• This survey is an opportunity for you to help us build the profile of the 2036 graduate. Your opinions are important, and the district is interested in hearing about them.


    Parent Survey



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    Mindset Matters...



    Fixed VS. Growth Mindset:


    Encouraging children to have a growth mindset is very important. Children with fixed mindsets tend to ignore feedback, whereas children with growth mindsets tend to learn from feedback.


    What can you do to help? Encourage Failure! Your child needs to know that failure can and does happen. And that is okay! Remind your child that each time he/she fails and tries again, his/her brain is growing stronger! Don’t try to stop or prevent failure- this is how children learn to persevere in the face of challenges.







    Welcome to Pelican Rapids Public Schools. We are delighted that you are visiting our web site. We are proud of the many learning opportunities we provide for our students such as: advance placement courses, college in the high school, after school enrichment activities and many extra curricular activities. Our school has a large course offering in a small school setting. I am sure you will agree, Pelican Rapids is a great place for your student to learn and grow.




    Building the Profile of a 2036 Graduate


    As I look out my window on a frosty morning in February, I am honored to be working for such a passionate educational community and staff who work hard to reach each student. We have been very busy this school year, defining who we are as well as sharing the great things happening in our school and within the community.


    Along with over 3,100 districts across the country, Pelican Rapids Schools is raising a question “What does education today need to look like to ensure student success for an ever-changing future?”


    World trends affect our students. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t yet been invented, in order to solve problems we don’t yet know exist.


    Thus, we are embarking on a journey to ‘Build the Profile of a 2036 Graduate’... This process has begun with community conversations about the skills our students need to be successful in the future.  Here are some of the topics we have heard from you so far: the importance of leadership, critical thinking, informed decision-making, perseverance, problem-solving, and risk-taking.


    I invite you to join us as we continue these conversations and explore ways to enhance and redefine the educational opportunities for students in Pelican Rapids. We are in the process of creating a team ‘Building the Profile of a 2036 Graduate.' This group of parents, community members, teachers, students, and district leadership will be meeting monthly for the rest of the school year to create a vision of the future. If you are interested in being a part of this team, please contact me.  Our collective goal is to ensure that our students are well-prepared and successful in life.


    Contact Me, Pelican Rapids Public Schools Superintendent,

    Randi Anderson


    (218)863-5910, ext. 4001



    Check out the FUN stuff going on!

     To register e-mail Terra Fitzsimmons




    Along with meeting the teachers and touring the classroom, the Red River Zoomobile will be in town!

    • Tuesday, March 20
    • 6:00 pm


    Parents and families are invited to our year end celebration of preschool. We'll have a short concert and time for a little social following.

    • Tuesday, May 8 program at 10:30am (students dismissed after program)
    • Wednesday, May 9 programs at 10:30am and 3:00pm (Terra's afternoon students only)

    Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes:

    Winter Wiggle Outs - Open Gym Nights

    • February 8 and 20
    • 6-7 pm

    Arty Smarty Class (ages 3-5) 

    Explore, create and have fun in this parent/child class that centers on art

    • Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15 & 22
    • 5:30-6:45pm

    Rootin' Tootin' Toddlers (ages 0-2)

    Our youngests students have their special time at the big school...come meet new friends and we play, sing and dance together!

    • Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26
    • 5:30-6:30pm

    Family Field Trip - Chahinkapa Zoo - Friday, May 11

    We'll carpool from Pelican Rapids football field parking lot at 8:50am or meet in Whapeton at the zoo at 10:00am

    • Pay at the gate
    • 12:00pm Meet at the Carousel
    • 12:30pm sack lunch picnic (bring your own lunch)
    • We are typically back to Pelican Rapids by 2-3:00pm

Plains Art Museum

  • School Spirit


    Student art from the Pelican Rapids School District will be on display at the Fargo Plains Art Museum. The student reception is March 1st. It is so exciting to have this opportunity for our students. Please, if you have a chance, stop in the month of March and see it.