MES News & Announcements

Public news and announcements from Morristown Elementary School.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Seat Belt Update

Hello,
We wanted to inform you that Lamoille Valley Transportation is in the process of updating their fleet of buses. They recently purchased three new buses that are now in use on some routes. These buses have seat belts. Students will be informed and trained on proper use and expectations. During this transition, please encourage your children to use the seat belts and follow procedures. Please call the us if you have questions.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

School Board Brief - May 08, 2017

In a joint meeting with the Stowe School Board and the Lamoille South Supervisory Union, the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union (EMUU) interviewed Peter Clarke, a consultant who specializes in Act 46. After discussion, the Stowe and EMUU boards voted to hire Mr. Clarke to help structure the process of our Act 46 study and response.

The boards added two new meetings to discuss Act 46. The next three Act 46 meetings are:
  • May 31. 6:00 PM, Morristown Elementary School
  • July 10, 6:00 PM, Stowe Elementary School
  • August 16, 6:00 PM, Morristown Elementary School

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kindergarten Registration



Morristown Elementary School

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 & Thursday, June 15, 2017

Please call 888-3101 for an appointment.

  1. All entering children must have reached their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017. 
  2. Please bring an up to date copy of your child’s immunization records along with a copy of birth certificate.
  3. To schedule a registration appointment, please call the elementary school office (888-3101) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and ask for Kris or Joy.
  4. Registration and orientation will take place in the kindergarten rooms at the Morristown Elementary SchoolPlease bring your child with you.  Please plan on an hour to complete the process.
  5. Parents of children born after September 1, 20201, may submit a written request for an assessment to determine whether the child may enter kindergarten.  There is a fee for this assessment.  The decision for entrance and placement will be made by the elementary school principal with the approval of the superintendent.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Morristown Elementary School Spring Concert

Morristown Elementary School students will be performing Thursday, April 13th at 6:oo pm at Peoples Academy gymnasium.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Act 46 Update - March 22, 2017

Since 2009, Stowe, Morristown, and Elmore have been studying various forms of governance options through four formal committee processes, including two 706b studies, the most recent of which resulted in a successful merger between Elmore and Morristown in 2016. Discussions between Stowe and Elmore-Morristown Unified Union around Act 46 began more than 19 months ago, and the two districts jointly agreed to pursue an Alternative Structure in the spring of 2016. Since that time, board members have been working with the administration to conduct a comprehensive self-evaluation—the basis of the proposal. The March 22, 2017 meeting continued board analysis of the required data, including a deep dive into enrollment and demographic trends. The boards also requested that the administration provide options for outside consultation and associated costs.

The boards expect to complete data analysis and a first draft this spring, at which point input will be solicited from 1) legal review (to coincide with the end of the legislative session when rules and changes to the law will be final), 2) the community, and 3) preliminary review with the Agency of Education. Once that input has been incorporated, the boards expect to ratify the proposal and submit to the Secretary of Education by November 2017.

At the state level, board members are closely watching the progressions of Rule 3400, pertaining to the proposal for Alternative Structures, and S.122, an act relating to increasing flexibility for school district mergers.


The next joint meeting of Elmore-Morristown Unified Union and Stowe to continue the self-evaluation work will take place on April 26, 2017. The agenda and location will be posted closer to the meeting date; however, a general work plan can be found at www.lamoillesouthsu.org.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Title 1 Meeting



We invite you to attend our annual Title I meeting on March 24, 2017 at 12:00 in the PAHS Auditorium.  We will share information about our schools improvement efforts and the use of Title I funds to support these efforts.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Basketball/Softball Registration

There will be basketball/softball registration from 5:00-7:30 at Morristown Elementary School on March 22-23 in the library. If this is your child's first time registering, please bring along his/hers birth certificate.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run will be starting on March 20th  from 3:00-4:30 every Monday and Wednesday until June 7th.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Menu Change for Friday, March 17

The Morristown Elementary School lunch will be tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich on Friday, March 17th.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Road to Proficiency What Is Proficiency-Based Learning?



Proficiency-based education represents a shift from the current school-centered system to one that is more student-centered. Proficiency-Based Learning (or PBL) is designed to:

  • Help schools create efficient and effective systems that will ensure all students graduate prepared to succeed in the college, careers, and communities of the 21st century.
  • Support all students meeting high academic standards, and ensure that more students master the knowledge and skills necessary to graduate better prepared for adult life.  
  • Create student learning and progress that is measured and reported in relation to learning expectations.  
  • Ensure that students demonstrate competency in order to advance, which will help ensure that students graduate truly ready for college and career.

What are the Proficiency Expectations in LSSU?

Our Proficiencies are organized into Mission Related Goals, Content Graduate Requirements, and Scholarly Habits; each providing focus, emphasis and learning goals for distinct areas of growth and abilities necessary to ensure our graduates are prepared for the demands of college, career and life.


Image result for illustrations of a cup of coffeeWant To Learn More?
To read more about Proficiency Based Learning grab a coffee and visit our PBL Website.  


In particular you might want to watch student voices explain proficiency-based learning, read more about the Benefits of PBL, the Value of PBL, or get additional information about the Proficiency Expectations in LSSU.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EMUU Capital Projects 2017 Survey

The Elmore-Morristown Unified Union has appointed a committee to recommend a plan to voters for approval to address capital needs.  We need your feedback.  Please take a few moments to complete the survey by clicking on the link below.  Thank you!

EMUU Capital Projects 2017 Survey

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bus Notice






The Morristown Police Department has received numerous complaints recently about cars passing school buses in the parking lots of Morristown Elementary and Peoples Academy.   We would like to remind drivers that it is illegal to pass a school bus when the red signal lights are in operation.  At no time is this permissible even if there is room to pass.  The current fine in the state of Vermont is $249 and 5 points on your driver’s license.  Attached is that statute.

The Vermont Statutes Online
Subchapter 007 : Special Stops Required
(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1075)
·         § 1075. Passing school bus
(a) The operator of a motor vehicle, including authorized emergency vehicles under section 1015 of this title, upon meeting or overtaking a vehicle marked and equipped as provided in section 1283 of this title which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging public or private schoolchildren, shall stop his or her vehicle immediately and shall keep it stationary while the flashing red signal lights are in operation.
(b) The driver of a vehicle need not stop upon a highway with separate roadways upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, or upon a controlled access highway where the school bus is stopped in a loading zone which is a part of or adjacent to the highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway. (Added 1971, No. 258 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 1, 1973; amended 1975, No. 149 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1981, No. 97, § 3.)




Community Dinner and 4th Grade "In-formance" Canceled

Due to illness, the community dinner and 4th grade "in-formance" has been canceled for Thursday, February 23rd.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Budget Edition of It's About Learning Available

The February 2017 Budget Edition of It's About Learning is now available. It may be viewed and printed from any of our district websites. A printed version of this publication can be obtained by contacting Lamoille South Supervisory Union at 888-4541.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017 - LSSU Schools are Closed Today

Due to the weather, all schools in Lamoille South SU are closed todayTuesday January 24.  This includes all Elmore, Morristown and Stowe schools.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday January 3, all after school activities are cancelled

Due to forecasted weather conditions, all after school activities are cancelledTuesday January 3.  This includes Elmore, Morristown, and Stowe schools.