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.
🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎 We would love more 🍎APPLES 🍎if anyone has to share! Just dropped them off in the school office or lunch room by this Thursday. THANK YOU!!!! 🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎🍎
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!