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Michael Flaherty has been writing for Illinois News Network for the past year, first as a beat reporter for Morton 201 schools and now as a general contributor.

District 201 Modernizes Registration Process

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District 201 Modernizes Registration Process

District 201 Modernizes Registration Process District 201 educates over 8,000 students, making fall registration no easy task. In the past years, students and parents waited in lines that appeared to grow faster than they moved. This year, Morton modernized its registration process with online registration in hopes of significantly reducing wait times. “Major overhaul of […]

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District 201 Attends PLC Conference

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District 201 Attends PLC Conference

District 201 Attends PLC Conference The Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Conference is a three day seminar offering educational professionals insight on valuable tools to help better serve students.  Approximately 80 teachers and administrators from District 201 attended the three day conference held on August 4, in Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. “I learned what […]

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Leadership Changes at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

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Leadership Changes at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

Leadership Changes at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 (Cicero, IL) – It never stops to amaze me how fast summers fly by. I hope that your summer was restful, rewarding and allowed for personal renewal.  I was able to briefly visit my children and my first grandchild this summer, and I, like you, wished […]

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New TSI Program to Kick Off at Morton District 201

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New TSI Program to Kick Off at Morton District 201

New TSI Program to Kick Off at Morton District 201 J. Sterling Morton High School has recently undergone a complete overhaul of its technology over the summer. Morton’s staff has been hard at work implementing the new 1:1 computing platform. This new program provides incoming freshmen with their own laptop device. The mobile devices enable […]

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Morton District 201 Present at Annual Advanced Placement Conference

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Morton District 201 Present at Annual Advanced Placement Conference

Morton District 201 Present at Annual Advanced Placement Conference Morton East Director Anthony Grazzini—along with AP teachers Chris Blomquist, James Conley, and Alberto Jaquez—presented a district wide approach to Document Based Questions (DBQ’s), at the Annual Advanced Placement Conference.  The five day professional development conference promotes innovation in schools. Mr. Grazzini’s presentation included demographics of […]

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District 201s Pre-AP Summer Bridge Academy Prepares Students for Upcoming School Year

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District 201s Pre-AP Summer Bridge Academy Prepares Students for Upcoming School Year The Pre-Advanced Placement Summer Bridge Academy was offered this past June and July to students registered in AP courses for the upcoming fall semester at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. The majority of students will be entering the 2014-2015 school year […]

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J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 Board Member Vacancy

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J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 (the “District”) is accepting applications to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Board Member, Joseph Keating. The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the date of appointment until the candidate elected to fulfill the remainder of this vacancy is elected and seated after […]

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Morton West Junior Participates in National Youth Research & Leadership Program

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Morton West Junior Participates in National Youth Research & Leadership Program

Morton West Junior Participates in National Youth Research & Leadership Program (Berwyn, IL) – Morton West Junior Rigo Lozano participated in the University of New Mexico’s National Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program in Albuquerque, NM from July 7th-July 15th. Rigo is a member of the Mustang Soccer team and also is an active leader […]

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Morton District 201 Approved for School Improvement Grant

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Morton District 201 Approved for School Improvement Grant

Morton District 201 Approved for School Improvement Grant (Cicero, IL) – After a great deal of preparation by District 201 superintendent, assistant superintendent, and administrators, J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 has been granted approval to receive the highly anticipated School Improvement Grant 1003(g) (SIG 1003(g)) offered through the Illinois State Board of Education. […]

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J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 On Pace for 5th Consecutive Balanced Budget

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(Cicero, IL) – During financially difficult times, the Board of Education for J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 is happy to announce that the school is well on its way to achieving its 5th consecutive budget for the 2014-2015 financial year. “We’re proud of the fact that we have invested in more capital projects, such […]

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