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Fergus Falls Public Schools

Superintendent: Mr. Jerry Nessx1010 601 Randolph Ave. ( Google map)
Business Manager: Mark Mastenx1009 Fergus Falls, MN   56537
Personnel Director: Elaine Jahnkex1010 Phone: 218-998-0544 x2000
Curriculum Director: Carri Thompson - x1005 FAX: 1-218-755-5000

 

Secondary School (6-12): Kennedy Secondary School
Principal: Mr. Dean Monkex2002 601 Randolph Ave. (Google map)
Assistant Principal (9-12): Mr. Shane Thielke - x2026 Fergus Falls, MN   56537
Assistant Principal (6-8): Mr. Jon Harrisx2004 Phone: 218-998-0544 x2500
Athletic Director (9-12): Mr. Gary Schulerx2504 FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Athletic Director (7-8): Mr. Shane Thielkex2614
Elementary Schools (K-5): Adams Elementary School
Principal: Mr. Scott Colbeckx1301 301 W. Bancroft (Google map)
Assistant Principal: Mrs Tindy Rundx1401 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1300
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Cleveland Elementary School
919 Northern Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x1400
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
McKinley Elementary School
724 W. Laurel (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x1500
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Area Learning Center: Fergus Falls Area Learning Center
Director: Kristin Tuelx2600 340 Friberg Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0544 x2540
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Early Childhood & McKinley Elementary School
Family Education: 724 W. Laurel (Google map)
Director: Karen Hananx1529 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1500
Community Education & Community Education
Adult Basic Education: 340 Friberg Avenue (Google map)
Director: Mary Mattesonx1601 Phone: 218-998-0544 x1600
FAX: 1-218-755-5000
Special Education Coop: Fergus Falls Area Area Special Education Coop
Administrator: Shannon Ericksonx1004 518 Friberg Ave. (Google map)
Phone: 218-998-0935 x1004
FAX: 1-218-998-0055

Recent Posts

Supt. Ness: Academics, Activities/Fine Arts, and Wellness

At the Fergus Falls Public Schools, our mission is to provide our students with a well-rounded education that will produce productive citizens.  We focus on the students and these three areas – academics, activities/fine arts and wellness; and in this column, I’d like to share how all of these components help students learn.

Academics

Academics are number one in importance – it is why schools exist. In the lower grades, the emphasis is on reading, writing and arithmetic.  Once students can read well, they go from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  As students progress through the grades, additional subjects are offered and required. In their last two high school years, students take courses that interest them and prepare them for their careers.  Throughout their school years, students are using many facets of technology to prepare them for the future.

Activities/Fine Arts

The next component – activities/fine arts – is also very important and supports our academic efforts.  The Minnesota State High School League provides educational opportunities for students through interscholastic athletics and fine arts programs, and provides leadership and support for member schools.

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