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Staff at Harwood Elementary School got ready to move out of their building on Monday, as the school was evacuated until the threat of flooding has dissipated. As of March 24, K-2 students from Harwood have been attending classes at Westside Elementary, while grades 3 through 5 have been moved to the Lodoen Community Center. Staff and students were busy boxing up books and school supplies on Monday morning, while school officials coordinated a bus to transport the students and their boxes to Westside and Lodoen in preparation for the next day's classes in their new, temporary classrooms.
As a community reporter, I have had the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people. In the process of interviewing people for a story, I often learn about their extended families and things close to their hearts. And many times, I feel that my life has been enriched by getting to know them and having had the honor to share their story with our readers. A while back, I did a story about Leonard Amundson. He and his daughter, Lynette, had just returned from their trip to Washington, D.C. as part of WDAY's third WWII Honor Flight.
Immediately following the regular school board meeting on Monday, March 9, the board met to discuss the annual evaluation of the superintendent of schools, as required by North Dakota Century Code. Board members gave Dr. Dana Diesel Wallace an overall satisfactory rating. Categories Wallace was evaluated on included overall performance; relationship with school board; her relationship with the community, government, parents, and students; business and finance; personnel management and staff development; facilities management; educational leadership; strategic planning; and goals.
How far will friends go to protect each other? Joe and Chris are supposed to be on a fishing trip, but when Joe's wife shows up unexpectedly at their cabin get-away, their alibis turn into a hilarious sideshow with unexpected complications that keep the audience guessing right up to the final curtain call. Harwood Prairie Playhouse's 25th anniversary production of 'Who Maid Who,' showcases local playwright David Lassig's unique sense of humor to its fullest.
It was an afternoon of reminiscing and sharing for residents at the Cooperative Independent Living Center, as they took part in "Legacies of Love," a special event to showcase precious keepsakes the residents have treasured throughout the years. Each resident was asked to bring a favorite item of special significance to the center's community room for the event. The item could be anything they had created themselves, a gift they had gotten from a loved one, or even a collection.
Robert Hasse is a self-proclaimed homebody. He rarely travels away from home longer than overnight and is the most content when he is spending time with his family and friends. Yet, on January 22, the West Fargo chiropractor stepped out of his comfort zone to travel all the way to Ecuador on a ten day mission trip to help build an orphanage in the middle of jungle terrain. Hasse was part of an eleven-man team from Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church's Moorhead and West Fargo congregations, led by Rev. Kirk Militzer, youth minister at Triumph's Moorhead campus.
Eastwood Elementary students learned some valuable lessons about teamwork during a special fundraising project the sixth grade students started during Kindness Week. Originally, the students' goal was to raise enough money to send one World War II Veteran to Washington, D.C. through the Northern Valley Honor Flight program. Results of their fundraising efforts were so effective that they were able to raise enough money to send five Veterans to Washington to see the new WWII Memorial built in their honor. The students were commended during an all-school assembly held on Friday, Feb. 20.
Eleven positions previously categorized as teaching positions became administrative level positions at Monday night's School Board meeting held at Aurora Elementary School. A group of specialists, coordinators, and liaison personnel had earlier approached the board, requesting to be removed from the West Fargo Education Association's jurisdiction during upcoming contract negotiations.
Imagine being able to walk where Jesus walked over 2,000 years ago and having the opportunity to pray where Jesus often spent time in prayer with his disciples. Pastor Mina Hall from Flame of Faith United Methodist Church got a chance to do just that, when she and her husband, Thomas, toured Israel last month as their 30th wedding anniversary gift to each other. The irony of visiting "The Holy Land" in the midst of a Holy war bothered Pastor Hall. She asked herself what makes a land Holy.
To help alleviate the space crunch at Cheney Middle School, the West Fargo School District has formulated a plan to move approximately 2500 to 300 middle school students to the Lodoen Education Center and the Sheyenne Ninth Grade Center next fall. If voters approve building proposals currently being developed by the district, the move will be a short-term solution until building projects can get underway.