REMINDER: Universal indoor masking is required for all staff, students and visitors in PreK-12 schools starting Aug. 30.
Administrative Assistant Ruth Smith has retired after 38 years at MAPS. Ruth has too many favorite memories to pick just one. "I will miss the daily challenges and people I have worked with throughout the district," she says. Congrats on your retirement, Ruth! 🧡🖤
Meet Adult Basic Education Administrative Assistant Melinda Doll, who says the best part of the job is, “The resilience and the determination of our students and the dedication and the unending kindness of our staff.” 📚Favorite school subjects were English, literature and grammar ☕Favorite treat is dark chocolate and a hot cup of coffee; especially if you can share the moment with someone else! 🎼Secret talent: Melinda is a professional musician and has performed with the Schubert Club, Thursday Musical and the Minneapolis Children's Theatre. #MeetOurTeam #SpudPride
🔶Reminder🔶 School begins on Monday, Aug. 30. We are so excited to welcome Spud students back into our buildings! #SpudPride
Goodbye summer, hello new school year! 👋 Checkout these waving Spuds from 1993. #TBT
Ellen Hopkins Assistant Principal Diana Johnson has retired after 24 years at MAPS. Diana will cherish the notes and conversations from students and will miss being a part of Moorhead Schools and the community she was raised in. Congrats on your retirement, Diana! 🧡🖤
Health Services is offering optional COVID-19 testing, check out this short information video for details: https://share.vidyard.com/watch/n8sQuzA7nagQR3TZgF7vgJ If you are willing to provide consent for us to administer this test on your child, please fill out this form: https://5il.co/xudp
The Horizon Middle School Orchestra was a major-league hit last week at Target Field. 😆⚾Our 295 talented spuds played the national anthem before the Twins baseball game! #SpudPride Check it out >>> http://ow.ly/kuAY50FX7cj
Director of Food and Nutrition Donna Royal has retired after 21 years at MAPS. Donna began at MAPS as a head cook and later moved into the role of Director of Food and Nutrition. Donna says she will miss the people at Moorhead Area Public Schools the most. 🧡🖤
Ellen Hopkins Elementary Paraprofessional Lisa Grafstrom and her family took their #SpudPride on a California road trip. 🚗 Check out these Spuds in front of the Hollywood sign! Whether you are in your backyard, or somewhere around the world, send us pictures of you in your spud gear! DM us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Education Teacher Katherine Zander Pallen has retired after 29 years at MAPS. 🧡🖤Katherine loved working with the students and helping them achieve success. She says, “I will miss the students most. I will also miss my colleagues at Horizon West Middle School!"
The Moorhead School Board meets tonight at 6 p.m. Attend virtually: http://ow.ly/5G3k50FTtsx
Meet Horizon Middle School West Teacher Thomas Hann, who says, “One of my favorite memories would be dressing up as the Hulk during distance learning. I was on a Google Meet with the whole 6th grade team and stayed in character talking about each subject of the meeting. Everyone had a good laugh.” 🏃Loves to run and watch sports ✏️Secret talent is drawing 💪If Thomas could have any power it would be super strength #MeetOurTeam #SpudPride
Officer Brian Dahl is retiring from the Moorhead Police Department after 32 years in law enforcement! Dahl was the School Resource Officer at Moorhead High School since 2003. Congrats on your retirement, Brian. Thank you for your service to our students and community!
Clay County Public Health is offering COVID vaccines at Horizon Middle School Aug. 25 from 3-6 p.m. Reminder: If families are fully vaccinated, asymptomatic individuals will not have to quarantine. Click to register for an appointment: https://prepmod.health.state.mn.us/appointment/en/reg/6005129599
Check out this recent #TBT from 2016! Anyone recognize these amazing Spud staff?
Supervisor of Elementary Learning & Accountability Kari Yates has retired after 15 years at MAPS. Kari will miss the daily connection with staff who are hard working and committed to continually stretch themselves in order to better serve the young learners of this district. 🧡🖤
Teacher Teresa Puffe has retired after 27 years at Moorhead Area Public Schools. 🧡🖤 Terri says she will miss the students and her amazing colleagues. “A huge ‘hats off’ to the FACS department of Moorhead High School!” she says. Terri says, “The most meaningful aspect of teaching at the high school is having past students come back and tell me they loved my class and that they use the life skills that we teach. I have had a couple of students from the foods classes I taught become successful chefs, and I know of two students from the housing and design course that are in the interior design business.” In her retirement, Terri is looking forward to spending more time with her family.
Meet Dorothy Dodds Elementary Special Education teacher Michelle Ziebarth, who says the best part of the job is: “My co-workers and students. They keep every day fun and interesting!” 🚲 Loves to bike with her grandpa 📝 Favorite school subject was writing 🍨 Favorite treat is brownies with ice cream #MeetOurTeam #SpudPride
Moorhead High School Security and Hall Monitor, Zikri Ahmed, had a fun beach day with his kids in Detroit Lakes! 🌞 They didn’t have their Spud gear with, but they still wanted to show their #SpudPride 😊 Whether you are in your backyard, or somewhere around the world, send us pictures of you in your spud gear! Email email@example.com.