Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Plainfield South High School will add another AP Calculus course and Computer Science to its repertoire in the fall as part of a grant from Google.
Plainfield South High School has been awarded a grant made possible by Google to help develop additional Advanced Placement math, science and technology courses. Sign up for our free, daily e-newsletter Like Bolingbrook Patch on Facebook Plainfield South was selected as one of 14 schools in Illinois and 800 in the nation to participate in the AP STEM Access program to develop Advanced Placement, or college-level, courses aimed at getting girls and minorities interested in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, District 202 officials announced this week. The AP STEM Access program is being funded by a $5 million grant from Google to DonorsChoose.org as part of Google’s global impact awards to help encourage African-American…
Friday, March 1, 2013
One Plainfield School District 202 board member gives his take on a recent vote for raises for administration and non-union support staff. Send letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to be clear; I speak only for myself in this letter to the editor. I recently voted “YES” for administration and non-union support staff to get a 2.5 percent raise. District 202 has really tightened its belt over the last 5 years as the State of Illinois’ financial situation has gone in to the pits. In that time, I reluctantly voted for almost every cut that came before me, trying to walk the very delicate line between balancing the budget and preserving a strong academic and support system for our students. Those cuts have included about 345 full-time teaching, support and administrative positions. The proposals that I did not support were when changes would have actually added costs back in to the budget. School districts …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Plainfield schools will host events in February, March and April for parents who want to learn more about the new national Common Core State Standards.
Tuesday, January 29
Last fall we started a school-year long project to inform and educate the community about the new national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for learning, which will be implemented starting next school year. The CCSS will be one of the most significant changes to public education in many years. We will continue this important work by hosting four Community Forums in February, March and April. We invite all of our families to attend at least one of these forums, which will be held at: At these Community Forums our Curriculum and Instruction department will present a general overview of the new CCSS, discuss what we’re doing to prepare both our teachers and students now, provide resources for families and answer questions. Illinois is one …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
District 202 superintendent's community column.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The national election cycle has just ended. Inevitably, there is much change on the horizon for public education as the dust settles and the President and Congress look to the future. One of the most significant changes will be the transition next year to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for learning. Illinois is one of more than 45 states that have adopted and will implement the new CCSS, which are national learning expectations that align with international learning standards. The new national CCSS will replace the current state learning standards. This will be the largest education reform to happen in decades. The CCSS emphasize developing critical thinking skills to help our students better compete and succeed in a global …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Citing 'inappropriate content,' administrators nix spring play choice; Plainfield Central teens say decision sends an anti-gay message.
Editor's note: This article was written by Plainfield Editor Shannon Antinori. Some Plainfield High School - Central Campus students are speaking out after an administrative decision put an end to plans to stage a reworked version of “Rent.” Senior Topher Otake, 17, said students learned Thursday that school administrators would not allow a production of “Rent: School Edition” to move forward for the spring 2013 musical. Want Bolingbrook news delivered free to your inbox? Sign up for the Bolingbrook Patch newsletter. The show is based on Jonathan Larson’s Broadway hit — itself modeled after the opera "La Boheme" — about a group of struggling artists coping with poverty, AIDS and drug addiction. Plainfield Central Principal Robert Smith …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
District officials said many test results have stabilized over the past year.
Of the 28 eligible schools, 12 schools in Plainfield School District 202 made adequate yearly progress as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act this year. That number is twice as many as last year, when only six of the 28 schools made AYP. In order to make adequate yearly progress, at least 85 percent of students in all subgroups had to meet or exceed state standards in the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT), which is given to third- through eighth-graders and the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), which is given to 11th graders. Each year, the benchmark increases by 7.5 percent so that by 2014, 100 percent of students are expected to meet or exceed state standards. In reading, about 81 percent of District 202 students…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Board announces it will hire a deputy superintendent who will take Harper's place as he retires after 33 years with the Plainfield School District.
The Plainfield School District 202 board on Monday announced it will begin its search for a new superintendent to succeed Dr. John Harper, who plans to retire in July 2014. Board president Roger Bonuchi said the district will use a succession plan to help ease the transition to the new superintendent. The board will ultimately decide on a deputy superintendent who will become superintendent once Harper retires. As part of the process, board members have invited a pool of candidates to meet with them in the coming month. They will then form a committee of parents, community and staff members and another committee of administrators who will interview the candidates and offer feedback to the board. The board will hold at least two closed-…
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Some Romeoville, Bolingbrook children attend Eichelberger Elementary School in Plainfield School District 202
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Editor’s note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202. Romeoville and Bolingbrook families whose children attend Eichelberger Elementary School in Plainfield School District 202 are reminded and encouraged to register their children for kindergarten at the school as soon as possible. Eichelberger Elementary School is located at 12450 S. Essington Road, Plainfield. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012 to start kindergarten this fall. Kindergarten fees for 2012-13 will remain at $88 – the same as this year. Kindergarten registration forms, school fees and other registration-related information is posted on the front page of the District 202 web site (www.psd202.org) and on the front pages of all …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
More than 150 service providers from Will, Cook and DuPage counties were part of Feb. 21 event hosted by Valley View and Plainfield school districts.
Valley View and Plainfield School District 202 joined together Tuesday to host the annual free Community Resource Fair, linking area residents with local services at the Romeoville Recreation Center.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Plainfield School District 202 confirmed Thusday that Darrell Stephenson had worked for them as a student teacher and coach in 2007 and 2008.
Darrell Stephenson, the 24-year-old soccer coach accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy, was slapped with fours counts of child pornography on top of the two charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse he already faces. The Will County state's attorney's office announced the new charges in a press release issued Thursday afternoon. It was also revealed Thursday that Stephenson had been a student teacher at Aux Sable Middle school in Plainfield in spring 2008, a volunteer assistant boys volleyball coach in spring 2007 and a paid assistant boys volleyball coach in spring 2008, Plainfield School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez said. He has not had any involvement with the district since 2008, Hernandez said. The new …