7th Grade Math Study Jam: December 1st, Monday from 3:45 until 5:30pm in room A037. All 7th graders are encouraged to attend.
Join us on Friday, December 5 for a holiday gift fair and concert, featuring the Khory sisters. The Gift Fair begins at 6:00 and the Concert at 7:00. Proceeds from the event benefit Morton Middle School. Click here for more information.
Debut of Morton In Focus
Morton In Focus makes it's debut this week on FRED TV. This episode features Principal Rabbitt and the department heads explaining Word Generation and Accountable Talk. It is available on the educational channel for Comcast subscribers or online at http://www.fredtv.us.
Morton featured in The National Center on Time & Learning Blended Learning Video
Two Morton students have been recognized for their writing skills in the city-wide Patriot’s Pens contest, sponsored by the VFW Post 486 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Olivia Peixoto, an 8th grade student in Mrs. Stacey Cabral-Levesque’s English Language Arts class, was the middle school winner and received a cash prize. Seventh grade student, Amya Mercado, was the runner up. “The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay.” This year’s topic was Why I Appreciate America's Veterans. Olivia’s essay will now be considered for state recognition. Congratulations!
Pictured above: (left to right) State Representative Carole Fiola; Melissa Panchley, FR School Committee; Commander Michael Dilworth VFW Post 486; Stacey Cabral-Levesque, 8th Grade ELA teacher; Geraldine Camara, Ladies Auxiliary President VFW Post 486; Olivia Rose Peixoto, Patriot's Pen winner; and Sheryl Rabbitt, Principal.
Pictured below: (left to right) Sarina Alves, Grade 7 ELA teacher; Commander Michael Dilworth VFW Post 486; Amya Aleishi Mercado, Patriot's Pen Runner Up; and Geraldine Camara, Ladies Auxiliary President VFW Post 486
Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Winner!
Morton's Grade 6 student, Alexandria Bouchard is this years' winner of FRPS Summer Reading Initiative for grade 6. She completed the Summer Reading assignment as well as the city-wide Scavenger Hunt.
Pictured: Tara O'Brien, ELA Department Chair; Alexandria Bouchard; and Principal Sheryl Rabbitt.
Morton's own Jacob Martins was recently recognized for his efforts to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer in honor of his mom who is battling the disease. Martins was greeted by Congressman Joseph Kennedy and other dignitaries including Senator Markey and Congressman Keating at a campaign event this weekend at Academica Club hosted by Junior Paquette. Martins was applauded as a young leader and role model in the spirit of service to others.
Related Story: In the News: Morton Student Raises Money for Breast Cancer Research
Morton 7th Grade Student, Jacob Martins asked to run and organize a dress down day to raise money for Breast Cancer research. As a school. Jacob and the Morton community raised $527. Great job Jacob!
Do You Have the Skills Needed to Survive in the Wilderness?
The Wilderness Survival class is one of the ELT classes offered at Morton. Students are learning about their environment through observation. For instance, while passing a tree in their neighborhood students will know something about it and be able to identify it. Survival is built on knowing your environment and the resources that can be drawn from it. In this instance of identifying the tree, they've tackled some of the content of the classification of living organism, which is taxonomy.
The most recent skill that is being taught is making knots and rope work. Overhand knots and cow hitch knots are essential for making nets to catch fish. Square lashing and tripod lashing are essential for making solid structures for shelters. Students in Morton's Wilderness Survival class are busy making display boards to show off the variety of knots that they have learned how to make. Along with learning how to make the knots, students are learning how to construct a display for them. Special thanks to The Tree Doctor (Warren , RI) and Ken Coelho for providing our students with the wood products needed for this class.
Coffee An' Join Principal Rabbitt for January's Coffee An' in the Community Room on Tuesday, January 20 at 9:00AM or Thursday, January 22 at 6:00PM. This is a great opportunity to find out about things happening around the school and to ask questions.
Students in the 21st Century After School program are beginning on Morton's Rube Goldberg team. This is a fun and creative activity that is offered on Mondays and Tuesdays. Rube Goldberg teams create complicated machines to do easy tasks. For more information about Rube Goldberg Machines, click here. If your student is interested in attending the 21st Century program, contact Maureen Estes-Flannagan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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