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Spring Valley CCSD Foundation Honors 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

Spring Valley CCSD Foundation Honors 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees



The Spring Valley C.C.S.D. Foundation is proud to announce that the 2023 inductees are Bob, Mike, and Chris Morrow. 


Bob Morrow graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 1981 and from St. Bede Academy in 1985.  He started his college education at Illinois Valley Community College, graduating in 1988 with an associate of science.  In1990 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa. While at the University of Iowa, he worked as a lab and teaching assistant in the Radiation Biology Department (a division of the Department of Radiology).  His academic honors include making the Dean’s list at both IVCC and University of Iowa.


Pursuing a medical career, he attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.  He continued at SIU, completing his pediatrics and internal medicine residency in 2000.  While at SIU, he was elected student representative of the student progress committee and admissions committee and was appointed to the School of Medicine Dean search committee.  In addition, he was the founding editor-in-chief of the Scope Literary Magazine.  Upon completion of a residency in pediatrics and internal medicine, he became certified in both specialties.  In 2000, Bob returned to Spring Valley to work at St. Margaret’s Hospital and held various leadership positions.  In June 2023, he joined OSF Healthcare.  He is currently the Director of Primary Care physician services.  He continues to practice internal medicine and pediatrics at OSF Spring Valley Rural Health Clinic.  Bob currently resides in Ladd with his wife, Debbie.  They have three children: Bobby, Gabbie and Ben.


Mike Morrow graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 1986 and from St. Bede Academy in 1990.  He began his college education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, regularly achieving Dean’s list, and graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry.  Mike continued his education at UIC Chicago, graduating from medical school in 1998 with a Doctor of Medicine Degree.  He completed his medical residency in internal medicine in 2001 and contributed to several published research articles in Hematology.


Mike was awarded a fellowship in hematology from the University of Michigan.  After careful consideration, Mike declined the fellowship office and returned to Spring Valley to begin his career in medicine.  In 2001, Mike began working at St. Margaret’s Hospital and Family Health Clinic.  He served as the Medical Director in the SMH Hospitalist Program, in addition to other leadership roles.  In June of 2023 he joined OSF Healthcare.  He continues to practice internal medicine at OSF Spring Valley Rural Health Clinic.  Mike currently resides in Ladd with his wife, Mary and their three children: Claire, Mia and Sophia.



Chris Morrow Slingsby graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 1987 and from Hall High School in 1991.  She attended Illinois Valley Community College then pursued a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa and graduated in 1997. She continued her college education at Midwestern University and graduated with honors in 2003 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  Chris began her pharmacy career working at a rural retail pharmacy and then as a clinical pharmacist at St. Margaret’s Hospital in 2000.  She served as the Director of Pharmacy from 2020 until the hospital closure in 2023.  She began working for OSF in 2023 as Manager of Pharmacy Operations at St. Clare and St. Luke Medical Centers.  Chris currently resides in Ladd with her husband, John, and their two children, Ryan and Emma.


It is an honor being inducted in Spring Valley John F. Kennedy Hall of Fame.  As siblings, it’s a privilege to be honored together.  We grew up in a loving and supportive family environment with parents who encouraged each of us to follow our dreams and never lose sight of them.  Our parents provided us with a solid foundation and beliefs that led us all on the path to healthcare.  We learned kindness, integrity, empathy and compassion from our mother, Rita Peterson. From our father, Bob Morrow Jr., we learned the importance of respect, hard work and dedication.  Although our parents divorced when we were young, we were fortunate to have our stepmother Carol Morrow and stepfather Glenn Peterson add to the richness of our life experiences.  They both demonstrated hard work, respect, responsibility and loving relationships that added greatly to our upbringing.  Growing up on Devlin Street in Spring Valley next to Kirby Park provided us with the opportunities to participate in many sporting activities and community events.  We enjoyed playing tennis, baseball, and softball on the Kirby fields.  We were active members of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Spring Valley, serving as altar boys and readers.  JFK laid the foundation for many other successful individuals that grew up in our neighborhood.

TouchWall Access

Click on the link below to access All JFK yearbooks, Daily Calendar, Hall of Fame Info.... and much more! Take a look!  TouchWall Access

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JFK Breakfasts

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JFK Student Council

President: Joe Dergance Vice President: Aubrie Pellegrini Secretary: Brynn Pellegrini         Student Council Activities Include: Student Council Officer Elections/Speeches Red Ribbon Week  Hall Homecoming Spirit Days Halloween Candy Grams Canned Food Drive for Hall Food Pantry Valentine’s Day Candy Grams  . . .

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Join JFK on Facebook!

    We are pleased to announce another way to stay in touch with what's happening at JFK. Please Click on and like our page at:  JFK on Facebook

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Spring Valley C.C.S.D. #99 ESSER Relief Funds District 99 is fortunate to receive ESSER III funding. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Department of Education has released three grants for which local education agencies (K-12) can apply.  These ESSER grants will provide school districts with emergency relief funds to address the impact COVID-19 has had on elementary and secondary . . .

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IEP Related Service Logs are Available

   If your child has an IEP with related services, the school district or cooperative will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) provided to your child. Copies of any related service logs will be available to you at your child’s annual review IEP meeting.  You may also request a copy of the related service logs at any time. (PA 101-0515) . . .

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