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Morton High school named “District of the Year

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Morton High school named “District of the Year

Morton High school receives National Honors as District of the Year J. Sterling Morton High School named District of the Year for Advanced Placement by the National College Board in a recent evaluation of more than 6,000 campuses. Morton was selected from more than 450 schools that were credited with AP achievements. J. Sterling Morton…

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Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 to host Southland Learning Conference for Educators

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Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 to host Southland Learning Conference for Educators

Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 has partnered together with Illinois ASCD to host the Southland Learning Conference on Monday, August 8, 2016. This free professional learning conference in open to all educators in Illinois and will take place from 8:30AM-1:00PM at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School located at 5345 W 99th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453….

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Coalition calls for oversight on lucrative school contracts

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Coalition calls for oversight on lucrative school contracts

Emanuel’s Chicago Schools Exposed for Wasteful Spending: Coalition Calls for State and City Council Oversight on Lucrative Contracts In a rare move, the leadership of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Operating Engineers, Principals Association and Teachers Union joined forces on Wednesday June 8, 2016 to rail against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his hand-picked Board of…

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Morton 201 Produces 2016 Mustangs Girls Basketball Poster

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Morton 201 Produces 2016 Mustangs Girls Basketball Poster

The Morton Mustangs Girls Basketball team poster is now available. Seven Mustang seniors appear on the posters, which were photographed and designed entirely by students at Morton.   Rocio Lopez (Unity), Chloe Maietta (Heritage), Daniella Perea (Geo. Washington), Guadalupe Rodriguez (Freedom), Jennifer Sanchez (Lincoln), Sarah Walden (Lincoln), Maryam Wilcher (Heritage) are the members of the…

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Morton 201’s 2016 Boys Basketball Poster Arrives

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Morton 201’s 2016 Boys Basketball Poster Arrives

The Morton Mustangs Boys Basketball team poster is now available. Seven Mustang seniors appear on the posters, which were photographed and designed entirely by students at Morton. Jamari Carthans (Unity), Deangelo Dale (Susan B. Anthony), Thadeous Johnson (Heritage), Marquel Norwood (Unity), Neftali Ramirez (Unity), Hector Reyes (Unity) and Christian Rice (Heritage) are featured on the…

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Morton Mustangs Debut Varsity Wrestling Poster

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Morton Mustangs Debut Varsity Wrestling Poster

Berwyn/Cicero, IL – Morton High School’s Wrestling squad began the 2015-2016 campaign with the program’s first promotional poster. The varsity wrestlers are showcased on the posters wearing black fedoras and dark sunglasses with the vow “We’re on a mission,” reminiscent of Chicago’s famous Blues Brothers. This year’s varsity seniors are Johnny Arzuaga, Xavier Corona, Donny…

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Morton College men’s soccer team receives NJCAA Sportsmanship Award

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Morton College men’s soccer team receives NJCAA Sportsmanship Award

The Morton College men’s soccer team picked up plenty of honors during its magical 2015 season. The biggest one came recently when the Panthers earned the Sportsmanship Award at the NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Tournament. The Sportsmanship Award goes to the team judged by the tournament committee to be the most sportsmanlike in…

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Great teachers are hard to find

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Great teachers are hard to find

Our school system isn’t doing its job in Illinois and the teachers have to accept much of the blame. They have allowed administrations to dominate the education system, and pensions to drive their goals. A good teacher is dedicated to helping young students learn so they can be better adults. That’s not happening By Ray…

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Morton 201’s Girls Volleyball Poster Joins Promo Program

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Morton 201’s Girls Volleyball Poster Joins Promo Program

Berwyn/Cicero, Ill.–The Mustangs of Morton’s Girls Volleyball team added another accolade to its list of accomplishments in 2015: featured in their own promotional poster. Two seniors, Maria Capone and Jackie Lopez, along with Nely Baeza, Gianna Cairo, Stephanie Cardenas, Khiabet Gonzalez, Maria Gutierrez, Julie Huante, Michelle Kosinski, Tamera Mosley, Claudia Rodriguez, Priscilla Salgado, Annette Urritia…

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Morton College Advances To Soccer Nationals

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Morton College Advances To Soccer Nationals

It’s easy to understand why Julio Aldape placed his trust in Roberto Meza at a critical juncture of Morton College’s Region IV men’s soccer championship game against the College of DuPage on November 7 in Glen Ellyn. The two were high school teammates and that connection was obvious when Meza headed in Aldape’s spot-on crossing…

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