Middle school students are getting their vision and hearing screened today by CLC Nursing students
It's a GREAT Day to Be a Cardinal! As it is...everyday! This morning may have been a little bit better, however. 68 students, grades 10-12, received their Varsity Academic Letters for earning a 3.665 GPA or higher during the 2017-2018 school year. Our Minnesota Honor Society Seniors lead the event for their academic colleagues and their families. Those GPA's were earned through all course offerings: Arts, CIS, CTE, Online Offerings, Core Classes and Electives. Students on behalf of the staff at Staples-Motley High School, we thank you. Thank you for honoring our efforts for providing you opportunities here at Staples-Motley. Your GPA's and Smiles: are tremendously gratifying. Mr. "S", Staples-Motley High School Principal
Our phone system service has been restored. Thank you for being understanding!
Our phone system is down. We are working to resolve the issue. If you have questions, you can email the offices.
Attention Middle School parents & students- HOP to It! @ Boosters starts on Tuesday, Oct 2nd!! 4/5 will meet in Mrs. Przybilla’s room, 6/7 will meet in Mrs Odden’s room. Everyone is welcome to attend!! We look forward to seeing you there!
Last week 4th graders enjoyed the team building activity, Hoop Hop Showdown and had a blast!!!
#Build2170! One new K-12 building, two buildings (K-6 and 7-12), and three buildings were options that were discussed extensively. Where to build one school including a location halfway between Motley and Staples, Motley-Staples Middle School, Staples-Motley High School, Staples-Motley Elementary were all considered. Issues including land and utility cost, land available at current sites, renovation costs, existing fields and student safety were analyzed before making the decision to utilize the current Staples-Motley Elementary building.
#Build2170! Where do you go to get “up to date” information? District website: www.isd2170.k12.mn.us “BUILD 2170”; Twitter@isd2170; Facebook: Staples-Motley School District and school board members, administrative members, Staples World. If you would like a presentation for your group, please email Dr. Ron Bratlie, Superintendent at email@example.com or call (office) 218-894-5409.
#Build2170! What do you get for $60 Million? A community focused building including a remodeled elementary school, middle school addition, high school addition, cafeteria addition with adequate seating and a commercial kitchen, field house with six gyms, walking track, exercise and classrooms, performing arts area and athletic fields on-site. The school district, City of Staples and Lakewood Health System are exploring areas of collaboration in planning this building. The timeline for this building is an election in May 2019 with construction to begin in May 2020.
Tuesday 3:30-7:30 PM. In preparation for “Tie Dye Thursday” we will be hosting a tie dye party on the football field! You can bring your own items to be tie dyed (must be 100% cotton) or you can purchase a t-shirt when you arrive. The cost is $1/item that you bring yourself, $5 for a plain white t-shirt, or $7 for a specialty Cardinals t-shirt (limited quantities available). All items will be collected, washed and treated by our volunteers. Items will be delivered to all of the schools on Wednesday afternoon---in time to be worn on Thursday!! :)
#Build 2170! Q. How long will it take to pay back the approximately $60 Million? A. It will take 20 years to pay back the $60 Million. For an average home it is estimated to cost $1.05 a day.
Build 2170. Two common questions are: How much does it cost? and What is the tax impact? We are estimating the cost for new construction of 187,000 square feet and renovation of 47,000 square feet to be approximately $60 Million. The tax impact on an average Staples-Motley home valued (2016) at $121,956 is estimated to be $1.05/day.
The Music Department is starting their chocolate fundraiser this Friday - only $1/bar - Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, W.F.Crisp, and Almond. We have 546 pounds of chocolate ready to go! Help us get to New Orleans! Send us a message or find a high school music student to get your chocolate before it is gone.
Our phone system is now working. 📞 Thank you for being understanding.
From ISD 2170. Our phone system is down. We have identified the issue with a third-party service provider, and they are working to resolve the issue. School will continue to function as usual today. If you need to contact us, please contact us via email or by stopping in one of the offices. Thank you for your continued patience.
Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
Homecoming is COMING! The Football Booster Club and S-M Dairy Queens will be hosting the 2nd Annual Homecoming Kick-Off Event on Saturday morning September 22nd. There will be a 5k Cardinal Fun Run and a FREE Kids Run with the Cardinal. A Free Campfire and Donuts for all participants afterwards. You may sign-up as an individual but we encourage you to get a team together! Teams could vary from families, sports teams, student-athletes, booster clubs, school teams, new teachers, retired teachers, coaches, principals, the list goes on and on! Free blizzards at the finish line for each winning team in this fun friendly 5k challenge! So lace up those running shoes, grab some family & friends, dress in costume and show your Cardinal Spirit, and let's make this a BIG event to kick-off Homecoming Week! Sign-up in the Main Office by September 17th! Onward Cardinals!!!
To the 2170 Community: I want to share with you the impressive sportsmanship that I witnessed at today's (yesterday's) Johanna Olson Cross Country Meet in Wadena. The members of the Staples-Motley Cross Country Team are not only a great team, but a classy and respectful group of student/athletes. This trait, to me, is even more important than winning meets. Each member of the Staples-Motley Team gathered at the finish line of the varsity meet and cheered on everyone still running until the last runner crossed the line; not just the members of the Cardinal Squad, but everyone in the race. We had many staff and volunteers at the line, we were all impressed by the great sportsmanship. You could see it wasn't fake go through the motion acting, but genuine enthusiasm and high fives. I'd like to congratulate the athletes, coaches and administration. The class shown was impressive and deserves recognition. As a Staples High School Alum, Class of 1994, I am proud of my High School and know that there is great leadership and great kids doing great things! Keep up the good work and thank you! Effort, Attitude and Enthusiasm with Class are traits that will take young people to great heights. Norm Gallant Activities Director Wadena-Deer Creek High School
Due to rain the Wadena-Deer Creek Cross Country Meet Scheduled for today will be postponed to Thursday September 6th at 4:30 at the Whitetail Run Golf Course in Wadena.
6 Staples Motley Elementary Paraprofessional and Principal Johnson are working hard at the S.A.F.E. Cafeterias & Playgrounds workshop at Sourcewell to help create a safe and fun climate at the elementary school!! Thanks for the dedication team, you are ALL amazing, we can't wait to get back to school to share with the rest of our team!!
Tonight was a great night to connect with families. I am especially excited I was able to meet with 100% of my first graders. What a great way to start off the school year.
For the 2nd year in a row, the high school students and staff have found their way to the top! Strong academics, the achievement gap is getting smaller, College In Schools Courses (26 of them providing nearly $160,000 of free tuition) and a healthy selection of diverse CTE offerings...all listed as to why they’re being recognized by U. S. News and World Report! I’m incredibly proud and grateful to be a part of ISD 2170!! Mr. “S”
We have cancelled practice today due to inclement weather for our 7/8 grade students. Thanks, Kappler
Due to weather conditions 7th and 8th grade Football has been cancelled for this evening.
Reminder of the Cardinal Activity Kick-Off Night Thursday, August 16th at 5:45 pm. Doors open at 5:15 to do paperwork. This meeting is highly recommended for students in grades 6-12 planning to participate in a fall MSHSL sport or any MSHSL activity this school year to attend with their parents or guardians.
Question from the community about Build 2170. Q. How can the district afford to build a new building when the district has a budget deficit? A. The building referendum monies can only be used to build the building and cannot be used for staff or other operating costs. Think of it as two separate bank accounts. The district will have one bank account to build the new building and one bank account to pay for staff and other operating expenses.
Question from the community about Build 2170. Q. Why does the school district want one building? A. It is not affordable to continue operating three separate buildings. If we do not streamline operations and become more efficient, the district could go into statutory operating debt in the near future. For example, the district could reduce expenditures of over $200,000 a year just in transportation and staffing.
Do you have questions about Build 2170? If so, you can ask us questions on the Build 2170 web page (www.isd2170.k12.mn.us). We will post the questions and answers! #Build2170 #Cardinals
Parents of students in grades 6-12 MARK YOUR CALENDARS- More information coming to your inbox later this week! Thursday, August 16th All MSHSL Activities 2018-2019 Kick Off Night! Staples-Motley HS Main Gym 401 Centennial Ln Staples, MN Doors open at 5:15, Meeting begins at 5:45 Meeting will be brief Please be there if your child is planning to participate in any MSHSL activity this school year.
Elementary summer learning camp students are looking forward to performing some great songs they have been practicing at the Care Center tomorrow!!
The first day of school is September 4th for students in grades 1-9 and September 5th for students in grades 10-12! The supply lists are on our website under For Parents. Take a look at our new website! www.isd2170.k12.mn.us
We have a new website and mobile app! Check out our new website at www.isd2170.k12.mn.us and download our new app from the App Store.
We are now on Twitter! Follow us at @isd2170 for updates on what is happening in our school! It's a great day to be a Cardinal!
Welcome to the new Staples-Motley ISD Website!