What Are You Going To Do After High School?

Some people want to go to college, but how are they going to get into college?  First of all finishing High School, most colleges won’t take in students if they didn’t graduate, didn’t have the appropriate credits, or poor grades and participation.  The college that you apply for will look at your permanent record to see what kind of student you are and if you’ll fit well in their school.

  The tuition for MCC for a total cost is $3,869, compared to CSU which is $15,933. There’s no escaping the fact that college prices are rising. According to recently released reports from the College Board, most students and their families can expect to pay, on average, from $172 to $1,096 more than last year for this year’s tuition and fees, depending on the type of college.  At Colorado College, the tuition is $37,278, but Room Allowance, meaning a dorm room would cost about $5,184.  A meals allowance would be about $4,440 on average, and books on average is about $1,054.  Personal and Traveling costs would average out to be $904 for a Colorado citizen, for a non Colorado citizen it would be nearly twice that about $1,744.  All together for a total cost at Colorado College turns out to be $49,700 for a non-CO student, and $48,860 for a Colorado resident.  Tuition is expensive, but even more expensive for out-of-state residents.  So a cheap thing to do is either stay in Colorado, or become a resident of the state before attending that school.

Other schools in Colorado like the School of Mines tuition have tuition about 20,500, and University of Northern Colorado about $247 per semester.

If you are planning to go somewhere such as Harvard University, you must think about transportation expenses, the yearly tuition, yearly and semester course expenses, food, clothing, school supplies, and entertainment.  There are many expenses that need to be worried about but a majority of them can be covered by scholarships.  The scholarships can only cover things like tuition, books and maybe a dorm, but things like food and clothing are out of the question.  So along with college and homework a job needs to be obtained to get the simple things like food and other things. 

There are also factors that determine if you’ll even get into college.  The major factor is the SAT score.  So juniors and seniors hope you did well!  The SAT score depends on the college, somewhere such as Harvard and Yale; it would have to be very high. But at MCC you probably only needed to have passed the SAT with an average score and at least completed high school.  They also look at your permanent record, so if you apply to Harvard and you have a criminal record or very bad grades or something negative, it’s less likely they’ll accept you.


Here are some Things Some People said they wanted to do after High School . . . .

  • Go to a Trade School
  • Travel 🙂
  • MCC
  • Go to CSU
  • Get Married to High School Sweetheart
  • Work Towards College
  • Join the Army
  • Get a Life!
  • Going to College
  • Have the Time of My Life, YA!
  • Getting a job
  • Move To Denver


Last Saturday’s meet in Fort Morgan had nearly 70 students from FMHS competing in many events, such as Long Jump, Pole Volt, and 800m dash.  Over 15 other teams competed on Saturday, all trying they’re best to be the best they could be.  Schools such as Brighton High School, Fossil Ridge High School, and Windsor High School, but let’s not forget the MUSTANGS! 

Kacie Bohm, Placed 6th in the Pole Vault and got a PR of 6-6, and also achieved a new season best of 28-8 in the Triple Jump, which placed her in 10th.  Spencer Kokes placed 9th with a PR of 5-6 in the High Jump.  Aaron Mendez ran a PR of 53.80 in the 400m, which placed him in second.  Elizabeth Godar placed 1st in the 100m, and also ran a new season best, her time was 13.17.  And Sean Turner also ran a new season best time of 4:43.21 in the 1600m which also placed him in first. (For more statistics on Saturday’s meet please visit http://co.milesplit.us/teams/FTMO)

“I think Liz Godar is our team’s best athlete, I’ve been in track since 7th grade and I’ve been in almost every meet except for maybe 3 or 4.  My usual events are the 800m and the 1600m, and my fastest time on the mile was 4.26,” said Sean.

Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival

The entire music department, which includes orchestra, choir, and band, are leaving Fort Morgan to go to Grand Junction where they will perform and be judged by professionals.  And just have an awesome time. 

They will head out on Thursday, April 15 at 11am and arrive around approximately 3pm in Glenwood Springs.  They will check in at the hotel and have fun in the recreational section of the hotel until about 6:30 then have dinner, after dinner its lights out.  Day two of the trip they will eat breakfast at the hotel then leave for Grand Junction.  As soon as they arrive the Concert Band will perform for a possibility of five points but hopefully less. The scale starts with 1 point meaning Superior, 2 points meaning Excellent, 3 points meaning Good, 4 meaning Fair, and 5 meaning Undeveloped.

After the first concert everyone will eat a fast-food lunch, and then the next performance which would be The Morgan High Singers!  Following The Morgan High Singers is The Symphonic Orchestra.  The musicians will then take a trip around town and visit some of Colorado’s National Monuments.  Followed by a Dinner in Grand Junction, and then of course “lights out!”

On the Third day of this round trip, the students will have a Continental Breakfast, and check out of the hotel.  The Jazz Band will perform, which will be the last of the Music Groups to perform.  And then every one will leave Grand Junction and head for Fort Morgan.

The estimate amount each student will pay is about $118.50, but the overall trip costs more than $7834.50.

“I’m really looking forward to this trip although I’m going to miss two days, but it’ll be really fun.”  —Tyler Norton

A Poem


You see a precious face,

Not a flaw in sight.

I don’t take up a lot of space,

And I’m really very light.


I’ve never had a home before,

I really have no clue.

What is it like to be adored?

Maybe I can stay with you.


I’ve moved from place to place a lot,

But the people weren’t very kind.

I was close to having a home once,

Before I completely went blind.


I could’ve had a home before,

When I was only love,

Now that I have hate and despair kicked in,

I see them from above.


So bring back love into YOUR life.

Share some thoughts worldwide.

You’re wealthy in much more than money,

Because you have love on your side.



                       ~Teresa Garfio

What is Valentine’s Day?

Is it a time of giving small gifts to show deep feeling of some one to another? Is it a time to be around family and friends? Or is it just a Hallmark® holiday that company’s can make fortunes from society¿?JICAXFI45ECAGOYNR1CADF0FOYCAUE9FTLCACHGZS1CA65VF8YCAG1SQ34CA20VAOMCAYFUJCVCA6R4QL8CAWUUKDTCADDR5O8CASOJI7ICARJN3VICA1X5U47CAAV3LHLCAFAYPONCA7CR52HCAHUWGD5

♥♥♥Valentine’s Day or Saint Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the English-speaking countries, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. ♥♥♥

Ceramics . . .

This class is a fine arts class and is taught by Mr. Travis Jensen and he bases all his grades with effort and participation is a big part of the grade but mostly effort (and grades with his computer). The only thing he says about what the overall class is like is “stuff made with clay.” The only home work is research if not any. It’s just mostly drawing the way you want your figure to look. So basically just having it your materials for the next day. They are not required to take notes in class but they’re welcome too.

                They do many project many (all) of them deal with clay but there is a variety of things made. Depending on how big, difficult or thought is put into the project is how much time they may have. So as soon as they get to class and Mr. Jensen takes attendance the students get their clumps of clay and any materials they might need. They craft with their clay all hour until five to ten minutes before the bell rings. They put all their clay away and clean up. They put what they did in plastic bags so they won’t dry out.

Christmas Singers From FMHS

At Fort Morgan High School, during seventh period, is when the womans choir group practices their songs. Mr. Howe is the conductor/teacher of the students, and their are about 25 girls in the room so he is out numbered 25 to 1. On thursday and friday of this week the entire school is taking finals, and the Women’s choir final is to go to the nursing home and sing. so all this week the women’s choir group have been practicing their Christmas songs. The Christmas songs are just the average christmas songs, such as “Frosty the Snowman,” “Silver Bells,” “We Wish you A Merry Christmas,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” and many more. and they are singing them all on thursday for the nursing home.

Brito’s Birthday!!

100_0230December 6 was Mr. Brito’s birthday! He claims that he has lost count of his age and is assuming 540. On Monday, December 7, Mr. Brito’s fifth hour celebrated his birthday  for him and he was so happy and greatful. Emily Goggins bought a cake and it had loads off blue frostging that was about an inch thick.100_0225 

Emily prepared for everything. “From the entire 15 years I’ve been a teacher no students have ever done this for me.” – Mr. Brito –


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) You might inherit a large portion of money which may only concede of 2$ but if you go to Africa you could be a millionaire!
Pieces (February 19 – March 20) Keep looking forward you never knows whose ugly face is behind you
Ares (March 21 – April 19) A terrible misfortune will occur, such as falling, find a cane, and use it wisely
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Someone very close is going to do something very stupid-like, love them any ways
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) The love of your life is near you and always has been
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Your world is filled with wonder but beware of glass walls sometimes they just stop you for no reason
Leo (July 23 – August 22) The day is nearly over and you have been stressed . . . and its blocked you from doing the important things
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) Your hand of cards isn’t to good but keep a strait face and don’t fold
Libra (September 23 – October 22) Procrastination is your problem of the day, you don’t want to move or do anything that’s not very important to you
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) You are frustrated with people and all life, so sit down and have your self a nice “DIET WATER!!”
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) No matter how many people step in your way don’t them let you from your destination
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) Suit up its going to be an awesome-rific day you’re playin’ cards!