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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…
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 …
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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Some people look forward to fall as much for the foliage as for football.
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.
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…
Whether public or private, wealthy or not so wealthy, all schools work to prepare their students to compete in the global marketplace through careers and education. The school accountability movement has led to substantial increases in standardized testing to measure the extent to which scho…
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…
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…
By now you have likely seen or heard about the latest Internet craze, the “Harlem Shake," which has morning talk show hosts and even the staff of a U.S. senator creating their own “Harlem Shake” videos in which they dance and gyrate awkwardly.
Did you know that this past week has been National Take Your Family to School Week? Sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, this national observance was designed to coincide with the day the organization was founded, Feb. 17, 1897.
Historian and professor Simon Schama famously said, “History ought never to be confused with nostalgia; it’s written not to revere the dead, but to inspire the living.” In honor of Black History Month, Thornton Fractional North and Thornton Fractional South high schools will host several eve…
Thornton Fractional North High School students are doing their part to support our nation’s troops and show their gratitude for their service.
A group of more than 40 Thornton Fractional North High School students are doing their part to ensure other teens stay safe while driving.
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