Oak Grove Lutheran School
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|Oak Grove Lutheran School|
|Fargo, North Dakota
|Grades||Pre-K through grade 12|
|Number of students||525|
|School color(s)||Maroon and white|
Oak Grove Lutheran School is a private, Lutheran school for students in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 in Fargo, North Dakota. It was founded in 1906. Its mission is "To express God’s love by nurturing students for academic achievement, lifelong Christian commitment and loving service throughout the world." Oak Grove began as school that housed mostly Norwegian schoolgirls.
In the spring of 2009, Oak Grove face yet another set back as the rise of the Red River gave the region another record setting flood. Dedicated volunteers and staff prepared and protected the north campus, but unfortunately on March 29, 2009 a breach occurred in the steal cofferdam to the north of Benson Hall. The river water caused devastating damage to the campus grounds, Benson Hall and Jackson Hall. School leaders did not give up, but set yet again to repair and open the school’s doors to educate students. Middle school and high school students were relocated to a vacant wing of a nearby public school for the remainder of the year. Efforts were begun immediately to reconstruct the affected areas at the north campus and prepare to open its doors for the 2009-2010 Academic school year.
Oak Grove competes in the North Dakota High School Activities Association.
- State Class "B" Boys' Basketball Champions: 1969, 2000, 2014
- State Class "B" Football Champions: 1982
- State Class AA football champions: 2007 (vs. Devils Lake Firebirds)
In 2009, an Oak Grove student competed as a young arts finalist in classical voice - tenor for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.
Students participate in choirs K-12. Choral opportunities at Oak Grove include:
- Auditioned Concert Choir, grades 10-12
- Chapel Choir, grades 9-10
- Madrigals, grades 9-12
- Oak Grove Carolers, grades 9-12
- Auditioned Honor Choir, grades 7-8
- Middle School Choir, grades 6-8
- Grover Choir Squad, grades 4-5
- Elementary School Music, K-5
Oak Grove Lutheran School has a music program where students begin participating in elementary school. Oak Grove bands have many performances through the year and join with the choir for the annual Christmas Concert.
Oak Grove students may participate in the following bands:
- Concert Band, 9-12
- 7th/8th Grade Band
- 6th Grade Band
- 5th Grade Band
The Oak Grove Lutheran School chess team is open to anyone in grades 1-12 and is active in the fall, winter and spring. The chess team has won the North Dakota State Chess Championship in grades 7-9 for the last five years in a row. It also placed in the top three teams at the State Chess Tournament in the last four years in grades 1-3 and 4-12.
The speech team is active in the winter and spring and open to students in grades 7-12. The team has won and placed at many local and regional tournaments throughout North Dakota. They are also members and competitors in the National Forensics League.