Joe Suess

Third quarter is always a popular quarter here at Morning Star. Our students get to share what they are doing in school with family and friends by way of special events and our favorite by far is Grandparents’ Day planned for February 18th. Grandparents are invited to come to school, eat lunch and view some fun presentations by their beloved student.

We also begin winter electives, which include a variety of skiing and snowboarding activities as well as a new elective on film critique and design. This last quarter the kids excelled in archery, learned computer programming, and the cooking elective served up all sorts of tasty treats which you can view on our Facebook page.

Hopefully you were able to join us for our annual Christmas Program and see students’ Project Based Learning Presentations. The students not only studied their topic thoroughly with a partner, but also learned business presentation skills by creating and delivering a Power Point presentation to family and friends at the event. Topics included a mock election (the winner was Alexander Hamilton), weather forecasting and the middle school focused on healthy bodies through nutrition, exercise and sleep patterns.

Most people recognize Christmas not only for our Savior’s birth but also as a time for giving. We try to foster this spirit with our students not only at Christmas but throughout the entire year. Students serve the community through a variety of outreach efforts including the Giving Plate, Family Kitchen, Alyce Hatch Center and the Hope Chest located here at MSCS. We feel it is important to not only teach the students excellence in academics but also how to be caring, responsible members of our community.

Speaking of community our annual Walk-A-Thon kickoff is scheduled for March 20th and it takes all of us to make this event a success. This is always a fun event for students and their parents, and allows us to keep fundraising to a minimum. Please join us to learn more about how you can get involved.

Lastly, you can probably tell by my photo that we will be celebrating one of the best known and beloved authors of all time, Dr. Suess. During Dr. Suess Week (March 2nd) we will partake in green eggs and ham and dress as our favorite Suess’ character! Stay tuned for details from your student’s teacher on the daily fun activities.

Finally, here are a few of upcoming school closures for this quarter:

  • February 16th – Presidents’ Day
  • March 23-27th – Spring Break
  • April 3rd – Good Friday

Educationally yours,

Joe Bales



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