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Phil Suek, Principal

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1602 Mark Morris Ct.
Longview, WA 98632

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MarchCongratulations to each and who are they???


 

Celebrate success

As you look at this page of our website you will see many successes that are a credit to the students and staff. On March 10th some of that success was honored at an all school assembly

2nd out of 64!

Senior Breanna DuBois, of the State 2nd place Lady Monarchs, thanks the fans, cheerleaders and band during an all school assembly on March 10th to celebrate some of the successes of activities and sports over this past season.

See others who were honored at the assembly.....


ASB Advisor of the Year for the State of Washington

Travis Ruhter who is a Spanish teacher (National Board Certified) , a district instruction coach and our ASB advisor, is the ASB Advisor of the Year for the entire state.

The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) award was presented to Mr. Ruhter at the all school assembly on March 10th by our ASB president Ben Harrison.

Mr. Ruhter teaches our leadership class which many student officers attend each morning an hour before school starts. He has been instrumental in involving non-elected leaders in our school (see "Be the Change weekend" below). During his spare time during the summer he serves at the ASWP Leadership Camps at Cispus. Congratulation Mr. Ruhter, we know you are the best and now the state also recognizes that.


DECA Chapter Project places 4th in state

The Mark Morris High School DECA Chapter Awards Project received 4th place at the recent State DECA competition in Bellevue WA. This team of Logan Wallace, Tori Maslennikova, and Samantha Wright will compete at the National DECA competition in May in Atlanta, GA. There will be over 10000 high school students at Nationals.

Chapter Awards Project is a yearlong collection of over 90 pages that shows  the activities of the 158 members of Mark Morris DECA.

Going to Nationals

Hailey Hall and Hailey McNally placed second at the recent STATE DECA conference in the Entrepreneurship Promotional Plan.  There were over 3500 students who competed at this conference.  The girls taught Mark Morris High School students about the importance of Entrepreneurship and they presented a seminar on how to start your own business to the guests at the Community House on Broadway.  Hailey and Hailey will be competing at the National DECA conference in Atlanta GA on May 2.


Band's clothing drive

Band is a different type of fund raiser. Not asking for money but clothing donations! We will get 15 cents a pound and need a minimum of 5000 pounds. We are doing this now through April 11th. As of March 11th we've collected 2,333 pounds of clothing which is a great start to their goal of 5 tons!

Anything with cloth like shoes, belts, pillows, sheets, suitcases along with normal clothes are acceptable....they say stuffed animals are also accepted. Clothes do not have to be in good shape to be useful. They can be dirty, stained, burnt or torn, as long as they are not wet they are acceptable. Help them out and donate those cloths you have sitting around. You can drop them by Mark Morris or contact Regan Huffman via email to make a connection.


Be the Change weekend event coming...

This fantastic opportunity is for All  Students. March 22-24 but registration has been extended through Friday, March 7th.

Because we are only limited to 65 delegates this year registration will be on a first come first serve basis.  The due date shows Wednesday, March 5, 2014 but has been extended to Friday, March 7th.  Any registrations turned in after 3/7 will be charged a $10 late fee and are not guaranteed a spot.

This weekend is a new experience and all students are welcome to attend as delegates. If you attended Camp Unite or Make the Change and are a junior or senior inquire with Mr. Ruhter about applying to be a junior couselor.

The first 65 Students to turn in their forms and money will be allowed to go to camp.

Money should not be the reason you aren’t going; there is a limited amount of money available for both full and partial scholarships.   These will be allocated based on student  need.  Please indicate how you intend to pay for the weekend on the attached registration form.

See more info...or see Mr. Ruhter for more info.


Last year's attendees...


Want to know if you should take the SAT or ACT?

On Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 1 pm at RA Long High School, the Princeton Review Assessment will be offered. It is only $10, paid on the day of the test, but you must preregister online or via email. This assessment helps you determine which college entrance exam, the ACT or SAT, is best for your post high school plans.

To register, please contact Cindy Wright at cwright@review.com or at www.princetonreview.com. For questions or more information see Mr. Ruhter in room B8 or stop by the career center to pick up a flyer.

See flyer


Football players sign to play at the

college level


L-R – Hadley Harris, Marnie Harris, Sam Harris, Coach Shawn Perkins, Ben Harrison, Kim Harrison and Pete Harrison.

Sam Harris and Ben Harrison will be playing football next year at the college level. At a signing ceremony held on February 5th, attended by family and friends, Sam signed to play for Montana State University - Northern in Havre, Montana and Ben George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon. Coach Perkins commented on their dedication to improve themselves throughout high school. Both were honored this past fall by being named to the All-State team.


Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Fame

Prior to the boys' basketball game with Kelso on December 20th, we introduced our newest Hall of Fame inductees. Pictured above are individuals honored and members of the '85 boys' basketball team (Wright, Stansberry and Blums - Mike Peterson was also a member of that team and an individual inductee). After the game they were honored at a reception and ceremony attended by family, coaches, team members and friends in the LGIC. See details about each.... The Mark Morris Foundation hosted the ceremony after the game. Dave Andrews, Master of Ceremony, highlighted their achievements.


Senior Parents -

Planning is now underway for the 2014 ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE graduation party to be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014. 

Our next meeting is Monday, April 21st at 7:00 PM at  Mark Morris in the LGIC room. 

See letter Also see more info on the graduation party


Congratulations to Musicians...

Congratulations to the following for making it into the ACDA All-Northwest Choirs.  They were selected by audition from among the applicants from 6 states.  They will be rehearsing and performing at the Northwest American Choral Directors Association Conference in Seattle March 12-15.

Twenty singers were selected from six northwestern states for the All-NW Jazz Choir. Five of the twenty are from Mr. Mitchell's jazz choir!

All-NW Men’s Ensemble
Tristan Simons

All-NW Jazz Choir (Top 20 singers from 6 states)
Aaron Brumbaugh
Sara Hutton
Maya Jones
Shelby Stanwood
Konner Swanstrom

All-State High School Symphonic Choir.

Congratulations to Nathalie Keilwitz, who was selected to be a member of the 2014 WMEA All-State High School Symphonic Choir.  She was selected by audition and will be rehearsing and performing in Yakima over presidents day weekend in February.


2014 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Scholar

 

Football

Congratulations to senior Victoria Campbell, daughter of James and Marti Campbell, who was recently notified she is a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. She scored in the top 5% of 1.5 million students who took the PSAT test last year.

This is an "All in the Family" honor as her brother Matthew (2011) was a National Commended Scholar. Victoria is in the process of deciding where she will be going to college next year.  Her academic resume shows a long list of honors and awards. In addition to her involvement at school she already has 475 hours of service to our community.   Congratulations Victoria!


Seniors...

 

Get those resumes in...

Seniors should submit their academic resumes to the Guidance Office now. They are used when considering awards, scholarships and for other recognition. These items come up throughout the year and unless we have your resume it is pretty difficult to recommend you. See Mrs. Teeters in the Guidance Office or Mrs. Smith in the Career Center for more info.


 

 

What do we do when the weather or other emergency impacts out school day?

Our school hours and other emergency info can be found on the Longview School District website. You will find info about bus snow routes and hours of school operations.

In addition to local radio stations announcing weather delays, you would like to get notices sent to your my email. Sign up for a free service called "Flash Alert". Please note: you must subscribe and keep your contact information updated; some spam filters block these messages; you can get messages pushed to your smart phone or tablet with the FlashAlert Messenger App. Info is on the FlashAlert signup site.
Information will be posted before 6 a.m.

 

Parents play a big role in Mark Morris's success

We couldn't’ do it without you! Parents are one of our most valuable assets as a school community. Through your volunteer work you touch the lives of every child at Mark Morris. There are many opportunities to get involved and we encourage you to find your niche.

 Some of the different service areas for adults here at M.M. are as follows: 

  • Volunteer at the reception desk.
  • Volunteer as a dance chaperone.
  • Volunteer to prepare and repair books in our library.
  • Volunteer to tutor students after school in the Career Center.
  • Volunteer to serve on a committee.
  • Help with the Senior Party, the Senior Breakfast, or with Student Recognition.
  • Join the Booster Club (At M.M. the Booster Clubs supports both academic and athletic endeavors.)

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” -Jane D. Hull