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A weekly newsletter from Plainfield CCSD 202 February 26, 2016

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Education Partners, hello.

Here is this week’s serving of District 202 news and information…

The Board of Education is seeking nominations for its 24th annual Awards of Excellence.

Students, staff, parents and community members are welcome and encouraged to nominate teachers and non-administrative staff whose work on behalf of students, and support of District 202 has been exceptional in some way.

All nominations must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016.

The Awards for Excellence ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in the auditorium at Plainfield East High School, 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield. 

  • It is spring musical season in District 202, and our high schools have a terrific slate of shows nearly ready to go.


Feb 26, 2016 | Plainfield East High Choir hosting scrapbooking fundraiser
The Plainfield East High School Choir will host a day-long scrapbooking event to benefit the PEHS choir on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the school, 12001 S. Naperville Road, Plainfield. District 202-area... [READ MORE]

Feb 26, 2016 | Plainfield East High School hosts “Little Mermaid” tea time
Fans of the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” can enjoy tea with their favorite characters from the show from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016 in the Plainfield East High School cafeteria,... [READ MORE]

Feb 26, 2016 | District 202 middle school students to compete in regional Spelling Bee
Seven District 202 middle school students will compete in the 2016 Will County Regional Spelling Bee on March 3, 2016 at Lockport East High School. The students earned the honor by winning their individual... [READ MORE]

Feb 25, 2016 | D. 202 high schools present 2016 spring musicals in March
Plainfield will be “Broadway-West” in March as District 202’s four high schools present another great spring musical season. Tickets for shows at PHSCC, PSHS and PEHS are $7 for adults and $5... [READ MORE]

Feb 25, 2016 | Plainfield South High School teacher’s book to be published
Plainfield South High School English teacher Jeff Jarot has been writing his entire life. But he didn’t start seriously submitted his work for publication until after he got his graduate degree in... [READ MORE]

Feb 24, 2016 | Holocaust survivor shares story with John F. Kennedy students
World War II holocaust survivor Magda Brown made many powerful points about her experiences as a survivor of one of the most horrible experiences in history when she spoke to John F. Kennedy Middle School... [READ MORE]

Feb 22, 2016 | Two D. 202 elementary educators changing roles next year
Two veteran District 202 elementary educators will take new positions for 2016-17. Laurie Boyce will be the new principal at Freedom Elementary School after nine years as principal at Thomas Jefferson... [READ MORE]

Feb 22, 2016 | Nominees sought for 24th Annual D. 202 Awards of Excellence
The District 202 Board of Education is seeking nominees for its 24 th Annual Awards of Excellence. The award honors teachers and non-administrative staff whose work on behalf of students, and support of... [READ MORE]


Teacher Institute - No Student Attendance
Community Resource Fair 2016
Plainfield East High School
End of Third Quarter
Board of Education Committee Meetings
District Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield

  • The Plainfield High School Hockey Association’s JV Red team will play in the Illinois West Founders Cup Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2016  at All Seasons Ice Arena, 31W330 North Aurora Road, Naperville.
  • PNHS graduate Karlie Traversa is a finalist in Classical Singer Magazine's National Vocalist Contest for the second time. The Finals will be held in Boston in May.
  • PEHS freshman Rylie Traversa will sing the National Anthem this weekend and next for the Northern Illinois Hockey League. 
  • Several student athletes won top honors at last week’s state wrestling meet:


  • Eric Johnson -- 3rd  place, 220 pounds
  • Danny Saracco --4th place, 195 pounds


  • Michael McGee -- 2nd place, 120 pounds (also -- apologies to Michael for accidentally omitting him from last week’s announcement of state qualifiers)
  • Zach Krause 4th place, 138 pounds


  • Marcus Povlick – 2nd place, 106 pounds.
  • Several student athletes will compete this weekend in the state swimming meet:


  • Kyle Potts (200 meter Individual Medley and 200 meter Medley Relay)
  • Merek Avery (100 meter Backstroke and 200 meter Medley Relay)


  • Brandon Tran (100 meter Fly and 100 meter Breaststroke)
  • Ryan Netzel (200 meter and 500 meter Freestyle)

All four athletes also qualified in the 200 meter relay.


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

Please click on the image/link below to see these photos of our students and staff in action:



  • Bonnie McBeth Learning Center – “Firefighter Visit” bmbfirechf0216






The Virtual Backpack is an online material distribution system that allows approved non-profit and community organizations to post and display information for District 202 parents and staff members.

Hoops For Heart - PNHS
Gender: Both Genders
Staff or Students: Staff and Students
Grade Level: High
School: PNHS

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day - Olivet Nazarene Univ.
Gender: Female
Staff or Students: Staff and Students
Grade Level: 7th, 8th, 6th
School: All Middle Schools

Join Cub Scout Pack 99
Gender: Male
Staff or Students: Staff and Students
Grade Level: Elementary
School: All Elementary Schools

Plainfield High School Hockey Invitational Skate
Gender: Both Genders
Staff or Students: Staff and Students
Grade Level: Middle, High
School: All Middle Schools, All High Schools


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

Have a good weekend.

Tom Hernandez
Director of Community Relations
Plainfield CCSD 202
(815) 577-4008 (office)
(815) 514-5409 (cell)
"We Prepare Learners for the Future"



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