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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.



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.



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 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.



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?



Plainfield High School Holiday Concert Schedules  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — Plainfield Central High School will hold its annual holiday concert tonight (December 5) at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium located at 24120 ...



Plainfield High School Students Can Get Free Heart Screenings  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield High Students Can Get Heart Screenings - Plainfield, IL - Officials said specially-trained cardiologists will be onsite for the screenings and the results ...



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.



Eight distinguished Plainfield High School graduates were inducted into the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame  The Bugle

Ryan Ostry Bugle Reporter @RyanOstry_BR18 rostry@buglenewspapers.com. The Bolingbrook Golf Club officially welcomed eight distinguished Plainfield ...



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 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.



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, ...



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

PLAINFIELD, IL — The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 21st annual fall craft show on Oct. 27 and 28 at Plainfield High School – Central ...



Plainfield High School student charged with 3 counts of rape  FOX 59 Indianapolis

PLAINFIELD, Ind. – A Plainfield High School student has been charged with three counts of rape, a level 3 felony. According to court documents, 17-year-old ...



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 ...



Plainfield High School Honor Rolls Announced  Plainfield, IL Patch

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



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.



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 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 ...



3 new inductees in Plainfield H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – When the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed its first class of inductees in 1999, Danielle Belobraydich, Ryan Prater and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Students at District 202 in Plainfield to take part in music festival  The Herald-News

Thirty-eight District 202 high school student musicians will take part in the Illinois Music Educators Association District Festivals for jazz, choir, band and ...



Plainfield Needy Family Drive Returns For 26th Year: How To Help  Plainfield, IL Patch

Plainfield Needy Family Drive Returns - Plainfield, IL - Find out how to "adopt" a family and fulfill the wish lists of children and adults who could use some holiday ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



U.S. News Best High Schools: Heres How 163 CT Schools Ranked  Darien, IL Patch

Best CT High Schools In America U.S. NewS - Darien, CT - You may be surprised to see what CT schools rank among the nation's best. We also have CT's best.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

Plainfield Seniors Get Scholarlships - Plainfield, IL - These graduating students will get a boost to their college funding.



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.



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.



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.



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, ...



Bolingbrook native John Ivlow enters Plainfield Hall of Fame  The Bugle

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

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



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 ...



John Jackson left lasting legacy at Plainfield Central  The Herald-News

John Jackson was one of those guys who took a little while to get to know.



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 ...



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 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.



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.



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 ...



Plainfield Band Boosters Host 20th Annual Craft Show  Patch.com

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 ...



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.



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 ...



Nearly 300 Plainfield Students Named Illinois State Scholars  Patch.com

Almost 300 Illinois State Scholars In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - All four local high schools saw double-digit increases in the number of state scholars.



Plainfield Central Athletic Director is Schools New Principal  Patch.com

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



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.



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 students named National Hispanic Scholars  The Herald-News

Eight District 202 high school seniors have been named 2018-19 National Hispanic Scholars. They are:



65th Annual Plainfield Homecoming Parade Oct. 1  Patch.com

PLAINFIELD, IL — The 65th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade, celebrating "Classic Rock & Roll" will step off at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 1, ...



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.



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.



Holy Week at Wheatland Presbyterian Church - Plainfield  Patch.com

During Lent, Pastor Deb is focusing on "Shadows" - the shadows of the cross, and the struggles of Peter, Judas, Pilate, and others around the time of Jesus' ...



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 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 ...



CAPE Honors Plainfield School District Faculty, Staff, Parents  Patch.com

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



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 ...



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  MyCentralJersey.com

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  Patch.com

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.



Local art and entertainment: April 8 through April 15  The Herald-News

April 8. • Woodworking Club – 9 to noon., also 1 to 3 p.m.; also Thursdays and April 15, Senior Services of Will County Main Office, 251 N. Center St., Joliet.



Plainfield Teacher to Publish Book  Patch.com

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



Dist. 202 approves full-day kindergarten with new building  The Bugle

By Brian Stanley. Plainfield District 202 has approved construction of an 18th elementary school. The additional building will provide enough space for full-day ...



Plainfield Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 3 inductees  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Two coaches and one athlete will make up the 18th class of inductees into the Plainfield High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.



Honor Roll Students  The Bugle

2018-19 MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL- SECOND QUARTER. Indian Trail Middle School. High Honor Roll – Grade 6. ADALIE ARROYO, MIA ARROYO, ...



Plainfield Academy Principal To Lead 66th Annual Homecoming Parade  Patch.com

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



Plainfield Students Inducted Into NHS  Patch.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



Plainfield Central Gets New Athletic Director  Patch.com

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



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

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



Fireworks Violations: Whats The Penalty In Plainfield?  Plainfield, IL Patch

Fireworks Fine In Plainfield - Plainfield, IL - Plainfield residents who illegally set off fireworks risk a $100 fine and having their fireworks confiscated.



Eight D-202 juniors get Horizon Grants  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Eight District 202 high school juniors will get a glimpse of their future with a little help from the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence.



Raspolich Named New Plainfield East Athletic Director  Patch.com

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 ...



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 East High School Honor Roll  Patch.com

Submitted by Plainfield School District 202. High Honor Roll - Grade 9. SARAH ABUTALEB, AMAIYA ALLEN, SAMUEL ALVIDREZ, ABIGAIL ANGOMAS, ...



Plainfield Schools Get New Assistant Principals, Leaders  Patch.com

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



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. Plainfield Community Consolidated School District ...



Boys basketball: Plainfield Central names Gregg Bayer new head coach  The Herald-News

PLAINFIELD – Plainfield Central has a new boys basketball coach. Gregg Bayer, a 2003 Plainfield Central graduate and an outstanding basketball and tennis ...



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 ...



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.



School Stadiums to Get Artificial Turf  Patch.com

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



Plainfield Irish Parade 2018 Princess Selected  Plainfield, IL Patch

PLAINFIELD, IL — A Plainfield North High School sophomore has been selected as the 2018 Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade Princess. Grace Schlueter, who ...



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 ...



Former Plainfield Mayor James Waldorf dies at 73  Chicago Tribune

James Waldorf, a former mayor of Plainfield and educator who was principal of Plainfield High School during the devastating 1990 tornado, died Tuesday at ...



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 teacher accused of student sex assault in storage room  WLS-TV

Brian D. Smith, a teacher at Plainfield High School's central campus, has been charged with criminal sexual assault for allegedly having sex with a female ...



Plainfield North High School Honor Roll  Patch.com

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



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 ...



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