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Music trip itinerary jam-packed

Published 10:25am Thursday, April 19, 2012 Updated 12:28pm Thursday, April 19, 2012

Last week, four buses left for the bi-annual music trip to New York —transporting junior and senior students who performed, did sightseeing and attended Broadway performances.

The music trip’s itinerary was full and included: the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Broadway play Wicked performed at St John’s the Devine, tour of China Town and Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge, St. Paul’s Church, 911 Memorial, the Broadway play Phantom of the Opera, the Letterman Show, a walk through Central Park visiting Strawberry Fields (John Lennon Memorial), a Lincoln Center performance, and the Greenwich Village.


City of Fergus Falls Safe Routes to School Study

The school district is working with the city and other entities to obtain a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant. We need your input to improve safety for walking and biking to school. Please take five minutes to complete a survey by Friday, April 27, that can be found at:

If you do not have access to a computer, you can obtain a paper copy in your school’s office. We are asking parents to please complete one survey per school that your child(ren) attend. Your input will be valuable –— whether you currently walk/bike to school or travel by another means.

Your responses will be confidential.

We also encourage you to talk with your child and include their concerns in the survey.

We will also be completing assessments at each school during the morning and afternoon periods on April 18 and 19.

Please contact Gordon Hydukovich at (218) 332-5427 or with any questions. We greatly appreciate your help in this process.

Since 2005, MnDOT has awarded $10.8 million in federal funds to communities to support SRTS. The majority of funding — $9.9 million — was awarded for infrastructure projects. The remainder is allocated for non-infrastructure items and activities, such as SRTS planning, education, encouragement and enforcement.

Funding for Safe Routes to School is available in all 50 states. For more information, visit saferoutes/ or contact Lisa Bender at 651-366-4195 or


Student Explorers


The School of Choice, a program where home schools are a cooperating partner with the Fergus Falls Public Schools, is hosting a Student Explorers Exhibition. It is being held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Adams Elementary School cafeteria. The students will exhibit: Culture of a country displays, writing portfolios and book reports, inventions/simple machines, robot and hover craft innovation and share fellowship with other home-school families. You are all are invited to attend.


Severe Weather Awareness and Safety Information

The Department of Public Safety requests school districts to prepare for Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 16-20.

Two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for Thursday, April 19, at 1:45 and 6:55 p.m. Fergus Falls Public Schools will participate in the 1:45 pm drill, which may be adjusted slightly due to the state math and reading testing schedule.

We also encourage families to participate in the evening drill at home.


School board vacancy

The Fergus Falls School Board is currently seeking candidates for a vacant seat on the School Board, due to the resignation of Steve Stenerson. Applications are available at the District Office located at Kennedy Secondary School and must be completed by 4 p.m. April 30.

This appointment will fill the vacancy until Dec. 31, 2012, and will be part of the November 2012 election process.

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