Summer School is Cancelled today due to a Power Outage. Morton 709 District

Family-Friendly Jobs

There are family-friendly jobs available in Morton 709. Come to the hiring event at the District Office on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Subs are needed, too. Some come with a pension plan! Come and chat with our building leadership. You may interview and be hired on the spot.

2024-25 Registration

Online registration opens on July 15th for the 2024-25 School Year. Families are encouraged to register online BEFORE August 1st. All data must be carefully reviewed for accuracy. In-Person Registration Day is August 1st, 7 AM- 1 PM. Health exams, fees, financial forms, cash/check payments, and other documents can be turned in at the in-person registration.

MHS Teacher Openings: Business, Math, & Spanish

Business, Math, and Spanish Teacher Openings at Morton High School. Join a great team of educators. The students, staff, and community make it a special place to teach and live.

Morton 709 Negotiations Update

Please take a minute to read the news on the latest negotiations update.

Preschool For All Screenings

Morton 709 received a "Pre-School For All" grant to expand preschool services. Screenings are required. The next Screening dates are 8/1 and 10/11. If you are interested in enrolling your child for the Fall of 2024, please call and schedule a developmental screening at 309-284-8033.

New Ward Grundy Principal: El Higus

Morton 709 is excited to announce El Higus as the Ward Grundy Elementary School Principal for the 2024-25 School Year. Read the official press release to learn more.

New MHS Principal: Kirk Edwards

Morton 709 is excited to welcome back Kirk Edwards to serve as Morton High School Principal for the 2024-25 School Year. Read the official press release to learn more.

MHS SkillsUSA: Bronze Medalist

The MHS SkillsUSA Chapter recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia. Winners at the State level, they earned the opportunity to compete at Nationals. The students represented their school, their chapter, their parent, and their community well. Two students returned with Bronze Medals. Emma Belsly and Ethan Cross finished third in the nation in Additive Manufacturing. Congratulations to them, their sponsors, and their SkillsUSA MHS Chapter.

Everyday Does Not Have to Be a Game Day

In this episode, Don and Stephanie explore the importance of unstructured time for children during the summer. Join in as they debunk the myth that every day needs to be packed with planned activities and discuss how allowing kids to experience boredom can spark creativity, foster independence, and reduce stress. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Destruction of Special Education Records: June 15, 2024

Morton Community Unit School District 709 will be destroying special education records for students with a 1997 birthdate and who were evaluated for or received services during their school career. If the student or parents want these records they should call 309-263-0522 to arrange to pick them up. Any records not collected by June 15, 2025 will be destroyed.

Upcoming Events

Jul 16

Online Registration

Jul 16

Board of Education Meeting

Jul 17

Online Registration

Family-Friendly Jobs

There are family-friendly jobs available in Morton 709. Come to the hiring event at the District Office on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Subs are needed, too. Some come with a pension plan! Come and chat with our building leadership. You may interview and be hired on the spot.

2024-25 Registration

Online registration opens on July 15th for the 2024-25 School Year. Families are encouraged to register online BEFORE August 1st. All data must be carefully reviewed for accuracy. In-Person Registration Day is August 1st, 7 AM- 1 PM. Health exams, fees, financial forms, cash/check payments, and other documents can be turned in at the in-person registration.

MHS Teacher Openings: Business, Math, & Spanish

Business, Math, and Spanish Teacher Openings at Morton High School. Join a great team of educators. The students, staff, and community make it a special place to teach and live.

Morton 709 Negotiations Update

Please take a minute to read the news on the latest negotiations update.

Preschool For All Screenings

Morton 709 received a "Pre-School For All" grant to expand preschool services. Screenings are required. The next Screening dates are 8/1 and 10/11. If you are interested in enrolling your child for the Fall of 2024, please call and schedule a developmental screening at 309-284-8033.

New Ward Grundy Principal: El Higus

Morton 709 is excited to announce El Higus as the Ward Grundy Elementary School Principal for the 2024-25 School Year. Read the official press release to learn more.

New MHS Principal: Kirk Edwards

Morton 709 is excited to welcome back Kirk Edwards to serve as Morton High School Principal for the 2024-25 School Year. Read the official press release to learn more.

MHS SkillsUSA: Bronze Medalist

The MHS SkillsUSA Chapter recently returned from Atlanta, Georgia. Winners at the State level, they earned the opportunity to compete at Nationals. The students represented their school, their chapter, their parent, and their community well. Two students returned with Bronze Medals. Emma Belsly and Ethan Cross finished third in the nation in Additive Manufacturing. Congratulations to them, their sponsors, and their SkillsUSA MHS Chapter.

Everyday Does Not Have to Be a Game Day

In this episode, Don and Stephanie explore the importance of unstructured time for children during the summer. Join in as they debunk the myth that every day needs to be packed with planned activities and discuss how allowing kids to experience boredom can spark creativity, foster independence, and reduce stress. We hope you enjoy the episode!

Destruction of Special Education Records: June 15, 2024

Morton Community Unit School District 709 will be destroying special education records for students with a 1997 birthdate and who were evaluated for or received services during their school career. If the student or parents want these records they should call 309-263-0522 to arrange to pick them up. Any records not collected by June 15, 2025 will be destroyed.

Upcoming Events

Jul 16

Online Registration

Jul 16

Board of Education Meeting

Jul 17

Online Registration