West Fargo Pioneer Staff Report
Wayne Heckaman has accepted a position as assistant principal position at West Fargo High School. Heckaman started his career in education in 2004 and has served in various positions. Most recently, he was the Mott/Regent High School principal. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Dickinson State University and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University. He will receive his master’s degree in educational leadership from Moorhead State University this fall. Heckaman will start his new job at West Fargo High School in August.
West Fargo Sheyenne High School has received a journalism grant from the North Dakota Newspaper Association Education Foundation. Stephanie Cwikla, newspaper adviser at Sheyenne, will receive the grant to help develop a journalism program and the new West Fargo high school. This is the first year for the high school journalism grant program, a cooperative venture between North Dakota and South Dakota newspapers and college journalism programs. Allan Burke, NDNAEF president, said the goal of the grant program is to recognize outstanding journalism programs, encourage new program start-
Officials are asking residents to remember to dump hazardous household waste at the city’s collection center instead of the landfill. All household hazardous waste should be taken to the collection...
West Fargo School District has hired David George as the district’s English Language Learner coordinator. George started his career in 2008 and an elementary school in Texas. He joined West Fargo Public Schools in 2013 and was most recently an ELL teacher at the Middle School. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University and is working on his master’s degree in educational leadership from Lamar University. He begins his new role in August.
Six candidates will vie for four open seats on the West Fargo School Board in the June 10 election. Voters will choose four names. The top four vote-getters will be elected to each serve four-year, at-large terms. School Board members are paid an annual salary of $4,730 in the 2014-15 school year.
More than 50 women attended Lake Agassiz Habitat’s Women Build kickoff event Friday at Journey in Faith in West Fargo. “This event was kind of an awareness event and fundraiser...
The City of West Fargo will be flushing fire hydrants, beginning today and running through May 23. For more information, the Public Works Office can be reached at (701) 433-5400.
By Claire DeJong Junior Alecia Diede has always been interested in science and the medical field, but she didn’t know she wanted to pursue that love until she was recommended...
Minnesota State University Moorhead women’s tennis coach Oliver Summers has announced the addition of West Fargo senior Jamie Freden, who will join the Dragons this fall. Freden was named the Most Improved Player in 2013 and teamed with current Dragon Mariah Stein to advance to state championship in doubles that year.
The North Star Athletic Association recently announced its first-ever All-Conference teams, postseason awards and Gold Glove team. Two of the all-conference team members were former West Fargo graduates: outfielder Spencer Flaten and pitcher Tanner Dahl. Both of them play for the University of Jamestown. Former Packer Landon Uetz — who also plays for the Jimmies — was an honorable mention. Dahl was also named the NSAA’s pitcher of the year. He went 9-1 in 11 starts on the season, pitched three complete-game shutouts and recorded 69 strikeouts.