Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar

Attention Parents of Eighth Grade Students:
High school schedule cards are due soon:
* Henry Clay, Dunbar, Tates Creek, and Bryan Station on Monday, January 26
* Lafayette on Thursday, January 29.

“Embrace” Community the M.L.K Way
Morton Youth Service Center will Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King by donating non-perishable food items (canned goods, dry pasta, cereal, etc.) to the pantry at Embrace United Methodist Church in North Lexington. Items are used for The Gathering: one of Lexington’s largest community meals for the homeless.
Donate Items: At Morton YSC Tuesday, Jan. 20th—Friday, Jan. 23rd

High School Open House and Orientation for 8th Grade Students
Henry Clay Orientation
for parents of incoming freshmen will be held Thursday, January 22 at 6:30
Lafayette Open House for 8th graders and parents will be held Tuesday, January 27.    See schedule that follows.
5:30:  Visit tables to gather information about clubs, athletics, music programs, and a variety of academic opportunities such as AP courses, elective courses, SCAPA, Pre-engineering, etc.
6:30:  Presentation by Lafayette Principals and Question/Answer time with counselors

Last Chance- Order Your Yearbook NOW
last chance to guarantee a copy of the yearbook and last chance to personalize the cover.  Order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com by Januarary 30th. Yearbooks cost $35 dollars.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!
FEBRUARY 24, 2015 AT LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL—Auditorium - 6:30pm (Dinner at 6).   “Beyond the Birds and the Bees” - Dr. Betsy Neale, PhD.
The workshop assists parents develop open and ongoing communication with their kids (of all ages) about issues of sexuality.  In today's media, teenagers are exposed to more and more graphic and explicit content than ever before, which can impact their social and emotional development. Now more than ever it is important to make sure parents let children know their values, and assist them in their own value development surrounding this important topic. Parents will learn about parent/child communication, child and adolescent development, and ways to help children and teens avoid risky behaviors.
HOSTED  by FCPS Youth Service Centers
Contact Mrs. Blackman at the MMS youth service center for additional information.  Jill.blackman@fayette.kyschools.us        (859)381-3539

Support for teens, at their fingertips
Crisis Text Line serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information they need via the medium they already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works:
1. A teen texts into CTL anywhere, anytime.
2. A live, trained specialist receives the text and responds quickly.
3. The specialist helps the teen stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message using CTL’s platform.
CTL partners with existing organizations that are experienced, highly trained, and well-equipped to respond to teens in crisis: experienced crisis centers, youth-serving organizations, and experts in the youth and mental health fields.

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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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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MORTON BOYS BASKETBALL 2014-2015
Congratulations to the boys on the 2015 Boys' Basketball Team.  (Roster)
Please come watch the boys play!!  Game 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