After a very long winter, it is supposed to be 50 degrees today and up to 70 by next week. We went into the winter with extreme drought conditions and low water levels in the reservoirs. I hope all of the melting snow and recent rainfall help to mitigate those conditions.
We had a very successful winter sports season. Our girls’ basketball team qualified for the post-season for the second year in a row. Cheerleading made it to States for the fourth year in a row. We had six indoor track athletes qualify for the State meet. Six wrestlers placed at Regionals and competed at States. Boys and Girls swim won the KVAC Championship and competed very successfully at the State level. We currently have Morse swimmers competing at the National meet and, I just learned that three of our girls took 1st place in the 200-meter freestyle-relay! This is truly amazing.
We held another successful Freshmen Awareness program on Hyde’s campus. The program is now four days long so we can cover all of the relevant topics. We hosted a very well attended 8th grade parent night. Parents and their 8th grade students were able to hear from each department and learn more about the BRCTC offerings. They were also informed about the change in our graduation requirements that starts with this class. In addition to passing classes and receiving credits, these students will have to demonstrate proficiency with the standards in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. They will also have to keep a portfolio to demonstrate proficiency with the Guiding Principles.
We also held a very well attended Fine Arts Night that included all kinds of art on display, performances from our band and choral groups, and the one-act play. Morse hosted the Regional Drama Festival this year. Eight class A and B schools performed their one-act plays in our own Montgomery Theater. Our JMG students did very well at their annual Career Development Conference last week. They came home with seven trophies and a lot of pride.
As soon as we return from the April break, we will be on the homestretch. All of the exciting end-of-year activities and events will be here before we know it. Life is good at 826.