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Students demonstrate their Rube Goldberg devices

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Seventh-grade students in the Gateway to Technology class at Moorhead’s Horizon Middle School spent the end of October building Rube Goldberg devices. Read the article at

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.”

Superintendent’s Message

Friday, December 18th, 2009

As we approach the winter break, I would like to thank the students, staff, parents and community members who are a part of helping to create an atmosphere of excellence in Moorhead Area Public Schools.

We had a great beginning to the academic year. Staff and students are engaged in teaching and learning in the classrooms. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses at the middle school and high school have been a great option for student learning. The biomedical course at Moorhead High School provides a strong academic focus in the science area.

The fall athletic season has wrapped up and winter sports have begun. The fall theater production “Peter Pan” was a wonderful experience both for the students involved and the audience members. The winter holiday musical celebrations are in full swing at schools across the district. There is so much to celebrate in our district.

Many of our students, as individuals and as members of clubs, generously give of their time and talent to help bring the holiday spirit to our community. The “Fill the Dome” project and the musical performances in the community provide a chance for our students to experience the joy of giving.

Beginning Dec. 23, winter recess begins. Schools will be closed for winter break.  The district offices will be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Classes will resume Jan. 4, 2010. 

It is my hope that you enjoy the winter recess with laughter and connecting with family and friends. I wish you and your families a happy holiday season and wonderful New Year.

Dr. Lynne A. Kovash
SuperintendentMoorhead Area Public Schools