Congratulations to each and who are they???
Be the Change weekend event coming...
This fantastic opportunity is for All Students. March 22-24 but registration has been extended through Friday, March 7th.
Because we are only limited to 65 delegates this year registration will be on a first come first serve basis. The due date shows Wednesday, March 5, 2014 but has been extended to Friday, March 7th. Any registrations turned in after 3/7 will be charged a $10 late fee and are not guaranteed a spot.
This weekend is a new experience and all students are welcome to attend as delegates. If you attended Camp Unite or Make the Change and are a junior or senior inquire with Mr. Ruhter about applying to be a junior couselor.
The first 65 Students to turn in their forms and money will be allowed to go to camp.
Money should not be the reason you aren’t going; there is a limited amount of money available for both full and partial scholarships. These will be allocated based on student need. Please indicate how you intend to pay for the weekend on the attached registration form.
See more info...or see Mr. Ruhter for more info.
Last year's attendees...
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.
Basketball...what is next....
MM. vs. Sehome at W.F. West in Chehalis - Saturday, March 1st at 4pm
MM vs. Renton at Kent Meridian on Friday, Feb 28th at 6pm.
See all teams at regionals GO MONARCHS!
Last Saturday (2/22/14) 45 MMHS students competed in our one regional music contest up at Rochester MS.
Students competed in small and large(up to 16) ensembles, piano, and 6 solo vocal categories.
Mark Morris High School had 11 entries, 8 of which received the highest score possible, a superior rating. Of those 8, 6 finished in the top three of their category.
Tristan Simons, Tenor
Victoria Campbell, Piano
Cristina Buckingham, Oboe
The Men of Advanced Mixed Ensemble: Austin Smith, Thomas Ingman, Gage Jones, Roberto Rodriguez, James Manthe, Konner Swanstrom, Aaron Brumbaugh, Zach Bradford, Cameron Moiser, Steven Wallis, Tristan Simons, Sam Harris
1st Alternates to State
Leslie Scarborough, Mezzo Soprano
The Women of Advanced Mixed Ensemble: Keara Bennett, Jeana Crawford, Scintillia Glenn, Kiri Griebel, Hannah Hadden, Brooke Hixson, Muirah Imhoff, Jamie Isaacson, Elise Mayfield, Maranda Nielsen, Moana O’Reily, Jeny Pisarchuk, Tabea Preuss, Riley Stovall, Emily Williams
2nd Alternates to State
Duet, Sara Hutton and Leslie Scarborough
All students compete at the same level as school size and WIAA divisions do not factor in.
There is one winner from each category from each of the 22 divisions in the state.
Each month departments select a student in recognition of their effort, accomplishments, contributing attitude and the impact they make in the classroom. Congratulations to the December Students of the Month. See who they are....
Civil War Food Drive - A success!
Thank you to all who contributed to the Civil War Food Drive...8 tons of food! See story in The Daily News
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.
Four Monarchs on the 2013 AP All-State football team
Congratulations to Sam Harris, first team defensive lineman and Keigan Baker, Ben Harrison and Cameron Mosier who were selected to the second team 2A All State football team. That is really a credit to each and the Monarch football program. There are sixty-four 2A schools in the state. Having four team members receiving this level of recognition from one school is an achievement in itself. See the story in The Daily News.
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 7th 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.
Monarchs are 9th out of 63 AA Schools
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The year-long competition is designed to determine the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications. The award recognizes the top interscholastic programs that display excellence in academics, sportsmanship and athletic performances throughout the school year. See how we did this....
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