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West Fargo Elementary Schools Returning To Onsite Instruction By Late November

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools announcing the return to class of all preschool through 5th graders by the end of November. Harwood and Legacy Elementary Schools will be the first two schools in the district to bring students back four days a week. All elementary buildings will return to full, five-day onsite learning by Monday, November 30….

North Dakota Superintendent visits with Fargo school cafeteria workers

Kirsten Baesler stopped at Ed Clapp Elementary to see how it's managing lunch time amid the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — “Education will never be the same system that it was in February of 2020,” says State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler. All aspects of learning have changed because of COVID-19, she says, including the time of day that students typically get to let loose and relax: lunchtime. ” had to do some training,” she explains. “The school lunch people…

Fargo Public Schools Outlines Plan To Ensure Students Receive Meals

The district is set to start on September 2nd with Hybrid learning.

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Public Schools is not only ensuring that students receive the best education amid a pandemic, but also making sure they have full tummies while doing so. “With the pandemic, we know that households may be struggling even more, and that’s why it’s still important that we provide these meal services to those students,” Nutrition Service Director…

Volunteers Create Books for Visually Impaired Students

THE TACTILE BOOKS TEACH THEM BASIC CONCEPTS LIKE READING AND COUNTING

FARGO, N.D.  — Kids who can’t see don’t learn the same way students with vision do. In order to grasp concepts like reading and counting, they need to feel sensory objects, some of which others would simply throw away. “A lot of them came from the vision teachers because we collect a lot of what other people would say junk,…

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….