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DGF Middle School Arts Night

posted May 23, 2017, 9:27 AM by Heidi Critchley   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 12:42 PM ]

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EXCITING NEWS in Sixth Grade!

posted May 9, 2017, 8:30 AM by Heidi Critchley

Our 6th graders participated in the national eCybermission competition this year. Students were asked to identify a problem in their community and followed the Engineering Design Process to find a solution. Judging concluded last week and we are excited to announce that we had 3 teams take the top honors in our whole state. (See below.) Congrats to these teams and to all of our teams. Students worked very hard and had amazing ideas! We are very proud of them all. 

First place in MN:
Team members: Emily Hanson, Azahna Luschen, Joeseph VanBavel
ProjectThe Founce Chair, a chair that helps kids focus by letting them bounce a little bit in their chair while not distracting the rest of the kids in their classroom
Prize$1,000 U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds at maturity per student

Second place in MN:
Team members: Connor Campbell, Owen Hoover, Khristian Milz, Jordan Summers
Project: A 3D printed picture frame that adjusts to various sizes/shapes of photos
Prize$500 U.S. Series EE Savings Bonds at maturity per student 

Honorary Mention in MN: 
Team members: Ashton Carter, William Gustafson, Hunter Jenson, Alexander Yarbrough
Project: A plan to make intersections safer, cheaper, more efficient, and easier to navigate for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists at or near intersections
Prize: Award certificate

Here is a link to all of the winners:

Way to go 6th graders!

MCA TESTING THIS WEEK! - 4/25/17 through 4/28/17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:50 PM by Heidi Critchley

DGF Middle School students will be taking their math and reading MCA's (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) this week.

Students will be taking these tests over four days with the following schedule:

Tuesday: Math (sections 1-3)
Wednesday: Math (sections 4-5)
Thursday: Reading (sections 1-3)
Friday: Reading (sections 4-5)

Each day students will test until 10:30am. Following testing, we will have a modified scheduled to fit in all class periods.

We highly recommend students eat breakfast and get plenty of rest. Breakfast is available at school every morning through our breakfast programs!

DGF Middle School Play

posted Jan 23, 2017, 8:02 AM by Heidi Critchley   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 8:03 AM ]

DGF Middle School Theater Presents..

“The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet”
A short comedy by: Peter Bloedel

Where: DGF High School Theatre

When: Friday: January 27th and Saturday, January 28th at 7 pm

               Sunday: January 29th at 2 pm

Directed by: Andrew Malvin, Kaitlin Siegert, and Jerad Nelson


posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:52 AM by Heidi Critchley   [ updated Nov 28, 2016, 9:11 AM ]

On Monday, November 21st, conferences are invite only.    Teachers will not be available for those without an appointment on the 21st.  If you would like a conference at another time, please contact your son or daughter's advisor or Mrs. Critchley at 218-477-6803 or to schedule an alternative time for a conference.  

The Rebel Booster Club is looking to sponsor fan busses to the state volleyball and football games.

posted Nov 7, 2016, 4:31 PM by Heidi Critchley   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 5:33 PM ]

The Rebel Booster Club is looking to sponsor fan busses to the state volleyball and football games...


  • Thursday, November 10th
  • 8th grade and under must have an adult chaperone
  • tentatively loading at 1:00 in Glyndon
  • Cost: $15  [Exact cash please & Checks can be written to Rebel Booster Club]
  • Departs at 1:10
  • Match time is 7:00 in the Xcel Center
  • Sign up with Mrs. Schuldt in the High School before 8:00 on Wednesday
  • Friday, November 11th
  • 8th grade and under must have an adult chaperone
  • tentatively loading at 4:15 in Glyndon
  • Cost: $10
  • Departs at 4:30
  • Game time is 7:00 at Alexandria High School
  • Sign up with Ms. Jorgenson in the High School before 8:00 on Thursday

Middle School Conferences

posted Oct 13, 2016, 11:00 AM by Heidi Critchley   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 11:22 AM ]

On Monday, October 17th, DGF Middle School will be hosting open house conferences from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Teachers will be available in their rooms for parents to visit.  On Tuesday, October 18th, conferences are invite only.  If you have a conference the evening of the 18th, your son or daughter's advisor will contact you.  Teachers will not be available for those without an appointment on the 18th.  If you are unable to attend on the 17th, please contact your son or daughter's advisor or Mrs. Critchley at 218-477-6803 or to schedule an alternative time for a conference.  

JODEE BLANCO Presenting to DGF STUDENTS and STAFF! A Parent/Community Presentation will also be offered!

posted Oct 11, 2016, 12:12 PM by Heidi Critchley

On Tuesday, Oct. 18th, DGF students (K-12) will have a presenter Jodee Blanco speak at the schools.  

In addition, a parent/community presentation will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 7:30 to 9:00 at the DGF High School Theater.  

Please plan on attending.!

The following is from her website


The Voice of America’s Bullied Students, “Jodee Blanco, a former victim who’s dedicated her life to transforming her pain into purpose, is one of the nation’s pre-eminent authorities on school bullying.  When the media want to understand what’s at the true core of tragedies like the Phoebe Prince suicide or the Columbine shooting, they often turn to Jodee because they know her insight comes from a place of deep personal experience, one that only a survivor turned activist, who now works with tens of thousands of other lonely, misunderstood children, can know.  

She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Please Stop Laughing At Me…One Woman’s Inspirational Story, referred to by many as the “anti-bullying bible,” and its award-winning sequel Please Stop Laughing at Us... The Sequel To The New York Times Bestseller Please Stop Laughing At Me., both of which are required reading in schools and universities coast to coast.  

From fifth grade through high school Jodee was shunned and tormented by her peers for the same reason so many kids are today, simply for being different.  As an adult, she travels across the country sharing her story to motivate change.  She’s presented her anti-bullying program  It’s NOT Just Joking Around! ™ to tens of thousands of students, teachers and parents at the behest of such entities as The United States Department of Interior, The United States Department of Justice, The National Catholic Educational Association, among many others. Her work has been recognized by The National Crime Prevention Council, The Department of Health & Human Services, the National Association of Youth Courts, Special Olympics, The American School Counselor Association, The National Association of Middle School Principals, Teacher Magazine and hundreds of state and local organizations from the PTA and regional law enforcement coalitions to school safety groups.  

Jodee is frequently called upon for interview, including Newsweek, USA Today (front page story), CNN, NBC, CBS, “The Joy Behar Show”, “The John Walsh Show” and National Public Radio. She is the go-to expert on bullying related breaking stories for many of the nation’s top news networks, including HLN, CNN, Fox News, among others. She has bylined articles for (front page), was the focus of an in-depth front-page Q&A on, and her life story has been featured in Parade, Teen Newsweek (cover story), USA TODAY, Teen Guideposts, Hispanic Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The St. Petersburg Times, and hundreds of local daily newspapers across the United States..

Jodee is articulate, passionate, and very candid.  She can address this issue from a perspective others can’t or won’t.

OCTOBER is National Bullying Prevention Month

posted Oct 3, 2016, 9:10 AM by Heidi Critchley

National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign held during the month of October. It unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. The campaign grew from a small week-long event to a worldwide effort with multiple activities throughout October. National Bullying Prevention Month is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities. DGF Middle School is an AWESOME part of this exciting event as we work together to spread the message that...

Ending Bullying Begins With Me!


Weekly challenges are occurring Advisory. This weeks challenge is listed below:

Week 1 - Oct. 3-7


Kindness is contagious and a compliment is one of the easiest ways to pass it on. Stand kind over social media, make someone's day, and start a chain reaction! #StandKind

HOMECOMING WEEK: Dress Up Days 10 - 3 - 16 to 10 - 7-16

posted Oct 3, 2016, 6:00 AM by Heidi Critchley

Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in dress-up days to celebrate Homecoming Week.  The following are the dates:

Monday, Oct. 3rd - PJ/Sweats

Tuesday, Oct. 4th. - 'Merica (red, white, and blue)

Wednesday, Oct. 5th - Crazy Color

Thursday, Oct. 6th - Super Hero

Friday, Oct. 7th - Rebel Spirit

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