May 3rd, 2013
Kevin Zepper, associate professor of English at Minnesota State University Moorhead, shared his thoughts on writing poetry and all things creative with Moorhead High School creative writing students during presentations May 3. Read the article at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?id=1380.
April 29th, 2013
Two Moorhead Destination Imagination teams took top honors in the State Destination Imagination Tournament on April 20 in Champlin Park, Minn.
The DI Vinci’s, a ninth-grade Moorhead High team, placed first in Challenge B Wind Visible and received a Rennaisance award for Outstanding Design. The team had to research wind energy and incorporate it into an eight-minute presentation in which an “Invisible Visitor” sets something in motion. The team also had to create a piece of kinetic art that used wind energy to initiate and sustain motion for 15 seconds. The same team took third place in Improv, Challenge D Change in Realitee.
The Yards for Youth team of seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade Horizon Middle School and Moorhead High students took first in ProjectOutreach. The team members addressed a community need with their Yards For Youth sew-a-thon in which they sewed (with the help of volunteers) and donated 325 pillowcases to Sanford Children’s Hospital. The team had to make a movie on its project and incorporate a press conference into an eight-minute presentation.
Both teams will compete against teams from around the world at Global Finals on May 22-25.
April 22nd, 2013
Moorhead High School’s speech team earned more medals and more championships than any other team at the 2013 state speech tournament April 19. A record-breaking 24 Moorhead speakers went to the state tournament and brought home 17 state medals, including three state championships. This is the second highest medal count in Minnesota State High School League speech history.
Moorhead High speakers placed as follows:
Annie Cameron – state champion in Creative Expression
Matthew Wisenden – state champion in Poetry
Nina Grollman – state champion in Humorous
Anne Totten – 2nd place in Storytelling
Tanner Tweten and Jordan Hartjen – 3rd place in Dramatic Duo
Shontel Smith – 3rd place in Storytelling
Devon Manney – 4th in Drama
Karina Twedt – 5th in Prose
Noah Johnson and Jade Krsnak – 6th in Dramatic Duo
Joe Cella – 6th in Discussion
Auna Lee and Ali Hastins – 7th in Dramatic Duo
Shaker Ali – 7th in Extemporaneous Speaking
Emily Haagenson – 7th in Oratory
Abbie Clapp – 8th in Creative Expression
April 19th, 2013
Who is the Stage Door Slasher? Find out when you see Moorhead High School theater’s spring play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 25-28 in the Moorhead High auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased through the Moorhead High activities office at 218-284-2345 or at the door.
According to director Dawn Gunderson, the play is a wacky farce, an over-the-top comedy with bold characters.
The basic summary of the show is that the creative team responsible for a Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered, assembles at the Westchester estate of Elsa Von Grossenknuten. The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who is apparently four different people — all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem that follows when the infamous “Slasher” reappears, striking again and again.
After a series of dizzying conversations, multiple trips through secret doorways and a labyrinth of hidden passageways, multiple crimes and criminals are revealed. Eventually after much murderous mayhem the Stage Door Slasher is revealed through deciphering a coded notebook.
April 17th, 2013
Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, has been vocal about the support the district receives from the community. During an upcoming session offered through Moorhead Community Education, Dr. Kovash will talk about your school district and your perspectives and ideas for continual improvement.
The session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Probstfield Center for Education board room, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead.
The Coffee with the Superintendent class is free, but registration is requested. For more information and to register, contact Moorhead Community Education at 218-284-3400 or register online at https://communityed.moorhead.k12.mn.us (class is listed under General Interest).
April 10th, 2013
S.G. Reinertsen kindergarten students at Probstfield learned about proper hand hygiene on April 10 with the help of the official assembly mascot, Biscuit, the paw-washing dog.
Read more at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?id=1373.
April 5th, 2013
Moorhead High School’s award-winning speech team hosts “Shut Up and Say Something,” the annual speech open house, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8 in the Moorhead High auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., Moorhead. The title for this year’s open house is based on a poem that the speech team members will share at the event. Admission is $6 at the door and includes a dessert reception.
According to Speech Coach Rebecca Meyer-Larson the open house is “an opportunity to show the community our Spud speakers, show the school our powerful words, and show our team our commitment to each other.”
This year’s open house will showcase the entire speech team as team members each share a portion of their pieces.
Moorhead High’s speech team has won 18 consecutive section championships. Last year a record 11 students qualified for the National Forensics League speech tournament.
The Spuds speakers will be competing in Sections on April 11.
April 4th, 2013
Moorhead Community Education is offering several summer athletic camps. Students will learn from Moorhead High School coaches and players. The summer athletic camps provide students an opportunity to have fun, enhance skills and make new friends.
Camps have varying starting dates. Volleyball camps are June 3-14 and wrestling camps are June 17-21 or June 3-July 29. Football camps are in June or July depending on grade level, and strength and speed camps are June 3-Aug. 1. Boys basketball camps are June 17-28, girls basketball camps are July 15-26, and boys and girls basketball camps for grades 1-3 are June 10-14. The complete camp schedule and registration forms are available at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/documents/?ParentID=94.
Mail or walk in a registration form to Moorhead Community Education, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead, or register with a credit card online at https://communityed.moorhead.k12.mn.us/.
April 2nd, 2013
Kindergarten open houses for parents and children beginning kindergarten in the fall of 2013 will be held at the three elementary schools in April. Activities for incoming kindergarten students include information booths from community agencies and a chance to meet teachers, practice bus rides, and see the school and classrooms.
Open houses for parents and children beginning kindergarten in the fall of 2013 are scheduled as follows:
S.G. Reinertsen Elementary at Probstfield Center for Education — 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11
Ellen Hopkins Elementary — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16
Robert Asp Elementary — 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18
March 27th, 2013
Moorhead High School automotive students Ken Bye and Bryce Jossund placed first in the Minnesota AYES National Automotive Technician Competition. They will compete in the National Automotive Technology Competition April 2-3 in Manhattan. Their automotive instructor is Lauren Rood.
The national finals, which are held in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show, occur over two days. The students’ overall knowledge is tested, and then each team must diagnose and repair a number of pre-assigned problems in a “bugged” car within an allotted amount of time. Each “bug” correctly repaired is worth a number of points, depending on the level of difficulty.
The Moorhead students’ trip is sponsored by the Minneapolis Auto Dealers Association.