Discovery Middle School

Two Discovery Middle School students test positive for COVID-19

Discovery Middle School says the two students' COVID-19 cases are unrelated.

Courtesy: Fargo Public SchoolsFARGO, N.D.–Two students at Discovery Middle School have tested positive for COVID-19. School Officials were notified on Monday and immediately compiled a list of close contacts who may have been exposed to the students. Students and staff identified as close contacts received a phone call. Anyone who did not receive a call was not defined as a…

Fargo Public Schools Announces Discovery Middle School Principal

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Public Schools has named Amy Herrick as principal of Discovery Middle School. Herrick has worked for Fargo Public Schools since 2002 and has been assistant principal at Discovery Middle School since 2013. She has a Master of Science degree in Education Leadership and a Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Art Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. While…

Fargo Public Middle Schools to Host Virtual Dance Party for FM Metro

Community members are invited to join the students by dancing and moving along to the songs.

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo-Moorhead metro is encouraged to participate in a school dance party at 10 a.m. on Friday. Students from Ben Franklin, Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle Schools have partnered with local radio station Y-94 to host a virtual Dance Party. At 10 a.m. three songs, The Church Clap, Cupid Shuffle and the Cha Cha Slide, will play on…

Fargo School Board defeats motion to build new middle school in South Fargo

The new school was set to be built on land located east of Davies high School that was already owned by the school district

FARGO, N.D. — The Fargo School Board voted against a motion to build a new middle school in South Fargo. The motion failed with a 5-4 vote at the latest school board meeting. The new school was set to be built on land already owned by the school district located directly East of Davies high school. It was planned to help…

West Fargo author reads to middle school students to inspire them to give back

Sawyer Anderson wrote Water Works in response to learning about the water crisis in Africa

FARGO, N.D. — After Sawyer Anderson’s father took a trip to Africa, he informed his daughter of some unfortunate circumstances children in that country go through. “There are kids my age carrying buckets of water on their heads, walking three miles to get water and the water isn’t clean,” Anderson said. “I just wanted to imagine me – I wouldn’t…

Discovery Middle School Student Suspended And Charged For Concealed Weapon

During a search of the student's locker, a BB pistol was found in a backpack

Courtesy: Fargo Public SchoolsFARGO, N.D. — A Discovery Middle School student is charged after a BB pistol is found in the student’s locker. A parent phoned in a tip to the school Wednesday morning that their child suspected the student of having a gun. During a search of the student’s locker, the BB pistol was found in a backpack. It…

Fargo Teachers Shave Heads for Sarah Barnum, Colleague With Cancer in Remission

Barnum had breast cancer and is now in remission

FARGO, N.D. — A Discovery Middle School music teacher’s battle with breast cancer is nearing the end with her cancer now in remission. Students and other teachers are supporting her for the final push – one lock of hair at a time. Students are packing the gym inside Discovery Middle School, but not for an average assembly. Music teacher Sarah Barnum…

Concerns of Potential Threat at Fargo’s Discovery Middle School Found to Be Rumors

Courtesy: Fargo Public SchoolsFARGO, N.D. – Fargo Public Schools looked into rumor about a potential threat to Discovery Middle School Wednesday, but find out it was just rumors. The district says school staff heard concerns from students. After an investigation, administration found no evidence of a threat. The district says police weren’t called, the school didn’t go into a lockdown and…

Middle Schoolers Plant Trees at Orchard Glen Park for Arbor Day

The new trees are intended to revitalize the recently-acquired park

FARGO, N.D. — Several middle school students developed a green thumb after planting trees in Orchard Glen Park. The students came from Carl Ben Eielson and Discovery Middle Schools to go outside and learn lessons about the environmental importance of trees. Volunteers helped the students plant trees, which park officials say will help the recently acquired Orchard Glen Park become a…