Morton Middle School
Mission Statement: Exemplary Learning: No Excuses, No Exceptions
The faculty, staff, students and community of Morton Middle School are committed to academic excellence and the cultivation of individual strengths and talents in a safe, supportive environment where individual differences and respect for the rights of others guide school and community behavior.
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Spring 2016 K-PREP results:
Our tradition of academic excellence continues!
Morton Middle School scored 75.2,
a Distinguished School and a School of Distinction.
We are extremely proud of our students, staff and families for these accomplishments! The academic growth evidenced over the last year is amazing, and the commitment our students have to education is making their futures’ brighter!
SBDM Election News
SBDM nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year are now closed. Voting will take place on May 18th with voting open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Click here to view candidate bios.
PTSA held a general PTSA meeting on April 10th in the Library at 5:30 to announce the slate of officers being presented by the Nominating Committee. The slate was presented as follows:
President: Melanie Gabbard
Vice-President: Allie O'Donnell
Treasurer: Bige Towery
Secretary: Kim Thompson.
Nominations were taken from the floor and Penny Christian was offered as an additional candidate for President. Voting will take place at a General PTSA meeting on May 8th at 5:30. Unchallenged positions will be voted upon by a voice vote. Anonymous ballots will be provided for voting on the challenged position. Only current PTSA members are allowed to vote. A proctor will be designated to count votes and announce winners.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of all sales to Morton from April 20th – 23rd in store, when mentioning Bookfair ID# 12123592, or when ordering online between April 20th – 25th, again when using ID# 12123592. Our emphasis is on Summer Reading titles, but any purchase will benefit our school. Please see Morton’s Library Media Center page for 2017 Summer Reading Lists!
*Barnes & Noble will be on site for our 5th grade Open House the evening of April 20th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. with 6th Grade Summer Reading titles!
Morton YSC News
Youth age 14-17 years of age can apply for a job training placement with Lexington businesses, government agencies, and community organizations. Trainees will earn $8.20/hour and work up to 20 hours per week.
Applications can be found online or at your school YSC.
Need something to do over Spring Break? Click HERE!
BETA Club Inductee Ceremony Information
Click here for ceremony information
Morton eighth-graders prepare global menus in Spanish
Dig For Decker!
FCPS News Link: http://www.fcps.net/news/features/2016-17/digfordecker
Morton students can pick up a Reflections entry packet in the front office or Mrs. Blackman’s office 201B.
Edible Book Contest Winners!
Morton 1st Place Winner (1st Place Overall in County Competition)
Morton Middle 2nd Place Project
Morton Middle 3rd Place Project
Parent SBDM Members
Congratulations to the 2016-17 parent SBDM members: Heather Mullins, Allie O'Donnell, Ashley Waechter, and Kim Thompson.
Green Goals - Save Plastic Lids for Morton
Morton is not only continuing with our Green Goals by recycling plastic bottles caps, but now we are actually going to use these bottle caps in an effort to redo our Outdoor Classroom, which is in need of a huge make-over! We plan to rip out the rotted wood benches and replace them with plastic benches made completely out of recyclable bottle caps. These bottle caps can be from water bottles, Gatorade Bottles, Mayonnaise Caps, Peanut-Butter Bottle, you get the picture! Please save them all summer and then turn them into Ms. Trisko, room 212 (7th grade science) when school resumes, or you can e-mail Ms. Trisko at email@example.com and we can arrange for you to take your caps to Morton this summer. Thanks so much for helping us to create a Green environment!
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 2016-17
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.
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