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July 21, 2014

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Common Core.  I have too – both good and bad.  

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Common Core.  I have too – both good and bad.  

July 10, 2014

 

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

Morgan County School Board members weighed in on the state issue of extending a No Child Left Behind waiver, saying they don’t want to take a risk and would rather renew the waiver that is set to expire.

July 10, 2014

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

April 13, 2014

Although the controversy over the “common core” has been going on for a couple of years, my conversations outside of fellow educators have been limited to only a few individuals.  That began to change the night of the Republican Party Caucus meetings in my precinct.  I have been amazed at the lack of understanding and misinformation possessed by several individuals that I’ve talked with; thus the impetus for this response.  The purpose of this response is not to change the minds of those who are opposed, but to simply provide those who are honestly seeking information with the other side of the story.

Dear Editor,

November 9, 2013

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

At the State Board of Education meeting, Friday, Oct. 4, Mountain Green resident Lydia Nuttall was honored with an achievement spotlight and awarded a Certificate of Excellence for exemplary service and dedication in improving education for Utah students.

October 19, 2013

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

A representative from the Utah State School Board says those both in favor of and opposed to the Utah Common Core have the same concerns.

October 14, 2013

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.
In Utah, that preparation begins with paperwork with the Utah State Board of Education.

March 25, 2013

Joey Skinner exchanged one public figure hat for another when he was named Morgan Utah’s new stake president and resigned from his position on the Morgan County School District Board of Education all within the same week.

Joey Skinner exchanged one public figure hat for another when he was named Morgan Utah’s new stake president and resigned from his position on the Morgan County School District Board of Education all within the same week.

February 23, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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.

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.

November 24, 2012

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.  

On Nov. 13, the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education along with the Utah State Board of Education hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools.  During this event, Lydia Nuttall of Mountain Green was presented with the 2012 Community Leader in Civic and Character Education award by Lt. Governor, Greg Bell.

August 13, 2012

The Morgan School District is not alone in these struggling economic times.  Districts throughout the state and nation face challenging dilemmas as the fight to balance continually shrinking operating budgets continues.  

The Morgan School District is not alone in these struggling economic times.  Districts throughout the state and nation face challenging dilemmas as the fight to balance continually shrinking operating budgets continues.  

July 30, 2012

The following is a compilation of Campus Connections I submitted to The Morgan County News in late April and early May.  Slight changes have been made based on recent board actions and budget updates since that time.  It is rather lengthy, but I would encourage you to read it in its entirety.

The following is a compilation of Campus Connections I submitted to The Morgan County News in late April and early May.  Slight changes have been made based on recent board actions and budget updates since that time.  It is rather lengthy, but I would encourage you to read it in its entirety.

May 31, 2012

“The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle…If there is no struggle, there is no progress.  Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”

April 21, 2012

The new transportation facility open house and dedication will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 94 South Commercial Street.  The open house will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. with tours being given by members of the transportation department.  The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted by the Board of Education.

The new transportation facility open house and dedication will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at 94 South Commercial Street.  The open house will run from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. with tours being given by members of the transportation department.  The dedication will begin at 6 p.m. and will be conducted by the Board of Education.

December 29, 2011

For the past several months the Morgan County Board of Education has been focused on creating a new facility use policy for district buildings and grounds.  In the process the Board looked at a number of similar policies throughout the state as a basis for their plan.

 

July 21, 2011

The Morgan School District and the State of Utah lost a great advocate for public education with the passing of Dr. K. Earl Ericksen.  Earl was a man of conviction who devoted a majority of his adult life to our youth and the educational systems that served them.

 

June 16, 2011

Commencement of construction on the highly anticipated Trojan Century Center was celebrated Tuesday afternoon by members of the school district and individuals from the construction firm. Joey Skinner, president of the School Board, kicked off the ceremony by thanking all those who donated their time and money to make this project a reality. He shared his thoughts, expressing, “It’s humbling to see the type of community we live in. Everyone feels the benefit of these things for our children.”  Members of the Morgan Board of Education then broke ground on the new facility. Each grasped a golden shovel and turned the first mounds of earth to mark the beginning of this long awaited undertaking.

 

February 10, 2011

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? 

January 1, 2011

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.

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.

December 31, 2010

The Morgan County Board of Education approved the purchase of 8.65 acres of property for the intent of constructing a new transportation facility on the site. 

The Morgan County Board of Education approved the purchase of 8.65 acres of property for the intent of constructing a new transportation facility on the site.  

December 31, 2010

After hours of investigation, deliberation and interviews the Morgan County Board of Education has selected Westland Construction, Inc. as the construction manager and general contractor for the upcoming building projects.

December 31, 2010

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

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.  

December 31, 2010

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.

December 14, 2010

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Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.

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Dedication services for the new Ward Chapel at Milton were held Sunday at 2 p.m.  President Heber J. Grant was a special guest.
The North Morgan School will present “Bits O’Blarney,” an operetta in two acts.

October 16, 2010

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.

September 25, 2010

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.

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.

September 25, 2010

 

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*Kristen Straw of Morgan was a member of a team of runners running the Wasatch Back run. Her photo was on the cover of the paper.

 

September 25, 2010

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.

September 19, 2010

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.

September 19, 2010

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.

September 19, 2010

    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. 

September 17, 2010

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:

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:

September 12, 2010

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. 

September 12, 2010

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The Trojans travelled to Kamas this past Friday to take on the South Summit Wildcats as well as the weather.  Lightening suspended play for a short while, and when play resumed the Trojans held on to a narrow 14-7 victory.