FPS e-Newsletter for March 30, 2023
- SPOTLIGHT -
Cabinet Column - New Name, Who Dis?
The Term Educational Justice more clearly describes the work of Fargo Public Schools and our current Equity and Inclusion Department. Click here to read more about the department's name change in this Cabinet Column by FPS Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi.
- NEWSMAKERS -
Band Director of the Year
This award, given to candidates who have completed at least 11 years of teaching in the field of band music and displayed outstanding success in critical areas of education, recognizes Brandenburg's exceptional achievements as a band director, musician, and educator.
AFJROTC Second at Drill Competition
First Virtual Academy Graduates
National History Day Regional
- YOUR FPS -
Power Plate Meals, in partnership with the Forward Foundation, provides take-home meals for students in Fargo Public Schools. Each meal bag includes five frozen Power Plate Meals. Meals are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
Meal distribution occurs every other week from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays at Madison Elementary School, Wednesdays at Jefferson Elementary School, and Thursdays at Ed Clapp Elementary School. Pick up locations will be at the front door of each school. Click here to view the full Winter Meals pickup schedule.
Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023 is NOW OPEN online at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Children must be age 5 by July 31, 2023 to attend school in the fall. Registration is a two-step process: online registration and document submission.
If a parent or guardian does not know which school their child will attend, check online here or call 701.446.1043. If a parent or guardian needs help in PowerSchool (Fargo Public Schools online registration software), please call 701.446.1006.
FPS is Hiring
Join the Fargo Public Schools team and make a difference! Fargo Public Schools is now hiring for the 2023-24 school year. Open positions include Family & Consumer Science teachers, Technology & Engineering educators, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Click here to view open positions and apply today.
Trollwood Summer Registration
STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT this summer at Trollwood! Trollwood Performing Arts School 2023 summer registration is open, click here to register.
Trollwood offers a full array of classes and performance opportunities for students from kindergarten through graduated seniors! Take a look at the Trollwood Summer Programming Brochure.
Trollwood is Hiring
- FEATURE -
Share the Love of Reading Book Donation
Longfellow Elementary School fourth graders gave back and formed a bond over a love of books with students from Madison Elementary School during the Share the Love of Reading book donation.
After months of planning, promoting, collecting, and organizing, the Longfellow fourth graders made a delivery of more than 1,700 donated books to students at Madison on Friday, March 24. Click here to read a Feature Story about the Share the Love of Reading book donation.
- BOARD FOCUS -
School Board Schedule & Links
The Board of Education of the City of Fargo meets in regular session on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 5:30 p.m. To find Board meeting agendas and schedules, a broadcast link, an archive of past meetings, and more, visit the Board of Education webpages on the FPS website.
Click here to read the Board Briefs from the March 28 meeting of the School Board.
Music in Our Schools Month Performance for School Board
Music in Our Schools Month was celebrated at the March 28 Fargo School Board meeting. FPS Performing Arts Specialist Patrick Thiel presented on music participation in the Fargo Public Schools. Davies High School student Ethan Blesie and North High School students Emma Rehder and Amandine Mouch shared about their experiences in music.
Additionally, two student groups gave musical performances. A flute ensemble from North High School performed Traffic Jam by Artie Shaw and a jazz group from Davies High School performed Baroque and Blue by Claude Bolling.
- IN FOCUS -
US Citizenship Celebration
Eagles Elementary School staff participated in a celebration for fellow staff member Siah Wehyee who recently became a United States citizen. The staff recognized her accomplishment with a party and cake on March 22. (Photo courtesy Tanya Wrigley-Lingle)
Goat in the Rug
Mrs. Anderson's class at Jefferson Elementary School read the story 'The Goat in the Rug.' The story, told from a goat's perspective, is about the process of converting wool to yarn. To accompany the reading, the second graders did a yarn weaving project and saw their vocabulary words such as "weaving" and "strand" in action. (Photo courtesy Shelby Anderson)
To Tell the Truth
Fourth and fifth grade students involved in Centennial Elementary School's Gifted and Talented Program conducted a research project to learn about students' favorite children's book authors and their works. The fourth and fifth graders shared the findings of their research in the form of a game show called "To Tell the Truth." They visited classrooms and students had to identify a featured author based on clues. (Photo courtesy Kim Sandvig)
US Citizenship Celebration
Goat in the Rug
To Tell the Truth
Third graders in Mrs. Meyers' third grade class at Jefferson Elementary School have been learning about multiplication and division by building arrays and using rows and columns. They are learning to build equations using the information at their disposal. (Photo courtesy Kayla Meyers)
Students at Lincoln Elementary School got outside and active in their physical education classes, while learning an activity they could continue participating in for the rest of their lives. This winter, Lincoln second-through-fifth grade students learned to snowshoe in March. (Photo courtesy Megan Kiser)
SHAPE National Convention
Explorer Academy Physical Education Teacher Tyler Hetland is attending the Society of Health and Physical Educators National Convention in Seattle from March 28 to April 1. He'll have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other educators from across the country and attend educational sessions that will help him to grow as an educator. (Photo courtesy Tyler Hetland)