Morenci school starts Sept. 2

Written by David Green.

The new school year will get underway at Morenci Area Schools on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

High school—High School students may pick up their class schedules for the new year between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at the high school office.

Students are encouraged to obtain their schedules prior to the start of school.

Middle school—Students may pick up class schedules between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the middle school office.

Fifth grade and new student orientation is scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the middle school cafeteria.

Seventh and eighth grade football practice is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 25. Volleyball practice will begin Sept. 3. Physical forms must be on file to begin practicing. Physical forms are available at the middle school office.

Elementary school—Morenci Elementary School student packets will be available for pick-up  between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday, Aug. 25, at the elementary school. Parents or an adult representative must pick up the information packet.

All information enclosed in the envelope should be filled out and returned to the school office no later than the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

An open house is planned for developmental kindergarten and kindergarten students at 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Any required documentation needed to complete enrollment must be turned in at this time.

An open house for students in first through fourth grade is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Students may bring their school supplies and turn in registration information during the open house.

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