2013 Writing and Reading Program
Research shows that kids who do NOT read and write over the summer
may lose 2 months or more of achievement gained in the previous school year! Reading and writing over the summer means
higher achievement in the fall. At picture day a few weeks ago, younger players were given blank books to create their
own original story, older players were given a reading list of books available at the library with a log for parent signatures. Children
can read ANY 3 books to submit their entry. There will be a chance for prizes at the end of the summer for all players
who have turned in a completed book.
NEW: Mayor Robert Lovero, is donating
60 tickets for the July 3 Chicago Fire game to support the program. The first 20 players that turn in their completed
books by June 30 will receive 4 tickets to the game.
There are 3 ways to submit a book
or reading log:
1) Players can turn in
their book or reading log to their coach and the coach can bring it to the rec.
2) Player can turn
in their book or reading log to Over the Rainbow Ice Cream Parlor at 6836 Windsor. Players will get a FREE ICE CREAM
CONE when they bring in their books or reading logs!
3) Players can turn in their books or reading logs to office
at The Rec.
Guided by our interest in promoting
stronger involvement in our schools and investment in our children, each
Spring, C.A.R.E.S. raises funds to support scholarships for Morton West High School students headed to college. Our
$1000 scholarships are intended to assist with the rising costs of college tuition.
How to Apply
Applications are available
through the Counselor's Office at Morton West High School. Students are
rated on critieria which includes academic acheivement, financial need and extracurricular
Applications are due each April for consideration. Recipients will be announced in
May and will be invited to attend a special C.A.R.E.S. event in early May.
For more information on scholarships,
please contact us.
scholarships have gone to deserving local students headed for some of the top colleges in the country. Previous recipients
have been accepted to programs including: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering and Business/Economics)
and University of IL at Urbana-Champaign (Electrical Engineering). Among their impressive academic acheivements, members
of the National Honor Society, listing in Who's Who Among American High School Students and recipient of the President's
Award for Educational Achievement. There are more deserving students in need, please consider co-sponsoring a C.A.R.E.S.
scholarship (details at right).
C.A.R.E.S. Scholarship Recipients
(Click Here for Profiles)
(Click Here for Profiles)
For a contribution of $500 or more to our scholarship program, you have the opportunity
to name a scholarship in honor of a person or group. You can also attend a special event to present the check to the
deserving Morton West student. Take this opportunity to memorialize a loved one by creating a scholarship in their honor.
Contact us for more information.
Thank you to our past donors:
The Page Family