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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
Chelsey Stegelmeier, Senior, had a great game even though the girls soccer team was met with a loss. As Morgan met Juan Deigo in the first round of the play-off’s, Chelsey was the ONLY thing between them and all the extreme shots taken against her. She stopped all but 5 of these shots.
One of the most effective resources available to the Morgan School District centers around the volunteer efforts of the PTSO. This organization is lead by a group of caring parents who are willing and anxious to lend assistance to the education and safety of our young people. They make a significant and positive difference in the success of our education program.
The Morgan Board of Education is working closely with city and county officials in a combined effort to construct a bridge at the south end of Young Street. During their monthly meeting held on October 12, the Board discussed options for the exact location of the bridge and how that design might influence the location of the new bus facility. Joining the Board in the discussion were Mayor Jim Egbert, County Council Chairman Sid Creager, and City Councilman Jeff Wardell.
Student learning is the supreme reason for a school’s existence and optimal student learning is the top priority of the Morgan County School District. Teachers and administrators in each of the district’s four schools work diligently towards this outcome.
Nearly 40% of students in the United States have had, or are having, a challenge, in learning to read. The good news is that many reading problems can be prevented or solved with a good reading teacher in conjunction with parents. The bad news is that many children have to wait for their turn with reading teachers and parents who just do not have the time to help. This waiting can be demoralizing to children as they fall further and further behind. So what can be done?
The Morgan County School District Mission Statement serves as a means of communicating what the district is trying to accomplish through its educational program. A mission statement should be clear, powerful and broad enough to guide the decision-making and provide the foundation for learning outcomes throughout the district.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. We want to recognize these students for their scholar award and academic success.
At Morgan High School two students qualified for AP Scholar with Honor Award
Dallin "Leroy" Schenk, Senior, had a impressive game against Juan Diego. Even with the loss, Dallin lead the defensive to keep the Soaring Eagles rushing yards to under 130 for the entire game. The least amount of any game Juan Diego has played so far. Dallin had some crucial tackles and the defensive line had a great game.
According to a document published by the Utah State Board of Education entitled “Promises to Keep” Utah’s public education system is created in the Utah State Constitution to “secure and perpetuate” freedom. Freedom, as envisioned in the Utah Constitution, is a promise to future generations that requires:
What a great start to the 2010-2011 school year! This August Morgan Elementary School welcomed back almost five hundred fifty eager students in grades one through five with more than one hundred fifty kindergarteners and preschoolers starting the first few days of September. Back to school is a time for new beginnings in an elementary school with new friends, new teachers, and new learning planned for the next nine months.
Senior Robbie Nelson had an outstanding varsity football game against Wasatch. He returned a 86 yard kick return for a touchdown, and kicked 346 total yards. Robbie helped Morgan stomp Wasatch with a 49-15 victory.
Robbie's parents are Brandon and Karen Nelson. He says when he is not playing sports he is babysitting an doing EVERYTHING his parents tell him to do.
Robbie earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate from Deb's Spicy Pie for his hard work last week. WAY TO GO ROBBIE!
Senior, AJ Bateman had a fantastic game against Grantsville last week. AJ scored 2 goals for the lady Trojans, one goal was a header. Morgan shut out Grantsville 10-0.
AJ is the daughter of Bill & Gaylene Bateman and when she is not playing sports, likes to sing and hang out with her friends.
AJ earned a $5.00 Gift Certificate to Deb's Spicy Pie for her hard work.
The Morgan girls soccer team opened Region 11 play on Thursday September 2nd in dominating fashion, beating Grantsville by a score of 10-0 on the Cowgirls home field. The Trojans scored early and often in the first half, opening up a quick lead and never looked back.
Technology today has made our lives easier and information more easily accessible than ever before. At the click of a button a student can go to a virtual lab to dissect a frog or to build a strand of DNA.
The person who invents the technological device capable of correctly predicting the future will become the wealthiest person in the world. History is painted with those individuals that have attempted to look into the crystal ball of imagination and accurately determine what will happen in the next five, fifty, or one hundred years. Sometimes these prognostications come close to reality and at other times they miss the mark by a considerable distance.
The Morgan Board of Education has approved a small tax increase to cover the costs of debt service and the elementary reading program. The action followed a Truth in Taxation Hearing held at their regular meeting on August 10.
During the last few years school districts have been forced to rely more and more on local property taxes to supplement the money appropriated by the legislature to pay our teachers, maintain our facilities and pay for programs that enhance our students’ education. This year, in a down economy, not only are the funds from the state budget impacted, but the local funding from property taxes will be affected as well.
This spring and early summer produced a number of changes in our administrative team. Late in the month of May, Ron Wolff announced his intentions to step down as Superintendent. In mid-June our beloved Morgan Elementary Principal, Laraine Whitear lost her battle to cancer. Both individuals have left voids to be filled in our system. The positive influence for good they have given and shared with our community will be felt for years to come.
Morgan- Wade T. Murdock has been selected as the new Morgan High School Principal. Murdock’s official appointment will occur at a Special Board of Education meeting scheduled for July 13, 2010 at 3:30 P.M. in the district office. The Morgan Board of Education received input from a screening committee comprised of parents, educators, and support staff prior to reaching their decision.
Wednesday evening, the Morgan Board of Education approved a resolution to employ Timothy Wolff as the new principal of Morgan Elementary School. Wolff graduated from Weber State University with a BS in Elementary Education in 2001. He has also earned a Master’s Degree in administration from the University of Houston. Following graduation he was employed as a teacher in the Fort Bend Independent School District, a suburb of Houston.
After spending a great deal of time and effort searching for a new superintendent, the Board of Education decided that the most qualified candidate was already in the district. Wednesday evening Ken Adams was named the new Superintendent of Schools for Morgan County replacing Ron Wolff who will begin serving as the superintendent in Box Elder County on July 1.
I have often been asked, “What can a busy parent do to make sure their child succeeds in school?” According to the Parent Institute, four simple things can be done to help parents make sure their child is doing their best in school.
My experience as an educator spans 36 years, four school districts and two states. During this time of employment, it has been my pleasure to be associated with great students, wonderful parents and conscientious staff members. It has been said that if one chooses something he loves to do then he will never go to work for the rest of his life. There is no truer statement than this about my vocation.