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October 14, 2013

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.  

During the Utah Valley University Forum on Engaged Reading, Dr.

September 10, 2013

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program. Librarian Valerie Hancock explained, “The evening’s event will represent both the quarterly family fun night and the summer reading program’s closing activity.” It will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“Dig Into Reading” is the theme for the next family fun night at Morgan County Library, which has also been the theme for 2013 summer reading program.

September 10, 2013

Morgan County Library would like to send a great big thanks to our community for helping our “Dig Into Reading” be such a great success! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Morgan County Library would like to send a great big thanks to our community for helping our “Dig Into Reading” be such a great success! We couldn’t have done it without you.
~ Morgan County Fair Board
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August 3, 2013

Most individuals involved in family history know about the wonderful Family History Library in Salt Lake.  Here, researchers from around the world come to find information about their ancestors.  It has long been one of the best places worldwide to do genealogical research.

Most individuals involved in family history know about the wonderful Family History Library in Salt Lake.  Here, researchers from around the world come to find information about their ancestors.  It has long

June 17, 2013

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

The Morgan County Library has started signups for families and individuals to participate in the Summer Reading Program.  The library encourages everyone to participate from babes in arms to 100-year-olds and even beyond, the library staff laughed as they realized there really are library patrons older than this.  

June 6, 2013

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our current reading teachers in our elementary schools.  

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our cur

June 4, 2013

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our current reading teachers in our elementary schools.  

One of the joys of education is seeing students successfully go from learning their ABCs to the art of reading and understanding.  When the lights come on and a child says, “I can read this myself,” parents and teachers see the accomplishment of their endeavors and the true triumph of a small child.  This achievement was made in part by the importance of our cur

December 18, 2012

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 

Monday evening many gathered at the library for “The Gift of Reading” family fun night. 
Patrons came into the center of the library where chairs had been arranged for attendees to listen to storytellers and view skits.  Each person was given a ballot so they could vote for the act they liked best.

December 18, 2012

Having to read books for an English grade can be a real challenge for some middle school students, but for Dr. Gina Stuart’s Advanced Reading Class, independent reading is second nature and these students love to read.  A well stated quote by class member Savannah Wallace describes her love of reading like this, “Books are amazing things that can give you thousands of new ideas.  I love to get into new books, live in the action, and become best friends with the characters.”  

By Brennon Netz, Tyler Moake, 
Konlin Squires, Kenzie Ellis, 
Jake Tibbitts, Emma Lindley, Abi Lyman, and Sarah Vidrine.  

November 24, 2012

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

Family Fun Night will be Monday, Nov. 26, at the Morgan County Library.  The event has been named, “Gift of Reading,” and will begin at 6 p.m.

October 11, 2012

Can you believe that summer has come to an end and school has begun? As we can see all around our beautiful valley, the leaves have color and fall is here.  With fall upon us the Morgan County Library has lots of wonderful things coming up and some amazing events that have passed.  

Can you believe that summer has come to an end and school has begun? As we can see all around our beautiful valley, the leaves have color and fall is here.  With fall upon us the Morgan County Library has lots of wonderful things coming up and some amazing events that have passed.  

July 6, 2012

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

Even though summer is here for over 2,000 Morgan students, it only takes about two weeks before the kids start to ask, “What can I do today, mom?”  As educators we hope you will take time with your children to continue the process of learning as the summer progresses.   

June 5, 2012

Utah Humanities Council is funding four book discussions at the Morgan County Library this fall.  Modeled on a similar, but year long, book discussions in Brigham City, the Mountain Green Ward book club has applied for and received a grant from UHC to help fund this project. 

Utah Humanities Council is funding four book discussions at the Morgan County Library this fall.  Modeled on a similar, but year long, book discussions in Brigham City, the Mountain Green Ward book club has applied for and received a grant from UHC to help fund this project. 

April 14, 2012

Some of the professional literature on adolescent reading motivation suggests that teenagers are disinterested or non-motivated readers and as they move through the adolescent years their motivation to read diminishes.  On the other hand, some teens are willing to read but get discouraged from reading for various reasons.  With this being said, it is obvious that the middle school years are a critical juncture in adolescents’ lives where their reading actions or inactions can have long-lasting benefits or consequences.  Literacy plays a vital role in a person’s success throughout life, and motivation plays an integral role in the acquisition of literacy skills.  Therefore, motivational factors cannot be overlooked in learning situations, particularly during these critical learning years.  

March 31, 2012

As parents we attend Parent/Teacher Conferences because we are concerned about our children. We want to know how they are doing in school socially, academically, and gain some insight into our children’s lives when they are away from home. Teachers dutifully tell us our child’s academic strengths, weaknesses, and provide some knowledge regarding social growth. At some point during the conference DIBELS scores are mentioned. The purpose of this article is to provide basic information regarding DIBELS so you, as parents/guardians, will have a better understanding of what DIBELS scores mean for your child. It is important to understand how DIBELS works so you will be better equipped to be your child’s advocate. So, what are DIBELS?

October 17, 2011

Can you picture what you read? Could you draw or design it?  It’s an amazing thing, our imagination and reading helps us use it all the time.  What kind of book grabs you and keeps you reading?  We would love to see what books the youth of Morgan County just can’t put down. 

 

October 6, 2011

Can you picture what you read? Could you draw or design it?  It’s an amazing thing, our imagination and reading helps us use it all the time.  What kind of book grabs you and keeps you reading?  We would love to see what books the youth of Morgan County just can’t put down.  For Teen Reading Week we will be having a “Picture” contest to see if you can show us what you really like to read.  We welcome all students from Morgan Middle School and Morgan High.  To enter just draw, paint, or illustrate in any way something that you have read in one of your favorite books.  Please make sure your entry has your name, age and phone number on the back and is no bigger than 11x14 in size. Your item needs to be submitted to the Morgan County Library by October 31st.  We can’t wait to have the teens of Morgan County “Show us what they read!”

 

December 31, 2010

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.

December 14, 2010

Volunteering in Morgan County Schools is a generous yet rewarding commitment to our children.  Each of our four separate campuses has a variety of opportunities that can be tailored to meet almost any time commitment or personal strength.

October 24, 2010

Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3.  Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available.  The library is  excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.

Chess Club will be held at the Morgan County Library every Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m., beginning on Wednesday, November 3.  Anyone interested is asked to register at the library or by calling (801) 829-3481 so that enough game boards will be available.  The library is  excited about offering this new program to their patrons and the community.

October 1, 2010

Nearly 40% of students in the United States have had, or are having, a challenge, in learning to read.  The good news is that many reading problems can be prevented or solved with a good reading teacher in conjunction with parents.  The bad news is that many children have to wait for their turn with reading teachers and parents who just do not have the time to help.  This waiting can be demoralizing to children as they fall further and further behind. So what can be done? 

September 25, 2010

I have often been asked, “What can a busy parent do to make sure their child succeeds in school?”  According to the Parent Institute, four simple things can be done to help parents make sure their child is doing their best in school.

I have often been asked, “What can a busy parent do to make sure their child succeeds in school?”  According to the Parent Institute, four simple things can be done to help parents make sure their child is doing their best in school.

September 13, 2010

It is an honor and a privilege to be back in the Morgan School District.  It is exciting to see familiar faces as well as getting to know the new staff members.  More importantly, I am excited to work with the youth of this community and continue the success of Morgan High School.

It is an honor and a privilege to be back in the Morgan School District.  It is exciting to see familiar faces as well as getting to know the new staff members.  More importantly, I am excited to work with the youth of this community and continue the success of Morgan High School.