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Welcome to the Ada-Borup School District


We offer you our warmest welcome to the 2014-15 school year. Ada-Borup High School is proud to have a long history of academic, athletic and extracurricular achievement. Our dedicated staff will support and guide you to challenge yourself and meet your academic goals. ABHS is rich in Cougar pride. Take advantage of opportunities to get involved in school activities, whether on the athletic field, in the performing arts, or by joining in a club of interest. Your high school years will be all the more memorable as you take an active role. This is your opportunity to contribute to Cougar traditions.

Have a wonderful year and demonstrate your
Cougar Pride!

News and Announcements

Ada-Borup Facilities Bond Election Information

Updated October 6, 2014

On November 4, 2014, through a public ballot question, local residents will have chance to vote on a proposed $4,700,000 bond referendum for facilties improvements to the Ada-Borup Elementary and High School buildings.  A public meeting was held on September 22, 2014 to educate the public on the scope and cost of the proposed project.  You can access information from the meeting by clicking on the link below.

The following PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS have been scheduled.  PLEASE take time to attend the meetings!

PUBLIC MEETING #1    -    Monday, October 20th in the ABHS Media Center at 7:00 PM

PUBLIC MEETING #2    -    Monday, October 27th  in the ABHS Media Center at 7:00 PM





A tax impact simulator has been developed for the sole purpose of providing as much information as possibe to taxpayers before the vote.  The simulator will give the estimated tax increase to a parcel of land if the $4,700,000 project is approved.  Please click the Ada-Borup Cougar logo below and enter your nine-digit parcel number to see the estimated tax impact.




Cougars Defeat CL-B Panthers to Improve Record to 6-1

October 15, 2014

The Ada Borup Cougars had 8 players find the endzone as they move their win streak to 6 games and end the regular season 6-1, with their 67-0 victory over Cass Lake Bena.  The Cogars played nearly mistake free football, and didn't turn the ball over in the game.  Leading 34-0 at halftime, Dustin Olson took the 2nd half kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown, and from there, touchdowns by Evan Purrington, Nathaniel Yost, Nick Stewart and Zach Pelzman would round out the 67-0 victory on Wednesday night.

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Cougar Volleyball Team Defeats Titans to Claim PTP Title

October 14, 2014

What a match!  The Pine to Prairie Conference championship was finally decided after five grueling, high intense sets and a come from behind victory by Ada-Borup to claim their first conference championship since 2008.  The Titans of Norman County East-Ulen Hitterdal ( NCE-UH)  came in knowing a victory for themselves would give them a share  or three-way tie for the title, and,  show up they did!   After Ada-Borup started strong and was in control of the first set victory25-18, the Titans played with confidence, passed well, served well, played great defense, blocked, hit and rotated well to  win 25-20 and 25-16 in setes two and three.  With their backs to the wall,  the  Cougars of Ada-Borup  started strong in the fourth set and improved their passing which led to their hitting attack to be stronger and a 25-17 win.   In the decisive fifth set,  NCE-UH jumped to a 5-1 lead before the Cougars rallied to tie at 6-6 and eventually would take the lead before winning 15-11.  It was a great night of volleyball with a large crowd and great high school game atmosphere inside the Ada-Borup school.  The loss puts the Titans overall record at 12-12 with a conference record of 9-2 and 8-5 in Section 6A.  NCE-UH ends the regular season next Monday at Barnesville.   Ada-Borup is now 20-2 overall, ending the conference season undefeated , 11-0 and improve to 10-0 in Section 6A.  Ada-Borup plays at the Moorhead tournament this Friday and Saturday and ends the regular season at Hawley Monday.

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Cougar Football Team Erases Twenty-Six Point Deficit to Defeat Patriots

September 27, 2014

The Ada-Borup Cougars erased a 26-0 deficit in the second half to come back and defeat the WEM Patriots by a score of 29-26.  The Cougars used the "Hook & Ladder" twice in the second half for large gains and the winning TD.    The team's record is now 3-1 and they travel to Halstad on Friday, October 3rd to take on a very strong NCW Panther squad.

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Photos Courtesy of Ross Pfund and Jen Robb


On Monday, Sept. 22, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry visited t

Ada-Borup Science Classes Receive Extinguisher Fire Training

September 22, 2014

On Monday, Sept. 22, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry visited the Ada-Borup High School and conducted live fire extinguisher training and practice for the Ada Borup High School laboratory classes.  The training was done as part of the laboratory safety training for Chemistry and Ag Science courses.  I would personally like to thank Chief Petry for volunteering his time and providing extinguishers for the students to practice putting out fires.  Our high school labs as well as our community will be safer now that our young people are comfortable handling fire extinguishers.  The students also really enjoyed the practice as well.  Thanks, Steve!

Tommy Sorenson, Ada-Borup High School Chemistry Teacher"

Ada-Borup ISD #2854 Back to School 2014-15 Information

It is extremely hard to believe, but the start to the 2014-15 school year is just around the corner!  Back to school letters are going out in the mail today and the fall sports season is already starting its second week.   Several items of interest are listed below.  PLEASE feel free to call the ABHS office at 218-784-5300 or the AB Elementary office at 218-784-5303 if you have any questions, comments or concerns.


Mike Kolness - Supt of Schools

  • Bus Routes - Please click on the following link for the 2014-15 Ada-Borup bus routes and feel free to contact Craig Vanderlinden at 218-784-5311 if you have any questions or concerns.   Bus Route

  • Ada-Borup School District #2854 Bullying Prohibition Policy - The Ada-Borup Board of Education adopted an updated “Bullying Prohibition Policy” at their regular meeting on June 23, 2014.  The updates to the policy were in response to new legislation passed last spring in St. Paul.  The purpose of policy is listed below and the entire policy can be reviewed on the district website.  Continuous training of staff, students and parents will be a part of the process and any acts of bullying will be handled quickly and thoroughly.  Please click on the following link to review the entire policy.          Ada-Borup ISD #2854 Bullying Prohibition Policy Link



Ada-Borup Value Definitions Workshop Summary Report

With the assistance of two representatives from Johnson Controls Inc., the Ada-Borup School District conducted their second round of “Value Definitions Workshops” with students, staff and community members. 

The primary objectives for the meetings were to review data collected at prioritization workshops held on April 16, 2014 with teachers, board and administration, senior students and public stakeholders.  The representatives from Johnson Controls Inc. met with three groups and reviewed the data collected on April 16th.  They also prioritized the lists and made gave a snapshot of the needs of the Ada-Borup School District.

Please click on the following link to access to the complete report.

Ada-Borup ISD #2854 Value Definitions Workshop Summary Report

Ada-Borup Elementary Students Complete Beautiful Art Project

Ada-Borup students in grades 4-5-6 just completed a beautiful mosaic art project that will hang in the entrance of the Ada-Borup Elemenatary School.  Ada-Borup Art Teacher, Lisa Ruebke planned the design and the students started working on the project in December.  It looks amazing and everyone did a SUPER JOB!  A big thanks go out to Mrs. Ruebke, Mrs. Sipe, Mrs. Jordan Johnson, Mrs. Stoen, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Luanne Visser, Mr. Sam Marek and the students for all of their efforts!  The project was made possible by a grant from the Dekko Foundation.


You are able to watch the HS and MS Holiday concerts at any time on the USTREAM.  Just click on the link below and then select the recorded show.

Exciting News - We are live streaming all our home basketball games.  Just follow this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/adaboruphs or you may go to USTREAM and search Ada Borup HS to find our channel.

Ada-Borup High School named to US News list of "Best High Schools"

Ada-Borup High School was recently named to the list of "Best High Schools" by US News.  The school was also named to the list in 2007, 2008 & 2010.  Congratulations to all of the students and staff on the recognition.  Please click on the following link for more information.

        Click here for link to US News list of Best High Schools