Kevin Roline
Paintworks @ Jordahl Hardware in Motley! Contact Staples-Motley Community Ed to register! 894-2497 or online @ https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
5 days ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Would you like to have a better understanding of Medicare? Check out this FREE class offered through Staples-Motley Community Education. Call 894-2497 to register or online https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
5 days ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Before we go.....we gotta glow!!!
6 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
S-M Spring Break: has arrived! But: tonight we say good bye to the snow at the SNODAZE HS GLOW DANCE!!! 8-11pm $10 cover. Includes Taco Bar, Cardinal Glow Bracelet, Dance, Friends, Smiles and Mr S spinnin’ the Hits!!! (And some you’ll even like!)
6 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Rescheduled! Thanks for supporting the CEO Program!
6 days ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
Awesome job M-SMS on the performance of Honk Jr!!!! Public performances are Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 16th at 2:00pm at Centennial Auditorium in Staples.  Cost of tickets: $7.00 for Adults and $3.00 for students.
6 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Lori Nienow
HONK Jr.! MS Musical tonight at 7:00 and 2:00 on Saturday at Centennial Auditorium. These kids are great and have worked so hard. Tickets available at the door.
6 days ago, Lori Nienow
Jon Regen
Thanks to ISC for showing appreciation for our staff with a Coffee Cart. Our staff truly does great things and this is just a small way our students say thanks.
7 days ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
Thank You to Payton Jordahl, of Perham and The U of M Gophers for speaking at our Mid State student leadership workshop today! Payton shared insight on trust, communication and mental health for athletes. Great day of growth and learning for our student-athletes!
8 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
Two Physical Science students from the Connections High School Program are learning about sound waves. They are putting together a radio to also cover Engineering standards.
8 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mike Schmidt
Polar Plunge Recap: It’s no secret we do Special Olympics very well here. That’s in part to their coaches, families and transportation. However, our General Ed students are not to be overlooked within this program. I’m thrilled, yet not surprised that our students raised $3107 for the Polar Plunge (2nd to Brainerd) by only $1000. We brought 48 jumpers: THE MOST of any school in the region! We laughed, played and supported one another. What was the most endearing, was on the ride up, we learned we were just short of $3000. Our students, began passing money up to Mrs. Klefsaas and I. It was incredible! And, even more telling was learned we had other students direct some of their donations to those students that were unable to hit the $50 minimum! How cool is that? As one student told me that afternoon: “Mr. S, days like today don’t happen like this in my life without our high school!” To the great people of Staples-Motley: The dedication and care our students showed, is cultivated alongside a trusted staff and the relationships that go beyond “teaching in a classroom”, in addition to the tremendous support, guidance and love from their families and our communities. That afternoon, this principal was very proud to represent our amazing students, staff and communities who clearly made it known: “It’s a GREAT time to be a Cardinal!” Mike Schmidt, CAA Staples-Motley High School Principal "Onward Cardinals"
8 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
2019 Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: The Staples-Motley Athletic Department, in partnership with a committee of community members, has organized a “Hall of Fame” to honor our athletes, coaches, teams and community supporters of the Staples-Motley Athletic Programs throughout our years together. With pride and honor, it is the Hall of Fame Committees pleasure to announce the following as the inductees for the Inaugural Class of 2019 Hall of Fame: Coaches: Don Dravis – Bill Finn – Jerry Riewer Teams: 1985 Staples Girls Basketball Team 1988 Staples-Motley Football Team Athletes: Del Cerney- Arden Beachy- Warren Mertens- Bob Peterson At-Large: Derald and Juanita Miller Congratulations on receiving the recognition and for your contributions to the legacies of the Staples-Motley Athletic Programs! Please "like us" and "share us" in assisting with getting out the information. As you can imagine, time may have disconnected a few us. On behalf of the committee, we thank you in advance for assisting with communicating their recognition's and invitations to Friday, April 5th. Public is Welcome! Respectfully, Mike Hajek and Mike Schmidt, Co-Chairs Hall of Fame Committee Members: Carrie Beachy Doug Shequen Kevin Swecker Ray Gildow Sally Gorton Craig Wolhowe Mike Carlson Mark Anderson Chris Etzler HALL OF FAME AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY: FRIDAY, APRIL 5 TH LOCATION- Staples-Motley Centennial Auditorium TIME- 6:00-6:30 Reception, 6:30-8:00 Ceremony TICKETS- Free will offering at the door GATHERING/RECEPTION - 8:30-11:00 pm, Timbers Restaurant- $5.00 cover charge-no charge for inductees and attendees under age 18. Hors D’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar available. LODGING- Timberlake Hotel in Staples- Request discount room rate for event: 218-895-1300
8 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
League of Legends Starting in April! Sign up now through Community Ed
8 days ago, Kevin Roline
Victoria Serich
Reminder to families that Spring Pictures are tomorrow for the Elementary school. No payments or orders are due at this time. A proof will be sent home in a week or two with instructions to order.
9 days ago, Victoria Serich
Lori Nienow
Friday (March 15) at 7:00 and Saturday (March 16) at 2:00 Centennial Auditorium! MS Musical...Don't want to miss it. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $3 students/$7 Adults
9 days ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
This is the last week for the M-SMS food shelf drive. The grade level with the most weight wins an ice cream party. Perfect time to clean off the shelves and support your community!
9 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Lori Nienow
Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Parents of the Grad Blast Committee will be at the high school Friday (March 15) morning at lunch for you to drop off your registration forms to be entered in the early bird drawing for the BOSE speaker. If you need a form, stop in the office and see Lori!
9 days ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve got to postpone the Pops Concert that was scheduled for Thursday evening. No worries: we’ll announce the new date soon! (By the way...be sure and check out the Middle School Play Friday or Saturday!)
9 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
Chef and his crew from Cragun's visited ProStart today. The students made Au Gratin potatoes and Filet Mignon. Thank you Chefs!
10 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef Visit Continued
10 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef visit continued
10 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef visit continued
10 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Jon Regen
The 6th and 7th Grade students are taking advantage of the snow and beautiful weather with a little Cross Country Skiing.
10 days ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Photography Class: "Organizing & Editing Photos w/Adobe Lightroom Great class to help you organize all those pictures you have taken over the years & edit some that aren't quite what you want. Call Staples-Motley Community Education to register, 894-2497.
11 days ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
YOGA CANCELED MONDAY, MARCH 18TH (now you will have more time to shovel snow)
11 days ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
How Can It Be Italian Without Pasta? Rescheduled class is Tuesday, March 12th and there are still a few spots available. Contact Community Ed to register, 894-2497
11 days ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
CEO Ham Slam Bingo (March 10 at WDC HS) Postponed and will be rescheduled...TBA!
13 days ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
Congratulations to all the Sourcewell 2019 Regional Science Fair participants!! A special Congratulations to these winners: 4th Grade Research 4th place: Thomas Johnson and Evan Schultz 5th Grade Research 3rd place: Mason Albertson 5th Grade Experiment 1st place: Nathanial Seamann 5th Grade Experiment 4th place: Lily Cline 6th Grade Research 1st place: Peyton Mithun 6th Grade Research Honorable Mention: Steven Petrich 6th Grade Experiment 2nd place: Sawyer Ferdon 6th Grade Experiment Honorable Mention: Lily Richey
13 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Tonia Judd
Elementary and Early Childhood families, next week Friday (3/15) is the last day to bring in food for the March Food Shelf Drive! The grade level who brings in the most weight in food will earn an Ice Cream Party!
13 days ago, Tonia Judd
Mike Schmidt
SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED BASKETBALL: The team did GREAT yesterday! 1 win, 1 loss, couldn't be more proud of these kids! SMHS: Your dedication to one another...makes us all very proud. Mr. “S”
14 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
The Sourcewell Regional Elementary Science Fair is TODAY!!! Congratulations to our 18 Motley-Staple Middle School participants!! Visit the Open house today from 3:00-6:00 with Awards Ceremony at 6:00pm!!!
14 days ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
March is the best month to donate to your local food shelf but time is ticking away! Donate today!
14 days ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Our boys basketball team has won/EARNED the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Team Academic Section Championship! Our teams academic accomplishment will be displayed on the scoreboard at the Target Center throughout the State Tournament. 2A Section 8 Academic Champs!!
15 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Spring 2019 Firearm Safety Classes Coming Soon!
15 days ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
A fun way to support our CEO program!
15 days ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
More Reality 🤓
15 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
The Reality Store is one of my favorite days! Nearly 70 volunteers to assist our juniors and seniors with their fictional scenarios of “reality”! Thank you to ALL who make this happen.
15 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
Mrs. Weite's 5th Grade Reading class are diving deep into their reading of Mr. Tucket. They are using post it notes to mark their questions, surprises, and LOL's in the story as they read. This lead to some great text based discussions.
15 days ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
Boys Win! Boys Win! Last regular season game in LPGE, they come out on top: 44-43! Your determination and grit: outstanding!
17 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Spring Parent Athlete Coach Meetings: Tuesday March 5th. 6pm Baseball, 9-12, Media Center Softball, 6-12, Cafeteria
17 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Congratulations to the Staples-Motley Speech Team for placing third out of 32 teams at the 47th Annual Chuck Beckman Memorial Speech Tournament at Walker High School. The Cardinals team finished well ahead of the fourth place team and only 4 points behind the second place team from East Grand Forks; the team from Moorhead (AA) took first. Finalists taking home first place medals were Jonah Johnson (Creative Expression - His 7th straight win!), Caden Mrazek (Humor), and Jaydon Friedel and Andrew Bates (Duo). Taking second were Ari Brings (Prose), and Ethan Gilbertson (Creative Expression). Placing third, Ari Brings (Great Speeches), and Jaydon Friedel (Drama). Samantha Mrazek and Caden Mrazek placed 4th in Duo. Taking fifth were Andrew Bates (Drama), and Samantha Mrazek (Original Oratory). 6th place finalists were Lilly Niemi (Info), Macy Judd (Extemp. Reading) and Sadie Thompson (Humor). In Honor Finals, Alex Brings took home a first place medal in Great Speeches. Placing fourth were Luke Bates (Humor), and Torii Nienow (Info). Antonio Cuetera placed fifth in Extemp. Speaking. Sixth place ribbons went to Sadie Thompson (Creative Expression), and Iain Sams and Cy Johnson (Duo). Seventh place winners were Jack Tyrell (Discussion) and Macy Judd (Poetry). Earning ribbons for excellence we're Connor Judd (Humor) and Torii Nienow (Prose). Group picture, first row, left to right: Torii Nienow, Macy Judd, Alex Brings, Andrew Bates, Sadie Thompson, Caden Mrazek and Iain Sams. Second row: Micah Larson, Coach Delaney Larson, Jaydon Friedel, Connor Judd, Luke Bates, and Cy Johnson. Third row: Jack Tyrell, Ethan Gilbertson, Jonah Johnson, Ari Brings, Samantha Mrazek, Lilly Niemi, and Brooke Ferdon. Fourth row: Emery Lorber, Coach Brian Sam's, Coach Heather Sams, Grace Allen, Antonio Cuetera, Katie Niemi and Coach Coleman Klimek.
17 days ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
The Sourcewell Regional Elementary School Science Fair is Thursday, March 7th at Sourcewell in Staples. There is an Open House from 3:00-5:30 with an Awards Ceremony at 6 PM. All are welcome to attend!! Congratulations to the 18 students who are representing our school district!!
17 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Today: 2pm HS Cafeteria Welcome Home Cardinal Wrestling!!
18 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Wrestling Update: Spencer takes 3rd and Owen 2nd! Congratulations Cardinal Wrestling! Check the Wrestling FB page for the time and place of their WELCOME HOME today! Blayne, Spencer, Owen & Coaches: You’re a great representation of Cardinal PRIDE!
18 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Wrestling update: if you want to catch live webcast go to: www.prepsportlight.tv or follow the SM Wrestling Facebook page! Onward Cardinals!
19 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Staples Motley Area Community Foundation has generated quite an opportunity for Dower Lake! Matching grant money from the MN DNR is also in place. Take a look...pass it on. Thank You for your consideration and support. For more information or questions contact the SMACF.
19 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Kerry Lindgren
The Staples Motley High School personal leadership class is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 5 from noon to 6:00 p.m. at Staples Community Center. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org enter Sponsor Code: Staples Community.
20 days ago, Kerry Lindgren
Craig Waldvogel
Parents: We were alerted to this form of cyber-bullying and wanted you to be aware. Please talk to your students about this. Thanks, 2170 Staff
20 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
CHECK THIS OUT! Lets Go Cardinals! Way to GIVE!!!
20 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Polar Plunge: Cool Schools...is TODAY! Check this out SM community: look what we’ve raised!! More pics to come later today! Cardinal Community: THANK YOU!
20 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart did a dry cooking methods lab this week. Each group was assigned a different method.
21 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
21 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Allison Vangsness
6th & 7th grade Knowledge Bowl students finished off their season with all smiles! They even got themselves a treat at the DQ after their competition!
21 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
21 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
21 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Victoria Serich
SME students met their goal for "I Love to Read Month!" They read a total of 2,975 books during the month of February!! On Friday they will celebrate by dressing up as their favorite book character and will have treats sponsored by the PTC!
22 days ago, Victoria Serich
Mike Schmidt
We love our Bus Drivers! They’re the 1st in morning with the littles and last in the evenings with some of our bigs! Academics, activities, arts, athletics and trips: they bring it and us! THANK YOU!!
22 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
WRESTLING IS STATE BOUND! It’s what we do the end of February/1st of March around here! Good luck Blaynne, Spencer and Owen!!
22 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
Guest readers in Mrs. Schmitz's 4th grade classroom for "I love to read month!"
22 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Great night in the gym! Stay tuned for the pics from Staff Appreciation Night! Congratulations to Zach Gottwalt from Royalton: 1000pts!
23 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Feb 23, 2019 Congratulations to the Staples-Motley Speech Team for another great performance at the Bemidji Lumberjack Invitational! The team placed second out of 21 teams, narrowly taking second to East Grand Forks. Taking first place in Finals were: Jonah Johnson (Creative Expression), and Caden Mrazek (Humor). Taking second place were: Ethan Gilbertson (Creative Expression), Lilly Niemi (Informative), and Samantha Mrazek (Original Oratory). Placing third were: Micah Larson (Creative Expression), Amber Deegan (Drama), Samantha Mrazek and Caden Mrazek (Duo), Macy Judd (Extemp. Reading), and Ari Brings (Great Speeches). Fourth place winners were: Jaydon Friedel (Drama), Ari Brings (Prose), and Macy Judd (Poetry). Andrew Bates took home a fifth place medal in Drama, and Iain Sams and Cy Johnson placed sixth in Duo. Earning ribbons for nearly making finals were: Jack Tyrell (Discussion), Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedel (Duo), Alex Brings (Great Speeches), Kimberly Stachowiak (Poetry), and Amber Deegan (Prose). Picture, first row, left to right: Coach Coleman Klimek, Ethan Gilbertson, Jonah Johnson, Emily Roberts, Connor Judd, Macy Judd, Katie Niemi, Alex Brings, Coach Delaney Larson. Second Row: Emery Lorber, Keegan Bestland, AJ Nienow, Micah Larson, Ari Brings, Samantha Mrazek, Caden Mrazek, Brooke Ferdon, Coach Heather Sams, Coach Brian Sams. Third Row: Cy Johnson, Iain Sams, Jack Tyrell, Andrew Bates, Jaydon Friedel, Amber Deegan, Kimberly Stachowiak, Lilly Niemi.
24 days ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Friday: Preschool A and B got to experience five labs including art materials, large motor skills, sensory experiences, food and nutrition and learning through play. They responded to questions about what they learned from each station as well as what types of needs each experience could be meeting. As is to be expected, there were lego creations and play-doh creations that had to be "saved"! So much happening, on any given day!
24 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Kerry Lindgren
On this chilly morning, learn more about the FFA motto! For Day 4 of our Trivia Contest, find out the last part of the FFA motto and enter what you find at z.umn.edu/FFAtrivia for a chance to win!
24 days ago, Kerry Lindgren
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley schools and buses will be 2 hours late Monday, Feb. 25th. Breakfast is not served on late start days.
25 days ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
Owen and Blayne hit a milestone: at sections! Seriously? Just how cool is that?
25 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
A solid, successful day in WDC! Coaches: thank you! What a privilege to watch you coach! (All those pics I mentioned: I’m going to suggest you check out the SM Wrestling Facebook Page! It’s loaded with photos from the entire event!)
25 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Blayne Dumpprope, Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga: are State-Bound Cardinal Wrestlers! Congratulations team and coaches! What a tournament! (More pics to come)
25 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Winnin’ on the mats and the classrooms! Cardinal Wrestling: Individual Sections are underway! Stay Tuned!
26 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
February is "I love to read" month. Fourth graders had a blast having 7th grade guest readers come in to their classroom!
27 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to all the students who earned January Student of the Month M-SMS!
27 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Kerry Lindgren
Day 3 of National FFA Week... do you think you know what the two official FFA colors are? Enter your answer for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! z.umn.edu/FFAtrivia
27 days ago, Kerry Lindgren
Allison Vangsness
Officer Borash helping out in the 7th grade math class teaching area of a circle!!!
28 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Kerry Lindgren
It's day 2 of the Staples-Motley FFA Trivia! Do you know who wrote the FFA creed? Hint: it's this guy! Go ahead and enter your answer on the trivia form today, and check back again tomorrow for more for your chance to win some great prizes! z.umn.edu/FFAtrivia
28 days ago, Kerry Lindgren
Kevin Roline
These students spent Tuesday at the Mid-Level Orchestra Festival in Fergus Falls. Great performance, fun day, awesome kids!
29 days ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Principal Schmidt: "We are a regular afternoon regarding Activities and Athletics." There are no cancellations, at this time. 1:00pm
29 days ago, Kevin Roline
Kerry Lindgren
Happy FFA Week! Participate in the Staples-Motley FFA Trivia throughout the week! We'll post questions on this site each day. Make sure you respond by 11:59 p.m. each day to be entered in our drawing for daily prizes and a $25 grand prize gift card to Bricks! z.umn.edu/FFAtrivia
29 days ago, Kerry Lindgren
Mike Schmidt
Our co-op’d hockey season came to a close last night at WDC. 6-3 loss to Breckinridge-Wahpeton. It was a full house at the ice arena. Cade, Cael, Finn and Gabe: you represented the Cardinals very well! Finn: Congratulations on your senior season!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Since "Old Man Winter" spoiled things a few weeks ago we have rescheduled class to Tues. March 12th @ 6:00 pm. A few spots available. Contact Staples-Motley Comm. Ed to register, 894-2497, or online @ https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Timbers Cooking Series "Warm up with Soups & Stews" has changed to Thursday, February 28th @ 6:00 pm. Looks like there are about 5 spots available. Call Community Ed to register, 894-2497 or online @ https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Registration is currently underway for next year. Our course offerings can be seen via the district website: “For Students, HS Registration Book”. Please, take a look! Our staff continue to amaze with what we’re offering. One of the many examples why we were voted: One of America’s Best High Schools in 2017 and 2018!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Are you SURE there are no AR Points for these books??? 🤓
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
But why just read? When play is so much more Fun!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Wrestlers “take down reading” at Little Cardinals Academy!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
about 1 month ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
about 1 month ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart wrapped up their sauces and pizza chapters by making pizza sauce and dough from scratch this week. They finished today and threw them all together to make some great pizza.
about 1 month ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
about 1 month ago, Joy Rippentrop
Jon Regen
The 5th Grade students were really into engineering the tallest building. They had to problem solve how to make it tall with out being able to reach the top.
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Larson's 4th graders enjoyed flossing during their Valentine's Day fun!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Happy VALENTINE'S DAY ❤ CARDINALS!!! Tonight is S-M Girls Basketball Parents Night as we host Pillager. JV @ 5:45. V @ 7:15. Good luck Lady Cards and a HUGE thank you to all of our parents for your constant dedication and support! Go Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
The Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations are still being accepted. The nomination deadline is February 15th. April 2nd will be an evening to remember! Onward Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
4th graders are on their way to Forestview Planetarium!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Schmitz' class is enjoying DEAR time (Drop Everything and Read) for “I Love to Read” month. When they hear the signal in the hall they immediately Drop everything and picked up their books!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Way to end the season strong Cardinal 8th grade girls basketball!!! A BIG "W" tonight @ Aitkin! The future of our girls basketball looks BRIGHT! Go CARDINALS!!!!!!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Final from Verndale Wrestling Team Sections: BHVPP 46 --- Staples-Motley 30 Our Cardinals wrestled hard to the end and represented Cardinal Nation very well against the #1 seed in the section and a top team in the state!!! Great TEAM effort guys! Individual sections on 2/23.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Staples-Motley 54 --- Breckinridge 19. 2nd Round starts in 20 minutes as our CARDINALS take on #1 seeded BHVPP. Good luck boys and GO CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It's the most exciting time of the year!!!... Wrestling post season is here!!! It's GO time and our boys are ready!!! First round vs Breckinridge starts NOW!!! Good luck athletes and coaches. CARDINAL NATION stands with you and we are very PROUD of you! Go BIG RED!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Cheerleaders have arrived in Verndale tonight to cheer on our wrestlers in the first round of team sections! Fabulous season ladies and Coach Rychner, and thank you for all of the energy & excitement you bring to our gym and area!!! Go CARDINALS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Gramda Helen brought in a Minneapolis paper from JFK assassination in 1963 to share with the 5th Grade students. The students really enjoyed this piece of actual history.
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
And their off... to Aitkin! Good luck 7th & 8th grade Cardinals Girls Basketball!!! Go get them Gobblers!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart did a wonderful job with their semester dinner last night at Cragun's. The students learned a lot and are looking forward to their second semester. Thank you for supporting us!
about 1 month ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mark Jacobs
Hockey WINS last night 7-3 against Bagley-Fosston! The boys season finished strong heading into sections. 1st round of sections will be home @ Wadena-Deer-Creek Ice Arena on Saturday. Opponent TBD. 7:00 PM the puck drops. Be there to support our Cardinal hockey players!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
CEO Info Session! Incredible partnerships in multiple communities working with our students that are curious about, or may already have a business! “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” is more than just a class: it’s a real world experience!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
AND.... some more great moments captured at tonight's SMHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert! GO CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More great moments captured at tonight's SMHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert! GO CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tonight at Centennial Auditorium the SMHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra put on a beautiful and amazing Winter Concert! Congratulations to our students, Director Jon Koopman, and accompanist Cindy Koopman. Job well done Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
ProStart at Craguns! Students: you are remarkable! What an evening! Great decor, apps, entrees and deep fried Oreos?! C’mon! So good! Thank you families, Craguns and Mrs. Rippentrop for attending our rescheduled event! And: Excellent Service!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
8th grade boys basketball came out on the WINNING end tonight in a ball game that went wire to wire!!! At home on the Main Floor Cardinals 38 Crosby-Ironton 36. Way to go boys!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Tonia Judd
Staples-Motley Elementary School would like to send a great big THANK YOU to First International Bank for the donation of a Keurig and K-cups for the staff lounge!! What a wonderful gift. Oh and don't forget the yummy donuts. They sure know how to warm our hearts!
about 1 month ago, Tonia Judd
Mike Schmidt
Welcome Mr. Ramstad! Student-Teacher, from the U of M working with Mr. Lindgren’s Ag Classes! Always great hosting future educators!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
THANK YOU to the Staples Host Lions for sponsoring and supporting the SMHS Speech Team again this year. Last Saturday was the 41st Annual Staples Holst Lions Speech Tournament! Your support is appreciated! Team tournament results: Congratulations once again to the Staples-Motley Speech Team for another first place finish this season. Walking away with first place trophies were: Andrew Bates(Drama), Ari Brings, (Prose and Great Speeches), Caden Mrazek (Improv), and Jonah Johnson (Creative Expression). Taking second place honors were: Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedel (Duo), Jaydon Friedel (Drama), Sadie Thompson (Humor), and Samantha Mrazek (Original Oratory). Third place medal went to: Caden Mrazek and Samantha Mrazek (Duo), Connor Judd (Humor), Ethan Gilbertson (Creative Expression), Sadie Thompson (Improv), and Torii Nienow (Informative). Taking fourth place were: Alex Brings (Great Speeches), Cy Johnson and Iain Sams (Duo), Luke Bates (Humor), Macy Judd (Extemp. Reading), and Sadie Thompson (Creative Expression). Fifth place were: Caden Mrazek (Humor), Connor Judd (Improv), and Kimberley Stachowiak (Informative). Placing sixth were AJ Nienow and Keegan Bestland (Duo). Congratulations to these Finalists! Earning Blue ribbons for almost breaking finals were: Amber Deegan (Dramatic Interpretation), Emery Lorber (Improv), Lilly Niemi (Info) Kimberly Stachowiak (Poetry), Amber Deegan (Prose), Torii Nienow (Prose), Andrew Bates (Story Telling) WOW! What a great season so far! And the best is yet to come.
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
SMHS: Over the next Week, Mr. Jennissen will be meeting with our students to discuss registration for 2019-2020. On Tuesday, February 19th 5:30pm and 6:30pm, he and I will be presenting information for parents as well in the cafeteria. (Same info at both meetings). Please take some time to look over the courses...they’re as diverse as they are impressive! We offer a variety of opportunities! The Staples-Motley High School Staff go above and beyond to facilitate these courses. CIS, CTE, AP, Connections, Business, Gen Ed Electives, Strength Training, Bridges Academies, Online, ProStart, CEO...you name it? We’ve got it! ~Mr. S (Parent and students, the registration book has been sent to your email and it will also be available on the school website.)
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
7th & 8th grade Girls Basketball season finale is on Tuesday as they travel to Aitkin. 4:30 tip. Both squads have had outstanding seasons! They play hard and have fun playing together as a TEAM! Congrats girls and good luck on the road Tuesday night! Go CARDS!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Last chance at home this season to see these energetic, talented, and hard working boys 7/8 basketball teams tomorrow night vs Crosby-Ironton. 4:30 tip and go get em' CARDINALS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
CARDINAL Wrestling TEAM Sections begin on Tuesday night 6:00 @ Verndale HS. The Cards take on Breckinridge at 6:00. Winner moves on to wrestle agaisnt #1 seeded BHVPP immediately following. Let's hit the road west CARDINAL NATION and pack the Verndale Gym!!! Good luck Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
Dollars For Scholars Kick-Off is this Wednesday @ 6:30pm in the HS Library! The DFS Board is there to “show & tell” how to apply for Scholarships! Parents/Guardians and Seniors are encouraged to attend! We’ve got nearly $90,000 to give away!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinals: with hardware! They do this so very well!!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Staples-Motley Speech Meet is about to distribute the accolades! Great day at SMHS! Stay Tuned for results! So many people make this happen! Thank You all!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
The postponed Varsity & JV Girls Basketball game vs Royalton will NOT be rescheduled due to no common open dates available for both squads. Go Lady Cards as we enter the late season run and section play!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Timbers Cooking Series "Warm up with Soups & Stews" has changed to Thursday, February 28th @ 6:00 pm. Looks like there are about 4 spots available. Call Community Ed to register, 894-2497 or online @ https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
SNODAZE VOLLEYBALL FINALE! VARSITY VB win going away against the POWDERBUFF SENIOR CHAMPS! What a FUN and EXCITING week!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
M-SMS wrapped up SnoDaze with Red vs Black. Go Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Thursday's dress up day at MSMS was Couch Potato vs Workout gear!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Bonnie Madson
Sacred Heart Area School WILL hold its Carnival Color Fun Dance tonight, Feb. 8th, from 6:00 - 9:30 pm
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Boys make up home game dates: Thursday 2/21 vs Osakis Thursday 2/28 vs Peqout 6:00 JV / 7:30 pm Varsity tip both nights. Go CARDINALS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
How Can It Be Italian Without Pasta? Since "Old Man Winter" spoiled things last week we have rescheduled class to Tues. March 12th @ 6:00 pm. A few spots available. Contact Staples-Motley Comm. Ed to register, 894-2497, or online @ https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Bonnie Madson
SM schools apologize for any confusion or inconvenience to families today regarding the 2 hour late start. The problem has been identified and we are working hard to ensure it does not happen again. We urge you to check our website for updates whenever you are in doubt about school closings.
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
Due to a variety of factors beyond our control, tonight's SnoDaze Dance has been postponed. We will pick another date...and announce. !! THINK SPRING !! I’m heading to the Auditorium soon! We’ve got a school full of kids: ready to lip sync and a staff ready to perform as well! It’s a GREAT day to be Cold, Snowy Cardinal!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Schools 2 Hour Late Start tomorrow, Feb. 8th .... AND a 2 Hour Early dismissal as previously scheduled.
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Boys Basketball Varsity/JV games vs Osakis tomorrow has been postponed due to Osakis closing school on Friday. Rescheduled for Thursday February 21st. More details to come on a make-up date with Pequot Lakes that was postponed tonight. Go CARDINALS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Yesterday, the Staples-Motley High School Knowledge Bowl team took home some medal, placing 4th out of 29 teams with a score of 79 points. Members of the team include Keegan Harvey, Torii Nienow,, Grace Allen and Jeffrey Allen. Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
High Girls Basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal NATION!... It IS...a... DYNASTY at SMHS. 4 straight years these boys and girls coaching staff are POWDERBUFF Volleyball Champions!!! Tomorrow these senior boys will take on the Varsity Girls Team. Good luck boys!!! Go CARDS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Girls quartet and Boys quartet warming up for Friday night!!!Tomorrow night this Cardinal OCTET will be singing the National Anthem at the Boys Varsity Basketball Game vs Osakis. 5:45 tip! Go Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
SnoDaze VB and Coffee Cart are a reminder that kids still “play”! Such a joy to watch! I’m serious kids...you’re a blast! Thank You for taking advantage of the opportunity.
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
Junior High Girls Basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Middle School and High School activities and athletic practices are ON for after school. All practices will be done by 5:00 PM this afternoon.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Boys and Girls Basketball Doubleheader Games for tonight has been postponed. Rescheduling is in the works with more details to come. Go CARDINALS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
78 Girls Basketball game @ Aitkin tonight has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday February 12th. Go Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
The Staples-Motley Speech Team is hosting the 41st Annual Staples Host Lions Speech Tournament at Staples Motley High School this Saturday, Feb. 9th. Rounds start at 9:15 and the community is welcome to come and observe some of the most talented students in the state! Good luck CARDINAL SPEECH TEAM and GO CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
SNODAZE WEEK PowderBUFF Volleyball Tournament over lunch hour!!! Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomore teams are still alive with a Champion to be crowned tomorrow! Champs will take on the Girls VB team on Friday! One of the many exciting and fun events of SonDaze Week!!! Go Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
The Motley Staples Middle School yearbooks are on sale right now until Feb. 22 for $18! They can be purchased via cash, checks made out to Staples Motley schools or online at jostens.com! Get your pre-ordered yearbook now!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Tuesday at the middle school was country vs rock & roll!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
M-SMS Wednesday Snodaze was Wacky vs Matchy. The turn out was great! Thursday is couch potato vs workout gear and Friday is red vs black. Go Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Jon Regen
Middle School ISC is making the staffs' day by showing appreciation for what they do with a Coffee Cart full of goodies.
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
SnoDaze is for all ages at SMHS! Our visit to the Senior Center for BINGO is a hit for all who play!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Read, Read, Read! They’re all smiles!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Concordia College and our Cardinals! What they’re practicing now? They’ll play tonight! INCREDIBLE! It’s all in a day here at SMHS.
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
SnoDaze visits to the Elementary School are always silly fun! Helpin’ with lunch, bringin’ a few more smiles...and readin’ books! Whatta Day! (No high schoolers, you can’t get AR credit for those). Giggle.
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
SnowDaze Court is out and about! Although there may be snow comin’...they’re enjoyin’ a BLIZZARD right now 😎
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
SMHS Knowledge Bowl; What they do best! Working hard at CLC today.
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
Snodaze at the middle school is on! Monday was Pajama vs Formal Day. Dress up days for the rest of the week @ the middle school are Wednesday: Wacky vs. Matchy, Thursday: Couch potato vs. Workout Gear, Friday: Red vs. Black.
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Lori Nienow
While Mr. S was back stage having fun with the kids waiting to perform, the audience was enjoying a fantastic concert! Congratulations to Mr. Crust the SMHS Concert and Symphonic Bands. Good luck in your upcoming contests!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Mr “S” and friends coming to you LIVE! From backstage! Play On Concert Band Play On! You sound great!!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Odden's 6th Grade Advisory kicks of I Love to Read Month and Snow Daze Week with hot chocolate, pjs and one of their monthly books that were donated to each of them by generous employees of Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO)!!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
The Essential Experience: Mommy/Daddy + Me Edition A few spots still available-Contact Community Ed to register, 894-2497 or online https://isd2170.revtrak.net/RW-CE-Registration/
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
Coming soon! To Staples-Motley High School. A brand new indoor batting cage hitting tunnel! To be used by our athletes and youth programs! Nothing better than the sound of a bball or sball off the bat in the early morning or late at night!! More details to come! Go CARDINALS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Live Auditions are HAPPENING NOW for the singing or playing of the National Anthem @ Cardinal Home Events this Winter. We have one date left to fill! This Tuesday night 7:15 girls basketball vs Pequot Lakes. Call Lori in the main office or email: mark.jacobs@isd2170.k12.mn.us.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
This coming THURSDAY..a BIG night in the gym for a boys/girls JV/VARSITY doubleheader night at Staples-Motley High School. Girls host Royalton. JV 4:15 tip in Main Gym. Girls Varsity 5:45 in Main. Boys host Pequot Lakes. JV tip @ 5:45 South Gym A. Boys Varsity at 7:15 Main Gym.
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
MONDAY MONDAY!!! JH doubleheader on the hardwood in the South Gym. The boys & girls are exciting and fun to watch play ball! Let's come out and support our teams & pack the South Gym! 8th grade boys and girls play at 4:30. 7th grade to follow! The gym will be a rocking! Go CARDS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congrats to all Cardinal Wrestlers on your top finishes at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tournament on Friday. Blayne Dumprope and Owen Bjerga both tournament champions! Go CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
These guys are starting to PEAK at just the right time with sections just around the corner. Congrats to all Cardinal Wrestlers on your top finishes at the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Tournament on Friday. Blayne Dumprope and Owen Bjerga both tournament champions! Go CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
More pictures from ProStart at Lakewood. Thank you Lakewood!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Lakewood hosted ProStart yesterday. The students helped in the kitchen, learned about nutrition in the healthcare industry, and even helped set up trays for room delivery. Thank you Lakewood!
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
SMHS SnoDaze Week Begins: MONDAY!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Move Drop & Read ECFE/SR Families please join us!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
E.C.F.E Classes
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Tuesdays (1/29) Cardinal 7/8 Boys Basketball Games vs Park Rapids that was postponed is now rescheduled for Tuesday February 5th. South Gym A 7th @ 4:30 and 8th grade game to follow. Good luck boys and GO CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tonight's Cardinal Boys Basketball Game @ Park Rapids has been postponed and is now rescheduled for Saturday February 16th. 12:30 pm JV and 2:00 VARSITY tip times. Onward Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tonight's Cardinal Girls Basketball Game vs Detroit Lakes has been postponed and is now rescheduled for tomorrow night. 6:00 JV and 7:30 VARSITY tip times. Good luck Lady CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tomorrows night Girls Basketball Game vs Detroit Lakes has been postponed due to school cancellations and cold weather. More details to come soon on a make-up date for these games. Go Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Bonnie Madson
NO SCHOOL on Thursday, Jan. 31st. All meetings, activities, games and practices are cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Kevin Roline
Share your passion or talent with others through Staples-Motley Community Ed
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
Tomorrows Boys 7/8 Basketball games at home vs Park Rapids have been postponed due to cold weather and school cancellations. A make-up date to reschedule is in the works and more details to come very soon. Go CARDS!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Knowledge Bowl Middle School and JV Teams @ Central Lake College has been CANCELLED for Thursday morning 9:00 am. Go Cards!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Early Programming Schedule for Thursday, Jan. 31st: NO School Readiness or ECSE with Ms Liz NO Motley School Readiness or ECSE NO Morning Headstart or ECSE with Ms Bonnie Little Cardinals Academy will open at 8:30 am Magic Forest Day Care will open at 7:30 am Please contact your providers if your child will not be attending
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Schools 2 HOURS LATE Thursday, Jan. 31st Stay alert for updates!
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
INCREDIBLE! Stay Safe!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Wrestling TRI vs Bertha-Hewitt and Pelican Rapids has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled this season. Looking ahead for next year we will host 4 home meets plus the Don Dravis is making a return as a BIG invite! Exciting times ahead! Go CARDS!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
A lot of fun has been happening in Ms. Przybilla's 5th grade classroom! Students created and painted landforms.
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
4th grade students have been learning about local governments and were lucky to have Motley Mayor Al Yoder join their classroom!
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congratulations to the 2019 MSMS Science Fair Winners!! They will advance on to the Sourcewell District Fair on Thursday, March 7th @ Sourcewell with Open House from 3-5:30 and awards ceremony at 6 pm
about 1 month ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
Thank you for supporting Staples-Motley Summer Rec!
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
CARDINAL Wrestler Owen Bjerga focuses on MENTAL TOUGHNESS and was named Brainerd Dispatch Male Area Athelete of the Week!!! What an honor and well deserved! Congratulations to Owen, his teammates, and his coaches! #mental-toughness
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Wrestling TRI vs Bertha-Hewitt and Pelican Rapids has been postponed tomorrow night due to weather. More details to come on a make-up date or cancellation of this tri. Go BIG Red!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
JV and VARSITY Boys Basketball is postponed tomorrow and has been rescheduled for Thursday @ Park Rapids 6:00 JV and 7:30 Varsity! Go Cardinals!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Schools will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 29th and Wednesday, Jan. 30th due to the expected cold weather. All meetings and activities are cancelled, including practices and games. Offices will be closed. Little Cardinal Academy will be closed.
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Mark Jacobs
Tuesdays Boys 7/8 Basketball vs Park Rapids has been postponed and is rescheduled for this Thursday. Go Cards!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
YOGA IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
NOTICE: The Administration is closely monitoring the weather for the next number of days. Our decisions having school and school activities will be posted on the usual radio/television/District media in a timely manner. We are unable to answer a large volume of calls so please do not call the school offices. In any case, if you feel it is not safe for your student to attend school due to the weather conditions, please do not hesitate to keep them at home. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Be there...tomorrow night!!! 5:00 pm!!! As our Cardinal Wrestling Team hosts a TRI with Bertha-Hewitt and Pelican Rapids!!! Last homer of the season!!! Let's pack "The Nest" students and pack the gym parents!!! Good luck Cardinals! #gearingupforpostseasonrun
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Congratulations to the Staples-Motley Cardinals Speech Team for bringing home the First Place trophy from the Little Falls Lucky Lindy Speech Tournament! Points were awarded for all the speakers on the team, not just finalists, so everyone who participated contributed to our team’s success! Some extra recognition is due to Ari Brings, who triple entered and earned a 1st in Great Speeches, a 2nd in Drama, and a 2nd in Duo (with Cael Sams); Andrew Bates, who double entered and earned a 1st in Drama and 3rd in Storytelling; Sadie Thompson who double entered and took 3rd in Creative and 6th in Humor; Caden Mrazek who double entered and took 1st in Duo (with Samantha Mrazek) and 3rd in Humor; Samantha Mrazek who double entered and took 1st in Duo (with Caden Mrazek) and 4th in Original Oratory. Also worthy of noting, Jonah Johnson placed 1st in Creative Expression with straight 1s on the day; and Iain Sams and Cy Johnson for placing 4th in Duo. Earning honorable mention were Lilly Niemi (Informative), Grace Allen (Original Oratory), Jack Tyrell (Great Speeches), Alex Brings (Great Speeches), Luke Bates (Humor), and Kimberly Stachowiak (Poetry). Special Recognition was given for first time speakers that had combined ranks (meld) of 9 or less, and included Kimberly Stachowiak, Luke Bates, Grace Allen, Cy Johnson (who didn't get a ribbon because his Duo partner is not a novice), and Jack Tyrell. Special thanks to Assistant Coaches Coleman Klimek, Alex Erickson, and Delaney Larson, without their hard work and dedication to the team, we would not have been able to achieve first place. - Head Coaches Brian and Heather Sams
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Your 2018-2019 Staples-Motley MN Honor Society. Students: You’re impressive in all of your ventures! Congratulations! (More to come in the Staples World).
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Paintworks: "Moonlight Dreamers" Contact Community Ed to register!
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! CONTACT COMMUNITY ED TO REGISTER - 894-2497
about 1 month ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
The MSMS Science Fair is currently being judged!! There are over 125 fantastic science experiments and research projects on display!! The Science Fair is open to the public today at the MSMS from 2pm -5pm come out and check out all of our students hard work!!
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
This team continues to grind and improve daily and tonight hard work pays off @ Verndale! 7th grade boys basketball gets the W!!! Go Cardinals!!!
about 1 month ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Mr. Johnson's 9th grade classes in their "Constitutional Convention Simulation". Students worked in groups to form their own government for the years 1800-1819. They had to work together and deal with topics of the War of 1812, tariffs and the issue of slavery.
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Thanks to generous donations and a lively bidding audience: our Dollars For Scholars Student Reps and Board assisted with fetching $8000 last night! What a Cardinal Community!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
2019 Spring Firearm Safety Class registration is open!
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
JH Girls Basketball celebrates 2 "W"'s @ Crosby-Ironton last night!!! Way to go lady Cards!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS AUCTION: MONDAY
2 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Our Child Development Students showin’ off their “books for the littles”. They created, wrote and illustrated them! They’re awaiting “Mitts/Tina Publishing Co’” for the final approval! 🤓 Great work students!
2 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
High School Pre-School Ed Class: playin’ the games THEY made for Pre-Schoolers! Fun way to wrap-up Semester 1! Nice work Mrs. Mitts! I love the smiles and concentration :)
2 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Lets here it for 8th Grade Language Arts! Why the smiles? No missing assignments + no failing grades = one proud English teacher. Congratulations to Mrs. Turner’s 8th graders!! Cardinal Pride!!
2 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
6th & 7th graders started their knowledge bowl season this year on Thursday at CLC in Staples. It was tough competition but they did great!!!
2 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
6th Grade Scientists test their skills by competing in an EDU Breakout Box Challenge to solve A Case of the Mondays!!
2 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Dawn Weite
After 26 challenging rounds in this year's District Spelling Bee, Keegan Harvey was declared the Champion. Estella Bock the runner-up! Congratulations to all participants!
2 months ago, Dawn Weite
Jon Regen
The Science Museum was here today and the students had a great time learning about Solids, Liquids and Gases.
2 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Boys Basketball vs Pine River-Backus tomorrow night! JV @ 5:45. Varsity tips at 7:15 PM. This team is improving daily!!! Let's pack our gym and support our boys! Go CARDINALS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Free Paint Clinic Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:30 pm (TIME CHANGE) Contact Staples-Motley Community Ed to register
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
C squad boys WIN. JV boys WIN. Now it's game time for V boys at home vs Pillager with a packed house!!! Go BIG Red!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
JV Cheer Team ready for game time!!! Go Cardinals
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
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.
2 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
Staples-Motley High School offers you a performance you cannot miss! MSHSL sponsored ONE ACT PLAY... presenting "Property Rites" for our community. This Thursday, January 17th in Centennial Auditorium! $5.00 adults. $3.00 students and seniors. This is ONE you can't MISS!!! Go CARDINALS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
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!
2 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
More from the BHVPP Invitational @ Parkers Prairie on Saturday. A great day on the mats!!! Way to go Cardinal Wrestling!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Results from the BHVPP Invitational : 113: Dalton Wells 7th 120: Payton Bjerga 5th 126: Sam Jennissen 6th 132: Brayden Christensen 5th 138: Blayne Dumprope 2nd 145: Logen Weite 4th 160: Owen Bjerga 1st 182: Gordon Enyart 5th 195: Shaine Guggenberger 7th. GO Cardinals Wrestlers!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Carrin Delong
Get the appointment time that works best for you by scheduling now! 1-800-RED-CROSS or contact our school nurse at 218-296-0080
2 months ago, Carrin Delong
Mark Jacobs
Cardinals Girls Basketball got the brooms out this afternoon as they sweep Frazee! JV 39-35 V 52-32 A happy bus ride home!!! Safe travels back to Staples and way to CARDS!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
FREE!!! Cardinal Beginner Wrestler Camp is coming soon for students in grades 7-11 not currently in a winter sport. Head Coach Mark Carlson and his coaching staff hope to see you there!!! Go Cardinals!!! FREE!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
The PLTW (Project Lead The Way) students conducted experiments while making Ice Cream. Don't worry the ice cream still turned out and tasted great, most of it anyway.
2 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Attention Cardinal Students!!! The Student Section has been expanded! The "NEST" is ready to come alive tonight as we cheer our Girls Basketball team on to victory vs Crosby-Ironton!!! Let's pack the NEST students and see you at the game!!! Go Cardinals!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
FIND AIRLINE TICKET DEALS CLASS TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
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.
2 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Jon Regen
5th graders had their spelling bee competition to see who moves on to the District competition. It was a hard fought competition but it has been decided.
2 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Cardinals in a dual @ WDC. JV kicked things off on the mat. VARSITY starts nowm It's GOooooooo TIME!!! Good luck CARDS!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
8th Graders in class today delivering 1:1 Health Brochure Project Presentations! No DEVICES!!! Just face to face listening, learning, providing feedback, and educational conversations in learning on various health topics in our curriculum! They did outstanding!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It is a BUSY night on the road for your Cardinals! Girls BBall travels to Hawley. Boys Basketball grades 7 to Varsity @ Pequot Lakes. Boys Hockey @ DL. Wrestling duals grades 6-Varsity @ WDC. Safe travels to all and good luck on the road Cardinals!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
ZUMBA IS BACK & STARTS TONIGHT! Zumba: Tuesday's 6:00 pm @ Staples-Motley Elementary Strong by Zumba: Monday's & Wednesday's 6:00 pm @ Staples-Motley Elementary
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Our phones are now working as normal. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
From ISD 2170, Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Victoria Serich
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.
2 months ago, Victoria Serich
Kevin Roline
YOGA CANCELED FOR TONIGHT, MONDAY-JANUARY 7TH BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER AND SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS YOGA HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR TONIGHT.
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
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.
2 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Free class on Medicare & supplement options January 23, 2019 Call Community Ed to register, 894-2497
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Breakfast will not be served today due to the two hour late start.
2 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Another FREE Community Education Class! FREE PAINT CLINIC CONDUCTED BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS FROM STAPLES ACE HARDWARE & VALSPAR
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
FREE CLASS TAUGHT BY SCHOOL DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT! Call S-M Community Ed to register, 894-2497
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
The Essential Experience: Vitality Edition Sign up today through Community Ed! First class in the series, Monday, January 14th @ 6:30 pm
2 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
More from the 2019 Take Down Cancer Wrestling Buffalo Invite! Go Cardinals!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
What a performance put out by our CARDINALS today @ the 2019 Take Down Cancer Wrestling Buffalo Invite! A BIG time tourney, BIG schools, & BIG time competition. Payton Bjerga 4th. Brayden Christensen 5th. Logen Weite 6th. Spencer Miller 2nd. Owen Bjerga 1st!!! GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!
2 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Learn to make your own T-shirt Quilt! Monday, January 14th @ 6:00 p.m. Register online or by calling Community Ed, 894-2497
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Timbers Cooking Series sponsored by Staples-Motley Community Ed! 4 Spots still available Thursday, January 10th @ 6:00 p.m. 'Sake to me Sushi'
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
The road to the Buffalo Invitational starts at 5:15 am tomorrow morning!!! Safe travels and good luck Cardinals!!! This team is getting stronger every meet!!! We stand behind you always!!! Go BIG Red!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Victoria Serich
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.
3 months ago, Victoria Serich
Lori Nienow
Driver's Ed Registration is open at this time for Staples-Motley ISD 2170 Students. See flier for details.
3 months ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
6th grade aviators investigated airplane design by building their own paper airplanes that served as models of real airplanes. They used their planes to conduct controlled experiments to find out how changing the design of the plane affected its ability to fly.
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
6th grade scientists are excited to take home their 3D printed cars they designed using Tinkercad and were able to watch being printed on the 3D printer!! They also used their cars to explore the relationship between time, distance and speed!!
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
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 kasey.odden@isd2170.k12.mn.us.
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
4th graders enjoyed playing in all the snow during recess today!
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Come out and cheer on our JH Girls Basketball Teams on Saturday! We are hosting the MIDSTATE Conference Tournament! 9:00 AM start. Special thanks to the Basketball Boosters for running concessions and Coach Smith's players volunteering to run clock and book! Good luck lady CARDS!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Live Auditions are HAPPENING NOW!... for the singing or playing of the National Anthem @ Cardinal Home Events this Winter. We are looking to tap into the incredible talent of our students, staff, and community. Call the HS MAIN office to schedule an audition! Go BIG Red!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
A Cardinal team that stays together, plays together, EATS together! A fun night for a GBB team dinner at Tower! Good luck Lady Cards @ Pequot Lakes tomorrow night!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
For families with "Littles"..ECFE event & ECFE planning for future classes & events at S-M. ECFE provides a variety of services for infants, toddlers, & preschoolers. If this doesn't fit the ages of your kids, share this with someone you know who will benefit.
3 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
7th Grade Girls Basketball warming up @ Pillager. 8th grade to follow at 5:30. Go Lady Cardinals!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
Dollars for Scholars Dinner and Auction: Monday, January 21st. HS Cafeteria! 5:00-6:15: Free-Will Offering Spaghetti Dinner. Bids start for our auction items at 6:15! Great items, great fun, great cause! Bill of Sale Items: Coming Soon!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Julie Polak
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.
3 months ago, Julie Polak
Jon Regen
Happy 2019!!!! Can't wait for students to return on Thursday, it's not as much fun here with out you.
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Check out the January 2019 Community Education Classes!
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
If you’ve got a few minutes...review 2018! Incredible students, staff and community are seen throughout our Facebook page! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wait ‘til ya see what we can all do in 2019!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Dinner
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Cardinals on the ice in Fergus Falls! (The inside kinda ice) :) West Fargo wins, 5-1. SOG 27-17.
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
BIG "W" tonight @ 3A Little Falls! Girls Basketball WINS 67-58! Way to go LADY CARDS!!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal NATION travels well in any weather condition to support our student-athletes!!! Boys and Girls Basketball Double Header @ Little Falls tonight. Boys tip in 5 minutes. Girls to follow. Go get em CARDS!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Announcement!!! Onward Cardinals!
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
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
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Weather Alert: Boys Hockey has been cancelled for today. They play tomorrow at Wadena Ice Arena 1:00 start time.
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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.
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More Cardinal Good news on this Christmas Eve Day. Cardinal VOLLEYBALL players MacKenna Bjerga, Tabetha Allen, and Alix Peterson were name ALL-Conference Honorable Mention for their outstanding seasons this past Fall! Well deserved ladies and Go Cardinals!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Good news on this Christmas Eve Day. Cardinal Football Players Cade Schmidt (All-Distict Offensive Back of the Year) and Ryan Wick were named to the All District Team. Way to go guys and well deserved!!! Go Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
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
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Live Auditions are Happening when school resumes in 2019 for the singing or playing of the National Anthem @ Cardinal Home Events this Winter. We are looking to tap into the incredible talent of our students, staff, and community. Call the HS MAIN office to schedule an audition!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Victoria Serich
Lots of fun was had today at SMES!! Students were excited to have a visit from Santa! Everyone was also given a blanket from some special "Elf" friends. WE also enjoyed popcorn made by the PTC during christmas movies!
3 months ago, Victoria Serich
Victoria Serich
Christmas caroling at SMES! So much fun!
3 months ago, Victoria Serich
Jon Regen
These great kids are a pleasure to pop 400 bags of pop corn with!!!!
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Announcement!!! Onward Cardinals!
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
Ms. Johnson's class also created Gingerbread Men! Looks like fun!
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to M-SMS November Students of the Month!
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Students in Ms. Johnson's class created name Christmas trees to prepare for the holiday season!
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
5th graders were busy earlier this week creating their parent gifts.
3 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Tomorrow Night your Cardinal Girls Basketball Team hits the hardwood against Aitkin in our GYM. 5:45 JV start time. Varsity tips at 7:15. Let's come out and support our Lady Cards tomorrow night at home! The gym will be a rockin!!! Happy Holidays to all Cardinals!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Proud of our Cardinal Wrestlers as they competed on the mats in a triangular at home tonight vs. Barneville & OTC. Many successes were had by our kids tonight against great competition! Go BIG RED!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to Cardinal Senior Wrestler Spencer Miller on his 150th career WIN by PIN vs OTC!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Wrestling Cheerleaders tonight! We support our and much appreciate the support, energy, and enthusiasm they bring to our gym. Cardinal Pride!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Volleyball rocking Christmas and volunteering Concessions tonight for the home wrestling tri! Thank you Cardinal VB!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Wrestlers at home tonight vs Barnesville and OTC. Starts at 6:15 PM. Good luck Cards!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Snowmobile Safety Class January 19, 2019 9:00 AM Staples Sportsmen's Club (McGivern Park)
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
Mrs. Schmitz's class performing Readers Theater for the 4th Grade. Very talented group!!
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Carinal Nation your 7th and 8th grade girls are back on floor in the South Gym playing Park Rapids tomorrow afternoon. 7th @ 4:30. 8th grade to follow that game. They are exciting to watch play ball! Go Lady Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Joy Rippentrop
Sarah Stultz demonstrated how to make Krumkake and helped students make rossettes in ProStart today. Thank you Sarah for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mark Jacobs
Home opener tomorrow night for the Cardinal Wrestling Team as they host a TRI with OTC and Barnesville. OTC vs Barnesville @ 5:00 SM vs Barnesville @ 6:15 SM vs OTC @ 7:30 Let's pack our gym! Good luck Cardinals!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Mr. Coleman playing guitar and singing Christmas Corals with Mrs. Schmitz's class this morning.
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
Student Council serves it up on a Tuesday! I love their manners...and conversations! So fun! Thank You STUCO!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
A community sings and plays together at SMHS once again as the finale to our Christmas Concert....and this Yearbook Staffer thinks it’s GREAT!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
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
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
BIG BEAR weekend... up north this weekend and a BIG time tournament with over 40 elite programs from all borders of our state! Spencer Miller placed 2nd and Owen Bjerga took 1st place! Congrats to all grapplers and coaches! We stand behind you! Safe travels home and Go BIG RED!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinals 7th & 8th grade boys basketball team! Taking on Pillager tonight at home before the Varsity tips against Park Rapids at 7:30. Go Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
On Monday the 8th grade boys basketball will play at 4:30 and 7th grade to follow at home vs Aitken.
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
Why NOT strike a pose on a Friday morning? Happy Early Out everyone! Thanks for the giggle students! Mr. “S”
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Announcement!!! Onward Cardinals!
3 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
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!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Safe travels and good luck to our CARDINAL wrestlers & coaches as they take to the mats at the "BIG BEAR" Invitational @ Cass Lake-Bena on Friday & Saturday with over 40 teams of high caliber competition covering the entire STATE of MN there to compete!!! Go Cardinals!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Pack the GYM Cardinal NATION! Tomorrow night at home vs Park Rapids! C squad 4:45, JV 6:00, and your Varsity Boys tip off at 7:30 looking for back to back W's! Nothing better than Friday Night Cardinal Basketball at home in our gym! Good luck Cardinals!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
1 More from "A Cardinal Christmas Concert", put on by The SMHS Music Dept! Many of these students are involved in sports, speech, fine arts, not to mention college level courses, &... volunteer! WoW! Simply AMAZING kids! We support and love ALL CARDINALS in ALL activities!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More from "A Cardinal Christmas Concert" put on by The Staples-Motley HS Music Department tonight. Performance #2 on Monday night @ 7 PM Centennial Auditorium!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More from "A Cardinal Christmas Concert" put on by The Staples-Motley HS Music Department tonight. Performance #2 on Monday night @ 7 PM Centennial Auditorium!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More from "A Cardinal Christmas Concert" put on by The Staples-Motley HS Music Department tonight. Performance #2 on Monday night @ 7 PM Centennial Auditorium!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More from "A Cardinal Christmas Concert" put on by The Staples-Motley HS Music Department tonight. Performance #2 on Monday night @ 7 PM Centennial Auditorium!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
A Cardinal Christmas Feauturing your very own Staples-Motley High School Music Department! These students, directors, and accompanist put on a beautiful performance! If you were not able to make it tonight we will see you on Monday night at 7:00 PM. Proud Cardinals we are tonight
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
CARDINAL GIRLS 7th & 8th grade basketball teams both WIN BIG at home tonight vs Crosby-Ironton! Go Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Thank you Motley DQ for your constant support of our students and schools. SMHS student leaders debriefing after a cohort @ Sourcewell. Conversations while enjoying a cold treat are happening on Mr. Schmidt's message today on "Leading Deeper". It is a GREAT day to be a CARDINAL!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal high school students nominated by their coaches are attending the Mid State Conference Leadership Cohort @ Sourcewell today. Thank you Mr. S for being our conference guest speaker!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Live Auditions are Happening NOW for the singing or instrumental playing of the National Anthem @ Cardinal Athletics Home Events this Winter. We are looking to tap into the incredible talent of our students, staff, and community. Call the HS MAIN office to schedule an audition!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to our Cardinal Boys Basketball Team and Head Coach Nick Doll on WIN #1 in this young season at home tonight vs Swanville! Go BIG Red!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Halftime at SMHS and Staples Music Geneal "Hip Hop Santa" puts on a show!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
Marsha and John Marsh: it’s a joy to have you be a part of our daily routine and our students lives. You’re wonderful. Thank You!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
ISD #2170 is very lucky to have the Foster Grandparent Program in our schools. The Middle School has Grandma Dorthy (5 years) and Grandma Helen (22 years) who do great things to help our students in 4th and 5th Grade. We can't thank them enough.
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
I know...I say it often...but...it’s another one of the GREAT things our students and staff do: honor and perform for our 2170 Foster Grandparents.
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
Boys and Girls Choir doing great work under the direction of Mr. Thelen
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
4th and 5th Grades doing a great job at tonight's concert under the direction of Mrs. Moen
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
The 5th Grade is having a great time learning about Land Forms
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Wrestling Team had a solid showing at the Paul Bunyan Invitational @ Brainerd! Payton Bjerga places 7th @126; Brayden Christensen placed 4th @138; Logen Weite placed 4th @145; Spencer Miller placed 1st @152; Owen Bjerga placed 2nd@170; and Gordon Enyart placed 8th @182. Go CARDS!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Good news Saturday night! Special Olympic bowling 2018! Our Cardinals did OUTSTANDING!!! We support ALL Cardinals in ALL activities!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It's GAME TIME @ Verndale! Good luck Cardinals!!! GO BIG RED!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Boys C Squad gets Win #2 @ Verndale and improves to 2-0. JV tips next and Varsity to follow at 7:30! Go Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Victoria Serich
Special visitors at Staples Motley Elementary, on this Anniversary of Pearl Harbor! What a special treat for these 3rd graders, because of a letter they wrote to a local vet!! Honored to host those fine men!
3 months ago, Victoria Serich
Lori Nienow
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs Koopmann these SMHS Orchestra students who filled our halls with holiday music Wednesday morning as students came in to school. What a great start to our day. They'll play again on Dec 13th and 20th.
3 months ago, Lori Nienow
Jon Regen
The Students from Mrs. Toft's Community Art class are doing a great job using their amazing art talents helping our school look great and provide motivation.
3 months ago, Jon Regen
Joy Rippentrop
Prostart visit with the Cragun's Chefs
3 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mike Schmidt
HS students shared what they thought our new school may need...their likes, needs, wants and don’t wants. Great discussions were had! I’m proud of them!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinals On The Ice in Little Falls!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball leading of the night at home vs Aitkin with their #1 fan club in the stands! Later tonight Varsity plays home vs Park Rapids. JV tips at 5:45 and Varsity at 7:15. Good luck Cards!!!
3 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Paintworks: 'Tis the Season' Thanks "Holst Acres" for being our host!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
Tonight your Cardinal Boys Basketball Team battled til the end @ home vs W-D-C. The result was a loss... but they never quit!!!!! Excited for their next tip @ Verndale on Friday night! C plays @ 5. JV @ 6. Varsity @ 7:30. Let's hit Hwy 10 and Verndale Friday night! Cardinal Pride
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Girls WIN over Frazee tonight!!! Go Cardinals!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
When ProStart sends down a YUMMY Chicken Parmesan...a guys gotta eat! Thank You students and Cragun’s Chefs! It’s amazing!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
It's Game Day! Basketball Doubleheader tonight in the Main Gym. Varsity games starting at 5:45. LET'S GO CARDINALS!
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
April 2019 Paintworks! 'Sunrise, Sunset'
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
WDC-SM-S-NYM-H-PP Hockey Team home opener tonight vs. Morris Area at Wadena Ice Arena! The puck drops at 7:00 PM. Let's... Play... Hockey!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tomorrow Night is a BIG night you do not want to miss! Your Cardinal Boys and Coach Doll hit the floor for the first time together... tip at 7:30 PM. The Lady Cards are back at it against Frazee looking for W #2 with Head Coach Smith at the helm. 5:45 start! Doubleheader Night!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Good news Sunday! Cardinal Volleyball Senior #7 Mackenna Bjerga & Sophomore #10 Tabetha Allen were selected Honorable Mention Brainerd Dispatch ALL-AREA team! What an honor and well deserved ladies! Congratulations to Mackenna and Tabetha, their teammates, and coaches! Go Cards!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Football Junior #22 Cade Schmidt was selected to the ALL- AREA Brainerd Dispatch Team. Junior #77 Ryan Wick was named Honorable Mention. What an honor and well deserved guys! Congratulations to Cade and Ryan, their teammates, and coaches! Onward Cardinals!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Mrs. Bjorge helped the students learn to build and program these robots so when you press a button, they drive and stop. The students are already planning the cool things they can do with these new skills.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Madrigal 2018 is happening this weekend at SMHS and all hands on deck! Mr. S working hard to keep up with all these courses! A BIG shout out to our dedicated students, staff, the music department, community, parents, and volunteers for the endless hours put in to put this on!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Don't miss out on the Ye Olde Madrigal put on by the Staples-Motley High School music department . Tickets still available. Doors open at 5:30 tonight!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Wrestling season has kicked off today for your CARDINALS at the WDC Tournament! Go BIG RED!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Here they are! The 6th Grade students did a great job designing these cars to be 3D printed. The detail, thought and work that was put into these cars is amazing. This is a great opportunity for our students, that Mrs. Odden facilitates.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
Great night, 7th Girls Basketball won an intense close one, 23-22. 8th played great together won 35-18. Go BIG red!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
Students have been working hard in Mr. Houselog's Computer-Aided Design (CAD) class designing their dream house! #GoCardinals!
4 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Head Coach Mark Carlson and his Cardinal Wrestling Program hit the mats for the first time tomorrow morning in the WDC Tournament. Good luck coaches and wrestlers. Tournament starts at 10:30 am. Go Cards!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Had a great time in reading with these awesome 4th Graders this morning.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
6th Grade Advisory students work together to complete their competency puzzles they created to illustrate the many things they are good at doing!!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Update: Junior High Boys Basketball @ Aitkin today. 8th grade will play first at 4:30 followed by the 7th grade game.
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
GameTIME at our HOUSE in 8 minutes!!! Vs DGF!!! Go Lady Cards!!!! Keep it rolling!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Deb Otteson
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.
4 months ago, Deb Otteson
Mark Jacobs
Let's pack the gym tomorrow night for our Lady Cardinals home opener vs DGF! 5:45 JV start. 7:15 PM Varsity tip! Go BIG RED!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
WDC-SM-S-NYM-H-PP Hockey earns both games vs. Breckenridge: Jv 3-2 Varsity 6-3 Great start TEAM !!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
BIG WIN in WDC tonight for your Cardinals Girls Basketball Team! Congrats Cardinals players and coaches on WIN #1 to kick off the season! Next up a battle on the hardwood with DGF in our gym. Let's pack the stands Cardinal Nation! Go Cardinals!!!!!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Basketball Season is here!!! Go Cardinals @ WDC! It's GAME time! Go BIG RED!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Basketball Season is finally HERE! The Cardinal Girls open on the road tonight @ Wadena-Deer-Creek. JV plays @ 6:00. Varsity @ 7:30. Home opener this Thursday night vs DGF. Good luck players and GO CARDINALS!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
“10 Seconds To View...A Lifetime On The Web”: Social Media Use and MisUse in a students life. Incredible and telling information! Please join us tonight, parents and community. 6:30pm Centennial Auditorium
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Grades 10-12 and Staff learning together regarding Social Media Use and MisUse. I’m very pleased and impressed with Pemberton Law and their knowledge of what’s relevant in a students life!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Pemberton Law with their Social Media Presentation with our 8th and 9th Graders. They’re referencing our Handbook and Expectations. Well Done!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
From ISD 2170, Our phone system is now working. Thank you for your patience.
4 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
From ISD 2170, Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
4 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
The 7th Graders learned about the possibilities of the Graphic Arts world thanks to CLC-Brainerd! They used Photoshop to create an image to be printed on wood they learned how to laser cut, and then learned how to do Vinyl wrapping on cars! It was a great day to be a Cardinal!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Lori Nienow
Winter sports begin next week! First home game is Tuesday, Nov 29th when our Girls Basketball team takes on DGF. Get your individual or family season pass today if you don't already have one! Purchase online, at the door or in the HS office. GO CARDINALS!
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Jon Regen
There was a packed house for the 6th/7th grade Band and Orchestra Concerts. The students did a great job under the direction of Mr. Crust and Mr. Koopmann
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Lori Nienow
On Nov 26th at 6:30 pm a team of school law attorneys from Pemberton Law will present to parents and the public more about what our students/children need in guidance with regarding their Social Media use and its impacts. Parents, we need your help in helping them. Join us.
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
Trip to New Orleans! Contact Staples-Motley Community Ed to sign up. Deadline is December 8th.
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
'Capturing the Photos You've Envisioned' Spots still available!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart catered the Football Banquet with the help of Shelly Miller. It was a great learning experience.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart catered the Football Banquet with the help of Shelly Miller. It was a great learning experience.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Kevin Roline
League of Legends Returns to the Staples-Motley High School Campus!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
ProStart caters the Football Banquet
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Victoria Serich
Staples-Motley Elementary's October Bucket Fillers!! Way to go!
4 months ago, Victoria Serich
Allison Vangsness
Coffee Cart Friday brought to you by ISC!!!! Spoiling the teachers at Motley-Staples Middle School!!!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
Still a few more spots available for the Pottery Studio!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Thanks Dr. Lindsay Leveille!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
The ISC spent Thursday serving turkey dinner with the Scandia Valley Lions to help raise money for the Motley Area Food Shelf (yes they got to have seconds on pie)
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to the October Students of the Month at Motley- Staples Middle School!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mark Jacobs
Our Cardinal Swimmers attended the MSHSL State Tournament today! Great season lady Cards and a great experience for this team to see the state's best at a beautiful venue! This team is young but the improvement from season to season is immense! They are coming!Cardinal PRIDE!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
Check out the Cardinal Coin drawing winners from the middle school! These students are being rewarded for showing Cardinal Spirit in first quarter!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Last week middle schoolers participated in the first activity day of the year. Students had choices of activities like craft room, dance room, technology room, dodge ball tournament, movies, and board games.
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Deb Ferdon
Thirty Middle School writers on their way to the Young Authors Conference at CLC in Staples! Thanks to Sourcewell for this great opportunity!!
4 months ago, Deb Ferdon
Kevin Roline
Sign up now! Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
FALL 2018 Orchestra Concert @ Centennial Auditorium. Featuring the Symphony & Chamber Orchestra! Directed by Mr. John Koopman. Accompanied by Cindy Koopman. Amazing performances tonight. What talented Cardinals we have in ALL activities! It's a great night to be a CARDINAL!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Still more room! Theater Lights & Sound
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
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!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
Thank you Burger King, DQ, Community Center, Stomping Grounds, Holst Acres, LMH, Ace Hardware, Ernies, Lakewood Health System, LEAP Marketing, and Gretchen Bestland for the prizes to celebrate the great things the students have done this quarter with Cardinal Coins.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Paintworks Locations: December 3, 2018 @ Holst Acres February 4, 2019 @ Staples True Value
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
Section 6A Swimming Prelims @ Sartell last night. Congrats on an outstanding season Cardinal swimmers and coaches!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart Salad Lab
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Marly Simmons
Kaitlyn Smith and Alix Peterson celebrate being “pieceWISE” winners in College Algebra.
4 months ago, Marly Simmons
Joy Rippentrop
The ProStart classes visited Cragun's today to meet Chef Wayd and tour the Lodge's kitchen. Chef answered questions about the industry and his personal career. Cragun's is a generous partner to the program, and we look forward to working with them again this year.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart Salad Lab
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart Salad Lab
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart Salad Lab
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mark Jacobs
FALL 2018 Veterans Day Band Concert @ Centennial Auditorium. Featuring the Concert & Symphonic Bands! Led by Director, Mr. Jon Crust. Fabulous performances tonight & thank you to all of our VETERANS for your sacrifice & service! It's a great night to be a CARDINAL!!!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
2018 Lions Club Peace Poster Contest Finalsits. First Place winner was Nicole Carter. Congratulations students!
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Celebrating Veterans Day at SMHS. Thank you middle school and high school students for putting on this event on & thank you troops! It is an honor to perform, sing and recognize you and your families. Thank You for allowing us...the privilege to do so.
4 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Celebrating National Community Education Day 2018
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
Thanks to the generosity of Sourcewell and the Rosemary and Harry Harrison Family Foundation, MSMS student's are enjoying flexible seating options.Stability balls, high top tables, standing desks, bouncy bands, and gaming chairs were purchased to give students seating choices!
4 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Jon Regen
The TinkerCad cars are starting to print!!
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Take a trip to New Orleans! Contact Staples-Motley Community Education today!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
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
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Attention to students planning on participating in a MSHSL WINTER activity, including 7-12 basketball, 6-12 wrestling, cheer, knowledge bowl, one act play, & speech. Please see Lori in the SMHS Main Office to register and for more information. Register by November 19th. Go Cards!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Good news Monday! Congratulations to Bruce Fuhrman from Staples-Motley High School for being named the Section 6A Girls Coach of the Year. Well deserved!!! Also, congrats to both the Girls & Boys Teams being named Academic All-State Team!!! It is a GREAT MONDAY to be a CARDINAL!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Great Financial Opportunity! "Theater Lights & Sound"
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Still spots available for Evergreens & Bows
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
A BIG SHOUT and ENCORE to all cast members and Co-Directors Justin & Tamber Edin on a marvelous production of "Villain School"! The finale was this afternoon at Centennial Auditorium and it was nothing short of SPECTACULAR! Way to go Cardinals!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country Team this weekend at the STATE tournament @ St. Olaf College! What an exceptional season and finish! Now that is...Cardinal PRIDE!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team this weekend at the STATE tournament @ St. Olaf College! What an outstanding season and finish! Now that is...Cardinal PRIDE!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Last chance to come see "Villain School"! Final Performance today at 1:00. Proud of SMHS theatre students on this very successful production!!! Great family time idea! Centennial Auditorium Tickets available at the door Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 Children 4 and under FREE
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams at STATE today! Strong performances by both teams! Girls placed 5th and Boys placed 7th. Emmet Anderson took 3rd!!! More pictures on this state tourney appearance to come! Proud of these Cardinal runners and teams!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
"Villain School" is in session! Performances Tonight @ 7pm and Sunday at 1:00. Great family night idea! Centennial Auditorium Tickets available at the door Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 Children 4 and under FREE
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
15 minutes to race time! 2018 Minnesota State Girls Cross Country Class A Finals! Good luck Girls and Go Cardinals!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
10 minutes to race time! 2018 Minnesota State Cross Country Class A Finals! Good luck Boys and Go Cardinals!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Football players spent 3 hours this morning reading, playing, and loving our precious kids! Cardinals... keep connecting!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Football players spent 3 hours this morning reading, playing, and loving our precious kids! More pictures to come! Cardinals... keep connecting!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Football players spent 3 hours this morning reading, playing, and loving our precious kids! More pictures to come! Cardinals... keep connecting!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
"Villain School" is in session! Performances Friday, Saturday nights at 7pm and Sunday at 1:00 Great family night idea! Centennial Auditorium Tickets available at the door Adults $6.00 Students $4.00 Children 4 and under FREE
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
Football players spent 3 hours this morning reading, playing, and loving our precious kids! More pictures to come! Cardinals... keep connecting!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
ProStart welcomed Chef Wayd from Cragun's into our classroom today.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
What a special morning as these young men CONNECTED with our little Cardinals at Cardinal Academy and Staples Motley Elementary. Football players spent 3 hours this morning reading, playing, and loving our precious kids! More pictures to come! Cardinals... keep connecting!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
2018 MSHSL STATE CROSS COUNTRY! Less than 24 hours to GO TIME!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cross Country off to check out the STATE course pre race day at St. Olaf!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Painting Barn Quilts
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Yoga Class date change
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
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
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
A PEP fest + police + fire escort to visit schools & then out of town! Cross Country is heading south and is STATE bound and down! Saturday 1:00 BOYS final! 2:00 girls final!!! Good luck Cardinal Runners... we stand behind you!!! Now that is... CARDINAL PRIDE!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Jon Regen
6th Grade is designing cars using TinkerCad to 3D print next week. Stay tuned......
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
State Bound XC breakfast this morning at Spot Cafe. Pep fest at 11:30 today! Go Cardinals!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Elementary and high school students got a sneak peak today at the SMHS Fall Play "Villain School"! Opening night is tomorrow! More shows on Nov 2-3 @ 7:00 PM & Nov 4th @ 1:00 PM at the Centennial Auditorium. Tickets at the door- Adults: $6.00 Students: $4.00 4 and under: FREE
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Mr. "S" decided to hitch a ride with us to the public library...and somehow we ended up at Dairy Queen!"
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
The Boys & Girls XC Teams are making a run to STATE! Please join us for a pep fest @ the High School Gym @ 11:30 this Thursday. At noon they will board a bus & be escorted by Staples Fire Dept. to the Elementary School. 12:20 to the Middle School. Then off to STATE! Go CARDINALS!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Fall 2018 Fall Choral Concert. They sang beautifully with unity and togetherness! Great performances tonight to all the choirs at SMHS! You were amazing boys and girls and wowed the audience! A really special night!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Off to STATE. Boys... Girls... TOGETHER.... as ONE... we are! CARDINALS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
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.
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Big...BIG news! Off to STATE for both the CARDINAL Girls & Boys Cross Country Teams! Girls are section Champs and Boys finished 2nd. Kira Sweeney & Emmet Anderson are section CHAMPS! Off to STATE these teams go! It is .... a ......GREAT Day.... To Be a CARDINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Good News of the Day! Our district has received many calls from Pillager school and community complimenting our football team and fans on our class and sportsmanship. Proud of the effort & the way we competed Tuesday night...but more proud of our character win or lose! GO CARDS!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Carrin Delong
#CardinalsCare S-M staff donating blood at the #AmericanRedCross blood drive
5 months ago, Carrin Delong
Mark Jacobs
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!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
XC Spaghetti Feed Team Dinner! Carbin' UP and race ready for sections on Thursday! Good luck boys & girls! Go CARDINALS
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
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.
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
Thursday Night... this week... 4 pm... section Cross Country @ New London Spicer! It is GO time for these boys and girls with high aspirations for STATE! Cardinal Nation stands behind you... always! Good luck Cardinal runners!!! We are proud of you!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Volleyball Section Tournament play begins @ Detroit Lakes on Thursday Night! 7 PM match time. Let's show up and support these girls! It's a showdown vs DL and should be a GREAT first round match-up! Go Cardinals!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Tomorrow night = the first round of section football for are Cardinals! We are back @ Pillager, 6 kick-off... and we need the 12th man in the stands! Cardinal Strong!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It is a packed house at Staples Motley Community Pool. Time to take on Perham. GO CARDINALS!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
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
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
Smartphones Class Tuesday, October 23rd! Register Now-spaces still available!
5 months 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!
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
It's Wednesday Night Lights @ Pillager! And our Cardinals are ready! Go Cardinals!!!
5 months 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!!!
5 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Carrin Delong
Middle school students are getting their vision and hearing screened today by CLC Nursing students
5 months ago, Carrin Delong
Carrin Delong
Middle school students are getting their vision and hearing screened today by CLC Nursing students
5 months ago, Carrin Delong
Carrin Delong
Teacher’s spent Monday morning before conferences getting their flu shots! #FluFighters #KeepingOurStudentsFluFree
5 months ago, Carrin Delong
Mark Jacobs
Your JH Cardinal Swimmers at home tonight for a meet agaisnt Forestview Middle! Good luck girls and Go Cards!!!
5 months 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
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to M-SMS September Students of the Month!
5 months 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.
5 months 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!
5 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Victoria Serich
Coding in the Purple Steam room.
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Jon Regen
Motley-Staples Middle School students enjoying Apple Crunch Day
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Craig Waldvogel
Our phone system service has been restored. Thank you for being understanding!
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Tonia Judd
Lori Nienow
HS Biology students in Ms. Bendson's class testing acids and bases.
5 months 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.
5 months ago, Carrin Delong
Allison Vangsness
4th graders making the best of the cold weather!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Jon Regen
Middle School students having fun with the Robots from Tech Mobile
6 months ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 5- Cardinal Spirit!!!!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 4- Throwback day
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
Correction for Adult Driving Classes
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Victoria Serich
3rd graders explore engineering in STEAM class
6 months ago, Victoria Serich
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Day 3- Sports Day!
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Victoria Serich
The Homecoming royalty, cheerleaders and the cardinal visited today for Homecoming week. Our Elementary students had a blast!!
6 months ago, Victoria Serich
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Homecoming Day 2- Twins/Squad Day!!!
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Homecoming week has started at MSMS. Today was Pajama Day and everyone loved it!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Last week 4th graders enjoyed the team building activity, Hoop Hop Showdown and had a blast!!!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Last week 4th graders enjoyed the team building activity, Hoop Hop Showdown and had a blast!!!
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Harvest time!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
A message from Mike Schmidt, High School Principal.
6 months 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!! :)
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kathy Johnson
Mrs. Kempton’s Kindergarten class being so respectful while walking in the hallway!
6 months ago, Kathy Johnson
Kathy Johnson
The Third Grade team is ready to build minds this year!!!
6 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
A message from Dr. Ron Bratlie, Superintendent.
6 months 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!
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
We love our cooks! ❤️
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
Our phone system is now working. 📞 Thank you for being understanding.
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
Calling all Little Cardinal Cheerleaders!
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Tackle Cancer Night: Friday, September 14th, 2018 at the Varsity Football Game
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mr. Fischer!
6 months 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!!!
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
7th graders participating in their first Friday Frenzy- Crab Soccer!!!
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 Welcomes Mrs. Steffen!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Haman!!!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Craig Waldvogel
8th graders learning to work through a challenge by creating card towers in Mrs. Turner's Journeys elective.
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Fall Trap League starts Sunday
7 months ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
Welcome to Staples- Motley schools Mrs. Vavreck!!!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 welcomes Mr. Jacobs!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Mitts!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Mr. Opelia will be joining the high school special education department. Welcome!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Ms. Smith will be the new 5th grade teacher at Motley- Staples Middle School.
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Sapp will be joining the elementary school as a first grade teacher. Welcome!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Welcome to ISD2170 Mrs. Holst!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!!
7 months ago, Kathy Johnson
Jon Regen
Motley-Staples Middle School Paraprofessionals are busy participating in planning great recess time for our students next week.
7 months 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.
7 months 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”
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Here is a picture of the new team members at ISD 2170. Go Cardinals!!
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
The Staples-Motley High School Staff: 2018-2019
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
We have cancelled practice today due to inclement weather for our 7/8 grade students. Thanks, Kappler
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mark Jacobs
Due to weather conditions 7th and 8th grade Football has been cancelled for this evening.
7 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Lori Nienow
Volleyball team fun at the Railroad Days parade. Great participation from groups in the school. CARDINAL PRIDE!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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.
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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!
8 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.
8 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!!
8 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
8 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
8 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!
8 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.
8 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
High school students had a lot of fun on their Galapagos Islands trip!
8 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!
8 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Welcome to the new Staples-Motley ISD Website!
8 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
8 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Staples-Motley ISD #2170
Check out these useful thrillshare training documents! http://5il.co/3z4x
8 months ago, Staples-Motley ISD #2170