MIGHTY OAKS: HOW A SMALL GRANT IN NORTH DAKOTA IS MAKING BIG CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

We are always amazed at the work accomplished by our Grants in Place award recipients, but a recent report from our Lisbon, North Dakota grantee Kerri Zahrbock really impressed us – it is amazing what one teacher can do with a small amount of resources and initiative. Ms. Zahrbock’s $300 Community Mentorship grant focused on placing high…

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Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security…

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Lisbon Public Schools Endowment Fund

In 2017, the Lisbon Public Schools established the Lisbon Public Schools Endowment Fund through the North Dakota Community Foundation. It is a permanent endowment fund and earnings from the fund are given as grants, scholarships or gifts to support the intent of the gift. You can also give to our Lisbon Public Schools Non-Endowment Fund, which can be earmarked…

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New School Immunization Requirements January 1, 2018

Dear Parents: This letter is to inform you that beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the North Dakota Department of Health School Immunization Requirements have been updated to require a second dose of  meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for students entering eleventh or twelfth grade. This means your current tenth or eleventh grade student will need proof…

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North Dakota Students Remain at Risk for Health-Related Behaviors

North Dakota Students Remain at Risk for Health-Related Behaviors  State Youth Risk Survey Results Released BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 5, 2017 — State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said Tuesday that a newly published survey of North Dakota high school student health behavior revealed positive trends in several areas. “The results clearly show we are moving in the right…

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Why Early Childhood Education is so Important

Article from the Great Falls Tribune, published on October 28, 2017 You may be wondering what all the fuss is about child care, preschool and early childhood education. After all, education doesn’t really start until children enter kindergarten, right? Actually children start learning even before birth and can recognize their mother’s voice. A child’s brain…

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University of Nebraska Study: Strong Parent-Teacher Ties Drive Positive Outcomes for Rural Children

Full article posted on University of Nebraska Center For Research on Children, Youth, Families & Schools When parents and teachers work together, student behavior improves, along with their academic and social skills, according to a recent CYFS study. Using the research-based program known as Teachers and Parents as Partners, the study examined how emphasis on…

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