About Mark Morris

About Mark Morris2018-08-16T20:23:08+00:00

Meet your Principals

Brooks Cooper
Brooks CooperPrincipal
Brian Mitchell
Brian MitchellAssistant Principal
Robert Blackman
Robert BlackmanAssistant Principal
Athletic Director

Principal update

Welcome Back, Monarchs!

The new school year is around the corner and we here at Mark Morris are excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year. I would like to formally introduce myself as your new Principal. My name is Brooks Cooper and I have been an Assistant Principal here at Mark Morris for the last three years. I am excited to continue to work with our excellent staff to provide a positive and challenging school experience for your student.

Our building focus will be on Literacy (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) and a focus on ALL students. Our ever-changing world requires us in education to continually meet the needs of our students. By focusing on Literacy and ALL students, we hope to provide a positive and challenging school experience for ALL of our students. Our theme for the year is “Why Not Now?” Why Not Now challenge yourself to new goals, Why Not Now tackle new study habits, Why Not Now join a new club, Why Not Now try a new sport…

You will notice a few changes as you return from summer break and launch into the new school year:

  • Students will be issued a Chromebook as we are now a 1:1 school.
  • All classrooms have received a technology update.
  • Our main hallway and guidance office have been freshly painted.
  • We have a brand new track.

You will also see some new faces as you return.  This fall we welcome four new staff members to Mark Morris.  Please join me in welcoming:

  • Brian Mitchell (Assistant Principal) former MM choir teacher of 21 years.
  • Anna Langenbach (Counselor) is coming from Mt. Solo Middle School.
  • Sondra Sampson (Special Education)
  • Myla Streander (School Psychologist)

It’s going to be a great year here at Mark Morris and we look forward to seeing you!

 

August 15th, 2018|
Mark Morris High School was built in 1957 and named after Samuel Mark Morris, one of the founders of Longview. Initially the school housed both junior and senior high school students, as well as some elementary classes. The first student body president was Joel Lanphear. As the student population in the district grew, a new junior high school was built and the elementary students were moved into other buildings. Mark Morris eventually became a three year high school and remained so until the end of the 70’s. In 1979 the Longview School District made the change from a Junior High/High School concept to Middle School/High School. Ninth grade has been a part of high school since that time.

The Mark Morris program has been characterized by a goal to serve all students equally well in the educational process. The dedication brochure states, “The essential objectives of this program are that it be: The richest possible program for all youth of the involved ages whether they are college bound or not.” The success of this philosophy is evidenced by the large number of successful young people who have gone through the educational experience offered at Mark Morris. Mark Morris underwent a major remodel in the late eighties, resulting in a beautiful “new” facility in which this philosophy continues to thrive.

Mark Morris students and staff are excited about learning, energized by their success and empowered by their partnerships with each other, parents and community.  Mark Morris students question, dream, invent and perform to the maximum of their ability, in a respectful atmosphere charged by caring, communication and cooperation.
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