Homecoming is an American tradition that dates back to the early 20th century. Since the idea of homecoming spread across the country more than 100 years ago, the series of weeklong festivities typically include football games, parades, dances, tailgate parties, and spirit days. It is a time…
A report released this summer indicated that all 23 of the students enrolled in our Advanced Placement Spanish course at Thornton Fractional South High School during the 2013-2014 school year met or exceeded standards on the national AP exam.
As we approach the end of the 2013-2014 school year, we would like to thank all of the students, parents, staff, and volunteers that made this year successful. Your dedication and commitment to excellence help make our district great.
With the great forecast predicted for this weekend, we hope that you will take time while you are out enjoying the weather to join us for T.F. North’s rendition of the Harper Lee classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird."
In recognition of their outstanding work and community service, the T.F. North Student Council received a $250 grant from the Walmart Community Local Facility Grant Program. Faculty adviser Aaron Altenburg worked with his students to complete the application and the funds will be donated to …
Congratulations to Tayah Brent and Melissa Garcia, two high-performing, high-achieving T.F. North juniors who were selected to participate in the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language. They have less than 60 days to raise almost $4,500 each to pay for their airfare and fees t…
March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign focused on encouraging Americans to eat healthier and get more physically active. T.F. South recognized this health observance by offering free breakfast smoothies to students before school last week and providing Zumba instruction to students du…
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.
Parent-teacher conferences for the Thornton Fractional High Schools will take place Feb. 13. Parents may attend the session that will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. or the second session from 6 to 8 p.m.
This Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the first official observation of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. During his celebrated 1957 "Conquering Self-Centeredness" speech Dr. King famously said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others’?” Last Sunda…
Today marks the beginning of holiday vacation for the students of District 215. Sometime during this two-week vacation, we hope that parents will take the time to educate their students on digital literacy and digital citizenship. Digital literacy is a concept that refers to the appropriate …
In 1945, Congress designated the first National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week during the first week in October to bring greater awareness to the contributions of individuals with disabilities to the workforce.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed an official proclamation that declared Oct. 17 Lights on Afterschool Day in Illinois in support of a national movement that celebrates the benefits of after-school programs for youth and their communities.
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The countdown to the start of school — likely filled with shopping trips for school supplies and "back-to-school" clothes — is in full effect across our area.
Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued new nutritional guidelines for foods and beverages sold in vending machines, snack bars, school stores, and other so-called competitive food programs that will take effect in the 2014-2015 school year.
Last school year District 215 was one of 36 recipients that received funding from the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, administered through the Illinois State Board of Education.
The official summer countdown has begun for parents and students in our area.
In far too many organizations and companies, employees feel undervalued and overworked. The 2013 Met Life Survey of the American Teacher found that teacher satisfaction has declined 23 percent since 2008 and the percentage of teachers who indicate they are under significant work-related stre…
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