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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,
Principal
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Nancy Wilson, Assistant Principal
Nancy Wilson,
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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 »

Moorhead Schools history wall to be dedicated Oct. 30

Published October 24, 2018

Installation of the 50-foot-long historical timeline in the lobby of Horizon Middle School’s Performing Arts Center is underway. The community is invited to the dedication of the history wall at 5 p.m. Oct. 30. Representatives of graduating classes from each decade from 1940 to 2030 will be part of the Oct. 30 dedication. Read More »

Moorhead Schools to receive additional support under North Star accountability system

Published September 4, 2018

Over the next three years, Moorhead Area Public Schools will continue to focus on improving mathematics and reading achievement, graduation rate, and attendance with some added support from the Minnesota Department of Education. 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