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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…

Centennial Principal Dresses as Hot Dog for “Condiment Catch”

Students got to douse him in condiments

FARGO, N.D. — Kids relished the opportunity to douse their principal in condiments, who dressed up as a hot dog. Centennial Elementary set a goal of raising $20,000 at the school’s walk–a–thon. They exceeded that goal, raising over $28,000, and the top 25 fundraising students got to spray the principal with ketchup, mustard, relish, and silly string. Members of the PTO…

Freedom Elementary School Principal Surprises Students with Blue Ribbon Award

Kids at freedom elementary in West Fargo were expecting a presentation about bullying, but instead they became a part of their own game show...three strikes and you're out!

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Three North Dakota schools have been added to the list of nationally recognized blue ribbon schools. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen joins us live to tell us how one local principal surprised his students with the announcement. Kids at freedom elementary in West Fargo were expecting a presentation about bullying, but instead they became a part of their…

Two Principals Placed On Leave Pending An Investigation

Rapid City School District Calls It A "Personnel Matter"

Greg McNabb And Holly YamadaRAPID CITY, S.D.– Two Rapid City-area elementary school principals have been suspended for undisclosed reasons. Principals at Black Hawk Elementary and Valley View Elementary have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by school district officials. A school spokeswoman declined to comment on the reasons, calling it a “personnel matter.” She did say there…

Jamestown High School Principal Awarded the Milken Educator Award

This honor is given to teachers who have shaped students into leaders

JAMESTOWN, ND — The Jamestown High School principal walked into the auditorium for what he thought was a student assembly. Little did he know, he was in for the surprise of a lifetime. Adam Gehlhar was one of 45 educators throughout the country to be honored with the Milken Educator Award. This honor is given to teachers who have shaped…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

Bennett Elementary Students Reach Goal, Principal Delivers Rooftop Dance

The students were given a task to raise $15,000 and are now being rewarded for achieving their goal.

FARGO, ND — Excitement is in the air at Bennett Elementary School! The students were given a task to raise $15,000 and are now being rewarded for achieving their goal. The principal promised students she would dress up in the Davies High School Eagle mascot and dance the Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance and Macarena on the school’s roof if the…

Northern Cass High School Principal Let Go for Lack of Certification

Ryan Lyson leaves school after credentials are not turned in on time

HUNTER, ND — The 2017-2018 school year is just a few weeks away, but Northern Cass High School will not have a principal. Ryan Lyson was let go from his position because board officials said he did not get the required certification on time. Lyson did take doctoral courses at the University of North Dakota to renew his license for…

Former Glyndon-Felton Principal Sentenced for Theft

Dahlberg will be able to serve her time on electronic home monitoring

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The former principal of Glyndon-Felton Elementary School is sentenced to 30 days in jail for theft at Sam’s Club. Shannon Dahlberg of Moorhead pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. Dahlberg will be able to serve her time on electronic home monitoring. According to the complaint, Dahlberg would use the self-checkout lane to scan low price items while keeping…

Former Bemidji Assistant Principal Facing Federal Child Exploitation Charges

He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A former Bemidji assistant principal now faces federal child sexual exploitation charges. Brandon Bjerknes, 34, was arrested Tuesday and appeared today in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. He is charged with the production and distribution of child porn and enticement of a minor. Court documents show Bjerknes posed online as a 13 to 15-year-old male…