Moses Elementary


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. 



Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director