Blake Boran
Today's JV Football game against Park Rapids has been postponed. Make up date TBD.
about 8 hours ago, Blake Boran
Mike Schmidt
I’m beyond proud and humbled by moments such as these. What a school...what a community. Tackle Cancer Night.
3 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Victoria Serich
Elementary Parents... Photos of your students are available online! You have until Sunday night to order & get free shipping to the Elementary school. Any orders after will include a shipping fee! Copy & paste this link https://tolifsonphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/10073651/
3 days ago, Victoria Serich
Lori Nienow
Don't want to miss it!
3 days ago, Lori Nienow
Joy Rippentrop
The ProStart Level 2 students worked on their first lab today. They are learning about eggs and dairy, so they made omelets. The chefs got to choose whether to roll or fold their omelets. They were ALL incredible today; working hard, communicating well, helping each other, following directions.
3 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart omelets continued
3 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Lori Nienow
Cardinal Nation...are you ready? Homecoming 2019 is NEXT WEEK! (Sept 23-27) 2019 Buttons are available for purchase in the HS office..only $2! Here is what you get... *$1.00 off admission to the Tues and Thurs Volleyball games *$1.00 off the Friday night Homecoming FB Game *Free Cardinal Tattoo at the Friday night TailGate Party *$1.00 Cardinal cones at Staples and Motley DQs all day on Friday, Sept 27th Get 'em while they're hot!
4 days ago, Lori Nienow
Tonia Judd
Reminder...Picture Day at S-M Elementary is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 17!!
7 days ago, Tonia Judd
Tonia Judd
Feels like Summer, Looks like Fall! Having fun at S-M Elementary!
7 days ago, Tonia Judd
Jon Regen
5th grade mathematicians mastered their first quiz!!
7 days ago, Jon Regen
Craig Waldvogel
Tackle Cancer Night returns this Friday, September 20th. 6:00pm Kick Off vs. Red Lake (Yes, 6pm) We will be offering luminaries for $5.00 that will go out on the field, post-game. You can purchase them, through the 3rd quarter, by the gate. Our 7th and 8th Grade Football Players will be setting them in place, immediately after the game. They sold out quickly last year! Last year, we were a featured team on KARE 11 "Prep Sports". Randy Shaver was deeply moved by our evening. (You can hear it in his voice...and later my conversations him). The images were and are powerful. The Boosters are grilling again and will be donating the evenings proceeds to the cause! Enjoy a burger basket that's in support of a great cause. We have invited Red Lake's team and fans to join is in our "Moment of Silence" post game. Last year...along with Long Prairie, we showed a state: It's a Great & Classy Time To Be A Cardinal!
7 days ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
‪Nick “Sunshine” Tokman of The Deadliest Catch talkin to and with our students about hard work, truth and finding your own course and being a great Captain and Mate! @NickTokman ‬ Thank You SM Area Arts Council !
10 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley is exploring options for a Communications & Marketing Director. Please visit: http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/o/staples-motley-isd/browse/31172 for more information
10 days ago, Bonnie Madson
Bonnie Madson
WANTED: Lead Cook at the MS/HS Cafeteria! 8 hours per day; must have a current Food Safety Certificate. For more information: http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/o/staples-motley-isd/browse/31172
11 days ago, Bonnie Madson
Blake Boran
Update on the times for the CC meet in Little Falls tonight! 4:00 pm Boys JV 4:20 Girls Varsity/JV 4:45 Boys Varsity
11 days ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
JH Football, JH Tennis, and Varsity Tennis has been postponed for today. JH Tennis has been canceled. JH Football will have a short practice, only going until 4:00. Varsity tennis will practice from 4:30-6:00 in the South gymnasium. Thank you!
11 days ago, Blake Boran
Bonnie Madson
Are you looking for a chance to earn a little extra money? Contact us if you are interested in being on our evening shift SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN call list! 218-894-5400 Must be 18 years or older and pass a background check.
11 days ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
Coming to Centennial Auditorium Friday night at 7pm: Nick “Sunshine” Tokman from “Deadliest Catch! He’ll also be visiting with our 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Graders earlier that day. Thank You Staples-Motley Area Arts Council for providing our communities with another great event!
12 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
7th and 8th Grade is having a great time honing their skills.
12 days ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
No cell phones in class! But: they never said ANYTHING about String-Phones!!! 🤓🤓🤓
12 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Joe Ramstad
Today, the MS students in Mr. Ramstad’s Make it Happen ag mechanics class learned about all things agriculture and debunked myths in a “marker talk!” We followed it up with an awesome discussion on everything from ag machinery, trade, meat carcasses and even genetic engineering!
12 days ago, Joe Ramstad
Lori Nienow
Congratulations to Mackenna Bjerga who reached her 1,000 career set assist during the win against Sebeka Tuesday evening. This sets a school record for Mackenna!
12 days ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
Grades 9-12 Picture Day is TOMORROW! September 12th. Check your email for complete information.
12 days ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
Little Cardinal Cheerleader Fall/Homecoming Camp (Grades K-6) Practices will be held on Sat Sept 14th and Sept 21st from 10-11am at the elementary building. Sign up online or sign up at the first practice on the 14th. If any questions email Jayme Carlson at jaymecarlson007@me.com Online link to register: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/8/program_id/2
13 days ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
Fall Trap League begins Sunday, September 15th for grades 6-12. Participants are required to have a firearm safety certificate. Registration fee includes clay targets and use of the range. Participant is responsible to provide their own shells and shotgun. Sign up here: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/4/program_id/2
13 days ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
Fall firearm safety classes begin on Monday in Staples AND Motley. Seats still available. Limited to 15 students. Sign up here! https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/5/program_id/2
13 days ago, Lori Nienow
Joy Rippentrop
The Connections High School Program students completed a team building activity in their Advisory class this morning. Students were supposed to recreate a Lego sculpture with 10 second glimpses of the original. Teams had to send a different teammate each time they looked. The purpose of this activity was to build communication and camaraderie.
14 days ago, Joy Rippentrop
Blake Boran
Today's JV and Junior High Cross Country meet scheduled at LPGE has been postponed due to weather. No make up date has been set yet.
14 days ago, Blake Boran
Lori Nienow
Today's C/JV Squad football game in Henning has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 10th due to weather. Game is at 4:30 at Henning HS
14 days ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
5th and 6th Grade VB starts Monday after School in the main gym. Please remember to sign up before Monday’s practice through Community Ed. Here is the link: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getcategory/program_id/2
17 days ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Football: LOVES the free snack for Pre-Game! Yep: Free For All Students...everyday. Wait ‘til ya see who LOVES it next! 😉
17 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Tennis: on a Friday...in the sun! ......smart. Very smart. 😎😎😎
17 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
Middle School students deep into their learning for the year here at the end of the first week. It's been great to have the students back in the building.
17 days ago, Jon Regen
Blake Boran
Zumba and STRONG by Zumba is back! Beginning next week, our Community Ed Zumba classes are back in session hosted by Lindsay Leveille. Please register online at: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/0/program_id/4 Cost: Drop in rate: $6   10 Class Punch Card: $40  20 Class Punch Card: $70 ​​​​​​​These payments can be made at the Community Ed Office.
18 days ago, Blake Boran
Mike Schmidt
Did you know? Our Breakfast ARE FREE! FOR ALL STUDENTS! At the 5-12: you can get a free after school snack, too! And at Adventures! Yep: F. R. E. E. 😋 Also: if you haven’t filled out the Free & Reduced forms, we’d sure like you to. They assist us in providing the FREE breakfasts and snacks for students! Contact Food Service with questions. 218-894-5400 ext. 3164
18 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Thank You SMHS STUCO (Student Council) for a GREAT start for our 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and new students! You smiles, high fives and energy: LEGIT! Your chalk art: is adorable 😉
19 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Every now and then....High School Principals find 6th Graders...and take selfies! Thanks for the laughs!
19 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Ms. Davis!
20 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 welcomes Mr.Speckien to the HS!
20 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 welcomes Mr.Speckien to the HS!
20 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Prestridge!
24 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley is exploring options for a Communications & Marketing Director. Please visit: http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/o/staples-motley-isd/browse/31172 for more information!
24 days ago, Bonnie Madson
Allison Vangsness
A big Cardinal welcome to Mr. Spandl!
25 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Welcome to the district Ms. Haataja!
25 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Blake Boran
Calling All Artists! Any individual or group are interested in performing the National Anthem before sporting events please contact Blake Boran at (218) 894-5400 or blake.boran@isd2170.k12.mn.us to get signed up for an event!
26 days ago, Blake Boran
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Ms. Hayes to ISD2170!!!
26 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Give a Cardinal welcome to Mrs. Marthaler!!
26 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
ISD2170 welcomes Ms. Elvehjem!!!
26 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Your Staples-Motley 5-12 Staff: are ready to see you! Open House, Wednesday the 28th: 5-7pm See you there!
27 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mrs. Weigand
28 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Welcome Mr. Ramstad!!!
28 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
MS-HS Open House is this Wednesday from 5-7! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!
28 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
The teachers are back in session!!! We have several new staff we would like to welcome to Staples-Motley ISD2170!! Welcome Ms. Bell!
28 days ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Student-Athletes: Parade Style! Gotta love the smiles, waves and cheers! Thank you Drivers and trailer donations for assisting them.
29 days ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Our Cardinal Bus Drivers are: The SMACF Outstanding Organization recipients for their Outstanding Community Service Awards! Check out the Staples World for their incredible nomination! Thank You Drivers!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Blake Boran
Staples-Motley Community Education is looking for a Yoga Instructor. Anyone interested please contact Blake Boran at the Community Ed Office (218) 894-5400
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
The parent meeting for 5th and 6th grade Tackle Football will take place in Centennial Auditorium, Monday, August 19th @ 5:30pm
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
Last chance to sign up for 3rd and 4th grade Flag Football or 5th and 6th grade Tackle Football. Practices begin next week! More info and registration at https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/10/program_id/2
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
Staples-Motley Community Education is offering Volleyball for girls going in to 5th and 6th grade. Practice begins Monday, September 9th. For more information or to register go to https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/16/program_id/2
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Carrin Delong
Want to Get your forms done now so you can turn them into the school nurse at the open house? All the health forms are available on the school website. Click on Documents, then Health Services, then Student Forms.
about 1 month ago, Carrin Delong
Carrin Delong
VACCINES! Remember that your child needs vaccines prior to entering Kindergarten and 7th grade. A second meningitis vaccine is also required for 16-18yr olds.
about 1 month ago, Carrin Delong
Lori Nienow
Some of the VB players volunteered yesterday afternoon to paint at the Habitat for Humanity Home in Staples. Great job girls!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
A group of the Staples-Motley VB players volunteered yesterday afternoon to paint at the Habitat for Humanity Home in Staples. Nice work girls!
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Check your mailbox high schoolers (and families)! —Back To School info is on the way! Your schedules are already posted to Skyward. If you need a change, contact Mr. Jennissen. See you soon!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
FFA keeps “growing” their success stories!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Bonnie Madson
WANTED: SCHOOL NURSE MUST be a Licensed RN or Licensed Public Health Nurse. Must be willing to obtain MN school nurse license. Starting immediately. Resume and credentials must be submitted to the District Office. Visit our website to view all job openings...... http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/job-postings--16
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Bonnie Madson
WANTED: DIRECTOR OF NUTRITIONAL SERVICES! Must have current Food Manager Certification; Experience in the Food Service industry preferred; Applications must be submitted to the District Office. Visit our website to view all job openings...... http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/job-postings--16
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Bonnie Madson
WANTED: Elementary Paraprofessionals for the 2019-20 School Year! Must have ParaPro Certification OR a 2 year degree. Applications must be submitted to the District Office. Visit our website to view all job openings...... http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/job-postings--16
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Blake Boran
Season passes are now available online at isd2170.k12.mn.us/o/staples-motl… under ALL OTHER PAYMENTS. They will also be available for purchase tonight at the Cardinal Activity signup and KickOff Meeting at Centennial Auditorium, doors open at 5:30
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Lori Nienow
One more Paintworks class this summer! It's a nice way to spend an evening with friends. Sign up here https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/13/program_id/4 Or go to www.isd2170.k12.mn.us ~ Menu ~ Web Store ~ Class Registration
about 1 month ago, Lori Nienow
Jon Regen
5th and 6th Graders are having a great time learning their new instruments!!
about 1 month ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
The Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame has gone live with their own FB Page! You can also pick up (for a donation) an AMAZING color program of last springs event at the Staples World! Check out their site and “like it” to stay up-to-date! https://www.facebook.com/StaplesMotleyAthleticHOF/
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Blake Boran
Staples-Motley Community Education is still looking for Fall/Winter Rec classes. Go to the SM Community Ed Website- http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37 - or contact the Community Ed Office to sign your class up!
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
Staples-Motley Cardinal Activity and Fine Arts Sign up and Kick Off Meeting. The Cardinal Activity Kick Off Night is on Monday, August 12th @ 6:00pm in Centennial Auditorium for grades 7-12. Activity registration for all season's activities (athletics and fine arts) is now open through the Staples-Motley School Web Store. https://staplesmotley-ar.rschooltoday.com/ ALL SM Activities have NO participation fees for 2019-2020! Now is the time to try something new! Please sign up before your first practice. The meeting will begin with a brief presentation including: coach introductions, eligibility information (MSHSL and ISD2170), physicals and concussion information, a MSHSL "Why We Play" piece, and MSHSL parent/coach communication items. Following the Large Group meeting, fall teams will breakout into their own meetings with their respective coaches to discuss needs specific to their sport. First day of Practice for Fall Activities Cross Country: (Gr 6-12) Aug 12 7:30am -9:00am Meet at the High School Girls Tennis: (Gr 6-12) Aug 12 7:30-11:30 Meet at the Tennis Courts Swimming: (Gr 6-12) Aug 12 9:00am - 12:00pm at the Community Center Pool Volleyball: (Gr 9-12) Aug 12 starting 5pm at the Main Gym (Will break out for the Fall meeting and resume practice after meeting); (Gr 7-8 coaches will hand out practice information at the Fall Meeting. Practice will start Aug 19th) Football: (Gr 9-12) Aug 12 7am-12pm Meet in the Weight Room- Grades 7-8 coaches will hand out practice information at the Fall Meeting. Practice will start Aug 19th) Fan Card Season Passes will be available for purchase that evening or you can purchase them online.
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Susan Anderson
It was a GREAT night with the TEDDY BEAR BAND. A great community event sponsored by Staples Public Library and Friends of the Library,Staples-Motley Early Childhood Family Education, Staples-Motley Area Arts Council and Staples-Motley Early Childhood Coalition.
about 1 month ago, Susan Anderson
Blake Boran
REMINDER: The Parent/Athlete Eligibility meeting is on Monday, August 12th @ 6:00pm in the high school gymnasium. Registration will be opening up soon.
about 1 month ago, Blake Boran
Mike Schmidt
Congratulations Students and Staff! 3rd Year In A Row: You return as one of America’s Best!!
about 1 month ago, Mike Schmidt
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Bus Drivers Wanted!
about 1 month ago, Bonnie Madson
Victoria Serich
Reminder Elementary parents. Summer learning camp starts this coming Monday July 29th. 8 am to 1 pm. Breakfast and lunch provided! Can’t wait to see you all there!
about 1 month ago, Victoria Serich
Bonnie Madson
Little Cardinals Academy is hiring! Applications must be submitted to the District Office.
2 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Victoria Serich
Grab ‘N Go Summer Lunch Program
2 months ago, Victoria Serich
Susen Anderson
Staples-Motley Early Learning Services is at the Lakewood Birthday Party. Free books for each child and a special gift for the birthday baby!
2 months ago, Susen Anderson
Blake Boran
Sick of the heat? Don't Worry.. WINTER IS COMING! Which means it is time to set up your Fall/Winter Community Ed Classes. Follow the link for more details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fiDEhO-FSh1nb0XKPUVn2mqw8m_lQ3UGf-O3NVWU_1c/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
🚨🚨Staples-Motley Student Activity Eligibility meeting will be held on August 12th beginning at 6:00pm in the High School gymnasium🚨🚨
2 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
LAST CHANCE: Be sure to sign up for the 2019 Volleyball Camp, Grades 4-12, coached by UofM Crookston. Camps start Tuesday, July 30th.
2 months ago, Blake Boran
Joe Ramstad
Last week, Mr. Kerry Lindgren was recognized for his 35 years of service to agricultural education at the Minnesota Association of Ag Educators Conference! We also had a familiar face, Principal Mr. Mike Schmidt, join us to give a keynote to over 300 MN educators!
2 months ago, Joe Ramstad
Blake Boran
Tonight’s Community Ed Minor League baseball scheduled for 5:30pm has been CANCELLED due to forecasted thunderstorms in the area. At this point, Little League at 6:30pm is still on as scheduled. Please check back for any additional information. Thank you.
2 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
The Minnesota Twins Free Youth Baseball Clinic travelled to Staples on this beautiful Friday afternoon for kids ages 6-13
2 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
The Middle School Football Mini Camp scheduled for today, July 9th, has also been CANCELLED.
3 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
The Youth Football Camp for today, July 9th, from 1PM-2:30PM has been CANCELLED due to the probable weather.
3 months ago, Blake Boran
Blake Boran
A reminder that the PaintWorks at the Staples Community Center scheduled for tonight, July 8th, has been CANCELLED.
3 months ago, Blake Boran
Lori Nienow
PaintWorks at the Staples Community Center Monday, July 8th - Still seats available. Here is a link to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/13/program_id/4
3 months ago, Lori Nienow
Bonnie Madson
Help Wanted! Casual/Part Time Receptionist and General Office Help needed in the Staples-Motley District Office. UP TO 16 hours per week on an AS NEEDED basis; $12.00 per hour. MUST BE FLEXIBLE as days and hours will not be consistent. Some office experience is preferred - duties will include answering telephone, sorting mail, scanning, filing, data entry and misc. duties as assigned. Contact the District Office at 218-894-5400; or e-mail resume to bmadson@isd2170.k12.mn.us Position is open until filled
3 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Kevin Roline
Staples-Motley Summer Rec Tennis has been cancelled for today-Monday, June 24th!
3 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Foster Grandparents and Staples-Motley Schools make for a great partnership and relationship! Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have you! We’ve got grandparents, daily, in our schools! They’re WONDERFUL!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
SMACF Community Award Nominations: Are Open! Community Members, Businesses and Students alike! Help the SMACF recognize the great things people do to support our communities!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Football took in some team bonding and building at Fort Ripley last week. They set the obstacle course record!!! I’m also pleased to share that over 60 students have been coming in to lift and condition, every morning at 7am! Great connections happening at SMHS!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Tonia Judd
SUMMER FOODS STARTS TODAY! Summer meals are available to ALL kids age 18 and younger at no cost! Just show up. Monday-Thursday 7:30-9:00 a.m. BREAKFAST 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH Staples-Motley Elementary School
3 months ago, Tonia Judd
Mike Schmidt
Girls Golf Update
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Boys Golf Update:
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Grad Blast 2020! Discussion, planning and organizing meeting. It’s not too soon to start ;) Monday, June 17th. 6pm. HS Cafeteria. All Are Welcome!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Lets hear a Cardinal Golf Clap as Adrianna and Beck take their clubs to Pebble Creek today to tee up against the States Best! Good Luck Golfers!
3 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Starting next week at the Staples-Motley Elementary School. FREE for all kids age 18 and younger! June 17-28 July 8-31 August 1-8
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Track Update: Emmet placed third in the 1A 3200M run with a time of 9:36.71. It was a personal best time for him...& he shaved off nearly 13 seconds from his section time! Kyanna Burton placed 10th in the 1A 3200M as a seventh grader. She ran a 11:46.02. Congratulations!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Best Wishes to Kyanna and Emmet as they head to State Track and Field! Each running in the 3200M! Cardinals not only fly: they run fast too!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Yesterday, as in years past, on their first day of summer: a group of students clean the weight room! I’m tellin’ ya...it’s great to be a Cardinal!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Happy Summer! It's not too late to sign up for Summer Rec activities and here is a way to get them there!
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
This just in: We return in fall for the 3rd year in a row: with the U. S. News and World Report: “One of America’s Best High Schools” Recognition! Well Done students and staff! It’s a Great Day To Be A Cardinal! See you in 89 days students 😉
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Dawn Weite
Here are a few Fifth Graders that met the ‘30’ Book challenge this year. Way to Go!
4 months ago, Dawn Weite
Amanda Olson
MSMS had our final Cardinal Coin celebration of the year! Check out these awesome 4th-7th Graders who were caught with Cardinal Spirit by being Respectful, Responsible, and having Integrity! Thank you to our local businesses for all of the prize donations!
4 months ago, Amanda Olson
Amanda Olson
MSMS had our final Cardinal Coin celebration of the year! Check out these awesome 4th-7th Graders who were caught with Cardinal Spirit by being Respectful, Responsible, and having Integrity! Thank you to our local businesses for all of the prize donations!
4 months ago, Amanda Olson
Mike Schmidt
This Just In: Spread The Word: We are going to "send off" Golf and Track today....at 12:45. SINCE WE'RE STILL IN SCHOOL and we’ve got a few headed to state!!! Thank You. Athletes should be in the office at 12:40pm. Parents, in the cafeteria. Thank You!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Victoria Serich
SMES is sending a huge Thank You to Wal-Mart in Baxter for donating these AwEsOmE bikes & prizes to be given away to students for our Bucket Filler program!
4 months ago, Victoria Serich
Mike Schmidt
JOINING US TODAY, out back of the Ag Shop: Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment and Simulators! -Exploration trailer, including trucking simulator, aviation simulator, hybrid vehicle trainer, and college career pathway materials -Full classroom set (app. 18) of matching horizontal shaft small gas engines, and one-24.5hp V-Twin engine -John Deere 8-wheel tractor with ripper -Peterbilt semi truck with full sleeper (Central Lakes College) -Heavy Equipment Simulator (Central Lakes College) THANK YOU for spending the day with our students!!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Tomorrow: is almost here! Graduation 2019 10am Cords and Awards 7:30pm Graduation Join us, as we celebrate our seniors and our staff!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
5th Hour ProStart finished the competition today by baking. Both teams were close in points. Kitchen 5 wins the competition with 44 points and kitchen 3 takes second with 42 points.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
6th Hour results: Kitchen 1 wins with their chocolate chip cream cheese muffins at 36 points. Again it was a close race. Kitchen 3 only lost by 2 points with their Chocolate Lava Cake at 34 points.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Kevin Roline
Crafts & Cooking! (Crochet Basics has been changed to June 20th & 27th) https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/20/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Summer Rec Volleyball starts Monday, June 10th. Here is an easy way to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/16/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
I realize it isn't even June yet but the registration fee for Fall Youth Football goes up June 14th! Register now at https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/10/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Cardinal Foot Camps for June & July Register through Community Ed using this link https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/10/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
I just saw the custodial staff putting the nets back up yesterday after a long Winters nap. Time to get back on the Tennis Courts! Click here to register: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/3/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Summer Rec 2019 Summer Basketball Camps: Register here https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/2/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Can you hear it? Graduation...2019! It’s almost here!!!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Corrected Post! Youth Baseball Registration link: https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/1/program_id/2 Register today to be guaranteed a T-Shirt!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
4th graders learning about locks and dams along with getting to touch real sturgeon.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
4th Grade learned some neat things at the Great Lakes Aquarium and on the harbor tour.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
4th Grade had a great time on their trip to Duluth.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Lets: PLAY BALL 1st Round in Breckenridge.
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Even though the last day of school is Wednesday, June 5th Summer Rec Golf is starting on Thursday, June 6th! Register @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/9/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
PaintWorks at "The Vintage Golf Course" Monday, June 3rd - still seats available! Thanks Vintage for letting us use your space! Here is a "link" to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/13/program_id/4
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
GRADUATION: 2019 Friday, May 31st. 7:30pm Cords and Awards that morning, at 10am. Main Gym. Public Welcome! Join us: as we celebrate the Class of 2017, our staff and the Silent Cardinals of 2019 (those who give so much behind the scenes).
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
On Memorial Day, please pause...or even reach out...to think of and thank, those who’ve served and sacrificed. We have an amazing community of Veteran’s and 2 fantastic parks that honor them. Visit them. Support them. They are as remarkable as the people they honor.
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
6th Hour results: Kitchen 1 advances with 106 points followed by Kitchen 3 with 99 points. Kitchen 5 gets chopped with 86 points.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
5th Hour, Day 2 of Competition. Chefs were judged on the same criteria but now had to create an entree that had a protein, starch, veggie, and sauce in a short 35 minutes. Kitchen 3 will be advancing to the final round with a total of 87 points from both days followed by Kitchen 5 with 78 points. Kitchen 1 is "Chopped" but only trailed by a small amount with 74 points.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Mike Schmidt
Yep! Year after year...it’s the privilege and a thrill to being a HS Principal! I love signing these! Congratulations Class of 2019! See you Friday, May 31st at 7:30pm!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
The 6th and 7th graders are creating some really cool stuff using all the information they gained this semester in robotics.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
Mrs. Bendson brought the HS chemistry students over to teach some cool things to the 7th graders with all the great knowledge they learned this year.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Joy Rippentrop
6th Hour Competition. Same rules, but an extra judge, so: Kitchen 1 63 points, Kitchen 3 38 points, Kitchen 5 45 points.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
The ProStart students started a cooking competition today. The first round was appetizers. The points from 5th Hour are : Kitchen 1 with 36 points, kitchen 3 with 39 points, and kitchen 5 with 37 points. Points are awarded for sanitation, teamwork, knife skills, taste, presentation, finishing in 35 minutes, and cleaning their kitchen.
4 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Kevin Roline
ZUMBA CANCELLED MONDAY, MAY 27TH ENJOY THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
YOGA CANCELLED MONDAY, MAY 27TH ENJOY YOUR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Amanda Olson
Check out what 6th grade was up to last Friday at Forestview Middle School in Brainerd. Creation through exploration in the Makerspace, Studying the stars in the Planetarium, & an outdoor Scavenger Hunt on the hiking trails! It was a beautiful day to be a Cardinal!
4 months ago, Amanda Olson
Mike Schmidt
Our Baseball Seniors: this could be their last home game! Thanks for the memories boys! Whattya say we play on a bit 😉
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Tonia Judd
REMINDER: BOGO Book Fair at S-M Elementary School Tuesday, 5/21 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, 5/22 3-6 p.m. Thursday, 5/23 2-6 p.m. Friday, 5/24 7:45-8:15 a.m. ALL ITEMS are BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!! (Posters, pens, toys, books, etc.) Stock up on Summer Reading Material!
4 months ago, Tonia Judd
Jon Regen
Great time had by all at Hooked on Fishing. Thank you to all that volunteered to make this great day possible.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
Looks like 4th Grade's Hooked on Fishing adventure produced not only fun, but fish too.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
Our excellent music programs are getting ready for their last Middle School concert of the year. Join us tomorrow starting at 6 pm at the Middle School to see the show that displays the hard work the students have put in for year.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
The Community Education Office will be open today and Wednesday, May 22nd until 7:00 p.m. for Summer Rec Registration. Door #1 Staples-Motley High School. You can also register online @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/home/
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
PaintWorks at "The Vintage Golf Course" Monday, June 3rd - still seats available! Thanks Vintage for letting us use your space! Here is a "link" to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/13/program_id/4
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
It's time to get into the swing of things with Summer Rec Tennis! Click here for easy registration https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/3/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Summer Rec Volleyball starts Monday, June 10th. Time change: 5:30-7pm (9th-12th) & 6:30-8:30pm 5th-8th) Click here to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/16/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
The fish were biting for Hooked on Fishing today. Thank you volunteers for making this happen.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
Our 4th Graders got to go out fishing today with the hooked on fishing program. Thank you for all the volunteers that make this great day possible.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
Polar Plunge: Surprise! Remember when our students jumped for Special Olympics? Well...The organization was pretty impressed! They gifted $1038.17 back to OUR program! New uniforms are going to be shopped soon!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
5-3 Win over Berth-Hewitt/Verndale! Off to Pequot Lakes tomorrow! Great TEAM win!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kerry Lindgren
Stop in from 2-6 P.M. today!
4 months ago, Kerry Lindgren
Kerry Lindgren
The Greenhouse is open!
4 months ago, Kerry Lindgren
Jon Regen
Awesome group of students with some well deserved recognition.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Youth Football: Flag - grades 3 & 4, Tackle - grades 5 & 6 https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/10/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
The future of Craguns includes: a few Cardinals! Well done students!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinals: On The Dock @ Craguns! Now....get back to work 🤪
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Outstanding! They prep it, set it, cook it, serve and clean it! Atta Way Cardinal Culinary Team! Thank you Craguns!!
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
ProStart at Cragun’s is about to begin! Another great evening of students, doing ALL THINGS culinary...serving their families...and doing the dishes! More to come...(oh, we’ve got live music too!)
4 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
The 7th Graders had a great time learning at the Planetarium and Arboretum in Brainerd.
4 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Babe Ruth American Legion Baseball Online Registration now available @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/1/program_id/2 Games to start early June!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Summer Rec Golf starts on Thursday, June 6th! Register @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/9/program_id/2
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Youth Baseball Online Registration is available @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/1/program_id/2 Must be registered by May 28th to be guaranteed a t-shirt!
4 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
On Saturday, May 4th, members from the Staples-Motley High School Orchestra program traveled to Fergus Falls Community College for the State-Section Solo and Ensemble Contest. 28 orchestra students competed in 31 different events, including 21 solos, 3 duets, 4 trios, 2 quartets, and 1 septet. 35 Superior Certificates and medals were awarded, and 19 Excellent Certificates were awarded. Pictured from the Chamber Orchestra are members (L-R) Macy Judd, Alex McIlravy, Rebecca Brown, Tabetha Allen, Rose Han, Lizzy Noble, Jonah Johnson, Oliver Lund. Row 2: Mady Hull, Abby Brown, Nita Dewald, Shayleigh Sumey, Jeffrey Allen, Lexi Tweeter, Torii Nienow, and Abby Seamann. Not available for the picture were Trenton Plopper, James Vold and Jadyn Kincaid. Pictured from the Symphony Orchestra are Brookelyn Huesinga, Lily Albertson, Starr Hofstedt. Row 2: Cassidy Radueg, Iain Sams, Corrine Japke, and Alex Brings. Not available for the picture were Morgan Becker and Evelyn Gonzalez.
4 months ago, Lori Nienow
Victoria Serich
These 2 lucky boys got to enjoy the beautiful weather while reading with a friend outside!!
4 months ago, Victoria Serich
Amanda Olson
In the last few months, the 6th & 7th grade Community Art Students made over 400 different terracotta flowers and hand painted them for the moms + mother figures in the lives of MSMS Students. Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers for the love & support they give our kiddos! 🌷
4 months ago, Amanda Olson
Mike Schmidt
My grandma always said: “Don’t write on walls.” But: I’m with Mr. Simmons: LETS DO MATH ON THE WINDOWS! 😎🤓 (Giggle) (Dry erase markers wipe away...don’t panic!)
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
Mr. Thelen’s Advisory WINS the 6th Grade Advisory Homework Challenge for the third time!! Way to go Team Thelen!!
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
The Baseball Skills Camp for 4th, 5th & 6th grade boys & girls will be held on Monday, May 13th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Elementary Softball Fields. All are welcome!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
If the referendum fails, Staples-Motley Public Schools will have to find different ways to address the facility issues. The school board has concluded that our needs are too great to ignore. For the next year or two, we will continue to spend money out of our operating budget each year for repairs and maintenance. In the long term, any solution will have a tax impact, and a partial solution will require additional spending soon.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Jon Regen
Look at the great work the 6th and 7th Graders did with help from some community businesses. Thank you Mrs. Toft for all the work that went into this.
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Mike Schmidt
Jasmine and her Pit Crew have proven it runs, stops, turns....and her helmet fits! High Mileage Competition is Monday @ BIR!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
PaintWorks - June 3, 2019 @ "The Vintage at Staples"!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
Shout out to First International Bank & Trust for gifting the middle school staff a new Keurig with tons of coffee cups for Teacher Appreciation Day!!!
5 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Dollars For Scholars 2019: $92,000 of locally funded scholarships gifted this evening! What an incredible community of support and generosity! Congratulations to the recipients!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Congratulations to Staples-Motley 2019 Teachers of Excellence!! Ginger Stiner, Val Turner, and Julie Richgels!!
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
There has been no major investment in our core educational facilities since 1986. The auditorium in 1992 is not considered core academic space. Consequently, our facilities are not up to today’s standards for safety, classroom space, education or maintenance. As a small school system that provides big opportunities, Staples-Motley works hard to use space wisely. However, we have reached the point where new investments are needed to sustain success. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
Thank You Holst Acres for hosting the Student Council for some fun! This group of students has done SO MUCH for our HS, Staff, their fellow students...and community! Kids: I’m proud of you!! Thank You for the time you’ve given to so many!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
The District spent over 2 years evaluating our schools’ needs and receiving community input to help refine the plan. Thoughtful consideration has been put into correctly identifying the needs in our buildings. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
YOGA CANCELLED - MONDAY, MAY 13TH
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Victoria Serich
Students learning how to make a flower for mothers day! We have some amazing teachers!!
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
On May 14th, the residents of the Staples-Motley District will decide whether to invest in continued improvements in our schools. The investments made could last 50 years or more and save the District significant annual maintenance dollars.#Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
Our buildings have served us well and have been well maintained, given their age. However, our regular maintenance budget is inadequate to keep up with the demands of our old buildings. In addition, the safety needs for schools are changing, and we need to invest in better security. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
If passed, this plan would help improve the safety and security of our buildings. These changes allow building staff to properly control who has access to the buildings at all times. This plan would: - Add properly supervised, controlled-access entrances. - Add security cameras, occupancy sensors and door monitors. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
The District is presenting the first ballot question for $48.5 million focused on investing in repairs and upgrades to our school buildings to meet the needs identified by experts, District staff and community members. The District believes this is the right plan for our communities.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Just a reminder that the Baseball Skills Camp for 4th, 5th & 6th boys and girls will be held on Monday, May 6th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the High School Baseball Field between the elementary and high school. All are invited!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Throughout the planning process, the District’s goal was to create a plan that provides opportunity by removing learning barriers and promoting success for all students. At the same time, we respect that local taxpayers fund the plan, so we have worked to provide a high level of value for our investment.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
The Plan Fixes Major Maintenance Issues. The Plan Improves Safety and Securities. The Plan Addresses Our Space Needs. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Jon Regen
5th Graders are having learning about Velocity and Speed in STEAM class thanks to Mrs. Card and Tech Mobile.
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Lori Nienow
Due to the incoming rain, the JH Softball and JH Baseball games vs Aitkin have cancelled. Rain, rain, go away!
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Victoria Serich
In our STEAM room, student patiently wait while the strawberries grow in our grow towers!
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
Lack of proper space for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education creates barriers to hands-on learning that is critical to student success. As part of the Build 2170 plan, we will be creating space in both schools to allow for STEAM classes and giving students the tools they need to be successful adults. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Keto Cooking Class changed to Thursday, July 25th! Click here to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/59/public/1/sp/
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
Middle School students are busy producing a video with shout outs, favorite memories and summer plans. They are doing an awesome job celebrating some pretty cool things that happen here at the Middle School.
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Victoria Serich
Mrs. Pantzke's 2nd grade class wrote, illustrated & published a class book! They spent many hours researching, writing & drawing. Today they shared them with their families.
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
Do you have questions about Question #2 of the Build 2170 plan? Here are two pictures with questions from our community and answers (facts). If you have any questions please email us at build2170@isd2170.k12.mn.us
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Don't be shy. This class may be just what you need to move your confidence to the next level Walk-in's are welcome! Door #25 @ Staples-Motley High School
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
Tuesday, April 30th SMHS Activities 7/8 Baseball and Softball Games: have been cancelled, not dates named at this time. JV/V Softball vs. Pequot Lakes: Rescheduled for Monday, May 6th 4:00pm JV/V Baseball @ Pequot Lakes: Rescheduled to Friday, May 17th 12:30pm
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
Tonic Sol Fa Concert Tuesday, May 7th!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Our buildings are not equipped for today’s education: Our buildings are not designed or built in a fashion that works for today’s educational best practices. Our buildings lack proper space for science labs, early learning, and Special Education. There are no collaborative spaces or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) spaces. The passing of this bond will assure that we provide the learning environment that our students deserve. #Build2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Victoria Serich
Join us on Tuesday April 30th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm for our "Shining Stars Family Fun Night!" There will be a free spaghetti supper, door prizes, a book giveaway, crafts & face painting by our PTC! Come have some fun with your children!!
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
Our community expects us to provide safe and secure schools: Our schools lack proper supervised and controlled access. Properly secured entrances and smart building design is critical to keeping our students safe if anything were to happen. This Bond will assure that we meet our communities expectations.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Here is where you will find Staples-Motley Community Ed-Summer Rec Registration: http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
The last day of school at ISD 2170 for the 18-19 school year will be June 5.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
It looks like we should be good to go for tomorrow night. It will of course be weather dependent on where we end up. We are scheduled to be at the softball fields behind Staples-Motley Elementary or could end up inside the Elementary if the fields are not playable. One way or another the show must go on.
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
SMHS 2019 PROM: It’s Today! Grand March at 5:00. Doors open at 4:30. $2.00 charge at the door for spectators. Public Welcome! The kids start dancin’, eatin’ and havin’their fun around 7:00pm. Door Prizes all night long! (Thank you to our generous community for your donations!) 10pm: we play our last song 😎
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Victoria Serich
Strawberries are blooming like crazy in our grow towers here at Staples-Motley Elementary.
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Kevin Roline
Crochet Basics has changed to June 20th & 27th! Click this link to register https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/62/public/1/sp/ or contact Community Ed @ 894-2497
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Victoria Serich
These 3rd graders enjoyed an Engineering class learning how to build structures with multiple levels and worked on designing a golf course.
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
We want voters to be able to make an informed decision about investing in the future of our schools on May 14. To give residents the information they need, we created Build2170.com. Check it out ahead of the referendum next month!
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
SMHS Students Lili Schneider, Del Eckman, Kenna Bjerga, Ava Schneider, Charlize Martin, and Kira Sweeney attended the MSHL Arts Festival in New York Mills on Wednesday, April 24th. All students came home with an award for their artwork that was judged. The day started by viewing student work from 13 area schools, followed by a presenter and a creation challenge where students chose a medium to illustrate eyes on a piece of wood. These amazing artists had a great day! Jill Schneider Staples-Motley HS Art Instructor
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
PitchHit&Run is this weekend! Sign up now!
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
Hooray for the March Students of the Month at Motley Staples Middle School!!! These students do an exceptional job being respectful, responsible, and showing integrity!
5 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Victoria Serich
Our Kindergarten students are super excited to watch & learn how baby chicks grow & hatch. 21 days is a long time to wait!!
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
Studies have shown that it is important to provide adequate heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) in classrooms to facilitate an optimal learning environment. As part of the Build 2170 plan, all HVAC systems at both schools will be replaced. This will allow students to learn in an optimal learning environment. #Build2170 build2170.com
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
April 24th, 2019 On behalf of Staples Police and myself, we would like to share the following: We were made aware of a Social Media posting that went up last night, referencing a potential threat regarding “school”. THERE IS NO THREAT. This has been investigated. I repeat: THERE IS NO THREAT. Please note: The power of Social Media, has created a wave of misinformation at this point. If there are concerns, now or in the future, PLEASE, contact law enforcement and/or school officials directly. Be mindful, that due to data privacy of those involved, the school cannot share any further information. Mike Schmidt, CAA Staples-Motley High School Principal "Onward Cardinals"
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
The Staples-Motley School District would like to issue a correction as well as an apology to our community. Last week, many of you received a letter in the mail from the school district discussing the upcoming referendum. It incorrectly listed the dollar amount for each question on the first page of the letter. We sincerely apologize for the error and any confusion it caused. Staff members worked over the weekend to fix this error and a new letter has been sent. If there are any questions or comments please contact Superintendent, Dr. Ron Bratlie. Phone: (218) 894-5400
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Just click here to register for "Smart Devices 101" https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/46/public/1/sp/ OR contact Community Education @ 894-2497
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Prom 2019 Saturday: April 27th Doors Open at 4:30pm Grand March at 5pm Public Welcome!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Jon Regen
Had a great time serving lunch to the 7th graders with their extreme politeness. Cardinal Proud!
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Jon Regen
Our students get a great message on the way into MCA testing today!
5 months ago, Jon Regen
Victoria Serich
A couple 3rd grade friends enjoying the nice weather & working hard on this beautiful April day!
5 months ago, Victoria Serich
Kevin Roline
Community Gardens should be ready to plant by Memorial Day Weekend - May 25th! Register now @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/57/public/1/sp/
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Susen Anderson
Ms Kelsi's classroom at Little Cardinals Academy is celebrating Earth Day by cleaning up garbage. Way to go Kiddos!!!!
5 months ago, Susen Anderson
Kevin Roline
Baseball Skills Camp cancelled for Monday, April 22nd. Hopefully we will have it on Monday, April 29th, May 6th & 13th. There just isn't enough adult volunteers available for this week and none of the fields are available. Register @ https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/23/public/1/sp/
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
To all registered voters within the Independent School District 2170 boundaries. Please see the attached pictures for more information. Thanks, ISD 2170
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Crochet Basics starts next Thursday, April 25th! Register now! https://staplesmotley.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/20/program_id/2
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
August PaintWorks Class Location is???????? Pine Ridge Golf Club, Motley MN! Register at Staples-Motley Community Education http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
What a Day!! Special Olympics: thank you for spending your day with us! More pics to come: and video...!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
A last minute cancellation to Cragun's didn't stop ProStart from celebrating Easter. They made marble swirl egg shaped cookies.
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Easter Cookies Continued
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Easter Cookies Continued
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Easter Cookies Continued
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Easter Cookies Continued
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Connections Physical Science students are covering Engineering and Energy Forms standards. Two of them created a wave energy capturing device. They figured out what worked and what didn't work and had to adjust their plans. It worked!
5 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Dawn Weite
Minnesota State Capital
5 months ago, Dawn Weite
Mike Schmidt
I Love This Day! Thanks for assisting with it all students!!! Special Olympics Basketball is about to take off!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
18 schools 60 Student Volunteers Dozens of Coaches and Assistants! Smiles, Cheers and Basketball! That’s Right: SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL...RETURNS TO SMHS TODAY! Public Welcome! Doors open at 9:00 for fellowship, Opening Ceremony, Skills, Drills and Games! Public Welcome! It’s a Great Time To Be A Cardinal!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Let's play ball! 4.16.19 Today's changes due to field conditions: Softball- Varsity- Double Header at Detroit Lakes Snappy Park Field #5 4:00 Softball JV Cancelled Baseball- Varsity 4:00 Double Header Home- game moved to Pine Grove Park Baseball JV- Cancelled
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Dawn Weite
The fun continues!
5 months ago, Dawn Weite
Dawn Weite
MSMS have arrived at the Science Museum.
5 months ago, Dawn Weite
Dawn Weite
MSMS have arrived at the Science Museum.
5 months ago, Dawn Weite
Dawn Weite
MSMS have arrived at the Science Museum.
5 months ago, Dawn Weite
Bonnie Madson
Absentee / Early Voting for the BUILD 2170 Bond Referendum is available at the SM District Office during normal business hours. The District Office will BE CLOSED on GOOD FRIDAY - no voting available. Be sure to attend one of the informational sessions coming up: Tuesday, April 23rd; 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the High School (Voting will be available in the District Office 8:00 am - 8:00 pm on April 23rd) Thursday, April 25th; 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Motley Site For your convenience voting will also be available on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
5 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Lori Nienow
There will be an official welcome back for state speech participants at 12:45 today at the school. Congratulations again to our amazing team on taking its first ever State Tournament trophy for coming in 3rd!! Congratulations to our three state champions, Jonah Johnson in Creative Expression and Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedel in Duo! Congratulations to Ethan Gilbertson for taking 4th in Creative Expression! Congratulations to Sadie Thompson for taking 7th and Caden Mrazek for 8th in Humor and Macy Judd for nabbing 8th in Poetry! Also, we are so proud of our 2 state tournament veterans, Ari Brings and Samantha Mrazek, who should have been in finals. The results may say you placed 8th or 9th, but in our minds and in the minds of most of the coaches and judges in the state you are in the top 3 in the state! And lastly, a shout out to our speech newbie Luke who in his 1st year of speech made it to state and placed 16th. Again, way to go all of you and all the rest of our team we wished could have been there as well!
5 months ago, Lori Nienow
Kevin Roline
Register soon so we can make sure we have enough supplies! http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
4 spots still open in Motley & 7 in Staples! Register now by calling Community Ed @ 894-2497
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Are ya ready for this Staples-Motley? I’m proud-thrilled-smilin’ to present: your 3rd Place in THE STATE...Cardinal Speech Team!!! And notice the 1st place hardware the individuals have in hand!!! Cardinal Speech: You Are Incredible!!!
5 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Our educational facilities are not up to today’s standards for safety, classroom space, education or maintenance. On May 14, voters will decide whether to make an investment in our schools that will give students the space they need to learn and grow.
5 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Bonnie Madson
TWO HOUR LATE START tomorrow, April 12th. Breakfast will not be served. LCA open at regular time.
5 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Kevin Roline
Hello! We are sorry to inform you that tomorrow night’s Tonic Sol-fa concert is being postponed due to weather. The new concert date is Tuesday, May 7th. All tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding. Tonic Sol-fa
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Babe Ruth Ballplayers! Please register by Monday, April 22nd so we can confirm league participation.
5 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
Good luck to our SMHS Speech participants competing in Wayzata this weekend and representing our school and communities at State! Ari Brings in Great Speeches, Samantha Mrazek in Original Oratory, Caden Mrazek in Humor, Sadie Thompson in Humor, Luke Bates in Humor, Macy Judd in Poetry, Ethan Gilbertson in Creative Expression, Jonah Johnson in Creative Expression, Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedl in Duo. Good luck and an early congratulations to our students and coaches. What a great season you have had...so far! The team was coached this season by Head Coaches Heather Sams and Brian Sams, Asst. Head Coach Coleman Klimek, and Asst. Coaches Alex Erickson and Delaney Larson.
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley schools CLOSED today due to expected snow and wind. All events and meetings are cancelled. The BUILD 2170 Informational meeting tonight is cancelled. Little Cardinal Academy remains open today.
6 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Kevin Roline
Community Education Class "Crochet Basics" coming up soon, Thursday, April 25th? Check our new registration site: http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Allison Vangsness
MSMS Project Lead the Way engineers built Rube Goldberg machines!!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
MSMS students put their cooking skills to the test by making play dough during 3rd Quarter Activity Day!!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
ZUMBA CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT! TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
The first class of the 2019 Community Ed Summer Rec Season is next week! Register today @ http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/community-education--37
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
Yoga Canceled for today, Monday, April 8th. See you all next week!
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
Congratulations to the Staples-Motley Speech Team, Section 6A Champions! Seventeen teams competed on April 6 at Pillager High School and the Cardinals came out on top. Second and third place at the tournament went to the teams from Perham and Pequot Lakes, respectively. The Cardinals advanced 25 speakers, and 14 made it to the final rounds in their categories, and 10 advanced to the State Tournament at Wayzata High School on Friday, April 12th by placing in the top three in their categories. Staples-Motley had the most Section champions, with five students bringing home the gold. They were Ari Brings in Great Speeches, Samantha Mrazek in Original Oratory, Caden Mrazek in Humor, Macy Judd in Poetry and Ethan Gilbertson in Creative Expression. Taking second place honors and advancing to State were Sadie Thompson in Humor and Jonah Johnson in Creative Expression. Placing third and advancing to State were Andrew Bates and Jaydon Friedl in Duo, and Luke Bates in Humor. Placing fourth in Informative was Lilly Niemi, placing fifth in Extemporaneous Speaking was Antonio Cuetara, and taking sixth place in their events were Amber Deegan in Drama and Micah Larson in Creative Expression. The team was coached this season by Head Coaches Heather Sams and Brian Sams, Asst. Head Coach Coleman Klimek, and Asst. Coaches Alex Erickson and Delaney Larson.
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
The 2019 Staples-Motley and Sourcewell Students of Character recipients are: Hailey Owen and Bryce Weber ! They’ll be recognized at the Sourcewell Banquet, this Wednesday evening at Madden’s. What a thrill it’s been to watch them grow, achieve and lead!-Mr. S and Mrs. Olsen. Congratulations to you both! Read on: Bryce Weber: Through his time with us at Staples-Motley High School, Bryce has taken on his obstacles and overcome them with tremendous resilency. He’s done so by believing in the teachers and support staff of whom from day one recognized his smile, gentle demeanor and kindness as characteristics worth reaching for and embracing. Bryce, your trust in us and your growth have not only validated staffs beliefs in you, you’ve empowered us to believe deeper in ourselves. You’ve been referred to as a “Staples-Motley Miracle Student”. You’re the example, so many should review. We wish you the best as you venture into your welding program. We’re proud of you. Congratulations! Hailey Owen: Over the past 4 years we’ve witnessed Hailey strive for her own empowerments. One could say she was shy, however, we choose to say, she was patient. Hailey, was just awaiting “her time”. She’s become one of the officers of our local FFA Chapter which has earned her state honors in Forestry and Natural Resources Competitions, along with her State FFA Degree. She was recognized by her peers for the “Can Do Award” due to her consistency in helping with nearly every event over the years. She’s accepted a place in the CLC Natural Resources Program for the upcoming fall, where we’re confident she’ll continue on the remarkable journey she’s earned. Hailey, you’re a leader. Congratulations!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Do you have questions about the Build 2170 plan? Want to know what your taxes will be? Want to see why students need this plan? We will be hosting an information night at both schools. You can hear info about the plan, find out what your taxes will be, go on a tour and vote. Elementary School - April 9, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the gym High School - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the library Community Center - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet by the front desk
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
Check your mailboxes! Your 2019 Community Summer Rec brochure is there! AND...(drum roll please)... introducing our new online registration site! Find it on the ISD2170 website on the Community Education page. Since it is new, you'll set up a new family account. It's easy to use! Link below.. http://www.isd2170.k12.mn.us/o/staples-motley-isd/page/community-education--37
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to Quarter 3 Cardinal Coin winners! These students earned these prizes by being respectful, responsible, and having integrity. All showed CARDINAL PRIDE!!! Way to go students!
6 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Shhh......can you hear it?? It’s almost here!! Athletic Hall of Fame.tonight! 6pm Centennial Auditorium An evening to appreciate and remember!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Another AMAZING opportunity for our students to share the thoughts and have a voice! See Mr. S or Mrs. Schneider if you’d like to join us. Batcher Building: we’d love to see you restored!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Do you have questions about the Build 2170 plan? Want to know what your taxes will be? Want to see why students need this plan? We will be hosting an information night at both schools. You can hear info about the plan, find out what your taxes will be, go on a tour and vote. Elementary School - April 9, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the gym High School - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the library Community Center - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet by the front desk
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Victoria Serich
Kids Helping Kinship Kids Event
6 months ago, Victoria Serich
Victoria Serich
DON'T FORGET!! Kindergarten & Early Childhood Enrollment Night will be happening at the Staples-Motley Elementary School on April 4th from 5-7 pm. Hope to see you there!
6 months ago, Victoria Serich
Craig Waldvogel
Do you have questions about the Build 2170 plan? Want to know what your taxes will be? Want to see why students need this plan? We will be hosting an information night at both schools. You can hear info about the plan, find out what your taxes will be, go on a tour and vote. Elementary School - April 9, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the gym High School - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet in the library Community Center - April 11, 2019 - 6 PM to 8:30 PM - Meet by the front desk #Build2170 build2170.com
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
As part of the repair and improvement project for the buildings, the elementary school will be getting a new lunchroom and kitchen. Right now the elementary doesn't have a lunchroom and the kitchen is so small that no food can be made in it. All food right now is pre-made at the high school and transported over to the elementary school. #Build2170 build2170.com (Photos are CONCEPT ONLY / NOT FINAL)
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
"HATS ON" for the Staples Food Shelf and the Motley Food Shelf! SMHS Staff and Students hosted hat days and collected $516.50 in March!
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
All areas at the elementary and high schools will receive some level of repairs as part of the Build 2170 plan. Here is a map showing the level of repairs for each area in both schools. #Build2170 build2170.com
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
We came, we tested, we ate...ACT’s 2019: CHECK THE BOX! Done! Thank You Sourcewell for hosting!!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Craig Waldvogel
Did you know that the elementary school has not received any major repairs since it was constructed in 1966? Also, did you know there is no lunchroom at the elementary school? Right now students eat lunch in the gym for early childhood education. #Build2170 build2170.com
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
On Friday, the orchestra welcomed the Altius Quartet from Boulder, CO. They spent the afternoon performing for us and with us, and sharing valuable performance tips that the students can use at next week's solo and ensemble contest.
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Lori Nienow
The students in Mrs. Brand English class enjoyed their AR Reward Day today. At the end of the quarter, the students collectively earned 67 points. Taylor alone earned 32 points for 3rd quarter. They celebrated their successes with a pizza party and computer time.
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
Congratulations SMHS Speech team for taking 2nd place at the Sub-Section Tournament on Saturday! Every student we took there will "suit up" for the Section Tourney next Saturday April 6th in Pillager because you advanced or are an alternate. We don't think that's ever happened before! Way to go team! In Creative Expression all of our guys advanced with Jonah Johnson taking 1st for the 9th week in a row, Ethan Gilbertson taking 2nd, and Micah Larson taking 6th. In Discussion, our only competitor Grace Allen took 5th. Our only competitor in Drama, Amber Deegan, grabbed 2nd place, while 2 of our 3 Duos are advancing to Sections--Jaydon Friedel and Andrew Bates in 2nd place and Cy Johnson and Iain Sams in 3rd. AJ Nienow and Keegan Bestland are alternates at 8th place. Katie Niemi, our only Extemp Reader, took 5th place and advances to Sections, as does Antonio Cuetara for taking 2nd in Extemp. Speaking. Both of our Great Speeches competitors, the dynamic siblings, Ari and Alex Brings, tied with straight 1s all day, but Ari was awarded 1st and Alex 2nd on strength of their opponents. In Humor, all 4 of our competitors advance with Caden Mrazek in 1st, Luke Bates in 2nd, Sadie Thompson in 4th, and Connor Judd in 6th. All 3 of our Informative gals get to advance with Lilly Niemi in 1st, Kimberly Stachowiak in 2nd, and Torii Nienow in 5th. Our only Original Oratory competitor, Samantha Mrazek, took 1st, as did our only Poetry entry, Macy Judd! In Prose, our only competitor, Brooke Ferdon, is an alternate at 7th place, and we had no one compete in Storytelling this year. This may be the 1st time we advance in 12 out of 13 categories! The SMHS coaching staff is proud of you all!
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Lori Nienow
2019 SENIORS: GradBlast moms will be at the Pops Concert tonight with the paperwork and to answer any questions parents or seniors might have about GradBlast. Get your applications in by April 12th to get your name in drawing for the Bose wireless speaker.
6 months ago, Lori Nienow
Bonnie Madson
Absentee / Early Voting is now open for the May 14th Bond Referendum Special Election! Ballot applications are available at the District Office, 202 Pleasant Ave. NE Door #3; OR at the elementary, middle school or high school offices. Call the SM District Office if you have questions. 218-894-5400
6 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
6 Days and Counting Until the Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Night! Friday, April 5th, 6:30pm Centennial Auditorium! Reception to follow at Timbers! It’s going to be an evening to remember!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart students spent the last two days in class making different types of cookies.
6 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Cookie Lab Continued
6 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Cookie Lab Continued
6 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Cookie Lab Continued
6 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Susen Anderson
Join EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION for this fun event. Siblings of preschool age children are welcome to join us.
6 months ago, Susen Anderson
Mike Schmidt
Yah gotta love a community organization that’s gotta plan! Well done donators...and look: there’s still time to give!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart students practiced the creaming, muffin, and biscuit methods of baking yesterday. The results were delicious!
6 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Craig Waldvogel
Summer Foods Info
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Spring 2019 Firearm Safety Classes!
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Boys Basketball SPOTTED at the State Tournament!!
6 months ago, Mike Schmidt
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/
6 months 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/
6 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mike Schmidt
Before we go.....we gotta glow!!!
6 months 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 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Rescheduled! Thanks for supporting the CEO Program!
6 months 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 months 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 months 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.
6 months 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!
6 months 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.
6 months 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"
6 months 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
6 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
League of Legends Starting in April! Sign up now through Community Ed
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!)
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef Visit Continued
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef visit continued
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
Chef visit continued
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
YOGA CANCELED MONDAY, MARCH 18TH (now you will have more time to shovel snow)
7 months 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
7 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
CEO Ham Slam Bingo (March 10 at WDC HS) Postponed and will be rescheduled...TBA!
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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”
7 months 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!!!
7 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
March is the best month to donate to your local food shelf but time is ticking away! Donate today!
7 months 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!!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Spring 2019 Firearm Safety Classes Coming Soon!
7 months ago, Kevin Roline
Lori Nienow
A fun way to support our CEO program!
7 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
More Reality 🤓
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Spring Parent Athlete Coach Meetings: Tuesday March 5th. 6pm Baseball, 9-12, Media Center Softball, 6-12, Cafeteria
7 months 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.
7 months 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!!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Mike Schmidt
Today: 2pm HS Cafeteria Welcome Home Cardinal Wrestling!!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
CHECK THIS OUT! Lets Go Cardinals! Way to GIVE!!!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart did a dry cooking methods lab this week. Each group was assigned a different method.
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart cooking methods continued
7 months 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!
7 months 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!!
7 months 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!!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
Guest readers in Mrs. Schmitz's 4th grade classroom for "I love to read month!"
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
Owen and Blayne hit a milestone: at sections! Seriously? Just how cool is that?
7 months 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!)
7 months 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)
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Winnin’ on the mats and the classrooms! Cardinal Wrestling: Individual Sections are underway! Stay Tuned!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to all the students who earned January Student of the Month M-SMS!
7 months 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
7 months ago, Kerry Lindgren
Allison Vangsness
Officer Borash helping out in the 7th grade math class teaching area of a circle!!!
7 months 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
7 months ago, Kerry Lindgren
Kevin Roline
These students spent Tuesday at the Mid-Level Orchestra Festival in Fergus Falls. Great performance, fun day, awesome kids!
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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!
7 months 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/
7 months 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/
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Are you SURE there are no AR Points for these books??? 🤓
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
But why just read? When play is so much more Fun!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinal Wrestlers “take down reading” at Little Cardinals Academy!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Joy Rippentrop
Joy Rippentrop
ProStart continued
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jon Regen
Allison Vangsness
Mrs. Larson's 4th graders enjoyed flossing during their Valentine's Day fun!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Allison Vangsness
4th graders are on their way to Forestview Planetarium!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!!!!!!!!
7 months 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.
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Jon Regen
Mark Jacobs
And their off... to Aitkin! Good luck 7th & 8th grade Cardinals Girls Basketball!!! Go get them Gobblers!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
AND.... some more great moments captured at tonight's SMHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert! GO CARDS!!!
7 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
More great moments captured at tonight's SMHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert! GO CARDS!!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.)
7 months 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!!
7 months 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!!!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Cardinals: with hardware! They do this so very well!!
8 months 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!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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/
8 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
SNODAZE VOLLEYBALL FINALE! VARSITY VB win going away against the POWDERBUFF SENIOR CHAMPS! What a FUN and EXCITING week!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
M-SMS wrapped up SnoDaze with Red vs Black. Go Cardinals!!!
8 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Thursday's dress up day at MSMS was Couch Potato vs Workout gear!
8 months 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
8 months 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!
8 months 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/
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Schools 2 Hour Late Start tomorrow, Feb. 8th .... AND a 2 Hour Early dismissal as previously scheduled.
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
High Girls Basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
8 months 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!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
Junior High Girls Basketball practice for today has been cancelled.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
78 Girls Basketball game @ Aitkin tonight has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday February 12th. Go Cardinals!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Tuesday at the middle school was country vs rock & roll!
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
Read, Read, Read! They’re all smiles!
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mike Schmidt
SnowDaze Court is out and about! Although there may be snow comin’...they’re enjoyin’ a BLIZZARD right now 😎
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
SMHS Knowledge Bowl; What they do best! Working hard at CLC today.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mike Schmidt
Mr “S” and friends coming to you LIVE! From backstage! Play On Concert Band Play On! You sound great!!
8 months 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)!!
8 months 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/
8 months 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!!!
8 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 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
More pictures from ProStart at Lakewood. Thank you Lakewood!
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Mike Schmidt
SMHS SnoDaze Week Begins: MONDAY!
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Lori Nienow
Move Drop & Read ECFE/SR Families please join us!
8 months ago, Lori Nienow
Craig Waldvogel
E.C.F.E Classes
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Bonnie Madson
NO SCHOOL on Thursday, Jan. 31st. All meetings, activities, games and practices are cancelled.
8 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Kevin Roline
Share your passion or talent with others through Staples-Motley Community Ed
8 months 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!
8 months 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!
8 months 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
8 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Bonnie Madson
Staples-Motley Schools 2 HOURS LATE Thursday, Jan. 31st Stay alert for updates!
8 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Mike Schmidt
INCREDIBLE! Stay Safe!
8 months 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Allison Vangsness
A lot of fun has been happening in Ms. Przybilla's 5th grade classroom! Students created and painted landforms.
8 months 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!
8 months 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
8 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Kevin Roline
Thank you for supporting Staples-Motley Summer Rec!
8 months 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
8 months 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!
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months ago, Bonnie Madson
Mark Jacobs
Tuesdays Boys 7/8 Basketball vs Park Rapids has been postponed and is rescheduled for this Thursday. Go Cards!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
YOGA IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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).
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Paintworks: "Moonlight Dreamers" Contact Community Ed to register!
8 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE! CONTACT COMMUNITY ED TO REGISTER - 894-2497
8 months 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!!
8 months 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!!!
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
2019 Spring Firearm Safety Class registration is open!
8 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
JH Girls Basketball celebrates 2 "W"'s @ Crosby-Ironton last night!!! Way to go lady Cards!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mike Schmidt
DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS AUCTION: MONDAY
8 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!
8 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 :)
8 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!!
8 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!!!
8 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!!
8 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!
8 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.
8 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!!!
8 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
8 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!!!
8 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
JV Cheer Team ready for game time!!! Go Cardinals
8 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.
8 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!!!
8 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!
8 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!!!
8 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!!!
8 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
8 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!!!
8 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!!!
9 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.
9 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!!!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
FIND AIRLINE TICKET DEALS CLASS TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
9 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.
9 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.
9 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!!!!
9 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!!!
9 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!!!
9 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
9 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Our phones are now working as normal. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
9 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Craig Waldvogel
From ISD 2170, Our phones are currently down. We are working hard to resolve this issue.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Free class on Medicare & supplement options January 23, 2019 Call Community Ed to register, 894-2497
9 months ago, Kevin Roline
Craig Waldvogel
Breakfast will not be served today due to the two hour late start.
9 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Kevin Roline
Another FREE Community Education Class! FREE PAINT CLINIC CONDUCTED BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS FROM STAPLES ACE HARDWARE & VALSPAR
9 months ago, Kevin Roline
Kevin Roline
FREE CLASS TAUGHT BY SCHOOL DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT! Call S-M Community Ed to register, 894-2497
9 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
9 months ago, Kevin Roline
Mark Jacobs
More from the 2019 Take Down Cancer Wrestling Buffalo Invite! Go Cardinals!!!
9 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!!!!!!!
9 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
9 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'
9 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!!!!
9 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.
9 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.
9 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.
9 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!!
9 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.
9 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
4th graders enjoyed playing in all the snow during recess today!
9 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!
9 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!
9 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!!!
9 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.
9 months ago, Lori Nienow
Mark Jacobs
7th Grade Girls Basketball warming up @ Pillager. 8th grade to follow at 5:30. Go Lady Cardinals!
9 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!
9 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.
9 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.
9 months ago, Jon Regen
Kevin Roline
Check out the January 2019 Community Education Classes!
9 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!
9 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Kevin Roline
Staples Motley Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Chamber Dinner
9 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.
9 months ago, Mike Schmidt
Mark Jacobs
BIG "W" tonight @ 3A Little Falls! Girls Basketball WINS 67-58! Way to go LADY CARDS!!!!
9 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!!!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Announcement!!! Onward Cardinals!
9 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
9 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.
9 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!!!
9 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.
9 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!!!
9 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!!!
9 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
9 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!
9 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!
9 months ago, Victoria Serich
Victoria Serich
Christmas caroling at SMES! So much fun!
9 months ago, Victoria Serich
Jon Regen
These great kids are a pleasure to pop 400 bags of pop corn with!!!!
9 months ago, Jon Regen
Craig Waldvogel
Staples-Motley Athletic Hall of Fame Announcement!!! Onward Cardinals!
9 months ago, Craig Waldvogel
Allison Vangsness
Ms. Johnson's class also created Gingerbread Men! Looks like fun!
9 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Congrats to M-SMS November Students of the Month!
9 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
Students in Ms. Johnson's class created name Christmas trees to prepare for the holiday season!
9 months ago, Allison Vangsness
Allison Vangsness
5th graders were busy earlier this week creating their parent gifts.
9 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!!!
9 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!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Congratulations to Cardinal Senior Wrestler Spencer Miller on his 150th career WIN by PIN vs OTC!!!
9 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!!!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Volleyball rocking Christmas and volunteering Concessions tonight for the home wrestling tri! Thank you Cardinal VB!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs
Cardinal Wrestlers at home tonight vs Barnesville and OTC. Starts at 6:15 PM. Good luck Cards!
9 months ago, Mark Jacobs
Kevin Roline
Snowmobile Safety Class January 19, 2019 9:00 AM Staples Sportsmen's Club (McGivern Park)
9 months ago, Kevin Roline
Jon Regen
Mrs. Schmitz's class performing Readers Theater for the 4th Grade. Very talented group!!
9 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!!!
9 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!
9 months ago, Joy Rippentrop