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Senior Plusses have a place at Morton

Alexandra Ocampo and Guadalupe De La Rosa

November 10, 2014

Filed under Community, News, Student Life

The senior plus (credit recovery) program has had a positive impact. Currently there is a waiting list. In a survey with 100 Morton east seniors, 43 are short in credits. In room 108 there are 60 senior plus students ages,...

What you need to know about ISIS

Jocelyn Martinez and Ligia Perez

November 10, 2014

Filed under News, Showcase

Many of our students claim they want to join the army and fight ISIS,Yet almost none of them know what I.S.I.S is or what it stands for. Social science teacher Mr. Francis Prunty gave as the ISIS crisis for dummies. WHO:ISIS is an ...

ALS challenge in Morton?

Bianca Campos, Jessica Campos, Sandra Ortega, Diana Gutierrez, and Manuel Juarez

November 10, 2014

Filed under News

In the summer of 2014, many Morton East students accepted the ALS challenge, some without knowing the meaning or purpose of it. For months now, people all over the world including staff members and students from Morton East...

District 201 renovates West stadium

Raymundo Enriquez and Sergio Cervantes

October 14, 2014

Filed under News, Sports

A newly renovated stadium awaited Morton students at the inauguration event held for it on September 20. This dynamic stadium features a new field turf  (sporting a new Morton emblem), freshly painted bleachers, a newly improved...

Gangs in the past are different from today’s gangs

Gracy Barron and Alma Rojas

September 30, 2014

Filed under Community, News

For sure, gangs in the past are different from today’s gangs. Gangs of the past were created as a form of civil disobedience and political resistance, according to Answer.com today they are more about drugs, turf, and money. Ac...

Junior Amari Davis qualifies for National History Fair Competition

Erik Meraz, Reporter

May 19, 2014

Filed under News

Junior Amari Davis has qualified to represent Morton East High School and the State of Illinois at National History Day Competition in June at the University of Maryland.  This is the first time a student from Morton East has...

Profile: Junior Erik Ortiz is first boy in poms

Diego Sanchez, Ithzel Hernandez, and Oscar Maldonado

February 26, 2014

Filed under News, Sports, Student Life

We’re all pumped for the Morton Poms; they have been practicing the new routine for days. They all come out and at first you don’t know it, “There’s a guy on the team “? YES in fact the first ever in Morton history!!...

Student art pieces are missing

Anthony Gonzalez and Jose Sandoval

January 13, 2014

Filed under News, Showcase

Student’s art work pieces have ended up missing at Morton East High school. Art teacher Mr. Moriarty recently displayed student art work outside his class room on walls and inside glass display cases outside the Principal’s...

Scalpel, please; it’s dissection time!

Yessica Flores, Nereida Lechuga, and Giovanni Rojas

January 13, 2014

Filed under News, Student Life

Every year Morton East high school anatomy students dissect many different animals. Ms. Chappell's students have dissected many minks in school on November 15 to learn about anatomy.  (It's strange how animals and humans are...

Veterans Day celebrated at Morton East

Madalena Garza, Karina Sandoval, Marisa Velezquez, and Kevin Stuva

January 13, 2014

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News, Showcase

Morton East students honor war Veterans in a special school assembly. On Friday, November 8, MEHS students attended the Veterans Day assembly in the Chodl auditorium. 34 out of 50 students have a family member in the military...

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