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Morton school adds tool to purify air, fight COVID, seasonal flu and colds

This is an inside look at how the ultraviolet lights are working on the gym ventilation system at Blessed Sacrament School in Morton. “Note the coil is clean, no build-up of biofilm,” said John Huser, buildings and maintenance supervisor. “The only build-up of biofilm is on the bottom and that is slowly being killed.” (Provided photo)

MORTON — Like every other Catholic school in the Diocese of Peoria, Blessed Sacrament School has made it a priority for its 217 students to wash their hands, use hand sanitizer often, and wear masks in order to keep COVID-19 at bay. Last November, they added one more safety measure that sets them apart, however. […]

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Blessed Sacrament in Morton opens school year with walk into new addition

Second-grader Luke Khouri holds out his hand to greet well-wishers as students walked through the new entrance to Blessed Sacrament School in Morton on Aug. 16. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MORTON — Led by the eighth-graders, the students of Blessed Sacrament School walked into the new academic year by walking through the doors to the new school entrance on Aug. 16. Parents, grandparents and Blessed Sacrament parishioners lined the path to the $3.7 million addition, offering hugs and high-fives as the students passed by. The […]

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Students, shut-ins in Morton have been developing relationships for 25 years

A group of fifth-graders from Blessed Sacrament School in Morton visit with their pen pals, Bill and Joann Anderson, after singing Christmas carols and delivering handmade Christmas cards and a gift to them. They were accompanied by their families and teacher Karen Spring. (Provided photo)

MORTON — Lessons in writing friendly letters aren’t always about developing good communication skills. In the hands of Karen Spring of Blessed Sacrament School, they help her fifth-graders to develop relationships with senior members of the parish, as well as a lifelong concern for others. “It works both ways,” Spring explained. “My class sees how […]

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Capital campaign under way for parish school at Blessed Sacrament, Morton

A new gymnasium and cafeteria, school entrance, and additional classrooms are the goal of a $5.25 million capital campaign being launched at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Morton this weekend. (Sketch by PCM + Design Architects, East Peoria)

MORTON — A $5.25 million capital campaign is being launched at Blessed Sacrament Parish here this weekend seeking pledges to fund several improvements at the parish school. “Bringing to Completion the Good Work Begun” is the theme of the campaign, which will cap more than a decade of expansion and updating of the parish’s facilities. […]

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