Morton Messenger

December 9th, 2022

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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.
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School Information

  • Please remain in your vehicles until 8:20 a.m.
  • Doors open at 8:20 a.m.
  • School begins at 8:30 a.m.


  • School ends at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • School ends at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday's
  • Please remain in your car and follow the traffic patterns listed on this newsletter. Staff will assist with student pick up.
  • Display your student ID card that includes your student name, grade level, and teacher name.

School Lunch - Optional

  • $3.05

School Breakfast - Optional
  • $1.55

You can pay online at MySchoolBucks:

Upcoming Events

School Calendar

December 1st - MAP Assessments Begin K-5

December 20th - First Semester Ends

December 21st - January 3rd - No School - Winter Break

January 4th - No School - Professional Development/Work Day for Teachers

January 5th - Second Semester Begins

January 16th - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Special Election For Continuation of Levy Override

The Millard Board of Education is asking our community to continue the levy override authority the district has had since 2018. The levy override has provided financial stability to support the important work of Millard's teachers and staff. State law requires levy overrides to be reauthorized by voters after five years. Millard residents will vote on the continuation of this authority in a special mail-in election on March 14th. More information about the levy override is available on the district website at Additionally, the district will host four public information sessions about the levy override. Superintendent Dr. John Schwartz and Chief Financial Officer Chad Meisgeier will give a presentation and be available for questions. The information sessions will be as follows:

  • Monday, January 16th, 6 p.m. at the Don Stroh Administration Center, 5606 South 147th Street, Omaha, NE 68137
  • Tuesday, January 24th, 6 p.m. at Millard North High School, 1010 South 144th Street, Omaha, NE 68154
  • Tuesday, January 31st, 6 p.m. at Millard South High School, 14905 Q Street, Omaha, NE 68137
  • Thursday, February 2nd, 6 p.m. at Millard West High School, 5710 South 176th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68135

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Links and Resources

Employment Opportunity

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PTA Information

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School Traffic Reminders

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