Fergus Falls Public Schools
Junior Envirothon teams place 1st and 2nd
October 3, 2019
Congratulations to the Gold Team who placed 1st in the Junior Envirothon yesterday! The team included Beck Leitch (8), Logan Rott (8), Milton Tungseth (8), Brady Metcalf (8) and Carson Barry (6).
And....congrats to Team Black who placed 2nd! This team included Ahlea Mouser (8), Neveah Anderson (8), Holly Gutzmer (8) Kristin Connelly (8) and Micah Mouser (6).
There were a total of 33 teams from Ottertail County participating. Go Otters!!
Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch
October 9, 2019
As if Turkey Gravy day isn't special enough, today was EXTRA special at McKinley School, where students experienced the "Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch", celebrating good nutrition and locally sourced apples.
The McKinley food services team of Marsha Johnson, Vicki Muchow and Angela Erickson did a terrific job of decorating the cafeteria to match the theme! Otto the Otter and a farmer completed the look!
Some of the kindergartners confirmed that apples are also useful in removing loose teeth.
First Place Gold Team
Beck Leitch (8), Logan Rott (8), Milton Tungseth (8), Brady Metcalf (8) and Carson Barry (6)
2nd Place Black Team
Ahlea Mouser (8), Neveah Anderson (8), Holly Gutzmer (8) Kristin Connelly (8) and Micah Mouser (6)
Supt. News - Week of September 2, 2019
Supt. Jeff Drake
The Fergus Falls Public Schools 2019-2020 school year is officially underway amid blue skies and glorious sunshine! It is exciting to have students back in the building again and we look forward to a great year ahead.
“Can our school be so welcoming, so inviting, and so comfortable that every person who walks through our doors believes they are going to have an amazing experience?” from How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Ian Pumpian. As a staff, each of us is committed to creating an environment that will support all students in reaching their potential. That means that we will establish high expectations, hold each other and our students accountable, and provide the necessary support and guidance to students. We will also celebrate our successes.
Middle School Yearbooks on sale now!
The grades 5-8 yearbook is now on sale. Order by October 4th for the special early-bird rate of just $30 PLUS a free icon!
From Oct. 4th-31st it's S30 but NO icon; and after that it is $35.
Head to JostensYearbooks.com to order!
GALLERY: Otter Adventures students study agriculture
This week Otter Adventures journeyed through the world of agriculture! Students explored plants, animals, machinery and how they all are important in our daily lives. Our friends from Trowbridge Creek Zoo shared their petting zoo, and RDO Equipment Co. shared their knowledge on the the different types of machinery. Students enjoyed the experience!
Two Fergus Falls students earn poster awards
This year for Bike to School Day (May 8, 2019), Minnesota Safe Routes to School held their fourth annual Bike to School Day Poster Contest, sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School, Quality Bicycle Products, and Dero.
The contest asked students to create a poster that shows how bicycling makes them feel.
Fergus Falls students placed first and third in the Kindergarten - Third Grade category! The first place winner is Connor H, a 2nd grader, and the third place winner is Lijila J, a 3rd grader.
Winners will receive a Quality Bicycle Products prize pack full of bicycle related gear to get rolling.
In 2018, a Fergus Falls student was also a winner - 4th grader Olivia J. who won first place in the 4th-8th grade category.
Winning posters from 2019 and 2018 can be seen at: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/mnsaferout…/…/poster_contest.html.
First Place: Connor H., grade 2
Third Place: Lijila J., grade 3
Ms. Weisel's class has special pen-pals
May 24, 2019
This spring, Ms. Weisel's first grade class was very fortunate to have had pen pals in Carlos, MN. There was a special connection to this class: the teacher in Carlos is Ms. Weisel's mom!
Through technology they were able to meet their pen-pals "face to face" from the comforts of their own classroom.
This photo shows our Carlos pen pal friends, with Ms. Weisel's Adams School students on the big screen.
Design II students pay it forward
Design II students presented Kristin Bye (Ottertail Public Health Nurse) with tummy time blankets for their Family Home Visiting Programs. These bright, stimulating blankets are used as a teaching tool for families of new babies.
Nurses like Kristin visit the new families and take the time to teach them about the importance of tummy time for their little ones. Kristin stressed how important it is that babies get time to strengthen their core and their necks as they grow by spending time playing on their stomachs.
Fabric was donated to the class by Kristin Rowlan.