07.24.14
Important Dates
From Mr. Barton
August 11 & 12Teacher Institute Days
August 13First Day of School


Byron School District Online Registration 

July 14th -August 8th

Welcome to Skyward, a Student Information System that includes a Family Access that can be used to access your student's personal information.  All parents received a letter with a unique Login ID and Password for accessing Skyward's Family Access. If you did not receive this information, contact your child's school office.

 

You may ONLY use online registration if your child was a student of the Byron School District
during the 2013-2014school year.
~ OR ~
Your child has been pre-registered for fall kindergarten. 

Click Here to Begin Registration Process
Download Skyward Family Access Instructions [pdf]

 



Orientation Nights
From Mr. Barton
These evenings are for parents to meet with their child’s teacher, school administration, learn classroom and school expectations, ask questions, and get acclimated to the overall school setting. Please review the list below for the evening that applies to the grade level(s) of your child(ren).

Early Childhood & Pre-K OrientationAugust 11th5:30 p.m.
Kindergarten & 2nd Grade OrientationAugust 11th6:00 p.m.
1st & 5th Grade Orientation August 12th6:00 p.m.
3rd & 4th Grade Orientation August 14th6:00 p.m.

Academically talented
students in 4th and 5th grade will also have an orientation with Mary Morgan academically talented instructor, Mrs. Traci Schilling, thirty minutes prior to their regularly scheduled grade level orientation, 5:30 p.m.

Preschool Screenings

TuesdayJuly 22, 20148:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Byron School District will be holding preschool screenings on Friday, May 30th and Tuesday July 22nd, 2014  at Mary Morgan Elementary School.

This screening is for Byron school district residents only. The developmental screening is for children ages 3-5 years old. Areas of development that are screened include language, concepts, motor, hearing, and vision.

Please call Joy at 815-234-5491 x 223 to make an appointment for your child.



New Family Registration
From Mr. Barton

Thursday July 24, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mary Morgan Elementary Computer Lab 
 

All new families seeking to enroll their child(ren) at Mary Morgan Elementary School should attend New Family Registration Night. To enroll your son or daughter, you must have:

  • proof of address
  • an original birth certificate
  • updated health records

Call the office for additional information at 815-234-5491, 251



Back to School Night
From Mr. Barton

Thursday August 7th, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Mary Morgan Elementary Computer Lab
 

You are cordially invited to attend our Back to School Night with your son or daughter on Thursday, August 7, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in our cafeteria. Parents will be able to pick up their PTA school kits and meet with individuals or organizations that may be of interest to you or your child. Information from the following individuals and organizations will be available:

  • Byron Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
  • Byron Foundation for Educational Excellence
  • School Nurse
  • Byron Park District
  • Byron Forest Preserve
  • School Counselor
  • Byron Library District
  • Byron Police Department


Mary Morgan 1:1 Initiative
From Mr. Barton

 

All BMS students will be loaned a laptop to improve and personalize his/her education. It is essential that the Byron Community Schools Laptop Use Guidelines be followed to ensure the safe, efficient and ethical operation of the district's laptop.

Computer and Network Procedures Responsibilities and Terms  Laptop Care and Use Damage Guidelines

Have a question? Goto the Frequently Asked Question Page



Morning Drop-off Procedures
From Mr. Barton

 

In effort to increase the current level of building security, we are making a slight change to our drop-off procedures.

Parents are still directed to drop their children off at their currently designated drop off area from 7:50 – 8:10, at which time the first bell rings, allowing students to enter the building. In the past, to allow for efficient student access to classrooms, the doorways at all drop-off areas remained accessible until 8:20, when the tardy bell rang.  

Moving forward, however, those doorways will not be accessible and all students dropped off after 8:10 will need to go through the office area, regardless of grade level. This means any student dropped off after 8:10 must enter the building through the office doors. As always, students will not be counted as tardy until 8:20.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the school office. State Law: No Cell Phones in School Zones  Pick-up and Drop-off Diagram [pdf]  



Classroom Technology Projects
From Mr. Barton

Classroom technology ProjectsLink to the Classroom Technology Projects page to view projects created byour Mary Morgan students.  Examples include:

  • Mrs. Ludwig's O.R.E.O Animoto Project
  • Mrs. Schilling's Wax Museum AudioBoo and Scratch Projects
  • Mrs. Gura's PowToon Geography and Native Americans Project
  • Mrs. McGarry and Mrs. Little's QR code Project
  • Mrs. Gura'a American Revolution on Fakebook.
  • Mrs. Ludwig's and Mrs. Crull's Postcard Project
  • Mrs. Schilling's Economic's Projects using Movie Maker to create commericals
  • Mrs. Ludwig's animoto Mother's Day Project
  • Mrs. Reecher's 5th grade Science Project on Forces
  • Mrs. Politsch, Mrs. Schreiber, Mrs. Roush and Mrs. Walsh using SmileBox for thier Mother's Day Project

 


Buster Barton, Principal 
Jeff Milburn, Assistant Principal