After-School Opportunities at Morey

Morey Neighborhood Center is very excited to be offering additional clubs!  These clubs are open to the entire school – you do not have to attend MNC regularly to sign up for an individual club.

PopCulture’s Creating Board Games: Develop your very own board game! Each session, we’ll play and discuss board games ranging from Monopoly to Settlers of Catan to Pandemic in order to learn how they’re made, then you’ll have the chance to create an original board game of your very own. By the end of the class, you’ll have a board game that you can play with friends and family!

  • Cost: $95/child for 8 sessions, once per week on Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Start Date: 2/8/18
  • End Date: 4/5/18
  • Minimum students needed to run the club: 8

Mad Science Chemistry: Ooze into action, manipulate matter and witness some radical reactions in this exciting Chemistry-themed after school program from Mad Science! Slide down the colorful pH scale and dip into the science of acids and bases. Learn to recognize chemical changes and mix ingredients together for some sensational results. Make your own ooey, gooey Mad Science slime and other concoctions to take home! From proper use of equipment and lab safety to molecular structure and more, this innovative program explores the exciting world of chemistry for middle school students!

  • Cost: $100/child for 6 sessions, once per week on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm
  • Start Date: 2/7/18
  • End Date: 3/14/18
  • Minimum students needed to run the club: 8

Arts and Minds: We will create a group project to “Give Back” to our community. The children will guide this process and decide to whom we “Give Back.”  Stay tuned for Family Engagement Opportunities throughout the Session. The last class will end in a dedication of our “Give Back” project, and Showcase of our Works. Stay connected to Arts & Minds through Facebook and Instagram to view snaps of your kids as they create with our incredible Teachers.

  • Cost: $100/child for 8 sessions, once per week on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm
  • Start Date: 2/26/18
  • End Date: 4/23/18
  • Minimum students needed to run the club: 10

Link to register online: Morey Neighborhood Center Club Descriptions

Please reach out to Zach Goodwin at 303-229-6676 orZach_Goodwin@dpsk12.org with any questions!

Morey Open House on January 18

Please join us for Morey Middle School’s Open House this Thursday, January 18th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Morey Middle School
840 East 14th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

We are excited to share with you the innovative practices at Morey these days!

Come learn more about:

  • Highly Gifted & Talented Magnet Programming: Morey is the only middle school in Denver that offers programming specifically for students identified as Highly Gifted & Talented.
    • That means our students are grouped with their intellectual peers, which supports their academic and social/emotional needs.
    • Teachers are HGT trained to extend curriculum and add depth and complexity into their lessons, while supporting students’ affective needs.
  • Personalized Learning: Morey is on a trajectory to providing personalized learning experiences. This means that students are learning how to drive their own learning with a pace that is responsive to student needs, under the guidance of trained mentor teachers.
  • Social & Emotional Focus: Morey has school-wide mindfulness, habits of success lessons, personal relationships with each student, and engagement of the whole child to help your student succeed in more than “just” academics.
  • Enrichment Opportunities: Weekly exploratory classes, service learning, week-long enrichment trips, after school clubs, and more!
  • Expansion of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) classes:
  • Design & Modeling                         • Flight & Space
  • Medical Detectives                         • Automation & Robotics
  • Green Architecture *NEW*        .  • Computer Programming *NEW*

We will have some fun activities for the students during the Open House, so feel free to bring your 5th grader with you! Please RSVP for Morey Middle School’s Open House on Sign Up Genius so we can make sure we have enough refreshments for everyone.

If you are unable to attend, no problem! We have school tours every Monday from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. until the choice window ends (February 28). Please email Bertie Fiz at Bertie_fiz@dpsk12.org to set up a tour date or schedule a shadowing experience for your child.

We hope to see you Thursday evening.

Video & Audio Screencast from October 18 “Student Supports at Morey” Parent Presentation

Couldn’t make it to the Student Supports at Morey parent presentation tonight? We recorded the whole thing, video and audio. Better set aside some time, though – it’s an hour long. Click below to get an extremely comprehensive view of how we support student positive behavior at Morey, from social-emotional supports to disciplinary measures to Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports.

Morey is GREEN for 2017 School Performance Framework!

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Morey Community,

This week, we were permitted to go public with our official rating of GREEN (Meets Expectations) for the SECOND year in a row. This is a big deal, since one year could be a fluke, but two years of Green status is a trend and a sign of a strengthening school culture. It is doubly meaningful for us, because schools in Denver Public Schools are now not allowed to be deemed Green unless there is strong evidence that those schools are closing academic gaps between racial and socioeconomic groups. Being rated Green means that there is a critical mass of students showing strong growth in every demographic and that we are indeed closing those gaps. We invite you to attend our School Performance Framework Community Meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 PM in order to hear more details about our SPF, including bright spots, areas of focus, and specific plans moving forward, including our plans to reach Blue. Please click below for a basic overview of our SPF. 

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Parent-Teacher Conferences for Fall 2017

Our parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled for November 1st and 2nd, from 3:30 to 7:30 PM and will be by appointment only. Please visit the links below to sign up for a ten minute slot for each teacher. If you need assistance, please contact Leah Prochnow at 720-424-0700.

Click here for November 1

Click here for November 2

Collaborative School Leadership Team

Dear Morey Family Member:

Every school within the Denver Public School District has a Collaborative School Committee (CSC) in place.  The CSC brings together staff, parents, students, and community members to create and implement a plan to promote high achievement within the school. At Morey, as part of our innovation plan, we have combined the teacher-centric School Leadership Team with the Collaborative School Committee to create the Collaborative School Leadership Team (CSLT).

Being a part of the CSLT is an exciting opportunity to be involved in our school community, not to mention to participate in the education of all our students.  Our school is working towards some great goals and we believe that by working together, we can achieve them! Because we want our school to be a successful environment for all children, we want parents who represent both HGT and non-HGT identified students from multiple grade levels.

This year we have 1 opening on our CSLT.  We meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and will have a few extra meetings during the month of February through April for budget and staffing.  We ask that CSLT members participate in the meetings and commit to being a member for two years, or one year where it applies.

If you are interested in your name being placed on the ballot for one of the parent openings, please fill out the nomination form included in this post and return it to the main office by Monday, September 11.

Download the CSLT nomination form here.