Daily Announcements

Monday, May 4, 2015

posted by Leslie Chausse

THE MORGAN SCHOOL

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Monday, May 4, 2015

 

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat during the school day.

  2. The Class of 2018 is selling delicious butter-braid pastries and cookie dough.  Orders and payment will be accepted until next Thursday, May 7th.  Please see a freshmen or Mrs. Mikulski to place your order.  All orders will come frozen on May 20th at the end of the day. The pastries and cookie dough are great items to keep in your freezer until a special or last minute occasion arises. Please consider purchasing an item or asking someone at home if they would like to purchase some!

  3. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  4. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  5. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs.Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  6. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be  Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School; Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  7. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  8. The Anime Club will meet next week on Monday  until 2:50 and Thursday until 4:15.

  9. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from July 6 through July 30th.  Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information.   

  10. Athletic Events for Monday – May 4, Morgan V Baseball is away – Westbrook High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Softball is away – North Branford High School – Totoket Park – 3:45;  Morgan Golf is home – Coginchaug/Hale Ray – Clinton CC – 3:00;  Morgan V Girls Lacrosse is away – St. Bernard (Delaporta Field) – 4:00;  Morgan Boys JV/V Boys Lacrosse is home – Somers High School – 5:00/6:30. 

 

 

Friday, May 1, 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 6:56 AM by Leslie Chausse

Someone wise once said:  Teachers are the true heroes of the world.

The dictionary defines a hero as someone admired for his or her strength and courage.  The word courage comes from the Latin cor, which means “the heart”.

Teachers teach because they care…because they believe they can make a positive contribution to your life so that you can grow up and make a positive contribution to the world.  Teachers teach because they want to make a difference in your life.

Today, acknowledge your teachers for caring enough to teach.  Give them a hug or a thank- you note or a few words of support.

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat during the school day.

  2. The Class of 2018 is selling delicious butter-braid pastries and cookie dough.  Orders and payment will be accepted until next Thursday, May 7th.  Please see a freshmen or Mrs. Mikulski to place your order.  All orders will come frozen on May 20th at the end of the day. The pastries and cookie dough are great items to keep in your freezer until a special or last minute occasion arises. Please consider purchasing an item or asking someone at home if they would like to purchase some!

  3. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  4. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  5. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs.Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  6. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be next Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School; Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  7. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  8. The Anime Club will meet next week on Monday  until 2:50 and Thursday until 4:15.

  9. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from July 6 through July 30th.  Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information.   

  10. Athletic Events for Friday May 1 & May 2

Friday – May 1, 2015

Morgan JV Baseball – Home – Coginchaug High School – Indian River Complex – 3:45

Morgan JV Softball – Away – Westbrook High School – 4:00 – Bus – 2:30

Eliot MS Baseball – Home – North Branford Intermediate – Eliot MS – 3:45

Eliot MS Softball – Home – North Branford Intermediate – Eliot MS – 3:45

 

Athletic Events – Saturday – May 2, 2015

Morgan V/JV Lacrosse – Home – Ellington High School – Indian River Complex Turf Field – 3:00/4:30

Morgan JV Softball – Home – Haddam Killingworth – Peters Complex – 12:00

Thursday, April 30, 2015

posted Apr 30, 2015, 5:50 AM by Leslie Chausse

Do these words sound familiar?  There comes a time when we must heed a certain call.  It’s time to lend a hand to life, the greatest gift of all.

These words come from the famous song We Are The World.  It raises an interesting question.  How do we “lend a hand to life”?  We can literally use our hands to do things that encourage life, support life, and affirm life.  We can use our hands to create a garden or to feed someone.  We can use our hands to create a beautiful painting or an inspiring story. We can use our hands to pick up litter.  We can use our hands to give someone a pat on the back.

Today, notice what you do with your hands.  Look for ways to use your hands in positive, healthy, life-affirming ways.

 

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat during the school day.

  2. The Class of 2018 is selling delicious butter-braid pastries and cookie dough.  Orders and payment will be accepted until next Thursday, May 7th.  Please see a freshmen or Mrs. Mikulski to place your order.  All orders will come frozen on May 20th at the end of the day. The pastries and cookie dough are great items to keep in your freezer until a special or last minute occasion arises. Please consider purchasing an item or asking someone at home if they would like to purchase some!

  3. Will Tommy Lawler please see Mrs. Stevens today in the café by 11:00am.

  4. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  5. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  6. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  7. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  8. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  9. The Anime Club will meet next week on Monday  until 2:50 and Thursday until 4:15.

  10. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from July 6 through July 30th.  Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information.   

  11. Athletic Events for Thursday – April 30:  Morgan V Baseball is away – Coginchaug Regional High School - 3:45;  Morgan V Softball is home vs. Westbrook High School – Peters Complex –6:30;  Morgan V Girls Tennis is home vs. Westbrook High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Boys Tennis is away – Westbrook High School – 3:45;  Morgan V/JV Girls Lacrosse is away – Old Saybrook High School – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan JV/V Boys Lacrosse is home – St. Josephs High School – Indian River Complex Turf Field – 5:00/6:30.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

posted Apr 29, 2015, 9:00 AM by Leslie Chausse

Dr. Blandina Cardinas Ramirez was a lucky little girl. Her father taught her a very important lesson early in life, the importance of learning from others.  Here’s what Dr. Ramirez says to us today:  I am eager to learn from others whether it is a person doing his/her homework or someone at the highest level of government.  My father believed you could learn from a farm worker or a president, and you should respect both equally.

Dr. Ramirez grew up with some valuable wisdom.  She eventually served under former President Jimmy Carter and the commissioner of the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families.  Her eagerness to learn from others helped her become an extraordinary American.

Today, remember Dr. Ramirez and notice all the opportunities to learn from others.

 

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat during the school day.

  2. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  3. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  4. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs.Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  5. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School; Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  6. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  7. The Anime Club will meet today this week. Next week we meet on Monday  until 2:50 and Thursday until 4:15.

  8. Tomorrow is Poem in Your Pocket day!  Don't forget to bring a poem in your pocket. 

  9. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from July 6 through July 30th.  Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  10. Athletic Events for Wednesday – April 29, Morgan Golf is away – Coginchaug Regional High School – Lyman Orchard – 3:00;  Morgan V Baseball is away – Old Saybrook High School - 3:40;  Morgan V Softball is away– East Hampton High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Girls Tennis is away – Haddam Killingworth High School – 3:45;   Morgan V Boys Tennis is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – The Morgan School –3:45.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

posted Apr 28, 2015, 7:30 AM by Leslie Chausse   [ updated Apr 29, 2015, 9:01 AM ]

We have a lot of teachers here at our school, many more than you realize.  There are hundreds of teachers in the halls between classes, and dozens in every classroom.  You see, we have adult teachers and student teachers.  That’s YOU.

That’s right!  The truth is that everyone is a teacher and a student.  We are all learning and teaching all the time.  The question is:  What are you teaching others through your words and actions?  Listen to the words of American philosopher Henry Brooks Adams:  A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

  In other words, what we teach others today can influence them for the rest of their lives. Today, teach others the greatest of all lessons.  Teach them the Golden Rule by treating them the way you would want to be treated.

 

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat (billed or a beanie/winter hat) during the school day.

  2. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  3. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  4. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  5. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  6. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  7. The Anime Club will meet on Wednesday this week. Next week we meet on Monday  until 2:50 andThursday until 4:15.

  8. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  9. Athletic Events for Tuesday – April 28, Morgan Boys and Girls Track is away – North Branford High School – 3:45;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is away – North Branford High School – 4:00/5:30;   Morgan JV/V Girls Lacrosse is home – North Branford High School – Indian River Complex Turf Field 5:00/6:30;  Morgan Golf is away – Valley Regional High School – Fox Hopyard – 3:00;   Morgan JV Baseball is home – Hale Ray High School – Indian River Complex - 3:45;  Morgan JV Softball is away– Old Saybrook High School – 3:45; Morgan V Girls Tennis is home –Old Lyme School at The Morgan School - 3:45.

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

posted Apr 27, 2015, 7:35 AM by Leslie Chausse

Being educated means different things to different people.  Listen to the words of Norman Cousins, American writer and world-peace advocate: Respect for the importance of an individual’s life is still the mark of an educated man.

When we show no respect for the lives of others, when we are hateful or harmful to others, are we acting with intelligence and wisdom or are we acting out of ignorance?  
What do you think?

German writer and philosopher Goethe says: Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action.
Violent crimes, drug addiction, prejudice…do these things show respect for individual life or does it show “ignorance in action”? Today, remember this:  You can help fight crime, violence, and ignorance by simply getting the best education possible.

 

  1. Students are not allowed to wear any type of hat (billed or a beanie/winter hat) during the school day.

  2. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  3. Congratulations to Catlen Goss.  She broke The Morgan School girls lacrosse scoring record last Thursday vs. East Catholic when she scored 9 goals and had 2 assists.  Great job, Cat!

  4. Grade 9 students:  The guidance department will sponsor a field trip to Eastern Conn. State University.  Eastern will host an annual College Knowledge day on Wednesday, May 20 just for ninth graders.  The program is designed to help students plan and prepare for college and career exploration.  Sign up now in guidance.  Student participation is limited to 40 students.

  5. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  6. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  7. Xavier and Mercy are hosting their 1st annual College Fair on May 12th at Xavier High School from 6:00 – 8:00pm.  Students and their parents are invited to attend . 

  8. The Anime Club will meet on Wednesday this week. Next week we meet on Monday  until 2:50 andThursday until 4:15.

  9. Attention golfers:  Today's golf practice will be at Klein's in Madison from 3-4.  Please see coach if you cannot make it.

  10. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  11. Athletic Events for Monday – April 27: Morgan V Baseball is away – Hale Ray High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Softball is home – Old Saybrook High School – Peters Complex – 6:30; Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – Indian River Turf Field – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan V Tennis is home – Westbrook High School – Morgan School –3:45;  Morgan V Tennis is away – Westbrook High School – 3:45.

 

Friday, April 24, 2015

posted Apr 24, 2015, 11:36 AM by Leslie Chausse

U.S. Brigadier General Sherian Cadoria once told a story about a childhood incident that made a big impact on her life.  She and her brother and sister went shopping, and the cashier gave them back a penny too much change.  When they got home and told their mom what had happened, she made them walk three miles back to the store to return the money.  She punished all three of them because she believed that one of them should have known it was wrong and spoken up.

Brigadier General Cadoria learned a lesson she never forgot.  Remember, it takes only one person in a group to say “This is wrong.”  It takes only one person to make a difference.  The next time you are faced with peer pressure, do the right thing.  Remember this story and be a leader!

 

  1. Attention students:  Now that we have moved into warmer weather,   students are not allowed to wear any type of hat (billed or a beanie/winter hat) during the school day.

  2. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  3. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  4. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  5. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  6. Athletic Events for Friday, April 24: Morgan V Baseball is home – Hyde/Hillhouse High School – Indian River Complex – 6:30;  Morgan V Softball is away – Hale Ray High School (Lou Milardo Field) – 3:45 – 2:15;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is home – Old Saybrook High School – Indian River Turf Field – 4:00/5:30;   

  7. Athletic Events for Saturday, April 25, Morgan V Baseball is away – East Hampton High School – 2:00;  Morgan JV Softball is away – Hale Ray High School (Lou Milardo Field) –10:30.

     

     

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

posted Apr 22, 2015, 6:48 AM by Leslie Chausse

Cervantes was a writer who lived in 16th century Spain and wrote the famous book Don Quixote.  Now listen to what he says to us today:

Tell me thy company and I will tell thee what thou art.

Thousands of years before, in another part of the world, the ancient Assyrians said it this way:

Tell me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.

Today, think about the people you choose to keep company with and ask yourself this:  Do my friends bring out the best in me?  Are they kind?  Honest? Trustworthy?  Then remember this: Whom you choose as a friend can tell you a lot about yourself and, if Cervantes is right, it can tell the world a lot about who you are.

 

  1. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  2. Varsity boys & girls track won both their meets yesterday against Coginchaug and Valley. GREAT JOB!

  3. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  4. The Anime Club will meet tomorrow Thursday from 2:15 to 4:15. All are welcome to join us in room 22 for this extended Anime Club time.

  5. Attention students, especially seniors:  Project graduation needs student volunteers TODAY, WEDNESDAY from 4-6pm.  The committee has been collecting donations and the items must be brought into the school gym from the trailer.  If you are interested in helping, please just show up at 4pm in the Morgan parking lot. 

  6. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  7. Freshman Spirit Wear for the Class of 2018 is being sold.  Order forms are in Mrs. Mikulski's room and can be picked up during lunch and before or after school.  Order forms are due back April 23, 2015.  There will be no extensions to this date.  Please see Mrs. Mikulski or any of the 2018 class officers if you have any questions.

  8. Daniel Hand High School Spring College Fair will be held tomorrow, Thursday,  April 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PMat their Dining Assembly Hall and Gymnasium.  130 colleges will be represented.  For further information see the flyer on the Guidance Bulletin Board or check with your guidance counselor.

  9. College representatives from the following colleges will be in the Guidance office  on 4/23,  Merrimack College at9:30.   Students must get a pass to attend.

  10. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  11. Athletic Events for Wednesday – April 22, Morgan V Boys Tennis is away – Old Saybrook High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Girls Tennis is home – Old Saybrook High School – Morgan School – 3:45;  Morgan V Baseball is home – Valley Regional High School – Indian River Complex - 6:30;  Morgan v Softball is home – Old Lyme – Peters Complex – 3:45;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is away – Valley Regional High School – Hockey Field – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan V Golf is away- Fitch/Ledyard/Valley Regional - Shennescossett Golf Course – 3:00.

     

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

posted Apr 21, 2015, 7:01 AM by Leslie Chausse

When you imagine a pioneer woman, what do you see?  Do you see a woman in a covered wagon or in a log cabin in the wilderness?

Well, guess what.  Right now there are pioneer women…women who are exploring new frontiers, breaking new ground…women like Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic female ever to become an astronaut.  Now listen to what she says to students about success:  If you stay in school, you have the potential to achieve what you want in the future.

Her life reflects her words.  By getting a great education and making some wise choices along the way, Ellen Ochoa made history.  You, too, can make your life a big success.  Wise up.  Be cool. Stay in school!

 

  1. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  2. The Morgan Student Council is selling Morgan Husky umbrellas for only $15.  See a student council member or Mrs. Robinson in the learning commons to purchase one.

  3. Attention students, especially seniors:  Project graduation needs student volunteers THIS WEDNESDAY from 4-6pm.  The committee has been collecting donations and the items must be brought into the school gym from the trailer.  If you are interested in helping, please just show up at 4pm in the Morgan parking lot. 

  4. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be on Saturday, May 9 from 10am to 2pm at The Morgan School;  Spectators are free but there is a $10 or 10 non-perishables vehicle registration fee.  All show cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

  5. The last day to buy tickets to Junior Prom is today, April 21.  Please see someone in the lunch room during any lunch wave or Miss White in Room 62.

  6. Freshman Spirit Wear for the Class of 2018 is being sold.  Order forms are in Mrs. Mikulski's room and can be picked up during lunch and before or after school.  Order forms are due back April 23, 2015.  There will be no extensions to this date.  Please see Mrs. Mikulski or any of the 2018 class officers if you have any questions.

  7. Daniel Hand High School Spring College Fair will be held on Thursday,  April 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at their Dining Assembly Hall and Gymnasium.  130 colleges will be represented.  For further information see the flyer on the Guidance Bulletin Board or check with your guidance counselor.

  8. College representatives from the following colleges will be in the Guidance office  on 4/23,  Merrimack College at9:30.   Students must get a pass to attend.

  9. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300.00 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  10. Athletic Events for Tuesday – April 21, Morgan V Boys Tennis is away – Old Lyme High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Baseball is home – Parish Hill High School – Indian River Complex - 4:00;  Morgan V Softball is away – Portland High School – Brownstone Park – 3:45;  Morgan JV/V Boys Lacrosse is away – Waterford High School – Alumni Turf Field – 5:30/7:00;  Morgan Boys and Girls Track is home – Coginchaug/Valley Regional High School – Peters Complex – 3:45.

Monday, April 20, 2015

posted Apr 20, 2015, 8:27 AM by Leslie Chausse

It takes a lot of courage to resist peer pressure, whether you are an adult or a young person.  To be a courageous human being can simply mean following your heart instead of following the group.  Sometimes being courageous is nothing more than being your own person and thinking for yourself.

Here’s what Cervantes, famous Spanish novelist, says about courage:

He who loses wealth loses much;

He who loses a friend loses more;

He who loses his courage loses all.

The next time you’re faced with peer pressure, have the courage to follow your heart.  You may lose a friend, but remember, losing your courage can be a much greater loss.  Besides, if standing up for what you know is right means losing a friend, maybe your friend wasn’t a friend after all.

 

  1. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend proms until the accountabilities are taken care of.

  2. The last day to buy tickets to Junior Prom is tomorrowApril 21.  Please see someone in the lunch room during any lunch wave or Miss White in Room 62.

  3. The Chinese Club will be meeting today at 2:15 in room 30.  Everyone is welcome.

  4. Freshman Spirit Wear for the Class of 2018 is being sold.  Order forms are in Mrs. Mikulski's room and can be picked up during lunch and before or after school.  Order forms are due back April 23, 2015.  There will be no extensions to this date.  Please see Mrs. Mikulski or any of the 2018 class officers if you have any questions.

  5. Daniel Hand High School Spring College Fair will be held on Thursday,  April 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at their Dining Assembly Hall and Gymnasium.  130 colleges will be represented.  For further information see the flyer on the Guidance Bulletin Board or check with your guidance counselor.

  6. College representatives from the following colleges will be in the Guidance office today, 4/20-- Roger Williams University 9:30, and on 4/23,  Merrimack College at 9:30.   Students must get a pass to attend.

  7. Saint Joseph College in Hartford is sponsoring a summer program for an early college experience on Health & Medical Sciences, Biotechnology, Introductory Psychology, and Political Psychology from  July 6 through July 30th. Cost is $300.00 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information. 

  8. Athletic Events for  Monday – April 20, Morgan V Boys Tennis is away – Old Lyme High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Girls Tennis is home – Old Lyme High School –3:45;  Morgan V Baseball is away – Parish Hill High School – 4:00;  Morgan V Softball is away – Portland High School – Brownstone Park – 3:45;  Morgan JV/V Boys Lacrosse is away – Valley Regional High School – Hockey Field – 4:00/5:30.

     

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