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Theme Music Comes To Life

The idea of theme music in life seems like it would only happen in our dreams, right? Music instructors Darcy Brandenburg, Michal Lang, and Casey Behm at Davies High School were able to bring that dream to reality. A talented composer, Randall Standridge, was hired to work within specific creative parameters and develop “With Truth…
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Student Store Shopping Spree

It was the perfect day for a shopping excursion, with one rule: No parents allowed! Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) members and school staff masqueraded as Santa’s elves while they helped Clara Barton-Hawthorne kindergarten through fifth grade students and their siblings with holiday shopping at the Clara Barton-Hawthorne (CBH) Holiday Store on Saturday, December 9. Parents weren’t…
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What We Know About Learning To Read

By Fargo Public Schools MTSS-A Coordinator Jen Sahr Do you remember doing the Hokey Pokey in your early years and clapping out the syllables, “that’s what it’s all about?” You may have thought it was just a game, but in fact you were building one of the most important skills for reading – phonological awareness.…
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Keeping Packages Safe During The Holidays

By Officer Derek Johnson, Student Resource Officer at Davies High School The holidays are right around the corner, and if your house is anything like mine you are probably receiving packages daily. Although this is very convenient for shoppers, it is very convenient for thieves as well. Packages are often left on front door steps,…
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Arts For Life

By Fargo Public Schools Curriculum Specialist Denese Odegaard In the new Every Student Succeeds Act (reauthorization of No Child Left Behind), music and the arts were enumerated as subjects important in a well-rounded education. Research proves that the arts benefit students academically and socially. Exposure to the arts promotes self-directed learning, collaboration, creativity, perseverance, improves…
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