Shamdas Named Robert Asp Teacher Of The Year

According to Mari Lourdes Shamdas, she became a teacher because it is what she always knew she should be doing. “When others were playing house, I was playing teacher,” she said. “I wanted to be part of helping students find pride in themselves by doing something well.” Shamdas, named the 2011 Robert Asp Teacher of…
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Moorhead High Wind Ensemble Traveling To Italy

Thirty-two students from Moorhead High School’s wind ensemble and their chaperones will spend spring break in Italy for a weeklong performance tour. The group leaves March 12 and will arrive in Rome on March 13. The students will perform three concerts during the week, one in Sorrento, another at a historical theater and one at…
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Partnering To Educate All Students

We are now in the second half of the school year, and it is exciting to watch the development of our students. I hope parents and community members have observed growth and progress in our students. In a couple of months, we will be graduating another class of seniors and preparing for another class of…
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Horizon Middle School Presents “Once Upon A Mattress”

Horizon Middle School theater presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” on March 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. and March 6 at 2 p.m. at the Moorhead High School auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S. The March…
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Cumbie Overcomes Barriers To Publish First Book

It took Minneapolis writer Patricia Cumbie five years to write her first book. She rewrote it 12 times. Two years and 55 rejections later, Cumbie’s book, “Where People Like Us Live” was published by HarperCollins. Cumbie, who writes fiction, essays and creative nonfiction for teens and adults, shared her story with students at Horizon Middle…
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