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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
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Nancy Wilson, Assistant Principal
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Moorhead Area Public Schools adds 163 students for opening day enrollment

Published September 5, 2017

Moorhead Area Public Schools had 6,701 students in grades K-12 report for school Sept. 5, which continues the recent trend of high enrollment. This is 163 students more than last year’s opening enrollment.

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Residents reminded to watch out and stop for students, safety patrol and school buses

Published August 30, 2017

As Moorhead students prepare to return to school on Sept. 5, representatives of AAA, Moorhead Area Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, Moorhead, West Fargo and Fargo Police Departments, and Minnesota and North Dakota Highway Patrols spoke Aug. 28 about road safety around schools and school buses. Read More »

Thirteenth candidate files for Moorhead School Board seat

Published August 15, 2017

Lisa Hage was the thirteenth candidate to file for a one-year seat on the Moorhead School Board, joining Kara Gloe, David Marquardt, Keith Vogt, David J. Hallman, Tanya Kunza, Angie Dannewitz-Johnson, David Thingvold, Elijah J. Dee, Sr., Ruel C. Johnson, Amy Arel, Lisa Holter and Brian Mancini. Filing closes at 5 p.m. Aug. 15. In the Nov. 7 special election, one resident will be elected to a one-year term to fulfill an unexpired board term.

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Moorhead School Board approves budget for 2017-18

Published July 20, 2017

During the June 26 meeting, the Moorhead School Board approved the district’s annual operating plan, which includes the preliminary budget for the 2017-18 school year. General fund revenues are projected at $77.4 million with expenses projected to be $80.6 million. 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