Updates for April 14, 2015

Welcome all!

The junior high is currently undergoing state testing, and next week it’s the high school’s turn. We’ll be on an alternate schedule, so stay tuned for more details.

Prom is just ten days away, so now is the perfect time to make sure you have all your appointments in order if you plan on attending. Students need to be aware that their bags will be searched before they are locked up for the night. The bags can be retrieved if they are needed, but you should try to minimize your trips for the best results. Permission slips are due before the prom. Once you are in, you will not be able to leave until prom is over unless your guardian checks you out and takes you home. Be sure you’re ready.

The Junior/Senior banquet will be May 13th at 6pm, and more details will follow.

Baseball season has started again. Our first game was during parent-teacher conferences on the 9th against Harvey-Wells County.¬†Golf and track are starting up again as well! Our boys are headed to Velva today for golf, and we’ve already sent our track and field team to Minot.¬†Check out our sports page for more details!

Tonight is the monthly school board meeting at 5:30. Parents and students are encouraged to attend.

Our lunch menu and sports menus have been updated with as much accuracy as is possible, but the sports banquet has been moved from the 15th to the 22nd. The calendar change will be coming soon.

The Close Up kids are on their trip to Washington D.C. with Kyle Hardy and Katie Saykally. They made it safely and will be back on Friday with new memories, pictures, souvenirs, and stories to tell, not to mention a deeper understanding of how our government works. We can’t wait to see them again and find out all the things they’ve learned!

There are currently 23 school days (not including weekends) left in the year. Students are losing steam, excited to be done until the fall, but keep at it! You just have a little more to go!

Look for updated pages this coming week!


MAPS testing


it’s been awhile since our last update! Our student reporters have been busy working on broadcast media projects, learning about radio and television programs, and observing how written media and broadcast media are different. Now, we’re starting to learn about digital media and its different uses and advantages to more traditional media. We’re examining podcasts, wikis, blogs, vlogs, and streaming services. Soon, we’ll be working on using and/or creating examples of each of these types of media for ourselves.

Parent teacher conferences are taking place next Thursday, April 9, from 4pm to 7pm. The creativity fair will also take place at this time in the gym and various teachers’ classrooms.

Track and field, golf, and baseball seasons are starting up at DHS again, and we’re excited to get out there and support our teams! While coverage of the track and field team may be sparse (a lot of their meets will happen during school for us), we will attempt to at least get the stats from the coaches to keep you all updated. We’ll be working on Golf results as well. The baseball games should be getting a lot of coverage since they all take place right after school.

NWEA (or MAPS) testing is taking place this week, and we’ll have students making up tests next week as well. ACT tests have been sent off as of today, so results should be coming soon.

Also, don’t forget to like and subscribe to our Facebook page for more updates regarding the school. Thanks for reading!

Family Fun Night, ho!

Lo and behold our school district’s annual Family Fun Night is just around the corner. There will be all kinds of fun games, like the ring toss, fishing, the cake walk and cake decorating competition, and more! Plus, there will be face painting and prizes. Supper will be served from 4:30 to 5:30, and games will take place after that in the gym. Be sure to come on in and see us!

Where: Dunseith Elementary

When: March 19, 2015

Time: 4:30-7:30

Games: ring toss, fishing, face painting, and a lot more fun games.



Welcome back from our somewhat extended winter break!

Last week there were several classes where students missed out because of weather (2 hour late start on Wednesday and an early out on Thursday around 1:30) and because of enrichment activities (the National Guard Band concert). Here’s hoping that this week goes by smoothly.

We’ve had a lot happen since the school blog has been updated and we’re working on getting stories in for sports and for school news ASAP, but with finals and only a handful of students enrolled in Mass Media, it’s been difficult to get to every single event. We’ll be working on remedying that ASAP.

Also, we’ll be updating the home page each week with the weekly memo that’s put out at school, and there will soon be a podcast out with recordings of selected stories read by our first mass media class members. Some voices have been enhanced and altered out of respect of the wishes of the students involved. The memo pages will be scanned and posted on Mondays every week so that you can all see what’s going on at DHS. If you note any corrections that need to be made, please use the form on the opinions page to contact the editor, Ms. Boroski.

The memo for this week should be up shortly.

October 2014

Thanks to Tracy Kyles for our cool new logo and our awesome new page header!

It has been awhile since updates have been made to our lovely newsletter, but the news waits for no one. The school-wide news page and the sports page have been updated, and the lunch menus and sports menus are updated as soon as the information becomes available.

As always, contributions from the community and the school are welcome!

Sept 22-25

As we come to the middle of the quarter, it’s time for students to take a step back and look at the progress they’ve made so far (or lack thereof). It’s time for teachers to look at what they’ve done right and what could use some tweaking–or what should just be taken out all-together. It’s not too late to catch up, just yet if you’ve fallen behind. Friday’s teacher in-service provides the opportunity to play catch-up in tutoring from 1-3, regardless if you have a failing grade or not. Come in to the library or look for your teachers in their rooms–we’re here to help you succeed!

No submissions for the Dragon Press art contest were submitted, so our logo and banner design is falling to Ms. Boroski and Tracy Kyles of TK Design. It should be up in the coming weeks. We will have another art contest for school spirit next quarter.

We had a great turn-out for parent-teacher conferences, so thanks to everyone who came out to talk to us about your students. If we missed you because of waiting time or simply because you couldn’t make it, we hope to see you at the next round on November 5.

If you’re interested in being a community correspondent or submitting an opinion for publication, please email Ms. Boroski at Casey.Boroski@sendit.nodak.edu, or use the form on our opinion page. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

In this edition, you can look forward to sports recaps, interviews of our newest teacher and one of our favorites, the latest on fundraising for prom (junior class efforts), tips from our teachers and other staff, and more!


Hello and welcome to the Homecoming edition!

This week, we’ve covered homecoming events and games, volleyball games, school lunches, and we’ve got an interview with our own Mr. Hardy! We also have opinions on the four-day week, and a movie and song review.

The dragon art contest is still up for grabs, should anyone choose to enter. All entries should be turned in by the end of Today, Sept, 15. Winners will be announced at the end of the day on the 17th. Anyone wishing to submit a late entry may do so before the 17th. Submissions should be brought to room 116 with Ms. Boroski.

We’re still looking for more talent. If anyone is interested in contributing to the paper, they should email their proposed or finished stories to Ms. Boroski at Casey.Boroski@sendit.nodak.edu. We really need community news, sports, and Entertainment news.

We’re also thinking of adding a section for technology–phones, apps, computers, games, and other technological advances of note. If you’ve an interest in any of these things, please see Ms. Boroski.