Daily Announcements

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

posted Jun 16, 2015, 7:03 AM by Leslie Chausse

Every morning this school year we’ve paused for a minute to listen to words of wisdom from around the world.  We’re heard the words of poets, philosophers, politicians, religious leaders, and even a small child.

So what now?  Do we expect you to be the wisest young person in town?  Are we looking to see if you’ve sprouted wings?

Here’s what American writer Elbert Hubbard says about that:

Every person is a darn fool for at least five minutes every day.  Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

We all do foolish things every day.  We say something we wish we hadn’t said.  We do something we wish we hadn’t.  We’re too hard on ourselves about one thing and not hard enough on   ourselves about something else.  So the goal this summer is to do your very best to make the wisest choices you can and try not to exceed the limit when it comes to foolish behavior!

 

  1. Attention students taking online courses through Morgan’s MAP Program:  You have until Tuesday, June 16 to complete the course.  Please see your MAP teacher or Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  2. The Clinton Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  The scholarship requires an essay (up to 300 words), transcript, 2 teacher recommendations, a copy of your FAFSA, evidence of acceptance to a college/university, and financial need.  Application may be picked up in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2015.

  3. The Anime Club will have its last extended meeting today. All are welcome to attend in Room 22.

  4. Attention graduates:  You need to be back at Morgan the evening of graduation at 8:30 for Project Graduation check in.

  5. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  6. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00.  The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field, see Guidance for further information

  7. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch

     

Friday, June 12, 2015

posted Jun 12, 2015, 7:32 AM by Leslie Chausse

  1. The Learning Commons will be closed for all studies today, Friday  6/12.

  2. Attention students taking online courses through Morgan’s MAP Program:  You have until Tuesday, June 16 to complete the course.  Please see your MAP teacher or Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  3. The Clinton Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  The scholarship requires an essay (up to 300 words), transcript, 2 teacher recommendations, a copy of your FAFSA, evidence of acceptance to a college/university, and financial need.  Application may be picked up in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2015.

  4. The Anime Club will have its last extended meeting this coming Monday. All are welcome to attend in Room 22.

  5. Attention graduates:  You need to be back at Morgan the evening of graduation at 8:30 for Project Graduation check in.

  6. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  7. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field, see Guidance for further information

  8. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch

  9. Athletic Events for Friday – June 12, Congratulations Baseball Team!--  No Events Scheduled

  10. Saturday – June 13, Morgan Baseball is away - CIAC Class S Finals – Northwest Catholic High School – Palmer Field – Middletown – 3:35.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

posted Jun 11, 2015, 10:53 AM by Leslie Chausse

Summer vacation can be one of the most special times of life---sleeping later, hanging out with friends, staying up later, running barefoot.  There’s a lot more freedom.  The question is:  What are you going to do with all that extra time and freedom?  What choices are you going to make?

Some of the most important choices we ever make in life, we make on summer vacation, because all that free time opens up more opportunities...good and bad.

This summer, remember these words from famous Renaissance artist, engineer and inventor Leonardo da Vinci:

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Begin your summer vacation with a promise to yourself.  Promise yourself that you’ll make good use of your time, make wise choices, and resist negative peer pressure…right from the beginning.  It’s easier that way.

 

  1. A former student, James Wells, was the MVP of the week on Channel 8 news.  Congratulations to James!

  2. Attention students taking online courses through Morgan’s MAP Program:  You have until Tuesday, June 16 to complete the course.  Please see your MAP teacher or Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  3. The Clinton Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  The scholarship requires an essay (up to 300 words), transcript, 2 teacher recommendations, a copy of your FAFSA, evidence of acceptance to a college/university, and financial need.  Application may be picked up in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2015.

  4. The Anime Club will have its last extended meeting this coming Monday. All are welcome to attend in Room 22.

  5. Attention graduates:  You need to be back at Morgan the evening of graduation at 8:30 for Project Graduation check in.

  6. If you are planning to take Advanced Placement Government & Politics, we will have a meeting today, 6/11, to hand out the summer assignments.  Please report to room 7 at 2:15.  See you then.

  7. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  8. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field, see Guidance for further information

  9. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch

  10. Athletic Events for Thursday – June 11, Congratulations Baseball Team – State Championship Game--Saturday – June 13.

Morgan Baseball is away - CIAC Class S Finals – Northwest Catholic High School – Palmer Field – Middletown – 3:35.

 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

posted Jun 10, 2015, 5:21 AM by Leslie Chausse

When you were little, did you ever run just for the sake of running?  Not to win a race, but just to run, to let your feet fly, to pump your arms and legs and breathe hard?  It felt good, didn’t it?

That’s really what athletics is all about.  It’s not just about winning or about being the best, it’s about getting into action, challenging yourself.  And yes, it’s fun to compete and win trophies and ribbons, but feeling a sense of accomplishment and purpose is really more important.

This summer vacation, get your body moving!  Keep active! Get out and run just for the sake of running.  And remember this Bulgarian wisdom:  From walking----something.  From sitting---nothing.

Nothing good is going to come from just sitting around all summer.  Get out.  Walk and jog and swim and run, just for the fun of it.

 

 

  1. Attention students taking online courses through Morgan’s MAP Program:  You have until Tuesday, June 16 to complete the course.  Please see your MAP teacher or Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  2. The Clinton Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  The scholarship requires an essay (up to 300 words), transcript, 2 teacher recommendations, a copy of your FAFSA, evidence of acceptance to a college/university, and financial need.  Application may be picked up in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2015.

  3. Attention graduates:  You need to be back at Morgan the evening of graduation at 8:30 for Project Graduation check in.

  4. If you are planning to take Advanced Placement Government & Politics, we will have a meeting tomorrow, 6/11, to hand out the summer assignments.  Please report to room 7 at 2:15.  See you then.

  5. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  6. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field, see Guidance for further information

  7. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  8. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall today, June 10 at 2:30in the library.

  9. Athletic Events for Wednesday, June 10: Morgan Baseball is away - CIAC Class S Semi Final – Coventry - Sage Park – Berlin – 7:00.

     

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

posted Jun 9, 2015, 7:08 AM by Leslie Chausse

  1. The Clinton Rotary Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors.  The scholarship requires an essay (up to 300 words), transcript, 2 teacher recommendations, a copy of your FAFSA, evidence of acceptance to a college/university, and financial need.  Application may be picked up in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE JUNE 22, 2015.

  2. If you are planning to take Advanced Placement Government & Politics, we will have a meeting this Thursday, 6/11, to hand out the summer assignments.  Please report to room 7 at 2:15.  See you then.

  3. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  4. Cheerleading tryouts will be held today and  the 11th in the cafeteria from 2:30-4:30

  5. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00.  The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field, see Guidance for further information

  6. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  7. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 in the library.

  8. Athletic Events for Tuesday – June 9: Morgan Boys Golf CIAC Class S Tournament Champions – 3rd straight year! 

Morgan Baseball is away - CIAC Class S Semi Final – Coventry - Sage Park – Berlin – 7:00.

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

posted Jun 8, 2015, 5:52 AM by Leslie Chausse

You know those little plastic alarms that clothing stores put on jeans and shirts and bathing suits, and the clerks that stand in front of the dressing rooms and check how many things you take in and how many things you bring out, and the security cameras, and the security guards?  All those things cost a lot of money, and retail stores have to spend all that money because so many people try to steal from them.

Who do you suppose pays for all that security stuff?  WE DO!  That’s right.  We pay for it with higher prices.

Now imagine this:  What would it be like if everyone were honest and trustworthy and stores didn’t need to spend so much money on security?  They could drop all their prices, and you could have many more clothes hanging in your closet for the same amount of money you spend now.  Imagine that!

We’re all hurt when people do the wrong thing, but as they say in Hawaii:  No one is hurt by doing the right thing.

Today, remember, everyone wins when we do what’s right.

 

  1. Attention students signed up to take Prob & Stat Honors, English IV Honors or AP/ECE Environmental Science next year:  Due to a technical issue, UConn has extended its application deadline to today, June 8.  If you are interested in signing up for UConn credits and haven’t done so already, there is still time.  See Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  2. If you are planning to take Advanced Placement Government & Politics, we will have a meeting this Thursday, 6/11, to hand out the summer assignments.  Please report to room 7 at 2:15.  See you then.

  3. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  4. Cheerleading tryouts will be held June 9th and 11th in the cafeteria from 2:30-4:30.  All interested students are encouraged to tryout and must sign up in the nurse’s office by June 8th.

  5. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00.  The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field see Guidance for further information

  6. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  7. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 in the library.

  8. Athletic Events for Monday – June 8, Boys and Girls Outdoor Track is away – CIAC State Open Championships – Willowbrook Park (New Britain) – 1:30;

Boys Golf is away – CIAC Class S Tournament – Tallwoods CC (Hebron) – 9:00.

  1. Kelsey Hopkins has been nominated in the UChoose student-athlete of the week poll. Fans may vote for her until noon Tuesday, here: http://cptvsports.org/category/connecticut-sports-stories/uchoose-student-athlete-of-the-week/.

    We will head to the winner's school immediately after the vote completes to film an interview for our CPTV Sports In Focus show that airs Wednesday7pm.

     

Friday, June 5, 2015

posted Jun 5, 2015, 9:30 AM by Leslie Chausse

  1. Attention students signed up to take Prob & Stat Honors, English IV Honors or AP/ECE Environmental Science next year:  Due to a technical issue, UConn has extended its application deadline to Monday, June 8.  If you are interested in signing up for UConn credits and haven’t done so already, there is still time.  See Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  2. Need community service hours?  Get information in the in-school suspension room # 46 on the Carnival Craze  that the InterAct Club is hosting this Saturday.  See Mrs. Iverson for more information.

  3. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons. Only Spanish students taking Spanish IV or Spanish AP are eligible to enroll along with the AP Environmental students.   For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  4. Cheerleading tryouts will be held June 9th and 11th in the cafeteria from 2:30-4:30.  All interested students are encouraged to tryout and must sign up in the nurse’s office by June 8th.

  5. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field see Guidance for further information

  6. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  7. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 in the library.

  8. Athletic Events for Friday – June 5, Morgan Baseball is home - CIAC Class S Quarterfinal Round – St. Paul High School – Indian River Complex – 3:30

Morgan Softball is away - CIAC Class M Quarterfinal Round – St. Joseph’s High School – 4:00.

There will be an admission charge today to both the Baseball and Softball CIAC Tournament Games.  Admission is $8 per Adults and $5 for Senior Citizens and students.  No passes will be accepted.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

posted Jun 4, 2015, 6:54 AM by Leslie Chausse

Everyone gets angry.  The question is:  How do we deal with our anger?  Listen to the words of Ashley Montague, a writer, anthropologist, and former Harvard professor:

There are few if any occasions when we have lost our tempers on which we look back without regret.

In other words, most of the time, when we lose our tempers, we feel bad about it later.

Anger is a normal emotion that we all feel from time to time, but if you are always angry or losing your temper, ask yourself this: Am I angry, or am I really just hurt about something?  Am I angry, or am I afraid? Frustrated? Disappointed?

Remember: Uncontrolled anger can be dangerous.  If you have a problem with anger, talk to someone you trust, and get to the bottom of your anger.  Chill out.  Don’t be a hothead.

  1. As a result of the high participation rate in the SBAC testing, juniors will be rewarded with a late arrival at 9:26 after the first two periods, F & G, tomorrow.

  2. Attention students signed up to take Prob & Stat Honors, English IV Honors or AP/ECE Environmental Science next year: Due to a technical issue, UConn has extended its application deadline to Monday, June 8.  If you are interested in signing up for UConn credits and haven’t done so already, there is still time.  See Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  3. Need community service hours?  Get information in the in-school suspension room # 46 on the Carnival Craze  that the InteraAct Club is hosting this Saturday.  See Mrs. Iverson for more information.

  4. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons.  You must be enrolled in Spanish for 2015-16 school year or enrolled in AP Environmental this year or next year to be eligible.  For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  5. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field see Guidance for further information

  6. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  7. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 in the library.

  8. Athletic Events for Thursday– June 4, Morgan Baseball is home - CIAC Class S Second Round – Housatonic Valley Regional High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00;

Morgan Softball – Home - CIAC Class M Second Round – Woodland Regional High School – Peters Complex – 3:30.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

posted Jun 3, 2015, 6:21 AM by Leslie Chausse

Here’s something to think about.  In the past, a student who was courteous and respectful was admired and well thought of by other students.  Today, the student who is disrespectful and rude is something thought to be cool.

Listen to the words of Eric Hoffer, a former longshoreman turned philosopher:  Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.

In other words, being rude is a cover up for weakness and insecurity.

Today, ask yourself this question:  When people feel good about themselves, how do they behave?  Are they rude, or strong and caring?  Are they disrespectful, or courteous and respectful?  According to Mr. Hoffer, being rude is the weak thing to do.  What do you think?

 

  1. Congratulation to the Morgan Golf Team for winning its third consecutive Shoreline Conference title yesterday in New Britain. Well done boys!

  2. Attention students signed up to take Prob & Stat Honors, English IV Honors or AP/ECE Environmental Science next year: Due to a technical issue, UConn has extended its application deadline to Monday, June 8.  If you are interested in signing up for UConn credits and haven’t done so already, there is still time.  See Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  3. Need community service hours?  Get information on the Carnival Craze  that the InteraAct Club is hosting this Saturday in the in-school suspension room # 46.  See Mrs. Iverson for more information.

  4. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons.  You must be enrolled in Spanish for 2015-16 school year or enrolled in AP Environmental this year or next year to be eligible.  For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  5. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field see Guidance for further information

  6. Attention Juniors - If you missed any of the SBAC Test sessions during the last two weeks, makeups will beTUESDAY and WEDNESDAY during LONG PERIOD in the Room 65 Computer Lab. Please check the lists posted in the lobby, outside the Library Computer Lab, and Room 65 to see which day you need to test. Please see Mr. Webb or Mr. Messina if you have any questions.

  7. If you plan to play a fall sport next year, sign up in the nurse’s office between classes or at lunch.  Beat the rush—sign up today.

  8. There will be a girls soccer meeting for everyone planning to play girls soccer next fall on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30 in the library.

  9. Athletic Events for Wednesday – June 3, Morgan Baseball – Home - CIAC Class S First Round - Hale Ray High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00;   Morgan Softball – Home - CIAC Class M First Round – Foran High School – Peters Complex – 4:00;  Morgan Boys Track- Away – State Class S Championship Meet – Willowbrook Park – New Britain – 12:00;   Morgan Girls Track- Away – State Class M Championship Meet – Willowbrook Park – New Britain – 2:30;  Morgan Boys Lacrosse – Away – CIAC Class S First Round – East Catholic High School – 4:30.

     

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

posted Jun 2, 2015, 8:43 AM by Leslie Chausse

Does it ever seem to you like everything costs a lot of money?  Are there things you want, but they simply cost too much?

Well, don’t be too disheartened because the best things in life are free.  Now listen to this American proverb:  There is nothing that costs so little nor goes so far as courtesy.

Think about it.  Being well mannered, kind, and respectful to others doesn’t cost you a penny, but it’s worth a great deal.  In fact, it can help you succeed in life.  And it not only enriches your life, it enriches the lives of those around you.  Today, remember this:  courtesy pays.

 

 

  1. Attention students signed up to take Prob & Stat Honors, English IV Honors or AP/ECE Environmental Science next year:  Due to a technical issue, UConn has extended its application deadline to Monday, June 8.  If you are interested in signing up for UConn credits and haven’t done so already, there is still time.  See Mrs. Rodowicz if you have any questions.

  2. Any student who is interested in going to Costa Rica next April vacation should plan on attending an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 5pm in the learning commons.  You must be enrolled in Spanish for 2015-16 school year or enrolled in AP Environmental this year or next year to be eligible.  For more information, speak with Mrs. Kaestle or Mrs. Luther.

  3. Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce they will be offering a Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care Program for high school students this summer.  The classes will run from Monday July 27 – Friday July 31 from 9:00 to 4:00. The cost is $379.00.  If you are interested in this field see Guidance for further information

  4. Attention Juniors - If you missed any of the SBAC Test sessions during the last two weeks, makeups will beTUESDAY and WEDNESDAY during LONG PERIOD in the Room 65 Computer Lab. Please check the lists posted in the lobby, outside the Library Computer Lab, and Room 65 to see which day you need to test. Please see Mr. Webb or Mr. Messina if you have any questions.

  5. Athletic Events for Tuesday – June 2: Morgan Boys Tennis away - CIAC Class S Quarterfinals/Semifinals – Yale University - 9:00;  Morgan Baseball is home - CIAC Class S First Round - Hale Ray High School – Indian River Complex – 4:00;  Morgan Softball – Home - CIAC Class S First Round – Foran High School – Peters Complex – 4:00;  Morgan Golf – Away -Shoreline Conference Championship – Stanley CC – 9:00.

 

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