District 201 recognized by the Village of Forest View for their flood relief effort
On the evening of Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Forest View Village President Richard Grenvich and the village’s Board of Trustees recognized the contributions made by students from J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 to the village’s flood relief efforts.
On April 18, 2013 the Des Plaines River overwhelmed its’ banks and flooded the vast majority of the Forest View community. Roughly 90 percent of the community was flooded and hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes. Many residents experienced enormous losses.
In an effort to help the residents of the Village of Forest View, District 201 organized donation drives as well as fundraisers in its schools. Food, household, and cleaning supplies as well as clothing were collected at the schools and more than $9,000 dollars was raised to help those in need.
“This was entirely student driven,” said District 201 Board of Education President Jeff Pesek. “After hearing that some of their classmates were affected by the flooding, students came to us wanting to collect supplies and raise money in order to help. Their efforts are evidence of just how strong our sense of community is at District 201. I couldn’t be more proud of what they were able to accomplish.”
J. Stering Morton High School District 201 provides quality educational experiences that challenge and enable more than 8,000 students from the communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, and Stickney as lifelong learners to be productive and responsible members of the global community.