The Internet is a magnificent tool for education, especially if you

know where to look.  Check out these links!




Click here for links to... Carrington Schools:






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North Dakota Colleges & Universities:




North Dakota University: Carrington Research Extension  Center



Bismarck State College

Cankdeska Cikana Community College

Dickinson State University

Fort Berthold Community College

Jamestown College

Lake Region State College

Mayville State University

Minot State University

Minot State University

North Dakota State College of Science

North Dakota State University

North Dakota University System

Rasmussen College

Sitting Bull College

Trinity Bible College

Turtle Mountain Community College

United Tribes Technical College

University of Mary

University of North Dakota

Valley City State University

Williston State College


U.S. Department of Education Investigate this site for quality ideas regarding all aspects of education. There is a great search tool so you can locate a multitude of ideas about your specific interest.


North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Click here to see a report comparing US student achievement to students in other countries.

Nearby Schools in Foster County

~ Midkota  School

New Rockford School

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Kids' Search Tools

Visit this page full of  search tools which have been approved

as safe for kids.


Governor Hoeven's Education Initiatives


Landmark reform for K-12 schools, and for the first time ever a needs-based budget for Higher Education


"Education is the bedrock on which we build the future. Excellence in education will enable us to achieve our greatest potential, as individuals and as a state. Schools produce the human wealth on which our progress depends."


"As we continue to transform our economy, we need to provide our young people with the resources necessary to receive more career and technical education. That will provide them with the skills and knowledge they will need to fill the jobs of the future in our growing and diversified economy."
Governor John Hoeven



~ Arts & Crafts 


~ Autumn Pictures

~ Brats &

    Bluegrass at the

    Putnam House

~ Cabin Fever

    Quilt Show - 


~ CHC Auxiliary 



~ CHC Auxiliary

    Blood Drive

~ CHC Quilt Art


~ Christmas in July

~ Christmas Lights

~ Dealing with

    Snow - 2010

~ Falcons at Home

    in Carrington

~ Farmers 



~ Farmers Market:  


~ FCE Luncheon

~ Foster County

    Fair -



~ Heinley Car


~ Junk Fest - 2008


~ Library Open


~ Livestock

    Auction -


~ Putnam House 

    Soup Bowl -


~ Putnam House

    Wine Tasting

~ Roughrider 


~ School Fair

~ Steam Threshers

    Reunion - 2009

~ TableScapes

~ Taco-In-A-Bag

~ Town Meeting: 

    Senator Conrad

~ Tractor Trek -


~ Waggin' Tails

    Dog Show - 2008

~ Winter Scenes








Ask a Geologist  Scientists from all over the US answer your questions about the earth.  Maintained by US Geological Survey scientists.


Ask Dr. Universe Dr. Universe answers your has a web site full of interesting science facts and features.


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations  Do you need the perfect quote for your report?  Click here!


Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids  Outstanding site for all grades K-12!  Clearly written and definitely worth visiting when you need information about our government.


Cool Math: An Amusement Park of Mathematics  The greatest math web site ever!  Really!  Have fun with basic arithmetic or advanced calculus.  Puzzles, games, fractals, contests, and LOTS more!


Cricket Magazine     Super online magazine for kids!


CyberKids  Games, art, chiller stories, contests, Kidzeen...lots of exciting info!


Dig, Disney's Internet Guide   Dig This! lists top sites recommended by Disney's editors. Check back often for new picks, links, and descriptions. Happy surfing!


Endangered Species Coloring Book  Online coloring book.  Just click on the full page picture, print it out and start coloring!  Bald eagle, black bear, butterfly, mussel, prairie chicken, and many others...


FunBrain.Com  Play games: Math Baseball; Grammar Gorilla: Where Is That, etc.  Test yourself.  Make a quiz. Take a quiz


Homework Help: All Subjects  Use this homework help page for all of your classes...from pilgrims to presidents, grammar to Shakespeare, addition to calculus.  They've got it all!


How Stuff Works! 

 Next time you wonder how something works, this is the place to go!  Fascinating stuff!


Just 4 Kids  Sponsored by the California Dept. of Fish and Game, this site has lots of great links to sites about endangered species, facts about California and its ecology,   a wildlife gallery and much more.


Mad Scientist Network  Ok, Kids, here it is!  Science with a sense of humor!  If you like science, and you have a sense of humor, you're going to love this site!


National Geographic Explorer Amazing Facts; Great Games, Cartoon Factory!


National Wildlife Federation Kids Page  Mad-libs, riddles, mix and match games...all about wildlife.


National Zoo  Lots of great exhibits about animals at the zoo.  Also, take a look at a live video camera at the zoo!  Fun!


Neuroscience for Kids  Created for all students and teachers who would like to learn more about the nervous system. Enjoy the activities and experiments on your way to learning more about the brain and spinal cord.  These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in your head...

your BRAIN!!


No Sweat.Com  Homework Central!  Online help for all ages and subjects.  Great activities for learning basic and advanced math, reading and language skills.


Poetry  Super-cool site!  Click and drag words to make your own poems.     Then you can submit them for publishing online.


Ranger Rick    The #1 nature magazine for kids!


Scholastic  Cool games, activities, and more!  Star Wars: The Ultimate Reading Adventure!


Scientific American: Ask the Experts  Just write in your question about anything in the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, computers, environment, geology, mathematics, medicine,  or physics, and an expert will answer your question!

Sesame Street Alphabet Coloring Page    For tots! Print out a favorite Sesame Street character for  your little brother or sister.  They'll think you're great!

StarChild Fantastic site for young astronomers!  All about the solar system and the universe...from the people who know... at NASA.  Great links to other sites, such as The Best of the Hubble Space Telescope.


Surf the Net with Kids: One of the best sites with links to all kinds of great educational, fun sites for kids...


Time for Kids  All kinds of great news stories written at different reading levels. Would you believe a 3.7 ton burrito made the news?


U.S. Census Bureau  Want to know the U.S. population?  It's updated every 5 minutes! Also, get the very latest facts for your State Reports here.


US Geological Survey   Learning Web  Explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth, such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps.


Volcano World    All you ever wanted to know about volcanoes!   Fascinating!


Welcome to the Alphabet Superhighway  Learn to be a good searcher!  This is your home for help on searching the Alphabet Superhighway and the entire World Wide Web for information.


Wild Ones  Learn about endangered animals from around the world.


WonderKorner    Don't miss this site!  Lots of games, fun activities as well as links to other great sites.   Family-Friendly Links...


World-Wide Earthquake Locator






Informative & Fun


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Juanita Short, Carrington Elementary School Principal, welcomed guests to the Community Fair.




A+ Math  Create and print practice problem sheets for your child or student.   Great for students, too: interactive games, flashcard printouts, and more.

Blue Web'N is a searchable database of outstanding Internet learning sites categorized by subject area, audience, and type (lessons, activities, projects, resources, references, & tools).

The Children's Literature Web Guide  Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults Great information about getting a teaching degree... tips, statistics.. teaching guides...

Education World: Where educators go to learn... Worldwide School Sites... Cool Schools... Database of 110,000 sites.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)   Need to know the latest information on special education, curriculum development or other education topics? Just AskERIC!

Family Education Network  This site is crammed with up-to-date information for parents, teachers and students.  Vote on many current education issues.  Home of  Funbrain.Com and QuizLab: Assessment made easy... Ready-made quizzes; create a new quiz; print quizzes... Super site for parents and teachers!

Franklin Institute   Organized lists of resources on the Internet that science educators, as well as science enthusiasts, may find useful. To make the list, a resource needs to stimulate creative thinking and learning about science.

Helping Your Child Learn History  Lesson plans to help your students/children learn about time and historical relationships.

Helping Your Child Learn To Read  Enjoyment is essential in the process of helping your child become a reader. All of the activities at this site are written with this thought in mind.

En Espanol

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators  Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites on the Internet  found to be useful for enhancing curriculum and teacher professional growth.  It is updated daily to keep up with the tremendous number of new World Wide Web sites.

LD Online   Interactive guide about learning disabilities... for parents, teachers and students.  Lots of great information and activities!

Library of Congress  A comprehensive record of American history and creativitya universal collection of human knowledge  We work really hard to make a real quality web site and worksheets.

National Informational Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities  NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

National Parent Information Network  The purpose of NPIN is to provide information to parents and those who work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials.

Net-Mom  See Net-Mom's Nice Sites:  Best of the Web for Kids for 1999...the results of her checking out over 4,500 kid sites.  Super effort and great job!

The North State
 History-Social Science Project
serves K-12 students, teachers, schools,
     school districts throughout the northern Sacramento Valley, the inter-
     mountain region of northeastern California, and the North Coast.

Parents and Educators Resource Center  Schwab Foundation for Learning offers a wide range of services for parents and educators to provide information, support and resources to improve the lives of students with learning differences.

Parent Soup Education Central  Goal:  "Let's work together to find the key to everything our kids can be!"

Public Broadcasting Service TeacherSource: activities for every subject and grade.  "TV for Teachers!"

S.C.O.R.E ~Schools of California Online Resources for Education: links to quality Internet resources and teacher-developed lessons.

Smithsonian Education on the Web  Step-by-step instructions for interviews, simulations, role plays, and experiments that involve students in active learning.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)  A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location.

Teacher Vision  Lesson plans, printables, and more for all subjects and grade levels... Absolutely fantastic resource!!

Teachers Helping Teachers  Popular site!  Lesson plans in every area of the curriculum.

Tools for Teachers Online  Smart ideas for busy teachers!  Lesson plans, teacher to teacher talk,

U.S. Children's Book Awards  Would you like current lists of  a multitude of honor books, such as Newberry Medal Awards, Caldecott Medal Awards, Coretta Scott King Awards?  This is the site for you!!

WonderKorner  Don't miss this site!  Lots of games, fun activities as well as links to other great sites.  Family-Friendly Links... I liked this site so much that I put it in both columns!

Lenore Franchuk, our City librarian, is busy helping one of our local students.


Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
~ Plato ~


Carrington High School - Home of the Cardinals!


















AFS Exchange Students

Help to build bridges of intercultural understanding by sharing your home and daily life with an AFS high school exchange student or teacher.  Hosting is exciting and rewarding! Our community has students and teachers arriving year round. Please call AFS to learn more about hosting, or how you can volunteer. Call Alena at our St. Paul ofice at 1-651-647-6337 or 800-876-2377 or visit our website.



Community Action Headstart

Give your child a head start on life! Head Start is a FREE comprehensive early childhood program providing educational services for eligible children in the Eddy - Foster County area.  Classroom, home visitor and a combination of both services are available.  For more information, call 800-726-8179.




How To Tell if You Are a Real Teacher
Author Unknown

Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials, in faculty meetings, in the bathroom, and (at the end of the six weeks) have been seen grading in church.

Real teachers cheer when they hear April 1 does not fall on a school day.

Real teachers can't walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line.

Real teachers never sit down without first checking the seat of the chair.

Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards without turning their backs on the class.

Real teachers are written up in medical journals for the size and elasticity of kidneys and bladders.

Real teachers have been timed gulping down a full lunch in 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that.

Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at Open House.

Real teachers know it is better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.

Real teachers know the best end of semester lesson plans can come from Blockbuster.

Real teachers know the shortest distance and the length of travel time from their classroom to the office.

Read teachers can "sense" gum.

Real teachers know the difference among what must be graded, what ought to be graded, and what probably should never again see the light of day.

Real teachers will eat anything that is put in the workroom/teacher's lounge.

Real teachers have the assistant principals' and counselors' home phone numbers.

Real teachers know secretaries and custodians run the school.

Real teachers know the rules don't really apply to them.

Real teachers hear the heartbeats of crisis; always have time to listen; know they teach students, not subjects; and they are absolutely non-expendable.