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Several chickens killed in West Fargo chicken coop fire
Ag outlook focuses on soybean yields and profitability
North Dakota grapples with cuts to Extension Service
Training teaches about making a plan for crashes involving livestock
Organic fraud: Producers claim shady imports hurt industry
Radiation as a scalpel: Technique spares healthy tissue, treats inoperable tumors
Proposed refinery near western North Dakota national park spurs debate over economic, conservation concerns
Doctor who was disciplined now plans new Moorhead clinic
How we pay for care evolving balance between public and private payments
What to get your favorite Philadelphia Eagles fan for Christmas
Place a Business Announcement
Commentary: Militarized police officers were not why the #NoDAPL protests were violent
COMMENTARY: Republicans challenging Republicans is a healthy thing for North Dakota's dominant party
Commentary: Heitkamp sends email to constituents retracting misleading tax reform talking point
Why do farmers have barns? Obvious (or not)
Commentary: Senator Heidi Heitkamp continues to use bogus, retracted talking point about tax reform
Memorial service for homeless to be held Thursday
Early success reported in Fargo radio announcer's kidney transplant
More kids in F-M apartments: Some families content renting, others dream of homeownership
Fargo Theatre hosting free holiday concerts
Popular Fargo bar manager, near death, makes turnaround
Zimmer's 'D' destroys former team
Snowy owls head south
UPDATE: No. 12 Gonzaga needs OT to edge North Dakota 89-83
McFeely: Klieman says Bison unlikely to have Allison, Wimbush and Brooks for title game
UND to face another big, physical national basketball power
New lease on life: Implant restores control for patients suffering from incontinence
FLIGHT LINES with AUDIO: Nomadic bird making a local showing
Confessions of a traveling rarity chaser
Duluth woman meets the German donor whose stem cells saved her life
Feel the heat: Besides being relaxing, taking a sauna offers health benefits
home & garden
red river valley fair
Snowy owls head south
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
ALWAYS IN SEASON: Another winter woodpecker shows itself
Vehicle venison: A roadkill philosophy
Norma Sylvia (Wisted) Sather
Luella M. Emmil
Floyd "Mike" Nesemeier
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
February 10, 2015
Flowers: Continued growth in schools equals continued challenges
During the Jan. 26 school board meeting, the board received a report from RSP and Associates showing West Fargo Public Schools continuing to grow at a rate of 500 to 600 students per year for the next 10 years. At a workshop this month, the board will discuss next steps, given these...
February 10, 2015 - 3:24pm
January 13, 2015
West Fargo school officials study grade configurations
The West Fargo School District may one day do away with its system of having most kindergarten classes at just one or two facilities and configure all of its elementary schools as kindergarten through fifth grade. It’s a configuration that can’t be done right away, as the district...
January 13, 2015 - 4:23pm
Flowers: Gearing up for ND legislative session
The School Board’s Community Relations and Advocacy Committee recently organized a breakfast meeting with representatives and senators from the legislative districts that encompass West Fargo Public Schools. This meeting allowed School Board members to become acquainted with new...
January 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
December 24, 2014
Flowers' shop: During breaks from leading schools, superintendent enjoys woodworking
For hours on weekends, the purr of power tools and a wood lathe can be heard from behind garage doors where chips flutter away from the hands...
December 24, 2014 - 10:27am
November 11, 2014
Flowers: AVID helps open doors for students
AVID, a nationally-recognized college readiness system, is an acronym for Achievement Via Individual Determination. West Fargo Public Schools chose to implement AVID because of its strong alignment to all three of the district’s strategic plan goals: All WFPS students will...
November 11, 2014 - 4:51pm