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Pat Brenden


Position:  Superintendent

Email:  pat.brenden@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266

Education: Bachelors (1986) and Master’s (2007) Degrees from North Dakota State University

About: I begin my teaching career at Dunseith Public School as a junior high science teacher, which led to me spending all 30 years of my education career in the Dunseith District in various capacities; JH Science Teacher, HS Life Sciences Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Superintendent. While in Dunseith I also coached cross country, volleyball and track for 15 years, in 1991-92 school year I was voted the Cross-Country Coach of the Year in Cross Country.

My wife Holly and I have two children.  Jon lives in Burlington, Steph is currently a student at NDSU, both are graduates of Bottineau Public School.

My family raises and sells horses as a side business which helps me feel somewhat connected to the farm life I grew up in. My first-priority in life is my family, I also avidly pursue my passion for hunting. I take an annual bear hunt each year with friends in Minnesota, and the rest of the fall is taken up hunting anything that time allows. I enjoy my role as a superintendent but it does make you feel somewhat disconnected from the students, so I try not to be the person who sits behind the desk all day. I always enjoy working with students and seeing how they grew into young adults. I look forward to getting to know the dynamics of the students and staff that make up the Bottineau Public School District.

Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The 2016-2017 school year is quickly coming to an end. I am not sure where the year went. Each year seems to go by a little faster. I guess this is a sign of age. I would like to remind everyone graduation is scheduled to be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, May 28th in the high school gymnasium. The 2017-2018 school year will begin on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24th with Teacher Inservice. The first day of school will be Monday, August 28th. The 2017-2018 school calendar can be found on the school website. Click on the...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The month of March brought us another storm day. On Tuesday, March 7th, school was not in session. To make up this day the district will be adding an additional half hour onto the day for twelve days. This means our school day will be extended by a half hour from Monday, March 20th to Monday, April 24th. By going this route this takes care of two of our storm makeup days. The school district hired a firm by the name of RSP & Associates to conduct a five year enrollment analysis. The information they presented to the board...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, Where does the time go? February has now come to an end. The month of March brings the start of our spring activity practices. Hopefully, spring weather will now follow and we can put winter in our rearview mirror. The school district will be having an early out on Wednesday, March 15th. The school district will be offering a half day of professional development for our staff. Central School students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. The buses will leave the the Middle School at 12:45 p.m. There will be no school on Thursday, March...

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