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30 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

30 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

30 Sep 2011 (All day)

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. 

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

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. 

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.”  

23 Sep 2011 (All day)

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23 Sep 2011 (All day)

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. 

16 Sep 2011 - 01:00

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.  

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

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!

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

Homecoming Pictures

16 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.

9 Sep 2011 (All day)

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:

3 Sep 2011 - 13:40

Friday, September 2, 2011 (07:00 PM)
Non-league game at Wasatch

Morgan Trojans 41, Wasatch Wasps 10

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Morgan Trojans 14 6 14 7 41
Wasatch Wasps 0 7 3 0 10
2 Sep 2011 (All day)

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.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

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.  

2 Sep 2011 (All day)

 

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.

1 Sep 2011 - 08:00

Friday, August 26, 2011 (06:35 PM)
Non-league game at South Summitt

Morgan Trojans 37, South Summitt Wildcats 31

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
Morgan Trojans 7 7 7 10 6 37
South Summitt Wildcats 6 12 13 0 0 31
26 Aug 2011 (All day)
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!
26 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

26 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.  

19 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.”

19 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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:

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.  

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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?

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

12 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

5 Aug 2011 (All day)
#MUTLIPLE#

 

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. 

5 Aug 2011 (All day)

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.

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

 

22 Jul 2011 (All day)

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.

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

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.  

15 Jul 2011 (All day)

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.

24 Jun 2011 (All day)

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.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

“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.

17 Jun 2011 (All day)

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.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

 

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

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

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.

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

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 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

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 

10 Jun 2011 (All day)

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.