Friday, April 19, 2013
Former Plainfield North High School gym teacher Ashley Blumenshine apologized as she was sentenced to 11 days in jail and 10 years on the state's sex offender registry.
A tearful Ashley Blumenshine choked out an apology between sobs after pleading guilty to having sex with a teenage student from the high school where she was a teacher. "I will forever be humbled and remorseful for my actions," Blumenshine, a former Plainfield North gym teacher, said before she was handcuffed and led away to the Will County jail Friday morning to serve 11 days behind bars. The actual sentence was 30 days but it was halved by day-for-day credit. Blumenshine already served four of the remaining 15 days before she was released on bond. In addition to the time in jail, Blumenshine, 30, was put on sex offender probation for two years and will be placed on the Illinois sex offender registry for 10 years. Blumenshine faced much …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Students will see the consequences of drunk driving during an April 4 event. The public is invited, but the presentation is not recommended for kids under age 10.
Article submitted by Plainfield School District 202: You drink and drive. You lose. The message is so simple. Yet some teens learn it only through tragedy when a friend or loved one dies in a car accident caused by drunk driving. Plainfield North High School will try to help sixth- through 12th-grade students avoid that heartbreak by hosting “Road to Reality” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the school, 12005 S. 248th Street, Plainfield. This free event is open to all District 202 middle and high school students. Refreshments will be available. Due to its graphic nature, the program is not recommended for children under age 10. “Road to Reality” is an innovative and powerful educational program that illustrates the consequences of…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
PNHS graduate Dominique Ware will play for Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl, while Cody Lopez and Central Michigan will take on Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
The BCS bowl season has begun, but two area schools will wait until after the new year to play in some of the most prestigious bowl games—and their rosters feature lots of area talent from Chicago suburbs and Patch towns. Notre Dame, the No. 1 team in the country, plays Alabama in the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7. And No. 15 Northern Illinois, a surprise BCS team, heads to the Orange Bowl to play No. 12 Florida State on New Year's Day. Plainfield North graduate Dominique Ware is on NIU's roster for the Orange Bowl, while fellow Tiger Cody Lopez, now a Central Michigan University linebacker, will take on Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. A number of athletes from Patch towns are on the rosters of these teams, as …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Plainfield North 48, Oswego East 14. Kurt Palandech and Jay Roberts led the Tigers as they scored 48 unanswered points and halted the Wolves’ hopes for their first winning season.
Breaking It Down: The Wolves were looking for their first-ever winning season and a chance at a playoff berth. Things looked promising after recovering a fumble on the opening kickoff and scoring on a 6-yard pass to Scooter Smith to take an 8-0 lead. The Tigers’ running game, led by running back Jay Roberts and quarterback Kurt Palandech, dashed those hopes very quickly as they overran and overwhelmed the Wolves defense. The Tigers imposed their will in the first half, scoring touchdowns on their first five possessions. Palandech had an 88-yard QB sneak for a score in the first to give the Tigers a 14-8 lead. Roberts scored on a 36-yard run to close the first quarter and again early in the second on a nine-yard carry to put the Tigers up …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Plainfield North, Central and South campuses are still eligible for this year’s IHSA finals.
The weekend is almost upon us, which means one thing: It’s time for high school football. But which local teams will make it into the IHSA playoffs? So far, 108 schools have clinched a berth in the playoffs, either by winning a conference championship or clinching an at-large entry by winning at least six games. In District 202, three schools — Plainfield North (5-2), Plainfield South (3-4) and Plainfield Central (5-2) — are still eligible to clinch a playoff berth. So what do you say? Will a Plainfield team snag one of the 148 spots left in the playoffs? Share your thoughts on your team’s chances in the comments.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Oswego 35, Plainfield North 7: A strong Homecoming game from RB Mickeel Stewart and QB Brett Wainwright stifle Plainfield North’s formidable defense.
Breaking It Down: The Oswego Panthers were not only celebrating their homecoming but the 20-year anniversary of their 1992 state football championship on Friday. The alumni must have been proud with the Panthers’ effort on both sides of the ball. The Panthers went to work right away, scoring on a 6-yard rush by Bryce Holm after running back Mickeel Stewart got them into the red zone. The Tigers responded on the ensuing drive with a 44-yard strike to receiver Kendall Interial to tie the game at 7. Stewart broke the tie early in the second with a 33-yard run to give the Panthers a 13-7 lead. After a defensive stop the Panthers scored again on a one-yard rush by Holm for his second touchdown of the evening. QB Brett Wainwright made a …
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 email@example.com. For info on this weekend's community homecoming parade, click here, and stay tuned for updates on road closings and other details.
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 …