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  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Back to School Information for Parents   2 days, 9 hours ago · View

    Thumbnail The beginning of August is here and with that is the planning for back to school for many parents.  School is almost a month away yet many events are coming up quickly as you prepare for this special time.  Here is a list of important dates and activities for parents. Aug 10th – 14th is [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Welcome Back   2 days, 10 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailIt always warms my heart to receive the little plump envelope from NDHSAA each year.  I open it was anxious excitement knowing that I have some studying to do, and that the season is just around the corner.  Welcome back everyone.  Hope each of you had a wonderful off season and that you are ready to [...]

  • tamara-j-uselman wrote a new blog post: Wise Advice from Mary Hill   1 week, 6 days ago · View

    I will miss Mary Hill, retired BHS Assistant Principal, this school year. One of many pearls of wisdom Mary framed include, “Every kid has a back story. Every one.” She mentioned this in response to staff person saying, “Had I known what this child was going through, I would have responded differently”. Mary’s sage advice [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: Hello I am New Here!   2 weeks, 5 days ago · View

    ThumbnailI have always been comfortable with change.  Change is constant in our daily lives and pace of change just seems to be getting faster and faster each passing year.  Yet, this year.. thus summer… Change is happening at Ellendale School in a wave. That wave is a tsunami of new teaching faculty and support staff all [...]

  • pam-brown wrote a new blog post: Pipeline to Innovation   1 month, 1 week ago · View

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    October 5-6, 2015
    Don Wettrick-Keynote
    Grand International Hotel
    Minot, ND
    (Check back as details develop)

  • pam-brown wrote a new blog post: NDATL Call for Directors   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    This Fall, the NDATL Board of Directors will have two vacancies.  We need two directors; one director for the NW Region and one director for the SE Region.

    The NW Region is comprised of the following counties: Divide, Burke, Renville, Bottineau, Pierce, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Williams, McKenzie, McLean, Sheridan, Wells
    The SE Region is comprised of these counties: [...]

  • Sarah Mcfadden wrote a new blog post: Vocabulary without Worksheets   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Summer is a great time to work on organizing my education related resources, finally digging into the tweets I’ve marked as a favorite and the websites I’ve bookmarked. As I was going through my tweet favorites I found one which fits perfectly into Dr. Marcia Tate’s 20 Strategies/Techniques to Engage the Brain. The article is on Scholastic.com [...]

  • Sarah Mcfadden wrote a new blog post: Stop the Shouting   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    On June 15 and 16 over 170 ND educators attended a two day workshop with Dr. Marcia Tate . Day 1 was ” Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites ” and day 2 was  ” Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites .”  During both days Marcia used a variety of Attention Grabbers to bring everyone back after discussion activities. I found some of the ones [...]

  • tamara-j-uselman wrote a new blog post: 2015 Lesson Learned   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    After having been involved in dozens and dozens of high school graduations, I still find every single ceremony profoundly meaningful. Each year, I stand witness to another group of people’s belief in education, in their children, in themselves, in a rite of passage from “school kid” to a “young adult ready to take on college, [...]

  • kari-wilson posted an update:   2 months ago · View

    This is my attempt at starting as a reflective teacher.

  • rebecca.taylor wrote a new blog post: Have a great summer   2 months ago · View

    Ready for summer reading. Reading is one of the best ways to maintain the skills that your students worked so hard all school year to gain. Take advantage of the James River Library System Summer Reading program which begins June 1. Students from kindergarten to going to be seniors in high school can take advantage [...]

  • Jeff Fastnacht wrote a new blog post: How Is Your Vacation?   2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThis time of year always makes me smile. In good clean fun, I am sure, every time I enter Cenex or other places in town someone will surely ask me how I am liking my time off.  I understand their jab and again it is in clean fun.  But, I thought maybe some don’t understand what [...]

  • kristeen.monson wrote a new blog post: Final Review Packet   2 months, 1 week ago · View

  • tamara-j-uselman wrote a new blog post: Living in a Tech Rich World   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    I attended a night class last night. Online. In a vehicle. From Bismarck to Fargo. While it would not be my first choice to take a class via IVAN versus taking a class in person, and it would not be my second choice to attend a class in a moving vehicle, my other choices would [...]

  • kristeen.monson wrote a new blog post: Thurs 5-21   2 months, 1 week ago · View

  • Colin Mangold wrote a new blog post: Mangold Lesson Plans (Week 38) 5/26/2014-5/30/2014   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    —Finals Week— Monday 2) U.S. History – No School 4) Gov’t/PDP – No School 5) 8th Grade Social Studies – No School 6) 7th Grade Social Studies – No School 7) World History – No School   Tuesday 2) U.S. History – Final @ 12:30 4) Gov’t/PDP – No Class 5) 8th Grade Social Studies – Study Period 6) 7th Grade Social Studies – No Class 7) World [...]

  • kristeen.monson wrote a new blog post: Wed 5-20   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

  • Alan J. Peterson wrote a new blog post: Julius: My Path to a SMART Choice   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    My middle name is Julius. I mention my middle name not to allude to Ceasar, but to connect myself to my great grandfather Julius Peterson and through him to this piece of writing. He homesteaded a quarter section of land in southeastern North Dakota. My brother currently resides on that same quarter section and lives [...]

  • Colin Mangold wrote a new blog post: 2016 Washington D.C. Trip Fundraiser   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    We are currently holding a fundraiser through Schwans to raise money for our trip in June 2016.  Use this link  https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/20646-2016-washington-dc-trip/fundraisers to visit our campaign page and a percentage of your order will be donated back to us.  If you select Mr. Mangold, your donation will go to the entire group. You can also donate to [...]

  • deb-boser wrote a new blog post: May Kindergarten Blog   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Kindergarten News Summer is right around the corner! The kindergarten students are finishing their study of the alphabet as we begin working with the letter Zz. We have also worked with learning sight words and reading small booklets. It would be a great idea to continue to work on the sounds of the letters through [...]

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