Engineering Week Events
February 22, 3-5 p.m. - Maul Foster Alongi, Vancouver, WA
February 23, 4-6 p.m. - Gibbs & Olson, Longview, WA
February 24, 2-4 p.m. - Cowlitz Public Utilities District
February 25, 2-4 p.m. - CID Bio-Science, Camas, WA
February 26, 3-5 p.m. - SEH America, Vancouver, WA
Business After School is open to young adults ages 16 to 24. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum 10 students to one chaperone. Participants arrange their own transportation.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required (no drop-ins) and space is limited. Events are two hours. Please arrive at the start time and plan to stay for the full two hours.
REGISTER ONLINE AT www.business-after-school.org
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16th
KOIN6 Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Nick Rinck who was recently selected as KOIN6 Athlete of the Week. In addition to his basketball he is leading by example off the court. Click on the picture to go to KOIN TV and see the feature.
Area 9 DECA winners!
From Left to Right - Elijah West, Mackyla Croco, Shariah Tollefson,Max Bogin, Alexis Troy, Brooke Derring, Gabby Bennett, Will Fratt, Garen Larson, Karly Gillett, Nina Holmes, Clairce Bean, Riley Rawson,Mckenna Kulis, Cameron Bossel, Noah Mejia, Haley Costello, Colton Trammell
Mark Morris High School DECA rcently competed at the local AREA 9 Conference These student competed in various event with over 700 other high school student from Southwest Washington. Congratulations to each!
WIAA regional instrumental music contest
The following MM Band students received awards at the WIAA regional instrumental music contest that was held on Saturday, Feb. 6 at W.F. West HS in Chehalis:
Winners - Qualified for the WIAA State Music Contest on April 29-30:
Multiple percussion – Shana Busch
Snare Drum – Isabel Buckingham
Tuba – Cody Perkins
1st alternate multiple percussion – Isabel Buckingham
1st alternate snare – Shana Busch
2nd alternate snare – Jon Scudder
2nd alternate Woodwinds Large – Sax Quintet: Jeff Steehler, Hannah Cargill, Amber Torell, Grace Clark and Jaden King
Other superior ratings:
Woodwinds small – Sax Duet: Jeff Steehler and Hannah Cargill
Lannan Ruiz, trumpet solo
Zack Butler, flute solo
Congratulations to all. You represented Mark Morris at a high caliber!
Your 2016 King’s Court !
Pictured from left to right are Michaela Burchett and her father, Michael Burchett, Hannah Stinger and her father Jerry Stinger, Queen Maya Jones’s father Craig Jones, Queen Maya, King Jesse Barrios and his mother Claudia Alvarez, Nicholas Rinck’s mother Kristi Rinck and Nicholas and Matt Avalon and his mother Angela Avalon
Six worthy Monarchs who've demonstrated outstanding character, service to our school and community were nominated to the King’s Court. Each of the candidates are exceptional examples of what it truly means to be a Monarch who serves. The King and Queen were announced at a special ceremony at the girls’ varsity basketball game on January 22, 2016. The Queen and King of King’s Court are Maya Jones and Jessi Barrios. Congratulation to all! Read some of their accomplishments
For the first time, besides being crowned King and Queen of the King’s Court, the two winner will also receive a $250 scholarship awarded by the Mark Morris Foundation.
Students of the Month for December
Congratulations to the Students of the Month, selected by each department at Mark Morris. Meet them....
National Merit Commended Scholar
Matthew Avalon, Mark Morris senior, was recognized as a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program. As a Commended Student, Matthew placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations, Matthew!
Madrigal Dinner a great success!
R.A. Long and Mark Morris held a Madrigal Dinner in the R.A. Long Cafeteria on December 4th and 5th, 2015 for a sold out audience both evenings. This production was the second annual joint adventure involving the Mainstage Theatre and the choir departments from both schools. The food, prepared by district employees, and entertainment were well received. Although we can't replicate the evening we hope a few pictures will give you a flavor for the evening. On Friday evening the king was our principal, Mr. Suek and on Saturday evening Superintendent Dan Zorn was the king. See slide show (note: this will play full screen)
Booster Club need you!
MMHS Booster Club meets 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 in the LGIC. We are really in need of participation at our meetings! We meet once a month and keep our meetings fairly short, no more then 45 minutes, sometimes longer if there is a lot to discuss. We welcome you to attend and to see how the program works. At the end of the school year (2015-2016) we well need a new president and vice president. If you want to grab a friend, you can co-chair the presidency like we are doing right now.
Items discussed at our last meeting November 9th, 2015:
-Clothes for the Cause Spring 2016
-Candy bar prices go up to $1.25 as of Winter 2015 season
-Concession wage was raised from $7.00 to $8.00 an hour
-Fall concession pay outs to groups who participated!
-Booster Club Christmas parade float. If you want to help, we would love your help! Just contact us! Parade is December 5th.
Washington State Achievement Award - 4 years in a row
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hall of Fame see more
More great things happening...
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
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!
Thanks from the community to these students who volunteered over 3000 hours of community service. See who they are and what they did....
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