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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.