On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders. Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.
Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide.
The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety. The committee meets every three months. During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs. Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.
The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment. To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.
Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers. All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room. Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts. It’s a big hit every year! We can always count on the folks in the county to come out and support us. Sure, the FFA members spend all day wrapping and arranging flowers and delivering them. But in the end, it’s all worth it to see what we’ve accomplished! Thanks so much to everyone who bought flowers this year!
Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department. She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children. Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old. They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.
Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.
Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary. Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.
If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away. That’s the message from organizers of National School Choice Week, which this week featured 25 events across the Beehive State and a history-making 5,500 events nationwide between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.
In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation. Tuesday night at the MHS boys varsity game, Trent Jaques, general manager of Young Ford / Young Dodge, presented a check totaling $4,780 to Brenda Crossley, Morgan Education Foundation president.
Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years. She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.
While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.
Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29. She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playing with animals and cousins. Her closest sister is six years older than she and there is a 20-year difference between Becky and her oldest sister. She was an aunt two times before she was born and her nearest neighbors were five miles away. She loved the open spaces and the hard work ethic that was instilled in her by her family and being able to grow up on a farm.
Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014 at Round Valley Golf Course.
Morgan High School FCCLA/FFA, in cooperation with Morgan Middle School, Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary, just completed its annual Christmas service project for needy families in our community.
Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah. The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.” Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Young University. The family then settled in Springville, where Fowles lived until he graduated from Springville High School.
Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota. The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child. Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.
Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.
The debate rages on. Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton? Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”
Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms. These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.
Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need. Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.
The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances. With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.
Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas. He grew up in Laramie, Wyom. Growing up he loved being outside with his animals. Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.
Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year. She was selected from a group of five applications. The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.
News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.
The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll. The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.
The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying.
As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School. However this year has been even more special as the students and staff has done a tremendous job of adapting to the changes we have experienced.