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Pat Brenden

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Position:  Superintendent


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

Dear Patrons, The month of February has now come and gone. Time certainly has been going by very fast. Our winter sports are coming to a close and spring will soon be here. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and stay nice. The school district will be having our last early out on Thursday, March 24th. The school district will be offering a half day of professional development for our teachers. Central School students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. The buses will leave the the Middle School at 12:45 p.m. Our second Parent/Teacher...

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Notes from the Superintendent

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

The first month of 2016 has now come and gone. The weather for the most part has been seasonably warm. Hopefully this trend will continue. Although the weather has been nice, I would like to remind parents to please make sure their children are dressed properly when getting on the bus in the mornings. We still live in North Dakota and the weather can change very quickly. Thank you in advance for your help. I would also like to take this opportunity to discuss after school transportation on our buses for birthday parties. Each of our buses...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

It is hard to believe 2015 has come to an end. The month of December brought unseasonably nice temperatures. Hopefully, 2016 will bring the same type of weather. 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. 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 dressing...

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