Knight News

Grand Forks Central High School Weekly Communication

Keeping you updated and informed for the week of May 18, 2020

This mini-version of our monthly newsletter - The Knight News - will serve as a weekly communication to GFC families as students work remotely during the 2019-20 school year.

GFC Graduation - Full Details Next Week

Grand Forks Central High School graduation will be held on May 31 at 12 noon. As many of you may have heard, students and families will arrive by car at staggered times to drive up to the front of Central where students will exit the car and cross a stage in their cap and gown to receive their diplomas. There will be a brief opportunity to take a picture/video of graduates receiving their diplomas. However, the event will be livestreamed and recorded for all to see. There is a great deal of planning involved in this event. We will share full details next week. Our ceremony will follow the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and the North Dakota Department of Health and Grand Forks Public Health.

Seniors: Last Call For You To Send in Your Video Clips!

Gabe Randall has generously agreed to create the senior video for the Class of 2020. Seniors are asked to send a 3-5 second video clip that shows them doing something they like at home. Videos must be school appropriate. Please send videos to Gabe at:

Senior Awards Night

This year, we will honor our senior award/scholarship recipients in a virtual manner. We will be releasing the awards presentation on Friday, May 29th, 2020 at 7:00. By using the following link, you will be able to watch a video of the presenter describing the award/scholarship and announcing the award/scholarship recipient. - (Note: there is an underscore between the C and the 2 as well as the 0 and the S in senior).

We want to extend our congratulations to our award/scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. Students who are receiving an award/scholarship will receive a notification letter in the mail this week.


All student learning materials that are the property of Central High School or the GFPS will be returned on May 26. Please check the email sent on May 15 for full details. These items can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Chromebooks & Chargers

  • Internet Hotspots

  • Textbooks

  • Library books or other books checked out from teacher classrooms

  • Musical instruments

  • Uniforms of all kinds (music, sports, etc)

  • Any other borrowed item that is the property of Central or GFPS

NOTE: You will also be getting a letter in the mail soon with a list of materials your student(s) has checked out from Central. This list not may not reflect all materials your student(s) has at home as many teachers provided materials from their classrooms without going through the typical checkout process managed by the Central Media Center. ALL materials that belong to GFC/GFPS should be returned on May 26 even if they are not on the list you receive in the mail. Thanks for you cooperation and support during this process!

National Technical Honor Society Inducts New Members

Central's National Technical Honor Society recently inducted 46 new members. Here is a link to the virtual induction ceremony showcasing each of these Career & Technical Education students. Congratulations to the new members!

It's Time For the Activity Fair! Pass it on to Any Incoming Grade 9 Students you know!

Hello Future Knights -Class of 2024!

We want to welcome you to our virtual activities fair and hope that you can find something to become involved in at Grand Forks Central High School! We encourage you to get involved as it enhances your high school experience, helps you to meet new people, allows you to express your talents and interests, and helps to add structured time to your schedule.

Here is a link with many of the clubs/organizations/activities that we offer at Grand Forks Central High School. You will most certainly find one that appeals to you. We challenge you to get involved Activities Fair 2020. (You will be able to view the link on May 20th, 2020)

GFC Students Win the Opportunity to Present Project to NASA Board

Spring Semester InSPIRESS Division Winners

Lillian Brunelle

Rachel Craig

Molly Sibley

Mikayla Weiss

Bryant Woodbury

Teacher: Mr. Sean Allan

Congratulations to the GFC InSPIRESS team for winning their division in the InSPIRESS spring semester competition! InSPIRESS teams compete for selection by the undergraduate engineering teams at the University of Alabama Huntsville. Five division winners were selected from schools across the nation. Our team will now have the opportunity to present their winning project to the NASA/DoD board virtually followed by a Q&A session.

InSPIRESS (Innovative System Project for the Increased Recruitment of Emerging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Students) provides the opportunity for high school students to develop and design a scientific payload to be accommodated on a spacecraft which is designed by undergraduate students in the UAH IPT project. High school students collaborate with the undergraduate engineering students to understand the engineering requirements, the design process, and the role a customer plays in design.

Library/Media Center - E-Reading


GFC library’s website of the week for ebooks is the National Emergency Library. The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, and independent reading while universities, schools, and libraries are closed.

Keep reading, Knights!

GFC Student-Created Video: Mental Health

Students in Dr. Ryberg's Dual Credit Speech class and Mr. Lennon's video production classes collaborated this year to create many informational videos about policies and procedures at Central. Please follow the link to the video related to mental health information.

Support Numbers

The following support options are available via phone for students who need help/support or would like to communicate the name of someone they are worried about to an adult.


GFPS Counselor Crisis Team

Available: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday



Hotline for someone who needs someone to talk to, not limited to suicidal ideation

24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Text-A-Tip to Grand Forks Police Department

Available: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday thru Friday

Verbs of the 4th Quarter

Increasing the vocabulary of our students is a goal of the staff at GFC. A larger vocabulary leads to greater success in school and beyond. Verbs give us the tools needed to unlock knowledge and communicate that knowledge effectively. We appreciate families supporting this effort!
  • Explain - to make known or understandable; The video explains the proper way to wash your hands.

  • Justify - to prove to be just, right, or reasonable; During the trial, it was hard for Joe to justify his behavior.
  • Claim - to state that something is true; He claims that his treatment of tigers was ethical.

GFC Online Learning Manual

Please use the GFC Online Learning Manual as a reference tool for students and families the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

Lunch....for free!

Lunches continue to be available at many schools, including Central, from 11:00am to 1:00pm weekdays. Anyone 18 years old and younger can get a free lunch to take with them.