In addition to new construction, a new early out schedule and new parking spaces, students at Morgan High will welcome over a dozen new faculty and staff. Students will be greeted by the rising classroom addition that is on schedule to be completed for the beginning of the 2019-2020 year. “Everything is going according to schedule,” Administrative secretary Tammy Bullock reported. “We are looking forward to welcoming the students back.”
During the summer, the district moved the portables from the back-parking lot, increasing the available spaces for students. Students will need to purchase a $10 parking pass from the office to park in the school lot, but there will be more spaces for parking.
Registration for the high school can be completed online, but payment can also be made in the office after online registration is complete. Schedules will be available after payment is made. Students must also get a picture for their student ID card at the high school. For those who missed pictures at registration this week, make up picture day will be September 5.
Students and teachers will be working out new schedules with the advent of district-wide early out Fridays. Middle school and high school students who were accustomed to late-start Wednesdays will be charting new territory with the 12:30 release for students on Friday.
Almost all students will encounter new teachers and staff in their everyday interactions. Due to the retirement of Chris Johnson, registrar, and Patty Romero, attendance secretary, there will be new faces filling positions. Camille Millburn will be the new attendance secretary and Laurel Buchanan the new registrar. Wendy Mikesell will fill Buchanan’s position as librarian in the media center, and Cherryl Willie will take Mikesell’s spot in accounts receivable in the front office.
Kade Morrell will be a new assistant vice principal with newcomer Michael Ard filling Morrell’s biology teaching position. Sterling Mack, a new PE teacher at MMS, will take over Morrell’s responsibilities as the head girls’ basketball coach. Current teacher Dustin Rock will move from the math department and take over Lane Carter’s history teaching position.
Connie Roubinet and Bryan Weir will be joining the math team to fill Rock’s and Becky Yorgason’s positions. Roubinet is new to the district while Weir is transferring from MMS. Kylee Jo Crosby will replace Amanda Chaney as the FFA/Agricultural Science teacher with Kayla Rich taking over for Kaylee Mortensen in art.
Local Jennifer Clark will be replacing Joye Staley in a FACS position, and Karen Edington will fill a new Special Education position. New BYU graduate Rachel Dalrymple will take over Liisa Mecham’s English position, and the drama department will be headed up by AnnaMarie Hunter, who replaces Jana Timpson. Katherine Greenfield will lead the MMS and MHS choirs in Rawson Butts’ stead.
Kylee Rock will join the counseling office as a part-time counselor filling Gary Crittenden’s position, and Jared Barlow will split time at MHS and MMS as a PE teacher. MHS is still looking for a swim coach and baseball coach.