Morton Middle School

 

Grade 8 Graduation is June 20 from 6:00 - 8:00PM at Durfee High School

Join Us for International Gallery Night and Extravaganza

Wednesday, April 16! Families are invited from 6:00-8:00.  Food, crafts, displays and artwork!  Come and join the fun!

 


Celebrating Earth Day

Morton Middle School provided a strong showing on April 10, 2014 at New England's ONLY Earth Day Parade held in New Bedford, MA. Approximately 100 art and science students worked on this project. Artist-in-residency, James Kay, Art Teachers, Christine Mandeville and Jennifer Mattie and their students created this mufti-faceted exhibit that in addition to the life-size papier mache' Mustang, included intricate face masks and placards carrying messages about environmental concerns and issues. Three sixth grade Science Teachers; Ms. Darcy Cohen, Robert Grey and Stephen Prario each worked with one of their classes and James Kay to create their eco-message placards too. Prior to the science classes beginning their 
placards, all sixth grade classes attended a presentation about Fall River's incredible natural resource, the Copicut Woods. Armed with a better appreciation of the importance of preserving our environment, the selected sixth grade science classes under took the task of creating their message using recycled newspaper, wheat past and welded wire to create 
their placards. 

Thanks to the support of Morton Middle School's partners; The Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at UMass-Dartmouth and the Trustees of the Reservation, approximately 30 Morton representatives participated in the parade and the Eco-fair at the Whaling Museum, carrying and wearing the fantastic eco-art. 
 

Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 from 3:45 to 5:45.  Report cards were mailed out Friday, April 11.


Morton Students Pledge 60 Hours of Service!

On April 2, Morton students learned from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth students the importance of Community Service. As part of the Morton 60 SouthCoast Serves initiative, UMass students shared their personal stories of service. All Morton students were encouraged to take the challenge to serve 60 hours of community service and make a positive impact in the community.  Service learning is a key component of Morton’s extended learning day. Service learning takes the lesson out of the classroom and brings it into the community and empowers the student to become an agent of change on an issue that really matters to them.

 Read more...

 


The Beauty and Bounty of the Bioreserve!

On Friday, March 28, 2014 Linton Harrington, Education Coordinator for the Trustees of the Reservation, unveiled the beauty and the bounty of natural resources that lie within Fall River’s  city limits to all Morton Middle School’s sixth graders. This was presented to coordinate with the current content focus in the science curriculum as well as prepare the students for Earth Day and their May field trip. Read More....


Parent Survey Letter


Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown is asking all parents to complete a short survey either online or by printing out and submitting one of the forms below:

Parent Engagement & Satisfaction - (Online) English
PDF Hard Copy


Parent Engagement & Satisfaction - (Online) Spanish
PDF Hard Copy


For the Love of Tennis!  Special Thanks to USTA New England!

Our new ELT classes are well underway at Morton.  One of our new offerings, For the Love of Tennis, received some equipment through a grant from the USTA New England.  This course will be focusing on the game and culture of tennis, looking at the game though the lens of social change.  Part of the course is focusing on learning some of the skills and the rules of the game. With the snow still on the ground, the students have made use of some the indoor new foam equipment in the open hallway areas of the school.  
 

 

21st Century After School Program Students Receive Honorable Mention in White House Film Festival

 

 

Students in Morton's After School 21st Century program  created and submitted a video to the 1st annual White House film festival.  Last week they received the following notification: On behalf of the White House, we want to thank you so much for your submission to the 2014 White House Student Film Festival. This is the first-ever film festival at the White House and we were delighted to have received more than 2,000 entries that demonstrated so much talent, hard work and enthusiasm for technology and learning. Read More....


 

ELT and 21st Century Showcase a Success!

On Thursday, January 9, 2014 Morton Middle School celebrated the new year in a big way by welcoming more than 150 parents and students to the first ever Extended Learning Time (ELT) and 21st Century showcase.  Teachers, community partners and students exhibited samples of student work done over the past semester, demonstrated skills learned, and provided an overview of course selections for semester two. Read More....

 


 

Semester 2 ELT Classes and

January 9 Showcase!

Please find the attached list of new Extended Learning Time (ELT) course offerings for second semester at Morton.  Today, your child made preliminary selections for second semester ELT courses under the guidance of the Advisors/Teachers.  Read More....


Blended Learning!

Sixth grade students at Morton have begun to use a blended learning model in their classrooms.  By definition, in the blended learning model a student gets at least part of the instruction through online learning.  Read More.....

 

 


Mark Your Calendars! 

Early Release Days

  • First Thursday of each month  - November 7December 5, February 6, March 6April 3May 1 and June 5
  • Dismissal at 11:30
  • Lunch will be served
  • Transportation will be provided on regular bus routes
  • No early release in January, however, there is a full PD day on January 27 and no school for students on that day

 

 

 

News and Notices

Morton School Day- 7:15 -3:40


Lunch Menu

Ed Elements


HOMEWORK

6 White 7 White 8 White
6 Maroon 7 Maroon 8 Maroon


Meets the 
Second Tuesday
of the Month
6:00-8:00PM
Library

All are Welcome!