Students of the Month for December
Each month the teachers in departments select a Student of the Month. See who they are and why they were selected. Congratulations to each!
Hall of Fame scheduled for January 30, 2015
Mark Morris High School would like to proudly announce the 2014-15 inductees into the Mark Morris High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The formal induction ceremony will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015 prior to the Mark Morris vs. Ridgefield boys’ basketball game. The following will be inducted:
- Dan White, Class of 1966
- Kirc Roland, Class of 1975
- David Walling, Class of 1987
- Chris Hefter, Class of 1990
- Mary Kate Morgan, Class of 2003
Planning for College?
LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE - SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT
Thursday, January 22, 2015
6:00-7:30 pm in the
LCC Student Center Commons
This is open to all high school juniors, seniors, and their parents. Learn where to find scholarships, how to write a good essay, how to stay organized, how to avoid scams, how to apply for LCC Foundation Scholarships, and more!
Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
For more information, contact Kami Collette.
FAFSA NIGHTS (Free Application for Federal Student Aid )
Wednesday, January 21st & Thursday, January 29th
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Where: Mark Morris High School
Mark Morris Booster Club is getting up and running again
Mark Morris Booster Club is getting up and running again and would like your support! Please check out our Booster Club page for updated info on what's going on. We also have a Facebook page, look for Mark Morris Booster Club and click like.
Our meetings are the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 in the LGIC room off the cafeteria. The meetings are usually 30 minutes to an hour depending on what's being discussed. We are looking for people to help with committees and bring some great ideas to the table.
We are in the process of putting together a fundraiser for different clubs/sports called "Clothes for the Cause." The more weight we collect the more money per pound! The Band did it last year and made $2700.00 with over 10,000 pounds!
We are in need of storage for the 4 weeks leading up to our April 17th deadline. If you know of a place that we could use for free, let us know!
Booster Club is also in need of a smaller size freezer for our concession stand at the stadium. If you have one or know someone that's looking to get rid of one and would like to help us out, that would be great!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Eatons sign to play basketball at UC Davis
Kourtney Eaton, who has just signed her letter, looks on as Karley signs her letter of intent to play basketball at the University of California - Davis. They've played together since Y-league in grade school and are headed to a Division I college program at one of the top public universities in the nation. At a signing ceremony before family, friends, team mates and staff at Mark Morris on November 18th. Coaches Steve Rooklidge and Rick Giles (next to Kortney) highlighted just some of their achivements on the court.
The UC-Davis coach, Jennifer Davis comments in a press release: "We are extremely excited about the addition of Karley and Kourtney to our Aggie program," Gross said. "They have all of the qualities that we look for in our student-athletes here at UC Davis. They are tremendous competitors on the court, extremely driven academically, and most importantly, they are both high-character individuals who are all about the team."
|With parents Jeff and Bev Eaton||Coach Rooklidge sharing a moment|
Winter sports info
Bowling practice starts November 3. All other winter sports start on Nov. 17. Before participating in a practice athletes must have office clearance. To be activated for clearance, students who participated in a fall sport and are going to participate in a winter sport must fill out the Safety Guidelines sheet for the sport they are interested in participating in. Before participating in a contest athletes must have purchased their ASB card and paid for their participation fee.
State tournament qualifiers.
Congratulations to MM boys’ tennis state tournament qualifiers. L to R: Riku Kusakabe (singles) and Michael Pelton and Alex Wisdom (doubles). State tourney is May 29, 30.
Boys’ Cross Country Team are District IV Champions
On November 1st the Monarchs defeated 11 other teams for the District Championship. Besides winning the team title Aaron Brumbaugh was District Medalist. Varsity runners competing along with Brumbaugh at the state meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco are Austin Beasley, Steven Wallis, Dustin Williams, Liam Rybar
Seniors -- time to order your cap and gown
Order your cap & gown for graduation by Friday, December 12th. If you need more information the Guidance Office has order forms or you can visit www.highschool.herffjones.com. If you order after December 12th you will pay a late fee.
Civil War Food Drive
RAL Senior Hannah Speed and MMHS Senior Grace Mendez presented a how to workshop regarding last year's successful Civil War food drive at the AWSL state leadership conference. Over 50 students from around the state attended their informative and well presented workshop. Last year the two high schools collected 10,000 lbs. and $2000 for CAP.
How to start a Tech Club
Jonah Ruhter presented how to create a Tech Club to serve your school. He also had over 50 attendees at his presentation.
Seniors...cap & gowns
ATTENTION SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES – order forms for cap & gowns and announcements were handed out to seniors on October 3, 2014. Orders for senior items will be taken at the high school on Wednesday, October 22nd and Thursday, October 23rd during both lunches. You can also order online to Herff Jones or by mail.
A $60 payment is required with your order and remaining balances must be paid by March 1, 2015. If you have questions please contact Herff Jones at (360) 254-7870 or the MM Guidance Office at 575-7670
Healthy Youth Survey
Sophomores and Seniors will be completing the healthy youth survey during their Monarch Time on Friday, October 24. See flyer
The Mark Morris Booster Club supports the entire school. Parents...become involved. See application...
Senior Party meeting- Oct 20th
There will be a senior party planning meeting at Mark Morris on Monday, October 20th at 6:00 in room C8.
Change in schedule this year
New this year are two important schedule changes. You’ll hear more about this when you return. (see bell schedule).
Wednesdays will be early dismissals instead of late starts. On Wednesdays, school starts at regular time and ends at 1:25 p.m.
Fridays will have an “advisory” schedule each week. Class periods will be shorter, with an extra period inserted between 2nd and 3rd periods.
Top Cheer Team 2014-2015
MMHS cheer were recognized as the the Top Cheer Team 2014-2015, Herkie Award (best jumps), 4 spirit sticks, 5 Superior Ribbons, Outstanding Spirit Award, 3 leadership awards, and Best Spotting (stunts) this year at National Cheerleader Association camp. They were amazing and winning top cheer is the highest honor of the camp. Congratulations MMHS Cheer!
Thanks from the community to these students who volunteered over 3000 hours of community service. See who they are and what they did....
Left to right... Foundation Board members Dave Andrew and Chris Richards, Victoria Campbell, Cynthea Barella, Emily Plough, Alana McCoy, Brianna Richardson, Victoria Maslennikova, Alexandra McCoy, Jenna Dukovcic, Alyssa Kaufman, Grace Johnson, John Anglin, Alexander Salberg, Isabella Larson, Brian Schatzel and Ben Harrison
Who says hard work doesn't pay? Pictured above are a couple MMHS Foundation Board members and just some of the students who were recipients of over sixty scholarships at the Annual Scholarship Night sponsored by the Mark Morris High School Foundation. The event was held at the Cowlitz County Regional Conference Center on May 29th.
A special thanks to everyone - individuals, families, businesses and associations who made these scholarships possible. See the winners getting their scholarships.
2013 Washington Achievement Award
Mark Morris was recognized as one of thirteen high schools identified as a high performing school in the area of math growth during the 2013 Washington Achievement Awards at OSPI in Olympia. OSPI assesses data from state testing over the past three years and we made significant growth during that period. Pictured above are math teachers Mitch Stanberry, Kris Lambert, Bill Bakamus, Asst. Principal Tracy Schroeder, Pam Clark, Rebecca Shaw, Principal Phil Suek, and Jerry Forsman. Congratulations to these staff members as well as students who have worked hard in the growth of math scores.
Hall of Fame Induction
Left to right - Sara Peterson Cameron, Mike Peterson, Jeff Wright, Dan Stansberry, Craig Blums, Bill Dunlap and John Sapinsky
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.
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