Award Year: 2021

Wyndmere Public School

101 Date Avenue
Wyndmere, ND, 58081-4100

(701) 439-2287

Scott Strenge and Mikal Kern, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Wyndmere Public School District

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Mission

Empowering growth within a community of learners.

Student Demographics
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Native American: 3%
Application
Assorted K-12 Interaction

Assorted K-12 Interaction

Located in rural southeast North Dakota, Wyndmere Public School serves 250 students in a single kindergarten-12th grade building. This unique setting allows staff members to observe and experience the growth of the students throughout their educational journey. Wyndmere Public School creates a culture of high expectations for students in the areas of academic achievement and personal growth. Through K-12 RTI interventions, paraprofessional support, dual credit class options, vocational education classes, and counseling services, all students are provided the tools and resources they need to succeed at becoming positive and contributing members of society.

At Wyndmere Public School, updating technology resources has been a priority for many years. The recent pandemic highlighted how this helped us in our mission of educating students in a variety of settings while still upholding our high expectations. The teachers took the time to become proficient in new learning platforms, adapted lessons to be taught online, and strove to maintain positive communications with students as they navigated through quarantines and virtual learning. Students were given 1:1 device access, through laptops and iPads, which were able to be taken home when needed. The school reached out to local internet providers and conducted surveys to make sure all students had full access in their homes as well. Our community fully supported our school, and the stakeholders provided valuable input in the decision making process.

Our school emphasizes safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors and celebrates student achievements with the belief that when one student succeeds, we all succeed.