Morton Middle School

 

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Tuesday Memo & Calendar

Getting Ready for Next Year - Supply Lists 2014-15  
6th Grade Welcome Letter
6th Grade Supply List
7th Grade Welcome Letter
7th Grade Supply List
8th Grade Welcome Letter & Supply List

Free Summer Meals for Kids
Free meals are provided for kids during the summer at a variety of locations.  Click here get information about where kids can get breakfast or lunch during the summer months.

Free Physicals until the End of July 2014
Click here for more information about free physicals for school entry, sports, or camp.

MORTON SUMMER MATH CAMP RETURNS in 2014
MATH CAMP is for ALL Morton students!

Morton will host a Summer Math Camp on July 28 – July 31 from 8:30 am until noon each day!!! We are offering an extraordinary camp with fun opportunities to broaden mathematical horizons for ALL 2014-2015 Morton students...grades 6, 7 and 8!  EVERY student will participate in fun, hands-on activities, using resources like stratoblaster rockets, graphing calculators, iPads and hands on equations while stretching his/her current mathematical skills. (Remember the tetrahedron kites from last year?!)  Students will be able to use mathematical practices to model what they learn during the 4 days of camp.  Content covered during the various sessions include integers, fractions, solving equations (hands-on), probability, area, perimeter, surface area and volume. 
The cost is $40 for supplies and snacks. Scholarships are available.  The brochure/registration form and the photo permissions form are attached.  Please complete and return both forms with the registration.  Space is limited so make plans now to attend!!!
Information and Application Form Picture Permission Form

Summer Is Here
It may seem impossible but summer will be here before we know it.  If you would like to know about summer programs available specifically for middle school students please check out the FRYSC webpage through MMS home page for links to camps or contact Mrs. Blackman at the FRYSC (859)381-3539, jill.blackman@fayette.kyschools.us Many camps offer scholarships but early registration is required!

Transylvania Summer Camps
Click here for information about Transylvania University Summer Camps Academic & Computer camps held in June & July.

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

Summer Reading Lists
Reading is a key foundational skill that supports all other subject areas.  In order for students not to digress with their reading during the summer months, Morton ELA teachers require students to read two books from the approved attached reading list.  Upon returning to school, students will be asked to take Accelerated Reader tests over the books and will be given credit for it in language arts class.  Mustangs who read succeed!
6th Grade Summer Reading List
7th Grade Summer Reading List
8th Grade Summer Reading List

Note about summer reading from the Lexington Public Library … Morton students who participate in Lexington Public Library’s summer reading program can earn double credit with the public library if the book they are reading is on a required reading list.  For example, if you read a required reading book for 15 minutes, you get to check off two 15 minute boxes for a total of 30 minutes toward your 15 hour reading goal.  If you complete 15 hours of reading for the public library, you will earn a paperback book of your choice, a prize bag with coupons to area businesses and attractions and an entry form for a drawing of $25 gift cards to area stores.

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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2014-2015 Volleyball
Students wishing to tryout for the 2014-2015 school year Morton Girls Volleyball Team will need to have a current KHSAA athletic physical (first 4 pages – signed by a physician) and a 2.5 grade point average.
Dates
Clinics:  July 21st and 22nd
Tryouts: 
6TH and 7th grade:  July 23rd
8th grade:  July 24th
Final Cut:  July 25th
All clinics and tryouts will be from 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Please contact Coaches Jessica Bevins and Rubin Jones if you have any questions.

2014-2015 Morton Cheerleading Try-outs
All clinics and try-outs will be held in Morton’s gym on the following dates:
Clinics:
*August 4th=9:00-11:00 a.m.
*August 6th=9:00-11:00 a.m.
*August 14th=7:30-8:45 a.m.
*August 15th=7:30-8:45 a.m.
Try-outs:
Saturday, August 16th=9:00-1:00 p.m. (bring a small snack on this day)
What to bring, what not to bring and what to wear:
* Each person attending a clinic or trying-out will need to have a KHSAA sports physical.  These can be found on the Morton homepage.  No one will be permitted to participate without an up to date sports physical.
* A water bottle.
* Soffee or gym shorts.
* Tennis or cheer shoes.
* T-shirt.
* Long hair pulled back in a pony-tail.
* No gum.
* No jewelry.
If you have any questions please contact:  Carla Trisko at carla.trisko@fayette.kyschools.us

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