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Letter to the Editor – Student Behavior


The following letter is an important communication from Morgan High School.  Please know the Morgan School District does not tolerate racism or hate speech in any form towards anyone. It is important for all of us to do what we can both at school and at home to eliminate demeaning attitudes and actions.  We are committed to continued education and training to erase prejudice in all forms.

Thanks for all you do!

Doug Jacobs

Morgan High School Community,

The purpose of this letter to offer our sincere apology for the behavior a few of our students displayed last night (Jan. 10) during the boy’s basketball game against Summit Academy. Many of you have voiced concern and are aware that last night throughout the JV and Varsity games a few our students chose to address players from the opposing team with racial slurs and other derogatory and vulgar language. This behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We want to assure you, school administration has taken action and applied the consequences we feel are necessary to deter this type of behavior and hope the students involved, along with all of our students, will be better representatives of our school and community in the future.

Good sportsmanship is a priority at Morgan High School and is expected from our coaches, athletes, students, parents, and spectators. We take time each year to encourage our student body officers, cheerleaders, crowd leaders, and all students to display good sportsmanship when attending or participating in events. Each game a school administrator addresses the student section warning them to avoid unsportsmanlike behavior, such as negative cheers, racial slurs, derogatory comments, vulgar language, and other unsportsmanlike behavior. We are always looking for ways to improve sportsmanship and for the past two years several of our student leaders have attended region sportsmanship summits to discuss with students from other schools in our region ways to improve sportsmanship. Last year we became an official Especially for Athletes school and have a student-athlete leadership council who discuss ways our athletes can use their “Sportlight” for good. We also participate in the UHSAA’s efforts to improve sportsmanship through their Raise the Bar program. In the future, we will continue to search for and implement new ways to improve sportsmanship and prevent poor sportsmanship.

We want to say thank you to the Morgan High School community for your continued support of our curricular and extracurricular activities. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Mr. Mikesell (tmikesell@morgansd.org<mailto:tmikesell@morgansd.org>) or Mr. Wilson (cwilson@morgansd.org<mailto:cwilson@morgansd.org>), we would be happy to talk with you and help in any way that we can.


Crae Wilson, Principal

Tyrel Mikesell, Assistant Prinicpal/Athletic Director

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