The District Insider
Volume 6, Issue 7 | February 2019
Grand Forks Public Schools, through the Grand Forks Foundation for Education, will participate in Giving Hearts Day on February 14.
Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser for non-profit charities and causes in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. The event is hosted by the Dakota Medical Foundation, the Impact Foundation, and the Alex Stern Foundation.
Grand Forks Public Schools is raising funds to purchase a large transit vehicle to transport homeless, foster care, and at-risk students to and from school, as well as providing bus tickets to support our students and families experiencing financial distress.
“While many of us have difficulty imagining the struggles getting to school, for some of our students, it is a real and significant barrier,” said Jennifer Modeen, social worker, and McKinney-Vento and foster care liaison at Grand Forks Public Schools. “The Foundation and its partners give our community a wonderful opportunity to empower our young people through their support. Their financial support secures our students a place on the transit vehicle or bus, a seat in the classroom, an ultimately as they continue to grow and develop as young people, a seat at our community table.”
All gifts $10 or greater may be matched up with funding from generous sponsors including Grand Forks Scheels, the Myra Foundation, the Satrom Family, and Xcel Energy.
“We know that education is a key factor in breaking the poverty cycle. We have wonderful educators, and we need to ensure ALL students have a seat in their classrooms,” said Emilia Hodgson, Executive Director of the Grand Forks Foundation for Education. “Changing lives means creating an opportunity for young people to access education that will move them from their current situation to a situation that they can dream and believe is possible. We cannot do this unless they are in school. Our young people will not disappoint us if we invest and believe in their capacity to live their lives to the fullest potential.”
Thank You, Counselors!
The week of February 4th-8th is National School Counseling Week, and the counselors at Grand Forks Public Schools work hard every day to implement a comprehensive school counseling program, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
To learn more about our counseling program, please visit https://www.gfschools.org/domain/29.
If you are in a school that week, please take a moment to thank our school counselors for all of the wonderful things they do.
(Photo courtesy Tana Thorfinnson)
Grand Forks, we are celebrating YOU. Collectively, our community has met over 350 needs of our students and families through our partnership with Purposity! Let's keep this momentum going. Check out more about Purposity at https://www.purposity.com/lists/grand-forks-nd. Thank you!
- Special Education Teachers (50%) - Lake Agassiz Elementary School
- School Psychologist
- School Psychologist Intern
- Create a Teacher Application
- Production Supervisor - Child Nutrition
- Custodian (part-time)
- Safety Officer - Grand Forks Central High School
- Sign Language Facilitator
- Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional
- Instructional Paraprofessional Application Pool
- Lunchroom Paraprofessional Application Pool
- Special Education Paraprofessional Application Pool
- Para - After School Encore Program Application Pool
- Title I Paraprofessional Application Pool
- Food Service Worker/Cooks Application Pool
- SPA Assistant - Summer School