Happening in the classroom at SMHS: As a part of Mr. Klefsaas' Creative Writing class, students paired up and invented an award to present. The students created the history and purpose of the award as well as criteria to be considered for the award. The award presentation was a video submitted through Google classroom. The students also created acceptance speeches for the awards they were receiving. For our presentation day in Centennial Auditorium, we watched the video and then the winner accepted the award on stage and gave a speech.
Congratulations to the Staples-Motley Cardinals Speech Team! The team placed 3rd out of 20 teams at the Pequot Lakes Early Bird Tournament. At our first tournament of the year, we were proud to have 5 tournament Champions, which were Jonah Johnson, Creative Expression; Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedel, Duo Interpretation; Ari Brings, Great Speeches and Samantha Mrazek, Original Oratory. Also earning awards at the tournament were Sadie Thompson, 3rd, Humor and 6th in Creative Expression; Ari Brings, 4th in Drama; Samantha Mrazek and Caden Mrazek, 4th in Duo; Caden Mrazek, 5th in Humor; Torii Nienow, 5th in Informative; Andrew Bates, 6th in Storytelling. Receiving ribbons for nearly qualifying for finals, Amber Deegan and Jaydon Friedel, Drama; Iain Sams and Cy Johnson, Duo; Keegan Bestland and AJ Nienow, Duo; Alex Brings, Great Speeches; and Kimberly Stachowiak, Poetry. Congratulations on a great start to the speech season!
The Motley-Staples Middle School Science Fair will be taking place on Wednesday, January 23rd. The public is invited to come and view the projects on Wednesday, January 23rd from 2 pm-5 pm.
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Dear Families of S-M Elementary, Important announcement. STAR learning will be cancelled for this coming Tuesday, January 8th. STAR will resume again like normal on Tuesday, January 15th. If you do not have a student that attends STAR, please disregard this message.
Staples-Motley Schools are CLOSED today, Monday January 7th, due to icy road conditions. (This includes tonight’s ProStart meeting and practices). The Board Meeting at 7pm remains on schedule.
Breakfast will not be served today due to the two hour late start.
Dear Families of SM Elementary, Important announcement. STAR learning will be cancelled for this coming Tuesday, January 8th. STAR will resume again like normal on Tuesday, January 15th. If you do not have a student that attends STAR learning, please disregard this message.
We are in need of judges for our Motley-Staples Middle School Science Fair on Wednesday, January 23rd. Judges would need to arrive at the Motley-Staples Middle School by 9:00 AM (lunch will be provided). If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, please contact Kasey Odden at 218-894-5400 ext 3563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors, we will be holding a brief meeting Monday, January 7th at 11:45 am in the Centennial Auditorium, for you to order your cap and gown.
We have made a change to Skyward Gradebook/Family Access today. The Skyward log in page URL/address has changed, below you will find the new URL/address. Skyward Gradebook/Family Access link https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedustaplesmotleymn/seplog01.w If you use the Skyward mobile app, you will need to delete the app and reinstall it. Please go to this website https://5il.co/6100 for instructions. Thanks, IT Department
Weather Alert: Boys Hockey has been cancelled for today. They play tomorrow at Wadena Ice Arena 1:00 start time.
UPDATE: Boys & Girls JV/VARSITY Basketball has been rescheduled for a Doubleheader tomorrow @ Little Falls. Game times are as follows: Boys JV 2:00 vs Little Falls Girls JV 3:15 vs Little Falls Boys Varsity 5:15 vs Little Falls Girls Varsity 7:00 vs Little Falls Go CARDINALS!!!
Weather Alert: The Liittle Falls Holiday Basketball Tounament has been cancelled. We are working on scheduling a boys/girls double header @ Little Falls for tomorrow afternoon/evening. More information to come later today.
We will be updating Skyward Gradebook/Family Access on December 27th from 6 AM to 9 PM. Skyward Gradebook/Family Access will be unavailable during the update. Please plan accordingly. What: Skyward Gradebook/Family Access When: 12/27/2018 Starting: 6 AM Ending: 9 PM Thanks, IT Department
From ISD 2170, We will be updating Skyward Gradebook/Family Access on December 27th from 6 AM to 9 PM. Skyward Gradebook/Family Access will be unavailable during the update. Please plan accordingly. What: Skyward Gradebook/Family Access When: 12/27/2018 Starting: 6 AM Ending: 9 PM Thanks, IT Department
On Monday the 8th grade boys basketball will play at 4:30 and 7th grade to follow at home vs Aitken.
7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball lead off a BIG night of basketball tomorrow night @ Staples-Motley HS before our HS hits the hardwood on the Main floor vs Park Rapids. Come out and catch them action. 7th grade plays @ 4:30 with 8th Grade to follow vs Pillager. Go Cards!
Doubleheader Basketball Tonight at Staples-Motley High School. Girls vs Frazee. Boys vs WDC. JV Girls 4:15 Main Gym V Girls 5:45 Main Gym C Squad Boys 5:45 South Gym B JV Boys South Gym A Varsity Boys Main Gym 7:30 tip Good luck girls and boys! Go Cardinals!!!
Great night, 7th Girls Basketball won an intense close one, 23-22. 8th played great together won 35-18. Go BIG red!
Update: Junior High Boys Basketball @ Aitkin today. 8th grade will play first at 4:30 followed by the 7th grade game.
Due to a delayed flight caused by weather, the Middle School fundraiser items will not be delivered to the Middle School until tomorrow, Friday November 30th. We will have items ready for pick up starting at 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. Any questions please call the Middle School.
WDC-SM-S-NYM-H-PP Hockey earns both games vs. Breckenridge: Jv 3-2 Varsity 6-3 Great start TEAM !!
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ProStart catered the Football Banquet with the help of Shelly Miller. It was a great learning experience.
ProStart caters the Football Banquet
As our season comes to a close, I look back on it and what an incredible season it has been. We have had our most positive and competitive team yet, and it has been a joy to coach them. Today we had some of our fastest relays we have ever swum since we began coaching and the Medley and 200 Free Relays dropped a minimum of 3 seconds from previous years’ relay team bests. The growth this team has shown in just 3 years is unbelievable and I can’t wait to see what this young team accomplishes in the years to come! Proud of our Cardinal Swim Team!
ProStart Salad Lab
ProStart Salad Lab
Emmet Anderson interview after his exciting 3rd place finish at the 2018 Minnesota State Boys Cross Country Tournament at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Wow!!! Go Emmet and Go Cards!!! http://www.milesplit.com/videos/311222
Cross Country is heading south! STATE BOUND and DOWN! Good luck to both the Boys & Girls Teams on Saturday at St. Olaf College! Go CARDINALS!!! https://youtu.be/LZaquTzcuOA
Just like that, the regular season is done for the Cardinal Swim Team and what a season it’s been! We have had so much growth and change happen as the season has moved along. These girls are such a treat to be around and I’m so proud of them. It’s always bittersweet moving into the post-season as it means the end of the season is coming, but I’m excited for what it brings for our Section swimmers! Go Cardinals!!!
Attention! NO SCHOOL at Staples-Motley ON FRIDAY, NOVEMEBER 9th! This is a calendar change from the original 2 hour early dismissal. Because Staples-Motley School District cares about the safety of our students and staff the School Board has approved a revision to the 2018-2019 school calendar. With the help of the Staples Police Department all staff will receive ALICE (Active Shooter Response Training) on November 9th.
A BIG thanks! To our event workers this Fall. Chain Gangs, Announcers, Press Box, Stats, Tickets, Concessions, Officials, Homecoming Staff, VB line judges, scoreboard, trackers, custodians, bus drivers, the list is long of dedicated people who give back to our kids everyday!
Congratulations to Katie Benson a 2017 graduate of Staples-Motley High School she is a finalist for a National FFA office. Out of 700,000 FFA members in the US, she is down to the final 20 to serve as a National FFA officer. The 2018-19 National FFA officer team will be selected Saturday, 27 October at the final session.
Trickery, selfishness, greed and power are the four core virtues of V.I.L.E- Villain School for Learning Evil - and school is in session. Staples-Motley High School Fall Play presents "Villain School"! Come see the school turn into a dark castle filled with monsters, convicts, geniuses, witches and misfits on November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 PM and November 4th at 1:00 PM at the Centennial Auditorium. As the conniving professors would say....have a terrible day! Tickets available at the door- Adults: $6.00 Students: $4.00 4 and under: FREE
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
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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.
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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!