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A playground closer to nature

September 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A group of parents in Grand Forks’ north end are aiming to give the playground at Wilder Elementary School a makeover not with shiny new swing sets and slides, but with a natural “playscape” of tree trunks, boulders and gardens. Continue Reading

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Wilder Elementary Parents Want to Convince School Board to Keep it Open

December 14, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – Wilder school neighborhood parents want to convince the Grand Forks school board to keep Wilder open. Continue Reading

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Grand Forks Parents Hope to Save Schools From Closure

December 13, 2011 in WDAZ

Wilder or West Elementary could be closed
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Although nothing is set in stone, district officials are taking a look at several options. Enrollment continues to decline and something needs to change. Continue Reading

Closing old schools, building a new one

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Members of a Grand Forks School District task force on Tuesday studied eleven scenarios that define the impact of redrawing school boundaries or closing schools. Scenarios still under consideration include those calling for a new south end school and closure of Lewis and Clark, West and Wilder elementary schools in Grand Forks and Carl Ben Eielson at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Continue Reading

Wilder friends: Money shouldn’t be main issue Grand Forks School Board’s decision to close school

December 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Near North Neighborhood school has too few studentsEnrollment has shrunk for years, but parents say closing the school would undermine efforts to revitalize the neighborhood. Continue Reading

A neighborhood place

October 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Near North Neighborhood opens center at Wilder Elementary
It was a busy scene Thursday night at the community center in Grand Forks’ Near North Neighborhood. People competed on the Nintendo Wii, they checked out the laptops, they made Halloween decorations. Children played.
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