Dean Morgan Middle School

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Phone: (307) 253-2500

School Website

Principal: Tyler Hartl

Assistant Principals: Casey Cloninger

Jessica Winford

Administrative Manager: Dave Brunner

Office Manager: Paula Strong

Address: 1440 S. Elm St., Casper, 82601

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“Dean Morgan Middle School will challenge, support, and empower all learners on their journey to become productive global citizens.”

Vision: Building a Culture of Excellence!

Dean Morgan School uses the “Eight Keys of Excellence” to support character education with the goal of empowering all learners and addressing the needs of the whole child. The school has maintained a long tradition of excellence while focusing on preparing students to be successful citizens.  Families, students, and staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the operation of the school. Dean Morgan’s schedule is an alternating block schedule, creating more opportunities for students to enroll in different courses each semester with longer instructional blocks of learning time. Efforts of continuous improvement have guided decisions to increase math instructional minutes and reduce class size in several areas. Dean Morgan commits time daily to school-wide systems of intervention and enrichment, meeting the needs of students in a targeted, timely and data-driven manner through our ASPIRE time. Visible and accessible staff, a variety of counseling services, academic intervention and enrichment, and character education principles create a sense of purpose and unity within our learning community. Furthermore, Dean Morgan builds an environment conducive to meaningful learning, school-wide diversity, safety, proactive communication, and healthy lifestyles.

 

Programs

(Required Core-Required Electives – Tutoring Courses – Challenge Courses – Dual Language Immersion)

At Dean Morgan, students are required to enroll in core subjects including math, reading, language arts, and social studies. Additionally required electives include physical education and life skills. Differentiated levels of classes support students performing below, at, and above grade level in core subjects. Depending on student need, students may have tutoring support in math and reading or they may enroll in academic challenge courses in math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Academic challenge courses are also an option in math, reading, language arts, science, and social studies. Placement in challenge courses is dependent upon assessment results and historical academic success in one or more areas. Dual Language Immersion (DLI) courses are also available for student enrichment.

 

Electives

Students may enroll in elective courses including: American Sign Language (ASL), Art, Band, Choir, Cultural Studies, Digital Photography, Drafting, Family and Consumer Science, Guitar, Healthy Choices, Leadership, Manufacturing, Orchestra, Piano, Robotics, Spanish, Technology, Videography, and Woodshop.

 

Activities & Clubs

Activities and clubs are developed around student interests such as art, cooking, math, recycling, spelling, theatre, and video/media production and include both year-long opportunities and short-term opportunities such as: Deaf Expressive Arts Festival (D.E.A.F), American Sign Language (ASL) Sign Fest, Book Club, Challenge Day, Family and Consumer Science “Chopped”, Gear Up, Geography Bee, History Day, Morgan Jazz Band, Morgan Singers, Music, National Junior Honor Society, and Yearbook.

Athletics

Athletic teams at Dean Morgan include: Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Hours

Classes at Dean Morgan start at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:45 p.m. Activities, Clubs, and Athletics are available before, during and after school. Boys’ and Girls’ Club, Science Zone, and Gear Up also partners with Dean Morgan to provide after school supervision and activities for our students.