Daily Announcements

Friday, May 22, 2015

posted May 22, 2015, 8:33 AM by Leslie Chausse

Did you know that more than one million American soldiers have given their lives in service to our nation?  One million fallen soldiers…that’s an amazing number to think about.  It’s hard to get your mind around a number that big. How many athletic stadiums or concert halls do you suppose you could fill with one million people?  And think about this:  each one of those one million was the son or daughter, mother or father, aunt or uncle to someone left behind, someone who loved them very much.

This coming Monday is Memorial Day.  Schools, businesses, and government offices will be closed in honor of these fallen soldiers.  Between now and Monday, it’s important to take some time to think about these men and women who died in service to our nation, and to ask ourselves this question:  How has their sacrifice made a difference in our lives?

 

  1. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27.

  2. Attention all juniors signed up for UCONN English for next year:  There will be a MANDATORY meeting after-school on Thursday, May 28 in Room 35.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Wickam ASAP. 

  3. Athletic Events for Friday – May 22  Morgan JV Baseball is away – East Lyme High School (Veterans Memorial Field-Niantic) – 3:45

  4. Athletic Events for Saturday – May 23, Morgan V Baseball is home – East Lyme High School – Indian River Complex – 1:00

  5. Athletic Events for Tuesday – May 26, Morgan V Baseball is home - SLC Quarterfinal Game –Indian River Complex – 4:00;  Morgan Golf is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – Clinton CC – 3:00;  Morgan V Boys Lacrosse is home – SLC Semifinal Game – Valley Regional High School – 4:00;  Morgan V Girls Lacrosse is home – SLC Tournament Game – TBA;  Morgan V Softball is home – East Lyme High School – Peters Complex – 4:00.

 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

posted May 21, 2015, 7:06 AM by Leslie Chausse

Have you ever had a craving for something that just wouldn’t go away…like a craving from time to time, and that’s OK.  What’s not okay is when we constantly crave things we don’t have…when we spend too much time craving more clothes or craving new shoes or craving a bigger house or a nicer car.

Listen to these words written almost two thousand years ago by a Roman philosopher by the name of Seneca:

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more---that is poor.

Sounds just like that Japanese proverb we’ve heard before:

He who knows not when he has enough is poor.

Today, focus on what you have instead of what you don’t have.  You may be surprised to discover that you have enough.

 

  1. If you are attending the senior prom this Friday and wish to leave early, you must bring in an early dismissal note signed by a parent.  You will be allowed to leave at 12:14.  Please bring your dismissal note to the front office in the morning before classes begin for a pass.

  2. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by 12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27.

  3. Today for an extended Anime Club meeting there will be a themed Tea Party in Room 22. All are welcome to attend. See an Anime Club member or Mrs. Barrett for more information. 

  4. Attention all juniors signed up for UCONN English for next year:  There will be a MANDATORY meeting after-school on Thursday, May 28 in Room 35.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Wickam ASAP.

  5. Athletic Events – Thursday – May 21:  Morgan Boys and Girls Outdoor Track is away – Valley Regional High School – Freshmen Invitational – 3:30;   Morgan JV Baseball is away – Cromwell High School – 3:45;  Morgan Golf is away – CHAPPA Invitational – Longshore CC – Westport, CT – TBA;  Morgan Boys Tennis is home – Coginchaug High School – The Morgan School –3:45;   Morgan Girls Tennis is away – Coginchaug High School – 3:45;   Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is away – Haddam Killingworth High School – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan V/JV Girls Lacrosse is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00/5:30.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

posted May 20, 2015, 9:16 AM by Leslie Chausse

Are you a human being?  If the answer is yes, then guess what---you have free will.  In other words, you have the freedom to choose.  For example:

  • You can choose to follow the rules, or you can choose to break them

  • You can choose to respect those who care about you, or you can choose to be disrespectful

  • You can choose to graduate from school, or you can choose to drop out

    What choices are you going to make?  The English say:

    Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.

    Today, exercise your free will with a willing heart.  Be willing to do what you know is best for you and those around you.  Remember, you’re free to choose.

 

  1. If you are attending the senior prom this Friday and wish to leave early, you must bring in an early dismissal note signed by a parent.  You will be allowed to leave at 12:14.  Please bring your dismissal note to the front office in the morning before classes begin for a pass.

  2. Tonight is BINGO night.  Come to the Morgan cafeteria and be ready for a good time and great prizes.  Family game is from 6-7 and Morgan students are from 8-9.  Tickets to the event including your bingo card are $3.  See you there!

  3. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27.

  4. Tomorrow for an extended Anime Club meeting there will be a themed Tea Party in Room 22. All are welcome to attend. See an Anime Club member or Mrs. Barrett for more information. 

  5. Athletic Events for Athletic Events – Wednesday – May 20, Morgan Baseball is home – Cromwell High School – Indian River Complex – 6:30;  Morgan Golf is away – Daniel Hand/North Haven High Schools – Clinton CC – 3:00;  Morgan Boys Tennis is away – East Hampton High School – 3:45;  Morgan Girls Tennis is home – East Hampton High School – The Morgan School- 3:45;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is away – East Catholic High School – 4:00/5:30.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

posted May 19, 2015, 7:32 AM by Leslie Chausse

  1. Congratulations to Morgan's three SHED writing contest winners.   Of students from thirteen shoreline high schools, we're very proud that you earned two first-place awards and one second-place award! Bravo:  Alaina Hartnett,  Hayley Haggerty, and Bailey Shea.

     

  2. Tomorrow is BINGO night.  Come to the Morgan cafeteria and be ready for a good time and great prizes.  Family game is from 6-7 and Morgan students are from

    8-9.  Tickets to the event including your bingo card are $3.  See you there!

     

  3. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27

 

4.  Athletic Events for Tuesday – May 19, Morgan Boys and Girls Outdoor Track is away – Portland/Haddam Killingworth High Schools – Portland High School - 3:45;  Morgan JV/V Girls Lacrosse is home – Old Lyme High School – Indian River Complex – 5:00/6:30;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is away – Old Lyme High School – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan JV Baseball is home – Old Saybrook High School – Indian River Complex – 3:45;  Morgan V Softball is home - Suffield High School – Peters Complex –6:30.

Monday, May 18, 2015

posted May 18, 2015, 6:06 AM by Leslie Chausse

Listen to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, great American poet:

Lives of great men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime.

And, departing, leave behind us

Footprints in the sands of time.

That’s an excellent thought, one worth remembering.  “We can make our lives subline.”  The word subline means excellent, grand.  Each one of us is capable of creating an excellent life.  One way we can do this is by remembering the great men and women who have gone before us.

So today, think about this:  As you walk through life, you leave your own special and absolutely unrepeatable footprints in the sands of time.  The question is, in whose footsteps are you following?

 

 

  1. Congratulations go out to Jen Dawson and Connor Roche who partnered up to win this year’s Regional Cupcake Wars competition!  Their entry of Buttermilk Pancake Cupcake with maple Buttercream garnished with candied Bacon won hands down!

  2. This Wednesday is BINGO night.  Come to the Morgan cafeteria and be ready for a good time and great prizes.  Family game is from 6-7 and Morgan students are from

    8-9.  Tickets to the event including your bingo card are $3.  See you there!

  3. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27

  4. Athletic Events for Monday – May 18, Morgan Boys Tennis is home – Old Lyme High School – The Morgan School - 3:45;  Morgan Girls Tennis is away – Old Lyme High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Girl Lacrosse is home – Wheeler High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00;  Morgan Golf is home Fitch/Parish Hill High Schools – Clinton CC – 3:00;  Morgan JV Baseball is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – Indian River Complex – 3:45.

Friday, May 15, 2015

posted May 15, 2015, 8:27 AM by Leslie Chausse

 

We’ve all heard about climbing the ladder to success.  Luis Nogales is an exceptional climber.  He climbed his way up from the crop fields to the president’s office of United Press International, a news service.

His climb was made easier because of his love of learning---something he inherited from his father, a migrant farm worker who traveled from field to field with a small library of books.

Luis Nogales has traveled the world, and here’s what he said about his travels:

As I traveled and worked with people from different countries, I am even more convinced that this is the greatest society in the world today for people to better themselves and achieve.

We are fortunate to live in a country that offers so many opportunities to so many people.  Today, take a moment to be grateful for the opportunities you have as an American citizen to educate yourself and to achieve your goals.

 

  1. Attention Seniors: The senior exit survey is activated in Naviance and must be completed today 5/15. This is a graduation requirement. The survey takes under 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to stop into Guidance to complete this.  

     

  2. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by May 27.

     

    3) Athletic Events for Friday – May 15, Morgan V Baseball is away –Haddam Killingworth High School – 3:45; Boys Tennis is away – Haddam Killingworth High School – 3:45;  Girls Tennis is home – Haddam Killingworth High School – The Morgan School - 3:45;  Morgan V Girls Lacrosse is home– Fitch High School – Indian River Complex –4:00;   Morgan JV Softball is away – Valley Regional High School - 3:45.

 

Athletic Events for Saturday – May 16, Morgan Softball is away – Suffield High School – 11:00;  Morgan JV Baseball is away – Haddam Killingworth High School – 10:30.

 

 

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

posted May 14, 2015, 6:16 AM by Leslie Chausse   [ updated May 15, 2015, 8:26 AM ]


 

The following is a true story:   Once upon a time there was a family, a husband, a wife, and their two children.  They lived in a small house with only one bedroom.  They loved each other and took care of each other, and though it was crowded, they thought they were very rich because their house was filled with love.

One day the children grew up and married and had children of their own.  Every winter holiday, they returned to the small, one-bedroom cottage.  At bedtime, the one bed, the overstuffed chair, and the sofa were full. Even the floors were filled with sleeping bags.  But the family loved each other and they thought they were very, very rich.

Why on earth did they think they were rich?  After all, they lived in such a tiny little house.   They thought they were rich because they were wise enough to understand this old German proverb:  Love can turn a cottage into a golden palace.

Today, remember that love is what makes a person truly wealthy.

 

 

  1.   The track bus will leave promptly at 2:30 today.

  2. Attention Seniors: The senior exit survey is activated in Naviance and must be completed by Friday, 5/15! This is a graduation requirement! The survey takes under 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to stop into Guidance to complete this before next week! A list of students that still have to complete the survey is located outside of the Guidance office. See your counselor with any questions.

  3. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28 by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with Mrs. O’Brien by

    May 27.     

    4)  Athletic Events for Thursday, May 14, Boys and Girls Outdoor Track is away – Berlin High School – 4:00;  Morgan V/JV Girls Lacrosse is away– North Branford High School – 3:45/5:00; Morgan Boys JV/V Boys Lacrosse is home – Fairfield Warde – Indian River Complex – 5:00/6:30;  Morgan JV Softball is home – Coginchaug Regional High School – Peters Complex - 3:45;  Morgan JV Baseball is away – Valley Regional High School – 3:45;  Morgan Golf is away –Hale Ray High School– Fox Hopyard Golf Club – 3:00.

 

 

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

posted May 12, 2015, 11:51 AM by Leslie Chausse

In West Africa, there’s an old proverb that goes:  Not to know is bad, but not to wish to know is worse.

Let’s think about that.  Many children on the planet who want to learn never  have the privilege of going to school.  And then there are children in the world who have the opportunity to get an education but don’t wish to learn.  Which do you think is worse?

Francis Bacon, great English philosopher, says: Knowledge is power.

Today, think about this.  If you love to learn, share the power of your knowledge with others.  Serve as an example, tutor others, encourage others with kind words of support.  If, on the other hand, you think that school is a waste of time, remember the words of Francis Bacon and ask yourself this:  What kind of person do I want to be, power-full or power-less?  It’s your choice.

 

 

  1. Attention Seniors: The senior exit survey is activated in Naviance and must be completed by Friday, 5/15! This is a graduation requirement! The survey takes under 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to stop into Guidance to complete this before next week! A list of students that still have to complete the survey is located outside of the Guidance office. See your counselor with any questions.

  2. Students:  applications for STEP and mentoring are available in the guidance office.  Applications are due May 28by12:20 in guidance.  There will be a quick general meeting after school for both programs at 2:15 in the learning commons on May 28.  If you are unable to make this meeting, you must meet with

    Mrs. O’Brien by May 27.

  3. There is a football meeting with coach Nye on Wednesday right after school in room 10.  Anyone playing football next year should attend.

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

  5. A representative from Middlesex Community College  will be in the Guidance Office on May 13, at 9:30.  Students must get a pass to attend the presentation. 

  6. Athletic Events for Tuesday – May 12, Morgan Boys Tennis is away – Cromwell High School – 3:45; Morgan Girls Tennis is home vs. Cromwell High School – The Morgan School - 3:45;  Morgan JV Softball is home vs. Cromwell High School at the Peters Complex - 3:45;  Morgan V/JV Boys Lacrosse is home vs. Valley Regional High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00/5:30;  Morgan V/JV Girls Lacrosse is away – Valley Regional High School – 4:00/5:30; 

Morgan Boys and Girls Outdoor Track is home – Hyde Leadership/Old Lyme High School – Peters Complex – 3:45;  Morgan JV Baseball is home – North Branford High School – Indian River Complex -3:45;   Morgan Golf is home – Old Lyme High School – Clinton CC – 3:00.

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

posted May 11, 2015, 6:07 AM by Leslie Chausse

Have you ever had a difficult time going to sleep at night because you did something that you knew was wrong?  The Japanese have a wonderful proverb:  Let a man so act by day that he may lie happily on his mat by night.

The Germans say the same thing in another way: A good conscience makes a soft pillow.

Is your conscience bothering you?   Do you need a good night’s sleep?  Talk with someone you trust, your mom or dad, teacher or counselor.  Tell the person what you did, and let him or her help you decide how you can best mend the situation.  Then do your very best to learn from your mistake, forgive yourself, and move on.

 

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

  2. Attention Seniors: The senior exit survey is activated in Naviance and must be completed by Friday, 5/15! This is a graduation requirement! The survey takes under 5 minutes to complete. Feel free to stop into Guidance to complete this before next week! A list of students that still have to complete the survey is located outside of the Guidance office. See your counselor with any questions.

  3. The 20th annual CAR SHOW and FOOD DRIVE will be tomorrow, 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.

  4. 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 . 

  5. A representative from Middlesex Community College  will be in the Guidance Office on May 13, at 9:30.  Students must get a pass to attend the presentation. 

  6. Athletic Events for Monday – May 11, Morgan V Baseball is away – North Branford High School – 3:45;  Morgan Boys Tennis is away – Portland High School – 3:45;  Morgan V Softball is away – Cromwell High School – 3:45.

 

Friday, May 8, 2015

posted May 8, 2015, 9:36 AM by Leslie Chausse

THE MORGAN SCHOOL

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, May 8, 2015

 

English writer Samuel Johnson once advised: Pause for a while from learning, to be wise.

Every day we pause and listen to a few words of wisdom from around the world.  Why is that so important?  Why do we need wisdom? Having wisdom means having the ability to make good, sound decisions.  It means having the ability to make healthy, wise choices.

Today, ask yourself this:  How can pausing to listen to a few words of wisdom help me make wiser choices?  Then remember this Japanese proverb: Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on a fool’s back.

 

 

  1. Class rings will be ready for pickup on Monday, May 11 from 7:15 to 7:30am in the main lobby.

  2. Students:  Please check in the main office to see if you have any accountabilities.  You cannot attend the prom 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 tomorrowSaturday, 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. 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 . 

  6. A representative from Middlesex Community College  will be in the Guidance Office on May 13, at 9:30.  Students must get a pass to attend the presentation.

  7. Athletic Events for Friday – May 8, Morgan V Baseball is home – Coginchaug High School – Indian River Complex – 6:30;  Morgan V Softball is away –Haddam Killingworth High School – 3:45;  Morgan Boys Tennis is home – Old Saybrook High School – 4:00;  Morgan Girls Tennis is away – Old Saybrook High School –3:45.

  8. Athletic Events for Saturday,  May 9, Morgan JV Baseball is away – Coginchaug High School – 10:30; Morgan Boys Tennis is away – Coginchaug High School – 10:30;  Morgan Boys Lacrosse – V/JV is away – Bacon Academy – 10:00/11:30.

 

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