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Images from around the Fargo Public Schools… have a great weekend!

Elementary-High School English Mentoring Project

Washington Elementary fifth grade students in Rob Arneson’s class took advantage of a nearby resource last month while they were working on a writing and research project on American symbols. The students partnered with Emily Schneider’s North High School 11th grade A.P. English class. During visits to North High, the juniors became mentors to the fifth graders, and assisted them with writing skills, helped them with editing their work, and coached them through revisions of their final drafts. The two groups meet every couple of weeks. The 5th graders will publish their work in hardcover later this year. (Images courtesy Rob Arneson)

And while Washington students were putting touches on their book project final draft, another northside group took an hour to celebrate two months of achievement…

Madison Elementary “Fall Festival”

Eighty-four percent of Madison students met their reading goals for the months of September and October, and celebrated with a “Fall Festival” – an hour of activities at Rheault Farm on October 28. Activities included a picnic lunch, crafts, math games, cookie decorating, yard games, storytelling, and hot apple cider. The Festival was one of several big events planned throughout the year as part of the school’s “Read to Lead” literacy program, which began in 2008 and receives annual funding from benefactors Noel and Judith Fedje. (Images courtesy Barbara Lindvig)