The Dakota Pep Band will perform at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Volleyball finals on November 11th at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University. The band auditioned and was selected by the IHSA to perform for the large school class 3A and 4A finals. This is the sixth time the Dakota Pep Band was selected to perform at an IHSA state finals series event. The pep band is under the direction of Annette Hackbarth. The following students are part of the pep band:
Jacob Kleckner , Jared Lee, Jacalyn Reifsteck, Ian Peterson, Aleda Lee, Alanna Pals, James Wise, Kalli Meyer, Kaya Easley, Maggie Goeke, Emilee Davis, Valeria Arellano, Kasi Heitkam, Lucas Barr, Evan Thompson, Ayden Pals, Abby Cline, Joslyn Schultz, Teegan Leverton, Jenna Kneubuehl, Logan Brown, Hannah Wichman
Jordan Ayres (standing), Ethan Trampel, Tamsy Leverton, Conner Elmer, Michael Davis, Bryan Dieken, Nick Panoske, Ethan Graybill, Ben Holste, ackson Skipworth (standing), Colton Winterland, Aaron Wise, Luke Schwarze, Chase Descheemaker, Bryce Bicksler, Victoria Greer, Nick Goeke. Not pictured: Matt Koch
On Wednesday, November 1st, the Dakota School Board hosted a community focus group session at the Dakota High School cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the community focus group session is for the Dakota School Board to engage community members in the direction of the district. Twenty-six community members participated.
The evening began with Colette Binger, Board President, welcoming community members and introducing the other members of the Dakota School Board. Following that, Superintendent Bob Prusator shared information regarding the Board's vision for the future of Dakota CUSD #201 and the trends that are impacting the future. Additionally, Mr. Prusator shared demographic, financial, facility, and programming information about the district.
Following the presentation, community members were randomly assigned to several small groups where they were asked to respond to questions regarding the district's future. Several administrators and teachers facilitated the small group sessions. The questions focused on identifying ways for the district to keep Dakota proud and determining what challenges the district needs to meet to make Dakota more proud. A board member was present in each small group to listen to community members perspectives on the district's future. After that was completed, all community members reported back to the cafeteria to share the highlights of each group's discussion. The school board will take feedback from the session in assisting them in making decisions about the district's future. The Dakota School Board appreciated the feedback and discussions from community members.
Dakota Earns “Top 100 School Districts in Illinois” Designation
Dakota CUSD #201 was recently recognized as one of top 100 school districts in Illinois in the “NICHE 2017 Best School Districts in Illinois” rankings. Dakota CUSD #201 was ranked 67th. NICHE is a website that helps families discover schools and communities that are a good match for them and their children. NICHE rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. Dakota CUSD #201 is extremely proud of the commitment that staff, parents and the community make in supporting its students and are pleased to be ranked among the best school districts in Illinois. Additional information on the NICHE rankings can be found at https://www.niche.com/k12/rankings/public-school-districts/best-overall/s/illinois/.
Check out the Activities Calendar on this site. This easy-to-use tool:
Using the calendar is easy!
Go to “my Clipped Events” at any time to change your preferences. Click on the “update” button each time you make a change.
Using the search function:
To find a specific event, type the keyword (basketball, for example) in the Keyword Search and you will only see those events. The Advanced Search allows you to choose from a list of specific organizations, categories, dates and locations.
Printing the calendar
Select the day, week, or month you want to print and then click on Print Month View. Select File and then Print, or click on the printer icon on the toolbar.
If you click on Month at a Glance, you
will see a traditional monthly calendar. To print, simply
select File and then Print, or click on the printer
icon on the toolbar.
Printing Different Calendar Views
You can create different calendar views by defining your criteria. Click on Month at a Glance. Choose the organization and category you want to view and click on GO. You now have a new calendar view and can print it using the same steps outlined above.
That’s it. You’re now ready to use the calendar – and you’ll never have to worry about missing another practice, parent teacher conference or band concert!
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