Congratulations to each and who are they???
Bits and Bots off to Nationals
The robotics team Bits and Bots is off to St. Louis to compete at the national starting April 23. See story in TDN. To help raise funds, the 'Blues Brothers" held a fundraising concert on April 25th. Above some of the team members perform with the Blues Borthers. Bits and Bots is headed up by Mark Morris teacher Bob Koenig...whose bother Dave plays Jake in the act.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Football players sign to play at the
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
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.
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.
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