Dave Raffel
Our Morris Grade School Choir performed at the high school, including a song with all high school choir members. Mr. Wozniak did a great job getting our kids to sound awesome!
6 minutes ago, Dave Raffel
Tammy Dransfeldt
Mr. Anderson’s class doing a little Mystery Science today. The class learned how to make a robot finger. Students learned the importance of the tendons(strings) in our bodies help our muscles to move.
about 5 hours ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Amy Aldrich
Thank you to all students who brought canned goods in today for Red Ribbon Week! “I CAN Make a Difference!” All items brought in will be donated to We Care of Grundy County. Many thanks to our amazing social workers for their hard work in making Red Ribbon Week such a huge success each and every year! The 2018 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: “Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free!”
about 6 hours ago, Amy Aldrich
Kevin Mikuce
Good luck 6th grade girls on their “pink out” game!!
1 day ago, Kevin Mikuce
Kevin Mikuce
Sports announcements: Cheerleading practice for tonight has been canceled. Also, all 6,7th, & 8th boys basketball will practice at White Oak tonight.
1 day ago, Kevin Mikuce
Amy Aldrich
We love our Morris Grade School DWTS student supporters!
4 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Jessica Boe
One of the many incentives for our school wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) is “Ice Cream with the Principal” I love spending my Friday afternoons with these kiddos!!
4 days ago, Jessica Boe
Jessica Boe
4th sounds wonderful in music class today! Learning about percussion & rhythm. #teachmorris
4 days ago, Jessica Boe
Amy Aldrich
Today was Outsiders Day in 7th grade! Every year, after reading the Outsiders, students and teachers dress up as a Greaser or Soc to watch the movie. This year, we had so many students participate that we had to move the group picture outside! 😎
5 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Mrs. Lines and Miss Vonderheide recently braved the cold with their 1st grade classes to learn about all of the different parts of a corn plant! 🌽 #teachmorris
5 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Tammy Dransfeldt
Students in Mrs. Hirsch’s classroom learning visualization strategies with the story The Gruffalo.
5 days ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Kevin Mikuce
Congrats to our 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams on their great win vs Saratoga last night!!
5 days ago, Kevin Mikuce
Chris Lines
Menu change for Tuesday, October 23. Wild Mikes Cheesy bread sticks and marinara instead of Pepperoni pizza.
5 days ago, Chris Lines
Amy Aldrich
All of the preparations for our STEM program with Park Pointe are paying off! The smiles on everyone’s faces say it all! Many thanks to our instructional coaches, Ashlee Geiss and Molly Kaminski, for their extra hard work preparing students and obtaining multiple grants to make these and other special STEM programs possible! We look forward to many more in the future! https://www.facebook.com/1867077863544327/posts/2131683277083783/
6 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Tammy Dransfeldt
Gaining some science knowledge through our visit to Reed-Custer Elementary School. #lifelonglearners #TeachMorris #ilschoolstories
7 days ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Kevin Mikuce
7th grade boys basketball tryouts will be at Shabbona tonight until 5:00 not here at White Oak.
7 days ago, Kevin Mikuce
Amy Aldrich
Attention 8th grade parents! 8th grade graduation pictures will be held on Wednesday, October 31st. More information about pictures will be sent home on Wednesday, October 24th.
7 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Congrats to our Morris Grade School dancing teachers, 2 School 4 Cool, for receiving the first ever Crowd Favorite Award at the Dancing with the Local Stars Fundraiser last night!! On Friday Afternoon, all grades were treated a sneak peak of the hit performance! We are so proud of our teachers for participating in this awesome event!
8 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Chris Lines
Menu change for lunch on Wednesday , October 17. Wild Milkes pepperoni pizza instead of Cheesy Bread sticks and marinara.
8 days ago, Chris Lines
Tammy Dransfeldt
7th students in Mrs. Phillis’s class working on deciphering the Declaration of Independence.
11 days ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Amy Aldrich
Our awesome Instructional Coaches have been visiting classrooms and helping students learn about seniors and ways to bring them happiness. The first of many visits to Park Pointe started this week! Stay tuned for more pictures of this amazing experience for both the students and our wonderful senior friends down the road!
11 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Kevin Mikuce
Attention 6-8th boys interested in basketball! Tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday: 8th- 6:45-7:30AM- White Oak 7th- 3:30-5:00 Shabbona 6th- 3:30-4:45 White Oak
12 days ago, Kevin Mikuce
Kevin Mikuce
Congrats to our STATE XC Qualifiers Ben Resar and Kensi Martin good luck this weekend!!
12 days ago, Kevin Mikuce
Amy Aldrich
Our Cross Country team has had a great season! Congratulations to our Sectional qualifiers competing tomorrow! Cross Country is coached by Megan Bassett and Ben Lawrence. The team has grown from 7 members to 42 in just 3 years! Go Braves!
18 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Jessica Boe
Our 3rd graders received a special gift from the Morris Rotary Club today. Dictionaries!!! They also learned about all the awesome service projects the Rotary Club oversees. Thank you Morris Rotary Club!! #teachmorris
21 days ago, Jessica Boe
Amy Aldrich
The kids had a blast at the PTO event, Water Balloon the Principal! Mr. Raffel and many others were pretty drenched by the end of the day Friday! All proceeds from PTO events go straight back to our teachers and classrooms. Many thanks to our amazing PTO, volunteers, Mr. Raffel, and everyone else who helped to make this fun event happen!
22 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Happy Corn Fest 2018!!! 🌽 Have a wonderful and safe weekend!
25 days ago, Amy Aldrich
Jessica Boe
Kindergarten learned about reptiles & amphibians today @ cornfest 🌽 #teachmorris
26 days ago, Jessica Boe
Dr. Shannon Dudek
I'm excited to introduce @54Elementary district dashboard.The dashboard is a one stop shop to learn about District 54.Take a moment to learn more about our district and story. https://ecriss.ecragroup.com/strategy/Home/Index?Dashboard=MOR054
28 days ago, Dr. Shannon Dudek
Amy Aldrich
SUBSTITUTE JANITORS NEEDED FOR EVENING HOURS! Rate of pay is 10.75/hour. Please contact 815-318-6903 for more information!
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Jessica Boe
Thank you to our community helpers for visiting Kindergarten today! The kids had a great time and learned a lot! #teachmorris #communityhelpers
about 1 month ago, Jessica Boe
Jessica Boe
Thank you to our community helpers for visiting Kindergarten today! The kids had a great time and learned a lot! #teachmorris #communityhelpers
about 1 month ago, Jessica Boe
Amy Aldrich
Last year, we told you about our awesome student, Dakota Goff, and his quest to collect pop tabs to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Look at what Dakota has been up to lately! Monday night, Dakota attended his first NFL game (Seahawks/Bears), sat in the first row behind the Seattle sideline, and received a shout out on live TV! Watching his hero, Shaquem Griffin, play in person was a pretty big deal too! We are so proud of everything Dakota has accomplished, all while focusing on helping others in need!
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
In science class last week, Mrs. Burke's 4th graders made cars and tested the number of spins it would take to move exactly 8 feet! "Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination." ~John Dewey
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Congratulations to our 7th grade student, Sydney Walker, whose artwork was recently chosen to be displayed on the 2018 Grundy County Corn Festival button boxes! Sydney was also awarded a Grundy County Chamber gift certificate. Great job, Sydney!
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Our annual Magazine Fundraiser kicked off today! We're excited to offer your favorite magazines and a NEW OFFER for savings via a Discount Savings App for all family and friends of our students at Morris Grade School. Anyone can sign up for the App through bit.ly/morrises and credit will be given to our fundraiser. Thanks to all our parents and students for your support to continue to enhance our classrooms with technology.
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Jessica Boe
The School Board Meeting for tonight has been cancelled. We will post a new date as soon as possible.
about 1 month ago, Jessica Boe
Kevin Mikuce
Attention girls basketball! 7/8th tryouts Monday at Shabbona 3:30-5 6th girls tryouts Wednesday after school at White Oak! Please have updated physical on file
about 1 month ago, Kevin Mikuce
Amy Aldrich
NOW IS THE TIME TO BECOME A BUS DRIVER OR SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER! If you are interested, please call 815-416-1745 TODAY! All training will be provided! The entire process can be completed in as little as three weeks. Drivers get paid for a minimum of two hours regardless of how long the route is. The starting hourly rate is $16.00 per hour – the two hour minimum is $32.00 every time you drive! CALL TODAY!
about 1 month ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
On September 6th from 4pm-7pm, 5th Grade students will have the opportunity to test out several instruments of their choice. Student and Parents will go directly to pick up their instrument and sign the rental agreement. Contact Mr. Wozniak with questions: mwozniak@morris54.org
about 1 month ago, Dave Raffel
Dave Raffel
We had a great "kickoff" to the school year these past two weeks! Let's wear our favorite football team shirts/colors tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Happy Friday! Come on over for tacos and fun until 8pm! Family Game Night begins at 3! 🌮
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Chris Lines
You may find monthly menus for printing under "Documents"> Menus folder on the Morris School District website or app.
2 months ago, Chris Lines
Amy Aldrich
Please come and support our awesome PTO and school this Friday! 🌮
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
What a gorgeous day for recess!
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Tammy Dransfeldt
6-7-8 Curriculum Night
2 months ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Tammy Dransfeldt
Morris Grade School 6-7-8 Curriculum Night
2 months ago, Tammy Dransfeldt
Amy Aldrich
Welcome back to our afternoon Preschool classes! We hope you have an amazing year! 😊
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Welcome Back Preschool! 😁 We hope you have a memorable and exciting year!
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Morris Grade School had a fabulous first day! We know that 2018-2019 is going to be an incredible school year!
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Welcome Back K-5! 2018-2019 is going to be fantastic! 😁
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Welcome Back 6th-8th grades! It’s going to be an awesome year! 😁
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Welcome back! We've missed you and we hope that you have an amazing first day of school tomorrow!
2 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Shannon
We had a great turnout for elementary open house
2 months ago, Shannon
Shannon
Opening Day at Morris Grade School
2 months ago, Shannon
Dave Raffel
Due to an increase in enrollment and the addition of classrooms, Class Lists will be finalized and posted tomorrow. You may see the finalized lists on PowerSchool or posted at Door 1 by 3 pm on August 9th.
3 months ago, Dave Raffel
Jessica Boe
**BAND CAMP UPDATE** Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Band Members ONLY August 7-10 9am-12pm @ White Oak $20 per student An email will be sent after August 1st
3 months ago, Jessica Boe
Amy Aldrich
We are mobile!
3 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
PE Clothes for Jr High students will be available during the first week of school. Locks for 6th Grade Students will be given out on the first day of school.
3 months ago, Dave Raffel
Jessica Boe
**UPDATED FALL SPORT TRYOUT INFORMATION** SOFTBALL Tryouts: July 23 & July 24th: 9:00-10:30am West Side Park Field (Next to White Oak) If anyone has any questions or is unable to make the tryouts email ksiron@morris54.org BASEBALL Tryouts: July 30th & July 31st: 9:00-11:00am Roth Field (Next to Shabbona) If anyone has any questions or is unable to make the tryouts email tanderson@morris54.org SOCCER Tryouts: July 30th & 31st: 9-10:30 AM Soccer Fields behind White Oak Building If anyone has any questions or is unable to make the tryouts email sdruszkowski@morris54.org CROSS COUNTRY *NO TRYOUTS* Practice begins on Aug. 6th -7:30-9:00am. Practice will continue at that same time (7:30-9:00am) through August 10th. Practices will take place at White Oak If anyone has any questions or is unable to make the first practice email mcinto@morris54.org AN UPDATED SPORT PHYSICAL IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE ON FIRST DAY OF TRYOUTS- please bring an updated copy on first day if not turned into the office already!
3 months ago, Jessica Boe
Dave Raffel
We are looking for a Science Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year! Submit all applications materials online at: http://www.applitrack.com/morris54/onlineapp
3 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
We hope you are enjoying your summer!
3 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Registration Reminder! Returning students DO NOT need to attend Registration Day to register. It can be completed in the convenience of your home! Register online today at https://district54.powerschool.com/public/, especially if transportation is needed. Please contact pshelp@morris54.org if you need help with online registration. Class lists WILL NOT be posted on Registration Day. Class lists will be available after August 9th. Middle school student schedules will be dispersed on the first day of school. Schedules can be viewed through the PowerSchool parent portal, but please be aware they are not final.
4 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
Quiet Morning at Morris Grade School. Summer Break Day 1!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Preschool Graduation 2018! ☺️
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Field Days 2018 was a blast! A huge THANK YOU to the staff and volunteers who made it possible!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Last week, 6th-8th grade students participated in an exciting Escape Room activity as part of their PBIS reward. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Before leaving their designated room, each class had to complete the tasks and instructions posted on the SmartBoards. In this case, students needed to survive an apocalypse and outbreak of a mutated H1N1 virus! They also had to create an antidote to help their teammates who became infected! Students were allowed to call for help to a designated call center if they had difficulities finding answers. Congrats to the grade level winners for “surviving” this terrible outbreak!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Greg Mann
Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2018. Watch the Commencement Ceremony on our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/GZEne6IZx8A
5 months ago, Greg Mann
Dave Raffel
Thank you to the Morris Fire Department for filling our dunk tank and allowing our PreK class to check out the truck!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Students wished Vidal Torres good luck this morning in a “Walk of Champions” down our halls!! Vidal, a 7th grader, will compete at State for track this weekend in the 100 meter dash. Good Luck, Vidal!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Morris Kiwanis Book Bonanza 2018!!!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Shannon
The Morris Kiwanis book bonanza was a huge success!! Thank you so much to the Morris Kiwanis for their donations of two books for every kindergarten through fifth grade student-we appreciate your continued support of District 54 students.
5 months ago, Shannon
Jessica Boe
4th Grade Tour of Regions
5 months ago, Jessica Boe
Amy Aldrich
Our Be Kind to Animals picture wall has grown! Students brought pictures of their beloved pets to be displayed in honor of Be Kind to Animals week, May 6-12. The pictures have been left up to enjoy until the end of school!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
7th grade frog dissection fun in Mr. Lawrence’s class!! 🐸
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
8th Graders had a great time!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Stay current with our news, access calendars, view menus, and more! Download our new app today!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
8th Grade Trip on the Spirit of Chicago!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
We all learned a lot today from the 4th grade Tour of the Regions presentions! Students did a great job preparing and presenting...their hard work showed!!
5 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Shannon
Our golden ticket program is a great reminder that our students do great things every day. I am so proud of Izaiha, Blake, and Sophia for their hard work in making Morris 54 an incredible place!
5 months ago, Shannon
Jessica Boe
5th Grade students learning about Strokes. May is Stroke Awareness Month - Thank you Morris Hospital!
5 months ago, Jessica Boe
Jessica Boe
State Representative 75th District- David Welter addressing students at Morris Community Schools Honor Banquet
5 months ago, Jessica Boe
Dave Raffel
First Grade kicked off Camp Week with a parade around the school!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Dave Raffel
Marie Stover and Jackie Stoltz presented Special Connections with a check for $400! Thank you Love of Latte's!
5 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Kindergarten Mom Spa 2018! ❤️
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
Working hard to prepare for all the behind the scenes work this Summer!
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Greg Mann
Another Great musical performance from our students! See the recordings and subscribe to our District 54 YouTube channel. Choir https://youtu.be/Eqx6SllHPZ4 Band https://youtu.be/1FHjzO3yY5M
6 months ago, Greg Mann
Amy Aldrich
Our butterfly garden is now complete! Students, teachers, and volunteers helped plant native perennials in planters on a gorgeous afternoon, last Friday. Nancy Kuhajda, Master Gardener from the U of I Extension, was there to help, and gave many useful tips as well! Great job!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
We had such a beautiful night for the memorial bench dedication ceremony honoring Mark and Jan Wendling! Family, friends, coworkers, and students were present Sunday night to honor the couple who truly dedicated their lives to helping others! Several coworkers and friends spoke of Jan and Mark, also relaying many wonderful memories. The benches were placed near the front of the school, along with a beautiful memorial plaque and stone. Thank you to all who made the ceremony so special!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Mrs. Olson's kindergarten class was visited by some very special (and some possibly a bit creepy) friends last month! 😂
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Ms. Salinas and her class have some new guests in their room! Students have been waiting patiently for the chicks to hatch. They have been slowly but surely making their appearances over the last couple of days. ☺️
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Students in Ms. Larson's, Ms. Salinas's, and Mrs. Alvarez's classes helped make planters for our Butterfly Garden last week! Mr. Raffel helped too!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
The 5th grade choir performed beautifully at our State of the District address Saturday morning! ☺️
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
Dr. Dudek is sharing all the great things going in at Morris 54 in the first ever State of the District Address!
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Dave Raffel
Dakota Goff is recognized by Dr. Dudek at The State of the District!
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Dave Raffel
Mr. Jerry White, Board President, gives a welcome from the School Board!
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
Meet our awesome “Young Authors” from grades 2-5! 😁
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Friday in the library, students were able to meet some feline friends, along with their owners! Jen Bilyeu, owner of Spay It Forward out of Seneca, and Cathy Cuthbertson, friend of Mrs. Garcia, brought in Tater and Sammy to celebrate “Be Kind to Animals” Week!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Dave Raffel
Fine Arts Night 2018 is underway!
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Dave Raffel
Great having the SWAT Team visit 3rd Grade for Career Day! (Administration had fun too!)
6 months ago, Dave Raffel
Amy Aldrich
For the Love of Lattes celebrated Autism Awareness Month today with a special open house! Staff wore their “There’s a Latte To Learn” Autism Awareness t-shirts to show support. Thank you to everyone who supported Mrs. Stoltz, her staff, and their students today! ❤️
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Preschool students in Miss Cheshareck’s class are excited to begin counting down the last days of school!!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Volunteers Needed for Summer Gardening! https://morris54.socs.net/vnews/display.v/ART/5ac7cfa6a7bfc
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Twin Day from Spirit Week 2018!! 😁
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Please join us on April 28th at 9:00 am to learn more about District #54 from Dr. Shannon Dudek!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
1st grade did an amazing job creating and presenting their insect projects today! Families and friends were invited to view the highly anticipated projects in the school library. Great job!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Amy Aldrich
Remember to register for Kindergarten Roundup and Screenings!
6 months ago, Amy Aldrich
Shannon
Our students are having a blast roller skating during PE class!!
6 months ago, Shannon
Shannon Dudek
Get excited about our new app and website!
10 months ago, Shannon Dudek