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Learn more about the colleges, universities and other post-graduate plans for the class of 2024.

As we approach the end of the 180-day school year, it is a great time to say thank you and celebrate the tireless work of our MSD teachers for all to see with a year-end donation in honor of our school community. Thank all faculty, staff and administrators – individually or to all – for helping to make a positive learning environment for our students.

The Morris Educational Foundation (MEF) is currently seeking a part-time Executive Director. This individual is responsible for the leadership of the MEF, including its fundraising efforts, daily operations, management of the business, execution of its strategic plan and promoting a culture of philanthropy.

If you are experienced in fundraising, leadership and community relations and are a passionate supporter of public education and the Morris School District we want to hear from you! Learn more and apply at https://matchnpc.com/careers

As the end of the school year approaches, the students of the class of 2024 deserve recognition for their accomplishments. To celebrate students' achievements, the MEF is proud to continue the tradition of “Senior Signs” for graduating seniors and eighth graders and will gift all graduates with a sign at no cost to families thanks to the generosity of donor support. Register for your sign now through May 10.

The Morris Educational Foundation is currently accepting applications for all 27 scholarships available this year totaling more than $290K! The deadline to submit all scholarship applications is Monday, April 8.

Recognize the creative and dedicated Morris School District educators who make a difference in our children's lives with a Teacher Tribute! With your tax-deductible donation, your honoree will receive a personalized certificate with your message.

Deadline to submit is Friday, December 15 for Tributes to be delivered before the holiday break. All orders received after December 15 will be delivered January 5.

Join the MEF for an engaging parent education workshop on Youth Mental Health First Aid on Tuesday, November 7th, 7pm at Morristown High School.

Morristown ONSTAGE is returning for its 17th year to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and audition registration is now open! The best amateur talent from those who live, work, worship, receive talent training or attend school in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains as well as alumni of Morristown High School can audition on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Morristown High School. Finalists will compete for one of two 1st place $1,000 cash prizes! Register by November 27, 2023 at www.morristownonstage.com.

To lessen the burden of Morristown High School alumni repaying college or trade school student loans, the Morris Educational Foundation is accepting online applications for the Myles Smiled on You Award. Now through Tuesday, October 31, all Morristown High School graduates can apply for the secondary education loan reduction award created in memory of 2013 MHS graduate, Myles Mislavsky. In November 2023, at least five awards of $5,000 each will be presented to alumni. Apply today!

Imagine the Possibilities if we surround each of our 5,700 students with a $180 dollar pledge. Just $1 a day for every day of the school year for every student would equal over $1 million in resources and funding. Join a growing list of donors, friends, alumni and supporters and Commit to 180!

Check out the Fall 2023 edition of The District Newsletter, a joint publication with the MEF, the Morris School District and Morristown Colonial Nation. Enjoy all the fantastic highlights and accolades from the 2022-23 school year.

The MEF is proud to have awarded $199,450 in grants and programs to the Morris School District in the 2022-2023 school year. The MEF worked in partnership with the District to provide funding and in-kind donations for a variety of academic, enrichment, and social-emotional wellness initiatives not covered by the school budget or tax dollars.

Twenty-eight grants were awarded throughout the course of the 2022-2023 school year supporting the academic pursuits of all 5,700 students, in all ten schools. Click the headline to view the full list of grants awarded.

The MEF is proud to have awarded over $359,000 in scholarships to 26 outstanding Morristown High School seniors to support their academic pursuits. Thanks to local organizations, alumni and individuals, the MEF can provide support to ease their financial burden while they achieve their dreams in college and beyond. Click to view the full list of present and past award winners and their post-graduate plans.

Learn more about the colleges, universities and other post-graduate plans for the class of 2023.

To encourage Morris School District students to get excited and involved with STEM at a young age, the Morris Educational Foundation announced it will continue to fund this spring’s Elementary Science Days by providing a $35,000 grant. The MEF was able to fund this engaging day of learning in partnership with local corporate sponsors Lanca Sales, Longo Electrical-Mechanical Inc., WSP, Arxada and OLI Systems.

Show your appreciation to MSD teachers and staff by sending personalized Teacher Tributes! With your tax-deductible donation, your honoree will receive a personalized certificate with your message to display.

As the end of the school year approaches, the students of the class of 2023 deserve recognition for their accomplishments. To celebrate students' achievements, the MEF is proud to continue the tradition of “Senior Signs” for your graduating seniors and 8th graders and will gift all graduates with a sign at no cost to families.

The MEF is currently accepting online scholarship applications from MHS seniors through April 1. This year, the MEF is awarding 25 scholarships to Morristown High School seniors that total more than $350,000 funded by alumni, individuals and foundations.

Scholarships are available for every student – from funding for those pursuing careers in STEM, education or business, to commendable student-athletes or passionate seniors who demonstrate a commitment to their community.

Join the Morris School District on Wednesday, February 22 for a conversation with author and educator, Myron Dueck, about student learning, ongoing assessment, homework, and global educational trends.

Join the Morristown High School HSA on Thursday, February 9 for an inspiring presentation from Duncan Kirkwood, author, Veteran, and global resilience advocate. In this talk, parents and students in Morristown, Morris Township, and Morris Plains will learn how to prepare for life after high school.

Morristown ONSTAGE is returning for its 16th year to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and audition registration is now open! The best amateur talent from those who live, work, receive talent training or attend school in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains as well as alumni of Morristown High School can audition on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Morristown High School. Finalists will compete for one of two 1st place $1,000 cash prizes! Register by December 2, 2022 at www.morristownonstage.com.

The MEF is looking for an Accounting Manager to join our dedicated and energetic team! If you have bookkeeping experience and are looking for a hybrid position working both remotely and in person at Morristown High School we want to hear from you. Learn more and apply today!

After the historic unification of Morristown and Morris Township schools to promote racial integration in 1972, the Morris School District was called "The Lighthouse" to be a beacon for inspiration.

Join the District and the Morris Educational Foundation to commemorate this landmark decision with events open to the public October 1 and 2 to Explore the Past, Meet the Present and Hope for the Future.

To lessen the burden of Morristown High School alumni repaying college or trade school student loans, the Morris Educational Foundation opened online applications for the Myles Smiled on You Award. Now through Monday, October 31, all Morristown High School graduates can apply for the secondary education loan reduction award created in memory of 2013 MHS graduate, Myles Mislavsky.

Learn more about the colleges, universities and other post-graduate plans for the class of 2022.

After 60 years of service to the Morris School District, Ann Rhines retired from the BOE in December 2021. In celebration of teachers and to recognize Ann's legacy, The Ann Rhines Fund for Teaching was announced where $100,000 will be used to recruit and retain top teachers.

Recognize the creative and dedicated Morris School District Heroes who make a difference in our children's lives with a Teacher Tribute! With your tax-deductible donation, your honoree will receive a personalized certificate with your message.

On Sunday May 8th, longtime Morris Educational Foundation supporter and Morristown resident, Kevin McNally, is embarking on a lifelong goal to ride his bike across the country. As Kevin pedals across the USA, it is the McNally's hope to collectively raise additional funds for The Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC Scholarship through the Morris Educational Foundation to honor the life of Morristown High School Alumnus, Capt. Brian J. McNally USMC.

Attend a special presentation by Guest Speaker Duncan Kirkland entitled Social Media vs Self Confidence. In this talk, he helps parents and students to understand that most social media is altered and that their value is not correlated to how many likes they get.

After 60 years of service to the Morris School District as an educator, volunteer, and Board of Education member, Ann Rhines retired from the BOE in December 2021. In celebration of teachers and to recognize Ann's legacy, The Morris School District, the Morris Educational Foundation and Morristown Colonial Nation held a tribute and event to honor her impact: An Opus - Celebrating Ann B. Rhines!

As the end of another school year approaches, the graduating students of the class of 2022 deserve recognition for their dedication, persistence and resilience. To celebrate these students’ achievements, the Morris Educational Foundation will gift Morristown High School and Frelinghuysen Middle School graduates with a Senior Sign at no cost to families for the third consecutive year.

The MEF is currently accepting online scholarship applications from MHS seniors through April 1. This year, the MEF is awarding 28 scholarships to Morristown High School seniors that total more than $370,000 funded by alumni, individuals and foundations.

Scholarships are available for every student – from funding for those pursuing careers in STEM, education or business, to commendable student-athletes or passionate seniors who demonstrate a commitment to their community.

Morristown ONSTAGE 2022: Celebrating 15 Years, the MEF's premier fundraising talent show, returns in person on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased through the Mayo Performing Arts Center. You won’t want to miss it as we celebrate 15 Years of Talent, Dedication and Impact.

Morristown ONSTAGE is proud to announce a premium 15th Anniversary Raffle to raise funds for the return to the 2022 in-person talent show! Priced at $100 per ticket, the raffle will give supporters SEVEN chances to win a cash prize, including the featured grand prize of $15,000!

The teachers and staff in the Morris School District continue to go above and beyond to make this school year a success. Say thank you this Holiday Season by ordering Teacher Tributes!

Morristown ONSTAGE is returning for its 15th year to the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and audition registration is now open! The best amateur talent from those who live, work, train or attend school in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains as well as alumni of Morristown High School can audition in person on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Morristown High School. Finalists will compete for one of two 1st place $1,000 cash prizes! Register by December 3, 2021 at www.morristownonstage.com.

The MEF is proud to open applications for the Carl George & Shirley L. Eklund Scholarship. The scholarship honors Carl George and Shirley L. Eklund, Morristown High School sweethearts who wished to establish a legacy at the high school to benefit generations of students.

This life-changing scholarship is for up to $25,000 per year for 4 years and will be awarded to a MHS student in the class of 2022 who plans to pursue a degree in teaching. Applications must be submitted by Friday Oct 29. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/Eklundapp.

To lessen the burden of Morristown High School alumni repaying college or trade school student loans, the Morris Educational Foundation opened online applications for the Myles Smiled on You Award. Now through Sunday, October 31, Morristown High School graduates from the class of 2009 or after can apply for the secondary education loan reduction award created in memory of 2013 MHS graduate, Myles Mislavsky.

Find out what is happening in "The District" in the 2020-2021 edition.

Learn more about the colleges, universities and other post-graduate plans for the class of 2021.

With such an usual school year faced with many challenges, the MEF remained steadfast in its mission and provided $341,266 in funding and in-kind donations for a variety of valuable academic, enrichment and wellness initiatives not covered by the school budget or tax dollars.

The MEF is proud to continue the tradition of Senior Signs for graduating seniors and 8th-graders and will gift all graduates with a sign at no cost to families. Honor your graduate with a lawn sign that celebrates this hard-earned and important milestone!

The MEF is currently accepting online applications for any of its 27 college scholarships through April 7. With a record number of diverse opportunities available, the scholarships total more than $370,000 funded by alumni, individuals and foundations.

The MEF Scholarship program has enthusiastic and expansive supporters, with eleven new scholarships offered this year. These awards honor those who have or wish to create a lasting legacy for the Morristown High School community, of which 80 percent honor Morristown High School graduates, were established by Morristown High School graduates or recognize former educators.

Presbyterian Church in Morristown Donates $70K to Morris Educational Foundation

Thanks to a generous donation of $70K from Presbyterian Church in Morristown and its congregants, qualified K-8 Morris School District students will have the opportunity to attend the Community Schools Summer Plus Program and Summer Music Academy. The MEF is incredibly grateful as this substantial funding is invaluable at a time when so many District students crave additional academic and extracurricular opportunities due to challenges set forth by the pandemic.

Six Chances to win including the Grand Prize of a 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 Presented by
Beyer Family Automotive Group!

Receive parenting guidance and support to help cope with stress and anxiety due to the pandemic from Dr. John Duffy, clinical psychologist, best-selling author, certified life coach and parenting and relationship expert. Register at bit.ly/mhsjohnduffy.

Join your fellow Colonials to reconnect and celebrate Mprristown High School while attempting to set a record for the Largest Virtual Reunion. Special guest and MHS ’86 alum, Andrew Reich, will also discuss how MHS shaped his experience as an Emmy award-winning writer/producer on the hit TV show "FRIENDS"!

Register and submit videos for the MEF's virtual talent show by January 8.

The MEF is proud to continue the Myles Smiled on You Award, a secondary education loan reduction fund in memory of 2013 MHS graduate, Myles Mislavsky. Morristown High School Alumni can apply now through October 31.

Learn more about the colleges, universities and other post-graduate plans for the class of 2020.