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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  • New Pre-K Program!

    Fargo Public Schools will operate a limited pre-kindergarten program for 4 year-olds, through a grant program called Best in Class at the Agassiz building, 1305 9th Street South in Fargo. The program will be offered in two sessions, Monday through Friday. To be eligible, students must be 4 years old as of July 31, 2022, and live within the FPS attendance boundaries.

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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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  • PTA Reflections Winner

    Congratulations to Ben Franklin Middle School eighth grader Elsa Ruth Pryor on winning an Award of Merit in the Middle School Music Competition of the National PTA Reflections Arts Competition. Pryor composed and performed a musical piece called "Persistence" in response to the response, "I will change the world by..." Click the headline to listen to Pryor's award-winning composition.

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  • PTA Reflections Winner

    Congratulations to North High School senior Lauren Leabo on being a National PTA Reflections Arts Competition winner in the High School Literature category! Leabo answered the prompt, "I will change the world by..." with an article titled, "Brain Serendipity." Click the headline to read Leabo's winning article.

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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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  • FPS Among Top 50 Generous Workplaces

    Fargo Public Schools is being honored among the Top 50 Generous Workplaces throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. The United Way of Cass-Clay released its top donors, putting FPS at 40 on the list. The United Way says these businesses serve as role models for corporate social responsibility, which, in turn, creates a better culture among their employees.

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  • DECA 'Honorary Life Award'

    Congratulations to Director of Career and Technical Education Dr. Denise Jonas on being presented the "Honorary Life Award" by North Dakota DECA at the 2022 North Dakota State DECA Conference! She was given the award for her "participation in local and state activities and conference and support of teachers and students as well as DECA."

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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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