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Horizon West

Horizon Middle School West Campus

Phone: 218-284-8300
Fax: 218-284-8333

Attendance Office: 218-284-8301
Counseling Office: 218-284-8312
Health Office: 218-284-8310
Media Center: 218-284-8334

School Hours :
9:05 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Carla Smith, Principal
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Ben Dimond, Assistant Principal
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Important Summer Contact Information

Moorhead Area Public Schools operates with limited staff during the summer months. The following information is provided to make it easier for the public to contact the district.

If you need further assistance regarding the following programs:

  • Horizon Middle School West Campus Main Office is closed between June 15 and August 1. You may leave a message for Horizon West office staff at 284-8300.
  • For Horizon Middle School Special Education Extended School Year, please call Ashley Nelson at 284-3887 or Winifred Evensen at 284-3711. ESY is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 19-28, July 10-19, July 31-Aug. 9 at Horizon East.
  • For ESY bus transportation questions, please call Mike Steffen or Ruth Smith at 284-1400.
  • The 2018-19 grades 5-8 school supply list is available here.
  • Pay for school activity and supply fees online through PayForIt.
  • Grades K-12 student schedules and teacher assignments will be available to view online through PowerSchool at 8 a.m. Aug. 22.
  • Horizon West back-to-school sessions will be the afternoon of Aug. 30. Families and students will be assigned to a session, which will be posted in PowerSchool. During this time, students and families can meet the teacher, tour the school, and pay their PTAC fee. Back-to-School night will be Aug. 30. Families only need to attend one event so if you can make it to the assigned afternoon event, you do not need to attend in the evening. If the time you are assigned does not work for you, you can call the office to reschedule. If you are only able to attend the evening sessions, the times are as follows: All grade 5 students and all grades 5-6 Spanish Immersion students: 5-6:30 p.m. All grade 6 students (except Spanish Immersion): 7-8:30 p.m.
  • UPDATED: School pictures will be taken Aug. 30 during the back-to-school events.
  • As part of the summer food service program, free meals for all children will be served at Arrowhead Park, Queens Park and Moorhead High School. See the Moorhead Schools summer meals schedule. Meals may be purchased at Horizon Middle School using student meal accounts.
If you need immediate assistance or assistance with other inquires please call Probstfield Center for Education at 218-284-3300. The district office is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 8. From June 11 through Aug. 10, office hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7-11 a.m. Friday. Regular hours resume Aug. 13. 

Moorhead Community Education and HMS Flagship Summer Theatre present “High School Musical, Jr.” June 27 and 28

Published June 22, 2018

HMS Flagship Summer Theatre, in conjunction with Moorhead Community Education, is performing “High School Musical, Jr.” at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both June 27 and 28 at Moorhead High School, 2300 4th Ave. S. General admission tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $6 for children. Read More »

Moorhead Area Public Schools provides free summer meals for youth

Published June 8, 2018

Moorhead Area Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for 2018. Meals will be provided to all children in the Moorhead area, ages 1-18, free of charge. Children may eat at any site. Read More »

All-city orchestra concert features more than 800 musicians

Published May 18, 2018

More than 800 orchestra students in Moorhead Area Public Schools performed at the May 14 all-city orchestra concert. Read More »

Horizon West teams place third, fourth and seventh in regional math tournament

Published May 9, 2018

Several Horizon Middle School West Campus students received individual awards, and Moorhead teams placed third, fourth and seventh in the Grade 6 Regional Math Masters Tournament held in Moorhead on March 16. Read More »


Welcome to Horizon Middle School West Campus! Students in grades 5-6 at Horizon West experience enhanced educational programming and many opportunities for learning and development in a state-of-the-art school designed with small learning communities. By working together, parents and school staff can provide a quality educational experience for the students.