Saturday afternoon in Jamestown, the West Fargo Packer girls soccer team trounced Jamestown 5-2 in more than convincing fashion, taking a 2-0 lead at the half and then pouring it on in the final 40 minutes, running away with their lone win of a two-game weekend.
In a crucial week, the West Fargo girls tennis team can take the lessons it learned at last weekends West Fargo Tennis Invitational and literally turn its season around. With three wins, the girls squad would move to 4-4 on the season. Matches include duals with Fargo North, Grand Forks Central and Jamestown, three teams that Chad Anderson, head coach of the Packer tennis team, thinks his squad can compete with and defeat on a good day. A .500 record would be huge, he said. That could mean finishing as high as fourth in the conference. The No.
The West Fargo School Board approved agreements with the West Fargo Park District and the City of West Fargo, paving the way for full construction to begin at the Ninth Grade Center and the elementary school in Eagle Run. The Board agreed to enter an agreement with the West Fargo Park District for access to the school, which will be a road off of Ninth Street West in Rendezvous Park shared by the Park and City.
Horaces parks will be hopping with activity once again this summer, as kids learn the basics of sports. Meanwhile, parents will send prayers of thanks for people like Jean Fisher and Julie Dahlin, as the kids get out of the house for a little bit during summer vacation. All of this, of course, will be weather permitting. Or, maybe rain or shine. Actually, if its raining, we have been using the gymnasium at Horace Elementary for a lot of activities on those days.
Despite a start that has the West Fargo Packer softball program at 15-0, Pat Johnson, the only coach the program has ever had, isnt satisfied. We still have a lot of little things that we can improve on, Johnson said after a week that saw the Packers dominate Fargo South, hang 20 runs on Minot Ryan, and dump Minot 12-1 in five innings. We gave up six runs in the win over South. There were a lot of defensive things and decision-making things that we went back to work on in practice after that game.
Dr. Dana Diesel Wallace, currently the senior director of middle school education for Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, will become the first female head of the West Fargo School District on July 1. The West Fargo School Board unanimously approved the hiring and offered Wallace a two-year contract last Friday, after Wallace made her second trip to the area. She spent the day with current Superintendent Chuck Cheney, touring the District and visiting several schools.
Extended-day kindergarten is helping the most at-risk students in that age group get ready for first-grade at an accelerated pace, and successfully preparing those students for life at the elementary school level, according to a report given by Early Childhood Center teachers and staff at the West Fargo School Board meeting on Monday night.
With all six final candidates for the West Fargo Superintendent of Schools position completing the interview process last Thursday, Friday and Sunday, the decision as to where to go next now lies in the hands of the seven members of the West Fargo School Board. District patrons should expect a final decision on who will lead the District to come soon, though the Board is reluctant to give a specific timetable. We dont have a targeted date right now, Duane Hanson, president of the West Fargo School Board, said at Mondays regular meeting.
Only one question rippled through the crowd of more than 2,500 racing enthusiasts about new fair/track manager John Pitz during Friday nights season debut. What do you do for an encore? A picture-perfect evening saw a solid fan base make their way to the track, and more than 140 cars participated in the six classes housed at the half-mile oval, as Friday night became Race Night once again at the Red River Valley Speedway. You couldnt ask for much better, Pitz said of the season opener. It was perfect weather for April.