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15 Aug 2014 (All day)

Every so often you encounter a person with a truly generous and giving heart.  If you know Susanne Skeen, then you know such a person. She has been blessing the lives of others in Morgan County for many years—In her family, her neighborhood, her work, her church, and in 4-H.   

15 Aug 2014 (All day)

It is a privilege to honor Pat Porter Peterson as a distinguished employee of the month in the Morgan School District.  She began her employment with the district in 1968 as possibly the first recognized teacher’s aide.  During the past 47 years, Pat has been an administrative assistant, secretary, recess aide, teaching aide, study hall monitor, PE helper and lunchroom supervisor.

15 Aug 2014 (All day)

As a result of increased public pressure, the Morgan County School Board is contemplating the creation of a standards committee to keep an eye on state core standards and curriculum while allowing as much local input as possible.

15 Aug 2014 (All day)

You own a home in Morgan County valued at $276,000, the average assessed value in the county.  Last year, you paid $1,184 in taxes according to the 0.007805 certified tax rate set by the Utah State Tax Commission. 

15 Aug 2014 (All day)

After 45 years of teaching, much-loved instructor Cherril Grose decided it was time to put down the chalk for the second time.

8 Aug 2014 (All day)

Dedicated youth still seeking donations for new marquee

1 Aug 2014 (All day)

For 45 years, Linda Morrison reported for work at the same school in the same classroom.  Sometimes her days began at 5 a.m. in the driving snow when she coached the Morgan High School Academic Decathlon team.  

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

At the board of trustees meeting held July 16, the Morgan Education Foundation approved more than $14,000 in classroom grants and $1,800 in school grants to benefit Morgan County School District students and teachers. 

18 Jul 2014 (All day)

You’ve probably heard a lot about the Common Core.  I have too – both good and bad.  

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

The tax rate set by the state for each school district was decreased this year compared to last year, but the Morgan County School Board will not be able to pass on the savings.  To fund $348,000 in capital projects such as technology, a new bus and mechanical controls, they will need to increase the tax rate higher than that set by the Utah State Tax Commission, yet not higher than the total rate paid by county taxpayers last year.  Since the district plans to set a rate different from that set by the state, they plan to hold a truth in taxation meeting.  The school board voted unanimously to hold that meeting in August.

4 Jul 2014 (All day)

 In an effort to get parents and community members more involved in the education of students, the Morgan Board of Education has created special purpose committees.  The board members have been reporting the progress of the committees in board meetings for the past several months.

27 Jun 2014 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board will meet Monday, June 30, to discuss a possible tax increase.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

In the 2013-2014 school year, the Morgan County School Board collected $6,400 in fees for use of the Trojan Century Center.  In the same time, the district paid $17,067 in utilities for the building, $6,300 for supervision of the building, $4,416 for custodians to clean the building, and another $2,300 for supplies and repairs, said District Business Manager D’Lynn Poll.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Morgan County School Board President Bruce Galbraith presented findings from the Utah School Boards Association regarding what makes a good school board member.

20 Jun 2014 (All day)

Over the course of its 30-year career, the Morgan High School marquee has deteriorated drastically.  Students and staff have nursed the sign along using tape, white out and other remedies to keep it going, but they are finding these methods inadequate to keep this archaic sign up to date.

13 Jun 2014 (All day)

 
Three local have lined for a spot on the June 24 primary election ballot for a chance at the Morgan County School Board District 2 seat.  Roland Haslam, Ted Taylor and incumbent Bruce A. Galbraith hope to fill the four-year position.
Both Taylor and Galbraith agree that the growth facing the school district is of utmost concern. Haslam was contacted for input in this article, but didn’t respond.

6 Jun 2014 (All day)

After teaching music at Morgan Middle School for 27 years, Dr. Gordon Johnson retired from the school district.  In that time, Johnson estimates he has taught about 15,000 students.

23 May 2014 (All day)

While the Morgan County School Board reviews the student activities policy, some board members are considering increasing the grade point average for students involved in sports and other school activities.

23 May 2014 (All day)

State school trust land funds are set to be used in various ways through the Morgan County School District.  The school board unanimously voted to approve each school’s plan.

23 May 2014 (All day)

Jeffery Manning of Morgan was awarded a Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions during Creighton University’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2014, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. University President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., presided. Lannon, a 1973 graduate of the university, is the first alum to serve as president of Creighton. About 1,600 degrees were conferred during Creighton University’s spring commencement.

23 May 2014 (All day)

The Morgan FFA chapter held its end of year banquet on May 8 at Morgan High School to recognize members and supporters of FFA. 

16 May 2014 (All day)

Seven hundred and twenty-three children, from kindergarten to fifth grade, proved that kids can do big things, especially when working together.  The students of Morgan Elementary School came together with a common goal of earning money for the American Cancer Society through a fun day called Relay Recess.  The school raised over $2,030.  This is a huge accomplishment.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Ruth Hill taught English and Literature in the Morgan School District from 1953 to 1965.  She started influencing the future of Morgan students in the seventh grade and continued her desire to improve grammar and love for literature until graduation.  Her passion for literature was contagious.  She had zero tolerance for wasting time and challenged students to develop a love for literary masters.  

9 May 2014 (All day)

Every other year, the Morgan High School band gets to embark on a journey outside of their normal school routine.  This year, their adventure took them to Washington D.C.

9 May 2014 (All day)

Through a generous grant from Holcim, Morgan Elementary was able to realize a goal they have had for several years.  Principal Wolff, along with the community council, staff, and others have had a vision to host a STEM night for some time and with the money from Holcim, they were able to welcome students and their families to an evening of fun learning on May 2.  

2 May 2014 (All day)

Dietrich Streuber, a student at Morgan High, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.

2 May 2014 (All day)

Gaylene Adams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is the daughter of a mother who was primarily a homemaker and a father who was a transportation supervisor at Hill Air Force Base as well as a farmer.  Gaylene is number three in a family of four children.  She spent her childhood living in Morgan County, first in Peterson and then on a farm in Porterville.  Throughout her childhood, Gaylene’s parents inspired an appreciation of hard work that continues to be evident in her work ethic to this day.  

2 May 2014 (All day)

The annual Utah State FFA CDE contests were held April 22 and 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah.  Our local Morgan FFA chapter sent out four teams to compete in the following areas: Livestock Evaluation, Vet Science, Poultry Evaluation, and Meat Evaluation.  

2 May 2014 (All day)

The students of Morgan Elementary School recently competed in the annual Inspirations contest.  Pupils from kindergarten through fifth grade were eligible to participate in the art competition.  

2 May 2014 (All day)

As many as 700 students, siblings, parents and grandparents spent the evening of April 25 at Morgan Elementary School celebrating student artwork and enjoying the art of experienced artists. 

25 Apr 2014 (All day)

 

Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year.  
25 Apr 2014 (All day)

Morgan Elementary School first, second and third grade students enjoyed an in-house fieldtrip from GoPlanetarium on Friday, April 18. Each class went into an inflatable dome that was 22 feet in diameter to view the presentation. 

25 Apr 2014 (All day)

Seth Snyder, a senior at Morgan High School, won first place in the Utah high school welding competition on March 28.  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

High school is a time notorious for drama and big emotions, but students from around the state took it to a whole new level as they competed in the state drama competition at Stansbury High School in Tooele on April 12.  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Morgan Elementary will hold its first annual Art Festival, “Journey of Imagination, Dream, Believe, Inspire,” on April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school.  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Chase Nielsen, son of Jeff and Jen Nielsen, is the speech/theater arts/forensics Sterling Scholar of Morgan High School.  He has been involved at the high school as a member of the debate and Academic Olympiad teams, and National Honor Society.  He has also served as the debate president his senior year.  He has enjoyed taking debate classes and participating in tournaments.  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Braden is the son of Todd and Allison Larson.

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Elizabeth Stauder is the daughter of John and Tracy Stauder. 

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Katelyn is the daughter of Russ and Beth Braithwaite.

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Laura is the daughter of Scott and Teresa Deru. She is currently the student body vice president and a past junior class officer.  Laura is active in the National Honor Society, FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and many other clubs.  She maintains a 4.0 GPA and is also a Certified Nursing Assistant.

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Shaylee Ewing is the youngest of five born to Dirk and Ronda Ewing.  She has danced since the age of three and has had the opportunity of learning many different styles of dance (clogging, ballet, point, jazz and hip hop).  She loves them all!  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

Tyson Lindley is the son of Trevor and Tiffanie Lindley.  He is the oldest of four children, whom he is a good example for.  In his free time he enjoys playing baseball (which is more of an obsession than a hobby), swimming, competing in Future Business Leader of America competitions and travelling.  

18 Apr 2014 (All day)

When a new superintendent took over the Morgan School District July 1, 2013, he had a community to calm after a failed voted leeway, a new principal to hire and bus routes to figure out.  And the weekly “Superintendent’s Corner” column that had run for decades in the newspaper ended.

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Bryan Smith is the son of Jeffery and Glenna Smith. Early on, even before his freshman year, Smith knew he wanted to be a Sterling Scholar. To fulfill this dream, he studied hard, kept his options open and made sure to communicate effectively with family, friends and teachers. Keeping his priorities straight was another big key to getting him to where he is now.

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Candace Gunn, the daughter of Brian and Alisa Gunn, is the Instrumental Music Sterling Scholar for Morgan High School. She started playing the piano at about the age of 6 and began playing the oboe in band in seventh grade. As a freshman, she learned how to play the flute so that she could play in the pep band. In parades, she plays the tenor drums in the Morgan High School Drum Line. 

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Christian Elton is the Morgan High General Sterling Scholar. He is the son of Richard and Candice Elton. Christian loves learning, reading, sports, and girls. Christian plays football, soccer and tennis. He loves anything that has to do with learning.

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Collin Gibb, son of Nathan and Suzanne Gibb, is this year’s Sterling Scholar for vocal performance. His interest in music has stemmed from living in a family where music is valued and has an ever-present influence. He began playing the piano at the age of 6. His mom taught him, but after three years of lessons, he began teaching himself. At the age of 8 he received a guitar for Christmas. Since then, he has been playing and teaching others the basics of the instrument. His guitar playing is accompanied with composition of his own songs, which he performs for friends and family at local acoustic shows. 

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Andrea is the daughter of John and Camille Millburn.  Growing up in a family of four brothers, she has grown to love sports and the outdoors. Her family is very important to her.  She loves spending time with them and is so thankful for all the support and love they give to her.  

11 Apr 2014 (All day)

Ellissa Clark, daughter of Bruce and Jennifer Clark, and is Morgan High School’s Skilled and Technical Sciences Education Sterling Scholar.