Items Of Interest (Activities, Webcasts, And Davies)

(The following is a note to staff from Dr. Rick Buresh, Superintendent of Schools)  FPS Concludes Fall Activities We have reached the end of the fall season of extracurricular activities.  Many sports have already ended. School music and drama productions are scheduled.  Grand Forks hosted a lot of season-ending activities for our kids this past weekend.  It…
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Youth Suicide: The Silent Epidemic

(By Kimberly Claus, School Resource Officer, Discovery Middle School) With the tragic death that just occurred in Cooperstown, and bullying being a possible contributing factor, suicide is at the forefront of many people’s thoughts and conversations.  Some professionals consider youth suicide to be a “Silent Epidemic.”  Each week in our nation, we lose approximately 100…
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An Update On The Davies-South Activities Split

With the scheduled opening of Davies High School in the fall of 2011, it is important to note the progress of splitting high school activities at both Davies and South High Schools.  The split over the past year has continued on schedule, and will bring independent (non-blended) activities in most cases for both schools by…
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Geotagging: Tracking Your Every Move

(By Chris Potter, School Resource Officer, Fargo South High School) Katie is a technology junkie who has a new BlackBerry, the trendy multi-tool of electronic gadgets so many of her classmates have.  Now connected around the clock to her friends, Katie delights in posting pictures, videos and updates to her Facebook page wherever she goes…
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A New Tool For Transport

The District has an additional capability in managing its bus routes this year, thanks to the investment by its transportation contractor, Valley Bus Company.  Over the summer, Valley Bus installed Global Positioning System (GPS) transmitters in its bus fleet, an infusion of technology that will help the company and the Fargo Public Schools better manage the…
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