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February 15, 2019
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Lakewood Falls Elementary School students read with their families during the Literacy with Loved Ones event Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The event also featured free breakfast and a chance to explore the book fair before school.

Hello District 202 Education Partners,

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

This Week's Highlights


  • Here is the UPDATED 2018-19 calendar, including the five “Emergency Days” that have been used. The last day of school is now June 5, 2019.
    • The High School Summer School schedule has also been changed:
      • Session 1 will now begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 with attendance on Friday, June 7th.
      • The traditional Monday-Thursday schedule will start on Monday June 10th and continue through June 27th.
      • Session II will remain the same. 
  • “The Screen Zombie” social media safety program hosted by Plainfield Parent Community Network has been rescheduled and will now be presented on February 27th.
  • Plainfield South high school students can get free heart screenings in 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.



Fifth “Next Steps” program discusses Work Incentive Planning
Feb 15, 2019
CAPE organization reschedules D. 202 Board candidate forum
Feb 13, 2019
D. 202 special ed. administrator moving to Plainfield South HS
Feb 11, 2019
FEB 15
CAPE monthly meeting
FEB 18
Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
FEB 20
Board of Education Committee Meeting
FEB 21
CAPE Board of Education Candidates Forum
FEB 25
Board of Education Regular Meeting
FEB 28
Foundation for Excellence
Kudos and Congratulations

Several student athletes are competing at the state girls bowling and wrestling tournaments this weekend:


  • PNHS senior Jenna Sussenbach
  • PSHS junior Savannah Magruder
  • PEHS senior Kayla Dench


  • PNHS – freshman Jared Gumila (132 pounds)
  • PSHS – junior James Pierandozzi (145 pounds), senior Jake Kendall (160 pounds), senior Andrew Bejarano (285 pounds)
  • PHSCC – senior Jamel Sheppard (145 pounds)
  • PEHS – senior D’Anthony Hopkins (138 pounds), junior Alex Villar (120 pounds)


Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
twitter Future @d202schools #leaders learning from each other, other administrators. #202proud #202staffrocks https://t.co/tKkKpx87QI

image from twitter

facebook The District 202 elementary school Bengal Bookworms from Creekside, Elizabeth Eichelberger, Lakewood Falls and Liberty are recognized before the varsity boys basketball game at Plainfield East High School on Friday, February 8, 2019.

The students were recognized for reading over winter break. #202proud

image from facebook

instagram We are #202proud of the new, permanent sign celebrating student, staff and community artwork in the Jon W. Balke Student Art Gallery in the Administration Center. @indiantrailms @ridgeraptorpride @thomasjeffersonelementary @timberridgemiddleschool

image from instagram


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
Author Michael Wayne visits, 02.12.2019
Kindergartners learn how the sun warms the earth, 01.2019
Literacy with Loved Ones, 02.12.2019
Battle of Books final, 02.06.2019
Spelling bee, 02.08.2019
Battle of the Books final, 02.12.2019
Battle of the Books 2019
2018-19 Spelling Bee
Party planning math fun, 02.2019
Cultural Fair, 02.07.2019
Battle of the Books teacher vs. fifth graders, 02.08.2019
BMX champ, motivational speaker Matt Wilhelm performs, 02.07.2019
CAAEL 2018 - 2019 Basketball
Annual Beat the Dads contest for Kids Heart Challenge, 02.06.2019
PSHS and PEHS Pack the House basketball night, 02.06.2019
Student athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 02.06.2019
6th Grade Band Ensemble 2.5.19
Virtual Backpack
PINK ELITE Club Team Tryouts (3rd-8th Grade)
PINK ELITE Club Team Tryouts (3rd-8th Grade)
PINK ELITE HS Complete Player Training (9th-11th grade)
PINK ELITE HS Complete Player Training (9th-11th grade)
Pinkalicious & PINK ELITE 3 on 3 Instructional League (Kinder-7th grade)
Pinkalicious & PINK ELITE 3 on 3 Instructional League (Kinder-7th grade)
Joliet Catholic Academy to host Step Up Day for area 7th grade students Thurs. 3/7
Joliet Catholic Academy to host Step Up Day for area 7th grade students Thurs. 3/7
FREE Lacrosse Beginners Clinics
FREE Lacrosse Beginners Clinics
Equestrian Center Group Lessons
Equestrian Center Group Lessons
Equestrian Center Birthday Parties
Equestrian Center Birthday Parties
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.

Remember, no school on Monday because it's Presidents Day.


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

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