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District 215 honors new teachers in pinning ceremony

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (October 3, 2021) – Thornton Fractional Township School District 215 administrators are quite proud of their first- and second-year teachers...

Budget deliberations, new teacher recognition – District 215 Board Agenda 9/28/21

District 215 Board regular meeting – In person at TF Center for Academics and Technology LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2021) – The September 28 budget...

Sunnybrook District 171 looks to approve $17.2 million budget

BY JIM MASTERS LANSING, Ill. (September 25, 2021) – Sunnybrook School District 171 is eyeing a $17.2 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, which...

New District 158 building serves as PPE distribution point for surrounding schools

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 25, 2021) – South Cook County region schools seeking essential supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) made their way...

Monica Terry steps in as newest District 158 Board member

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2021) – After a months-long application process, Monica Terry recently accepted appointment as a member of the School...

TF South hosts college and career fair for district students

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2021) – TF South hosted a college and career fair for all District 215 students on Wednesday, with...

Dr. Cheryl Green becomes Governors State University’s sixth president

By Josh Bootsma UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (September 21, 2021) — Dr. Cheryl Green was recently invested as president of Governors State University, making her the...

District 215 electrical, cosmetology, barbering, and education programs put focus on career development

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2021) – For local students thinking of becoming an electrician or a licensed cosmetologist or barber, Thornton Fractional...

‘Walk Over Wednesdays’ adapt to meet pandemic challenges for TFS students

First United Methodist Church uses outdoor fun and fellowship to bring nearby students together By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill (September 14, 2021) - The image...

Heritage to return to in-person learning after remote week due to COVID cases

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2021) – Heritage Middle School students spent last week remote learning due to multiple positive COVID-19 tests, but...

Teacher, healthcare worker, and higher education vaccine deadline extended two weeks

Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 5, 2021) – As hospitals and schools work to implement additional COVID-19 testing programs and accountability...

Oak Glen principal Mike Earnshaw publishes book on successful education ‘recipes’

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 4, 2021) – Combine a “punk rock skateboarder” with an elementary school principal, and you'll get an out-of-the-box thinker,...

Heritage Middle School employee contracts COVID-19, no ‘prolonged close contact’ with others

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (September 3, 2021) – A Heritage Middle School employee tested positive for COVID-19 this week, but the exposure is an...

District 215 adopts new policy to boost dual credit hours

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (August 31, 2021) – Many TF South students take advantage of courses that offer both high school and college credit,...

Registration open for South Suburban College’s free ESL and high school equivalency courses

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 28, 2021) – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department offers a wide range of free...