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The West Fargo School Board adopted an outline for a six-year building plan during their April 27th board meeting. Earlier this month, the board approved a resolution calling for a special election seeking to secure school building bonds in the amount of $65 million. If approved, the bonds will fund several building projects throughout the district. The adopted outline was developed by the board's Planning and Development Committee to help explain the proposed building projects and construction timelines.
The West Fargo School District will hold a series of Open Forums to get input from the community about the upcoming school building referendum. All forums will be open to the public and will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The first meeting will be held at Cheney Middle School, 825 17th Ave. E., on Wednesday, May 13. Additional forums will be held on Thursday, May 14, at South Elementary School, 117 6th Ave. W.; Monday, May 18, at Westside Elementary School, 945 7th Ave. W.; Tuesday, May 19, at West Fargo High School, 801 9th St.
John Trombley, a representative from the Village Family Service Center in Fargo, was present at the West Fargo school board meeting held on April 14, at Westside Elementary School to answer questions regarding the status of the employee engagement survey the district has asked the agency to conduct.
West Fargo high school drama students will get a chance to go backwards in time and play younger versions of themselves, as they perform in this year's one-act play. "How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grownup," will be performed on Saturday, April 25, in the West Fargo High School Theater, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The musical focuses on kids giving other children advice on how to just be kids and have fun. The production will be directed by Sarah Tron, with Karen Morrison as music director.
Several local educators are running for leadership positions within the North Dakota Education Association this spring. Dakota Draper, of Fargo, will be seeking his second term as NDEA President, while Mark Berntson, West Fargo, will be running for re-election for his second term as Vice President. In the Southeast Region, there are two openings for directors. David Paulson, West Fargo, is running for re-election for a second term as Southeast Region Director on the NDEA Board. Gale Haug, West Fargo, and Sherry Warner-Seefeld, Fargo, are running against him for the position.
The American Red Cross is such a fine-tuned machine that staff members and volunteers can set up or dismantle their temporary disaster headquarters in the blink of an eye. Moving wherever they are needed as disasters and emergencies develop, the relief teams have learned to label everything carefully as they pack so that they will know exactly where equipment and supplies should go when they set up at their next location. "We go through a lot of blue marking tape.
Gov. John Hoeven paid a visit to West Fargo last Friday to thank volunteers and flood fighters for their ongoing efforts to control flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area and affected outlying communities. Stopping first at the West Fargo City Hall, Gov. Hoeven and Mayor Rich Mattern met with city, school, and parks officials at city hall for a quick briefing on how West Fargo has contributed to the flood fighting efforts around the community.
If a proposed bond issue passes in May, the West Fargo school district plans to build a second high school facility, as well as additional middle school space, and another elementary school. The school board's Planning and Development Committee has held several meetings to discuss possible options available, and a batch of preliminary floor plan sketches hang on the walls of the board room to help give board members and administrators a visual of how building projects could be developed.
The Fargo-Moorhead Toppers Car Club will hold its 51st Annual Rod and Custom Car Show this weekend at the Veterans Memorial Arena, 1201 7th Ave. E., West Fargo. An extra day has been added to this year's show to give car lovers an additional day to attend the show and to allow club members more time to swap tips and ideas. The show will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 27; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28; and Sunday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An award presentation will be held at 4 p.m.
The West Fargo School District will begin holding a series of open forums to get community input on new school construction projects being considered by the district. The proposed projects include building high school and middle school facilities adjacent to the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center, constructing a new elementary school south of the Interstate, and expanding Horace Elementary School. Anyone interested in learning more about the proposed building projects is encouraged to attend the meetings.