Leading and Learning

A blog by Ms Boyce, Principal of Morris School.


MCAS 2.0: What Parents Need to Know

On March 30, I hosted a parent information night regarding MCAS 2.0 and the changes to standardized testing in Massachusetts.  For those who were unable to attend, you will find the PowerPoint from the evening posted here as well as the Commissioner’s memo to parents and the community regarding 2017 …

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Brilliant Young Scientists!

On March 27, Morris Elementary School held its annual Science Fair sponsored and coordinated by the Morris PTO.  Scientists of all ages, K-5, created projects around topics of interest.  Some projects included an experiment utilizing the scientific method.  Other projects were research-based.  All students who created a project presented their …

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Literacy is Fun at Morris!

Throughout the month of March, students and staff are participating in fun literacy events.  On March 3rd the students watched an incredible literacy-themed performance by Robert Rivest who is a professional mime and performance artist.  On March 10 students came to Morris dressed as their favorite storybook character.  On March …

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National Blue Ribbon School Celebration!!!

Earlier this month, Mr. Lee, Ms. Kennedy, and I traveled to Washington D.C. to receive the National Blue Ribbon School award.  We attended a two-day conference and ceremony with all the other winners from around the country.  It was very professionally rewarding to spend a few days with educators representing …

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Taekwondo Graduation!

On the evening of November 11 grade 3-5 students and their families filled the gymnasium to participate in graduation ceremonies for the taekwondo residency that has been running for the past 8 weeks in Physical Education classes at Morris Elementary School.  Master Son and his assistants from U.S. Taekwondo have been …

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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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So Much Fun and Learning!

There have been so many wonderful special events and activities happening at Morris School over the past several weeks I almost don’t even know where to begin! First,we had our annual Morris Science Fair.  Students in K-5 participated in this spectacular learning-driven event.  Although I was very disappointed that I …

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Li Liu- Chinese Acrobat!

Today at Morris School we had a special performance by Li Liu, a Chinese acrobat who visits schools to share her talent and a little bit about Chinese culture.  Li started learning the art and skill of acrobatics at the age of 6 in Beijing, China and began touring the world …

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Welcome to Ms. Boyce’s blog!

Hello Morris School families and community! Welcome to the first ever Morris School principal’s blog post. Blogging is a new adventure for me and I invite you to join me on this journey as I explore this way of communicating with Morris friends and families. My emerging vision for this …

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