NDInsights: Easy-to- read reports on multiple measures of school success

Have you heard of NDInsights? North Dakota has launched a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K-12 districts and schools. NDInsights features easy-to- read reports on multiple measures of school success, including: Test scores Graduation rates English Learner progress Student attendance NDInsights, or more commonly referred to as the “Dashboard,”…

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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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Lisbon Middle School Students complete school and community projects through unique team

Selected by anonymous essay… Lisbon Middle School Students complete school and community projects through unique team By Mattie Richardson-Schmitz It was about four years ago when Mrs. Schmit started teaching in Lisbon, and when she noticed that there weren’t very many extracurricular activities available to the middle school students besides sports. It sparked an idea. “I had been…

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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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