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Morgan Teacher Eric Bergman Honored

posted May 3, 2016, 7:06 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated May 3, 2016, 7:07 AM ]

Congratulations to Morgan teacher Eric Bergman who earned the honor of CHSCA (Connecticut High School Coaches' Association) Outstanding Coach of the Year in Boys Golf.  He will be honored at a banquet at the Aqua Turf on Thursday, 5/12/16 @ 7:00 pm.  Check out the CHSCA article for more details.

Morgan Students Give to Charity

posted Apr 15, 2016, 6:42 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 15, 2016, 6:53 AM ]

Swoosh for Change charity basketball game 'nets' Clinton Rotary $3,500!  We have some amazing students.  Thank you Huskies!

Project Adventure

posted Apr 15, 2016, 5:14 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 15, 2016, 5:20 AM ]

Once again, the Joel staff did a great job with Project Adventure.  The program provides students with the tools necessary to challenge themselves, in a safe environment, to grow by overcoming perceived limitations.  "When someone believes they can achieve, that belief plays a significant role in their success."
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Poem in Your Pocket Day

posted Apr 14, 2016, 8:33 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated ]

Joel celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day on Thursday, April 14th.  Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem.   Many thanks to Christine McGregor for organizing this fun, literary event.  Poetry is best when shared!

Poem in Your Pocket



Aladdin Jr. Photos

posted Apr 11, 2016, 11:16 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 8:24 AM ]

Alladin Jr. was a smash this weekend at Pierson School. Check out the photos from the show courtesy of Take Aim Photography.

COLT Rhyme Celebration

posted Apr 8, 2016, 10:29 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 10:33 AM ]

Enjoy these videos of our students performing at the COLT Rhyme Celebration in New Haven on Thursday, April 7th.  Many thanks to Maria Moran, Jessica Godburn, Jen Clados, Tammy Drena and others for making this happen!


Cupcake Wars 2016

posted Apr 8, 2016, 9:51 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Apr 11, 2016, 10:53 AM ]

The Morgan Annual Cupcake Wars keep setting the bar higher every year.  Congratulations to Mrs. Nunan's classes for all their tasty artistry!

Each year the Foods II and the Culinary class participate in a Cupcake Wars competition. The judges evaluate based on appearance, presentation, display, taste and difficulty. This year, 16 teams competed.  The winning team now progresses to a regional level of competition against other schools on May 13th.

Congratulations to the overall winner that will represent Morgan in the regional competition: Strawberry shortcake created by Deja Fleury and Savannah Shafman.

The judges also recognized the following students -

Honorable mention for display are Cracker Jack by Mike Murray and Dylan Ketch and Tiffany’s by Brittany Nuzzo and Amanda Tannoia.

Honorable mention for Best cupcake appearance - Chocolate covered strawberries by Hannah Zirkelbach and Brendan Kyhn

Honorable mention for taste - Drumstick by Anthony Janiszcak and Connor Novarra and Matt Herrington


Pierson's Invention Convention 2016

posted Apr 4, 2016, 9:06 AM by Allison Friday

Pierson's Invention Convention winners are....


After these students attend the state competition at UCONN on April 30th, we are hoping they will share their successes with the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting. 

Cooper G. - Creator of the "Board Helpers"

 

Faith H.- Creator of "Stick-it"

 

Jacob J.- Creator of "Tailgate Friend" 

 

Congratulations to all who competed!


Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

posted Mar 11, 2016, 8:23 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 8:26 AM ]

On 
Saturday, March 5th at the Andrews Memorial Town Hall, teams got together to participate in the spelling bee. Here are some pictures from the event.  All proceeds go to the Clinton Education Foundation Scholarship Fund.  This fund provides students and teachers with funds to attend workshops, summer camps, or leadership programs.  Teachers often use the funds to purchase supplies that are not part of the budget.  


Jared Eliot Awarded NELMS "Spotlight School" Designation

posted Feb 3, 2016, 7:17 AM by Allison Friday   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 8:21 AM ]

Spotlights
Confirmation has been received from NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) that the Eliot school has been awarded another 3-year designation as a "Spotlight School"!  Congratulations to staff, students and administrators for this well-deserved award.

From the NELMS website:  "The purpose of the Spotlight School Award is to recognize schools that have a record of effective teaching and learning for young adolescents and consistently implement middle level best practices. A NELMS Spotlight School is recognized for developing strong effective programs that reflect concepts contained in Turning Points 2000, and This We Believe, and current middle level state recommendations."

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