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11 Mar 2011 (All day)

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.

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

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.  

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

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.

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

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.  

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

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. 

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

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.

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

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. 

4 Mar 2011 - 06:00

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.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

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.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

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.

25 Feb 2011 - 06:00

    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:

11 Feb 2011 (All day)

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.  

11 Feb 2011 (All day)

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.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

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.

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

In November 19, 2010 FFA held a Greenhand night for all those students who have earned their Greenhand this year.  

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

Morgan FFA members competed in Area Contests on Wednesday, January 26 at the Davis School District Building in Farmington.  

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

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.  

4 Feb 2011 (All day)

 

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.

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade Honor Roll

Kirsten Bennett

Kaitlyn Green

Matthew Pace

Dylan Porter

Benjamin Quarez

Derek Richins

Ignacio Sandoval

Joshua Streadbeck

Wyatt Thomas

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

6th Grade 4.0

Luke Oldham

Shelby Rhoades

Katie Shaw

McKinlee Skidmore

Tucker Skinner

Jessica Slate

Colin Smith

John Stauder

Jaden Widdison

Gwen Yorgason

28 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

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!”

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

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.

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

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. 

21 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

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)!

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

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,

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

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.

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

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. 

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

 

14 Jan 2011 (All day)

“I am just a kid from Porterville…This is where my heart is and  where I want to serve is Morgan County,“ said Ken Adams, Morgan County School Superintendent.  Adams was born in Porterville, one of eight children in his family.  His father worked at the cement plant for forty-five years.  He also raised cattle, sheep, and mink.

7 Jan 2011 - 06:00

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? 

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

31 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Morgan Middle School Student Council with some of the food they collected for needy families in Morgan County.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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. 

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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

24 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Samuel Abplanalp, Cassandra Andersen, Natasha Andersen, Kaylee Andreason, Emmalee Barajas, Alisa Barnes, Rashel Blazzard, Katelyn Braithwaite, Sawyer Brooks

17 Dec 2010 - 06:00

Meghan Abbott, Joshua Abplanalp, Molly Adams, Cameron Andersen, Bridger Anderson, Olivia Anderson, Holland Archambault, Camren Arnold, Sarah Ashby, Shelby Ashby, Rhett Ballantyne, Talisha Bambrough

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

10 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.

3 Dec 2010 - 06:00

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.