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WORK-BASED LEARNING SPOTLIGHT: Liv Herzberg

May 12, 2021

Liv Herzberg participated in the Work-based Learning program this spring. She did her internship with Partnership for Health in the area of mental well-being. Liv worked with Leah Jesser, Otter Tail County Public Health’s Health Educator and facilitator of the regional Thrive mental well-being program. Liv was able to use the knowledge she gained in working with Leah to share with middle school students ways in which they could improve their own well-being.

As part of the WBL program, students were asked to do a leadership project to benefit others and also to build personal leadership skills. For her leadership project, Liv met with her school counselor, Mrs. Lage, and asked about mental well-being programs in the school. Mrs. Lage said that mental well-being programming is usually taught as a unit during Health or FACS classes. There is not a specific program that the entire school follows to enhance student mental well-being. However, she found out that we do have a few resources in place to help students including the REACH class, our school counselors, and other mental health professionals. This year, due to COVID-19, many students took advantage of the counselors having their doors open to address stress related to COVID-19. A mental well-being focus in the school is important because of the increasing numbers of mental health concerns. Liv has personally witnessed students this year being more isolated and down. She feels that the students at the school would benefit greatly from having a mental well-being program in the school. Some ideas for the school could include creating a student-led committee to lead well-being activities, continuing the student council “awareness” activities, or having a senior do a school-wide well-being project for their senior project. Liv concluded that having a mental well-being program promoted by the school might allow students to feel more comfortable talking about their concerns and seeking help if needed. This interview also opened Liv’s eyes to the planning behind programs and the reason why programs don't always work out. The awareness of mental health problems brought to light through this internship is something she will never forget as she pursues a career in the medical field. Hopefully the ideas put forth by Liv will result in positive change in the years to come.

Spring Band Concert Information

May 5, 2021

High School Band Families,

We are pleased to inform you that we will be performing our Spring Band Concert on Wednesday, May 19th in the auditorium. The night will be split into two performances in order to accommodate four guests per student. Additional guests will be asked to watch the livestream on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/fergusfallsmusic).

6:00 PM

Performances by Jazz Ensemble & Concert Band

7:30 PM

Performances by Symphonic Winds & Wind Ensemble

There will be a brief awards ceremony immediately following the 7:30pm concert.

Students are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes early dressed in all black (with the exception of Wind Ensemble and seniors who will wear their maroon pullover).

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing our music with you!

Sincerely,

Scott Kummrow & Joshua McGowan

Summer Nutrition Program

May 3, 2021

Get free bulk meals this summer for your children 18 and under regardless of income, enrollment or meal status, to prepare at home.

For more information and registration, visit our Food Services website: foodservices.fergusotters.org

Fishing Team registration opens

March 3, 2021

Registration is now open for anyone interested in the Fergus Falls HS Fishing Team. Our team is open to Fergus Falls students currently in grades 7-12. If you're in 6th grade, you would have to wait until next summer. Our season runs throughout the summer and consists of 7-10 events in the evenings. If you have a desire to get out on the water, come join us! Registration closes March 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Ethan Soland at 218-234-1495 or esoland@fergusotters.org

Register HERE.

High School Tutoring Available

Updated February 3, 2021

Attention High School Parents and Students: Tutoring is available!

The KSS Media Center will be open from 3:20-4:30 (M-Th), 3:20-4:00 pm (F) after school for any high school students that want to come in for a place to study, complete assignments, with tutoring available as well.

High School Saturday School is also available for any HS students that want tutoring assistance from 8:30 am until 11:00 am. Several High School Adult Tutors will be available, so please report to the KSS Media Center to check in. Students will be directed to a high school classroom for assistance.

Here's an excellent tutorial that can help students and families be more successful in online learning. We encourage EVERYONE to watch!

Distance-Hybrid Learning Help.mov

FFHS Announces Triple A Award Winners

The Fergus Falls High School would like to congratulate Noah Tarczon and Ellie Andersen for being selected as the 2020-2021 Triple A nominees. The Triple A Award honors high school seniors throughout the state who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and who participate in Minnesota State High School League sponsored athletic and fine arts activities. Both applications were sent on to compete against 16 other schools in Region 8AA.


The top two award finishers from each region will be invited to a recognition banquet in March where four statewide Triple ‘A’ Award winners will be announced. All finalists will also participate in an on-court ceremony during the Class AA Championship game of the Boys Basketball State Tournament. Statewide winners from Class A and Class AA schools will also receive a four year $1,000 scholarship.


FFHS is very excited to announce that Ellie Andersen was selected as the female Triple A representative from Region 8AA! This means Ellie is now in the top 8 in the state and will move on to compete statewide with Class AA.

Noah Tarczon

Noah has a career GPA of 3.938 while taking over 10 college and AP courses. He has participated in both digital design and pottery and finished 2nd for his digital artwork in a school wide competition. Noah has also participated in hockey and tennis. He plans on studying computer science at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering.


Ellie Andersen

Ellie has a career GPA of 3.986 while also taking 9 college courses. She has been involved with Band and Choir and participated in solo/ensemble and large group contests. Ellie has been a varsity hockey player since 8th grade and a varsity soccer player since 9th grade. She is a Captain in both sports and has earned All-Conference honors multiple times. She competed as a sophomore on the 2019 Girls Hockey State Tournament team, winning the Consolation Championship. Ellie is undecided on where she will attend college but plans to continue her education and hockey career at the collegiate level.