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Welcome to class!

Dear North Star Parents and Students,

Welcome to a new school year.

Welcome to a new school year.  My name is Mrs. Vicki Held and I will be your Principal this year at North Star School. We are excited about some of the changes we are making this school year.  We are doing more things online to help make your connection with the school more up-to-date and meaningful. Our billing and payments are switching to an E-Pay system to make paying for lunch and other things at school go quicker to match your family life style. This will have to be set up online and you will need your a student number in order to match it with your child’s account. I can get you this number or numbers, email your request at


Mrs. Vicki Held is in her 9th year of leading the elementary at North Star, but the 2017-18 school year is her 25th year as a ND Principal. She lives in central Towner County and her family has farmed for many years in this county.

Mrs. Held’s educational background. She is a graduate of UND with a BS in elementary education and a BS in Early Childhood Education. She also has a Masters Degree in Reading Education with a concentration in School Administration also from the University of North Dakota. Mrs. Held also has certification in teaching English Language Learners from UND.

Mrs. Held and her husband have 4 grown children and 10 grandchildren.  She loves to be on the farm, watch nature, quilt, and research genealogy.

North Star – Every Student Succeeds Act

North Star School
418 2nd Ave
PO Box 489
Cando, ND 58324
701-968-4418 fax

The North Star School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies (Supt Jeff Hagler, Box 489, Cando, ND 58324, 701-968-4416,

Title IX Coordinator (Supt Jeff Hagler, or 701-968-4416)

Section 504 Coordinators (Elem Principal Vicki Held, or 701-968-4416), (HS Principal Nancy Reiser, or 701-968-4416)



Please feel free to contact me at school at 701-968-4416, by email at I welcome your thoughts and am looking forward to working together to make first grade a successful year!

Parent-School Information         Notice of Parents Right to Know ……

In keeping with the Federal law which requires all school districts to inform parents of the qualification of all teaching staff, we have posted a list of our Teacher’s Qualifications in the office. All teachers in North Star  School District meet state certification requirements and you are welcome to view the information in the school office during school hours. All staff are highly qualified as determined by the Educational Standards and Practices Board of North Dakota.


North Star Elementary students are offered a milk break each afternoon. Cost for the milk is $.30/ day. Please be aware that the cost of the milk program is NOT covered with Free/Reduced lunch. Many families choose to send a snack with their student each day for milk break.

Your child may bring in a water bottle each day and will be allowed to keep it at their desk to drink throughout the day.

“The more that you read, The more things you will know. The more that you learn, The more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss