Moorhead High School students are encouraged to work on the cityâ€™s sandbagging efforts as the Moorhead Area Public Schools supports the communityâ€™s flood protection efforts.
â€œWe have been working with the city leaders to coordinate efforts once the projection passed 38 feet,â€ said Superintendent Lynne Kovash. â€œWhile we are trying to maintain stability for our students, especially the younger ones, we also are ready to respond if the city leaders indicate a need for student volunteers.â€
Beginning at noon Friday, April 8, Moorhead Area Public Schools will bus student volunteers from Moorhead High School to neighborhoods in coordination with Moorheadâ€™s volunteer center. High school students who wish to volunteer need a volunteer waiver form signed by a parent/guardian. The volunteer form is available on the City of Moorheadâ€™s website at http://www.cityofmoorhead.com/flood/?page_id=329498. Copies are available in the high school office or in the school announcements online.
Approximately 180 Moorhead High ninth-grade students are sandbagging Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week as part of their Explore class, which is focusing on civic engagement. Additionally, nearly 100 students have been excused to assist with flood-fighting efforts.
The district, in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Education, has rescheduled the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), originally set for April 12-14, 2011, to April 19-21, 2011. The impacted tests include reading (grades 3-8 and grade 10), writing (grade 9) and math (grade 11).