Congratulations Class of 2016
Commencement activities were held on June 11, 2016 at the Longview Memorial Stadium. See slide show
Host families needed
Mark Morris High School will be serving as the host site of the AWSL State Leadership conference in October. To make the conference the best it can be we need your help. We are looking for 100 welcoming homes to host at least 3 students the evenings of October 14and 15. Students that host will receive three service to school points.
New Student Leaders Elected
Meet the new ASB and class officers
Community Service Hours opportunity
The Cowlitz County Building and Planning department has an opportunity to get some community service hours. See the Career Center for more info. (Flyer)
Levi Atkins to Centralia Comm. College
Monarch pitcher Levi Atkins (center)will be playing for Centrailia Community College next year. See more....
Student Store recognized
The student store at Mark Morris High School was one of 316 student stores in the nation to achieve Gold Certification for the 2016 school year. Rowan Seals and Adam Busack completed the SBE (School Based Certification) are have been recognized by the National DECA organization for their outstanding work.
The Certification reads:,” that Mark Morris High School has achieved the highest standards for a school-based enterprise, thereby providing students with work experience leading to management, supervision and leadership skills. DECA Inc. applauds you for providing this service to your members and your community.”
May Students of the Month
Congratulations to the Students of the Month, selected by each department at Mark Morris. Meet them....
State DECA President!
Mark Morris Junior, Landon Wood, was elected as the Washington State DECA President for the 2016-2017 year. He will be the President for an organization that has over 11,000 student members and is in 153 High Schools in the state. Landon will be in charge of Washington State DECA with a budget of $2 Million annually. Additionally, he will compete at the National DECA Conference in Nashville, TN in the event of Entrepreneusrship Business Growth. Landon is the 1st State President at Mark Morris High School in the history of the school.
Alexis Sabo signs with Mt. Hood Community College
Another Monarch will be playing at the college level. On March 9th, Alexis Sabo signed to play softball at Mt Hood Community College at a signing ceremony in front of teammates, friends and family. Good luck Alexis!
Mt. Hood Softball Coach Meadow McWorter says "We are so excited to have Alexis as a part of our Mt. Hood Softball family. Alexis possesses a natural ability with the game and she has a quiet confidence that really impressed me from the moment I met her. We are looking forward to watching Alexis grow as a student, an athlete but most of all a person. We couldn't be more proud to call her family!"
State Tournament Time!
Congratulations to the Lady Monarchs who made their fifth straight appearance at the 2A Girls Hardwood Classic in Yakima.
Kiana Scott signs with Blue Mountain to play volleyball
At a signing ceremony on February 18th in front of friends and family, Kiana Scott signed to attend Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. Blue Mountain CC is a dominant volleyball power in NWAC having won NWAC champions in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. Dave Baty head volleyball coach at Blue Mountain CC says of Kiana. “Blue Mountain Volleyball is excited to welcome Kiana Scott to our volleyball program, but mostly to our Volleyball Family. Kiana has the proven the dedication and commitment to her future that we search for at Blue Mountain. Every player we invite brings a unique ability. Its rare when talent AND character are found in the same person as Kiana has shown us. Just as Coach Haight is, I’m proud to be Kiana’s volleyball coach. Special thanks to mom Whitney for supporting Kiana to begin her college adventure with us.” Pictured from left to right are family Brett Doyle, Whitney Scott, Kiana, her high school coach Rebecca Haight and USVBA Director Bill Marshall.
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.
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.
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.
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