Morrow School District News

Members of the 2009 Girls State Softball Championship proudly display their team rings and trophy recognizing their important accomplishment.<BR><I>Contributed Photo</I>

Unfinished Business

We left the end of the last school year with some unfinished business which was finally rectified at an assembly on September 14th.  The members of the 2009 girls state softball championship team presented the school with a trophy commemorating their remarkable accomplishment.  Kim Campos, Noelle Wright, Jessica Henrichs, and Head Coach Jake McElligott were also recognized as part of The Oregonian All State Team Class 2A/1A softball.  Their certificates as well as the trophy are display outside the gymnasium.

Grade Checks?

If you cannot wait for progress reports to be mailed halfway through each quarter, please visit our website at http://ihs.morrow.k12.or.us/ .  Student grades are updated at the end of each week.  While you are on the webpage be sure to check out all our other great information ? announcements, scholarship information, athletics, etc.

Core Values

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe ? these three core values represent one of our main goals as we head into the new school year.  Staff and students have are working together to incorporate these fundamentals into students? everyday lives so that these become a good habit for all students not most.  Please find the time to discuss these habits with your student as well so that they may embrace them everywhere ? not just in school.

Be Respectful ? address students and staff appropriately in the hallways, treat others in an appropriate manner.

Be Responsible ? keep up on your academics, take accountability for your actions, be a self advocate.

Be Safe ? demonstrate appropriate behavior both in and out of school, make good choices when engaging in activities. 

State Fair Success for Morrow County FFA

Recent graduate, Pat Barron participated in the Oregon State Fair Tractor Driving event in September.  He has qualified for this event for the past 3 years and in his final year was able to pull off a victory!

According to our Morrow County FFA Alumni President (Sue Wagner):

? He placed 1st in Tractor Loading and placed 1st  overall in Tractor Driving for the state.

? He earned two more scholarships; $500 each from State Fair.

Homecoming

This year?s homecoming festivities get underway the week of October 5th and culminate Friday night in our game against Elgin at 7:00pm.  The week?s activities include Macho Volleyball on Monday night and Powderpuff football Wednesday night both begin at 7:00.  Our noise parade will be Thursday night starting promptly at 4:30 at ACH and conclude at IJSHS in time for our home volleyball match against Pilot Rock.  The bonfire will begin after the games at approximately 8:30pm.

It's Never Too Early!

Most parents want their children to go to college, and most junior high children want to go to college.  Unfortunately, few of our students actually attend college after graduation.

Going to college takes a lot of planning and preparation that can start as early as junior high.  As an Oregon GEAR-UP school, we are working with your kids to help them take the right steps now.

There are a lot of things you can do right now with your kids to gear them up for graduation and college: 

? Talk to you child about doing their best in all class work, maintaining strong study habits, and time management skills. 

? Participate in parent events such as open house and financial aid nights.

? Develop a reading plan that includes newspapers, magazines and books. 

? Use the library and computer lab, and visit with Mrs. English and your student's advisor.

? Think about and find out information about how to finance college, it's not as expensive as most people think. 

? Attend the college and career fairs in Hermiston and Pendleton.

Go on our school's annual college visit with your student.

We have a lot of resources available to help you and your family put college in your student's future.  Stop by and visit and ask questions.  We're more than happy to help!

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