Alumni Returns as School Nurse


By: Taelor Halter

Bismarck R-5 School District has someone new who is helping to tackle school health concerns head-on.  Rylie Grundmann, BHS graduate of 2016, is in her first year as the school nurse.  She is currently tackling challenges that others before her have never had to face in their first year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Smoke Signal decided to ask Ms. Grundmann some questions as she prepares to handle the 2020-2021 school year.

What do you like about the Bismarck R-5 School District thus far?
“I love all the students and staff.  Everyone is extremely kind and helpful.  I also love that everyone knows everyone and has a small-town feel.  Bismarck is a great place to work.” 
What challenges has this school year presented?
“COVID-19.  I am learning how to adjust and make changes that benefit the health and safety of students and staff.”
What goals do you have for this year?
“Keep everyone safe and healthy!”
What does your new position or title affect your day to day life?
“This new position affects my day-to-day life greatly.  Before, I was working 12-hour shifts.  This job allows me to get home at a decent time.  I have more time to spend with family and friends.  The nursing position is also different in the fact that I am now working primarily with kids rather than adults, so that has been an adjustment.”