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A Central Elementary School third grader in Nicole Trachsel’s class participates in the Olympic sport of curling during the Fraction Olympic games.

Hello, District 202 Education Partners,

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

This Week's Highlights


  • Congratulations to incumbent Board members Heather Drake and Kevin Kirberg, and challenger Joette Doyle, who were all elected to the Board of Education on April 2nd. Drake, Kirberg and Doyle will be sworn in and seated at the April 29, 2019 regular Board meeting.

Likewise, thank you to challenger Les Miller for his interest in serving District 202 as a Board member.

Finally, thank you to outgoing Board President Greg Nichols for his eight years of service to District 202.


  • The Board of Education will vote at its April 15, 2019 regular meeting on a proposal to build an 18th elementary school as part of a plan to create enough space to allow for full-day kindergarten for all eligible students.
  • District 202’s 17 elementary schools will hold special kindergarten “roundup” programs in April and May to welcome new kindergarten students for the 2019-20 school year.
  • District 202 will spray for weeds at all schools and facilities in the next several weeks into early summer, weather permitting.


  • Check out some of our schools’ many activities in March 2019
D. 202 Board of Ed. to vote on new school/full-day kindergarten plan
Apr 5, 2019
Eight PHS grads join District 202 Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame
Apr 4, 2019
PSHS wins SW Prairie Art Conference; 21 D. 202 students earn top honors
Apr 3, 2019
Plainfield East High Schools to host first percussion concert
Apr 3, 2019
2019-2020 D. 202 kindergarten roundups slated for April-May
Apr 3, 2019
APR 11
Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Annual Dinner and Auction fundraiser
APR 13
CAPE Vendor Fair
APR 15
Board of Education Regular Meeting
APR 19
Spring Holiday - NO SCHOOL
APR 22
Spring Holiday - NO SCHOOL
APR 24
Board of Education Committee Meeting
Kudos and Congratulations
  • Eight distinguished Plainfield High School (now Central Campus) graduates will be inducted into the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame at a special ceremony at the Foundation’s annual dinner and auction on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
  • Plainfield South High School won its fifth Southwest Prairie Art Conference title and 21 District 202 high school students earned top prizes for their works in the competition held March 9, 2019 at Plainfield East High School.
  • River View Elementary School fifth graders recently raised and donated $200 in gift cards to the family of a child undergoing chemotherapy for brain cancer for the third time. River View fifth grade teachers heard about the child and created the project to help teach their students empathy.
  • District 202 has received the Assurance Insurance agency’s “Minimizing Risk Maximizing Health (MRMH) Award” for its work to improve the safety and wellbeing of district employees through operational efficiencies in the district’s health and risk management efforts.
Week in Review


These District 202 social media posts got the most attention and feedback this week:
instagram Never fear! Captain Capacity is here to teach #CharlesReedES 4th and 5th graders about measurements. #202proud #creativity #wallart

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twitter What do teachers do during #institute day? #keeplearning #202proud #202staffrocks https://t.co/tThthaI66Q

facebook Students in the Functional Based Instruction (FBI) program at John F. Kennedy Middle School take weekly community trips to help familiarize them with various places within their community, all while incorporating life skills.

Recently, the students visited the Plainfield Police Department and received a guided tour from Officer Shervino.

Students learned about the various departments and met the many people who help make the Plainfield Police Department run smoothly.

They toured the Records Department, where they received souvenirs including T-shirts, bags and water bottles.

The students learned about evidence, fingerprinting, visited the holding cells and sat in a squad car. #202proud

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The District 202 Community Relations Department is traveling around the district taking pictures and videos. Check out what our students have been up to!
VanderCook professor works with percussion ensemble, 04.04.2019
FBI students use music to learn about Black History Month
Literacy Night and LEGO flag making
Inaugural career fair, 03.2019
Mission to Mars training: Communication
Virtual Backpack
Cub Scout Pack 81 Round Up
Cub Scout Pack 81 Round Up
8th Annual Run For The Brave 5K - Operation Welcome You Home, NFP
8th Annual Run For The Brave 5K - Operation Welcome You Home, NFP
Cheer Clinics held at the Joliet Park District
Cheer Clinics held at the Joliet Park District
Join Cub Scout Pack 90
Join Cub Scout Pack 90
Grace Pointe Plainfield's Vacation Bible School
Grace Pointe Plainfield's Vacation Bible School
Team Olympic Tryouts - Plainfield
Team Olympic Tryouts - Plainfield
Galaxy Soccer Club 2019/20 Team Tryouts
Galaxy Soccer Club 2019/20 Team Tryouts
Thank You

…for your continued support of our students and staff.


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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