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Calendar of Events

Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb. 15 4:00- 7:30

 Feb. 15
 Parent Teacher Conferences
Feb. 16 12:30- 7:30
 Feb. 16
 President's Day No school
 Feb. 20
 Pennies for Patients
 2-21 to 3-10
Dress For Success
Feb. 23
 Principal Birthday Social  Feb. 24

 Chess Tournament
 Feb. 25
For the athletic schedule, click on calendars.

bell schedule



Morning Bells –
7:10 a.m. and 7:33 a.m.

PRIDE a.m. 7:40 – 7:55

1/2 BLOCK 7:59 – 9:29

3/4 BLOCK 9:33 – 11:03

5/6 BLOCK 11:07 – 1:12

Lunch 1 – 11:15 – 11:45
Lunch 2 – 11:55 – 12:25

Lunch 3 – 12:35 – 1:05

7/8 BLOCK 1:16 – 2:46

PRIDE p.m. 2:50 – 3:05

Afternoon Bell – 3:15


contact us


Morton Magnet Middle School
4606 Terrace Drive
Omaha, Ne 68134
Phone 402-557-4700
Fax # 402-557-4709

Staff Email Links

Pennies for Patients -
Morton will be raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society starting Feb. 21 and ending march 10. Help us out by donating money online by following this link:
Our school goal is to raise $2017.00. The Pride class that raises the most will win a pasta party from Olivia Garden. So ask your child, grandchild, niece, nephew for their teacher's name and donate to their class!

Job fair -
Are you in need of a job? If so, you could work for Omaha Public Schools. Click on the flyer for more details. 
Chess Tournament -
Chess Tournament Feb. 25
Students in grades 3-8 are welcome to register for this fun event.
Students will be placed in sections by grade level and will play everyone in their section. Each section will have mo more than 10 players. medals will be awarded to the first 3 places in each section. There will be prizes for all participants. Team score based on top 6 player points. Please bring your chess sets. Adult volunteers will be needed to help run individual sections.
registration fee: $5.00 of received by Feb. 25
Please arrive by 8:30 so we may start at 9:00. snacks and drinks will be available at the concession stand. Lunch combo will be offered at 10:30.
for additional information and questions contact Bob Koneck-Wilcox 557-4708 or
Send fee along with name, ability level and school to Bob K-W, Morton Magnet Middle School, 4606 Terrance Drive, Omaha, NE 68134

Free Parenting Workshops -
  • The first Tuesday of each month, February through May, Boys Town will host FREE parenting workshops. Food and babysitting will be provided! You can attend one or all workshops.
    Helping your child Succeed in School, Feb. 7, 2017 6:00 to 7:30 PM
  • Strategies to Help You and Your Child Stay Calm, March 7, 2017 6:00 to 7:30
  • Teaching your Child Self-Disipline, April 4, 2017 6:00 to 7:30
  • Helping your Child Make Good Decisions, May 2, 2017  6:00 to 7:30 PM

Located at the OPS Teacher Administrative Center, 3215 Cuming St.

Call to save your spot 402-498-1059 but Walk-ins are welcome!

Presidential Innovation Awards -
Do you know a teacher that has done a great job teaching about the environment? Or a student who has done a fabulous job on an environmental project? Then you should nominate them. Click on the links for more information.
Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators 
OPS Field Testing New Grading Scale -

Omaha Public Schools Field Testing New Grading Scale
During the past year and a half, Omaha Public Schools staff have been working to evaluate the grading practices across the district. Under the current grading scale, teachers have expressed concern that some students can achieve “proficient” grade in a course even though they have only completed minimal work in the course. OPS is committed to providing students and families with an accurate representation of students learning. Therefore, OPS will field test an adjusted grading scale throughout the 2016-17 school year. In an effort to determine the effectiveness of the field test grading scale prior to full implementation across the district, OPS is field testing the new scale within a variety of classes and grade levels.

The field test will take place in the following classes:

* 4th grade Math


* Social Studies 7 1-2

* English/Language Arts 8 1-2

* Physical Science 8 1-2

* Modern World History 1 – 2

* English 3 - 4 and Honors English 3 - 4

* Algebra 1 - 2 and Honors Algebra 1 – 2*

* Physical Science 1 - 2 and Honors Physical Science 1 – 2* *includes dual language

Throughout the fall semester, OPS will ask for feedback from teachers, parents and secondary students regarding the field test grading scale. After the fall semester, all feedback will be analyzed. In addition, students in the field test group will have their field test grading scale grades compared to what their grades would have been with the old grading scale to see if it is reflective of their understanding. Lessons learned during field test implementation will inform any needed adjustments prior to full implementation of the new grading scale.

To learn more about the field test grading scale visit,

Documents for Washington D.C. and New York Trip -
Here are all the documents you need for the next 2 years.
Powerpoint information
2017 Flyer
2018 Flyer 
Recycling at Morton -
To learn about recycling at Morton, check out our video! 
Green School Initiatives -
Morton is going green!
Here is our principal's pledge!
Keep checking back to see what you can do to help.

Paws Applause Store -

Paws Applause!
The store is up and running!   The store is open in the morning from 7:10 - 7:30.  The prices are on the wall outside the windows of the store.  If the student has 10 Paws Applause, they can get something from the 5 row, then 3, and 2, or any combination to equal 10.  They can also save up for larger prizes. 


Common Sense Media

Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between


staff and students
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athletic updates

For the athletic schedule, click on calendars.

: All students must have a physical form, insurance information & permission slips in order to try out!! 


Help support Morton's athletic Department by purchasing a Morton Athletics shirt for $10.00. To get yours, call Jenny at extension 4704

Morton Athletics T-shirt