Ms. Morton

Phone: 704-455-1331


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Degree in k12 Health and Physical Education with a minor in Sociology East Carolina University

Ms. Morton

Just a little about me.... I was born and raised in Cabarrus County I have a twin sister and older brother. I graduated from East Carolina University with a degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Sociology. I am a huge Pirate and Tarheel fan! I love watching college football and basketball.
I have been teaching Physical Education with Mr. Hutchins for over 25 years. We have worked hard to develop a top notch P.E. program.  Mr. Cline has been with us for 12 years. We want our students to enjoy P.E. at the same time they are benefiting physically, emotionally and socially. Some of our students favorite units are 3 on 3 basketball, Volleyball, Soccer and Battleball. 
I am also the Athletic Director, after Coaching basketball for over 20 years. I have enjoyed my two years of being AD, I get to surround myself with all types of athletes in all of our middle school sports. 


Grading Policy - Physical Education and Health

  • Grading for Physical Education and Health -
    Physical Education is graded on a 2 week rotation I will update my PowerSchool every two weeks when grades are in.  Each day, your child will earn 10 points.  5 points for dressing in grey shirt, blue basketball shorts and tennis shoes.  The other 5 points comes from actively participating and following directions which we call "self-management" points.  The P.E. grade will be averaged in with the Health grade at the end of the semester and you will have one final grade.  Health is 50% and P.E. is 50% of the final grade.  This year students will have a 9 weeks of P.E. and 9 weeks of Health/semester.  My students will go to Ms. Sype for Health Education for the 2nd 9 weeks. The students will only dress out for P.E.
    Physical Education will be using Google Classroom.  


    Join a class with a class code
    1. Go to and click Sign In. Sign in with your Google Account. For example, or ...
    2. At the top, click Add. Join class.
    3. Enter the class code your teacher gave you and click Join. A class code consists of 6 or 7 letters or numbers.

    4th Quarter - Cline PE Students (students who were in health class during the 3rd quarter and now should be in PE)

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    2nd Period - 7rzfera

    3rd Period - dd2fehp

    4th Period - vzxqwl7

    5th Period - jw4epcg

    6th Period - c54pcvd

    Click on Mr. Cline's page and look to the left for the link "home activities". We have provided videos and information that should be useful during this time. 
    We miss our Mavericks and hope you stay well!
    Ms. Morton

Information about P.E

  • Please refer to the Power Point for all information regarding P.E.
    Welcome to Physical Education at Hickory Ridge Middle School!

    I am very excited about this upcoming school year. Great kids, great staff and beautiful facilities! We have a lot to be thankful for.
    I will be one of three Physical Education teachers at Hickory Ridge. Mr. Hutchins and Mr. Cline will also be teaching P.E. We have a quality Physical Education program which provides an opportunity for young people to gain knowledge and skills needed to maintain physically active lifestyles throughout childhood and into adulthood. I believe physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Studies show that physical activity is correlated with improved academic achievement. We want our students to be healthy physically, mentally and socially. More importantly, we want our students to have fun and be successful!

    Students will rotate by 9 weeks this year. 

    *Our requirements for dressing out is also in the information given to the students. Dressing out includes a grey or navy t-shirt and shorts and tennis shoes. T-shirt and shorts should be school appropriate and follow the HiRMS dress code.

    *If your child has an injury and cannot participate in P.E., please write a note or send me an email. The note will excuse your child for that day. After two days, you will need a doctor's note or a note from the school nurse.

    *During the year, we will cover different sports and activities. Our big units are Volleyball, Basketball, Battleball, Ultimate Frisbee, Flag-football, Soccer and Handball. We focus on teaching skills used in each sport to equip our students so they can be successful when playing. Our hope is that they will improve individually from year to year. :)



Last Modified on March 31, 2020