Morgan County Schools

Connect February 2019

Danville High School's Taylor Northcutt Advances in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Danville High School student Mr. Taylor Northcutt has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Mr. Northcutt is competing to receive one of the 7,500 Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in March.
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Morgan County Schools Students are State Winners in the 2019 State Superintendent's Visual Arts and Bicentennial Celebration

Morgan County Schools would like to congratulate our State winners in the 2019 State Superintendent's Visual Arts and Bicentennial Celebration: Division 11-12, Honorable Mention, Bethany Speegle, Priceville High School; Bicentennial Division 9-10, 3rd Place, Mya Wigley, Priceville High School and 4th Place, Katelynn Bumpus, Priceville High School; Bicentennial Judges Choice, 1st Place, Andrea Arroyo, Brewer High School. The exhibits of student artwork will be on public display in the Old Supreme Court Library of the Alabama State Capitol.
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Save the Dates.......MCS Bicentennial Celebration Fine Arts Festival and MCS District-Wide Play

Please save the dates for two special events taking place soon in Morgan County Schools! The MCS Bicentennial Celebration Fine Arts Festival will be held on April 5, 2019. The MCS District Wide Play will be held on April 12-13, 2019. Be sure to check back for more information regarding these special events!

Priceville Elementary School is named a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School

The Morgan County School system is pleased to announce that Priceville Elementary School has been recognized as a Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School. PES will be recognized for this accomplishment and will receive their award during the Blue Ribbon Schools Blueprint for Excellence National Conference in November 2019. Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence is a Nationally recognized school improvement process. Blue Ribbon Lighthouse Schools commit to sharing expertise and exemplary practices with other schools on a local, regional, and national level as well as providing mentoring and networking to schools seeking guidance and assistance in school improvement initiatives.
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Priceville High School Participates in Financial Literacy Simulation "Your Money, Your Life"

Priceville High School 9th graders participated in the hands-on simulation called "Your Money, Your Life Simulation". The Your Money, Your Life program is a financial literacy and career development program for youth and young adults interested in learning more about how careers and finances work in the real world. The simulation portion of the program serves as the participants' "reality check" as they see how far the earnings of their chosen career will carry them as they make choices based on their preferred lifestyle. Twelve different themed booths were set up for all 9th graders to learn and make choices based on their pretend salary-each booth touching on one of the more prominent expenses one would likely experience in the real world.

Morgan County Schools Technology Park Partners with Calhoun Community College for Advanced Manufacturing Class

The Morgan County Schools Technology Park has expanded class options for students with additional opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing. Thirty-five students have taken advantage of the opportunity to partner with Calhoun Community College as Dual Enrollment students. The vision for the Advanced Manufacturing program is that each fall, juniors that enroll in the program will have a Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certification before they graduate from high school. This program is ideal for workers in industrial areas such as automotive production, metal technologies, composite material production, process technology, and more.

Morgan County Schools Hosts Early Registration for Kindergarten Classes

Early Kindergarten Registration dates for Morgan County Schools are April 3rd and 4th, 2019; 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please contact the local school or the Central Office for more information regarding this year's Early Kindergarten Registration.

Students from Morgan County Schools Participate in 2019 Morgan County Spelling Bee

The Morgan County Spelling Bee was held at Somerville Baptist Church on February 5, 2019. The winners from each local school's spelling bee competed in the countywide competition on February 5, 2019. We would like to congratulate all of the Morgan County School system's participants in this year's countywide spelling bee: Bishop Jones, Cotaco School; Kendal Wydner, Danville Middle School; Brooke Wauford, Danville-Neel Elementary School; Micah Edwards, Eva School; Ian Lee, Falkville Elementary School; Sawyer Reynolds, Falkville High School; Makenna McMinn, Lacey's Spring Junior High School; Evan Hopkins, Priceville Elementary School; Garrett Britnell, Priceville Junior High School; Marlee Jones, Sparkman School; Grace Sanders, Union Hill School; Carter Boston, West Morgan Elementary School; Caleb Gordon, West Morgan Middle School.

Take a "Virtual Tour" of the MCS Technology Park's Collision Repair Center

We invite you to take a "sneak peek" into the Collision Repair Center located at the award-winning Morgan County Schools Technology Park. The collision repair program is just one of several career and technical education programs available to students at the MCS Tech Park, which has already been designated a 2018 School of Distinction by the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools. CLAS will announce this year's Banner Schools during an awards ceremony on February 25, 2019. Please visit the MCS Technology Park Facebook page for more information regarding the State recognized programs available to students.

Morgan County Schools Hosts Training for the Office of School Readiness

The Morgan County Board of Education was honored to host the 2019 OSR (Office of School Readiness) Foundation and Grant Writing professional development event at its Educator Resource Center. Approximately twenty-five educators from across the state attended this event. Jennifer Sallee, the OSR Pre-K director for Athens City Schools, expressed that she was impressed with Morgan County's Educator Resource Center. Ms. Sallee explained, "The facility is nice and convenient. It is very easy to locate, and the technology is conducive to learning." Morgan County Schools is proud of its professional development facility and looks forward to hosting more events like this in the future.

February 21, 2019 Meeting of the Morgan County Board of Education

Students from Priceville High School led the Student Leadership Showcase at the February 21, 2019 meeting of the Morgan County Board of Education. Members of the Priceville FFA updated the Board on activities taking place in their program including their beekeeping and honey production projects. Representing the Priceville FFA were students Dylan Wallace, Emma Phillips, Reese Banks, Ella Grace Maxwell, and Brylee Shannon. The students were accompanied by their sponsor, Nicole Fields.
The Board gave special recognition to the 2019-2020 Teachers and Support Person of the Year for Morgan County Schools during their monthly meeting on February 21, 2019: Brandy Quattlebaum, Priceville Elementary School, Elementary Teacher of the Year; Melanie Holiday, West Morgan High School, Secondary Teacher of the Year; Elizabeth Denard, West Morgan Elementary School, Support Person of the Year.
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