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Campus Connection for 9 Aug 2013 - 00:00

Article Date: 
9 August, 2013 (All day)

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.  
Many of you give so much of your time and money in supporting the needs of students.  Your help is appreciated.  If you would like to make any donation, please consider giving to the Morgan Education Foundation for students or your local school PTSO.  All donations given to these organizations have a direct impact on our students and are tax deductible.  We also encourage you to become a member of your school’s Community Council.  Your school principal can give you more information.  
I have been impressed with the administrators, teachers and staff in the Morgan School District.  They are dedicated professionals.  Please afford them every courtesy and communicate with them as often as you can about your child’s progress this year.  They are constantly looking for ways to enhance their teaching and your child’s educational experience.  As such, they will be a part of the USOE Teacher Effective Teaching Standards Pilot Program this year.  There will also be additional time dedicated to teacher development.
We currently face some significant financial challenges.  The members of the Board of Education have made some difficult and painful decisions.  A few retiring teachers have not been replaced and there have been reductions in our transportation department.  This means that some students who have been accustomed to riding the bus to school may be left off this year if they live closer than 1.5 miles (elementary) or 2 miles (secondary).  We ask for your help and cooperation as we look at other cost saving measures in the future.  
The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.  The teachers and staff have been working diligently to make your child’s school experience this year a positive one.  Please remember that we are all on the same team and have the same common goal – a rigorous, competitive and excellent education for our children – in the most economical manner possible.