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

March 30, 2017

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. Fourteen teams from the area participated in individual and team rounds.

Horizon Middle School House 6C Team placed first in the Math Masters Tournament. Team members are Carter Andreasen, Miles Giddings, Brooklyn Johnson, Katelyn Schwantz and Cooper Sorby. Their math teacher is Barb Stack.

The Horizon House 6A Team placed third in the tournament. Team members are Giancarlo D’Agostino, Laiken Hall, Ethan Larson, Theo Lecuyer and Chase Schmidt. Their math teacher is Chelsea Keller.

The Horizon House 6B Team placed fifth in the tournament. Team members are Faith Altepeter, Cole Darling, Tim Foster, Yahye Hashim and Brandon Obowa. Their math teacher is Diana Anderson.

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.

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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Moorhead High assistant principal named Minnesota Assistant Principal of the Year

March 29, 2017


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


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


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

We Are Proud: Moorhead High School Wrestling

March 27, 2017


We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School wrestling team for qualifying the following individuals to the 2017 Minnesota Class 3A state tournament: Payton Horsted at 152 pounds, Jack Lien at 160 pounds, Riley Schock at 170 pounds, and Samuel Grove at 195 pounds. At the state tournament, Grove placed first in his weight division, and Schock placed fourth in his division. The wrestling head coach is Skip Toops, and assistant coaches are Curt Strom, Kenny Mark, Grant Brendemuhl, Mike Hamm, Trent Sovde and Mark Wychor. Read More

We Are Proud: Nordic Ski Section Coach of the Year

March 27, 2017


We Are Proud of Tom Dooher, Moorhead High Nordic ski racing coach, for being named Section 8 coach of the year. Read More

We Are Proud: Nordic Ski State Qualifiers

March 27, 2017


We Are Proud of Moorhead High girls Nordic ski racing team members Sofie Overturf and Kate Ludwig for qualifying for the 2017 state tournament. Tom Dooher is head coach for Nordic ski racing.

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We Are Proud: MNSOTA Middle Level Honors Orchestra

March 27, 2017


We Are Proud of Moorhead High School student Sophie Pepple for being selected for the MNSOTA Middle Level Honors Orchestra. The Middle Level Honors Orchestra performed Feb. 18 during the Minnesota Music Educators Association Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Pepple is a student of Moorhead High orchestra teacher Anthony Eddleston. Read More

We Are Proud: 2017 MASA Administrator of Excellence

March 27, 2017


We Are Proud of Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, for being named a 2017 Administrator of Excellence by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). Kovash was honored for her leadership, concern for students, and active involvement in professional and community affairs at a statewide recognition ceremony during the MASA/MASE Spring Conference on March 10 in Brooklyn Park, Minn. Read More

Moorhead High speech team qualifies 13 members for national tournament

March 23, 2017


Moorhead High School speech team members Devon Solwold and Izzy Larson perform their interpretive duo selection “Birdman” for family and friends during the Speech Open House at Moorhead High School. Solwold and Larson, along with 11 other Moorhead High speakers, have qualified for the National Speech & Debate Tournament in June.

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Hopkins students learn about giving during weeklong drive

March 16, 2017


Students at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School learned about homelessness, poverty and giving during the Hopkins Giving Hearts Week in February. Read More

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