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Moorhead Area Public Schools holding substitute training

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Moorhead Area Public Schools will hold substitute workshops from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 or from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 in the Probstfield Center for Education board room at 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead. Training is for teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service workers interested in being substitutes during the 2013-14 school year.

Substitutes will learn about the district’s Substitute Employee Management System (SEMS) and will be given copies of the district’s substitute handbook, which includes general information about working in the district. All substitutes are asked to bring their driver’s license and Social Security card. A Minnesota background check is required ($43).

Substitutes should contact Julie Hanson, substitute coordinator, at 284-3701 for more information. These workshops will be the only workshops held before school starts.

Commissioner Cassellius to hold early education roundtable in Moorhead

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

As part of a series of school visits across Minnesota, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will host a roundtable on early education and Governor Dayton’s budget on March 27 in Moorhead. The Commissioner will join Moorhead Superintendent Lynne Kovash, teachers and administrators to talk about the current state of early education in Moorhead.

In his budget, Governor Mark Dayton proposes an $84 million investment in early education, ensuring more youth have access to educational opportunities before beginning first grade. This investment includes $44 million to expand early education scholarships, providing 10,000 more students with access to high quality child care and preschool. Governor Dayton has also proposed $40 million to help Minnesota school districts provide optional all-day kindergarten to students free of charge.

What: Moorhead Early Education Roundtable

Who: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius

Where: Probstfield Center for Education, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:45 p.m.

Probstfield classes canceled Nov. 15 due to water main break

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

All early childhood, kindergarten and Head Start classes at Probstfield Center for Education will be canceled on Thursday, November 15, 2012 due to a water main break. Repair work will require that water to the building be shut off for several hours. Employees should plan to report to work as regularly scheduled.

Moorhead School District holding substitute training

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Moorhead Area Public Schools will hold substitute workshops from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 or from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the Probstfield Center for Education board room at 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead. Training is for teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians and food service workers interested in being substitutes during the 2012-13 school year.

Substitutes will learn about the district’s Substitute Employee Management System (SEMS) and will be given copies of the district’s substitute handbook, which includes general information about working in the district.

All substitutes are asked to bring their driver’s license and Social Security card. A Minnesota background check is required ($43).

Substitutes should contact Julie Hanson, substitute coordinator, at 284-3701 for more information.

These workshops will be the only workshops held before school starts.

Cookies and Conversation with Commissioner Cassellius set for Aug. 16

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

As part of her state-wide Back-to-School tour, Commissioner Brenda Cassellius will be in Moorhead on Aug. 16 to hold a community listening session.

Community members are invited to join Commissioner Cassellius for cookies and conversation about Minnesota’s school funding system and how it meets the current needs of students and schools. The information gathered will be shared with the Commissioner’s Education Finance Working Group, a panel charged with developing recommendations to reform and improve the current school funding system.

The meeting is open to the community and will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Commissioner Cassellius will be joined by Moorhead Area Public Schools Superintendent Lynne A. Kovash and Moorhead School Board members and administrators. Cookies will be provided.

WHO: Commissioner Brenda Cassellius with Superintendent Lynne A. Kovash
WHAT: “Cookies with the Commissioner,” a community meeting on school funding
WHEN: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Probstfield Center for Education, 2410 14th St. S., Moorhead

Moorhead Schools provides free summer meals for youth

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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

Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

June 4–21
• Youth Educational Services Program
Breakfast, 8–9:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday

June 11–Aug. 10 (Sites closed July 4-5)
• Horizon Middle School
Breakfast: 7:30–8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday and on June 15, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and on June 15, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10

• Moorhead High School
Breakfast: 7:30–8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday and on June 15, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10
Lunch: 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and on June 15, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10

June 18–July 25 (Site closed July 2-5)
• Robert Asp Elementary
Breakfast, 7:30–9 a.m. Monday-Thursday
Lunch, 11:30–12:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
Snack, 3:15–3:45 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

July 23–Aug. 10
• Ellen Hopkins Elementary
Breakfast, 8–9 a.m. Monday-Friday

• Robert Asp Elementary
Breakfast, 8–9 a.m. Monday-Friday

• S.G. Reinertsen Elementary
Breakfast, 8–9 a.m. Monday-Friday

• Horizon Middle School
Breakfast, 7:30–8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday

Open houses scheduled for students beginning kindergarten in the 2012-13 school year

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Kindergarten open houses for parents and children beginning kindergarten in the fall of 2012 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.

Kindergarten open houses for parents and children beginning kindergarten in the fall of 2012 are scheduled as follows:
S.G. Reinertsen Elementary at Probstfield Center for Education — 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12
Ellen Hopkins Elementary — 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Robert Asp Elementary — 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19

Kazmierczak named Outstanding Central Office Leader

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Assistant Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak has been named an Outstanding Central Office Leader by the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA). Kazmierczak will be honored for exhibiting a willingness to risk, possessing strong communications skills, being a progressive change agent, and having high expectations for himself and others at a statewide recognition ceremony during the MASA/MASE Spring Conference, March 15-16, 2012, in Bloomington, Minn. Read the complete article at https://www.moorhead.k12.mn.us/news/item.aspx?ID=1266.

District partners with educational entities to form ESTEEM Consortium

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Moorhead Area Public Schools has partnered with five other educational entities in the Fargo-Moorhead area to develop the ESTEEM Consortium (Encouraging Science, Technology,

Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools (third from left), and the five leaders of the other educational entities that are part of the ESTEEM Consortium signed the memorandum of understanding in a ceremony Jan. 26 at NDSU.

Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Math). Dr. Lynne Kovash, superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools, along with leaders from Fargo Public Schools, West Fargo Public Schools, South East Education Cooperative, North Dakota State University, and North Dakota State College of Science signed the memorandum of understanding in a ceremony Jan. 26 at NDSU.

The ESTEEM Consortium’s public-private partnership will serve as a catalyst for advancing educators through professional development and creating environments where students have opportunities to take charge of their own learning in a culture of questioning, creativity and possibilities, while utilizing community and private sector resources to their full potential. This unique opportunity to integrate education, STEM-based careers and research will build capacity and serve as a direct pathway for workforce development.

Sanford Health and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation have already been involved in strategic planning with the ESTEEM consortium.

Dr. David Flowers, superintendent of West Fargo Public Schools, shared remarks during the Jan. 26 ceremony. He spoke to the importance of students learning 21st century skills such as creativity, communication and collaboration skills and that the consortium can model those skills first.

Following the ceremony, Kovash reinforced Flowers’ comments.

“In the Moorhead Area Public Schools, we want our students to have the skills they need for the future, including creativity, communication and collaboration skills,” she said. “By committing to work with the other partners and the private sector on this effort we’ll provide opportunities for our teachers and students to advance in the areas of science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and math.”

Residents invited to community listening session Jan. 19

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Moorhead School District residents are invited to learn more about the district, ask questions and share their thoughts during the community listening session scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in the Horizon Middle School media center, 3601 12th Ave. S. The date of this session has changed from what is listed in the district calendar.

Besides the Jan. 19 listening session, a final community listening session for this school year is scheduled for
7 p.m. April 12, 2012, in the Probstfield Center for Education Board Room.

Registration is not required for the community listening sessions.

“We want to provide our residents, especially those who may not have children in school, an opportunity to
attend a session where they can learn about the school district, get answers to their questions and offer feedback,” said Superintendent Lynne Kovash.

Additionally, residents may register for one of the “Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent” sessions offered through Community Education. Find the sessions listed under General Interest classes in the spring catalog or online. Call Community Education at 284-3400 to register for the free session or register online at https://communityed.moorhead.k12.mn.us.