Saturday, April 27, 2013
Event is at 7 p.m. May 1.
Article submitted by Plainfield School District 202: Hoping to inspire peace through performance, Plainfield High School-Central Campus students will present their annual dance show at 7 p.m. May 1, 2013 in the school auditorium, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Dr., Plainfield. Tickets are $4, and children under 4 years old are free. The show’s theme is “Infinity” and the dances highlight a variety of styles. The program will feature an inspirational dance that is dedicated to victims of recent tragedies from around the country, said dance teacher and dance show coordinator Bridget Taylor. “It is truly a touching piece that shows how our students can touch lives and impact others in a positive way,” said Taylor, who is returning to PHSCC after three …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Junior prepared by taking a few practice tests at home.
Plainfield Central High School junior Emma Turnbull has scored a perfect 36 score on her ACT test. Emma, who took the test in February, ranks first in her class of 521 juniors, according to a report on the Plainfield District 202 website. “I thought I could do pretty well, and I hoped to, but I didn’t expect a perfect score,” said Turnbull, who has a 5.85 grade-point average on a 5-point scale. “I felt like I had done well on the test, though.” Emma said she prepared for the test by taking a few practice exams at home. Of the 1.66 million students to take the ACT in 2012, only 781 earned perfect scores. Read more about Emma and her plans for the future here.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Meet and greet will give residents the chance to ask candidates questions in an informal setting.
Submitted by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce Plainfield-area residents can learn more about candidates in the April 9 election at a Candidates Meet & Greet hosted by the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce. The event is set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the cafeteria at Plainfield High School - Central Campus. All candidates for the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, Plainfield Fire Protection District, Plainfield Public Library District, Plainfield Township Park District and Plainfield Township offices have been invited to attend. READ: Election Central Plainfield: 2013 Spring Elections During the event, each candidate will introduce his- or herself and platform. Attendees …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Skylar Lipman will perform with the 2013 Honor Orchestra of America.
Sunday, January 27
Skylar Lipman isn’t quite sure what part music will play in her future, but she knows it’s very important to her now. The Plainfield High School – Central Campus senior band member says band is key part of her school day. “It’s more than just a class to me,” said the soft-spoken multi-instrumentalist. “It’s a break in the day.” Her love for music is part of the reason Lipman has been chosen to perform with the 2013 Honor Orchestra of America. Lipman will play bassoon with the Orchestra of America as she does for the PHSCC concert band. She also plays piano in the PHSCC jazz band, mellophone in the marching band, recorder for the Madrigal group and even French horn. Lipman learned she’d been selected for the national group in early January…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Episode featuring former District 202 students is set to air at 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Will a Plainfield alum get out of the "Friendzone"? Viewers will find out Thursday as a trio of District 202 graduates appears on the MTV reality show of the same name. Mom Treshia Bullock said her daughter, Taylor Bullock, and friends Annie Schaafsma and Wes Higgenbotham filmed the episode over the summer. The show airs at 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday, Jan. 24. The reality show follows guest stars as they reveal their less-than-platonic feelings for a pal — and films the "crushees'" reactions to see if the feelings are mutual. From the show's website: Long-standing friendships will be tested as individuals try to navigate their way from best-friendship to relationship. What happens when you ask your best friend to help you prepare for…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Plainfield Central teens appealed to the board of education after school administrators put a stop to plans to stage the Tony Award-winning musical this spring.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Plainfield Central High School will become a home base for Reach Workcamps from June 17 to 23.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202. What do you get when you add two math teachers and about 150 more volunteers? A lot of help for needy people in the Joliet area this summer. Tom and Lynn Bond, who both teach math at Plainfield High School – Central Campus are among about 150 people from across the country – including some District 202 students -- who will use PHSCC as a home base from June 17-23 as they repair houses in the Joliet are through the “Reach Workcamps” organization. Reach Workcamps is a week-long service mission to low-income communities. Since 1992 the Galeton, Colorado-based organization has worked with local agencies and/or local churches to do a wide range of home …
Monday, June 4, 2012
MainStreet Plainfield ushered in the season with the first festival of the year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, June 4, 2012
Formerly known as Spring Fest, MainStreet Plainfield's Kickoff to Summer Festival was back this year with a new venue. The two-day event offered games, rides and business vendors at Plainfield Central High School. Did you attend the fest? You can add your own photos to the gallery by clicking "upload photos and videos."
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The MainStreet Plainfield carnival/arts-and-crafts event will be held on the Plainfield Central parking lot if the school board gives its OK.
An old Plainfield tradition is coming back with a new name and location, pending approval of the Plainfield School District 202 board next week. Kick Off to Summer Festival 2012 -- once known as Spring Fest and, before that, the Strawberry Festival -- will be held June 2 and 3 if the school board approves the use of Plainfield Central High School's parking lot. The Plainfield Village Board gave its blessing to the event Monday night when it agreed to close Fort Beggs Drive from 6 p.m. June 1 through midnight June 3. MainStreet Plainfield decided to revive the spring carnival as a fundraiser for the nonprofit group, MainStreet Executive Director Susan Erickson said. It dropped the then-May festival a two years ago when it became too …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Computers were taken from Indian Trail and football equipment from Plainfield Central, according to published reports.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 2, 2011
Arrest warrants have been issued for four Plainfield men accused of stealing computers from Indian Trail Middle School and sports equipment from Plainfield Central High School, according to an article in the Joliet Herald News. Seventeen computers have been recovered from Boy Scout Park pond, off of Ottawa Street, where the alleged burglars reportedly threw them when they could not get through the locked software, the story said. Football shoulder pads taken from PCHS were recovered at the boat ramp near Caton Farm Road and Interstate 55’s southwest frontage road, the article said. To read the full story, click here.