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NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

ENGLISH

Emma Chang has been a top-notch student in my Humanities class this year. Yes, she completes all her work on time and to a high standard of excellence, which is wonderful. More importantly, however, she engages herself completely and passionately in the subject matter in a way that reflects curiosity, open-mindedness, and genuine interest in whatever we are studying. This passion for learning manifests itself in assignments and class contributions that reveal both a deep knowledge of the subject and a love for learning and the arts that is admirable.

Submitted by Mr. Coffee

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Dawson Dang: Athletically, Dawson participates at a high level in water polo and swimming. He is a hard worker who leads by example and by encouragement. Academically, Dawson excels due to his work ethic and conscientiousness.

Submitted by Mr. Blackman

 

 

 

 

 

MATH

Brenden Pope struggled as an incoming freshman, but has made an effort to use the tools provided to him in my class. He proved to himself and me that he can be successful in high school as evidenced by his most recent test, which was an 89%!

Submitted by Ms. Lambert

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

Sarah Sanchez is in my 5th period ASL class. She came into my class a little later than the rest of them, but lost no time in getting caught up. She’s now one of my leading students in fluency and enthusiasm. Even on her roughest days she always comes in with a smile on her face and encourages everyone around her. Often when we come across a challenging aspect of ASL she’s the one who’ll keep the entire class positive.

 

Submitted by Mrs. DeGraaf

 

 

 

CTE (Health)

Josie Boultinghouse’s enthusiasm and work ethic for the subject is greatly appreciated. She works hard to stay on top of current topics and isn’t afraid to participate in class discussions. Her positive attitude, personality and smile bring enjoyment to our class. She is also a positive role model. For these reasons, Josie is worthy of receiving the student of the month award for Health.

Submitted by Mrs. Kloke

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Antonio DaSilva has jumped right into leadership as a freshman with a positive, helpful attitude. He is eager to learn and puts strong effort into everything he does. We hear great things from his other teachers so we feel he is representing leadership well. Plus his smile is contagious!

Submitted by Ms. Beck

 

 

 

 

 

CERAMICS

Tyeson Gamble is an exemplary student in Ceramics I.  His natural abilities with conceptualizing an idea in clay and recognizing the lessons learned in the process speaks of an advanced level student and not a beginner.   What particularly impresses is Tyeson’s questioning:  he continually inquires on techniques and outcomes in construction and glazing and uses any information to experiment and better his process in creating unique and well-crafted art work.

Submitted by Mrs. Robasky

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Emma Johnson currently has the highest grade in Honors Physical Science and tied for the highest score on this month’s states of matter test.  She also makes excellent contributions to class discussions.

Submitted by Mr. Powell

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Alexis Troy is a student genuinely interested in current events happening around the world. She asks probing questions and always participates in classroom discussions. Her essays reflect a depth of critical thinking and analysis that reflects her disciplined thinking.

Submitted by Mr. Tilton

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Kathleen West is in her first year of weight training and she is already out working most everyone in the class.  She just broke the freshman girl’s squat record with a 225 pound one rep lift!!!  She is great leader and has an outstanding work ethic!

Submitted by Mr. Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Marlen Angulo has brought a great attitude and work ethic since starting here at Mark Morris.  She has wonderful attendance and she is a positive influence on her peers.  While Marlen has a quiet demeanor, her effort and dedication speak loudly.  She is off to a fantastic start as a Monarch.

Submitted by Mr. Volk

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Natasha Chapman-Pearce possesses all of the traits of a high performing student. She is a hard worker, disciplined, organized and exhibits an attitude of care and concern for her learning. I admire this young lady because she is intelligent, but also because she is a person of integrity. I applaud her efforts and look forward to seeing her reach her potential. Well done Natasha!

Submitted by Mr. Kloke

2017-12-05T19:41:04+00:00December 5th, 2017|

TYLER LOCKETT PLEDGE FOR YOUR FUTURE

Aquafina® and NFL wide receiver/returner Tyler Lockett have teamed up to give students and parents the opportunity to pledge for the future.

Simply go to www.lockettpledge.com, choose Mark Morris High School, and tell them why it is important to you to graduate from high school.  Parents can also join and enter to win $5,000 for their student’s education!

The school with the highest percentage of pledges based on their enrollment will win $5000 AND a visit from Seahawk Tyler Lockett!

Five additional schools will receive $1000.  Deadline to make your pledge is December 15, 2017.                                                        

LET’S GO MONARCHS!

 

 

2017-11-14T01:15:03+00:00November 14th, 2017|

SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Marena Araujo has started off her senior year with confidence and a willingness to step forward and be a leader.  Her presence in the student leadership class and energetic co-hosting of the Fall Sports Assembly show her potential to do great things in the future.  Well done, Marena!

Submitted by Mr. Suek

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION-AQUATICS

Zack Butler is a junior.  He learned to swim in my beginning class as a freshman, progressed in his swimming in the swim conditioning class last year and is now in the Lifeguard Training class. He is also on the Water Polo Team and Swim Team.

Submitted by Mrs. Clark

 

 

 

 

MATH

KaytLynn Croy is a responsible, motivated and hard working student! I admire KaytLynn’s dedication to learning and her determination to accomplish anything she sets her mind to. In addition to excellence in the classroom, she is a great leader among her peers and is always willing to help and ask questions.

Submitted by Ms. Isaacson

 

 

 

CHOIR

Jennifer Rodrigues-Palomera is a first year student the choir program at Mark Morris and she is already a great role model for her peers. She always comes to class with a smile and positive attitude. Her strong work ethic, great voice, and fantastic ability to stay focused during rehearsal is why she was selected as choir student of the month.

Submitted by Mr. Buhl

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Briana Barron has started off the year doing great work in biology.  All of her assignmentS have been done on time and done well.  Her notebook looks beautiful and she did well on her first biology test.

Submitted by Mrs. Langlois

 

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Kenniya Mullen is a hard working, friendly student. She has shown great initiative by helping other students whenever she sees that there is a need. Kenniya always has a positive attitude and has been a great addition to our classroom.

Submitted by Mrs. Henson

 

 

 

 

ART

Candelaria Vasquez-Lopez has gone above and beyond in my class to produce quality work, and in acting as a Spanish translator for a peer. She takes the extra time to translate each lesson into Spanish, all the while keeping up with her own work, without asking for anything in return for this extra effort. She is a very polite and pleasant human being deserving of recognition.

 

Submitted by Ms. Pointer

 

 

LIBRARY

Brennen Ditto-Wasson has been chosen because of his willingness to try new tasks and his attention to detail in all things library. He is great at shelving books and can always be found making the library a better place. He is a wonderful addition to our library.

Submitted by Lisa Sudar

 

 

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

Sam Peltola consistently demonstrates a positive attitude, willingness to learn and excels in collaboration. She exemplified these qualities in the past month; as our class worked on their first project Sam and her group utilized their time wisely, approached challenges with a proactive and caring mindset. Their tutorial videos were fantastic and informative. Muchas gracias a Sam, Morgan y Madelyn Mejia!

Submitted by Mrs. Alejandro

 

 

 

CTE (CADD)

Alex Davis has demonstrated both incredible talent for CADD as well as a willingness to help others in a meaningful way. When he finishes a task he helps the people around him with his hands off the keyboard so they can go through the motions of the activity as well. Alex is curious and willing to try new and inventive solutions, and persistent when he is tasked with a challenge outside his scope of knowledge. He is a valued member of the CADD community.

Submitted by Ms. Forslund

 

 

ENGLISH

Angelina Barnes currently has the highest grade percentage in Honors English 10.  Angelina has consistently earned high scores on frequent vocabulary and reading quizzes, which speaks highly of her preparation and work ethic.  Angelina also behaves maturely, treats her classmates with respect, demonstrates intellectual curiosity, and participates in classroom discussions.

Submitted by Mr. Rooklidge

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Alen Cordilione is the type of student who pursues understanding. He does not merely attempt to get the job done, but asks questions in order to fit the little pieces together into a larger whole. Recently he has taken the initiative to develop a new Debate Club here at Mark Morris. In sum, Alen is an exemplary student because he affords the time it takes to question learning, instead of simply regurgitating it.

Submitted by Mr. Williams

2017-10-11T18:15:21+00:00October 11th, 2017|

FAFSA NIGHTS

Our next FAFSA Night will be Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in MMHS Room C5.  All Longview Public Schools seniors and their parents are invited to attend.  Students should stop by the Career Center for information about what to bring to complete the FAFSA.

2017-10-11T16:23:31+00:00September 26th, 2017|

Mark Morris student named National Merit Scholar

 

Mark Morris senior Isabel Buckingham has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.  About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

2017-10-02T20:31:59+00:00September 25th, 2017|

MAY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

CTE

Case Longtain perseveres and problem solves until he has achieved the answer.  He learns to understand and then applies those concepts to different situations.  Case has earned Microsoft Certifications in both Word Expert and Excel Expert. His learning mindset and willingness to work hard is why he is a successful learner! Case will definitely be an excellent employee because of his commitment to succeed, great work ethic, and special ability to work with all types of people.

Submitted by Jocelyn Schauer

 

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

Rylli Whitney has been an outstanding level 2 Spanish student all year. Her ability to comprehend and manipulate the language is exceptional. In class she always pushes for understanding concepts clearly and not just for getting an answer correct on an exam. She is also helpful with her peers when they need a little extra help. Her conscientious attitude and work ethic are two of her best assets in this course.

Submitted by Travis Ruhter

 

 

 

 

CAREER CENTER

Erin Kordenat has been an outstanding Clerical Aid in the Career Center. She manages our Career Center PowerPoint and helps keep our scholarship files up-to-date.  She is helpful and courteous when dealing with staff members and other students.  Erin has been a great addition to 1st period in the Career Center.

Submitted by Elaine Peters

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Brooklyn Smith does an excellent job in AP US History.  She consistently produces quality work.  I appreciate the effort she displays.

Submitted by Kim Ulman

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH

Alexis Saiz has done a tremendous job in English this year.  She is a quiet, thoughtful person who takes a great deal of personal pride in her work.  It is a pleasure to have her in class.  Great job Alexis!

Submitted by Ryan Smith

 

 

 

 

CERAMICS

Rosemary Sarabia is a rarity in the high school ceramics classroom; from day one and right out of the gate she was incredibly creative in her ideas and execution in clay.  As Rosemary learned about the challenges of the medium she always persevered and used cracks, breaks and/or changes to turn her work into something compelling-that is a sign of a serious artist.  In a large classroom Rosemary showed flexibility and an appreciation of what it means to be a part of a studio environment-she unfailing kept her area clean and cheerfully kept up other areas of the room, never complaining.  I’m anticipating some great things from this young lady in her senior year.  Yay Rosemary!

                                                        Submitted by Deb Robasky

 

 ADMINISTRATION

Ryan Knapp is an active member of the Mark Morris Tech Club.  On three separate occasions Ryan has been instrumental in setting up and tearing down technology equipment that was used at outside athletic events.  Having sound systems available for these outside events enhanced the overall atmosphere of the events and was well received by participants and spectators.

Submitted by Robert Blackman

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Zach Grau has brought a positive attitude and a good sense of humor to his classes.  Zach’s attendance is solid and he accepts challenges.  Zach has a good work ethic and I look forward to working with him while he is here at Mark Morris.

Submitted by Aaron Volk

 

 

 

 

MATH

Serenity Foster is a role model among her peers in class and is always willing to help. From first to second semester, she has improved immensely and has taken ownership of her learning. Serenity exhibits perseverance in math and works hard to do her best. She has a mindset and attitude that will continue to help her succeed.

Submitted by Jill Isaacson

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Timur Berishev has been an extremely hard worker. His attitude and enthusiasm have been contagious.  He always gives 100% and loves physical education.

Submitted by Bill Bakamus

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Grace Huhta currently has earned the highest percentage of points in Mrs. Princehouse’s Physical Science classes.  Grace always completes her homework, turns in complete, well-done labs, and achieves high test scores.  She in engaged in learning, and has a positive attitude and a quick smile.

Submitted by Lauren Princehouse

 

 

 

MUSIC (BAND)

Brooke Keithley is an excellent flute player. She has had many solos this year and has worked really hard to play them well. I love her “never give up attitude” and admire her work ethic. We are lucky to have her in our band.

Submitted by Regan Huffman

 

 

 

 

 

2017-06-19T19:00:15+00:00June 19th, 2017|

APRIL STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

  ENGLISH

Maggie Higgins has been a model of consistent performance in English 12 all year long. She routinely gives excellent participation in class discussions, her work shows insight and attention to detail, and most importantly, she really engages with the literature we read. I know I can always count on Maggie to do an excellent job.

Submitted by Chris Coffee

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Tyler Kooiman has stepped up and completed his assignments above and beyond the requirements. He submitted some of his work to competition which showed initiative. He is showing strong progress, has a great work ethic, and has a positive attitude.

Submitted by Breanna Hauer

 

 

 

 

CHOIR

Emily Hill sets a continuous example on what it means to be a focused and dedicated singer. Her quiet leadership and everyday focus is one of the many reasons why I nominated her for student on the month for choir. Her contribution to the soprano section is much appreciated and her love of singing shines through daily. Emily sings in the MMHS auditioned advanced choir. Congratulations Emily!

Submitted by Billy Buhl

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (SWIMMING)

Will Stephens has come a long way from the first class he took a year ago.  After the first day he wanted to transfer because he was too tired but he stuck it out and has really begun to enjoy swimming and working hard to become better.

Submitted by Lori Clark

 

 

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

Melaina Hayes demonstrates a high level of responsibility, motivation and patience. She arrives to class prepared with her materials and is eager to learn Spanish. Melaina is rather quiet but easy going. She is an exemplary Spanish I student.

Submitted by Lucy Alejandro

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Noah Flores has been a member of the leadership class for the past three years. His personal charisma and big heart are two of his best qualities. His vision for what leadership is has always been larger than just the next event. The past two years he has served on the AWSL board and worked with others from around the state to impact student across all of Washington. His sense of humor is always a welcome addition and his enthusiasm when he is fired up is without match. I am very proud of the work he has done and the person that he is.

Submitted by Travis Ruhter

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Peyton Williamson is a hard worker and positive contributor not only in class but also in the halls and at lunches. Peyton treats others with respect and is consistently providing an example of what a good student does in and out of the classroom.

Submitted by Brooks Cooper

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Elian Quezada works very hard to complete his work and follow directions. He has made a lot of progress this year with his social skills and is a good friend to all of his classmates. He has a great sense of humor.

Submitted by Pam Henson

 

 

 

 

CTE

Caleb Treichel is a hard working young man with a good personality. Caleb always comes to class prepared and asks good questions when he gets stuck. Caleb puts in his best effort every day and is an integral member of our classroom community.

Submitted by Margaret Forslund

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Cole Busch has had the highest test average in Honors Physical Science.  He also makes excellent contributions to class discussions, demonstrating deep insight into natural processes.

Submitted by Stephen Powell

 

 

 

 

 

MATH

AnnaJade Stephenson is very meticulous and persistent. She is a great example of a student who is taking control of her learning and always putting forth her best effort. A.J. always has her homework complete and works through the process of correcting it. If she misses some problems, she makes sure to go back and rework them until she gets them correct. She is also always willing to help those around if they need it and is great at explaining concepts to others.

Submitted by Pam Clark

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Kody Dahlman impressed me beyond words with one of the best Human Rights Presentations in CWP. Her depth and breadth of research and strong presentation skills illustrated what kind of quality producer she really is. Additionally, Kody handled a very difficult topic with both sensitivity and candor. I am proud of what she accomplished. Well done!

Submitted by Steve Kloke

2017-05-16T19:04:44+00:00May 4th, 2017|

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

ENGLISH

Olin Barnes has made the largest recovery in his grade that I have ever witnessed.  He was out of school for several weeks, and upon his return managed to bring his grade from a 5% to a solid A.  I’m very proud of Olin for his perseverance.  Thank you!

Submitted by Ira Sutherland

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

Lexie Perkins is an exceptional example of first year student and has the work ethic and skills to continue on a journey to bilingualism. She wants to know more than just the basics. She always pushes and motivates herself to even understand the most nuanced piece of the Spanish language. Her competitive spirit and good sense of humor also add to the classroom each day and she is a role model for other students that hard work and determination in a challenging subject pays off over time.

Submitted by Travis Ruhter

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Linda Gomez-Perez has made great strides during her senior year.  Linda’s positive attitude, clear focus, and overall efforts to achieve are admirable.  It’s great to have Linda as a Monarch.  She will do wonderful things in her future!

Submitted by Phil Suek

 

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Edvin Vicente works really hard in Biology!

Submitted by Kathryn Navarro-Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Emily Rahier has had a strong start to her high school career.  She has excellent attendance and puts in a lot of hard work in all of her classes.  Emily is also a fantastic artist.  She has been a great addition to Mark Morris High School.

Submitted by Aaron Volk

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Kevin  Wilbur consistently demonstrates a positive attitude and quality effort.  He also shows higher level thinking ability in his analysis of primary sources in United States History.

Submitted by Mark Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

MATH

Sydney Jacobs leads everyday with her hard work and dedication to succeed.  Sydney comes to class prepared, with the previous night’s homework completed, ready to check her understanding.  Although Sydney is very quiet and reserved, she still manages to help out her fellow group members that may be struggling to make connections during the learning process.  Her consistent efforts in the classroom make her an outstanding example for other learners in the classroom.

Submitted by Rebecca Shaw

 

 

 

 

MUSIC (BAND)

Lanna Ruiz  is an outstanding trumpet player. She has grown leaps and bounds this year in her playing. A true indicator of this is that she will be attending the State Solo and Ensemble Contest with her trumpet quartet in April. I also appreciate her great attitude and how she strives to be a better player all the time. Her enthusiasm for my classes and her ambition motivate me!

Submitted by Regan Huffman

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Izzy Kennedy has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and attitude. He performs at a very high level and is highly self motivated. Izzy is in the top 2% in the United States for the Fitness Gram and is always pursuing excellence in his performance.

Submitted by Bill Bakamus

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY

Ian Robinson follows directions to the letter. If he is assigned a task, he remembers to do it every day without anyone having to push him. He is a quiet, diligent worker who helps the library at Mark Morris run smoothly. He tackles things nobody else wants to and does them carefully and efficiently.

Submitted by Lisa Sudar

 

 

 

 

 

CTE (MARKETING)

Marley Anderson is a 2 time National DECA competitor and placed 2nd in the State for Community Service Program. She also ran the Adopt a Family Christmas Program for the school which took a family of 11 and earned over $1800 for the family.  Marley is also the Senior Class President, 2017.

Submitted by Greg McCormick

 

 

 

 

 

ART

Libby Bartleson demonstrates a generous attitude toward supporting Art club events, in addition to maintaining good attendance and consistently producing quality work. Her contributions to the school and classroom are valued.

 

Submitted by Vivian Pointer

2017-04-13T15:50:43+00:00April 13th, 2017|

February Students of the Month

 

CAREER CENTER

Christine Bischoff is a second-year helper in the Career Center. She keeps our Community Service Access records up to date and makes sure the filing is taken care of.  She is a self-starter who works well independently.   Christine is dependable and skilled, as well as helpful and courteous when dealing with staff members and students.  She is familiar with the tasks of the Career Center and completes them efficiently and with a smile.   Thanks for all the help, Christine!

Submitted by Elaine Peters

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Marco Valdivia-Aldana is a great example of a quiet leader!! Every day he comes into class, quietly calls the class to attention and leads the Learning focus of the day. He then immediately gets to work on task at hand or whatever assignment he has due! Marco is goal driven as well.  As a freshman he is already planning classes for the next 4 years, always trying to improve in core classes, looking at colleges he would like to attend and planning on playing football through his senior year.  He is exemplary as a leader, as a student and as a human being.  I can’t wait to see what he steps up too in the next 3 years.

Submitted by Tony Vegh

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Clarissa Escudero is starting her second semester in weight training and has not stopped improving.  She is a hard worker and is always setting new PR’s on her lifts.

Submitted by Shawn Perkins

 

 

 

 

CERAMICS

Gracen Larson combines natural curiosity, infectious enthusiasm and creativity in her approach towards each ceramics project she does.  She is always happy to be in the studio working or just helping out.  The end result is always an interesting and exceptionally well-crafted piece of clay art that represents her appreciation of clay as a medium with all its challenges.  This is unique, in that the challenges, (the cracks, breaks and warping) can be frustrating, but Gracen learns from them, moves on and continually becomes a stronger ceramics student.

Submitted by Debra Robasky

 

 

 WORLD LANGUAGE

Evelin Rodriguez-Palomera is an impressive Spanish II student because she is generous, hardworking and attentive. Although Evelin is a Spanish heritage speaker, she sets high standards for herself and makes everyday a learning opportunity. Lastly, Evelin sets a great example for others and they enjoy collaborating with her. Muchas gracias por todo.

Submitted by Lucia Alejandro

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Shaun Vega continually participates in discussion, current events, as well as class activities. His sense of humor brings laughter in the midst of difficult and complex social issues. He demonstrates a level of critical thinking that is unique as well as appreciated.

Submitted by Sam Tilton

 

 

 

CTE (HEALTH)

Martha Segundo Ortiz is becoming a shining star in Health this semester. With her work ethic, study skills and determination, she has already completed several Leadership and assignment requirements. She is a good role model and positive addition to class. Martha is very much appreciated!

Submitted by Lisa Kloke

 

 

 

ENGLISH

Josh Burchett has continually worked hard in my class and has done consistently great work all year. He is a quiet person and doesn’t always get noticed, but I have over the last few months noticed how he always has a positive attitude, always helps out the people around him, and is dependable in every way.

Submitted by Tracy Snider

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Caleb Ray has been working hard in both the science class he has with me and is showing that he really wants to do well this semester!

Submitted by David Moser

 

 

 

 

 

MATH

Andrew Hoyt has shown that hard work and determination can lead to success.  He not only continues to complete his homework on time, but he seeks help before and after school to improve upon his understanding.  As a math teacher, I am always proud of my students who can persevere through those courses that are most challenging for them.  He helps those around him and has showed some real growth in advocating for himself.   It is a real testament to Andrew’s character as student and a learner.

Submitted by Jerry Forsman

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Rain Vanzandt is the Administration’s student of the month.  Rain has been extremely helpful this year with Mrs. Allred and Mrs. Bradshaw.  She completes tasks promptly and accurately.  She also has helped other office staff when needed.

Submitted by Robert Blackman

 

 

 

 

MUSIC (CHOIR)

Maddie Whitman is an exemplary role model both in and out of the choir classroom. Playing bass and singing in both After Hours Jazz Choir and Advanced Mixed Choir, she is always on time, focused, dedicated, and truly enjoys singing. She has been given some leadership roles this year and has excelled at them. Her love of singing and continuous desire to better her craft is why she is nominated for choir student of the month.

Submitted by Billy Buhl

2017-03-15T19:05:33+00:00March 15th, 2017|

January Students of the Month

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Zack Kahler he is a very quiet student but over the last couple of years has become a very accomplished swimmer. He genuinely enjoys working hard in my class and his improvement has been amazing.

Submitted by Lori Clark

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Jesse Moyer  has gone above and beyond his responsibilities in his work in the guidance office. He is a hard worker, a great tour guide for incoming students, always willing to help and represents Mark Morris well in his actions.

Submitted by Brooks Cooper

 

 

 

 

SCIENCE

Jared Berglund consistently does top quality work in biology.  He uses his time well and does not disrupt other students. He shows good understanding of the concepts in his work and on his tests. I wish I had more students like Jared. (He could talk more.)

Submitted by SueDean Langlois

 

 

 

 

MATH

Grace Hedlund  is always on top of her math work, consistently turning in quality work on time.  She has a great attitude about working through the struggle.  When things get tough she works harder instead of giving up.  Grace also helps other students in class in a thoughtful way that actually helps them learn and does not make them feel bad.

Submitted by Diondra Beck

 

 

 

MUSIC (Band)

Andrew Wilson came into Jazz band not knowing anything about improvisation (making up a solo on an instrument by following chord symbols written over the measure- basically composing a solo on the spot as the music is going by). He does this very well now and has improved tremendously. He now sounds like a much older player when he solos. I appreciate his willingness to take risks and the huge growth he has made in 5 months.

Submitted by Regan Huffman

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

(Conner) James Anglin has been producing excellent work and exceling in photo with some outstanding compositional photos. He is taking the items taught in class and applying them above and beyond the requirements. He is also a kind, respective and hardworking student and works well with his other classmates.

Submitted by Breanna Hauer

 

 

 

WORLD LANGUAGE

Amber Lee is a second year Spanish student. She is exceptional in every way in class: understanding of the content; usage of the language; creative with projects; and citizenship. She is also a perfect partner for any of her peers as she is kind, helpful and knowledgeable.

Submitted by Travis Ruhter

 

 

 

 

LEADERSHIP

Jewell Barnes is a first year leadership student, but she already has an exceptional understanding of what it means to be a servant leader. She is well spoken, thoughtful, and organized. Whenever there is a need, she meets the need. Above all, Jewell is a person of great character.

Submitted by Travis Ruhter

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE ASSISTANCE TEAM

Shawn Harris has really expanded his world and is working with a lot of new people this year.  He is pushing himself academically and socially and making amazing gains.  He is generally very pleasant to his classmates, teachers, and staff.  We are all very proud of Shawn’s growth since coming to Mark Morris and he should be too.

Submitted by Chuck Fleming

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Taylor Porter is always working to improve in the realm of organization and punctuality. He excels in class discussions, and always gets involved in classroom learning. His willingness to be the first one to hazard a response to a tough question helps everybody in the room to not only learn, but to also gain confidence that they can do it too. Taylor also takes time outside of class to study history and politics on his own….He always comes into class early or stays late and wants to talk about history or current political issue.

Submitted by Charles Williams

 

 

ENGLISH

Alex Moreno is a quiet student that I can always rely on as a rock of sanity when things get crazy in class. He also turned in one of the finest essays any of my freshmen turned in this semester, honors or regular. I look forward to him being in class and miss him when he is gone. He will do a lot of great writing over his next three and a half years.

Submitted by Zach Phelps

 

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Vince Salaz has shown great improvement, both personally and academically in U.S. History III. Vince realizes that he has the capacity to be a great student if he applies himself on a daily basis. Vince has been a standout in class during our discussions. His insightful questions have proven to his classmates that a natural curiosity is a key component to academic success. Keep it up young man!

Submitted by Steve Kloke

2017-03-07T15:39:39+00:00February 8th, 2017|
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