Morningside Middle School Motto
The Viking Way, Be Better Than Yesterday
Morningside Middle School Core Values
Morningside Vikings Mission Statement
THE MISSION OF MORNINGSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS TO PREPARE AND EMPOWER ALL STUDENTS TO BE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS AND PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY
History of Morningside Middle School
On May 15, 1952, a bond issued was passed by a vote of 11-1. This building program enabled Morningside Junior High School to be built. The bid on the original building was $634,685. The architect for Morningside Junior High School was Wyatt C. Hendrick.
Morningside Junior High officially opened in September of 1956. The principal was Herbert A. Wilson (1956-1961). In 1961 K. W. McMillan (1961-1970) assumed the principalship. In the fall of 1970, Robert McDaniel (1970-1985) became the principal of the school. During the 1970-71 school year, the east annex was added to the main building.
In 1973, the school was changed to a sixth grade school and remained that way until 1983 when it became Morningside Middle School to accommodate sixth through eighth graders. In 1985, Odessa Ravin (1985-1997) became the fourth principal and first female to assume the principalship.
In 2005, a new wing of classrooms was added and the building became more accessible to handicapped individuals.