Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar

A public meeting to discuss strategies being implemented during 2014-2015 to close our achievement gaps will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 5:30 pm in Morton’s library.  As at all our SBDM meetings and other public meetings, our school community is always welcome to attend and participate.  – Ronda Runyon, Principal

8th Grade Curriculum Night
The Morton 8th grade teachers would like to cordially invite all parents/guardians of Morton 8th grade students to “come to school” on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 6-7 pm!!!  This session will provide you with critical information to help you empower your child to increase their student achievement.  Our 8th grade Curriculum Night is hosted by the 8th grade teams and their team teachers and is 8th grade “detailed.”  You will find out specific helpful, hints about the avenue to success on YOUR child’s 8th grade team!!! 
Our schedule will include TIME together with all of the team teachers, TIME with subject teachers, TIME for homework advice, TIME for successful assessment strategies, and TIME for your questions.  Please come and join us!

5K Run for PTSA
We would like to encourage you to participate in an amazing event that is put on by our 16th District PTA to bring together and raise money for all of our schools. In the first three years, the PTA has raised over $45,000 to go back into our schools. This is the fourth year of the PTA 5K and each year it continues to grow with your support and encouragement of participation throughout your schools. This year there is a new event called the Color Craze 1 mile run prior to the 5K. Come and get color on with your family. The money from your registration will go directly back to our PTSA. Will our school win with the most participation? Early registration deadline is 9/19. You can go to www.pta5k.com to register. 

Magazines Orders
You can also order magazines online at www.gaschoolstore.comFor online orders:  ID # is 2561405 and password is 0763190.

We need your help! In order for the Kroger company to continue donating money to our school, we must register our Kroger Plus cards online. Once our Kroger Plus cards are registered and Morton Middle is selected as the designated charity, nothing else is required. We will no longer need to utilize the Kroger gift card system. It's that simple! 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!!

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.

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.

Morton Bell Schedule
The bell schedule for Morton varies by grade level.  Click here to view the  bell schedule.

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PTSA Reflections Contest
Reflections contest is up and running.  The theme this year is "The World Would be a Better Place if..."  Deadline is October 14th.  Information can also be accessed through the Morton Website (PTSA link). Contact Barbara Priest for more information - barbarajpriest@gmail.com.

Middle School Grading Periods
For information about the grading periods and report card dates for 2014-15, click here.

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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Hairspray
The play Hairspray will be presented on Oct. 31st for the public, and Nov. 3 for the school performances.  There are several cross-curricular ideas in this play (civil rights, individual rights, cliques, urban vs. suburb).  Please join us for the performance!
Congratulations to the Hairspray cast!

2014 Girls' Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts will be held after school on September 29 – October 1 from 4 – 6 PM.  You must have a 2.5 GPA from the last grading period and a KHSAA sports physical.  Turn your KHSAA physical in to Coach Adams or Coach Yates by Friday, September 26.  Tryout information packets may be picked up in the gym.  Sign-up sheets are posted in the cafeteria.
Follow the team on Twitter @MMSGirlsBball to receive updated information about tryout results, season announcements, reminders, etc.

2014 Volleyball
Please contact Coaches Jessica Bevins and Rubin Jones if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the members of the 2014 Volleyball Team!!  Team Roster
Come watch the Lady Mustangs play!!  2014 Volleyball Schedule

2014 Football
Congratulations to the members of the 2014 Football Team!!!  Team Roster
Come watch Mustangs play football!!  2014 Football Schedule

2014-2015 Morton Cheerleading
Please contact Coaches Carla Trisko and Chrstina Herrington if you have any quesitons.

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