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

Magazines & More
Attention parents and students:  Please remember that our annual school fundraiser/magazine sale is underway.  Turn in orders to AL teachers on Thursday, September, 4 and Thursday September 11.  Each sale earns you a bear and each bear earns you more chances at winning prizes and snacks.  The more money you help raise for Morton, the more prizes you can win.  5 sales gets a free admission to the school dance October 17 and 8 sales wins 20 seconds in the Money Machine.  Donations of $10, with check made to Morton Middle School counts as one sale.  Our goal is for each student to participate so get out there and sell, sell, sell!  Reminder: no door to door sales and only sell to those people that you know.  Questions?  Contact Mr. Williams.
You can also order magazines online at www.gaschoolstore.comFor online orders:  ID # is 2561405 and password is 0763190.

Attention 8th Grade Parents
Info Night for Specialized HS Academic Programs: Sept. 15
FCPS will host a districtwide Information Night to spotlight the gifted and talented programs, magnet schools and specialized academic programs.
Families can pick up brochures on all the options and then attend three breakout sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 15 at Henry Clay High School.
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.

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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Free Book Downloads This Summer
SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobooks each week this summer via the Overdrive app. Each week there is a YA title paired with a classic title. One of our summer reading titles, Anne of Green Gables, will be among the offerings. Go to this site to check out what's currently available:  http://www.audiobooksync.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.

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