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Battle of the Books led by Mrs. Amanda Autry NC Battle of Books logo

Cumberland County Schools sponsors a program for a team of students from each elementary school to compete for the distinction of being the county champions.  Battle of the Books is a voluntary, competitive reading program for students in both 4th and 5th grades. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. Mrs. Autry invites interested 3rd graders to be a part of the practice team.  The team will consist of 8-10 students. The book list has been divided into 3 sets. Students must read all the books in their selected set as well as know  the titles and authors of all 15 books.  Battle Of the Books team meets weekly after school. Contact Mrs. Autry for more information.   The current Battle of the Books list can be found here.

MRES honors choir logo

Honors Choir directed by Mrs. Tamika Kelly

Each year, vocalists from the fourth and fifth grades combine to form the Morganton Road Honors Choir.  Under the direction of our school’s music teacher, this choir provides musical entertainment for events at school and throughout the community.  Students practice on a weekly basis to hone their skills and provide our stakeholders an opportunity to broaden their cultural experiences.

image of a cello, violin, viola, and double bass lying on a wooden floor with MRES String typed underneath in whiteMRES Orchestra (Strings)  directed by Mr. Justin Mackey

Fifth graders throughout Cumberland County Schools are afforded the opportunity to participate in a strings program sponsored by the Cultural Arts Department.  Under the direction of a skilled conductor, students learn to play instruments such as the violin and cello.  Students meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to practice and provide entertainment at various school functions. Many fifth grade students who participate in this program go on to join orchestras at the middle school level.


Picture of a group of girls and their mentors in  pink and purple shirts standing outsideDazzling Stars led by Ms. Danielle Scurlock & Ms. Monica Lene

The mission of the program is to teach young girls how to shine brightly through all aspects of life. The mentors will help guide the mentees through different everyday life/school situations that may arise. Also, the group will encourage positive social interaction between students and their peers, teachers, and family members. Dazzling Stars is a mentoring program that is available to MRES 5th grade students.


SGAStudent Government Association lead by Ms. Sandee Williams

Our student government association consists of fifth-grade students that include a president, vice president, and a secretary as well as fifth-grade representatives. These students attend our monthly School Improvement Team meetings, PTA meetings, and afterschool SGA meetings of their own.

National Beta Club


MRES Junior Beta Club led by Mrs. Tamika Kelly and Ms. Courtney Sides.

The National Beta Club is an organization that recognizes students academic achievement along with students that exhibit great character. This club will be open to 4th and 5th-grade students via invitation.


Published by Jazmine Taldon on March 16, 2020