Senora Luther's Advanced Placement Spanish students came from Morgan to help the students at Joel celebrate the
traditional Hispanic holiday Three Kings Day.
choral and band students in middle schools across Connecticut, being chosen to
participate in the Connecticut Music Educators Association‘s Regional Middle
School Music Festival is one of the highest honors the young musician can
receive. Band director Ross Tucker could not be more proud of the four
Jared Eliot Middle School students chosen for the privilege of performing in
the Southern Region Music Festival on March 1, 2014 at the Naugatuck Valley
Community College in Waterbury, CT. Consistently (for the last twelve
years), since Mr. Tucker has been the Eliot band director, Eliot students have
been chosen to play at this festival. The festival is organized by music
teachers who volunteer their time to provide an opportunity for the best middle
school musicians in the area to perform together. It features top
instrumentalists and vocalists from over forty schools in Southern Connecticut.
More than three hundred students participate in the various groups (band,
orchestra, chorus and jazz band). The audition process is
difficult. Band students must memorize five major scales and the
chromatic scale. They must also play a selected prepared piece. At
the audition, students perform for a judge and get scored on several musical
elements (dynamics, phrasing, articulation, tone, etc). Auditions
were held on December 7, 2013, at the Washington Middle School in Meriden.
To prepare for the festival concert, students practice with all of the students
selected on the Friday before the concert for four hours and then an additional
four hour rehearsal Saturday morning before the concert. It is amazing
what these young musicians sound like after just two rehearsals!
following Jared Eliot students were selected this year: From L-R Katie
Kozak (clarinet), Angela Recine (clarinet) Miles Waterbury (trumpet), and Ben
At the December 2nd Board meeting, the Morgan Girls Volleyball Team was recognized for winning the state championship. Team coaches Joe Grippo and Tovah Vincent, manager Michael Le, and the players (Kate Anderson, Sami Ashton, Angel (Monica) Buffington, Evellyn Cardona, Ashlyn Chidsey, Sydney Chomicz, Alex Church, Amy Dahlberg, Sarah Dahlberg, Jen Dawson, Lily Dawson, Ciera Harris, Amanda LaRiviere, Kelsy Orsini, Samantha Pansa, Ariel Passante, Emily Popp, Savannah Shafman, Riley Smith, and Vivian Tran) were all given trophies and congratulated.
On Thursday, November 15th, Morgan iTeam students were invited to present at the 2013 Treasure Mountain Retreat. This Conference runs in conjunction with the annual American Association of School Librarians Conference which took place in Hartford, CT this year. Students spoke to librarians, authors, and professors from around the U.S. and Canada on current student learning styles and what they are doing to bring new technology into the hands of Morgan students and staff.
Congratulations to Jakob Ward on again been nominated for statewide Channel 3 FNF player of the week!
View the YouTube clip of the nominees from Sports Sunday.
Voting is done through an online poll atWFSB.COM. To vote, click on Sports and Friday Night Football or go directly to the poll. (The poll is located in middle of page halfway down.)
Voting will run through Friday, November 29th late afternoon and the top vote-getter receives both aProperty of Friday Night Football t-shirt and a personal caricature drawn by local artist Bob Dornfried. The winner will be announced on Friday’s 6pm sportscast and again on the 11:15pm FNF show that night. Please spread the word to students, parents, fans and others to vote.
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Morgan students in Mrs. Luther's Spanish V class created books in Spanish for Joel Spanish kindergarten and first grade students. The Morgan students then visited the classrooms at Joel to read their creations to the young learners!
Check out the slideshow! Students from Pierson, with the assistance of Morgan high school students, explored the town beach at the fifth annual Marine Science Day on May 30th. Students were engaged in a variety of marine science explorations including water sampling, water quality, salinity and flow. Students also had the opportunity to look for marine creatures. This year they found a green molted soft-shelled crab and a translucent 'glass' eel. The event was spearheaded by Dana Skidmore and the fourth grade team. Check out the slideshow!
- Kathleen Barrett, one of Morgan's Language Arts teachers, will be studying Mandarin intensively for 6 weeks this summer as part of an ACTFL scholarship she won. She will also participate in a two-week Chinese residential language program at Hamilton College during
the summer, all expenses paid by another scholarship! Congratulations!