Aug
23
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Jeff Fastnacht on 23-08-2012

In the words of a famous super hero side kick – Holy Ketchup Batman!  We have heard from several sources, none of which having contacted us directly, that the absence of ketchup on Tuesdays meal was a problem.  Just to calm everyone’s fear – It was a bother for me too.  In fact, we need to apologize as it was a complete oversight.  With the new changes and wanting to do things just right the kitchen staff just forgot to put it out.  To calm everyone’s fears there will be ketchup on the line for today’s lunch, hotdogs!

Aug
21
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Jeff Fastnacht on 21-08-2012

The 1st day of school is always an exciting time.  The eager faces of seniors ready to push through their last year of education.  All the way down to new kindergarten students clutching the hand of their mom or day as they stride into their new classroom.  Today, was our first day for 2012-2013 and it was good.  It is wonderful to see all the smiling faces, new book bags, and eager students excited to reconnect with old friends.  Today was our first day of school – IT WAS GOOD!

Aug
11
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Jeff Fastnacht on 11-08-2012

This blog post about the fallacy of grades and grades inherent inability to measure all things is worth reading.  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201108/the-fallacy-good-grades

Aug
11
Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Jeff Fastnacht on 11-08-2012

The cool of morning is back in the air, stores are filled with spiral bound notebooks, and young men are again putting on their helmets so it must be back to school time.  I want to welcome everyone back to Ellendale Public School.  All the faculty and staff  wish you the very best as you prepare to send your children off to school again.

For those entering the hallways I wish you the very best, and challenge you to reach your highest potential.  Education is more vital to success than it has ever been.  If your future goal is to manage the family farm, provide nursing care, or work with advanced fiber optic networks each require a deeper knowledge than ever before.  The foundation to that understanding is a solid high school education that will enable you to succeed in some form of higher education.  So use your time and efforts to their maximum potential this year.  I would also challenge each of you to consider returning to your hometown or rural North Dakota to share you knowledge and talents once your education is complete.  In each of the examples above are options you have within Ellendale, and there are many more.  So strive to do your best, be your best, and then return those talents to the community that is so proud of you.

I would like to welcome a few new faces to the Ellendale School family.  Darci Moch – will be teaching at the Maple River Elementary School.  Mrs. Moch lives in Edgeley and last year taught in Medina.  Theresa Miller – will be helping students in the elementary school as an instructional aide.  Becky Middlestead – will be working as an aide within the special education department and also assisting students in the elementary school.  Laura Hoffman – is also working as an aide in the elementary school and is also the wife of Mr. Hoffman.  Lastly, I would like to welcome Dan Blondo who is working as the new custodian in the elementary school.

Again, welcome back everyone!