News
March 4th, 2013

“Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat,” is the new reading challenge Morris Elementary will begin this week in honor of Dr. Seuss!  Students are asked to read a certain amount of minutes each day while also recording their thinking in a “Cat-a-log.”  The reading challenge will take place from March 4th and continue through … Read more »


February 12th, 2013

This week our 5th graders went on a field trip!  The Iowa Energy basketball team had a special “Education Day”, so Morris showed up along with hundreds of students from many other schools.  There was an emphasis on being a Kid of Character, and a verbal contract was made among the students to reach high in … Read more »


February 12th, 2013

This week has been a great one at Morris Elementary! Almost 100 students–our English Language Learning 3rd through 5th graders, to be exact–worked hard through their yearly English examinations (the I-ELDA), and teachers and parents alike are extremely proud of their efforts.  They did their very best on the arduous four-part exam, each one putting forth great effort … Read more »


January 28th, 2013

Fourth Graders have been working hard in all subject areas! We are starting new units in Reading and Writing. Students will be determining the main idea and the details to support the main idea, as well as, determine an author’s purpose. In Writing, we have completed 2 units on persuasive writing. Students picked a product … Read more »


November 27th, 2012

Fifth grade students at Morris Elementary have been hard at work the first third of the year!  The students and teachers just finished their second unit of math and writing.  In math, teachers presented real life applications and problems related to finding the volume of rectangular prisms, as well as, concepts centered on parallelograms.  After … Read more »


November 27th, 2012

The James B. Morris School Counseling Program is off to a great start this year!  Morris has two new elementary school counselors.  Jennifer Good is working with the 3rd-5th grade students, while Jaime Robinson is working with the Kindergarten-2nd grade students.  The school counseling program works closely with staff, students, and families to provide support and … Read more »


November 27th, 2012

School hours are 8:35-3:20 with early dismissal every Wednesday at 1:50.