After starting the meeting by congratulating the girls Firebirds basketball team the superintendent turned his focus to the district’s present enrollment numbers.

After starting the meeting by congratulating the girls Firebirds basketball team the superintendent turned his focus to the district’s present enrollment numbers.

Highlighting the enrollment numbers for Devils Lake schools as a source of optimism for the district’s future, both near and far, he went through them with the school board.

Prairie View Elementary holds strong at 281 students in grades one through four.
Sweetwater Elementary stands at 256 students, grades one through four.
The Minnie H Kindergarten Center boasts 155 students in Kindergarten and 13 in preschool for a total of 168.
Central Middle School’s total is 516 with 143 in Grade 5, 124 in Grade 6, 126 in Grade 7 and 123 in Grade 8.
The high school, which includes the alternative high school, sits at 481. That’s 128 for Grade 9, 121 for Grade 10, 109 for Grade 11 and 123 for Grade 12.

That brings total enrollment as of March 2017 to 1,702 students.

“We’re sitting pretty well,” Superintendent Scott Privratsky said.

Those numbers show a trend toward growth and a reason for the district’s optimism, according to Privratsky.

He emphasized the reputation for Devils Lake that its schools are among the finest in the state, making it a “School of Choice” for those selecting a place to live and a community to call home.

Privratsky thanked his immediate staff calling them his “right hand” and his “left hand,” the school board members, the administrative team and all employees of the district, both teachers and classified employees for all their hard work and professionalism during a discussion finalizing his yearly evaluation.

Personnel changes wrapped up the meeting as resignations were accepted from John Gunther, English teacher at DLHS, and Erika Hamre, Grade 1 teacher at Sweetwater.
Unpaid leave of absence was granted for Sarah Frith and Shanene Stromme, both Grade 1 teachers at Sweetwater and Angela Wakefield, Instructional coach at Minnie H.