For more than 130 years, Fergus Falls schools have prepared students for success.   It wasn’t always easy.  The very first classes were held in what had to be an “aromatic” horse barn on the Ottertail River and only a month after starting, the first teacher eloped!  More than one school has burned down and sometimes the various native languages such as Norwegian and German made teaching more difficult.

But the love for the schools has also shown through these many years.  Even now, with new challenges, budget concerns and an uncertain world, people realize the value of a Fergus Falls Public School education.

The 544 Education Foundation’s goal is to meet some of those challenges with your help.  The Foundation, incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) in September of 2000, provides additional resources to make more future success stories.  The Foundation’s priority is students. It doesn’t get more basic than that.

If you’re a graduate or friend of Fergus Falls High School, welcome!  Look around, make contacts, give us feedback or your news and please consider joining the Foundation. Memberships help keep us going; larger gifts can make a difference in the life of a child.

One thought on “Welcome!

  1. Naomi Jacobs says:

    the family of the late Al Jacobs (who was band director from 1955 into the 1980s) is trying to get the word out about a pop-up band alumni gathering on June 9, the day before the memorial event. Would you be able to tweet out a notice? None of the family members are on Twitter.
    Details are below.
    thanks for anything you can do!

    With so many former band students of Al Jacobs arriving for the celebration of his life, we hope to spread the word of a pop-up “Al’s band alumni reunion”.
    Saturday, June 9, 8-10 PM.
    “The Spot” 220 West Lincoln
    Beer, wine and appetizers are available for purchase.
    We have the back room reserved with a keyboard available for singing or accompanying.
    Bring instruments and sheet music to suit your pleasure!
    We look forward to sharing many great memories of music in Fergus.

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