Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The event is open to the public and will include a recovering addict's first-hand account of addiction.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The growing problem of heroin use and drug overdose deaths in the community will be discussed in a public forum being held Wednesday night at Plainfield North High School. The free program is being conducted by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and County Executive Larry Walsh. It's open to all Plainfield School District 202 residents, parents and students and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Glasgow and Walsh will be joined by John Roberts from the HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) and a recovering heroin addict, who will address the audience, according to a news release issued on the event. Each will also share personal stories about recent heroin-related situations in the Plainfield area. The …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Fundraiser will feature a 5k race, a 2x5k relay race and a fun run for kids.
Several roads near Plainfield North High School will be temporarily closed Saturday morning to make room for the Fast Cat run/walk event, sponsored by the PNHS boys track and field team. In a press release issued today, Cmdr. Anthony Novak of the Plainfield Police Department said that due to the planned event course and the large number of participants expected, commuters and residents may experience increased traffic or temporary road closures the morning of the race. Novak said the following roads will be temporarily closed beginning at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, until most of the runners and walkers have cleared the area (estimated at approximately 10:30 a.m.): Parking will be restricted on Millennium Parkway from 248th Avenue to Champion …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
The Fast Cat event on March 31 will also feature a 5k race, a 2x5k relay race and a fun run for children.
Plainfield’s first 10K race – a fundraiser for Plainfield North High School’s track and field program – will be held March 31. The 6.2-mile race route for the Fast Cat event starts and ends at Plainfield North, traveling north on 119th Street and south on 248th Street and passing through the Crossings at Wolf Creek and the Auburn Lakes subdivisions. There will also be a 5k race, 2x5k relay (two participants, completing one half) and a one-mile run for children ages 5 to 12. Organizer Andy Derks, PNHS’ assistant track and field coach, told the Plainfield Village Board last week the idea was to organize a race that inconveniences as few people as possible while taking advantage of several beautiful areas that will “showcase a part of …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The $2 bracelets will help raise money for Tamara Watkins' family and will provide moral support for her two sons, who attend Plainfield North High School.
Red wristbands are being sold to raise money for Tamara Watkins, the Plainfield woman seriously injured when her SUV was struck by an alleged drunk driver nearly four weeks ago. Over the last two days they’ve sold more than 400 at Plainfield North High School, which Watkins’ two sons attend, and that they hope to sell more at the Plainfield Hockey Club game being played Saturday at Canlan Ice Sports in Romeoville, co-organizer Patty Meyer said. The $2 silicone bracelets – engraved with “Tomorrow for Tamara” – are also being sold at RoSal’s Pizza, 13717 S. U.S. 30, and will continue to be sold at PNHS by the Interact and French clubs. Meyer said the money raised will help the family as Watkins, 40, recovers from serious head injuries and …
In the wake of a post-basketball game "near-riot" that attracted 300 students, officials plan to send letter home to parents and to hold programs to help educate students.
Plainfield police and school district officials met Wednesday to work on a plan that might forestall another near-riot situation like the one that broke out at McDonald’s Tuesday night following a Plainfield North-Plainfield East high school basketball game. The first course of action will be to send a letter home to the parents of all high school students, Plainfield School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez said. “High school rivalries are not a bad thing, but they have their place,” Hernandez said. “Our primary concern is student safety and community safety, and that many people in one location is not safe. We have to make sure our students are safe, and that extends to after-school events, which we see as an extension of the school …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Police estimate that nearly 300 students filled the restaurant and parking lot Tuesday night in a clash that led to two arrests.
More than 300 high school students created a "near riot situation" at a Route 59 McDonald's Tuesday night following a rivalry basketball game between Plainfield East and Plainfield North. Plainfield Sgt. Mike Fisher described an out-of-control scene in which chanting students were packed shoulder-to-shoulder inside the restaurant at 12501 S. Route 59, just north of 127th Street, and took over the adjoining parking lot. "If I had to give a rough guesstimate, I'd say there were at least 150 kids inside," Fisher said. "I couldn't get through to get to the crowd without having to push people aside." Police took two Plainfield North students into custody on charges of disorderly conduct, which prompted the crowd to break up, he said. One …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Check the list to see if you know anyone who made the grade at Plainfield four high schools.
Monday, February 6, 2012
2012-2013 Plainfield District 202 High School Honor Roll Semester 1 Plainfield High School Central Campus HIGH HONOR ROLL GRADE 09 Ihssan Ait Boucherbil, Mathew Akkal, Kirsten Anderson, William Anderson,Samantha Asztalos, Jacinda Ayala, Jared Bebee, Erin Berggren, Derek Blidy,James Bolton, Megan Carrigan, Corey Caudle, Regan Debellis, Courtney Dolata,Halie Edwards, Margarethe Egly, Carly Esparza, Julissa Esquivel,Migdalia Fernandez, Nicholas Foresta, Hannah Franceschini, Caitlin Gage,Crystal Gallardo, Kayla Garcia, Erick Gloria, Larranz Guider, Brittany Hauert,Mary Heagney, Anna Henry, Megan Hlade, Tyler Hoeksema, Gina Hoyt,Elizabeth Hyland, Kellie Kerr, Colton Kowalczyk, Tiffany Lenza, Isabelle Louis,John Lyons, …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The high school vocal ensemble performed on the "WGN Morning News" show with Dean Richards Wednesday.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Northern Voices, Plainfield North High School's vocal jazz ensemble, was the featured musical guest on the WGN Morning News show with Dean Richards Wednesday. The group sang two 40-second "bumps" at 8:20 a.m. and 8:40 a.m. followed by at full performance at 8:50 a.m. Click here to see them perform (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66. And click on the video that accompanies this article to watch a YouTube video of the group performing Deck the Halls and Lady Madonna on Richards' WGN-AM radio show in December.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The police department's new simulator offers a realistic imitation of just how dangerous it is to call or text while driving.
It didn't take long for Plainfield North High School sophomore Portia Johnson to realize that multi-tasking while driving is not only difficult but quite dangerous. She found herself in an awkward position of using her elbows to control the steering wheel and her hands to hold her cell phone. While steering, she tried sending a text message while paying attention to the street in front of her. Within minutes, Portia had run off the road and crashed into a grassy field. Thankfully, Portia wasn't behind a real car wheel but using a driving simulator. The accident took place on a computer screen, not an actual street. “It was hard,” the 16-year-old said. “You are paying attention to the text, not the computer. In real life, this teaches you …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Cougars beat Tigers 27-7 thanks to Dantrell Wright's 16 carries for 174 yards and three TDs; no playoff berth for Plainfield North.
Paybacks aren’t pretty. Plainfield South High School earned vindication and a playoff spot by beating Plainfield North 27-7 during the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at South. A year ago, host Plainfield North beat Plainfield South to keep the Cougars from a 9-0 season and undefeated conference championship. This time around, the Cougars improved to 5-4 and put themselves in position to qualify for the state playoffs with 40 playoff points. Last year, the cutoff to qualify for the playoffs was 39 points, which was the highest total since the state went to eight classes. Playoff points equal opponents wins. Pairings will be released by the Illinois High School Association Saturday night. “I don’t know,” Plainfield South coach …