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Plainfield High School 2nd Semester Honor Rolls  Plainfield, IL Patch

District 202 Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - Here are District 202's stellar high school students.

Plainfield East, Plainfield Central Recycle 3,500 Pounds Of Food  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Schools Lead The Way On Recycling - Plainfield, IL - The goal is to expand the pilot food composting program to Plainfield South and Plainfield North ...

Plainfield Middle School 4th Quarter Honor Rolls  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - Here are District 202's stellar middle schoolers.

Retiring Plainfield Teacher, Coach Wins Niehus Award  Plainfield, IL Patch

2019 Niehus Award Winner - Plainfield, IL - Longtime teacher/coach John Bayer is this year's Walter G. and Juanita F. Niehus Award winner.

Drumapalooza to benefit Plainfield High School-Central Campus  The Herald-News

Celebrate all things percussion during the 2019 Drumapalooza concert to benefit Plainfield High School-Central Campus at 7 p.m. April 27. The family friendly ...

Plainfield High School Central Campus PTSO Says Thank You  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield High School Central Campus PTSO: Thanks - Plainfield, IL - The group's letter thanks those who donated to the 26th annual needy families drive.

Vietnam Reenactment Set For Plainfield Central High School  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — A week after an active shooter drill at a Plainfield elementary school, the district is telling residents to expect loud noises and gunshot sounds ...

Plainfield School District 1st Semester High School Honor Roll  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield School District 202 has published its second semester honor roll for each of the district's high schools. Is your kid on the list?

Abrell Reflects On Growth, Changes In District 202  Plainfield, IL Patch

Abrell Column - Plainfield, IL - The latest superintendent's column comes days after the board voted to build an 18th elementary school.

U.S. News Best High Schools: How Plainfield Schools Ranked  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield High School Rankings - Plainfield, IL - U.S. News & World report released its ranking of schools within the Chicago metro area. Here's how Plainfield ...

Plainfield high school student earns perfect ACT score  The Herald-News

A Plainfield East High School junior earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

New Program Lets District 202 Students Rent Laptops  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Students Can Now Rent Laptops - Plainfield, IL - Starting next fall, Plainfield high school students will be able to "check out" refurbished laptops just as ...

D. 202 Board of Education to honor educators in Plainfield  The Herald-News

The District 202 Board of Education will honor 18 exceptional educators at its 27th annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony at 7 p.m. March 14.

Plainfield High School student charged with rape of classmates  Indianapolis Star

Levi Stewart, 17, is accused of "threatening, intimidating and harassing young female students in his classes to engage in sexual activity with him."

Plainfield South High School wins art conference  The Herald-News

Plainfield South High School won its fifth Southwest Prairie Art Conference title and 21 District 202 high school students earned top prizes for their works in the ...

Plainfield East Students Take 1st At Journalism Competition  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Students Win Journalism Competition - Plainfield, IL - Students from three of Districtd 202's four high schools competed.

Plainfield Central Teacher Meets Astronaut Mark Kelly  Plainfield, IL Patch

PCHS Teacher Meets Astronaut - Plainfield, IL - Teacher Nickey Walker met the retired astronaut, who commanded the space shuttle Endeavor on its last flight, ...

Plainfield Homecoming: Former Board President To Lead Parade  Plainfield, IL Patch

Smith To Lead Plainfield Homecoming Parade - Plainfield, IL - The 67th annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade steps off in downtown Plainfield Oct.

CAPE recognizes outstanding members of the D. 202 community in Plainfield  The Herald-News

The CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to students, their schools and ...

Band Boosters Fall Craft Show Returns To Plainfield  Plainfield, IL Patch

Band Boosters Fall Craft Show - Plainfield, IL - Crafts, gifts and baked goods will be for sale at Plainfield High School - Central Campus.

Plainfield Schools To Host Madrigal Dinners  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Madrigal Dinners - Plainfield, IL - Enjoy the sounds of the season, figgy pudding and more.

Plainfield Chamber Of Commerce Jobs Expo Is Saturday  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Chamber Of Commerce Jobs Expo Is Sat. - Plainfield, IL - The event is open to the public and officials say there will be give-aways, entertainment and ...

D-202 considers 8th HS period, introduces ambassadors  The Herald-News

Members of the Plainfield School District 202 Board of Education heard more information Monday about adding an eighth period to the high school day and ...

Plainfield Central Teacher Honored For Dedication To Students  Plainfield, IL Patch

PCHS Teacher Honored - Plainfield, IL - A student nominated teacher Arlene Morris after she helped him while he was struggling in his geometry class.

Plainfield church to host annual 'wild game' dinner  The Herald-News

Friendship Baptist Church will host its annual wild game dinner on March 16 at Plainfield High School – Central Campus located at 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive ...

Rachels Challenge Event At Plainfield Schools  Plainfield, IL Patch

Rachel's Challenge In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The program focuses on the inspirational life and message of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine ...

Plainfield Academy To Host Pancake Breakfast, Hot Dog Lunch  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Academy To Host Pancake Breakfast - Plainfield, IL - Breakfast tickets will cost $5, while coffee or water is $1 and hot dogs are $3. Money will benefit ...

Plainfield student musicians to perform in Romeoville  The Herald-News

Eighty-two student musicians from all four District 202 high schools will perform at the Southwest Prairie Conference Honor Band Festival on Feb.

Plainfield High School Honor Rolls Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

District 202 High School Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - These local high schoolers made the list.

Bolingbrook native John Ivlow enters Plainfield Hall of Fame  The Bugle

Ryan Ostry Bugle Reporter @RyanOstry_BR18 John Ivlow is a man of many talents. Recently, Ivlow was honored in the District ...

Herron: Hall of Fame caps special day in Plainfield  The Herald-News

Of the many great Joliet-area sports traditions, Plainfield Central's Saturday homecoming football game is one of the most distinctive.

D.202 high school journalists do well at Minooka Invitational  The Herald-News

Student journalists from Plainfield High School – Central Campus, Plainfield South High School and Plainfield East High School earned several top prizes at the ...

District 202 in Plainfield names Illinois State Scholars  The Herald-News

Two hundred seventy-eight District 202 high school seniors have been named 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars because of their academic potential.

Spring Musicals Set For Plainfield High Schools  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Spring may still be a few weeks away, but spring music is just around the corner, as District 202's four high schools prepare to stage their ...

Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade Slated For March 10  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade Slated For March - Plainfield, IL - Officials are still taking nominations for Irish Princess. Find out how to nominate someone ...

District 202 in Plainfield piloting 'breakfast in the classroom' program  The Herald-News

District 202 is piloting a “breakfast in the classroom” program in several elementary schools this spring with the goal of expanding the program to all elementary ...

Plainfield Irish Parade Grand Marshal Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Organizers have announced the grand marshal for this year's Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade. Local volunteer and historian Nicki Alander ...

Plainfield high school students win at conference Literary Festival  The Herald-News

Students from all four District 202 high schools won top honors at the 2018 Southwest Prairie Conference Literary Festival held April 18 Plainfield North High ...

12 Plainfield Students Earn National Merit Commended Rank  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Students Earn National Merit Rank - Plainfield, IL - Commended Students placed among the top 50000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students.

Nine D. 202 teachers in Plainfield get professional development awards  The Herald-News

Nine District 202 teachers will participate in special professional growth programs this summer with the help of a special grant designed to support innovative ...

New Record: Near 400 Plainfield Students Named AP Scholars  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — A record-high 395 District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2018 AP Scholars based on their performance ...

Plainfield North, South HS students earn German test honors  The Herald-News

Nearly 60% of the Plainfield North High School students and nearly 40% the Plainfield South High School students who took the National German Exam earned ...

Longtime PE and health teacher in Plainfield retired  The Herald-News

Walker's Grove Elementary School physical education and heath teacher Steve Riederer is retiring after 45 years as an educator, including the last 42 in District ...

Police: Plainfield high school student threatened to shoot ex-girlfriend  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – A Plainfield South High School student was arrested for threatening to shoot his former girlfriend in the head, police said.

District 202 Hall Of Fame: Five Plainfield Central Grads To Be Inducted

D. 202 Hall Of Fame Induction - Plainfield, IL - The Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 to recognize distinguished grads.

Hunt Invite special night as always in 'Track Town'  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – The weather was almost perfect on Thursday for the start of the Annual Stephen P. Hunt Invitational Boys and Girls Track and Field Meet hosted ...

Plainfields Big Paulys: This Is Special Pizza  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield's Big Pauly's: It's Something Special - Plainfield, IL - Joliet Patch Editor John Ferak visited Plainfield for his latest food column.

Plainfield Teacher Retires After 45 Years In Education  Plainfield, IL Patch

PE Teacher Retires After 45 Years - Plainfield, IL - Steve Riederer spent 42 years as a PE teacher and coach in District 202.

CAPE Honors Outstanding District 202 Parents, Faculty, Staff  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...

Plainfield Central Athletic Director is Schools New Principal

Plainfield, IL - Dave Stephens will replace current Principal Bob Smith, who is retiring in June.

Area roundup: Dorrestein, Levek to join Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Perry Dorrestein and Thomas “Doc” Levek will become the newest inductees into the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame during ...

11 Plainfield Seniors Named National Hispanic Scholars  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Hispanic Scholars - Plainfield, IL - The teens' SAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test scores drew the attention of the National Hispanic ...

CAPE, Foundation Scholarships Go To 23 Plainfield Grads  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Twenty-three District 202 graduating seniors got college scholarships in May 2018 from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence and the ...

Plainfield student and dad build race car together  The Herald-News

Bonnie McBeth Learning Center student Eli Canete and his dad, Earl, build a race car during Build with Dad day in the Blue Plane classroom.

Apple Tree Preschool celebrates career and retirement of Jan King  The Bugle

Join Apple Tree Preschool as it celebrates the career and retirement of Jan King. Sunday, April 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Apple Tree Preschool, 24020 Fraser Rd. in ...

Plainfield school's art department receives grant  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Students from the yearbook club recently accepted a $300 *Fresh* Films tech grant from the Subway sandwich chain on Oct. 17. Plainfield High ...

Plainfield 'hero' students rescue home, dog from fire  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Two Plainfield high school students saved a home and a dog from being destroyed in a fire, Plainfield School District 202 officials said.

Plainfield high school student's drawing featured on poster  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – A drawing by Plainfield South High School sophomore Emma Jones will be featured on the 2017 Illinois Youth Art Month poster.

Plainfield Band Boosters Host 20th Annual Craft Show

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 20th annual fall craft show on October 28 and 29, 2017 at Plainfield High School ...

Former Plainfield Football Coach Joins State Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Central Coach Named To Hall of Fame. - Plainfield, IL - John Jackson was head football coach at Plainfield Central for nearly two decades.

Police search for possibly armed man near Plainfield North High School  WLS-TV

Will County authorities were searching Tuesday afternoon the area around Plainfield North High School for a possibly armed man who allegedly stole a vehicle ...

St. Patricks Day 2019: Parades, 5Ks, Fireworks In Chicago Area  Plainfield, IL Patch

St. Patrick's Day Events 2019 Chicago - Plainfield, IL - From the city to the suburbs, it's time to dye the rivers green and take pride in your Irish roots (even if you ...

Plainfield Central Gets New Athletic Director

Plainfield, IL - Mark Krusz will replace current PHSCC Athletic Director Dave Stephens, who will serve as the school's principal next year.

CAPE Honors Plainfield School District Faculty, Staff, Parents

PLAINFIELD, IL – District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...

Plainfield Academy Principal To Lead 66th Annual Homecoming Parade

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield Academy Principal Tod Schnowske will serve as Grand Marshal of the 66th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade on ...

Plainfield Schools Get New Assistant Principals, Leaders

Plainfield, IL - The new leaders will begin for the 2015-16 school year.

Plainfield Teacher to Publish Book

Plainfield, IL - The book involves a man who has an unhealthy obsession with the movie "It's a Wonderful Life."

Plainfield Fest Returns To Downtown Plainfield For 37th Year  Plainfield, IL Patch

37th Plainfield Fest To Return In July - Plainfield, IL - For the second year, the carnival and kids attractions will be at Plainfield High School - Central Campus.

Plainfield Middle School Honor Rolls Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

Middle School Honor Rolls - Plainfield, IL - These are the students who made the fourth-quarter honor rolls in District 202.

Plainfield Students Inducted Into NHS

Plainfield Students Inducted Into NHS - Plainfield, IL - Congratulations to this year's crop of exceptional students.

Abrells Contract On Agenda For Special District 202 Meeting  Plainfield, IL Patch

Special District 202 Meeting - Plainfield, IL - Administrator retirement contracts are also on the June 3 agenda.

20th Anniversary For Plainfield Harvest 5K  Plainfield, IL Patch

Harvest 5K Returns - Plainfield, IL - Registration is open for the 2018 Healthy Driven Plainfield Harvest 5k Run/Walk & Kidz Miler.

Plainfield School District 202 to consolidate gifted classrooms  Chicago Tribune

Several third-graders in the gifted program at Plainfield's elementary schools will switch schools next year.

D. 202's CAPE honors outstanding faculty, staff and parents in Plainfield  The Bugle

District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to students, their ...

Big Paulys Pizza Is Something Special: Ferak Food Column  Joliet, IL Patch

Big Pauly's Pizza Is Special: Ferak Food Column - Joliet, IL - In search of great pizza, Joliet area Patch Editor John Ferak ventured over to Plainfield.

Plainfield Fest 2018: Saturday Lineup Includes 1985 Bears Champs  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — It's that time of year again. For the 37th year, the three-day Plainfield Fest will return to downtown Plainfield Friday through Sunday, July 20, ...

Former Wildcat coach John Jackson dies after battle with cancer  The Bugle

EDITOR'S NOTE – This is a story that originally published in February, 2018. By Mark Gregory Editorial Director @Hear_The_Beard mark@buglenewspapers.

Cold Weather Safety Tips From Plainfield Fire Protection District  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, MO — It's cold. Really cold. But, the Plainfield Fire Protection District has some tips to stay safe and warm as the Polar Vortex descends on ...

Raspolich Named New Plainfield East Athletic Director

PLAINFIELD, IL -- Twenty-four year veteran District 202 teacher and coach Paul Raspolich will serve as Plainfield East High School's new athletic director in ...

Surplus Laptop Sale: District 202 Event Is Saturday In Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, IL — District 202 will sell surplus laptop computers to the community Saturday, Aug. 5, at Plainfield High School – Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort ...

1990 Plainfield Tornado: Then and Now  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Aug. 28, 1990, was a day residents in this area do not forget.

Plainfield High School Class of 2017

Graduation exercises for 3 Plainfield schools: Graduation exercises for the Class of 2017 at Plainfield High School were held on Monday, June 19. Read: The ...

Record Number Of AP Scholars: Plainfield School District

Record Number Of AP Scholars In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - The district's four high schools reached an all-time high for AP scholars this year.

Plainfield South Inducting Four Into Athletic Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield South High School will honor four individuals at its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan.

Plainfield Softball Coach Enters State Hall Of Fame  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Central Coach In Coaches Hall Of Fame - Plainfield, IL - Coach Anne Campbell will be inducted into the Illinois Coaches Association Softball Hall of ...

2018 Plainfield Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Show is July 3  The Bugle

The Plainfield Park District will be hosting their annual Patriotic Picnic and Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 3 at Plainfield High School-Central Campus ...

Familiar names return to We the People winner circle  Indiana Lawyer

Hamilton County teams took home top honors in the Indiana We the People high school and middle school state finals held Sunday through Tuesday in ...

Plainfield marks 25th anniversary of deadly tornado  WLS-TV

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the tornado that changed the town of Plainfield forever.

Plainfield Dist. 202: First Semester High School Honor Roll, 2016-17  The Bugle

Plainfield High School Central Campus. High Honor Roll – Grade 9. KUMAYL AHMED, SANA AHMED, BROOKE AHRENS, JACOB ALMAWI, REZA ALVI ...

School Stadiums to Get Artificial Turf

Plainfield, IL - The project will occur in two phases over the next two years.

District 202 in Plainfield presented annual CAPE awards  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to ...

Plainfield North High School Honor Roll

Submitted by Plainfield School District 202. High Honor Roll - Grade 9. SHARI NICOLE ACLIBON, SHACARA ADAMS, ALEXANDROS ARGOUDELIS, ...

School bus parent company's safety record questioned  The Herald-News

District 202 says it's never had safety issues with its bus *service*.

Plainfield Central Chemistry Teacher Allegedly Traded Grades For Oral Sex

Plainfield, IL - The chemistry teacher took oral sex from a teenage student in exchange for better grades, a prosecutor said.

Food resources in Will, Grundy counties  The Herald-News

Ongoing. • 26th annual Christmas drive for needy District 202-area families – To donate money or adopt a family, contact Hanley at 815-439-2670 or ...

Plainfield East grad remembers the why as he takes his shot at the NFL  The Bugle

By Mark Gregory Sports Editor @Hear_The_Beard For anyone who plays college football, their ultimate dream is to hear their ...

CAPE honors outstanding Plainfield school district faculty members, staff and parents  The Bugle

District 202's CAPE parent group recognized outstanding parents, community members, teachers and staff members for their dedication to students, their ...

Track & Field: Plainfield North teams win titles at Hunt Invite  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – When you get four high schools competing against each other, each team wants to go home as the champions.

Plainfield assistant principal wins Lewis educator excellence award  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Chris Chlebek was a beacon of knowledge, support and inspiration to many of his students as a social studies teacher at (then) Plainfield High ...

Here’s how Belleville East drumline scored at championships  Belleville News-Democrat

The Belleville East High School Lancers band drumline placed 13th at the Winter Guard International World Drumline Championships in Dayton, OH. The school ...

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