Staff at the 2023 District Showcase

Thursday, August 10, Moorhead Area Public Schools (MAPS) hosted its second annual District Showcase at the Moorhead High School Career Academy. This event was held to highlight school offerings and community partnerships, create connections and eliminate barriers in advance of the upcoming 2023-24 school year.

“Our goal in holding the District Showcase is to celebrate our students, families and schools and provide an opportunity to build understanding and trust within our community,” said Lexi Lundberg, event organizer and MAPS Family Literacy Instructional Coach. “It’s important to be able to provide access to district resources, administration and opportunities all in the same place at the same time.”

Throughout the Career Academy, attendees were able to get information from MAPS departments—including Technology, Transportation and Food Services—visit with individual school administrators and learn about opportunities with community partners and local youth activities. They were also able to receive Back-to-School night information, learn about PTAC involvement and fees, print daily schedules, obtain school supply lists and more.

2023-24 District Showcase by the numbers:

  • 2,000 estimated attendance

  • 610 student schedules printed

  • 100+ PowerSchool registrations completed

  • 100+ Indian Education backpacks distributed

  • 30 sports physicals performed

  • 23 community partner and youth activity booths

New additions to this year’s District Showcase included Spuddy’s Store, MAPS Indian Education backpack supplies, expanded programming for kids like a playground from Games To Go and the participation of the MHS Leadership Group.

MAPS would like to thank the students and families who attended the District Showcase, as well as the staff and volunteers who helped make this year’s event a success.