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Horizon Middle School presents the fantastical, magical ‘Seussical The Musical’

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School presents the heart-warming, kid-friendly story “Seussical The Musical” at 7 p.m. Feb. 26, 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. March 1 at the Moorhead High School auditorium. Reserve tickets online at or by calling the box office at 218-284-2255. Tickets are on sale online beginning Feb. 1. Read more.

Horizon names winners in school Geography Bee

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

What state bordered by Louisiana to the south and Missouri to the north is the leading producer of rice in the United States? Which state bordered by Montana and South Dakota was first to give women the right to vote? These and other questions challenged Geography Bee winners Jack Entzion and Noah Pederson and the eight other participants in the Horizon Middle School Geography Bee on Jan. 22. Read more.

Eighteen Horizon students compete in District Spelling Bee

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Eighteen of the school district’s top spellers in grades 6-8 competed in the Moorhead District Spelling Bee on Jan. 15 at Horizon Middle School. Catherine Myers placed first, Sophie Pepple took second, and Jenna Sagvold was third. Read more.

Facilities task force determines facilities standards at October meeting

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Members of Moorhead Area Public Schools’ facilities task force spent their October meetings learning about district initiatives and developing facilities standards using the vision and principles developed by the task force in September. Read more.

Eighth-graders learning citizenship through city planning project

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Eighth-grade social studies students at Horizon Middle School are proposing projects for a new business, city park, school or recreation center as a part of a city development project. Horizon students heard from a local expert on planning as they began their project. Read more.

Horizon Middle School students use theater to help prevent bullying

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Presented by Horizon Middle School Theater to coincide with National Bullying Prevention Month, “Letters to Daddy,” a one-hour musical that looks at bullying and how it affects children, will be performed by a group of Horizon eighth-grade students at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 9 in the Moorhead High School auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S. General admission tickets will be available at the door. Read more.

Moorhead Area Public Schools adds 216 students for opening day enrollment

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Moorhead Area Public Schools had 5,928 students in grades K-12 report for school on Sept. 2. This is 445 more students than were enrolled last spring and 216 students more than last year’s opening enrollment, surpassing the projected increase of 156 students. Enrollment will fluctuate over the next few weeks before stabilizing in October and November, according to historical trends. Read more.

Back-to-school events are planned for Moorhead schools

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Back-to-school events for preschool, elementary and middle school students and their families are scheduled for Moorhead Area Public Schools.

The district’s Jump Start Preschools at Probstfield Early Learning Center will hold back-to-school nights on Tuesday, Aug. 26 as follows:
  • Monday/Wednesday Three-Year-Olds: 5-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday Three-Year-Olds: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Four-Year-Olds: 5:30-7 p.m.

Ellen Hopkins, Probstfield and Robert Asp Elementary Schools will hold kindergarten orientation sessions on Aug. 28 that have been scheduled with families. Parents/guardians may check their PowerSchool parent account for their assigned session.

Grades 1-5 students at Ellen Hopkins, Robert Asp and S.G. Reinertsen Elementary Schools have been assigned to back-to-school sessions on Aug. 28, or grades 1-5 students and their parents/guardians may attend the regular back-to-school night from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Parents may check their PowerSchool parent account for their assigned session.

If parents/guardians need assistance with a PowerSchool parent account, they should contact their school office or they can request an account be created for them online at

Horizon Middle School will hold its Back-to-School Nights as follows:

  • Grade 6: Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 12:30-2 p.m. or from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Grade 7: Monday, Aug. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Grade 8: Thursday, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Orientation sessions at Moorhead High School were held earlier in August.

Moorhead Area Public Schools holding registration in August

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Kindergarten Registration
Moorhead Area Public Schools offers free all-day, everyday kindergarten. Students who are not yet registered for kindergarten should be registered as soon as possible. See elementary new student registration for details.

Elementary New Student Registration
Students in grades K-5 who are new to the Moorhead School District and still need to register for the 2014-15 school year should register at the school the child will be attending. For more information about registration or to learn which school their child will be attending, parents should call the Office of the Assistant Superintendent at 284-3370. The attendance area map is available on the district’s website at

Horizon Middle School New Student Registration
Middle school students in grades 6-8 who are new to the Moorhead School District should register for the 2014-15 school year during the upcoming new student registration. This is a special registration only for students who have moved to Moorhead over the summer months or did not attend Moorhead Area Public Schools last year.

New student registration will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 in the Horizon Middle School counseling office, 3601 12th Ave. S., Moorhead. New student tours also will be given Aug. 14. Grade 6 new student presentations and tours are set for 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information about middle school registration contact the Horizon Middle School counseling office at 284-7312 or the main office at 284-7300.

Moorhead High School New Student Registration
New student registration at Moorhead High School will be Aug. 18-21. Call the Moorhead High School registrar’s office at 284-2400 or the Moorhead High School counseling office at 284-2312 to schedule an appointment.

Red River Area Learning Center Registration
Open registration required for all Red River Area Learning Center students will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 18-21. Call 284-2200 for more information.

Horizon Theater sponsoring talent show fundraiser May 5

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School Theatre is sponsoring a talent show fundraiser at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5 in the Moorhead High School auditorium, 2300 4th Ave. S., with proceeds going to classmate Garrett Grommesh. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Eighth-grader Garrett Grommesh has spina bifida and in 2010 received a new home from ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover. This past fall, Grommesh participated in a play, “Letters to Daddy,” that dealt with bullying. Recently, Grommesh underwent his 55th surgery at the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul. Bad news continues as his entire left lung has filled with fluid and kidney issues have arisen.

His CaringBridge website updated by his mom documents how quickly things can change. To help cheer Grommesh up, a greeting card campaign was organized by a family friend.

Now Horizon Middle School students want to show their support of the well-loved and missed classmate.

The fundraiser is led by the Horizon theater department and the committee of Sue Knorr, Patrick Kasper, Kelly Dubois-Gerchak, Rochelle Roesler, William Franklin and Jennifer McMananmon, with talent provided by students and staff. Emcee will be Patrick Kasper.