October 2017

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You may only be one drop in the world, but even the smallest drop starts a ripple.


Every month we wish to highlight a student from DREAM and acknowledge their hard work, so students here is a chance for you to shine!

Hi, my name is Genesis Gonzalez, and my hobbies are playing football and ice skating. I love spending time with my family and friends during my free time. I chose to move to Dream last year, and I hope I never go back to traditional school. This school gives me so much freedom, and unlike traditional schools, I’m not being spoon-fed information, and there’s so many opportunities. I’m currently doing a project on “The Triangle Factory Fire,” and I found a person who is a relative to an important guy in my project and got in contact with her. I’m very pleased with how well my projects are going.

Project Pin

Erica - “I had decided to do this project because I had wanted to see from a deaf person’s perspective, and how their sign language worked. I think it’s cool that deaf people have a way to communicate with us still. I’ve been learning sign language and not speaking for a day, to learn how a deaf person’s day is. I had a ton of fun and learned quite a bit of new things. I hope everyone try’s something new once and awhile.”

(Interview Compiled by Genesis, Student Editor)

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Andrew - “I decided to do a project on coding because I soon hope to be able to teach our school about it, and what contains in our everyday devices. I enjoy learning new things about coding and the process of it when you have total control of what you can do. I feel as if I can teach people this while improving leadership skills, and I can see myself doing this in the future. This project for the most part has been going pretty well, I don’t know too much about it, but I’m learning as I continue to take stuff apart and reassemble it.”

(Interview Compiled by Genesis, Student Editor)

KEY Club Corner

Key Club is a large student organization within DREAM, so we want to provide updates on its happenings. Update courtesy of Amy, Key Club Editor.

Key Club has started this year! We're so excited to start this year with all of our awesome new members! Here's what a few of them have to say about being in Key Club:

"Helping people makes me feel like a better person-like a hero." ~Carlos

"Key Club makes me understand what's going on in the community." ~Myra

"It makes this school's reputation sky rocket." ~Nathan

"Key Club makes me feel like a good person knowing I'm helping out." ~Hannah

"Key Club helps me be a part of the community events." ~Shea

Next month we will be hosting an "awareness week" to raise awareness for different illnesses or disabilities. We will be hosting a food drive as well.

We also will be visiting the animal shelter as a Key Club to volunteer. If you'd like to be involved in any these activities talk to Cat Orellana (Key Club President) or Amy Haney (Club Editor). We'd love to have you apart of our group!

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Where They Are Now

DREAM has graduates out in the world in various locations, so we want to highlight some of them!

Hey hello, my name is Brianna Fayd'Herbe-Norby and I graduated in the class of 2016. Since then, I have been busy pursuing my passion for photography, adventure, and community. I am currently attending Ridgewater for their state-of-the-art photography program, in the blossoming stages of starting up a small business. You can usually find me out and about or working-hard-hardly-working at ALDI here in Willmar. At the moment, I am on an internship for the month of October in Glenwood with Amy Winter Photography and Kelly Klatt Photography in Buffalo. Also, I am collaborating with The Goodness Coffeehouse on their People of Willmar project and am taking portraits of many amazing individuals. (I might as well get 'busy' tattooed in bold Times New Roman on my forehead.) I love applying the skills, out-of-the-box mindset, and imagination I developed at DREAM to my work, school, and everyday life.

Parent/Guardian Perspective

Parents/guardians please send your input our way; we want parents to be as involved as possible!

Hello DREAM parents/guardians, if you ever have any questions, ideas, comments, or concerns please feel free to email our Parent Representatives! They can bring your information to the Advisory Council or direct it specifically to a staff member that would be able to assist you.



Sports Scope

CCS Volleyball:

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017

Game 6:00PM Away vs. New Century Academy Brownton Area Civic Center

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Conference Tournament TBD Away vs. Valley Christian

Saturday, Oct 28, 2017

Conference Tournament TBD

Staff Spotlight

Howdy! I'm Kate and this is my second year at DREAM as Special Education Advisor. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to work here at DREAM and am excited to continue to see DREAM grow. My favorite thing about DREAM is seeing how every student is welcomed and accepted here.

As an Arizona native, I love hot sunny days and spending time on Lake Koronis with family and friends. I am passionate about traveling, music, and good food! I have an eight year old son, Ryder, who is the light of my life. We like to play football, watch movies, go swimming, fish off the dock, and TRAVEL! Our most recent trip was to Arizona to visit family. We spent time in Phoenix soaking up the rays by the pool. We were also able to take a road trip to the mountains in Show Low, AZ. I'm always looking forward to the next adventure on the horizon!

We need you!

In this section, we will be asking for supplies and/or volunteers for various projects & events. Please contact us if you are able to assist.

  • Volunteer Math Tutors
  • Sticks of Butter
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Paper bowls

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“A dream doesn't become reality through magic;

it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” -Colin Powell

DREAM is authorized by Innovative Quality Schools which is responsible for providing oversight of our school. For information about IQS go to www.iqsmn.org The website will also provide you with names, phone numbers, and email addresses.