MES News & Announcements

Public news and announcements from Morristown Elementary School.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

PRESS RELEASE Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District Seeking Candidates for the Office of School Director

The local election for school directors for the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District will be held on Town Meeting Day, March 7, 2017.

Ida Mae Anderson, a Morristown resident, who has been serving as a board director since 2014, is planning to seek re-election to the office of At-Large school director, Morristown or Elmore resident, Seat 1, for the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District Board for a 3 year term.

Stephanie Craig, a Morristown resident, who has been serving as a board director since 2012, is also planning to seek re-election to the office of At-Large school director, Morristown resident, Seat 1, for the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District Board for a 3 year term.

John “Woody” Belt has indicated that he will be resigning from the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District (EMUU) Board of Directors effective March 7, 2017, due to changes in family circumstances.  Woody has served as a board director since 2013.  The Morristown School District and EMUU Boards are very grateful for his dedicated service on behalf of the children and communities of Elmore and Morristown.

To replace Woody, the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District Board of Directors is encouraging candidates for the office of At-Large school director, Seat 2, for the remaining 2 years of the 3 year term.  Candidates may be a Morristown or Elmore resident.  The election will be by Australian Ballot at the next local school district election, Town Meeting Day, March 7, 2017. 


Interested candidates may contact an Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District Board Member or Lamoille South Supervisory Union (LSSU) Superintendent Tracy Wrend at 888-4541 for more information on board service.  Candidate Consent Forms and Petitions for Office can be obtained at LSSU, or the Elmore or Morristown Town Clerk’s Office for all three board seats.  Completed petitions can be submitted to either Elmore or Morristown Town Clerk’s Office and are due January 30, 2017.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Road to Proficiency at Elmore Morrisville Unified Union (EMUU)



Welcome to the start of our monthly communication for personalized and proficiency-based learning in our schools.  We know you have lots of questions as we work toward implementation of proficiency-based learning in our schools by the start of the 2017-18 school year.
We are pleased to announce some tools to help us understand proficiency-based learning:
  • Our Road to Proficiency website for detailed information regarding the what, why, and how of proficiency-based learning, FAQ’s, and additional resources.
  • A proficiency FACT sheet is available at your child’s school.
  • Monthly updates & information will be available through this blog.                              
There are several things to keep in mind as we embark on the Road to Proficiency:
  • While development of proficiency assessment and grading is a work in progress, student learning and our academic rigor will remain constant.
  • All four schools are working on various elements of proficiency-based learning. You may have already seen some of the tools we have created such as proficiency scales, and you can expect to see more in the near future.
  • While Act 77 requires us to move to proficiency-based learning, it is also designed to be flexible and allow us to implement in ways that meet the needs of all our students, teachers, and schools.

Going forward, as we implement new tools  for learning in the classroom, we will continue to provide information and updates and invite you to speak with us along the way.

Monday, November 7, 2016

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Tracy Wrend



Ed Oravec will be retiring from Morristown Elementary School at the end of the 2016-2017 school year.   He has served the students of the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union School District for the last nine years, and his presence at the school will be greatly missed. 

This means that the school board must make the very important decision of who will be the next principal at Morristown Elementary School.  The process will begin formally in December and include the appointment of a search committee, comprised of teachers, community members and facilitated by an administrator.  The information from the search committee will direct additional exploration of candidates, and, ultimately, inform the decision of the board.  Our goal is to appoint Morristown Elementary School’s new principal during March, 2017.

Please join us in wishing Ed the best, and contact me at any point if you have questions, concerns or suggestions.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WINTER CLOTHING!

MES has a small supply of winter clothing in the nurse’s office that students borrow when they forget their own. Sizes and styles are limited to what the nurse has collected, although the collection is always in flux. If you have any winter clothing your child has outgrown and that needs a new home, please consider donating it to MES.