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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709 Communicator July 2017

Morton 709 Annual Report


2017-2018 School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar






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AboutOffice Staff


Mrs. Kathy Shaw

School Secretary

Phone: 284-2020

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I love being a Grundy Gator…having been one either as a parent, grandparent or secretary since 1982.  I love my job as school secretary. Some days can be challenging but all days are very rewarding.  It is such a blessing to work with so many wonderful families and staff.  My family consists of my husband Richard, to whom I have been happily married for 45 years, our son Jeremy (his wife, Jody and their daughters, Fiona and Scarlett and son, Lincoln), and our daughter Gretchen (her husband Dean, and their son, Keegan and daughter, Brynleigh).  My favorite activities are spending time with family and friends, spoiling grandchildren, serving in various capacities at church, playing the piano/keyboard, and reading.      


Mrs. Amy Fuiten

Clerical Aide

Phone: 284-2040

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This is my fourth year working in the office at Grundy.  I feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful staff and group of students.  I enjoy the different qualities of each child and watching them develop from year to year. 
I grew up in Champaign and enjoy following University of Illinois sports and the St. Louis Cardinals.  My husband Dax and I have one child, Drew.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, shopping and watching my son play sports.




               Mrs. Valerie Wilkes

                Clerical Aide

                Phone: 284-2021

                Email: [email protected]


This is my 8 th year working at Grundy. I am a clerical aide, but I also help with lunches and recesses each
day. I feel truly blessed to work with such wonderful and caring teachers and staff. It is very rewarding
to interact with the students every day and observe the wide variety of personalities.
I was raised in North Pekin/Marquette Heights and graduated from Pekin High School. I have been
married to my husband, Dan for 25 years. I have three children. Brandon is 34, Aleisha is 33, and
Jackson is 16. He attends Morton High School as a Sophomore. My daughter has given me two beautiful
granddaughters and two handsome grandsons. Addie is 11, Rowen is 9, and Stockton is 2 and a half,
and Magnus was born Feburary 8, 2017.
In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family and friends.



                Mrs. Kelly Friend

                     Clerical Aide

Email:  [email protected]

This is my third year working at Grundy Elementary.  I live in East Peoria with my husband and our 2 daughters.  My oldest is a Freshman at ICC and my youngest is a Sophomore at East Peoria High School.  In my free time I like to read, crochet and spend time with my family.  I like working at Grundy and I enjoy interacting with children.






Mr. Michael Saunders, Principal



Ms. Kathy Shaw, Secretary