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Shabbona Middle School

2016-2017 School Year

Welcome to Morris Elementary School!

On behalf of the Morris Elementary School Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Shannon Dudek, and the faculty and staff at Morris Elementary, I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year.

Our schools are a vibrant community of learners working in a collaborative atmosphere to provide growth opportunities for all of our students. This collaborative model, made up of staff, students, and parents, has developed an academic program that assures that every child learns.

Our unique partnership of staff, parents, and students brings the community together in a very special and positive way. We will always strive to preserve what we know is good for children.

Morris Elementary Schools are characterized as a safe and respectful community school, which has a high regard for enhancing the talents and knowledge of all its students. By providing a safe, trusting, and caring environment, and with an active participation of parents and staff working together, we produce students who are not afraid to be risk takers, have respect for self and others, and learn and succeed at a level that will meet their highest potential.

The academic programs and building culture at Morris Elementary embody the educational direction set forth in the Morris Elementary School Strategic Management Plan.

The Morris Elementary staff and curriculum develop the basic skills of learning, challenge our students to excellence, foster an opportunity for creative expression, promote both independent and interdependent learning, and stimulate support from parents and the community, Morris Elementary students are empowered to make choices that will lead them to be lifelong learners and enjoy lives filled with dignity, respect, happiness and opportunity.

Throughout the school year you will see the results of joint efforts. Whether helping individuals and small groups in the classroom, chaperoning field trips, or spearheading fundraising and special projects, our Morris Elementary family plays a vital role in their children’s education. As partners, we share the common goal of nurturing each growing and developing child and giving each student the greatest head start in the world. Because of this, children will continue to succeed at Morris Elementary School.

We are proud of the warm and caring learning community that exists at Morris Elementary and of the outstanding individuals - staff, students, parents, community - that make it a wonderful place to experience the love of learning. We extend best wishes for an exciting and productive year!


Christopher J. Maier, Ed.S.
District Principal