Kevin Roline
Smartphones Class Tuesday, October 23rd! Register Now-spaces still available!
about 19 hours ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
Cardinals Connect at its best! Have a great MEA break to all students, staff, parents, and the entire Staples-Motley community! Onward Cardinals!
1 day ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Cross Country sophomore runner Emmet Anderson continues his winning ways and and was named Brainerd Dispatch Male Area Athelete of the Week! What an honor and well deserved! Congratulations to Emmet, his teammates, and coaches! Onward Cardinals!
1 day ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It's Wednesday Night Lights @ Pillager! And our Cardinals are ready! Go Cardinals!!!
1 day ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Your 7th and 8th grade Cardinals took the field for the final time this Fall @ OTC... and left it all out there today! 7th grade won 20-8. 8th grade battled hard in a 14-6 defeat. We are proud of these boys! Cardinal PRIDE!!!
2 days ago, Mark Jacobs
Carrin Delong
Middle school students are getting their vision and hearing screened today by CLC Nursing students
3 days ago, Carrin Delong
Carrin Delong
Middle school students are getting their vision and hearing screened today by CLC Nursing students
3 days ago, Carrin Delong
Carrin Delong
Teacher’s spent Monday morning before conferences getting their flu shots! #FluFighters #KeepingOurStudentsFluFree
3 days ago, Carrin Delong
Mark Jacobs
Your JH Cardinal Swimmers at home tonight for a meet agaisnt Forestview Middle! Good luck girls and Go Cards!!!
3 days ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
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
4 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
7th grade scientists Addisyn Cichos, Steffany Sullivan, and Bel Birkholtz created a cell city out of candy, styrofoam, and streamers. The cell city included cytoplasm, chloroplast, nucleus and many more cell features! Awesome work ladies!
7 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to M-SMS September Students of the Month!
7 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
MSMS 6th grade scientists race boats powered by SPHERO!! They each had the opportunity to design and engineer their own boat, program SPHERO to move their boats and then raced them down the canals. They will soon calculate the speed of their boats using the time and distance data they collected.
7 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Teachers at M-SMS were able to enjoy delicious hot drinks and treats from our ISC coffee cart! Thank you to Mrs. Freeman and ISC for treating the staff on this cold morning!
7 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Victoria Serich
Coding in the Purple Steam room.
7 days ago, Victoria Serich
Jon Regen
Motley-Staples Middle School students enjoying Apple Crunch Day
7 days ago, Jon Regen
Craig Waldvogel
Our phone system service has been restored. Thank you for being understanding!
8 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Tonia Judd
Our phone system is down. We are working to resolve the issue. If you have questions, you can email the offices.
8 days ago, Tonia Judd
Lori Nienow
HS Biology students in Ms. Bendson's class testing acids and bases.
9 days ago, Lori Nienow
Carrin Delong
Reminder that there is an info meeting for students interested in the Germany trip. 7pm tonight in the HS nurse office. Parents should attend with their students.
10 days ago, Carrin Delong
Allison Vangsness
4th graders making the best of the cold weather!
13 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Jon Regen
Middle School students having fun with the Robots from Tech Mobile
16 days ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 5- Cardinal Spirit!!!!
16 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 4- Throwback day
16 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
Correction for Adult Driving Classes
18 days ago, Kevin Roline
Victoria Serich
3rd graders explore engineering in STEAM class
20 days ago, Victoria Serich
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Day 3- Sports Day!
22 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
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!
22 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Victoria Serich
The Homecoming royalty, cheerleaders and the cardinal visited today for Homecoming week. Our Elementary students had a blast!!
22 days ago, Victoria Serich
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 2- Twins/Squad Day!!!
23 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
The connections crew plus guests. We were packing boxes for operation Christmas child yesterday. We packed 100 boxes in less than an hour!
24 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
6th graders enjoyed Envirofest last week at Katterhagen Farms. Although it was raining and cold, they had great attitudes and learned about being good to the environment.
24 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Homecoming week has started at MSMS. Today was Pajama Day and everyone loved it!
24 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Last week 4th graders enjoyed the team building activity, Hoop Hop Showdown and had a blast!!!
24 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Last week 4th graders enjoyed the team building activity, Hoop Hop Showdown and had a blast!!!
24 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
#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.
25 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Harvest time!
26 days ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
#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 ron.bratlie@isd2170.k12.mn.us or call (office) 218-894-5409.
26 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
#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.
27 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
A message from Mike Schmidt, High School Principal.
27 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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!! :)
28 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
#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.
28 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kathy Johnson
Mrs. Kempton’s Kindergarten class being so respectful while walking in the hallway!
29 days ago, Kathy Johnson
Kathy Johnson
The Third Grade team is ready to build minds this year!!!
29 days ago, Kathy Johnson
Craig Waldvogel
Saturday, September 22nd 8AM. Cardinal Football Boosters 5K at SMHS. Registration begins at 8:00AM, with the run starting at 9:00 AM. Free campfire donuts for all runners! $10 if you pre-register, $15 if you register at the event.
29 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
A message from Dr. Ron Bratlie, Superintendent.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
What a night we had! Thank you to the football communities of Staples-Motley and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for your generosity!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
We love our cooks! ❤️
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
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.
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
Our phone system is now working. 📞 Thank you for being understanding.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
Calling all Little Cardinal Cheerleaders!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Tackle Cancer Night: Friday, September 14th, 2018 at the Varsity Football Game
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mr. Fischer!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
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!!!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
7th graders participating in their first Friday Frenzy- Crab Soccer!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
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
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
OFF TO CROOKSTON! Thank you 2170 Transportation for the trailer! Our gears in it! Fresh air.....all the way up and back!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 Welcomes Mrs. Steffen!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Reminder Fans!!! Friday's football game @ Crookston @ UMC Field is a 6:00 pm start time. Let's be road warriors and support our Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Haman!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
8th graders learning to work through a challenge by creating card towers in Mrs. Turner's Journeys elective.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Fall Trap League starts Sunday
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
Welcome to Staples- Motley schools Mrs. Vavreck!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 welcomes Mr. Jacobs!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Announcement to all football players, parents, and fans. This Friday's football game @ Crookston has been changed to a 6:00 pm start time. Go Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Mitts!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Mr. Opelia will be joining the high school special education department. Welcome!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Ms. Smith will be the new 5th grade teacher at Motley- Staples Middle School.
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Sapp will be joining the elementary school as a first grade teacher. Welcome!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Welcome to ISD2170 Mrs. Holst!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Keep a look out for new teacher bios being posted the next couple of days as we welcome new staff to our school district. Go Cardinals and welcome Ms. Johnson!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Kathy Johnson
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!!
about 1 month ago, Kathy Johnson
Jon Regen
Motley-Staples Middle School Paraprofessionals are busy participating in planning great recess time for our students next week.
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Melissa Holey
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.
about 1 month ago, Melissa Holey
Craig Waldvogel
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”
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Here is a picture of the new team members at ISD 2170. Go Cardinals!!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
The Staples-Motley High School Staff: 2018-2019
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
ISD 2170 is BACK! 2018-2019 has begun...and BUILD 2170 was a fantastic message as we resume and prep for our students!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
We have cancelled practice today due to inclement weather for our 7/8 grade students. Thanks, Kappler
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Due to weather conditions 7th and 8th grade Football has been cancelled for this evening.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Volleyball team fun at the Railroad Days parade. Great participation from groups in the school. CARDINAL PRIDE!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
The Cardinal Football Team Hoste Mom's Night under the lights. Some football 101 instruction from Son to Mom. We love our Mom's!!! Go Cards!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
Chromebook pickup for students in grades 8-12 will be on August 29th at the High School from 4 PM to 7 PM. Payments can be made online using Skyward.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Question from the community about Build 2170. Q. When is the new building expected to be finished? A. If voters approve the building referendum in February 2019, we anticipate the new building would open for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
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.
2 months ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
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.
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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.
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
We are calling our building project Build 2170. We have made a Build 2170 page on our website. The I.T. department will be updating the Build 2170 page frequently, so we encourage you to visit our website frequently to find out new information. #Build2170 #Cardinals
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Over the past year, we have been working hard to plan for the future of our great school district! We would like to share with you some information. Take a look at the following pictures! #Cardinals
2 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Victoria Serich
Summer Learning Camp students from the Elementary school visited the Care Center today. They spent their time singing and reading to the residents. All involved enjoyed the visit!
2 months ago, Victoria Serich
Lori Nienow
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.
2 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kathy Johnson
Elementary summer learning camp students are looking forward to performing some great songs they have been practicing at the Care Center tomorrow!!
2 months ago, Kathy Johnson
Craig Waldvogel
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
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley School District helped to host this year's Habitat 500! A BIG thank you to Kevin Roline for his hospitality and coordinating the Habitat 500 stay at ISD 2170! #Cardinals
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Our new Chromebooks for 5th grade just got delivered today. This coming school year ISD 2170 will be 1:1 in grades 3-12 with Chromebooks!
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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.
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
High school students had a lot of fun on their Galapagos Islands trip!
3 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
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!
3 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Welcome to the new Staples-Motley ISD Website!
3 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
FREE Summer Foods Program-Summer Foods All kids age 18 and younger Staples-Motley Elementary June 4th - August 9th Breakfast from 7:30 - 9:00 Lunch from 11:30 - 1:00 Monday - Thursday
3 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Check out these useful thrillshare training documents! http://5il.co/3z4x
3 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170