Fixed VS. Growth Mindset:
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,
(218)863-5910, ext. 4001
Check out the FUN stuff going on!
To register e-mail Terra Fitzsimmons
PRE-SCHOOLER & KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP "WILD ABOUT SCHOOL"
Along with meeting the teachers and touring the classroom, the Red River Zoomobile will be in town!
PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM AND LAST DAY
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.
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes:
Winter Wiggle Outs - Open Gym Nights
Arty Smarty Class (ages 3-5)
Explore, create and have fun in this parent/child class that centers on art
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!
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