Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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MOORHEAD—Representatives from the city of Moorhead, Clay County and the Moorhead School District met Monday as a Community Facilities Task Force to coordinate major construction projects between the three governments...
WEST FARGO—There are no policies in place in the Fargo and West Fargo public school districts to address when it is appropriate for teachers to communicate with students outside of the classroom, though Moorhead School District has some policies on electronic communication and social media meant to deal with such situations. Teacher handbooks and policies in the metro may end up being rewritten, as administrators and school board members look to guide employees away from legal trouble. The most recent local cautionary example is Aaron Knodel. The West Fargo English teacher went on tri
WEST FARGO - Leaders of the West Fargo and state teachers' unions have declined to say whether either of their groups or affiliated organizations contributed money or other resources to the legal defense of West Fargo High School English teacher Aaron Knodel on charges that he had sex with a 17-year-old student in 2009. Lisa Dullum, a music specialist at Freedom Elementary and current president of the West Fargo Education Association, said her union had no comment on the case, "as it is still being litigated." She referred questions about the resources available to Knodel to Nick Archuleta,
FARGO—Whether anti-abortion clubs start meeting at two Fargo public high schools before the end of this school year is a question that's still up in the air. "Right now, the principals (at North and Davies high schools) are in the process of working with those students in regards to their request for (their clubs)," Fargo School District Superintendent Jeff Schatz said Wednesday. "When that process may be completed, I am not aware," he said. "That's kind of where we're at.
MOORHEAD—The Moorhead School District has named principals for three schools for the 2015-16 school year. Jeremy Larson has been named principal at Horizon Middle School, effective Friday. Larson has been serving as interim principal at the school. He also served as interim assistant superintendent for the first six months of 2014. Larson began working in Moorhead schools in August 2010 as assistant principal at Horizon. Carla Smith has been named the principal for S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, starting July 1. Smith has been assistant principal at Reinertsen since July 2014.
FARGO - The Fargo School Board voted 7-2 Tuesday to cast its nearly 6.25 million votes to allow a special assessment to be levied on district property if needed to...
FARGO - Fargo voters approved Measure No. 1 on Tuesday, which will let City Commission members keep their seats if they run for mayor. There were 14,253 votes cast, with...
FARGO - Matthew Myrold counts his family and his students as major blessings in his life. As of Tuesday, he can add another blessing: being named the Fargo School District’s...
MOORHEAD – Nearly $15,000 in private funds raised in the past two weeks convinced the Moorhead City Council to step on it Monday and approve a downtown sidewalk art project.
WEST FARGO – The students at South Elementary School are pumped up about the 2015-16 West Fargo School District Teacher of the Year. After all, it's their gym teacher, Heath...