Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar 

 

Back to School Supply Rallies 2015
The YMCA is sponsoring Back to School Rallies throughout Lexington.  Find a location close to you.  2015 Back to School Location Information     

2015-16 Supply Lists and Welcome Letters
6th Grade Welcome Lettter  
6th Grade Supply List  
7th Grade Welcome Letter   
7th Grade Supply List   
8th Grade Welcome Letter   
8th Grade Supply List  

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 

Kroger Card Support for Morton
Please take a moment to grab your Kroger Plus card number and click on https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards​ 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 2015-16
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 

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 Cheer Fall Try-outs
Clinics:  August 13th and 14th in the Morton gym from 7:30-8:40 a.m.
Try-Outs:  August 15th in the Morton gym from 9-11 a.m.
Please wear the appropriate cheer attire.
Any Morton student trying out must have a KHSAA sports physical.  (See below.)
Please contact Melissa Brohas at melissa.brohas@fayette.kyschools.us or Carla Trisko at carla.trisko@fayette.kyschools.us if you should have any further questions.

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 and consent form on file before they will be allowed to try out.  These forms were revised as of April, 2015.  This is the direct link to the newest forms.  Forms are also linked below.
Sports Physical Physician Form *New*  
MS Athletic Participation/Physical & Consent Form