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.
Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and ten 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back. All 20 students scored in the top 50% of those participating in the state competition. Special congratulations are given to Jenna Carter, Elizabeth Preslar, Shad Boswell, Elizabeth Peterson, Courtney Fairbourn, Dietrich Streuber, and Daryion Stuart for scoring in the top 25%. Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size.