There has been a SLIGHT CHANGE to the Boys Basketball Game on Jan 29th vs White Shield. The games will now be a JH/JV combo game at 5:30 pm with the Varsity game to follow at 7:00 pm.
This week's Comet Connections Slideshow can be found on the Alexander website (in 'Documents,' under the name, 'Mass Media Weekly Slideshow 1/18,') and on the school's Facebook page.
Currently, the telephones at APS are not working. Power will be restored soon after school begins.
Alexander Public School will not run morning buses today. School starts at 10 AM. We will run afternoon buses, weather permitting.
Good morning Alexander Families, due to the weather, school will start at 10:00 am today and no buses will run this morning.
PLEASE NOTE THE GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME CHANGE FOR FRIDAY JAN 15th: Games on Friday 1/15 are @ NORTH SHORE/PLAZA not WTC as originally printed on the schedule. As of today, game times once again have changed: JV Girls are at 4:30 with the Varsity to follow at 7:30
STOPit: Watch the introduction video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpg-bli0xas Alexander Public School District has enrolled with STOPit, the leading technology platform for schools that deters and controls harmful or inappropriate conduct. STOPit empowers students with an easy app to safely and anonymously report anything of concern to school officials – from cyberbullying to threats of violence or self-harm. STOPit empowers students to stand up for themselves and others while giving our schools the insight we need to keep students safe. With STOPit, students can submit anonymous reports containing text, photos, or video. Administrators are then able to manage incidents in a backend management system called STOPit Admin. STOPit Admin provides efficient and powerful investigative tools to our staff, including the ability to message with the reporter, which will allow us to address issues instantly. STOPit does more than just help schools address incidents and mitigate risk. STOPit will also help us go beyond reacting to bullying and inappropriate behavior, and instead start deterring it. As young people continue to engage more with technology every day, we are taking a proactive step to empower our students to become Upstanders in our community in the way that they feel most comfortable. We believe our adoption of STOPit is an important step in our continued effort to provide a positive school climate and a safe learning environment for our students. Our STOPit program launch is scheduled for (DATE).
GAME CHANGE: White Shield has requested a time change for todays Girls Basketball game. The Varsity Girls Basketball game tonight, Jan 11th, in White Shield has changed to 6:00 pm.
PLEASE NOTE GAME CHANGE: The Girls Basketball game on Monday Jan 11th has been changed to ONLY a varsity game at 5:00 pm. The game will be in White Shield.
Youth Wrestling Registration for Preschool-6th grade is now open. Practice starts at 6pm on Monday, January 11th. Preschool-1st grade will practice till 7pm and 2nd-6th grade will practice till 730pm. You must be registered before the first practice. Registration link is attached below. https://www.alexandercometwrestling.com/registration
Alexander Public School is in search of the following positions: *Business Manager *JH Speech Coach *Boy's Elementary Basketball Coach *Girl's Elementary Basketball Coach *Activities Bus Driver More detail is available on the website under Employment Opportunities
PLEASE NOTE GAME SCHEDULE CHANGE: The girls basketball game scheduled for Thursday, Jan 14th in Alexander has been changed from 3 games to ONLY 2. The JV will start at 5:45 pm followed by Varsity at 7:15 pm.
National Honor Society Applications - Juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to apply to be a member of the APS National Honor Society. Students may inquire with Mrs. Faller if you have questions. Applications will be found in the office and are due January 28th.
Business Manager Position Open at Alexander Public School. Please send resume to Leslie Bieber @ Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us
Good Afternoon Comet Families, the USDA has extended the free breakfast and lunch waivers through June 2021. APS continues to encourage you to fill out a Free and Reduced Application even with this waiver because our federal funding is linked to the number of Free or Reduced students. Happy New Year!
Please note the changes for the upcoming Girls Basketball games: Tomorrows game, Jan 5th, will be one varsity game vs Burke County starting at 6 pm. Thursdays game, Jan 7th, time has changed to 5pm. Game is at Williston Trinity Christian vs Missouri Ridge.
As we ready for the second semester, please remember these items: 1. Student schedules for grades 7-12 will be available Monday morning in front of Mrs. Faller's office. 2. Upon arrival HS students shall report to their first hour class; elementary students will eat breakfast in their classroom or go outside for recess. 3. Water bottles MUST be clear or translucent. 4. All cell phones MUST be turned in during first hour classes every day. We look forward to seeing everyone on January 4th!
Good morning and Merry Christmas! Unfortunately, my message is not the gift you were hoping for but it has been reported that there were a few lice cases in our elementary discovered yesterday. Enjoy the break and see you all in 2021!
Hunter Safety enrollment information linked below, enrollment deadline is January 1st. https://5il.co/o1kx
The Alexander Christmas Parade has been postponed to the end of January weather permitting.
Alexander School will be hosting Hunter Safety classes January 8th & 22nd, February 5th & 12th. More information will be sent out later this week.
Parent letters for our upcoming Christmas Parade on December 17th were sent home Thursday, 12/10/2020, with grades PK-6th. Link for the letter and map are attached below. Please call the school with any questions or concerns. Letter for Parents- https://5il.co/ns1t Map for Christmas Parade- https://5il.co/ns1s
Due to the extension of Governor Burgum's mask mandate, we have had to adjust our plans for our Christmas parade. Letters detailing the parade were sent home with students in grades PK-6 today and will be emailed to all parents as well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school. Hope to see everyone there!
If you haven't had the opportunity to pick a Giving Tree ornament, please stop by the school or have your student take one home. Be sure to write down which one you take and have them back to school no later than Wednesday, December 16th. Thank you to all who have participated so far.
Candy Cane Sales- Send a candy cane to a friend, classmate or a staff member in the school. They are sold before and after school in the commons area. Parents if you are interested in purchasing for your student please contact Mrs. Rizzo via email with your request, email@example.com 1 Candy Cane for $0.50 3 Candy Cane for $1.00 Sale ends December 16th.
Both Girls and Boys Basketball, grades 7-12, will start practice on Monday Nov 30th. Practice will be after school at 4:15 pm in Alexander. Girls basketball will be in the old gym and boys will practice in the new for the first week.
There will be a bake sale tomorrow sponsored by the robotics teams at the end of the day. All items will be $1-$2.
Turkey bingo in 15 minutes at Alexander School. Bring your non-perishable food items and paper products. See you there!
Don't forget Turkey Bingo & Canned Food Drive is this Saturday from 1-3 pm at the Alexander School Parking lot. We look forward to seeing you there! Remember to bring your caned/ boxed food to help us help those who need it this holiday season!!
APS Special Board Meeting was tonight at 7:00pm. A motion was made by Vice President Wahlstrom and seconded by Board Member Cloud. The motion was as following: I make a motion that Alexander Public School District acknowledges and will encourage the ND Department of Health's Executive Order #2020-08 along with the Governor's Executive Order #2020-43. The Alexander School District is not an enforcement agency of mandates therefore APS, including administration and teachers, will not police the use of masks being worn or not worn in school or on school transportion. Currently, according to the APS Handbook, administration can contact the proper enforcement agency if they deem necessary for a violation of law. It is then up to the local law enforcement to respond accordingly. Motion was carried unanimously.
The school will be organizing a Giving Tree once again this Christmas Season. This project helps our Comet families in need. All families that are needing some help are invited to fill out a form (for just the kids or all members) and return to the office. All information is confidential for both the givers and the recipients. Giving Tree Forms can be accessed, completed and returned online following the link below and forms were sent home with grades PK-6th on November 13th. Giving Tree Forms are due November 25th. https://forms.gle/DomxmBUgVPAEksMw6
Join us for a SOCIALLY DISTANCED Turkey Bingo on November 21st. It's a little different from previous years, but it's still going to be lots of fun! Win good prizes while being in the comfort of your own vehicles. This event is being held in the Alexander School parking lot and will be going on from 1-3 pm C.T. Hope to see everyone there!
Good morning APS parents and stakeholders, There is a special board meeting tonight at 7:00pm at the school in the old gymnasium and on Zoom. The agenda and Zoom invite is on our website under School Board.
Dear parents and stakeholders of APS, I have emailed a letter to all parents pertaining to Governor Burgum's Executive Order 2020-43. It is also available on our website under MENU. Please contact me with any questions or concerns at Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us Sincerely, Leslie Bieber
Tonight's special meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. The information below can be used to join via Zoom. The agenda is posted on the district website, under documents. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/9753237455?pwd=YTRwWWx4WVRtcUxhK2RFS1pMRExQdz09 Meeting ID: 975 323 7455 Passcode: CTERizzo One tap mobile +13126266799,,9753237455# US (Chicago) +16465588656,,9753237455# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 975 323 7455 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ab9nhIp5eQ
There will be a special board meeting at the school tonight and via Zoom at 5:00 p.m. Zoom information and agenda will be posted on the Alexander School website.
Good morning Alexander Comet Families, in light of the Governor's Executive Order all winter sports, including practices, open gyms, have been postponed until December 14th.
Grades 7-12 Girls Basketball starts on Monday November 16th. Boys Basketball, grades 7-12 will start the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Attached is the link for the Regional Varsity Volleyball game tonight at Tioga starting at 7pm. Good Luck Comets! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/tioga-high-school-tioga-nd/gamffb19137c7?utm_source=braze_automation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Member%20Event%20Alert
Good morning Alexander families,! It's a cold one out there, please be sure your students are dressed for the weather today. We will go outside for recess. Thank you. Stay warm!
Congrats to the Alexander Drama Team on their FIRST PLACE finish at the regional drama contest!!!!
Alexander Sophomore Class has started their fresh fruit and delicious meat, cheese and nuts fundraiser . To place an order, either contact one of our sophomore students or place your order online from the link below. Fundraiser will end on November 12th. https://www.myfruitsale.com/shop
Due to no school on Wednesday Nov 11th, Mon/Wed PK students will have school on Friday Nov 13th.
NDHSAA changed dates of the regional volleyball this year. Next week's regional tourney will be Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The Comets first game will be at Tioga on TUESDAY, Nov 10th at 7:00 pm.
Go Lady Comets! Tomorrow night, Monday, our girls will play for third place in the district tournament. In honor of our awesome volleyball team, Monday is Comet Day! Go Lady Comets!
Tonight the Alexander volleyball team hosts New Town in the opening round of the District 15 volleyball tournament. Due to Covid-19 restrictions established by the state, ONLY those individuals with a voucher may attend the match. The voucher is not a ticket therefore admission will be charged at the door, which is $8.00 per individual. All individuals from ages 1-100 need a voucher. We encourage all of our community to join us on Facebook Live to watch the match tonight at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Faller.
The District Volleyball Tournament starts tomorrow. Alexander will host New Town at 6:00pm. Only those with vouchers are allowed to purchase tickets at the door, as seating is limited per NDHSAA regulations. Each player was allotted two vouchers only. You must have a voucher with you in order to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $8.00 for all ages. NDHSAA mandates masks for all fans. The game will be Livestreamed on the Alexander Public School Facebook Page. Go Comets!
A friendly reminder to parents and students: The use of cell phones, tablets or any communication devices is prohibited. This includes but not limited to all cell phones, Gizmos, Apple watches and Fitbit devices. Students will place their devices into the appropriate location designated by their teacher. Students will have their devices returned at the end of the day **found in the elementary and high school handbooks
There will be no basketball open gym tonight.
High school parents will use the following link for their parent-teacher conferences tonight and Wednesday. https://5il.co/mjd3 If you have not registered for conferences with your child(ren)'s teacher(s), please register using the following link: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Alexander_Public_School
This week is parent-teacher conferences. Elementary teachers will be reaching out to their students to schedule appointments and high school parents are asked to schedule using the link provided, https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Alexander_Public_School. If parents would like to schedule an appointment with Miss Hansel, elementary or high school, please use the link above to schedule an appointment with her.
Reminder of open mat tomorrow for grades 6-12, 6:00 in the wrestling room.
There will be boys open gym basketball tonight for grades 7-12. Lasting from 6 - 7:30 pm. We ask that only students and coaches be the ones who attend. Thank you.
Open mats for interested wrestlers in grades 6-12 will start on Monday, October 26th, 6:00-7:00. Open mats will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Coach Simonson and Rykhus will be there.
Alexander Sophomore Class has started their fresh fruit and delicious meat, cheese and nuts fundraiser . To place an order, either contact one of our sophomore students or place your order online from the link below. Fundraiser will end on November 12th. https://www.myfruitsale.com/shop
The BSN Comet clothing order will be shipped today and therefore will be ready, for those who ordered, next week. Have a great weekend.
NDHSAA Volleyball Playoff Restrictions: The North Dakota High School Athletic Association has issued their postseason attendance protocols based on each county's risk level. Since McKenzie County is in ORANGE, the following will be the restrictions when we host tournament games in Alexander: -Tickets will NOT be available to the general public. -Two tickets per participant will be given to the HOME and AWAY teams. -Masks are required for all fans. *Alexander will stream their games live on the Alexander Public School Facebook page.
Attention Comet Volleyball Fans: It is a District 16 decision that due to COVID-19, this year's District 16 Volleyball Tournament be held at the site of the higher seed. The dates will remain the same: October 29, 30 and November 2. Our first game will be held in Alexander. We will play New Town at 6:00 p.m. on October 29th.
As we enter 2nd quarter, it is time for parent-teacher conferences. Teachers will be reaching out to schedule conferences. All conferences will be held virtually using Google Meet, Zoom or a simple phone call. If you have questions regarding parent-teacher conferences reach out to your child's teacher or Mrs. Faller. Have a great day.
As you know, the first quarter has been completed which means it is time for parent-teacher conferences. All conferences will occur through either Google Meet or a phone call; all Google Meet codes will be posted on our website. PTC Fast will be used to schedule conferences with teachers. Conferences will be held on October 27th and 28th, starting at 4:00 p.m. They will end at 7:00 p.m. each night. If you do not have internet, please reach out to the teacher(s) you would like to talk with to schedule a phone call using 701-828-3334. The website to use for scheduling your conferences is: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Alexander_Public_School. You will need to schedule a conference for each teacher you wish to speak to. If you have any questions regarding conferences, please reach out to Mrs. Faller, Mr. Allard or the individual teacher.
Good morning Comet families, Just a reminder that students need to have a coat, hat, gloves and warm boots for outside. It’s going to be a chilly week and we go outside even when it’s cold. Happy Monday!
Reminder that the flu clinic will be this Wednesday, October 21st, for students and staff. Forms need to be returned to the office no later than Tuesday, October 20th. If you have questions or need a form, please contact the office.
Tonight's volleyball matches will start at 6:00 p.m. with junior high matches followed by the varsity match at 7:00 p.m.
Tonight for the volleyball match against Trenton, Alexander Public School will be implementing measures to limit the number of individuals in the building. When you enter the building look for signs that will indicate seating for our visitors and guests. Guests of Alexander players are asked to sit together and socially distance from other cohorts. Trenton was provided vouchers for admittance to the matches. This is only a reservation for the seat and admission will be collected at the door. Junior high families are asked to limit their guests to two adults per player. We ask that junior high players and guests, only stay for the junior high match. Thank you for your attention to these details. We appreciate the effort and support of our Alexander families.
3rd-4th Grade Flag Football Playoffs are Saturday, October 17th. Alexanders first game starts at 10:30am at Western Star Park, Field 2. Students need to be at the field by 10am. Bracket is linked below. https://5il.co/m67e
Alexander Public School will be hosting its annual flu shot clinic for students and staff on Wednesday Oct 21st. The forms were sent home with students today. If interested, please return completed forms and payment, if applicable, to the school by Monday Oct 19.
As many of you may have seen, today it was snowing. Please be sure your children have the appropriate clothing when coming to school as is it chilly in the morning and at lunch recess. We will continue to be outside as much as possible for recess and PE classes.
October Comet News is available on the link below and as always on our website and app. https://5il.co/m66g
Picture retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20th starting at 8am. TRP Studios Retake Policy: If you are not satisfied with your portraits, a second sitting can be done on the scheduled retake day. There is a $10.00 fee for retakes due to: expressions, hair, clothing, eye glass or dental changes. Please be sure to return your complete package along with the insert and the $10 fee, if required, directly to the photographer on retake day.
There will be a virtual financial aide bootcamp for senior and parents on Oct 20 & 21st. It will help with the application process for financial aide. If you are interested please contact Ms Hansel.
Alexander Public Regular School Board is tonight at 7:00pm at the school and virtually on Zoom. The agenda is available on the school website, https://www.alexanderschoolnd.us/ Zoom information is below and available on the website. Topic: October 2020 School Board Meeting Time: Oct 13, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91485879335?pwd=TE45YXJRQ3FRU3NDNkI4d1ZQMDRIQT09 Meeting ID: 914 8587 9335 Passcode: Comets One tap mobile +13462487799,,91485879335# US (Houston) +16699009128,,91485879335# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 914 8587 9335 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeUGIdKNv
Good morning Comet families, If your child is in quarantine, either due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being a close contact, they are REQUIRED to check in with their teachers through Google Meet. All teachers have Google Meet set up and students have accessed them while in school. The students know how to use the platform. If they do not attend their Google Meet or contact the teacher, they will be marked absent for that class. Please address any questions to Mrs. Faller or Mr. Allard.
The JH volleyball game scheduled for tonight, Oct 12th has been rescheduled for Friday Oct 16th. More information on the schedule change will be provided this week.
There will be an optional flag football practice for 1st and 2nd graders tomorrow, Oct 13th from 4 pm - 5 pm in the City Park.
The Varsity Football game against Drake has been rescheduled for Oct 16th in Drake at 6 pm.
Superintendent Bieber emailed a letter to all parents utilizing the school app. Please check your junk mailbox for the letter. If you did not receive a letter please contact Leslie Bieber. Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us
Reminder for Elementary Volleyball: there is practice tonight from 4:00 to 5:15.
Good morning, our Wi-Fi is down this morning therefore if you are at home; you may not be able to get into your Google classrooms. Not all classes are down so check into each class. We will send out a message when we are up and running again.
Flag football for 3/4 grade will be done at 4:45 pm today, Oct 8th.
Just a reminder that this is the last week of Quarter 1. Students who have not completed their assignments by Thursday may risk failing the quarter. All students are required to attend class via Google Classroom while in quarantine. Students who miss class are responsible for any assignments missed and must check in with the teacher to receive the day's assignment.
There will be no 5/6 grade football practice today. They will practice tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
There will be volleyball practice for grades 4th - 6th tonight after school, Oct 5th. The practice will be from 4 pm - 5:15 pm.
APS has released updated information on our school website and will upload the chart to our Facebook page concerning the total number of COVID-19 positives and quarantined students and staff. We will update the data weekly. Please contact Ms. Bieber with any questions or concerns. We would like to also remind all parents to fill out the Parent Quarantine Survey available on the school website. Thank you and have a good weekend!
Tackle football for grades 5 & 6 will play Sidney Maroon on October 15th at 6 p.m. This is a rescheduled game from October 3rd.
Updated: In light of all the recent changes, we have put together a comprehensive list of events for through October 12th. There have been changes so please carefully read the list of events, linked below. If you have any questions, contact the front office. https://5il.co/lp7q
Good morning Alexander Parents, please take a few minutes prior to next Monday 10/05/20, to take a parent survey concerning quarantines in relation to COVID-19. The APS School Board and staff appreciate your time and feedback. The survey is available on the school's website under MENU, the school's Facebook page and as follows: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DM2L2QS Please contact Leslie Bieber with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your time and feedback. Sincerely, Ms. Bieber
Just a reminder that Butter Braid order forms are due tomorrow, October 1st, forms and money can be turned into the office!
Junior High football practice for today and Thursday will be held until 5:00 pm.
Tackle football practice for grades 4-6 will only be until 5:00 pm until further notice.
There will be NO 3rd & 4th grade flag football practice tonight, Sept 28th.
ATTENTION VOLLEYBALL PARENTS AND FANS: The volleyball games scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 29th in Burke County have been cancelled. ATTENTION 6th GRADE PARENTS: The 6th grade jamboree scheduled for Saturday Oct 3rd has been cancelled.
There will be NO Hi-5 or Lego League this week, Oct 2nd. The City of Alexander will be without water from 10 am - 2 pm for repairs.
Comet families, as many of you know we have had a few individuals test positive for Covid-19 and several quarantine due to close contact. All families have been contacted; therefore if you did not receive a phone call your child is not quarantined. Also, this will not move us to a yellow designation for the district. Students who are not in school under these circumstances are required to participate via distance learning and should be in contact with their teacher(s). Athletic teams will be contacted with regards to game and/or practice cancelations or postponements. As we navigate this if you have any questions feel free to contact us at school.
There is NO Varsity football game tonight, Sept 25th. Varsity football practice will resume on Oct 5th at 4:00 pm.
Flag football practice has been cancelled for the 1st and 2nd graders today, Sept 24th. All students will be going home after school as they normally do when there isn't practice.
Attention JH Football: Center has contacted us and due to the lack of numbers; no JH Football game in Center tomorrow, Sept 25th.
Good morning! ALL flag football games have been cancelled for the weekend. 3rd and 4th grade flag football practice has been cancelled for tonight. 3rd and 4th grade only, 1st and 2nd will still have practice. Please contact the school with any questions.
Alexander Comet Family, I want to make sure to clear up any misinformation. Alexander Public School is NOT moving to the Yellow Hybrid Plan. Though we encourage masks, we are NOT requiring masks! We are NOT moving to the hybrid plan. McKenzie County has moved to yellow, Alexander School has not. Everything tomorrow will continue as it was today! Please contact Leslie Bieber with any questions.
Per Governor Burgum's announcement earlier today, McKenzie County has moved to yellow. Alexander Public School has experienced minimal impact from close contact or positive cases therefore, the APS School Board will not be proceeding to the yellow hybrid school model. We will continue with regular school practices. Please contact Leslie Bieber with any questions or concerns.
September Comet News is available on the link below and as always on our website and app. https://5il.co/l8i0
Fans attending the Elementary Triangular in Trenton on Saturday, Sept.19th: duet to "yellow" status: 1. Masks will be REQUIRED for fans and social distancing expected. 2. There will be a designated seating area for Alexander fans. 3. No concessions will be served. However, you are encouraged to bring your own snacks/drinks if you choose to do so. 4. Admissions is $5. Please bring EXACT change. GO COMETS!
Due to current guidelines, we cannot allow students to ride a different bus than they normally ride, therefore students cannot ride home with friends on different busses. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact the office. Thank you.
Good evening parents, this is a friendly reminder that we do have school tomorrow, Friday, September 18th for grades K-12. Preschool does NOT have school tomorrow. Have a great evening.
Flag Football Parents - There is a practice time change for Grades 1-2 flag football, which is from after school to 5:00 pm. Grades 3-4 practice will still be until 5:30 pm. It is asked that you please be prompt when picking up the kids from practice to eliminate any issues that may arise afterwards. Reminder, flag football is not associated with the school and our coaches are volunteers. Please make arrangements if pick up time is an issue. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Allard at the school.
Come and cheer on our football boys tonight as the JH takes on Grenora/Westby at 5:00 pm and the 5th/6th graders take on Williston Black at 7:00 pm. **Please note the time change to JH to allow for the 5th/6th grade game***
The Comet clothing order will be extended until September 24! Now there are YOUTH sizes included in the order. www.bsnteamsports.com Access Code: comets120
Today is the Last Day to purchase Comet Clothing online, please find the ordering link below! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/comets2020
Attention parents: If your child is getting shots on Tuesday at the school clinic, please make sure the form and payment are returned to the office on Monday. Thank you Nurse Heen.
The NFHS link for the Alexander/Midway-Minto game is not working. The JH game is being live streamed on the Alexander Football facebook page.
Seeking CTE Advisory Committee Members- The Alexander Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs (Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology and Engineering, and Career Development) are seeking community members to help us find ways to continue improving our CTE classes. We are looking for potential members who can commit to at least two meetings a year (one in the fall and one in the spring) and are willing to share their ideas and professional expertise with our committee. If you are interested in helping further our CTE programs please contact the office so we can set up a meeting time that works for all members in October
Friendly safety reminder to all parents, staff and students who drive. Please wear your seat belts and remember to take the time to scrape the frost off your windows before you hit the road. It was noted by law enforcement that these safety measures are not being used appropriately at drop off and pick up at school.
The school is in need of a wheelchair for a student starting the week of Sept. 14th for approximately one month. If you are able to help us out, please contact the front office.
The Alexander School Board Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm tonight in person and on Zoom. The Zoom invitation is, please note that the meeting will require the password. Leslie Bieber is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: September 2020 Alexander School Board Time: Sep 8, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97534954628?pwd=ZnNQbXFSbWNwdXd2Z2YrV3lNeUlzQT09 Meeting ID: 975 3495 4628 Passcode: 758721 One tap mobile +13462487799,,97534954628# US (Houston) +16699009128,,97534954628# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 975 3495 4628 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aexOEJGygD
Beginning September 04, 2020, breakfast and lunch is FREE to all Alexander Public School Students. The USDA has granted a waiver extension for free meals until December 31st, 2020. This means ALL students in Alexander Public School will receive free breakfasts and lunches until December 31st, 2020, regardless of their free/reduced status. The free meals include students in school, students on a hybrid schedule, and Distance Learning Students. Distance Learning Students are welcome to pick up their meals at the school. Please contact the front office to schedule your pickup. What you need to know: • You may continue to fill out free and reduced applications to ensure that your status will remain in January 2021. If you have already filled out an application and been considered reduced or denied, you will not be charged for meals until January 2021. • The following items are not included in the free meals: o Seconds will be charged at $.25. o Individual milk is $.25. • The free meal is intended to be a complete meal. Students wanting to purchase individual items, such as milk or an seconds must pay a la carte prices. • Any money on your student’s account will remain until charges begin again on January 1st, 2021. Please contact the school with any questions. 701-828-3334 or email Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us.
Attention Parents: School Pictures are available to purchase online until September 9th. The order form, linked below , is printable so if you are more comfortable paying by cash or check you can still do that. Forms must be submitted in the office by September 9th, https://5il.co/k52w Direct link to online ordering: http://trpstudios.hhimagehost.com/AlexanderSchool2020 -You will be asked to enter an email address. That address will only be used for communication purposes from TRP Studios. If you have questions about school picture day, you can contact the studio at 701-580-6445 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget tomorrow is Sleeping Beauty Day! Wear your pajamas!
The girls volleyball game on Thursday Sept 3rd against WhiteShield is ONLY a varsity game. The game starts at 7 pm. The Volleyball games against Trenton on Sept 10th has been cancelled.
Comet Clothing for sale now! All orders must be submitted online by September 14th, please find the online ordering link below! https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/comets2020
Comet Volleyball is happening tonight! The first home match of the year is against the Parshall Braves. The night starts with junior high at 5:00, junior varsity at 6:00 and varsity at 7:00. The THEME is USA; wear your red, white, and blue to celebrate our veterans! We will also be celebrating our senior players for their dedication to Comet Volleyball. *We will be practicing social distancing and have hand sanitizer available. We hope to see you there!
Families, due to the scheduling of our dress up days for Homecoming and Picture Day, we are switching Sleeping Beauty Day and Mickey Mouse Day to help make Picture Day a success. If students need help, Mrs. Faller and Mr. Allard will be on hand to make sure hair is combed, shirts are straight, etc. Wednesday - Mickey Mouse Day (Red & White Day) Thursday - Sleeping Beauty Day (PJ Day)
August Comet News is available on the link below and as always on our website and app. https://5il.co/kfz3
Today's junior high football game will not be broadcast due to technical difficulties. We plan to broadcast the varsity game at 3:00 p.m. via Facebook live on the Alexander Activities Club Facebook page. We apologize for the confusion.
Homecoming is here, August 31st-September 4th! Please find the dress up days in the attached link, https://5il.co/kbs4. (Please note that Pajama Day and Picture Day are both on September 2nd) Fliers were sent home with more information about Homecoming Week! Hope to see everyone in their favorite sports team jersey on Mighty Duck Monday! GO COMETS!
"CASHING OUT THE COMPETITION The Alexander Student Council invites the community to this season's first home football game! They would like to thank First International Bank and Trust for sponsoring our theme, "Cashing out the Competition!" Wear green to support our team and participate in our theme.
High Five League will begin on September 4th, forms will be sent home soon!
As a reminder, the APS Education Organization raises money for the Zaye Lindvig Scholarship fund. Students (PK-12) can wear a hat for $1 on the last day of each school week.
Preschool and kindergarten students should enter the building at the main door when they arrive for their screening.
With the hot temperatures, please remember to send a clear water bottle with your child. Our water fountains are not on but our bottle fillers are. See you in the morning!
We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow! Here is some information about drop offs in the morning. EVERYONE is asked to use Simpson Avenue to come to the school and enter the parking lot. Everyone will leave the parking lot, take a right on Delaney, and then a left on Manning Avenue. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE THE ARROWS ON THE MAP WHEN COMING TO SCHOOL TOMORROW. The YELLOW star indicates where grades 7-12 are to enter the building. The WHITE stare indicates where grades 1-6 are to enter the building **This only for tomorrow.
Alexander school is asking parents not to enter the building when dropping off and/or picking up your child(ren) from extracurricular practices. If you have any questions, please contact the school.
High school students - tomorrow you will enter the school using the door Mrs. Rizzo's (Brummond) room. There you will be given your class schedule and locker assignment. Throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday, students will meet with Mrs. Faller and Miss Hansel by appointment, starting with seniors, to adjust schedules as needed. Students are expected to attend the classes on their schedules until they have this meeting. If there are any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Faller. We are excited to see you!
Alexander Parents: A couple of things to communicate before school begins. 1. Clorox wipes have been on the school supply list for years; please DO NOT feel obligated to bring them if they are not available or costly. 2. Kindergarten roundup: if you do not have an appointment set up, please contact the school ASAP.
Dear Alexander Parents, We are canceling our Back to School Night, Tuesday, August 18 due to the extreme hot weather. Teachers will be outside on the morning of the 19th to greet students. If you would like to make an appointment with your child's teacher before school starts, please call the front office at 701-828-3334 or email the teacher. All staff emails are on our website. Please contact Leslie Bieber with any questions or concerns.
Parents: Our online registration format is not completed to date so we ask that all NEW families complete a digital registration using the following link. More registration information for existing families will be sent out on Monday. https://forms.gle/GDfL8YVssW6qCevbA
ATTENTION FOOTBALL PLAYERS: Boys Football practice for grades 7 - 12 will be from 4 pm - 6 pm on Tuesday Aug. 18th.
Reminder to student council members, we have a meeting tonight at 6:00. https://zoom.us/j/91050429149
First day of volleyball practice for grades 7-12 will be Monday, August 17th from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Parent meeting to follow after practice at 6pm. Both practice and parent meeting will be held in the new gym, please enter thru the Comet Fitness Center doors.
Come and join us on August 18th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm for our High School and Elementary Back to School Night! The event will be held on the Football Field.
***Boys football meeting for players/parents and coaches, Grade 7-12, on Sunday Aug 9th at 5 pm. Meeting will be held in the Commons Area. ***Boys football meeting for players/parents and coaches, Grade 5 & 6, will be held on Aug 9th at 7 pm in the Alexander City Park.
Reminder to student council members and student ambassadors, we have a meeting tonight at 6:00. If you cannot attend, use our zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/97258851635 We look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you.
Boys football meeting for players/parents and coaches , grades 7-12, on Sunday Aug 9th at 5 pm. Meeting will be held in the School Commons Area.
There will be no boys open gym basketball this evening, Monday 8-3-2020. Enjoy the rest of your summer break.
Good morning, Alexander Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members! The board approved reopening plan is available on the school website under MENU. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. School registration will be as soon as possible as we are waiting for the online process to be ready. See you all soon! Leslie Bieber, Superintendent of Alexander Public School
Good evening parents of 5th and 6th grade boys. Coach Hanna and Simonson would like to have an informational meeting with you all Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM at the Alexander City Park.
Good afternoon Alexander students, we need your help. Please take a quick, 1 question survey regarding Alexander facemask design. Follow the directions in the survey. Have a great afternoon. https://forms.gle/dZA3gqK5KHQWFC5fA
Fall sports for grades 7-12 (volleyball and football) are as follows. Volleyball starts on August 17th Football starts on August 10th Specific practice times will be announced shortly. Please continue to monitor future messages and announcements.
Volleyball will be having an open gym tonight, July 28th from 6 pm - 8 pm for grade 7 - 12.
Girls and boys basketball open gym tonight for grades 7-12 starting at 6 pm. See you there!
Good afternoon Alexander Comet families, I have over 30 families that have not taken the Parent Reopening Survey. PLEASE take five minutes to fill out the survey ASAP. It is available on our website under MENU and the link has been emailed to you. Thank you! Ms. Bieber
Reminder to all Alexander Comet families, please take a few minutes to fill out the re-opening survey located on our website under MENU ASAP or follow this link; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTNZWC5. Even if you have moved, please at least answer the first question. The survey is collecting pertinent information for our re-opening in the fall. Thank you and have a good day! Ms. Bieber
Greetings, Comet Fans! As we continue to plan for a safe re-opening of our great school, we need your input! Please fill out the Parent Re-opening Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTNZWC5 also available on our website under MENU asap. Also, a DRAFT of the plan is available on the website as well. I look forward to your input and wish you all a great weekend! Ms. Bieber
Reminder: The only athletes that NEED a sports physical are 7th graders and athletes that did NOT have a sports physical for the 2019-2020 school year. Sports Physical Form link: https://5il.co/ie01. All sports physicals must be turned in by the first day of practice.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE TO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL OPEN GYM SCHEDULE: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 pm - 8 pm. This change will be effective immediately.
20-21 School Calendar and Supply List are available on our website and app in the documents feature.
Student Council Members and Student Ambassadors - there will be a planning meeting for the 2020-2021 school year on July 22 at 6:00 p.m. Students may attend in person at the school or via Zoom with the provided link (https://zoom.us/j/94062116664). If you have any questions contact Mrs. Faller or Mrs. Severson. See you soon!
Reminder of the Alexander School Public Forum this evening at the school at 6:30 pm. You are able to join us virtually via Zoom as well. The Zoom invitation is available on our website under MENU. You are also welcome to email Ms. Bieber at Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us
Alexander School Board will hold a public forum tomorrow night at 6:30 pm at the Alexander School to receive your input on school in the fall. Please note the time change from 7:00 pm to 6:30 pm. You are welcome to join us virtually as well. The Zoom Meeting information will be posted on the Alexander School website. You are also welcome to email Superintendent Bieber at Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us if you are unable to attend the meeting.
There will be no basketball open gym for two weeks. The final open gym for the summer will be Monday, July 27.
The Alexander School Board meeting is Tuesday, July 14th, at 7:00 pm. Although we are waiting to hear from the Governor's office for reopening guidelines, the Alexander School Board Members invite the public to join them to share your views on school this fall. A survey will be sent out as well. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please email Superintendent Bieber at Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us and your message will be shared at the board meeting.
Good afternoon, I hope you all had a nice Fourth of July and were able to celebrate our great nation! There are many questions about school in the fall. I wish that I had an answer for you but unfortunately, I do not. The Governor's office will release information for the schools by July 15th which will provide guidance to the Alexander School Board in their decision. This will be discussed at our next school board meeting on July 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at the school. School is scheduled to start on August 19th. We will be holding an online registration as soon as it is up and running. Have a wonderful week! Ms. Bieber
Alexander School will be holding the Summer Acceleration Program for students in grades 6-12, starting June 23rd and is $65 per athlete. This is a 6 week program, designed to help athletes move better, stay healthier, become stronger and faster. The Comet Program will focus on Speed, Power & Stability training. The students will train 3 days a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 7am-8am and Wednesday from 6am-7am. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.
Good News! The Comets' Fitness Center has reopened for the fitness members starting today! Please email Leslie Bieber if there are any issues with your pin or if you have any questions. Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us All active members in March have rolled over for the remainder of June. Please follow the fitness reopening guidelines posted throughout the center. It is crucial that all members abide by the guidelines.
There will be a online parent meeting for Driver's Ed using Google Meet on June 11th at 7:00 p.m. A message has been sent to the parents with the meeting information.
Open gyms at the school start next week, June 8th. Here is the schedule: Mondays: Basketball (B and G) 6:00 PM-8:00 PM HS gym FB - 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in FC Tuesdays: Volleyball 6:00 PM-8:00 PM HS gym Wednesday: FB 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in FC Thursdays: FB 7:00 PM-8:00 PM in FC
Good afternoon! I will be closing the 4 day school week survey this evening, Monday, June 01, 2020. If you have not taken the survey, please take a few moments to complete it. It is available on our school website. We appreciate your feedback and the data is used for the state application to continue the 4 day school week for the next five years. Have a great summer! Sincerely, Ms. Bieber
Alexander Public School will be hosting graduation tomorrow, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. The graduation ceremony will be restricted to the graduates and their families. Everyone is invited to watch the ceremony as it will be livestreamed on the district's Facebook page. Community members who wish to give the graduates a card or gift, may do so where the graduate banners are downtown. There will be a basket for each graduate.
May Comet News is now available on our website and app!
Good morning Alexander Families, just a reminder today is pick up and BBQ day for families with last names beginning with the letters N-Z, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.. Families are organized by the last name of the youngest student in the family. We look forward to seeing everyone!
In place of our Annual High School Awards Banquet we will be honoring our students thru videos created by their coaches/advisors. Videos will be posted to our Alexander Public School Facebook page, please enjoy them as they are posted!
This week is our Year End BBQ!! Families are asked to bring all devices, including cases & charging parts, textbooks, library books and any school property during the hours of 11:00-2:00. The roads are under construction so please use Richards Ave and proceed to the north side of the school which is by the football field. Tuesday - last names beginning with A-G Wednesday - last names beginning with H-M Thursday - last names beginning with N-Z. This will be conducted like the packet pickups, you are asked to stay in your vehicle & a staff member collect your equipment. At this time, families will also receive a BBQ meal & award packets for the year. If there are any questions please call the front office, 828-3334.
Happy Friday Alexander Comets! We are one week away from the official last day of school. It sure has been one to remember! I need to ask you to do ONE MORE SURVEY. It is a survey of the 4 Day School Week for our state application to continue with the 4 day school week for the next 5 years. The link is available on our school web-page as well. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DSYQP7N
The end is near parents and students! For those of you with assignments not completed yet, here is some information about how we are closing out the academic year. Students will be able to turn in assignments until Monday, May 18th. Any missing assignments should turned in as soon as possible. If students have questions about assignments they should contact their teacher or the homework helpdesk.
Correction: Thankful Thursday - still the same time - 2:00 pm for Pk - 2 and 2:30 pm for 3 - 6.
Elementary students - today is the last Thankful Thursday starting at 2:00 pm. The information to log in is located in class dojo. I hope to see your smiling faces!
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ EVERYTHING!!! Next week is our last week of school. Families are asked to bring all devices, including cases & charging parts, textbooks, library books and any school property during the hours of 11:00-2:00. Families are asked to come according to the last name of their youngest student. Tuesday - last names beginning with A-G Wednesday - last names beginning with H-M Thursday - last names beginning with N-Z. This will be conducted like the packet pickups, you are asked to stay in your vehicle & a staff member collect your equipment. At this time, families will also receive a BBQ meal & award packets for the year. If there are any questions please call the front office, 828-3334.
There will be a senior parent meeting on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. to discuss graduation detail. This will be a zoom meeting, https://zoom.us/j/95435421547.
On Wednesday, May 6th and Thursday, May 7th, families may pick up their students' items from their desks and lockers; this will also include packets for our elementary students. This pickup will be similar to the packet pickup, except families will be designated to a day based on their last name. Families who share more than one last name will go by the last name of the youngest student in their family. As you arrive at the school please contact the front office so we can be prepared; families are asked to park along the sidwalk at the school and you students' items will be brought to you.The school will be open at 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. If you have any questions please contact the school. Last names A-K - Wednesday, May 6th, 10:00-4:00 Last names L-Z - Thursday, May 7th, 10:00-4:00
There will be a senior parent meeting via zoom, https://zoom.us/j/91529697564 at 6:00 PM tonight. We look forward to seeing you.
Parents - If you have not done so please complete the survey by using the link provided, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GPMVXW5 We appreciate your input and will utilize the information to better meet the needs of our students.
Congratulations to Alexander seniors; Thayne Oian, Asher Mitchell, and Drew Whitehawk! Their legislative bills for the 2020 National Youth Legislative E-Congress were passed! The students exchange legislation with students from all over the country and act as a mock House of Representatives. Getting bills passed is no easy task and their bills will be forwarded on to state legislators. Nice job! #COMETSSTRONG
Alexander Special School Board Meeting on April 29 at 6:00pm will be live on Microsoft Teams. Agenda: weekly update for school boards with State Superintendent Baesler. The join live information is available under Menu, Alexander School Board, April 2020 on the school's web-page.
CORRECTION: The senior parent meeting will be Wednesday, April 29th at 6:00 PM. Sorry for the confusion.
There will be a parent meeting for SENIOR parents on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:00 PM via zoom. Please use the link, https://zoom.us/j/91529697564. The main topic of discussion will be graduation. See you tomorrow.
Juniors and Sophomors - in your Google Classroom with Mrs. Faller there is a survey for you. The survey is for 2020-2021 class registration. It is important for you do this survey so we can schedule the appropriate classes for next year. Use the links provided to find the appropriate survey. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Faller at email@example.com. Juniors - https://forms.gle/ke9rmZzV7tdVAH1S8 Sophomores - https://forms.gle/ehwupaoVyHr2RQag6
Just a reminder...the Homework Help Desk is available from 8am - 8pm Mon-Fri. Students may join a Google Meet to receive help in any of their classes. To join a Google Meet the student must be logged into their Alexander School Google accounts, like for Google Classroom on the chromebooks. If you are using an iPad you will need to open the Meet app and join a meeting. The meeting name is "Homework Helpdesk". After you enter the meeting name click continue and then join the meeting. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions on material they do not understand or if they need clarification on an assignment. We are very proud of our Comet Community, you are all doing a great job! #COMETSTRONG
Dear Alexander students and parents of grades 7-12, Our D and F list continues to grow every week. Please remember: Students you are responsible to complete your homework weekly. There is a rumor out there that we legally cannot fail any student for the 4th quarter. That is a myth, not true. It is stated in our approved distance education plan that we will continue to follow our grading system as we did throughout the year. If you have questions, utilize the homework or IT help desk, reach out to your teachers, reach out to Mrs. Faller, Mr. Allard or myself, Ms. Bieber. You cannot expect to receive a passing grade unless you earn it! I know that this is not ideal, it is more difficult, it is confusing and frustrating at times and life has completely changed! We are here for you and only an email, a phone call and/or a Google Meet away. Be Comet Strong and Finish Strong! Sincerely, Ms. Bieber
The next packet pickup for elementary will be on Thursday, April 23rd starting at 10 a.m.
Just a reminder the Teacher Parade will take place tomorrow. Teachers will leave the school at 11:00 a.m. We hope to see as many students as possible.
Hello Alexander School Parents! We have created a parent survey on Alexander Distance Learning. Please complete the survey as the data collected is important to our distance education program. The survey is available on our school website under Menu and Distance Learning Surveys. Also, a reminder of the Homework Help Desk available from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Thank you and have a good weekend. Ms. Bieber
An Alexander Parade! The elementary teachers are planning a parade to visit as many elementary families as possible on Wednesday, April 22nd , which is Earth Day. The teachers will leave the school at 11:00 a.m. We will do our best to reach as many as families as possible; a map is being made so everyone knows the parade route and can meet us along the way if you live off the beaten path.
Happy Friday, Alexander Students! We have created a student survey for students in grades 3-12. Please complete the survey as soon as possible as the data collected is important to our distance education program. The survey is available on our school website under Menu and Distance Learning Surveys. Thank you and have a good weekend. Ms. Bieber
Alexander Public School Regular Board Meeting is tonight at 7:00pm via Zoom. The agenda and Zoom information is available on our website under Menu, Alexander School Board and April 2020 agenda. https://www.alexanderschoolnd.us/
Tomorrow is packet pickup day for preschool, kindergarten and Mrs. Turnquist's 1st grade class! Packets will be available at the school starting at 10:00. Contact the school as you get near so we can meet you curbside. **ONLY MRS. TURNQUIST'S 1st GRADE CLASS WILL HAVE PACKETS, NOT MISS JACOBSON
Alexander School will not have library meetings, Story Time, on Mondays.
March Comet News is now available on our website and app!
IT Help Desk - Are you having issues with technology? Please reach out to our IT Help Desk via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 701-557-3848 (texting works too!). If you have to leave a message, be sure to leave a description of your issue.
Thankful Thursday will take place this afternoon. The link and password are the same as last week. PK-2 at 2:00 pm and 3-6 at 2:30. If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Homework Help Desk is available Monday through Friday.
Homework Help Desk is now here to assist you. Staff will be available starting tomorrow April 1st, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Students can join a Google Meet using the title Homework Helpdesk. Students MUST be logged in to their Alexander School Google account. Students in grades K-2, are encouraged to contact their teachers through Class Dojo for any questions.
If you still do not have internet and RTC isn't available in your area, please contact me. I have been in contact with Hughes Net to set up an internet service where you will get reimbursed by the FCC. Reach me by email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Dojo is back up and running.
Parents - At this time Class Dojo is unavailable, we are working on a solution. If you need to communicate with teachers please use email, which is available at https://www.alexanderschoolnd.us/o/district/staff. Once we have a solution, we will let you know.
Good evening everyone, I hope you have enjoyed your weekend of warmer weather and sunshine! Monday starts our 2nd week of distance learning. Please be sure to contact your teacher and administration with any questions or concerns! Also, when we closed the school building per executive order, it included our campus which means the playground equipment as well. Thank you and have a good week! Ms. Bieber
Message from Superintendent Bieber: 1. Hello Alexander Students and Parents! I hope all of you are well, we miss you very much! The building is quiet and lonely! But we have been busy!!! 2. Alexander Public School is in session! 100%, now, not starting April 1st! We have transitioned from face to face to distance learning. This means students will need to fulfill teacher expectations just as if they were in class face to face. Participation and student productivity are linked to their grade for the 4th quarter, receiving credit (9-12), graduation for our seniors or progression in grade levels K-8. 3. All teachers are on-line with distance learning platforms such as Class Dojo, Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams. Make sure that you have made contact with your teachers and are enrolled in their classes. If you need help, contact the school at 701-828-3334. Things coming your way soon are an IT helpdesk and a Homework Helpdesk for both students AND parents. Parents we have your back! We will be in touch as soon as they are ready to go. 4. School meals: Please contact the school if you would like to receive daily school meals, Monday – Thursday. Each daily meal includes lunch and breakfast for kids 1-18. This means that even if your child does not attend school due to their age, they are still eligible to receive a meal. Please utilize this wonderful program being offered. Contact the front office to sign up! 5. School Devices: Alexander is a 1:1 school which means that every Alexander student has a device available to them K-12. We have sent out devices for those students who need one at home to participate in school. A friendly reminder to students that your device are still covered under school policy. Go Guardian monitors inappropriate usage and administration is notified even when you are not in the building! Parents will be contacted with any inappropriate use. Please use care with the devices as all devices will need to be returned to the school by May 24th. Take Care Everyone! We miss you!!
Reminder about the Thankful Thursday meeting today. Pk-2 @ 2:00 pm and 3-6 @ 2:30 pm. If you do not have a school iPad, you will have to download the zoom app. I hope to see many of you on the video.
Join us for our weekly 3rd-6th grade Thankful Thursday Meeting tomorrow, March 25th at 2:30pm. We will be holding our meetings on Zoom Video Communication, you can find the link on our website. A separate text and an email will be sent to parents with the meeting ID and password. Hope to see you all there!
Join us for our weekly Preschool-2nd grade Thankful Thursday Meeting tomorrow, March 25th at 2pm. We will be holding our meetings on Zoom Video Communication, you can find the link on our website. A separate text, voicemail and an email will be sent to parents with the meeting ID and password. Hope to see you all there!
Elementary Students- Monday Morning Meeting has switched to Thankful Thursdays. We will be holding a zoom conference every Thursday beginning at 2:00 pm for students in grades K-2 and 2:30 for students in grades 3-6. I will send out the link tomorrow! Hope you all are well.
Dear Alexander Elementary Parents, All classes have been set up in Class Dojo. Teachers are reaching out to students and families via Class Dojo. Please take the time to log into Class Dojo or contact your child's teacher to assure the continuation of your child's education and 2nd semester grade. Although the mode of delivery has changed from face to face to distance education, Alexander Elementary School is still in session. We appreciate your help in assuring 100% student participation in this transition. Please contact Mrs. Faller or Ms. Bieber with any questions.
Dear Alexander High School Parents, All courses grades 7-12 have been set up and work has been posted in Google Classroom. There are many students who have NOT been in contact with teachers or participated in the Google Classroom. Google Classroom Access Codes are posted on the school website under documents. It is crucial for the continuation of your child's education and 2nd semester grade that they participate and do the work in this distance education format. Although the mode of delivery has changed from face to face to distance education, Alexander High School is still in session. We appreciate your help in assuring 100% student participation in this transition. Please contact Mrs. Faller or Ms. Bieber with any questions.
Join us this week for a virtual spirit week! Monday – COMET Day, wear your Comet gear and show your Comet Pride! Tuesday – Pajama Day, stay in your PJs for school today Wednesday – Jersey Day, wear the jersey of your favorite team Thursday – Sock It, wear your favorite crazy socks Friday - Comet Care, how are you helping others? Share a photo or video of your using Comet Care.
Dear Alexander students, parents, patrons and staff, Governor Burgum has just announced that schools will remain closed indefinitely until COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Alexander Public School will continue to finalize our distance education plan. Our staff has done an incredible job in a short time with our transition to distance education and we will continue to provide these great opportunities to the students of Alexander School.
Families, this is just a reminder to everyone use the document, Google Classroom, on our school website. It is found under the Documents tab and contains the course access codes for classes. Here is a short cut to that document, https://go.aws/2QuUoim. As always, if you have any questions contact Mrs. Faller at email@example.com.
Senior class - use the provided class code (dgzwg7d) to access a class created by Miss Hansel that is to provide you information as a senior. Take the time to check in there.
The update high school PE access code is as follows: mxqljo4
Dear Elementary Families - elementary teachers will be reaching out to students & families via Class Dojo, please refer to that for communication with your child’s teacher. Grades 4 & 5, along with counseling with Miss Hansel for grades 4, 5 & 6, will be using Google Classroom for some of their work at this time; the access code for those classes will be listed under documents on the school website and in their packets from their teachers. Packets and devices will be available today starting at 1:00 and ending at 5:00 p.m.; tomorrow pick up will be available 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. If you have any issues with your Google Classroom, contact Mrs. Faller at the school or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexander High School Parents - High school students will be using Google Classroom during this time. The access codes for ALL classes can be found on the school website under the documents tab this includes new classes and classes that were in progress; they are able to pick up their chromebooks using the drive up service as well. Students may access Google Classroom at home without their chromebook, they simply use their school Google account to login into Google. Students, be sure to read the all of the directions for the assignments. If you have any issues with your Google Classroom, contact Mrs. Faller at the school or via email, email@example.com.
Dear Alexander Families – Today, Wednesday March 18th, families will be able to pick up their student’s course work at school from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and tomorrow 10:00-3:00 p.m.; this will be a drive up service. We ask that families call (828-3334) prior to arrival so we can be ready with their child(ren)’s materials. If you are unable to pick up your child’s materials, please contact the office to make other arrangements.
There is NO after prom party committee meeting today. Sorry for the confusion.
School meal delivery will begin today at 11:00 a.m. Please watch for Ms. Becky Elliot as she will be delivering the meals today. Meal includes lunch for today and breakfast for tomorrow. If you have not signed up for school meals but are in need; please contact the front office at 701-828-3334 to sign up.
Please go out and complete the internet access and school lunch survey ASAP and PLEASE add your family name so we account for your children. If you have already completed the survey and did not add your family name. Please call the school @ 701-828-3334. Your participation in this matter is appreciated. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/53QMLFC
I made an error on the survey and did not ask for names linked to the questions. If you need devices or school meals for your children, please retake the survey and provide names for each question. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/53QMLFC
High Priority from Alexander School: please fill out the survey at this link ASAP. The survey is available on our website under the Menu tab labeled Coronavirus and on our Facebook page. This is essential data to provide continuing education and school meals. Thank you, Ms. Bieber. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/53QMLFC
Dear Alexander parents and students, Per Governor Burgum's announcement, Alexander Public School will be canceled this upcoming week, March 16-20. You will hear more from us tomorrow, Monday, concerning continuing education and meal availability for those in need. Please watch our Facebook page, website and phone app for updates. We will continue to push out information via text and voice message as well. Our fitness center is closed as well to all students, members and staff. Also you are welcome to contact Leslie Bieber at Leslie.Bieber@k12.nd.us or Shannon Faller at Shannon.Faller@k12.nd.us with any questions or concerns.
Good afternoon Alexander parents, As one of the precautions at the school, we will be turning the water fountains off but continue to use the bottle fillers. We ask that each student bring their own water bottle to school to use in place of the water fountains. The water bottles will be labeled and put through the dish washer daily. Thank you, Ms. Bieber
Alexander School families, school will be in session on Monday, March 16th. We have put precautions into place and will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by Governor Burgum and the ND Department of Health.
The Region 9 Music Festival scheduled for Monday, March 16th has been postponed at this time. We will know more next week if there is a new date.
Information pertaining to Alexander Public School and the corona-virus (COVID-19) can be found on our school website under menu and our social media.
The next After Prom meeting will be held on March 18th at 5:30 p.m. in Miss Johnson's room. This is a parent sponsored event for our students after prom.
Alexander Public School received a great surprise today! Senate recognition of our school and robotics FTC team was provided to President Trump by Senator Cramer. It is a great honor and very exciting. The letter will be displayed in our trophy case by the front office. Congratulations to our FTC team and our STEM educators!
Any athletes participating in spring sports at Williston Schools, must return their Activity Registration Packets to the APS office by March 4th. Forms can be found on our school website or in the office. Sports Physicals are required by the first day of practice.
After prom party meeting is tomorrow night, 02/26/2020, at 5:30pm at the school. All freshman parents are invited to attend and help put on this great event for our kids.
Junior students will be taking the ACT on Tuesday, March 3rd at school. The state of North Dakota allows every junior to take the ACT for free.
Please join us tonight for our last home Boys Basketball games starting at 5:30 in the new gym. Parents' Night will be celebrated between games. We will also be showcasing our winning FTC Robotics Team during half time. Concessions will include fresh homemade options with baked goods as well!
The basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, February 21st, will be the last home game for the boys. It is also Parents Night. The JH boys play at 5:30 against District 8 with the Varsity boys following playing against Tioga. Come out and support our Comets at their last home game!!
Tomorrow, Wednesday February 19th, is the annual spelling bee in Alexander. Just a reminder to all parents that grade PK, K and 7-12 are the ONLY grades that have school. Grades 1-6 will only come if they are in the spelling bee. All other students have the day off. If your child is in the spelling bee and you want them to ride the bus please contact your bus driver tonight. Buses will run at normal school times.
After prom party meeting is on 02/26/2020 at 5:30pm at the school. All freshman parents are invited to attend and help put on this great event for our kids.
Reminder for freshmen parents and students: Chocolate orders are due on Friday, February 21st!
Regional Individual Wrestling Tournament begins on Saturday, February 15th at 9:30am mountain time in Killdeer, ND. Good Luck Comets!
February Comet News is now available on our website and app.
Just a reminder there is no High 5 League or Intervention this week, Friday February 14th, per the schedule and letter sent out at the beginning of the school year. The following Friday, February 21st is a scheduled school day.
It's tournament week! The girls' basketball team is heading to Parshall to play in the District 15 Tournament. There will be a pep bus on Saturday. If your student is interested in riding the pep bus to Saturday's game, there will be a sign up in the office. Interested students must sign up by Thursday at noon.
Youth Wrestling mix and match will be tomorrow, February 11th at 6:30pm in the old gym.
Starting tomorrow, February 11th, students in grades 7-12 will not be allowed to carry backpacks or school bags throughout the building during the day. Students will be given a chromebook case and may rent a lock for their lockers for $3. If students use a personal lock, the office needs to have the combination. This is an effort based on student safety.
Father Daughter Dance has been moved to Sunday, February 16th from 3pm-5pm in the old gym.Tickets are still available for purchase in the office, $5. The date was changed due to conflict with Girls Basketball District Tournament.
APS is looking for a parent or community volunteer to work with elementary students in grades 1-4 for basketball. We are planning for the session to run from mid-March - end of April. Date & times TBD by volunteers. Please contact the school if interested.
There is a sign up sheet in the office for students who are interested in the upcoming elementary basketball season. This is for grades 5 and 6 only at this time.
Our Varsity Boys' Basketball team will be on TV tonight at 7:00pm on BEK's Sports. Tune in and enjoy! We are not able to provide a channel as each television carrier will be different. Go Comets!
JH Girls Basketball game on February 6th will be at Williston Trinity Christian vs District #8 at 5pm. This is the JH Girls last game of the season.
Father-Daughter Formal Dance, PK-12th grade, will be held on February 15th from 3pm-5pm. Tickets can be purchased in the office, $5.
The JH boys basketball will be traveling to Wibaux with the varsity on Thursday, Feb 6th, for a 5:30 pm JV game.
There is a Varsity Girls Basketball home game tonight, Feb 3rd, at 630 pm against Dickinson Trinity. Hope to see everyone there.
During the week of February 3-6, students will be able to purchase the opportunity to wear their caps/hats all week. Students may pay $5 on Monday in the office to wear their hat all week during school. The funds raised will be donated to Mrs. Spildie as a part of a fundraiser started by Jacob & CJ Schriner.
In support of the student lead Spildie Fundraiser, students will be able to pay $5.00 on Monday to wear a hat everyday next week.
JH and Varsity Boys' make up basketball game will be on Monday, February 3rd, in Parshall. JH will begin at 5:45pm and Varsity at 7pm.
Mock Trial, Youth Wrestling and all activities are cancelled for Alexander School tonight, January 30th.
Due to deteriorating road conditions, Girls' basketball practice has been cancelled for tonight, January 30th. The Boys' Basketball Game in Parshall tonight has also been cancelled.
Good afternoon, PK-6 students will be bringing everything home from their lockers to be washed over the weekend. Please include their gloves and hats in the wash. Also, please spray their snow boots with disinfectant, Febreeze, Lysol, etc. Thank you, Leslie Bieber
Boys JH basketball game tomorrow, January 31st, will begin at 4:45pm at White Shield with Varsity to follow. Time changed due to weather.
Boys basketball games at White Shield on Friday, January 31st, begin at 6pm. This is a change to the schedule.
Today, some students received a letter regarding fundraising efforts for a teacher in our school by two Alexander students. We admire their devotion to their teacher therefore to support their endeavor the school will doing some activities to help them meet their fundraising goal. Look for more information later this week regarding those activities.
Girls Varsity Basketball Schedule Changes: Game @ Parshall on January 28th, time changed to 7:30pm. Added home game vs Dickinson Trinity on February 3rd at 6:30pm
January Comet News is now available on our website and app.
Winter Formal is this Friday from 7-10 pm in the old gym. The Winter Formal is open to grades 7-12. Cost will be $6 for singles and $10 for couples. Hope to see you all there!
There is no High 5 League or Intervention this Friday, January 24th. It will resume again next Friday January 31st.
JH Girls Basketball game tomorrow, January 21st, at Williston Trinity Christian vs Tioga beginning at 4:30pm. Reminder that this game was just recently added to the schedule.
Alexander is in session tomorrow, Monday, January 20, 2020.
Reminder to 9th grade parents, there will be an After Prom Party meeting tomorrow, January 20th, at 5:30 p.m. in the commons. We look forward to seeing you.
The new Alexander Mock Trial team attended court on Wednesday, January 15th, followed by a Mock Trial Clinic. Judge El-Dweek and lawyers Ty Skarda and Ariston Johnson volunteered to teach what to expect and how to prepare for the Mock Trial competition, thank you all for your help! Students: Jaelyn Modine, Samantha Turnquist, Zoe Beall, Drew LeBrun, Alex Sims, Brieanna Yancey and Keely Countryman. Coaches: Ms. Sandra Crusch and Mrs. Amber Severson.
Do to scheduling conflicts, varsity boys basketball will be playing at 2 pm tomorrow in Trenton. Bus will leave at 12:30.
Freshman parents - there will be an After Prom Party meeting on Monday, January 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the commons area. The After Prom Party is open to all students following the Prom on April 4th. The success of this event relies on parent participation. We look forward to seeing on January 20th. Contact Miss Johnson if you have any questions, 701-828-3334.
On Saturday January 11, 2020, our two new First Lego League teams traveled to Minot to compete with a total of 21 teams at the Minot Regional Qualifier for the state of North Dakota. Our teams competed with their robots for points on a playing field. Lego my Eggo scored 225 points and took 3rd place while Ultra-A scored 205 and took 5th place. Congratulations on an amazing first year! We are very proud of both teams and the teamwork, effort, and gracious professionalism they displayed while in Minot.
Students, of all ages, will be denied access to bus transportation if they are not dressed appropriately for the weather. If your child is in need of winter gear or you have any questions contact the school office at 701-828-3334. Thank you, Ms. Bieber, Mrs. Faller and Mr. Allard
There will be NO Lego League this Friday, January 17th. The next LEGO League will be January 24th. We would like every student to attend. We will go over judges' comments, organize our supplies and celebrate an awesome season.
There has been a JH girls basketball game added to the schedule. The game will be at WTCS against Tioga on Jan. 21st at 430 pm.
The Girls JH Basketball game tomorrow, Jan. 14th in Tioga is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm.
Varsity Boys Basketball will be playing a JV tournament starting January 13th at 3:30 pm in Trenton. Bus will leave at 2:00 pm. We will also play Thursday and Saturday, times TBA.
The Girls Basketball games scheduled for tomorrow Saturday January 11th in Beach are as followed: JH Girls at 2 pm and Varsity at 4 pm. All times are in Central Standard time.
Here is a link to a video created by and starring the Alexander Comets FTC Robotics team. This video is an application for The Promote Award through FIRST. Our Team will find out on Feb. 1st how they did! Enjoy!! https://youtu.be/sqxfuIvY3QI
TIME CHANGE for JH Girls Basketball game tonight, January 9th, will be at 5pm at Missouri Ridge School in Williston.
Girls Varsity Basketball game for tonight, January 7th, at Williston Trinity Christian, has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 9th, at 6pm. There will be practice from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Williston Trinity Christian, bus will leave after school.
As we prepare to return to school, this is a friendly reminder that students may bring a sled to school. Below are the guidelines for sleds & their use at school. 1. Sleds must be labeled with the student's name. 2. Sleds are stored outside in an unlocked stand, the school is not responsible for sleds. 3. Sleds must not contain any metal. 4. Sleds must be one for sledding; no baby sleds, calf sleds, or one with sides higher than 3" 4. No jumps, trains or ramps 5. Only 1-3 students per sled 6. Adults on duty will use discretion to enforce safety for all.
High school students will receive an updated schedule for semester 2 in their first hour class on Monday, January 6th. Students should report to the classes as listed: grade 12 - Mrs. Skurupey grade 11 - Miss Brummond grade 10 - Mr. Mrachek grade 9 - Mrs. Hall grade 8 - Mrs. Heck grade 7 - Miss Gaida
Pee-wee wrestling begins this Monday, January 6th. In order to participate, each wrestler must be registered. Parents may register their child at https://www.alexandercometwrestling.com/
School Board Vacancy Alexander School Board is accepting applications through January 13, 2020. If interested, please stop in at the school and pick up a form. The form must be returned to Business Manager, Barb Fixen, by January 13th at 4:00p.m.
JH boys basketball practice will be from 10 am - noon both tomorrow, Thursday Jan 2nd and Friday Jan 3rd.
Reminder that Alexander Basketball Clothing is available to purchase online at http://bit.ly/2SbWHIP. Deadline is January 6th. Contact the office with any questions or concerns.
December Comet News is now available on our website and app.
Hunter Safety registration is now closed as both classes are full.
Attendance is essential to student success. Students at Alexander School are allotted 15 days of absences (excused & unexcused). Students who miss due to doctor's appointments are asked to bring a doctor's note so that those absences do not count in the 15 days of absences. We do this to encourage parents to seek the treatment their children need. Excused and unexcused absences are differentiated by a phone call from parents or guardians. High school students who miss more than the allotted 15 days are in danger of losing credit for graduation and elementary students who miss more than 15 days risk being retained due to missing essential instructional time. Administration will consider special circumstances with communication from parents/guardians. Please be sure to call or send a note when your child will not be in school, without notification students will be marked unexcused and have to make up that missed time. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter because your children being in school is important. Your input is needed in regard to next year's school calendar. Please take the survey using the link below. You can also find the link on our app, social media, and website. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KQ9PQ52
Alexander Basketball Clothing is now available to purchase online at http://bit.ly/2SbWHIP. Deadline is January 6th. Contact the front office with any questions or concerns.
Before and after the Christmas Concert there be Comet Clothing, FFA Annual Pie Sale and Candy Canes for purchase.
Christmas Concert for grades Preschool-12 is tomorrow, December 19th at 6:30pm. Students are asked to be here by 6:15pm, elementary report to their classrooms and high school on the reserved bleachers. Parent seating will be on the chairs this year with extra seating on the bleachers that are not reserved.
The basketball game this evening will be in the old gym. Please enter thru main doors.Good Luck Comets!
Hunter Safety sign up deadline is this Friday, December 20th. Please remember you have to sign up online and in the office to know which section your student will be in.
As we end our fall semester, this is a friendly reminder that parents are not allowed to escort students to their classes. Younger elementary students can be escorted by office staff to their classes, if necessary. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Catch the boys basketball game tonight on the www.bakkenbeacon.com, 1090 AM, 92.7 FM or the KTGO app. Go Comets!!!
MENU CHANGE FOR NEXT WEEK- December 16th-December 20th. Changes can be found under our menu header on website and app.
Boys basketball (grades 7-12) will depart for Tioga on Friday at 3:45. They will then depart for Divide County at 12:30 on Saturday.
Student Council recently returned from the North Dakota Association of Student Council's annual state convention in Bismarck. The convention engages students with motivational speakers, elections for state offices, mini break out sessions where students are engaged in discussions on various topics that affect them and their schools, and collaboration with student leaders across the state. Breanna Schooley was one of 12 students from across the state that ran for the state office of president. Schooley was required to complete a campaign video, speech, and poster. She then actively campaigned at the convention to earn votes. While she didn't win, we are very proud of her efforts. Schooley truly shows what it is to be a student leader and is an asset to Alexander School. Way to go Breanna! Student Council has some exciting events coming up: A Winter Formal Dance and winter activities for January. A blood drive in the spring Pennies for Patients, which raises money for local blood cancer patients.
Boys basketball pictures for grades 7-12 will be held tomorrow (12-10) right after school.
The Alexander Public School Annual Christmas Giving Tree is now on display in the commons area of the building. If you would like to participate in the project please come to the school and choose an ornament from the tree, purchase the item and return it to the school unwrapped with the tag attached by the 18th.
We apologize for the short notice but there is a great opportunity for parents tonight. Tom Nitchke, the author of "I am Resilient," will be hosting a parent session about the importance of teaching resiliency skills to students and dealing with mental health in our children. This is a great opportunity that has been presented throughout ND. He will start at 6:45 in the VoAg room, look for the signs. We hope to see you there.
Last call for the Giving Tree forms. Anyone who is interested in participating please turn in your forms by Thursday Dec 5th. Forms can be picked up in the office, sent home with your children or emailed. Participation remains confidential.
Sand and salt have been put out on the school's parking lot and sidewalks however there are areas that are still extremely slick. Please be cautious in driving and walking tomorrow.
Due to the road conditions, open gym is cancelled for today.
Boys basketball practice for grades 7-12 will begin tomorrow at 4:15pm. Sports physicals are required to participate in practice. Parent meeting will follow at 6:30pm in the commons area.
Good morning Alexander parents, we have found lice in school today. It is not isolated to one grade, rather we are finding it throughout the grades. Families will be called if their child(ren) are found to have lice. A letter is being sent home with all children to provide guidance in dealing with the lice.
Today is the day! Vendor show until 4 pm at the school. We have over 30 vendors to shop with. Come and do some early Holiday shopping and support Small Business Saturday!
Tomorrow is the Triple Threat basketball camp from 9:00 to 4:00 for boys, grades 5-12 and girls, grade 5 only. Athletes should be here by 8:45. Bring a sack lunch. Students are able to register at the door, cost is $90.00.
November Comet News issue is now available on our website and app.
Tomorrow, November 21st is a big night at Alexander School, starting with our Drama Team performing "Conflict" for the community at 6pm in the old gym. Turkey Bingo will follow beginning at 6:30pm. We will have a food drive, each can brought in will receive one bingo card. Hope to see everyone out tomorrow!
Girls Basketball Parent Meeting for grades 6-12 will be on Monday, November 18th at 7pm in the commons area. .
Alexander Foundation Fall Harvest Night Out is tomorrow, November 15th from 6:30pm-Midnight at Alexander Firehall. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $25, for ages 21 and up. Come out and enjoy a dinner, auctions, live music and dancing.
There will be a JH and HS Parent / Wrestler meeting tomorrow, Wednesday Nov 13th at 630 pm in the library. All parents are asked to be there.
Just a reminder there will be a parent meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the library regarding the EF Educational Tours is offering a trip to Athens, Greece and the Islands. Students in grades 6th-12th and adults from June 6th-June 22nd 2021 are eligibile to participate in this trip. Go online to eftour.com/2279778WH for more details or to enroll. Bambi Shelley, Group Leader, will be meeting with parents tonight at 6:30 p.m.
The Triple Threat Basketball workout that was planned for this week has been moved to November 22nd from 9:00am to 4:00pm for 5th-12th grade. We will send out another reminder closer to the date.
Triple Threat Basketball Academy for boys and girls in grades 5-12 will be here at Alexander School on November 12th-15th from 6pm-8pm. Triple Threat Basketball Academy is a camp. Basketball Academy forms need to be filled out and a $90 fee paid to sign up. Forms can be found on website/app under documents or in the front office.
Congratulations to Alexander High School Drama Team for taking 3rd at the Region IX One Act Competition in Watford City. Tayla Ybarra received a Superior Acting Award and Brandon Vigil received a Honorable Mention Award. The students and Coach Crusch worked hard and received a wonderful outcome! Way to go Drama Team!
A new student organization has sprung up, it is called FCCLA. They put together a school wide project called, Comet Coat Closet. Do you have unused coats or winter gear taking up space in your home? Has your child out grown their winter necessities and you can't bring yourself to buy the expensive material? Then we have a solution for you! The Comet Coat Closet is where you can come in, pick up new winter gear, drop off the old, or trade something out, and the best part is everything is free. Please feel free to stop by during school hours. FCCLA Members
EF Educational Tours is offering a trip to Athens, Greece and the Islands, to students in grades 6th-12th and adults from June 6th-June 22nd 2021. Go online to eftour.com/2279778WH for more details or to enroll. Bambi Shelley, Group Leader, will be meeting with the students tomorrow, November 5th, with more information.
Don't forget the Missoula Children's Theatre, Johnny Appleseed by the Alexander students at 7:00 pm in the old gym.
Alexander Wrestling Comet Gear Available Now! Deadline is November 15th alexanderwrestle19.itemorder.com
There will be a pep bus for grades 7-12 on Monday, November 4th to cheer on the Lady Comets at the District 15 Volleyball tournament in Watford City. The bus will leave at 4pm and will return at the conclusion of the tournament, approximately 9:00pm. Parent permission is needed and all work must be completed prior too. Students will need money for admission,$5, and any food they are wanting to purchase.
The previous message pertains to Friday, November 1st.
All Missoula Children's Theatre participants will have practice from 9am-12pm. If your student needs bus service please contact the office so routes can be established. The students that have parts of Appleseeds are finished at 12pm. All other students will eat lunch and rehearse from 12:30pm-1:30pm. We are looking for 2 to 3 parents to come in and supervise our students. If we are not able to find supervision, we will need you to pick up your student when they are finished. Those students who are normally in Lego League or High 5 club do not go to those programs at the completion of practice. Please let me know if you are able to help out with supervision. - Mrs. Simonson
Good Morning, reminder that picture retakes are today, Wednesday October 30th. Please send back picture packets if you would like your student to receive retakes. Please call the school with any questions or concerns.
Alexander Parents, our active threat alarm falsely went off this morning. We immediately went into a lock down with quick response from our local law enforcement agencies. Again, it was a false alarm and everyone is okay. The students will be debriefed with law enforcement and counselors are available. Please contact Ms. Bieber with any questions and concerns. A letter will be sent home with ALL students at the end of the day.
Picture Retakes will be this Wednesday, October 30th starting at 7:45am. Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students that need retakes please come in before 8:30am. The reprint of the original pictures are being sent home today Monday, October 28th.
For First Responder's Day, Oct 28th, the McKenzie County Deputies will be handing out bags to students at the school.
Attention Parents: There will be an OPEN GYM for all High School students on Sunday starting at 6 pm in the new gym.
Reminder that auditions for Missoula Children's Theatre, Johnny Apple Seed, start on Monday, October 28th at 4pm until approximately 6pm. Your student will need transportation home following tryouts on Monday. All students who plan to try out need to have their forms turned in by Monday at noon.
The school will be organizing a Giving Tree once again this Christmas Season. This project helps our Comet families in need. All families that are needing some help are invited to fill out a form (for just the kids or all members) and return to the office. All information is confidential. For those in need, please take advantage of this gift. We have all experienced hard times. Now is the time to accept some help! Giving tree forms can be found in our document file on the website or in the office. Forms are due November 7th.
All report cards are being sent home today, Oct 24th.
Elementary Fundraiser items are in and being sent home today, October 23rd. Students who have a large box of items will receive a phone call from the school to arrange pick up. Please call the school with any questions or concerns.
Tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 23rd, is National Unity Day! Please wear orange as a symbol of your support. We stand united against bullying. Speak out for each other. Positive self talk is the solution.
Our first Family Fun Night of the year has finally arrived! Come enjoy a family cornhole tournament and game night tomorrow, October 22nd from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Book Fair will be open during the event!
JV Volleyball game tomorrow, October 22nd, at Mandaree starting at 6:30pm. This game was added last minute, we are sorry for any inconvenience. Go Comets!
The volleyball games tonight, Oct 21st, in Divide County are as followed: JH at 5:00, JV at 6:00 and Varsity at 7:00 pm. Go Comets!!
"Mountain Plains Crunch Off" In celebration of Farm to School Month, States throughout the Mountain Plains Region are competing to see which State can get the most "crunches" into a local apple. Everyone in the school received an apple and all "crunched" at the same time. Thank you to our amazing kitchen staff for everything you do!
Missoula Children's Theatre audition permission slips were sent home today with Kinder-8th grade. High school can pick up forms in the office or can be found on our website under documents. Please return permission slips no later than October 24th.
The Alexander Activities Club meeting is changed from today, Oct 14th to tomorrow Oct 15th at 4 pm in the library.
The home volleyball games scheduled for tomorrow, Oct 15th, are as followed: JH at 5:00 pm., JV at 6:00 pm, and the Varsity at 7:00 pm. Come cheer on our Comets!!
The 6 Man Championship football games will be played on Saturday Oct. 19th. Teams will now be seeded according to their season standings. Our Comets team, seed #4, will play #3 seed Midway/Minto at 4:00 pm in Watford City at the Rough Rider Center Football Field. The Championship game between #1 seed Drake/Anamoose and #2 seed Center/Stanton to follow at 7:00 pm. GO COMETS!! Hope to see you all there!
Six-Man Football Championship Clothing is now for sale. Order forms can be found under Documents or Menu on the website. Forms need to be turned into the office by noon on October 14th. All checks can be made to Alexander Public School.
The Advisory has been lifted, we will proceed with a 10:00 a.m. start, busses will be heading out shortly. Bus times should be adjusted for the 2 hour delay.
Alexander parents and guardians, there is still a No Travel Adivsory in place. We are monitoring the road report and are in contact with D.O.T. The late start has not been extended at this time, we will update again at 9:00 a.m. as to our plans.
October 10, 2019, Alexander Public Schools will have a two hour late start today due to the No Travel Advisory at this time. Per school board policy if the No Travel Advisory is NOT lifted, the late start may be extended. There is a two hour late start for Alexander School.
Due to weather conditions across the state, the decision has been made to CANCEL the first round of 6 man playoffs. There will be NO game in Drake this Friday Oct. 11th. Championship Day will be next Saturday, Oct 19th at the Rough Rider Football field in Watford City. More information to come.
The volleyball game scheduled for tomorrow, Oct 10th in White Shield will ONLY be a Varsity game. The game will start at 5:00 pm. This is a time change from the original schedule.
First playoff game for 1st and 2nd grade flag football is Saturday Oct. 12th at 10 am. Game will be played at Cote Park Middle field in Williston. This is a single elimination event.
First playoff game for 3rd and 4th grade flag football is Saturday Oct. 12th at 9:00 am in Alexander against the Red Bulls. This is a single elimination event.
The JH football game scheduled on Friday Oct 11th in Drake has been cancelled. Congratulations to the JH football boys on a great season!!
Alexander Public School is hosting the District Volleyball Tournament at the end of the month. We are looking for sponsors for the hospitality room. If you are interested in sponsoring a night of the hospitality room or just would like to make a donation, contact Mrs. Faller, Mrs. Jacobson or Mrs. Heen.
Good afternoon Alexander parents, this week we are expecting some winter weather that may impact school. Just a reminder that APS will send out a phone call if school is cancelled or starts late.
TRP is aware of the color issue with all recent school pictures. They are working with the photo lab at solving. If an solution is not found they will be doing retakes for the whole school. APS will be in contact with parents when a decision on photos have been made.
The volleyball games on Monday, Oct 7th in Trenton are as followed: 5th & 6th graders at 4:00 pm , JH girls at 5:00 pm, JV girls at 6:00pm, and Varsity at 7:00 pm. **Elementary parents please note the change in time.**
Male students who are 18 years old are required to register with the Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. They can register as early as 17 years & 3 months. The easiest way to register is to visit SSS.gov. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Faller or Miss Hansel.
Freshman, junior and senior parents, this is a reminder there will be parent meetings for grades 9, 11 & 12 tonight at 7:00 p.m. The location of the meetings will be posted by the office. We look forward to seeing you.
The first round football play off games have been set for Friday, Oct. 11th in Drake. Varsity game –7:00 PM JH prelim – 5:00 PM
Butterbraid orders are due tomorrow, October 4th. FanCloth orders are due Monday, October 7th. All order forms can be turned into the office!
5/6, JH, Varsity Volleyballl game on Tuesday, October 8th starting at 5pm is a home volleyball game, this is a change to the schedule. Varsity football game for October 5th has been canceled.
Flag football practice for the 1st and 2nd graders has been cancelled for tonight, Thursday Oct. 3rd.
The cold weather is upon us! With a few flakes flying in the air, please remember to have your students dress appropriately. Hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat are needed for recess times and bus rides.
Parents of college age or college bound students, the FAFSA is open. All students in college must complete the free FAFSA form. The Bank of North Dakota (BND) has great resources for parents and students venturing into this stage of life. The video is a helpful resource from BND. If you have any questions contact Miss Hansel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtvT0kZIwUY&list=PLOnRHvzlSVv1veXJ7n_15sksZYKKQYb3J&index=2&t=0s
Junior High football has added a new home game to the schedule, against Trenton on Tuesday, October 8th at 5pm.
Reminder that flu shot forms are due tomorrow, October 1st. Forms are available in the office and on our website under the Menu. Flu shots will be on Wednesday, October 2nd in the morning.
September Comet News issue is now available on our website and app.
There will be no 5th and 6th grade football practice tonight, September 30th. Players are asked to be at the school by 5pm tomorrow, October 1st, to go thru plays with coaches. Bus will depart at 5:45pm. Game starts at 7pm in Watford City at the high school under the lights.
Alexander Public School is hosting the annual flu shot clinic for students and staff on Wednesday, October 2nd. Vaccine Administration Forms have already been sent home with elementary students. Forms are available in the office and on our website under the Menu. Vaccine Administration Forms need to be handed into the office by Monday, September 30th.
Alexander Public School is having its annual flu shot clinic for students and staff on Oct 2nd. Flu shot forms were sent home with students today. Please return forms no later than Monday Sept 30th.
Little Caesars Fundraiser is underway! Orders can be placed online or from a student in the Junior Class. Online orders can be placed at www.pizzakit.com, fundraiser ID#357923. Sale ends on October 3rd. If you have any questions please call the office.
The Comet Football matchup with Grenora/Westby scheduled to be at home this Friday, Sept. 27th has been moved up to this Thursday, Sept. 26th. Game times remain, JH at 3pm and Varsity at 5pm. This is also our last Varsity FB game for the year, so it is Parents Night! An additional JH game has been added to the schedule- JH football will be traveling to Grenora on Tuesday, October 1st. Game is scheduled to start at 6pm.
The old brown shop is available to anyone interested. It is a 1980's modular model. It is set up as a classroom with two bathrooms. It is 24x70 and needs to be moved. Approximate cost to move it is $8500 with additional cost based on the distance. Please contact Leslie Bieber with all inquiries.
Parents interested in car pooling before and after school, there will be a meeting at the Alexander School Library on Thursday at 4:00 pm. If you are not able to attend but would like to be included, please contact the school at 701-828-3334.
The old brown shop at the school is available to anyone who is interested. It is a 1980's model 24x60 modular. The cost involved will consist of the cost to move it and clean up the area. Please contact Leslie Bieber for further information at 701-828-3335.
Come watch the 5/6th grade football players tonight, Sept 17th, in Alexander at 6 pm. This is a make up game with Sidney.
Alexander High School Parents: tomorrow night's event that included a senior parent meeting, junior parent meeting and 9th grade parent meeting, is being postponed to October 3rd due to the venue change for volleyball. We apologize for the inconvenience.
School pictures are on Wednesday, September 18th in the morning. Picture forms are being sent home today. Parents of Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students that would like school pictures please come in between 7:30am and 10am on Wednesday.
There will be an Alexander Activities Club meeting tonight, Monday 9/16, at 4 pm in the library. All parents and staff are invited!!
The volleyball games schedule for Sept 17th in Alexander have been moved to Trinity Christian per their request. The 5/6 grade game will start at 5 pm with JH and Varsity following. The game scheduled for Oct 8th will now be a home game with the same schedule.
1st and 2nd grade flag football practice will be Tues Sept 17th and Thursday Sept 19th from 4-5 pm this week.
Homecoming Tailgating Party on Saturday, September 14th from 12pm-2pm, on the north side of the school. Sponsored by the Comet volleyball team. They will be serving Comet burgers and homemade fries! Come support our Comets on Homecoming weekend!
Housing Needed! The Alexander Foundation has once again sponsored the Missoula Children's Theatre for the upcoming school year. This experience gives our students in grades K-12 the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to put on a play. The dates of our residency are October 28th through November 2nd. We are looking for housing for the two directors from the theatre group. We would need housing from October 27th through November 3rd. If you would like to host one or both of the directors please call the school at 701-828-3334 and ask to speak to Mrs. Simonson.
Alexander School would like to invite all high school parents to meet with teachers on Tuesday, September 17th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Teachers will have tables of information for all grades regarding graduation, senior exit portfolio, prom, after prom party, student council, Choice Ready, and many more. We look forward to seeing you!
There will be Homecoming t-shirts available for purchase tomorrow at the volleyball match for $15. There is a limited number of shirts available. The remaining shirts will be available at the football game on Saturday.
Alexander Activities Club meeting on Monday September 16th at 4pm in the library. All parents and staff are invited!
Get your Comet Gear here! The APS Student Council is once again hosting a FanCloth clothing fundraiser. Use the link provided to order yourself Comet gear or contact your favorite student council memeber. https://fancloth.shop/QFTPY
Correction: 1st and 2nd grade flag football practice will be Tuesday, Sept 10th and Wednesday, Sept 11th this week.
The 5th/6th grade boys football team will have a home game on Thursday Sept 12th at 5 pm. This is an addition to the schedule.
Staff members will be wearing black and gold on Monday to show our support for Grenora and Westby in light of the bus accident they experienced on Saturday. We would like everyone to join.
Just a remdiner that it is Homecoming week this week! Tomorrow is PAJAMA DAY!
The fifth and six grade football games have been canceled due to the rain.
All flag football games for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grades have been canceled due to the rain.
There is flag football practice for Grade 1 - 4 tonight, Sept 6th, from 4 pm - 5 pm in the city park.
Reminder that there is regular scheduled school tomorrow. Preschool is the Monday/Wednesday schedule students.
Homecoming is here! September 9th-12th Friday: Locker Decorating after Lunch. 7th-12th Grades will report to their 5th hour class and then be released to their advisers. Monday: Midnight Monday (Wear your PJS) - President Speeches at lunch and voting in Severson's classes, Around the World Ball Game at 3 P.M. Tuesday: Tourist Tuesday- Bubble Gum Contest at 3:20, FanCloth Sales begin. Wednesday: Where in the World Wednesday (Dress for your favorite location) - Mixed Teams Volleyball Game at 3 P.M. Thursday: Wild Thing Thursday (Dress like your favorite animal) - Pep Rally at 3 P.M. Volleyball Game (student council will be selling t-shirts). Saturday: Football Game (student council will be painting faces and selling t-shirts as a fundraiser), Homecoming Dance for grades 9th-12th from 7:30pm-10:30pm.
August Comet News issue is now available on our website and app. Comet News can be enjoyed every month on our website and app.
The Football Apparel Fundraiser has been extended to Sept 13th. Please visit the website at alexanderfootball19.itemorder.com/sale
Flag football information notes will be sent home today, Sept 4th, for grades 1 - 4. Practice will begin tomorrow from 4 pm - 5 pm at the City park.
The FFA bake sale is tomorrow, Sept 4th from 11:00 am - 12:45 pm. Please do not send treats with peanuts or tree nut due to allergies.
CORRECTION: Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be only a varsity VOLLEYBALL match tomorrow in Parshall at 6 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience and correction.
Due to unforeseen circumstances there will ONLY be a Varsity football game tomorrow, Sept 3rd at 6 pm.
5th and 6th grade girls volleyball practice will start on Tuesday Sept 3rd at 4 pm. Please try to bring knee pads and appropriate shoes.
Reminder to all school parents: Everyone is asked to donate 2 pies to the Old Settlers Pie Booth. Please bring to the First Responder's building between 8-10 am on Saturday Aug 31st.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mandaree is not able to make the JH football game scheduled for tonight, August 27th, and therefore has been cancelled. There will still be football pictures and a full practice tonight after school.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Alexander Public School is looking for a minimum of 2 volunteer flag football coaches. We need a coach for the 1st/2nd grade team and also the 3rd/4th grade team. Practice needs to start Sept 3rd with first game Saturday Sept 7th in order to have teams for the season.
The FFA will be holding a bake sale on Sept 4th from 11 am to 12:45 pm. All FFA members are required to bring baked goods to sell and we welcome any donated goods.
Football Apparel Fundraiser- Place order at, alexanderfootball19.itemorder.com/sale Deadline is Friday, August 30th.
Sport pictures for football, grades 5/6 and junior high only and volleyball, junior high & varsity only will be on Tuesday, August 27th after school. Forms will be passed out at practice.
Junior High and Varsity home football game for Saturday, August 24th has been canceled. Junior High game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, August 27th at 5:30pm, no date for Varsity game.
Any student in grades 1 - 4 wanting to be in flag football that HASN'T signed up please let the office know this week.
Welcome back to all students! Tomorrow students in grades 7-12 will report to the old gym at 8:00; at that time students will receive their locker assignments and class schedules. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
Varsity and Junior High volleyball practice starts on Monday, August 19th at 4:30pm. Please remember you must have a physical form turned in before you are allowed to practice. There will be a Varsity/JH Parent Meeting following practice on the 19th at 6:30pm in the new gymnasium.
Please join our Elementary Staff for a Back to School Night, Wednesday August 14th from 6-7pm. Bring all your school supplies and meet your teacher!
Just a reminder to all Kinder and PK parents: Both Kinder and PK students will not start school until Monday August 19th. PK students that are schedule on Tuesday/Thursdays won't start until Aug 20th. All Kinder students have scheduled appointment on either Thursday Aug 15th or Friday Aug 16th. If you are unsure of appointment times, please call the school.
There will be a football parent/ player meeting for Jr High and HS on Aug 4th at 5pm, 5th and 6th grade will follow at 6:30. Elementary coaches will be handing out equipment. Jr High and HS will be handing out equipment later in the week. Sports physical are required for 7-12th grade by the first day of practice. Sports physicals are recommended but not required for elementary players.
There will be a 5th & 6th grade football meeting for both parents and athletes on August 4th @ 630 pm in the Commons Area. Equipment will also be handed out that night. Physicals are not required but encouraged. If you can not make it please contact Coach Simonson or Coach Hanna.
Everyone registered for the basketball camp today, please check your email for a schedule change.
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at Alexander Public School will start on July 31st and August 1st for NEW families. Returning families will be as follows: last names beginning with A-G on August 1st, last names beginning with H-M on August 5th and last names beginning with N-Z on August 6th. All registration days will run 9:00-2:00. If you have questions feel to contact the office.
With school quickly approaching, the school would like to remind all parents of athletes that a new sports physical is required before your athlete can begin practicing for the fall season.
IPT Basketball Camp at Alexander School. Grades 4th-12th, July 20th-21st. Registration link is available on our website.
Driver's Ed reminder - Driver's Ed will start tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Remember to bring a sack lunch. Students will begin driving tomorrow; the teacher will have the schedule. THERE IS NO PARENT MEETING TONIGHT. See you in the morning!
Message from Coach Gillespie: The open gym scheduled for tomorrow, June 26th, has been moved to 7:15 pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Reminder: The Comet Acceleration Program will begin Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00am. The program will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week for 6 weeks from 6:00 a.m to 7:00 a.m. The program will work on strength and stability with a focus on speed, power and balance and will benefit everyone. The cost is $50.00 for the entire summer. Please bring proper gym shoes. The program will be in the Comets' Fitness Center.
Registration that was scheduled for June 17th through June 19th has been postponed. A notification will be sent out as soon as a new date has been scheduled.
Alexander Public School is holding an early registration for families who attended Alexander during the 2018 -2019 school year. Registration times will be from 9 am - 2 pm on Monday June 17th through Wednesday June 19th. Due to a continual increase of enrollment, this early registration allows us to be prepared at the beginning of the school year. If you can't make it please call the school. There will be another registration the end of July for new families.
There is a large amount of clothing that has been left behind. If your child is missing any clothing, you are welcome to check our lost and found. All lost and found will be donated in one week.
There will be a bake sale tomorrow put on by the FTC Team at lunch time. They are raising funds for their trip to Washington, DC.
It's not too late to participate in the Dodge Ball Tournament tomorrow at Alexander Public School! Team sign ups start at 10:30 a.m. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! This is a fun way to support our FTC Robotics Team. See you in the morning!
FTC Dodge Ball Tournament forms are due tomorrow, May 17th, in the office by noon. There will also be a Bake Sale tomorrow during lunch and after school.
Reminder: PK-12 grade Spring Concert is tomorrow in the new gym starting at 6:30pm. Students need to be in their classrooms by 6:15pm. There will be a Showcase, in the old gym, of all the students projects thru out the year before and after the concert!
There is NO elementary high 5 League or intervention this Friday, May 10th. High School students will be notified if they have to attend.
Track practice is canceled in Williston due to a violent incident in Williston. Williston Police are advising Williston residents to shelter in place and all of the Williston Schools are currently in lock down. Please be advised.
On Friday, May 3rd, Alexander School will be hosting the elementary Math Meet. With that, there will be NO High 5 League nor will there be Friday Intervention Time. High school students who need to make up absences will be granted time for their efforts at the Math Meet.
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-9. We like to show our appreciation to teacher's and staff with treats and snacks in the teacher's lounge Monday through Thursday. Please contact the front office if you are interested in bringing a treat. Thank you.
5th & 6th grade boys basketball game tonight has been moved up to 4:30pm. Come cheer on our boys at their last home game.
Students participating in the math meet this Friday, May 3rd, need to be at the school by 11am. Parent and student volunteer please be there by 10am. Thank you, Ms. Crusch.
Math Meet Parents: After each practice this week, there will be a short parent meeting in Ms. Crusch’s room. Practice is from 3:45 to 4:30 Monday: 6th grade Tuesday: 5th grade Wednesday: 4th grade Thursday: 3rd grade Please remember to bring a baked goods to the math meet. Thank you and see you next week! Mrs. Crusch
The open gym for girls basketball grades 6 - 12 has been CANCELLED for this afternoon, April 28th.
There will be a girls basketball open gym grades 6 - 12 on Sunday April 28th from 2 - 4 pm.
REMINDER: There will be school tomorrow, APRIL 26th.
Tomorrow, April 25th, is National Bus Driver Day! Please remember to thank our wonderful bus drivers for their dedication to safely transport our students! Thank you Todd, Cathy, Luke, Raelyn, Jacki and Jim!
Class pictures are tomorrow, April 24th starting 830 am. Picture forms are being sent home with elementary today. High School students can pick up forms in the office. The cost of class pictures are $10.00 for an 5X7.
The 5th and 6th grade elementary BOYS basketball practice has been CANCELLED for tonight, April 17th. The boys will be coming home after school.
There has been an addition to the 5th and 6th grade elementary girls basketball schedule. Tomorrow, April 18th, the girls will be playing in Stanley at 4:30 pm.
2nd grade class is in need of cereal boxes, if you would like to donate to the cause please drop them off in the office.
The speech team will be performing tomorrow night, April 16th, at 630 pm in the Music Room. Come and see the amazing job our students have done. Everyone is welcome to attend.
REMINDER: There will be school tomorrow, APRIL 12th.
Alexander Parents, Please make sure to send appropriate outside gear with your students for school. Although the snow is gone, the weather is still quite chilly out and kids are not able to go outside for recess without proper jackets. Thank you.
Attention all Students, Parents, and Community Members: The Alexander FTC Team #9963 is hosting a Meet & Greet tonight,Tuesday April 9th, at 6 pm in the Commons area. Hope to see you all there!
There WILL NOT be High 5 or Friday Invention the whole month of April. Reminder that Friday April 12th and Friday April 26th is a scheduled day of school.
Alexander School Parents, please take a few minutes and fill out our 4 Day School Week Year 2 Parent Survey. I only have 20 responses so far. We have to apply to the state to continue our 4 day school week and therefore need your input. The link is on our website or click on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V8HVZ7D to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation.
Girls basketball open gym will start Sunday, April 7th from 2pm-4pm in the new gym. Girls in grades 6th thru 12th are welcome to attend.
High School Student Council is facilitating Pennies for Patients Fundraiser. Parents and students can donate through the link down below or send money to the school. The class that raises the most will celebrate with a donut party. https://events.lls.org/pages/mn/AlexanderPublicSchool-2019
Good evening Alexander families! Tomorrow is the last day to purchase your family dance tickets for this Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00.
CORRECTION: Parent-Teacher Conferences will be March 19th and 21th (Tuesday and Thursday), 4:00-7:00 pm.
Parent-Teacher conferences for all grades will be held on March 19th and 20th, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Parents are invited to come visit with teachers. Elementary students in grades PreK-5 were given information to schedule an appointment, if you were unable to do so please contact your student's teacher.
Good evening Alexander families, this message is to let you know that lice was found at school today. Since we have been cooped up so long this winter, it was bound to happen. I want to encourage all families to wash their student's winter coat and hats. We will share more information for prevention & treatment on our Facebook page and app.
Alexander Public School will not run buses tomorrow morning due to the blowing snow and blocked country roads. Please contact the office in the morning if you are not able to bring your student to school.
Friday, March 8th will be a makeup day for missing school due to weather. Buses will be running at normal time. Tuesday/Thursday Preschool students will have school this day.
Elementary wrestling parents: The Watford City and Dakota Rattlers tournament applications are due tomorrow, February 28th. Both applications are under the document tab on our Alexander District App.
Due to illness, Luke Holen's bus, bus 115, WILL NOT be running this afternoon, Tuesday February 26th, 2019. Parents need to make arrangements to pick up students. Grades PK through 6 are released at 3:40 pm. Grades 7-12 are released at 3:45 pm. Please call the office with any questions or concerns.
Just a reminder the Senior Parent meeting is tonight at 6pm in the commons area. Hope to see you there!
High School track will begin on Monday, February 25th at 4:15pm. A bus will transport them to and from Williston. There will be a Mandatory High School track Parent/Student Meeting on Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm at Williston ARC.
FFA Social on Saturday, February 23rd from 7pm-10pm. Grades 7-12 are welcome to come for activities and snacks.
We have exciting things happening here at Alexander Public School. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page and/or Website to view photos and our featured story on STEAM education in KX News. Good Luck to our Boys' Basketball as they head to the district tournament today and Congratulations to Drew Green and Tayla Ybarra who were crowned as our Corn King and Queen today in celebration of FFA Week.
Just a reminder to everyone that tomorrow, Friday February 22nd, is a scheduled school day. All students are required to come just like any other school day.
Alexander Public School would like to invite everyone to the school to send off the Comet wrestling team to the state tournament at 11:00 a.m. this morning. Come wish them well!
Reminder to all parents to turn in consent form for immunizations for your child if you received them in the mail. We will accept them till tomorrow-Nurse Heen.
Upper Missouri District Health Unit will be doing school visits on Wednesday, February 13th to provide necessary Immunizations. A letter was mailed home to all the students that are in need of immunizations. Please make sure to fill out the Vaccine Administration Form and return to school by Monday, February 11th. Please call the school if you have any questions or concerns.
Due to extreme cold weather predicted for tonight and tomorrow, the FIT and High 5 League scheduled for Feb 8th, is being cancelled. Everyone please stay safe and warm!
Come join the youth wrestlers tomorrow, Feb 7th, in the Alexander old gym as they take on Watford City. The fun starts at 6 pm.
The Family Dance scheduled for Sunday, February 10th is postponed to later date due to circumstances out of our control. If you purchased a ticket, please hold on to that ticket as it will be used when the dance is rescheduled. The new date for the dance will be announced in coming weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Are you looking for a Valentine's Day gift for your student's teacher? How about a hand delivered gift for your child? The Alexander Student Council is selling carnations and small stuffed animals for Valentine's Day. There are a limited number of flowers available. Contact the office for an order form or a student council member.
GAME TIME CHANGE: The JH girls bastketball game at Williston Trinity Christian has been changed to 5 pm tonight, February 5th.
Alexander School Parents and stakeholders, there is a 4 day school week survey for our 2nd year state application on our website. Please take the survey to provide data required for our application. Contact Mrs. McDonald with any questions or concerns.
Alexander Public School will start two hours late tomorrow morning weather permitting. Buses will run accordingly for a 10:00 a.m. start.
The Alexander Comet Tetrix Team state competition starts at 11:20. It will be live streamed and the link is on the Alexander Facebook if you would like watch their robot compete.
Our 1st and 2nd grade Lil' Comets will be showing off their ball handling skills during tonight's Boys' Varsity game.
We have three home games tonight. 4:30 JH Boys, 5:45 JV Boys and 7:00 Varsity Boys. Concessions is serving chicken bacon wraps, beef barley soup and hamburgers in addition to regular concession food. Come out and feed the family and support our Comets Boys!
Correction to Friday, February 1st, Parent Night for the Varsity Boys Basketball team will be before the game- not during half time. If your student is a boys varsity player, please arrive 20 minutes before the game.
Come watch the Comet Basketball Boys tomorrow night, January 31st, in the Alexander Gym. Both the JV and Varsity will be playing starting at 5:30 pm.
Friday, February 1st, will be Parent Night for the Varsity Boys Basketball team during halftime. All parents will be invited onto the gym floor with their athlete.
Tonight's Boys Varsity Game has been moved to Monday, February 4th at 7:30pm. It will follow a Boys JV Game vs Watford City at 6pm. Tonight's JH Games and Girls Varsity Game are as scheduled.
The Jump Rope for Heart packets are due by Monday Feb 4th. Please send them with your students on or before that date. Thank you to everyone that participated in Jump Rope for Heart this year.
With the frigid temperatures predicted the next couple of days, all students need to have proper winter attire. Students riding the school buses will not be allowed on without winter hats, gloves, jackets and boots. Any questions or concerns please call the school.
Good morning Alexander families, the No Travel Advisory has been lifted. We will still begin school at 10:00 a.m. with busses running accordingly. Drive carefully and dress warmly.
There will be an organizational meeting for the After Prom Party on Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 in Miss Johnson's classroom. All freshmen parents are invited to attend as this event is hosted by the the freshmen parents. Bring any ideas that night. If you are unable to attend but would like more information please contact Miss Johnson.
Senior parents and students, be sure to look on our website to find the most up to date list of scholarships available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Miss Hansel.
Come join us on Tuesday Jan 29th for a full evening of games. The afternoon will start at 4 pm with a Comet Crusaders JH girls scrimmage. Following the scrimmage there will be a full evening of games against New Town starting with the JH boys, Varsity girls and ending the evening with the Varsity boys. We hope to see everyone there!!
GAME CHANGE: The boys basketball game against Whiteshield scheduled for Friday January 25th has been changed to ONLY a varsity game starting at 6:30 pm.
Reminder to all Parents: The Student Counsel cookbooks that were ordered are ready to be picked up. Please be ready to pay at time of pickup.
The menu for Wednesday and Thursday have been switched for this week. Wednesday will be pulled pork, philly steak, coleslaw and beans. Thursday will be build your own pizza.
Junior High Boys Basketball game today, Tuesday January 15th, will be at the Missouri Ridge School in Williston at 4:30pm.
The Girls Basketball game that was schedule in Alexander for January 15th has been cancelled. The girls varsity team will have a game in Alexander on Friday January 18th, starting at 4:30 pm with a boys game to follow.
Just a reminder to all Parents: There is NO Friday FIT or intervention program tomorrow, January 11th. Both programs will resume on Friday January 18th.
Parents this is a friendly reminder to send the appropriate winter gear for students to play outside. Students shall bring boots, snow pants, a jacket, gloves/mittens and a hat to school every day. These items can be left in your student's locker. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
LOCATION GAME CHANGE: Junior High girls basketball game on January 8th at 4pm will be at Williston Trinity Christian instead of a home game in Alexander.
Alexander Public School will resume tomorrow, January 7th at 8:00 a.m. We look forward to seeing every tomorrow morning!
Youth wrestling starts Monday, January 7th, for grades 2-6 and Tuesday, January 8th, for preK-1. For more information please check out the youth wrestling page on Facebook
Alexander Public School has hired Mr. Allard as our PK-12 Dean of Students for the remainder of the year. The Dean of Students will work with the principal to instill a positive climate to emphasize mutual respect and safety. He will also work with students, staff and parents to resolve any discipline issues and celebrate successes. We are excited to add this new position to our school.
There will be junior high boys practice on Wednesday, January 2nd, and Thursday, January 3rd at 2:00 pm.
Varsity boys basketball practice has been cancelled for tonight, Dec 21st. Regular practice will resume on Wednesday December 26th.
Just a reminder to all parents that tomorrow, Friday December 21st is a regular school day.
The Alexander Student Council is in search of cornhole boards for Friday. Please contact your favorite student council member or Mrs. Faller if you are willing to let them use your boards. Thank you in advance!
All fan cloth and cookbooks that were ordered from the student council can be picked up this week at the school.
The annual Christmas concert will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the new gym. Elementary students are expected to be in their classrooms by 6:15 and high school students will report to the choir room. We apologize for the late reminder.
The Jr. High and Varsity Boys' Basketball Comets leave the school at 1:00 today. Bus is leaving at 1:00. The Comets play Divide County tonight in Crosby. Good Luck Comets!
There will be school on Monday, December 17th. We have the sewer issue under control and will have it professionally cleaned up by Monday. There are bathrooms in the building that are inaccessible but all students will have alternative restrooms available to them. School and school activities will resume next week including the Christmas concert on Monday and extra-curricular. There will be girl's basketball practice tonight.
Due to the sewer issue and time line required for the clean up process, all Friday, December 14th, activities at the school are canceled.
School is canceled for tomorrow, December 13, due to the sewer issue. We will send out a make up date at a later time. There is NO school tomorrow due to the sewer issue. All away games are on as scheduled. The chili feed continues to be postponed.
Thursday, December 13th is the junior chili feed!
UPDATE! The junior chili feed is rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, November 13th at 4:00-7:00. Come join us for a delicious meal.
The junior chili feed for tonight is canceled due to the sewer issues The juniors will host a bake sale tomorrow at school.
The girls basketball game that was scheduled for Friday Dec 14th has been rescheduled for Jan 25th.
There WILL be varsity boys basketball practice tonight, Dec 12th. There WILL NOT be JH boys or girls basketball practice. There WILL be HS wrestling practice tonight
We are closing school right now and buses are on their way to the school now. We have a sewer issue and have shut off all water. Please contact the school with any issues that this may occur as soon as possible. All practices here at the school are canceled.
There's has been a TIME CHANGE for the Boys Basketball game in Mandaree on Thursday Dec 13th. The JH game will start at 4:30 pm with the varsity to follow.
Reminder: Pee Wee wrestling open mats begin tomorrow, Tuesday Dec 11th at 430 - 600 pm.
Christmas Dress Days- December 6th-Flannel Day December 11th- Candy Cane Day (Red/White) December 13th- Ugly Sweater Day
All cookbook order forms are due in the school office tomorrow, Dec 5th by noon.
Parents, with the colder weather upon us, this is a reminder that students must come prepared to play outside & ride the bus. Students go outside daily and must have the appropriate winter clothing to do so. This includes a coat, gloves/mittens, hat, snow pants and snow boots. Students do not have to wear everything to board the bus but should have it in their backpacks. Weather can change quickly and we must be prepared. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Today’s Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of The Secret Garden will be limited to one performance at 3:00 today. Students need to be at school starting at 1:30, arriving no later than 2:00 p.m.. The potluck is cancelled in an effort to have everyone home at a decent time.
Today we used an orange code to give privacy in dealing with a situation.
The travel advisory has lifted. Buses will be leaving as soon as possible. School will start in one hour and bus students will be sent to class as soon as they get here. Lunch will be served alternative times. Use your judgement in traveling to school.
For clarification school is not starting and buses are not running until the No Travel Advisory is lifted. We will send a message indicating a start time when it is lifted.
Good morning Alexander families. Due to the current no travel advisory for McKenzie County because of icy road conditions we will be starting school 2 hours late. Buses will run 2 hours late as well. Please take your time while traveling to school this morning.
Today is the day for auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Secret Garden. All students in grades K-6 are invited to audition tonight. Auditions will begin at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. If your child did not return their permission form to audition but would like to participate, please contact the school as soon as possible.
Mandatory Boys Basketball Player/Parent Meeting for grades 7-12 will be on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm.
Comets Boy's Basketball grades 7-12 starts tomorrow with the first practice from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. We apologize for the late notice.
The Thanksgiving Comet News issue is now available on our website under Menu and Comet News. Enjoy!
Open gym for basketball has been canceled. Be ready to practice for the season on November 26th!
The snow continues to fall, the temperatures are cooling and the wind is picking up. All of these are factors when considering the safety of our students, therefore I am closing the school day at 12:30pm. Buses will run at 12:30 today. Hours missed will be made up at a later date. Please call the school if you have any questions. All extra-curricular activities are canceled for the remainder of the day.
Turkey Bingo Tonight, November 15th at 6pm. Please bring 2 canned food items per Bingo card or 10 per family if possible. All food items will be used to help families in need within our Alexander Comet Family. Prizes include turkeys, pies, board games, puzzles and other fun items! Also a reminder that tomorrow, November 16th is a regular school day.
Pizza will be provided tonight for parents and players at the parent meeting for girls' basketball at the Williston Trinity Christian School in Williston, ND at 5:30 pm. The bus for grades 7-12 will leave Alexander School at 3:00pm for girls' basketball practice from 4:00-5:30pm.
Alexander Girl's basketball begins this Monday on November 12th for grades 7-12. The bus will leave Alexander School at 3:00pm, practice will be from 4:00 to 5:30 with a parent meeting to follow at 5:30pm. Alexander Girl's basketball co-ops with Williston Trinity Christian. Our first practice and parent meeting will be in Williston at the Trinity Christian School. Go Comets!
Reminder that Book Fair will be open to the public today, November 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. A free will donation chili feed will be offered from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Hope to see everyone there!
Open gym for Jr High and HS boys basketball players will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night at 6 pm in the new gym until practice starts on November 26th.
Alexander Sophomore Class is having a Fruit Fundraiser. There are mixed boxes, apples, oranges, and pears. The orders are due November 13th. The fruit will be delivered the week of November 26th. Please contact the office if you are interested.
Student Council is selling Comet Gear till November 16th. Contact the office to place an order or order online at http://shop.fancloth.com/58831/452663, orders will be in before Christmas.
Reminder that flu shots will be offered to Alexander students and staff tomorrow, November 6th in the morning. If you would like your student to receive a flu shot please call the front office and we will send forms home. Book Fair will be open to the public tomorrow, November 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. A free will donation chili feed will be offered from 5:30pm-6:30pm.
There will be open Mat tomorrow, Nov 2nd, from 530 pm - 630 pm for all high school wrestlers. A Mandatory Parents meeting will be held at 7 pm following open Mat. Mandatory practice starts on Monday November 5th at 530 pm.
Flu shots will be offered to Alexander students and staff on Tuesday, November 6th in the morning. The flu mist (nasal spray) will not be available. If you would like your student to receive a flu shot please call the front office and we will send forms home.
Attention all Comet fans: We will run a pep bus tomorrow, Monday, October 29th, to New Town in support of the Comet Volleyball Team. Students are welcome to ride with parental permission. Students under grade 6 must be accompanied by a guardian. The bus will leave the school parking lot at 5:45 pm and return at approximately 10:00 to 10:30 pm, unless the games go long. Students are responsible for their expenses.
Just a reminder the Alexander Foundation is sponsoring their annual dinner, dance and action tonight at 6:30 pm. The Foundation supports many activities at Alexander Public school and we appreciate them very much. Please plan to attend and have a GREAT time. Tickets are available at the door. You can choose to dress in costume or come as you are.
Comet News is now available on the school website and app. October News is currently posted on the website. This is in attempt to reduce the amount of paper we use and send home.
A friendly reminder that we will have High 5 Club this Friday, October 26th. Parents please call the school asap if your student will be attending.
A friendly reminder that the recipes for our Comet Cookbook are due tomorrow, October 24th. This is a fundraiser for our students!
Parent Teacher conferences are tonight, Oct 23rd, from 4 pm - 8 pm and Thursday Oct 25th from 4 pm - 6 pm. Elementary parents are asked to scheduled with teachers. High School parents are welcome to come and visit with teachers between the conference times.
There is NO school on Thursday Oct 18th and Friday Oct 19th due to Teachers Convention.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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!