Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar 

 

 AWARDS DAY Programs
7th grade:  Thursday, May 28…9:30 am
6th grade:  Thursday, May 28…1:00  pm
8th grade:  Friday, May 29…10:30 am

Summer Feeding Sites 2015       
FCPS, God’s Pantry & Employment Solutions are sponsoring many summer feeding sites (flyer attached)  Please share this with others.  Flyers are being printed and will go out to several schools.
ANY child 18 y/o and younger may eat at ANY site.  Doesn’t matter even if the child is out of district, state, or even the country.

Morton Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy is an empowerment tool that helps students develop their unique potential as leaders. By participating in classes that teach Respect, RightLife and Responsibility and the LifeCode ELGLBHAV, students learn habits that help them become pro-active in self-development. Our aim is to build change-agents: people positioned to make the world a better place!
EPIC SPEEDS Contest
Open to all MMS students, EPIC SPEEDS is a contest calling out your creative capacity to represent our student-inspired theme statement.  Click here for video contest instructions.
ELGLBHAV Stand Strong
ELGLBHAV stands for “Express Love,” “Give Life,” “Bring Hope,” and “Add Value.” Get creative and express yourself through art, music, drama or writing! The idea is to help us all be inspired to be leaders in ELGLBHAV!  Video link

MORTON SUMMER MATH CAMP RETURNS in 2015!!!
MATH CAMP is for ALL Morton students!
Morton will host a Summer Math Camp on July 27 – July 30 from 8:30 am until noon each day!!! We are offering an extraordinary camp with fun opportunities to broaden mathematical horizons for ALL 2015-2016 Morton students...grades 6, 7 and 8! EVERY student will participate in fun, hands-on activities, using resources like straw rockets, graphing calculators, iPads and hands on equations while stretching his/her current mathematical skills. (Remember the stratoblaster rockets from last year?!) Students will be able to use mathematical practices to model what they learn during the 4 days of camp. Content covered during the various sessions include integers, fractions, solving equations, slope, graphing, probability, area, perimeter, surface area and volume. The EARLYBIRD Special cost is $40 for supplies and snacks. Scholarships are available. The cost for those registering after our Goal Date for Camp Sign-Ups, Friday, May 29, 2015, will be $50. The brochure/registration form and the photo permissions form are attached.  Please complete and return both forms with the registration.  Space is limited so make plans now to attend!!!
Information and Application Form  
Photo Consent Form 

Middle School Parent 411:Cyberparents- May 21st 6:30PM @ Morton Middle School
Tyson S. Carroll - Detective for Lexington Division of Police Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes against Children would like the opportunity to discuss good practices for protecting children in regards to social media, trends seen in crimes involving children and cyberbullying and its effects.  Speaker will BEGIN AT 6:30PM, Morton general PTSA meeting following presentation.
Contact Mrs. Blackman @ Morton Youth Service Center for additional information jill.blackman@fayette.kyschools.us (859)381-3539

Summer Activities for Middle School Students
Looking for affordable summer activities for your middle schooler?  Check out the FRYSC webpage for opportunities in and around Lexington.
Check back frequently since activities are added periodically. 
2015 I DO Summer Activities

Kroger Card Support for Morton
Please take a moment to grab your Kroger Plus card number and click on www.krogercommunityrewards.com​ to get started. If you need help, please click on this document for directions. Thank you for helping us earn much needed funding for our school!!!

Morton Apparel Available
You can order a big variety of personalized Morton apparel from MyLocker.  Check out the great variety of clothing and hats that are available!!

Dress Code 2014-15
Dress for Success exemplifies our dress code policy. Please keep the guidelines in mind when you are shopping for your school clothes.

Free Volunteer Background Check
Get involved!!!  Get a free background check and volunteer in your child's school.  We need you.  Click here for access to the free background check.

Attendance
Be sure to call the attendance office @ 381-3535 every day if your child is absent. Also please send a note within 3 days of their return to school.

Notice About Your Change In Address
Please contact Ms. Hufnagel or call her at 859-381-3540 if you have changed your address or phone number.  If you have a change of address you must bring in a new proof of residence.

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Summer Reading Lists
Morton ELA teachers request that all Morton students read two books over the summer from the required reading list.  Please click on the link for your grade level in order to choose your two summer reading books.  Upon returning to school, you will be required to pass an Accelerated Reading test for both books.  Happy Reading!
2015-16 6th Grade Summer Reading List 
2015-16 7th Grade Summer Reading List 
2015-16 8th Grade Summer Reading List 
High School Summer Reading List
2015-16 LHS 9th Grade Summer Reading List

Middle School Grading Periods - Revised
Parents  -  Due to recent Snow Days, FCPS has revised the Grading Period dates for Quarters 3 and 4.  This means the dates that your child should bring home their report card/progress report have changed.  Please click here for revised dates.

AR Quiz Information:
Use this link to search the company’s database for available quizzes. If they have a quiz for the title in which you’re interested, then you’ll have access to that quiz at school. This is the link for AR's databases. Double check author and title to make sure you have an exact match.
AR quizzes may only be taken at school.

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Morton Girls Volleyball Tryout Information:
Girls wishing to tryout for volleyball should have a 2.5 grade point average for the 4th nine-week grading period.  Students should also have a completed and up to date KHSAA physical (4 required pages).  No student will be allowed to participate or tryout without the proper physical.  There will be a two-day clinic to go over and learn some of the required skills for playing volleyball.  Attendance at the clinic is not required but helpful for tryouts.  Clinic and Tryouts will be held in the Morton gym on the date below from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  If you have any questions you may contact Coaches Jessica Bevins, jessica.bevins@fayette.kyschool.us and Rubin Jones, rubin.jones@fayette.kyschools.us   
July 27th & 28th – Clinic
July 29th – 6th grade Tryouts
July 30th – 7th & 8th grade Tryouts
July 31st – Final Tryouts for those asked to return

Morton 2015-2016 Cheerleading Try-outs!
All events are held in Morton's Gym.  No one can try-out without a KHSAA Sports Physical. This can be found on Morton's Homepage.
Clinics:
Saturday May 9th from 9:00-Noon
Saturday May 30th from 9:00-11:00
Try-Outs:
May 30th from Noon-2:00
Please be sure to bring a lunch on the 30th if you are not leaving between clinics and try-outs.
What to bring:  KHSAA Sports Physical, Hair in a high pony tail, Shorts, Tee Shirt, Cheer or Tennis Shoes, Water Bottle, NO JEWELRY OR GUM!
Any questions?  Contact Carla Trisko at carla.trisko@fayette.kyschools.us

Track Team 2015
Cpngratulations to the Morton Track Team!  Well done!!  Track Team Roster
Come to watch the Morton Track Team Meets!!  Track Meet Schedule (Revised)

Student Clubs and Activities
Students are encouraged to become involved in Morton's extra-curricular activities. (Click on link to see listing.) Contact the sponsor of each activity by clicking on the Staff link at the top of Morton's homepage to get the teacher's email address or by calling the sponsor.

Sports Physicals
All students wishing to try out for a sport, cheerleading or dance team must have a completed sports physical physician form on file before they will be allowed to try out.
Sports Physical Physician Form