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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 President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.
He said the right person makes a difference, as does the kind of board you have.  For example, if board members are always fighting against each other, little gets done. 

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.

July 10, 2014

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.

July 10, 2014

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.

By Devin Rees
Morgan High School VP of Advertising
 

July 10, 2014

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway. The Morgan Education Foundation invites you to join with them in support of local public schools by participating in the sixth annual Morgan Education Foundation Golf Tournament on Aug. 5, 2014 at Round Valley Golf Course. 

Students and teachers may be enjoying the summer break, but plans for the coming school year are well underway.

July 10, 2014

The Morgan County School Board will meet Monday, June 30, to discuss a possible tax increase.

The Morgan County School Board will meet Monday, June 30, to discuss a possible tax increase.  The budget hearing reviewing both the fiscal year 2014 final budget and the proposed 2015 tentative budget is scheduled for 7 a.m. in the district board room, 240 E. Young Street.

July 10, 2014

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the total rate paid by county taxpayers last year.  Since the district plans to set a rate different from that set by the state, they plan to hold a truth in taxation meeting.  The school board voted unanimously to hold that meeting in August.

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the to

June 15, 2014

 
Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.
Both Taylor and Galbraith agree that the growth facing the school district is of utmost concern. Haslam was contacted for input in this article, but didn’t respond.

Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.

June 12, 2014

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

June 1, 2014

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

June 1, 2014

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton.

June 1, 2014

The Morgan FFA chapter held its end of year banquet on May 8 at Morgan High School to recognize members and supporters of FFA. 

By Ashley Wardell
The Morgan FFA chapter held its end of year banquet on May 8 at Morgan High School to recognize members and supporters of FFA. 

June 1, 2014

State school trust land funds are set to be used in various ways through the Morgan County School District.  The school board unanimously voted to approve each school’s plan.

State school trust land funds are set to be used in various ways through the Morgan County School District.  The school board unanimously voted to approve each school’s plan.

May 16, 2014

Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together.  The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess.  The school raised over $2,030.  This is a huge accomplishment.

Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together.  The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess.  The school raised over $2,030.  This is a huge accomplishment.

May 11, 2014

Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965.  She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation.  Her passion for literature was contagious.  She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged students to develop a love for literary masters.  

Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965.  She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation.  Her passion for literature was contagious.  She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged stu

May 11, 2014

The students of Morgan Elementary School recently competed in the annual Inspirations contest.  Pupils from kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to participate in the art competition.  

The students of Morgan Elementary School recently competed in the annual Inspirations contest.  Pupils from kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to participate in the art competition.  

May 11, 2014

Every other year, the Morgan High School band gets to embark on a journey outside of their normal school routine.  This year, their adventure took them to Washington D.C.

Every other year, the Morgan High School band gets to embark on a journey outside of their normal school routine.  This year, their adventure took them to Washington D.C.

May 11, 2014

Dietrich Streuber, a student at Morgan High, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.

Dietrich Streuber, a student at Morgan High, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.

May 11, 2014

As many as 700 students, siblings, parents and grandparents spent the evening of April 25 at Morgan Elementary School celebrating student artwork and enjoying the art of experienced artists. 

As many as 700 students, siblings, parents and grandparents spent the evening of April 25 at Morgan Elementary School celebrating student artwork and enjoying the art of experienced artists. 

May 11, 2014

The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.  

By: Hanna Giles- Morgan FFA Reporter
The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.  

May 11, 2014

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porterville.  Throughout her childhood, Gaylene’s parents inspired an appreciation of hard work that continues to be evident in her work ethic to this day.  

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porte

May 11, 2014

Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years.  Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.  

Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years.  Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.

May 2, 2014

Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation. 

Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation. 
The programs that were presented covered several areas from the Utah State Core Curriculum.

May 2, 2014

 

Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  

By Alisa Griffith
 
Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  

May 2, 2014

Seth Snyder, a senior at Morgan High School, won first place in the Utah high school welding competition on March 28.  

Seth Snyder, a senior at Morgan High School, won first place in the Utah high school welding competition on March 28.  

May 1, 2014

Braden is the son of Todd and Allison Larson.

Braden is the son of Todd and Allison Larson.
 I love art. Art is what I do and what defines me. It is the way I express myself. I do all different kinds of art whether it is music, throwing a pot, painting or drawing. I have always been interested in arts of all kind. 

May 1, 2014

Chase Nielsen, son of Jeff and Jen Nielsen, is the speech/theater arts/forensics Sterling Scholar of Morgan High School.  He has been involved at the high school as a member of the debate and Academic Olympiad teams, and National Honor Society.  He has also served as the debate president his senior year.  He has enjoyed taking debate classes and participating in tournaments.  

Chase Nielsen, son of Jeff and Jen Nielsen, is the speech/theater arts/forensics Sterling Scholar of Morgan High School.  He has been involved at the high school as a member of the debate and Academic Olympiad teams, and National Honor Society.  He has also served as the debate president his senior year.  He has enjoyed taking debate classes and partic

May 1, 2014

Elizabeth Stauder is the daughter of John and Tracy Stauder. 

Elizabeth Stauder is the daughter of John and Tracy Stauder. 

May 1, 2014

Katelyn is the daughter of Russ and Beth Braithwaite.

Katelyn is the daughter of Russ and Beth Braithwaite.
I am from the best family ever! Growing up with three older siblings and one younger brother has had its adventures. They all may say they are the favorite child, but deep down inside, they know that I will always be the favorite.

May 1, 2014

Laura is the daughter of Scott and Teresa Deru. She is currently the student body vice president and a past junior class officer.  Laura is active in the National Honor Society, FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and many other clubs.  She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is also a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Laura is the daughter of Scott and Teresa Deru. She is currently the student body vice president and a past junior class officer.  Laura is active in the National Honor Society, FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and many other clubs.  She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is also a Certified Nursing Assistant.

May 1, 2014

Shaylee Ewing is the youngest of five born to Dirk and Ronda Ewing.  She has danced since the age of three and has had the opportunity of learning many different styles of dance (clogging, ballet, point, jazz and hip hop).  She loves them all!  

Shaylee Ewing is the youngest of five born to Dirk and Ronda Ewing.  She has danced since the age of three and has had the opportunity of learning many different styles of dance (clogging, ballet, point, jazz and hip hop).  She loves them all!  

May 1, 2014

Tyson Lindley is the son of Trevor and Tiffanie Lindley.  He is the oldest of four children, whom he is a good example for.  In his free time he enjoys playing baseball (which is more of an obsession than a hobby), swimming, competing in Future Business Leader of America competitions and travelling.  

Tyson Lindley is the son of Trevor and Tiffanie Lindley.  He is the oldest of four children, whom he is a good example for.  In his free time he enjoys playing baseball (which is more of an obsession than a hobby), swimming, competing in Future Business Leader of America competitions and travelling.  

May 1, 2014

High school is a time notorious for drama and big emotions, but students from around the state took it to a whole new level as they competed in the state drama competition at Stansbury High School in Tooele on April 12.  

High school is a time notorious for drama and big emotions, but students from around the state took it to a whole new level as they competed in the state drama competition at Stansbury High School in Tooele on April 12.  

May 1, 2014

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

May 1, 2014

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

April 13, 2014

Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn.  Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her.  She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.  

Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn.  Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her.  She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.  

April 13, 2014

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers. Keeping his priorities straight was another big key to getting him to where he is now.

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers.

April 13, 2014

Candace Gunn, the daughter of Brian and Alisa Gunn, is the Instrumental Music Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School. She started playing the piano at about the age of 6 and began playing the oboe in band in seventh grade. As a freshman, she learned how to play the flute so that she could play in the pep band. In parades, she plays the tenor drums in the Morgan High School Drum Line. 

Candace Gunn, the daughter of Brian and Alisa Gunn, is the Instrumental Music Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School. She started playing the piano at about the age of 6 and began playing the oboe in band in seventh grade. As a freshman, she learned how to play the flute so that she could play in the pep band.

April 13, 2014

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

April 13, 2014

Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself. At the age of 8 he received a guitar for Christmas. Since then, he has been playing and teaching others the basics of the instrument. His guitar playing is accompanied with composition of his own songs, which he performs for friends and family at local acoustic shows. 

Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself.

April 13, 2014

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar. 
Ellissa has been very involved during her high school career by serving as a Utah 4-H State Ambassador, a State Dairy Ambassador and the student body president. 

April 13, 2014

Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things. During her time at Morgan High School, she has made sure to take every class available that would increase her knowledge about the various civilizations and cultures throughout the world. 

Lauren Casper is the daughter of Dale and Robyn Casper. As a child, she had the privilege of living in Japan with her family. Throughout her time in Japan she learned to love the Japanese people and their rich culture. This cultivated a desire within her to continue to see new places and learn new things.

April 13, 2014

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule. As soon as she found out about the Sterling Scholar program, she was immediately interested and was amazed at how her desire to be involved had helped prepare her for this opportunity.

Rebekah Peterson is the daughter of Rich and Jenn Peterson. Peterson has loved math since she was a young child and that love of math has helped her to excel. Not one to sit back and relax, Peterson has taken on every scholastic, leadership and service opportunity that she could fit into her schedule.

April 13, 2014

 The Sterling Scholar nominees from North Summit High School and Morgan High School were recognized and honored on March 24, 2014, at the ninth annual Sterling Scholar Recognition Banquet at the Spring Chicken Inn, Morgan.  After each name was read, Holcim (US) Inc. Plant Manager David E. Fletcher presented them with a certificate, as well as a copy of the book by Sean Covey, “The Habits of Highly Effective Teens” as a token of appreciation and remembrance of this evening. 

Cheryl Ovard
SCN Editor and Photographer

April 13, 2014

March 27, our Morgan Troyettes took flight to sunny California to compete on a national stage against the nation’s best dancers.  Nineteen of the 21 Troyettes traveled to show off their talented kicks, turns and splits at a USA competition at the Anaheim convention center.

March 27, our Morgan Troyettes took flight to sunny California to compete on a national stage against the nation’s best dancers.  Nineteen of the 21 Troyettes traveled to show off their talented kicks, turns and splits at a USA competition at the Anaheim convention center.

March 30, 2014

The Night Out with the Troyettes is always fun for all the dancers in Morgan County.  It celebrates the art of dance and a year of accomplishment.  Each year, the Morgan Academy of Dance members join the Troyettes and the Future Troyettes in making this an enjoyable night for the entire community.

The Night Out with the Troyettes is always fun for all the dancers in Morgan County.  It celebrates the art of dance and a year of accomplishment.  Each year, the Morgan Academy of Dance members join the Troyettes and the Future Troyettes in making this an enjoyable night for the entire community.

March 30, 2014

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.  

Judging on the number of candidates filing for a position on local and state school boards, education seems to be a hot topic in Morgan County.  
Of the 30 Morgan County residents who filed for a government office last week, almost half of them were for a seat on either the Morgan County School Board or Utah State School Board District 1.

March 30, 2014

After a month of competitions and several weeks of studying, the Morgan Middle School Annual Spelling Bee culminated Friday, March 21 with 24 sixth to eight grade students going head to head for the title.  The first round brought words such as “automaton” and “butte,” ending with 16 boys and girls left in the competition. 

After a month of competitions and several weeks of studying, the Morgan Middle School Annual Spelling Bee culminated Friday, March 21 with 24 sixth to eight grade students going head to head for the title.  The first round brought words such as “automaton” and “butte,” ending with 16 boys and girls left in the competition. 

March 23, 2014

Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide. 

Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year is officially open for Utah Connections Academy (UCA), a tuition-free, virtual public school that offers high-quality online K-12 education to students statewide. 

March 23, 2014

Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers.  All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room.  Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts.  It’s a big hit every year!  We can always count on the folks in the county to come out and support us.  Sure, the FFA members spend all day wrapping and arranging flowers and delivering them.  But in the end, it’s all worth it to see what we’ve accomplished! Thanks so much to everyone who bought flowers this year!

Every year, the Morgan FFA chapter has its annual fundraiser of selling Valentine’s Day flowers.  All day long, any assortment of flowers can be seen coming and going from the Ag room.  Many members of the community come out and help the group by purchasing a bundle of roses or a vase of lilies and carnations for their sweethearts.  It’s a

March 23, 2014

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

With a strong history in our community for over 100 years, Holcim is looking forward with their Cementing the Future program.  

March 23, 2014

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

Holcim has also been working to support the Read Today program in Morgan Elementary.  Through financial donations and volunteer reading tutors, Holcim has had a very positive impact on literacy at Morgan Elementary School.  

March 23, 2014

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

The Morgan Education Foundation is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations set to benefit from the Love UT Give UT fundraising campaign on Thursday, March 20. 

March 23, 2014

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

Each year, Morgan Elementary School students show off their storytelling skills as they compete for the opportunity to represent the school at the annual Weber State Storytelling Festival in Ogden, Utah.

March 23, 2014

Monday evening the talented students at Morgan Middle School put on quite a show.  Parents and community members were greeted with rows of artwork and lots of excited smiles.

Monday evening the talented students at Morgan Middle School put on quite a show.  Parents and community members were greeted with rows of artwork and lots of excited smiles.

March 23, 2014

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

On March 5 to 7 Morgan High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter competed in the Utah State Leadership Conference against prominent young future business leaders.  Morgan students did very well and 17 students placed in the top 10 in the state in their respective events.  

March 23, 2014

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

Like many school districts throughout the state, the Morgan School District is struggling with finding a math textbook option that aligns with common core standards. 

March 23, 2014

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

Charter schools are nothing new these days, but the Utah Military Academy offers something no other charter school in Utah has yet, a disciplined military environment.

March 23, 2014

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

The Morgan County School Board of Education wants input on how to handle anticipated growth, especially as it relates to expected increases in public school enrollment.  To get that input, the board has formed a growth advisory committee/task force.

March 23, 2014

The Morgan County School District has formed a transportation committee to focus on student safety.  The committee meets every three months.  During their most recent meeting, the group discussed the installation of cross walk signs.  Morgan City and Morgan County are expected to pay for the signs, which may be installed in March.  

Transportation committee focuses on student safety

March 23, 2014

Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department.  She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children.  Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old.  They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.  

Pam Francis is an important part of the Morgan School District Transportation Department.  She was born in Coeur d’ alene, Idaho, and she is the second daughter of five children.  Her family moved to the Pacific Northwest to a small farm when she was 2 years old.  They raised shrimp, crab and salmon as a mainstay.  

March 23, 2014

Weber State University Charter Academy will host its second annual admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

By Nathan Alexander
Weber State University Charter Academy will host its second annual admissions lottery March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

February 8, 2014

On Jan. 16, Morgan High School FFA students competed in the annual Area Speaking Contests.  The contests consist of parliamentary procedures, extemporaneous speaking, prepared speech and the FFA Creed.

Hanna Giles, 
Morgan FFA Reporter

February 8, 2014

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away. That’s the message from organizers of National School Choice Week, which this week featured 25 events across the Beehive State and a history-making 5,500 events nationwide between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1.

If Utah parents want to choose new schools for their children for the upcoming (2014-2015) school year, they need to start researching the schooling options available to their children right away.

February 1, 2014

Tuesday afternoon students at Morgan Middle School had quite the treat as they were entertained by resident artists from the Utah Opera. 

Tuesday afternoon students at Morgan Middle School had quite the treat as they were entertained by resident artists from the Utah Opera. 

February 1, 2014

In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation. Tuesday night at the MHS boys varsity game, Trent Jaques, general manager of Young Ford / Young Dodge, presented a check totaling $4,780 to Brenda Crossley, Morgan Education Foundation president. 

In continued support of our community, Young Ford and Young Dodge of Morgan gave back in a big way at the Morgan High School basketball game on Tuesday night. During 2013 Young Ford / Young Dodge hosted several events, including the Drive 4 UR School event and a Trunk or Treat, each helping to raise money for the Morgan Education Foundation.

January 25, 2014

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.

The Morgan County School Board is on the search for residents to sit on a finance committee to take a close look at the district’s budget and also advise on money-saving tactics.
Applications will be available in February for the 15- to 20-member advisory committee.

January 25, 2014

Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years.  She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.  

Amanda Campbell was born in Ogden, Utah on July 11 and grew up in Morgan with her brother Justin until the family moved to Torrington, Wyoming, during her ninth through 11th grade years.  She returned for her senior year at Morgan High School, graduating in 1992.  

January 25, 2014

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playing with animals and cousins.  Her closest sister is six years older than she and there is a 20-year difference between Becky and her oldest sister.  She was an aunt two times before she was born and her nearest neighbors were five miles away.  She loved the open spaces and the hard work ethic that was instilled in her by her family and being able to grow up on a farm.

Becky was born in Ogden, Utah, at the old McKay-Dee Hospital on June 29.  She is the youngest of seven children (four sisters, two brothers) and was raised on a dairy farm in Henefer, Utah, where she milked cows, fed calves, rode horses, rolled and hauled bales of hay, caught poly-wogs, played with baby mice and lived outside everyday making mud pies, and playin

January 25, 2014

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

While the state is considering requiring 24 high school credits before graduation, the Morgan County School District superintendent is wondering if reducing Morgan High School’s 30 graduation requirements could save money in an already tight budget.

January 12, 2014

Seventh grader Julianna Little was excited the morning of December 18, 2013.  

Seventh grader Julianna Little was excited the morning of December 18, 2013.  
She and a classmate at Morgan Middle School had been having a little friendly competition trying to collect the most food items for the Morgan food pantry.    Little knew it would be close with her competitor and friend Riley Lloyd, but she was determined. 

January 12, 2014

Morgan High School FCCLA/FFA, in cooperation with Morgan Middle School, Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary, just completed its annual Christmas service project for needy families in our community.

Morgan High School FCCLA/FFA, in cooperation with Morgan Middle School, Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary, just completed its annual Christmas service project for needy families in our community.

January 12, 2014

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Young University.  The family then settled in Springville, where Fowles lived until he graduated from Springville High School.  

Roger Fowles was born in Mount Pleasant, Utah.  The son of a father who was a school teacher and a mother who was a professional secretary for Geneva Steel, Fowles was raised an only child and admits to being a little “spoiled.”  Fowles lived in Mount Pleasant until he was about 8 year old and then moved to Provo as his father attended Brigham Y

December 28, 2013

Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.

By Blaine Fackrell
Morgan School District would like to make residents aware of the existence of the Adult Education program. Our program is open to local residents as well as those from nearby communities who did not graduate from high school and want to earn their high school diploma or GED.

December 28, 2013

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

December 28, 2013

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

Superintendent Doug Jacobs introduced Madison Beardall as the student board member for the 2013-14 school year.  She was selected from a group of five applications.  The selection committee included the school board president, high school principal, and district superintendent.

December 28, 2013

 
On Nov. 21, the second graders of Morgan Elementary School ran their shoes off at the annual Turkey Trot.

On Nov. 21, the second graders of Morgan Elementary School ran their shoes off at the annual Turkey Trot.  

December 28, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 19, Madison Bohman felt a lifetime of hard work culminate as she signed her acceptance papers for a scholarship to Texas A&M.  

Tuesday, Nov. 19, Madison Bohman felt a lifetime of hard work culminate as she signed her acceptance papers for a scholarship to Texas A&M.  

December 28, 2013

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.

Each year Morgan Middle School students begin celebrating the holidays by thinking of people who are in need.  Instead of focusing on their own Christmas lists, kids participate in a fund raiser to raise money for our local food pantry.

December 28, 2013

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

News reporter and author Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” On Monday, Nov. 11, Morgan Middle school students celebrated Veteran’s Day by honoring the many brave Morgan residents who have fought valiantly for our rights and freedoms.  

December 28, 2013

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

Members of the public addressed the Morgan County School Board Tuesday on issues related to the state common core and budgetary matters.

December 28, 2013

The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances.  With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.

The accounting firm of Gilbert & Stewart in Provo issued an unmodified, clean opinion of the Morgan County School District’s finances.  With significant changes in auditing standards whit year, it is the highest opinion that can be received.

December 28, 2013

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

Linda Taylor was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.  The daughter of a father who taught high school English and a mother who was primarily a homemaker, Taylor lived in several different places as a child.  Many years of her youth were spent in the Chicagoland area where she remembers always being the smallest and youngest of her class.  

December 28, 2013

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  

Steve was born in Kingsville, Texas.  He grew up in Laramie, Wyom.  Growing up he loved being outside with his animals.  Wood graduated from Laramie High School where he participated in basketball, FFA, band and choir.  

December 28, 2013

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

Over the years many teachers in the Morgan County School District have had the opportunity to use technology such as Smart boards in their classrooms.  These have been purchased through school trustland money, or money provided by the Morgan Education Foundation.

December 28, 2013

The debate rages on.  Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton?  Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”   

The debate rages on.  Which Trevor Graydon is the most attractive boss in New York City—Jake Walker or Brek Thornton?  Both Morgan High School students kept the crowd rolling with laughter and excitement as the stenographers’ boss in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”   

December 28, 2013

“Gimme gimme, that thing called love!”

“Gimme gimme, that thing called love!”  

November 28, 2013

Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Morgan Middle School to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle and Morgan High School.  

 
Hundreds of children and adults gathered at the Morgan Middle School to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Morgan Elementary, Morgan Middle and Morgan High School.  

November 28, 2013

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

The Morgan County School District was one of three Utah schools named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll.  The College Board recognizes districts that simultaneously increased access to Advanced Placement courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests.

October 19, 2013

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School. However this year has been even more special as the students and staff has done a tremendous job of adapting to the changes we have experienced.

As I write this article I find myself thinking about how fast these first days of school have come and gone. On Oct. 28 we will begin the second quarter of the academic year and it seems like only yesterday I was welcoming staff and students back to school. I have always been proud of the students and staff here at Morgan Middle School.

October 19, 2013

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

Roaring motorcycles through beautiful fall colors, dripping barbecue ribs and a hopping auction last weekend resulted in $1,300 for local schools.

October 19, 2013

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

The students of Morgan Elementary, under the guidance of Morgan High School counselor Destiny Field and Morgan School District social worker Linda Taylor, chose Wednesday, Oct. 9 as a day to unite against bullying. 

October 19, 2013

Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

By Hanna Giles
FFA Chapter Reporter
Morgan FFA students participated at Snow College field day in judging contests on Oct. 8. This was the first contest of the 2013-2014 school year.

October 19, 2013

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

The Morgan County School Board is creating a financial oversight committee, but stopping short of having a community member on that committee for now.

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

While administrators in the Morgan County School District have heard residents offer a four-day school week as a solution to their budgetary woes, other schools in the nation have already tried it with mixed results. 

While administrators in the Morgan County School District have heard residents offer a four-day school week as a solution to their budgetary woes, other schools in the nation have already tried it with mixed results. 

October 14, 2013

The elimination of some bus routes earlier this school year has translated to more traffic congestion, say some bus drivers.

The elimination of some bus routes earlier this school year has translated to more traffic congestion, say some bus drivers.

October 14, 2013

Lizzy Stauder is a senior on the MHS Girls Soccer team. She has played soccer for MHS for four years. Her position is center midfielder.

October 14, 2013

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  

The Morgan school’s Parent Teacher Student Organizations are combining efforts for the first time ever to raise funds for the high school, middle school and elementary school.  The Morgan PTSO Fall Festival is on Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be full of excitement and fun for the whole family!  

October 14, 2013

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students. Morgan School District Superintendent Doug Jacobs and elementary students across the county celebrated reading last week in an attempt to Read for the Record.  The Pearson Foundation, in partnership with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign and the Governor’s Office, supplied the book “Otis” by Loren Long.  County children and children across the state attempted to set a new record by all reading the same book.

Dr. Jacobs celebrates reading with Morgan Elementary School third grade students.

October 14, 2013

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

Locals have organized a unique motorcycle ride and dinner fundraiser to benefit Morgan area schools set for this Saturday.  The agenda is packed with a fall colors motorcycle ride, dinner, bonfire, live band, and driving competitions.

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.

October 14, 2013

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went to kindergarten in a two-level old rickety school that reminded her of Ogden High School.  She wore a red dot every day on her collar because when she was in first grade, she was hit by a car when walking home from school.  

Chris Carrigan was born in Provo, Utah, while her father was attending Brigham Young University.  She has four sisters and one brother.  She spent most of her early years in St.

October 14, 2013

Ellen Thunberg sat on her school bus in Stockholm, Sweden, a bit dismayed at the monotony of her life.  She was bored with school and wondered if she was going to have to continue with her mundane schedule.  As she pondered on her lackluster situation, Thunberg’s friend presented an idea she had never before contemplated:  she suggested they become foreign exchange students!  Fast forward through the paperwork, selection process and waiting, and Thunberg found herself on the other side of the world on an adventure right here in Morgan, Utah, while her friend stays with a family in Chicago, Illinois!

Ellen Thunberg sat on her school bus in Stockholm, Sweden, a bit dismayed at the monotony of her life.  She was bored with school and wondered if she was going to have to continue with her mundane schedule.  As she pondered on her lackluster situation, Thunberg’s friend presented an idea she had never before contemplated:  she suggested they beco

October 14, 2013

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

October 14, 2013

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr. Douglas Gardner of UVU presented the Morgan Elementary second grade team a $500 “For the Love of Reading Innovative Reading Program Award” prize to be used for the continued development and sustainability of their classroom efforts.  The teachers were also recognized for innovation in engaged reading and literacy instruction during a banquet at The Chateaux Deer Valley on Thursday, Sept. 19.  

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr.

October 8, 2013

Young Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4UR School program to Morgan High School at 344 E. Young Street on Friday, Sept. 27 in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for education in Morgan.

Young Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4UR School program to Morgan High School at 344 E. Young Street on Friday, Sept. 27 in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for education in Morgan.

October 5, 2013

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 
The Morgan Education Foundation is spearheading the fun run, what they plan on being an annual event.

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

October 5, 2013

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

As the Morgan County School District goes through the arduous process of tackling their budgetary woes, boardmembers and many in the community tried to come up with solutions.  The idea for changing to a four-day school week was briefly discussed.

October 5, 2013

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program has supported approximately 1,600 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States.

October 5, 2013

As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out.  While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student.  Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms will be well stocked without the burden falling on the teachers.

As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out.  While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student.  Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms

October 5, 2013

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

Ron Litchfield of Clearfield, Utah, has accepted the offer to serve as the new transportation supervisor for the Morgan School District.  Although Litchfield began work on Thursday after being chosen by a local selection committee, the school board will officially approve his employment at their September board meeting.  

October 5, 2013

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, Morgan hosted Glenn J Kimber for a community question-and-answer period to learn about a new school that will soon be moving to Morgan City.  In attendance were Morgan Mayor Jim Egbert, Councilwoman Shelly Betz, Councilman Ray Little, as well as residents interested in learning more about the history and curriculum of this private education center that will soon be offering what is being considered a God- and country-centered educational alternative to the parents of Morgan county and surrounding areas. 

Contributed by John and Angela Hubbell

October 5, 2013

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

October 5, 2013

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

Administrators in the Morgan County School District plan to survey parents to measure interest in the four-day school week.  The estimated 292 schools in the United States that have tried operating on a four-day school week have discovered many benefits and drawbacks along the way.  Here are some of them:

October 5, 2013

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.
“It is hard to make it please everyone because there are so many variables,” said Superintendent Doug Jacobs.  

October 5, 2013

At their latest meeting, the Morgan County School Board adopted a new budget for the 2013-14 school year and did not vote to increase the board local levy.

At their latest meeting, the Morgan County School Board adopted a new budget for the 2013-14 school year and did not vote to increase the board local levy.
“I think the community spoke loud and clear they didn’t want taxes increased,” Boardmember Ken Durrant said.  “They were pretty emphatic.” 

October 5, 2013

When you come into the Morgan School District Office, the first smiling face you see or sweet voice you hear belongs to Denise Rich. You know from the minute you meet her that she cares about you and will take care of whatever you need.  

Denise Rich
When you come into the Morgan School District Office, the first smiling face you see or sweet voice you hear belongs to Denise Rich. You know from the minute you meet her that she cares about you and will take care of whatever you need.  

September 10, 2013

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.  

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the wa

September 1, 2013

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

August 21, 2013

When Mountain Green Elementary students walk through the school doors to start their 2013-2014 school year, they will be greeted by a new principal ready to get to know each one of them personally.

When Mountain Green Elementary students walk through the school doors to start their 2013-2014 school year, they will be greeted by a new principal ready to get to know each one of them personally.

July 8, 2013

I am preparing this week’s edition of the Campus Connection on Monday, June 24.  I am doing so intentionally before date of the voted levy. As the dust settles and the results of the vote are made known, the district will move forward based on the voice of the people; exactly what the board intended when they initiated the balloting process.  The board and district have every intention of developing a budget and plan that best meets the needs of the students with the resources available.

I am preparing this week’s edition of the Campus Connection on Monday, June 24.  I am doing so intentionally before date of the voted levy.

July 8, 2013

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front.

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front

July 8, 2013

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  
You go into a silent room and pour over question after question, wondering at each answer if you were going to do well.

July 8, 2013

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

July 8, 2013

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

June 26, 2013

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:

June 17, 2013

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.
“It was the best thing we ever did,” said Neil Carrigan, school board member.

June 17, 2013

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not alone in facing financial challenges when it comes to balancing their budgets this year.  A quick review of the state’s newspapers and television stations and you will see many headlines, news stories and editorials dealing with school finance.  One example can be found on the editorial page of the Sunday, June 2, issue of the Ogden Standard Examiner.

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not

June 17, 2013

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff. The 116 registered kindergarteners represent a typical class size, Wolff said.  The 2012-13 kindergarten class was large with 128.   

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff.

June 17, 2013

The Morgan County School Board reviewed and unanimously accepted the final fiscal year 2013 budget Tuesday.  Business Manager D’Lynn Poll said the school district collected more redemption taxes than usual this year and tax collection rates are up.  Redemption taxes are property taxes that land owners have failed to pay in years past.  

The Morgan County School Board reviewed and unanimously accepted the final fiscal year 2013 budget Tuesday.  Business Manager D’Lynn Poll said the school district collected more redemption taxes than usual this year and tax collection rates are up.  Redemption taxes are property taxes that land owners have failed to pay in years past.

June 7, 2013

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a

June 7, 2013

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
- Gloria Steinem 
 

June 7, 2013

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” 

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” 

June 7, 2013

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

June 7, 2013

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

June 7, 2013

The Agriculture Science Department has been busy this spring!  If you have driven past Morgan Elementary School you may have noticed some new benches and ground cover in the far corner of the elementary playground. 

The Agriculture Science Department has been busy this spring!  If you have driven past Morgan Elementary School you may have noticed some new benches and ground cover in the far corner of the elementary playground. 

June 7, 2013

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

June 7, 2013

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

June 7, 2013

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

June 7, 2013

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save

June 7, 2013

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

June 6, 2013

The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system.  It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:

The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to reflect on this school year and all the intricate details that make up our educational system.  It reminded me of a quote I heard recently:

June 6, 2013

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Instead of just another field day, the students and faculty at Morgan Elementary School participated in Relay Recess, raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

June 6, 2013

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.  The ceremony will be followed by the traditional Operation Graduation this evening at 9 p.m. 

June 6, 2013

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.  

June 6, 2013

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our current reading teachers in our elementary schools.  

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our cur

June 6, 2013

The Morgan County School Board voted to approve fee changes for preschoolers, sixth graders, DATC students, and some high school students.

The Morgan County School Board voted to approve fee changes for preschoolers, sixth graders, DATC students, and some high school students.
Morgan Elementary School preschool fees are changing to $148 monthly for a four-day program and $179 for a five-day program.  

June 5, 2013

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
- Gloria Steinem 

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
- Gloria Steinem 
 

June 5, 2013

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

June 5, 2013

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

June 5, 2013

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

June 5, 2013

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save

June 4, 2013

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.

The role of a successful teacher extends far beyond the classroom.  
Teachers take on numerous roles to ensure that our children obtain the skills and resources they need to become responsible citizens.  

June 4, 2013

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our current reading teachers in our elementary schools.  

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our cur

June 4, 2013

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

After 36 years Mrs. London is finally getting out of 2nd grade! Please join us in honoring Lyn London at a retirement open house as we celebrate her years of love and dedication as an elementary teacher. Wednesday May 22, 2013 2:30-7 p.m. Coalville Fire Station 86 E. Center St. Coalville. Please no gifts.

June 4, 2013

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

The eighty-sixth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 4, 2013

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  
For the past couple of weeks, the group had a collection bin set up at Hinds Quick Stop, where more than 100 purses were donated by members of the community.  On May 9, the group met at the Milton Church and in assembly-line fashion, stuffed each purse with lip balm, combs, sewing kits, vanity kits, hand sanitizer, lotion and tissues.  

Morgan’s special needs group brought a measure of unexpected joy to mothers living in an Ogden domestic violence shelter during Mother’s Day weekend.  

June 4, 2013

The Morgan High School Trojan 
baseball team left Spanish Fork on May 11 with an invitation to the second round of the state baseball playoffs.  After dropping their first game to top-seed Snow Canyon, the team routed the Uintah Utes, 14-4.  It was a balanced attack, with several Trojans amassing hits, RBIs and runs scored.  Two other Region 11 teams, Stansbury 
and Grantsville, were ousted from the tournament, while Bear River moved on to the next round as well.  

The Morgan High School Trojan 

June 3, 2013

On Tuesday evening, the Morgan High School Scholarship Board held their annual scholarship awards night.  Parents, patrons, sponsors, school officials and students gathered for this prestigious evening.

On Tuesday evening, the Morgan High School Scholarship Board held their annual scholarship awards night.  Parents, patrons, sponsors, school officials and students gathered for this prestigious evening.

June 3, 2013

Morgan Middle School took 10 seventh graders and 10 eighth graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  Four of our students deserve a special congratulations for scoring in the top 30 percent.  They are Parker Bailey, Weston Blocker and Colin Smith with Peter Christensen scoring in the top 25 percent. Our students did great considering we were competing with all schools participating this year no matter their size.  

By Nan Merrell

June 3, 2013

Ken Adams, the current Morgan County School District superintendent, will retire from his post in June.

Ken Adams, the current Morgan County School District superintendent, will retire from his post in June.  

May 11, 2013

All-day kindergarten will be re-instated at Morgan Elementary School for the upcoming school year.

All-day kindergarten will be re-instated at Morgan Elementary School for the upcoming school year.

May 11, 2013

Interscholastic extracurricular programs are vital to the positive social, physical and educational development of our students. These activities offer opportunities for service to the school and community; develop fellowship and goodwill; promote self-realization with physical, mental and emotional growth; and encourage the qualities of good citizenship. 

Interscholastic extracurricular programs are vital to the positive social, physical and educational development of our students.

April 29, 2013

As we grow closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the time to pay tribute to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers within the district.  They are truly professionals who have made the decision to center their careers on the betterment of our youth.

As we grow closer to the end of another school year, I wanted to take the time to pay tribute to all of our wonderful and dedicated teachers within the district.  They are truly professionals who have made the decision to center their careers on the betterment of our youth.

April 29, 2013

Carolyn Dee Morrison will graduate with a Bachelor of Art Degree from Weber State University on Friday, April 26.  She received her Associate Degree in 2011.

Carolyn Dee Morrison will graduate with a Bachelor of Art Degree from Weber State University on Friday, April 26.  She received her Associate Degree in 2011.
Carolyn and her husband, Jean Morrison, moved to Mountain Green during her work with the 388 Command Post at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.  

April 29, 2013

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

The Northeastern Utah Region Sterling Scholars competition was held Monday, April 15, 2013, at Wasatch High School in Heber City.  This region consists of students from Altamont, Duchesne, Dugway, Grantsville, Morgan, North Summit, Park City, Rich, South Summit, Tabiona, Uintah, Union, Wasatch and Wendover high schools.

April 26, 2013

Many different opinions were aired at the last community meeting hosted by the Morgan County School District discussing the voted local levy. The April 18 meeting was held at Morgan Elementary School and was one of the last of the 18 meetings the district scheduled to disseminate information regarding the levy that will be on the June 25 ballot.

Many different opinions were aired at the last community meeting hosted by the Morgan County School District discussing the voted local levy. The April 18 meeting was held at Morgan Elementary School and was one of the last of the 18 meetings the district scheduled to disseminate information regarding the levy that will be on the June 25 ballot.

April 20, 2013

 
Cheridyn Prochnow, daughter of Brian and Cheryl Prochnow, has been chosen as Morgan High School’s General Sterling Scholar.  Cheridyn has contributed to the high school by participating in choir, FBLA, DECA, and Academic Olympiad.  She has been a member of the Troyette Drill Team and the cheer squad, currently holding the position of Cheer Team Co-Captain, and has served as Freshman Class Vice President and the Interact Service Club Public Relations officer.  Her favorite class in high school has been chemistry because it has so many real-life applications.  She loves participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, running, and four-wheeling; doing jigsaw puzzles; people watching; and doing unexpected things.  She is proud of being voted “the person you want to be stranded on an island with”.  Cheridyn’s most memorable high school experience was, without a doubt, skydiving!  Cheridyn will be attending Utah State University and majoring in biological engineering. 

Cheridyn Prochnow ~ General
 

April 20, 2013

 
Natasha Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen, has been selected as Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar.  Natasha has loved taking art, choir, English, and creative writing classes because they allow her to express herself.  She loves reading and writing, drawing and painting, and participating in choir, soccer, and track.  Natasha has been involved as a member of FBLA, National Honor Society, choir, Academic Decathlon, Academic Olympiad, and the soccer and track teams.  She currently serves as the Interact Service Club President, an NHS president, an Ovation! choir section leader, and a Seminary Council member.  Natasha is proud of her accomplishments of being selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, getting a 36 on each section of the ACT, and being selected for Academic All-State in girls’ soccer.  Natasha plans to attend either Brigham Young University or Utah State University in the fall and major in English. 

Natasha Andersen ~ English
 

April 20, 2013

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college. Whichever route a student chooses, CTE is there to help them prepare and plan for their future.  Students are encouraged to explore a variety of career areas throughout high school in an effort to build the academic knowledge, technical skills and employment skills that are vital to entering the current and future workforce. 

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Morgan High School is designed to prepare students for a successful career and a smooth transition into postsecondary education. Postsecondary education may be technical school, a two-year college or a four-year college.

April 20, 2013

This school year I have had the opportunity to participate in a Principals Academy for the elementary math and science core curriculum. One of the presenters at the academy asked,with all of the expectations we have on teachers in regards to high-stakes testing and student growth, why do we set elementary teachers up to fail? He went on to explain that traditionally elementary teachers are expected to teach multiple different subjects yet are expected to provide the same quality instruction in each of those classes as a teacher assigned to teach one or two subjects. While listening I found myself wondering what we could do at MMS to help our sixth grade teachers and students have the greatest opportunity for success. During a recent PLC I shared with the sixth grade team the things I had learned and was thinking about to get their ideas on how we could make changes to enhance student learning.

This school year I have had the opportunity to participate in a Principals Academy for the elementary math and science core curriculum. One of the presenters at the academy asked,with all of the expectations we have on teachers in regards to high-stakes testing and student growth, why do we set elementary teachers up to fail?

April 20, 2013

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

There exists a very generous group of individuals who donate to a program at Weber State University. This program is known as TAPT (Teachers Assisted Path to Teaching). 

April 20, 2013

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools.

The Morgan County School District announced its selection for its next superintendent of schools. 
Dr. Doug Jacobs from Kanab will take over as Morgan’s new superintendent July 1.  Ken Adams will step down as superintendent June 30.

April 20, 2013

The purpose of Operation Graduation is to keep our graduates safe and in a positive environment where they can celebrate with their graduating class the night of graduation.  Preparation for this year’s Operation Graduation began in July of 2012. Operation Graduation sponsors a food booth at the Morgan County Fair.  Seniors and their parents work at the booth to raise money for the Operation Graduation Celebration that will be held the night of graduation.  

The purpose of Operation Graduation is to keep our graduates safe and in a positive environment where they can celebrate with their graduating class the night of graduation.  Preparation for this year’s Operation Graduation began in July of 2012.

April 20, 2013

We have had a lot of success this year with our Science Olympiad program. The students worked hard for many months. I am so proud of their hard work and dedication. The following paragraphs explain what this program is about.

We have had a lot of success this year with our Science Olympiad program. The students worked hard for many months. I am so proud of their hard work and dedication. The following paragraphs explain what this program is about.

April 20, 2013

Interest was high in the Morgan County School Board seat vacated by Joey Skinner, but Mark Farmer was chosen above four other applicants as the newest school board member.  On Tuesday, he was appointed to serve until the end of 2014.

Interest was high in the Morgan County School Board seat vacated by Joey Skinner, but Mark Farmer was chosen above four other applicants as the newest school board member.  On Tuesday, he was appointed to serve until the end of 2014.

April 20, 2013

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

Morgan County School Board members, teachers and residents are talking about a website created by Morgan community members that voices opposition to the voted leeway that will come before voters on June 25.

April 17, 2013

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

Two neighboring schools, located in neighboring counties, honored their 2013 Sterling Scholars on March 21.  The students met at Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, upon invitation on behalf of Holcim Cement Plant.  

April 15, 2013

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain and cross country team captain.  Last year he attended Boys’ State, a camp that involves students in simulated government processes.  

Taylor Preslar, son of Mark and Vinda Preslar, is Morgan High School’s Business Sterling Scholar.  Preslar has been involved as a member of Academic Olympiad, Academic Decathlon and the debate team.  He has also served in leadership positions including National Honor Society vice president, debate president, FBLA officer, Valley United soccer captain

April 15, 2013

This last weekend, the Morgan FFA Chapter attended state convention.  While there, students supported fellow peers in their achievements, competed at the state level and learned important leadership skills.  

This last weekend, the Morgan FFA Chapter attended state convention.  While there, students supported fellow peers in their achievements, competed at the state level and learned important leadership skills.  

April 15, 2013

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar.  The following is a sample from just the past four school days!

The fourth quarter started this week for all schools within the Morgan County School District on the traditional quarter system.  Fourth quarter at Morgan Elementary School is often our busiest time for learning.  Along with end-of-level state core tests and the final academic push for the school year, many exciting learning activities dominate our calendar

April 15, 2013

The third grade has been learning about simple machines for the whole month of January. As a celebration of what they learned, each student made their own simple machine to display at the simple machines fair for the rest of the school as well as their parents.  The students’ creativity and ability to apply what they learned was very impressive. The machines were all different shapes and all different sizes, but they all were able to scientifically do work using one or a combination of the six simple machines.  The projects ranged anywhere from catapults, to dog feeders, to homemade mouse traps.  It was a great event to take part in. 

The third grade has been learning about simple machines for the whole month of January. As a celebration of what they learned, each student made their own simple machine to display at the simple machines fair for the rest of the school as well as their parents.  The students’ creativity and ability to apply what they learned was very impressive.

April 15, 2013

A fun and learning experience was had by all when the fifth grade participated in a wax museum project last week at Mountain Green Elementary School. Every fifth-grader was required to read a biography and memorize a few fun facts about the person they chose to read about.  Then the fun began.  

A fun and learning experience was had by all when the fifth grade participated in a wax museum project last week at Mountain Green Elementary School. Every fifth-grader was required to read a biography and memorize a few fun facts about the person they chose to read about.  Then the fun began.  

March 25, 2013

This past weekend, a number of residents spoke about how fortunate they were to be able to live in Morgan.  Most of them have moved their families here from other areas in the state or nation.  They pointed to their wonderful neighbors, the schools and the beautiful mountains.

“It takes an entire village to raise a child”
-African proverb-

March 25, 2013

In an effort to help provide relief from the devastating aftermath of the Sandy Hurricane, Mackenzie Cannon initiated a fundraiser called “$ents for Sandy.” Her goal was to make a meaningful contribution through the Red Cross to help rebuild lives shattered by this natural disaster.  

By Alayna Gunn
 

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.

March 25, 2013

Survey results are in, and the people of Morgan County prefer a Spanish dual immersion program at Mountain Green Elementary School.  However, Morgan County School Board officials are hesitant to give the program the green light.

Survey results are in, and the people of Morgan County prefer a Spanish dual immersion program at Mountain Green Elementary School.  However, Morgan County School Board officials are hesitant to give the program the green light.

March 25, 2013

 
“Once Upon on Time” was the theme at this year’s junior prom. 
The spirit of Morgan was shown in the diversity of personalities this year.

“Once Upon on Time” was the theme at this year’s junior prom. 
The spirit of Morgan was shown in the diversity of personalities this year.
 
Queen, Liberty 

March 15, 2013

 
Hardly a day goes by now that Mountain Green Elementary School does not receive a call from interested parents who want to check out our school system.  They are interested in buying homes in this area or wanting to build in our beautiful county. Working within such a wonderful school with tremendous parent support, great teachers and, most of all, terrific children, it is not hard to give them a stellar report of our school. 

Hardly a day goes by now that Mountain Green Elementary School does not receive a call from interested parents who want to check out our school system.  They are interested in buying homes in this area or wanting to build in our beautiful county.

March 15, 2013

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.

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.

March 15, 2013

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. 

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.

March 15, 2013

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

Last Friday, Morgan Elementary students participated in an assembly featuring the wildly popular young adult fiction series of Michael Vey written by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. 

March 15, 2013

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!”  

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

March 15, 2013

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. 

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.

March 15, 2013

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back. The Morgan School District will again be honoring past educators and employees of the district and their families at MHS commencement exercises and are looking for nominations.  Since 2008, 12 outstanding individuals have been honored for their service to the community in years past. Their names have been added to the stunning Trojan monument located just outside the MHS office. Their contributions and legacy should not be forgotten or go unappreciated. We are excited to recognize excellence from the past in the Morgan School District and look forward to the names of this year’s recipients to be included on the beautiful Trojan monument.

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May, some previous graduates are looking back, way back.

March 15, 2013

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.

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.

March 15, 2013

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.

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.

March 15, 2013

We help students get excited about science through an after-school program that teaches students to think for themselves and to solve problems in science.  The students do a variety of activities from November to March. We prepare students in various categories so that we can compete against other schools throughout the state. March has been a great month for all students interested in science. We have just attended our first Regional Science Olympiad at Westminster College. Our second regional will be held on March 23rd at Weber State University and State will be in April at the U of U. Any students in the middle school are able to participate.

We help students get excited about science through an after-school program that teaches students to think for themselves and to solve problems in science.  The students do a variety of activities from November to March. We prepare students in various categories so that we can compete against other schools throughout the state.

March 15, 2013

The Mountain Green Chinese class, taught by Xin Bing, meets every morning to learn the Chinese language and culture.  Pictured here are Tanner Stanely, Emma Dredge, Rebekah Jones, Abi Lyman, Kaidon Lyman, Derrick Peterson, Spencer Lowder, Parker Lyman, Parker Stanely, Ethan Lowder, Isaa Lowder, Morgan Lyman, and Eli Whitear singing in the annual Chinese New Year Celebration at Weber State University.

The Mountain Green Chinese class, taught by Xin Bing, meets every morning to learn the Chinese language and culture.  Pictured here are Tanner Stanely, Emma Dredge, Rebekah Jones, Abi Lyman, Kaidon Lyman, Derrick Peterson, Spencer Lowder, Parker Lyman, Parker Stanely, Ethan Lowder, Isaa Lowder, Morgan Lyman, and Eli Whitear singing in the annual Chinese New Year

March 15, 2013

Each year 4-H students compete for the honor of being one of only eight people chosen statewide to represent their hometown as a student ambassador. 

Each year 4-H students compete for the honor of being one of only eight people chosen statewide to represent their hometown as a student ambassador. 

March 3, 2013

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

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

March 3, 2013

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

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

March 3, 2013

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.

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.

March 3, 2013

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.

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.

February 28, 2013

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.

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.  T

February 28, 2013

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.

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.

February 28, 2013

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. 

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. 

February 28, 2013

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.  

Peter Christensen, a student at Morgan Middle School, not only won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan.

February 28, 2013

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).

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).

February 28, 2013

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).

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).

February 28, 2013

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).

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).

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 23, 2013

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.  

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.  

February 23, 2013

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.

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.

February 23, 2013

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

Morgan County School Board recently received honors for achieving 100 percent participation in the Utah School Boards Association’s Master Boards Award program.
All five school boards members as well as Superintendent Ken Adams and Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll participated in the first level of the program, which was tracked online.

February 16, 2013

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

The Morgan County School Board is gearing up for a June 2013 voted leeway.
They invited Christine Kearl, Governor Gary Herbert’s deputy education director, to share with them how she successfully passed both a voted leeway and bond while she was superintendent of schools in Rich County.  

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.

February 16, 2013

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. 

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.

February 16, 2013

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.

On Nov. 30, 2012, the Morgan Middle School eighth grade class had their 10th annual TRAX Adventure.

February 16, 2013

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

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

February 16, 2013

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.

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.
Business Administrator D’Lynn Poll said the Morgan County School District needs between $350,000 and $550,000 to just balance the budget.

February 16, 2013

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.   

A survey about dual immersion is available on the Morgan Elementary and Mountain Green Elementary websites.

January 4, 2013

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.

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.

January 4, 2013

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.

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.

January 4, 2013

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.

by Miranda Smith, Morgan FFA Reporter

December 24, 2012

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.

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.

December 24, 2012

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.

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.

December 24, 2012

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.

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.

December 18, 2012

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

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”  
~ Leo Buscaglia.  
 
“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.”  

December 18, 2012

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.

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 s

December 18, 2012

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. 

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.

December 18, 2012

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.

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.

December 18, 2012

Honor Roll

 
Albertoni, Brynlee May
Allen, Andrew Craig
Andersen, Natasha Lyn
Anderson, Maile Angelica
Bailey, Carter David
Blazzard, Kate
Bledsoe, Jason Carey
Braithwaite, Katelyn

December 18, 2012

Honor Roll

Albertoni, Brynlee May
Allen, Andrew Craig
Andersen, Natasha Lyn
Anderson, Maile Angelica
Bailey, Carter David
Blazzard, Kate
Bledsoe, Jason Carey
Braithwaite, Katelyn

December 18, 2012

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.”  

By Brennon Netz, Tyler Moake, 
Konlin Squires, Kenzie Ellis, 
Jake Tibbitts, Emma Lindley, Abi Lyman, and Sarah Vidrine.  

December 18, 2012

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.

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.

November 24, 2012

As I contemplate my six children and 12 grandchildren, I wonder at times what would happen if my wife and I were thrust into the role of raising one or more of our grandchildren. In a perfect world, parents raise their children in their own homes and grandparents have the privilege and joy of spoiling their grandchildren—and then sending them back home to their parents.  Well, it’s not a perfect world that we live in, and more and more grandparents find themselves in the position of part-time, temporary, full-time, or permanent primary caregivers and/or guardians for their grandchildren.

As I contemplate my six children and 12 grandchildren, I wonder at times what would happen if my wife and I were thrust into the role of raising one or more of our grandchildren.

November 24, 2012

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

“The child’s first and most important teacher is the parent.” 
– Author unknown-
In this week’s column I would like to refer to several studies that demonstrate the importance of parental involvement in the educational success of the child.

November 24, 2012

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

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

November 24, 2012

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.  

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.  

November 24, 2012

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.

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.

November 24, 2012

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.

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.

November 24, 2012

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.  

Friday, Nov.

November 24, 2012

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.

 
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.

November 23, 2012

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves”
~ Sir Matthew Barrie 
 

November 23, 2012

Learning.  This term can mean so many things, but in the Morgan FFA we strive to learn all we can in every possible way.  Over the course of the last several weeks, FFA teams have been practicing all across Northern Utah to compete at the renowned Snow College Competition.  Competitions here focus on real life agriculture with areas of study such as agronomy, dairy cattle, horses, range, floriculture, soils and more.  Your very own students here at Morgan High School have been learning more and more about each of these individual subjects through the Morgan FFA all in the end goal of competing at Snow College.  “The FFA trip to Snow College was a worthwhile experience.  The participating team members participated in a challenging and educational experience.  Additionally, we were able to meet new people and have a good time,” says Daxton Rowser, Morgan FFA member, when asked about the competition.  Also, the Morgan FFA chapter would like to thank every person who has ever coached one of our teams; you’re guiding hands have taught us a great amount.

Learning.  This term can mean so many things, but in the Morgan FFA we strive to learn all we can in every possible way.  Over the course of the last several weeks, FFA teams have been practicing all across Northern Utah to compete at the renowned Snow College Competition.  Competitions here focus on real life agriculture with areas of study such as agronomy, dairy cat

November 23, 2012

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When it comes to education, that saying is absolutely true.

November 23, 2012

On occasion we find inspiration from unexpected sources. I did when I listened to 150 third grade children powerfully express themselves through a remarkable musical journey. The songs employed meaningful lyrics with messages intended to build confidence, provide strength, help people achieve their potential, dream big, and to stay optimistic during difficult times. The lessons are simple, but universal.  

On occasion we find inspiration from unexpected sources. I did when I listened to 150 third grade children powerfully express themselves through a remarkable musical journey. The songs employed meaningful lyrics with messages intended to build confidence, provide strength, help people achieve their potential, dream big, and to stay optimistic during difficult times.

November 20, 2012

Oct. 17, 2012, was an exciting day for the fourth grade students at Morgan Elementary School.  Students had just put the final touches on their published drafts after completing a unit on “Writing a Personal Narrative.”  

Oct. 17, 2012, was an exciting day for the fourth grade students at Morgan Elementary School.  Students had just put the final touches on their published drafts after completing a unit on “Writing a Personal Narrative.”  

November 20, 2012

In the hustle and chaos of our daily lives, it is easy to have tunnel vision and focus either on everyday tasks or on the little negative things that can sometimes overwhelm our days.  So in this issue, I’d like to focus more on a couple of really positive activities that have happened recently at Morgan High School: our “Anti-bullying” and “Think Pink” events.  First, I must admit that young people continue to amaze me in their generosity and willingness to stand for their convictions.

In the hustle and chaos of our daily lives, it is easy to have tunnel vision and focus either on everyday tasks or on the little negative things that can sometimes overwhelm our days.  So in this issue, I’d like to focus more on a couple of really positive activities that have happened recently at Morgan High School: our “Anti-bullying” and “Think Pink&rd

November 20, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, nearly 2,000 students and faculty members from Morgan High, Morgan Middle and Morgan Elementary schools participated in a full evacuation drill.  This drill led them roughly a half mile from the school grounds to Wilkinson Construction.  

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, nearly 2,000 students and faculty members from Morgan High, Morgan Middle and Morgan Elementary schools participated in a full evacuation drill.  This drill led them roughly a half mile from the school grounds to Wilkinson Construction.  

November 20, 2012

Friends and family of Morgan Elementary students fell into fun at the fall festival.   The rain didn’t keep the crowds away from the party set up in the school’s gym, cafeteria and hallway.  Over 300 children and adults attended the fall festival making it a huge success.   

Friends and family of Morgan Elementary students fell into fun at the fall festival.   The rain didn’t keep the crowds away from the party set up in the school’s gym, cafeteria and hallway.  Over 300 children and adults attended the fall festival making it a huge success.   

November 20, 2012

Last Wednesday night the MHS Volleyball team sponsored its 3rd annual Pink Night. MHS & Skyline came together to play for cancer research.  Both teams wore pink jerseys and even the officials wore pink. This year was extra special because the volleyball team recently lost one of its own to cancer, Sherie Wright. Sherie and her family were honored before the game and all proceeds of over $2900 will be donated in her name to cancer research.  

Last Wednesday night the MHS Volleyball team sponsored its 3rd annual Pink Night. MHS & Skyline came together to play for cancer research.  Both teams wore pink jerseys and even the officials wore pink. This year was extra special because the volleyball team recently lost one of its own to cancer, Sherie Wright.

November 20, 2012

 
On September 7, the entire seventh grade took a trip to Mormon Flats.  This year these students will have the opportunity to study about the impact that this trail had on travelers heading west to California.  Groups such as the Donner-Reed party and the Pony Express travelled up and over big mountain.  Students will also study about the Mormon trek west and the struggle the pioneers had crossing the plains and scaling big mountain. 
The day was started when Linda Smith, a local historian, came and shared the stories of many people who traveled the trail the students hiked that day.  She did a wonderful job as she dressed in pioneer clothing, while sharing interesting stories. 
After hearing the stories of those that traveled on the trail, students loaded the buses en route to Mormon Flats.  The seventh graders picked up the pioneer trail in Henefer and traveled along SR 66.  The students did not have to hike up the hill; they took the easier route and hiked down the trail. This five mile hike took the students around two hours to complete; students gained an appreciation for what some of those early settlers went through.  When they reached the bottom the buses were parked and waiting with the lunches.  Students sat and ate their lunches surrounded by the beautiful mountains we enjoy in our valley.  The students were also able to participate in games like leg-wrestling and stick pull.  There was also an advisory tug-of-war challenge which the students really enjoyed. 
When the students returned to the school they finished the day by watching a video “A Trail of Hope.” This film relates experiences of those that traveled along the same trail the students just hiked.  It was wonderful and the students were well behaved and appreciative of having the chance to see and learn about Mormon Flats. 

 

November 10, 2012

The Morgan County School Board is considering administering the Student Health and Risk Prevention survey to students in select grades in February or March of 2013.  In years past, some parents have objected to the content of the survey and claimed the schools did not properly follow through on the “opt in” parent permission procedure.

The Morgan County School Board is considering administering the Student Health and Risk Prevention survey to students in select grades in February or March of 2013.  In years past, some parents have objected to the content of the survey and claimed the schools did not properly follow through on the “opt in” parent permission procedure.

November 10, 2012

Kim Cox CI/CT, is a certified sign language interpreter.  She currently works with staff and students at Morgan Elementary School.

Kim Cox CI/CT, is a certified sign language interpreter.  She currently works with staff and students at Morgan Elementary School.

November 10, 2012

 
Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, it’s a great time to take a few minutes and review with your children some safety guidelines about going to and from school.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that approximately 36 percent of attempted non-family abductions happened when a child was going to or from school, or a school-related activity.  With this fact in mind here are a few tips for parents that will help our school children with a safer journey.

Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, it’s a great time to take a few minutes and review with your children some safety guidelines about going to and from school.  The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found that approximately 36 percent of attempted non-family abductions happened when a child was going to or from school, or

November 10, 2012

Once a week for three weeks, a student in a Morgan High School classroom passed out while attending Mr. Rock’s health class during first or second period.

Once a week for three weeks, a student in a Morgan High School classroom passed out while attending Mr. Rock’s health class during first or second period.

November 10, 2012

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for. They also had to find why their explorer started their voyage, what they discovered, what they are most famous for and other interesting information about that explorers life. The students had four days to research information from websites, short readings and the encyclopedia. Students then used the information they gathered to create a poster and present their explorer to the class. The class took notes on each explorer. This information will later be used to write an informative essay on “Why People Explore.” Students discovered many interesting things such as Christopher Columbus was not actually the first European to land on the Americas, how America got its name,  how the lack of vitamin C caused the dreaded scurvy, how some explorers mysteriously disappeared, and how some men even spent months searching for cities of gold or a fountain of youth.  This was a very fun learning activity for the students.

In 5th grade, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School learn about American history. Near the beginning of their studies are early explorers. Students were put into pairs and chose an explorer to research about. They needed to find out the basic birth/death date, birthplace and what country the explorer sailed for.

November 3, 2012

We are extremely fortunate to live in a community filled with kind-hearted people who really care about our children and schools.  Three recent events exemplify this attitude amongst the citizenry.

We are extremely fortunate to live in a community filled with kind-hearted people who really care about our children and schools.  Three recent events exemplify this attitude amongst the citizenry.

November 3, 2012

Morgan Elementary School , Middle School, and Morgan High School will be having an evacuation drill at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 10, in preparation  for a chemical spill or events such as a dam break.  Superintendent Ken Adams, staff from the district, the schools and Morgan County Sherriff’s office will be along the route to maintain order for approximately 1,600 students. They will be leaving the schools and meeting above Wilkinson’s Construction on 1st South.  Please treat this area as a school zone to help us make this a seamless evacuation.

 Morgan Elementary School , Middle School, and Morgan High School will be having an evacuation drill at 9:45 a.m. Oct.

October 11, 2012

One of my assigned tasks at Morgan High School is the supervision and coordination of all the activities offered by our school. A major lesson I have come to learn as the assiastant principal/athletic administrator is the effect our fans have on the school climate during competition season.  In this article I will explain some of the do’s on don’ts of watching high school athletics.  Our fans have a great influence on our school community and our student athletes, but in some cases fans have caused turmoil and strife among our teams. When negative actions occur, it takes away the fun and excitement for those who are deeply invested.  

One of my assigned tasks at Morgan High School is the supervision and coordination of all the activities offered by our school.

October 11, 2012

I want to start off by saying how excited we are at Morgan Middle School for the start of a new school year. It is great to see our students and staff in the halls smiling, renewing old and making new acquaintances. We are happy that school has started and are eager to teach the children of our community.

I want to start off by saying how excited we are at Morgan Middle School for the start of a new school year. It is great to see our students and staff in the halls smiling, renewing old and making new acquaintances. We are happy that school has started and are eager to teach the children of our community.

October 11, 2012

The Morgan Education Foundation continues to raise funds to support student learning within the Morgan District.  Recently, the group sponsored their annual golf tournament at Round Valley and netted $3,400 in revenues.  This event is only one of many organized by the group each year.

The Morgan Education Foundation continues to raise funds to support student learning within the Morgan District.  Recently, the group sponsored their annual golf tournament at Round Valley and netted $3,400 in revenues.  This event is only one of many organized by the group each year.

October 11, 2012

Ten art students from Morgan Middle School have been selected to send their artwork to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibition.   Students enrolled in Art II classes at the middle school were invited to participate.  Each student created an original work of art following this year’s theme “Vehicle.”  Works were made from a variety of media: pencil, charcoal, watercolor, pastels, chalk, and colored pencil.  A panel of judges made up of administration and faculty then selected 10 pieces to represent the school at the exhibition.

Ten art students from Morgan Middle School have been selected to send their artwork to Japan for the International Children’s Art Exhibition.

October 11, 2012

OnTimeBus helps parents and students keep track of regular bus rides to and from school, as well as extracurricular rides that take place throughout the day.  With little effort, children can track where the bus is and how soon it will be at their stop.  This can decrease morning tension and help ensure the children make it on time to their bus stop with minimal waiting.  This means different things to different people.  

OnTimeBus helps parents and students keep track of regular bus rides to and from school, as well as extracurricular rides that take place throughout the day.  With little effort, children can track where the bus is and how soon it will be at their stop.  This can decrease morning tension and help ensure the children make it on time to their bus stop with mi

October 11, 2012

Teachers and administrators across the district are working together in enhancing student learning in all schools.  Small groups of educators are meeting each Wednesday, focusing their attention on best practices and remediation strategies for students under their care.

Teachers and administrators across the district are working together in enhancing student learning in all schools.  Small groups of educators are meeting each Wednesday, focusing their attention on best practices and remediation strategies for students under their care.

October 11, 2012

On Friday, the students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in the fourth annual Walk-a-Thon.  Each year, the PTSO sponsors this event in an effort to raise funds to help pay for school activities and field trips, school equipment, teacher needs, emergency back packs, library books, and many other things that would not be possible to have if it were not for the funds raised from this event.

On Friday, the students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in the fourth annual Walk-a-Thon.  Each year, the PTSO sponsors this event in an effort to raise funds to help pay for school activities and field trips, school equipment, teacher needs, emergency back packs, library books, and many other things that would not be possible to have if it we

October 10, 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was approved by the federal government and is now law.  Morgan School District, and many other districts in the state, participate in the national school lunch program and are required to comply with the new standards and guidelines set by the government.  The new lunch menus are now aligned with this law. We will be offering more fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fewer desserts.  Students participating in the school lunch program must choose at least one fruit or vegetable, plus two other food items.  They may also choose to take all of the food items offered which would include both the fruit and vegetable.  This change will help ensure that students will have on their tray a healthy, balanced meal everyday that meets federal government guidelines.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was approved by the federal government and is now law.  Morgan School District, and many other districts in the state, participate in the national school lunch program and are required to comply with the new standards and guidelines set by the government.  The new lunch menus are now aligned with this law.

October 10, 2012

When Anna Phelps takes her turn to drive a carpool of kids to Morgan Middle School, she is hearing a common complaint: the students just don’t like school lunch anymore and are starting to pack their lunches.  Even on pizza day.  

When Anna Phelps takes her turn to drive a carpool of kids to Morgan Middle School, she is hearing a common complaint: the students just don’t like school lunch anymore and are starting to pack their lunches.  Even on pizza day.  
It seems like Phelps’ carpool is not alone.

September 12, 2012

As we begin a new year at Morgan High School, I am excited to renew many of the relationships I have with our wonderful students.  As staff members of Morgan High School and Morgan School District, we are always looking for ways to improve our school system and continue to provide the students of this great valley a top quality education.

As we begin a new year at Morgan High School, I am excited to renew many of the relationships I have with our wonderful students.  As staff members of Morgan High School and Morgan School District, we are always looking for ways to improve our school system and continue to provide the students of this great valley a top quality education.

September 12, 2012

The students of Morgan Elementary have just stepped into the 2012-2013 school year and their teachers have their classes up and running.  On Tuesday, Aug. 28, parents sat in miniature chairs at miniature desks to listen to big plans for the upcoming year.

The students of Morgan Elementary have just stepped into the 2012-2013 school year and their teachers have their classes up and running.  On Tuesday, Aug. 28, parents sat in miniature chairs at miniature desks to listen to big plans for the upcoming year.

September 5, 2012

With the beginning of the school year upon us, there seems to be a growing concern in the community about speeding problems.  Commuter time overlaps school bus schedules and inevitably, people will be in a hurry during prime commuting time.  However, residents need to remember that there are precious little ones lining these streets during these times as well.  

With the beginning of the school year upon us, there seems to be a growing concern in the community about speeding problems.  Commuter time overlaps school bus schedules and inevitably, people will be in a hurry during prime commuting time.  However, residents need to remember that there are precious little ones lining these streets during these times as well. 

August 29, 2012

Jade Pittel, a colleague and teacher at Alta Elementary School in Jackson, Wyoming, recently shared her insight as both an educator and parent with regards to the nightly homework struggle.  It is with her permission that I share her wit and wisdom on the subject.

Jade Pittel, a colleague and teacher at Alta Elementary School in Jackson, Wyoming, recently shared her insight as both an educator and parent with regards to the nightly homework struggle.  It is with her permission that I share her wit and wisdom on the subject.

August 29, 2012

Sometimes there are misconceptions about PTSO.  Courtney Gualco, the new MES PTSO president, wants everyone to know what PTSO is all about.  “We’re a support to the parents, teachers and students of our school,” Gualco explained. “We try and help make school a pleasant experience.   Any parent can participate in PTSO and there are many ways to help.”   

Sometimes there are misconceptions about PTSO.  Courtney Gualco, the new MES PTSO president, wants everyone to know what PTSO is all about.  “We’re a support to the parents, teachers and students of our school,” Gualco explained. “We try and help make school a pleasant experience.

August 16, 2012

Morgan Elementary School is looking forward to another great school year. We have some great new additions to our faculty this year. We would like to welcome Mrs. Waller, who has been a lifelong resident of Morgan. She will be teaching fifth grade. We are also excited to have Miss Booker join our elementary family. She previously taught in the Ogden School District. She will be teaching fourth grade this year.

 

August 16, 2012

Morgan Middle School is excited about this new school year. We have lots of fun things planned. The sixth grade will have their back to school night on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to get things started. Aug. 23 will be the first day of school and will be a full day of school. Our PTSO is sponsoring a Back to School Bash fund raiser on Aug. 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the middle school. The Bash costs $10 to attend and there will be activities and megatoys. Those who attend should plan on getting wet. There will also be drinks and food for an additional cost. For more information on the bash, contact PTSO President Shalece Sanders 801-876-3458.

Morgan Middle School is excited about this new school year. We have lots of fun things planned. The sixth grade will have their back to school night on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. to get things started. Aug. 23 will be the first day of school and will be a full day of school. Our PTSO is sponsoring a Back to School Bash fund raiser on Aug. 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the middle school.

August 16, 2012

 
Kindergarten through 5th grade

Kindergarten
2 boxes of Crayola crayons (24)
1 pkg Fine point dry erase markers
8 glue sticks
1 plastic pencil box
1 vinyl 2-pocket folder

August 16, 2012

It is exciting to start our fifth year at Mountain Green elementary school.  As you can tell from all of the new homes being built, our school is growing.  This year at Mountain Green Elementary, we will be having our teacher professional training days on the same day of the week as the rest of the district.  Therefore, early out day will be on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m.   We will be starting each day at 8:30 a.m., which is five minutes earlier this year. The normal time for school ending has not changed, ending time is at 3:20 p.m.  

It is exciting to start our fifth year at Mountain Green elementary school.  As you can tell from all of the new homes being built, our school is growing.  This year at Mountain Green Elementary, we will be having our teacher professional training days on the same day of the week as the rest of the district.  Therefore, early out day will be on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m.

August 16, 2012

Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Kindergarten
 
1 container of Clorox wipes
1 box of Kleenex tissues
8 glue sticks
3 boxes of 8 Crayola crayon

August 16, 2012

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or direction focused.

With the commencement of the 2012-13 school year a rudimentary form of Professional Learning Communities  will be implemented in all schools within the district.  Presently, Morgan Elementary School, Mountain Green Elementary School, and Morgan Middle School employ basic models of PLCs.  Morgan High School has had periodic departmental planning sessions, but nothing continuous or

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 new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

The new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

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.

July 30, 2012

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

Every year local youth look forward to an appearance from one of our very own Utah Jazz players.  This year, local Jr. Jazz participants will meet Jazz forward, #3, DeMarre Carroll.  Carroll was born July 27, 1986, is 6’8” and just finished his third year in the NBA and his first year with the Jazz.

July 30, 2012

The new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

The new Trojan Century Center has become an unnecessary stumbling block in discussions regarding the need to increase property taxes to fund education.  

July 18, 2012

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

Tyson Butterfield, Keaton Cox, Haskin Hardman, Morgan Kotter, Darrin Nielson, and Cameron Skinner from Morgan High School were among the 222 students excelling in math and science who attended Utah State University’s 21st Annual Engineering State program in Logan, UT, June 11 – 14, 2012.

July 16, 2012

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones, a 5th grade teacher at Cook Elementary School in Syracuse, Davis School District, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress “Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute” during the week of July 16-20, 2012.

Morgan resident Jimmy Jones, a 5th grade teacher at Cook Elementary School in Syracuse, Davis School District, has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress “Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute” during the week of July 16-20, 2012.

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

The Morgan High Troyettes are off to a fresh start this year.   Their new coach is Kim Ball.  She is a great new addition to the team!  
The Troyettes just returned from camp where they received a spirit award, technique award, and an award for their performance! 

July 6, 2012

We all look back and think of teachers that have inspired us—those who teach us more than what can be captured within the confines of textbook. For the past 40 years, Morgan Middle School art teacher Steve Carrigan was one of those.

 

July 6, 2012

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

The Morgan County School Board voted to continue serving breakfast to Morgan Elementary Students in the 2012-2013 year.  Morgan Elementary was the first school in the district to offer a breakfast program.  After watching the program closely, board members and other district administrators said they may consider offering a similar program at Morgan Middle School.

July 6, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

July 6, 2012

 
The Morgan County School Board approved a new high school attendance policy.
“Attendance is always a difficult thing,” said Morgan High School Principal Wade Murdock.

The Morgan County School Board approved a new high school attendance policy.
“Attendance is always a difficult thing,” said Morgan High School Principal Wade Murdock.

July 6, 2012

 
District officials are considering a new tardy policy at Morgan Middle School.
The new policy is based on one already in place at Roosevelt Junior High, Morgan Middle School Principal Terry Allen said.  In surveying his staff, 90 percent responded that they liked the new policy.

District officials are considering a new tardy policy at Morgan Middle School.
The new policy is based on one already in place at Roosevelt Junior High, Morgan Middle School Principal Terry Allen said.  In surveying his staff, 90 percent responded that they liked the new policy.

July 6, 2012

Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

 
Although the Morgan County School Board voted to dip into pay-as-you-go funds to balance the “bare bones” budget this year, they are promising the tax payers a tax increase next year.

July 6, 2012

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

The Morgan School District is developing a new policy governing fund-raising and donations.  Not only does it put restrictions on the type of fund-raising allowed in schools, it also protects local merchants and assigns guidelines for vendors and advertisers wishing to solicit students and district employees.

July 6, 2012

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

District employees are racked with cuts, and the school board is threatening an inevitable tax increase.  But where did things go wrong?

July 6, 2012

 
The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

The school district is in financial trouble, enough that two top administrators are doing something drastic to save costs.
Superintendent Ken Adams announced his retirement, effective April 16, 2013.  The state retirement board has already approved the move, Adams said.

July 5, 2012

When you have your last child leave your home, you realize that you are not an expert on anything related to raising children. Number six has just left the nest and graduated last week from Morgan High School.

 
When you have your last child leave your home, you realize that you are not an expert on anything related to raising children. Number six has just left the nest and graduated last week from Morgan High School.

July 5, 2012

 
On May 11 the kindergarten students joined the FFA students for a farm field trip at Morgan’s Diamond D Ranch. They learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, and played keyhole and goat tying. They had lots of fun and learned much. The FFA students loved helping the kids learn about animals.

 
On May 11 the kindergarten students joined the FFA students for a farm field trip at Morgan’s Diamond D Ranch. They learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, and played keyhole and goat tying. They had lots of fun and learned much. The FFA students loved helping the kids learn about animals.

June 18, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

 

June 7, 2012

For the past two years the Morgan County School District has been investigating the possibility of creating a dual immersion program within the district.  This educational program has a distinctive 50/50 curriculum in English and a second language that is integrated for academic content.  It is aligned with the Utah State Core.  It begins in first grade and adds an additional grade each year until the sixth grade. These second-language teachers generally come from outside the district and they usually replace a teacher within the school that is being transferred or replaced.

June 7, 2012

The fifth grade students from Mountain Green Elementary School spent the year learning about United States history and government.  As a culminating activity to demonstrate what they had learned, they put on a “Great American” program for their parents and the MGES studentbody.  

The fifth grade students from Mountain Green Elementary School spent the year learning about United States history and government.  As a culminating activity to demonstrate what they had learned, they put on a “Great American” program for their parents and the MGES studentbody.  

June 5, 2012

Megan Stapley, a 2012 graduate of Morgan High School FFA (Future Farmers of America), has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company.  Stapley’s parents are Kurt Stapley and Maggee Stapley of Morgan.  Stapley plans to study at Weber State University.

Megan Stapley, a 2012 graduate of Morgan High School FFA (Future Farmers of America), has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company.  Stapley’s parents are Kurt Stapley and Maggee Stapley of Morgan.  Stapley plans to study at Weber State University.

June 5, 2012

As the weather warms, my staff and I focus on the loose ends that still need to be tied to finish the school year successfully.  Among those loose ends is the important and joyous responsibility we have of planning and carrying out graduation ceremonies.  Just imagine the countless hours of preparation.  If a student spent just one hour on homework each day from the time they were in kindergarten until graduation, he or she would have spent 2,340 hours.  We know that many of our students have spent many more hours than that.  

June 5, 2012

The girls from Mountain Green Elementary School had a fun filled evening with their dads or grandpas at the PTSO sponsored Daddy Daughter Dance.  This was an amazing night where the girls had the opportunity to get all dressed up for a special evening out with their dads.  The girls and their dads got to fill out a “get to know your sheet” together as well as purchase jewelry keepsakes, get their pictures taken, eat lots of treats and have a wonderful time dancing.  Thanks to the Mountain Green Elementary PTSO for their wonderful support and effort to make this an enjoyable evening for all those who came.

June 5, 2012

 

  The eighty-fifth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

 The eighty-fifth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake building.

June 5, 2012

On March 8-10 the Morgan FFA Chapter went to the town of Richfield to their FFA State Convention. Several of them competed in competitions. The Parliamentary Procedures team consisted of six members. They competed by completing a 10 minute long demonstration of the procedures that are used to run an official meeting.

On March 8-10 the Morgan FFA Chapter went to the town of Richfield to their FFA State Convention. Several of them competed in competitions. The Parliamentary Procedures team consisted of six members. They competed by completing a 10 minute long demonstration of the procedures that are used to run an official meeting.

June 5, 2012

 “Good people of Morgan Elementary School. We live in a great nation full of opportunity, full of optimism, full of hope”, begins JA Biztown mayor Nate Preslar. “ In recent months I believe that our freedoms and liberties have been slowly deteriorating. Unemployment is rising, the income gap is growing, and men and women march on Washington D.C. in protest. Yes, the Dow has dropped tremendously, and in Greece, Neo Nazis are gaining political power. The world and its future may appear bleak to you. Don’t give up. Coming to J.A. Biztown, you may see a town that is insignificant, that is just another fieldtrip. I on the other hand, see a town of hope, a town of prosperity, a town of promise, and a town of opportunity waiting for us. Students don’t believe the future is bleak, where others see disparity, I see opportunity. How do we harness this opportunity? We start today! I believe in America and the free market.  I believe in competition and hard work, and I believe in you! Don’t give up, there is opportunity awaiting us in life and in this town. God bless you, and God bless America!”

June 5, 2012

Every year, Mountain Green Elementary fourth grade students visit the state’s capital and receive a tour where they explore the different rooms where each branch of government operates. This year, though, thanks to the efforts of Mountain Green resident and former Utah Representative Brad Winn, our fourth grade students received a special treat. 

June 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, the Morgan FFA Chapter held its annual banquet where we honored many students for their outstanding accomplishments.  We believe that  congratulations are in order for all those who gained their Greenhand, Chapter, State, and American degree.  Greenhand:  Alex Eddington, Kennedy Gibson, Hanna Giles, Chase Grandpre, McKenna Hales, Annie Hodges, Linsday Mahan, Kailyn Nelson, Mariah Remund, Taylor Sherburn, Miranda Smith, Ty Stephens, and Taisha Vollmer.  Chapter:  Bryce Preece, Jessica Carter, Tabatha Carter, Isaac Cannon, Jake Cannon, Jessica Larsen, Marissa Morgan, Courtney Sanders, and Tyson Spens.  State:  Christina Andersen, Nate Buchanan, Garrett Eddington, Shawn Francis, and Megan Stapley.  American:  Ethan Porter.  We would also like to honor Hanna Giles and Luke Larsen for being selected as our Star Greenhands.

June 5, 2012

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

Ceremonies for the Morgan High School class of 2012 will be held in the Dee Events Center at Weber State University on Friday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m.

June 5, 2012

May 10, 2012, Morgan High School held their 16th annual Scholarship Awards Night in the high school auditorium. Over 100 students received scholarships to help them in furthering their education.

May 10, 2012, Morgan High School held their 16th annual Scholarship Awards Night in the high school auditorium. Over 100 students received scholarships to help them in furthering their education.

June 5, 2012

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed by a bipartisan congress in late 2010. The Act recognized that foods and beverages sold in schools were generally of poor quality and changed the requirements for school meals and for the school environment in which the meals are served. 

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was passed by a bipartisan congress in late 2010. The Act recognized that foods and beverages sold in schools were generally of poor quality and changed the requirements for school meals and for the school environment in which the meals are served. 

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.”

May 31, 2012

On April 24 and 25 members of our FFA chapter competed in the 2012 Career Development Experiences in Logan. There were eight teams that competed. One of those teams won the state title for this year in the Agricultural Sales contest. Those that were on the team were Luke Larsen, Jake Cannon, Katie Spens, and Megan Stapley.

 

By Jessica T Carter

FFA Reporter

May 31, 2012

Inspired by Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst, Mrs. Sheridan encouraged students in Mrs. Yorgason’s class to create a “quilt square” based on a character trait each student would like to acquire.  

Inspired by Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt by Lisa Campbell Ernst, Mrs. Sheridan encouraged students in Mrs. Yorgason’s class to create a “quilt square” based on a character trait each student would like to acquire.  

May 31, 2012

School lunch prices are on the rise.

School lunch prices are on the rise.

Next school year, elementary lunches will cost 15 cents more (total new rate $1.70) while the middle and high school lunches will increase 20 cents (total new rates $1,90 and $2.05 respectively).

May 31, 2012

We are all born into this world with the chance of doing something great. Have you ever been told you can’t do something and you believed it? Don’t believe it because it’s not true! 

We are all born into this world with the chance of doing something great. Have you ever been told you can’t do something and you believed it? Don’t believe it because it’s not true! 

May 12, 2012

 

The students from Mountain Green Elementary School were pleased to have Rick Tolman, author of the book I Saw A Purple Bubble, visit their school.   Mr. Tolman spent a full day at the school reading to individual classes and talking to the students about the importance of using their imagination.  The students were absolutely delighted with the book and thoroughly enjoyed the time that Mr. Tolman spent talking to them about why and how he wrote the book, the beautiful illustrations that are in the book, and the process that he went through to get the book published.  Author visits are always fun learning events for the students and we appreciate the time that Mr. Tolman spent to help cultivate the students’ love of books.

May 12, 2012

Since 2008 our country, state, and county have been dealing with the longest recession in our history.  The longevity of the crisis has taken a toll on all of us.  Our schools are no exception.

Since 2008 our country, state, and county have been dealing with the longest recession in our history.  The longevity of the crisis has taken a toll on all of us.  Our schools are no exception.

May 12, 2012

A Fine Arts Openhouse was held at Mountain Green Elementary School on April 12th, was sponsored by MGES Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Amy Everhart was the coordinator of this event.

A Fine Arts Openhouse was held at Mountain Green Elementary School on April 12th, was sponsored by MGES Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO). Amy Everhart was the coordinator of this event.

May 12, 2012

Morgan Middle School took ten 7th graders and eleven 8th graders to the state math competition last month and the results are back.  All 21 students scored in the top 50%.  Special congratulations are given to Sadie Carter, Logan Jones, Logan Cameron, Savana Carter, Jaiden Farr, and Tyler Payne for scoring in the top 25%, and to Carter Bailey, Ryan Milburn, Konnor Andrews, Weston Blocker, and Colin Smith for scoring in the top 10%.  Our students did an outstanding job, considering we were competing against all schools this year, no matter their size.  This would not be unlike all schools, from 1A through 5A, playing for the state championship in a given sport. 

 

May 12, 2012

Park City High School was the site of this year’s annual Deseret News –KSL sponsored Sterling Scholar program for the Northeastern Utah area.  Fourteen schools participate in this competition. Morgan High nominees fared well amongst highly qualified candidates.    

Park City High School was the site of this year’s annual Deseret News –KSL sponsored Sterling Scholar program for the Northeastern Utah area.  Fourteen schools participate in this competition. Morgan High nominees fared well amongst highly qualified candidates.    

May 12, 2012

 

Six weeks ago any bugs spotted around Morgan Elementary would be squished, swatted or exterminated on the spot.  Now there is a celebrated multi-legged creature crawling through the halls of the school.  

 

Six weeks ago any bugs spotted around Morgan Elementary would be squished, swatted or exterminated on the spot.  Now there is a celebrated multi-legged creature crawling through the halls of the school.  

May 12, 2012

I remember doing an article earlier this year about bullying but I think that this week, I need to go deeper into it. We all know that bullying is wrong but why does it still occur? Maybe those who bully can’t forgive others for their mistakes. Maybe those who bully have problems of their own and they don’t know who to take their problems out on. None the less, BULLYING IS WRONG! 

May 5, 2012

Morgan School District (MSD) employees had an opportunity this year to be involved in a new wellness program. A wellness committee was formed last year before school started to decide how to motivate the employees to incorporate healthy habits into their life. The committee decided to adopt a similar program developed by the Wasatch School District. The name of the program is “Seven Steps in Seven Months: Healthier Habits = Healthier You”.  The goal of the committee for this year was to unite and encourage the employees of Morgan School District to improve overall health and wellness.

By MMS PE teacher & Director of Wellness Program

April 28, 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 MMS Counselor Gary Crittenden hosted a review panel from the State Office of Education and the CTE Team from Box Elder School District. They were here to evaluate how effectively the Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Program is used in our school. This review consisted of Mr. Crittenden explaining and providing evidence in twelve different standards divided into two sections as to what the MS counseling program provides for the students. 

April 28, 2012

One of the most memorable activities for the fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary School is the Utah History Fair. As part of the fourth grade curriculum, they study the history and origins of the state of Utah, from Native Americans, to the first Mormon pioneers and settlers. 

One of the most memorable activities for the fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary School is the Utah History Fair. As part of the fourth grade curriculum, they study the history and origins of the state of Utah, from Native Americans, to the first Mormon pioneers and settlers. 

April 28, 2012

 

The dedication of a bus garage is not normally an occasion where there is great emotion expressed, but the dedication of the Morgan School District’s new transportation facility was certainly an exception.  School Board member Neil Carrigan spoke of his experiences as a young man working with his father on the district’s busses. His eyes misted a few times as he reminisced about time spent with his father in the old transportation facility. “It was a wooden building ... in that building there was a rest room.  It was a small rest room.  It was so small it could only hold one roll of toilet paper, if you had two you were crowded.”  He related the early work by his father to acquire the tools necessary to maintain the busses.  He continued, “You could put three busses in the garage if you did it right.  You could put one on the left hand side as far as you could get and then you took the other one and drove it up about three quarters of the way and then you could drive the third bus up behind the bus on the left... you had to do it just right or your couldn’t get them in. “  He spoke of his experience of measuring the gas remaining in the tank on the site.  “When I was a kid that was the funnest job I had.  I used to go out and measure how much gas was in there.  You drop a big thing down there and go tell dad that you had 500 or 100 gallons in there.” 

April 28, 2012

Samantha Braithwaite, daughter of Russell and Beth Braithwaite, was chosen as this year’s Foreign Language Sterling Scholar! 

Samantha Braithwaite, daughter of Russell and Beth Braithwaite, was chosen as this year’s Foreign Language Sterling Scholar! 

She lived in Brazil for three years before coming to live in Morgan. Sammy took a college level Portuguese class at Weber State and taught an elementary 4-H class about Brazilian culture. 

April 28, 2012

This year’s General Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School is Seanna Thornton, daughter of Doug and Janet Thornton! Seanna is the Student Body President at Morgan High School. She  has also earned the honor of Academic All-State in girls’ tennis and attended the national FBLA competition in Nashville, Tennessee her junior year. 

This year’s General Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School is Seanna Thornton, daughter of Doug and Janet Thornton! Seanna is the Student Body President at Morgan High School. She  has also earned the honor of Academic All-State in girls’ tennis and attended the national FBLA competition in Nashville, Tennessee her junior year. 

April 28, 2012

Tyler Kippen, son of Bryan and Rachael Kippen, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Science Sterling Scholar! Tyler scored a perfect 36 on the science section of the ACT. 

Tyler Kippen, son of Bryan and Rachael Kippen, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Science Sterling Scholar! Tyler scored a perfect 36 on the science section of the ACT. 

April 28, 2012

The Mathematics Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School this year is Christian Wiscombe, son of Jim and Liz Wiscombe! Swish scored a five on the AP Calculus test and placed third on the Trig Star test last year. 

The Mathematics Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School this year is Christian Wiscombe, son of Jim and Liz Wiscombe! Swish scored a five on the AP Calculus test and placed third on the Trig Star test last year. 

April 28, 2012

“One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul.”  That is the theme for the 2011-2012 Morgan High School Troyettes.  On March 28th, as “One Team”, the Troyettes won first place at 2012 USA Dance/Drill National Competition held in Anaheim, California!  

“One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul.”  That is the theme for the 2011-2012 Morgan High School Troyettes.  On March 28th, as “One Team”, the Troyettes won first place at 2012 USA Dance/Drill National Competition held in Anaheim, California!  

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.

April 21, 2012

Morgan School District would like to announce the dedication of the new transportation facility.  It is located at 94 South Commercial Street. 

Morgan School District would like to announce the dedication of the new transportation facility.  It is located at 94 South Commercial Street. 

The dedication and open house will be April 10, 2012. The open house will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the dedication at 6 p.m.

April 21, 2012

Mountain Green Elementary School is hosting their annual Reflections Art Competition, and this year they are doing something different.  In order to bring recognition to the students and a greater awareness to the arts, the PTSO is holding an Art Open House on April 12th from 5:30 -7:30.  All of the students who entered will have their work on display at Mountain Green Elementary School as well as the awards they won.  Several artists from the community will be displaying their paintings along with the students.  David Jackson, Laurie Eskelson, Randy Peay, Amy Jones, Joan Triplett, and others will be represented.  There will also be a table displaying local home school students’ artwork.  Come by to enjoy the artwork and refreshments as well as the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE BOOK Fair held in the media center.  If you have questions, please call Amy Everhart at (801) 845-8051.

April 21, 2012

Lindsey Newton, daughter of Mark and Joan Newton, was chosen as this year’s Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar! Lindsey received silver at the region and state FCCLA competitions this year in the Chapter Showcase Manual Star Event. 

Lindsey Newton, daughter of Mark and Joan Newton, was chosen as this year’s Family and Consumer Sciences Sterling Scholar! Lindsey received silver at the region and state FCCLA competitions this year in the Chapter Showcase Manual Star Event. 

April 21, 2012

This year’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School is Megan Stapley, daughter of Kurt and Maggee Stapley! In the 2011 Morgan County Fair Megan had the grand champion steer and was the reserve champion showman as well. 

This year’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School is Megan Stapley, daughter of Kurt and Maggee Stapley! In the 2011 Morgan County Fair Megan had the grand champion steer and was the reserve champion showman as well. 

April 14, 2012

Some of the professional literature on adolescent reading motivation suggests that teenagers are disinterested or non-motivated readers and as they move through the adolescent years their motivation to read diminishes.  On the other hand, some teens are willing to read but get discouraged from reading for various reasons.  With this being said, it is obvious that the middle school years are a critical juncture in adolescents’ lives where their reading actions or inactions can have long-lasting benefits or consequences.  Literacy plays a vital role in a person’s success throughout life, and motivation plays an integral role in the acquisition of literacy skills.  Therefore, motivational factors cannot be overlooked in learning situations, particularly during these critical learning years.  

April 14, 2012

April 19 Panoramic Picture @ 11:30 on the football field (If Cap and Gown pictures are desired they are your own responsibility) Must be paid at the time of the photo shoot 

 

April 19 Panoramic Picture @ 11:30 on the football field (If Cap and Gown pictures are desired they are your own responsibility) Must be paid at the time of the photo shoot 

April 30 Senior Tea for mother and daughter 6:30 p.m.

April 14, 2012

 

Let’s Catch a Leprechaun!

On March 16th, the third grade students from Mountain Green Elementary School participated in a Simple Machines Fair in preparation for catching Leprechauns that night.  Each student created his/her own machine using a pulley, wheel & axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, or wedge.  The students could use as many simple machines as they wanted for their catcher.  It was amazing to see the creativity displayed by the students and their understanding of how effective simple machines can be for catching the “wee folk.”

Let’s Catch a Leprechaun!

April 14, 2012

The 2nd grade students from Mountain Green Elementary enjoyed a great field trip to the Clark Planetarium at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.  They were able to explore the many displays in the museum as well as participate in a live show in the dome theater.  They were able to experience a speedy sunrise and sunset, and learn how Earth’s rotation causes the motions of the sun, moon, and stars.  They viewed the spherical Earth, Moon, and Sun and heard a few stories about several constellations.  After the field trip the students walked down to the fountains at The Gateway.  There they ate lunch and enjoyed watching the fountains move to the olympic-themed music.

April 14, 2012

The FFA once again brought back Donkey Basketball to the High School gym to raise funds for their program! A bit like traditional basketball, only with donkeys added  and a twist of country on the court, these donkeys have a mind all their own, even when their riders have a different agenda. A competitive sport involving the Morgan Cowboys, FFA, MHS Faculty, and the Wrestling team, not riding a horse with no name, but riding donkeys with names like Shrek, Snickers, Twitter, Red Rock, Pee Wee, Snake River, Expresso and Tater Tot!  Donkey Basketball has been in Morgan for many years, going every other year.  The teams consisted of the cowboys with Mike Morgan, Jody Mecham, Jason Morgan, Rhonda Morgan, Hutch Haslam, Justin Haslam. The FFA team was Byran Chappell, Kyle Stapley, Christian Anderson, Caden Wilde, Jake Cannon, Luke Little, Byrce Preece, Eli Porter. The MHS faculty was Mr. Bennett, Mr. Mills, Coach Kelly, Magee Stapley, Megan Stapley, Bro. Phelps, Nate Buchanon. The Wrestling team was Wyatt Ashby, Porter Green, Ryder Green, Tyler Carter, Jayden Pentz, Jose Patino, Bridger Anderson, Karen Baird.

April 14, 2012

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first in the Medium School Division at their state competition this year!! 

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first in the Medium School Division at their state competition this year!! 

April 14, 2012

Ever wanted to do or say something that was absolutely crazy? I am pretty sure we all have. Whether it be standing up for what we know to be right or to admit to our crush that we like them. It’s scary and it can decide your future or it can change how you live your life. However courage can be deflected by the fear of failure or of rejection. 

April 14, 2012

We all can recall the feeling we felt when we sit alone in lunch or if you walk by yourself to class. It is a hard to feeling to endure, believe me when I say that you are never alone. 

We all can recall the feeling we felt when we sit alone in lunch or if you walk by yourself to class. It is a hard to feeling to endure, believe me when I say that you are never alone. 

March 31, 2012

Last week was the Night out with the Troyettes, with various dances performed by our Troyettes. This year’s Troyettes:  Amanda Walker is the President; Kylie Sorensen is Drill Mistress, Taylor Mecham, Karlee Stokes, Morgan Streadbeck, Mikaela Garner, Ayana VanCampen, Shara Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, Kelsie Cannon, Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Sadie Siebert, and Daryion Stuart. Thanks for always pumping us up for all the games! A big thanks to Morgan Academy of Dance and all the Mini-Troyettes! One Dream, One Goal, One Team, One Soul. 

March 31, 2012

We all know how hard and unfair life is. Sometimes, life really can get the best of us. Unfortunately, it can get so hard that some people can’t find any way out. I’m writing this article due to recent numbers found that more and more teens are taking their own lives due to issues that they endure. 

We all know how hard and unfair life is. Sometimes, life really can get the best of us. Unfortunately, it can get so hard that some people can’t find any way out. I’m writing this article due to recent numbers found that more and more teens are taking their own lives due to issues that they endure. 

March 31, 2012

As parents we attend Parent/Teacher Conferences because we are concerned about our children. We want to know how they are doing in school socially, academically, and gain some insight into our children’s lives when they are away from home. Teachers dutifully tell us our child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, and provide some knowledge regarding social growth. At some point during the conference DIBELS scores are mentioned. The purpose of this article is to provide basic information regarding DIBELS so you, as parents/guardians, will have a better understanding of what DIBELS scores mean for your child. It is important to understand how DIBELS works so you will be better equipped to be your child’s advocate. So, what are DIBELS?

March 17, 2012

Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar for the year 2011-2012 is Cassandra Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen! Cassandra is a student writer for the Morgan County News and has had a poem of hers selected for publication in Creative Communication’s book  A Celebration of Poets.

Morgan High School’s English Sterling Scholar for the year 2011-2012 is Cassandra Andersen, daughter of Lance and Janel Andersen! Cassandra is a student writer for the Morgan County News and has had a poem of hers selected for publication in Creative Communication’s book  A Celebration of Poets. 

March 17, 2012

This year the Speech/Drama Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School is Katherine Seely, daughter of Jim and Ellie Seely! 

This year the Speech/Drama Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School is Katherine Seely, daughter of Jim and Ellie Seely! 

March 17, 2012

Madison Sunday, daughter of Steve and Karen Sunday, was chosen as this year’s Social Science Sterling Scholar! Madison founded the Morgan Youth Service Interact Club, which works closely with the national Rotary Club, her junior year and attended Girls’ State, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, at Southern Utah University last summer. 

Madison Sunday, daughter of Steve and Karen Sunday, was chosen as this year’s Social Science Sterling Scholar! Madison founded the Morgan Youth Service Interact Club, which works closely with the national Rotary Club, her junior year and attended Girls’ State, run by the American Legion Auxiliary, at Southern Utah University last summer. 

March 17, 2012

Whitney Morgan, daughter of Christopher and Cori Morgan, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Music Sterling Scholar! 

Whitney Morgan, daughter of Christopher and Cori Morgan, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Music Sterling Scholar! 

March 17, 2012

The following is data from a national level regarding Bullying:  15-20% of all students are victimized by bullies at some point in their career; almost one in three are involved in bullying, either as a bully or victim; 10% of students are afraid during much of the school day; 160,000 children miss school every day in the USA for fear of being bullied; and about 20% of students have reported being victimized by online bullying. The following is information according to what I call the National Definition of Bullying that includes the following elements: stronger against a more vulnerable child; intentional and happens more than once; serious in nature; in short bullying is a one-sided unfair match that happens more than once and has attendant physical, emotional or psychological harm.   

March 17, 2012

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

March 17, 2012

On March 2nd, the students at Mountain Green Elementary School celebrated the birthday of the famous author, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel. 

March 17, 2012

Crazy hair was the style on “Crazy Hair Day” at Mountain Green Elementary School.  As part of the month long celebration in honor of Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), the students were given the opportunity to show their creativity by wearing their hair as crazy as they could imagine.   

Crazy hair was the style on “Crazy Hair Day” at Mountain Green Elementary School.  As part of the month long celebration in honor of Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, (Dr. Seuss), the students were given the opportunity to show their creativity by wearing their hair as crazy as they could imagine.   

March 17, 2012

The Morgan Elementary fourth grade recently went on a field trip to the Utah State Capitol.  When we arrived at the State Capitol Building, we were taken right to the gold room where we met Utah’s first lady.  

Written by Makaila Bryant and Anthony Carnesecca

The Morgan Elementary fourth grade recently went on a field trip to the Utah State Capitol.  When we arrived at the State Capitol Building, we were taken right to the gold room where we met Utah’s first lady.  

March 17, 2012

This section is for all us seniors in high school. It’s almost here guys, GRADUATION! It’s so crazy to think that we are close to the beginning of our lives. But I was thinking about something the other day, how many of us wanted to grow up really fast? I’ll admit, I was one of those five year olds who wanted to turn eighteen so I can make my own rules, my own money, and call my own shots. 

March 17, 2012

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

Tim Wolff 

March 17, 2012

This year, students at Mountain Green and Morgan Elementary School have intensified their focus on personal expression and the writing process.  It is my pleasure to feature an essay by fourth grade student, Kate Korth.  Kate’s essay provides an exemplary example of what school, home, and student can accomplish when we work together!

Tim Wolff 

March 10, 2012

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

-WINSTON CHURCHILL, speech, Nov. 29, 1944

 

March 10, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 will see the end of a long-standing tradition at Morgan High School.  The class presidency requested that the graduation ceremony be moved from the Morgan High School Auditorium to Weber State University due to the growing graduating class size and limited space at the high school.

 

The graduating class of 2012 will see the end of a long-standing tradition at Morgan High School.  The class presidency requested that the graduation ceremony be moved from the Morgan High School Auditorium to Weber State University due to the growing graduating class size and limited space at the high school.

March 10, 2012

On February 7th the annual blood drive, organized by the year’s Sterling Scholars, was held at Morgan High School. The staff from Mountain Star Blood Services was very professional and ran everything smoothly. Ninety-seven students and community members donated blood making an all-time record of blood donations at Morgan High School. 

On February 7th the annual blood drive, organized by the year’s Sterling Scholars, was held at Morgan High School. The staff from Mountain Star Blood Services was very professional and ran everything smoothly. Ninety-seven students and community members donated blood making an all-time record of blood donations at Morgan High School. 

March 10, 2012

It is that time of year again when the Morgan Middle School holds its annual art show.  Work from the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be on display along with creations from this years’ guest artist Nicole Lamb Taggart.  The show is open to the public from Feb. 23-24, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is held in the small gymnasium at the middle school. 

February 18, 2012

The Visual Arts Sterling Scholar representing Morgan High School this year is Ashly Pentz, daughter of Troy and Sonia Pentz! Residents of Morgan may have seen some of her work on display at the Rocky Mountain Fine Art Gallery, at the Morgan County Fair, or even at Morgan High School. Ashly’s favorite classes in high school have been her Fine Arts classes such as Band and Art. 

February 18, 2012

Morgan High School’s Business & Marketing Sterling Scholar this year is Cade McGary, son of Kirk and Blenda McGary! 

Morgan High School’s Business & Marketing Sterling Scholar this year is Cade McGary, son of Kirk and Blenda McGary! 

February 18, 2012

Lindsey Richards, the daughter of Stewart and Gretchen Richards, was selected as this year’s Dance Sterling Scholar at Morgan High School! She has danced for sixteen years, performing numerous times. She won the All-Star All American title in clogging for two years,   was on the All American clogging team for seven years and was recognized as the National Jazz and Ballet Queen of America On Stage. 

February 18, 2012

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

 

McKinsey Ferrell, daughter of Robert and Lori Ferrell, was chosen as Morgan High School’s 2011-2012 Computer Technology Sterling Scholar! Kinsey has designed three different companies’ websites and currently designs the monthly newsletter for the company Inspire Us NOW. 

February 18, 2012

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first at region this year!! They attended their regional meet on February 3rd and 4th at Westminster College to compete against all of the other high school AcaDec teams in the state. 

 

Morgan High School’s Academic Decathlon team placed first at region this year!! They attended their regional meet on February 3rd and 4th at Westminster College to compete against all of the other high school AcaDec teams in the state. 

February 18, 2012

In recent days many have heard about the “Bomb Plot” at a nearby high school. It was an experience that everyone hopes they will be able to avoid.  I am thankful the district and school administration from that nearby school had policies and procedures in place they could follow. My hat is off to those district and local administrators who dealt with that difficult situation and were able to keep all students safe and parents informed of what was happening.

February 18, 2012

Each week for the past sixteen years, KSL  Newsradio and Zions Bank have sponsored a program highlighting teachers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Each week hundreds of nominations are sent to KSL where a panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education and KSL Newsradio help select the well-deserving teacher. This program, known as “Teacher Feature,”  is announced each Tuesday morning as part of KSL Newsradio’s Grant and Amanda Show. This week Morgan was honored when Morgan Elementary school’s own first grade teacher Mrs. Christine Tyrrell was picked.  Monday afternoon she was highlighted in an assembly to focus on what a wonderful  influence she has been. Zions Bank representative, Dennis Porter, was very excited to be able to present this award as they grew up in Morgan together. 

February 18, 2012

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

Mrs. Smith is new to Mountain Green Elementary School this year. She teaches first grade and really enjoys it! Her favorite thing about teaching is the kids with their enthusiasm and bright comments. Mrs. Smith believes her job is definitely the most entertaining one out there. 

February 4, 2012

On Tuesday January 31, Morgan Elementary’s 1st grade celebrated their 100th day of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old themselves. 

 

On Tuesday January 31, Morgan Elementary’s 1st grade celebrated their 100th day of school by dressing up as if they were 100 years old themselves. 

Happy 100th Day 1st Grade!!

 

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February 4, 2012

The Morgan County School Board is happy to announce that work on the Trojan Century Center continues to make progress.   The construction manager has informed the district that the building will be ready for occupancy in late March or early April.  The Board has tentatively set an open house and dedication date of May 8, 2012.

The Morgan County School Board is happy to announce that work on the Trojan Century Center continues to make progress.   The construction manager has informed the district that the building will be ready for occupancy in late March or early April.  The Board has tentatively set an open house and dedication date of May 8, 2012.

February 4, 2012

From the National Institute for Literacy’s text, Big Dreams:

From the National Institute for Literacy’s text, Big Dreams:

I want my child to read. I want my child to be a reader.  I want my child to have big dreams.  And I want my child’s dreams to come true.  How can I help my child learn to read?

February 4, 2012

The growth of Morgan County has been of major focus the last few years. As a community, we have grown in population, opportunities, and challenges. Morgan County School District is no different. The district has been experiencing challenges, as well as many opportunities for growth and improvement in its schools due to our growth as a community. This applies to all areas of our schools including special education. 

February 4, 2012

On Thursday, January 19th, Morgan Elementary School Faculty and Staff joined Chili’s in supporting the Weber/Morgan Strike Force by holding a luncheon. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of such a worthwhile event.

February 4, 2012

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

The annual Inspirations contest rapped up this week with certificates and medals given for achievement in five categories; Literature, Visual Arts, 3-dimensional Arts, Photography, and Musical Composition.  

February 4, 2012

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.

February 4, 2012

 

What happens when a marshmallow, a balloon, or a cup of warm water is put in a vacuum pump?  Fourth graders at Mountain Green Elementary had many different hypothesizes.  Eldon Jensen, retired Morgan High School chemistry and physics teacher, taught these students about air pressure.  At the end of a half an hour of exciting experiments, students were able to sample the results of a pressurized marshmallow.

February 4, 2012

 

Congratulations to the grade level winners of the Mountain Green Elementary Storytelling Contest.  

Congratulations to the grade level winners of the Mountain Green Elementary Storytelling Contest.  

These students will be participating in a final competition to determine two winners who will have the opportunity to present their stories at the Weber State Storytelling Festival in February.  

February 4, 2012

 

Congratulations to Julia Caldwell, Cameron Caldwell, and Emma Blake for being chosen as the three storytelling finalists from Mountain Green Elementary School.  Julia and Cameron will now have the opportunity to represent MGES and tell their stories at the Weber State Storytelling Contest in February.  A special thank you to Cade Erickson with RE/MAX Realty who donated gift certificates to Barnes and Noble for the three finalists.

February 4, 2012

Broc Wilkinson, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 10, 2012 and 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.  

Broc Wilkinson, a student at Morgan Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 10, 2012 and 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.  

February 4, 2012

On January 17, 2012 the Morgan High Cheer leaders traveled to Timpview High school to participate in the Utah Cheer Coaches Association State Championship. The cheerleaders work hard all year and look forward to the competition. Morgan also won the state title in 2008 and 2011. This year Morgan beat out a tough team from Desert Hills for the title. The girls were thrilled and surprised because their coach Tammy Bullock had just talked to them about being good sports if they did not win. 

February 4, 2012

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.  

Winter has finally arrived to Morgan.  With the cold weather kids don’t want to go out to the bus.  As a parent you hate to have your child waiting in the cold longer than necessary. The solution to both is OnTimeBus.  

February 4, 2012

The National Honor Society at Morgan High School is putting on an Operation Smile fundraiser again this year! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 after the boys’ basketball game against Bear River at the high school from 8:30-11:30. 

The National Honor Society at Morgan High School is putting on an Operation Smile fundraiser again this year! It will take place on Friday, Feb. 3 after the boys’ basketball game against Bear River at the high school from 8:30-11:30. 

February 4, 2012

Today marked the start of the 2011-12 winter season for Utah’s newest ski resort Eagle Point. The opening signifies that every Utah ski and snowboard resort is open for the season. A fresh blanket of The Greatest Snow on Earth® during the past 24 hours added two to eight inches to resort snow totals. This new snowfall, in addition to the past weekend’s storm cycle, has created wonderful conditions for skiing and snowboarding in Utah.

February 4, 2012

The nearly completed Trojan Century Center is well on its way to be opened by the first of March. 

The nearly completed Trojan Century Center is well on its way to be opened by the first of March. 

January 16, 2012

A clear glass lies atop the counter.  A young child fills the glass to the half-point mark with water.  Is the glass half full or is it half empty?  The answer could very well depend on the respondent’s attitude.

A clear glass lies atop the counter.  A young child fills the glass to the half-point mark with water.  Is the glass half full or is it half empty?  The answer could very well depend on the respondent’s attitude.

English philosopher James Allen has penned the following words:

January 16, 2012

 

The students at Mountain Green Elementary presented a wonderful Christmas program this year before the Christmas break.  Each grade performed several Christmas songs that were entertaining and enjoyable to listen to.  There was a huge show of support by parents and community members who came to hear the students sing and share the Christmas spirit.  Pictured are the Kindergarten students performing their songs.

January 16, 2012

 

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MORGAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

(To Clarify from 100 years of  Morgan High School article,  the beginnings of Morgan higher education started 100 years ago, not the graduating class. The 100 year graduating class will be 2015) 

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MORGAN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

(To Clarify from 100 years of  Morgan High School article,  the beginnings of Morgan higher education started 100 years ago, not the graduating class. The 100 year graduating class will be 2015) 

 

December 29, 2011

On Dec. 13, 2011 Barber Brothers Ford cut a check to Morgan High School in the amount of $3250, from the Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program. 

On Dec. 13, 2011 Barber Brothers Ford cut a check to Morgan High School in the amount of $3250, from the Ford Motor Company’s Drive One 4 UR School program. 

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.

 

December 29, 2011

The “Educate to Innovate” campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education is a new initiative being funded by the federal government, private companies, foundations, and non-profit organizations. The purpose is to lift American students to the top internationally in science and math achievement over the next decade by motivating and inspiring students to excel in STEM subjects. Many states and universities have received or are about to receive large grants. Morgan Middle School CTE/Technology teacher Brian Rutherford has received multiple grants for this purpose. He has been awarded $1500.00 from the Utah Credit Union Education Foundation, $1000.00 from the Utah Education Association, $500.00 from the Carl Perkins grant that was awarded to the District Career and Technical Education Department, and several hundred dollars’ worth of product from vendors as well as a 20% discount on all future orders from TeacherGeek.

December 29, 2011

The holiday season is upon us and in addition to regular academic and extracurricular activities, Morgan High School is decking the halls, caroling, and gathering food and gifts to support families in need.  Students and staff members are as busy as Santa’s elves making preparations for drama productions, choir and band concerts, and various athletic and club competitions.  

December 29, 2011

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?  It came without ribbons.  It came without tags.  It came without packages, boxes or bags.  And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore.  Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store?  What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.  ~Dr Seuss

December 29, 2011

Douglas Hunt of Modern Woodmen presents Superintendent Ken Adams and Principal Wade Murdock with a $3,000 check for the Trojan Century Center. The Center is expected to be completed by the end of January.  Many in the community have rallied around the project and the Morgan Education Foundation continues to receive donations from individuals, families, organizations and businesses.

December 29, 2011

 

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School were privileged this week to watch a performance put on by the choirs from Morgan High School.  Students from the Millennial choir and the Ovation choir entertained the students with lively, seasonal Christmas selections.  The performing students did an exceptional job and the Mountain Green Elementary students enjoyed listening to the students share their wonderful singing talents.  Pictured is the Morgan High School Millennial Choir directed by Mr. Michael Mills.

 

December 29, 2011

Over the past few weeks, Morgan Middle School students have been participating in their annual food drive to benefit the Morgan Food Pantry. In an effort to drive participation, the school created some healthy competition between individuals, classes, and grades. The 2010 food drive brought in approximately 3,800 food items, and proved to be very successful. This year the students set a goal to beat that number by targeting at least 4,000 food items for collection. As the students sought donations from family, friends, and neighbors, they truly caught the spirit of helping local families who could benefit from the generosity of their community. This extra help is especially appreciated during the holidays.

December 29, 2011

 

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School had the pleasure the past month of participating in a local food drive to help those less fortunate in our community.  The students were given the opportunity to bring donated food and baby items to the school where the donations were combined and delivered to the Morgan Food Bank.  There was an enormous amount of support for this project and thanks to the wonderful people who donated, 570 pounds of food and other items were delivered to the food bank.  Thank you to all who helped support this wonderful cause.   Pictured are the students in Mrs. Tolley’s 2nd grade class.

December 29, 2011

 

“Reality Town” came to Morgan High School on December 6th. Reality Town is a 2 to 3 hour activity, similar to the board game “Life”, the entire 10th grade participated in this annual event, which has been presented to the students and volunteers since 2002,said Emily Rose, Work Based Learning Coordinator. She said, “I think it went really well and the students gained a lot from this experience, and also learned a lot from it.”

The students filled out an “Reality Town Employment Application” that  requires to be completely filled in with following information: personal information; education; employment; references; talents and hobbies, and employment desired. The applications are sent to R.E.A.L. LLC in Lehi, Utah (founders of this program) for processing. The scenarios that are assigned to each student is taken from the job application, but is mainly based on gender and (in years past ) grade point average(GPA). The GPA was not included this year on the application. Each scenario is different as is each student, Mrs Rose feels that these scenarios are scaled fairly with the GPA not a factor.

December 29, 2011

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School have had an opportunity this Christmas season to learn about reindeer and caribou thanks to an amazing piece of artwork loaned to the school from Milan and Susan Mecham.  

 

December 29, 2011

Young adults from all communities in Morgan Valley recently presented a special service award to Sherie Wright.  Representing a large group of young adults attending Institute, Jeni Lake and Chelsea Jensen presented Sherie with a crystal clock as a small token of appreciation for countless years of service to the students of Morgan High School. 

December 29, 2011

Morgan Elementary School seems to have its own fairy godmother granting it amazing new staff members. The new fifth grade teacher, Aimee Perry, seems to be a wish come true to her students and fellow staff members. The mutual love is easily seen between the students and their teacher.  

December 29, 2011

What does it mean to be honest? It means to be truthful in all you do and say, and to be be truthful with others, including yourself. Even when you tell the truth in admitting you did something wrong, it solves the problem much better. 

December 29, 2011

Sixth Grade Science is teaming with life. Not just with students anxious to learn, but also with living things too tiny to see with the naked eye.  Students in sixth grade have been exploring and investigating the microscopic world. Thanks to a grant from 100% for Kids Utah Credit Unions Education Foundation, Morgan Middle School 6th graders have use of a microscope with a digital camera inside. This allows all students to see what is happening on the slide at the same time as it is projected on screen as well as the ability to take photos or capture video for later use. All students in the 6th grade were able to watch swimming protists and other pond water organisms from water sources all over Morgan County. These samples were collected by selected students living close to them. 

December 10, 2011

 

We are fortunate in our community to have numerous local businesses and other supporters willing to help the district in a myriad of ways, including their financial assistance when needed.  This was certainly apparent as the Morgan Education Foundation conducted fund raising activities for the Trojan Century Center.  More than $500,000 was given to the Foundation for the cause and ninety-five percent of those funds came from businesses, foundations, families, and individuals with connections to the Morgan Valley!

 

December 10, 2011

The Morgan Elementary School second grade classes participated in a “Turkey Trot” race this past Friday.

The Morgan Elementary School second grade classes participated in a “Turkey Trot” race this past Friday.  

December 10, 2011

Teachers from all over come to teach at our schools but Morgan Elementary didn’t have to look too far for the newest first grade teacher, Chelsee Brown, because she is from Morgan herself. Chelsee graduated from Morgan high and then went to Utah State University. 

 

Teachers from all over come to teach at our schools but Morgan Elementary didn’t have to look too far for the newest first grade teacher, Chelsee Brown, because she is from Morgan herself. Chelsee graduated from Morgan high and then went to Utah State University. 

December 10, 2011

Morgan Elementary has had the great opportunity to receive several outstanding new teachers this year, including John Kelly.  The elementary school has warmly welcomed this new special education teacher. The kids especially have quickly grown to love him. He can recall countless recesses of being mobbed and chased, but he absolutely loves it. In fact, that is one of the reasons why he loves teaching.  

 

December 2, 2011

Last week, after reports to the administration of potential inappropriate behavior, the school administration placed a part-time employee on administrative leave, pending results of criminal investigation by the sheriff’s office. The administration then engaged an independent review by a third party to ensure that their actions were appropriate and legal.

 

November 19, 2011

Serving on the School Board is a privilege and an honor.  I believe it would be beneficial to share a few things about School Board governance that may affect the way the community interacts with the Board and the Administration.

 

Serving on the School Board is a privilege and an honor.  I believe it would be beneficial to share a few things about School Board governance that may affect the way the community interacts with the Board and the Administration.

Board and Administration

November 19, 2011

Special Education at Morgan Middle School is a variety of experiences, personalities, subjects, abilities, and needs boiled into one program.  Part of what makes us unique is that every day has different thrills and experiences.  It is an exciting adventure!

Special Education at Morgan Middle School is a variety of experiences, personalities, subjects, abilities, and needs boiled into one program.  Part of what makes us unique is that every day has different thrills and experiences.  It is an exciting adventure!

November 19, 2011

Congratulations to Emma Morgan, 5th grade student at Mountain Green Elementary School, for her winning entry into the Morgan Conservation District’s “Forests For People” poster competition.  Emma was awarded a cash prize, as well as a pizza party and a watershed model demonstration presented to her class.  Emma put forth an amazing amount of thought and time into her project and her winning poster was a clear representation of her efforts.

November 19, 2011

The new sixth grade teacher at Morgan Middle School this year is Mrs. Ball. Mrs. Ball attended high school in Arizona and then graduated from Northern Arizona University where she studied nursing and microbiology. Once her youngest child started kindergarten, she went back to school and received her teaching degree from Southern Utah University. Mrs. Ball taught eighth grade in Cedar City before she came to Morgan. She was given the opportunity to teach sixth grade here and she loves it. She is very glad to continue teaching middle school. Mrs. Ball very much enjoys being with her students. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing  the understanding in her students’ eyes. The satisfying feeling of helping the students learn is what she takes the most pleasure in. 

 

November 19, 2011

Girls think that boys are stupid, and boys think that girls are indecisive.  But what is the reality of it? 

 

November 19, 2011

I’ve had a few people give me great ideas for Teen Square. I would like to have more topics or thoughts that you would like to see in future articles.

 

I’ve had a few people give me great ideas for Teen Square. I would like to have more topics or thoughts that you would like to see in future articles.

I would like to get some feedback on a couple of questions I’ve been asked recently.

November 19, 2011

What is happening with Special Education in Morgan School District?  Federal law 94-142 Idea mandates the practice of special education.  Each state dictates how they will adopt and implement educational practices.  Then each district utilizes the guidelines to design programs that are mandated for individual schools, classrooms, and students. This can be tricky in both large and small districts because of size and funding, so creativity and intelligence combined makes it work!  Synchronizing education between what is happening in the regular education classes, special education classes, related service providers and at home, is as crucial as a balanced diet.

November 7, 2011

Learning beyond the classroom is an essential part of a complete education.  The Morgan County School District Community has an expressed dedication to this concept through our Mission Statement and imbedded within our instruction.  “What does it look like?” is a common phrase educators use as we challenge ourselves and our colleagues during professional development and is also a phrase that is appropriate when planning successful educational experiences beyond the classroom.  What is learning beyond the classroom and how can it be linked seamlessly to the activities and learning prepared for school?

November 7, 2011

The entire student body of Mountain Green Elementary school received a special treat when local artist, Zach Winegar, carved the school mascot, an eagle, into one of the large pumpkins that have been on display at the school for the past few weeks.  He carved the eagle into a 994 lb. pumpkin grown by Tyler Quigley, also of Mtn. Green.  

 

November 7, 2011

Morgan Middle school culminated an event filled week Thursday afternoon, by hosting an assembly to reinforce the messages of the Red Ribbon Week campaign. Started in 1988, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program which is used to teach students all across America the danger of illegal drugs. 

November 7, 2011

How many times has this sentence been said, “I hate all the drama!”? More than a billion times. How many times has this sentence been said, “I am going to stop gossiping.”? Not enough. The only way to stop “drama” is to make a change from within you. You need to be able to look at yourself and say, “I am going to make that change!” We can’t just sit around and think that someone else is going to fix the problem. 

November 1, 2011

The accreditation process is well underway at Morgan High School.  As we prepare for the visiting team to arrive on March 13th and 14th, we have focused on the steps to make sure that our school is on track and ready to go.  One of the first steps was to analyze our departmental effectiveness using the new guidelines provided by the state accreditation training team.  Each department met and answered a series of eleven questions regarding various aspects of instruction and learning within their areas of expertise.  Teachers were asked how they help one another throughout the department and school to better meet the needs of students.  In reading the different responses, I am reassured by the strengths and talents of our faculty and staff.  We have an amazing group of teachers who not only understand their content area, but also know and understand their students.  

 

November 1, 2011

On the 29th of September the Morgan elementary 4th graders went to Farm Field day put on by the Morgan FFA chapter and sponsored by Morgan Soil Conservation.

 

On the 29th of September the Morgan elementary 4th graders went to Farm Field day put on by the Morgan FFA chapter and sponsored by Morgan Soil Conservation.

November 1, 2011

 

Thank you to the 

Morgan County Historical Society for pictures and history information.

 

In, looking back over the history of the Morgan County High School, one must regard its rapid development as most miraculous. In the fall of 1911, the high school began to take firm footing. The first year saw a sturdy bunch of twenty-two students and one instructor, Principal H. B, Fry, working hard against a thousand difficulties; yet never having the least idea of the great foundation they were laying. One room comprised the spacious apartments of the school in the present grade building. 

 

Thank you to the 

November 1, 2011

With the dawning of a new age at the turn of the century, the beautiful Morgan valley experienced more rapid growth and change along with the rest of the nation.  The changing times also changed the functioning of the American families, communities, and society as a whole.  

 

Thank you to the 

November 1, 2011

This year in 8th grade science we are doing a number of fun activities. We will make and erupt volcanoes, make and launch catapults and make grape smashers. The students have many chances to perform hands on experiments and labs. I believe that this enriches the learning environment.

 

November 1, 2011

Mrs. Breshears is the new English teacher in the Morgan School District this year. She teaches three tenth grade English classes at the high school in the mornings and two seventh grade English classes at the middle school in the afternoon. Mrs. Breshears graduated from our very own Morgan High School and went on to Weber State University afterwards. She put her degree on hold for a while to start a family but went back to school three years ago and received her bachelor’s degree from Weber State majoring in English Teaching with a Psychology Teaching minor. 

 

November 1, 2011

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School  have been getting a close up view of some very large pumpkins.  The growers,   Matt McConkie and Tyler Quigley, both residents of Mountain Green, brought the pumpkins to the school for display.  

 

October 25, 2011

We are fortunate to live and work in a community where there is no shortage of parental and overall community support for our schools. An example of this type of support occurs in each school through their community councils. In 1999, the Utah legislature established the School Land Trust Program and with it School Community Councils (SCC). 

 

We are fortunate to live and work in a community where there is no shortage of parental and overall community support for our schools. An example of this type of support occurs in each school through their community councils. In 1999, the Utah legislature established the School Land Trust Program and with it School Community Councils (SCC). 

October 25, 2011

The Morgan High School and Middle School choirs came together to present their annual fall concert called “How can I keep from singing” conducted by Mr. Michael Mills, with his own piano teacher Suzanne Gibbs accompanying some of the music groups. 

 

The Morgan High School and Middle School choirs came together to present their annual fall concert called “How can I keep from singing” conducted by Mr. Michael Mills, with his own piano teacher Suzanne Gibbs accompanying some of the music groups. 

October 25, 2011

 

Last week the 2nd and 3rd grade students at Mountain Green Elementary School enjoyed a visit from some local firefighters.  They taught the students some valuable lessons regarding fire safety.  It was also a great experience for the students to be able to walk around the fire truck and look at all of the gear and tools used to put out fires and help those in harm’s way.  A big thank you to some of Mountain Green’s finest in uniform!

 

October 25, 2011

The students learned about stranger danger and what to do if approached. They were taught that a firefighter is a friendly stranger (friendly monster) and it is okay to go with them.

 

The students learned about stranger danger and what to do if approached. They were taught that a firefighter is a friendly stranger (friendly monster) and it is okay to go with them. 

October 25, 2011

Mr. Mills is our new choral director at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. At the middle school he teaches Mixed Choir and Advanced Choir and at the high school he directs Concert Choir, Millennial Choir, and Ovation!, the school’s chamber choir. Mr. Mills graduated from Cottonwood High School and went on to graduate from the University of Utah. His fun, happy personality fits right in with his students and when asked why he chose to teach choir he replied, “Because I’ll never grow up.” He loves spending time with the kids at school. Mr. Mills is a fabulous pianist and a wonderful asset to the schools’ choral program. 

 

October 25, 2011

The Technology and Engineering Education program at Morgan Middle School introduces students to the technical skills needed to be successful in the technology or engineering career of his or her choice and with the skills to function in a technological society. 

 

The Technology and Engineering Education program at Morgan Middle School introduces students to the technical skills needed to be successful in the technology or engineering career of his or her choice and with the skills to function in a technological society. 

October 25, 2011

We all have friends, good friends, close friends, even best friends. We have all faced losing friends, I have on several occasions. However, there are times when you lose the ones that mean the world to you. 

 

We all have friends, good friends, close friends, even best friends. We have all faced losing friends, I have on several occasions. However, there are times when you lose the ones that mean the world to you. 

October 17, 2011

October has been selected as National School Principals Month.  The primary purpose for this designation is to recognize and honor the outstanding work of public school principals.  In Morgan we have the privilege of having six outstanding leaders directing our schools.  These individuals each portray unique leadership skills that when combined add enormous strength to the quality of our schools and the academic climate within those schools.

 

October 17, 2011

Creative FACS is a good and fun way to spend an hour once a week every week at Morgan Middle School. Also not to mention the delicious snack or craft. Every week after school whether you come Tuesday or Wednesday we get to do something like make a recipe or make something to take home.

 

Creative FACS is a good and fun way to spend an hour once a week every week at Morgan Middle School. Also not to mention the delicious snack or craft. Every week after school whether you come Tuesday or Wednesday we get to do something like make a recipe or make something to take home.

October 17, 2011

Middle School art teacher Steve Carrigan went to Japan a few years back for an art convention. He there met a Japanese artist who was looking for international art to share with her students. It was there that inspired Carrigan to have his students submit their art work to Japan, drawing themes that the Japanese artists would send to him. 

 

Middle School art teacher Steve Carrigan went to Japan a few years back for an art convention. He there met a Japanese artist who was looking for international art to share with her students. It was there that inspired Carrigan to have his students submit their art work to Japan, drawing themes that the Japanese artists would send to him. 

October 17, 2011

Mrs. Wilder is the new drama teacher at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. Her fiery red hair is a reflection of her fun, crazy personality and style. 

 

Mrs. Wilder is the new drama teacher at Morgan Middle School and Morgan High School this year. Her fiery red hair is a reflection of her fun, crazy personality and style. 

October 17, 2011

Steven Gudmundson is Morgan High’s new woods teacher.    His curriculum encompasses all drafting, woodworking and construction classes.  He graduated from Westwood High School in Austin Texas in 1996,  and then went on to graduate from BYU.  He came to Morgan because of a job opportunity,  and is enjoying his time here.  Mr. Gudmundson enjoys furniture design and is excited for the opportunity to teach this to his students.

 

October 17, 2011

Have you ever felt like that you are incapable of doing something? As if you aren’t strong enough or others will think less of you if you can’t do it? I can relate. Doubting yourself is second-guessing yourself, which will bring you down. I used to think that a lot of things were out of my reach or were out of my league. 

 

October 10, 2011

 

Morgan Elementary held its first ever Grandparent’s Day. Grandparents from all over came to enjoy lunch, have their pictures taken and just spend time with their grandchildren. If you were to walk into the lunch room during this time, you would see nothing but smiles from ear to ear! It was an enjoyable day for everyone. Thanks “Grandparents” for spending the day with us!

 

October 10, 2011

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the third grade class of Mountain Green Elementary School performed new songs, accompanied by peppy music and contagious actions. The energetic program lasted about 30 minutes and included the songs “We are Amazing”, “Secret Mission”, “Direction Dance”, “What can You Do in 3 Minutes?”, “Smile”, “Stronger” and “How Big Are Your Dreams?”  Another song performed is entitled “The Great Big Beautiful World.” The students were engaged in their performance, and their energy spread to the audience.

 

October 10, 2011

We all know what it is like to have our parents tell us what is right to do and what is wrong. Also, we know how annoying that it can be, however it can be the best thing that we can ever receive. 

 

October 10, 2011

Support Morgan High School winning $10,000 vote for McKenna Zentner. Oct. 10-Oct. 17. Morgan High School portion will air on Monday Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. on KSL. Vote at www.werutah.com Click on R U Talented. Click on small dot next to McKenna Zentner name and click submit. 

 

October 6, 2011

In the State of Utah voters are able to select fellow citizens to positions on local district school boards through non-partisan elections.  This system allows many decisions regarding public education to be determined on a local level.  These representatives add real meaning to the term “Grass Roots”.

 

October 6, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011 (07:00 PM)
League game at Bear Rver

Morgan Trojans 48, Bear Rver Bears 12

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 6 14 21 48
Bear Rver Bears 0 0 6 6 12


Friday, September 30, 2011 (07:00 PM)
League game at Bear Rver

Morgan Trojans 48, Bear Rver Bears 12

October 6, 2011

Stephanie Simister is the newest Math teacher at Morgan High School. Stephanie grew up  nearby  and attended North Summit High School. Growing up,  she was inspired by her teachers and gained a life-long  love of  learning. This deeply ingrained principle is an important part of her teaching philosophy as she tries to instill the same philosophy in the students she teaches.  After student teaching here in Morgan, she taught at Bountiful High for one year before returning to teach in Morgan. Remembering the high caliber of students and faculty here at Morgan High School, she was very impressed and wanted to return to Morgan. Stephanie and her family  reside in Henefer, where she is busy chasing her three children (ages 15, 13, and 9) to their different activities.   When she is not teaching she enjoys being with her kids, football games and reading science fiction or “not too gooey” romance novels.  

 

September 30, 2011

Mountain Green Elementary held its 3rd annual student Walk-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 23.  Over 450 students from Kindergarten thru 5th grade walked 1/5 or ¼ mile course.  Students walked 8047 laps or 1820 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes.   Parent volunteers manned water and snack stations and counted laps completed by students.

 

September 30, 2011

The mission statement of the Common Core is as follows: The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

 

September 30, 2011

Pat Stephen,  a former Morgan High School art teacher is hosting an open art studio sale on October 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Pat graduated from Weber State University as an outstanding art student and also outstanding woman artist at WSU in 1983. She has exhibited her work in Salt Lake City, Brigham City, Ogden City, and Weber State College.

 

September 30, 2011

Early Tuesday September 27, hundreds of students and parents took to the streets of Morgan, walking from all over the city to promote safety.  Walk to School Day is one of the major components of Green Ribbon Week, which was celebrated by Morgan Elementary School this week.  Parents and Students were encouraged to make the walk to school as a reminder to stay safe and look out for others. In addition to the regular crossing guards, Morgan Police, and parent volunteers helped guide the way. 

 

September 30, 2011

Chris Deitsch is in the business of teaching high school students business.  He is teaching classes ranging from Computer Technology, to Business Communication.  Mr. Deitsch’s favorite class he took during his own days in High School was Sports Marketing, and he is excited to be offering this class to students 3rd trimester.  Mr. Deitsch graduated from Clearfield High School in 2006, and from Weber State University in 2011.  The best way to get on Mr. Deitsch’s good side is to work hard and show others respect.  On the other hand, not paying attention or being disrespectful, and lack of effort are Mr. Deitsch’s least favorite traits. 

 

September 30, 2011

Almost everyone knows the song “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins (if you haven’t, I recommend listening to it). I choke up every time I listen to this song because I can relate to it. 

 

September 30, 2011

KSL “We R Utah” show, visited Morgan High School on Wed. Sept. 28, to film one segment of their show for the “We are talented” featuring individual  finalists from high schools across Utah.  Their object: to film the talented teen McKenna Zentner and her high school backing her. The high school students and their teachers surrounded the front of the school to greet KSL and McKenna with a lawn barbecue, Dance Music, pingpong table and a whole bunch of excited students to be on film standing behind McKenna. 

 

September 22, 2011

Barber Brother Ford again pulls through with another fund raiser to benefit Morgan High School. Barber Brothers Ford set up brand new cars in the Morgan High School back parking for the general public to take a test drive in. Each test drive resulted in $20 to $30 dollars donated back to the school, depending on the car driven. To be qualified for the Drive One 4 UR School program, John Barber had to submit The Morgan High School as a recipient to the Ford Dealer Corporation. Out of the 4,000 dealerships across the country, only 1,000 of those dealerships get selected to do this for the schools. Barber Brother Ford submitted his request at 11:59 p.m. in order to be one of the 1,000 dealers selected. The Ford motor corporation pays the schools from the test drives Barber Brothers Ford brought the vehicles to be test driven. 

 

September 22, 2011

Many are familiar with the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Similarly, Buddha taught, “…people may live in a community but it is not one of real fellowship until they know each other and have sympathy for one another.”  

 

Many are familiar with the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Similarly, Buddha taught, “…people may live in a community but it is not one of real fellowship until they know each other and have sympathy for one another.”  

September 22, 2011

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. 

 

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. 

September 22, 2011

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September 22, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49


Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0 0 0 0 0
Morgan Trojans 7 0 28 14 49


Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:01 PM)
League game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 49, BEN LOMOND SCOTS 0

September 16, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 0 7 0 0 0 7
Grantsville Cowboys 7 0 0 0 7 14


Friday, September 9, 2011 (06:24 PM)
League game at Grantsville

Grantsville Cowboys 14, Morgan Trojans 7

September 15, 2011

In the world of high stakes, testing in education and minimal budgets combined with the pressure and expectations of success in public education often taint the views and perceptions of people looking in on the profession.  The administration of Morgan School District wishes to acknowledge our teachers and coaching staff for the time, effort, and energy spent in preparing our students in the classroom and our athletes for competition. Advisors and coaches work with students on a daily basis and make decisions ranging from team selection to playing time.  Administrators make every effort to support the students in all of the programs offered by the district. We support our leaders as they teach lessons about how to accomplish tasks correctly.  Administrators support teachers and advisors as they emphasize the teaching of life lessons in preparation for the challenging and competitive world. Our advisors encourage students to win correctly and to lose with dignity. Our teachers and coaching staffs do a remarkable job with the talent of our students and the opposition they face in region and state competitions.

 

September 15, 2011

Homecoming Pictures

Homecoming Royalty

Enjoying the Dance

September 15, 2011

A divided school board decided to leave bus times for Morgan Elementary at the current times despite a request from school administration and calls from parents.  The school district decided to change Morgan Elementary bus routes to pick up children ten minutes earlier than last year when they announced the new school breakfast program.  “This is the biggest number of complaints in a long time,” said school district superintendent Ken Adams.

 

September 15, 2011

 

Savanna Bryant is the new Student School Board Member for the 2011-2012 school year. She is the daughter of Kurt and Angi Bryant and is a Senior at Morgan High School.

 

She is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 4.0 GPA.  Savanna is involved with

FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and the Service Club.  

 

Savanna has competed in state math competitions, and participates in track.  She also received her CNA as a junior. 

 

Congratulations 

Savanna!

 

September 15, 2011

The school board reported that the Morgan Education Foundation has raised more than $530,000 towards the Trojan Century Center as a major donor in the county contributed an additional $100,000 and the foundation added funds from the 100 for a $1000 campaign.  

 

September 15, 2011

The sounds of honor and respect, could be felt as the audience stood, while a color guard of Cub and Boy Scouts, presented the colors of the state and national flags. The voices of the kindergarten children recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

September 13, 2011

The Morgan School District is fortunate to have outstanding administrators serving in each of our schools.   Their responsibilities can be overwhelming at times, but each works through the challenges and opportunities with an aura of professionalism. This week I would like to spotlight our outstanding elementary principals; Tom McFarland and Tim Wolff.

The Morgan School District is fortunate to have outstanding administrators serving in each of our schools.   Their responsibilities can be overwhelming at times, but each works through the challenges and opportunities with an aura of professionalism. This week I would like to spotlight our outstanding elementary principals; Tom McFarland and Tim Wolff.

September 13, 2011

Children begging to go to school?

Elementary students of all grade levels enjoyed the PTSO’s annual carnival. While the purpose of this event is to raise money for the PTSO, it has become a community event that is highly anticipated by many of the county’s shorter citizens. Teachers announced the affair in their classrooms and encouraged the students to come and bring their families. Posters hung throughout the school to broadcast the upcoming carnival. These strategies brought great results. Several hundred individuals came together to eat pizza, get their faces and nails painted and throw footballs.
Angie Farr attended with her kids for the 3rd year in a row. “The kids love it and it’s fun to support the school,” Angie said as she waited with her children in line for the ring toss. Each child had their favorite game but her son Milton’s preferred game was the donut eating competition . This was a challenge where the participants had to eat little donuts off of a table without their hands. This was one of the favorite games at the carnival.

Children begging to go to school?

September 12, 2011

The Morgan County News  asked students of Morgan High School to share with us what they remember of 9/11 and how they think we can promote freedom.  The following are some of their thoughts:

The Morgan County News  asked students of Morgan High School to share with us what they remember of 9/11 and how they think we can promote freedom.  The following are some of their thoughts:
S. Francis -

September 1, 2011

 

What an exciting time of year!  Back-to-school is truly one of our favorite events at Morgan Elementary and this fall we are eager to begin a year of many new challenges.  Each August we rededicate ourselves to finding the strategies necessary to continue the tradition of excellence that has made our school so great for so long.  This year we especially welcome our new students and their families as they join our journey.  

Morgan Elementary School’s motto is, “Mountaineers Climbing Higher!” and we hope to embody this slogan through the empowerment and achievement of our students.  

 

September 1, 2011

The Utah State University Extension Office provides excellent resources to Morgan County.  Through the Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H program, the Agricultural Services Department and the Food Sense Program our community is enriched and educated. The first two services may be familiar to you already, but the last, Food Sense is an up and coming program in the Extension Office. The program is headed by me, Madeline Carrigan, the Nutrition Education Assistant and sponsored and supported by Amanda Horrocks the County 4-H Agent. Food Sense is a program funded by the USDA which aims to assist families in budgeting properly and getting the most nutrition out of what they can afford.  

September 1, 2011

 

Ten years ago when the Morgan School District gave the temporary use of one of its buildings to have a Weber State University  information center in Morgan, no one could foresee the progress the center has made today. Barbara Anderson who has worked at the center from the time of opening, has seen this higher education learning center grow from an information center, to a testing center, to now a place where students can learn by taking classes via video conferencing (IVC).  Through video conferencing students can interact with the course instructor teaching from a distant campus.

 

August 25, 2011

The school bell rang in the new school year for Morgan School district on Tuesday August 23.  The usual excitement and nerves tinged each student as he or she returned to school.  Bodee Wright, a third grader, was so excited, his mom wasn’t sure if he even knew if she existed.  His older sister, Bailee, left the comfort of elementary last year and after her first day at school was left a bit exhausted, but excited for the year, especially about her new locker.  A new locker was what fellow sixth grader Kale Bigler was most excited about.  

 

August 25, 2011

As school begins each year students are usually filled with excitement and enthusiasm to meet new friends and learn new things.  Just the anticipation of a new class and seeing their old friends provides motivation to come to school during the first few weeks.  Regrettably, after a few weeks some students begin to feel that regular attendance to school is not important.  Sadly, but not usually intentionally, some parents also feel that missing a few days of school is not that important.

 

August 25, 2011
You will be moving along at about 44 feet per second. You then need about 47 feet to bring the vehicle to a safe stop at 30 MPH. This, combined with your reaction time will add about 66 feet to your travel distance, with a total of 114 feet needed before you stop your car- almost double the stopping distance at only 10 MPH over!
August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 7 3 10 7 27
Morgan Trojans 0 20 0 10 30

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Friday, August 19, 2011 (06:53 PM)
Non-league game at Morgan

Morgan Trojans 30, Maple Mountain Golden Eagles 27

August 18, 2011

The Morgan Valley has been carpeted with lush green for most of the summer and the hills and valleys continue to clothe in the colors of summer.  It’s hard to imagine that school will be back in session next week!  Following are some random thoughts about the upcoming year and what we can expect to see as the year progresses.

 

August 18, 2011

The Morgan Education Foundation is making a final push to fund the new Trojan Century Center.  They are beginning a two-week campaign to reach out to the residents of the county and alumni of Morgan High School.  The foundation believes that there are many that benefited from an excellent education in Morgan that will want to support the Trojan Center, particularly on the hundredth anniversary of the High School.  The campaign will last two weeks and is targeting to raise $100,000.  This should bring the foundation to the necessary funding for the facility to be completed. “Our goal is to reach out to individual, to alumni, to families… and ask for a commitment of $1,000, “ said Kelly Wright Morgan Education Foundation president.  He continued, “[It is] great opportunity to share in helping to build this facility, not just a mediocre facility, but a facility… that has a classrooms to teach, that has the equipment…everything that would make this first class.”

 

August 15, 2011

Round Valley – The Third Annual Morgan Education Golf Tournament was held on August 2, 2011 at the Round Valley Golf Course.  According to Foundation officials it was a well-supported activity that grossed over $7,500 for the group.

 

August 15, 2011

The school board approved a trial program for breakfast at Morgan Elementary.  “Hungry kids don’t learn,” said principal Tim Wolff in support of the program.  He reported that a citizen group voted, in a split decision, that the district should not provide breakfast.  They felt that this was the parent’s responsibility.  There were also members of the citizen’s group who felt that the success of the program could not be easily measured and that there were other ways to accomplish the goal than expending government money.  The school board disagreed and determined that a test program at Morgan Elementary should be instituted.  The response to this program will determine whether it should be expanded to other schools.  Principle Wolff also told the board that no additional staff would be needed to administer the program.  The district intends that the program will be fully paid for from federal funding.

 

August 15, 2011

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Morgan High School.  The past century has presented many educational challenges that the students, staff, and stakeholders of Morgan have overcome throughout the years.  Our era is no different.  We will begin this school year with several challenges including new construction, a new core curriculum, accreditation review, budget crunches, and possible unforeseen issues.  However, our struggles make us stronger.  I also believe that we have a talented and creative staff and an amazing community support system that will help us meet these challenges head on.  Having said that, “There is no excellence uncoupled with difficulties.”  In order to excel beyond our forefathers’ traditions of excellence, we will unite to overcome any difficulties that come our way.  

 

August 15, 2011

Morgan – Morgan Education Foundation leaders report the group has surpassed the $400,000 mark in fundraising activities for the Trojan Century Center.  The bulk of the donations have come from local sources ranging from $50 to $200,000 cash gifts and in-kind work and services.

 

August 15, 2011

It’s six-thirty a.m. and the temperature outside is 10 degrees.  The bus should be arriving at the stop in ten minutes to pick up the kids, but its one of those mornings when it is likely to be late and one of those mornings inclined to result in frostbite while the kids walk to the bus stop and wait there.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could know when the bus was going to be at the stop?

 

August 15, 2011

The National FFA Organization awarded a $ 1,000.00 Cargill Community scholarship to Ethan Porter of MORGAN HS FFA. Cargill Community Scholarship Program, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, sponsors the scholarship. Ethan plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Weber State University (UT). This scholarship is one of 1,521 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year.

 

August 15, 2011

Morgan County has a new member of the school board, Jodi Hipwell.  Hipwell is a native of Ogden.  After her marriage to her husband, Carl, they spent seventeen years in the Southeast United States in Arkansas and South and North Carolina.  Hipwell, who has four children, volunteered in schools in each community where  they lived.  “I have seen some of the best schools in the country and I have seen some of the worst schools in the country,” says Hipwell.  She continues, “That gives me a little bit of insight into different types of school systems.”  Her two youngest children both attend Morgan High School presently.

 

August 15, 2011

At school board meeting on Tuesday the board approved increased tax rates for the district.  The increase in rates is primarily to address three issues:

 

At school board meeting on Tuesday the board approved increased tax rates for the district.  The increase in rates is primarily to address three issues:

August 4, 2011

Often the past has a way of sounding better than it was.  Recently, some have lamented that the good old days of education were better than today.  I suggest that we investigate the good old days of education, and you be the judge.

 

August 4, 2011

 

The Morgan Education Foundation’s 3rd annual golf tournament was held at Round Valley Golf Course on Tuesday, August 2nd. Thirty-one teams and twenty sponsors came together in the morning to help raise funds supporting education in Morgan.

The Morgan Education Foundation was established in 2007 in order to unite the community in the support of our public schools’ student success. One of the primary purposes of  the foundation is to provide teacher, student, and scholarship grants. $3,500 was raised by the tournament last year to go towards these purposes, and they are expecting even better results this year. 

 

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.

 

July 19, 2011

The school board considered options for managing the long-term growth in the county on Tuesday night.  The district faces a situation where the high school is at capacity and needs to be replaced or have additional space created added on.  There are also long term projections that show crowding issues developing at the middle school and ultimately at the elementary schools.  

 

July 19, 2011

The Morgan County School Board struggled on Tuesday night to find a solution to a shortfall of more than $100,000 in transportation funds caused by the increase in fuel costs.  The largest challenge is the overruns caused by picking children up for school and dropping them off.  A secondary issue is the number and length of trips taken by activity organizations (sports, band, choir, etc) and field trips at the elementary and middle school.

 

June 23, 2011

Nationally, high school sports are still increasing in the number of participants that plays yearly.  It has increased every year for the past 16 years with 2010-11 being the most ever.  That trend is also prevalent at Morgan high School.  If sports are so important, one has to ask the question why?   Is it because people value the sports or is it what the sports program can teach our youth?  It seems to be the social, emotional and intellectual satisfaction that is gained by the participants.  The true purpose of high school sports is to serve the complete educational needs of all students.  The preeminent purpose is to harness discipline – desire – and commitment of all individuals involved.  Another lesson that cannot be over looked is that responsibility comes with the privilege of playing.  Morgan High School now offers 20 sports and activities sponsored by Utah High School Activities Association.  As administrators we know there are other benefits that come to students who participate that include having higher GPAs, better attendance, lower dropout rate, and fewer discipline issues.   At Morgan High School our goal is to employ people that are double goal coaches, which not only coach the sport but teach life lessons as well.  In the world of high school sports emotions can and often run high.  Our coaches are encouraged to teach, practice, and model good sportsmanship.

 

June 16, 2011

 

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Mitch Albom 

The valley of Morgan is alive with the rebirth that accompanies late spring and early summer.  Copious amounts of snow and rain have left behind a lush carpet of foliage and flora for all of us to enjoy.  Visitors to the valley are taken back by its beauty and majestic mountains.

 

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.

 

June 10, 2011

This time of year tends to be an emotional rollercoaster at the school district.  We have teachers who have worked in our community for decades that have now made the decision to spend more time with families, visiting grandkids or just go fishing and such, others are being welcomed into a new career and a new community as they sign up to work for the district.  

 

June 10, 2011

The 56th Annual Morgan County Jr. Livestock Show was held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds. 230 4-H and FFA exhibitors from Morgan County and several other counties in Utah and Wyoming showed steers, hogs and lambs.

 

June 10, 2011

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

June 10, 2011

High Honors

Joshua Abplanalp, Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Sarah Ashby, Zoe Ashton-Korn, Rhett Ballantyne, Alisa Barnes, Annie Bateman, Jordan Bell, Emily Bingham, Elizabeth Blake, Rashel Balzzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Dallen Brooks, Sawyer Brooks, Maddison Brough, Savanna Bryant, Tyson Butterfield, Jacob Caldwell, Mackenzie Cannon, Jessica Carter, Kayla Carter, Lauren Casper, Caylee Clark, Ellissa Clark, Sara Clark, Cosette Clemens, Britlyn Compton, Colton Cowan, Rylan Cox, Sydney Creager, Shannon Criddle, Stephanie Criddle, Gabe Davis, Tyler Dean, Laura Deru, Ashley Dickson, Matthew Dicou, Kameron Drage, Alec Edson, Christian 

 

High Honors

 

June 10, 2011

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

June 10, 2011

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

Savanna Brooks, Victoria Calder, Jessica Carter, Whitney Coffman, Jaycee Cook, Karlie Dotson, Alexander Eddington, Courtney Fairbourn, Madalyn Francis, Hanna Giles, Shaylee Hatt, Capris Johnson, Mckayla Jones, Sakoya, Jones, Shayli Kilmer, Samantha Lantz, Peyton Lish, Aspyn Madsen, Cody McDermott, Karen Olson, Elizabeth Peterson, Jacob Ross, Madison Russell, Sarah Stockett, Dietrich Streuber, Daryion Stuart, Crozlyn Toone, Jordan Wilkinson

7th Grade

Kate Blazzard, Shad Boswell, Dallen Calder,  Logan Cameron, Jenna Carter, Savana Carter, Landon Casper, Hannah Clark,  Tyler Crowther, Sarah Elton, Jaiden Farr,  Austin Flitton, Tyler Fowers, Mollie Freestone, Jared Fry, Justin Fry, Kate Madorin, Joshua Malan,  Rylie Mecham,  Bailee Mikesell,  Ryan Millburn,  Kaitlyn Moore,  Ian Mortensen,  Blake Nalder,  Averee Payne,  Tyler Payne, Breanna Poll,  Elizabeth  PreslarTaylor  Ralls,  Jacob Rice, Carson Rupe, Maloree Stapley, Riley Streadbeck, Brooklyn VanBibber, Bethany West

6th Grade

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Shealee Calder, Sadie  Carter, Grayson Charlton, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Parker London, Regan McGreer, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Katie Shaw, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, John Stauder, Gwen Yorgason

 

High Honors

 

8th Grade

June 7, 2011

Spring is always such a great time of year.  In education, spring signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Springtime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  This spring Morgan County School District celebrates a wonderful group of staff members who have reached a pinnacle in their careers and decided to retire.  At this time of celebration and with this group of amazing educators it is certainly appropriate to reflect on what great teaching is and what makes a great teacher.

 

June 7, 2011

The commencement exercises at Morgan High School were an evening of laughs and tears.  The graduating class of 160 students enjoyed the ceremony even as the contemplated their last evening together as a class.

 

June 7, 2011

A story never starts in the beginning and it never ends in the end, as we say.  A story starts in the middle, because to start in the beginning of everything, well that would be quite a long story.  So, we will start in the middle.

 

May 27, 2011

  On May 20th the fourth graders of both Morgan and Mountain Green Elementary schools went to the county fairgrounds. They learned about different animals, plants, soil and water, branding animals, and played a few games. 

 

May 27, 2011

Throughout this past school year many of the staff at Morgan Middle School (MMS) expressed a desire to recognize those students who go above and beyond minimum expectations in relation to their behaviors and interactions with other students and adults. The vast majority of our students are polite and well-behaved in their classes and throughout the halls of MMS; however, some go out of their way to ensure that others are treated with dignity and respect. It is for these students that we have chosen to change our citizenship grading from a three-tier to a four-tier system. 

 

 

May 27, 2011

Ni How, Hola, and Bonjour!  These greetings are becoming a regular part of life for many Utah children, as Morgan County residents found out last Thursday night when Gregg Roberts from the Utah State Office of Education visited Mountain Green Elementary.  Mr. Roberts was asked to present the state’s dual immersion program to a gathering of interested residents.  

 

May 27, 2011

 

Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.  

        3A shot put champion (winning throw of 37’ 08”) Chelsey Stegelmeier will be throwing the shot and the discus for Utah Valley University in Orem. Chelsey finished 2nd at state(120’2.5”) in the discus this season, a mere 3 inches short of the first place finisher. Chelsey also finished in first at the Logan invitational and the Morgan Invitational. Her PR in the shot put is 41’3” for the shot, and 126’ 11” in the discus.

 

Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.  

May 27, 2011

The Morgan High School  class of 2011 will graduate this evening at 7:00 p.m.  Congratulations students!  Below is the graduating class in alphabetical order:

 

The Morgan High School  class of 2011 will graduate this evening at 7:00 p.m.  Congratulations students!  Below is the graduating class in alphabetical order:

May 27, 2011

 

On May 12, 2011 Morgan High School held their annual scholarship awards night in the high school auditorium.  Over 100 students received scholarships to help them further their education beyond high school.  

The Morgan Scholarship Board was able to award over $42,000.00 in local scholarships to 42 well deserving Morgan High School seniors.  These scholarships were funded through generous donations from many local residents, businesses and the Morgan Scholarship Board.

Over 80 students received scholarships directly from institutional sources.  Many colleges and universities in the state were represented as well as several from out of the state of Utah.  In all, the class of 2011 earned over $500,000.00 in scholarships.  

Congratulations to all 2011 MHS scholarship recipients and good luck as you continue in your educational endeavors.

 

May 27, 2011

 

Tryouts for the new 2011-2012 Morgan High School drill team were held April 14, 2011. Through a long and tiring week of clinics and hard work, the new team was selected!! The new drill team for this upcoming year will be; Seniors: Megan Jensen (President), Amanda Walker (Vice President), Kelli Pringle (Secretary), Kylie Sorensen (Drill Mistress), Jayd Jacobson (Asst. Drill Mistress), Breann Jorgensen (Historian), and Taylor Mecham (Advertising). Juniors: Cheridyn Prochnow, Morgan Streadbeck, Karlee Stokes, Mikaela Garner, and Ayana VanCampen. Sophomores: Sarah Nye, Erika Fairbanks, Shaylee Ewing, and Kelsie Canon. Freshman: Alexis Jensen, Nocona Campbell, Daryion Stuart, and Sadie Siebert. These girls are looking forward to a fun and exciting year. They plan to work extra hard starting with their first practice on May 3, to reach their goal of taking Region once again, participate at state, and to travel to Nationals in March. Congratulations to the new team and good luck in the upcoming year!

 

May 27, 2011

 

Rodney Jones always thought that England was not where he belonged.  He was the only black kid in his school.  He was an only child.  And worst his dad had died in a terrifying car wreak two months ago. 

His dad always used to tell him about his grandfather hand how he had been lost in combat in World War II.  He had been fighting Germany.

 

May 23, 2011

When school is dismissed on May 26th, families look forward to a summer of swimming, camping, baseball, and various summer activities.  Many families still include reading as an important and pleasant summer activity.  We as educators know the importance of summer reading and here are some specifics to encourage the enjoyment of reading during your child’s summer vacation.

 

May 23, 2011

On Tuesday May 3rd the FFA held their annual Banquet. The teams that competed in many different events, such as horse judging, farm business, and agriculture mechanics were recognized for their efforts. The Morgan FFA has received sweepstakes 19 years in a row. This award is for the chapter that has a team for each contest and scores well in each event. All of our teams have helped us to win this award.

 

May 23, 2011

On April 29-30, five Morgan FFA members competed in the Utah Envirothon at the Bear River Bird Refuge. The members of the Envirothon team were the following: Nate Buchanan, Isaac Cannon, Danielle Morgan, Megan Stapley, Brittney Visage, and Megan Haslam as their coach.   

 

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 23, 2011

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

Morgan FFA won sweepstakes for the 19th year in a row.  The sweepstakes award was instituted twenty years ago.  For every year since the first year Morgan has won the competition. The sweepstakes award is given to the chapter with the most points earned in career development throughout the year.  

 

Fifty-four members competed on 13 different State FFA judging teams at Utah State University on April 26-27.  

May 23, 2011

 

The eighty-fourth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Building.

We will be honoring 128 graduates for their completion in excellence in the Book of Mormon, New Testament, Old Testament and Doctrine and Covenants as well as scripture mastery.

This special evening is under the direction of President John Porter of the Morgan Utah Stake and President Clark Mower of the Morgan Utah North Stake.

Principal Russell Tibbitts will have the honor of presenting the graduates to both Stake Presidents.  President John Porter will accept the graduates.  Graduates will be awarded their diplomas from their individual bishops.

Representing the graduating class to speak will be Jannae Somerville and Kessa Clemens with the Class of 2011 performing a musical number.  The public is invited.

The Morgan Seminary Faculty consists of Russell Tibbitts, Principal.  The instructors include Lance Andersen, Stephen Dredge, Michael Phelps and Janet L Randall as Secretary.

 

The eighty-fourth Morgan Utah and Morgan Utah North Stake Seminary Graduation exercises will be held Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morgan Utah Stake Building.

May 23, 2011

Congratulations to our MHS Drama program for repeating as Region 11 Champions (back to back) and also 2011 State Champions.  Although no trophies were handed out, most of our students qualified for state with a superior rating.  Special recognition also goes to Jacob Fresques for receiving the National Musical and Theater award; and to Mr. Adam Slee for being voted Drama Director of the Year.

 

May 23, 2011

A long time ago there was a cowboy named Wyatt Earp.  He lived alone in a cave.  Everybody thought he was crazy because he believed in the spirit of the west.  The mayor didn’t like Wyatt because he lived in a cave and was poor.  He didn’t realize what a great cowboy he was.  The mayor decided he can’t go to the party.

 

May 14, 2011

On May 6, the Morgan  Elementary Kindergarten students took a field trip to Diamond D Ranch.  Our FFA members  got to help them  learned about horses, cows, baby animals, crops, roping, barrel racing, Keyhole and Goat Tying. 

 

May 14, 2011

Morgan Empowered provided a program last Thursday at the high school where they presented ideas for activities for kids this summer.  The program began with a story teller who provided entertainment and education.  His style was engaging and entertaining and his messages gave good food for thought.

 

May 14, 2011

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. 

 

May 14, 2011

A surprising number of Morgan School District employees are going to join the ranks of the retired this year.  Ten of our stalwart members have decided it’s time to move on to future endeavors and adventures.

 

May 7, 2011

Danielle Morgan, a 201 1 graduate of Morgan High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Barber Brothers Ford and Ford Motor Company. Morgan’s parents are Jason Morgan and Rhonda Morgan of Morgan, Morgan plans to study at Weber State University.

 

May 7, 2011

Summer months for children need to be a time for relaxation, fun, learning the attributes of work, and of course no school. It can also be a time when reading skills are lost if students do not participate to a small extent in summer reading programs.  

 

May 7, 2011

Jason Clark, the son of Brent and Cindy Clark of Morgan has been selected as the Valedictorian for the College of Agriculture at Utah State University. Jason grew up in Morgan, Utah helping out on their family’s dairy farm.  

 

April 28, 2011

When is beauty not beautiful? When her name is Beauty but her actions are beastly. Referring to the 4-H Theater Club’s performance titled “Beauty IS a Beast” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

 

When is beauty not beautiful? When her name is Beauty but her actions are beastly. Referring to the 4-H Theater Club’s performance titled “Beauty IS a Beast” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

April 28, 2011

Despite the weather, this spring has given us many things to celebrate at MHS.  Sterling Scholars, spring activities, and various other endeavors have involved students, parents, and other community members in worthwhile educational and extracurricular activities.  Our band, choir, and drama students have all competed and represented our school very well. They won several honors in their various competitions and have set the bar for future students and schools throughout our state.  

 

By Morgan High Principal Wade T. Murdock

April 28, 2011

Morgan High has announced their cheerleaders for the 2011-2012 school year. They are listed here: Back row:  Shelby Prochnow, Paige Malan, McKayla Jones, Noelle Dredge, Lexus Toomer, Shayli Kilmer, Bekah Compas, Karlie Dotson

 

April 28, 2011

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

 

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

April 28, 2011

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

 

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

April 28, 2011

Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern Regional Sterling Scholar competition came to a close.  After nearly six months of preparation, 14 schools brought their best students to compete in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, Dance, Music, Social Science, Computer Technology, Business, Trade and Technical, Speech and Drama, and General.  

 

April 26, 2011

Although it is hard to believe, this school year is almost over. We are already starting to budget, hire, and plan for next school year.  As our children transition from grade to grade, new concerns arise about the challenges a new school year may bring.  For parents of students who struggle with aspects of the learning process, those concerns may become more apparent as students transition into new schools or developmental phases.  

 

April 15, 2011

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

Did you know that children spend 78% of their waking hours (including weekends and holidays) outside of school.  The University of Michigan has compiled data from a number of sources which indicate that parental involvement in this time away from the classroom has a significant impact on student performance.  

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

April 15, 2011

The fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary were involved in an “I Love Utah” history fair, Friday, April 1, 2011.  The Utah State Core Curriculum requires that fourth graders study Utah History.  Those subjects studied have been:  Dinosaurs, Mining, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Railroad, Government, and Utah today.  

 

April 15, 2011

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

With less than one week left before region competition, Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars are making final preparations.  Final drafts of portfolios have been submitted, mock interviews conducted, and professional attire planned out.  The six-month countdown is almost up, and these scholars are up for the challenge ahead.  Here are this week’s Sterling Scholar spotlights:

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

April 15, 2011

In the Tuesday night meeting the school board authorized the superintendent to utilize the High School Students to help in the case of a disaster. Superintendent Adams reported that he had met with individuals from the reservoirs in the area as well as emergency personnel from the county who had reported on the state of flooding in the area and he wanted to be prepared to act if flooding occurred again this year.  The district has a stockpile of sand and sandbags to help with flooding.  The students would be provided the opportunity to fill sandbags on school property if the county declared an emergency

 

April 12, 2011

 

y Renn Hoopes

MHS Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

 

All members of the Utah High School Activities Association have taken on the task of educating our entire school communities with the Raise the Bar program.  

 

By Renn Hoopes

April 12, 2011

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

We are now one week closer to the Northeastern region Sterling Scholar competition and the pressure is building.  First drafts of portfolios have been submitted for proofreading, mock interviews scheduled, and plans to shop for business attire made.  

For the fourteen scholars at Morgan High School, the process has been a blur, but perhaps one of the most valuable experiences of their lives thus far.  

Without further ado, it’s time to meet this week’s four Sterling Scholars:

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

April 12, 2011

 

Morgan Middle School High Honors

 

6th Grade

 

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Grayson Charlton, Caleb Dredge, Camrie Duncan, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Brayden Hatt, Megan Jensen, Verl Johansen, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Shelby Rhoades, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, Gwen Yorgason

 

Morgan Middle School High Honors

 

6th Grade

April 12, 2011

 

By Cheryl Ovard

Summit County New Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

 

By Cheryl Ovard

April 12, 2011

The county council rejected the request from the Morgan School District to help fund the new Trojan Centennial Center on Tuesday.  Kelly Wright, former Morgan County Attorney, and President of the Morgan Education Foundation appealed to the council to contribute funds toward the center construction.  Wright conveyed the intent of the school district to open the facility to the public and asked that the county utilize funds from impact fees designated for regional parks.  

 

April 2, 2011

Our school system has a dedicated and devoted group of citizens leading the Morgan Education Foundation.  These men and women give of their time and talents to serve the students of our schools. Trustees include:  Kelly Wright, Scott Deru, David Alexander, Bruce Galbraith, Daren Peterson, Becky Weeks, Diana Olsen, Deanne Johnson, Jerry Peterson, Melanie Moore, Scott Duncan, and Jennie Earl.

 

April 2, 2011

 

Cheryl Ovard

Summit County News Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

 

Cheryl Ovard

Summit County News Editor

April 2, 2011

Devil’s Slide - The Morgan Education Foundation is happy to announce that funds are already beginning to be received for the Trojan Century Center.  Holcim Cement has graciously donated powder for the concrete in both the Center and the new transportation facility.  Plant Manager Keith Krugh indicates this will be a considerable savings to the district.  

 

April 2, 2011

It is time, once again, to recognize some of the excellent young women and men of Morgan County as we spotlight Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars.  The Sterling Scholar program’s purpose is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah.  

 

April 2, 2011

Operation Graduation has committed $12,000 towards the construction of the Trojan Century Center.  The announcement was made by co-chairs Denny and Lucinda Andersen following a meeting with this year’s committee.  

 

March 26, 2011

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

 

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

March 26, 2011

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

Throughout the year you can open the newspaper and read about the athletic accomplishments of Morgan High Students.  Morgan has a reputation around the state of being one of the most competitive schools in the state. Very seldom do I go to a meeting around the state when someone does not comment on Morgan High’s accomplishments on the playing field. Many of our athletic programs can and do compete with schools three to four times our size. The students are amazing and have shown over the years a dedication and work ethic that is unsurpassed by other schools in the state.  What you don’t see as often are the accomplishments of the students, athletes, and clubs in the classroom or in educational competitions. While these competitions don’t usually make headlines in the newspapers they still demonstrate the work ethic and accomplishments of Morgan’s students. 

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

March 26, 2011

 

The 3rd grade students at Mountain Green Elementary showed off their invention skills last week as they displayed and demonstrated their Leprechaun traps that they made.  Each student was required to design and construct a Leprechaun trap based on principles that they had learned in class about simple machines.  The students showed amazing creativity and a few of them were certain that they had caught a Leprechaun, unfortunately they all escaped.  Way to go third graders!

 

March 21, 2011

 

By Melinda Savage

 

“There were approximately 100 visitors to the County Library that day,” replied Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock.  She was reporting on the response to having a  popular guest who had been invited to speak there last week.  The extremely popular LDS author and speaker, Jon Bytheway was enthusiastically received when he spoke to the crowd last Friday.    

 

By Melinda Savage

 

March 21, 2011

 

Dr. Gina Stuart

Morgan Middle School

Now more than ever before it is important for each of us to make our own personal fitness a priority.  Being physically fit and participating in an active lifestyle can help reduce the prevalence of many of the health problems we face today such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Beyond the physical benefits of fitness, there are many mental and social benefits as well; feeling good, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, and spending time with family and friends, are but just a few.

 

Dr. Gina Stuart

Morgan Middle School

March 21, 2011

 

On March 10-12, 2011 the FFA went to state convention in Logan.  This is where all FFA members throughout the state compete.

 

On March 10-12, 2011 the FFA went to state convention in Logan.  This is where all FFA members throughout the state compete. 

March 21, 2011

 

Morgan Elementary School students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading and logging 363,304 total minutes in the month of February, a new school record!  Pictured are Mrs. Sommers’ 4th grade class who won the classroom contest reading a combined 22,103 minutes earning Mrs. Sommers a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

 

March 12, 2011

 

By Tom McFarland – MGES Principal

 

In the next few months teachers throughout the Morgan School District will be participating in statewide academy classes learning about the implementation of the new Utah State Common Core Educational Standards.  

 

By Tom McFarland – MGES Principal

March 12, 2011

The school board reported that the drawings on the new PE facility (above) are approximately fifty percent complete.  The structure will be 150 feet by 293 feet.  The current name for the facility is the Trojan Century Center since this year marks the one hundred year anniversary of the first high school class in Morgan.  

March 12, 2011

 

Morgan City has reached agreement with the DATC to establish the entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  

March 12, 2011

 The school board received a request to start a debate club, but approved a debate team on Tuesday.  The high school saw this as a first step to determine if there was sufficient interest to form a team.  

 

March 12, 2011

Registration for the 2011-2012 school year is about to begin!  Students will receive information soon and we would like to encourage parents to be involved with their student’s class selection.

 

March 12, 2011

In the school district meeting on Tuesday the school board adopted a new maturation curriculum.  A group consisting of school representatives and parents has been studying maturation programs across the state in an effort to build the best program for Morgan.  The results of their study and work were presented in the school board meeting and approved to be implemented.

 

March 12, 2011

The school district took final action on the question of the land sale to the county on Tuesday.  In a unanimous vote the school board decided to retain the land and to fence the entire parcel.  This move will remove from the table any option for the county to use the land for the fair grounds.  The board acted after the county failed to come to a decision on how to proceed on the land after three separate responses from the school board.  

 

March 5, 2011

Morgan FFA members competed in Area Contests on Wednesday, January 26 at the Davis School District Building in Farmington.  

 

Morgan FFA members competed in Area Contests on Wednesday, January 26 at the Davis School District Building in Farmington.  

March 5, 2011

The FFA held Sweetheart week last week.  The contestants who participated in Sweetheart week were the following Christina Andersen, Bailey Woolsey, Shantel Watkins, Danielle Anderson, Braden Bichoff, Nate Buchanan, Jake Cannon, and Chris Webster.  

 

March 5, 2011

FFA is a National Organization; people all around the world are involved in FFA.
In 1947, the National FFA first started Nation FFA week, National FFA week was started to help promote the FFA.

FFA is a National Organization; people all around the world are involved in FFA.
In 1947, the National FFA first started Nation FFA week, National FFA week was started to help promote the FFA.

March 5, 2011

In November 19, 2010 FFA held a Greenhand night for all those students who have earned their Greenhand this year.  

 

In November 19, 2010 FFA held a Greenhand night for all those students who have earned their Greenhand this year.  

March 5, 2011

Currently students live as well as learn in a world that has been profoundly transformed by the immediate availability of immense stores of information in an array of formats.  One form of literacy that is important to the success of Morgan County School District students is Information Literacy. 

Currently students live as well as learn in a world that has been profoundly transformed by the immediate availability of immense stores of information in an array of formats.  One form of literacy that is important to the success of Morgan County School District students is Information Literacy.  

March 5, 2011

 

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.

 

By Morgan Middle School Assistant Principal Terry Allen

March 5, 2011

The Morgan Education Foundation reported in the school board meeting that their leadership had met and discussed fund raising for the new physical education facility the district is about to construct.  The board of the foundation visited the Bear River facility and were impressed with the opportunities it offered to students.  

 

March 5, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC  Ruston Roberts of Morgan Elementary School has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead the Morgan Elementary School faculty in a study of How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.  
Collaborative teams will review the text, the research, and student and classroom data over the course of the year to support implementation of the principles of effective feedback.  The study and implementation will be supported by text, DVD training, and coaching.

WASHINGTON, DC  Ruston Roberts of Morgan Elementary School has received a $2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant from the NEA Foundation to lead the Morgan Elementary School faculty in a study of How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students by Susan Brookhart.  

March 5, 2011

 

6th Grade 4.0

Luke Oldham

Shelby Rhoades

Katie Shaw

McKinlee Skidmore

Tucker Skinner

Jessica Slate

Colin Smith

John Stauder

Jaden Widdison

Gwen Yorgason

 

6th Grade 4.0

Luke Oldham

Shelby Rhoades

March 5, 2011

 

6th Grade Honor Roll

Kirsten Bennett

Kaitlyn Green

Matthew Pace

Dylan Porter

Benjamin Quarez

Derek Richins

Ignacio Sandoval

Joshua Streadbeck

Wyatt Thomas

 

6th Grade Honor Roll

Kirsten Bennett

March 5, 2011

The students of Mountain Green Elementary School were excited to be able to share some doughnuts with their dad’s last week.  As a wrap up to the month long Dr. Seuss celebration, students invited their dad’s, grandpa’s, or mom’s to the school for a doughnut, milk, conversation, and reading. 

The students of Mountain Green Elementary School were excited to be able to share some doughnuts with their dad’s last week.  As a wrap up to the month long Dr. Seuss celebration, students invited their dad’s, grandpa’s, or mom’s to the school for a doughnut, milk, conversation, and reading.   

March 5, 2011

 

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!”

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

March 5, 2011

The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) has agreed to have their funds managed by individuals schools, was the report given in the school board meeting on Tuesday.  The funds from the PTSO will be given to the school the group is organized around.  The school will then set up a specific fund for the use of the PTSO.

 

March 5, 2011

The students at Mountain Green Elementary School recently were entertained with some exceptional storytellers from their own school.  As part of the annual Mountain Green Elementary Storytelling Contest, the students had an opportunity to compete by telling stories at a class level, a grade level, and finally a school level.  A big congratulations to the three students who were chosen as the final school winners.

 

February 27, 2011

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.

 

February 27, 2011

 

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)!

 

Written by

Mike Madeo

February 27, 2011

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. 

 

February 26, 2011

By Superintendent Ken Adams

It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few.  All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!

By Superintendent Ken Adams

It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few.  All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!

February 26, 2011

    The Morgan Middle School gym was filled as they recognized the talents of many of their students at their talent assembly.  There were many great performances.  The performers included:

    The Morgan Middle School gym was filled as they recognized the talents of many of their students at their talent assembly.  There were many great performances.  The performers included:
•Heather Heywood singing The Star Spangled Banner
•Jacob Rice played the violin to the tune Swallowtail-Devil’s Dream

February 26, 2011

Above, Boston Saunders leaps high against the Manti Templers. Below Ashley Garfield makes a left handed layup against North Sanpete in the first round of the playoffs.  
Both the boys and the girls teams are currently in Salt Lake City playing in the 3A tournament.

February 26, 2011

Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education
Non-traditional becomes traditional at Weber State University’s Morgan Center in Morgan, Utah, as numerous students beyond the traditional college age go there for assistance and accommodation in reaching their higher-education goals. The Center’s location on the campus of Morgan High School provides easy, central access for the community. “Although a few high school students  come here to work on their associate degrees,” says Barbara Anderson, enrollment coordinator, “we have some traditional students and many non – traditional.

Tom Borg, Weber State University Continuing Education

February 18, 2011

 

February 18, 2011

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,

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

February 18, 2011

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.

February 18, 2011

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. 

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

December 31, 2010

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

December 31, 2010

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. 

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.  

December 31, 2010

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.

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.

December 31, 2010

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.

December 31, 2010

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.

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.

December 31, 2010

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.

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.  The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral and written questions on geography, was the first round in the annual National Geographic Bee.  

December 31, 2010

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

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

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 31, 2010

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.

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.

December 31, 2010

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.

December 31, 2010

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.

December 14, 2010

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.

December 14, 2010

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.

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.

December 13, 2010

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. 

December 13, 2010

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.

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.

December 13, 2010

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.

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.

December 13, 2010

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.

December 13, 2010

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.

December 10, 2010

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

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

November 12, 2010

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. 

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.  

November 12, 2010

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.

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.  

November 12, 2010

Honor Roll

November 9, 2010

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.

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.

November 8, 2010

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.

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.

November 8, 2010

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. 

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.  

November 8, 2010

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. 

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.  
 Josh is the son of Brian and Debra Mines. Josh likes chocolate Frosty’s from Wendy’s, Iron man (1 and 2), and likes to snowboard.

November 8, 2010

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.

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.  She had 8 kills and 4 digs to add to her already impressive stats. She was also honored for making the All State team before the state final match.

November 7, 2010

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.

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.

October 24, 2010

 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.

 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.

October 24, 2010

 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! 

 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!  

October 24, 2010

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.

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.  

October 24, 2010

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. 

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.  

October 24, 2010

“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.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” Chinese Proverb

October 16, 2010

Becca Rees, Senior, had a great game for Varsity girls soccer.  Becca had a goal and had 2 assists to AJ Bateman for goals at last weeks game against Ben Lomond. 

Becca Rees, Senior, had a great game for Varsity girls soccer.  Becca had a goal and had 2 assists to AJ Bateman for goals at last weeks game against Ben Lomond.  
 Becca is the daughter of Stan and Kendra Rees.  Becca likes to swim and loves to take pictures when she is not playing sports.  

October 16, 2010

Cameron Streadbeck had a killer defensive game against Ben Lomond.  Cameron had 10 tackles and 2 sacks that helped insure the Trojans victory over the Scots.

Cameron Streadbeck had a killer defensive game against Ben Lomond.  Cameron had 10 tackles and 2 sacks that helped insure the Trojans victory over the Scots.
 When Cameron is hunting quarterbacks he likes to hunt girls and go camping. He  eat as much chinese food as he can!

October 16, 2010

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.

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.

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.

October 10, 2010

Emmalee Barajas, is a Senior at Morgan and had a great race at Ben Lomond last Wednesday. She ran the 3 mile course in 20:37 and took 2nd place.

Emmalee Barajas, is a Senior at Morgan and had a great race at Ben Lomond last Wednesday. She ran the 3 mile course in 20:37 and took 2nd place. There were 5 schools at the meet.  
 Emmalee's parents are Juan and Vicky Barajas.  Emmalee was born in Germany and loves to sing, and to hang out with her friends.

October 10, 2010

Garrett Largent, Junior, had an excellent game against our rivals, the Bears.  Garrett had 9 tackles and some key plays.  Even though it was a tough loss, Garrett and the Trojans fought hard.

Garrett Largent, Junior, had an excellent game against our rivals, the Bears.  Garrett had 9 tackles and some key plays.  Even though it was a tough loss, Garrett and the Trojans fought hard.

October 10, 2010

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.

October 2, 2010

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? 

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.