District News

  • 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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    Ingstad Earns National Speech & Debate Association’s 1st Diamond Coach Award

    West Fargo, ND – (February 2nd, 2024) – West Fargo High School Congress, Speech, and Debate Coach, Abby Ingstad, has been honored with the 1st Diamond Coach Award for her outstanding commitment and experience in coaching by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).

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  •  Coach Nathan Kurtti

    Kurtti Earns National Speech & Debate Association’s 1st Diamond Coach Award

    West Fargo, ND – (January 12th, 2024) – Sheyenne High School Speech and Debate Coach, Nathan Kurtti, has been honored with the 1st Diamond Coach Award for his outstanding commitment and experience in coaching by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).

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  •  Horace High Student Congree

    Horace High School Back-to-Back State Congress Champions

    Horace High School’s Student Congress returned from the North Dakota High School Activities Association’s State Student Congress with its second state congress championship, and fourth fine art championship since the start of the 2022-23 school year. Horace High School went on to win the North Dakota National Qualifier for Congress for the second year in a row.

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    Sheyenne High School Student Congress Finishes Season as State Runners-Up

    Sheyenne High School’s Student Congress returned from the North Dakota High School Activities Association’s State Student Congress as State Runners-Up.

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  •  WFPS Staff Member Greening

    WFPS Educator Named Dakota TESOL Teacher of the Year

    West Fargo Public Schools is proud to announce that Julianne Greening was named as the Dakota Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teacher of the Year at the 2023 annual Dakota TESOL conference held in Sioux Falls, SD this year. Dakota TESOL offers this award to an educator who demonstrates excellence in teaching, developing instructional materials or designing novel approaches to teaching English Learners.

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  • WFPS Educator Named The Arc Teacher of the Year

    West Fargo Public Schools is proud to announce that Jennifer Rossow was named the Arc Teacher of the Year at the annual Arc banquet. Ms. Rossow received the award for the exceptional instruction and service she provides to her learners at Horace Elementary School. The Arc offers this award to recognize a teacher who has demonstrated excellence in teaching students with intellectual disabilities. 

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  • WFPS Business Manager Receives ND Education Award

    At the ND Council of Educational Leaders (NDCEL) Fall Conference last week, West Fargo Public Schools Business Manager Levi Bachmeier was honored with the NDCEL RaeAnn Kelsch Outstanding Special Service to Education award. This award is meant to honor a person that exemplifies extraordinary contributions to education in the state of North Dakota, especially when that work provides a statewide positive impact.

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  • Sheyenne High School English Teacher Receives Literary Scholarship

    West Fargo Public Schools is proud to announce that Mallory Morris has been awarded the 2023 Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship by the North Dakota Council of Teachers of English.

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  • Freedom Elementary's Schaefer Named Psychologist of the Year

    West Fargo Public Schools is proud to announce that Terese Schaefer of Freedom Elementary was named the North Dakota School Psychologist of the Year at the annual North Dakota Association of School Psychologists (NDASP) conference. The award is given in recognition of outstanding performance in the delivery of school psychological services.

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    Hulbert Aquatic Center To Host USA Swimming Futures Championship

    As one of only five facilities selected to host a USA Swimming Futures Championship meet this year, the Hulbert Aquatic Center, in cooperation with the West Fargo Flyers, will host the meet July 26-29th. Around 600 athletes from 39 states will be represented at this event, with a projected economic impact of more than $1,000,000 on the local economy. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. 

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  • Borgmann Named Assistant Principal at South Elementary

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, and Jody Sjolin Nelson, Principal at South Elementary, announce that Matthew Borgmann has accepted the position of Assistant Principal at South Elementary.

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  • Liberty Middle Schoolers Named National Finalists

    The National Speech and Debate Association’s (NSDA) annual middle school national tournament was held June 11-16 in Phoenix, Arizona. Abhi Kotala was awarded National Runner-Up in Humorous Interpretation, and Norah Casas was awarded National 6th Place in Mixed Extemp Speaking. Eighth graders Norah Casas and Abhi Kotala and seventh grader Avni Banerjee traveled to Phoenix with coach Krista Hulderman to compete at the first in-person NSDA National Middle School Tournament since 2019 due to the pandemic. In 2022, Abhi Kotala competed virtually.

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  • Dr.  Joe Leggio

    Dr. Leggio Named Assistant Director of Special Education

    It is with great pleasure that Ms. Rachel Kjonaas, Director of Special Education, announces that Dr. Joseph Leggio Ph.D. has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Special Education.

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  • Choate and Brown Named Assistant Principals in Packer Feeder System

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent; Tom Gruchow, Eastwood Elementary School Principal; and Chris Kalsow, Westside Elementary School Principal, announce the hiring of Assistant Principals at two West Fargo Public Schools elementary schools. Nicole Choate has accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Eastwood Elementary School and Jessica Brown has accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Westside Elementary School. 

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  • Fischer Named Assistant Principal at Independence Elementary School

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

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    Midthun Named Assistant Principal at Legacy Elementary School

    It is with great pleasure that Dr. Rachael Agre, Elementary Assistant Superintendent, and Dr. Erin Spies, Legacy Elementary School Principal, announce that Chelsea Midthun has accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Legacy Elementary School.

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