Commencement was held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Longview Memorial Stadium. See a slide show of some of the scenes at the commencement ceremony.
The 196 graduates and a capicty crowd heard about their past achievements as well as advice on their future. See story in The Daily News.
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.
What am I going to do this summer?
If you are looking for something to do this summer, be that volunteer activities or other see what the Career Center has info on.
Monarchs to play at the next level
More Monarchs are off to participate in sports at the college level. Congratulations to each! See more info....
DECA attends International Career Development Conference in Atlanta...and comes home with an award!
Kayla Bach, Greg McCormick and Rachel McCrady with the award.
Rachael McCrady and Kayla Bach competed on Monday May 5th, with over 17,000 other DECA students…in Public Relations Campaign. They competed directly with more than 170 teams from Spain, Canada, and all 50 states. The judges read their project and then listened to their presentations. They were selected by judges as the best team in their section of 18. The girls then competed on Tuesday against the each section winner from the day before. At the Grand Awards Assembly at the Georgia Dome (home of the Atlanta Falcons) they were recognized as one of the top 10 public relation projects. Then they were called on stage for being the 3rd best project in the international competition. Congratulations Kayla and Rachel!
Logan Wallace, Sam Wright, Hailey Hall, Hailey McNally, Isabella Larson, Brian Schatzel, Rachel McCrady and Kayla Bach attended the International Career Development Conference.
Attention Mark Morris and R A Long Senior Parents
We need your help! Volunteer to work at the all night Graduation Party on June 7th – from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM – There will be three shifts throughout the night in a variety of positions. We will be needing a lot of people. Please contact Marnie Harris at 577-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Theresa Stalick at email@example.com or 430-3083. Please volunteer and help us make this night successful!
Also see about the next planning meeting.
Student's of the month for April
Congratulations to each and who are they???
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.
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, May 19th at 7:00 PM at the LCC Student Center.
Congratulations to Musicians...
Shelby Stanwood, (All NW Jazz), Natalie Kielwitz (All State choir), Sarah Hutton (All-NW Jazz), Maya Jones (All NW Jazz), Tristan Simons (All NW Mens), Aaron Brumbaugh (All NW Jazz), Konner Swanstrom (All NW Jazz)
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
All-NW Jazz Choir (Top 20 singers from 6 states)
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.
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!
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