Saturday, April 20, 2013
Indian Trail teacher Michelle Schade is part of a team nationwide team of educators — and the online one from Illinois.
Article submitted by Plainfield School District 202: Indian Trail Middle School sixth-grade math teacher Michelle Schade is part of an elite national team of teachers helping educators learn how to best implement the new Common Core mathematics learning standards. Schade is one of only 28 teachers nationwide – and the only one from Illinois – chosen to participate in the “Master Teacher Project,” sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Common Core learning standards are national learning expectations that will replace state learning standards in 46 states, including Illinois. District 202 will implement the Common Core standards starting next fall. The “Master Teachers” are building a bank of videos, written plans and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ed Boswell will replace the exiting Sharon Alexander at Aux Sable, while Indian Trail Assistant Principal Shannon Miller will take over where Heritage Grove Principal Steve Diveley left off.
Wednesday, April 17
Article submitted by Plainfield School District 202: Two veteran District 202 educators will take over the reins at Heritage Grove and Aux Sable middle schools next school year. The Board of Education on April 15 approved appointing Dr. Ed Boswell as the new principal at Aux Sable Middle School, and Shannon Miller the new principal at Heritage Grove Middle School. Boswell served six years as principal at Ira Jones Middle School before being named the Director of Middle School Administration this school year. He will replace Sharon Alexander, who accepted a new job in the Oswego school district. Miller has served as Assistant Principal at Indian Trail Middle School since 2009. She will replace Steve Diveley, who is moving to a new position …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
One board member went so far as to call K12's proposal to bring a charter school to Plainfield a "money-laundering operation."
As a bill that would put a moratorium on charter schools makes its way through the Illinois legislature, Plainfield officials made their stance clear on Monday, voting against a company’s proposal to bring an online charter school to District 202. A month after hearing from a representative of for-profit education company K12, District 202 board members voted unanimously to pass a resolution rejecting the company’s proposal to launch Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley. K12 is partnering with non-profit Virtual Learning Solutions in an effort to bring the online school to 18 area districts, including Plainfield, Oswego and Valley View. “The seven people who sit at this table are accountable to the people of Plainfield,” …
The hospital's new tax-exempt status means District 202 has to repay $750,000 in taxes going back to 2008.
Already struggling with a $1.8 million deficit, District 202 got hit with another financial blow in January when Edward Hospital was granted tax-exempt status. That meant the district would not only loose $250,000 per year in taxes from the hospital, which has a campus in Plainfield — it would also have to repay the money it has received since Edward first began applying for tax-exempt status in 2008. On Monday, the board signed off on an agreement with Edward that will allow the district to pay out $750,000 to the hospital over the next three years, rather than in one lump sum, District 202 Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Angela Smith said. Under the agreement, District 202 will repay Edward’s 2008 property taxes by …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Event is Tuesday at Indian Trail Middle School.
Saturday, April 13
The final special presentation about the Common Core State Standards for learning that will be implemented next year in District 202 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Indian Trail Middle School, 14723 N. Eastern Ave., Plainfield. There is no admission and light refreshments will be served. Illinois is one of 45 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS are national learning expectations that will replace the current state learning standards in math and English Language Arts, and, eventually, science and social studies. The mathematics CCSS will be implemented in 2013-14, and the English Language Arts CCSS will be implemented in 2014-15. New standardized assessments for both math and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith won re-election, while William Slabich Jr. and William Dargan will join the board.
Five candidates faced off for four open seats on the Plainfield School District Board of Education. In the end, unofficial vote totals show that incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith will return to the board, while newcomers William Slabich Jr. and Bill Dargan won the two remaining spots. Just more than 100 votes separated Dargan from P. Anne Walchshauser, who did not win a seat on the board. Dargan, a sales manager for Hostess Brands, first ran for the board in 2011. Meanwhile, Slabich, a 12-year resident of Plainfield, made his first run for office. Election results are unofficial until canvassing of votes is completed and absentee, provisional and grace-period ballots are counted later this month. Unofficial Plainfield-area vote …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Event is set for Saturday, April 13.
District 202 will sell surplus laptop and desktop computers to the community for $70 each, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the district Operations Center, 14812 Eastern Avenue, Plainfield. Money raised from the computer sale will be used to buy new equipment and update older equipment to better serve district students and staff. Computers to be sold include Dell Latitude model D620 and D630 laptops; and Optiplex model 740 desktops. Desktops include the CPU, flat-screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. All equipment will be sold "as is", no warranty, with limited return policy. Terms of the return policy will be posted on site at the sale. Some restrictions may apply Cash, MasterCard or Visa credit and/or debit cards, will be…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Plainfield District 202 candidates share their views on funding, school safety and Common Core Standards.
This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Watch the full video of the forum in our player above, and check out our additional coverage here. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Related: Get informed before April 9 - Election Central Plainfield: 2013 Spring Elections Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
All five candidates for the District 202 Board of Education took part in an April 1 forum at the district administration center.
Editor’s note: A video of the entire one-hour event will is posted on CAPE's page on the District 202 website. This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like Plainfield Patch on Facebook andfollow us on Twitter. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Questions were …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
CAPE will host the event on April 1.
Article submitted by Plainfield School District 202: District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) will host a forum for the five District 202 Board of Education candidates at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the district administrative center, 15732 Howard St., Plainfield. READ: Election Central 2013: Plainfield School Board The forum is open to the community and a reception with light refreshments will follow. CAPE was formed 37 years ago. It serves as an umbrella organization for all of District 202’s school parent groups and administrators to share information, concerns and ideas to promote district unity. Five candidates are vying for four seats that are up for …