Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tim Albores will start his new role next school year.
Submitted by Plainfield School District 202: Plainfield Academy Assistant Principal Tim Albores will take a new position next school year as the Student Services department’s new assistant director. The District 202 Board of Education approved naming Albores to the post at its regular meeting on May 13, 2013. Albores will replace current assistant director Joe Schimmel, who is resigning after a year in the role. “We are very excited to be bringing Tim to the district office,” said Mina Griffith, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. “He has really proven his leadership abilities in his time at Plainfield Academy and we are confident he is going to do an excellent job serving all 30 of our schools,” she said. Albores has served the…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
District 202 board to also consider placing locked gun safes in the district high schools and granted a five-year tax abatement to a global baked goods manufacturer
Plainfield District 202 has put its 2012-13 budget on public display with a projected $8.9 million operating fund deficit. While the school board is preparing to adopt the budget next month with a deficit, it is also working on ways to erase it and will likely file an updated amended budget with the state in early 2013. Finances continue to change weekly, district officials said. Last month, the district anticipated an operating fund deficit of $8.1 million, but then district officials learned that its general state aid dropped by about $1.2 million. Other revenues, including Title I, funding increased. Meanwhile, state officials are trying to decide if teacher pension plan responsibilities will be shifted to local school districts. “We’re…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Bowl for Buccini, June 16, will raise funds for P.E. Teacher Chad Buccini who is fighting brain cancer
Family, friends and co-workers are coming together to raise money in support of Chad Buccini, a Plainfield Academy teacher who is battling brain cancer. Buccini, who teaches physical education for the academy’s Turnabout program, suffered a seizure in class in April. Four students were honored for coming to his aid, calling 911, following the dispatcher’s instructions and alerting other scademy staff until an ambulance arrived. He was then taken to Adventist Hospital in Bolingbrook, and after a series of tests, a tumor was discovered on the right side of his brain. The tumor, an oligodendroglioma, originated in the brain and may have been growing for 10 years. It is uncommon, but treatable. “It was such a shock for someone as healthy as …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Charles Reed, Plainfield Academy get new administrators.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202. Charles Reed Elementary School and Plainfield Academy in District 202 will have new assistant principals next school year. The District 202 Board of Education approved naming Lincoln Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Tammy Sroczynski to the assistant principal’s post at Charles Reed Elementary School. The board also approved hiring Timothy Albores, a Chicago school social worker as the assistant principal at Plainfield Academy. The Academy is the district’s alternative school for middle and high school students. Sroczynski was assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary in 2010-11, but returned to the classroom last year. She came to District 202 …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Other students were also acknowledged at Monday night's school board meeting for noteworthy awards and accomplishments.
Four Plainfield Academy students were credited for helping save their teacher’s life this month after he suffered a seizure in class. During gym class April 12, physical education teacher Chad Buccini began suffering a seizure. Senior Juan Perez took his teacher’s radio and called Academy staff for help while junior Jacob Evens dialed 911 on his cell phone, district officials said. Seniors Brian Rueda and Connor Holt followed the emergency dispatcher’s instructions to help care for Buccini until the paramedics arrived. Buccini, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, attended Monday’s Plainfield School District 202 board meeting to help recognize the students for their leadership during a crisis situation. Also Monday, the school board …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Event is primary fundraiser for District 202’s alternative school.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The Friends of Plainfield Academy will hold their eighth annual pancake breakfast at the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Expo tomorrow. Volunteers will serve pancakes and sausage from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Plainfield High School-Central Campus field house, 24120 West Fort Beggs Drive. The Academy is District 202’s alternative school. The pancake breakfast is the Friends of the Academy’s primary fundraiser of the year. Donations from the event benefit Academy students in the form of clothes, holiday gifts, financial support for families in crisis, student incentives, and our Academy sports programs, Plainfield Academy Principal Tod Schnowske said. All of the money made from the breakfast is donated directly to the students of …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The newly formed group will allow students with disabilities to take part in service projects, fundraising and charity.
When some special education students in Plainfield School District 202’s P-STEP program found out that a new club would be formed especially for them, they began to cheer. “They were very excited,” said Jim Donahue, a vocational coordinator for P-STEP and an advisor for the new club. “Their eyes lit up.” About 20 students with disabilities have joined Plainfield’s Aktion Club, a branch of the Kiwanis organization and the only service club for adults with disabilities. Students in District 202’s P-STEP, or Post Secondary Transition and Education Program, are between 18 and 21 years old and take part in community-based employment as well as instruction to give them all the necessary supports until just before their 22nd birthday. Holly …