Once a Spud Always a Spud

The 2023-24 school year marks the 150th Anniversary of Moorhead Area Public Schools. The district announced “Once A Spud, Always A Spud” as the school year theme to commemorate the milestone. For 150 years, Moorhead Area Public Schools have been welcoming students and creating a place where students thrive. Since its founding in 1873, approximately 30,000 young men and women have graduated from Moorhead High School. 

“As the world continues to change, Moorhead Area Public Schools remains true to its core commitment of developing the potential of every student to thrive in a changing world. Educational excellence provides a solid foundation for graduates to continue to learn, dream and achieve their goals throughout their lifetime. Graduates from MHS have impacted not only our city, state, region and country; they have changed the world for the better,” said Superintendent Dr. Brandon Lunak.

The historic opening of phase one of the new Moorhead High School building will take place in January, 2024. “The new facilities are catalysts for the education of the future which will set MHS students up to impact the world for the next 150 years. We have a rich heritage to celebrate. And we have a promising future in front of us,” said Lunak.

Moorhead Area Public Schools will be celebrating throughout the 2023-24 school year with a keepsake history book, special 150th limited edition merchandise and the following celebration events:

  • Saturday, September 30; 10 a.m. to noon–Moorhead High School Farewell Event
  • Sunday, December 17; 2 to 4 p.m.–New MHS Academic Wings Preview
  • Wednesday, December 27; after 7:30 p.m. basketball game–New MHS Gym Commissioning

More information can be found on the district’s 150th Anniversary website at www.isd152.org/150