Freedom Elementary School

Educating today's learners for tomorrow's world

401 26th Avenue East, West Fargo ND 58078

Phone (701) 356-5221  |  Fax (701) 356-5229

Dr. Jeffry Johnson, Principal

Amy Petersen, Assistant Principal

Julie Smith, Administrative Assistant

District News

  • West Fargo Public Schools Hires Behavior Specialist

    West Fargo, ND – (July 8, 2021) – It is with great pleasure that Mrs. Beth Slette, Superintendent, and Mrs. Rachael Kjonaas, Director of Special Education, announce Ms. Teresa Ekren has accepted a position as a behavior specialist with West Fargo Public Schools.

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  • Moorhead's Herrmann Named Sheyenne High School Activities Director

    West Fargo, ND – (July 7, 2021) – It is with great pleasure that Mr. Vince Williams, Secondary Assistant Superintendent, and Mr. Ryan Salisbury, Sheyenne High School Principal, announce Mr. Cory Herrmann has accepted the position as the next activities director at Sheyenne High School.

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  • Schneck Named Aurora Elementary School Principal

    West Fargo, ND – (June 29, 2021) – It is with great pleasure that Mrs. Beth Slette, superintendent, and Dr. Rachael Agre, elementary assistant superintendent, announce Mr. David Schneck has accepted the position as the next principal at Aurora Elementary School.

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  • Lachowitzer Named Assistant Principal at Sheyenne High School

    West Fargo, ND – (June 25, 2021) - It is with great pleasure that Mr. Vince Williams, incoming secondary assistant superintendent, and Mr. Ryan Salisbury, incoming principal for Sheyenne High School, announce Mr. Seth Lachowitzer has accepted the position as assistant principal for Sheyenne High School.

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WFPSchools Scoop

  • Acknowledging Those Who Make Us the District of Choice

    In a first of its kind, West Fargo Public Schools is celebrating staff accomplishments and years of service at the annual staff recognition party on Monday, June 14. The newly formatted district staff recognition party honors the 2021-2022 Staff of the Year Award winners, state-level educator of the year awards, Apple Teachers, 2020-2021 retirees, and those meeting a significant milestone for years of service to West Fargo Public Schools.

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  • Defining Equity & Equality in Our Vision to Prepare All Learners

    What does it mean to prepare ALL learners? What does it mean to engage EVERY student? We must provide students with what they need to achieve the vison and mission of our district, and it’s not the same for every student.

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  • CTE Makes Education Relevant, but Why?

    CTE of today has morphed into a vision of cutting-edge, rigorous, and relevant career and technical education programs that provide opportunities for students to explore and prepare for careers after high school. Curriculums aid students in identifying career pathways that lend to industry certifications, technical degrees, military, and college degree programs.

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  • The Value of Community Collaboration

    The longer I am in education, the more importance I place on the value of collaboration. The school cannot solve today’s problems alone and relies on community partnerships to fill gaps. West Fargo Public Schools (WFPS) has had the privilege of working with many outside entities to solve problems like poverty, childhood hunger, closing the achievement gap, mental health, and preparing today’s learners for tomorrow's world.

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  • Return of Grade 6 - 12 Students for On-Site Instruction

    West Fargo Public Schools recently adjusted the instructional model to provide four days of on-site instruction for all students in grades 6-12. Provided that our district and community continue to see a decline in COVID-19 cases, quarantines, and the positivity rate, the district will continue planning for full reentry (five days of on-site instruction for all secondary students) starting the week of February 15.

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