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Dorothy Dodds Elementary

Dorothy Dodds Elementary

Phone: 218-284-1300
Fax: 218-284-1333

Attendance Office: 218-284-1301
Counseling Office: 218-284-1312
Health Office: 218-284-1310
Media Center: 218-284-1334

School Hours :
7:55 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Robin Grooters, Principal
Robin Grooters,
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Nancy Wilson, Assistant Principal
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School Board members take oath of office

Published January 16, 2019

On Jan. 14, School Board chair Scott Steffes led the oath of office ceremony for board members Keith Vogt, Rachel Stone and Kara Gloe. In November, Gloe, who was first elected in 2017 for a one-year term, was re-elected to her first four-year term. Stone and Vogt were elected to their first four-year terms on the board. Read More »

Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation receives Alex Stern Family Foundation grant

Published January 3, 2019

The Moorhead Schools Legacy Foundation was awarded a prestigious $10,000 Alex Stern Family Foundation grant last month to support the foundation’s Food for Thought campaign, which provides milk and snack to students in need. Read More »

A look at the history of public school buildings in Moorhead from 1873-1930

Published November 29, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools had its beginning in April 1873 when the Clay County Commissioners approved a motion to begin a school district in Moorhead. The first 50 years of the Moorhead Schools saw the construction of a number of elementary school buildings and the first Moorhead High School. Read More »

One incumbent, two new members elected to School Board

Published November 13, 2018

Voters in the Moorhead Area Public Schools re-elected Kara Gloe and elected Keith Vogt and Rachel Stone to the School Board on Nov. 6. School district election results were canvassed by the School Board on Nov. 13 and are now official. Read More »

Welcome

Welcome to Dorothy Dodds Elementary School! Dodds Elementary School focuses on learning by using a results-oriented curriculum and instruction and by creating a culture of respect, acceptance and support for students in partnership with parents. Dodds Elementary is located in east Moorhead and has approximately 750 students in grades K-4.

Family Involvement

Family involvement is a critical link to student achievement, to achieving a high quality education and to a safe, disciplined learning environment. Parents and guardians have opportunities to become involved both at home and at school, and communication between parents/guardians and the schools is encouraged. Your participation in your child's education is important to us. Read more