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Moorhead High’s winter dance team kicks off season

November 21, 2019

Dance at Moorhead High School consists of two teams of dancers for the year — a fall performance team and the winter competitive team.

The fall performance team had 38 dancers in grades 7-12, the most since 2005. The students perform at all home football games and some soccer games, and they march in the homecoming parade. In late August, the dance team holds a Kids Dance Clinic and at the first home football game, kids from the dance clinic get their first experience dancing for the crowd.

The fall season, which runs from August through October, serves almost as a warm-up for the competitive team. Tryouts for the winter team were held last spring, and the season began Oct. 21.

Coach Denetre Stretz explained the dance teams, “The winter team (grades 9-12) competes in Jazz and High Kick routines that are choreographed by the team.”

They are 20 dancers who make up a Varsity Jazz team, and there are two JV Jazz teams, a Varsity Kick team and one JV Kick team, she said.

Moorhead High’s first competition was Nov. 16 in Brainerd. Varsity Kick took second place while Varsity Jazz placed fifth. JV Orange Jazz received second place and JV Black Jazz took fourth. The varsity dance team competes Nov. 23 in St. Cloud.

“Our Friends & Family Night concludes our season after we compete at sections,” Stretz said. “We invite other dance and cheer teams from around the FM area to perform with us. We typically have five to eight other teams and around 170-200 total dancers."

Photo: Moorhead High’s Amaya Dullea performs with the fall performance dance team during a home football game this fall. Dullea is also a member of the winter dance team that competes with jazz and kick routines. Credit: Renée Grover

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Performances of “Matilda The Musical” continue

November 20, 2019


Moorhead High School’s award-winning theater department opened “Matilda The Musical” last weekend and performances continue on Nov. 22-24 and 29-30. Tickets can be reserved online at or by calling the MHS Activities Office at 218-284-2255.  Read More

Shattered Dreams: Euphoria to despondent in 1.4 seconds

November 14, 2019


For the Moorhead Spuds, the 60-minute state football quarterfinal game against the Elk River Elks on Nov. 9 lasted 1.4 seconds too long. In a game with a combined 113 points, it all came down to the final seconds. Read More

Spuds volleyball out in two at state tournament

November 13, 2019


Moorhead High made its fifth consecutive trip to the Minnesota Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Xcel Energy Center playing Minnetonka on Nov. 7 and St. Louis Park in the consolation round on Nov. 8. Read More

Results official: Voters approve district’s bond referendum

November 12, 2019


Voters in the Moorhead Area Public Schools approved the district’s bond referendum 5,478 (76%) to 1,754 (24%) during the Nov. 5 special election. The ballot question to address high school facility needs required a simple majority to pass. School district election results were canvassed by the School Board on Nov. 12 and are now official. Read More

Two Moorhead swimmers heading to state

November 12, 2019


During the Class AA, Section 8 girls swim meet, Moorhead High’s Abbie Ishaug and Horizon East’s Alayna Janke both broke pool records on their way to qualifying for the state meet. Overall the Moorhead High School girls swimming and diving team placed fifth in the Section 8AA meet. Read More

Parents/guardians asked to share input on climate in district’s schools

November 7, 2019

Moorhead Area Public Schools will give the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory, a nationally-recognized school survey, in November to all students in grades 3-12, with corresponding surveys for all parents and school staff. The survey is anonymous and provides each school or program with valuable information about how students, staff and parents view the school climate. Read More

Key interception helps Moorhead High win football section championship

November 6, 2019


An interception by Moorhead High’s Keenan Wendt set up a field goal to lift the Spuds to a 17-14 victory in the Section 8 championship football game against Bemidji on Nov. 1. Moorhead plays Elk River at noon Saturday, Nov. 9 at Monticello High School in the first round of the state tournament.

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District voters approve bond referendum

November 5, 2019

Moorhead Area Public Schools residents went to the polls today in a special election and voted to approve the $110 million bond referendum. In unofficial results with all precincts reporting, the bond passed with 75.6% voter approval. The results will be official after they are canvassed by the School Board on Nov. 12. Read More

Moorhead volleyball wins fifth straight section championship

November 5, 2019


The Moorhead High volleyball team will play at the state tournament for the fifth straight year after a win against Brainerd in the section semifinal and a win over Sartell-St. Stephens to take the section championship. Read More

Unofficial results for the Nov. 5 election will be posted to website

November 5, 2019

Results for Moorhead Area Public Schools’ Nov. 5 bond referendum will be posted to the district’s website at as returns come in from the polling places. The polling sites are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 2019. Read More

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