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Pat Brenden

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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 Jan 31, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, The month of January is now in the books. The weather turned from very cold in the beginning of the month to a much nicer and bearable temperature, with already missing four days of school, I am hoping the remainder of the winter keeps the snow and ice away. The district will have an early out on Friday, February 17th. This will be used as a professional development activity for our staff. Buses will leave Central School at 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. from the Middle School. The district has missed four days of school because of...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

2016 has now come to an end. I hope this also ends all the snow we have received since the end of November. Hopefully, 2017 will bring less snow and more sunshine. I will be using PARENT LINK to contact you on any school closing or early outs due to the weather. Please make sure to update your profiles on the school website www. bottineau.k12.nd.us to make changes to your profile. I will continue to run any closing or early out on KBTO Radio, KXMC TV (CBS) and KMOT TV (NBC). I also encourage parents to visit with their children about...

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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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