Featured District News

  • United Way School Supply Drive

    The United Way believes students deserve to feel confident and prepared when they walk through the doors on their first day of school. In 2022, our goal is to provide 6,000 local students with a backpack and set of school supplies thanks to the generosity of our community! Donate today!

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  • Matthew's Voice Project Donation

    Thank you to Matthew's Voice Project (MVP) for donating a basket to each FPS graduating student experiencing homelessness containing a blanket, pillow, laundry detergent, dishes, and a gift card to celebrate their graduation. MVP is a local non-profit organization aimed at helping youth experiencing homelessness.

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  • After a student qualifies for special education services, what happens next?

    Learn about the next steps of developing and implementing specially designed instruction in this Feature Column by FPS Assistant Director of Special Education Shelby DiFonzo.

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  • 2023-24 Calendar

    Fargo Public Schools has released the District’s 2023-24 school calendar, which is now available on the FPS website. Read more about the process of creating and approving the calendar in this Cabinet Column by FPS Associate Superintendent Dr. Robert Grosz.

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  • Reading Initiatives

    One of our goals is to provide students with access to books, both at home and at school, in a variety of ways to help foster the love of reading and create lifelong readers. This year, the Teaching and Learning Department took action to foster strong reading communities inside and outside our schools through multiple initiatives. Read more about FPS' reading initiatives in this Feature Column by FPS Library Program Facilitator Jen Hess and FPS K-12 Literacy Coordinator Lindsay Seelig.

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  • National Music Recognition

    Fargo Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. FPS joins 738 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2022. This is the 19th time FPS has received this designation of the 23 years the award has been granted. Read more about Fargo Public Schools' nationally recognized music education programs.

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  • Specially Designed Instruction

    Students can have a disability and not qualify for special education. Often what is heard in the preliminary stages of child find is, “We think this student qualifies for special education.” But is it really understood what it takes to qualify as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)? The determination for qualifying a student for special education is three-pronged. Read about the three prongs of determination for qualifying for special education in this Feature Column by FPS Director of Special Education Patty Cummings.

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  • Federal Relief Funding

    Since March 2020, federal relief plans have provided funding to K-12 schools through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CCRSA), and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Read more about how that funding has been allocated in Fargo Public Schools in this Cabinet Column by FPS Business Manager Jackie Gapp.

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  • How our students feel about music

    What better way to end Music In Our Schools Month than to hear what music means to our students, from our students! FPS students were asked to respond to the prompt, “When I’m in music class I feel ...” Read the students' responses in this Music In Our Schools Month Feature Column by FPS Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist Ainsley Rentfrow.

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  • Pride of Dakota

    Dr. Rupak Gandhi has grown to love North Dakota. One aspect he appreciates is the pride North Dakotans take in cheering on members of the community to great success, whether it's Tom Hoge, Trey Lance, or Joe Burrow. Dr. Gandhi aims to rally the "Pride of Dakota" behind Ben Franklin's Luna Gasevic as she advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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  • Arts Can Do!

    You can help support Visual and Fine Arts in the Fargo Public Schools simply by recycling your aluminum cans. While helping the earth by recycling, you can help the brain and soul by supporting the arts.

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  • The Science of Reading

    #FPSLearns is a regular video series on topics regarding Fargo Public Schools. Through short videos, FPS Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi and other administrators share with the community about the science of reading.

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  • Mask Update

    On Friday, February 25, the CDC issued an update: Masks are no longer required on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/childcare programs. Masks are not required on school and activity buses for Fargo Public Schools.

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  • SRO Science Experience

    Earlier this month, Fargo Police Department School Resource Officer Derek Johnson used his expertise as a bomb technician to orchestrate a science experiment for students at Davies High School. The experiment was designed for physics students to measure blast velocity to determine the type of charge used to set off an explosion and for forensic students to learn about collecting evidence. Officer Johnson says this experiment is good training for himself as well as a great, real-world application for the high school students.

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  • The Signs of Vaping

    Learn to spot the signs of youth vaping in this Feature Column by Fargo Cass Public Health Tobacco Prevention Coordinator Annabel DuFault.

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  • Staff Recognition Awards

    Dr. Gandhi shares that presenting the Staff Recognition program awards is one of the highlights of his job. Read more about the Teacher of the Year award and the District's other Staff Recognition awards in this Cabinet Column by Dr. Gandhi.

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  • February is CTE Month

    February is national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. It gives programs the platform and opportunity to demonstrate ways in which CTE contributes to college and career readiness and prepares students for high-wage, high-demand career fields. Read the column from CTE Director Dr. Denise Jonas.

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  • English Learner Family Liaisons

    The English Learner Family Liaison staff has expanded to include four members with coverage of nine languages and dozens of countries. Learn more about the four Family Liaisons and how they can help. Call the FPS EL office at 701.446.3210 with questions.

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  • Black History Month

    Our history as Americans is a story that should include every group of people that has lived or is living in our great country. However, the story of our collective history is not always told fully. Read more about the importance of Black History Month in this Feature Column from FPS Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Tamara Uselman.

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  • UPDATED: COVID-19 Testing Sites

    Fargo Public Schools is pleased to offer a COVID-19 testing site to its families as part of it’s testing program. FPS will test students and staff members who are deemed a close contact in the school setting in order for the individuals to remain in school.

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