Spotlight On Our Craft

FPS student Chad Vogel (right, pictured here with Superintendent Dr. Rick Buresh) is one of 22 students saluted by the District this week for their completion of the Special Services summer work and bussing program. The annual program provides transitional summer employment, and allows students to focus on their work component with on-the-job support, and helps them develop the soft skills necessary for post-secondary employment. It is funded through FPS and North Dakota Vocational Rehabilitation, and is a collaborative effort of the District, Community Living Services, and North Dakota Job Service.
 Longfellow Elementary PTA member Kim Janssen (right) collects spare change from student Tate Boutwell (center) and his classmates Wednesday during a fundraiser the students, staff and PTA held to help Minot’s Longfellow Elementary. Their four-day collection had set a $1,000 goal. It raised a total of $2,500 from teachers, students, PTA members and Dakota Fence. Longfellow teacher Cathy Carlson will present the gift to Minot Longfellow teachers on Friday.
 On Thursday, Carl Ben Eielson Middle School welcomed parents of sixth graders into the building for a full day of class.  “Parent Replace Your Child Day,” is an annual event to familiarize parents with their sixth grade student’s new middle school environment, and be directly involved in their child’s education.  Taking their student’s place for a full day, parents took notes in classes, shared in class discussions, and helped students complete their assignments for the next day. Above, sixth graders dine with the parents of their classmates.