Morrison Elementary School has often been referred to as a “hidden gem” in Fort Smith. In 2015, our previously small school doubled in size after a major renovation and the new addition provided us with extra space and a beautiful learning environment. Although we are proud of our beautiful building, we are most proud of our students, staff, parents, and community.
At Morrison, we believe that we are all one large family. We strive to instill not only academic skills but also social skills that are vital to being a successful member of society. From our morning meetings to the signs throughout the building, our motto is “We are SAFE, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE.” In 2022, we added following social contracts to our motto. Every staff member attended training for Capturing Kids Hearts. One result of that training was the creation and implementation of social contracts. Our students are learning daily how to be self-directed learners who are models of being respectful and responsible. Morrison Elementary has an academic curriculum that will provide students with a variety of skills. Morrison is on the cutting edge of teaching technology. All of our students have access to a Chromebook. In addition to teaching students how to use laptops for research, we are extending our program to teach coding and programming. Our other programs include art classes, music classes, a news team, safety patrol, and a robotics team.
At Morrison, we value parental involvement. In 2016-2017, our PTA won the Golden Leaf Award for having the largest membership growth of any unit in Arkansas. We welcome parents to our campus and firmly believe that their support makes us a successful school.
Another strength of our school is our diversity. We proudly share the unique backgrounds of our school family at our annual Celebrate Freedom Night. From music and art to a variety of foods, we celebrate our rich culture. It is quite possibly the most exciting night of the year.
Although our school is not so hidden anymore, we are truly a unique gem.