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Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215

Filing period for D.215 School Board candidates announced

CALUMET CITY | Election nomination petitions for the Thornton Fractional Township District 215 School Board will be available beginning Sept. 23 at the district office at 1601 Wentworth Ave. in Calumet City.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 students honored for academics

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.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 approves changes to employee rules, raises

CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board has approved changes to its rules and regulations for administrative support, maintenance and culinary management staff.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 launches Summer Academy

CALUMET CITY | District 215 is launching its Summer Academy Transition to High School program for incoming freshmen this summer.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 students, staff shine bright with accomplishments

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.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

T.F. North, South host performances this weekend

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." 

May 02, 2014 12:00 am

Band director remains at T.F. South but faces discipline for 'continuous violations'

LANSING | Longtime Thornton Fractional South High School band director Michael Madonia will remain in his post but will face some discipline for violations of School Board policy.

April 23, 2014 3:08 pm

Thornton Fractional students serve their communities

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 …

April 18, 2014 12:00 am

T.F. North juniors seek help to explore Mexico, Spain this summer

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…

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Thornton Fractional students shine in state culinary competition

Thornton Fractional students shine in state culinary competition

District 215 students who participated in a state culinary competition are pictured. In back, from left, are Kyle Penro, Antonio Baker, Robert Brent and Jailynn Gill. In front from left are Kira Del Sol, Sagirah Florence, Erica Jarrett and Briana Trice.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
Thornton Fractional students shine in state culinary competition

Thornton Fractional students shine in state culinary competition

CALUMET CITY | Culinary arts students from the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics & Technology excelled in the 13th annual Illinois ProStart Student Invitational Showcase at Kendall College on Feb. 8.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 to host parent-teacher conferences Feb. 13

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.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 board reviews proposed social media, e-book changes in school policy

CALUMET CITY | Students of the Thornton Fractional Township District 215 high schools could be required to provide school officials with passwords to their Facebook or other social networking site accounts, under school policy changes being considered.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Despite severe weather, D.215 board meets to pay bills, conduct business

CALUMET CITY | The Thornton Fractional high schools here and in Lansing were closed Monday and Tuesday due to severe weather, yet that did not stop the District 215 School Board from meeting Tuesday to conduct its business.

January 30, 2014 5:15 pm
D.215 superintendent receives ‘Men of Excellence’ honor

D.215 superintendent receives ‘Men of Excellence’ honor

D.215 Superintendent Creg Williams is named one of 50 "Men of Excellence" by the Chicago Defender newspaper. His district serves Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing and Lynwood. Pictured with him are some of his students. From left are seniors Jerica Foster and Monae Deloney, Williams, and senior…

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

D.215 staff, students celebrate King's legacy

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…

January 17, 2014 12:00 am

New law shines light on appropriate social media use

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 …

December 20, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 students raise funds for disability awareness

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.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Veterans are the focus this week

The American Legion Auxiliary Edward Schultz Unit 697 will host its pancake breakfast on Nov. 9 at the Post, 18255 Grant St. in Lansing. The breakfast will include pancakes prepared by the Lansing Copper Muggers, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cocktail and choice of coffee, milk, or juice.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am

Thornton Fractional students collect for local food pantries

Starting today, more than 2 million low-income Illinois residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (or SNAP) will see their benefits permanently cut. The temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire, according to the Associat…

November 01, 2013 12:00 am
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