Fargo South Teacher Wins Prestigious National Award

Only five people nationwide are given the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo South teacher gets a very special award at a school assembly. Leah Juelke, a language arts teacher, received the Horace Mann Award for Teaching Excellence. She teaches English learner students from ninth through twelfth grade. Winners are chosen by an expert panel, only five people nationwide are given this award from the NEA Foundation. “I’m really…

Annual Rise Above Seizures Walk Brings Families and Teams Together to Show Support

According to the Epilepsy Foundation one in every 26 people have epilepsy

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Whether you have epilepsy or know someone who does, all different people came out to show support and provide encouragement. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen went to the annual Rise Above Seizures Walk and tells us how people in the community are continuing their encouragement. “It’s really important for us to have this night where people with epilepsy…

Therapy Dogs Helping Young Readers Gain Confidence in their Skills

By the end of each story, the kids are better readers than when they walked in

WEST FARGO, N.D. — When you’re young, speaking in front of a crowd or reading in a classroom can be intimidating. But KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how one local dog is helping kids get over that fear and become better readers. When reading a story, the tall tales are not always about the beginning, middle or end. It’s about…

Amanda Boyeff Named Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year

She is a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Public Schools has named its 2018 Teacher of the Year. Lincoln Elementary School special education teacher Amanda Boyeff won the award. Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement at a school assembly Friday morning. Boyeff has been with Lincoln Elementary since 2004. Her selection for the award was based on testimonials from parents, colleagues, and administrators….

At Least Four Injured After Semi Crashes into Minnesota School

School officials say two of the students suffered minor injuries and the two people in the car were also hurt

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Four Local Classrooms Receive Grants to Fund STEM Projects

Doosan-Bobcat of Fargo presented a check for $500 to fund a miniature escape room project at Liberty Middle School

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Four schools in the metro are getting grants from Doosan-Bobcat to help promote STEM projects. A seventh grade math class at Liberty Middle School was one of the four area classrooms to receive a check for $500. The award will allow the class to fund a miniature escape room project. Teachers at Liberty say that the…

Sheyenne High School Teacher Resigned Over Allegations of Sex, Drugs and “Conduct Unbecoming”

The report stated Doster was drinking with her 18-year-old former students and was highly intoxicated and had trouble standing on her own. KVRR's Erin Wencl contributed to this report.

WEST FARGO, ND —  A West Fargo teacher resigned hours before the start of school on August 29 for an investigation involving alleged sexual conduct with a student/former student, providing alcohol to minors and having alcohol in her classroom. The school district’s personnel file on Elizabeth Doster reveals the investigation began August 9th after a student and parent informed a…

Concordia Students Ditch the Classroom to Give Back to the Community

At Great Plains Food Bank, students helped package potatoes

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Hundreds of first year Concordia students ditched the classroom to give back to the community. The college’s annual Hands for Change event allows students to participate in 28 service projects throughout the area. At Great Plains Food Bank, students helped package potatoes. The potatoes will be sent to towns in the area for families who can’t afford…

Kennedy Elementary Students Learn About Weather with Two Familiar Faces

North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns

FARGO, N.D. — A tornado was reported “inside” Kennedy Elementary School in Fargo. North Dakota State Climatologist Adnan Akyuz visited with the first graders about our weather patterns. He created a tornado in the classroom using an enclosed chamber as part of his demonstration with the help of KVRR’s very own Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec. Akyuz says it’s always best…

Don’t Throw Out Your Old Books Just Yet

Children's Montessori Center is accepting all books for their book drive

FARGO, N.D. — Children’s Montessori Center in Fargo has had clothes drives, shoe drives and now it’s time for its book drive. The pre-school is looking for as many books as possible to be sorted and shared with classrooms and also to be donated to local shelters. Books needed should be geared towards toddlers between the ages of two and…