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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 Dec 1, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

I would like to encourage parents to visit with their children about dressing properly for the bus or even driving to school. This would also include all students involved in extracurricular activity as well. I would like to remind parents to please call ahead of time if your children will not be riding the bus or if the bus will have trouble getting in or out of your yard. If a bus cannot get in or out of your yard, students may be asked to possibly walk or be brought to the corner to get on the bus. I will be using Parent Link to notify...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The first nine weeks has come to an end. The school year is going by very fast. As our fall season begins turning to winer, I would ask parents to please remind their children to dress appropriately for the conditions. Hopefully, this is a ways down the road, but a person never knows. Thank you in advance for your support and help in this matter. Our first nine weeks came to end on Friday, October 21st. Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, November 1st from 3:30 -9:30 p.m. This is different than it has been...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, School is off and running. We have completed the first month of school and things are going well. The State Assessment Test for grades 3-8 and 11 in math and reading will be taken in the spring of 2017. This test is used in determining a school districts Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Grades 4,8, and 11 are required to take a science portion. The science test is taken during the October 17th to November 4th testing window. I would also like to remind everyone to take advantage of PowerSchool. This feature allows you to check...

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