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D.215 seeks volunteers to help students with interviewing skills

2013-03-22T00:00:00Z D.215 seeks volunteers to help students with interviewing skillsIyana Mason Times Columnist nwitimes.com
March 22, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Communication skills have become increasingly important in today’s competitive global economy. To help prepare students develop and refine their interviewing skills, Thornton Fractional North High School is looking for volunteers to assist with its semiannual mock interview event for students from 8 to 10:30 a.m. May 10 in the school’s library, 755 Pulaski Road. Thornton Fractional South High School's mock interview event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3  in the school’s grand lobby, 18500 Burnham Ave. Those interested in volunteering should contact Jennifer Donovan at jdonovan@tfd215.org for the T.F. North mock interviews and Mozella Brown at mbrown2@tfd215.org for the T.F. South event.

The T.F. North Peer Mediators, led by school social worker Maria Chavez, delivered anti-bullying messages to their fellow students and staff in a weeklong series of workshops and events. These activities, which included multiple student assemblies and professional development for staff, were a part of the school’s “United Against Bullying Campaign” that coincided with National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 18-23). Students and staff pledged their support against bullying by wearing orange today and signing paper hands that were assembled into banners that were hung in the school hallways.

Congratulations to our collision repair students and teacher Jorge Navarrete from Thornton Fractional Center for Academics & Technology who won first place for collision repair in the high school division of the World of Wheels 2013 competition earlier this month at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. We hope that our students from the T.F. South competition drama team, directed by Ann Witting and Jake Gourley, will place in the IHSA state finals when they compete later today in Springfield.

Thanks to your support, and donations from Heritage Middle, Memorial Junior High, Nathan Hale Elementary, and Reavis Elementary, T.F. South raised almost $2,500 for cancer research at last Friday’s Harlem Wizards charity basketball event, which drew an audience of more than 1,000 spectators. Our T.F. South Band Boosters are hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the T.F. South cafeteria, 18500 Burnham Ave. Bring your appetites and pocketbooks to come out and support the cause, tickets are $5 at the door.

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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