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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - March 23 Issue

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

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  • FPS 2017 Teacher of the Year

    Fargo Public Schools is pleased to announce South High English Learner Language Arts Instructor LEAH JUELKE as our 2017 Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually as part of the District's Staff Recognition Program. Click to read the full media release and Juelke's bio.

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  • Not-So-Typical Classroom Assignment

    This classroom assignment was impossible to carry in a school backpack, and the students couldn't take it home to work on it outside of class time. They did get graded on the assignment, and others will be able to view their course work for years to come at Ben Franklin Middle School. What is it? Read this story to find out!

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  • Roles of An SRO

    Fargo Public Schools has a School Resource Officer assigned to each of our three middle and four high schools. An SRO plays many roles within the school setting. Learn what they are in this "Safe Schools, Safe Kids Column" by School Resource Officer Kyle Ness.

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  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Plains Art Museum and Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU have announced the regional award recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the country's longest running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12. These Fargo Public Schools students received awards.

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  • Extra Cash for Cans

    Through April 29, MinnKota Recycling will provide Fargo Public Schools Creative Arts Studio an extra 5 cents per pound of aluminum cans recycled in the ARTS CAN DO receptacles located at all City of Fargo Recycling Centers. The proceeds go towards purchasing art supplies and providing learning opportunities with visiting artists for our K–12 students.

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  • Community Service Role Models

    A group of Davies High School athletes shared their talents and gave of themselves in service to the community. Click to read how their actions impacted a younger generation of football players — and many others.

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  • In Pursuit of Dreams

    Everyone's dreams are an important catalyst. Read the stories of two students from South High, and how their dreams provided motivation to overcome challenging circumstances.

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  • Vote March 7 - POLLING LOCATIONS

    Here are the POLLING LOCATIONS for the Fargo Public Schools specified mill levy election coming up on TUESDAY, MARCH 7. Polls will be open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - March 2 Issue

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

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  • Kindergarten Registration is NOW OPEN

    Kindergarten registration for the coming school year is now open. Gain an understanding of why it is important to have these registrations occur early, along with full registration instructions

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  • Technology Teachers

    One of our middle schools is prmoting technology skills withtheir students and in the classrooms, by having the students be the teachers! Learn how a group of student technology leaders are making a difference using 21st Century Skills.

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  • February is CTE Month!

    Career and technical education does more than prepare students for a trades career following high school. Learn the importance of CTE for ALL students in this column by Cass County Career and Technical Education Center Director Dr. Denis Jonas.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - February 23 Issue

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

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  • VOTE 2017: Voting Options

    Fargo Public Schools has arranged for absentee, early, and precinct voting for the March 7 mill levy election, to make it as easy as possible for all eligible voters to cast their vote on the issue. Review your voting options.

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  • It's A Winter Tradition

    The students look forward to this winter time activity all year, because no one wants to miss out on all the fun. At times it has been rescheduled due to frigid temperatures and other times due to unseasonably warm weather. What is it? The Clara Barton-Hawthorne Ice Skating Classic, of course!

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  • 21st Century Learning

    Most preschool children grow up playing and building with LEGO blocks. As adults and parents, we know this type of "play" encourages creativity in children. LEGO has upped the learning level with their electronic component building kits, geared for elementary aged children and above. Read more about this 21st Century playing — and learning — opportunity.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - February 16 Issue

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

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  • High School Offers Criminal Justice Club

    South High School's school resource officer (SRO) offers a Criminal Justice Club for students to learn about law enforcement and justice current issues and trends.

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  • Working to Craft 2018-19 School Calendar

    Learn about the work of the Fargo Public Schools Calendar Committee as they prepare the 2018–19 school year calendar.

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  • It's High School Tournament Time!

    If it's February, that means it's high school "tournament time" for the region. Check out the recent changes to two upcoming Fargo tournaments.

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  • Nutrition Services Silverware Trial Study

    The question comes up from time to time, and the Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services department is currently running a trial study at an elementary school to determine if we should use silverware or plastic utensils in our District cafeterias.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - February 9 Issue

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

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  • Games Can Make Learning FUN

    Turns out, learning CAN be about fun and games! Many classroom teachers employ games and other hands-on activities to enhance student learning. Find out about one such game activity in this north side FPS middle school math class.

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  • A Snow Removal Story

    Snow removal across the school district doesn't happen by magic - it happens overnight. Learn how it happens in this tale by Fargo Public Schools Maintenance and Operations Director Jim Frueh.

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  • American Me - American Us

    America isn't about me, or about you. It's about "us" and our blended cultures in this Cultural Corners column by Fargo Public Schools English Learners Coordinator Vincent Williams.

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  • Mill Levy Vote Letter to District Parents

    This special letter from Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz was emailed to District parents on Thursday, February 2, regarding the upcoming Mill Levy Vote on March 7 and its potential effects on our school district.

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  • School Resource Officer Program Update

    Meet the new Fargo Public Schools SRO Coordinator and read a few important words from the departing coordinator.

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  • FPS 2017 Summer School

    Fargo Public schools 2017 Summer School registration opens on Wednesday, February 1. We have programs, classes, and camps for K-12 students. Sessions begin in June and July; check dates listed by program. Catalogs and full details are posted online.

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  • You're Hired!

    This middle school project-based learning opportunity involved EVERYONE - all the students int he school, their teachers, and a whole lot of volunteer community members!

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - January 26 Issue

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

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  • Establishing an Instructional Culture of Excellence

    Learn how a non-verbal communication protocol is benefitting EVERYONE in the classroom at this elementary school.

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  • Simple Ways to Affect Graduation Rates

    Something as simple as a relationship with a caring adult can impact a student's likelihood of graduation. Find out more.

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  • Vote 2017: FAQs

    Fargo Public Schools will hold an election on March 7, 2017 for approval of a specified mill levy. Approval would grant FPS the authority to maintain its current standard of effort at 127 mills. Get answers to the most FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding this election issue.

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Program

    Our Schools. Our Community. Our Future. Watch the video to find out more about the Fargo Public Schools. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Academic Focus

    Success in the classroom leads to successful individuals. Find out more about the impact Fargo Public Schools has on learning and success by viewing this video. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Academic Program Overview

    The Fargo Public Schools kindergarten through grade 12 program consists of 23 schools serving more than 11,000 students. Watch this video to find out more about our academic programs. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Election Overview

    Fargo Public Schools will hold an election for approval of a specified mill levy on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for authority to maintain its current standard of effort at 127 mills. What does this mean? Watch this short video to find out. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Community Importance

    Mission. Vision. Impact. The Fargo Public Schools are an important community component for the citizens of Fargo. View the video to learn why. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Curriculum

    Why are the Fargo Public Schools an excellent place to receive an education? Our top-notch curriculum! View the video. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Teaching Staff

    Fargo Public Schools is proud of the teaching staff in its 23 schools. Watch this video to learn more about our great teachers. #voteMarch7

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  • Vote 2017: Fargo Public Schools Mission

    A mission with impact. Watch this short video to learn more about Fargo Public Schools. #voteMarch7

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  • Copyright, Creativity, and Digital Citizens

    Parents, do your creative students respect digital content copyrights? Learn how to be a good digital citizen with these royalty free music and image resources.

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  • Trollwood 2017 Program Registrations NOW OPEN

    Registration for Fargo Public Schools award-winning Trollwood Performing Arts School's K-12 performing arts programs is NOW OPEN.

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  • Financial Projections and the Mill Levy Vote

    State budget projections affect K-12 educational funding. Understand more about Fargo Public Schools finances for the March 7 Mill Levy Vote from FPS Business Services Manager Broc Lietz.

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  • #VoteMarch7

    On March 7 Fargo Public Schools will hold a city election for approval of a specified mill levy. Learn more about the issue.

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  • Cultural Exploration Encouragement

    A line from a Robert Frost poem provides inspiration for cultural exploration in this Cultural Corner Column by Fargo Public Schools English Learners Coordinator Vincent Williams.

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  • Giving Programs Across the District

    Students all across our District are learning the benefits of gift giving this holiday season. Read about our students' "Ripples of Kindness."

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  • An ESSA Update

    The Every Student Succeed Act affects all students in our nation. Get an update on the work of the North Dakota ESSA Planning Committee and how it impacts your student.

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  • Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving Meals

    One person can make a difference in the lives of others! Learn how one FPS staff member organized a food drive to provide meals for students during the Thanksgiving break.

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  • Story Time Creates Connections

    Everyone loves a good story and we each have one to tell. Learn how personal stories can create connections between us to further understanding and inclusion.

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  • Fargo School Board Member to Lead State Board

    A Fargo School Board member has been elected as Board President of the ND State School Board Association. Learn more about this appointment.

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  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness

    Homelessness is an issue that occurs within our school district. Click MORE to learn how homelessness affects student learning.

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  • These Teachers are Prepared

    For these teachers, "be prepared" is more than a motto. They are certified and prepared to administer AED CPR should the situation arise. Click the MORE button to learn about their recent training.

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  • Wrestling: Not Your Typical PE Study Unit

    Wrestling isn't oten taught as part of the elementary PE curriculum, but when the student teacher is a world-class athlete in the sport, Wrestling is on the roster!

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  • State of the School Address

    Get the event highlights and learn the overall status of our schools as delivered in the recent State of the Schools Address.

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  • Sign Up for Website Content e-Alerts

    Learn how to sign up to receive e-alerts when Fargo Public Schools website content is updated or posted, including school newsletters.

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  • Nutrition Makes A Difference

    Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services made a quick change in the meal service at Woodrow Wilson High School. Find out the difference it has made for the students.

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  • Donation Received for Solar Panels

    Fargo Public Schools received a donation to purchase two solar panels in the Prairie Sun Community Solar project. Click to learn the many ways this benefits FPS.

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  • Social Media Hashtags

    Follow Fargo Public Schools on social media (Facebook and Twitter) using the hashtags #TestimonyTuesday and #FactFriday. We make regular quote and statistic posts every Tuesday and Friday mornings!

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  • Educating ALL Students

    English Learner students face two daunting tasks, and our school district is committed to helping them, and ALL of our students, succeed. Learn more.

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  • Student Support Provided by #FPSfamily

    Fargo Public Schools does more than educate our students - we care for one another like #FPSfamily, offering basic support to our students when needed. Learn what these supports look like at our 23 school buildings.

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  • Cans for Cash to Benefit Students

    During the month of November, your recycled aluminum cans can benefit the students of Fargo Public Schools. Learn how!

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  • PTAs Are All About Service

    Every school has a PTA. Learn more about these important service organizations from this profile of a vibrant school PTA.

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  • Gearing Up for Kindergarten Program Registration Now Open

    Early childhood education plays an important roll in the future success of children. Learn more about the FREE Gearing Up for Kindergarten program, available at 8 Fargo schools locations.

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  • Taste Test - Let the Students Decide!

    An elementary school recently participated in the first of several taste tests to determine an alternate, healthy spread to peanut butter, which has been eliminated from FPS school lunch rooms due to increasing numbers of allergies.

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  • War on Opioid Epidemic Continues

    A Fargo Public Schools SRO (School Resource Officer) shares how local law enforcement continues to fight the regional opioid epidemic.

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  • Cyber Security - Are You Safe?

    October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. How are you "celebrating?" Find out if you are following cyber security safe practices.

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  • More Than Simply Business Services

    Business Services for Fargo Public Schools is much MORE than simply finances and accounting. Click to learn about all operations under the Business Services umbrella, and how they work together to serve our constituents.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - October 13 issue

    Get this week's news and events from across the Fargo Public School District in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue includes newsmakers, regular columns, and more.

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  • District Annual Report

    As evidence of Fargo Public Schools’ commitment to our families and community patrons, we offer our 2015-16 Annual Report, so you may learn more about the students, staff, programs, and results achieved by our District. Thank you for your continued support as we serve the citizens of Fargo by providing its students an excellent educational experience.

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  • What is Yellow and Traveled 600,000 Miles Last Year?

    The Fargo Public Schools student buses! Get more amazing statistics about our student transportation program.

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  • Language Arts Lesson Determines "Perfect Pet"

    Henry, Leopold, and a group of Bennett Elementary second graders can tell you what they think makes the "perfect pet" as a result of their recent language arts curriculum lesson.

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  • Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day - September 29

    Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services will hold the annual Pride of Dakota School Lunch on Thursday, September 29. The meal, served at all 23 of the District's schools, will feature foods grown or produced in North Dakota. The special meal is held to educate our students on the connection between regional agriculture and the food on their plates.

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  • FPS Coaches Honored

    Fargo Public Schools athletic coaches were recognized for their years of service through the 2015-16 school year at a recent District coaches professional development event. Coaches with 10 or more years of service to our student athletes were honored. Read the complete list of honorees.

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  • Learning Life Lessons

    Many of our schools devote time during the school day to learn life lessons that allow our students to better respect one another and collaborate better as team members. Read about Bennett Elementary School's recent Day of Compassion to understand these events.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - September 22 Issue

    Get this week's news & events from across the Fargo Public School District in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue highlights newsmakers, regular columns, and more.

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  • Election Time!

    Lewis and Clark Elementary held an election recently. You might be surprised who won...

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  • Photo Album for Eagles Elementary Open House

    Everyone gave the new school uilding a thumbs up following the official open house & ribbon cutting event. Click to view the photo album.

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  • Lewis & Clark Receives National "Let's Move!" Award

    Lewis & Clark Elementary School has received the 2016 "Let's Move!" Active School Award, one of only 544 schools across the nation to do so. Read the full award announcement.

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  • FPS School Resource Officer Program

    Meet this year's School Resource Officers and gain an understanding of how they assist our students and our schools.

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  • From Farm to FPS Cafeteria Table

    Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services has formed a new partnership to bring regionally grown produce to our schools' breakfast and lunch programs.

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  • District Construction Projects Update

    As a new school year gets underway, here are updates on the construction projects happening within the Fargo Public School District from FPS Business Services Manager Broc Lietz.

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  • SCHOOLTALK e-Newsletter - September 8 Issue

    Get this week's news and events from across the Fargo Public School District in the current issue of SCHOOLTALK. This week's issue includes newsmakers, regular columns, and more.

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  • Even Teachers Attend Summer Camp!

    Learn more about one Fargo Public Schools science teacher's summer camp experiences, which he described as "out of this world," and how it will benefit students!

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  • Advanced Placement Scholars Announced

    More than 100 Fargo Public Schools high school students have been recognized by the College Board for outstanding academic achievements.

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  • IT Ready with PLDs for First Day

    The Fargo Public Schools Information Technology Department was ready for the start of another new school year with personal learning devices for our students!

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  • Community Partners in CTE Education

    Community agencies are partnering with Fargo Public Schools Career and Technical Education construction trades classes to provide real-world learning opportunities for our students.

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  • The Chamber Accepting YEA! Nominations

    Do you have a young entrepreneur, in grade 6 through 12, who is interested in starting their own business? Learn how to nominate them for participation in the Young Entrepreneur's Academy.

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  • District's Website Wins Design Award

    Redesigned in January 2016, the Fargo Public Schools public website has received a design award.

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  • State Finalist for Presidential Teaching Award

    A Fargo Public Schools elementary teacher is one of five state-level finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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  • Stay Connected with FPS

    Fargo Public Schools has many communications channels available to inform you of what is happening across the District and in our schools. Click for an interactive listing.

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  • 2016-17 Online Registration Forms & Payments are NOW OPEN

    Fargo Public Schools online registration forms, information updates, and fee payments are now open for the 2016-17 school year. Click for more information and full instructions.

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  • Lunch Buddy Volunteers

    This dedicated group of community volunteers were paired up all school year with a group of Jefferson Elementary students. Learn more about these Lunch Buddies.

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  • FPS Video Wins Telly Award

    A video created for Fargo Public Schools by Video Arts Studios, entitled Fargo's Silent Secret: Student Homelessness, has been named a winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards, honoring excellence in film production. The video is used to educate teachers and the general public on how to recognize students who need assistance. Click to watch the video.

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  • Two Administrators Hired

    Fargo Public Schools announced the hiring of two administration positions on May 27, one at Discovery Middle school, the other at Woodrow Wilson High School

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  • Another Year Goes By

    It's time for graduations and congratulations from the Fargo Public Schools Superintendent.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter May 26 Issue

    This is the final regular issue of the District's weekly e-newsletter for the 2015-16 school year! Get the latest news and announcements from across the District. E-publication will resume on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

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  • Scholarships Create Ripple Effect

    Donations to scholarship funds with the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation have a ripple effect on the future of our students.

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  • Fargo Public Schools is Recruiting!

    Fargo Public Schools is hiring substitute teachers, office staff, and paraprofessionals. Positions include flexible hours and some include bonus payments. Get the details and learn how to apply!

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  • Student Services Program Experiencing Huge Success

    The Work Experience Education Program has been gaining momentum all year long. Learn about the huge impact it is having on all participants.

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  • FPS Support Staff of the Year Announced

    Horace Mann Elementary Administrative Assistant Melissa Tedford has been named the Fargo Public Schools 2016 Support Staff of the Year. The surprise announcement came at an all-school assembly on May 12. Click for the full details and Tedford's bio.

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  • FPS Teacher of the Year Announced

    Ed Clapp 2nd Grade Teacher Jennifer Kujanson has been named the Fargo Public Schools 2016 Teacher of the Year. The surprise announcement came at an all-school assembly on May 3. Click for the full details and Kujanson's bio.

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  • WDAY Educators of Excellence Award Recipients

    North High Social Studies Teacher Colin Kloster and South High ELL Language Arts Teacher Leah Juelke have each received a Central Minnesota Credit Union/WDAY 2016 Educator of Excellence award. Six area teachers total receive this annual award, which includes a $600 honorarium for their school, in honor of the difference they make in students' lives.

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  • Nutrition Services Meal Prices for 2016-17

    At the April 26 Fargo School Board meeting, members voted to increase the Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services average paid meal prices by $0.20 for the 2016-17 school year, to be in compliance with USDA National School Lunch Program funding regulations.

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  • FPS Administrator of the Year Announced

    Ben Franklin Middle School Assistant Principal Shane Martin was named the Fargo Public Schools 2016 Administrator of the Year at a surprise announcement during an all-school assembly on April 28. Read full details and Martin's bio.

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  • SchoolTalk e-Newsletter - April 28 Issue

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

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  • Student Designed Earth Day Patch

    April 22 is Earth Day, which is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970,it is now celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.‬ A Fargo Public Schools student has designed the 2016 ND Game & Fish Earth Day Conservation Patch.

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  • Opera in Our Schools

    Have you ever been to an opera? How about an opera at the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera in New York? FPS students have "been" to a Met opera 4 times this school year - without leaving town! Find out how they accomplished this time traveling feat, and what they learned.

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  • April is Autism Awareness Month

    April is Autism Awareness Month. Do you know the three hallmark characteristics of autism? Learn more, including how Fargo Public Schools supports our classroom teachers and this segment of our student population.

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  • 2017-18 School Year Calendar Approved

    At the April 12 meeting of the Fargo School Board, the 2017–18 school year calendar was approved for Fargo Public Schools. All classes will begin on August 24, 2017 with the final day of classes on May 31, 2018. Click to access the full calendar.

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  • How Do Refugees Get to Fargo and FPS?

    Fargo Public Schools serves more than 800 English Language Learners - but how do these students end up in Fargo and our school district?

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  • Accreditation Process for the Fargo Public School District

    AdvancED accreditation is a voluntary quality assurance process undertaken by the Fargo Public School District. Learn more about the process and view an invitation to listen to the External Review Exit Report on April 20.

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  • Drill Champions - Again!

    The Fargo Junior ROTC cadets have repeated as the Overall Champions in the south Dakota Annual ROTC Drill and Physical Fitness Competition.

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  • National Ceramics Exhibition Winners

    A South High School junior took home some of the top honors at the 19th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibit in Kansas City, MO last month.

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  • High School Level Tri-College Math Contest Winners

    More than 2,000 regional middle and high school math students participated in the 42nd Annual Tri-College Math Contest on the campus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead on March 16. View the Fargo Public Schools high school individual students and teams that placed in the Top 10 of each competition level.

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  • FPS Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

    Fargo Public Schools (FPS) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. FPS joins 476 districts across the country in receiving the prestigious award in 2016, out of 2,000 applications. This is the 13th time FPS has received this designation of the 17 years the award has been granted.

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  • Educational Applications for Quick Response Codes

    You may have seen them on print ads, or on the side of your energy drink can. They might link you to a product video or a nutritional label. Have you accessed any QR codes? Our school libraries are putting QR codes to good use.

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  • 21st Century Writing Assignments

    By middle school, many school-related writing assignments no longer use traditional pencil and paper to complete. These sixth graders are taking their 21st century writing assignments a digital step further.

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  • 4th Annual FPS Alumni & Friends Breakfast

    Reminisce with old friends, meet new people, and learn the activities of the Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation at the 4th Annual Fargo Public Schools Alumni & Friends Breakfast on Tuesday, April 27 from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Ramada Plaza & Suites, Fargo. MORE...

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  • Carnegie Hall Honors Performers Selected

    Two Fargo Public Schools students have been selected to participate in the Middle School 2016 Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, which showcases talented middle school musicians from the United States and Canada.

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  • Chamber's YEA Shark Tank

    The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber sponsored the first Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Investor Panel Shark Tank on March 16. Nine students were invited to compete for strup funding - including fur FPS students. Find out who won!

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  • New Teacher Mentors Receive Training

    Eleven teachers participated in the District's New Teacher Mentor Professional Learning Series. Find out how they will help new teachers transition to our District.

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  • Upcycle/Recycle Fair

    It wasn't the State Fair, and it wasn't really a craft fair, either. These elementary students were "Makey-Makey" things using STEAM principles. Find out more about this unique fair.

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  • Student Anti-Bullying Group Makes A Difference

    a group of students at Discovery Middle school has been working to promote a positive school culture, with no tolerance for bullying. Learn about the group's activities and how they are making an impact.

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  • PTA Reflections Contest - Special Students Winners

    Students from Mark Langlie's first semester Industrial Basic Skills course at Davies High School have swept the Special Students Photography category of the State PTA 2016 Reflections Contest.

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  • Title I Exceptional Educator

    The North Dakota DPI has named Jan Anderson, Fargo Public Schools Title I Coordinator and Homeless Liaison, as a 2015-16 Title I Exceptional Educator.

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  • It's Tough to Correctly Use American English Idioms

    The English language is full of idioms, making ours a very difficult language to learn, let alone master the nuances required with idioms.

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  • Pink Shirt Day - Local Appearance of National Movement

    These Davies High School students are bring awareness to bullying issues and teaching respect lessons to elementary students.

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  • Tees for Ty #FPSproud

    Discovery Middle School students and staff rallied to raise funds and the spirit of one of their peers who undergoes serious medical treatment in April.

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  • March is Music in Our Schools Month

    The benefits of music study go far beyond the notes written on the staff paper. Click to learn more about the music programs in Fargo Public Schools.

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  • District Maintenance and Operations Updates

    Fargo Public Schools Maintenance and Operations department is continually updating operations and equipment to improve efficiency and increase energy saving. Learn about an ongoing heating/cooling system project at Discovery Middle School from Maintenance and Operations Director Jim Frueh.

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  • Putting Homework to the Test

    South High School assistant principals put some of their students' work to the test earlier this week. Learn if the Communications Technology students passed the test! #FPSlearns

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  • New District Operations Center

    Fargo Public Schools will begin construction on a new District Operations Center this spring. FPS Business Services Manager Broc Lietz tells us why the center is being built, where it will be located, and when it is scheduled for completion.

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  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    The Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU have announced the state winners of the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Read the list to learn the Fargo Public Schools students who have been selected.

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  • Academic All-State Teams Announced

    The North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals has announced the 2016 Academic All-State Teams, composed of high school seniors. Read the list of Fargo Public Schools students who sere selected.

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  • Scholarships for Seniors

    The Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation has many scholarships available for 2016 graduating seniors of Davies, North, South, and Woodrow Wilson High Schools. Click MORE to view the scholarship list posted to the Foundation's website. Most scholarship applications are due by March 31.

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  • Wrestling Official Honored

    John Nelson was recognized by the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) State Wrestling Tournament in Fargo this past weekend for his years of dedication and professionalism serving the sport. He officiated his final matches at the tournament, and is retiring after 34 years as a wrestling official.

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  • Budgeting Process

    The basics of budgeting are the same for both personal/family and school district level financial plans.

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  • FPS Enrollment Process Options

    Boundary assignments, open enrollment, and in-district petitions are all ways FPS families may enroll their students.

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  • Bennett STEM Lesson

    Mrs. Wieland's kindergarteners and their 5th grade buddies from Mrs. McArthur's classroom completed a STEM lesson focused on structural engineering.

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  • Madison 450 Event

    North High School teacher Paul Shol is using his bicycle to make a lasting impact on area students, and Madison Elementary School is helping him get started. Learn more and how you can be part of the Madison 450, taking place on Saturday, February 27.

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  • Horace Mann Ties Blue Ribbons

    On February 16 & 17, staff & students at Horace Mann Elementary tied blue ribbons around 15 campus trees in honor of fallen Police Officer Jason Moszer. Pictured are 2nd grader Peter and 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Huebner. The Horace Mann campus was closed for a portion of February 11 as part of the crime scene investigation in relation to Officer Moszer's death.

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  • Bennett Author Visit

    Author Elizabeth Raum visited with Bennett 5th graders to discuss exploring the world through research. Raun has written over 100 books about Colonial America, World War II, and nature nonfiction, talked about the critical role of research in creating success at school, how to locate print and online research sources, and what makes a source credible.

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  • Journey to America: Students Share Stories

    Twenty-two English Language Learners from South High wrote non-fiction stories about their journey to America, with help from NDSU English graduate students & ND Refugee Consortium volunteers. Leah Juelke, ELL English teacher, received an Eleanor Laing Law Literacy Grant through Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation to publish their stories.

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  • Polar Plunge

    Discovery Middle School Assistant Principal Amy Herrick and District Student Wellness Facilitator Bethany Zimmerman participated in the outdoor Polar Plunge to benefit North Dakota Special Olympics on January 30. The duo raised nearly $1,000 through donations and also received the Best Costume Award!

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  • Elementary 21st Century Skills in Action

    The Science Museum of Minnesota was in town to help the students at Washignton Elementary School expereince 21st Century Skills, as part of the District's Strategic Plan initiative to increase STEAM studies. The students then shared their experiences with family members.

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  • Giving HeARTs Installation

    Carl Ben Eielson Middle School and Clara Barton Elementary school art students created an amazing heart-themed art installation at Dakota Medical Foundation to help the organization kick off their 9th annual Giving Hearts Day community giving campaign.

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  • It's Tournament Time!

    Late winter is sports tournament time once again in our schools. There are two large NDHSAA tournaments scheduled for the metro in the coming weeks.

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  • Attendance Boundary Changes for 2016-17

    In March 2015, the Fargo Board of Education approved boundary changes for Fargo Public Schools' middle and high schools effective in the fall of 2016.

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  • ND Junior High All-State Band Announced

    This school year, 423 seventh and eighth grade band students from across the state auditioned to be part of the North Dakota Junior High All State Band. Ninety students were selected to participate, 24 of whom are from FPS middle schools. These students will now participate in the 2016 North Dakota National Band Association Junior High All-State Festival to be held at Mandan High School on March 11 & 12.

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  • Poetry Out Loud 2016 Contest Winners Advance

    South and North High Schools each held Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contests. Winners now advance to state competition.

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  • Pool Time with a Purpose

    A group of North High School young men and their families recently donated a Saturday morning to partner with a local non-profit agency. They shared some pool time and made new friends as part of the community service project.

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  • District's New Website - Time for the Update

    Fargo Public Schools launched a new public website (including individual school sites) last week. Learn more about the project timeline and some of the site's new features.

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  • Learning Bank - History of Jazz Performances

    The learning Bank hosted more than 800 Fargo Public Schools fifth graders at South High on January 20 for a History of Jazz performance. Continued...

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  • Career Preparations - To What Degree?

    It's already time to start the registration/course selection process for NEXT school year! High school students and their parents also need to take into consideration student career interests, post-secondary education plans, and workforce skills they might need in the years ahead. Dr. Denise Jonas, Director of the CCCTEC has some thoughts to share with these students and their parents as they consider the future.

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  • Family Literacy Night

    The educational programs housed at Agassiz recently held a Family Literacy Night to highlight the importance of reading. Continued...

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  • High Schools Cheered for Unity

    The cheerleaders and fans at recent North-South varsity basketball games cheered together as one to honor and support two families. Continued...

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  • Elementary ELL Newspaper Journalism

    A group of ELL students from McKinley and Washington Elementary Schools engaged in newspaper journalism to practice their English proficiency as well as their cultural diversity. Continued...

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  • Ben Franklin Middle School Engineering Day

    The NDSU Engineering Department captured the attention and minds of Ben Franklin Middle School students by adding "fun" learning resources and unusual topics to a series of engineering problems. Read what they did to make the STEM learning more dynamic for this group of seventh graders. Continued...

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  • Children's Author Visits Bennett

    A local children's author connects students to an alphabet journey of more than 7,000 miles. Continued...

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  • Beo Quartet Visits High Schools

    A national quartet with North Dakota roots conducted clinics for the stringed instrument students at our high schools this month. Continued...

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  • FPS Students Receive Support from Matthew's Voice Project

    A segment of Fargo Public Schools students recently received support and encouragement from the Matthew's Voice Project non-profit organization. Read what this organization and our community did to encourage the homeless and unaccompanied youth who are part of our school district.

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  • Bennett Donation Drive for Garland TX

    It took less than one week from start to finish, collection in Fargo, ND to delivery in Garland, TX. Read more about this donation drive to benefit the recent tornado victims in Garland, with a NDSU Bison "twister" to cap it off!

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  • Trollwood 2016 Program Registration Now Open

    Trollwood Performing Arts school, a program of the Fargo Public schools, has opened registration for the 2016 spring and summer performing and production arts programs, available to students ages 6 to 20.

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  • Take Time to Notice Cultural Differences

    Cultural differences are fascinating and can impact everyone in the educational setting. Learn more...

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  • Washington Red Kettle Donations

    Washington Elementary first graders rang the red kettle bell for the Salvation Army. Learn how much the school raised...

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  • Office Renovations at McKinley

    The main office at McKinley Elementary received a facelift over the winter break. More...

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  • CBE and Jefferson Book Buddies

    Middle school students donated books and time to a group of elementary students, creating memories and forging relationships while they strengthened their reading skills.

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  • Davies STEM Competition

    a group of Davies students recently experienced a BEST day, and received an award for their efforts. Click the MORE button below to learn about their STEM Competition.

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  • District-wide IT Projects

    Several large-scale information technology (IT) projects have been completed throughout the Fargo Public School District over the past several months, including implementation of online registration for all students.

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  • What's New at the School Library?

    Librarians across the country are looking for new ways to impact student achievement and engagement. The 4Cs, cultural competency, makerspaces, and inquiry are all prominent library topics at the national level and at Fargo Public Schools.

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  • New District Operations Center

    Authorization was granted for Fargo Public Schools administration to proceed with construction of a new central Operations Center for the Fargo Public School District.

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  • Promoting Student Success

    One way to measure success in education is graduation from high school. Fargo Public Schools has a drop out prevention and recovery facilitator to assist students who might need additional support as they pursue their high school graduation requirements.

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  • Musical Education Opportunities

    The Learning Bank provides an annual fine arts learning experience for elementary students across the metro area. Learn how Fargo Public Schools students benefit from this educational opportunity.

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  • New Graduation Requirement

    There's a new high school graduation requirement beginning with the 2016-17 school year - passing a Civics Test.

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  • Cultural Corner - ELL Stats

    Learn the answers to frequently asked questions and statistics for Fargo Public Schools English Language Learners program.

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  • CTE Houses

    Upper level Career and Technical Education (CTE) students enrolled in Construction Techniques are building three single family homes as part of their CTE coursework.

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