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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 Nov 30, 2015 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

2015 is just about in our rear view window. The fall and start of the winter season has been very good weather wise. Hopefully, this will remain true into 2016. Although the weather has been nice, 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...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Notes from the Superintendent | 0 comments

Dear Patrons, What happened to the fall? Months of school have come and gone. It has been a very nice fall and hopefully this will continue into the winter months. As we move closer to colder weather and the possibility of snow, please remind your children to dress appropriately. Thank you in advance for your support and help in this matter. The state testing used in determining Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) will be held in the spring of the 2015-2016 school year. This test is for grades 3-8 and 11. This fall, grades 4,8,and 11 will take the...

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Notes from the Superintendent

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 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. Other than one week, the temperatures have been conducive to quality learning. The State Assessment Test for grades 3-8 and 11 in math and reading will be taken in the spring of 2016. This test is used in determining a school districts Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Information regarding the school districts AYP is included in this packet . Please take a moment to read through this information. Grades 4,8, and 11 are required to...

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