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D.215 encourages eligible students to vote

2014-02-21T00:00:00Z D.215 encourages eligible students to voteIyana Mason Times Columnist nwitimes.com
February 21, 2014 12:00 am  • 

With less than a month away from primary elections, District 215 staff, in conjunction with local clergy and the Cook County clerk’s office, have hosted several on-campus voter registration drives at T.F. North and T.F. South.

Illinois state law now allows citizens who are 17 years of age on the date of the primary election to vote if they will turn 18 on or before the general election. We encourage all of our students who are eligible to exercise their right to vote in both the primary election on March 18t and in the general election on Nov. 4. Students who have not yet registered to vote may do so online or they may bring two forms of identification to their local library, the local village clerk’s office, or an Illinois Secretary of State driver’s license facility to complete the voter registration process. Details regarding the voter registration process may be found by visiting the Cook County clerk’s office website www.cookcountyclerk.com.

Parents and guardians should be aware of changes to immunization requirements for students. Beginning this fall, Illinois state law will require that students entering grades 9, 6, and kindergarten receive two doses of chicken pox vaccine and students in grades kindergarten through 12 verify they received two doses of rubella and mumps (in addition to the two doses of required measles vaccine). Check the district website at www.tfd215.org for additional information regarding these state-mandated vaccination requirements.

Are you a fan of the popular Fox television show "Glee?" Do you like Broadway, jazz, pop, and gospel music? If so, we have a show that you will not want to miss. Come out to watch the T.F. South Glee Club, Chorale, and Advanced Choir perform in their first Winter Pops Concert. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at T.F. South auditorium. 

We hope that you will join us iat 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 n the T.F. North auditorium for the fourth annual Step Show co-hosted by the T.F. North Twisted Elegance Dance Team and the Harvey-Markham Kappa League. Tickets may be purchased for $10 in the T.F. North Activities Office during the school day. Contact Kyle Alston at kalston@tfd215.org or Chappel Billings at cBerry-billings@tfd215.org for more information.

T.F. North will be hosting its eighth grade open house at 9 a.m. March 1  in the school’s auditorium. Prospective parents and students will get a chance to meet the school’s staff and learn more about the academic programs and extracurricular activities the school has to offer. Contact the school’s Guidance Office at (708) 585-1008 for more information.

The opinions are solely those of the writer. Iyana Mason is the grant writing and communications specialist for Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215. She can be reached at imason@tfd215.org.

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