WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment

Dear Parent or Guardian,

The Thinking Project and Morey Middle School are partnering to support Morey students’ social-emotional health and well-being this school year. 

The Thinking Project is a nonprofit that bases its curriculum on Mindfulness, Emotional Awareness, and Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction. It works with teachers and students to question fixed-mindset thinking, support social-emotional health, and build vibrant, open-minded learning communities.

To understand and measure our partnership’s impact on student well-being, we will administer the WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment three times this school year. We will begin the week of December 13th, administer it again in late winter or early spring, and finally at the end of the school year.

For information about the WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment and to view the survey questions, click here.

You have the right, upon request, to choose to have your student OPT-OUT of taking the WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment.

To have your student OPT-OUT of taking the WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment, please email or call Matthew Lunger, Dean of Students at Morey, at Matthew_lunger@dpsk12.org or 720-424-0700.

If we do not receive an OPT-OUT request from you, we will assume you choose to have your child participate in the WCSD Social and Emotional Competency Assessment. 

Thank you for your support as we work together to serve your students!


Rachel Pickett, Executive Director of The Thinking Project

Matthew Lunger, Dean of Students at Morey Middle School

Morey Back to School Night – September 14th

This year’s Back to School Night consists of both (1) viewing teacher and course introduction videos and (2) live teacher drop in time. Please view the Morey Back to School Night website to experience this year’s virtual event.

On the website you will find:

  1. A welcome video link from Principal Hillary Niebauer to view on your own.
  2. Every Morey teacher’s introductory video and course videos that you can watch on your own before going into their live Google Meets classrooms.
  3. Every Morey teacher’s virtual classroom links where you can drop by Tuesday (9/14) between 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
  4. Technical support resources if you’re having trouble viewing videos or getting into a Google Meet classroom.
  5. Reminders of upcoming Morey events.

We hope you are able to get to know our teachers and the classes by watching the videos and dropping into the live session Tuesday night.

CMAS Letter to Families

April 6, 2021

Dear Morey Families:

As you may have heard, the United States Department of Education approved Colorado’s waiver for reduced CMAS testing this Spring. As a result, we have reduced the subjects that are tested at each grade level. Sixth grade students are only required to take the math test, 7th grade students are only required to take the ELA test, and 8th grade students are required to take both math and science.

We will be testing next Tuesday (4/13) through Thursday (4/15). On these three testing days, we will have a modified school schedule. Testing will start at 8:30am and students will be dismissed from school at 11:30 am. Please drop students off between 8:15 – 8:30 and pick up at 11:30 am. Lunch will still be provided by the Morey cafeteria. Below is our updated schedule for CMAS Testing: 

Due to COVID cohort restrictions, and the need for teachers to proctor CMAS exams, we are unable to offer live instruction during the three days of testing. Students not participating in CMAS will complete a 3-day asynchronous project created by our teachers. Students completing the asynchronous project will have choices for both content and presentation of their learning.  Monday (4/12) and Friday (4/16) are regular hybrid learning days, and it is a B Week. There is no make-up CMAS testing this year.

On Thursday (4/8), Mr. Lunger will email all Morey students information about CMAS week. For testing students this letter will have the testing room number and the teacher proctoring the test. For the opt-out students, this letter will have directions and information on their asynchronous project. There will be (1) a video link that summarizes the project, (2) access to a Summit course code (where the project and the menu of choices can be found), and (3) information about how to access live office hours provided by Morey staff. 

We appreciate your support during this time. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Lunger at matthew_lunger@dpsk12.org

3rd Quarter Morey Bell Schedules

3rd Quarter Morey Bell Schedules

Virtual, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades

Expected Start January 19, 2021

Bell Schedule from January 5th until Hybrid Learning Resumes

January 13, 2021 – Black Community Organization Meeting

Please join us for our Black Community Organization’s Vision And Mission Setting meeting at 6pm. Come and share in Morey’s goals for Black Student Excellence. We will present our work this year and listen to community feedback on what needs to be done to support our Black students. We will also plan our HBCU nights for Wednesday in February. Please reach out to monique_roberts-gibson@dpask12.org with any questions.


Morey Open House – January 7, 2021

If you have signed up for the event, please join us for Morey’s 5th grade Open House. You may join us at this link: stream.meet.google.com/stream/893b4bae-ad7b-4485-96cb-8b65baba5dc9.

 If you’re having difficulties or have not yet signed up, join the tech support chat at http://meet.google.com/xac-vtzw-wdi.

 To see a schedule of the event and further information, refer to Morey Open House Website.

 We look forward to seeing you at 6pm!


Familias des estudiantes del quinto grado:

 Si se ha inscrito para el evento, únase a nosotros para la tarde de puertas abiertas de quinto grado de Morey. Puede unirse a nosotros en este enlace: stream.meet.google.com/stream/893b4bae-ad7b-4485-96cb-8b65baba5dc9.

Si tiene dificultades o aún no se ha registrado, únase al chat de soporte técnico en http://meet.google.com/xac-vtzw-wdi.

Para ver un calendario del evento y más información, consulte el sitio web de Morey Open House.

¡Esperamos verles a las 6 pm!