Morton Middle School announces back to school events

Staff report

VANDALIA — Spoiler Alert! The new school year is just around the corner. Despite a summer filled with rain, the feeling of summer being too short is felt by every student who has peeked at the August calendar.

For the eighth grade WEB Leaders of Morton Middle School, their school year starts the first week of August. WEB stands for Where Everybody Belongs. The eighth grade students who volunteered and were selected will undergo two days of leadership training, August 4-5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Megan Reinhart, Morton’s Counselor, will work with these student leaders, preparing them for their role throughout the entire year assisting the incoming sixth graders.

“This is a great program which helps to put the incoming students more at ease and helps to build a sense of community within the building,” said Shannon White, Principal of Morton Middle School.

The WEB Leaders won’t have long to wait to use their new skills since Morton’s sixth grade orientation is set for Monday, August 10 from 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. for students. A sixth grade parent meeting is scheduled from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. that same day, and sixth grade families can pick up schedules and pay school fees immediately following that meeting.

Later that evening, the first meeting of the Morton PTO will take place from 7 – 8:15 p.m. at the main office meeting room. All Morton parents and teachers are invited to discuss the new school year’s agenda.

Schedule pick-up and fee payments for grades 6 through 8 are on:

  • Tuesday, August 11 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m., and 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 12 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

The first day of school for all the schools in the district is Tuesday, August 18, and it is a full day of school.

Morton’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 20 from 5-6:30 p.m. Since students will have had three days of school, they are able to walk their families through their class schedule and meet teachers. The PTO will have a table available for membership sign-up and will have several gift baskets available to raffle. Baskets will feature locker organizers items, gift cards, and other perfect items to help with the start of the school year. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5.

For more information on Morton’s start-of-school events, visit the district website at Photo

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Reach Morton Middle School at 937-415-6600 or visit the district website at

Reach Morton Middle School at 937-415-6600 or visit the district website at