Message from Samantha Headley: February 9, 2024

Dear Morse School Students and Families,

Hello from Portland, Oregon! I am attending the ESEA National Conference with our former principal, Dr. Leith and two of our educators, Gena Rosenberg, grade one teacher and Sue Avdoian, special educator. We are honored to represent Morse and come to Portland to accept our Distinguished School recognition!

Missing "R"

We are happy to announce that the "R" missing from our Morse School sign has been found! It was found buried under some leaves. Until it can be reinstalled, we want to thank the Mitchell family for improvising and providing us with a very special "R'. I have to say, I might even like it better!

Social Emotional Learning

On Monday, our staff professional development was led by Kim Huffer and Ayesha Wilson from the CPS Office of Social Emotional Learning. They shared positive feedback from their visit to the Morse School last week. They led the staff in a discussion around ways to integrate the teaching and practice of the five competencies of social emotional learning for students: self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, and social awareness throughout the day.  

Read Across America Book Swap 

As we get ready for Read Across America Week, we are collecting book donations for our Morse School Book Swap. If you have any kid favorite books that you would like to pass along, please drop them off between February 7-27th.

MCAS 2024

Our students in grade 3-5 will participate in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Assessments in April and May. Please save the dates below. At our virtual School Council meeting on March 21st from 6:30 - 7:30PM we will share an overview of what is to be expected in the MCAS. The link will be shared closer to the date.

Drum Call

Happy Black History Month 2024!  Drum Call is a new program and this month, the team encourages you to...

* Honor the achievements of Black people in the United States, past through present

* Explore the history, art, and culture of the Black experience in United States

Register  to join Morse School families and staff in the Morse School gym for a vibrant celebration of West African dancing, live drumming, and community building


Attend one or both events: Saturday, March 2nd at 4PM and Friday, March 22nd at 5:30PM. Register and learn more:


Upcoming Events

  • Paint Night (Invitation Only via the Lottery) | February 9

  • February Break | February 19-23

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


Samantha Headley

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