Dear child, your knowledge of what constitutes a good school is somewhat lacking. There are schools and then there are great schools. The trips, clubs, and activities are all secondary to learning. I myself would be just as happy to take my child to a school that has no extracurricular activities but, is rated number one in the area for TAKS scores, etc. These are the differences between schools that do the bare minimum and ones that excel. Schools that do the bare minimum teeter between academically acceptable and academically unacceptable. They lack parental involvement and the will to go above and beyond to teach. There is no pride in the appearance of the school and some of it's students lack self esteem and donot learn . The principal only cares about keeping the school open to assure him/herself a job. A great school inspires, motivates and encourages growth. You know which one it is by the amount of parents trying to enroll their kids in it. Schools like this teach manners as well as academics. Think about it, if you are being bullied how can you concentrate on your work? The staff is dedicated and parents are excited about their child's progress.
I don't see why everyone says that our schoo,isn't a good school. We have great program and our teachers really care for us. They will do all they can to get us where we need to be when it comes to the TAKS test, even come up to the school on weekends. We are also very good in sports, but people don't see that as an issue. Our staff is not just worried about getting a paycheck as stated on a recent commeny about this school. Our staff cares for us and will do anything it takes in order for us to be successful. I'm currently attending Morningside and I love it, we have fun at this school while still being able to learn all we need to move on to the next grade. We alo have amazing opprotunites here, advanced orchestra which gives you high school credit and we have geometry and algebre which also give you high school credit. we have french and spanish available, high school credit, and english 1, high school credit. We also have amazing opprotunties to go to out of state field trips and we enjoy the firleds trips, their educational andfun at the same time. I love Morningside and I hate that evryone is tryign to put our techers down, saying they don't care when they actually do.
We are currently attending Morningside as 8th graders, reppn those VIKINGS for one last time:( so sad!! this school is amazing. the teachers are great and crazy and fun yet we still learn alot!! They really care!! Our principal, Mr Chambers is sooooo cool!! He treats us with such respect and he really cares! We love our school and we wouldn't want to be anywhere else! we're going to miss it soooo much. Remember we are... #1 (sarah!!and maysie!!)
i attended morningside middle school since i was in 6th grade and now ive graduated in 2010 and I LOVE THIS SCHOOL SO MUCH the principal traeted us like his kids. he brought us breakfast, he bbq for us we even had a formal.i feel sad that im leaving now this school is truly number 1. once a viking always a viking! (sinceraly Paulette)
Great, Excellent, Terrific school! My daughter has been attending Morningside Middle School and so far, she has learned a lot. She claims she has a lot of fun there. She hasn't complained much about anything. She has improved a lot and we celebrate. The teachers there are great. Their teaching styles are obviously working.
They have everything i need to pass the TAKS. I learn a lot while having fun! It's perfect! I am GLAD my parents let me come here!!!! GO VIKINGS!!!!
My son just completed the 8th grade in Morningside Middle School. Overall, I can that my experience was average for the past 3 years. First, the teachers are wonderful. The 8th grade team worked tirelessly this year to improve TAKS testing scores and the results were phenomenal!!! Second, The adminstrators are great. They work with parents and students to answer questions and provide a good support network for your child within the walls of Morningside MS. My only suggestion is to email your child's teachers. Response time for questions regarding grades, performance or behavior via phone can be lengthy. Finally, my only problem with Morningside MS is that their is not a strong PTA presence in the school. The PTA is a vital part of a school's success. The PTA works hand in hand with teachers and administartors and ultimately have the school's best interests at heart.
i am attending morningside middle school right now and i love it. we may not have the highest grade but we do well in extracurricular activities. the teachers there make learning fun and if you dont believe it we do learn. we just dont have high grades becuase the students there care more about the way they look, who has a boyfriend or girlfriend, what fights are going to happen, or what boys or girls are cute. it is proven that when you separate boy and girls that they pay attention more so we try to do that. it may not be fun being separated but we get a better eduation. i know we have a problem with our grades but we are improving every year. our school is crunk and we want to stay that way so did you people ever think thats why we dont have those high grades?
I got to morningside middle school right now and it is a great school. The teachers as well as the principal focus on our education. They support us and they teach us. They make going to school fun and i enjoy it. I love morningside middle school
I am a former student at mms it was like my other home.I see these other views up her and they disappoint me. I went to morningside 04-07 and then in the beginning of second semester I moved to Oklahoma and they have many sports but many people failing classes I am not one of those students thanks to morningside especially coach chambers I am a former mms student. ACACIA JOHNSON
I am a former student of Morniningside and now I have two children that attend school there. It is nothing like when I attended. It is absolutely unbelievable how many times the school has been on the news for not meeting some standard or another. I am absolutely disappointed in the teaching staff as well as the principal at Morningside. The hall monitors may be the only people holding to the standard that existed when I was a student. It is an embarrassment for me to say my children attend school there and yes I have tried to transfer them. All of the other schools 'claim' to be full. I really wish parents would get together and let's do something about this. Hold everybody to a higher standard of expectations. But it seems they don't care either.
As a former student at Morningside Middle, I cannot speak on the present status of the school. I am now a sophomore at North Side High, and I can say that some of my former teachers at Morningside prepared me well for my high school classes. In fact, I understood more than most students my freshman year in high school because of the teachers at Morningside, and also because of them I completed freshman year on the honor roll. I can say that there are a few teachers that stagnate student learning, but like I said, just a few and every school is entitled to that few. Morningside was a great school when I attended, but every school has room to improve.
I was very unsatisfied with Morningside Middle. Teachers should cater to the learning ability of each student and not group all students on one level. My children left a recognized school recommended for the advanced learning program and are now making low to mid 70's and one or two 80's. I don't think the students are being stimulated or motivated to learn which is something teachers should be taught in order to be 'effective' in the classroom. Instead they are more busy trying to corral disruptive students...that's unfair to the other students. I am absolutely disgusted with the level of education my children possess going into the 7th and 8th grades!
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