News, Posts, and Information

The Sr/Jr High School as it looked during the 1957/1958 school year.

There will be a junior high track meet held at the Morton site on April 29th. Steve Hanson is looking for volunteers to help run the meet. 

There will be a Blood Drive on May 6th in the home ec room from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m

Are you looking for a great summer job?  The National Park Service will be taking applications for summer help. You must be 15-18 years old. Wage per hour will be $9.32 and will be a forty hour week schedule.  See Ms. Pierce in the counseling center today.

It’s time to order your 2015 Yearbooks.  Price will remain the same of $45. Books will arrive early August….. Order forms on the office counter.

Are you interested in serving your student peers next year? Morton Jr/Sr High School is seeking possible candidates to serve on a peer jury. This position is a great way to have a voice in the culture and climate of your school, earn community service hours, build your resume, and strengthen the schools as a whole. If you’re interested in knowing more, please sign up in the office with Ms. Powell to hear more information. This is a great opportunity to learn due process and represent your peers and school next year in developing a positive learning environment.

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs from preschool through 12th graders will be given online this summer by the Washington State University Global Campus. There will be programs for phonics, comprehension, fluency, textbook study skills, speed reading, and love of reading. For more information or to register please call 1.800.903.0942  //  Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Centralia College is offering a free Guiding Good Choices class for parents of children ages 9-14. It will be held at Morton High School (152 Westlake Ave) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The dates of the class are April 14, 16, 21, 23, & 28. Join other parents in practicing proven techniques for guiding young adolescents toward healthy lifestyles. For more information or to register, call Linda Wilcox at 360.736.9391, ext. 464. Or e-mail:

The Nisqually-Mashell Fire Cadet Program will be meeting on Thursdays at Elbe-to help teach their youth fire & emergency medical skills, as well as leadership, teamwork, discipline, respect, and pride.  If you’re interested in becoming a fireman or a fire fighter and would like more information, see the flyer provided on the high school office window.

Friday April 24th there will be the 4th annual Health & Resource Fair at Randle Elementary School.  If you’re interested in setting up a table or attending, please contact Sheryl Low, facilitator @ 496-1827 for more information.  More information will be announced, as the date gets closer!
Morton Jr/Sr High School has started a new program:  We are tracking the days of “No Referrals.” The concept is a reward program for the number of days our students can go without being written up. So at five days without referral:  On the sixth day, students will be one day of five minute passing periods.  Ten days: on day 11, students will get an extra 10 minutes at lunch. Fifteen days: on the 16th day – you’ll get one full week of five-minute passing periods which will last a whole week, as long as no referrals come in. Twenty days: We will take one period and have outdoor class competitions, which will be planned out by the ASB, this will more likely take place a few days after the 20th consecutive day. At 30 days: There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, movie in the library, board games in class rooms, all of the will begin shortly after lunch time, and continue throughout the day. This is a trial program - and we don’t know how successful you can be….. Good luck students! 

Senior class members are reminded to check their mail boxes in Christy’s office weekly. At this time scholarship information is being provided to you, and you don’t want to miss out.

Upcoming schedule in Athletics:

Apr. 24-25  High school track at Chehalis (Activators' Classic)
          29    Baseball and fastpitch at Wahkiakum (DH - 3 p.m. starts)
                 JH track at Morton (3:30 start)