Category Archives: Middle School

Student Achievement Data Shows CTE Works…

The following information details the findings of the 2012 Career and Technical Education Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) and Department of Public Instruction’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report. The information provided below compares CTE concentrators (a student who has earned two or … Continue reading

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ND Alcohol Culture Video…

The following video was produced by the ND Department of Human Services State Prevention Program and is definitely worth watching. This may help people understand the seriousness of underage drinking and other alcohol abuse in our state.  Here is a link … Continue reading

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What It Means to be Career-Ready…

“Career-ready” has quickly become a buzz word in more than just education circles.  But what does it exactly mean?  The Career Readiness Partner Council was formed to answer that question.  The text below is taken directly from a pamphlet created … Continue reading

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Character Thought of the Day…

During a camping trip, Marie and Jessica were hiking in a trail when they saw a big black bear. Marie started to take off her backpack. Jessica whispered, “What are you going to do?”  Marie answered, “I’m going to run … Continue reading

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Helpful Websites for Career Exploration…

The world wide web is huge, enormous, and can be overwhelming with information at times. Sometimes it is nice to know where to find what you are looking for rather than wading through all the search engine options.  Here you … Continue reading

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Using Twitter to Fight Cyberbullying…

Read about a great story of an Osseo, MN high school student using Twitter to combat cyberbullying by creating a nice account intended to lift the spirits of classmates.  It sets a great example of using social media to help those affected … Continue reading

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Dear Parents: Facebook and Internet Safety from Local Students…

Dear Parents – The Grand Forks Youth Commission exists to identify, promote, improve, increase and provide services and programs for young people in Grand Forks. We invite you to read through the following and learn a little more about internet … Continue reading

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Are You Grateful for Dirty Dishes…

Article Originally Posted by Michael Josephson http://whatwillmatter.com/  ”There’s a song titled “Thank God for Dirty Dishes” that makes the point that if you’re lucky to have enough food to make dirty dishes, you should be grateful.  So instead of grousing about your property … Continue reading

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GFC Fashionistas…

“America’s Top Model” is no competition for our “GFC Fashionistas” I had the pleasure of recruiting several of our fabulous GFC students who volunteered to work the runway for the “Everything for Weddings” event sponsored by Kristen’s Bridal and Tip Top Tux … Continue reading

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Presidential Focus for Career & Technical Education…

(Originally Published on Monday, February 13, 2012  Written By: Stephanie Simon) “President Barack Obama on Monday proposed substantial new spending on education with a $69.8 billion education budget heavily focused on boosting career and technical training, both at the high-school … Continue reading

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