Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar

 


Supply Lists for 2016-17
6th Grade Supply List 6th Grade Welcome Letter
7th Grade Supply List 7th Grade Welcome Letter
8th Grade Supply List 8th Grade Welcome Letter

MORTON SUMMER MATH CAMP RETURNS in 2016!!
Math CAMP is for ALL Morton students!!
Morton will host a Summer Math Camp on July 25 – July 27 from 8:30 am until noon each day!!! We are offering an amazing camp with fun opportunities to broaden mathematical horizons for ALL 2016-2017 Morton students...grades 6, 7 and 8! EVERY student will participate in fun, hands-on activities, using resources like bottle rockets, graphing calculators, iPads and math carnival games while stretching his/her current mathematical skills. (Remember the straw rockets from last year?!) Students will be able to use mathematical practices to model what they learn during the 3 days of camp. Content covered during the various sessions include integers, fractions, solving equations, slope, graphing, probability, area, perimeter, surface area and volume. The cost for registering is $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 Registration Form
Picture Permission Form

MMS Football Practice

MMS Football Practice for the 2016 season will begin this Thursday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and last until 10:00 a.m.  Please bring a new 2016-2017 KHSAA  physical form with you and have your pick-up rides arrive no later than 9:50 a.m.  Water will be provided.  Players in grades 6th-8th grades are welcome!  Please have your player wear shorts, tee-shirt and football cleats (two pairs of socks for conditioning).

Parent SBDM Members
Congratulations to the 2016-17 parent SBDM members:  Heather Mullins, Allie O'Donnell, Ashley Waechter, and Kim Thompson.

Green Goals - Save Plastic Lids for Morton
Morton is not only continuing with our Green Goals by recycling plastic bottles caps, but now we are actually going to use these bottle caps in an effort to redo our Outdoor Classroom, which is in need of a huge make-over!  We plan to rip out the rotted wood benches and replace them with plastic benches made completely out of recyclable bottle caps.  These bottle caps can be from water bottles, Gatorade Bottles, Mayonnaise Caps, Peanut-Butter Bottle, you get the picture!  Please save them all summer and then turn them into Ms. Trisko, room 212 (7th grade science) when school resumes, or you can e-mail Ms. Trisko at carla.trisko@fayette.kyschools.us and we can arrange for you to take your caps to Morton this summer.  Thanks so much for helping us to create a Green environment!

Babysitter Certification Class
Morton FRYSC will offer a Babysitter Certification class on June 22 from 9AM-3PM at Morton Middle School.  Limited Spaces available so please preregister.  Registration forms available in Mrs. Blackman’s office or on the FRYSC webpage.

School Supply Kits - Order Now!!
Order your child's school supplies now and save yourself the hassles of fighting the crowds next fall.  This program will save you time and make back-to-school shopping less of a hassle. SchoolKidz offers brand name products in their kits such as Crayola®, Fiskar’s®, Elmer’s®, Staples®, and more. Best of all, the kits contain items that have been specifically requested by our teachers for each grade.  
We believe you will find the pricing to be very reasonable and comparable to what you would spend when driving around from store to store during the back-to-school rush.
Parent Letter Order Form

Summer Teen Volunteer Program 2016
Join the Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, and Saint Joseph Jessamine
We have numerous volunteer opportunities for you in patient-care and non-patient care placements. Here is a great chance to get some career experience or fulfill community service hour requirements for classes or clubs. Volunteer experience looks great on college or scholarship applications, AND you get the personal satisfaction of helping others.
If you would like to apply for our Saint Joseph Summer Teen Program, or get more information, go online to http://www.kentuckyonehealth.org/lexington-volunteer and follow the links.
You must be 14 years of age by the end of June 2016 to participate. Once you have earned 150 volunteer hours, you will be eligible to apply for a $2000 scholarship.
We look forward to having you be a part of our 2016 program! Questions?  Call 313-1290.

Summer Camp 
The UK Confucius Institute’s two-week Language and Culture Summer Camp is held every summer. It sounds like a lot of fun for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. The schedule and contact information is in the attached flyer. Please contact them directly for further information and to enroll.


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!!!


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
Summer is the perfect time for students to relax and read a good book, and this allows students to continue to make progress with their reading skills.  At Morton, all students are required to read two books from the approved grade level list prior to the start of school.  Click on the link for your specific grade level to see the reading list; students can choose from a variety of genres and reading levels.  On a side note, an exciting aspect of our summer lists this year is that Morton’s own C.C. Payne (author of Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freekdom and the Challenges of Bad Hair (6th grade list), and The Thing About Leftovers (7th grade list) will be visiting Morton in the fall!  You may want to keep this in mind as you’re selecting the books you choose to read.   A Summer Reading Celebration will be held at the start of school for those students who pass Accelerated Reader tests for their chosen books  Mustangs who read… succeed!
6th Grade Summer Reading List
7th Grade Summer Reading List
8th 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 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

July 25th & 26th – Clinic

July 27th – 6th grade only

July 28th – 7th and 8th grade only

July 29th – Final Tryout

If you have any questions you may contact Jessica Wicker or Rubin Jones


Henry Clay Girls 2016 Summer Soccer Clinic

Saturday, July 30, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Kindergarten-8th grade (grade for 2016-17 school year).  The coaches and members of the Henry Clay Girls Soccer team will provide training and instruction on fundamental soccer concepts, foot skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Fun and challenging for all skill levels. Players divided by age.
Information Flyer and Registration

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