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Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians:

You now have an opportunity to participate in our annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
Click here to complete the survey

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National School Lunch Week On Thursday, October 18th a free cookie will be given out at all lunch periods to honor National School Lunch Week.

Principal's Message

 John Robinzine 

Dear T.F. Center Family,

Welcome to the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology webpage.  I am humbled and ecstatic to join a productive and caring educational atmosphere as your principal.  Throughout the years, T.F. Center has been known to be an inclusive, family-oriented place with staff that takes great pride in building a school climate of meaningful academic and social learning.  I truly look forward to providing leadership and working daily with all of you to continue these traditions in an effort to build well-rounded citizens ready for the challenges of life beyond high school.  We must continue to work diligently to ensure that all of our students are college and career ready. 

I am proud to join this dynamic family as an educator that fosters social growth, academic success, and self-discipline for all students and will continue to promote a community for learning and achieving academic and social success.  I am entering my 18th year in the field of education and served previous roles as a social studies teacher, Track and Field coach, Assistant Principal for Building Control, and Credit Recovery Coordinator.  I am a proud graduate of Illinois State University, received a Masters in Educational Leadership from Governors State University, and am currently pursuing an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago.  My ultimate goal is to use the wealth of educational and professional knowledge I have gained to continue helping students succeed!      

One critical component of individual student and school-wide success is effective school-to-home communication. Within these webpages, you will find important information about our school.  We will work diligently to make sure our page is updated regularly.  With that being said, please take a glance at the following information, including important events and dates that will help you prepare for the upcoming school year. 

If your student will be enrolled in our Freshmen Academy for the 2018-2019 school year, we will be hosting a Freshmen Academy Parent Orientation Meeting on Thursday, July 19, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at T.F. Center.  You will have an opportunity to speak with administrators, ask questions regarding the Freshmen Academy program, and be provided with a tour of the building.  The school counselor will also be available to address concerns regarding the number of credits your student has and discuss the Credit Recovery process.

Our fall book pick-up dates are Monday, August 6, and Tuesday, August 7, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  On Wednesday, August 8, the book pick-up hours are from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Registration will be by appointment only on Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 17, 2018.  Please contact Mrs. Kim Nichols at 708-585-2378.  No Registration will take place on Monday, August 20, and Tuesday, August 21. 

Classes will resume on Monday, August 20.  We are working diligently to prepare for an exciting and rewarding 2018-2019 school year.  We hope you have a safe and productive summer break, and we look forward to seeing you soon. 

Yours in Education,

John M. Robinzine


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