Congratulations to 6th grader, Evan Meyer, who took 2nd place at the Regional Spelling Bee today. Evan will be moving on to the Multi-Region Spelling bee! Keep up the good work!
about 10 hours ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Evan Meyer,  2nd place spelling bee
Evan Meyer, 2nd place spelling bee
The 2023 Father Daughter Ball was a hit! A HUGE THANKS to those who made it happen: 5 students from Middle School Student Council, 15 students from National Honor Society, and several awesome staff. So many happy girls were escorted by their dads or uncles or grandpas! DJ Pete and Alondra from Infinite Photography were amazing!
about 13 hours ago, Community Education
Father Daughter Ball Helpers
Father Daughter Ball fun
Father Daughter Ball fun
Father Daughter Ball fun
Reminder that for those who have made plans to vote on election day – we are one week away! If your Valentine’s Day is too busy, make time to stop into the district office this week and vote absentee.
about 14 hours ago, Melrose, ISD 740
ELECTION DAY VOTING: Tuesday, February 14 7am - 8pm Melrose City Center 225 1st St NE. Melrose
Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl teams that competed at North Branch on February 4. Melrose varsity placed first out of 44 teams. Members of the first place team: Natalie Enright, Grant Hellermann, Austin Kelzer, and Cole Chellgren. Melrose had two other varsity teams compete. They finished 22/44 and 39/44. Melrose also had two JV teams compete. Those teams place 5/21 and 7/21.
1 day ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Knowledge Bowl team
Reminder - ✍🏼 Vote Now until Feb. 13 for the Bond Referendum in-person at Melrose Area Public Schools District Office. *Weekdays from 7a.m.-3:30 p.m. ENTER THROUGH DOOR #7. On February 14, vote at the Melrose City Center. For more information, visit our website:
1 day ago, Melrose, ISD 740
EARLY VOTING STARTS TODAY! Vote Now until Feb. 13 in-person at Melrose Area Public Schools District Office Weekdays from 7am-3:30pm ENTER THROUGH DOOR #7.
The Dutchmen Strength & Speed Report is out! Please follow this group on social media for a full review. Coach Taffe gave special thanks to the following: to Mr. Ruoff for assisting with equipment needs, to numerous donors for bread, peanut butter, jelly, and milk, and to Melrose Nutrition for gift certificates to our off-season performers of the month!
1 day ago, Melrose Activities
Dutchmen Strength & Speed  Follow us on Social Media; Facebook: Dutchmen Strength & Speed; Twitter: @MelroseStrength; Instagram: Dutchmen Strength &  Speed
Teams of the Month for November- Dance Team, December- Varsity Boys Basketball, January-  C and JV Girls Basketball Teams; Offseason Individual Performers: December- Marshal Dufner & Jayden Coenen; January- Avery Kraemer & Dominic Stommes
Candids- Photos of students using weight room equipment. Some are bench pressing, some are  squatting, some are doing aerobic activity.
Melrose Area Elementary Families . . . remember to keep reading Fenway and Hattie at home this week! You should read chapters 4-8 this week, one chapter each night. Audio versions of each chapter in English and Spanish are available on the school website. Just click the One School, One Book button. Turn in your answers to last week's questions to increase your chances of winning a stuffed puppy pillow at the end of the month!
1 day ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Family reading
We still have some room in two classes next week: First Aid Class on February 6 - register here: Parent/Child Cookie Decorating class on February 9 - register here:
4 days ago, Community Education
Join Us
Melrose Area Schools Needs Coaches! If you're interested in the following positions, please contact Mr. Ruoff. 1 - Head Boys Golf Coach 1 - Head Boys Soccer Coach 1 - Asst. Boys Soccer Coach 1 - Asst. Girls Soccer Coach 2 - Asst. Girls Softball Coaches 1 - Junior High Golf Coach 1 - Junior High Track Coach
4 days ago, Melrose Activities
Motion M
Andrue Stalboerger set a new Fusion Record in Diving (6 Dives) with a score of 232.10 during the teams 108-78 win over Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield. Great job Andrue!
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
With 1,250+ local pool participants per year, there is not enough pool space, spectator seating and pool deck space. The current pool is too shallow for competitive diving. Referendum approval would build a standard 8-lane pool. The plan includes separate community entrances and changing rooms. The existing pool space will become a multi-use fitness space for a variety of activities including dance, wrestling, archery, pickleball, yoga and adult enrichment. Vote now, via absentee ballot in-person at the School District Office, weekdays 7am-3:30pm Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, February 14th, at the Melrose City Center, 7am-8pm
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
"We really do need a basic 8-lane pool. We only have one pool in our towns and it's used a lot by the community. Open swim, educating kids in swim lessons, water aerobics and then we have synchronized swimming. So, it's used every season." Nathan Meyer Head Swim Coach
Another fun night at the Girls Basketball halftime when these 8 ladies participated in the Dutchmen Booster Club (DBC) shootout! Thanks for partaking in the fun and congrats to Nyayul Ruey for making all 4 shots!
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
For more than two years, the District and community task force members have been working to develop a comprehensive long-range plan for the future of our facilities. We’ve remained committed to bringing forth a plan that prioritizes the most critical needs right now. Watch to learn more about the referendum proposal voters are being asked to approve on February 14.
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
"The school board has done a very good job of listening to the community and still putting forth a viable option for the tax payers so that all of the communities are able to keep growing and be vibrant." Mike Eveslage Freeport Mayor
For the strength of our communities, it's important to stay competitive with the opportunities we provide our students, staff and families compared to neighboring districts. The students of Melrose Area Public Schools are the people who will carry our communities forward. Approval of the referendum would still keep Melrose Area Public Schools on the low end of this estimated school tax impact comparison chart. Learn all you can about the referendum and vote on or before February 14."
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
DID YOU KNOW? $1200 $1025 Melrose Area Public School residents pay the least in school taxes compared to neighboring districts. Source: Pav School 2022 Tax Report * Pavnesville is holdina an operatina referendum election in November of 2022. If voters approve the ballot auestion the es- timated property tax increase would be approximatelv $125. starting with taxes pavable 2023. ** Albany's voters approved a bond referendum election on August 9th, 2022. The estimated property tax increase will be approximatelv $75. starting with taxes payable 2023.
Melrose Elementary Snowdaze Dress Up Days - NEXT WEEK, February 6-10!
5 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Snodaze Dress Up Days  February 6 - 10 Monday  2/6 Tuesday  2/7 Wednesday  2/8 Thursday  2/9 Friday  2/10 PJ Day      Twins Day    (Dress like a friend or wear MN TWINS gear) White out  Wednesday   Wear White Clothing    Flannel  Day    Dutchmen Spirit Day    Show your school spirit!
Snodaze Días de Vestirse  6-10 de Febrero Lunes  2/6 Martes 2/7 Miércoles   2/8 Jueves  2/9 Viernes  2/10 Dia de Pijama      (Vestirse como un amigo o usar ropa de MN TWINS) Miércoles Blanco   Viste de Blanco    Dia de Franela  Dia de Espíritu Dutchmen    ¡Muestra tu espíritu escolar!
High School Ceramics One students, Isaac, Maria, and Hannah are proudly showing their clay animals they made in art class. Not pictured are their awesome paraprofessionals, Annie and Merikay. Thank you for all of your hard work!
6 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Art Students
Melrose students benefit every day from the leadership and vision of our school board members. February is Minnesota School Board Recognition Month, so please take time to thank these dedicated school leaders. School board members devote hours of their time each week to provide leadership for our school district! #CelebrateSchoolBoards
6 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
School Board Members
This year for "I Love to Read Month," and One School, One Book - Melrose Elementary is going to be reading Fenway and Hattie, by Victoria J. Coe. Child(ren) should have received a copy of the book, and a bookmark, from their classroom teacher. The bookmark lists the dates and chapters to read with your child(ren). The chapters and links to audio files for the book can be found on this website: Happy Reading!
6 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Fenway and Hattie by Victoria Coe
"The district has a track record of students being accepted into industrial tech higher education programs after graduation. For careers such as welding, wood-working, automotive, agriculture, art and home economics. There are needs for updated space, access and equipment to grow these programs and local business partnerships. " Take a couple minutes and watch this video to learn more:"
6 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740
Mike Swartz, industrial technology teacher
February is Career and Technical Education month! CTE month celebrates the many students who gain career and technical knowledge through school. #DutchmenPride
6 days ago, Melrose, ISD 740