It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy at creative expression and knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

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Partner Districts - Holdingford


Welcome to Holdingford Schools, home of the “HUSKERS”. Holdingford is a district with approximately 1000 students in grades K – 12. Our staff is student centered and works diligently for student success. The students and staff at Holdingford work to build upon the tradition of excellence in the areas of academics, athletics, and fine arts.

Our continuous efforts to bring out the very best in children, our families, and community, define our work ethic. The partnership between our families and the community creates a safe learning environment where every child can reach their fullest potential. Every child learns the art of friendship and contributes to our warm engaging school climate. Every child is challenged to grow socially, emotionally, and academically each day. We are proud of our heritage and excited about our district’s future. Our facilities shine with Husker Pride and our student body exudes Husker Integrity.

Holdingford School District Website



Holdingfod School Distict, Chris Swenson

Superintendent Dr. Chris Swenson graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota. In 2014 he earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of North Dakota. Superintendent Swenson worked as High School Principal/Activities Director in Wyndmere, North Dakota from 2005-2010. In 2010 he accepted the Superintendent position in Wyndmere and remained there until 2015. He began his current job as Superintendent of Holdingford Public Schools in July of 2015.

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Working Group

Deb Ruszat
Holdingford High School
Katie Young
Holdingford High School
Milissa Walz
Holdingford High School


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