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Thornton Fractional High School District 215

Parent involvement is key to student success

Parent involvement is key to student success

Parents Tonya Reed and Socorro Evans wanted to do more than encourage parents to make the report card pick up and attend a few basketball and football games.

October 05, 2014 10:30 pm Photos


Local school chiefs wary of proposed education funding reform bill

CALUMET CITY | Count Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 Superintendent Creg Williams among those who are wary of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly that aims to reform state public education funding.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

T.F. South to host Zumbathon fundraiser in April

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…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 to vote on access to students' social media accounts

Schools in the state now have the authority to search their students’ social media accounts and Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 hopes to use that information to stop violence before it starts.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 encourages eligible students to vote

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.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
D.215 superintendent receives ‘Men of Excellence’ honor

D.215 superintendent receives ‘Men of Excellence’ honor

CALUMET CITY | Creg Williams, the superintendent of Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215, said he sees his receipt of an award honoring African-American men and their contributions to society as being recognition of great things happening in the south suburbs.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

T.F. North hosts musical, tree lighting tonight

The T.F. North Drama Department cordially invites you to attend its rendition of "Charlotte's Web" the musical at 6 tonight and Saturday in the T.F. North Auditorium, 755 Pulaski Road. Those who attend the annual tree lighting ceremony will receive complimentary hot chocolate and will be adm…

December 06, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 school board approves tax levy identical to last year

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 officials boasted Tuesday about going for five straight academic years without a significant increase in the district's property tax levy.

November 26, 2013 10:00 pm

T.F. students have abundant after-school choices

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.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

T.F. football teams to play for Autism Speaks

Estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that one in 88 children has been identified as having autism spectrum disorder, representing a 23 percent increase since 2009.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City may fine parents whose kids let their pants sag

CALUMET CITY | The City Council may consider in coming weeks ordinances that would penalize parents who don’t discourage their children from wearing sagging pants in public.

September 28, 2013 6:45 pm
T.F. North mom chosen to serve on D.215 School Board

T.F. North mom chosen to serve on D.215 School Board

CALUMET CITY | A 16-year Calumet City resident who has three children attending Thornton Fractional North High School will fill a vacancy on the District 215 School Board and serve until 2015.

September 25, 2013 9:45 pm
T.F. North mom chosen to serve on D.215 School Board

T.F. North mom chosen to serve on D.215 School Board

Miacole Nelson

September 25, 2013 2:10 pm

D.215 students return to class on Tuesday

Our unseasonably cool summer has officially come to a swift end to the delight of parents and dismay of some students. School starts for all Thornton Fractional High School District 215 students on Tuesday.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 students will need Tdap shots to start school

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.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 offers healthy food options in cafeterias

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.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 students receive record number of scholarships

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional High School District 215 graduates have received a combined $3.2 million in scholarships and grant awards and have been accepted to more than 130 colleges and universities throughout the nation, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern, the Univers…

June 04, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 considering smartphone app, ads on its website

CALUMET CITY | School Board officials for the Thornton Fractional high schools are considering whether to create a new application that would allow use of smartphones to access information about District 215.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am

D. 215 salutes its student-athletes, coaches, parents

Saturday marks the 26th anniversary of National Student-Athlete Day. On this day and throughout the week high schools and colleges around the U.S. honor the athletic and scholastic achievements of their students. District 215 would like to acknowledge the accomplishments not only of our outs…

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 seeks volunteers to help students with interviewing skills

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 student…

March 22, 2013 12:00 am
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