MOORHEAD AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Moorhead Area Public Schools Providing Meals and Child Care During School Closures

The meals will be delivered to multiple schools for students.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public Schools announced it will be providing child care and supplying meals to students starting Wednesday, March 18. In coordination with the YMCA, Moorhead schools will offer care to district-enrolled students age 12 and under whose parents are emergency workers and critical in the community response to COVID-19. The state has designated which occupations are eligible for…

Moorhead School District Voters Approve Bond Referendum

The bond passed with 75.6 percent voter approval.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–Moorhead Area Public School residents approved the $110 million bond referendum. In unofficial results, the bond passed with 75.6 percent voter approval. The results will be official once the school board canvasses the precincts on November 12. The bond referendum will help with rebuilding the Moorhead High School and developing a career academy at the former Sam’s Club location….

Moorhead Public Schools Affected by Data Breach

The data breach affected more than 13,000 schools and universities dating back to 2007.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– We are learning more about a data breach that impacted school districts nationwide including Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. The breach affected an online assessment platform called AIMSweb. It is owned by the Pearson Clinical Assessment company. Moorhead Area Public schools used the software between 2007 and 2016. They have just been told that the breach impacted nearly…

Highest Opening Day Enrollment Since 1972 For Moorhead Area Public Schools

The school district has 7,066 kids in grades K through 12

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Area Public Schools is recording its highest opening day enrollment since 1972. The school district has 7,066 kids in grades K through 12. That is 79 more than during last year’s opening enrollment. Over the past five years, the district has added more than 1,000 students. The superintendent says K through 4 elementary schools have reached…

School Bond & City Council Special Election Set In Moorhead

$110 Million Moorhead Area Public Schools Bond Referendum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — People in Moorhead will be voting on a $110 million school bond and two new city council members this fall. A special election will be held on Tuesday, November 5. 12 candidates are running for two open council seats in Wards 3 and 4. Voters will also decide the Moorhead Area Public Schools bond referendum. If passed,…

Moorhead Schools Encourage Reading Through Book Fairs

S.G. Reinertsen, Ellen Hopkins, Horizon among those holding them this week

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School in Moorhead got their hands on some brand new books. As part of the school’s annual Book Fair, 29 classes are set to file in to the book room over the next three days. They will be able to fill their wish lists with a whole bunch of literary adventures. After students…

As Shutdown Lingers On, Government Employees Look for Temporary Jobs

Substitute teaching and paraprofessional work are among those jobs in demand

FARGO, N.D. — With some government employees going more than thirty days without a paycheck, job placement services have had a larger pool of candidates to fill temporary jobs. “We’re seeing a lot of needs right now in customer service positions, accountants, a lot of need for construction out there, so we’re placing a lot of jobs like that right now….

Former School Superintendent Pleads Not Guilty To Indecent Exposure

Scott Staska is accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park between May 2017 and this past April.

ST. CLOUD, MN (AP)– The former superintendent of the Rocori School District has pleaded not guilty to 19 counts of indecent exposure in Stearns County. Scott Staska is accused of exposing himself at stores in St. Cloud and Waite Park between May 2017 and this past April. Staska was arrested in March and resigned from the school in April. He…

Parents Make Peanut Butter Sandwiches to Slice Down Student Lunch Debt

Moorhead parents plan to raise $7,000 to help fund free and reduced price lunches for students

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead parents are teaming up to combat hunger in schools by serving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The second annual fundraiser for Moorhead Area Public Schools gave people a chance to purchase PB&J sandwiches with a choice of peanut butter or sun butter. People also played bingo, entered the raffle, or had a chance to purchase some new…

New Moorhead Superintendent Ready to Guide District to New Success

Brandon Lunak will look to implement the MSBA's "Portrait of a High School Graduate" towards high school curriculum

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After serving as Moorhead’s interim superintendent since December, Brandon Lunak was happy to receive the news that he would officially become the district’s next superintendent. “When I got the call, the range of emotions went from ‘boy, I’m extremely excited to get the call’ to ‘now, the work begins,’” said Lunak. The Moorhead job isn’t a first for…