District News

  • WFPS Set to Graduate 756 Learners

    With the district’s four graduation ceremonies scheduled for this week, West Fargo Public Schools is set to graduate 756 learners in the class of 2024.

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  • Penberthy Named Special Education Coordinator

    It is with great pleasure that Ms. Rachel Kjonaas, Director of Special Education, announces that Mr. Coltyn Penberthy has accepted the position of Special Education Coordinator for West Fargo Public Schools.   

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  • Svor Named Transition Specialist

    It is with great pleasure that Ms. Rachel Kjonaas, Director of Special Education, announces that Ms. Jami Svor has accepted the position of Transition Specialist for West Fargo Public Schools.   

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  • The West Fargo Sheyenne Sinfonia Orchestra Named 2024 Governor’s Official State Band

    The North Dakota Office of the Governor announced the West Fargo Sheyenne Sinfonia Orchestra as the 2024 Governors Official State Band. 

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  • Blake Receives District's Professional Licensed Staff of the Year Award

    Surrounded by colleagues, friends, and family at a surprise ceremony this morning, a West Fargo Public Schools’ teacher was honored with the district’s prestigious staff award. Mendi Blake, a teacher at West Fargo High School, was awarded the 2024 – 2025 Professional/Licensed Staff of the Year Award.

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  • Sjolin Nelson Receives District's Administrative Staff of the Year Award

    Surrounded by colleagues, friends, and family at a surprise ceremony this afternoon, a West Fargo Public Schools’ Principal was honored with the district’s prestigious staff award. Jody Sjolin Nelson, a Principal for South Elementary School, was awarded the 2024 – 2025 Administrative Staff of the Year Award.

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  • Hannasch Named Behavioral Health & Wellness Coordinator

    It is with great pleasure that Ms. Annie Richards, Director of Behavioral Health & Wellness, announces that Mr. Ben Hannasch has accepted the position of Behavioral Health & Wellness Coordinator for West Fargo Public Schools.  

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  • Horace High School Theatre Takes Top Honors

    Horace Theatre takes top honors at the NDHSAA State Class 'A' One-Act Play competition with their entry, FAILURE: A LOVE STORY by Philip Dawkins.  WFPS learners, Becca Smith and Sara Utley were recognized as superior performers from Horace HS.  It is the second year in a row that the program has been recognized as the best in the state following their first program win in 2023.

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  • Fischer Named Principal at Independence Elementary School

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, announces that Mrs. Kaye Fischer has accepted the position of Principal at Independence Elementary School.

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  • Nelson Named Principal at Harwood Elementary School

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, announces that Ms. Meghan Nelson has accepted the position of Principal at Harwood Elementary School.

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  • Urness Named Principal at Horace Elementary School

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, announces that Mrs. Ericka Urness has accepted the position of Principal at Horace Elementary School.

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  • Arellano Receives District's Classified Staff of the Year Award

    Surrounded by colleagues, friends, and family at a surprise ceremony this morning, a West Fargo Public Schools’ paraprofessional was honored with the district’s prestigious staff award. Caroline Arellano, a paraprofessional at Osgood Elementary School, was awarded the 2024 – 2025 Classified Staff of the Year Award.

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  • Horace High School Back-to-Back EDC Speech Champions

    Horace High School Speech Team won its second straight EDC Regional Speech Tournament which was held at West Fargo High School. Some of the many highlights include Mercy Johnson and Reese Richard championing both of their events, Maggie Dick, Corinne Schmidt, and Jordan Graves all Co-Championing Speech to Inform. 

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  • Several WFPS Learners Earn Academic All-State

    The North Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals announced that the 2024 North Dakota Academic All-State Teams have been selected.  13 West Fargo Public School learners earn 2024 North Dakota Academic All-State Team Honors.

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  • Willow Park Elementary School Recognized as High-Performing

    West Fargo Public Schools is happy to announce Willow Park Elementary has been recognized as a High-Performance Title I program by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI). This award recognizes Title I programs that will serve as a model to highlight “what’s working” for making progress toward North Dakota’s accountability measures by demonstrating growth, closing achievement gaps, and improving graduation rates.

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  •  Trophy Case of LEGO league at Freedom Elementary

    Freedom Elementary Team Qualifies for World LEGO Competition

    The team named Digital Artists from Freedom Elementary have received the Champion’s Award at the North Dakota FIRST LEGO League State Championship held at the University of North Dakota.

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  • West Fargo Police Department's School Resource Officer Todd Pearson Elected to NASRO Region 8 Director

    The West Fargo Police Department and West Fargo Public Schools are happy to announce School Resource Officer (SRO) Todd Pearson has been elected as the Region 8 Director encompassing MI, MN, NE, ND, SD, and WI, for a three-year term. SRO Pearson will begin the role in July 2024. 

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  • Community High School Counselor Awarded North Dakota Secondary School Counselor of the Year

    West Fargo, ND – (February 9th, 2024) – The North Dakota School Counselor Association has selected West Fargo Community High School & Alternative Middle School Counselor Chris Potter as the recipient of the North Dakota Secondary School Counselor of the Year Award. Potter was one of about 20 counselors across the state that were nominated.

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  • Horace Back-to-Back State Debate Champions

    West Fargo, ND – (February 9th, 2024) – Horace Forensics is proud to announce a Championship in Debate for the 2023-24 School Year. This is Horace's fifth fine art State Championship in the last year and a half.

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  • Sheyenne Debaters Qualify for Nationals

    West Fargo, ND – (February 9th, 2024) – Sheyenne debaters and juniors at Sheyenne High School Reagan Koppelman and Jonah Follingstad competed at the National Speech and Debate Association's North Dakota Roughrider District Tournament and nationally qualified in Public Forum Debate.

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