Morton Middle School
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 29, 2015!!! Your “school day” is a great length – only 6:00 to 7:00 pm! This session will provide you with critical information to help you empower your child to increase their student achievement. You will find out specific helpful, hints about the avenue to success on YOUR child’s 8th grade team!!! Please come and join us!
PTA Reflections Contest
Reflections is an art program sponsored by the PTA. Students who would like to submit an entry in one of the categories of dance choreography, film production, visual arts, literature, music composition, or photography may pick up an entry form in the front office. The theme this year is “Let Your Imagination Fly!” and each entry should reflect this them. Entries should be submitted to the front office no later than October 23, 2015. Please visit www.kypta.org/programs for more information about the PTA Reflections art program.
MORTON CAN DRIVE!
Our Student Council is sponsoring the annual can drive in partnership with God’s Pantry. Morton will be collecting cans from September 8th through October 22nd. Blue bins will be located throughout the school to place your donations. God’s pantry is asking for canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned soups, and peanut butter. No glass please! Students, make sure to bring your cans to your AL teacher first, before placing them in the bins as there will be contests for the AL who collects the most cans, as well as individual students who bring in the most cans. To donate online just go to: http://give.godspantry.org/kcfh and select MORTON from the drop down menu. This is a great opportunity to support those in need! See Mrs. W. Dixon or Mr. Kitchen if you have questions.
School Fundraiser Information
You can still order online at www.gaschoolstore.com/online.
If you order yearbooks before November 20th and you can also add icons to your cover for free with the purchase of personalization. Yearbook Order Form
High School Applications for Specialized Academic Programs
Applications for high school G/T programs – Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay, Math Science & Technology at Dunbar, and SCAPA Bluegrass, and Specialized Academic programs – International Baccalaureate at Tates Creek, Pre-Engineering program at Lafayette, STEAM Academy, and Academy of Information Technology at Bryan Station – will be available online at www.fcps.net until 11:59pm on October 7. If you wish your child to apply to one or more of these programs, you must fill out the online application before the October 7 deadline – even if you live in that high school’s district. Applications will not be accepted after that date. If you have questions, please contact the high schools directly. Morton does not have access to the forms or the information.
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.
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.
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.
SPEECH TEAM AUDITIONS October 7
Like to Act? Like Poetry? Like talking? Up on Current Events? Good storyteller?Come audition for the Award –Winning MMS Speech Team!! Wednesday October 7th after school until 5:00. Room 213 (Ms. Kearns’ room)
Prepare a short (one minute) piece – story, poem, monologue, speech – anything to show your talents!!!
For more information see Ms. Kearns in room 213 or email Katelyn.email@example.com
Tryouts will be held on September 28 – 30 at Morton from 4 – 6 PM. Students must have acceptable grades (7th – 8th grade students must have had a 2.5 GPA from the 4th nine weeks last semester), good conduct, and a KHSAA sports physical. Turn your KHSAA physical in to Coach Adams by Friday, September 25. Informational packets will be available in the gym starting in September, but you may also access it here along with the 2015 game schedule.
Please contact Coach Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Coach Yates (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
2015 Girls Basketball Contract 2015 Girls Basketball Schedule
Come and watch the girls play!! 2015 Volleyball 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 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