Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar

 

GO GREEN MORTON!!!!!!
Congratulations to Morton Middle School for being the 5th school in Kentucky and the first middle school in Fayette County to become a Model Kentucky Green and Healthy School.  We want to thank the students, staff and the community, who have worked hard to reduce energy in our school, and also for helping Morton and their families to become sustainable.  

SBDM Parent Member Election
Please take a moment to review the bios for the parent nominees for SBDM.  Voting will take place on May 25th during the day surrounding the awards ceremonies

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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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.

Grading Periods - Revised!
The grading period and report card distribution schedule is attached.

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Cheerleading Tryouts
Clinics will be held in the Morton gym the following dates:
4:15-6 on Thursday, May 19
4:15-5:30 on Tuesday, May 24
Clinics from 9-10, tryouts 10:30-1ish on Saturday, June 4
In order to try out you will need an updated KHSAA sports physical, a signed Morton cheer student/ parent contract (to be passed out at clinics), and a teacher recommendation (also to be passed out at clinics).  The physical has to be turned in at clinics in order to participate.
Girls and boys trying out need to wear athletic wear, hair pulled back, no jewelry and cheer/ gym shoes.
Please contact Melissa.holmes@fayette.kyschools.us with questions.

Dance Team Tryouts
If you are wanting to become a member of the Morton Dance Team then come dance with us at our mandatory clinics on April 27 and 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Morton gym! 
Tryouts for the dance team will be on Thursday May 5 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the gym!
Make sure you pick up a tryout packet in the front office and have it filled out plus updated physical before you come to the first clinic! 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the coach Cassie Montgomery by email at cassie.montgomery@fayette.kyschools.us

Track and Field
Congratulations to the 2016 MMS Track and Field Team – click here to see the team members. Join us for the track meets this year. Click here for the complete schedule.

Beta Club News
Beta Club Induction Ceremony for new members will take place on Thursday, May 12th at 6p.m. in the gym.  Please read the attached for Beta Club Inductee Ceremony Information.

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