Tuesday Memo & Calendar
The Yearbooks have arrived!!!
Only students who placed their order on time are guaranteed a yearbook. Each grade level will have a day next week when yearbooks will be given out.
There are a limited number of extra yearbooks that are for sale on a first come first serve basis. The waiting list has already started so please bring in your $30 payment along with this completed form.
SUMMER IS COMING!!!!
Need some summer options for your middle schooler? Check out the FRYSC web page for links and information on middle school camps, Jr. Counselor programs and volunteer opportunities.
Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Summer Training
Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice is looking to train a group of 20 4th & 5th graders and 25 middle school youth to become peer mediators. Training is experiential rather than academic. Games are initially used to teach and practice the core skills for conflict resolution. June17th – 21st Monday thru Friday Target Age: 4th and 5th Graders, and Middle School youth Cost: FREE
Location: 560 E. Third Street, Lexington
Contact Kerby Neill or Gail Koehler (859) 293-2265 or (859) 338-2418 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Lunches Available for All Children
Fayette County Food Services is trying something new this summer! ALL children under the age of 18 can go to several elementary and middle school sites for a FREE hot lunch, Monday through Friday beginning June 3 and running through August 2. Lunch will be served at different times (see below). We will have one at our location this year and lunch will be served from 12:00-12:30. This opportunity is FREE for ALL children, even if they are not enrolled in a Fayette County School. Please spread the word!
Cardinal Valley Elementary, Dixie Elementary, Mary Todd Elementary, Northern Elementary, Tates Creek Middle School
Booker T Washington Primary Elementary, Bryan Station Middle School, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, Southern Middle School, Winburn Middle School
William Wells Brown
May 24 8th Grade -- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
MORTON MIDDLE SCHOOL’S NO IDLING CAMPAIGN!
We are asking that parents and guardians picking up their students after school to turn off your cars.
Morton is trying to help the community by improving the air quality by not pumping as much carbon dioxide into the air. Parents and guardians can help by shutting off the car engine while waiting for school dismissal. 6th grade students will be outside in the afternoons asking for people to help with this NO-IDLING CAMPAIGN!
Dress for Success exemplifies our dress code policy. Please keep the guidelines in mind when you are shopping for your school clothes.
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.
Morton Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for Morton varies by grade level. Click here to view the 2012-13 bell schedule.
Plato Summer School
Plato Summer School for credit recovery only is scheduled for May 30 - June 12.
Summer Reading Lists
Get started early on your summer reading!!
6th Grade Summer Reading List 2013
7th Grade Summer Reading List 2013
8th Grade Summer Reading List 2013
MORTON SUMMER MATH CAMP RETURNS in 2013!!!
* Is your student high achieving in math? Math Camp is for them!
* Is your student struggling in math? Math Camp is for them!
* Does your student love math? Math Camp is for them!
* Is your student on grade level in math? Math Camp is for them!
*Does your student dislike math? Math Camp is for them!
MATH CAMP is for ALL Morton students!
Morton will host a Summer Math Camp on July 29 - August 1 from 8:30 am until noon each day!!! We are offering an extraordinary camp with fun opportunities to broaden mathematical horizons for ALL 2013-2014 Morton students...grades 6, 7 and 8! EVERY student will participate in fun, hands-on activities, using resources like tetrahedron kites, graphing calculators, iPads and hands on equations while stretching his/her current mathematical skills. (Remember the mousetrap dragsters 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 (hands-on), probability, area, perimeter, surface area and volume. The EARLYBIRD Special cost is $25 for supplies and snacks. Scholarships are available. The cost for those registering after our Goal Date for Camp Sign-Ups, Friday, May 24, 2013, will be $35. Space is limited so make plans now to attend!!!
Information and Application Form
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.
Click on 'store' and then 'quiz search'. Be careful to check the author to ensure it's a match for the exact book you want to read. Sometimes books have identical titles but are by different authors.
AR quizzes may only be taken at school.
2012-13 Grading Periods
Grading periods and report card dates for 2012-13 are available. Click here.
Morton Football 2013
Interested in participating in football at Morton next fall? Get everything you need to know from the informational letter.
MORTON 2013-2014 CHEER LEADING TRY-OUTS!
Any student entering Morton Middle School in the fall of 2013 may try out for the Morton Cheer Leading Team. If you have any questions, please contact Carla Trisko (email@example.com).
The requirements for try-outs:
** Up to date KHSAA Sports Physical (see below)
** Current Morton students must have a 2.5 G.P.A.
** Wear appropriate attire: shorts, cheer or tennis shoes, socks, hair in a pony tail, no jewelry, no gum, water bottle
** Attend one of the mandatory clinics listed below
** Attend one of the practice days listed below
** Attend one of two try-outs listed below
(can attend all clinics and practices but not required)
CLINICS AND TRY-OUT DATES AND TIMES
Mandatory Clinic: May 4th 9:00-11:00
Mandatory Clinic: June 6th 8:30-10:30
Practice Date: June 11th 8:30-10:00
Practice Date: June 13th 9:00-11:00
Try-out: June 14th 9:00-11:00
Try-out: June 17th 9:00-11:00
Congratulations to the 2013 Girls Track Team and 2013 Boys Track Team members!! Come cheer them on at their track meets. 2013 Track Schedule
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.
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