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4 Feb 2011 (All day)

 

By Morgan Middle School Assistant Principal Terry Allen

 

When it comes to education most people think of the students, parents, teachers, buildings, and district administrators as the so called “village” in educating a child. In our district we have some of the best students, parents, and educators that you would find anywhere in the state. What set us apart though are the stake holders that many do not think about until there is a problem. I am referring to the support staff that we are lucky to have in our district and part of our educational team. I would like to publicly thank them for all they do and provide a glimmer of what they do behind the scenes that allows the students in our district to receive the best education possible.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade Honor Roll

Kirsten Bennett

Kaitlyn Green

Matthew Pace

Dylan Porter

Benjamin Quarez

Derek Richins

Ignacio Sandoval

Joshua Streadbeck

Wyatt Thomas

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade 4.0

Luke Oldham

Shelby Rhoades

Katie Shaw

McKinlee Skidmore

Tucker Skinner

Jessica Slate

Colin Smith

John Stauder

Jaden Widdison

Gwen Yorgason

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

A few years ago, while dealing with some serious issues and looking for a silver lining, I decided to change my choice of words when discussing challenges.  Turning a negative into a positive I now call them “Opportunities for Growth”.  I’ve also altered my salutation to those who ask, “How are you?”  Rather than using the stale phrase, “Fine”, I look them in the eye and say with enthusiasm, “I’m glad to be living in America!”

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

Each November, Morgan Elementary students start preparing to show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to showcase their talents at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival.  All students from 1st grade to 5th grade are encouraged to learn or write a story.  They then share their stories with their classmates in December.  It is a tough decision to choose just two students from each class to move on to the grade-level competition because the children are all working to be great storytellers.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

The Troyettes just competed in their last competition before Region this last Saturday at Murray High School, and for the 3rd time in a row, they won 1st overall and received the Sweepstakes Trophy. This was the perfect way to head into the week of Region. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

Written by

Mike Madeo

MMS Principle

 

This is the time of the year to make reports about the status of an organization and it is my privilege to report on Morgan Middle School (MMS)!

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

I am writing this at the request of my 96 yr. old mother, Vera Carter.  (She wrote for the paper for many years)

She read the article from Sid Creager about his leaving the Council, he cited one line of the ‘School Song’.

It brought back many memories of her days attending Morgan High and also teaching there.  

It is her request that you print the whole song.  “Maybe there are others that would enjoy ‘remembering’.

Thanks for your consideration.      

Lila Hardy,

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

At the School Board Meeting on Tuesday night the school board local building authority approved the issuance of $4 million in bonds for the school building projects.  The bonds will be purchased by Zions Bank.  The bank has agreed to purchase them at the same rate as the subsidized rate under the federal government program used for the bonds.  This means that the school district will be getting interest free money.

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

By Mike Shope, Transportation Director and Robert Kilmer, District Transportation

For more than half a century the Morgan School district bus facility has been located on State Street between Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn and Steph’s Drive-in.  Before dawn each morning, you see the parking lot full of buses warming up and getting ready for a day of transporting students. There is a precession of buses leaving in every direction alerting citizens that school will soon be in session. 

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

In the December 14, 2010, issue of the Daily Herald in Provo, a State Senator from Utah County made some insinuating comments that have certainly created a stir.  The remarks were demeaning towards local boards of education across the state and the individuals who serve in that capacity. May I share with readers of The Morgan County News some facts about the Morgan County Board of Education? 

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Story Number three is Ken Adams as Superintendant.  Adams has long been a part of Morgan life.  He has contributed time energy and results to the education of Morgan’s Children.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

As we move forward and continue to strive for excellence in education for our children, the Morgan County School Board recently approved a new mission statement and beliefs to help guide our efforts.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan Middle School Student Council with some of the food they collected for needy families in Morgan County.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan Middle School held an essay contest titled “About a Time When You Brought Joy to Someone Else”. After attending the assembly, The Morgan County News asked if we could print the winning essays. They are below.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Above are the winners of the Kindness Awards from Morgan Middle School. The students were chosen after students or facalty nominated them for doing kind thngs for other students.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Mountain Green Elementary felt the holiday spirit this year when Mrs. Tolley’s third grade classroom Christmas party became “Santa’s Workshop” for the afternoon. 

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Austin Myers, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Monday, December 21, 2010 and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Throughout Utah more and more schools are relying on volunteers for the extra support that is needed to help children learn at the accelerated pace that is expected of them.   Volunteers at  Mountain Green Elementary have provided support in filling staffing gaps, providing reading and math support to students who need one-on-one or small group help, and strategic assistance in daily classroom routines.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Troyettes participated in their second competition this past weekend at Northridge High School and had another very successful competition. They came away with another 1st in military, 1st in dance, 1st in kick line, Sweepstakes winners, and a trophy for Judges Favorite. These girls are so excited for the success they are having this year and are determined to continue to work hard so they can continue having a successful year. Thanks again to all those who support the Troyettes. It means so much to each and everyone of them. The Troyettes next competition will be held at Murray High School on January 15. The continued support would be much appreciated. Congratulations Troyettes. This is your year. Keep dreaming with your feet and dancing with your hearts.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

LAS VEGAS –  Megan Haslam, agricultural educator at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah, is one of 33  individuals nationwide who received the Teachers Turn the Key Award, given December 4 at the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) annual convention in Las Vegas.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Earl Ericksen has had an interesting and varied life full of experiences. He is an unassuming man when you first meet him, but as he begins to talk a life of novel worthy stories reveals itself.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Morgan Board of Education has unveiled a new logo and mission statement for the district.  The action follows work completed by two select committees over the past four months.  The committees were comprised of faculty, community council members, and administrators

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Emmalee Barajas, Alisa Barnes, Rashel Blazzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Sawyer Brooks

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Meghan Abbott, Joshua Abplanalp, Molly Adams, Cameron Andersen, Bridger Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Holland Archambault, Camren Arnold, Sarah Ashby, Shelby Ashby, Rhett Ballantyne, Talisha Bambrough

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

The Troyettes of Morgan High participated in their first competition this past weekend.  The girls had a very successful first competition.  They came away with 1st place in every category (military, dance, and kick), won the Sweepstakes trophy that was 4 ft. tall, and also had two girls in the top three for drill down, Nikki Green, 1st place, and Karlie Rupe, 2nd place.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

In the document “Promises to Keep” adopted by the Utah State Board of Education in August of 2009 it refers to the mission of Public Education.  Within this mission it states that Utah’s public education system keeps its constitutional promise by ensuring literacy and numeracy for all Utah children.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Bruce Galbraith is the Vice President of the school board. He serves from district two. Galbraith ran unopposed in the recent election and was re-elected for a second term of four years.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Volunteering in Morgan County Schools is a generous yet rewarding commitment to our children.  Each of our four separate campuses has a variety of opportunities that can be tailored to meet almost any time commitment or personal strength.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Talk to any of the teachers at Morgan High School and they will tell you about the amazing students they teach; how extraordinary the young people are that live in Morgan Valley. There are two young women who attend Morgan High School that, through their latest endeavor, epitomize the great spirit of service of which the teachers and leaders at the school describe. These two students are Rebecca Elton and Madison Sunday. They are neighbors and friends.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Neil Carrigan was born and raised in Morgan. He graduated from Morgan High School and earned a degree from Brigham Young after which he became a math teacher. He taught for seven years at Rich High School, a small rural school in Randolph that had only fifty students. He then moved to Morgan where he taught math and coached a variety of sports for thirty-two years.

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

It has been said that “Pride is a personal commitment.  It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity”.    Over the past several weeks, I have had many experiences that I feel separate our community and the Morgan School District from mediocrity.  I would like to share a few experiences with you and also congratulate this wonderful community in which we live. 

26 Nov 2010 - 06:00

UDOT’s Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP)™ announced its 49 recipients of donated bikes, helmets and scooters in classrooms and assemblies statewide. Students earned the prizes for participating in UDOT’s “Walk More in Four” initiative.

19 Nov 2010 - 06:01

Ken Durrant is in his third term serving on the Morgan School Board and is loving the experience. “ I have enjoyed every minute of it “ says Durrant. He is a lifelong resident of Morgan. His father was mayor of Morgan City and he graduated from Morgan High School. Durrant and his wife, Kris, have four children, three of which still live in Morgan, and eleven grandchildren.

19 Nov 2010 - 06:00

By Terry Allen, Assistant Principal, Morgan Middle School
You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

With a nip in the air, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, and a quiet evening to reflect on the beginning of this school year, I pause to revel in gratitude for a moment at being in this time and place. 

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

The Weber-Morgan health Department will be conducting a flu immunization clinic at Morgan High School on Monday, November 15 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.  All children ages 6 months to 18 years will be charged $10 for either the nasal mist or injectable flu vaccine.  
Persons 19 years of age and older will be charged $25.

12 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Honor Roll

5 Nov 2010 - 06:00

A portion of the Morgan High School song reads, “Give three cheers for our old Morgan High, where we never say can’t but I’ll try, heart and hand to thee we render, brain and brawn be they defender, for we love you our Morgan High.”  These lines were actually played out this past weekend as two of our teams competed in state competition.

5 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Ashley Garfield, Senior, had an outstanding performance in the state play-off game against Juab.  She had 25 service points, 10 of those in one game, and 5 aces.

5 Nov 2010 - 06:00

Josh Mines, Senior, had a great game against Hurricane last week.  Josh had one of 3 interceptions of that game.  Josh ran his interception to a 60 yard touchdown.  He also had 5 tackles. 

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Colby Skinner, Junior, had an awesome game against Judge last week.  He completed 4 out of 5 passing attempts, one of which led to a touchdown.  He also has been a consistant player as quaterback for this years Varsity Football team. 

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Brittany Visage is a Senior for the number one ranked girls Varsity Volleyball team.  Last week during the Ben Lomand and Skyline games she had a great games hitting and blocking.  Then against Rickh she had 5 kills and 3 block assists. She is a stable part of the teams chemistry and is very consistant with her play.

29 Oct 2010 - 06:00

One of my assignments as an administrator in Morgan School District is the Safe and Drug Free Coordinator for the district. With this responsibility comes an awareness of the issues related to Risk and Protective Factors that affect students.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb
Often when a teacher tells students about a new concept, the student has a hard time remembering what they heard.  When a teacher explains the new concept and demonstrates the concept, there is a greater probability that the concept will stick with the student.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

 Lantzen Toomer, Sophomore, had 2 fantastic tackles against Box Elder high last week.  One of those tackles caused the fumble that co-athlete of the week, Robbie Nelson recovered.  The fumble came when the momentum of the game was starting to turn away from Morgan.

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

 Robbie Nelson, Senior, had an outstanding game against Box Elder.  Robbie rushed for an average of 27 yards per carry, had a 20 yard reception leading to a TD, a fumble recovery from co-athlete of the week, Lantzen Toomer’s tackle, 4 defensive tackles of his own, and last but not least; on a kick-off he kicked the ball through the uprights! 

22 Oct 2010 - 06:00

Ashlee Gallen, Junior, had a fantastic game against Bear River in Varsity Volleyball last week.  Ashlee had 32 set assists, 15 service points, and 6 aces.  Morgan’s volleyball team is ranked number 1 in the state with play-offs coming October 28 & 29th.