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29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Though the regional Sterling Scholar competition has come and gone, we still have two scholars to recognize for their outstanding achievements in their respective areas.  Hear they are:

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

When is beauty not beautiful? When her name is Beauty but her actions are beastly. Referring to the 4-H Theater Club’s performance titled “Beauty IS a Beast” by D.M. Bocaz-Larson.

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Despite the weather, this spring has given us many things to celebrate at MHS.  Sterling Scholars, spring activities, and various other endeavors have involved students, parents, and other community members in worthwhile educational and extracurricular activities.  Our band, choir, and drama students have all competed and represented our school very well. They won several honors in their various competitions and have set the bar for future students and schools throughout our state.  

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Morgan High has announced their cheerleaders for the 2011-2012 school year. They are listed here: Back row:  Shelby Prochnow, Paige Malan, McKayla Jones, Noelle Dredge, Lexus Toomer, Shayli Kilmer, Bekah Compas, Karlie Dotson

29 Apr 2011 (All day)

Last Tuesday night, the Northeastern Regional Sterling Scholar competition came to a close.  After nearly six months of preparation, 14 schools brought their best students to compete in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, Dance, Music, Social Science, Computer Technology, Business, Trade and Technical, Speech and Drama, and General.  

22 Apr 2011 (All day)

Although it is hard to believe, this school year is almost over. We are already starting to budget, hire, and plan for next school year.  As our children transition from grade to grade, new concerns arise about the challenges a new school year may bring.  For parents of students who struggle with aspects of the learning process, those concerns may become more apparent as students transition into new schools or developmental phases.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

The fourth grade students at Mountain Green Elementary were involved in an “I Love Utah” history fair, Friday, April 1, 2011.  The Utah State Core Curriculum requires that fourth graders study Utah History.  Those subjects studied have been:  Dinosaurs, Mining, Native Americans, Mountain Men, Railroad, Government, and Utah today.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

In the Tuesday night meeting the school board authorized the superintendent to utilize the High School Students to help in the case of a disaster. Superintendent Adams reported that he had met with individuals from the reservoirs in the area as well as emergency personnel from the county who had reported on the state of flooding in the area and he wanted to be prepared to act if flooding occurred again this year.  The district has a stockpile of sand and sandbags to help with flooding.  The students would be provided the opportunity to fill sandbags on school property if the county declared an emergency

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Superintendent Ken Adams

 

Did you know that children spend 78% of their waking hours (including weekends and holidays) outside of school.  The University of Michigan has compiled data from a number of sources which indicate that parental involvement in this time away from the classroom has a significant impact on student performance.  

15 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

With less than one week left before region competition, Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars are making final preparations.  Final drafts of portfolios have been submitted, mock interviews conducted, and professional attire planned out.  The six-month countdown is almost up, and these scholars are up for the challenge ahead.  Here are this week’s Sterling Scholar spotlights:

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan Middle School High Honors

 

6th Grade

 

Megan Bartol, Jacob Bosen, Grayson Charlton, Caleb Dredge, Camrie Duncan, Haylee Gardner, Joshua Harvey, Brayden Hatt, Megan Jensen, Verl Johansen, Brennon Netz, Natalie Nielson, Braxton Nye, Luke Oldham, Shelby Rhoades, McKinlee Skidmore, Tucker Skinner, Jessica Slate, Colin Smith, Gwen Yorgason

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

y Renn Hoopes

MHS Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

 

All members of the Utah High School Activities Association have taken on the task of educating our entire school communities with the Raise the Bar program.  

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Cheryl Ovard

Summit County New Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

The county council rejected the request from the Morgan School District to help fund the new Trojan Centennial Center on Tuesday.  Kelly Wright, former Morgan County Attorney, and President of the Morgan Education Foundation appealed to the council to contribute funds toward the center construction.  Wright conveyed the intent of the school district to open the facility to the public and asked that the county utilize funds from impact fees designated for regional parks.  

8 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

By Chelsea Fairbourn

TMCN Student Writer

 

 

We are now one week closer to the Northeastern region Sterling Scholar competition and the pressure is building.  First drafts of portfolios have been submitted for proofreading, mock interviews scheduled, and plans to shop for business attire made.  

For the fourteen scholars at Morgan High School, the process has been a blur, but perhaps one of the most valuable experiences of their lives thus far.  

Without further ado, it’s time to meet this week’s four Sterling Scholars:

2 Apr 2011 (All day)

It is time, once again, to recognize some of the excellent young women and men of Morgan County as we spotlight Morgan High School’s Sterling Scholars.  The Sterling Scholar program’s purpose is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

 

Cheryl Ovard

Summit County News Editor

 

 Plant Manager Keith Krugh, was honored to present a Certificate of Recognition and gift to each of the Sterling Scholars for 2011, seniors who have excelled in many categories available in their high school on behalf of Holcim, (US), Inc.  Holcim is a cement plant located in Devil’s Slide. 

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Operation Graduation has committed $12,000 towards the construction of the Trojan Century Center.  The announcement was made by co-chairs Denny and Lucinda Andersen following a meeting with this year’s committee.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Devil’s Slide - The Morgan Education Foundation is happy to announce that funds are already beginning to be received for the Trojan Century Center.  Holcim Cement has graciously donated powder for the concrete in both the Center and the new transportation facility.  Plant Manager Keith Krugh indicates this will be a considerable savings to the district.  

1 Apr 2011 (All day)

Our school system has a dedicated and devoted group of citizens leading the Morgan Education Foundation.  These men and women give of their time and talents to serve the students of our schools. Trustees include:  Kelly Wright, Scott Deru, David Alexander, Bruce Galbraith, Daren Peterson, Becky Weeks, Diana Olsen, Deanne Johnson, Jerry Peterson, Melanie Moore, Scott Duncan, and Jennie Earl.

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

The 3rd grade students at Mountain Green Elementary showed off their invention skills last week as they displayed and demonstrated their Leprechaun traps that they made.  Each student was required to design and construct a Leprechaun trap based on principles that they had learned in class about simple machines.  The students showed amazing creativity and a few of them were certain that they had caught a Leprechaun, unfortunately they all escaped.  Way to go third graders!

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Robert Kilmer, Career and Technology Education Director

Throughout the year you can open the newspaper and read about the athletic accomplishments of Morgan High Students.  Morgan has a reputation around the state of being one of the most competitive schools in the state. Very seldom do I go to a meeting around the state when someone does not comment on Morgan High’s accomplishments on the playing field. Many of our athletic programs can and do compete with schools three to four times our size. The students are amazing and have shown over the years a dedication and work ethic that is unsurpassed by other schools in the state.  What you don’t see as often are the accomplishments of the students, athletes, and clubs in the classroom or in educational competitions. While these competitions don’t usually make headlines in the newspapers they still demonstrate the work ethic and accomplishments of Morgan’s students. 

25 Mar 2011 (All day)

As many high school seniors are looking forward to their graduation this May some previous graduates are looking back, way back. 

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

We all can recall the feeling we felt when we sit alone in lunch or if you walk by yourself to class. It is a hard to feeling to endure, believe me when I say that you are never alone. 

23 Mar 2011 (All day)

The 2nd grade students from Mountain Green Elementary enjoyed a great field trip to the Clark Planetarium at The Gateway in Salt Lake City.  They were able to explore the many displays in the museum as well as participate in a live show in the dome theater.  They were able to experience a speedy sunrise and sunset, and learn how Earth’s rotation causes the motions of the sun, moon, and stars.  They viewed the spherical Earth, Moon, and Sun and heard a few stories about several constellations.  After the field trip the students walked down to the fountains at The Gateway.  There they ate lunch and enjoyed watching the fountains move to the olympic-themed music.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

By Melinda Savage

 

“There were approximately 100 visitors to the County Library that day,” replied Morgan County Librarian, Valerie Hancock.  She was reporting on the response to having a  popular guest who had been invited to speak there last week.  The extremely popular LDS author and speaker, Jon Bytheway was enthusiastically received when he spoke to the crowd last Friday.    

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

On March 10-12, 2011 the FFA went to state convention in Logan.  This is where all FFA members throughout the state compete.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan Elementary School students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading and logging 363,304 total minutes in the month of February, a new school record!  Pictured are Mrs. Sommers’ 4th grade class who won the classroom contest reading a combined 22,103 minutes earning Mrs. Sommers a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.

18 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Dr. Gina Stuart

Morgan Middle School

Now more than ever before it is important for each of us to make our own personal fitness a priority.  Being physically fit and participating in an active lifestyle can help reduce the prevalence of many of the health problems we face today such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Beyond the physical benefits of fitness, there are many mental and social benefits as well; feeling good, increasing energy levels, reducing stress, and spending time with family and friends, are but just a few.

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

The school board reported that the drawings on the new PE facility (above) are approximately fifty percent complete.  The structure will be 150 feet by 293 feet.  The current name for the facility is the Trojan Century Center since this year marks the one hundred year anniversary of the first high school class in Morgan.  

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

 

Morgan City has reached agreement with the DATC to establish the entrepreneurial center in Morgan.  

11 Mar 2011 (All day)

 The school board received a request to start a debate club, but approved a debate team on Tuesday.  The high school saw this as a first step to determine if there was sufficient interest to form a team.  

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

By Superintendent Ken Adams

It is difficult to keep abreast of the many major events transpiring in our world today. The continuing recession, governmental upheaval in the Middle East, the escalation of commodity prices, and catastrophic weather occurrences are just a few.  All of this and more is enough to make your head spin!

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.