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

Contact Numbers:

School Office

Phone: 1.309.263.1421

Fax: 1.309.284.2015

Absence: 1.309.284.2000



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Would you like to make a donation to your child's classroom?  Please click  here  for a list of items needed.



Looking for a gift idea for a teacher or staff member?  Click here to see a list of "Grundy Staff Favorites" courtesy of the PTO.


Click Here for a PDF Box Top Collection Sheet.











Kroger Rewards

Please click here to enroll for the Kroger Community Rewards Program.



Stay Connected:

709 Communicator January 2018

Morton 709 Annual Report


2017-2018 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar (revised)






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AboutAbout the Schools

Ward Grundy Elementary School is one of four K-6 elementary schools in the Morton Unit School District #709 in Morton, Illinois.  Grundy is a 2-section building that currently houses 375 students, 25 certified staff members, and 27 non-certified staff members.  Grundy is well known in Morton for educational excellence, active parent involvement, community service, and school spirit. Grundy offers a comprehensive educational program including:

  • regular education
  • special education resource
  • speech and language therapy
  • occupational/physical therapy
  • school social work/psychological services
  • Title I math (grades 3-5)
  • Response to Intervention
  • music education
  • band (grade 6)
  • orchestra (grade 6)
  • chorus (grades 5-6)
  • physical education
  • library
  • computer lab
  • Challenge (grades 4-6)

Grundy opened in 1961 and has had four additions since then (most recently in 2017).  The facility includes:

  • 14 regular education classrooms
  • 7 support service classrooms
  • library
  • computer lab
  • music room
  • science room
  • art room
  • gymnasium
  • cafeteria
  • kitchen
  • administrative offices

Grundy is surrounded by a beautiful campus including:

  • 2 kickball diamonds
  • 6 foursquare courts
  • 5 basketball courts
  • 1 dodge ball court
  • 2 tetherball courts
  • 1 funnel ball court
  • 1 baseball/softball backstop
  • 1 soccer field
  • several pieces of playground equipment including swings, slides, monkey bars, etc.
  • shaded park benches and picnic tables

Grundy school is located adjacent to Idlewood Park and the Morton Public Pool.











Mr. Michael Saunders, Principal



Ms. Kathy Shaw, Secretary



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