There has an an additional game added to the 5th & 6th grade football schedule. White Shield will be coming to Alexander tomorrow, Thursday October 11th. The game will start at 5 pm.
There is NO school on Thursday Oct 18th and Friday Oct 19th due to Teachers Convention.
Reminder- Picture Retakes for all classes will be tomorrow Wednesday, October 10th from 8am-8:30am.
This Friday, Oct 12th, there will be NO High 5 League or FIT for the students. Teachers will have an in service all day.
The 5th and 6th grade girls volleyball game in Whiteshield scheduled for tomorrow, Oct 4th, has been cancelled.
Correction, JH Football game is tomorrow, October 2nd, at Williston Trinity Christian and will begin at 5pm.
JH Football game tonight, October 1st, at Williston Trinity Christian will begin at 5pm. Due to accident on river bottoms Highway 85 is closed. Highway Patrol is detouring thru Fairview, MT.
Elementary Title 1 Parent Meeting on Wednesday, October 3rd at 4:15pm. We will discuss specifics of the Title 1 program, as well as other information that might be beneficial to you and your child. Feel free to call Mr. Spildie at the school with any questions, (701) 828-3334.
Picture Retakes will be Wednesday, October 10th. Picture forms can be picked up in the office.
Due to a planned water outage within the Alexander city limits tomorrow, October 2nd, there will be no school school. The outage is planned for 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. within the city limits. An announcement will be made at a later date regarding the make up day due to this cancellation.
Grades 4,8, and 11 will be taking the North Dakota State Science Assessment on October 23rd and 24th. If you have any questions please contact Miss Hansel at the school.
All the fundraising items that were ordered through the elementary fund raiser will be in on Monday Oct 1st. Please make arrangement to pick up your student if they have a large shipment.
Come cheer on our Lady Comet Volleyball team in Fairview tonight, September 24th at 5:30 and 6:30 central! Go Comets Go!
A reminder that today's Volleyball match was postponed until October 1st in Trenton.
Elementary football practice for grades 1st through 6th has been cancelled for today, Sept 20th due to weather.
Flag football for the 3rd and 4th graders has been cancelled for today, Sept 20th, due to the rain.
Due to the demeanor of the day, I have chosen to cancel coronation this morning. We will crown the King and Queen at half time of the varsity football game this Saturday. I have made this decision on behalf of our students. Leslie McDonald.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Homecoming Coronation 2018 has been moved to Thursday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
All families are invited to tonight's Homecoming Family Fun Night from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Join us for a bit of fun competition for all ages.
A parent letter was sent home today with the youngest child of each Alexander School family. I chose not to use the mail for time sake. If you do not receive the letter from your child, please contact the front office and we will email it or send it again. Thank you and have a good evening. Leslie McDonald
Any elementary student that still has their fund raising packets at home please bring it in the morning. All fund raising packets will be sent in on Tuesday Sept 18th.
On September 28-29, 2018, there is a FREE dental clinic in Bismarck, ND for all ages. We have posted the flyer under Documents on our website and phone app.
Happy Homecoming Week! Monday: Merica Monday Tuesday: Tomorrow Tuesday, dress like your're from the future Wednesday: Western Wednesday, dress like you're favorite old west character Thursday: Throwback Thursday, dress like you're from a decade past ( 50's, 60's, 70's, etc) Saturday: Spirit Saturday, wear your Comet gear to the football game and support your team!
Notice regarding Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease The elementary & high school has recently had cases of Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease. An information sheet will be sent home with elementary students and is available on our website and phone app under documents. You can access www.ndhealth.gov/Disease/Documents/faqs/Hand%20Foot%20Mouth.pdf for information regarding Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease. Please contact Nurse Heen or the office for questions or concerns.
All of Alexander sports schedules have been added to our school app and website. Please refer to either site for all the current/upcoming games and times.
Reminder to all Parents: Friday September 7th is a regular day of school. All students are required to attend.
Cathy Omstead's bus, bus 103, will not be running on Friday September 7th. Parents are being asked to transport your students.
A reminder to parents in grades 7-12 of tonight’s Back to School night at Alexander Public School at 5:30 pm. Teachers will be available at 5:30 until 7:00 to meet and chat with parents. We hope to see you tonight.
Alexander Elementary School has kicked off their fundraising effort for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check out the attached link and help support the Elementary School. The fundraiser will end on Sept 11th. bit.ly/alexanderelementary
Research shows 8 long term health benefits from volunteering: 1. By helping others, you’ll build a greater sense of trust and self-esteem. 2. The relationships you can create while volunteering are endless. 3. Volunteers encounter greater longevity and less frequency of heart disease. Volunteers may be at a lower risk for memory loss, too. 4. You attain a personal sense of accomplishment, which accounts for some of the positive effects that volunteering has on your mood. 5. When you assist others, your body releases dopamine in the brain, which has a positive effect on how you feel. Volunteers also experience lower levels of depression. 6. Volunteering as a family is a great way to teach important lessons to your children. Kids are always learning from the example you set for them, so make sure it’s a good one! 7. By giving back to the community, you can lay the foundation for service in the years to come. 8. Volunteering gives you the opportunity explore new skills and interests that you might not get to enjoy otherwise. You can broaden your horizons while helping others at the same time. Information above is from https://nonprofithub.org/featured/8-long-term-health-benefits-of-volunteering/ Please contact the front office with any questions at 701-828-3335.
Old Settler’s Weekend School Participation: • Parents of all grade levels are asked to donate 2 pies to the Alexander Activities Club booth AND sign up to work the booth on Saturday. Please call the office to sign up. This is the main fundraiser for the Alexander Activities Club. • Jr. High students: set up tables and chairs at 9:00 a.m. in the park and tear them down after the football game on Saturday afternoon. Students are signing up during school. • Volleyball team: serve plates at 12:00pm to the elderly in the park • School Tours: Friday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the high school Back to School night will be postponed until Tuesday, August 28th, 5:30-7:00. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Good morning, our High Five League Friday Program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The front office must be notified by Monday of each week if your child plans to attend . This week we have extended the time to call the office by noon today. The school needs time to plan transportation and meals. Thank you, Mrs. McDonald
The football sports pictures for grades 5th through 12th are tomorrow, Aug 21st, starting at 4 pm. The forms were not sent home today but pictures will still be taken. Forms will be sent home tomorrow, Aug 21st. Please fill out and return forms and money to the school by Wednesday Aug 22nd. We apologize for the mix up.
There will be a high school Back to School night on August 23 at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to come visit with teachers and Mrs. Faller.
Football pictures will be Tuesday Aug 21st starting at 4 pm. Sports picture forms will be sent home on Monday Aug 20th.
Volleyball practice for the 5th and 6th grade girls will start on Monday Aug 20th. Practice will be Mon, Tues and Thursday from 4 pm - 530 pm.
Please join our Elementary Staff for a back to school night, Tuesday August 14th from 6-7pm. Bring all your school supplies and meet your teacher!
Attention parents of 5th & 6th grade football players: Practice this week, Aug 6th thru Aug 10th, will be held on Mon, Tues and Thursday from 8 am - 930 am. This is a change from the previous message.
Football practice for grades 7 - 12 with be at 6 pm all this week, Aug 6th - Aug 10th. Football practice for grades 5th & 6th will be from 8 am - 930 am all this week. Volleyball starts for grades 7 - 12 on August 13th. First practice will be at 5 pm. A parent meeting will follow the first volleyball practice at 630 pm. Volleyball for 5th and 6th grade will start the following week, Aug 20th.
Attention Parents of Comet Football Players: Parent Football Meeting will be held on Wednesday Aug 1st. The 5th and 6th grade meeting will be at 6:00 pm with the 7-12 grade following at 6:30 pm. If you aren't able to attend please call the school at 701-828-3334
Attention Parents of Comet Football Players: Parent Football Meeting will be held on Wednesday Aug 1st. The 5th and 6th grade meeting will be at 6:00 pm with the 7-12 grade following at 6:30 pm. If you aren't able to attend please call the school at 701-828-3334
Just a reminder for parents and students that sports physicals for grades 7-12 are required before the first day of practice. 5th and 6th may have a physical but it is NOT required. Forms and more information can be found on our school website/app. First day practice, Football-August 6th, Volleyball-August 13th.
Please join Mrs Gowing in the library from 3 - 6 pm tonight to investigate "Crazy Camouflage." The Alexander library is open for all ages every Wednesday from 3 - 6 pm this summer.
Back to school registration will be held on Tuesday, July 31st-Thursday, August 2nd from 9am-2pm. Registration will be held in the Commons area of the school. Preschool and Kindergarten registration/round up will be held on July 31st and August 1st from 9-2. Please call the school to schedule a time. 701-828-3334
2018-2019 School Supply List has been added to our website. It is available under documents as well as the supply list tab under the menu.
Reminder: The Alexander library is open today from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm for all students and adults! Join Mrs. Gowing for some "feather fun" today!
NDSU Extension Service is hosting a cooking class at Alexander Public School for youth grades 4th -7th on July 16-17. Please go to the school website for more information on how to register. Or email Stephanie Ford at email@example.com to register.
Just a reminder that Alexander School library is open to all community members every Wednesday (except for July 4th) from 3-6pm. There will be activities for all ages and everyone will be eligible to win weekly prizes. Hope to see you this afternoon!
Hello everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your summer break to date. An evaluation was sent out to your email from NDCEL. This evaluation is for Mrs. McDonald (Bieber), Mrs. Faller and Ms. Shaide. We ask that you take a few minutes and fill it out. It is 100% anonymous. Please give us your feedback so we can continue to improve!
Alexander Schools would like to invite all community members to visit our library throughout the summer. Library hours are from 3-6pm every Wednesday (except for July 4th). There will also be activities for all ages during these library hours and everyone will be eligible to win weekly prizes. See you all on Wednesday afternoons!
Today is Election Voting Day! Alexander School has two school board positions on the ballot. We encourage you to go out and vote and show your support to the school board. A reminder that the voting polls are at the Watford City City Hall, Mandaree School Business Office, and Cartwright Community Hall. Polls will be open from 9:00am to 7:00pm Central Time on June 12 .
Williston Trinity Christian School and Alexander Public School are in a Girls Basketball Cooperative beginning next year. Williston Trinity Christian School will be hosting girls basketball grades 7-12 open gyms on Thursday nights 7:00-8:15 pm. All are welcome!
All students, grades 4-12, are invited to the Warwick Workout camp that will be hosted in WC on July 16 & 17. Use the link below to register for the camp. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Faller. The link provided is for registration as it is online. http://www.warwickworkouts.com/camps.html#nd
On behalf of the Alexander Teachers and Staff, we'd like to thank everyone that brought delicious treats and meals for our staff lounge last week. Your display of appreciation is well received.
Per advisement from law enforcement: Alexander School will resume normal status operations on Monday. The investigation is on going. McKenzie County will continue to provide security until further notice. Have a wonderful weekend!
The high school awards program is still scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 11th.
The high school awards program originally scheduled for Monday, May 7th will be rescheduled to Friday, May 11th. Thank you for your understanding.
Per law enforcement, Alexander Public School will remain in yellow status for tomorrow, May 4th. School will be in session and buses will run as usual. Please contact your bus driver and the front office if your child will not be in school tomorrow. Absences will not be counted. We will continue to have heightened security provided by McKenzie County Sheriff's Department. Please contact Superintendent Leslie Bieber with any questions tomorrow at 701-828-3334
Parents: Due to our current status and the unknown of tomorrow, we have postponed the Math Meet until Monday, May 7th. If you are scheduled to bring in baked goods, please bring them on Monday.
Alexander parents, I will be in contact concerning tomorrow's school status later this evening. We are and will continue to follow law enforcement advisement. Please contact me, Leslie Bieber, with any questions or concerns. 701-828-3335
Please let your bus driver know if your child will not be riding the bus tomorrow. Thank you
Parents: Law enforcement has informed Ms. Bieber that an Alexander student has received a threat. School will be in session tomorrow however it is your choice to send your child or not. Please call in the morning if your child will not be in school. No one will be counted absent. There will be heightened security. The school will be in a yellow status which means all classroom and outside doors will be locked. There will not be any outside recess and lunch will be closed campus. We will remain in this status until otherwise advised by law enforcement. Please call in the morning with any questions. Buses will run as usual.
We would like to invite parents and family to our high school awards program. The high school awards program will be held on May 7th at 1:30 in the old gym. Students will be honored for academic success this year.
Next week May 7-12 is Teacher and School Nurse Appreciation Week! It is a time that we choose to also recognize all school staff members as it takes a village to raise our youth. If you are interested in bringing "treats" for the staff lounge to help in our celebration, please contact Leslie Bieber at 701-828-3335 or Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us
Senior students are requested to bring a senior picture to Mrs. Faller as soon as possible. The picture may be emailed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Please join us tonight for Family Fun Night at the football field 6:30 -8:00 p.m. Outdoor fun for all.
Please join us tonight for Family Fun Night at the football field 6:30 to 8:00. Outdoor fun for all!!
Correction for the game on Thursday, April 26th. The home game is at 6pm NOT 6:30pm. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
4th, 5th, 6th boys basketball will have their last home game on April 26th at 6:30 vs Rau.
The activities banquet is tonight, April 23rd, with dinner at 6:30 pm. Program to follow.
The Alexander School sports bus will leave for Williston today at 2:15pm from the school.
The 2018 Alexander Prom is this Saturday, April 21st. Please join us for Grand March in the old gym at 8 pm. Flowers from Front Porch Floral will be available at the school after 12:30 pm and pictures, with Snapping Turtle Photography, will begin at 5. Hope to see you there!
Williston Kids' Day Out Celebrating Week of the Young Child on Saturday, April 21st from 10am-2pm. Upper Missouri Valley Fairgrounds, 519 53rd St. East Building B. Williston, ND. Entertainment and Activities all day. Lunch will be pizza and soda for $1.
5th & 6th grade girls and boys elementary basketball games will be at Phil Jackson Field House in Williston. The girls game starts at 5pm and the boys game to follow.
Our speech club will be performing their acts for the community on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30pm in the music room.
Class pictures will be on Tuesday, April 17th in the morning. Monday/Wednesday preschool will have class picture on Wednesay, April 25th.
The ALICE training scheduled for today, April 13th, has been postponed.
Just for your information tomorrow, April 13th, the Alexander Public School will hold an ALICE drill.
Alexander School held their first ALICE drill today. All went well with the discovery of a few areas that need tweaking. I would like to encourage you to discuss today's drill with your kids and communicate any concerns with the school.
The FFA meat fundraiser is coming a close. If you are interested in purchasing steaks or brats, please contact your favorite FFA member or the front office.
*UPDATE - Students will receive a new password tomorrow morning for their Alexander Google accounts in their first hour class. The Google accounts for students in grades 7-12, have been temporarily suspended due to student accounts being accessed over the weekend. We are working to reassign passwords to all students today, Monday, April 2.
Tomorrow, April 3rd, Alexander School will conduct an ALICE drill school wide. Law enforcement and the Fire Department will be on campus.
The Google accounts for students in grades 7-12, have been temporarily suspended due to student accounts being accessed over the weekend. We are working to reassign passwords to all students today, Monday, April 2.
Report cards are being sent home today, Wednesday March 28th, 2018.
The after school program on Thursday March 29th has been cancelled due to Easter break.
Alexander Public School Board wants your opinion on school colors; cardinal red & white or red & white? Historically, it has been either combination depending on which sport and what decade. Please take our survey that is available under MENU on our website. We look forward to hearing from you! www.alexanderschoolnd.us
Alexander Public School will NOT hold school today due to the weather. Our make up day will be April 19, 2018.
Alexander School will start late today, at 10:00 a.m. which will give us an opportunity to watch the weather pattern.
We will be having school on Monday April 2nd, 2018 as a make-up day for our March 6th snow day.
Everyone is invited to tonight's Dr Suess Family Fun Night from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. In addition to the fun and games, our book fair will be open. Hope to see you there.
The Speech team has been busy! On March 16 the went to Watford City to compete where Emmalee Sims medaled in the radio category with 8th place. The next day they competed at Williston Trinity Christian in Williston the results are as follows: Tayla Ybarra & Brieanna Yancey - 2nd in Humorous Duo -- STATE QUALIFIED!!!! Tayla Ybarra - 2nd in Humorous Interp Breanna Schooley - 5th in Dramatic Interp Santos Riggs - 7th in Dramatic Interp Emmalee Sims - 7th in Radio Mercedes Dybas & Brieanna Yancey - 3rd in Serious Duo Congrats to all competitors and good luck in your upcoming speech meets.
Earlier today the school went into a lockdown to afford privacy in a situation; there was no threat at any time to students. We apologize this was not released sooner
There will be a meeting this evening at 6:30 pm in the school library regarding the annual Easter egg hunt. The hunt will be in the Alexander City Park on March 31st. Anyone who would like to help with the event or fundraising is welcome to come.
There has been a change to the school lunch menu for tomorrow. Tomorrow's lunch will be Beef Burrito or Pepperjack Enchiladas, Rice and apple churro
The Prom Gown Swap & Sale event will be on Friday March 9th in the old gym of the school from 6-8 pm. Bring in your gently used gowns for sale, lending, or swap and find a gown that's new to you! All sales are final - cash only
High school Music Festival Recital is moved to Friday, March 9th at 2:15pm. Everyone is welcome to come and watch!
Alexander Public School will NOT have school tomorrow, March 6th, due to weather.
Alexander School will NOT have school today. School is canceled for Monday, March 5th.
My apologies, Monday, March 5th; not the 4th.
Due to the weather, Alexander School is currently under a late start status for tomorrow, Monday, March 4th. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. if the road conditions allow for safe travel.
5th and 6th grade girls basketball practice starts Monday, March 5th till 5pm. Parent and Player Meeting after the first day of practice.
4th, 5th, 6th grade boys basketball will begin practice on Monday, March 5th. Practice will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4pm-5:30pm. Parent meeting will follow after the first day of practice.
We are not able to find a substitute driver for Todd's route bus 105 this Thursday or Friday. Please contact the school if you are unable to transport your student to and from school those days.
The Alexander FFA is sponsoring a student dance on Saturday, February 24th. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and will be locked at 8:00 p.m. Students will not be allowed in after 8 p.m., if a student leaves prior to 8 p.m. they will not be allowed to return. The dance will conclude at 10:30 p.m. Any questions can be directed to Miss Johnson.
Just a reminder: Wednesday Feb. 21st is the McKenzie County Spelling Bee at Alexander Public School. Only students who have qualified for the spelling bee from grades 1-6 need to come to school. All other students grade 1-6 Do NOT have school. Preschool, kindergarten and grades 7-12 WILL have a regular day.
Tomorrow, February 16th, the Alexander High School will be traveling to Williston for an excursion. Please call the office if you have any questions. Thank You!
The Freshman parent's meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Tuesday February 20th at 6:00 pm.
Due to weather the junior high boys basketball game in Williston has been canceled. There will also be no JH practice tonight.
The high school choir will be participating in Music Festival on Monday, March 12th at the Williston State College. A schedule will be handed out as soon as Mrs. Heck is given one. All family & friends are invited. There will also be a festival recital on Monday, March 5th at 2:15 in the AHS music room.
All freshman parents are being asked to attend the meeting on Feb. 15th at 6 pm in the school. They will be discussing plans for the After Prom party.
Valentine’s Family Dance will be Sunday, February 11th from 4pm-6pm. Tickets are $5 per family and can be purchased in the office.
After our first public meeting concerning a 4 day school week, I was asked to share my power point on the website. I added the link today. The power point has additional information that I added after the first meeting.
Alexander School had a lock down today for approximately 20 minutes. There was no threat but rather a situation that warranted privacy. All staff and students were aware there was no threat. Please contact Ms. Bieber with any questions.
Parents and Community Members, the Parent Survey on a 4 day school week will close tomorrow, Feb 6th, at 8:30 a.m. The survey is available on our website www.alexanderschoolnd.org under MENU.
Our first of two public meetings concerning a 4 day school week will be held this Tuesday, February 6th, at 7:00pm at Alexander School. Please join us. Babysitting will be available.
Often times, we hear students say, “I can’t, it’s too hard,” and we as teachers have to find a way to entice students to embrace the struggle. Challenges are what make us grow. When we are challenged, we have to dig deep within ourselves to find the tools to solve the issue at hand or dig deep to persevere against the challenge. We cannot expect our students to grow unless they embrace challenges and step out of their comfort zone to grow from them. Perseverance is a great character trait to develop in order to become a successful adult.
Alexander School would like to invite you to fill out the Parent Survey on a 4 day school week available on paper at the school or online on our website www.alexanderschoolnd.org under MENU. We currently have 55% participation from families. Please contact Leslie Bieber with any questions or concerns.
Just a reminder that Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser forms are due by Wednesday at the latest.
The Parent Survey on a 4 Day School link in the letter that was sent home does NOT work. The link has been resent to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9VYGHZZ It is also available on our website under MENU
Parent Survey on a 4 Day Week survey link. The link that was sent in the letter home does NOT work so it has been changed to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9VYGHZZ It is also available on our website under Menu.
We have a change to Parent/Teacher conferences. Conferences with be held on Tuesday Jan. 30th and Feb 1st from 4 pm - 7 pm. Elementary students will be bringing a instructional note home today, Jan 22nd. Jr High and High School parents may visit teachers during the scheduled times.
Boys 5th and 6th grade Basketball practice will be held today, Jan 22nd, from 4 pm - 5 pm. There will be practice at the same time on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with a tournament in Plaza to follow on Saturday Jan. 27th. This is a pre-season practice and tournament. All boys are welcome but is not mandatory. Please contact the school with any questions.
Alexander School is sending out a parent survey, an informational letter and sample calendar via mail on the consideration of a 4 day school week. The survey is also available on our website. Please share your feedback with us.
Alexander Public School will be in session tomorrow, Monday, January 15th.
Alexander Public School will be in session tomorrow, Monday, January 15th.
Alexander Public School will be in session tomorrow, Monday, January 15th.
All basketball practices have been canceled for tonight.
Parents, we need your input! Our school website has a parent survey under MENU. We appreciate your input and NEED your input in order to complete our accreditation process. Please take a few minutes and take the parent survey. Happy Holidays!!
The Leadership class is coordinating a gift exchange in the high school. Students who wish may bring a gift to exchange on Friday. Junior high students will exchange with junior high students and grades 9-12 will exchange with each other.
Tonight at Alexander School is the Christmas concert at 6:30 in the new gym. The Leadership class is collecting non-perishable items for a food drive and FFA is hosting a pie social. Purchase a slice or a whole pie. We look forward to seeing everyone tonight!
The Junior High Girls Basketball game scheduled for today, December 18th, has been cancelled.
Alexander Public School's Winter Christmas concert is Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30 pm. The FFA members will be having a pie sale starting at 6:00 pm. All members are asked to bring at least 2 pies.
Please return any gifts purchased for the Giving Tree to the school no later then Monday morning, December 18th.
Winter Warm Up Week - High school dress up all week long to win a class prize! Monday - Ugly Sweater Day Tuesday - Comet Day, Wear Red & White Wednesday - Ghosts of Holidays Pasts (Decades Day, 7/8 -2000's, 9th-60's, 10th-70's, 11th- 80's, 12th-90's) Thursday - Xmas Movie Day (JH-Grinch, 9th-Home Alone, 10th-Xmas Vacation, 11th-Elf, 12th-Christmas Story) Friday - Festive Sock Day
There will be a mandatory parent meeting for the Alexander Youth Wrestling on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 PM. Items for discussion are club rules, fees and expectations. Students planning on wrestling must have information sheet and waiver forms turned in to Mrs. Simonson prior to the beginning of practice.
MOVIE NIGHT - The Leadership class has planned a movie for all students at Alexander School. Doors will open at 5:30 with the movies starting at 6:00 p.m. The movies being shown are Over The Hedge, Paul Blart, Mall Cop, and The Zookeeper. Families are invited to come. Snacks will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there.
Both junior high girls and boys basketball will be playing tonight starting at 4:30pm. This is a change to the boys basketball schedule. The boys game scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th is rescheduled for tonight.
Clarification to the previous message: There will be NO junior high girls basketball practice today, Dec 5th.
The Junior High Girls Basketball game scheduled for tonight, Dec 5th, against Plaza has been cancelled. There will be NO practice tonight either. Please expect your student home after school.
The 9th grade Leadership class is sponsoring a food drive this month. There are donation boxes at Country Cafe, Post Office, the bank and the Hiway as well as school. Donations will be accepted until Dec 19. Please consider donating as this will be distributed locally to families in need.
FFA students & parents are reminded that registration for Winter Leadership is due Tues, Dec 5. Any questions can be sent to Miss Johnson.
The Little Caesar's orders are sorted and ready to go. Any student who submitted an order can take them home today or if there is a parent that can pick them, please do so.
The Little Caesar's pizzas will be delivered tomorrow morning. All orders will need to go home tomorrow.
Please join us tonight for Turkey Bingo and our annual canned food drive. Doors open at 6:10, first game starts at 6:30 pm. Please bring 2 cans of food per bingo card if possible. Hope to see everyone there!!
Tuesday, November 21st is Toga Tuesday! Please wear your togas on the outside of your regular school clothes. Laurel headpieces welcome!
Mrs. Faller and Miss Hansel, along with staff from Williston State College addressed high school students about the opportunity to take dual credit classes. Dual credit classes allow a student to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Williston State offers a wide variety of classes. Students who are interested in dual credit classes should speak with Mrs. Faller or Miss Hansel to complete the required steps for this opportunity. Parents if you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Faller or Miss Hansel.
Little Caesar's Pizzas will be delivered to the school on November 21st, NOT November 14th. Students will need to be prepared to collect pizza's and take home to be delivered.
Parent Teacher Conference's are tomorrow, November 14th from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. School will be released at 3:00pm and buses will run at that time. Letter was sent home with elementary students with scheduled times and high school parents are welcome to come anytime from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be Tuesday November 14th from 3 pm until 9 pm. School will be released early with buses running at that time.
Just a reminder that all orders for Little Caesar's Pizza are due today, November 6th. Orders will be accepted tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7th. Anyone wishing to order may contact the school to do so. Thank you for supporting Alexander Public School.
Flu Shots will be available for all students at the school tomorrow, November 7th. All forms must be completed and returned, along with payment, by November 7th. Please contact the office with any questions.
High School Wrestling practice starts on Monday November 6th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
Junior High Girls Basketball practice will start on Monday November 6th at 4:00 pm.
Tomorrow, November 2nd, is Comet Day! Everyone wear your Comet gear and support our girls on their way to districts. GO COMETS!!
Book Fair will be open tonight, October 30th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Also Butter Braids will be here today. The orders will be available for pickup today and tomorrow at 3:30pm at the school.
Monday October 30th there will be a pep rally for the Comets volleyball girls. Please come and support our girls as they head to district tournament. GO COMETS!
The Alexander High School is selling Little Caesar’s Pizzas as a fundraiser. The funds generated through this fundraiser will pay for speakers, prizes, and STEM day activities. All high school students have been given order forms this week. Orders are due on November 3rd and the pizzas will be delivered on November 14th at Alexander School. If you have not been contacted by an Alexander student and would like to order, feel free to contact Mrs. Faller to place an order
Parent/Teachers conferences scheduled for Thursday October 26th have been cancelled due to technical issues. They are rescheduled for November 14th from 3 pm - 9 pm. OCTOBER 26th WILL BE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL WITH REGULAR RELEASE.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are on Thursday October 26th, 2017 from 3 pm - 9 pm. School will be dismissed at 3 with buses running at that time. Letters are being sent home today with student.
Alexander Public School Foundation 4th Annual Night Out, Oktoberfest! At the Alexander Fire Hall on October 27th at 6:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the office. Come out and support our students!
Homecoming Week, October 9th- October 13th- Dress Up Day! Monday- Pajama Day Tuesday- Over Sized Clothing Day Wednesday- America Day Thursday- Neon Day Friday- Comet Day
Clarification: ALICE training teaches individuals how to deal with an active threat in a school or place of business. Tonight's meeting will provide information on how this is accomplished and how Alexander School will be addressing this in all classrooms. We invite all parents and patrons to attend to learn about active threat training at 6 o'clock.
Parent Introduction to ALICE Training is tonight, October 4th from 6pm-8pm in the old gym. Babysitting will be provided in the new gym
Parents Introduction to ALICE Training, October 4th from 6pm-8pm. ALICE drills and training will be put into practice at Alexander School PK-12 for any active threat. This introduction will be informational and answer questions concerning ALICE. Babysitting will be available.
Our all call is currently not working. There is a schedule change for 4/5/6 tackle football tonight. The game is in Williston at Trinity Christain School, not Fairview! Bus leaves at 3:30, game starts at 5:00.
Alexander Public School is in need of the following items: Winter jackets & boots (all sizes),tennis shoes:10-12 men, underwear (ex & sm-boys), gloves and hats. Please contact the school 7018283335.
Parents Introduction to ALICE Training, October 4th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. ALICE drills and training will be put into practice at Alexander School PK-12 for any active threat. This introduction will be informational and answer questions concerning ALICE. Babysitting will be available.
Family Fun Night is tonight, Sept. 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the school. The theme is "Family Game Night". Come out and enjoy a night of fun with the whole family!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the 4-6 grade tackle football game in Fairview today, Sept 19th. Players are asked to be at the school at 4:15 with the bus leaving at 4:30. Game time is at 5:30 central time.
Alexander School is looking for a Special Education classroom aide. Please apply in person at the school or contact Leslie Bieber at 701-828-3335, Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us
There has been a change in departure time for the 4-6 grade tackle football game in Fairview, tomorrow September 19th. Boys are asked to be at the school at 5:15 with bus leaving at 5:30. Game time is 6:30 central time.
All flag football games for grades 1 - 4, have been cancelled for today, Sept 16th.
College Fair on Monday, September 18th at WSC, all Juniors and Seniors will be going, they will return before school is over.
The Varsity Football game scheduled for Saturday September 9th against Terry, MT has been cancelled.
Reminder to all the 4th, 5th and 6th grade tackle football players and parents; Players need to be at the school by 8:45 am tomorrow, Saturday September 9th. The bus will depart at 9:00 am for Grenora. Game time is 11:00 am
Elementary Title 1 Parent Meeting on Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00pm. Will discuss specifics of the Title 1 program. If you are unable to attend, but have questions, feel free to call Mr. Spildie at the school, 701-828-3334.
4th - 6th grade football scrimmage today, Friday Sept 1st, at 3 pm. Saturday Sept 2nd will be our first home varsity football game at 2pm. Hope to see everyone there!!
Home volleyball game tonight, August 31st at 5pm and 7pm. Hope to see everyone there!
FYI parents of a new App ‘Sarahah.” The article is below: a new chat room that is anonymous. Possible cyber bullying app: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-sarahah
The Annual Booster Club Pie Booth is asking each family to donate 2 pies to the Old Settlers booth on Sat Sept 2nd. Please bring your pies to the First Responders Building by 8 AM. The Booster Club is still in need of volunteers to work the pie booth. Please call Tana at 701-570-1697 for available times.
Saturday Football game has been moved to 2:00 pm at the Alexander High School football field!
On Friday Sept 1st, school will be released at noon. The buses will run at 12:15. The elementary students will eat lunch at their scheduled time and the high school students will be served a "grab and go" lunch.
Comet Day tomorrow, wear your Comet gear and/or colors
Just a reminder that school is released at 3:00 pm on Wednesdays.
Saturday, August 19th there will be an inter squad football scrimmage in Alexander for grades 4th, 5th, and 6th at 11am. Varsity football team will have a scrimmage at 1pm.
The Alexander School office will be closed all day on Wednesday August 16th and again on Friday August 18th until noon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
We would like to welcome Regie Hill as our head volleyball coach. First day of practice for grades 7th-12th will be on August 14th from 8-9:30am. Sports physicals for grades 7th-12th are required by the first day of practice.
Medical physicals are not required for grades 4-6 for football or any other sports. The Alexander Football coaching staffs recommends physicals for the younger grades but it is not required. We apologize for the mix up.
Back to school registration will be held on Monday Aug 7th - Friday Aug 11th from 9 - 2 in the commons area. PK and Kindergarten registration will be on Aug 7th and 8th. Please call the school to set up a time for your PK/Kindergarten student.
Alexander School Board vacancy: The Alexander school board is accepting applications for a vacancy on the school board. The membership term runs from September 12, 2017 to June 2018, the next election term. Applications are available on line at www.alexanderschoolnd.us or at the school. If you are interested please contact Barb Fixen at Barb.Fixen@k12.nd.us or 701-828-3334. Applications will be accepted at the school or via email to Barb Fixen from August 4 to August 25, 2017.
Correction: There will be a mandatory football meeting for athletes and parents on Sunday July 30th at the school. Meeting for grades 4-6 will be at 7 pm in the commons area and Varsity (7-12) will be at 8 pm. This is a mandatory meeting.
Back to school registration will be held on Monday Aug 7th - Friday Aug 11th from 9 - 2 in the commons area. PK and Kindergarten registration will be on Aug 7th and 8th. Please call the school to set up a time for you student.
There will be no swimming for the Alexander Summer Rec Program on Monday, July 24th and Wednesday, July 26th. No Rec Program on Thursday, July 27th.
We welcome Chris Gillespie as our new head football coach. Anyone interested in participating in athletics are welcome to join him in the Comet Fitness Center at no cost, Monday-Friday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
The school office will be closed on Friday June 9th. We will resume summer hours on Monday June 12th.
Alexander School Summer Recreation program starts today, June 5th. Please visit the website for schedule and information or call the school office at 701-828-3334
The Alexander Public School office will be closed on May 25th, 26th and 29th. The office will start its summer hours on May 30th. We will be available Monday-Friday from 9-2. Have a great summer!!
The Alexander Public School Spring music concert is tonight, May 11th, at 630 pm in the new gym. Hope to see everyone there!
High school awards presentations - On Wednesday, May 10th at 12:30 there will be a high school awards presentation. This will include Math Counts, Spelling Bee, academic awards, etc. After students will head outside for a special activity.
Alexander Elementary School is assembling a list of possible preschool students for the 17-18 school year. If you live in our district and have a preschooler please call the school, preschool and kindergarten roundup will be held in August.
Clarification of last day of school: Our last day of school will be May 22, 2017. It will be a full day of school from 8:30 to 3:40 and buses will run.
2016-2017 yearbooks are now on sale in the school office. The cost is $25.00. All yearbooks are pre-ordered and payment must be received by May 17th.
On Thursday May 4th Rider Photography will be here to take class pictures. They will start right away in the morning and be done by noon.
All parents and 6th graders remember to join us tomorrow night for the 6th orientation night. Learn about the transition from elementary to junior high, the event starts on 6:00pm.
AWARENESS: A parent of an area student has reported identity theft through the FAFSA application process reported to them by the IRS. Be aware and monitor activities!
On May 2nd, there will be a 6th Transition Meeting for 6th grade parents and students. It will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. This meeting will discuss what it is like to be in 7th grade, what classes a 7th grader takes, and many other pieces of information. We invite all parents and students! If you have any questions feel free to contact Mrs. Faller or Miss Hansel.
The last day for the After School Program will be Thursday April 27th. Please note the change from the last post
Ninth grade orientation will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 6:30 in the library. We hope to see all 8th grade students and parents. Topics of discussion include registration for high school, how students earn credit, graduation requirements, and the state scholarship.
Alexander Activities Banquet this Thursday night, April 20th, starting at 6:30pm with dinner and the program at 7pm. This banquet is for all students that played varsity and are lettering in football, volleyball, boys basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track, speech, drama, and music. All students were given an invitation to the banquet. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night!!
FREE Severe Weather Seminar at 7pm on Wednesday, April 12th at Alexander City Hall. Your National Weather Service and McKenzie County Emergency Manager want you to learn more about severe weather in this area. No need to register, just show up, and bring a friend!!
There will be no after school program tomorrow, March 30th.
If anyone is looking for a 2014 or a 2015 Alexander yearbook, we have some available at the school. Please call the front office for details.
Come out and support our Comets tonight! The evening begins at 4 pm with the elementary basketball girls. It continues with the elementary boys at 5 pm. Finish off this exciting evening with pee-wee wrestling starting at 6 pm. Free admission and concession are being served. Hope to see everyone there!!
There will be an After Prom committee meeting today, March 20th, in the school library.
There will be no after school program on Tuesday March 21st.
There is a combined boys and girls, 5th and 6th grade, basketball game today at 630 pm in Alexander. The teams will have practice after school at 4, team pictures at 5, and game starts at 630.
Due to the weather, school will be releasing school today, March 6th, at 11:30 am. Buses will run at 11:45 am.
The Alexander Youth Wrestlers season is off to a great start. On Friday the 24th they wrestled the Beach tournament and a few wrestled in the Sunday tourney on the 25th. Placing at Beach 1st in their divisions, Jacob Novak, Corey, Carson and Clay Getzlaff 2nd in their dicisions, Kaiden Culbertson, Stellan Sandborn, Maxwell Heen and Eithen Gillespie 3rd in their divisions, Rope Simonson, Even Rykhus, Jacob Carter And Dylan Stromme 4th in their division, Jace O'Brien and Lainey Powell 3 kids participated in Sidney and placed, 1st in division Eithen Gillespie 1st in division Carson Getzlaff 2nd in division Corey Getzlaff
Due to Parent/Teacher Conferences tomorrow, March 2nd, from 3-9 the after school program has been cancelled. It will resume as normal next week.
Congratualtions to Nicole Hall (gr. 12), Hunter Pendland (gr. 10), Breanna Schooley (gr. 8) for being selected as the Students of the Month in March! The Student of the Month is based on leadership, perseverance, effort & attendance.
Join Alexander Foundation for our 3rd Annual Night Out on March 4th starting at 6:30pm at the Fire Hall. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the school's front office, High Way Lounge, Shuga' Shack, or at the door, the night of the dance. Hope to see everyone there!
Parent/Teacher Conferences are March 2nd from 3-9. Letters are being sent home today, Feb 23rd, with elementary students and mailed for high school students. School will be released at 3:00 pm on March 2nd. Buses will run at that time.
Last week, Miss Hill, Mrs. White & Mrs. Faller brought students to the Capitol to demonstrate the cool things we do at APS. Needless to say, our students did awesome & represented APS well.
There will be a bake sale tomorrow, Feb 23rd, during lunch.
There is a Pep Rally today, February 21st, in the new gym for the Boys Basketball team. The boys play tonight in Trenton at 7pm. Come and support our Comets!
The boys basketball game scheduled for Friday February 17th will only be a varsity game. The game will start at 6 pm in the Alexander Gym. Hope to see everyone there!
Join Alexander Foundation for an enjoyable evening at our 3rd Annual Fundraiser, A Night Out! It will be on March 4th at the Fire Hall. Join us for a delicious meal, silent and live auctions, and dancing to live music. Tickets can be purchased at the front office.
There will be a PTO meeting February 13th at 4:45pm in the Library to talk about joining the Alexander Booster Club!
FAFSA night for Senior Parents is on Feb. 23rd at 6:30pm in the math room. Please contact the front office for more information.
Congratulations to Corynna Turnquist on her FIRST place finish at the MathCounts Contest on Wednesday. The Alexander Team finished 2nd by just one point! Congratulations to them all!
Boys JH and Varsity game on Tuesday the 7th has been moved to the Rough Rider Center in Watford City at 5:30pm. Come cheer on our Comets!
Congratulations to Drew LeBrun, Dylan Schooley, and Bochelle Taylor for receiving Student of the Month! Drew Lebrun (8th grade) is a leader but when needed can also take on any role that is required within a group. Drew is respectful, kind, thoughtful and is a great role model for his peers. He has great work ethic, attitude and always participates in class. He is always willing to go the extra mile to help others. Drew does not hesitate to take the initiative to complete something that is not asked of him. He takes responsibility, not only for himself, but sometimes for others. Finally, Drew is accepting of all students, no matter their ability, race, or background Dylan Schooley (10th grade) strives to better himself as a person. He is an extremely hard worker. He is a very positive, kind, and helpful person. He is always willing to help others, even without being asked. He strives to better himself and his community, regardless of who is watching. Dylan is known for his smile and has a winning attitude. Over the course of the last month, Bochelle Tayler (12th grade), (Bo) has displayed all of the qualities we look for in a student of the month. Since the beginning of the year Bo’s grades have steadily improved, she has become more conscientious about her studies and appears to be striving towards academic improvement. Bo is always a pleasure to have in class as she is always well behaved and for the most part on task. She has stepped up her game recently and is now helping other students stay on task by providing her peers with redirection when needed. This leadership has been very much needed and is very much appreciated by her teachers and other students. All of these attributes make Bo a worthy recipient of this honor and is consistent with the mission and values of Alexander Public School.
There is a meeting for softball parents and players on Thursday the 2nd in the library at 6:30pm
Congratulations to Nicole Hall & Breanna Schooley for qualifying for State Speech Meet on April 29th!
Congratulations to our Tetrix robotics team for receiving the Judge's Award on Saturday at the state competition. They overcame adversity to compete.
ND is now reporting widespread influenza activity! Please do not send your student to school until they are 24 hours of fever, vomiting or diarrhea free or with a chronic cough. We encourage you to be tested for the flu with any symptoms.
On Friday the 20th our youth wrestlers participated in a duel at WSC but did not have enough to make our team so we combined with some Bismarck wrestlers as well as some from Williston. Our team didn't place in the duel but the kids wrestled hard and got to meet some new people. Saturday we had 15 that participated and went home with 8 metals, for some this was their first tournament. In the PK division Clay Getzlaff took home 3rd. Kindergarten and first grade division Carson Getzlaff with 1st and Jace O'Brien with 1st also. For second and third grade division Evan Rykhus with 1st, Corey Getzlaff with 2nd, Jacob Novak with 3rd, and Rope Simonson with 4th. Fifth grade division Zack Carter took 3rd. Our next duel is in Alexander against Williston Coyotes on Feb 2nd from 7-9. We hope to see everyone there!
The Junior High Boys Basketball game on Jan. 27th in Powers Lake as been canceled. Varsity Boys game will begin at 6:15pm.
The Junior High Girl's Basketball team have their last game tonight at 5:00pm at the ARC in Williston. Come out and cheer them on! The girls are going into their last game with a 11-2 record! Great job ladies!!
Junior High Boy's and Girl's home basketball game tonight starting at 5:00pm. Come out and support the Comets tonight!
Free Throw Championship on January 21st from 2pm-3pm at Rough Rider Center in Watford City. No cost to participate. Open to boys and girls 9-14 years of age.
The boys basketball game in Trenton tonight, January 12th, has been moved to 5:00pm
Due to weather conditions, school will not start until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3. Busses will run where possible.
JH Girls Basketball game today at Parshall has been canceled due to weather forecast.
Due to weather our security system was not installed and we are hoping to have our Comet’s Fitness Center open on Dec. 12th. If you have any questions or interested in becoming a member please contact the office at 701-828-3334.
We are excited about our new website and app!