Share |

Articles in "schoolarticles"

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

As the Morgan County School District takes time to investigate the pros and cons of the four-day school week, they may be able to learn from other Utah schools have tried it.

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

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!  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

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.  

11 Oct 2013 (All day)

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.

4 Oct 2013 (All day)

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. 

4 Oct 2013 (All day)

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!

4 Oct 2013 (All day)

The elimination of some bus routes earlier this school year has translated to more traffic congestion, say some bus drivers.

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

Lizzy Stauder is a senior on the MHS Girls Soccer team. She has played soccer for MHS for four years. Her position is center midfielder.

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

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.  

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

Administrators of school districts that have switched to a four-day school week say preparation is the key to a smooth transition.

27 Sep 2013 (All day)

Young Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4UR School program to Morgan High School at 344 E. Young Street on Friday, Sept. 27 in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for education in Morgan.

20 Sep 2013 (All day)

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:

13 Sep 2013 (All day)

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.  

13 Sep 2013 (All day)

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.

6 Sep 2013 (All day)

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. 

6 Sep 2013 (All day)

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.  

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Alayna Gunn of Morgan has earned a $2,000 academic scholarship from Alliance for Affordable Services. Gunn plans to attend Brigham Young University this fall. This year Alliance awarded $186,000 in scholarships to 138 students across the United States. Since 1996, the Alliance Scholarship Program has supported approximately 1,600 students with more than $2.3 million in scholarships.

30 Aug 2013 (All day)

Help raise money for Morgan schools by coming together with your friends and neighbors in a colorful event at the first “Color Us Bright” Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

23 Aug 2013 (All day)

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

23 Aug 2013 (All day)

After many months of deliberation, the Morgan County School Board approved a new fee schedule governing the use of district buildings.

23 Aug 2013 (All day)

At their latest meeting, the Morgan County School Board adopted a new budget for the 2013-14 school year and did not vote to increase the board local levy.

23 Aug 2013 (All day)

Grappling with a budgetary shortfall of over $300,000, and upcoming health care reform implementation, the Morgan School District has been making cuts that have affected many area bus routes.  The changes affect students, parents, bus drivers and administrators.

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

OnTimeBus today announces the release of its bus tracking web application for free to all Morgan County School District families with bus riding students. The OnTimeBus service aids parents and students by showing bus stop locations and bus positions on a live map. 

16 Aug 2013 (All day)

When Mountain Green Elementary students walk through the school doors to start their 2013-2014 school year, they will be greeted by a new principal ready to get to know each one of them personally.

9 Aug 2013 (All day)

As school bells are days away from ringing, children are gathering supplies from lists the schools have sent out.  While they are not mandatory, the items are purchased by able parents to ensure a successful year for their student.  Teachers have been readying classrooms for pupils throughout the district and thanks to generous citizens, a dozen classrooms will be well stocked without the burden falling on the teachers.

9 Aug 2013 (All day)

It is great to be a part of the Morgan School District.  It is a real treat to live in such a beautiful area surrounded by spectacular scenery and good people.  Everyone has been very welcoming, and I thank you for your kindness.  I look forward to being a part of your successful academic and extra-curricular traditions and having some fun along the way.  

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to showcase their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards. 

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Kenneth L. White, Utah State University vice president of Extension and dean of the college of agriculture and applied sciences announced the appointment of Brian J. Higginbotham as associate vice president of Extension, effective July 15. Higginbotham will replace Charles Gay, who retired June 30 after serving in the position for 11 years.

5 Jul 2013 (All day)

Three days after stepping into the role of Prime Minister, Winston Churchill addressed the House of Commons.  It was May, 1940, and the world was amid one of the greatest conflicts of all time.  As England faced the foe, Churchill focused on gathering his various opposing party leaders to form a War Cabinet in order to meet that opposition with united front.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

I am preparing this week’s edition of the Campus Connection on Monday, June 24.  I am doing so intentionally before date of the voted levy. As the dust settles and the results of the vote are made known, the district will move forward based on the voice of the people; exactly what the board intended when they initiated the balloting process.  The board and district have every intention of developing a budget and plan that best meets the needs of the students with the resources available.

28 Jun 2013 (All day)

Anyone who has taken the ACT test knows what a grueling process it is.  

26 Jun 2013 (All day)

Morgan voters went to the polls yesterday and voted down the proposed vote local levy by a wide margin. 2,485 votes were cast, a 45% voter turnout. 885 (36%) were cast in favor and 1,600 (64%) voted against. The vote was fairly consistent across all precincts. The breakdown by precinct is as follows:
Precinct                     Voters                 For                          Against
Mountain Green         421            141 (33.5%)            280 (66.5%)
Peterson                      587             213 (36.3%)           374 (63.7%)
Canyon Creek            278              73 (26.3%)            205 (73.7%)
City                               516             198 (38.4%)           318 (61.6%)
North Morgan          437             189 (43.25%)          248 (56.75%)
CC State Senate      188                59 (31.4%)             129 (68.6%)
Croydon                      57                 11 (19.3%)             46 (80.7%)

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board reviewed and unanimously accepted the final fiscal year 2013 budget Tuesday.  Business Manager D’Lynn Poll said the school district collected more redemption taxes than usual this year and tax collection rates are up.  Redemption taxes are property taxes that land owners have failed to pay in years past.  

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

At Morgan Elementary School, one of the smallest classes of fifth graders completed their school year in May.  The kindergarten class that has registered for the upcoming 2013-14 year is about 20 students larger than the fifth graders that recently completed the school year, said Principal Tim Wolff. The 116 registered kindergarteners represent a typical class size, Wolff said.  The 2012-13 kindergarten class was large with 128.   

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

Although the change was debated, Morgan High School administrators agree that switching venues for annual graduation services was a good decision.

14 Jun 2013 (All day)

During the course of the public debate on the necessity of a Voted Local Levy in the Morgan School District, we often times  forget the larger picture of the financial struggles faced by the state and most districts.  State Superintendent of Schools Martell Menlove stated in a community meeting in Morgan County last month that Morgan School District is not alone in facing financial challenges when it comes to balancing their budgets this year.  A quick review of the state’s newspapers and television stations and you will see many headlines, news stories and editorials dealing with school finance.  One example can be found on the editorial page of the Sunday, June 2, issue of the Ogden Standard Examiner.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

It was standing room only in the Morgan City offices for a town hall meeting with six resident panelists prepared to offer options to the voted local levy.

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

The Agriculture Science Department has been busy this spring!  If you have driven past Morgan Elementary School you may have noticed some new benches and ground cover in the far corner of the elementary playground. 

7 Jun 2013 (All day)

Summer is always such a great time of year.  In education, summer signals a time for celebration.  At this time of year we celebrate the end of another successful school year, the excitement for a change of pace, and the collective pride as a group of young adults graduate and start adventures of their own.  Summertime in education is also frequently a time to say professional goodbyes to colleagues who are leaving our schools.  

31 May 2013 (All day)

“If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.” 

31 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan School Board recognized three distinguished residents during the annual Morgan High School graduation ceremonies held at the Dee Events Center on May 24.  

31 May 2013 (All day)
#MUTLIPLE#

John Rock began teaching in 1980 when Ronald Reagan went into office and the moon dance was popular.  Over the next 33 years, taught at least one class to nearly every MHS graduate. 

24 May 2013 (All day)

Morgan High School held its annual Scholarship Awards Night on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  Parents, families, teachers and community members all gathered to honor the nearly 100 members of the Class of 2013 who received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams of gaining a post high school education.  

24 May 2013 (All day)

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, both elementary schools will realize the full implementation of “skill classes.”  An idea planned many years ago, this change has become necessary now as the district faces ongoing funding deficits.  With this change, the Morgan County School District is projected to save $76,800 over the next two years.

24 May 2013 (All day)

During the month of April the eighth graders had two different opportunities to explore career options and participate in hands-on activities to see what careers could meet their interests.

24 May 2013 (All day)

A huge reason we have so many individual success stories in our special education program at Morgan Middle School is because of the success of our peer tutor program.   These students play a vital role in the success of some of their fellow students.

24 May 2013 (All day)

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.  Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

24 May 2013 (All day)

The Morgan County School Board voted to approve fee changes for preschoolers, sixth graders, DATC students, and some high school students.

24 May 2013 (All day)

Join the Morgan High School Class of 2013 in celebrating their graduation.  The accomplished seniors will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas today at 12:30 p.m. in the Dee Events Center at Weber State 
University.