Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215
CALUMET CITY | District 215 is launching its Summer Academy Transition to High School program for incoming freshmen this summer.
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."
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
CALUMET CITY | The School Board for Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 approved to an estimated tax levy that is nearly identical to last year’s levy.
Javonte McNeal checks his text messages from the Remind 101 text messaging service before his geometry class at the Thornton Center for Academics and Technology. Teacher Cindy McCraw uses the system to send reminders about quizzes, tests and homework to students. Through the system, McCraw c…
CALUMET CITY | The idea of students using their cellphones in high school was once abhorrent to school officials who feared some students might try to use the technology to cheat in class.
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