New Assistant Principal: Hillary Niebauer

Dear Morey Families,

I wanted to provide you with some important personnel updates.

Unfortunately, our current Assistant Principal, Carla Cinquegrana will be gone for the remainder of the school year on medical leave. I am grateful that Hillary Niebauer will be joining us starting this week through the end of the school year to help in Carla’s absence. Hillary will begin immediately as our new Assistant Principal at Morey.

I am personally very appreciative of Instructional Superintendent Dori Claunch’s support in making this transition possible.

noid40-150x150Hillary brings a wealth of experience and passion for working with middle school students. After spending many years at Hill Middle School as Assistant Principal, Student Advisor, Director of Instruction, and Language Arts teacher, Hillary will be sharing her expertise with us as we continue to strengthen various aspects of our school.

 

Please join me in welcoming Hillary to our Morey community. We are fortunate to have such an dedicated and strong Assistant Principal joining our team.

We will be announcing additional opportunities for our Morey families to meet Hillary.

Thanks again for all your continued hard work.

Principal Noah Tonk

Please see attached letter from our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Hillary Niebauer click here

MOREY WINS 4th in DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS 2015

MOREY WINS 4th in DESTINATION IMAGINATION GLOBAL FINALS 2015!!!!!!

4th Place at Globals 2015

Morey’s Destination Imagination team, Challenge Accepted, won 4th Place in the Technical Challenge: Creature Feature, in Global Finals 2015! CONGRATULATIONS to team members: Michael , John , Naina , Austin, Ceylin, and Ryan.

Challenge Accepted admirably represented Morey, Denver Public Schools, Colorado, and the United States at GLOBAL FINALS, May 18-24, along with 1500 teams from around the world. Results and pictures can be found at www.globalfinals.org.

New Morey teams will form in September. For information contact Morey parent, Michelle Miller, at mdweston@aol.com, and check out www.idodi.org .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morey Faculty Lounge Upgrade Opportunity

Dear Mustang Families,

Teacher Appreciate week is May 4 – 8th and another great way to appreciate our teachers would be a SURPRISE remodel of the Faculty Lounge.

Morey Lounge Upgrade project BEFORE

As you can see from the picture, the lounge is in need of some love, paint and a smart design. If you would like to donate your interior design skills, time, materials or money for this special project, please email Hillary Niebauer at hillary_niebauer@dpsk12.org.

Morey Supports South High School

Check out all the great news South High School wants to share with Morey: Click on the following pdf to see for yourself! South Spring Wrap Up!

Morey Online Auction: Items Available through Jeannette Ekstrand

The Morey auction ended at 9:00pm Sunday May 3rd!

Once the items you bid on and won have been paid for, stop by Jeannette Ekstrand’s office to redeem your items!

 

8th Grade End Of Year: Information on Participation

Special Permission Sheets: If you would like to give your 8th grade special permission to not return back to Morey on both days of the Elitch Garden’s Field Trip and on the morning of Continuation, sign and return both forms and return them back to the main office by Friday, May 22.

Tuesday, June 2nd: Elitch Gardens Field Trip Permission

June 3rd & June 4th: 8th Grade Continuation Permission

Elitches Garden Ticket Price for Eligible 8th Graders: $25. All tickets must be purchased through the Morey Treasurer, Ms. Adrianna Pallares.

Appropriate Dress for Continuation:

Students must dress appropriately for continuation. This means “dress clothes” that meet our school dress code (no spaghetti strap shirts or dresses, only knee length skirts or dresses; no sagging pants; no hats, etc.) Suits are not required; however, we would appreciate students not wearing jeans. Please make smart choices. We want every 8th grader to participate if they meet all academic and attendance requirements, as well.

Questions about your 8th grader:

Participation Requirements: Ms. Katie Gianatasio, katie_gianatasio@dpsk12.org

Elitch Garden Tickets: Mrs. Adrianna Pallares, adrianna_pallares@dpsk12.org

Permission Slips: Mrs. Jeannette Ekstrand, jeannette_ekstrand@dpsk12.org

Guidelines for being able to participate in both 8th grade events are outlined in the following document. See details below or click here to see a pdf version of the letter from Principal Noah Tonk. Any questions or concerns, please contact Jeannette Ekstrand, 720.424.0737.

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Morey’s 8th Grade Elitches and Continuation 2015

 

Dear Class of 2015,

As you know, the 8th grade trip to Elitches and Continuation is rapidly approaching. Please remember that in order to participate in both events, you must maintain a 95% attendance rate, which is a district expectation. Strong attendance is necessary in order to have a full and enriched classroom experience. For those of you that have an attendance rate below the expectation, you will be meeting with a staff member frequently over the next few weeks to ensure that you have made up time in order to become eligible for both Elitches and Continuation. We are very hopeful that the make-up opportunities will allow all students to participate and celebrate in both of these events.

In order to make up time, Morey will be providing the following opportunities through the course of the next several weeks:

  • After School Tutoring in the Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm. You must sign in and be an active and respectful participant in the tutoring session.
  • Saturday school from 8-12 (4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16). You must sign in and be an active and respectful participant during Saturday school. You can bring homework and/or make-up assignment described in #3.
  • Obtain an eligibility contract from Ms. Gianatasio and working with your classroom teachers to create assignments with specific number of make-up hours the assignment is worth. Please note that the assignment must be completed with a proficiency rate of 3 or 4. Upon completion of the assignment at a 3 or 4 proficiency, the teacher must sign off on the eligibility form and you must return it to Ms. Gianatasio.
  • 9 days are allotted as absences to hit the 95% threshold (excused or unexcused)
  • 3 tardies equal one day of absence
  • 2 hours of made up time = 1 day of absence

As we enter into the final stretch of the 2014-2015 school year, we look forward to having all of you participate and enjoy Elitches and Continuation.

Best Wishes,

Principal Tonk