The Winds Of Change

The continued growth of the District’s south side student population has given life to rumors surrounding an adjustment of existing school boundaries.  At one elementary building – Kennedy – this issue is particularly prevalent, as that building no longer functions at its original designed capacity. Here are four of the most common rumors we’re aware…
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NEA Promotes American Education Week

We are proud to follow the lead of NEA this week in focusing attention on the people who dedicate their lives to assuring that all children have the best opportunities to maximize their potential.  FPS expresses this idea in its mission statement as follows:  Students will be self-reliant people of sound character who have highly…
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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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