Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Plainfield South High School will add another AP Calculus course and Computer Science to its repertoire in the fall as part of a grant from Google.
Plainfield South High School has been awarded a grant made possible by Google to help develop additional Advanced Placement math, science and technology courses. Plainfield South was selected as one of 14 schools in Illinois and 800 in the nation to participate in the AP STEM Access program to develop Advanced Placement, or college-level, courses aimed at getting girls and minorities interested in the science, technology, engineering and math fields, District 202 officials announced this week. The AP STEM Access program is being funded by a $5 million grant from Google to DonorsChoose.org as part of Google’s global impact awards to help encourage African-American, Latino, American-Indian and female students to pursue science and technology…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Plainfield South sophomore Tom Beck brought historic artifacts to Aux Sable Middle School.
Wednesday, January 23
Plainfield South High School sophomore Tom Beck, who performs Civil War re-enactments as a hobby, showed an actual Civil War-era bullet that he found to an Aux Sable Middle School eighth-grade social studies class studying the Civil War. Modeling Civil War uniforms are (from left) eighth-graders Claudia Ligas (behind Beck), Nick Deppe and Josiah McKinnie.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jason Crowe was honored Jan. 12 by the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Wednesday, January 16
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202: Success doesn’t just fall at ones feet. It requires mental concentration and physical work. Of course, having an excellent leader can also be helpful. Plainfield South High School cross country coach Jason Crowe certainly fills that role, as his peers have now affirmed. Crowe was named the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s 2013 Cross Country Coach of the Year. He was honored and recognized at the ITCCCA’s 50th Annual Coaches Clinic on Jan. 12 at Oak Park River Forest High School. Crowe started his teaching and career in 1998 at Joliet Catholic Academy before coming to District 202 in 2004 to teach physical education at Central …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Find out how Oswego East was able to hold on for one final play in its 32-27 win over Plainfield South.
Breaking It Down: Oswego East was not able to run the ball efficiently Friday night, but that didn't slow down Sean Kennedy and the Wolves recievers from putting on an offensive explosion in its 32-27 victory over Plainfield South. Oswego East seemed to be in control for most of the contest, including when Plainfield South had the ball at its own 11-yard-line and only 11 seconds left to playin the fourth quarter. Ricky Luna led the Cougars offense down to the Oswego East 4-yard line on a three-play drive that included a 49-yard pass and a roughing the passer penalty that gave the team one chance to put the ball in the end zone and win. Luna could not find a receiver quick enough and was dropped in the backfield for not only a sack but a …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Parents, teens invited to Aug. 21 event at Plainfield South High School.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Thursday, August 16, 2012
All District 202 high school seniors and their parents and guardians are invited and encouraged to attend the District Wide College Application Night program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21. This free program will be held in the auditorium at Plainfield South High School, 7800 W. Caton Farm Road. Reservations are not needed. District 202 high school counselors will help seniors and their families get acquainted with the process to apply for college and will answer other key questions. Please call PSHS guidance counselor Len Egan for more information at (815) 439-5555.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Pvt. Sean Belousek is home on leave after deployments in Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Usually, when the volunteers at Operation Welcome You Home and the Warriors Watch Riders turn out to welcome a local soldier home, it’s a big surprise to the returning serviceman or woman. But not on Sunday. “We were the ones surprised this time,” OWYH Founder Donna Morsovillo said with a laugh. U.S. Army Pvt. Sean Belousek, a Plainfield South High School graduate, got wind of plans for a hero’s welcome as he returned to Joliet for a 28-day leave. “I found out about it on Facebook,” he said. So Belousek, 25, showed up as OWYH and Warriors Watch Riders were preparing to organize a flag line in the parking lot of the Kohl’s store at Route 59 and Caton Farm Road. Representatives of the Joliet police and fire departments, Plainfield police and…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Among the options: fireworks, Joliet Slammers baseball, swimming at Splash Station and the Joliet Bike Club's July Metric Ride.
If you're planning to stick close to Joliet this 4th of July, here are a few options that will get you out of the house but won't take a huge bite out of your wallet. The annual 4th of July fireworks presentation, sponsored by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, will begin at about 9:15 p.m. July 4 at Joliet Memorial Stadium, 3000 W. Jefferson St. Gates will open at 6 p.m. A music program begins at 8 p.m. Free admission. Information: 815-727-5371. (Reminder: There is no fireworks display at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park this year.) Fireworks will be presented after the July 3 and 4 Joliet Slammers games. Tickets are $5 for lawn seats and $10 for grandstand seats. Games start at 7:05 p.m., both nights they are playing the Kentucky's …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Oswego may have won SPC wrestling series 50-21, the Cougars start season 3-0.
Although Oswego High School came away with a 50-21 Southwest Prairie Conference wrestling victory over Plainfield South Thursday in Oswego, the Cougars started the season 3-0 for the first time in school history. “I can’t be mad at any of my guys,” Plainfield South coach Jason Acevedo said. “We’ve shown a lot of experience and maturity so far this year. I’m proud of every one of these guys up and down the lineup. We’ve never been 3-0 before.” Plainfield South beat Plano 39-33, Mendota 73-6 and Elgin St. Edward via forfeit before beginning league dual action Thursday at Oswego. Just five matches went the distance. Of those, Oswego won just two of them. “There were overtimes, matches that went both ways, so the score was not indicative of …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The school is using a $2,000 grant to educate students about the dangers of speeding, drinking and driving, and distracted driving.
Plainfield South High School senior Kayla Heriaud believes teenagers who just completed their driver’s education and behind-the-wheel training courses should be safe drivers. However, she knows that’s not the case. Too often, she said, teens are more interested in how they look – rather than how they act – behind the wheel, and that leads to distracted driving that can have devastating effects. Heriaud is one of a handful of Plainfield South students who have helped create a teen-driven driving program in which they try to teach their peers about the dangers of distracted driving. “It’s a subject near and dear to me,” Heriaud, 17, said. “I’ve lost people in car accidents due to reckless driving. I don’t think anyone else should go through …
John P. Bitakis was arrested Tuesday after PSHS officials told police he had twice picked up his girlfriend's son from the school.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A convicted sex offender was arrested Tuesday for twice going to Plainfield South High School to pick up his girlfriend's son, in violation of laws that restrict sex offenders from being in or near schools. John P. Bitakis, 39, of 7512 Townsend Blvd., Plainfield, was charged with two counts of being a sex offender in a school zone after the school notified police that he had been at the school on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. School officials found Bitakis on the list of sex offenders and contacted police. Bitakis was convicted of having sexual relationships with two girls, ages 13 and 15, in 1995 and 1996, the story said. To read the complete Herald News story, click here.