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Examples of Excellence

Moorhead Area Public Schools has a tradition of excellence. We have students excelling in academics, activities, arts, music and athletics at all grade levels, from elementary to high school, and staff members who are recognized for their work and their accomplishments. Here are some examples of excellence that exist in our district.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High School Boys Cross Country

December 11, 2017

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.

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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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Hopkins raises $1,478 for United Way with penny war

November 21, 2017

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Students, families and staff members at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School raised $1,478.98 for the United Way through the school’s fourth annual penny war in October. Read More

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

Moorhead High volleyball team advances to state

November 7, 2017

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The Moorhead High School Spuds battled the Willmar Cardinals in a five-set dual on Nov. 4 to win the Class AAA, Section 8 championship and advance to the volleyball state competition. 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

We Are Proud: 2017 Midwest Academic Talent Search

September 25, 2017

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We Are Proud of Moorhead students who had outstanding achievement in the 2017 Midwest Academic Talent Search. Last school year 20 students at Horizon Middle School participated in the Midwest Academic Talent Search sponsored by Northwestern University. The Talent Search is designed to identify academically talented students and to provide them with recognition, information and opportunities to help them develop their talents. Qualifying seventh- and eighth-graders choose to take either the ACT or SAT to gain a more accurate understanding of their academic potential.

Claire Atchison, Thalia Christenson, Jasmine Thayer, Lila Stanley, William Hallman, Lillian Kolehmainen and Grace Kolo had outstanding performance on the ACT test. Lila Stanley and Emma Pranger had outstanding performance on the SAT test.

This fall Emma Pranger was invited to the Northwestern University Recognition Ceremony for students who scored in the top 2-3 percent of participating students.

The Midwest Talent Search is coordinated at Horizon Middle School by Leigh Dornfeld.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High Track

August 28, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School boys and girls track team members who qualified for the 2017 Class AA state track tournament. They are Claire Howell, Ashley Warne, Otis Weah, Eric Gibbons, Hunter Wollschlager, Cole Crompton and Noah Melton. Claire Howell placed sixth in the 400-meter dash, and Ashley Warne placed ninth in the triple jump. Track head coaches are Tom Dooher and Rachael Lexen and assistant coach is Isaac Lundberg.
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