Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Dear Parents,

Wow! Summer flew by so fast! I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child. My name is Laura Morris and this will be my tenth year at Madison Crossing. I previously taught four years in Kindergarten before moving up to first grade in 2010. This will be my sixth year in first grade. I love first grade students and curriculum!  Overall, I’m entering my seventeenth year of teaching elementary students (various grades and school districts in Mississippi). My husband and I have been happily married for sixteen years (seventeen at Christmas) and we have two children, Kathryn (entering middle school this year at Germantown) and Sam (entering 3rd grade here at MCE). We are members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church where I help in the nursery each Sunday and my husband works in the audio/video ministry. We live in Madison and feel blessed to be a-part of this great community! 

        I want to welcome you and your child to 1st grade again. We are partners in your child’s education, and I appreciate your continued involvement and support. My goal is for every child to ENJOY learning and make continued gains throughout the school year. It’s amazing to see how much your child will learn and grow in just a short time. To help us work together, you will receive a weekly newsletter entitled Morris’s Memos (telling about class events, reminders, homework, and skills) as well as parent/teacher conferences and report cards during the year. You can contact me throughout the week by calling the school office (601-898-7710) and leaving a brief message, through e-mail ( or by sending a note in your child’s daily folder (red). I am committed to ensuring your child’s educational success and feel blessed to have this opportunity. 


                                                Laura Morris   

As per the Student Handbook, all handwritten excuses must have the following information:
  • Date excuse is being written
  • Child's name
  • Reason for excuse
  • Date of absence
  • Parent's signature
  • Contact phone number
We are receiving a lot of excuses that are written incorrectly and missing information. In an audit, this will get us in trouble.
Thank you so much for your help.
Carolyn Wolverton
Data Entry Clerk
Madison Crossing Elementary
P.O. Box 2589
Madison, Ms. 39130
Ph: 601-898-7710
Fax: 601-898-7716