Social-Emotional Resources during Distance Learning
Resource Documents & Forms
The Beyond Morton High School packet is a resource created by the Counseling Office. It provides information on post-secondary planning. A month-by-month calendar is included, which outlines a check-list for both junior and senior year. It is a wealth of knowledge!!
The Course Description Guide includes detailed course offferings, graduation requirements, gpa scales, and other important information about navigating MHS.
Bullying is NOT acceptable and is strictly prohibited. All instances of bullying that are reported to MHS are taken seriously and investigated to the fullest.
As a parent, we encourage you to communicate with your student's counselor and/or administrator to work to end bullying at Morton High School. Report bullying using our confidential Bullying Report Form, or call the counselor/administrator immediately. The sooner we know about these instances, the sooner we can work to make them stop.
Below are some resources to combat bullying and support your student.
Military-Access to Student Information
With the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Pub. L. 114-95, signed by President Obama in 2015, Congress amended the “Armed Forces Recruiter Access to Students and Student Recruiting Information.” This amendment entitles military recruiters, upon request, the right to receive the name, address, and telephone listing of secondary school students served by that school, unless the parent of such student (or a secondary school student who has reached 18 years of age) has submitted a written request to the school to opt out of such a disclosure. Military recruiters routinely request this information only on juniors and seniors in high school.
ESSA requires schools to notify parents and students that military recruiters will have equal access to their directory information unless the students opt out in writing. Parents and students must actively opt out of this provision in writing. A passive opt out is not sufficient. If you would like to opt out, please provide a written statement with parent/guardian signature to the Counseling Office.
Please contact the Counseling Office at 309-263-8585 if you have any questions or concerns.
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is the college access and financial aid agency in the state of Illinois that administers scholarship, grant, prepaid tuition, and student loan repayment/forgiveness programs. The ISACorps is responsible for assisting students with career exploration, college selection, test preparation, scholarship searches, application completion, and the financial aid process.
- Morton High School ISAC representative, Simone Bridgeforth ([email protected]) visits MHS throughout the school year providing assistance with financial aid information, FAFSA completion workshops, and college application workshops. Email the counseling office for more information. Students are emailed throughout the school year with these resource offerings.
Additional Counseling Services
Walt Nunnally, MA, LCPC, CADC
Office hours Monday and Friday at MHS. Please see your MHS counselor for assistance.
Walt Nunnally is a professional Mental Health Therapist as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He holds a Masters of Counseling Degree from Bradley University and has 25 plus years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families.
Walt opened the Illini Family Counseling Office, in June of 2008 desiring to serve and stengthen individuals and families throughout Central Illinois.
Walt is a popular speaker and has led many school, community, and professional workshops on a variety of topics. Walt has also offered professional trainings for schools and businesses as well.
In addition, Walt works collaboratively with groups and community coalitions in Tazewell and Woodford Counties designed to confront challenges and provide resources to strengthen our local communities.
Walt continues to work with local schools as an Early Intervention Specialist. He impacts the lives of more than 2500 students per year through his work in our elementary, junior high, and high schools.
Walt also provides parent support groups and parent training through "Real World Parents" events held throughout the year.
"Real World Parents Support Groups" provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come together for support, encouragement, to find ideas and to explore available resources to help them more effectively confront the challenges of parenting and are offered at "no charge.
The "Real World Parenting Workshop" is offered several Saturdays throughout the year and empowers parents to strengthen their parenting skills as they come together to learn new techniques and strategies in order to better confront negative behaviors and attitudes at home.
Contact Walt at (309) 444-9900 for more information.