Friday, February 1, 2013
A group of Plainfield East special needs students were asked to perform the National Anthem in front of the District 202 board of education Monday after performing it for the Special Olympics Appreciation Night.
A group of Plainfield East High School students were honored by the District 202 school board, who asked them to perform the National Anthem at this week’s board meeting. The students, who participate in Plainfield East’s SCORE program, an academic and life-skills program for students with special needs, had sung the National Anthem at the recent Special Olympics Appreciation Night after practicing for three weeks with their peer helper Erika Mohr and teacher Kati Nowak. The students are freshman Dejara Patton, sophomores Myles Conway, Tommy Sipe and Jacob Ryan, juniors Elena Mireles and Matthew Laudizio and senior Shannon Enk. The school board on Monday also recognized Plainfield South High School men’s cross country coach Jason Crowe, …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Crosstown showdown between the Wildcats and the Bengals is at 7 p.m. Oct. 12.
Plainfield Central (5-2) will take on Plainfield East (2-5) Friday night at Bengal stadium. If you can't make it to the game, you can watch it live right here. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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It's time to cheer on the hometown team and celebrate your school. Last weekend, Plainfield South, Plainfield East and Plainfield North danced the night away at their annual homecoming events; this weekend, it's Plainfield Central's turn. But whether you're a Wildcat, Bengal, Tiger or a Cougar, you're invited to share your homecoming 2012 photos with Plainfield Patch. Just click "upload photos and videos" to get started, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For info on this weekend's community homecoming parade, click here, and stay tuned for updates on road closings and other details.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Bengals will play at home on Friday, Sept. 28.
Can't make it to Friday night's game? You can watch Plainfield East's (1-4) take on Oswego High School (4-1) streaming live on Patch. Catch the action starting at 7 p.m. Friday.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Can't make it to the game in Plainfield? We're streaming it live.
Plainfield East and Minooka couldn't be a better matchup. Both are 1-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. If you can't make it to the game in Plainfield, we're streaming it live on Patch starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
District 202 posts record ACT scores, beat state and national composite scores for the first time since 2005, officials announced Monday.
Seniors at the four high schools in Plainfield School District 202 posted a record-high district score on the ACT college entrance exam, marking the fourth consecutive year test scores rose, district officials announced Monday. “Congratulations to our high school students, staff and families for this tremendous achievement, school board president Roger Bonuchi said at Monday’s school board meeting. “It’s a big deal.” The 1,726 graduating seniors from Plainfield Central, North, East and South high schools taking the test recorded a 21.3 composite score, up from 20.7 the year before. The six-tenths of a percentage point increase is statistically significant because of the relatively small size of the pool of test-takers, Bonuchi said. For …
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…
Monday, May 21, 2012
This year's crop of graduates included more than 255 seniors with 5.0 GPAs.
Nearly 1,950 seniors across four high schools in Plainfield Community Consolidated District 202 received their diplomas this weekend, marking the end of one journey and the start of the next. Plainfield East and Central high school students graduated Saturday and Plainfield North and South high school seniors graduated Sunday. Students will now prepare to attend colleges and universities, find jobs, and at least 43 students districtwide will enlist in the military. More than 255 graduates districtwide obtained 5.0 grade-point averages during their high school careers. “We are proud of the education that you have gotten in District 202 and hope that it serves you well in life after high school,” school board President Roger Bonuchi said in …
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 …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
ACT-SO competition highlighted fine arts talents.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Two Plainfield East High School students and another from Plainfield North High School won top prizes for their fine arts talents in the DuPage County ACT-SO (Afro-American Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics) program held March 17. PEHS senior Hakeem Howard won a gold medal in the Vocal Music/Classical category and a bronze medal for his performance in the Music Vocal/Contemporary category. PEHS junior Olajawon Howard also won a bronze medal in the Drawing category. PNHS junior Carli Battle won a gold medal in the Painting category. PEHS senior Imani Hughes also participated in the event but did not win a medal. The gold-medal winners each will receive $150 and an expense-paid trip to the national ACT-SO competition in July in…