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The communications department works under the direction of the superintendent and is involved in community and public relations, internal communications and media relations. The district's communications coordinator works closely with administration and staff to inform employees and the public about what is happening in the district. The department publishes the district and special publications such as the district calendar and annual report, handles media requests, creates content and updates the district website and announcement e-newsletters, and maintains the district's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter.

Brand Standards

Consistency in language, style and identity standards are vital to convey the district's mission. A strong visual identity projects a distinctive look and creates a lasting impression. Consistent use and application of the district's visual identity is critical to building and maintaining familiarity with Moorhead Area Public Schools. Moorhead Area Public Schools has licensed and is trademarking its district, M and Spud mascot logos. Logos may be used through licensed vendors in accordance with the district's licensing agreement with U.S. Licensing. Contact for more information.

Recent News

2020 Moorhead High School Virtual Graduation

June 5, 2020

Grab your tissues and gather around to watch our class of 2020 graduate through a virtual ceremony. Go Spuds!

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Community Education Advisory Council Seeks Volunteers

June 3, 2020

Moorhead Area Public Schools is seeking Moorhead community members to serve on the Community Education Advisory Council. Starting with the 2020-2021 school year, the Community Education Advisory will be restructured to include all areas of Community Education: Adult Basic Education, Early Childhood Education, School Readiness/JumpStart, Adult Enrichment, Youth Enrichment, and CHOICES. This structure will allow for better promotion of the mission and vision of Community Education in the district. 

The primary function of the Community Education Advisory Council is to advocate and promote the goals and objectives of Community Education programs, services, and partnerships by collaborating with the Executive Director and staff. The following objectives are provided to guide in this process:

To promote the mission and philosophy of Moorhead Community Education in this diverse school-community in a manner reflecting the mission, core values, and strategic plan of Moorhead Area Public Schools.

• To provide active participation, engagement, and advocacy for Community Education.

• To represent their community, organization, and networks to provide input and assessment of Moorhead’s diverse and changing needs.

• To formulate recommendations and possible collaborations and partnerships for Community Education programs and services that reflect and meet the needs of various segments of the community.

• To promote a model for life-long learning opportunities, programs, and services.

• To cooperate with the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Public Relations in promoting the goals, objectives, and overall success of all Community Education programs.

Since this will include combining two existing councils as well as including a program that has not had an advisory council in the past, we will be initiating an application process which is designed to identify and harness the talents of a broad base of Moorhead stakeholders.

Applications can be found at here. Applications will be accepted until June 19. Applications will be reviewed and the new Community Education Advisory Council will be chosen to represent as many different interests, organizations, segments and demographics of our city as possible.

For more information or for a paper application form, please email


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Summer Meal Program Begins June 8

June 2, 2020

Click for details on Moorhead Area Public Schools Summer Meal Program.

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2020 Moorhead Teacher of the Year

May 21, 2020

Jon Larson, orchestra director, motivates students in the Moorhead High School Commons every morning, three minutes before first period. His energetic and joyous personality makes him an easy friend and an even better mentor. 

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Moorhead High School Announces Graduation Plans

May 8, 2020

Graduation is the capstone moment for any high school student; it’s their opportunity to look back and celebrate their friendships and achievements while officially taking the next step in their life’s journey. With the onset of distance learning, the class of 2020's senior experience has been unlike any in history. In an effort to honor the Class of 2020 and at the same time honor the safety of our students, families and community, Moorhead High School will be holding a virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. in accordance with guidance provided by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Throughout May, students will be pre-recorded walking across the stage in small groups of ten following CDC guidelines. This will be produced into a comprehensive graduation ceremony and will be livestreamed for families, relatives and the community to enjoy. 

Superintendent Brandon Lunak stated, "The class of 2020 deserves to be celebrated. While we are not allowed to do a live ceremony due to state guidance, we want to give our students the experience of walking across the stage while distance learning is still in session. We will capture those moments to share with families, friends and the community all watching at the same time from the comfort and safety of their homes on June 7."

MHS Principal Dave Lawrence adds, "It is quite a logistical feat to get more than 400 students across a stage in groups of ten or less honoring CDC guidelines. But I'm so excited that these students will get the opportunity to walk the stage even if not in the traditional sense." 



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