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About Our School

Welcome to Discovery Elementary School!
Discovery Elementary first opened in 2015. Since opening in 2015, we have grown to a
school population size of 560 students. We are a K-5 school with 4 or 5 sections in
each grade level. We are also a district site location to an Early Childhood Special
Education classroom that serves the special needs of 3 and 4 year old students.

When you enter the halls of Discovery School, many visitors comment on the positive
energy and teamwork spirit that is felt and observed at Discovery School. Our success
at Discovery School is due to the amazing students, staff, and families who are an
invested part of this school family. Our teachers not only care for our students but teach
in ways that make learning meaningful and purposeful for our students. Grade level
teams value collaboration and as a result, they are intentional to build relationships with
all students within their grade and beyond. Our PTO is very active in supporting a
variety of initiatives at Discovery School with family movie night, a family dance, family
bingo night, and has supported numerous school field trips for all students. Several
years ago, our PTO partnered with the Kiwanis Club and expanded our playground to
more than double its original size. Our students, staff and the Grand Forks community
are forever grateful for this!

As Principal of Discovery School, I am most proud to be a part of a school culture that
supports innovation, collaboration, and risk-taking. Our mission statement sums up our
beliefs best: “Everyone’s a learner, everyone’s a teacher and everyone’s a trailblazer
blazing the trail to greatness.” Our school design supports our mission as students
collaborate in our learning commons and use flexible furniture that differentiates to
their individual needs. Feel free to take a look at our school design by visiting the
“Discovery Elementary Virtual Tour."

If you are planning to enroll your child at Discovery School, please contact our school
office at (701) 787-4359. If you currently have a child at Discovery School, a reminder to
follow us on Twitter at #TrailBlazeOn and like our PTO Facebook page to get a glimpse
inside your child’s school day.

Mrs. Parkinson - Principal