Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for TODAY and Thursday from 3:30-6:30PM. Masks are required if you will be meeting in-person with the teachers. Please come in Door 1.
This week Wells County District Health will be offering flu shots. Masks are required. We are sending home the registration forms with students. The times and locations are listed below: Monday 3:00-6:00pm Fessenden Ambulance Bay Tuesday 3:00-6:00pm Fessenden-Bowdon School New gym Community welcome- masks required Thursday 3:00-6:00pm Fessenden Ambulance Bay
Reminder: School Board Meeting Tonight @ 8:00PM in the Old Gym. Please use Door 10 or join via Zoom Meeting with the information below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87571511478?pwd=cW9FWTEwWGE0Q1FKSG0wODFGbC9SQT09 Meeting ID: 875 7151 1478 Passcode: Hornets
Have a question or concern about your child? Wondering who to contact? Please start with your child's teacher or the main office. If your question or concern is at all related to COVID-19, please contact the Main Office to speak with Ms. Bussman. You can find a list of all staff extensions online at https://bit.ly/3ke4q4a.
For those not able to attend tonight's meeting, here is the zoom information: Topic: 10-12-20 Special Board Meeting Time: Oct 12, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84127380511?pwd=bFYyT0NEN2d1NXVsZS9KNTRvbDU5dz09 Meeting ID: 841 2738 0511 Passcode: Hornets202
Special Board Meeting scheduled for TODAY at 3:00pm in the Old Gym at the school. Please use door 10. The agenda is the Health & Safe Plan.
POSTPONED: Both HWC football and volleyball games that were scheduled for tonight and tomorrow have been postponed.
Menu Change for Monday! Lunch will be Chicken Noodle Soup, Sandwiches, Vegetable, Fruit, Milk.
Shirts for HWC Volleyball Pink Night on October 20 can be ordered by contacting the office via email at email@example.com. Here is the list of sizes and prices: $10 youth-XL. $12 for 2XL-3XL. The deadline to order is TOMORROW (October 9, 2020) by 5:00PM.
The Fessenden-Bowdon school board met tonight and voted that masks are required for all students and staff beginning tomorrow. You are welcome to bring your own mask. The school will also be providing masks for all students and staff. Thank you for your understanding.
Just a few notes if you are planning to attend the board meeting tonight in person. The meeting will be held in the Old Gym. Please enter through Door 9. If you are planning to attend the board meeting tonight in person, we highly recommend that you wear a mask when you enter the building. Thank you for understanding.
Here is the Zoom information for the special board meeting tonight: Topic: Fessenden-Bowdon School Board Meeting Time: Oct 7, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94156754349?pwd=b0Uwa3BNeTdmaEdTVU1ONjdiMElsZz09 Meeting ID: 941 5675 4349 Passcode: Hornets
Reminder: There is a special school board meeting tonight at 8:00PM. We will be posting a ZOOM link soon to enable people to join. The number of people in the building will be limited due to physical distancing guidelines.
The Fessenden-Bowdon School District is hiring a part-time custodian for the 2020-2021 school year. Background check will be required. Please visit https://www.fessenden-bowdon.org/o/fessenden-bowdon-public-school-district/page/employment-opportunities--325 to view the job description and download an application. Applications should be sent to Ms. Bussman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Menu Change! We will be having Orange Chicken on Monday, October 5.
The Homecoming Pep Rally will take place at the Harvey Football Field at 1:45PM.
Homecoming parade participants should line up at 2:15PM in the East Parking Lot by the New Gym.
The HWC VB game vs. New Rockford-Sheyenne that was scheduled for Thursday in Fessenden has been POSTPONED. No new date has been set yet.
Tuesday, September 15 @ 4:30PM - JH Volleyball vs Devils Lake in Devils Lake. No fans will be allowed due to COVID-19.
No JH Volleyball practice TODAY!
This just in: starting 9/2/2020, breakfast and lunch at school is FREE to our PreK-12 students thanks to a waiver extension granted by USDA through 12/31/20 or until funding runs out. Continue to fill out Free/Reduced applications as they may be needed later in the year and federal funds for our schools are determined by these. We will be getting more guidance from the state about meals already served and charged this school year and will keep you posted. https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/08/31/usda-extends-free-meals-kids-through-december-31-2020
The Daily Memo has been posted. Check it out for all the latest news: https://www.fessenden-bowdon.org/article/290362?org=fessenden-bowdon-public-school-district.
The Fessenden-Bowdon School District is hiring a part-time school aid for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit https://5il.co/ka3g for the job description. Contact the office to request an application. Send applications to: Fessenden-Bowdon School, PO Box 67, Fessenden ND 58438. Contact D'Aulan Bussman at email@example.com or 547-3296 with any questions. Open until filled. Background checks and fingerprinting are required for employment with the Fessenden-Bowdon School.
Important! If you are coming to pick up your students at the end of the day, please wait outside the building at Door 1. If you need something from the office, press the buzzer and we will come out. We realize this is different than how it has been, but we are doing our best to keep everyone safe and healthy and in school. Thank you for your help. If you have any questions regarding COVID-19 or concerns, please call our COVID-19 Point of Contact, Ms. Bussman at 701-547-3296 ext. 119.
Congratulations to the HWC Football team on their win last night over Shiloh Christian! Final Score was HWC 38 Shiloh 35 GO Hornets!
Little Stingers practice will be TODAY at 4pm. BRING YOUR OWN WATER! There will be a quick info meeting after practice for new families. Please email your forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fessenden-Bowdon Public Schools has published our Distance Learning Plan: https://5il.co/jlir. The plans can also be found under the COVID-19 News menu of the school website.
Stingers football is set to tentatively start Monday August 17 at 4:00pm. Players must have physical before they can play! If you were in baseball this summer, those shoes will work. Mouth guards will be provided this year. If you choose to get your own you MUST have a permanent strap. Not a detachable. Please contact Laura Schuh with any questions at 701-693-6695.
Don't forget to purchase your yearbook! 2019-2020 Yearbooks are for sale! Use this link to order online. http://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/769944
On July 27, the Fessenden-Bowdon School board met and approved the Fessenden-Bowdon Health & Safety Plan. We will continue to monitor our risk level and will keep everyone updated if/when it changes. As of today, we are at GREEN. https://5il.co/itl7
Don't forget prom is Saturday Night beginning at 8pm with Grand March. The Grand March is open to the public and will take place outside the hall at the gazebo.
The following items are being posted for sale. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please submit a sealed bid by Monday, July 13 at 12pm to the office. The school board retains the right to refuse and reject any and all offers. Click here to view photos: https://5il.co/hhlz. 1. 1942 International H with mower deck 2. 1999 Diesel New Holland MC28 - 4WD Automatic Transmission with mower and snowblower 3. Fuel Tank 4. Auto Luber 5. Series 200 Lathe Bench 6. Sioux Valve Grinder 7. Spark Plug Service Machine 8. Sun Battery Charger 9. Welder 10. Sun Motor Tester
Mrs. Wiesz will be taking photos at prom on June 27. Please fill out the attached order form if you would like to purchase pictures. https://5il.co/hafo
Finally finished up the enrichment time picnic table. The FFA would like to donate this table to a community (Fessenden or Bowdon) organization or entity but need your help to do it. If you feel the need, please reply with who you think it should be donated to AND why? We will go through the responses and pick a recipient. Please do not nominate individuals. Only groups such as Parks, golf courses, sitting areas, camping areas etc......,
Unofficial School Board Election Results Miranda Kittelson - 273 votes Justin Muscha - 3 votes Eric Bollingberg - 2 votes
Summer Reading Program has begun! It's not too late to join. Check out the summer reading Facebook page for all the details. Mrs. Unterseher is reading books for all ages using Facebook Live and Zoom. https://www.facebook.com/groups/174454333395212/
Quarantine Summer Reading Program! Sign up and earn scholarship money. Mrs. Unterseher has a lot of fun stuff planned for the summer. https://5il.co/gbyj
Donna Rau gets credit for question 35. Nancy Bollingberg has been my tech buddy for many years.
Cathy Unterseher answered the last question correctly. I would choose teaching if I had a chance to do it all over again.
Mrs. Rau's 39th and FINAL trivia question: If I had a chance to do it all over again, what profession would I choose?
Mrs. Rau's Trivia question #38: What was my least favorite task as a teacher?
Trivia 37: Describe Mrs. Rau's most embarrassing moment. Hint: It happened at Girl's State.
#36: Which Fessenden employee(s) is/are married to one of Mrs. Rau's former students?
Question 35: Who is the FB employee who has been my tech buddy for many enjoyable years?
Trivia 34: Name the 2 FB teachers who gave birth to babies the same years that I did.
Trivia #33: What did I "demonstrate" for my 9th grade high school demonstration speech?
Nobody has correctly answered question #4 so I am going to repost it. How many years did Mrs. Rau teach science?
The answer to question 23 is geometry. Congratulations Heidi Morse-Hakanson.
Stretch was my nickname in high school. Good job Dawn Kittelson Beck for answering Question #30 correctly.
Kayla Rae Houchin, you've got it! Geometry was my favorite. Q#25
I think Paige Bryant is half correct on question 31. I am pretty sure that Kayla Hotakainen had an accomplice.
Laurene Heintz is on a roll. Correct on question 24, blue is my favorite color.
Paige Bryant correctly guessed question 27. My van was red in 2006.
Laurene Heintz got question 26 correct. I received my masters through NDSU.
Trivia #32: What is the first and last name of the Fessenden-Bowdon teacher who is (was) the closest in age to Mrs. Rau?
Trivia#31: Which student(s) put a poster on the back of Mrs. Rau's van that said "Honk, it's my birthday".
Trivia #30: What was Mrs. Rau's nickname when she was in high school?
Trivia#29: Name the unit in the geometry textbook that Mrs. Rau enjoyed teaching the most.
Trivia #27: Name Mrs. Rau's favorite song when she was in high school.
Trivia #27: What color van did Mrs Rau drive in 2006?
Trivia #26: Which school did Mrs. Rau attend to receive her masters degree?
Trivia #25: Which class/subject was Mrs. Rau's favorite to teach?
Trivia #24: What is Mrs. Rau's favorite color?
Trivia #23: Mrs. Rau taught this subject for a total of 18 years?
My last day at FBHS is quickly approaching, so I better get some more questions posted. #22: Which graduating class gave her unborn baby the nickname "Eggbert"?
Believe it or not...Summer Reading is almost here! We would like to get a headcount of those who would like to participate - please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/hFsL4cf9BNBaPfB26 We will send out more detailed information once we get final numbers! Thanks!
This is the last time to request books! https://forms.gle/j1DTQNsVQqeUwNCq8 Please get books back as soon as possible by giving them to your delivery driver! Remember they are due Friday, May 15th. Thanks!
Today, Governor Burgum declared that schools will continue with distance learning for the remainder of the year. Students keep on learning in this new virtual environment, and be sure to give your teachers a big virtual THANK YOU for continuing to deliver you an excellent education!!! THANK YOU to teachers, office staff, administration, cooks, delivery drivers, parents for helping to ensure our students continue to be educated. We are COMMITTED to continue providing you a great education. Stay tuned for news on graduation! We are waiting for some guidance from the Governor and Supt. Baesler on graduation plans. We are, also visiting with our graduates and parents. We've got this🙌🙌 because we care about each of you!! Have a great weekend! Mrs. B
Monday will be the last day for book requests. We ask that you please start returning books to your delivery driver and that all books be returned by Friday, May 15th. Any books that are not returned will have to be paid for. Thanks for your cooperation!
Request books for the week from the library using this link: https://forms.gle/MgXLohFrqyr62gB67 Please have requests in by 8am tomorrow!
It's National Library Week! Request books from the library using this link: https://forms.gle/VtEK9RpsXB6Yrgi38 Please have requests in by 8am tomorrow morning! Have a great week!
Request books from the library for the week using this link: https://forms.gle/xTCfzPkCDQpTQ5Bb6 Please have requests in by 8am tomorrow!
Mrs. Rau's trivia question #21: How many years in a row will Mrs. Rau have worked at the Fessenden-Bowdon School when she retires at the end of this school year?
Request books to be sent home using this link: https://forms.gle/5erAAqVGQcdCUKZx7 Please have requests in by 8am tomorrow to guarantee delivery tomorrow.
Cookie Dough delivery will be on Friday, April 10. Mr. Strand will be contacting parents with a time to come and pick up your child's order. We hope everyone is staying healthy and remember to practice social distancing.
Time for Mrs. Rau's Trivia question #20: What is her undergraduate major? (Be specific)
Here is the link to request books from the library: https://forms.gle/eC8NHfwLavjzvGYWA I will get them together to be sent home tomorrow, so please have requests in by 8am tomorrow morning. Thanks!
Most of the Chromebooks had Zoom automatically installed this weekend. If you student's Chromebook does not have Zoom, it should still work. Just click on the link that their teacher sends via email. If you have any technology concerns call the office or email myself. -Ms. Dietz
Some library books went out today with computers. If you requested books and did not receive them, we will work to get them to you next week! Thanks! - Ms. Dietz
MEALS OFFERED FOR CHILDREN WHILE OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: FBS will be offering lunch during the school closure. Starting Wednesday, March 18, until Friday, March 20th, we will provide FREE MEALS for ANY child, ages 1-18. A GRAB AND GO bag will include lunch for that day (i.e. sandwich, fruit, chips etc.). Meals will be delivered to homes between 11:15 am-12:15 pm EACH DAY. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A MEAL FOR YOUR CHILD. Mark the DAYS you would like meals for your kids. LINK FOR MEAL SIGNUP: https://forms.gle/YpPt3YN8SFZvtijC8 YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE SCHOOL AT 547-3296, EXT 120, BY 9:00AM TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS EACH DAY.
As many of you may have already heard, the closure for the K-12 schools continues until further notice. We will send more information out about learning opportunities when we have our plan completed. Please know we are working very hard for all of you. Stay healthy by using good hygiene and staying home.
My apologizes for the Book Request link not working previously! It should work now!
Want books?! Request books from the library by 10am tomorrow (Friday) so I can place them with materials being sent home! (Note: We will allow kids to have more books than allowed due to the circumstances) Fill out this form to request books: https://forms.gle/sntbbU2MwQt8GD3HA
7-12 students in Miss Mongeon’s classes: Please check Google Classroom and determine if you need anything from the classroom. Plans on Classroom are all preliminary based on whether or not there is school next week. More detailed plans will be posted this weekend if necessary.
Parents and Students: Our goal is to continue to educate all students during this time of uncertainty. Therefore, teachers are preparing learning opportunities virtually, for all students as we speak. We ALL will be learning through this process, but I can say they are focused on educating all students, using whatever method is needed. Please watch for updates on your classes. You will need your computer to connect and continue or your coursework, so we will be delivering all devices on Friday from 11-12, both rural and in the cities of Fessenden and Bowdon. COMPUTER DELIVERYStaff will be packing up devices for all students grades K-6. Grades 7-12, please complete the form below if you need us to send it home. Devices will be delivered by bus drivers and staff at the following times: Friday 11:00-12:00 to rural students and students in the city of Bowdon Friday 11:00-12:00 - Fessenden city student devices will be delivered at this time OTHER NEEDS FROM SCHOOLIf you need TEXT BOOKS sent home, please let us know by Thursday at 1:00 by completing the short request form. These items will be delivered at the same time as the devices. https://forms.gle/zPgAs9VgZeiU9sTW6 Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help in anyway. Mrs. B
MEALS OFFERED FOR CHILDREN WHILE OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: FBS will be offering lunch during the school closure. Starting Wednesday, March 18, until Friday, March 20th, we will provide FREE MEALS for ANY child. A GRAB AND GO bag will include lunch for that day (i.e. sandwich, fruit, chips etc.), and can be picked up by parent or student from 11:30 am-12:00 pm EACH DAY, at the front door of the school(Door 10). Students will not be allowed into the building to eat their meal. We will also have a delivery to Bowdon where meals can be picked up by the Grocery Store from 11:30-11:45. PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A MEAL FOR YOUR CHILD. https://forms.gle/epeTAABKEeBakhGL7 YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE SCHOOL AT 547-3296, EXT 120, BY 9:00AM TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS EACH DAY.
SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATES: √Homework: There is no homework this week for FBS students as school was cancelled. We are working on plans for e-learning in the future, if we need them. Guidance will be provided to teachers later this week and to parents next week, again, only if needed. We want to encourage kids to keep reading, play outside, keep a written or picture journal about daily activities, help prepare a meal, and just keep exercising your brain! √Child Nutrition: FBS will be offering lunch during the school closure. Starting Wednesday, March 18, until Friday, March 20th, we will provide meals for ANY child. A to-go bag which will include lunch for that day, can be picked up by parent or student from 11:30 am-12:00 pm EACH DAY, at the front door (Door 10). Students will not be allowed into the building to eat their meal. We will also have a delivery to Bowdon where meals can be picked up by the Grocery Store from 11:30-11:45. Students will be charged in PowerLunch for each meal, as they are each day. PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL AT 547-3296, EXT 120, BY 9:00AM IF YOU WISH TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS EACH DAY. √REMINDER TO PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE BY WASHING HANDS, STAY HOME IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL, AND LIMIT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to educate kids through this challenging time. Together, we will weather this situation with grace and civility. ~
Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow (March 13) and Monday (March 16). Have a great weekend.
HWC Baseball Clothing can be purchased at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/hwcbaseb20. Orders need to be submitted by March 18th.
Reminder there is an Early Dismissal TODAY for teachers in-service. Students are being dismissed at 1:30 PM.
HWC BBB 58 Lakota 63
Friday FFA Food Drive weigh-in stands at 1286 pounds with the second grade holding a slim lead over several classes. We will make our last collections on Monday morning and tabulate the class averages. If you would like to drop anything else off for the food drive, that would be awesome and please do so on Monday morning.
HWC GBB 52 St John 55
HWC BBB 57 TGU 49
E RECYLING - We are working with American Recycling for the disposal of electronics in our school. They will be at our school next TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25th. If you have any ELECTRONICS that YOU would like to dispose of, please drop them off at the office by NOON next TUESDAY. They will take anything that "plugs in". NO TV's or large SCREENS or you will be billed for those items. I will let you know when the next pick up date will be, and ask that you do not drop off electronics until I notify you of the next date. (They are free of charge on most pick up items besides T.Vs, large copy machines, and CRT (big, boxy) monitors and are also R-2 certified for descruction of data.)
HWC BBB 69 Washburn 76
HWC BBB 45 Carrington 65
HWC GBB 66 Benson County 53
HWC 67 Warwick 41
HWC BBB 53 Midkota 54
Please find the 2020-21 school calendar on our app or website under Parents/ Yearly Calendars. You may also follow the link at https://5il.co/cvtf .
Please join your child on March 4th from 8:00AM-8:30AM for "Pastries With Parents" in the Fessenden-Bowdon Lunchroom! Start your day by having muffins, rolls and fresh fruit while enjoying a wonderful conversation with your child at “Pastries with Parents”. RSVP by going to this link https://forms.gle/qD3YjShNDL7PN29VA , or filling out the short form below and sending to the office with your child by Monday, March 2nd @ Noon .
Hunter Safety Class begins on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at James River Gun Club in Cathay at 7:00 PM. Must be 11 years old by the end of 2020. Please enroll online at http://gf.nd.gov/education/hunter.
Lego Robotic's Rockin' Robo Team will be doing a public presentation today at 5:00 PM in the Old Gym. Everyone is welcome to come watch as they prepare for the State Lego Robotics Competition which is in Grand Forks on Saturday.
The 3rd Graders are presenting an idea to the city council about restoring the recycling program in Fessenden. Please answer a quick survey question to give us some info to back up our proposal idea. We greatly appreciate it! https://forms.gle/ChJfHU1yCE76Q7vc9
I am running out of trivia so am going to have to really put my thinking cap on. Here is Mrs. Rau's trivia question #19: How many different teachers has she been an official mentor to?
Tonight's game will be played as follows JH, Varsity, Junior Varsity starting at 4:30 PM. Grades 3-6 students that are singing the Star Spangled Banner please be by New Gym no later then 5:20 PM.
JV Wrestling in Carrington for Saturday, January 18 has been cancelled.
The 3rd-6th Grade Choir will be performing the Star-Spangled Banner at tomorrow, January 17th, basketball game. Please have your child meet Kristen Allmaras in front of the gym at 7:15 PM. Once they sing, they will be free to go!
CHANGES FOR TONIGHT'S JH GBB GAME:. JH Games will begin at 4:30 and will play 6 quarter, or 3 halves.
These are great NEW resources on digital devices for teens . Brief summary of YD1917: The widespread use of cell phones by teenagers raises the concern of the negative effects it could have on their performance in school. However, teachers can work with their students to incorporate effective cell phone use into the classroom. When used appropriately, cell phones can enhance class participation and allow students to access current information. Brief summary of YD1918: Digital devices play an important role in the daily lives of teens. While they do offer many benefits, they can also expose teens to cyberbullying and other harmful effects that can be detrimental to a teen's health and overall development. Parents should be actively involved in their teens' lives and educate themselves about digital devices and social media so they can provide adequate support. **These publications can be found on the NDSU Extension website under Publications à Kids & Family à Adolescence & Youth . Or, you can just search for publications YD1917 and YD1918.** Here is the link to both: https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/kids-family/adolescence-youth
Congratulation Madison Kost! I received this message from our County Auditor about the "I Voted" coloring contest. --------+ I am very excited to let you know that the Wells County Commissioners have picked a winner in the “I Voted” coloring contest! The winner is Madison Kost of the Fessenden-Bowdon School! Madison’s entry was picked out of all of the entry’s submitted by the 4th graders in Wells County. I will forward her entry to the State and let you know the results when I receive them, which should be in April sometime. CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK MADISON!!! Julie Krosbakken
Mrs. Rau's Trivia question number 18: One year when Mrs. Rau taught she had 3 students in the same grade with the same first name. What were the first and last names of those students?
We still have several openings for the blood drive tomorrow. If there is anyway that any of you would be willing to donate, that would be awesome. The openings are at 10, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 2:15 and 2:30. Please contact Mr. Moe at 547-3296 EXT 108.
Trivia question 17: What is the first and last name of the wildlife expert that Mrs. Rau's Ecology class Skyped with?
Mrs Jones & the 4th Graders Share the True Spirit of Christmas I wanted to share a fun project that the 4th graders have been working on. We made tie pillows in class and collected some sweet treats that the residents at the Group Home would enjoy. With the advice of Pam Hornbacher, we knew what each resident would like. We made our deliveries to the Wells County Social Services with gift bags of just pillows. Then we delivered the extra special gifts to the residents at the Group Home. The residents we’re not there yet so she had us place each carefully wrapped package under their tree. Finally we made our way back to the school, it was a memorable fun experience for all.
Reminder that there is an Early Out on Friday, December 20th, for teachers in-service. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
The Elementary students will be going to Harvey on Thursday, December 19, for a Christmas movie and will be back in time for buses.
No Lego Robotics (Grade 3-6) on Tuesday, December 17th.
CONCERT INFORMATION Dear Parents, This is a reminder that for the Christmas concert we would like to have our students wear “festive” Christmas attire. The attire should not be casual (jeans, t-shirts, sneakers/athletic shoes, etc.), but dressy (girls - slacks, skirt, or dress, blouse or sweater; boys - slacks, button-down shirt or sweater; all - nice shoes. Christmas accessories allowed!) Our standard black/white is also acceptable, but with some added Christmas accessories, if possible (tie, bows, earrings, etc.). If you need help with attire, please let us know! On Monday night students should be in their places in the bleachers by 6:20 at the latest. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will perform at the beginning. At the end of their performance, we will dismiss them to be seated with their parents. Please do not have your child here before 6:15pm (unless they are with you), as they would be unsupervised. Thanks so much - I’m looking forward to a wonderful evening! Mr. Reeves
Mrs. Rau's Trivia Question number 16: Name the current Fessenden-Bowdon staff member(s) who were her former students (first and last names please).
Mackenzie Dietz and her dad, Kevin got the answer correct for Trivia question number 15. Dick Ertelt had a classroom next to Mrs. Rau's classroom for 16 years. Also Barb Looysen correctly answered question 14. Mrs. Rau's major for the first two years of college was medical technology.
The Fessenden-Bowdon FFA is starting the planning for our upcoming blood drive. It will be held at the school’s old gym on Tuesday, January 7 from 9-3. We will start making calls next Tuesday to find donors but if you know you want to give and have a specific time that works best for you, please don’t hesitate to go onto Vitalant.org and schedule your time. You could also call the school at 701-547-3296 ext 108 and leave a message. Don’t forget to leave a call-back number. Thank you for your help in saving lives!
Here is Mrs. Rau's Trivia question number 15: What is the first and last name of the teacher who had a classroom next to her classroom for 16 years?
Nobody has gotten Mrs. Rau's 14th trivia question correct. Better keep guessing.
Dear Parents, This year for the Christmas concert we would like to have our students wear “festive” Christmas attire, rather than (or in addition to) our standard black top/white bottom. The attire should not be casual (jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, etc.), but dressy (girls - slacks, skirt, or dress, blouse or sweater; boys - slacks, button-down shirt or sweater; all - nice shoes. Our standard black/white is also acceptable, but with some added Christmas accessories (tie, bows, earrings, etc.). If you need help with attire, please let us know!
There will be NO FIRST TECH robotics this week! Happy Thanksgiving 🦃
Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 14: What was her major for the first two years of college?.
Reminder that there is an Early Dismissal on Wednesday, November 27, for Teachers In-Serve. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM
CALLING ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS! YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE FBS CHOIR! The FB Choir is getting ready with Christmas songs and members of the community are again invited to sing with them! Here are the details: 1) The school program is DECEMBER 16 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. 2)There are about 10 practices before then, all at 8:30 a.m. at the old gym, and we would be expected to make at least half of those. Practice today, 21 and next Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 in the Old Gym. We will notify those who are interested of future practices. Also spread the word to singers you know. Thanks!
IN SEARCH OF Christmas wrap and ribbons for a gift wrapping project the Student Council is doing for the Santa Days on Dec. 8th. If you have any extra to share, please drop off at the office by next Wednesday. Thank you in advance ♥️
Trivia Question 13: What was the dirtiest job Mrs. Rau was employed as during one summer while she was going to college?
***ATTENTION: FIRST TECH TEAM members and parents. Please complete the registration by FRIDAY this week so you are eligible to participate on the team!
Lego Robotics (Grades 3-6) will be meeting this week on Tuesday, November 19, and Thursday, November 21, from 3:30-4:30 PM
Trivia Question 12: Which class did Mrs. Rau teach for the most number of years during her teaching career?
The Self Defense Class scheduled for Tomorrow, Saturday November 16, has been CANCELLED.
Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 11: Name the FB staff member whose parents were my former students.
Reminder there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11, 2019 for Veterans Day. Have great weekend.
Lego Robotics will meet on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 PM
Amy Bollingberg correctly guessed the answer to question number 10. Mrs. Delzer and Mrs. Rau were co-advisors for the annual staff for a few years before Mrs. Delzer took it over by herself.
Lego Robotics (Grade 3-6) will meet this week on Tuesday, November 5th & Thursday, November 7th from 3:30-5:00 PM in the Robotics Room.
Lego Robotics Meeting Tomorrow (Saturday, November 2) at 5:00 PM in the Robotics Room.
Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 10: What did Mrs. Rau and Mrs. Delzer advise together for several years in a row?
The correct answer to Mrs. Rau's 9th trivia question is Cathy Unterseher and she is the one that got the answer correct.
Lego Robotics for grades 3-6 will be meeting TODAY right after school in the Robotics Room.
It looks like you are needing some help with Mrs. Rau's 9th Trivia question so here it is: Which CURRENT staff member was one of the first TWO people to welcome her to her first teaching job?
The Career Discovery ND event scheduled for November 5 in New Rockford has been cancelled.
Here is Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 9: Which staff member was one of the first two people to welcome her to her first teaching job?
Reminder that there is an Early Out on Friday, October 25, for teachers in-service. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.
HWC FB will be hosting Thompson in the Sub-Quarterfinal Playoffs at Magic City Campus in Minot at 3:30 on Saturday, October 26.
Sharon Wallace Burgard is going for a record. She has gotten the last three trivia questions correct. Number 8: Sherman Sylling asked Mrs. Rau to go to summer school so she could get her counseling degree.
Marilyn Delzer got trivia question number 4 correct. Mrs. Rau taught science 34 years.
Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow and Friday this week for Administrator Convention.
HWC FB game on Saturday has been moved to Westhope from Glenburn because of field conditions.
Can't wait until next week to shop for books?! Use this link (scroll down to shop now) and purchase books now! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/fessendenbowdonschool
Fessenden HS seniors will be participating in College Application Month on October 24. They will have the opportunity to apply to one ND College for free compliments of the Bank of ND. Today they will receive more information regarding this event. Parents ask them about it.
JH FB rescheduled: JH FB at Velva on Thursday, October 24 at 4:30. This will be their last game.
Here is Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 8: What is the first and last name of the superintendent who asked Mrs. Rau to go to summer school to get her counseling degree?
Sharon Wallace Burgard correctly guessed the answer to Trivia question 7: Barb Ahlberg and Mrs. Rau were co-advisors for Homecoming for many years. That is two correct in a row for Sharon.
Congratulations to Sydney and Westin for winning a free book at the book fair! Thanks to everyone that participated in the snow day reading contest! We hope to see you all at the book fair next week!
There will be a "First Tech Team" meeting tomorrow afterschool from 3:30-4:30 in the "old student lounge" for students in grades 8-12. Please attend this meeting if you are interested in participating in the First Tech Team (big robots). This is NOT the Lego Robotics.
HWC VB (A/B/C) games vs Dakota Prairie will be made up on Thursday, October 31 in Fessenden. Games will start at 5:00. JH games were not able to be rescheduled.
Buses will run tonight where possible. Please let drivers know before 3:15 if the bus should NOT drive in your yard. Kids may be dropped off at the road if necessary. Buses will run full routes tomorrow. Thank you for your help.
BUS ROUTES TOMORROW: There will be no morning buses except the Bowdon bus which will do one stop at 7:45 in Bowdon. I will send out a notification tomorrow to notify you if we will be running bus routes after school.
JH FB at Devils Lake on Monday, Oct. 14 is postponed.
Snow Days are the best days to read books and the best place to get books is the Scholastic Book Fair which is happening October 21st - 25th! Comment, on this post, your pictures reading today and we'll pick two winners to win a free book at the Scholastic Book Fair!
HWC FB vs Botno will now take place on Monday, October 14 at 4:30 at Duane Carlson Stadium in Minot.
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Friday October 11th.
NO SCHOOL TODAY, THURSDAY OCT. 10.
Mrs. Rau's Trivia Question Number 7: Mrs. Rau was the Homecoming co-advisor with another teacher for many years. What is the first and last name of the teacher?
Wow! Sharon Wallace Burgard already got Trivia question number 6 correct. It is Lloyd Hehr. Way to go Sharon!
One person is very close to getting Mrs. Rau's Trivia question #4 correct but I can't say who so you will have to keep guessing on that one. Here is question #6: What is the first and last name of the teacher who taught at Fessenden and has the same birthday as Mrs. Rau?
Reminder Fessenden-Bowdon School Picture Retake with RWP, Inc will be tomorrow, October 3rd, starting at 10:00 AM.
HWC XC Meet at Harvey Country Club will be on Tuesday, October 8 at 4:00.
The HWC XC meet on Tuesday, October 1 has been postponed. New date will be posted when determined.
The JV FB game vs Rugby today has been postponed. There will be practice.
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Lane Moellenkamp correctly answered Mrs. Rau's Trivia question 5: What class did she teach over ITV? It was psychology.
JH FB next Thursday, October 3 has been moved to Harvey instead of Rugby.
Reminder that Fessenden-Bowdon School will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Friday September 27, for a teachers in-service. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.
No one has guessed the correct answer to Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 4. It is not too late to answer it. Here is question number 5: One year she taught a class over ITV. What class was it?
HWC XC will not be traveling to Beulah today for meet. They will be attending meet in Jamestown on Thursday, September 26 at 3:00.
The JH VB games in Carrington on Monday, September 23 have been moved up one hour. First game will start at 4:00.
The football game in Langdon tonight has been moved up to 5:00PM. The players will be leaving Fess-Bow at 12:30.
The correct answer to Mrs. Rau's 3rd trivia question is 7 not 8 as formerly thought. Norb Schlegel was not a superintendent. So the superintendents have been Coughlin, Wallace, Sylling, Hogie, Stevenson, Olschlager and Bollingberg. That makes Torrie Bueling the winner as she was the first one to post the correct answer.
There will be a JH VB (7/8) games at HHS vs Velva today starting at 5:00.
Here is Mrs. Rau's Trivia question number 4. How many years did Mrs. Rau teach science?
I read a recent post by a Virginia Tech College Advisor. She gives great insight for us as parents as we do our very best to raise our kids and prepare them for the future. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10218539908225604&id=1132770016
JH Football game at New Rockford has been postponed. There will still be practice as of right now, but could change depending on weather.
Here is trivia question number 3: How many different superintendents did Mrs. Rau work for in her 39 years of teaching? ( Remember the first person to post the correct answer on the Fessenden-Bowdon Facebook page will be eligible for a drawing.)
Barb Looysen got Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 2 correct. She student taught at Agassiz Jr. High in Fargo.
It looks like you need a little help with Mrs. Rau's second trivia question: What school did she student-teach in? It was in the eastern part of the state, in the same town she went to college in.
Mrs. Rau's trivia question number 2: What is the name of the school she student-taught in? (Be sure to post your answer on the Fessenden-Bowdon School Facebook page)
The JV FB game vs Velva scheduled for Harvey today at 5:00 has been moved to Velva starting at same time.
Well a few of you guessed the right answer to Mrs. Rau's trivia question # 1. She started teaching in 1978. Katie Schlichenmayer was the first one to guess correctly. Check the Fessenden Bowdon School Facebook page next week for question #2.
Join in Mrs. Rau's 39 Weeks of Trivia Contest. The first person to post the correct answer will have their name entered in a drawing. Question number 1: What year did Mrs. Rau start teaching?
JH/HS Volleyball starts Monday, August 19. Bus will leave from Fessenden at 3:30 PM.
Registration Days for students that need to make changes to their class schedules are as follows: Grades 10-12: Today, August 13th, from 12:00-4:00 Grades 7-9: Tomorrow, August 14th, from 12:00-4:00 New students that may still need to enroll in school please do so this week.
Phones are back up and working again.
The school phones are down at this time. We will let you know when they are back up.
SCHOOL PHONES are down due to the weather. We are hoping to have the new switch in by tomorrow afternoon.
Reminder School Sports Physicals: St. Aloisius Medical Center - Today from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Fessenden-Bowdon School. Central Dakota Clinic - Dates TBD
St. Aloisius Medical Center will be offering School Sports Physicals in Fessenden on Monday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 2 from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Fessenden-Bowdon School. Sports Physical Forms can be found on our website under documents or in the school office.
Unofficial Results of the Fessenden-Bowdon School Board Election - Area #1 - Monica Mason, Area # 2 - Reade Neumiller and Area #3 - Brittany Long Question of Publication of School Board Proceedings - For (Yes)
The New Gym will be closed starting today until next Wednesday, June 19, due to the floors being refinished.
Attention parents! 2018/19 Yearbooks are for sale! $40 until August 1st and then the price will increase to $45. Use the following link to order. Thank you! https://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/769944
A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home. https://news.osu.edu/a-million-word-gap-for-children-who-arent-read-to-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR2cdz_Dpc6hWbjtzEJ8osVUKUdQANsafZYvFkhpHX_kslOZLIPG7FuRCjk
The School Phones are down, if you need to contact the school for anything please call 701-341-0685.
The Fessenden Park Board will be having a Registration Night for their Summer Ball Programs on Thursday, May 16th, at Cenex in Fessenden from 5-7 PM.
The SB regional games have been scheduled for the May 14, the same day as the concert. in Turtle Lake @4PM & 6PM. After much discussion and evaluating the options, we have decided to RESCHEDULE our concert for SUN., MAY 19th@4:00PM. Thank you for your understanding and support!
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The following positions are available for the 2019-20 school year. Bus Driver. Find our more about these jobs at EdJobsND. Search "Fessenden". NON LICENSED STAFF APPLICATIONS:Please contact the office to request an application. Send applications to: Fessenden-Bowdon School, PO Box 67, Fessenden ND 58438. Contact Nancy Bollingberg at email@example.com or 547-3296 with any questions. Open until filled. Background checks and fingerprinting are required for employment with the Fessenden-Bowdon School.
JH Track Meet in Velva on Monday, April 29, has been cancelled.
HWC BB in Dunseith has been cancelled
JH Track Meet in Rugby Today has been Cancelled
The baseball game today in Cando against North Star has been Postponed.
FESSENDEN-BOWDON SCHOOL APP is LIVE today! Download it on the Play stores; look for Fessenden-Bowdon School! The app will give you easy access to schedules and menus etc.
Good luck to the Girls Softball team today!
School holiday hours: Dec 26, 27, 28 and Jan 2 from 8:00-4:00. Have a great break!