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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.

Moorhead High School’s award-winning theater program presents the musical “Chicago”

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Moorhead High Theater presents “Chicago,” the Tony Award-winning musical about fame, fortune, and “all that jazz” on Nov. 14-15, 20-23 and 29. Tickets can be reserved online at http://www.MoorheadSchools.org/tix or by calling the MHS Activities Office at 218-284-2255. Ticket pre-sales for button holders begin at 4:30 p.m Oct. 24. General ticket sales begin at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Read more.

Moorhead High Speech Team earns significant national speech recognition

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Moorhead High School’s Speech Team has earned a top recognition by the National Speech and Debate Association.
Moorhead High students achieved more than 200 degrees last year, ranking it among the top 5% of schools nationwide, earning Moorhead membership into the League’s prestigious 200 Club. This milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills, including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.

Moorhead was also recently awarded the National Speech and Debate Speech School of Excellence award at the National Speech and Debate Association national tournament.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducts four members for 2014

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Three graduates and a retired teacher were inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony Sept. 27 at Minnesota State University Moorhead. The 2014 inductees are James A. Garrity, Vivian “Jake” Jacobson, Mark Ladwig and Helen Wussow. Read more.

Moorhead High homecoming king, queen crowned

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Wes Waara and Lizzy Kasper were named Moorhead High School’s homecoming king and queen at coronation on Sept. 22.
Other members of the homecoming court are are Will Borgen, Chris Cook, Cody Dorrow, Jade Lawrence, Ben Lien, Alex Mehnert, Jacob Odegard, Akira Shastri, Hunter Zbasnik, Kristen Bishop, Madi Brenamen, Erin Eidsness, Erika Hoaby, Megan Horan, Kendall Johnson, MacKenzie Kelly, Haley Ludwig and Erin Stadstad.

Moorhead High School’s homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 26. The parade starts on 20th Street South at 24th Avenue South and will go north to 12th Avenue South.

The football game will begin at 7 p.m. Friday. The homecoming dance is at 8 p.m. Saturday.

2014 Moorhead High Homecoming Court named

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Moorhead High School students have been chosen to represent the senior class by being named to the Homecoming Court. The king candidates are Will Borgen, Chris Cook, Cody Dorrow, Jade Lawrence, Ben Lien, Alex Mehnert, Jacob Odegard, Akira Shastri, Wes Waara and Hunter Zbasnik. The queen candidates are Kristen Bishop, Madi Brenamen, Erin Eidsness, Erika Hoaby, Megan Horan, Kendall Johnson, Lizzy Kasper, MacKenzie Kelly, Haley Ludwig and Erin Stadstad.

Moorhead High’s homecoming king and queen will be crowned during Homecoming Coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, September 22.

The Homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 26. The parade begins on 20th Street South at 24th Avenue South and will end at 12th Avenue South.

Moorhead High School Hall of Honor inducting the 2014 members on Sept. 27

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Tickets for induction ceremony must be purchased by Sept. 23

Three graduates and a retired teacher will be inducted into the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor at a recognition ceremony at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Tickets for the ceremony are $20 and must be purchased by Tuesday, Sept. 23. Limited tickets are available. Contact Dean Haugo in the Moorhead High School Activities Office, 2300 4th Ave. S., at 284-2346 to purchase tickets. When purchasing tickets please indicate if you are attending in honor of a certain inductee.

2014 Hall of Honor Inductees
Four inductees have been selected as the 2014 members of the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor. They are James A. Garrity, Mark Ladwig, Vivian “Jake” Jacobson and Helen Wussow.

• James A. Garrity, a 1972 Moorhead High School graduate, earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1980 and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in 1984. He returned to Mayo Clinic in 1986, where he is currently the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Professor of Ophthalmology. He specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, orbital diseases and surgery, especially orbital inflammations, orbital tumors and thyroid eye disease.

 

• Mark Ladwig, a 1999 Moorhead High School graduate, was a competitive pairs figure skater until he retired from competing in 2013. During his skating career, Ladwig made 13 appearances at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, earned six U.S. Figure Skating Championship medals, competed at the World Championships twice, and placed 10th at the 2010 Olympic Games in pairs figure skating.

• Vivian “Jake” Jacobson taught for 10 years in North Dakota and Minnesota schools before being named U.S.O. program director of the European Theater of War, staging performances during World War II. During her 31 years teaching for Moorhead Area Public Schools, Jacobson taught music and fifth grade at Park School for two years and then music at Riverside Elementary. Jacobson was affiliated with the Tri-College Student Teaching Program, supervising a record 245 student teachers. Vivian Jacobson died on Nov. 1, 2008, at age 92.

 

• Helen Wussow, a 1978 Moorhead High School graduate, has spent 22 years in academe, including 14 years working in university administration. Since 2010, Wussow has served as dean of lifelong learning and associate professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Wussow has written, edited or reviewed numerous journal articles, books and book chapters, and she presents on modern British and European literature nationally and internationally.

About the Hall of Honor
The Moorhead High School Hall of Honor recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and other community members who have demonstrated notable accomplishments or provided significant contributions to their school, community or society.

The nominations committee is now considering candidates for 2015. Nominations are continuously accepted for the Hall of Honor. Nomination forms are available at www.moorheadschools.org or Moorhead High School. Nominations may be submitted online. Nominations previously received are kept to be considered for future recognition.

Corporate sponsors for the Moorhead High School Hall of Honor are Bell State Bank & Trust, Moorhead Public Service and Gate City Bank.

District celebrates official opening of renovated Jim Gotta Stadium Sept. 5

Monday, September 8th, 2014

On Sept. 5, Moorhead Area Public Schools celebrated the official opening of the renovated Jim Gotta Stadium and track facility with a number of special events. 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.

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 https://www.moorheadschools.org/about/enroll-in-district/.

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.