Phil Suek, Principal

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1602 Mark Morris Ct.
Longview, WA 98632

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Commencement 2015

Click to see a slide show of the 2015 Commencement


Students of the Month - MAY 2015

Students of the Month

Each month the teachers in departments select a Student of the Month. See who they are and why they were selected. Congratulations to each!

Scholarship Night


Friends and families observed 30 individual seniors receive scholarships at the Cowlitz County Conference Center on June 3rd. Pictured above are just some of those winners (Mark Morris Foundation Scholarships). The Foundation hosted the event and the senior class leadership served as MCs. Congratulations to each recipient and a special thanks to all the individuals and organizations that made the scholarships possible.


Longview-Kelso Altrusa Youth Award

Back - Counselor Tom Johnson, Katherine Zavala, front-Linnea Winters

Mark Morris seniors, Katherine Zavala and Linnea Winters, along with ten other local seniors, have been presented with the Longview-Kelso Altrusa Youth Award.  This award is presented to deserving students who have succeeded in graduating from high school in spite of hardships and adversities they have faced  They received a Certificate of Achievement, a copy of the Dr. Seuss book Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and a monetary award to encourage them to continue their studies.  Family members and Mark Morris Guidance Counselor Tom Johnson attended the Youth Awards Luncheon with Katherine and Linnea.  Katherine was participating in the “Every 15 Minutes” program that day, which explains her unusual make-up!

Masonic Award Winners

Mark Morris students Matthew Avalon and Maya Jones were chosen as recipients of the Masonic Junior Achievement Award.  This award recognizes outstanding high school juniors based on scholastic achievement, community service, citizenship and evaluation of written responses. Other Mark Morris students recognized were Chris Jabusch, Bridget Kelly, Sheily Madrigal, Julia Plough, Ethan Pond, Nick Rinck, Andrew Rybar, and Savannah Sully. 

Washington State Achievement Award - 4 years in a row

Washington State Achievement Award

This is the 4th year in a row that Mark Morris High School has earned the Washington State Achievement Award.  This is the second year in a row that we have won the award based on our Math scores.  We honored our math teachers, here with the banner, and students on May 15th at a banner hanging ceremony and celebrated with popsicles for all. Roll your mouse over the picture to see the banner in place.

Volunteer opportunity

It’s not too late to earn community service hours or service to school points working in the Lower Columbia School Gardens. See schedule.  Email, call or text Ian Thompson to set up a time.

Senior stuff....

It is that time of the year where you will be getting various bits of information leading up to gradution. Please watch this space. Thanks!

Important senior meeting in the cafeteria on Friday, May 15th at 9:45 a.m.  This meeting is mandatory for seniors who plan to participate in commencement.

Senior Calendar - see dates and events leading up to graduation.


Dress Code

We will be enforcing the dress code the remainder of the year. Please review the dress code policy in the Student Handbook (page 28). Please see the insert of the Student Handbook below. Thank you.

Dress Code
The Mark Morris High School dress code is designed to maintain an ACADEMIC focus in the classroom and on campus.  Students should dress appropriately for educational activities so as not to endanger their or others’ health, safety or welfare, or cause a disruption to the educational process.  The administration and staff appreciate the cooperation of students and parents in reviewing the student’s dress to meet the established guidelines.  If, in the judgment of school officials, dress or appearance is unsafe or distracting, the student will be required to change into appropriate attire.  The following rules shall apply to both genders:

1. No revealing clothing will be allowed.  This includes spaghetti straps, backless, strapless or halter-tops, low-cut tops, see-through clothing or revealing shorts.  All shorts and skirts must be 2 inches below your fingertips with arms straight down at the sides (this includes while walking).
2. Undergarments must be concealed by outer-wear.  This includes underwear tank tops for boys.  No Pajamas, pajama pants, or slippers.


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More great things happening...

Ashley Coons

Ashley Coons is going to be a Western Washington Viking

Athletic Director Robert Blackman comments on Ashley Coon's achievements and impact she had on the Mark Morris girls' basketball team and what she will bring to a strong program at Western Washington University. The ceremony was held on April 30th before Ashley's family, friends and staff. Roll your mouse over the picture and see another picture that shows her father, Steve, Ashley, her mother Kathy seated and Coach Giles, AD Robert Blackman and Head Coach Rooklidge.

See what WWU says about Ashley...

Aaron Brumbaugh

Aaron Brumbaugh signs with Santa Clara

On March 20th. before a group of family, coaches, friends and teammates, Aaron Brumbaugh signs to commit to attend Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Aaron is a two-time SWW 2A District champion and a state runner up in cross country. He was also Santa Clara's primary recruit for the Bronco's track and cross country teams. See story in TDN

State Champs

District Champions and now State Champions!

For the third year in a row Mark Morris faced W.F. West in the State 2A State Basketball Championship and won it by a score of 68-53 . They won their three tournament games by an average of 22 points. Kourtney Eaton was the tournament MVP and joined by Karley Eaton on the All Tournament first team and Ashley Coons was named to the All Tournament second team. The Gold Ball returns to MMHS. Click on the picture to see a slide show of the assembly. For more details see story in TDN.

Recognition of Excellence

Numerous Monarchs were recognized at an all school assembly held on February 20th. Included were members of the choir, band, orchestra, DECA, photo, bowling, boys' swimming, wrestling and both boys' and girls' basketball teams. See who they were....

Cloths for a Cause

Please help support our "Clothes for the Cause" fundraiser.

What a great way to make some money without having to buy anything!  All you have to do is tell your friends and family to do some spring cleaning and clean out your closets!  See more....

Emmy Holt- Giles signs with Mendocino Jr. College

On Tuesday February 10th, Mark Morris High School had a signing ceremony for Emmy Holt- Giles who has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Mendocino Jr. College in Ukiah, CA.   See more

National DECA Recognizes Outstanding School-based Enterprises

Gracen Larson and Joel Leaf's project of certification of the student store as a school-based enterprise is among 285 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification this year and will be recognized at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. See more

Skills USA winners

On Saturday February 7th,  Mark Morris High School students went to Centralia to compete in the SkillsUSA regional photo competition. See the winners...

WIAA Athletes of the Week

Grant Gibb and Karley Eaton have been named WIAA Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 30th. See more

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. See more

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.  See more

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. See more

Top Cheer Team 2014-2015

MMHS cheer were recognized as the the Top Cheer Team 2014-2015
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Hall of Fame - Class of 2015

Hall of Fame 2015

Mark Morris High School inducteed five members into the Mark Morris High School  Athletic Hall of Fame.  The inductees were introduced on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Mark Morris vs. Ridgefield boys’ basketball game with the formal induction held after the game in the LGIC.  

  • 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

See backgrounds on eachand a short slide show


Mark Morris Booster Club is getting up and running again

Please help support our "Clothes for the Cause" fundraiser.

What a great way to make some money without having to buy anything!  All you have to do is tell your friends and family to do some spring cleaning and clean out your closets!  See more....

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! 



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.

Thanks from the community to these students who volunteered over 3000 hours of community service. See who they are and what they did....

Scholarship Night

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.

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