Our Town Hall Meeting has been rescheduled to Nov. 2nd in anticipation of the upcoming FCPS Board meeting decision on the possible return to school. In the meantime, here is an update with what we have been doing in preparation of a possible hybrid return to school. Please take some time to review the YouTube video at the link below.
Morton Middle Schools Targeted Services Reopening Plan
As the district and schools continue providing instruction utilizing the NTI-2DL model, it may be necessary for schools to bring small groups of students into the building for short orientation periods or to provide targeted services. This document should be used to capture and communicate the districts’ targeted services model.
PTSA Reflections Program
National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.... Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
Yearbook Club Application
The Yearbook Club can use your talent and ideas this year!
The club is open to students who are interested in yearbook design, layout, writing and photography.
Because interest in this club is high and the work is demanding, we have a set of requirements for members.
Apply by Oct. 31, 2020 and help us create our 2020-21 book of memories.
Applications will be emailed home soon, or you may email Mrs. Miller and request one.
Charleston Wrap Fundraising
THANK YOU for supporting Morton Middle School!
Thanks to all of our amazing Charleston Wrap sellers, who to date have sold over $10,800 in just a few weeks’ time! Although the prizes earned for selling discontinued September 14, you can still earn money for Morton while offering friends and families a wide range of premium products at a wide range of prices. The online sale continues through December 7 to allow for holiday shopping as well.
Remember our fundraiser is still online sales only, and we are asking you to help us sell 2 ways---order yourself and contact out of town friends or family as well. Perfect gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, housewarmings, and many more occasions. Online shopping is as easy as going to www.charlestonwrapstore.com and entering Morton’s Organization ID # 19515. Once you’re logged in, you can access some great tools at your Check-In Spot to help you spread the word about the sale.
All sales are online so please do not send orders to school. No door to door sales please. Each order placed ships directly to the purchaser. For more information, contact Mr. Williams at 859-381-3533 ext. 41402
Prepare for NTI/2DL
All secondary schools are moving to Canvas for their digital Learning Management System (LMS). This will limit students having to learn multiple systems. Canvas is very well-organized and allows for more creativity and engagement in lessons. It also interfaces with Infinite Campus, connects to district provided programs, provides due dates for assignments, and allows for easy communication between parent/teacher and teacher/student.
FCPS has answered many questions about our fall 2020 learning opportunities in the Reenvisioning, Reimagining and Renewing Booklet.
Morton Leadership is committed to providing a daily schedule for delivery of instruction and expectations for teaching and learning. Upon approval of SBDM, we will share more specifics regarding the daily instructional schedule with our families.
A monthly newsletter will be distributed by the principal. Please be sure that your email addresses are accurate so that you do not miss out on vital information.
The district's Technology Department is staffing a help desk for families who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook. Please call the Student Tech Support line, 381-4410, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. weekdays.