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8 Mar 2013 (All day)

After months of practicing, the Morgan High Jazz Band was able to show off their skills, play some great music and take home top honors at the Region Jazz Festival. Held Wednesday, March 6 at Ben Lomond High, MHS band members played songs such as State Street Stomp, Mambo Hot and All Night Rain to the approval and top scores of the judges.

8 Mar 2013 (All day)

Math classrooms are changing all over the country. In the past, most mathematical teaching was made up of a routine of correcting previous assignments, showing the students how to work through a step a by step problem, and then having the students practice the steps until mastery is obtained. Over the years we have discovered that this type of mathematical instruction is not adequately preparing students to apply their learning in a consistently changing technological society. 

8 Mar 2013 (All day)

The Morgan Education Foundation is excited to announce that Young Ford Group and Peterson Wealth Services are beginning two new and exciting Facebook campaigns that will benefit the foundation.  From now until the end of March, Young Ford will donate $1 to the Morgan Education Foundation for every new “LIKE” on their Facebook page and beginning on March 10, Peterson Wealth Services will donate $1 as well for each new “LIKE” on their page.  As Brenda Crossley, MEF president, commented, “This is so much fun to have people from the community coming forward with such a simple request and willing to give from their pockets to the teachers and the kids.  I love it!”  

8 Mar 2013 (All day)

During the month of February, fifth graders at Mountain Green Elementary participated in a school-wide reading marathon leading up to Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. In honor of Dr. Suess and his amazing contribution to literature, students have been learning about his life and reading his books. One book some of the students read was “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.” These students then participated in a science project to understand the physical and chemical properties of “Oobleck.” Cornstarch and water were mixed together to create the “Oobleck.” The non-newtonian substance that was created acted very strangely as the students proceeded to test, with their hands, if the substance was a liquid or a solid. 

8 Mar 2013 (All day)

On April 8, the testing window will open in Morgan School District for your children to take the Utah mandated computer based Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT). The testing window will end on Friday, May 10. The week of May 13-17 will be used to allow students to take the test that they may have missed taking during the regular testing window.

8 Mar 2013 (All day)

As Morgan school officials prepare to ask voters to approve a voted leeway on June 25, 2013, they are busy scheduling meetings to inform the public.

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

At the advice of the Utah School Boards Association, the Morgan County School Board passed a new employee personal firearms policy.

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

Registration for the 2013-2014 school year is about to begin.  Students will begin to receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”  That has never been truer than Saturday at the state basketball tournament.  

1 Mar 2013 (All day)

As school district officials make final touches to documents they plan to use when educating the public about the June voted leeway, they have mentioned which programs may suffer if the leeway doesn’t pass.

22 Feb 2013 (All day)

Due to budget cuts, many schools throughout the nation are electing to eliminate arts programs to save money. As a result many children who may not have access to after-school private lessons miss the opportunity to develop the critical skills taught through exposure to the arts. On Tuesday night, Feb. 19, the students of Morgan Middle School and their families were brought together in a Celebration of the Arts focusing on the talents and skills they have been developing. The students and faculty of MMS showcased their passion for keeping the arts alive here in Morgan, and invited those in attendance, including Superintendent Ken Adams, to celebrate with them.

22 Feb 2013 (All day)

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.

22 Feb 2013 (All day)

 
“If Morgan School District is having financial challenges, why did the Board of Education build the Trojan Century Center and transportation facility?”

22 Feb 2013 (All day)

It is no secret that Morgan County schools are hurting financially.  With recent talks of budget cuts, voted leeways and tax increases, there is a lot of talk about what could be done to help alleviate the burden, but there isn’t a lot of action.  Few people are willing step up to the plate to affect actual change.  

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

The Trojan Century Center will be open for senior citizens and others who would like to walk in the late afternoons or early evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This will continue until spring weather is more conducive to use of the Morgan City walking path (Mikelsen Mile).

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

Peter Christensen, a student at Morgan Middle School, not only won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 10, 2012, he also earned a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.  The school-level bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee.  

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

Fifth-grade students at Mountain Green Elementary created art projects for the wintery month of January that combined the beauty of visual art with the beauty of words. 

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

Although it has been unbelievably cold outside lately, I’ve been excited to see our students involved in different activities that can warm the heart.  One of those activities is the blood drive that is sponsored by our Sterling Scholars and Mountain Star Blood Services.  For this drive, our students donate blood to help those in medical need.  This effort is greatly needed and appreciated throughout the state.

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings, the Morgan School District is updating its emergency preparedness plan and evaluating the safety of its schools.

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

Morgan County School District administrators are putting figures to the amount of money they will seek for a voted leeway on the June 2013 ballot.

18 Jan 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board is gearing up for a June 2013 voted leeway.

11 Jan 2013 (All day)

Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that it has launched its 2013 ADHD Scholarship Program.

11 Jan 2013 (All day)

On Nov. 30, 2012, the Morgan Middle School eighth grade class had their 10th annual TRAX Adventure. In preparation for the excursion, the eighth grade class studied how Salt Lake City is planned on a coordinate grid with Temple Square being the origin of the coordinate plane.  Students also studied how to read a schedule and how a mass transit train system map works.  They learned that you board a train showing the final station of a particular line and, of course, board a train going the right direction.  Students also studied distance, rate, and time as a preparation tool.

11 Jan 2013 (All day)

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites. Paper copies are also available in both school offices.  The brief survey, only 10 questions, will determine if and how a dual immersion program will be available for students in the Morgan School District.  Results of the survey will be used to help determine which elementary school the program would be hosted by as well as the preferred language to be taught if a dual immersion program is implemented. The survey is available to parents of children who will be entering elementary in the Morgan County School District. It will be available online until Feb. 5, 2013.   

11 Jan 2013 (All day)

It has been said, “That if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  Contest management at any level of high school sport competition requires preparation and planning in order to increase the enjoyment of the spectators and to enhance the safety for attendees, supervisors, officials and participants. The main purpose for high school sports/activities is educational based activities that are directed by the mission statement and objectives of the local school board and implemented by school administration and teachers. As administrators, we deal with our share of sportsmanship issues and people that lose focus of what our activities and sports programs are about. 

11 Jan 2013 (All day)

Morgan County Board of Education members Jody Hipwell, Neil Carrigan, and Ken Durrant take the oath of office in ceremonies held at the district office on Jan. 8, 2013.  All three were re-elected to their posts and will serve four year terms.

28 Dec 2012 (All day)

There are all kinds of people in this world and each of them has their own individual personalities and talents.  Each year, the FFA hosts a contest which appeals to a certain type of personality:  those with the sweetest hearts.  The Sweetheart Contest was put on in the last week of November; the results were announced at our Harvest Stomp, given at the high school.

28 Dec 2012 (All day)

Morgan Elementary Students have had the opportunity to give back to our community though the month of December by collecting food items for the food bank.  They have been so excited to see the piles grow each day!   It is amazing that such small acts of service can make such an impact on others lives.

28 Dec 2012 (All day)

On a snowing morning recently I took the time to walk through Morgan Elementary School.  As I looked into various classrooms and passed along the hall I witness wonderful acts of kindness being given to our students.  A number of parents and grandparents were volunteering their time to help enhance student learning.

21 Dec 2012 (All day)

I want to start off by saying how fortunate I am to serve as the Principal at Morgan Middle School. I have a great faculty and staff that go out of their way to help students develop and grow academically and as individuals. I say this because I feel that with the recent release of the state’s new Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) report, (replaces the UPASS and AYP reports that the state used to meet federal accountability guidelines) some may be confused by the results. The UCAS report combines each school’s proficiency (possible 300 points) and student growth or progress (possible 300 points) scores for an overall grade.

21 Dec 2012 (All day)

The horrific tragedy that swept over the nation this past week with the senseless loss of innocent lives at Sandy Hook Elementary has saddened all of our hearts.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of these children and to the heroic efforts of their teachers and principal who gave their own lives trying to protect them.

21 Dec 2012 (All day)

Once again the spirit of our community has reached out to provide service and assistance to families through the annual Giving Tree project.  This annual event is directed by students and advisors in the FCCLA, FFA, and National Honor Society.  Help was also received from Morgan Middle School student officers and the PTSO’s in the elementary schools.

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

Morgan’s High FFA and FCCLA organizations are teaming up with the Student Body Officers, MMS, & MES for this year’s Sub for Santa. These two groups have helped Morgan County residence for the Sub for Santa program for several years. These two high school organizations have divided up the responsibilities for those who need help for Christmas. The FCCLA organization is responsible for collecting items for families who have asked for assistance in bringing Christmas to their family. The FCCLA will have a tree in the Morgan Ridley’s with requested items. A person or an organization may take a request to fill and then return the tag with the item back to Ridley’s or bring it to Morgan High before the deadline that will be stated on the tree. The tree will be set up for two weeks or more in Ridley’s during the month of December.

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

Honor Roll

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

Honor Roll

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

Language arts teachers from both the middle school and high school met with Christelle Estrada, Language Arts Specialist from the Utah Office of Education, on Nov. 29 to receive training and insight to assist with the implementation of the new Language Arts Common Core. From this, the teachers planned and shared resources to meet their goals.

14 Dec 2012 (All day)

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

DECA is one of Morgan High School’s newest clubs. While DECA was founded in 1947, Morgan High School’s chapter of DECA is in its first year. DECA is a career and technical student organization (CTSO) that involves marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. DECA’s areas of focus include business, finance, hospitality, marketing sales and services, entrepreneurship, business management, and other business-related areas. 

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

Having to read books for an English grade can be a real challenge for some middle school students, but for Dr. Gina Stuart’s Advanced Reading Class, independent reading is second nature and these students love to read.  A well stated quote by class member Savannah Wallace describes her love of reading like this, “Books are amazing things that can give you thousands of new ideas.  I love to get into new books, live in the action, and become best friends with the characters.”  

30 Nov 2012 (All day)

I start this week’s article with a confession.  I love elementary school libraries.  A great school library serves as the figurative, and occasionally, the literal center of the school.  Many of the highlights of my career have happened in school libraries, from staff celebrations to parent committee meetings; from sharing my favorite book with students to listening as they share theirs.  The elementary school library, in my mind, is the family room of the school.  So, with this obvious bias, allow me to explain why Morgan Elementary’s library is an essential part of our system.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Friday, Nov. 16, the Morgan High School track was a sea of crimson energy as the second grade lined up for the second annual Turkey Trot.  The eager children wore red as they wrapped up Red Ribbon Week.  The little gentlemen stood aside while little ladies took the first lap.  A classic ribbon flag was held across the starting line and at the signal the girls took off at an amazing pace.  The girls raced each other the ¼ mile around the track.  They showed great spirit and sportsmanship from the first runners across the finish line to the last of the class who steadfastly walked to the end.  Cheers were given for all the racers for completing the race.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

“The child’s first and most important teacher is the parent.” 

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Morgan County School officials promised constituents they would look into a dual immersion language program at area elementary schools.  As part of that promise, the community councils at both Morgan and Mountain Green elementary schools have written a survey to measure interest in the area.  

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

The D.A.R.E. program may be poised to make a comeback to the Morgan County School District.

23 Nov 2012 (All day)

Low participation in past years, along with parent opposition to future administrations of the survey, spelled doom for the Student Health and Risk Prevention survey in the Morgan County School District for 2013.

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

NRCS participated in the annual Environmental Immersion Day sponsored by the Fairchild Challenge, Thanksgiving Point and USU Extension.  An estimated 330 high school students from 10 schools gathered at Thanksgiving Point Gardens on Oct. 3 to gain some hands-on experience in various science disciplines dealing with the environment.  The Fairchild Challenge began in 2002 to foster interest in the environment by encouraging students to appreciate and value the beauty of nature, develop critical-thinking skills, and to understand the need for biodiversity and conservation.

9 Nov 2012 (All day)

Members of the Morgan FFA Chapter in Utah were one of 39 teams participating in the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The team, led by advisor Megan Haslam, was awarded a silver emblem. Members also competed for individual awards with 150 other participants. Denton Cannon received a bronze emblem, Luke Larsen received a silver emblem, Megan Stapley received a Silver emblem, and Katie Spens received a bronze emblem.