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Two Eichelberger Elementary School fifth graders in Molly Clinnin’s class dissect owl pellets and identify the objects found inside on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

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

census 2020, everyone counts!

The 2020 Census will be held next spring and it’s vitally important to our community that everyone be counted. The Census helps determine our legislative districts and federal funding.

Here is some basic information about the Census.

Did You Know?

The Census will hire thousands of people to help residents complete the survey this spring, and they’re paying up to $25 an hour!

For more information please visit 2020Census.gov 

This Week's Highlights


  • Parents can apply for the computerized, random full-day kindergarten lottery through 5 p.m. January 24, 2020. The computer will pick 408 students on January 31, 2020 for District 202’s limited, full-day kindergarten program next school year.
  • District 202 will share steps families can take to be more aware of teen suicide and support and protect their children at a special program at 6:30 p.m. January 30, 2020 in the auditorium at Plainfield South High School, Doors will open, and community resources will be available at 6 p.m.


  • Here are the Board of Education meeting notes from the January 13, 2020 regular meeting.


D. 202 program will focus on suicide awareness, prevention
Jan 17, 2020
D. 202 high school art students earn honors at 3rd annual Lewis University art show
Jan 15, 2020
JAN 20
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - NO SCHOOL
JAN 22
Board of Education Committee meetings
JAN 22
Plainfield Foundation for Excellence
JAN 27
Board of Education regular meeting
JAN 30
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Presentation
JAN 31
CAPE monthly meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram image from instagram Fifth graders at Eichelberger Elementary School learned all about the different types of owls and had the opportunity to dissect owl pellets this week. Student were wide eyed with excitement as they worked together to identify objects inside the pellets. Many students found small skulls, bones, beaks, fur and more. #202proud

facebook image from facebook Today is the first day to apply for a computerized, random full-day kindergarten spot in District 202. This will be the fifth year that District 202 has provided the limited full-day kindergarten program as it moves toward a plan to provide full-day kindergarten for all eligible children. District 202 parents can apply online for the lottery through 5 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020. The actual lottery will be held at 10 a.m. January 31, 2020. Families will be notified no later than February 1, 2020 whether their child has been accepted or put on a waiting list. The online application is posted on the front page of the district website (www.psd202.org), all 17 elementary websites and the website for the Bonnie McBeth Learning Center. #202proud

twitter .@IndianTrailMS 6th grade science classes learned how a solid turns into a gas using dry ice. @ISBEnews… https://t.co/JNFZSNvt4I


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!

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PSHS leadership students volunteer, 01.16.2020
PSHS leadership students volunteer, 01.16.2020
Virtual Backpack
Spectrum Youth Singers
Spectrum Youth Singers
Under the Lights Plainfield Flag Football League
Under the Lights Plainfield Flag Football League
New Place Theatre offers after-school program
New Place Theatre offers after-school program
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


Enjoy the long weekend and please take time to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his many sacrifices and contributions to our country.

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

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