Morgan County Schools

Connect December 2018

MCS Procedures for Weather Days

The Morgan County School system considers the safety of our students to be a top priority. We are pleased to share this message from our Superintendent concerning our system's procedures for situations where inclement weather conditions may result in a delay, early dismissal or cancellation of the normal school day. You may rest assured that Morgan County Schools officials remain in constant contact with local agencies when adverse weather conditions threaten our area. Our system is committed to sharing information on delays, early releases or cancellations to you in a timely manner so that you can plan accordingly.
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Learn About Career Tech Courses Offered at the MCS Technology Park

All of the high school counselors in the Morgan County School system have been provided with information cards for all of the Career Tech programs available in our system. Please feel free to reach out to one of our counselors for more information regarding CTE classes offered by the Morgan County School system. You may also learn more by visiting the Morgan County Schools Technology Park Facebook page.
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Happy Holidays From Morgan County Schools

We would like to thank everyone for a great first semester. The Morgan County School system wishes you a very happy holiday season, and we look forward to welcoming our students back on January 7, 2019.
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Morgan County Schools Announces Partnership with the Sandy Hook Foundation

Morgan County Schools is announcing its partnership with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a leading violence prevention organization, to roll out its Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to its students districtwide.

The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System allows students to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. Concerned students simply submit a tip using the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System app, website, or by calling a dedicated 24/7 crisis center. Sandy Hook Promise’s crisis center then triages the tip and communicates it back to the identified school district contacts and, as needed, to law enforcement.

“Building upon on our Say Something program, we are happy to partner with Morgan County Schools to help their students become “upstanders” by training them to Know the Signs of potential violence and to say something before a tragedy might occur,” said Nicole Hockley, Managing Director at Sandy Hook Promise and mother to Dylan, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “With the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System, students can now take action to submit a tip anonymously and be sure it is effectively managed by schools and local law enforcement. From bullying to substance abuse to suicide and school shooting threats, schools and communities can take tangible action to prevent violence before it occurs.”

The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System is managed and maintained by a national digital leader in the school safety space with 20+ years of experience and a nationally accredited, 24/7 Crisis Center staffed by trained professional Helpline Counselors. SHP provides overall management and training of the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to school districts’ teachers, administrators, and students. SHP pays for 100% of the costs, through donations, grants, and other gifts, to train and sustain the program in local districts.

About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.

Students Tour the Morgan County Schools Technology Park

The Morgan County Schools Technology Park has started the annual tours of the Tech Park for students in Morgan County. This year we have added to the grades that are able to take advantage of this opportunity. Beginning with the current school year, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth-grade students will tour the Morgan County Schools Technology Park before the school year's end. Please visit the Morgan County Schools Technology Park Facebook page for more information regarding classes and programs offered.

Priceville Junior High School Choir Shares Holiday Cheer

The Priceville Junior High School choir recently visited with the staff at the Central Office and performed several Christmas carols for everyone's enjoyment. Thank you to the PJHS Choir, directed by Ms. Susie Bagwell, for this special holiday treat.
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December 13, 2018 Morgan County BOE Meeting- Special Recognitions

The Morgan County Board of Education gave special recognition to several individuals at their December 13, 2018 business meeting. West Morgan coaches Mr. Brandon Rice and Mr. Sam Dean were both recognized as the United Soccer Coaches Association's 2018 State Coaches of the Year for Alabama. Cadet Staff Sergeant Dylan Mach, Albert P. Brewer High School, was recognized as the Best Male Cadet at the 16th Annual Military Order of World Wars Huntsville Youth Leadership Conference.