Important Reminder from the Health Office

Parents, Guardians and Students, Please plan to pick up all remaining medications from the Health Office at either Morris or LMMHS. All expired medications, Epipens and Inhalers not picked up by the last day of school will be properly disposed of. Please call school Health Office nurses to make special…

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5th Grade Parent Night

Parent Orientation for our current 5th graders will be Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 pm in the Duffin Theater at LMMHS.  Parents will have an opportunity to meet our Principal, Michael Knybel, our Assistant Principal, Brian Cogswell, the 6th grade teachers, and Dave Hilfinger, the middle school guidance counselor.  You…

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Health Office Reminders

Morris parents and guardians, please remember that all students entering Kindergarten and 4th grade are required to provide an updated physical exam and immunization record before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. With the arrival of warmer weather, we begin to spend more time outside, enjoying walks, playing in…

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Morris April/May News!

Dear Morris Elementary School Families; I hope that spring weather and temperatures arrive soon and we can all enjoy the outdoors!  We have once again turned the calendar and are already in the short month of April with our spring vacation just around the corner. The vacation will be from…

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Morris January/February News!

A Monthly Update for Friends and Families of Morris Elementary School January/February, 2019 Hello to all Morris Families; Warm winter greetings!  The long, cold month of January is now a memory. January 24th was the 90th day of the school year which means that we are now in the second…

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Flu Information

Although the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported a slight decrease in flu last week, January 18th, our Health Offices in the district continue to see confirmed cases. Below you will find some information obtained from Mass.gov. Common symptoms of flu are nasal congestion, cough, and sore throat, which can be interpreted…

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Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Brenda Crane, first grade teacher at Morris, for obtaining her National Board Certification! National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Created by teachers, for…

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Tiered Focused Monitoring Notice

During the week of January 28, 2019 the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of the Lenox Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance…

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December Newsletter

An Update for Families of Morris Elementary School December 1, 2018 Greetings to all Morris Families; Welcome to December!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family and friends!  The bustling holiday season is upon us.  We are hoping to keep the students on task as much…

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Health Update

LMMHS had several reports of positive flu diagnoses this week, and over the past several weeks, both Morris Elementary and LMMHS have seen an increased number of students being diagnosed with pneumonia. This is also the time of year that Strep Throat is also prevalent. Armed with this information, I…

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LEEF Grants!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, PARENTS, NON-PROFITS & BERKSHIRES RESIDENTS LEEF Grants Available to Bring Your Idea to Life! Please see attached materials… LEEF Grant Announcement LEEF Flyer

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Berkshire SuperGenarians

Hall Walking in the Lenox Public Schools Is Up and Running! (OK—it’s up and walking.) Implementing a suggestion from Berkshire SuperGenarian co-founders (and Lenox residents), Mary Jane Incorvia Mattina and Francine Weinberg, the Lenox Public Schools Department encourages residents to keep fit inside even if there is snow, rain or…

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Mandated Health Screenings

The Health Office nurses at both Morris Elementary and LMMHS are currently conducting state mandated health screenings. Depending on the grade of your student, these screenings may include vision, hearing, postural, height/weight/BMI. Parents will receive a referral letter for those students who are found to have concerning results, and asked…

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Illness Alert

Both the Health Office at Morris and at LMMHS have been seeing an increase in illnesses over the past week. At Morris we have been seeing students with fevers, colds and viral illnesses, while at LMMHS we have been seeing students with colds, a stomach virus, and Strep Throat, but…

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Social Emotional Task Force

Lenox Public Schools Social Emotional Task Force Open to all LPS faculty and staff You are invited to participate on the Lenox Public Schools Social Emotional Task Force!  Massachusetts schools are required to use evidence-based social emotional learning (SEL) practices to prevent and reduce bullying, but also to ensure that…

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Instructional Task Force

Open to all LPS faculty and staff You are invited to participate on the Lenox Public Schools Instructional Technology Task Force!  The “always-on” nature of the Internet and the proliferating use of mobile access devices provide Lenox, and districts across the Commonwealth, with an outstanding opportunity to create learning experiences…

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It’s a Whole New Year

Welcome to September and the start of a whole new year at Morris Elementary School.  Our staff has been coming to school for a few weeks before the official start of the year to make sure their rooms are ready to receive their new cohort of students.  It takes a…

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Morris Health Services

We are very excited to announce that parents can now find updates, as well as download Health Forms from the Morris Website! You can find us listed under Departments and Services as Health Services. Here are a few reminders as you begin to think about preparing for the start of…

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Welcome Back

Greetings to all Morris families,   I hope this letter finds you well rested and enjoying your summer.  The Morris staff and I look forward to seeing all of our new and returning students on Thursday, August 30th, the first day of school.  This letter contains general information that will…

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School Safety

It is disheartening that our staff has to be worried how we are going to keep our students safe while they are in school. This is something that I would not have ever thought I would have to be dealing with at the start of my career in education. With…

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2016 National Blue Ribbon School!!!

Morris Elementary School is proud to be named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School!  Back in January, I received notice that we were nominated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to receive this award.  By March, I had submitted a lengthy application on behalf of our…

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