Dorothy Moses Elementary School opened in 1971. It is named for Dorothy Moses who was the secretary for Bismarck School Superintendent H.O. Saxvik starting in 1935. After a few years as a secretary, she was also appointed school board clerk. She continued to have both positions with Superintendents A.C. Van Wyk, and T.E. Simle. When Robert Miller became superintendent, she was relieved of secretarial duties but continued as clerk for the school board, a position she held for 33 years. Dorothy retired July 1, 1972. She died July 27, 1978.
There were additions put on in 1976 and 1979.
Dorothy Moses is a school-wide Title I school.
Moses is thankful for their volunteers that help make a difference for their student’s each and every school day. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Reading Volunteers- Volunteer to come and read to our students within the classroom setting
- Crossing Guards- Help provide safe passage along Moses’ streets
- Event Volunteers- There is always a need for extra help at after-school events.
Please contact Moses’ secretary at 701-323-4180 to find out more ways that you can become involved today!
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 School Re-entry plan, access within the building may be limited.
Donation Category Details
Play is important to healthy brain development as it allows children to use their creatively while developing their imagination, physical, and social/emotional strength. Moses is continually looking to enhance their playground equipment to ensure that all students, including those with physical restrictions may enjoy their recess.
Field trips allow students to gain exposure to the world around them in a hands-on, memorable way. Funding would go to pay for any uncovered transport and admission fees.
Reinforcing positive behavior and academic achievement through students recognition helps to guide students to showcase positive outcomes. Funding provided would be utilized for student prizes such as school apparel, reading materials, etc.
This funding would go to provide for students where basic needs have been identified. This would include, but not be limited to, personal hygiene products, lice shampoo, winter gloves, snow pants and coats, socks, underwear, etc.
Funding would go to provide appreciation gifts for teachers who a making a difference in the lives of our local youth. This could range from a small gift to a catered lunch for teachers.
Teacher Classroom Needs
There are certain needs within classrooms that are not currently funded through the existing budget. These would include Scholastic Books Sponsorship, playground balls, gum and mints (for testing), replacement school supplies (notebooks, markers, crayons, etc.), dry erase markers and Kleenex.
Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.