Morton Messenger

February 12, 2021

Mission Statement

The mission of J. Sterling Morton Elementary School, whose culture unites families, guarantees all students develop the academic skills and character traits necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship through high-quality, innovative, engaging experiences in a challenging and nurturing environment.

2021-2022 Kindergarten and New Student Registration is Now Open!


If you have an incoming kindergartener or new student for the 2021-22 school year, please register your student as soon as possible. To register your kindergartener or new student to Millard please navigate to www.mpsomaha.org and select the Registration and Enrollment link. Completing your student's online registration for Morton Elementary will allow us to send you important information regarding Kindergarten Round Up and new student enrollment.


Kindergarten parents please note: Your child's online registration must be completed prior to attending Kindergarten Round-up.

Additionally, registration for students currently attending a Millard school will open in early May. For more information about registering your kindergartener or new student for 2021-22, please call (402-715-1290).

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Weekly Update

Important Dates

  • February 15 - No school
  • March 12 - End of 3rd Quarter
  • April 5-9 - Spring Break
  • May 7 - Kindergarten Round Up
  • May 7 - Middle School Transition Day



COVID 19


To report a positive COVID case or a direct exposure please email Mr. Malone directly at tjmalone@mpsomaha.org or call the school at 402-715-1290. If there is any question about whether or not a student should attend due to quarantine, please keep him or her home and someone from the school will follow up with you.


We also have listed some resources for you below.


Douglas County Health Department website: https://www.douglascountyhealth.com/

  • This website can also help guide families on when to quarantine.


MPS COVID website: https://www.mpsomaha.org/covid-19


Have a fantastic weekend!

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Student Council News


I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Food Bank of the Heartland. I was blown away by how generous everyone was during this fundraiser. It was our first time doing a Virtual Food Drive and it was a huge success. We raised a total of $4,829, which was almost double the original goal I set for our school. That money will help provide critical meals during this unprecedented time of need.

I am proud to be a part of the Morton community, and so should all of you!

-Miss Hevelone, the Student Council Advisor

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Do You Have a Soon-to-Be Preschooler?

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MPS Assessment System

Please review the MPS student assessment system here.

NEW Millard Public Schools COVID 19 Website

This new website tracks positive cases across our districts while also providing all resources related to our COVID 19 planning.

Food Service

Meal Service Week of Feb 15 - 19 Free curbside community meals for all children between the ages of 1 - 18 will be available for pick up at the below listed sites from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 16 & Friday Feb. 19:

  • Central Middle School- 12801 L Street
  • Millard North High School- 1010 South 144th Street
  • Millard South High School- 14905 Q Street
  • Millard West High School- 5710 South 176th Street

Tuesday 2/16 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm on Monday 2/15. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Feb.17 - 19.

Friday 2/19 Pick Up Curbside Community Order Form- order cutoff time will be 5:00 pm on Thursday 2/18. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for Feb. 20 - 23.

An individual submission must be submitted for each child requesting a meal. If you have any questions please call 402-715-1440.


Free weekend meal kits for in school students can be pre ordered by Thursday 2/18 by 5:00 pm through the weekend meal kit order form. The weekend meal kits will provide breakfast and lunch for Saturday & Sunday. Students can pick up their meal kits at the end of the school day on Friday, Feb. 19 as they exit the school building.

Safe2Help is Here for You

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you may want to call a crisis line. For more information visit the Safe2Help website or call directly. Anonymous reporting is available.

Safe2Help.org

402-299-SAFE(7233)


Below is list of resources available in the community and their contact information:


Safe Schools Hotline: 1-888-809-4757


Boys Town Hotline: 1-800-228-3000


Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660


If this is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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