• Pelican Rapids is a wonderful community with great support for the school district. Viking Elementary has an outstanding staff that works hard for each and every student. Our school provides opportunities for young learners to problem-solve, explore new interests, and establish and maintain friendships in a respectful environment. The Leader in Me® platform provides a foundation for on-going growth and ownership for our students and staff.

    Our number one goal continues to be to keep students and staff safe while providing a supportive learning environment. We are committed to continuing the learning practices that has named Viking Elementary a Minnesota School of Excellence. Our staff work hard for each and every student. We provide opportunities for young learners to problem solve, explore new interests, and establish and maintain friendships in a respectful, nurturing environment. The Leader in Me® platform provides a foundation for continued growth and leadership development.      

    Other Viking Elementary strengths include:               

    • Small class sizes create an engaging, personalized experience
    • Students expand their creative interests with our licensed art, music, physical education, and library teachers
    • Title 1 schoolwide program addresses the educational needs of all children with strategies for improving academic proficiency
    • Club Vikes, a before and after school program, offers a place for students to complete homework, read, craft, and play
    • The Viking Student Success Program helps students reach their potential by offering additional learning opportunities
    • Viking Leadership and Student Lighthouse Teams provide student and staff leadership opportunities

     

     

  • Mr. Nelson

    Derrick Nelson

    Viking Elementary Principal
    218.863.5910 
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    "My family and I have enjoyed the Pelican Rapids community and everything that it has to offer. Both of our children have had opportunities to be very active in a wide range of school activities and have truly enjoyed their experiences at Viking Elementary and the Pelican Rapids High School."

    If you are interested in more information about Viking Elementary School please feel free to contact me.