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Joel Bickford


Position:  High School Principal

Email:  joel.bickford@k12.nd.us

Phone:  701.228.2266

Education: Bachelors from Jamestown College, 1988
Masters from UND, 2009

About:  I have taught in Lehr, ND and Wahpeton, ND. I was the principal in LaMoure for  five years.

My wife Vicki and I have four children.  Rachel is 25 and is a teacher at Lisbon Public Schools, our daughter Kaia is a junior at Moorehead State university, my daughter Mackenzie is a freshman at DCB, and Tanner our son is a junior at BHS.

I hunt and fish and ride bicycle. I usually spend my off time taking bicycle trips in the summer months. I really enjoy working with students and faculty to improve education. The thing I really love about BHS is that great students and great faculty make it a great school.

The Honor of Honor Roll

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Joel Bickford | 0 comments

PRINCIPALS OFFICE Well it appears the new year is upon us. With this, is a time for renewed energy and resolutions. I thought I would take the moment to discuss the current state of grades in our school system. One thing many parents and students view is our honor roll. This is a grade average of the students academic standing. When I first came to Bottineau, I was told the staff had agreed that the honor roll was too easy. We simply had too many students being recognized for mediocrity. The simple fix was to increase the categories to...

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New Faces,Same Places

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Joel Bickford | 0 comments

Hello Everyone, As I write this it is in the full chill of our winter wonderland. Be sure that your child has a hat gloves and/or mittens to wear in the cold weather. I should not have to say this but please make sure they are wearing long pants, and not shorts. Students who get on the bus without proper clothing will need to be picked up after school. We will have our FACS teacher on board this next semester. She is Miss Amber Carlson. We are really excited to have her join and have heard many glowing remarks from her student teaching...

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