Morton District 709 Providing an education to last a life time.

Contact Numbers:

School Office

Phone: 1.309.263.2650

Absence: 1.309.284.3025



The Latest:

Welcome To Jefferson Elementary Thanks for Visiting

Chess club

Published: March 22, 2018



End of the year Chess Club 

pizza party and fun!


Published: March 22, 2018


Published: March 4, 2018

3/15: 5th and 6th grade musical at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6 pm

3/16: Report cards come home; AIde Appreciation Day

3/20: Jefferson Culver Night from 4 to 8pm

3/21: Spring picture day

3/22: Student Council at 11:15 am

3/22 & 3/23: Kindergarten pre-registration; call 263-2581 for appt.

3/23: Box …

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Published: February 20, 2018

Morton School Community,

The recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, are troubling and tragic. The situation they are facing weighs heavily on our hearts. The students, staff, and families are all in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be in the coming weeks. 

To assist us in keeping our schools safe, we encourage timelyreporting of information that could be considered harmful to our learning environment. If at all possible, please include names, identifying facts, screen shots …

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Published: February 4, 2018

Kindergarten  Pre-Registration and Screening


Who:​Children who will be five years old by ​​​​​​September 1, 2018

What:​Kindergarten pre-registration and screening

When:​March 22 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

March 23 from 8:00 am - noon

Where: District Office, 1050 S. Fourth Avenue


How:​ Call 309-263-2581 to make an appointment


Please bring the following documents to your appointment:

• Certified Birth Certificate (the one from the county, not the hospital)

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Published: February 4, 2018

Morton 709 Water Mitigation Update 

Starting on October 24th, 2017, and in compliance with Public Act 099-0922, all Morton District 709  facilities built prior to January 1, 2000, where pre-K through fifth grade students are present, were tested for lead in the water.  The testing was performed by Ideal Environmental Engineering, Inc.  As required by the act, the results of the testing were shared …

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