Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The suspect was walking around the building acting strangely, and holding his hand as if it were a gun, officials said. Police said the man suffered from a medical condition.
Updated at 11:30 p.m. A man was apprehended Wednesday afternoon following a lockdown at Liberty Elementary School, 1401 Essington Rd. in Bolingbrook. District 202 Community Relations Director Tom Hernandez said school had already been dismissed for the day when the lockdown was ordered at around 4:15 p.m., after school staff spotted a man acting bizarrely outside the building. “Staff noticed a man walking around the school acting strangely, knocking on doors and holding his hand in the shape of a gun,” Hernandez said. The man did not enter the school and did not have any weapons, he said in a news release. Though school was not in session, several dozen students remained on campus for the YMCA’s after-school program and Girl Scout troop …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
District 202 teens performed last month at the annual conference.
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Wednesday, February 20
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Plainfield School District: Ten District 202 high school music students took part in the 65th annual Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) All-State Conference festival at the end of January. Participation in this event is one of the most prestigious honors in high school music in the state. The students traveled to Peoria to perform with the best high school musicians in the state at the music festival the weekend of Jan. 24. They auditioned last fall for the state event during district-level performances. Each student auditioned for band, orchestra or chorus. These District 202 student musicians performed at the event: Plainfield East High School Plainfield High School-…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The inaugural 2013 event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Joliet Barnes & Noble.
Saturday, February 16
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District: President Abraham Lincoln will hold a “press conference” and address the state of the nation during his presidency, with Mrs. Lincoln at his side as part of the 2013 Great Read community literacy program’s Opening Event at 7 p.m. February 21, 2013. This special program will be held at the Joliet Barnes & Noble store, 2621 Plainfield Road (across from the Louis Joliet Mall). Husband-and-wife acting team Max and Donna Daniels will portray the 16th American president and Mary Todd Lincoln. A Nook e-Reader will be given away to one lucky attendee. The program is free and refreshments will be served. This year, the 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Solo and Ensemble concert is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Plainfield South.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District: The community is invited to hear the best of District 202’s high school choral and instrumental musicians at the 2013 Solo and Ensemble Contest. The public is invited to an Honors Recital at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the Plainfield South High School auditorium, 7800 W. Caton Farm Rd., Plainfield. There is no charge for admission. More than 300 District 202 high school musicians will participate in the solo and ensemble contest. All District 202 high school band and choir students will be judged in various vocal and instrumental categories from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., during the morning’s festival activities. This portion is not open to the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A roundup of who's running for Plainfield village board, District 202 school board, township offices, Plainfield Park District board and the Plainfield Public Library board.
Updated Sunday, March 17: Plainfield Patch wants to make sure you have all the information you need when you head to the polls on April 9. Stay tuned for more coverage in the weeks leading up to the election. In light of several election challenges and candidates who have withdrawn from local races, it might be tough to keep up with who's still running — here's a roundup. (All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.) Village of Plainfield offices Mayor* Trustees (three spots up for election) Plainfield School District 202 Four spots up for election Plainfield Library Board* Four spots up for election Plainfield Park District* Two seats up for election Plainfield Fire Protection District Two spots up for election Plainfield Township …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 1.
Sunday, January 13
The deadline to nominate someone for the third-annual induction into the Plainfield Foundation for Excellence Alumni Hall of Fame has been extended to Feb. 1. The Alumni Hall of Fame honors District 202 graduates who have distinguished themselves beyond their high school years through their significant accomplishments or service. Nomination forms are available on the Foundation for Excellence web site (www.d202foundation.org) and at the District 202 Administrative Center, 15732 Howard Street, Plainfield. The Hall of Fame was created in 2011 as part of the Foundation’s work to promote excellence and achievement for District 202 learners. Nominees will have significant accomplishments and/or community service recognized as outstanding …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Information on district administrators is public record and must be submitted to the Illinois State Board of Education and posted on the District 202 website.
Editor's note: We post this information because we know it is of interest to our readers, the taxpayers, whose property taxes are the largest source of income for the school district. Want Plainfield news delivered free to your inbox? Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter. Follow the links below for a detailed look into each school district’s administrators’ compensation packages. The information is what was provided to employees in the past full year. School districts are required by law to post, each year, itemized salary compensation reports for “every employee in the district holding an administrative certificate and working in that capacity" on or before Oct. 1. The reports must include base salary, bonuses, pension …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Students can take advantage of dual credit to knock out their college coursework early.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by District 202: District 202 students saved $208,650 this past fall in potential college tuition expenses through the district’s ongoing partnership with Joliet Junior College to offer “dual credit” courses in several vocational subjects. District 202 offered seven classes this past fall for which students could get college credit: Introduction to Computer Technology; Computer Applications; Desktop Publishing; Orientation to Business; Foods 2; and two English Rhetoric courses. District 202 staff teach the courses as “adjunct Joliet Junior College Professors” at one of the district’s four high schools, allowing students to earn both high school and college credit through Joliet Junior…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Who's running for Plainfield offices in April? We've got a roundup.
Filing is over for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election, and some Plainfield races are heating up. Here's a look at who's running for local office this spring: Plainfield historian and architect (and Plainfield Patch columnist) Michael Lambert has entered the race for village president, challenging current Mayor Michael Collins. One more candidate — Naperville firefighter Mark Allan Chmura — put in his papers Wednesday, becoming the fifth candidate in the running for three open seats. He joins incumbents Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck, plus local developer Michael Guinta, who submitted their petitions on the first day of filing. Because those four candidates filed simultaneously, they will be entered in a lottery to …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Administrators met Wednesday with police to discuss ways to improve security.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, District 202 officials met Wednesday with representatives of the Plainfield, Joliet and Will County Sheriff's police departments to talk about campus security. In a letter sent to parents and posted on the District 202 website Wednesday evening, Superintendent John Harper said the purpose of the meeting was to "discuss short, medium and long-range ideas for further improving school security." Noting that the district meets annually with local law enforcement to review the security plan, along with conducting unannounced "intruder drills," Harper added, "Given last Friday's incident in Newtown, Connecticut, we thought it important to touch bases with our law …