Community wins music award


For the third time (2004, 2011, 2016), the community of Fergus Falls has been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

This is an incredible honor! Some representatives from Schmitt Music presented the award to the music staff and to the community at the school board meeting on Monday, May 23rd.

Fergus Falls joins 476 districts across the nation in receiving this prestigious award in 2016. The other communities chosen from Minnesota in 2016 include Anoka-Hennepin, Maple Grove, Elk River, Minnetonka and Mounds View.

The school district’s music faculty includes Joni Wasberg, Geralyn Lyseng, Dawn Howe, Everett Jacobson, Janel Trosvig, Valerie Johnson, Michelle Danielson, Laurie Strom, Craig Peterson, Scott Kummrow, Josh McGowan and Denise Wiese.award


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Supt. Ness: Senior recognition banquet held

On Monday, May 2, Fergus Falls High School held their annual Senior Recognition Banquet.  I would like to thank Gary Schuler and Sue Thorsen for organizing the outstanding event. During this banquet, awards and scholarships were presented and highlighted in the information below. Read more ›

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Special Education Parent Advisory meeting to be held

If your child is receiving special education, the Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative (member districts are Ashby, Battle Lake, Breckenridge, Campbell-Tintah, Fergus Falls, Pelican Rapids, Rothsay and Underwood Schools) is holding a meeting on Tuesday, June 7th at 1:00 to overview topics associated with your child’s special education programming.
Prior attendance is not required.  Please join us!
This meeting will last one hour and will be held at the Fergus Falls Area Special Education Cooperative’s Conference Room (518 Friberg Avenue in Fergus Falls) at the Roosevelt Education Center.
It is your child’s summer vacation so please be comfortable in bringing your child/children with you to this meeting.
Please contact Sandy Kitzman at 218-998-0935 for more information or directions to the meeting location.
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7th graders attend Writers’ Conference


These 7th graders attended the Young Writers’ Conference on Tuesday at MState.

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Supt. Ness: Dorn, Juven named Distinguished Alumni

At the May 2nd Senior Recognition Program, the 544 Education Foundation named Larry Dorn and Carrol Juven the 2016 Distinguished Alumni. Congratulations to both of them on receiving this honor!

Larry Dorn, financial advisor and CEO of Dorn & Co. Inc., is a sixth-generation resident of Fergus Falls and a 1960 graduate of the Fergus Falls High School. Dorn’s work in his father’s hardware store sparked his interest in business, and while in his twenties he purchased the securities firm that became Dorn & Company, Inc. He was recognized as one of the nation’s ten outstanding brokers by Registered Rep Magazine and inducted into Research Magazine’s Broker Hall of Fame. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his college alma mater, St. Cloud State University. Dorn has served in leadership roles at First Lutheran Church, the Fergus Falls Chamber of Commerce and Lake Region Healthcare Foundation, where he played a role in raising $10 million for the Cancer Care and Research Center. Read more ›

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