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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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Moorhead High qualifies two for Nordic skiing state meet

February 13, 2017

Two members of the Moorhead High School girls Nordic skiing team, Sofie Overturf and Kate Ludwig, will compete in the state meet on Feb. 16 at Giants Ridge. Ludwig finished 13th at the section meet, and Overturf placed 15th.

Overall the Moorhead High girls team finished third out of 12 teams at the section championships at Maplelag on Feb. 8. The Moorhead High boys teams finished 6th out of 13 teams.
Photo credit:  Jay Richards, Maplelag Resort

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Top spellers compete in District Spelling Bee

February 13, 2017

Eighteen of the school district’s top spellers in grades 6-8 competed in the Moorhead District Spelling Bee on Jan. 13 at Horizon Middle School. Read More

We Are Proud: 2017 Moorhead Teachers of the Year

January 23, 2017


We Are Proud of Tammy Ressler and Angie Jelinek, the 2017 Moorhead Teachers of the Year. Ressler and Jelinek were selected as Teachers of the Year by the Education Moorhead Communications Committee. Ressler has been a special education teacher for Moorhead Area Public Schools for 22 years, first at Moorhead High School and since 2009 at Robert Asp Elementary. Ressler graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and earned her master’s degree from University of St. Thomas. She is a member of the Moorhead cadre for the state’s Universal Design for Learning team. Jelinek has been a science teacher at Moorhead High School since January 2003 where she currently teaches physical science and AVID and coaches the Science Olympiad team. She graduated from Concordia College and earned her master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
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We Are Proud: 2017 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives

January 23, 2017


We Are Proud of the 2017 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives. Each school selects a teacher of the year for that school, and the Moorhead Teacher of the Year is selected from these candidates. The 2017 Teacher of the Year Building Representatives include:
• Angie Jelinek, physical science teacher at Moorhead High School;
• Aura Lee Mohror, English and English learners teacher at Red River Area Learning Center;
Janelle Frost-Geiser, social studies teacher at Horizon Middle School;
• Jessica Rieniets, fourth- and fifth-grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Ellen Hopkins Elementary;
• Tammy Ressler, special education teacher at Robert Asp Elementary;
• Melissa Kyser, first-grade teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary; and
• Shelly Hanson, early childhood special education teacher at Probstfield Center for Education.
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We Are Proud: Moorhead High School Volleyball

December 12, 2016


We Are Proud of the Moorhead High School volleyball team for advancing to the state tournament after winning the section title. The Spuds beat Wilmer in three sets to win the Minnesota Class 3A, Section 8 championship on Nov. 5. The volleyball team placed sixth at the state tournament Nov. 10-12 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Team members are Callie Ahlgren, Maci Hart, Madison Dierling, Brooke Gronwold, Andie Kassenborg, Alyssa Knain, Brooke Tonsfeldt, Brook Carney, Lexi Gilbertson, Claire Howell, Kortney Carney, Brooke Walthall, Megan Haugo, Ayana Blythe and Jalen Ennen. Head coach is Char Lien, assistant coaches are Amy Bjerke, Anna Curley, Amber Gunkel, Britta Holland and Alison Reinke, and student manager is Mallory Lee.

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We Are Proud: Moorhead High Boys Soccer

December 12, 2016


We Are Proud of the Moorhead High boys soccer team for winning the Class 2A Section 8 championship and advancing to the state tournament. Moorhead lost to Andover in the state quarterfinals. Team members are Carson Kosobud, Caden Triggs, Kyler Kleven, Luke Gramer, Noah Yak, Thomas Swenson, Imani Silas, Zach Olson, Alhasan Alomar, Ryan Friesen, Joey Grundstrom, Abdifatah Ibrahim, Abdirahman Hassan, Suleiman Ali, Carter Johnson, Jake Holtgrewe, Emmanuel Danquah, Jacob McCarthy, Clay Riveland, Parker Delorme, Saif Allawi and Devon Thompson. Lance Hansen is the head coach, and Ben Herbst , Mark Hutt and Osi Osman are the assistant coaches. Student managers are Evyn Judisch and Owen Cullen. Read More

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts four members for 2016

December 7, 2016


Two graduates and two retired educators were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony this fall at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The 2016 inductees are Rod McLarnan, Betty Myers, Bill Quenette and Ron Wiisanen. Read More

We Are Proud: Moorhead High Cross Country

November 14, 2016


We Are Proud of Moorhead High boys cross country team member Eric Gibbons for qualifying for the 2016 Class AA state tournament. Cross country coaches are Jeremy Blake, Dan Dooher and Tom Dooher. Read More

Hopkins raises $1,300 for United Way with penny war

October 28, 2016


Students, families and staff members at Ellen Hopkins Elementary School raised $1,300 for the United Way through a penny war earlier this month. Diana Cobbs’ second-grade class won the penny war and the opportunity to present the check to United Way representatives. Read More

Boys soccer team advances to state

October 25, 2016


The Moorhead High School boys soccer team has advanced to the state tournament after winning the section title for the first time since 2012. The Moorhead Spuds will play Andover in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A boys soccer state tournament at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. Read More

Ellen Hopkins Elementary celebrates cultures with We Are Hopkins event

October 11, 2016


Students, families and staff of Ellen Hopkins Elementary School learned about the different backgrounds of members of the Hopkins community in late September as part of the school’s second annual We Are Hopkins Night.  Read More

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