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The Packer Weekly: Girls softball team gains two new coaches
AgweekTV: Sneaking more protein into your diet
WFHS student marijuana use tops state average
A special arrangement: Eighth-grader arranges composition for Liberty orchestra
Hometown hardware: Ostrom’s Ace a local staple for 30 years
Kitchen closes at TNT's
Building permits (April 27, 2016)
Business digest (April 27, 2016)
West Fargo's Trinity Containers to close permanently
Health care software company to relocate to West Fargo
Steve Stark cartoon (April 27, 2016)
Letter: Stenehjem indisputably supported Obamacare
Sen. Lee letter: Stenehjem long opposed to Affordable Care Act
Chief's Corner: Opioid deaths an epidemic, but can be prevented
Schools of thought: Patience in sports and life
Nursery News (April 27, 2016)
Senior menus (April 27, 2016)
Nursery News (April 20, 2016)
Senior menus (April 20, 2016)
Eyestone benefit April 16 at VFW
Breitling: Time for Color
Library News (April 27, 2016)
Library News: April 20, 2016
Singer comes home on a high note
That Spring Art Thing planned April 16, 17
home & garden
Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Bird watchers aren't creepers
Flight Lines: Raven’s call always stops me in my tracks
Flight Lines: Birding in the digital age
Flight Lines: The slow pace of winter birding in valley
Local VFW sponsors hunter safety course
Laura Lee Remarke
Dale S. Hurst
Carrie E. Melvin
Norma Irene (Ydstie) Lincoln
March 23, 2016
Flowers: District revamps Staff of the Year program
One of our operational goals under the West Fargo Public Schools strategic plan is to “attract and retain the highest quality staff possible.”...
March 23, 2016 - 1:06am
February 10, 2016
Flowers: Diversity Council strives to develop cultural proficiency
During the 2014-15 school year, a cadre of West Fargo Public Schools administrators did a months-long study of the book “Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders (3rd Edition),” by Randall B. Lindsey, Kikansza Nuri Robins and Raymond D. Terrell: Corwin, 2009. The book...
February 10, 2016 - 12:28am
January 13, 2016
Flowers: Focus shifts to strategic schools planning
Those who were in the school district in 2010-11 recall that it was a busy transition year. It was my first year in West Fargo Public Schools, and there were two imperatives for the new superintendent: 1) Pass a bond referendum to respond to facility needs resulting from the growth...
January 13, 2016 - 12:51am
December 9, 2015
Flowers: Thanks to West Fargo voters for referendum support
In the days since we were overwhelmed with a nearly 80 percent vote in support of the Nov. 17 $98.1 million referendum, we have had time to analyze...
December 9, 2015 - 12:40am
November 11, 2015
Flowers: Nov. 17 vote empowers us to create vision for future
Only four short years after the 2011 bond referendum, the West Fargo School Board is once again asking for the community to support the next long-range facilities plan for our growing school district. The Nov. 17 special referendum election for WFPS is to consider authorizing $98.1...
November 11, 2015 - 2:04am
October 7, 2015
Flowers: November 2015 bond referendum determines the future of WFPS
There is a special referendum election for WFPS on Nov. 17 to consider authorizing $98.1 million in bonds to accomplish the first phase of a long-range facility plan drafted by a community committee and approved by the school board. We have been, and continue to be, grateful for...
October 7, 2015 - 12:02am
September 9, 2015
Flowers: Foundation announces 2015 WFHS Hall of Famers
Perhaps you are aware, or perhaps not, of what a proud and impressive legacy is represented among graduates and staff of West Fargo Public Schools. Did you know that our graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in service to their country, to humankind, to their community...
September 9, 2015 - 3:53am
August 12, 2015
Flowers: Parents key partners in educating children
It doesn’t seem possible that it is August, and that in just a few short weeks students will be back in school! It is indeed a busy time for parents, teachers, principals, counselors and all of the school staff that will be reporting back soon to have classrooms ready for excited...
August 12, 2015 - 12:10am
July 8, 2015
Flowers: District moving forward with one-to-one technology initiative
Like many other districts, WFPS has decided to implement a one-to-one technology initiative — the provision of a computer or similar device to every student in order to access content and software. At the June 22 School Board meeting, the board heard a report on this initiative,...
July 8, 2015 - 12:58pm
July 1, 2015
West Fargo may be facing not one but two referendums
Instead of asking the public to approve one giant bond referendum for buildings this fall, the school district here might consider sending the issue to voters in two parts. The Long Range Facilities Planning Committee started looking at how it might build more buildings in two...
July 1, 2015 - 5:38am
June 24, 2015
Community planning committee meets tonight about school buildings
The community based committee tasked with planning the future of West Fargo School buildings will be narrowing down possible scenarios at its third meeting today. The roughly 40-person Long Range Facility Planning Committee is scheduled to come up with two different building scenarios...
June 24, 2015 - 3:28pm
June 10, 2015
Flowers: Summer an important part of schooling in the community
I and many educators wish we had a dollar for every time we are asked this question. With graduation of nearly 500 students on May 31, many people...
June 10, 2015 - 2:30am
May 13, 2015
Flowers: District celebrates its teachers
Every year, we take extra time during Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the wonderful educators that have chosen to share their talents with West Fargo Public Schools. Teacher Appreciation Week 2015 was May 4-8. This year, we started celebrating early with one of our school...
May 13, 2015 - 1:46pm
May 6, 2015
Written rules lacking for teacher-student communication
There are no policies in place in the West Fargo public school districts to address when it is appropriate for teachers to communicate with students...
News / education
May 6, 2015 - 11:00am
April 8, 2015
Flowers: Long-range planning looks to address school growth
West Fargo Public Schools thought that the 2014-15 school year might be one where board members and administrators could rest from the constant growth and construction planning that have driven us for the past four years. With Legacy Elementary due to open in the fall of 2015, we...
April 8, 2015 - 3:36am