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Superintendent gives distance learning progress report

Rugby Public Schools Superintendent Mike McNeff took to social media last Wednesday to brief parents and community members on the progress of the district's distance learning program and answer questions.In a live video chat session hosted by Facebook, McNeff also informed parents of security ...

Technology, updates top school board agenda

The Rugby Public School District Board held its April regular meeting via online teleconference Tuesday morning.Superintendent Mike McNeff briefed the board on topics he discussed with parents and community members in a live social media session last Wednesday.McNeff's report included a ...

Rugby fourth-graders get special assignment

Fourth graders from Ely and Little Flower Elementary Schools enjoyed slices of pizza at Memorial Hall in Rugby last Thursday courtesy of the Pierce County Farm Bureau.Before their lunch, they learned where each part of their pizza came from.Trish Jundt, secretary of the Pierce County Farm ...

School board approves 2020-21 calendar

Next year, classes for Rugby public school students will start Aug. 20, 2020 and the last day will be May 26, 2021.Those start dates, plus six scheduled professional learning days, one "flex day" and three days labeled "school holidays" were approved by the Rugby Public School District No. 5 ...

Miss North Dakota visits RHS

Rugby High School hosted a special presentation Tuesday morning by Miss North Dakota Haley Wolfe, who spoke about a topic she said was deeply personal to her: suicide prevention.More than 150 middle and high school students listened to Wolfe speak in the school's darkened Tilman Hovland ...

Kids Heart Challenge surpasses fundraising goal

Ely Elementary surpassed its fundraising goals in this year's Kids Heart Challenge.Formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart, the Kids Heart Challenge saw Ely students jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.Ely students raised $12,009 - over $4,000 more than the year's $8,000 ...

RHS celebrates National FFA Week

Students at Rugby High School walked through the hallways dressed as farmers, hunters and fishing enthusiasts last week in celebration of National FFA Week.The dress-up days, organized by FFA officers, were just some of several activities planned for Feb. 24-28.Rugby High FFA Adviser Kasey Okke ...

School board sees youth behavior survey results

During a meeting last Tuesday at Rugby High School, Rugby Public School District No. 5 Board of Education members saw a presentation displaying select results from a 2019 youth risk behavior survey.The presentation compared results between school and state averages between 2019, the previous ...

Little Flower parish, school celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Students, teachers and parents spent a busy week at Little Flower School celebrating faith-based education with games, dress-up days, prayer and service activities.The celebration marked National Catholic Schools Week, held Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.St. Therese the Little Flower Parish kicked off ...

Coffee for a Cause pays overdue school lunch account balances

Giving Day - Coffee for Cause was held on Wednesday, December 18, during the week long Celebrate the Season festivities at Heart of America Medical Center and Haaland Estates. Employees and the public were invited to have a cup of hot coffee with a selec