Monday, February 4, 2013
Ten years after her death, friends are organizing a March 9 charity event in honor of Diona Garcia.
“Always remembered, never forgotten.” The slogan adorned photos, bumper stickers and even websites created in memory of Diona Garcia, a Plainfield teen who died following a Jan. 6, 2003 car accident while on her way to school at Plainfield South High School. Ten years after her death, Diona’s friends are proving that she is indeed never forgotten. A March 9 candlelight bowling event at Pioneer Lanes in Plainfield will honor the memory of the girl whose parents dubbed her their “flying angel,” raising money for Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Diona, the daughter of Susan and Casper Garcia, was 16 years old. A cheerleader, she attended Plainfield Central High School until the opening of …
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, …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Phil Bodine will be honored at a Jan. 26, 2013, dinner.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by District 202: Baseball has taken Plainfield South High School’s Phil Bodine all over the world. Now, it’s taking him to the Hall of Fame. Bodine, the Cougars’ Varsity Baseball head coach has been inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. He will be honored at a ceremony and dinner on January 26, 2013. The prestigious award recognizes “those who have provided selfless efforts and long standing commitments to improve Illinois High School baseball,” according to a statement from the IHSBCA. Bodine, who is in his 23rd year coaching and also teaches physical education certainly meets that requirement. He coached and taught at Mendota and York …
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.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Upload your photos here or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 …
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 …
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, …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Plainfield South, North and Central struggle in other Thanksgiving tournaments held this weekend.
Plainfield East High School turned to its defense and delivered in a 37-35 win over Schaumburg in the championship game of the St. Charles East Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday evening in St. Charles. The Bengals did not allow 10 or more points in any quarter as Dee Brown earned the tournament's Most Valuable Player award. The victory puts Plainfield East at 4-0 on the season and gives them their second Thanksgiving tournament championship in three years. They won the Lincoln-Way North Thanksgiving tournament in 2009. Brian Bennett's 13 points and eight rebounds led the way in the final. Brown chipped in seven. Plainfield East advanced to the championship game by going 3-0 during pool play, beating St. Charles North (79-65), Downers Grove …