The Morris Area Student Leaders are students who are dedicated to serving their school and community while emphasizing a connection to service and academics. The Morris Student Leaders volunteered for the Common Cup, the Morris Theatre, the City of Morris, Morris County Fairgrounds, the Morris Library, the Red Cross, the Morris Park Board, and at the Morris School District. Projects this year that have been tied to academics have been anti-bullying, shoreline restoration, social justice conference, Mix It Up Days, school wide recycling, community meals, Stevens County electronic waste collection, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day. The Student Leaders have received several awards including the State of Minnesota Student Service Award. Their goal is to live up to the group's motto "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams
On Friday, March 4, our student leaders led a school assembly (Respect Kick-Off) for all 7-9th grade students in the concert hall. The kindergarteners taught an anti-bullying song (MOSAIC) to all the students in attendance. MOSAIC is an acronym for mutual respect, open mindedness, self respect, attitude, individuality, and community. The student leaders put on a bullying skit. The student leaders discussed Mix It Up week that will start on March 7 with a Day of Compassion for the 9th grade students. The Day of Compassion is a day used to build connection and empathy, and to fulfill the vision that every student lives in a world where they feel safe, loved, and celebrated. Mix It Up seeks to break down the barriers between students and improve intergroup relations so there are fewer misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts, bullying or harassment. On Tuesday and Wednesday a Social Inclusion Survey for 7-9th grades will be filled out and survey results will be tabulated. The goal of the survey is to find out if, when, and where students feel there are barriers between students. On Thursday and Friday 7-9th grade students will be involved in Mixers at lunch that will challenge them to meet and learn about students they may not know much about.
I have talked with the entire 8-11th grade students about registration for next year. They should be bringing home a registration sheet for parents to sign. I have informed all of them that it is very important that they talk with their parents about their academic (class) plans for next year. I will be having a Parent Registration Informational meeting on Monday, March 7 at the high school at 6:30. Parents are welcome to come and ask questions if they want. I will be giving a power-point presentation about our registration process. This meeting is not mandatory.
A Glance ahead
March 7 - Day of Compassion for 9th grade students
March 21 - Winter Awards Night
School Board Meeting
March 22 - 7-8th grade Band Concert
March 24 - FLEX Day
March 25 - End of Quarter 3
March 28 - Make - up day (School will be in session)
March 29 - 9-12th grade Choir and Band Concert
March 30 - Early Dismissal