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



Welcome To Ward Grundy Elementary Thanks for Visiting

Erin's Law

Published: March 23, 2015

Dear Grundy Parents:

The Erin’s law presentations will be made in grades K-2 according to the following schedule:

Thursday, March 26th

  • KAM      9:00
  • 2K           10:00
  • 1W         11:00
  • 2N          1:00
  • KPM      1:30

Friday, March 27th

  • 1E           11:00
  • 2R           1:00

Erin’s Law presentations will be made in grades 3-6 after Easter break.  A separate schedule will be sent out.  For more information about Erin’s Law, please visit the district website at  As always, we are grateful for your help and support.



Michael J. Saunders


Aide Appreciation Day

Published: March 13, 2015

Monday, March 16th has been set aside as “Aide Appreciation Day” in District 709.  Please take time to express your appreciation to all of our wonderful instructional aides!

  • Dawn Berg                          Kindergarten Aide
  • Shelby Daugherty            Resource Aide
  • Amanda Derrick                RTI Aide
  • Brooke Flanigan                5th/6th Grade Aide
  • Kelly Friend                        1st/3rd Grade Aide
  • Erin Ghidina                        1st Grade Aide
  • Emily Hauter                      RTI Aide
  • Rebecca Hawkins             Resource Aide
  • Leslie Householter          2nd Grade/Resource Aide
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PARCC Testing

Published: March 4, 2015

Dear Grundy Parents/Guardians:

Grundy students in third through sixth grades will be taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test.  Students in fifth and sixth grade will be taking the test on their iPads, and students in 3rd and 4th grade will be taking the test in the computer lab according to the following schedule:


PARCC has been designed to replace the ISAT

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Grundy Family Veterans

Published: November 10, 2014


Recognition of Grundy Veterans
(ordered by last names of Grundy students/staff members)

William Thorne (5th grade pen pal): US Army

Darrell Amerman (Bailey Amerman’s grandfather): US Army

Richard Hayes (Bailey Amerman’s grandfather): US Marine Corps

James K. Anderson (Logan and Jacob Anderson’s grandfather): US …

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Support for the Stanfields

Published: September 3, 2014

Please click here for more information about how to donate to the Stanfield Family. 

Thank you for your care, concern and prayers for the family. 

Grundy School Compact

Published: August 27, 2014

Dear Grundy Parents,

You received a copy of the Grundy School Compact both at registration and at Meet the Teacher Night.  This document, which was developed by teachers and parents over the course of last school year, will serve as our guide to a fantastic year.  The compact is divided into 5 goal areas and lays out the responsibilities of parents, students, and teachers.  Please review the …

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Mr. Michael Saunders, Principal



Ms. Kathy Shaw, Secretary