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Planning a Safe Return to Learn

August 7, 2020

Back to school is around the corner and everyone has been waiting for Minnesota to release final guidance for school re-entry plans. On Thursday, July 30, Minnesota Governor Walz presented on Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan.

Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan focuses on localized, data driven guidance to help local schools select a learning model that is responsive to the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in their county. 

The Moorhead Area Public Schools administrative team has been hard at work this summer vetting many options and scenarios to bring staff and students back to school safely this fall. These plans need feedback from Spud families.

We are excited to share the preliminary Return to Learn plans with parents and guardians. These plans have been developed based on the current information available from state guidance, cross team work groups and staff and family surveys. However, we also know that the strength of our plan depends on diversity of thought, collaboration and feedback from our families.

We will be holding a live Return to Learn session for parents and guardians on Monday, August 10 at noon. The same presentation will be available via link by 3 p.m. Feedback links will be open until midnight. Links were shared via email and will be re-sent on Monday morning. 

This session will allow parents and guardians the opportunity to view the progress on our re-entry plan development to date and provide feedback that will help us finalize the Return to Learn plan for the upcoming school year.

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Spuds Welcome New Administrators

July 24, 2020


We are excited to welcome three new administrators to the Spud Team! Get to know our new Moorhead High School assistant principal, West Central Regional Juvenile Center supervisor, and Health Services supervisor. 

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School Year Theme Emphasizes Continued Work on Equity

July 9, 2020


During these uncertain and unprecedented times, it is important to continue to uphold our goals and values. A lifelong goal of Moorhead Area Public Schools has been to provide equitable learning opportunities for all students.

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Spuds Snag Best Nickname Title

July 6, 2020


Moorhead Spuds rose to the top in a virtual Nickname Challenge tournament that began in May on Twitter. The tournament was started by John Millea, media specialist for the Minnesota State High School League.

The bracket included 64 Minnesota high school nicknames with many battles leading up to the championship between Spuds and Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms. 

Over 87,000 votes were cast during the multi-round tournament. In the end, Spuds beat Awesome Blossoms receiving 50.4% of the 6,872 ballots for the final vote. 

Millea’s tournament brought fun, a glimmer of hope and a new shiny title of “Best Nickname” for the Spuds.


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Spud Speech and Debate Earns Highest NSDA Distinction Award

June 29, 2020


The Spud Speech and Debate Team took home many wins during a virtual national competition in June.

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Summer Meal Program Begins June 8

June 2, 2020


Moorhead Area Public Schools and the YMCA are partnering to provide summer meal access for all children ages 1-18 starting June 8. Eligible children may pick up one meal per day. Parents, guardians or students must be present...

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2020 Moorhead High School Virtual Graduation

May 26, 2020


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

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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.

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Moorhead High Senior Fights Cancer Battle With His Team

May 6, 2020


Athlete, academic and true friend: all words that describe Moorhead High School Senior Scott Verkuilen. He shares his story and the importance of having his team support during his grueling battle with cancer.

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Moorhead Area Public Schools Celebrates National School Nurse Day

May 6, 2020


Thank you to our hardworking school nurses that keep our students healthy and provide them a safe place to go when they don’t feel well. Our school nurses are an important part of the Spud team.

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