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13 Apr 2012 (All day)

 

The dedication of a bus garage is not normally an occasion where there is great emotion expressed, but the dedication of the Morgan School District’s new transportation facility was certainly an exception.  School Board member Neil Carrigan spoke of his experiences as a young man working with his father on the district’s busses. His eyes misted a few times as he reminisced about time spent with his father in the old transportation facility. “It was a wooden building ... in that building there was a rest room.  It was a small rest room.  It was so small it could only hold one roll of toilet paper, if you had two you were crowded.”  He related the early work by his father to acquire the tools necessary to maintain the busses.  He continued, “You could put three busses in the garage if you did it right.  You could put one on the left hand side as far as you could get and then you took the other one and drove it up about three quarters of the way and then you could drive the third bus up behind the bus on the left... you had to do it just right or your couldn’t get them in. “  He spoke of his experience of measuring the gas remaining in the tank on the site.  “When I was a kid that was the funnest job I had.  I used to go out and measure how much gas was in there.  You drop a big thing down there and go tell dad that you had 500 or 100 gallons in there.” 

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 MMS Counselor Gary Crittenden hosted a review panel from the State Office of Education and the CTE Team from Box Elder School District. They were here to evaluate how effectively the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program is used in our school. This review consisted of Mr. Crittenden explaining and providing evidence in twelve different standards divided into two sections as to what the MS counseling program provides for the students. 

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

Tyler Kippen, son of Bryan and Rachael Kippen, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Science Sterling Scholar! Tyler scored a perfect 36 on the science section of the ACT. 

13 Apr 2012 (All day)

The Mathematics Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School this year is Christian Wiscombe, son of Jim and Liz Wiscombe! Swish scored a five on the AP Calculus test and placed third on the Trig Star test last year. 

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Morgan School District would like to announce the dedication of the new transportation facility.  It is located at 94 South Commercial Street. 

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Mountain Green Elementary School is hosting their annual Reflections Art Competition, and this year they are doing something different.  In order to bring recognition to the students and a greater awareness to the arts, the PTSO is holding an Art Open House on April 12th from 5:30 -7:30.  All of the students who entered will have their work on display at Mountain Green Elementary School as well as the awards they won.  Several artists from the community will be displaying their paintings along with the students.  David Jackson, Laurie Eskelson, Randy Peay, Amy Jones, Joan Triplett, and others will be represented.  There will also be a table displaying local home school students’ artwork.  Come by to enjoy the artwork and refreshments as well as the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK Fair held in the media center.  If you have questions, please call Amy Everhart at (801) 845-8051.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

The new transportation facility open house and dedication will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 94 South Commercial Street.  The open house will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. with tours being given by members of the transportation department.  The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted by the Board of Education.

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

Lindsey Newton, daughter of Mark and Joan Newton, was chosen as this year’s Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar! Lindsey received silver at the region and state FCCLA competitions this year in the Chapter Showcase Manual Star Event. 

6 Apr 2012 (All day)

This year’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School is Megan Stapley, daughter of Kurt and Maggee Stapley! In the 2011 Morgan County Fair Megan had the grand champion steer and was the reserve champion showman as well. 

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first in the Medium School Division at their state competition this year!! 

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

 

Let’s Catch a Leprechaun!

On March 16th, the third grade students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in a Simple Machines Fair in preparation for catching Leprechauns that night.  Each student created his/her own machine using a pulley, wheel & axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, or wedge.  The students could use as many simple machines as they wanted for their catcher.  It was amazing to see the creativity displayed by the students and their understanding of how effective simple machines can be for catching the “wee folk.”

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

April 19 Panoramic Picture @ 11:30 on the football field (If Cap and Gown pictures are desired they are your own responsibility) Must be paid at the time of the photo shoot 

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

Ever wanted to do or say something that was absolutely crazy? I am pretty sure we all have. Whether it be standing up for what we know to be right or to admit to our crush that we like them. It’s scary and it can decide your future or it can change how you live your life. However courage can be deflected by the fear of failure or of rejection. 

30 Mar 2012 (All day)

Some of the professional literature on adolescent reading motivation suggests that teenagers are disinterested or non-motivated readers and as they move through the adolescent years their motivation to read diminishes.  On the other hand, some teens are willing to read but get discouraged from reading for various reasons.  With this being said, it is obvious that the middle school years are a critical juncture in adolescents’ lives where their reading actions or inactions can have long-lasting benefits or consequences.  Literacy plays a vital role in a person’s success throughout life, and motivation plays an integral role in the acquisition of literacy skills.  Therefore, motivational factors cannot be overlooked in learning situations, particularly during these critical learning years.  

23 Mar 2012 (All day)

The FFA once again brought back Donkey Basketball to the High School gym to raise funds for their program! A bit like traditional basketball, only with donkeys added  and a twist of country on the court, these donkeys have a mind all their own, even when their riders have a different agenda. A competitive sport involving the Morgan Cowboys, FFA, MHS Faculty, and the Wrestling team, not riding a horse with no name, but riding donkeys with names like Shrek, Snickers, Twitter, Red Rock, Pee Wee, Snake River, Expresso and Tater Tot!  Donkey Basketball has been in Morgan for many years, going every other year.  The teams consisted of the cowboys with Mike Morgan, Jody Mecham, Jason Morgan, Rhonda Morgan, Hutch Haslam, Justin Haslam. The FFA team was Byran Chappell, Kyle Stapley, Christian Anderson, Caden Wilde, Jake Cannon, Luke Little, Byrce Preece, Eli Porter. The MHS faculty was Mr. Bennett, Mr. Mills, Coach Kelly, Magee Stapley, Megan Stapley, Bro. Phelps, Nate Buchanon. The Wrestling team was Wyatt Ashby, Porter Green, Ryder Green, Tyler Carter, Jayden Pentz, Jose Patino, Bridger Anderson, Karen Baird.

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

Last week was the Night out with the Troyettes, with various dances performed by our Troyettes. This year’s Troyettes:  Amanda Walker is the President; Kylie Sorensen is Drill Mistress, Taylor Mecham, Karlee Stokes, Morgan Streadbeck, Mikaela Garner, Ayana VanCampen, Shara Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, Kelsie Cannon, Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Sadie Siebert, and Daryion Stuart. Thanks for always pumping us up for all the games! A big thanks to Morgan Academy of Dance and all the Mini-Troyettes! One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul. 

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

We all know how hard and unfair life is. Sometimes, life really can get the best of us. Unfortunately, it can get so hard that some people can’t find any way out. I’m writing this article due to recent numbers found that more and more teens are taking their own lives due to issues that they endure. 

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

As parents we attend Parent/Teacher Conferences because we are concerned about our children. We want to know how they are doing in school socially, academically, and gain some insight into our children’s lives when they are away from home. Teachers dutifully tell us our child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, and provide some knowledge regarding social growth. At some point during the conference DIBELS scores are mentioned. The purpose of this article is to provide basic information regarding DIBELS so you, as parents/guardians, will have a better understanding of what DIBELS scores mean for your child. It is important to understand how DIBELS works so you will be better equipped to be your child’s advocate. So, what are DIBELS?

16 Mar 2012 (All day)

The Morgan Elementary fourth grade recently went on a field trip to the Utah State Capitol.  When we arrived at the State Capitol Building, we were taken right to the gold room where we met Utah’s first lady.  

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

On March 2nd, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School celebrated the birthday of the famous author, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel. 

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

This section is for all us seniors in high school. It’s almost here guys, GRADUATION! It’s so crazy to think that we are close to the beginning of our lives. But I was thinking about something the other day, how many of us wanted to grow up really fast? I’ll admit, I was one of those five year olds who wanted to turn eighteen so I can make my own rules, my own money, and call my own shots. 

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

9 Mar 2012 (All day)
9 Mar 2012 (All day)

Whitney Morgan, daughter of Christopher and Cori Morgan, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Music Sterling Scholar! 

9 Mar 2012 (All day)

This year the Speech/Drama Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School is Katherine Seely, daughter of Jim and Ellie Seely! 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

Madison Sunday, daughter of Steve and Karen Sunday, was chosen as this year’s Social Science Sterling Scholar! Madison founded the Morgan Youth Service Interact Club, which works closely with the national Rotary Club, her junior year and attended Girls’ State, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, at Southern Utah University last summer. 

2 Mar 2012 (All day)

Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar for the year 2011-2012 is Cassandra Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen! Cassandra is a student writer for the Morgan County News and has had a poem of hers selected for publication in Creative Communication’s book  A Celebration of Poets.

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

Crazy hair was the style on “Crazy Hair Day” at Mountain Green Elementary School.  As part of the month long celebration in honor of Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), the students were given the opportunity to show their creativity by wearing their hair as crazy as they could imagine.   

24 Feb 2012 (All day)

The following is data from a national level regarding Bullying:  15-20% of all students are victimized by bullies at some point in their career; almost one in three are involved in bullying, either as a bully or victim; 10% of students are afraid during much of the school day; 160,000 children miss school every day in the USA for fear of being bullied; and about 20% of students have reported being victimized by online bullying. The following is information according to what I call the National Definition of Bullying that includes the following elements: stronger against a more vulnerable child; intentional and happens more than once; serious in nature; in short bullying is a one-sided unfair match that happens more than once and has attendant physical, emotional or psychological harm.   

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

On February 7th the annual blood drive, organized by the year’s Sterling Scholars, was held at Morgan High School. The staff from Mountain Star Blood Services was very professional and ran everything smoothly. Ninety-seven students and community members donated blood making an all-time record of blood donations at Morgan High School. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

It is that time of year again when the Morgan Middle School holds its annual art show.  Work from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be on display along with creations from this years’ guest artist Nicole Lamb Taggart.  The show is open to the public from Feb. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is held in the small gymnasium at the middle school. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

The graduating class of 2012 will see the end of a long-standing tradition at Morgan High School.  The class presidency requested that the graduation ceremony be moved from the Morgan High School Auditorium to Weber State University due to the growing graduating class size and limited space at the high school.

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

17 Feb 2012 (All day)

Morgan High School’s Business & Marketing Sterling Scholar this year is Cade McGary, son of Kirk and Blenda McGary! 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

In recent days many have heard about the “Bomb Plot” at a nearby high school. It was an experience that everyone hopes they will be able to avoid.  I am thankful the district and school administration from that nearby school had policies and procedures in place they could follow. My hat is off to those district and local administrators who dealt with that difficult situation and were able to keep all students safe and parents informed of what was happening.

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Lindsey Richards, the daughter of Stewart and Gretchen Richards, was selected as this year’s Dance Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School! She has danced for sixteen years, performing numerous times. She won the All-Star All American title in clogging for two years,   was on the All American clogging team for seven years and was recognized as the National Jazz and Ballet Queen of America On Stage. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Visual Arts Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School this year is Ashly Pentz, daughter of Troy and Sonia Pentz! Residents of Morgan may have seen some of her work on display at the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery, at the Morgan County Fair, or even at Morgan High School. Ashly’s favorite classes in high school have been her Fine Arts classes such as Band and Art. 

10 Feb 2012 (All day)

Each week for the past sixteen years, KSL  Newsradio and Zions Bank have sponsored a program highlighting teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Each week hundreds of nominations are sent to KSL where a panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education and KSL Newsradio help select the well-deserving teacher. This program, known as “Teacher Feature,”  is announced each Tuesday morning as part of KSL Newsradio’s Grant and Amanda Show. This week Morgan was honored when Morgan Elementary school’s own first grade teacher Mrs. Christine Tyrrell was picked.  Monday afternoon she was highlighted in an assembly to focus on what a wonderful  influence she has been. Zions Bank representative, Dennis Porter, was very excited to be able to present this award as they grew up in Morgan together. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Today marked the start of the 2011-12 winter season for Utah’s newest ski resort Eagle Point. The opening signifies that every Utah ski and snowboard resort is open for the season. A fresh blanket of The Greatest Snow on Earth® during the past 24 hours added two to eight inches to resort snow totals. This new snowfall, in addition to the past weekend’s storm cycle, has created wonderful conditions for skiing and snowboarding in Utah.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

 

Congratulations to Julia Caldwell, Cameron Caldwell, and Emma Blake for being chosen as the three storytelling finalists from Mountain Green Elementary School.  Julia and Cameron will now have the opportunity to represent MGES and tell their stories at the Weber State Storytelling Contest in February.  A special thank you to Cade Erickson with RE/MAX Realty who donated gift certificates to Barnes and Noble for the three finalists.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The National Honor Society at Morgan High School is putting on an Operation Smile fundraiser again this year! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 after the boys’ basketball game against Bear River at the high school from 8:30-11:30. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

On Tuesday January 31, Morgan Elementary’s 1st grade celebrated their 100th day of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old themselves. 

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is happy to announce that work on the Trojan Century Center continues to make progress.   The construction manager has informed the district that the building will be ready for occupancy in late March or early April.  The Board has tentatively set an open house and dedication date of May 8, 2012.

3 Feb 2012 (All day)

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.