July 20, 2018
Rachel Lerum, counselor at Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School East Campus, shared her love of the first day of school and her joy in purchasing a backpack and filling it with school supplies. With the Ferris wheel behind her, Lerum helped the United Way of Cass-Clay kick off this year’s 20th annual school supply drive July 11 at Scheels in Fargo.
“I believe that every student deserves that same experience of attending school on the first day with all the supplies they need to start the year strong,” Lerum said. “Thanks to the United Way and community support, last year over 5,800 area students were able to walk into school the first day with a full backpack.”
The United Way of Cass Clay School Supply Drive runs from July 11-27. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed Aug. 4 and 7.
“Just as adults need to go to work prepared, students need to come to school equipped to learn,” Lerum said. “The school supply drive provides access to that basic school need.”
According to Lerum, the school supply drive is more than the physical backpacks and supplies.
“It instills confidence and a sense of self-worth,” she said. “Confidence is key to learning and success for young people. It’s our job as adults to instill this attitude in our students, to develop grit, to learn to dig in and to work hard.”
This year, United Way needs the community to step forward and help them equip 6,000 local students with backpacks full of school supplies. To commemorate the 20th year of the supply drive, United Way is encouraging the community to consider donating $20 to help one child be prepared for school. United Way can leverage each $20 donation to help provide a backpack and supplies for one student.
Supplies needed are:
• New backpacks (no wheels)
• Pencil pouches
• Crayons (24 count)
• Glue sticks
• Bottles of glue
• Wide markers (10 count)
• Narrow markers (10 count)
• Colored pencils (12 count)
• Pointed scissors
• Blue and black pens
• Red pens
• 2-pocket folders
• 1” 3-ring binders
• Spiral notebooks*
• Composition notebooks*
• Loose leaf paper*
*college ruled & wide ruled
Drop off donations at any of these locations:
• All First International Bank & Trust locations
• All Gate City Bank Locations
• West Acres
Additionally, Moorhead Schools is collecting supplies in the district office at Probstfield Center for Education until 11 a.m. July 27.
Backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students and families in need on:
Saturday, August 4 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the FARGODOME
Tuesday, August 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the FARGODOME
Any K-12 student attending school in Cass or Clay County is eligible to receive a backpack and school supplies. Families must bring a form of ID for each child and one completed registration form per family to the FARGODOME. Registration forms and information for families in need is available on the United Way website.
All information about the drive can be found on the United Way website at https://www.unitedwaycassclay.org/how-we-help/prepare-children-to-succeed/school-supply-drive.
Photo: Rachel Lerum, counselor at Horizon Middle School East Campus, helps the United Way of Cass-Clay kick off the 20th annual school supply drive on July 11. This year’s goal is to collect supplies and backpacks for 6,000 local students.
July 18, 2018
Candidates may begin filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of Moorhead School Board member on Tuesday, July 31. The two-week candidate filing period closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.
July 17, 2018
Moorhead Area Public Schools is moving forward with the implementation process for the second phase of the Facilities Master Plan, which calls for reviewing recommendations related to high school facilities. Applications are being accepted online through Friday, Aug. 3, from community members interested in serving on the High School Facilities Task Force.
July 16, 2018
Moorhead Area Public Schools announces the hiring of a new administrator. Tamara Uselman has been named to the position of assistant superintendent of learning and accountability following School Board approval on July 16, 2018.
July 13, 2018
Seventh-grade students at Horizon Middle School East Campus program their robots in a driving simulation during their Automation and Robotics exploratory class.
July 3, 2018
Several Horizon Middle School East Campus students had hands-on opportunities to learn about technology by being part of the new help desk. The Horizon East Student Help Desk began this year with the goal of providing students an opportunity to learn about solving basic technology issues while assisting with computer repairs that come with maintaining a one-to-one student-computing environment.
June 28, 2018
With the expansion of the district’s one-to-one technology initiative, Horizon Middle School students in grades 5-8 are increasingly engaged in creative, authentic learning.
June 27, 2018
As part of its mission to help children in the community, the MOMS Club of Fargo/Moorhead donated $250 to the Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation’s Food for Thought program on June 22.
June 26, 2018
Three Moorhead High School speakers reached the final round, and all 16 national qualifiers took the stage to accept the Bruno E. Jacobs team championship at the 2018 National Speech and Debate Association national tournament as Moorhead High capped a historic week in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
June 22, 2018
HMS Flagship Summer Theatre, in conjunction with Moorhead Community Education, is performing “High School Musical, Jr.” at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both June 27 and 28 at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S. General admission tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $6 for children.
June 20, 2018
Groups of Moorhead elementary students listened closely as eighth-graders from Horizon Middle School East Campus read their original picture books and led the younger students in short lessons. Project-based learning gave Horizon East students in the co-taught social studies and language arts classes instruction to address state standards, besides incorporating technology and the 4Cs.