Dean Morgan Junior High
1440 S. Elm
Casper, Wyoming 82601
Phone: (307) 253-2500
Fax: (307) 253-2411
Dean Morgan School emphasizes two fundamental concepts: “Kids First” and “Be Kind.” The school has maintained a long tradition of excellence while focusing on preparing students to be successful citizens in the 21st Century. Parents, students and staff members are encouraged to actively participate in the operation of the school. An alternating block schedule creates more opportunities for students to enroll in different courses each semester in larger “chunks” of learning time. Dean Morgan’s daily advisory program creates positive connections for every student in grades six to eight. The school models and promotes 21st Century technology skills, staff visibility, access to counseling services, academic excellence, positive citizenship, schoolwide diversity, safety, proactive communication, and healthy lifestyles.
Principal: Walt Wilcox
Asst. Principal: Larry Meeboer
Asst. Principal: Jodie Frazier
Office Manager: Paula Strong
The Dean Morgan PTA is an informational group focused on keeping parents up-to-date on the curriculum and student opportunities at our school. This is not a fundraising group. PTA sponsored programs recognize student achievement and show appreciation to the Dean Morgan staff. The PTA also sponsors a chili bingo night to encourage families to come out and have fun together. Other PTA activities are designed to help students with certain needs. For example, the Kid\'s Closet collects toiletries and clothing for students throughout the entire year, and the Angel Network is designed to assist a specific child, or family, with needs identified by the school personnel. PTA meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the DMJH library on the first Thursday of each month, and lunch is provided. It is OK to come late or leave early, as we understand everyone has a busy schedule. If you cannot make the meetings but would like to serve on a certain committee or help with a project, you can notify President Sheryl Pierce at 277-9843 or Secretary Roberta Volk at 277-2565. You can also support the PTA by just paying the $15 annual membership fee to help ensure these programs can continue. We hope to see you at our next meeting!
All students are required to enroll in reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, physical education, computer applications and life skills.
Advanced placement courses also are available in language arts, math, science and social studies.
Students may enroll in elective courses, including art, computer skills, cultural studies, drama, leadership, environmental field science, Young Authors, short stories, writing/publications, family and consumer science, technology, drafting, digital photography, small gas engines, French, Spanish, choir, band, guitar, and orchestra.
Clubs and activities include Annual, Art Selection, Cheerleaders, Chess and Games, Dean Morgan Leadership Program, Drama, Family Consumer Science, French, Geography Bee, History Day, Knowledge Bowl, Lip Dub Club, Math Club, Morgan Jazz Band, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper, Outdoor Adventure, Percussion Team, Science Olympiad, Spanish Club, Spelling Team, Student Mentors, Technology Challenge, Video and Media Production, and Young Authors.
Sports for grades six to eight include basketball, football, volleyball, track and field, wrestling, cross country running, Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, swimming and golf.
Sports for grade nine are offered at the high school levels through NCHS, KWHS and Midwest.
We have one of the district’s Behavior and Social Skills classrooms, as well as a functional life skills classroom. In addition, we are the district’s middle-level home for English as a Second Language.
Breakfast is served before classes begin.
Students who are identified as at-risk have access to full-time certified teachers who use both classroom assistance and managing SPARK and study halls to serve students. Any student may also receive tutorial help before school starting at 7:15 a.m. and after school until 3:30 p.m.
Study tables also are available in the cafeteria from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. These are open to all students for extra academic support.
For the school library page, please click here