Parent Portal Reminder
All Parents should have received a user-name and a password to access our Parent Portal. The Parent Portal is a tool designed to enhance communication and involvement of parents in their child's education at Morris Area High School. The Parent Portal will allow you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing internet access to each class your child is in. This is done in a secure password protected environment. Parents are encouraged to check the Portal every week.
Lesson Plans on Parent Portal
New this year is the ability for parents to see what assignments are given in each of your child's classes. It is as easy as A-B-C-D.
A. Go to the Morris Area webpage (www.morris. k12.mn.us) and click on the High School Portal logo
B. Type in your username and password
C. Click on the Progress Reports/Lesson Plans button
D. Click on the Lesson Plans for the teacher you want.
Both of these opportunities are not available if you do not have a username and password. If you don't have a password, or need further assistance using either the Portal or Lesson Plan feature, please call the office at 320-589-4400 and talk to Rita.
No Leaf Raking This Year
The 9th and 12th grade student will be doing a different service program this year and will not be raking leaves this fall.
Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll
Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. Recently there was an article titled What Americans Said about Public Schools. Two of the highlights are summarized below.
Teaching as a Career
We think it would be great if our children became teachers, and we think having more science teachers is just as important as having more scientists.
We'll take larger classes with more effective teachers over smaller classes with less effective teachers and access to higher-quality instruction over the Internet over learning in a classroom with a less effective teacher.
The message: Quality counts. The full PDF can be found at the following website http://www.pdkintl.org/poll/docs/pdkpoll43_2011.pdf
October 12: 2-Hour Late Start
October 17: School Board Meeting
October 20-21: MEA (No School)
October 27: FLEX at 7-12 building