Plan to attend the 60th annual Plano Christmas Classic boys basketball tournament from December 27-30. Click here for the Varsity tournament bracket: https://5il.co/2b557 and click here for the JV bracket: https://5il.co/2b555
D88 offers presentations for our bilingual Spanish speaking families. On Dec. 11, "Activities to develop analytical thinking in children" will be offered from 5-6:30 PM at Emily G Johns.
November 15 - School Board Members Day - is our opportunity to thank members of the Plano School District No. 88 Board of Education for providing a local voice for our community's education decisions. Today we honor school board members who have donated their time and talents for the students and staff of the Plano School District. #ThankABoardMember
Gobble! Gobble! Come to the FREE Plano Food Pantry on Friday, November 17th, from 6-7:30 PM. All in need are welcome to walk or drive-thru the location at First Lutheran Church in Plano, 200 N Center Street. Fresh fruit, veggies, bread items, frozen meat, canned goods, milk, eggs and other goodies! Pick up some items to help feed the family during the Thanksgiving break.
Happy American Education Week to all District 88 and PASEC staff members from the D88 Board of Education!
In 2016, an idea was sparked when a group of young farmers were looking for a way to give back and the Plano School District was looking for someone to maintain a 14.4-acre plot of land adjacent to Plano High School. The Kendall-Grundy Young Leaders committee sat down with the school district and discussed how they could use the plot to give back to the community. From there, “Farming for the Community” was born. This year, the Young Leaders Committee donated $4,800 to support local food pantries; $1,000 to support the district’s high school foods classes; and $3,000 to support the Ag in the Classroom, a 4-H school enrichment program. With the remaining funds, the group funded and assembled back-to-school kits from Back 2 School America for every kindergarten student at P.H. Miller School. Each year, the Young Leaders Committee reaches out to local ag suppliers seeking assistance with the farming project. One of the Young Leaders volunteers to plant, maintain and harvest the crop. Following the harvest, the committee meets with the school administration to discuss how to allocate the funds raised from the harvest. Over the past eight years, more than $50,000 has been raised through Farming for the Community to support area food pantries, ag education and other special projects. For more information about this partnership, please reach out to the Plano School District Administration Office or the Kendall-Grundy Farm Bureau. Photo #1 – Kendall County Community Food Pantry Board Chair Greg Witek (left) accepts the pantry check from Plano School District Superintendent Tony Baker. Photo #2 – Pictured is Plano High School Principal Jim Seput, who presented a $1,000 check to Family & Consumer Science teachers (l-r) Kelly Furr, Wendy Smith and Erin Martinez. Photo #3 – A P.H. Miller kindergarten student receives his free backpack from Costco and school supplies donated by the Kendall-Grundy Young Leaders.
There will be an early dismissal on Thursday, October 26th for students. Please note: Half-day preschool students will not attend on Thursday, October 26th. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held following the early dismissal. There is no school for students on Friday, October 27th. Parents Teacher Conferences will be held in the morning on Friday. Please contact your child's school if you wish to attend conferences and have not yet signed up for a time. Click here: https://www.plano88.org/page/virtual-backpack to check out the D88 Virtual Backpack on the district website for fun things to do over the long weekend, including Treats on the Street on Thursday evening and Trunk or Treat on Sunday afternoon.
At the October meeting, Plano School Board Member Jim Ward was recognized by his peers and the Illinois Association of School Boards for his participation in a number of professional development and leadership activities during his 10 years of service as a school board member. IASB recognizes school board members who show a dedication and desire to learn more about local school governance, adding to their leadership skills, knowledge of state and national educational issues, and commitment to serving in trust of their community and their students. Because of Jim’s ongoing commitment to continued learning and participation in leadership activities, he has earned the designation as an IASB Established Board Leader. IASB initiated the Board Leader Recognition Program both to honor the dedicated work of school board members and call public attention to the many responsibilities placed on local school boards.
Are you in need of some cool winter Reaper Gear? The Plano Reaper athletic department has an online apparel store open all year long. The online store has t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, jackets, jerseys, hats, and other accessories. You can even customize which logo you want to add to your gear! Please visit the link to order: https://shop.game-one.com/illinois/plano/plano-reapers/plano-reapers-all-school-spirit-wear
D88 Celebrates Principal Appreciation Day on Oct 20th. The Plano School District Board of Education thanks our administrators for their selfless dedication to their school, staff, and students. Please, #ThankAPrincipal today. https://www.plano88.org/article/1299502
Bilingual Spanish-speaking families are invited to an evening workshop on Monday, October 23rd from 5-6:30 PM at Emily G. Johns School hosted by Dr. Ferney Ramirez. This workshop is the second installment of the district's parent workshop series. Other presentations will be held December 11 and January 22. Click here for a QR code to register: https://5il.co/27fet
Come dressed in pink to the "Pink Out Girls Vs. Boys Volleyball Tournament" special event on Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 PM. Proceeds from concessions and merchandise will be donated to a breast cancer survivor. The entrance fee is $1 for students and $3 for adults and the event is sponsored by the National Honor Society at Plano High School. Children 5 and under are free. Come cheer for your favorite team!
SCORE by attending the FREE Plano Food Pantry on Friday, October 20th, from 6-7:30 PM. All in need are welcome to walk or drive-thru the location at First Lutheran Church in Plano, 200 N Center Street. Fresh fruit, veggies, bread items, frozen meat, canned goods, milk, eggs and other goodies! You will still have time to make it to the Plano Senior Night Football game at 7:30 PM at Reaper Stadium!
Remember, there is no school on Monday, October 9th. Enjoy the Homecoming weekend and cool fall weather! The football game is Friday at 7:30 PM and the parade is Saturday at 10 AM.
Tickets are now on sale for the Plano High School Performance of Little Women! Go to showtix4u.com and search Plano to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will also be sold at the door. Tickets are $5 per person and we will only be accepting cash. Park in the teacher's lot and enter in door 28. The play is at 7pm on Friday 10/13, 7pm on Saturday 10/14, and 2pm on Sunday, 10/15.
Did you know PHS now has a brand-new athletics app this year? The Reaper App will provide fans with a mobile one-stop-shop that includes schedules, team information, and fan guides. Fans can download the app today from both the App Store and Google Play by searching "Plano Reapers."
Bilingual Spanish-speaking families are invited to a half-day workshop on Saturday, September 23rd from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Emily G. Johns School. Dr. Ramirez will present two breakout sessions, entitled "No Excuses" and "How to Motivate Children to Succeed in Life." This workshop is in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and will kick-off the district's parent workshop series. Click here for a QR code to register and for further information in Spanish: https://5il.co/253at. Click here for the English version of the flier: https://5il.co/253au.
Remember, students have an early dismissal on Friday, Sept 15th. Preschool at 10 AM; 10:30 at PH Miller & Cent; 11:20 at Middle and High; Noon at EGJ. There is no half-day PK on Sept 15th. Enjoy a fun, fall afternoon!
Fall into FREE Food this Friday! Don't miss the FREE Plano Food Pantry today, Friday, September 15th from 6-7:30 PM. All in need are welcome to walk or drive-thru the location at First Lutheran Church in Plano, 200 N Center Street.
It is that time of year again! The Plano High School Homecoming 2023 Parade is Saturday, October 7th. If you would like to participate, please check out this PHS news article about registration and deadline information: https://www.plano88.org/o/phs/article/1218503