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Fargo judge calls for overhaul of system meant to rehabilitate probationers
UPDATE: Fire doesn't appear suspicious as Wahpeton home seriously damaged
Western Minnesota town's residents seek to help fearful immigrants
Three veterans airlifted after Memorial Day crash in van with 5 other Legion members in far northern Minnesota
Three vehicles stolen, five damaged at ND auto dealership
Inside Business: 2017 ChamberChoice awards announced for businesses, entrepreneurs
Worker shortage forces owner to close Fargo restaurant after three months
New Fargo marketing firm offers clients space to better connect with consumers
Open house for Schacher slated
New candy shop adds something sweet to downtown Fargo boutique
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
Port: Numbers support Heitkamp defense against Democratic Party faction
Port: Thank the government for protecting you from low milk prices
Port: Sen. Heitkamp condemns 'dark money' in politics despite it paying for ads touting her re-election
Lloyd & Joan (Short) Anderson
Wes And Harryette Bartron
Community High School names Pedersen as Student of the Month
Nursery News (5-24-17)
Week in History: May 24, 2017
Island Lake gives up 30-inch walleye on opening weekend
Opening Day at Newman Outdoor Field begins early
Lynx remain perfect with win over Stars
Always in Season: The sora surprises again and again
Researchers wire up Grand Forks catfish
Ramirez goal lifts Minnesota United FC over Orlando City SC
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Heart full of hope
Flowers in winter can brighten up the snowy blues
Gardening for seniors
Home & Garden
Red River Valley Fair
The sometimes subtle clues birds leave, including tracks
Canadian bird heading back home for summer; Early spring means tree sparrows; Misnamed bird making an appearance
Oh the places I would go
Assessing nature not always clear-cut
Personal journeys now shared on website
William (Bill) Kelly
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...
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
March 11, 2015
Flowers: West Fargo district studies cultural proficiency
This year, a group of administrators formed a Diversity Study Council. The short-term focus of the group was to complete a book study, Cultural Proficien-cy: A Manual for School Leaders (Corwin: 3rd Edition, by Lindsey, Robins and Terrel, 2009). The longer term focus is to form a...
March 11, 2015 - 11:45am