Learning

Fargo Middle School Teacher, Coach Named District’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Travis Hoeg joined the school in 2006

FARGO, N.D. — Many students are honored at Ben Franklin Middle School’s assembly, but just one teacher got quite the surprise at the event. Travis Hoeg is named Fargo Public Schools 2019 Teacher of the Year. Students describe him as “the best teacher ever” and their “favorite teacher.” Hoeg teaches science and English and coaches basketball, volleyball, and track. Superintendent Rupak…

Educators Learn About Improving Students’ Well-Being at Healthy Schools Summit

There were activities that help educators understand the emotions students go through

FARGO, N.D. — Being healthy is about so much more than just the physical. At the Healthy Schools Summit, educators learn about improving students’ well–being. The theme of the summit is “Head to Toe, Inside and Out: Educating the Whole Child.” Educators learn about everything from grant writing to vaping to physical activity. “We have had an increase in vaping and getting…

Kids Get Their Hands Dirty at Ed Clapp Elementary’s Science Festival

They did experiments that taught them everything from biology to chemistry

FARGO, N.D. — Ed Clapp Elementary holds science festival so kids can get their hands dirty and learn about science. Organizers put together a grant for the National PTA and, and the group sent a list of experiments for kids to do. The festival is in conjunction with Bayer’s “Make Science Make Sense” initiative. NDSU graduate students and post docs help…

Kids Do Fun, Educational Activities at Winter STEM Night

They made marshmallow igloos, slime, and more

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Public Library is showing kids learning science doesn’t have to be boring. Winter STEM night allowed kids to stretch their brains. “I like to see the enjoyment kids get out of doing something, building something, creating something, learning a new skill out of unique items,” Lauren Nephew, children’s services librarian, said. Kids get to…

Fastest Man on the Planet and Three-Time Gold Medalist Teach Young Swimmers

Both famous athletes say it's a great opportunity to meet young swimmers all over the country to teach them a thing or two

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Young swimmers are learning from the fastest man on the planet, 5–time American record holder and 2016 Rio Gold Medalist, Caeleb Dressel. Up Aquatics hosted the Heidi Hulbert Rowe Swim Clinic with Dressel and another famous name, Josh Davis. He is a three–time Gold Medalist and Master Swim Instructor. Both famous athletes say it’s a great…

Learning Math Gets a Little Easier: Mathnasium Holds Grand Opening

This is the first one to open in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — Many of us may remember dreading math class, but now there’s place that will make the subject a little easier for kids. Mathnasium, a supplemental learning center, has its grand opening in South Fargo.. They teach 2nd grade level math through pre–calculus. Lessons are done in a small group setting with no more than a 4–to–1 student–teacher ratio….

Ahead of Fire Prevention Week, Kids Learn Firefighters Do More Than Put Out Flames

The interactive displays are helping the kids absorb more than they realize

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Not all heroes wear capes and the Moorhead Fire Department is showing that to the community first hand. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us what kids learned at this year’s open house leading up to Fire Prevention Week. From putting out flames, to finding their way out of a smokey house, kids are learning how to protect themselves…

Studio Crawl Will Let People Explore Artists’ Spaces

Artists across all mediums will be opening up their studios to the public

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve ever wanted to see how art across all mediums is made, there’s a chance this weekend. Fargo–Moorhead Visual Artists is hosting the annual Studio Crawl, where artists are opening their doors to you. You can see all sorts of art processes, including ceramics, glass, and paint. You can also chat with the artists to learn more…

F-M Science Alliance Gives Kids Hands-On Activities at Red River Market

There was t-rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and chemistry lab

FARGO, N.D. — The farmer’s market isn’t just about food; there’s also opportunities for kids to expand their knowledge. The F–M Science Alliance had a booth where kids could play while also doing some hands–on learning. There was a T–rex foot puzzle, a fossil dig, and a chemistry lab where they could make a colorful slimy substance. Those with the Science…

West Fargo Police Explorer Post Lets Youth Get a Taste of Law Enforcement

The program goes through the majority of what's covered at the police academy

WEST FARGO, N.D. — If you know someone who’s in high school or college who might be interested working in law enforcement, they can start exploring early. The West Fargo Police Explorer Post lets young people get a taste of the field. “Growing up in the field, it’s kind of hard field to turn away from when you’re brought up in…