Mark Morris High School Newsletter


Parent/Family Financial Aid Presentation: October 21st

Topic: A-Z Financial Aid Presentation for Families

Time: October 21, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm ( families may want to log-in at 5:45 pm)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 971 2114 9691

Passcode: 230942

The focus of the presentation is for 12th grade students however, any Mark Morris family is welcome to attend the informational meeting regardless of grade level.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Starting on October 18, Mark Morris 9th, 11th, and 12th grade students will engage in the Smarter Balance state assessment. Each of the described grade levels will be tested in English Language Art (ELA) and mathematics. In addition, our 9th and 12th grade students will assessed in science.

During the testing period students will be assessed in their classrooms and follow their regular schedule. If students do not complete the test during the class time, they are able to pause the test at the end of the period to resume the following day. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Varsity Football Games

Middle school students who wish to attend high school football games at Longview Memorial Stadium are required to be accompanied by and adult and must remain with the adult for the entirety of the game. This change has been implemented due to a number of recent events that involved middle school students at games. We appreciate your understanding and support.

Attention All Students!

The ID Card that you received on Picture Day has the incorrect barcode on it. Please see Ms. Bennett at the Activities Window to get a new barcode.

Yearbooks 2021-2022

We are now taking pre-orders for the 21-22 yearbooks. Order forms can be picked up at the Activities Window and are due December 17th. Books start @ $60.00

Did you Purchase your ASB Card?

Student Reminder: If you participate in a sport, band, choir or cheerleading you must purchase and ASB card. The cost is $45.00

In addition, if students would like to get into school home games for free an ASB card needs to be purchased.

Calling All Seniors

If you are interested in attending Washington State University next year, have a 3.6 GPA or higher, and would like to be considered for the WSU Regents Scholar, please let your counselor know by October 8th.

Dress Code

Dress Code:

  • No underwear showing (including sport bras)
  • No spaghetti straps, backless, strapless, halter-tops, crop-tops, half-shirts, low-cut tops, one shoulder, off shoulder, or see through clothing
  • Skirts/shorts must be fingertip length
  • No pajamas or slippers
  • No displays (messages or pictures) that are vulgar, obscene, violent, drug/alcohol/tobacco related, affiliated with gangs, discriminatory or demeaning due to race, religion, ethnic group, gender or sexual orientation
  • No bandanas, hairnets, head wraps, or sunglasses at any time (exceptions for approved medical or religious reasons)
  • No costumes with the exception of school sanctioned spirit days
  • No unsafe jewelry such as spikes and long chains, etc.

Healthy Youth Survey

Dear Monarch Families,

On October 18th our 10th and 12th grade students will be participating in the Healthy Youth Survey during their English classes. The survey asks questions about risks for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol/drug use. Schools, the state, and local agencies use the survey results to support our youth and reduce health risks. The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary, anonymous and provides important information to guide policy and programs that serve our students. Parent or guardians can contact the school office to see a copy of the survey. If you have any additional questions or concerns please call us at (360)575-7663.

Picture Retakes

Picture re-takes are on Friday, October 15. Picture packets are available at the Activities Window or you can order online by clicking on this link

password: smiles

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Mark Morris Staff will be hosting Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 28th from 12:00-6:00 pm. Parents may attend anytime during the prescribed time frame. The purpose of the parent teacher conference is two-fold. One is to foster partnerships between teachers and families for the benefit of each student's education. Two, is to inform parents of the skills to be taught and learned, student progress and the resources to support learning at home. I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity. Looking forward to seeing you.

Homecoming Dance

Our Homecoming Dance is on Friday, October 15. The dance will be held outdoors in the courtyard 9:00-11:00 pm, weather permitting. We hope to see you there.

The cost to attend the dance is $6.00 per person. Students must pre-purchase a ticket prior to entry. Tickets may be purchased at the activities office. See Ms. Bennett if you have any questions.

Attendance Information

Please be sure to call our attendance office at (360) 575-7665 for all absences.

If you call before school hours, please leave a voicemail clearly indicating student's name, date and reason for absence.

If you plan pick up your student due to illness or appointments, you will need to show photo identification.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Message from the Career Center

Oregon State University Admissions is on Wednesday, October 27 at 8:45 am. Please meet in the LGIC

Up Coming Events

  • Homecoming Week: 10/11-10/15
  • Picture Re-takes: 10/15
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: 10/28 (12:00-6:00)
  • Veterans' Day Holiday: 11/11
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: 11/25-11/26
  • Winter Holiday: 12/20-01/02