Brooks Harbor School News

  • CHAMPS Double Bingo Principal Party Winners


    1st Grade

    Sophia G.

    Renny M.

    Lennon N.

    Bentley V.


    2nd Grade

    Yeikxian A.

    Alexis M.

    Kripa S.

    Anna W.

    Max C.

    Knox D. 

     3rd Grade

    Abdi A.

    Skylar F.


    4th Grade

    Bernice M.

    Adria R.

    Hadley H.

    Ava J.


    5th Grade

    Leighton H.


    Milk Fees

    The end of the 1st Semester is January 17th.  If you would like to have your child continue to receive milk during their snack break, please submit $36.00 to Brooks Harbor for the remainder of the year.  You can send a check, cash or pay directly on your MySchool Bucks account if you have one.  If you need assistance, please call our office at 701-356-8310.



    Brooks Harbor Staff Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

    Ugly Christmas Sweater


    Brooks Harbor Featured Artists

    Art Wall

    Skylar, Chase, Emina, Anna, Jayden, Lauren and Parker








     Why Regular Attendance Matters                           

    Research shows school absences can have a lasting impact on learning. One study on third grade reading level found the following:

    Only 64 percent of third grade students who missed nine days or fewer in both kindergarten and first grade were reading at grade level.

    Only 43 percent of third graders who missed more than nine days both years were reading at grade level.

    Only 41 percent of students who were absent 18 or more days in either kindergarten or first grade could read at grade level. (Chronic Absence)

    Of the students who missed 18 or more days in consecutive years, only 17 percent were reading at grade level. (Chronic Absence)

    All school absences have a negative impact on learning, the effects of which can be particularly hard to overcome for student with pre-existing barriers to learning. Students with disabilities, English Learners, students from low income families, students in foster care, homeless students and students who have experienced trauma are all likely to have incurred gaps in their learning. Absences from school, excused and unexcused, only add to these losses. Among middle and high school pupils, poor attendance is one of the key early warning signs that a student is becoming disengaged from school and is at high risk for dropping out. One study found that a student who is chronically absent any year between eighth and 12th grade is 7.4 times more likely to drop out of school. Unfortunately, many schools, including WFPS schools don’t know if they have a problem with chronic absenteeism. Schools typically focus on Average Daily Attendance (ADA) figures and track truancy when children miss school due to unexcused absences. Both of these responses to absenteeism allow chronic absence to remain hidden. WFPS has average attendance rates over 94%, but absences are not spread equally among the 10,000 students.




    December Kindergarten Students of the Month

    Kindergarten Dec SOM  

    Cammy B., Liam L., and Kylee B.



    December 1st Grade Students of the Month

     Grade 1 Dec SOM

      Quinn K., Renny M. and Beckett H.


    December 2nd Grade Students of the Month

    Grade 2 Dec SOM  

     Holden L., Dylan A. and Brecken F.


    December 3rd Grade Students of the Month

    3rd Gade Dec SOM  

    Skylar F. and Dakota F.


    December 4th Grade Students of the Month

     4th Grade Dec SOM

    Harrison L. and Riley C.


    December 5th Grade Students of the Month

     5th Grade SOM

    McKenna S. and Kia R.




    CHAMPS in the Lunchroom:

    CHAMPS is our schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Plan that is implemented in our common areas of Brooks Harbor including the hallways, lunchroom, recess and also in classrooms.

    CHAMPS Stands for: C-Conversation (voice levels)

    H-Help (how to receive help when needed example raise your hand, ask 3 before the teacher, etc.)

    A-Activity (what the students task is at the time, for ex. Eating lunch)

    M-Movement (where the students should be or remain)

    P- Participation (how the students actively participate in the task)

    S-Success (when the students follow the above expectations they have success! 😊)

    Our students have 20 min. for lunch and 20 min. for recess each day. With this tight schedule, we want to ensure all students have enough time to eat and finish their food. In order to help with this, once students go through the lunch line, we have them sit down and start eating right away at a level 0 which means voices are off. Once all students are seated and have had 5 or so minutes to start eating, we allow the students to move to a voice level 1 which is a whisper. Students can then still have time to eat, but an opportunity to also visit with their classmates. We do encourage students to eat and finish their food first. After about 5 more minutes, we allow students to move to a voice level 2 which is a conversation voice level. We then start dismissing tables, starting with the students that sat down first so all students get the same amount of time to eat.

    We feel that the lunch routine is getting smoother and smoother as time goes on and students are getting more time to eat now that they are familiar with the routine and procedures. 😊




    Parents please remember to review our pick-up and drop-off procedures and our attendance procedures on a regular basis.




Notes from Brooks Harbor Staff

  • From the Principal...

    Posted by Manix Zepeda on 10/5/2018


















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  • Counselor's Corner

    Posted by Kelsey Anderson on 10/2/2018 9:30:00 AM

    Counselor’s Corner


    My name is Kelsey Anderson and I am the School Counselor at Brooks Harbor. I am excited to be here to serve amazing students at such a wonderful school.

    What Is a School Counselor’s Role? School Counselors serve ALL students in the school setting. Our goal is to help ALL students have a successful and positive school experience.

    *Counselors visit each classroom 1-2 times per month to deliver a guidance lesson using Second Step Social Emotional Learning Curriculum and other resources on various topics including School Success, Empathy, Respect, Being Assertive, Anti-Bullying, Managing Emotions, Problem Solving and more!

    *School Counselors facilitate social groups on topics including: Friendship, Anger Management, Following Directions, Problem Solving, etc.

    *School Counselors also meet with students 1:1 to provide social and emotional support as well as skill teaching and re-teaching.

    How Can a Student be Referred to Work with the Counselor?

    Students can be referred by:

    -Parents   -Teachers   -Principal   -Self-referral              


    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Working Together, Mrs. Anderson

    Phone: 701-499-9704


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  • Impacted by the Government Shutdown?

    New guidance from the US Department of Agriculture provides support for families impacted by the shutdown of the federal government. If your family’s income has been cut off due to the shutdown, you are eligible to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch. Information about the Free & Reduced Lunch program, including how to apply, can be found on our website.

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  • No School

    There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019.

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  • Student Success Forum: Social Media

    The third session of a four-part series on student success is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00PM - 8:30PM at Cheney Middle School.

    Join West Fargo Public Schools' administrators and students, West Fargo Police Department, and representatives from various community agencies to get an inside look at how social media impacts the lives of our students and children today. Resources will be shared that will allow families to better understand the risks of the online world and best practices for responsible digital citizenship. Moderated and live broadcasted by AM 1100 The Flag WZFG.

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  • Weather Procedures

    It is that time of year again when weather can alter school day plans. Please review the district's weather procedures to better prepare in the event of a late start, early dismissal, or no school day. In the event of a weather-related closure, all evening activities and facility rentals will be cancelled and the West Fargo Sports Arena and Hulbert Aquatic Center will close.

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  • Building & Trades Program House for Sale

    The West Fargo High School Buildings & Trades Program house is currently being built, but is available now for purchase.

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  • FEET Parent Trainings

    Families of students receiving special education services are invited to attend the following West Fargo Public School's Family Educator Enhancement Trainings (FEET):

    • Introduction to Functional Behavior Assessment & Positive Behavior Support Plans - Thursday, December 6 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM   CANCELLED
    • Picture Communication - Thursday, February 26 from 6:00PM - 7:30PM

    All three trainings will be held at the Leidal Education Center (Room #133), 207 W Main Ave, West Fargo, ND 58078. The Family Educator Enhancement Team (FEET) is designed to assist families who have children with special needs by connecting them to available educational partners. If you wish to attend, please RSVP one week prior to the event. Childcare will be provided.

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