Fargo Public Schools

Carl Ben Eielson student with BB gun suspended

FARGO (KVRR) – A student has been suspended from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in Fargo after a search turned up an unloaded BB pistol. “A student reported to administration that another student had brought a gun school” school officials said.  “Administration and the School Resource Officer conducted a search of the student and found an unloaded BB pistol, which…

Fargo teacher accused of inappropriate behavior resigns

FARGO (KVRR) – A Fargo teacher has resigned amid accusations that he made inappropriate comments to students. The Fargo Public School District says John Raaen resigned his position from Carl Ben Eielson Middle School where he was a Social Studies teacher. According to the investigation, multiple students reported that Raaen “rubs and touches female students’ backs, shoulders and arms, moves…

Brenda Fisher honored as Fargo Public Schools’ Support Staff Member of the Year

Brenda Fisher is the Fargo Public School's Staff Member of the Year.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools reveals its support staff member of the year. “I have been blessed to have worked all of these years with such amazing people and staff. I loved every minute of it,” Support Staff Member of the Year Brenda Fisher said. Fisher and her colleagues came rushing out of the building doors after a…

Fargo School Board postpones vote on ending a portion of its mask mandate

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo School Board votes to postpone a motion to end the district’s mask mandate on elementary playgrounds and outside physical education classes at middle and high schools to its May 11th meeting. The measure was brought up by Board Member David Paulson during the meeting which isn’t usually procedure. He wanted the change to take…

Jessica Magnuson Named Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year

"This is definitely not how I expected the afternoon to turn out, but I'm just so grateful for everyone's support here today."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools surprises a dedicated staff member with the 64th annual Teacher of the Year Award. “Today is without a doubt the best day of the year for us in getting to recognize one of our great staff members. Today was our teacher of the year that we got to recognize. It is a surprise…

Fargo Public Schools To Have Distancing Learning So Staff Can Get Shots

Grand Forks Prepares for Phase 1C

FARGO, N.D. — Starting today, Fargo Cass Public Health is inviting preschool and K through 12 school workers to vaccine clinics. According to the North Dakota COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, this is the final priority group in Phase 1B. Fargo Public Schools will have distance learning March 11, 12, 31 and April 1 so staff can take part in the vaccination…

Fargo Public Schools tests new security system for visitors

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo Public Schools is testing out new security measures to keep students and staff safe. Lewis & Clark and Lincoln Elementary Schools are piloting a new system called Raptor Technologies. The technology replaces the paper and pencil sign-in system currently in place. Visitors will use their driver’s license or state ID to sign in electronically. The…

Fargo public school students return to in person learning Tuesday

"The most important thing is making sure that our students and staff are masked, making sure that we're practicing good hand hygiene."

FARGO, N.D — Fargo public schools return to in person learning on Tuesday. After an unexpected transition to virtual learning all Fargo public school students are now able to return to campus for in person classes. “Our process in Fargo Public Schools is that we’ve always had what we call a COVID-19 instructional planning committee, so when our committee met…

Update: Blizzard Warning issued, Fargo area schools cancel classes

FARGO (KVRR) – The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning, which goes into effect at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday.  Near whiteout to blizzard conditions are expected to develop in the Red River Valley and northwest Minnesota. Due to the weather, all Fargo Public Schools classes and extra-curricular activities have been canceled for Wednesday, December 23. School officials say they…