Morristown in the News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Read all about student and faculty accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more. 

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Morristown is now enrolling! We believe that a child's success is the result of a productive partnership between home and school. Come by for a visit; stay for an education!

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Buckaroo 500 is Visiting Classrooms!

A new Mustang is making special appearances to selected classrooms around Morristown School. "Buckaroo 500" is visiting classrooms with the best student attendance each week. The students in the class get to accessorize him while he visits them. This week he visited sixth grade, who had perfect attendance the previous week. There is a strong positive link between student achievement and school attendance, and this little mustang provides a reminder and an element of fun to great school attendance.

Frank Gallagher, a Morristown School alumnus, carved Buckaroo from wood. It is a replica of a carving made by his father, master woodcarver, Ralph Gallagher in 1966.

Morristown Elementary School District Receives $447,881 in Building Renewal Grant Funds

Building Renewal Funds PicturesDavid Kennon, the District’s SFB Liaison, has been instrumental in helping Morristown Elementary School District receive the funding. Districts must apply to the SFB for Building Renewal Grants. The SFB funding is awarded in addition to the district’s budget and does not add to the district’s tax levy. Kathy Murphy, Business Manager, contacted the SFB in the fall of 2016 when the roof was leaking. Mr. Kennon conducted a site visit and determined that the SFB could help the district with their needs. The SFB has paid for assessments and design for a weatherization project that includes a new roof and paint (sealer) that will prevent moisture from penetrating the exterior walls. Mike Crow of Red Tree Consulting is the architect for the weatherization project. Jody Clanton of Sun Valley Builders is the awarded contractor. The process has been lengthy, but we are finally ready to begin painting and repairing the roof. Painting will begin the first week of school. The roofing project is expected to be completed by October 2017. 

Beginning in February 2017, air conditioning units started to fail. Stephanie Vassar, Maintenance, has worked diligently with the SFB to get expedited building renewal grant funding for replacement units. We replaced two units before school was out in May. Over the summer, six more units failed. Ms. Vassar and Mr. Kennon worked wonders and the six units will be replaced July 31 through August 2, 2017. Our students will start school in clean and cool classrooms!