Madison Crossing Elementary

Mark Of Excellence

Dear Parents,

Wow! Can you believe it? Summer has really flown by! I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child. My name is Laura Morris and this will be my ninth year at Madison Crossing. I previously taught four years in Kindergarten before moving up to first grade. This will be my fifth year in first grade. I love first grade curriculum and students! Overall, I’m entering my sixteenth year of teaching elementary students (various grades and school districts in Mississippi). My husband and I have been happily married for fifteen years and we have two children, Kathryn (entering 5th grade) and Sam (entering 2nd grade). 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!

Again, I want to welcome you and your child to 1st grade. 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, skills, as well as scheduled parent/teacher conferences and report cards). You can contact me throughout the week by calling the school office (601-898-7710), 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.
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