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March 8, 2019
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John F. Kennedy Middle School students present their artwork to Holocaust survivor Magda Brown after she spoke to the school about her life.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

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

This Week's Highlights


The ceremony will be held in the auditorium at Plainfield High School – Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive, Plainfield. A reception with light refreshments will follow the ceremony.


  • Aux Sable Middle School is leading a professional development pilot called “micro-credentialing” that helps teachers improve their classroom skills.
  • The Jon Balke Student Art Gallery is proud to feature works in March from Crystal Lawns, Eichelberger, Ridge and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools, the Bonnie McBeth Learning Center and Drauden Point and John F. Kennedy middle schools. Visit the gallery at the district administrative center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield.
  • It’s Spring Musical Season! Here are the shows District 202’s four high schools are presenting this year.


Aux Sable Middle School leads micro-credentialing professional development pilot
Mar 8, 2019
District 202 Board to honor 18 excellent educators and staff
Mar 6, 2019
Three District 202 teachers help improve education in Haiti
Mar 6, 2019
D. 202 students earn top prizes in Plainfield library story contest
Mar 6, 2019
Two D. 202 students named 2018-19 National Merit Finalists
Mar 6, 2019
Plainfield Central HS physics teacher meets astronaut Mark Kelly
Mar 6, 2019
D.202 high school journalists do well at Minooka Invitational
Mar 5, 2019
MAR 11
School Improvement Day - Early Release
MAR 12
District 202 Special Education PTO
MAR 13
Board of Education Committee Meeting
MAR 14
Board of Education Awards of Excellence Ceremony
MAR 15
End of Third Quarter
MAR 15
CAPE monthly meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
  • Plainfield East High School Counselor Pauline Gatses has won the Give Something Back organization’s 2019 High School Partnership Award.  She will be honored in May.
  • The District 202 Poetry Team (with students from John F. Kennedy Middle School and Plainfield East High School) has advanced to the “Louder Than A Bomb” spoken word poetry contest quarter finals being held this week. This is the first time the entire team advanced to the quarter finals.


Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
twitter Congratulations to you all! #202proud https://t.co/fAyLw33tkz

instagram @thomasjeffersonelementary student artists on display @psd202 #jonwbalkeartgallery #202proud

image from instagram

facebook Four eighth graders - Isabelle Cammack from Heritage Grove, Andrew Yuskus from Ira Jones, Alexis McAvoy from John F. Kennedy and Taylor Kienzle from Timber Ridge - had the honor of placing a wreath at the tomb at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Each year District 202 eighth graders get the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., to see monuments and experience history.

The wreath laying ceremony is part of that trip.#202proud


The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
Aux Sable Middle School Staff Leads Micro-Credentialing Professional Development Pilot 3.9.19
Second graders perform text surgery, 03.06.2019
Celebrating National Foreign Languages Week, Mardi Gras,  03.07.2019
Celebrating National Foreign Languages Week, 03.06.2019
Eighth graders make dinosaur fossils with preschoolers, 02.2019
Fifth graders take on teacher role in classroom simulation
Build with Dads day in the Blue Plane classroom
February 25, 2019 Board of Education Special Recognitions
D.A.R.E. officers-in-training visit students, 02.28.2019
Lockport firefighters visit kindergartners, 02.28.2019
District 202 annual eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.
First graders celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday, 02.27.2019
Students use clues, solve problems to learn about Revolutionary War
Experimenting with different forms of matter, 5th grade
Family literacy reading night, 02.21.2019
Virtual Backpack
Troop 75's Annual Chili Supper
Troop 75's Annual Chili Supper
Summer Camp at the YMCA
Summer Camp at the YMCA
YMCA Summer Swim Lessons
YMCA Summer Swim Lessons
Summer Sports Camp Schedule
Summer Sports Camp Schedule
Summer Specialty Camp
Summer Specialty Camp
Preschool Summer Camp
Preschool Summer Camp
Spectrum Singers Vocal Power
Spectrum Singers Vocal Power
YMCA Teen Volunteer Opportunities
YMCA Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Swim Lessons: Plainfield Park District
Summer Swim Lessons: Plainfield Park District
Summer Camp Registration: Plainfield Park District
Summer Camp Registration: Plainfield Park District
Swim & Gym at Plainfield Park District
Swim & Gym at Plainfield Park District
Providence Spring Shadow Days
Providence Spring Shadow Days
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


Daylight Savings Time resumes this weekend. Remember to set your clocks AHEAD one hour Saturday night/Sunday morning.


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)

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Twitter: @d202schools

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