West Fargo High School News
West Fargo High School Key Club attended their District Convention this past weekend and brought home awards.
Alexis Wohl, Distinguished President
Tiana Floan, Distinguished Vice President
Haleigh Lehfeldt, Distinguished Secretary
Fardossa Hassan, Distinguished Publisher
The Key Club was also recognized with a first place for their single service project, which was Feed My Starving Children. This is an award we are very proud of and are so thankful for all of the help from the students and staff at West Fargo High. Other awards included second place for the District Theme Award, third place for the Major Emphasis Award, a first place in the poster. Competition and a spirit award as well. Tn addition to competitions, the students attended leadership training and participated in service projects.
Thank you to everyone who supported us this year. We look forward to another amazing year to come.
Classroom attendance is extremely important for academic success. Families are encouraged to take vacations during school breaks so students will not miss large amounts of class time. Students must not be absent more than 10 times from each semester course in which they are enrolled if they are to receive credit that will count toward graduation. View the “ATTENDANCE POLICY” section of the WFHS Packer Planner Student Handbook for details and exceptions.
Attendance Phone Line: 701-356-2050
Option 1 Attendance A-K
Option 2 Attendance L-Z
- A parent or guardian must call the office for a student’s absence due to illness or appointment. No emails or texts.
- Call by 9:00AM whenever possible
- Call for an Admit Pass for student check-in
- Call for a Blue Dismissal Pass for student check-out
- At the high school, students are expected to pick up their blue pass prior to the time they need to leave and are responsible to give that pass to their teacher and leave at the proper time. We do not call students out of class unless emergent, as it is disruptive to the learning environment.
- Automated messages are sent to Parent/Guardian 1 & 2 cell phone and email at 10:30AM & 4:00PM for classes marked “Unverified” by teacher.
- Teachers mark students "Unverified" when they are absent from class. Attendance marks students "Excused" when they are notified by parents.
- Call to report absence if you forgot
- Verify with teacher if they should be in school. Parent Portal
- Full attendance policy is in the Student Handbook
NMSI’s College Readiness Program supports nine student study sessions (3 per subject) in AP math, science, and English. Student study sessions are critical to student success on the AP exam. Below are the nine AP study session dates for the 2018-2019 school year. Please mark these dates on your calendar. All study sessions start at 8:00AM.
10/6 – English – West Fargo High
11/3 – Math – North High
11/17 – Science – Fargo South
12/1 – English – Sheyenne High
1/12 – Math – Fargo South
1/26 – Science – West Fargo High
2/23 – English – North High School
3/23 – Science – Sheyenne High
4/6 – Math – Sheyenne High
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Online registration is coming to West Fargo Public Schools! Look for further details and communications to be sent to families later this spring as we prepare for implementing the process for next year.
High School & Middle School Names
At the March 11 regularly-scheduled meeting, the School Board voted 6 - 1 in favor of naming the district's third middle school Heritage Middle School. The new middle school will open for the 2020-2021 school year and will serve students from Legacy Elementary School, Horace Elementary School, and Deer Creek Elementary School. Heritage Middle School will be located at 6350 76th Ave S, Horace, ND 58047. The School Board also voted 4 - 3 in favor of naming the district's third high school West Fargo Horace High School. The new high school will open for the 2021-2022 school year and will serve students from Heritage Middle School. The official address for Horace High School is to be determined, but it will be within the city limits of Horace, on the same campus as Heritage Middle School.
The Momo challenge is the latest online ‘challenge' that has understandably caused many parents concern. Although there have been lots of media stories in the last week, there is no verified evidence that this ‘challenge’ has caused harm to children, and more recent investigations have found it to be fake news. Despite this, it is clear that it is causing distress among parents and children.
The Momo character — the disfigured face attached to a bird’s body — was, in fact, a prop named ‘Mother Bird’ made in Japan three years ago for an art exhibition. It was claimed that the Momo challenge was ‘played’ over WhatsApp. The Momo character allegedly asked would-be participants to contact ‘her’ and do a series of challenges — the final challenge being suicide.
Although the Momo challenge is now being reported as a hoax, the reports, warnings, and disturbing images could still cause distress to children. It’s important that parents talk to their children about it. The best way to start is to ask a general question about whether they have seen anything online that upset or worried them. Explain that there are often things that happen online that can be misleading or frightening and that some things are designed to get a lot of attention. Parents need to follow their child’s lead — introducing a worrying subject to a child who isn’t familiar with it might lead them to investigate. On the other hand, avoiding mentioning it won’t provide a chance for a good discussion. Take your child’s lead and whatever you decide about overtly talking about these kinds of topics, make sure that they know that contacting strangers and doing anything at all that they are asked to do online or off that makes them feel scared, worried or uncomfortable is not OK.
West Fargo Public Schools will hold kindergarten preregistration from 4:00PM - 7:00PM on Monday, March 25 and Tuesday, March 26.
With the exception of Deer Creek Elementary School, all families go to their neighborhood school to preregister. Deer Creek Elementary School families should preregister at Legacy Elementary School.
Each registered child must provide a copy of a current immunization record and proof of identity (birth certificate, visa, I-94, or other government-issued ID). Preregistration is still possible without these documents.
Children must be five years old on, or before, July 31, 2019 to attend kindergarten in 2019-2020.
If you do not know which school your child will attend, enter your address online at www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/registration. Preregistration is an opportunity for parents to complete the necessary paperwork; students need not attend. Students and families will be invited back to meet staff and tour the schools at August's Back to School Night.
New Middle School & High School Transition Plan
At the February 11 School Board meeting, the Board approved the grade level transition plan recommended by the Strategic Transition task force:
- 6th-9th grade students to attend the new middle school in 2020-2021
- 9th-10th grade students at the new high school in 2021-2022, 9th-11th grade students in 2022-2023, and 9th-12th grade students in 2023-2024