Our District

District Profile

Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools is a K-12 school district located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest surrounded by beautiful forests and rivers.  Kaleva Norman Dickson is located in the eastern half of Manistee county. Our district covers over 350 square miles.  It is located 20 minutes from Lake Michigan.  It is approximately 25 miles east of Manistee and 35 miles west of Cadillac. Its area is covered in a wilderness setting with many natural features including the Big and Little Manistee Rivers, the Manistee National Forest, the Pine River, and Bear Creek.

Vision Statement
We strive to be a learning community housed in a caring, safe environment ensuring each student achieves their highest academic and social potential, where each student is lead by passionate, committed educators embracing the community through effective communication.

Special Notice

Hello, Bobcats! Below is a link to the governor’s Return-to-Learn Plan for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the next couple weeks, school personnel will be developing 4 different return to school plans based on which phase we are in… Phase 1-3, Phase 4, Phase 5, or Phase 6. For more information, please look through the link below. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email me at veithj@manistee.org

Have a fun and safe Holiday!


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