Learning

Kindergartners Learn from NDSU’s “Bug Man”

The Bug Man brought live bugs for the students to see

FARGO, N.D. — Kids at Eagle Elementary wrapped up a week learning about bugs with a visit from Don Carey, or NDSU’s “Bug Man.” Carey works at NDSU’s entomology department. He brought live bugs for the kids to see, like a centipede and tarantula. Kindergartners have been learning about a new bug every day of the week by making bug crafts…

Third Graders Perform at One Million Cups

They sang about subjects they learned throughout the school year

FARGO, N.D. — Third graders from Clara Barton Elementary got to show off what they’ve learned this school year by singing songs for the community. The songs covered a variety of subjects, from literacy to geography to social studies. Kids in Cheryl Bombenger’s class researched each of the topics they sang about as they learned them throughout the school year. The…

Middle Schoolers Race Carbon Dioxide-Powered Cars

They learned about aerodynamics and how to use power tools

FARGO, N.D. — Students at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School got to race cars they made, which were powered with carbon dioxide. The kids learned to use power tools to make their cars, and they put their knowledge of aerodynamics to the test as they raced the cars down a 66-ft. track. Their teacher, Alexis Yokom, says she hopes the students…

Fargo South Students Present Multicultural Day Program to Elementary Schoolers

Students rotated through sessions to learn about different cultures

FARGO, N.D. — Immigrant students from Fargo South High School brought elementary schoolers a taste of their native cultures during Multicultural Day. Immigrants and their peer mentors in the English Learner program put on presentations about cultural holidays, clothing, and languages. Elementary students rotated through different sessions that highlighted countries from around the world. Abdi Hakim, one of the presenters, came…

MSUM Students Celebrate Black Culture

A 'Black Lives Matter' banquet showcases art and performarnces

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Black Student Union at MSUM held a Black Lives Matter banquet to showcase art and performances. “After the whole Black Lives Matter thing started and became more on our campus, we wanted to do a banquet that’s more lighthearted and not so serious compared to some of the other events that we have,” said Lillie Jones, BSU…

“Leaps and Bounds” Program Helps Kids Develop Skills

Each week focuses on a different letter of the alphabet

FARGO, N.D. — Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome achievement center, has a fun way to help preschool kids learn skills. Their Leaps and Bounds program focuses on a different letter from the alphabet each week. Today’s letter was “S,” so kids learned about things ranging from safety to being silly to singing songs. Kids’ siblings can also join in on the…

Incoming West Fargo Superintendent Talks District Challenges

Beth Slette is no stranger to the school district

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Schools has hired Beth Slette to be the next superintendent. “The process of interviewing for superintendent was very overwhelming to me. So the process of finding out that I was being offered the position was very humbling and exciting,” she said. Slette is no stranger to the West Fargo school district. She’s been with them…

Teachers Learn to Make a Difference at Healthy Schools Summit

The summit included tips on nutritious food and physical activity

FARGO, N.D. — Over 100 teachers were at the Dakota Medical Foundation’s Healthy Schools Summit to learn how they can make their classrooms healthier for students. “Healthy eating and physical activity are just as important as the reading, writing, and arithmetic in schools,” said Char Heer, a registered dietitian with the Midwest Dairy Council. The theme for the summit was “Ready, Set,…

Fargo Public Library Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

“Seusstastic Celebration” includes story time, games, and cake

FARGO, ND — Children at Main Library celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with story time, games, and crafts. Some people dressed up as characters from his stories. There was even a birthday cake dedicated to the famed author. Dr. Seuss’ official birthday is March 2, but children can celebrate throughout his birthday month. Organizers say they want children to become lifelong readers….

High School Students Practice for Robotics Competition

Organization aims to inspire students to pursue engineering

FARGO, N.D. —  High school students in the area are preparing to compete in a robotics competition held by an organization called First Robotics. “It’s an experience you can’t get anywhere else. There’s not a lot of other programs that give you this much manufacturing or engineering experience,” said Brennan Coslett, a West Fargo High School senior. Students from various high…