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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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

T.F. South hosts Rachel's Challenge presentation Monday

The Rachel’s Challenge Bullying Prevention program is a powerful example of turning tragedy into triumph.

September 19, 2013 6:00 pm

D.215 seeking individual for vacancy on School Board

Want to make a difference in your community? Then we need you.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 football season begins tonight

Some people look forward to fall as much for the foliage as for football.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am

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 to continue offering enrichment activities for families

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.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 offers summer enrichment for its students

The official summer countdown has begun for parents and students in our area.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 teachers recognized for excellence

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…

May 03, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 students take honors at Skills USA competition

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…

April 19, 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

Charity basketball game March 15 at T.F. South

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.

March 08, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 to host free parent mini-conference Saturday at T.F. North

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.

February 22, 2013 9:30 am

D.215 hosts events for Black History Month

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…

February 08, 2013 12:00 am

D.215 students raising funds for troops, cancer research

Thornton Fractional North High School students are doing their part to support our nation’s troops and show their gratitude for their service.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am

T.F. North students teach safe driving to teens

A group of more than 40 Thornton Fractional North High School students are doing their part to ensure other teens stay safe while driving.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am
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