Schools

Sen. Smith Introduces Mental Health Bill After Sharing Her Experience With Depression

The bill would help provide mental health resources to schools

FARGO, N.D. — May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and experts say one in five Americans suffer from a mental health issue. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) is introducing a bill to address it. She recently revealed she struggled with depression in her teens and late 30’s. “I’m really blessed that I was able to get the help I needed to…

F-M Ambulance Adds Additional Ambulance to South Fargo During Road Construction

officials say they did it because there's three schools in the area and several busy roads

FARGO, N.D. — F-M Ambulance adds an additional ambulance to southwest Fargo because of major road construction nearby. Officials say F-M Ambulance has not noticed an increase in calls around areas with construction on 52nd Avenue South. EMT’s say they also haven’t experienced delays when responding to an emergency. However, they selected southwest Fargo because it’s near three elementary schools and…

Fargo & West Fargo Schools Discuss Task Force’s Behavioral Report For Students

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo and West Fargo Public school leaders are working to meet the needs of students with behavioral challenges, and they’re doing it with a little help from a Least Restrictive Environment-Behavior Task Force. West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Beth Slette says the district has noticed an increase in complex behaviors in some of their students, specifically in…

Fifth Graders Across F-M Area to Take Part In Plastic Bag Challenge

They will bring in as many plastic bags as they can to be recycled

Schools across the F–M area are competing to be more sustainable with the Plastic Bag Challenge. According to the Plastic Bag Task Force, the average person uses 250 bags each year, and that’s something they want everyone to cut back on. “Introducing these ideas when they’re kids… it’s something they bring up to their parents, something they talk about, something that’ll…

Fargo Police Chief Wins Highest Honor From Alma Mater Oak Grove Lutheran School

Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo Police Chief David Todd has received the Living the Mission Award from his High School Alma Mater. Chief Todd says he is humbled for receiving this award, but says he owes it to his past teachers for receiving this recognition. “Oak grove is a special place to me. The teachers there are really compelled by the…

DGF Schools Changes Evacuation Procedures After Incident

Students and staff saw a neighbor standing in her doorway with a gun

DILWORTH, Minn. — Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools is changing its fire drill process after a scare earlier this week. Police say during a fire drill on Monday, Oct. 1, students and staff saw a neighbor standing in her doorway holding a gun. Dilworth Police and the School Resource Officer spoke with the woman. The Clay County Attorney’s Office determined that there wasn’t…

Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day Serves Locally Sourced Foods

The menu featured hotdogs, French fries, and pudding

FARGO, N.D. — “Pride of Dakota” is more than a school lunch; it’s a way for students to take pride in their state. The hotdogs, buns, French fries, and pudding served were all produced in North Dakota. While foods from the state are served day to day, “Pride of Dakota” puts on a bunch of items all on one menu. “It’s…

West Fargo Public Schools Holds Second Forum on Bond Referendum

The election will be on Sept. 25

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools held its second open community forum so people could learn more about the $106.9 million bond referendum. The bond package includes a new high school and middle school, renovated classrooms, security upgrades, and turf at all three high schools. If the bond doesn’t pass, the school district says more students will have to…

West Fargo Public Schools Surpasses More Than 11,000 Students in District

The district added 446 students in grades one through 12 this year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — West Fargo Public Schools sets another enrollment record. 11,081 students are registered for the 2018–2019 school year. That figure includes a record–breaking 1,013 kindergartners registered for the year. It is the first time in history that West Fargo has had an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. The first day of classes was today for first…