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News & Announcements

August 2022

Welcome to our new Administrators!

We welcome Kathy Fox as Assistant Director and Vice Principal! Kathy spent 13 years at the Haugland Learning Center/New Story Schools in Columbus, Ohio, starting as a teacher and eventually moving into the position of Senior Director. Since 2014, Kathy has also worked with Morningside Teachers’ Academy, coaching teachers using the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction at partner schools in North Carolina and Massachusetts. 

Nicolle Simon is our new Director of Operations. Nicolle was most recently the Chief Clinical Officer for School Services for Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention. Prior to that position, she spent seven years at The Academy for Precision Learning.Welcome Nicolle!

Recently Published!

For over 40 years, Morningside has investigated the most effective methods for developing learners, thinkers, and citizens. In this book, the authors describe a technology of instruction based on scientific research that has improved the academic performance of children at schools and agencies throughout the world. The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction combines curated curriculum, formal instruction, practice to fluency, and a focus on directly teaching functional thinking repertoires for generative responding. The result is expert and confident learners who apply skills and strategies to think about the world around them, continue to learn on their own, and solve problems of daily living.

Available from Morningside Press and Sloan Publishing

Things are Blooming this month

March 2022

Take a look at the flowers coming up at our neighboring Denny Park, the same ones Morningside families and employees helped plant bulbs at in the fall. Kudos!

Audiobooks are Great for Kids!

February 2022

If you have a child who might enjoy reading a hard copy of a book while listening to the audio version, here’s a handy list of free audio books. Your child’s reading teacher can help suggest some good titles. Please let us know if we can be of support with this!

 

Morningsiders make over 120 Valentines for Seattle Children’s Hospital Nurses, Doctors, and Staff

February 2022

Thank you to our school students, families, and employees for helping make over 120 valentines for the hard workers at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It will make their Valentine’s Day!

Our very own Sifu Rusty is awarded once again!

February 2022

Way to go! Our longtime PE teacher, Sifu Rusty DeJesus, was awarded the “Outstanding Dedication in Martial Arts” in Atlantic City in late January. We know Coach Rusty to be a wonderful Coach and Teacher, we’re just glad she continues to be recognized Nationally for it 🙂

Morningside sponsors Anti-bias Education virtual talk in February

January 2022

Join ParentMap Live on Wednesday, February 16th at 1:00pm PST for “Bias Interruptus: Supporting Anti-Bias Education at Home and in School”, an important webinar on anti-bias education and how it works to expose the inherent biases we all have. This is great for parents and guardians, and anyone else looking to learn practical and powerful ways to support anti-bias education and maintain an ongoing dialogue with our children, in order to build empathy and compassion in our schools and support the disenfranchised in our communities. This online event is free, or you may support ParentMap in some listed options as you get your tickets. Click here for more information and to register.

Morningsiders donate generously to Treehouse for the holidays

December 2021

Wow! With in-person and online wishlist donations, we VERY MUCH surpassed our two-barrel goal. Today we donated 10 barrels of needed toys and clothes to Washington State foster care children through Treehouse! THANK YOU for all the generosity shown by our families and employees 🙂

(pictured: some Morningside student donors with just one of the filled donation barrels!)

Student T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced!

November 2021

There are so many talented artists at Morningside, it was a difficult decision to find the winner! Thanks to all of the thoughtful and creative submissions for this year’s design contest. Congratulations to student Ian for winning best design, his art will go on our new t-shirts this winter (see design mock-up below)! Details on purchase options to follow soon. Runner up is student Dezmond, who’ll get the honor of his design on the student yearbook in June!

Morningside Families & Employees volunteer at neighborhood parks

October 2021

Thank you, Morningsiders!
We had 30 parents & guardians, students, and employees garden across two Saturdays; you helped plant bulbs at two of the City Parks our students use for school programming. Much appreciated, everyone!