All of MCHS community involved in hosting visitors from across state
Robert Prior, Patrice Boswell, Andrew Pittman Spell, Lindsey Strozier and Katherine Key
Morgan County High School Students
On October 29 the high school was given the honor of being on the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Schools Annual Bus Tour. Being the only high school on the tour, we knew MCHS would have to show our best. Our preparations for this tour began many weeks in advance, and it truly was a group effort that helped pull off this important day. From the entertainment prepared to the breakfast entirely cooked by students to the student-led tours of the school, everyone came together as One Morgan to show how wonderful our school is.
The Wednesday night before they visited our school, the participants spent the night at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Lake Oconee. Both the Morgan County Choraliers and Jazz Band performed for the group as post-dinner entertainment. Robert Prior also entertained the group with some acoustic guitar selections. The music was very well received, and the students enjoyed being able to display their craft for people who appreciated it. This entertainment helped show the participants how important music is in our school.
A week before the visitors arrived, we created a video to welcome the tour to Morgan County that highlighted the many different talents of the school that go into making One Morgan. This video served as an introduction to our school as the participants rode the bus to our school. When they arrived at the gym, they were warmly greeted by the students and staff of MCHS. Each visitor walked down a path lined with students and faculty as we cheered for them. We wanted them to get the true experience of a One Morgan welcome.
Eidson’s Culinary Arts class prepared the breakfast that was served to the tour participants. The students in the class had to be at the school at 6 a.m. to begin to cook the breakfast for the guests. They made several different foods, but the main dishes were Dutch Babies, scrambled egg nest, and breakfast sandwiches. These items were aimed at being very nutritional and healthy. Preparing the food was a lot of hard work, but the Culinary Arts students did a wonderful job.
Several students were chosen to host the visitors and show them around the school. This allowed the students to prove that MCHS is a school of excellence. By being taken on a tour to different classrooms, the visitors were given a chance to interact with students in their learning environment. This shocked many of the visitors that simply viewed themselves as “observers” but gave them a true look into the education of students here at MCHS. All of the guests were thoroughly impressed with the innovative thinking at our school.
We are proud to be a school of excellence here at MCHS. It is not a one person effort however. With the help of all of our wonderful faculty, innovative students, and the great leader, Dr. Wilson, we come together to be One Morgan that helped make the school tour a success.