Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The new A/B schedule will begin in September and features 80-minute classes
Feelings are mixed on the decision to alter Morristown High School's student schedule from a five-day rotating schedule to an A/B day plan for the 2013-14 school year. “This new schedule continues to support the expansive curricular and extracurricular programs offered at Morristown High School while also providing additional academic and career opportunities for our students,” said Ethel Minchello
, interim principal, in a letter to parents. In the new schedule, lunch is expanded to 60 minutes, providing additional time for students to meet with teachers, participate in clubs, or receive additional academic support. Periods 1-4 are on A day and periods 5-8 are on B day. Most teachers who co-teach will continue to co-teach. Overall, the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Raising Strong Children: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School & Life to be presented April 30.
As the quickly-evolving word seems to widen the generational gap between parents and their kids today, there's a local program to help close that gap and bring more understanding to parents. Jennifer Rocco is coordinating a parent education program featuring a panel from the Morristown Medical Center: Raising Strong Children: How to Help Your Child Succeed in School & Life. All surrounding schools/districts are welcome to attend. The program is on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Morristown High School cafeteria. “The program is open to the public and is geared toward parents with kids in pre-k through high school. While that is a broad age range, the manifestations of “today’s fast-faced, high-pressure, achievement focused …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
MHS students took the spotlight at the state Future Business Leaders of America conference.
Members of Morristown High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter did their hometown proud at the recent FBLA State Leadership Conference and Competitive Events event. In competition, students Cole Shandlay and Sam Panko scored first in the state in the area of Digital Design and Production. The duo will continue on and represent New Jersey and Morristown High's FBLA in June at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. In other events, MHS' Michael Acampora placed third in the state in Economics. The chapter won honors as well: The Morristown High FBLA recevied first honors for Outstanding Chapter. It also won Silver, Bronze, and Gold Key Awards. And the chapter was ranked number one in enrollment for the 2012-2013…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Scoreless into 3rd period, Chatham explodes for three goals in last 10 minutes of play.
Morristown High School's dream of a Public B hockey championship was dashed Saturday in a 3-0 loss to Chatham at the Prudential Center in Newark. The two teams met for the fourth time of the season, with Morristown having taken all three prior meetings before Chatham's shutout in the state final. In what was an excellent showing for both teams, the game was a draw through the first two periods. Not without chances on either side, it would be Chatham that would strike first with a goal by Brett Montgomery from Travis Terzer at 5:20 of the 3rd period. Five minutes later it would be Brian Leonard who would score a short handed goal for the Cougars. "I was basically on a breakaway, I saw a lone Morristown kid coming, and said 'Let me try it…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Spring musical to premiere March 15.
Wednesday, February 20
The Morristown High School theatre program will be presenting the spring musical, "SMILE," on March 15, 16 and 17. The musical is about what happens behind the scenes of a fictional beauty pageant and the friendships that cultivate between contestants. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 15 and 16 and 2 p.m. on March 17 in the Morristown High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online. Cost for adults is $11, and $6 for students, seniors, faculty members and children.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
MHS Colonial Football Club accepting landscaping plans.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Catherine Wong competes against 30 other teen scientists in Washington, D.C., next month.
A Morristown High School senior has earned her way into the finals of a national pre-college science contest. Catherine Wong is gaining honors for her research project, "Design and Evaluation of a Cell-Phone Compatible Wireless Electrocardiograph," in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search, according to NJ.com. The teen's project focuses on using cell phone technology to transmit medical information in real time. The idea is attracting attention because of its potential practical application in giving people in underdeveloped places access to medical care. Forty finalists were selected from 1,712 high school seniors from across the nation. A top prize of $100,000 will go to the winner judged to have the best original research. The …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Seven students in the Morristown High School Science Academy applied for and will receive funding from the Morris Educational Foundation.
Over 20 years, the Morris Educational Foundation has received grant applications for many programs from many people within the Morris School District. Recently, they received what at least one MEF member considers the best grant applications ever. That's some accomplishment, considering they were from seven Morristown High School students. And on Friday morning, MEF and Board of Education member Ann Rhines stopped by the high school's Science Academy to present acceptance letters to those students, the first-ever student grant applicants in the district. "This is above and beyond what your regular course requires," said Rhines, who taught in the District from 1962 to 2001. "I am hoping research will be a passion that will take you through …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Jacob Warech will attend Emory University in the fall.
Wednesday, January 30
Congratulations to Jacob Warech, a senior at Morristown High School who recently was named a "News 12 New Jersey Scholar Athlete." "A stellar athlete, Jacob is a four-year starter and a two-year captain on Morristown High School’s soccer team," according to a News 12 press release. "He is also a high achiever academically and looks forward to attending Emory University next fall for a number of reasons: their soccer team, their challenging academic environment, and the fact that his father also attended the university."
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Intel Science Talent Search finalist gave a recent 'Ted Talk' on her project, a EKG device utilizing cellphone technology.
Tuesday, January 29
The Morris School District remains in awe of the talents of Morristown High School senior Catherine Wong, who was recently named a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Search, for her invention of a electrocardiogram device that utilizes cellphone technology. During Monday's Board of Education meeting, the board showed attendees Wong's recent TEDxRedmond talk, where the 17-year-old Morris Township resident quickly outlined how her invention works and how it could provide potential life-saving care for those with little-to-no access to traditional medical services.