Daily Announcements

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

posted Mar 31, 2015, 7:58 AM by Leslie Chausse

THE MORGAN SCHOOL

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

We live in a world that seems to be getting smaller.  In fact, the world seems to be getting so small that some people call Planet Earth a global village.

Let’s think about that.  In the past, a village was made up of people of the same race with common ideas about life.  Today, our global village is very diverse, with people of many, many different religions, races, cultures, governments, and points of view.

If we are to survive together in our global village, we must learn to accept our differences.  Listen to the words of scientist Rene Dubos:   Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue, it makes it a requirement for survival.

In other words, tolerating others is more than simply the nice thing to do.  We must be tolerant if we are going to survive.  Today, try to be more understanding of those who are different from you.

 

  1. Today is the last day to bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. The Autism Awareness Club will be having a bake sale on Thursday, April 2 from 11:15 to 11:45am in the lobby.  They will be selling bagels and baked goods.

  3. The shorts fundraiser due date has been extended to this Thursday, April 2.  All money and order forms should be turned in to Ms. White in room 62 by then.

  4. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break .  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  5. Daniel Hand High School Spring College Fair will be held on 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. 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.

  7. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  8. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM  is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  9. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  10. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

     

Monday, March 30, 2015

posted Mar 30, 2015, 5:29 AM by Leslie Chausse

Take a moment to remember the last time you worked hard to accomplish something.  Maybe you worked hard on your science project and received a good grade; maybe you worked hard to save money for something special, or maybe you worked hard cleaning and organizing your room.

When you work hard at something and then see the results of that hard work, all the effort becomes worthwhile.  There is a great feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.  You feel good about yourself.

Booker T. Washington, one of America’s great educational leaders, believed strongly in the power of education and hard work.  Here’s what he says to us today:  Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.

Is there something you want that is worth having?  Today, work a little harder and move closer to what you want, then see if you feel better about yourself at the end of the day.

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. The shorts fundraiser due date has been extended to this Thursday, April 2.  All money and order forms should be turned in to Ms. White in room 62 by then.

  3. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break .  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  4. 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.

  5. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  6. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM  is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  7. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  8. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

     

Friday, March 27, 2015

posted Mar 27, 2015, 7:03 AM by Leslie Chausse

Greek poet Hesiod speaks to us over a 2,700-year-old time line.  He says: He harms himself who does harm to another.

Sounds like the flip side to another maxim we’re heard before:  Do unto others are you would have them do unto you.

This Golden Rule is a common thread of wisdom that runs through all races and religions across to globe.

Today, ask yourself if you are practicing this universal rule of conduct.  If the answer is yes, you’re learned something more priceless than gold.

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. Spirit night is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 7pm to 5am.  If you wish to attend, you must pick up a permission slip in the main office and bring it with you to Spirit Night.  Chaperones are needed.  If you know anyone over the age of 21, please leave their name and contact info in the REACT mailbox in the office.  There will be food, video game rooms, a DJ, open mic, hippity hop tournaments and much more.  Come join us for a night filled with food and fun.

  3. Junior and seniors - Sons of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest.  This contest is for students wishing to use their writing skills to express their knowledge of history, and perceptions of how America's past relates to present-day events and/or attitudes.  See Guidance or your social studies teacher for further information.

  4. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break.  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  5. The Annual State Police Youth Week, a law enforcement practicum for high school students completing their junior year in 2015 will be held at the State Police Training Academy in Meriden from Sunday July 5 to Saturday July 11.  The program offers insight into the training, duties, and expectations of law enforcement officers.  Application, including personal statements and recommendations, accompanied by the $125 fee, must be received by Friday June 5.  See Guidance for an application and further info.

  6. 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.

  7. The Class of 2016 and Student Council are selling shorts.  They are navy blue with the new Huskies logo on them.  If you need an order form see Miss White in room 62.  Your money and order forms are due today, Friday March 27.

  8. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  9. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  10. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

posted Mar 26, 2015, 6:04 AM by Leslie Chausse

There’s an old German proverb that goes like this:  People show their character by what they laugh at.

Comedians stumble and fall and spurt and stammer to make us laugh, not just at them, but at ourselves.  Or maybe it’s more appropriate to say that they invite us to laugh with them.

So why isn’t it appropriate to laugh when a fellow student stumbles or falls or spurts or stammers?

There is a big distinction between laughing with a comedian or someone who is deliberately trying to make us laugh, and laughing at someone who isn’t.  Remember, it’s one thing to laugh, and it’s another thing to make others feel ashamed.

The next time a fellow student does something you’re tempted to laugh at, be respectful and ask yourself this question: “Am I laughing with her or at her?”

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. Please be sure to park in your designated spot with your parking tag hanging on your mirror. The cars will be checkedtomorrow, 3/27. Don’t have your car towed because you are in the wrong spot.

  3. Spirit night is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 7pm to 5am.  If you wish to attend, you must pick up a permission slip in the main office and bring it with you to Spirit Night.  Chaperones are needed.  If you know anyone over the age of 21, please leave their name and contact info in the REACT mailbox in the office.  There will be food, video game rooms, a DJ, open mic, hippity hop tournaments and much more.  Come join us for a night filled with food and fun.

  4. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form must do so ASAP.

  5. Junior and seniors - Sons of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest.  This contest is for students wishing to use their writing skills to express their knowledge of history, and perceptions of how America's past relates to present-day events and/or attitudes.  See Guidance or your social studies teacher for further information.

  6. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break.  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  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 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information.

  8. Project Graduation fundraiser is the Hypnotist show tonight, March 26.  It's at 7pm in the auditorium and is $10 admission.   

  9. The Class of 2016 and Student Council are selling shorts.  They are navy blue with the new Huskies logo on them.  If you need an order form see Miss White in room 62.  Your money and order forms are due Friday March 27.

  10. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  11. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  12. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  13. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  14. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

posted Mar 25, 2015, 7:32 AM by Leslie Chausse

THE MORGAN SCHOOL

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. There are mega parking problems in the student parking lot.  Please be sure to park in your designated spot with your parking tag hanging on your mirror.  There will be consequences.

  3. All juniors going to the College Fair tomorrow, 3/26: Please remember to report directly to the Learning Commons at 7:35am for attendance and group assignments. The buses will be leaving right at 8:00am.

  4. Spirit night is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 7pm to 5am.  If you wish to attend, you must pick up a permission slip in the main office and bring it with you to Spirit Night.  Chaperones are needed.  If you know anyone over the age of 21, please leave their name and contact info in the REACT mailbox in the office.  There will be food, video game rooms, a DJ, open mic, hippity hop tournaments and much more.  Come join us for a night filled with food and fun.

  5. Today’s REACT meeting will be held in the community room at the police department.

  6. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form must do so ASAP.

  7. Junior and seniors - Sons of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest.  This contest is for students wishing to use their writing skills to express their knowledge of history, and perceptions of how America's past relates to present-day events and/or attitudes.  See Guidance or your social studies teacher for further information.

  8. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break.  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  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. Project Graduation upcoming fundraiser is the Hypnotist show on Thursday, March 26.  It's at 7pm in the auditorium and is $10 admission.   

  11. The Class of 2016 and Student Council are selling shorts.  They are navy blue with the new Huskies logo on them.  If you need an order form see Miss White in room 62.  Your money and order forms are dueFriday March 27.

  12. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  13. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  14. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  15. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  16. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

     

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

posted Mar 24, 2015, 7:11 AM by Leslie Chausse

THE MORGAN SCHOOL

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 

There is an old saying:  The greater the man, the greater the courtesy.

We could also say:  The greater the woman, the greater the courtesy.

What does being courteous have to do with being a great human being?  To be courteous simply means to be considerate of others, to be respectful of others, and to be attentive of others.

What kind of person is considerate, respectful, and attentive?  Probably someone who understands that all human beings are part of a greater whole and that when you hurt others, you hurt yourself.  Probably someone who understands that there is “no greater act than an act of kindness.”

I believe that every one of you has the potential to be great.  Today, show off your greatness!  Be courteous to others.

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. There are mega parking problems in the student parking lot.  Please be sure to park in your designated spot with your parking tag hanging on your mirror.  There will be consequences.

  3. Spirit night is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 from 7pm to 5am.  If you wish to attend, you must pick up a permission slip in the main office and bring it with you to Spirit Night.  Chaperones are needed.  If you know anyone over the age of 21, please leave their name and contact info in the REACT mailbox in the office.  There will be food, video game rooms, a DJ, open mic, hippity hop tournaments and much more.  Come join us for a night filled with food and fun.

  4. Tomorrow’s REACT meeting will be held in the community room at the police department.

  5. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form must do so ASAP.

  6. Junior and seniors - Sons of the American Revolution is sponsoring an essay contest.  This contest is for students wishing to use their writing skills to express their knowledge of history, and perceptions of how America's past relates to present-day events and/or attitudes.  See Guidance or your social studies teacher for further information.

  7. Juniors who are going to the college fair in Hartford on March 26th should come to the Guidance Office to pick up a pamphlet about the college fair.  It has a floor plan of where the colleges will be located so you can map out your visit.

  8. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break .  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  9. There will be an Autism Awareness Club  meeting during advisory today, March 24.  Students interested in attending should report to advisory for attendance and then meet in the library conference room.

  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. Project Graduation upcoming fundraiser is the Hypnotist show on Thursday, March 26.  It's at 7pm in the auditorium and is $10 admission.   

  12. The Class of 2016 and Student Council are selling shorts.  They are navy blue with the new Huskies logo on them.  If you need an order form see Miss White in room 62.  Your money and order forms are due Friday March 27.

  13. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  14. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM  is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  15. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  16. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  17. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

Monday, March 23, 2015

posted Mar 23, 2015, 5:58 AM by Leslie Chausse

Jose Marti was one of Cuba’s national heroes during the 1800s.  He fought for Cuba’s independence from Spain. Jose Marti was a great respected poet, lawyer, and journalist.  Here’s what he has to say to us today: Mankind is composed of two sorts of men—those who love and create, and those who hate and destroy.

It’s been said that:  Love is the glue that holds the universe together.

If love unites us and connects us, what do you suppose hate does?  Hate separates and divides us.  Love pulls us together.  Hate pulls us apart.  Love creates. Hate destroys.

Jose Marti was a wise man who understood what happens when people love and when people hate.  As you watch current events, remember his words, then think about the world we live in.  Where in our world do you see hate in action?  What are the results of that hatred?  Where in the world do you see love in action? What are the results of that love?  Take a look.

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. There are mega parking problems in the student parking lot.  Please be sure to park in your designated spot with your parking tag hanging on your mirror.  There will be consequences.

  3. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form please see Mrs. Bergeron in the main office ASAP.

  4. Juniors who are going to the college fair in Hartford on March 26th should come to the Guidance Office to pick up a pamphlet about the college fair.  It has a floor plan of where the colleges will be located so you can map out your visit.

  5. Haddam Killingworth High school will be having its annual College Fair on Wednesday April 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. at the Fieldhouse.  The fair is open to students in grades 9 -12.  See Guidance for more information as this will be during our Spring break .  No reservation is necessary for individuals – everyone is welcome.

  6. There will be an Autism Awareness Club  meeting during advisory on Tuesday, March 24.  Students interested in attending should report to advisory for attendance and then meet in the library conference room.

  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. Project Graduation upcoming fundraiser is the Hypnotist show on Thursday, March 26.  It's at 7pm in the auditorium and is $10 admission.   

  9. The Class of 2016 and Student Council are selling shorts.  They are navy blue with the new Huskies logo on them.  If you need an order form see Miss White in room 62.  Your money and order forms are due Friday March 27.

  10. Attention golfers:  Practice begins today, 3/23,  in room 40 at 2:20.  Wear gym clothes.  Workouts will go Mondaythrough Thursday from 2:20 to 3:20.  Please submit paperwork to the nurse and coach.

  11. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  12. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM  is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  13. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  14. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  15. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

  16. Spring sports meetings for coaches, parents and athletes are scheduled for tonight, March 23.  Athletes, please let your parents know.

  17. Athletic Events for Monday,  March 23, Spring Sports Season begins today.   Follow indoor practice schedule; Spring Sports Parents’ Meeting tonight.

Friday, March 20, 2015

posted Mar 20, 2015, 11:52 AM by Leslie Chausse

William James, great American philosopher, says: Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

Have you ever needed to finish a job or a project, but you kept putting it off and putting it off?  That nagging voice in the back of your mind kept saying, “I really should be finishing that project.”

Days go by, and you keep saying to yourself, “I really do need to get that job finished!”  But you put it off, and then you start to feel guilty.  Then you start to feel bad about yourself because you feel guilty. It can make you tired just thinking about it.

The trick is to take all that energy that you would spend worrying about it and feeling guilty about it, and JUST DO IT.  Finish the job and then get on with something else.  Today, do yourself a favor.  If there’s a task that needs completing, quit hanging on to it.  Complete the task and take a load off.

 

 

  1. Bring in your Easter treats for the Clinton Food Bank baskets to the main office.  See Mrs. Whittel for info.

  2. There are mega parking problems in the student parking lot.  Please be sure to park in your designated spot with your parking tag hanging on your mirror.  There will be consequences.

  3. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form please see Mrs. Bergeron in the main office ASAP.

  4. Juniors who are going to the college fair in Hartford on March 26th should come to the Guidance Office to pick up a pamphlet about the college fair.  It has a floor plan of where the colleges will be located so you can map out your visit.

  5. There is a boys soccer meeting today right after school in the café.

  6. There will be an Autism Awareness Club  meeting during advisory on Tuesday, March 24.  Students interested in attending should report to advisory for attendance and then meet in the library conference room.

  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. Project Graduation upcoming fundraiser is the Hypnotist show on Thursday, March 26.  It's at 7pm in the auditorium and is $10 admission.   

  9. Attention golfers:  Practice begins on Monday, 3/23,  in room 40 at 2:20.  Wear gym clothes.  Workouts will goMonday through Thursday from 2:20 to 3:20.  Please submit paperwork to the nurse and coach.

  10. Get your tickets for this year’s Morgan musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”  The show runs from  today, March 19 to Sunday, March 22. Tickets are $15; checks can be made out to Morgan Musical. The show starts at 7pm except for Sunday which starts at 2:30.  The two casts are led by Mateo Zumpano and Charlie Bencivengo. 

  11. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship.  See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  12. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM  is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available  in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

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  14. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  15. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  16. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

  17. Spring sports meetings for coaches, parents and athletes have been rescheduled to Monday, March 23.  Athletes, please let your parents know the new date.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 8:39 AM by Leslie Chausse

Sophocles was an ancient Greek writer.  He wrote about powerful figures who chose a noble path in life that ended in tragedy.  If Sophocles had lived during the 1960s, he might have written about the noble but tragic life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here’s what Sophocles has to say to us today:

The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct.  But since we are all likely to go astray, the reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.

 

It’s true, you know.  It would be great if we always knew the right thing to do, but since we don’t always know, let’s pay attention to those who strive to teach us right from wrong, whether it’s our parents or our spiritual leaders or our school counselors or our teachers.

Remember what Dr. King says:     The time is always ripe to do the right thing.


  1. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form please see Mrs. Bergeron in the main office ASAP.

  2. Juniors who are going to the college fair in Hartford on March 26th should come to the Guidance Office to pick up a pamphlet about the college fair.  It has a floor plan of where the colleges will be located so you can map out your visit.

  3. There is a boys soccer meeting Friday right after school in the café.

  4. There will be an Autism Awareness Club  meeting during advisory on Tuesday, March 24.  Students interested in attending should report to advisory for attendance and then meet in the library conference room.

  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 $300.00 which includes room and board.  Application deadline is May 8, 2015.  Two scholarships are available.  Interested students should see Guidance for further information.

  6. Attention golfers:  Practice begins on Monday, 3/23,  in room 40 at 2:20.  Wear gym clothes.  Workouts will goMonday through Thursday from 2:20 to 3:20.  Please submit paperwork to the nurse and coach.

  7. Get your tickets for this year’s Morgan musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”  The show runs from  today, March 19 to Sunday, March 22. Tickets are $15; checks can be made out to Morgan Musical. The show starts at 7pm except for Sunday which starts at 2:30.  The two casts are led by Mateo Zumpano and Charlie Bencivengo. 

  8. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  9. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  10. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

  11. Spring sports meetings for coaches, parents and athletes have been rescheduled to Monday, March 23.  Athletes, please let your parents know the new date.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

posted Mar 18, 2015, 5:45 AM by Leslie Chausse

A funny thing happens to all of us when we become teenagers.  Suddenly, almost like a miracle, almost instantly, we know just about everything there is to know.  Most definitely, we know more than our parents and teachers do.

Mark Twain, great American writer, understood this strange phenomenon.  Here’s what he has to say to us today:

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to be around him.  But, when I got to be twenty one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Makes you wonder who really got smart.  So take another look and give another listen.  Your parents may be smarter than you think.

 

  1. Any senior who hasn’t turned in your cap and gown order form please see Mrs. Bergeron in the main office ASAP.

  2. Juniors who are going to the college fair in Hartford on March 26th should come to the Guidance Office to pick up a pamphlet about the college fair.  It has a floor plan of where the colleges will be located so you can map out your visit.

  3. Attention golfers:  Practice begins on Monday, 3/23,  in room 40 at 2:20.  Wear gym clothes.  Workouts will go Monday throughThursday from 2:20 to 3:20.  Please submit paperwork to the nurse and coach.

  4. Get your tickets for this year’s Morgan musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”  The show runs from  tomorrow,March 19 to Sunday, March 22. Tickets are $15; checks can be made out to Morgan Musical. The show starts at 7pm except for Sundaywhich starts at 2:30.  The two casts are led by Mateo Zumpano and Charlie Bencivengo. 

  5. If you are looking for a job after school, check out the Guidance Bulletin Board.  New jobs are added often.

  6. Interested in working with children?  The Clinton Youth & Family Services needs high school students to serve as mentors to younger children.  The commitment would be to meet every Friday for 2 ½ months starting in April at 2:30 to 5:45 at the board of education meeting room.  Not only are there activities to do with younger children but also training is provided.  If interested, please see Mrs. O’Brien.

  7. A reminder to seniors: you should be checking the scholarship bulletin and asking about scholarships in the Guidance Office.  Also you can check the Guidance website and Naviance for updated scholarships.  Many of the local scholarships are beginning to be announced.  Don’t miss out on available money for college expenses.

  8. The N.E.C.A. & Local 90 J.A.T.C. will be accepting applications for its Construction Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program between March 23 through April 3rd  .  This is a program for graduating seniors who would like to work in the electrical field as a union employee.  See Guidance for further information

  9. THE BRETT RENFREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – If you have a dream either to go to college, enroll in a college summer program, spend a semester in Thailand or France, play soccer in Argentina, etc. and you need money to follow that dream, apply for this scholarship. See application for further information. Applications are available on The Morgan School website under Guidance under scholarship or in the Guidance Office.  DEADLINE MAY 1, 2015.

  10. CLINTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM is a grant program to provide funds for students in the district who express a passion for the arts, academics, or athletics, and who had demonstrated a need.  These grants might be used to help defray the costs of summer skills camps, lessons, or educational travel.  They might also be used to buy musical instruments, sports equipment, or books.  The grants are up to $500. Applications must be submitted to the Guidance Office.  Applications are available in the Guidance Department.  DEADLINE MAY 1 2015

  11. Spring sports meetings for coaches, parents and athletes have been rescheduled to Monday, March 23.  Athletes, please let your parents know the new date.

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