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Moorhead Area Public Schools recognizes outstanding achievements of students, staff and community members in the We Are Proud section of the School Board agenda. These achievements are acknowledged to the audience and retained in the district permanent records.

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We Are Proud: 2018 Moorhead Teacher of the Year

January 22, 2018

We Are Proud of Michael Benson, social studies teacher at Horizon Middle School East Campus, for being named the 2018 Moorhead Teacher of the Year. Benson has been a teacher in the district since 2000. Prior to that he worked in the district as a paraprofessional, in-school suspension supervisor and substitute. He is in his third year as social studies department chair at Horizon and has been a co-coordinator of the Geography Bee for four years. Benson earned an associate’s degree from North Dakota State College of Science and his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Education Moorhead Communications Committee.

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We Are Proud: 2018 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives

January 22, 2018

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We Are Proud of the 2018 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives. Each school selects a teacher of the year for that school, and the Moorhead Teacher of the Year is selected from these candidates. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives include:
  • Sarah Wothe, fifth-grade teacher at Horizon Middle School West Campus;
  • Mike Benson, social studies teacher at Horizon Middle School East Campus
  • Wylie Wisnewski, science teacher at Red River Area Learning Center; and
  • Meagan Blake, learner support services teacher at Moorhead High School.

The other 2018 building representatives were recognized at an earlier meeting.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High Girls Swimming and Diving

January 22, 2018

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High girls swimming and diving team members who qualified for the 2017 Class AA state tournament. Katelin Winter set a new school record at the section tournament and qualified for state in the 200 individual medley. Andrea Lee set a new school record at the section tournament and qualified for state in the 500 freestyle. She also qualified in the 200 freestyle. Coaches are Pat Anderson, Brooke Johnson and Kjersten Frey. Read More

We Are Proud: Teacher of the Year Building Representatives

January 8, 2018

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We Are Proud of the 2018 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives. Each school selects a teacher of the year for that school, and the Moorhead Teacher of the Year is selected from these candidates. The 2018 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives include:
  • Nicole Bolluyt, fourth-grade teacher at Dorothy Dodds Elementary;
  • Deb Booth, reading intervention teacher at Ellen Hopkins Elementary;
  • Casey Brand, first-grade teacher at Robert Asp Elementary;
  • Mary Stich, second grade teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary; and
  • Abby Klang, Jump Start teacher at Probstfield Center for Education.
Remaining building representatives will be recognized at a future meeting.
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We Are Proud: Moorhead High School Boys Cross Country

December 11, 2017

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We Are Proud of Moorhead High School boys cross country team members Zach Johnson and Dawson Strom for qualifying for the 2017 Class AA state tournament. Cross country coaches are Jeremy Blake, Erik Hanson, Dan Dooher, Ira Bailey, Isaac Lundberg and Justin Gall. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Girls Cross Country

December 11, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School girls cross country team for placing first in the Section 8AA meet on Oct. 26 to win the section title for the first time since 2012 and qualify for the state tournament. The team placed 15th at the Class AA state championship on Nov. 4. Team members are Lexi Maddux, Taylor Melton, Riley Polomny, Sofie Overturf, Mikayla Allen, Kate Ludwig, Cassidy O’Meara, Ashley Buegel, and Malery Selberg. Head coach is Jeremy Blake, and assistant coaches are Erik Hanson, Dan Dooher, Ira Bailey, Isaac Lundberg, and Justin Gall.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High State Volleyball

November 27, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School volleyball team for placing fourth in the 2017 Class 3A state tournament Nov. 10-12 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Spuds beat Champlin Park in five sets to advance to the semifinals before losing to Lakeville North and Prior Lake. Moorhead beat Willmar in five sets to win the Class 3A, Section 8 championship on Nov. 4 to advance to the volleyball state tournament for the third consecutive year. The Spuds ended their season with a record of 22-11.
 
Team members are Valerie Hernandez, Natalie Cook, Lexi Gilbertson, Callie Ahlgren, Claire Howell, Ayana Blythe, Megan Haugo, Alyssa Knain, Sam Zimmerman, Jalen Ennen, Kortney Carney, Mallory Lee, Brook Carney and Brooke Walthall. Head coach is Char Lien, assistant coaches are Anna Curley, Amy Bjerke, Amber Gunkel and Katy Braaten, and student managers are Andie Kassenborg and Kylie Francis.
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We Are Proud: Red River Area Learning Center Robotics

November 13, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Red River Area Learning Center robotics team for advancing to the semifinal round at the Oct. 27-28 Bison BEST Robotics competition. The team won Most Photogenic Robot and Best T-shirt Design at the competition. Team members are Naila Arevalo, Fin Connor, Connor Cramer, Matthew Crowley, Emily Greene, Allison Miller, Jayce Peterson, Jacob Redlin, Skyler Gregor and Javier Cavazos. Team advisors are Red River ALC teachers Aura Lee Mohror and Wylie Wisnewski, and mentors are Glen Meyer from John Deere and Paul Mohror from Snappy. Read More

We Are Proud: MTEEA Administration Recognition Award

October 23, 2017

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We Are Proud of Missy Eidsness, assistant superintendent for learning and accountability, for receiving the 2017 Administration Recognition Award from the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The award recognizes an administrator who demonstrates significant commitment and support for technology education. Eidsness was recognized at the MTEEA fall conference on Sept. 29.
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We Are Proud: MTEEA New Teacher of Excellence Award

October 23, 2017

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We Are Proud of Hannah Reisdorf, industrial technology teacher at Moorhead High School, for receiving the 2017 New Teacher of Excellence Award from the Minnesota Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The award recognizes an outstanding technology education teacher in Minnesota with three to five years of teaching experience. Reisdorf was recognized at the MTEEA fall conference on Sept. 29. Read More

We Are Proud: MBITE 2017 Teacher of the Year Award

October 9, 2017

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We Are Proud of Kathi Salvevold, business teacher at Moorhead High School, for receiving the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to business education by a secondary teacher from Minnesota Marketing, Business, Information Technology Educators (MBITE). Salvevold was recognized at the MBITE fall conference on Sept. 15. Read More

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