is Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 vs. Kenmare. Come cheer on the Maroons! (for more results check the athletics tab)
There will not be conferences today, October 22 at DCHS. All conferences (DCE & DCHS) will be Tuesday, October 23 & Thursday, October 25 from 4:00-7:30.
Just a reminder - NO SCHOOL this week on Thursday, Oct. 18 & Friday, Oct. 19. Enjoy the break!
Mark your calendar for Parent-Teacher Conferences! DCHS - October 22 & 25, DCE - October 23 & 25. Conferences are 4-7 p.m. each day or as scheduled.
Contact Us: Divide County School District Office Dr. Sherlock Hirning, Superintendent 106 1st Street NE PO Box G Phone: (701) 965-6313 Fax: (701) 965-6004