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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: Letters About Literature State Finalists

April 24, 2017

We Are Proud of Horizon Middle School students who were selected as state finalists in the Letters About Literature competition sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Minnesota Council of Teachers of English. Students are Carter Brooks, Caitlin Carlson, Samantha Elliott, Emily Hall, Evan Hanson, Ethan Lien, Raegan Malmlov, Stella Mehlhoff, Macalister Nelson and Madisyn Robinson. Dan Dooher is their Horizon Middle School language arts teacher. Out of 339 submissions in the middle school level, 63 entries were selected as state-level finalists. Sponsored nationally by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the contest asks readers to write a letter to an author describing how his or her work touched their life in a personal way.

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We Are Proud: Grade 6 Regional Math Masters - First Place Team

April 10, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School House 6C Team for placing first out of 14 teams in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held March 17 in Moorhead. Team members are Carter Andreasen, Miles Giddings, Brooklyn Johnson, Katelyn Schwantz and Cooper Sorby. Their math teacher is Barb Stack. Read More

We Are Proud: Grade 6 Regional Math Masters - Third Place Team

April 10, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School House 6A Team for placing third out of 14 teams in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held March 17 in Moorhead. Team members are Giancarlo D’Agostino, Laiken Hall, Ethan Larson, Theo Lecuyer and Chase Schmidt. Their math teacher is Chelsea Keller. Read More

We Are Proud: Grade 6 Regional Math Masters - Fifth Place Team

April 10, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Horizon Middle School House 6B Team for placing fifth out of 14 teams in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held March 17 in Moorhead. Team members are Faith Altepeter, Cole Darling, Tim Foster, Yahye Hashim and Brandon Obowa. Their math teacher is Diana Anderson. Read More

We Are Proud: Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament Individual Awards

April 10, 2017

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We Are Proud of Horizon Middle School students who received individual awards in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held in Moorhead on March 17. Fourteen teams from the area participated in both individual and team rounds.
 
Individual medals went to Horizon students Giancarlo D’Agostino, first place, and Cooper Sorby, third place. Individual ribbons went to Carter Andreasen, sixth place, Yayhe Hashim, seventh place, and Katelynn Schwantz, ninth place. Cooper Sorby and Laiken Hall earned ribbons for sixth place (tie) in Fact Drill.
 
Their math teachers are Chelsea Keller, Diana Anderson and Barb Stack. Leigh Dornfeld is the Math Masters coordinator.
 
Math Masters of Minnesota is a statewide competition that challenges students to use higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics and recognizes academic effort and achievement.
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We Are Proud: Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

April 10, 2017

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We Are Proud of Missy Eidsness, assistant superintendent of learning and accountability, and Dr. Jeremy Larson, principal at Horizon Middle School, for being selected for and completing the Minnesota Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy. The academy, which is a partnership among Minnesota Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Administration, National Joint Powers Alliance and Minnesota Service Cooperatives, selects high-performing leaders and focuses on developing their knowledge, skills and dispositions that contribute to successful leadership as a superintendent. Read More

Moorhead teams advance to state Destination Imagination tournament in seven challenges

April 4, 2017

A Moorhead High team, a Horizon Middle School team, and three Moorhead elementary teams placed first or second in their respective challenges at the Destination Imagination regional tournament on March 25 to advance to state. Read More

Horizon teams place first, third and fifth in regional math tournament

March 30, 2017

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Several Horizon Middle School students received individual awards, and Moorhead teams placed first, third and fifth in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held in Moorhead on March 17. Read More

Moorhead High assistant principal named Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year

March 29, 2017

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Angela Doll, Moorhead High School assistant principal, has been named Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals. Read More

District receives two grants as part of Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee’s 52 Weeks of Giving

March 28, 2017

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Viktor the Viking high-fived kindergartners before a breakfast party and grant announcement at Probstfield Elementary earlier this month. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee continued its 52 Weeks of Giving campaign by awarding Moorhead Area Public Schools two grants as part of its efforts to create a more healthy and active future for Minnesota children. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High School Boys Hockey

March 27, 2017

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We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School boys hockey team for placing second in the 2017 Class 2AA boys hockey state tournament. The Moorhead Spuds beat Hill-Murray 4-2 in the first round of the state tournament, and they won the semifinal game against Lakeville South 3-2 before losing to Grand Rapids in the championship game. Carson Kosobud, Ethan Frisch and Carter Randklev were named to the All-Tournament Team. Moorhead defeated Roseau 6-0 in the Class 2A Section 8 championship, giving the Spuds their first trip to the state tournament since 2013. Team members are Carson Kosobud, Matt Herbranson, Isaac Howe, Ethan Frisch, Carter Randklev, Nolan Westra, Landon Overbo, Kyler Kleven, Cole O'Connell, Parker Dronen, Carter Howell, Sam Entzion, Jacob Holtgrewe, Jack Stetz, Parker Larson, Karson Kvalevog, Jake Beedy, Ryan Stafford, Lance Leonard and Thomas Klein. Head coach is Jon Ammerman, assistant coaches are Derek Thompson, Sam Walstad and Tony Kunka, and student managers are Cooper Czichotzki and Sam Beedy. Read More

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