• Dear Parents,

    Where has summer gone?  Even though summer flew by, I hope you got a chance to spend some quality time with your family and friends.  I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child. 

    My name is Laura Morris and this will be my twelfth year at Madison Crossing. I was privileged to teach four years in Kindergarten at Madison Crossing before moving up to first grade in 2010. This year will be my eighth year in the first grade classroom and I believe that first grade students are precious!  They are curious, full of energy, and give great hugs!  I love teaching first grade curriculum and seeing just how much the students grow in such a short time.  This school year makes my nineteenth year of teaching.  During my eighteen-year teaching career I have taught elementary students of all ages and in several different school districts in Mississippi. 

    My husband, Prentiss, and I have been married for almost nineteen years. We have two children, Kathryn and Sam.  Our daughter Kathryn will be an 8th grader at Germantown Middle School where she will cheer the Mavericks to victory every Tuesday night.  Our son Sam will be in 5th grade here at MCE. We are active members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church in Ridgeland, where I help in the nursery each Sunday and my husband works in the audio/video ministry as well as teaching 8th grade boys during Lifegroups. We have lived in Madison now for thirteen years and feel blessed to be a-part of this great community! 

            Together, we will be partners in your child’s education this year.  My goal is for each student to grow to their fullest potential.  I am committed to ensuring that my students ENJOY learning, have lots of opportunities to learn, and that each one makes continued gains throughout the school year. It’s amazing how much they will learn!  To help us work together, you will receive a weekly newsletter (entitled Morris’s Memos) that will let you know about class events, dates for field trips, homework for the week, and upcoming skills that will be introduced and/tested.  We will also touch base throughout the year with parent/teacher conferences (usually during Oct.-Nov.) and report cards (sent home each 9-weeks).  

            Feel free to contact me throughout the week by calling the school office (601-898-7710) and leaving a brief message, through my school e-mail (lmorris@madison-schools.com), or by sending a note in your child’s daily folder (red). I will try my best to respond to any communication by the end of that work day or the next day during my planning period.  I will work diligently to help your child become successful and I feel blessed to have this opportunity. 

                                                    Sincerely,

                                                    Laura Morris