The Indians

Today, hallways and classrooms were bustling with excitement as new to the school scene Pre-K students, all the way to seniors returning for their final year, excitedly met their new teachers and administrators for the 2023 - 2024 school year!

At the elementary campus things kicked off with learning expectations and procedures, first math lessons, read-alouds along with students and teachers getting to know each other. 

Elementary principal Holly Boggs is excited to watch our kids grow and learn. “My favorite part of the school year is watching our students grow. You have students like Pre-K, who come in with little knowledge and basic skills and by the time November rolls around they are doing things like recognizing sight words. It’s really cool,” says Mrs. Boggs. This is the second year the elementary school will be under the leadership of Boggs, who have flourished in the past year, boasting superior early childhood education and learning programs. 

Spirits were high at the secondary campus as students walked from class to class, raving about the excitement of things such as athletics, band, theater, culinary, agriculture and other programs that Morton ISD has to offer this upcoming school year. 

A familiar face to Morton Schools, but a new face to the Administration Office, Rina Ramos, comments on her new position as Assistant Superintendent as the start of the school year unfolds. “I’m sad about not being able to be around the secondary students every day, but I’m grateful to be able to gain the elementary back under my fold and the ability to visit and assist both campuses as needed.” 

Ramos also states that she is grateful to Superintendent Mario Aguirre and the Morton ISD school board for being able to serve as a district leader. In regards to the Secondary staff which was under her leadership until this July of this year Ramos says “I’m excited for our new staff. I finally feel like we have the right people in the right places. Our programs continue to get stronger, and I think this is going to be a great year for Morton Schools. I’m super pumped.” Ramos pridefully gloated on her successor, new to the district, Luis Puga. “He stepped into his new role with confidence and authority. I’m excited for this opportunity for him, and I believe he will do a great job.” 

On both campuses, there was an undeniable flood of excitement that hasn’t filled the halls of Morton Schools in a long time. Staff and students alike are excited for the great things that will be happening at our school district this year. 

Don’t forget to join us for “Meet the Indians” on Thursday, August 17th at the football field following our scrimmage against Sudan! 

We want to wish all students and staff a fantastic and successful year! 

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