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CONTACT: Dr. Jane L. Westerhold, Superintendent of Schools, 847-824-1170

Plainfield to Host Community Open House

Plainfield Elementary School will showcase building improvements and renovations during a community open house on Wednesday, April 17. This event will give school officials a chance to show off the 47-year-old school.

Principal Guillermo Heredia said the public is invited to visit and tour the school, 1850 Plainfield, from 5 to 6 PM, prior to the K-2 Musical. "This open house is for the community,” Heredia said. "We're asking everyone to start at the main entrance at 5 PM."

Dr. Jane Westerhold, Superintendent of Schools, said the school, originally built in 1966, received many needed upgrades, from interactive technology, fresh paint and flooring, to upgraded HVAC and lighting systems. The renovations, which were a part of the District 62’s Master Plan, provides additional learning spaces. Westerhold said that technology wiring and bandwidth were greatly improved. More interactive technology and learning spaces are provided with the conversion of some classrooms to Technology Integrated Learning Environments (TILEs). "The school is much more efficient," she said.

Plainfield, which was one of three schools renovated during Phase III of the District 62 Master Plan, is not the only D62 school to host a community open house this spring. Thursday, May 9, Iroquois Community School is hosting a FOSS Science Night and Community Open House featuring Mr. Freeze from the Fermilab. Tuesday, May 21, Orchard Place Elementary School will host a community open house.

For more information, please call:
Mindy Ward
Director of Community Relations


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For more information, please contact:
MeLinda Ward
Director of Community Relations

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