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DEVILS LAKE—Some Devils Lake schools are working to ease the life of a third-grade student with a brain condition. A charity ball entitled "Making Alyvia's Dreams Pawsible" Dec. 21 will support the cost of a service dog for Alyvia Church, who has excess fluid build-up in her brain from hydrocephalus. Church also experiences seizures when sleeping, sometimes causing her body to shut down at night, and this has required her parents' constant vigilance, her mother Bobbi Jo Church said.
NORTHWOOD, N.D.—An eighth-grade class now knows how to use pre-algebra concepts to determine if a person is driving too fast. Students at Northwood Public School spent several weeks using math...
Children's singing filled the Granville Church Saturday in East Grand Forks, drawing a crowd that spilled outside the small building.
Five Grand Forks Public Schools seniors were recently named state nominees for the U.S. Presidential Scholars award, the only school district in North Dakota to have five nominees, according to the district. Red River High School seniors Aidan Matheney, Tai Mosley, Mari Rustebakke, Hannah Tinkler and Central High School senior Dashley Foltz were selected out of 25 others by state School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler for the distinction. Foltz, Matheney, Rustebakke and Tinkler were also nominated by the state Department of Career and Technical Education for the new U.S.
The East Grand Forks School Board took its first steps Monday toward starting a search process for a new district superintendent. Sandy Gundlach, a consultant for the Minnesota School Boards Association, spoke with board members at their Monday meeting and advised them on how to proceed with the process. Superintendent David Pace submitted his resignation at a board meeting earlier this month, saying he was ready to "look elsewhere" after nine years in the district.
GRYGLA, MINN.—A special printer is helping Grygla High School students experiment with future careers. For the first time last year, students learned how to use computer-aided design to print 3-D models, said Isaac Kvasager, science teacher at Grygla Public School.
Last year, Grand Forks teenager Thomas Devine left home to build a new life. A strong academic student, Devine had a clear plan to attend college here after high school but his home life threatened that goal. With an absentee father who also had other problems, he had to leave, he said.
A project by local Catholic school students will keep homeless families warm this winter. Kindergarten students from St. Michael's Elementary, Holy Family-St. Mary's and Sacred Heart schools teamed up for...
Students in Hillsboro, N.D., and other state districts are fundraising this month to help build a school in an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic, according to the state Department...
Nearly 90 percent of Grand Forks high school students graduated last year, a slight uptick from 2013-14, according to an annual district report. Eighty-nine percent of high school students graduated...