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December 14, 2018
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Hello Education Partners,

Hope you have had a good week.

Here is this week’s selection of District 202 news and information:

This Week's Highlights


  • Plainfield North and South high school students can get free heart screenings in January and February 2019. (PHSCC and PEHS students will be able to get the same screenings next school year.)

***Parents, guardians and community member volunteers are also needed to help screen students***

Click here for more information about this important event.


  • The District 202 Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield. The public meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Here is the meeting agenda.
  • Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lane Abrell discusses the benefits of recent commercial development in his monthly community column.
  • This month, the Jon Balke Student Art Gallery is proud to host the Plainfield Art League’s “Best of the Best” exhibit, featuring works from PAL members, and student artists from District 202 and area high schools. Check it all out at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield.
  • Teams of up to five people can register now to compete in a Wizard of Oz Trivia Contest at the Opening Event on January 31, 2019
  • Finally, the whole family is invited to watch the 1939 classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz” starring Judy Garland at the Closing Event on February 28, 2019.
DEC 14
CAPE monthly meeting
DEC 17
Board of Education Regular Meeting
DEC 21
End Semester One
DEC 21
School Improvement Day - Early Release
DEC 24
Winter Break
DEC 25
Winter Break
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram Kindergartens at #walkersgrovees test their senses in the annual 5 Senses Carnival. #202proud

image from instagram

twitter More than 100 students from @MrDraperPNHS @PSHSCougars @PHSCCADMIN German Clubs made the annual trek to Christkindl… https://t.co/3t4jjnyUj2

facebook What better way to study genetics then to look at DNA strands? #202proud

image from facebook


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
5th graders learn about the Revolutionary War, 12.14.2018
2nd graders enjoy Holidays around the World, 12.14.2018
Making gingerbread houses, 12.14.2018
Fifth graders learn about raptors from the Northern Illinois Raptors group, 12.13.2018
Student Council hosts holiday party for Blue House elementary schools, 12.10.2018
Student athlete leaders kick off Elementary School Bengal Bookworm project
Grinch Week
Barnes and Noble arts night, 12.12.2018
Kindergarten Five Senses Carnival, 12.11.2018
Learning to code with Beebots, Ozbots and websites
PSTEP students volunteer for Bags of Hope
5th graders learn coding during Hour of Code event, 12.07.2018
5th graders study owls via their pellets, 12.06.2018
Virtual Backpack
Winter Break Camp
Winter Break Camp
Kids College - Fall Schedule
Kids College - Fall Schedule
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students, staff and schools.



Have a great weekend.

Tom Hernandez

Plainfield District 202

Director of Community Relations

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer

(815) 577-4008

(815) 514-5409 (cell)

Facebook: www.facebook.com/psd202

Twitter: @d202schools

“We Prepare Learners for the Future”



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