50th anniversary celebration Morris School District Legacy


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The Morris School District (MSD) celebrates its 50 year history as the only school district in New Jersey created by a court order, mandating the merging of Morristown and Morris Township schools to promote racial integration. 

In 1972, the district embarked on a historic journey to unite the communities and impact the students for generations to come.

Throughout these 50 years, the district has worked to maintain and support diversity, equity and inclusion in the schools. District and community members alike are deeply committed to protecting and perpetuating the unique legacy of the Morris School District.

The Morris Education Foundation (MEF) was subsequently founded in 1992 by Stephen B. Wiley, lead counsel in the MSD merger, to generate and distribute resources to support and enhance MSD schools. 

This partnership has helped the district continue to be a model of visionary social and educational leadership in New Jersey and the country.


MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, LIBRARY EXHIBIT Opening: Saturday, Oct. 1 - 1 Miller Road, Morristown 

Hosted at the Morristown and Morris Township Library, The Lighthouse exhibit explores the MSD merger, how the district implemented changes and its impact on students, residents and the community. 

MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORIC TOURS Saturday, Oct. 1 - 50 Early St., Morristown 

Join student-led tours of Morristown High School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring the historic merger. Pre-registration required at bit.ly/MHSTours. 

HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME Saturday, Oct. 1 - MHS Football Field, Morristown 

Cheer on MHS as it takes on Randolph at 2:30 p.m. Post-game, supporters can gather at local restaurants. 

MORRISTOWN FESTIVAL ON THE GREEN Sunday, Oct. 2 - Morristown Green, Morristown 

Visit booth at the Morristown Festival on The Green from noon to 5 p.m. to learn more about the Morris School District and the Morris Educational Foundation.

Various Locations
1 Miller Road
50 Early Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
United States

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