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From The Principal

Spring Break a Week Away!

It just hit me this week that we have one more full week of school and then we have Spring Break! Each year seems to move by faster than the last year. As we complete our March is Reading Month, we will move into April, which will bring MSTEP testing for our students in 5th Grade. In May our students in grades 3, 4 & 6 will participate in MSTEP testing as well. Look for a letter to come home with more information about the MSTEP as we approach the testing dates. The 5th Grade letter was sent home electronically today in a separate email.

 

This week Dr. Eyeball visited Morgan Elementary and hosted eye dissections with all of our Morgan 5th Grades. Thank you to all of the parents, including Mr. D's parents, who volunteered to help with the dissections. While some of the kids seemed a bit squeamish at first, they quickly became interested in the process, locating all the different parts of the eye. There are some pictures of the eyeball dissections below.

 

Our new robots were also busy running around Morgan this week. Each robot is named after a former United State President as is controlled through coding apps on an iPad. The kids had several challenges to complete with their robot and even played a card game, collecting cards when they could program the robot to land on a certain space. Our robots and iPads were brought to us by the generous donations received during our fall Color Run! Robot pictures are also below.

 

Next week, Morgan will host an all-school assembly in the afternoon with several guest readers to celebrate the last week of March is Reading Month. We are excited to welcome Dr. Johns, UCS Superintendent, Mr. DiLorenzo, a local author, and John Rutledge with Heather VanTorre to read and sing with us during the assembly. An order form for Mr. DiLorenzo's book is below if your child would like their own copy of the book.

 

We will also be revealing our new PBIS video, created with help from our Student Council members. This video will review the Morgan expectations for six key areas called "Live the 8 Keys":

 

  1. Bus
  2. Hallway
  3. Bathroom
  4. Lunchroom
  5. Playground
  6. Assemblies

 

This new video does not show any faces of kids or adults and will be used for the next several years as our PBIS review and training. Thank you to Mr. D. for creating the video.

 

Sunday is the annual Morgan Daddy/Daughter Dance. To all of our students attending, have a fun evening!

 

 

Have a great week!

 

Mrs. Lasky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.

Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.

 

 

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.  

Student achievement in the district outpace all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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