Congratulations to Sarina Johnson, Danny McCart and Ethan Provino for being selected by our coaches as our Athletes of the Week!! Student-athletes who receive this special recognition have excelled in sportsmanship and worked hard to maintain a positive attitude!
Congratulations to the following students for receiving the 2022 Livingston County Teen Recognition Award: Logan Brooks, Shayla Brown, Valeri Garcia, Tyler Guzzardi Matthew Hartigan, Anna Johnson, Yujin Lin, Chloe Mike, Emily Mike, Gadge Savastano and Jesse Yorks!! This special recognition award process is coordinated by the Youth Bureau and recognizes youth for having a positive influence on their community through their service participation, volunteering, and good deeds!!! The award summaries and photos will be available on the Livingston County website at the following link: https://www.livingstoncounty.us/286/Youth-Bureau.
Congratulations and good luck to our 6 Odyssey of the Mind Teams headed to State Finals!!! #MMPRIDE
Join us at MMCSD this coming Friday and Saturday for our Spring Musical, “NUNSENSE”. This production is a hilarious and highly exaggerated musical about a convent of Nuns who stage a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died after an unfortunate cooking accident and are being stored in the freezer!! Show times are on Friday, March 25th at 7pm and Saturday, March 26th at 1pm and 7pm. Admission is $5 at the door. We will see you there!
Our fifth-grade students recently had the opportunity to take steel drum lessons!!! We would like to thank Percussionist and Teaching Artist Ted Canning who works with our students each year!
Mrs. Wheeler's 7th grade Family & Consumer Science students are cooking meals for $2.50 per person!! The first group made hamburgers with all the fixings! Yum! For this unit, groups consist of either 2, 3, or 4 students and each table is given $2.50 per person to spend on ingredients needed to make food for their group. Things like ketchup and seasonings do not need to be added into the budget because we already have them in the pantry. Other meals students will be making are buffalo chicken wings, individual pizzas, hotdogs, rice & chicken and mini pumpkin pies.
Our State University of New York (SUNY) Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) students are using small wind generators to determine the most efficient blade configuration for electrical generation! Through our partnership with SUNY, our High School students are able to earn college credit while discovering critical connections between reading, writing, and the environment. Students who successfully complete this course, and who meet associated admissions criteria, are guaranteed admission to the SUNY ESF program following High School graduation.
Best of luck to our Odyssey of the Mind competitors tomorrow, 3/11!!! This year we have a record of nine Odyssey of the Mind Teams! Since our program was resurrected in 2016 we have had teams advance to both the State and World Finals! Below are our teams and a description of their problems: Primary: Grades K-2 (Tri-Cycle Transport Problem) Teams will build a vehicle that will travel forward, backward, and turn to a side while they perform a skit that includes a funny narrator, a mechanic character, a salesperson, and a song. Team A: Annabelle Gilbert, Dallas Tidd, Gideon Kelley, Rachael Kelley, Abigail Kelley, Anthony DelValle, Alexis Melendez Garcia Team B: Zoe Morales Milian, Darianne Morales Milian, Lena Zingaro, Charlie Bump, Anthony Hamilton, Ashley Nova. Classics Problem: (The Musical Production) Teams will create a biographical musical about a historic figure that includes three songs. The performance will also include a lighting special effect, movement of scenery, and a marquee for the team’s musical. Grades 3-5 Team: Lillian Mallaber, A’Naijha DeJesus, Aubree Lippens, Neshkiel Torres Ramirez, Bryson Torres. Technical Problem: (Odyssey ReOMvention) Teams will present a performance that identifies self-replicating environmental threat. The team will need to eliminate the threat in a performance that will include original music, animal characters. Grades 3-5 Team: Avery Privetera, Owen Clester, Karsin Bonfield, Ellissa Mallaber, Logan Forbes, Brayden Painter Grades 6-8 Team: Eli Clester, Shawn Brown, Yaseal Malave, Bella Oddo, Willow Palermo, Wyatt Willett, Addyson Barnhardt. Performance Problem: (Life is a Circus!) Teams will create a performance about a young person who wakes up one day to discover they somehow were transported into a circus world. Their performance will include original animals, a clown, circus acts, and a ringmaster. Grades 3-5 Team: Peyton Tidd, Sydney O’Grady, Victoria Ramirez, Jonah Clester, Jhoskar Santella, Evan Privitera Grades 6-8 Team: Jordan Garcia, Warren Palermo, Ethan VanAernam, Shayla White, Kaylee Hadfield, Stormy Browne, Oscarielys Santaella. Balsa Problem: (Matryoshka Structure) Teams will design and build a Matryoshka (nesting dolls) structure made of only balsa wood and glue that holds as much weight as possible. The performance will have a theme about storage that includes placing weights, the structures, and a nesting doll character. Grades 3-5 Team: Trinity Tidd, Evan Tillier, Brooklyn Gledhill, Owen Guillod, Arianna Chase, Henry Tillier, Peyton Smith. Vehicle Problem: (Escape vroOM) This team will create a vehicle that will help a group of characters escape an unusual room by completing tasks that reveal clues. When the vehicle performs the final task, it will reveal a clue that allows the group to escape the room. Grades 3-5 Team: Scott Lonsberry, Cameron Zingaro, David Kelley, Elianna Oddo, Chase Woodworth, Madelyn O’Dell. We are excited to be hosting all of region 15 here at MMCSD! Odyssey of the Mind has been a leader in education for 40 years. It emphasizes creativity, science, technology, engineering, the arts and math. The program began in Founder Dr. Sam’s innovative industrial design classes at Rowan University in the 1970’s. Dr. Sam believed learning should be fun, students should incorporate their own interests, there are always new uses for old items and the way you ask a question is everything.
Congratulations to Leah Gehrig for being selected by our coaches as our Athlete of the Week!! Student-athletes who receive this special recognition have excelled in sportsmanship and worked hard to maintain a positive attitude!
MMCSD’s Spring Musical is just around the corner!! “NUNSENSE” is the hilarious and highly exaggerated musical about a convent of Nuns who stage a fundraiser to enable them to bury the last four nuns of their order who died after an unfortunate cooking accident and are being stored in the freezer! The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth-grade production of “Grease.” Show times are on Friday, March 25th at 7pm and Saturday, March 26th at 1pm and 7pm. Admission is $5 at the door. We will see you there!
Watch out for the flying pig in Mr. Sakshaug’s Physics class!! Students recently learned how Centripetal Force acts on a body moving in a circular path and is directed toward the center around which the body is moving.
Congratulations to our Blue Devils Indoor Track Team on an amazing end to a great season!! Some of our top finishers at the Class A4 Sectionals on 2/20 included: Girls 4X200 Relay (with Sarina Johnson, Anna Lin, Yujin Lin and Anna Johnson) placed 2nd; Lance Warren placed 3rd in Pole Vault and 5th in the 55m Hurdles; Leah Gehrig placed 3rd in the 1500m Race Walk; Sarina Johnson placed 3rd in the 300m; Danny McCart placed 4th in the 300m; Anna Johnson placed 6th in the Long Jump; Yujin Lin placed 6th in the 1000m; Yujin Lin set our new school record for the 1000m with a run of 3:50.73!! On 2/25, Leah Gehrig competed in the Section V State Qualifiers in the 1500 Race Walk. Leah was seeded 15th during sectionals and placed 12th in all of Section V with a time of 9:55.46. In the same heat, Leah was the top ranked race walker in the entire country as well as numerous large school A1 and A2 competitors. It is a great accomplishment to compete in the meet and to place so well!!
Section V State Qualifiers for Indoor Track is today at 4PM at Houghton College. Congratulations and Good luck to Leah Gehrig as she has made it in the 1500 Race Walk and will be competing later today. Here are the livestream links for all events: Track Events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0zLjcxcO0I / Girls Long Jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y0g_0wP64o / Boys Long Jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80RwzQifODI / High Jump: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BToSfauH3Nw / Pole Vault: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i_Z5LXxFjw / Weight Throw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqkZJLPPG5E / Shotput: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXs79orAvzk
As we continue to recognize student athletes who are participating in a winter sport, we would like to congratulate Anna Johnson (Varsity Indoor Track) and Mason Santini (Varsity Basketball) for receiving this special recognition!! These student-athletes have been nominated by our coaches because they have excelled in sportsmanship and worked hard to improve and maintain a positive attitude!
We are excited to be celebrating 100 Days of School today! Our Kindergarten students counted out 100 Fruit Loops and used them to make necklaces!
On Saturday, 2/12 our Modified Lady Blue Devil Cheerleaders competed in the Upstate Spirit Championship at Greece Arcadia CSD. They placed 1st in their division with a new high score of 50.25!! Congratulations to our Modified Cheerleaders and Coach Mancuso!!!
We are recognizing student athletes who are currently participating in a winter sport. These student athletes have been nominated by our coaches. They have excelled in sportsmanship and have worked hard to improve and maintain a positive attitude! Congratulations to Savannah Morris (Varsity Cheer) and Stephen Somers (Varsity Basketball) for receiving this special recognition!!
Congratulations to our second quarter High Honor and Honor Roll students!!!
The Mount Morris PTSA is hosting their annual Niagara Chocolate Fundraiser! Orders can be placed online starting today through April 4th. Orders will be shipped directly to you! Proceeds benefit the PTSA and their programs such as the School Supplies Fund, Birthday Books, Imagination Library, Kids Christmas Shop, Teacher Mini Grants and other special events throughout the year! Please share this information with friends and family who may want yummy Niagara Chocolates delivered to their door in time for Easter! 🐰 Click on the following link to place your order: www.myniagarastore.com/MTMORCS
Reminder: Friday, January 28th, there will be no school for students PreK-12 for our Conference Day.