FPS e-Newsletter for November 17, 2022
- SPOTLIGHT -
Feature Column - Restorative Practices Conference Facilitators
Click here to meet the FPS Restorative Practices Conference Facilitators in this Feature Column by FPS Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Kat Field and the rest of the District's RPCFs.
SRO Column - Nicotine Trends
Click here to learn more about the current trends in youth nicotine consumption and how to prevent it in this School Resource Officer Column by North High School SRO Officer Joshua Horner.
- NEWSMAKERS -
Swimming State Champions
Cerney won the state title in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.03 seconds. Hendrickson won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 5.77 seconds.
Lehman Runs 21.15 Miles for Open Door Fundraiser
Despite the cold and icy weather on November 12, Lehman lived up to his promise and ran 21.15 miles. The Fargo North Open Door Food Pantry uses every penny raised to impact students by providing them with critical needs items with no questions asked.
Campbell Elected NDASP President
The money is meant to facilitate PTA Connected: The Smart Talk family conversations program, an interactive tool that helps families create a personalized agreement for how technology will be used in their homes.
- YOUR FPS -
FPS Staff Recognition Awards Nomination Period Opening Soon
Community members are invited to nominate a deserving Fargo Public Schools teacher, administrator, or support staff member for the annual Staff Recognition Program. The program honors FPS staff members who serve our students with excellence. Online instructions, forms, and the application process can be found at www.fargo.k12.nd.us/StaffRecognitionProgram. Nomination forms will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 28.
Fargo Public Schools deeply values the nearly 2,000 staff members who ensure our students receive a high-quality education in a safe learning environment. To honor our employees, the District annually awards the following:
- Teacher of the Year Award − awarded to a certified staff member
- Administrator of the Year Award − awarded to a principal, assistant principal, director, or coordinator
- Support Staff of the Year Award − awarded to an educational support staff member, custodial/maintenance department staff member, or nutrition services staff member
Nominations will be accepted online November 28 to December 16, 2022.
North Musical - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
This family-friendly musical written by award-winning composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the tale of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar and finds that he has a talent for interpreting dreams.
Thursday through Saturday performances are 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday performance at 2 p.m. in the North High School theater. Tickets can be purchased from the FPS Online Theater Box Office.
Discovery Play - The Bully Plays
The Bully Plays is a series of six 10-minute plays focused on an anti-bullying message with each short play focusing on different aspects of bullying. After each performance, there will be a Question and Answer panel featuring Discovery Principal Amy Herrick, Activities Director Brandon Larson and the cast of the plays. The audience is welcome to stay and ask questions about the anti-bullying policies in place at Fargo Public Schools, and how to stop bullying in school, in social media and in the community.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18 and 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19 in the Discovery Middle School auditorium.
FPS is Hiring
Apply to join the Fargo Public Schools team and be the leader they need! Current openings include Food Service Staff, Paraeducators, Custodial Staff, and more! Click here to view all open positions and apply.
Attend to Win!
Stay Strong! Avoiding school absences through the winter months is crucial for academic success. Missing school and falling behind on assignments can create school-related anxiety that only gets worse as time goes on. Connect with a teacher or counselor if you are feeling behind or overwhelmed.
Trollwood Winter Academy
Trollwood Winter Academy offers a variety of youth performing arts classes, running from January 10 through February 19, 2023. These informative and unique sessions in vocal music, dance, improv, stage combat, and stage makeup are offered to middle school and high school students in Grades 5-12.
AVAILABLE CLASSES (click links for class descriptions):
- FEATURE -
- COMMUNITY -
Salvation Army Free Toy Shop
Parents will receive an email containing the day and time that they will be scheduled to "shop" from a donated assortment of toys. The Toy Shop will be held December 20-21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church south campus.
- IN FOCUS -
Helping a Friend
A Jefferson Elementary School fourth grader noticed kindergarteners in Mrs. Carlson's physical education class struggling with cup stacking. So he stopped in and gave them a helping hand and some pointers. (Photo courtesy Kasie Carlson)
The Agassiz building hosted a Workforce Wednesday event featuring Marvin Windows, Skate City, NDSCS, and SENDCAA. Individuals had an opportunity to meet with representatives from each organization and learn about potential employment opportunities. Job Service ND was also there to assist with applications. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Frueh)
Lewis & Clark Elementary School second grade teachers Kelly Timm, Lindsay Thiel, Elizabeth Strobl, and Danielle Cooley volunteered together at Hope Blooms. They made floral arrangements which were donated to to local memory care facilities, meals on wheels, and the women's shelter in Fargo. (Photo courtesy Lindsay Thiel)