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A note from Principal Craig Peterson

One of our core values at Morris Area is “teamwork: work as cooperating partners achieving success for every student and the district.” I believe that we at Morris Area strive to achieve teamwork with all stakeholders in the education of students. We do many things at our high school in which teamwork and working with others for a common goal is needed. We work hard at Morris Area and ask stakeholders for help in educating our students. Thank you to all of you for being on the Morris Area team.

BPA Celebrate My Drive Grant dollars

The BPA Celebrate My Drive initiative was a huge success. The students, staff, community and many stakeholders in this initiative helped with the success of Celebrate my Drive. The teamwork which was shown during this initiative proved that the community of Morris can come together for a common goal. Thank you from all of us at Morris Area High School. Due to this teamwork, Morris Area was awarded a grant of $100,000 from State Farm Insurance.

Seventh and Eighth grade Job/Career Fair

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, seventh and eighth grade students from Morris Area, Chokio-Alberta and Hancock had the opportunity to attend a job/career fair. Guest speakers were from local businesses in Stevens County and from around the area. Guest speakers spoke to the students on various topics from health, medical, industry, agriculture, and local business.

Project Breakfast

Morris Area High School was selected as one of 16 schools in the state to participate in a program called “Project Breakfast”. Project Breakfast is a study that will be conducted by the University of Minnesota. Student participants in ninth and tenth grades (with parental/guardian approval) will be asked about their breakfast habits and whether they eat breakfast on a daily basis. Students will be randomly selected for a period of two years to participate in the study. Our high school will receive funds through the University of Minnesota to participate in the study.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parents/guardians received their son or daughter’s first quarter grades, their first quarter attendance, MCA test results from last April and NWEA test results from September. If any parent/guardians have questions in regards to academics or student culture and climate at our high school, please do not hesitate to contact myself or high school staff.

FFA National Convention

At the end of October, I received the wonderful opportunity to attend the National FFA convention in Louisville, Ky. For four days, I saw a family of 60,000 staff and students come together to celebrate. The experience was one that I will never forget. The family atmosphere, Morris Area students competing at the national level and the relationships that were built on the trip.

Winter Activities

Winter activities have officially started at MAHS. If you can, please come to the high school to see our students perform on the mat, the stage, the court, in the pool or in the concert hall. Our students work very hard at activities and represent Morris Area with great pride.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 28-29: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 6: Second quarter mid-term

Dec. 9: Grade 7-12 Choir Concert

Dec. 11: 2 hour late start

Dec. 16: Grade 7-12 Band Concert

Dec. 23: Winter Break begins

As always, we want to keep the lines of communication open between stakeholders and the school. If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at 320-585-2200 or email me at anytime or stop in the high school to visit.