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Superintendent’s Message

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It is hard to believe we are ending another successful school year. Moorhead High School seniors are getting ready to graduate and kindergarten students are looking forward to summer and returning to the first grade. We have many students looking forward to a bright future. This senior class has had innumerable honors and awards and collected more than $1.7 million in post-secondary scholarships.

We have 13 staff members retiring from Moorhead Area Public Schools. The staff members have been honored through various celebrations. We wish them well as they leave our school community.

Our school board meetings have been a place for celebrating accomplishments, from math teams to Destination ImagiNation to the musical theater Spotlight Awards, and many other honors for our students. We are fortunate to have students excelling in arts, academics and athletics.

We still have hard work ahead. We have to continue to move forward to ensure all students are proficient. We will work together to close the achievement gap for students. We are working together to develop the maximum potential of every learner to thrive in a changing world.

While we closed the year without major reductions to our work force, we still have at least five years of budget difficulties to weather. We need community support to keep our schools strong and to provide an excellent education for all students.

May is a great month in education. It is a time when educators can be proud of the differences they have made and will make in the lives of young people. It is also a time when this community should be proud of the high-quality professional staff that makes up Moorhead Area Public Schools.

Dr. Lynne A. Kovash
Moorhead Area Public Schools

Economics Challenge Team places first in AP division in state competition

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The Moorhead High School Economics Challenge Team placed first in the Adam Smith (Advanced Placement) division of the 2010 Minnesota State Economics Challenge on April 21 at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.

The 33 state champions then competed in the national semifinals written exam with the top six teams advancing to the national competition in New York. Moorhead’s team placed seventh on the semifinal exam taken April 26.

Moorhead High team members are Adam Hannon-Hatfield, Jim Kallander, Lukas Gemar and Ryan Vesledahl. The team coach is Doug Johnson

Meet Sid the Science Kid at the seventh annual Share a Story Event

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Sid the Science Kid will be the featured guest at the seventh annual Share A Story event. The free literacy event at Fargo’s Rheault Farm is scheduled for May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fargo Park District, Prairie Public Broadcasting and United Way of Cass-Clay host the event each year to help children develop their literacy skills through storytelling, singing, performing, drawing and writing. Read more at