FPS e-Newsletter for June 1, 2023

Last Day of School

Have a Great Summer!

Fargo Public Schools thanks all of its students, teachers, staff members, and parents for another great school year! Today, June 1, is the last day of school for the 2022-23 school year.

We wish you a safe and happy summer, and we look forward to seeing our students and staff back in school on August 28 when the 2023-24 school year begins! Click here for the 2023-24 school year calendar.


Cabinet Column - Enjoy Your Summer

The end of the 2022-2023 school year is here! As we wrap up another school year, FPS Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi wants to express his deepest appreciation for the students, staff, parents, and supporters of Fargo Public Schools who have helped everyone in the District academically and socially grow the learners of Fargo Public Schools.

Click here to read a message of appreciation for everybody involved in making this school year a success and a look ahead to this summer in this Cabinet Column by Dr. Gandhi.

Feature Column - Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Books Awards

For the 19th year, children across the Fargo-Moorhead area have chosen the best read aloud picture books in Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program. These awards recognize the best in read aloud picture books for Preschool through age 8 (Gág Award) and age 9 through 12 (Comstock Award).

Click here to view the award winners in this Feature Column by FPS Library Program Facilitator Jen Hess.


State Track Champions

Congratulations to the Davies High School girls track team on placing first at the NDHSAA Class A State Track and Field Meet! The Eagles scored 120.5 points to win its second state title in a row and its fifth in the last six seasons.

Click here to view complete results from the NDHSAA Class A State Track and Field Meet.

Senior Athlete of the Year

Congratulations to Davies High School senior CeCe Deebom on being named the North Dakota Class A Girls Track & Field Senior Athlete of the Year! Deebom won state championships in the 100-meter dash (12.07 seconds), 100-meter hurdles (14.55 seconds), and the 200-meter dash (24.54 seconds). She won a total of 10 state titles in her high school career. (Photo Courtesy Michele Lovehaug)

Eagles Down Home Donation

The students in Miss Anderson's second-grade class at Eagles Elementary School presented a donation for $849 to Down Home on Thursday, May 25 in honor of Red Nose Day. Down Home Founder and Executive Director Jenessa Fillippi received the donation.

The students and staff at Eagles raised the money for the donation with a penny war. Each class competed to see which class could raise the most money in their jars. Miss Anderson’s class won the penny war by raising $211.30 and earned the right to present the donation to Fillipi and a special ice cream treat.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the 2023 Fargo Public Schools Battle of the Books Competition Champions, Horace Mann-Roosevelt Elementary School!

Battle of the Books is a nationwide reading incentive program. Students were challenged to read at least 10 of the 20 book titles included in this year’s competition. Each of the participating schools held competitions to determine a school champion, and these teams advanced to the District level competition.

National German Exam

Congratulations to the students in German classes at South High School and Carl Ben Eielson Middle School who received awards for the results of the National German Exam by AATG. Selah G. received Silver rank in Level 3, Briar O. received Bronze rank in Level 2, Jade E. received Gold rank in Level 1, McKenna B. received Achievement rank in Level 1, and Seth R. received Bronze rank in Level 1.

The National German Exam is administered each year to more than 15,000 high school students of German. The Exam, now in its 62nd year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive regional and national prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Pictured L to R: Herr Roth, Briar O., Selah G.


Graduation Ceremony Livestream Links

Congratulations to the class of 2023! Graduation is this week at Fargo Public Schools. To accommodate for safe viewing and those who are unable to attend, FPS will livestream graduation ceremonies at these links:

Dakota High School, June 2 at 7 p.m.

Davies High School, June 4 at 12 p.m.

North High School, June 4 at 3 p.m.

South High School, June 4 at 6 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for Fall 2023 is NOW OPEN online at 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.

    Summer Meals Program

    Power Plate Meals, in partnership with the Forward Foundation, is providing take-home meals for students in Fargo Public Schools this summer. 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 Ed Clapp Elementary School and Wednesdays at Jefferson Elementary School. Pick up locations will be at the front door of each school. Click here to view the full Summer Meals pickup schedule.

    2023 P-EBT Benefits

    You may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits for your school-aged child(ren) this summer. Children who received free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program and were attending school at the end of the 2022-23 school year are eligible. If your children are not currently eligible but might be eligible for the 2023-24 school year, you are encouraged to complete the P-EBT application and submit a Free/Reduced-Price application by August 25, 2023.

    This year parents/guardians must complete an application to receive Summer P-EBT. The application can be completed online at If you are unable complete the application online, you can receive a paper application by sending an email to or downloading it from this website. For more information regarding Summer P-EBT, email or call 701-328-2732.

    FPS is Now Hiring

    Join the Fargo Public Schools team and make a difference! Fargo Public Schools is now hiring Office/Administrative Assistants, an Instructional Resource Library Assistant, and a Science Teacher in addition to numerous other positions. Check out open positions and apply at

    - IN FOCUS -

    Bruin Bash

    The students and staff at South High School celebrated the impending conclusion of the 2022-23 school year with the Bruin Bash on May 24. The event featured an academic awards ceremony; showcases for many of the school's departments including automotive, art, music, FACS, math, social studies, and English; and activities such as a sidewalk chalk festival, board games, rock painting, spike ball, and a students vs. staff dodgeball game.

    - IN THE NEWS -

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