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  • The Communications Department facilitates communications between Fargo Public Schools internal and external stakeholders, including students, families, staff, the business community, and taxpayers. It is the goal of Fargo Public School District to provide information in a timely and transparent manner, through a variety of easily accessible media channels.

    Primary communication occurs through the District’s website; SchoolTalk, an external e-newsletter; social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Icons directly linking you to all these communication channels are located at the bottom of this webpage.

    Story ideas or news information regarding students, teachers, activities, etc. can be submitted to the Communications Department using the contact information on the right or by emailing comments@fargo.k12.nd.us

Latest News

  •  Allie Kollman

    Evidence Based grades

    As teachers prepare to finalize grades, read about the process of finalizing evidence-based grades in this column by Allie Kollman, Science Facilitator.

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  •  Dr. Liann Hanson

    Instructional Decision on Video

    Fargo Public Schools wants to update its community, parents, and staff on a recent review process regarding educational materials, specifically the Baby Olivia video by Live Action. Read more about the decision and the process.

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  •  Bill Westrick

    Mass Communications Systems Update

    FPS will be converting to a new Mass Notification system in the coming months. Read the Cabinet column about the new system by Strategy & Innovation Officer, Bill Westrick.

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    SchoolTalk - May 23

    Get this week's news and events from across Fargo Public Schools in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue highlights include newsmakers, feature columns, and more.

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  •  Seth Holden

    Negotiations Update

    Read more about the steps being taken to make the negotiations process more collaborative, productive and efficient in this Board Column by Fargo Board of Education Negotiations Committee Chair Seth Holden.

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  •  Melissa Burkland

    Dignity Index

    Dr. Timothy Shiver’s presentation on “The Dignity Index" made a lasting impression on Board Members, read more.

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  •  No School May 27

    No School

    There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 27 due to the Memorial Day holiday. Classes will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, May 28.

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  •  Fps Logo Review of Instructional materials

    Instructional Material: Part2

    The District has established a comprehensive reconsideration process outlined in Administrative Policy 4250 as part of its commitment to accountability and transparency. This process ensures that any concerns or complaints regarding instructional or library materials are addressed fairly, systematically, and timely. Read More!

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    Reminders: Lunch Accounts & Summer Meals

    Read about important reminders for school lunch accounts and Summer meal programs

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  •  Fps Logo selection of Instructional materials

    Selection of Instructional Materials

    FPS is committed to providing students with high-quality instructional materials that support its strategic plan, align with curriculum standards, and promote inclusivity and diversity.

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    Policy Review

    Each year, FPS administration conducts an Administrative Policy review. Administrative Policies are reviewed on a set rotation, ensuring all policies are reviewed once in a four-year cycle. Through this review process, some policies do not require any changes while other policies receive minor updates or more substantial updates. For the 2024 review cycle, administration has been reviewing this year’s set of policies during the school year.

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  • Kristi Brandt

    Brandt Named South High School Principal

    FPS announces the assignment of Kristi Brandt as principal of South High School. She will assume the position for the 2024-25 school year on July 1.

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    AD-Ventures

    AD-Ventures is a district publication intended to help families find activities for their children throughout our community. It is published on the first of each month during the school year (September through May).

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  •  Gifted Services

    Why Gifted Services?

    Gifted Services offers the same type of intervention for students whose physical brain differences require more rigorous and challenging learning opportunities. Read more from FPS K-8 Gifted Services Lead Facilitator Kim Rensch.

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  •  Trollwood hiring summer staff

    Trollwood Summer Staff Wanted

    Make a Difference! Trollwood Performing Arts School is now hiring office and custodial staff to work this summer. Learn more about these great opportunities to impact our community's youth and apply for a position today at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/apply.

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  •  Robin Nelson

    Board Governmental Affairs Update

    he Governmental Affairs Committee for the 2023-2024 term has completed its work plan for the year. After monitoring interim activity and collaborating with District Counsel, the committee has drafted three legislative resolutions that will be submitted to the Board for consideration in July.

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  •  Family Literacy

    Dakota Family Literacy Course

    Dakota High School offers a Language Arts elective course called Family Literacy to teach young parents and/or high school students why literacy should start as early as possible. The Class expounds on the benefits of early literacy and teaches students how to implement literacy practices among families. Read more from the Family Literacy Team.

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    Enhancing Academic & Social Emotional growth

    Fargo Public Schools is dedicated to implementing equitable district-wide processes to ensure all students are supported for academic and social-emotional growth and provided the resources needed so each student can demonstrate proficiency in identified Essential Learning Outcomes. The semester progress reports from kindergarten through fifth grade are critical communication tools that inform FPS strategies. Read more in Associate Superintendent Missy Eidsness Cabinet Column.

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  •  Calendar

    2025-26 Draft Calendar

    The FPS Calendar Committee has developed the DRAFT for the District’s 2025-26 school calendar, which is now being prepared for review and approval by the Fargo Board of Education. The draft is the result of the diligent work of the District’s Calendar Committee, comprised of eighteen members. read about the process of creating the calendar in this feature column by Associate Sup't. Dr. Grosz.

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  •  National Library Week

    National Library Week

    Thank you to all Fargo Public Schools library staff that make each of the libraries in the District special places for our students to grow! This week, April 7-13, is National Library Week. Take some time this week to thank your library staff for the hard work they do!

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    Mental Health Series - Anxiety

    In an effort to proactively support students' overall well-being, Fargo Public Schools is partnering with ParentGuidance.org to deliver monthly webinars developed by licensed therapists. The next webinar is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 with the topic "Social Media: Protecting Your Child." Protecting children from technology that moves so fast is difficult to manage

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    PowerSchool Update

    PowerSchool plays a vital communication role in ensuring students, parents, and educators stay up to date on academic progress. As Fargo Public Schools continues towards fully implementing Evidence-Based Reporting in all courses by the 2025-26 school year, a PowerSchool update streamlines the parent/student view by combining EBR and traditional grading systems into one accessible location.

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  •  Music in Our Schools Month

    All-State and Honors Music Ensembles

    Congratulations to all Fargo Public Schools students who auditioned and were selected to participate in 2024 All-State and Honors musical performance groups! Anybody who has ever attended a North Dakota High School or Middle School All-State and/or Honor Ensemble concert can attest to the collaboration, professionalism, musicianship, skill, and joy displayed by the fine young musicians North Dakota produces each year.

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    Arts CAN Do!

    The community has the power to help support visual and fine arts in FPS simply by recycling aluminum cans with the Arts CAN Do program. Funds raised directly benefit arts our arts programs. Read more about the Arts CAN Do program and where to find a receptacle.

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  •  Dr. Bob Grosz

    Graduation Requirements

    After thoughtful consideration, FPS is making a change to its graduation requirements, effective for the 2024-25 school year with the state's mandate of 22 credits.

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Contact

  • AnnMarie Campbell
    Communications Officer
    701-446-1005
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    Betsy Beaton

    Communications & Community Relations
    701-446-1043
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    Adam Watts
    Communications Specialist
    701-446-1011
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    Tyler Brown

    Graphic Web Designer
    701-446-1046
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    Jaryn Homiston
    Multimedia Producer
    701-446-1058
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