Teacher Of The Year

South High School English Learner Language Arts Instructor Leah Juelke has been named the Fargo Public Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Schatz made the surprise announcement at a school assembly on March 20 to students, staff and invited guests. A 2001 alumna of Fargo Public Schools, Juelke is also an alumna…
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Not-So-Typical Classroom Assignment

What class assignment weighs more than 150 pounds and takes several middle school students to hand it in to the teacher? A group Art class assignment, of course – but even then, it’s not a typical piece of artwork, such as a three-dimensional clay or carved stone sculpture. This assignment is a stone tile mosaic…
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Role(s) Of An SRO

By Fargo Police Officer Kyle Ness, School Resource Officer at Woodrow Wilson High School Did you know school-based law enforcement dates back to the 1950’s in Flint, Michigan? This concept was created to improve relationships between students and law enforcement. During that initial timeframe, officers would visit each school on a part-time basis and attempt…
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Role Models

Football season is long over for the 2016–17 school year, and final team standings are (mostly) forgotten. A group of high school football players, however, has had a memorable impact on others that far outlasts a single sports season. Davies High School Activities Coordinator Lenny Ohlhauser received the following email from the parents of an…
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In Pursuit Of Dreams

By Fargo Public Schools English Learners Coordinator Vincent Williams I am going to make the assumption that we have all had dreams of doing something great or accomplishing a difficult task, which no other person could accomplish. Ask any child about their dreams, and you might hear “firefighter, “superhero,” “princess,” “ninja,” and my favorite, “English…
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