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Book Pick-Up

Parents: Please be sure to attend one of the book pick-up days: August 6, 7, and 8 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Parents will need an active email on file with us in order to complete online registration. See you there!

New Student Information System

We are moving to a new Student Information System. Tyler SIS is replacing PowerSchool. Additional information will be coming soon.

Summer Meals / Comidas de Verano

Families, FREE healthy & nutritious summer meals are available for children 18 & under. / Familias, comidas de verano saludables y nutritivas GRATIS se ofrecen para niños menores de 18 años. 

Free School Physicals & Vaccines/ Exámenes físicos escolares y vacunas gratis

By appointment only if you qualify./ Con cita previa si califica.

TF North vs. Shepard
Calumet City Labor Day Parade
Working together for unity
On, March 4, Harry Locke's film production company "Code 10" helped produce "Icarus" which won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature! Current students Skype with Locke before the awards!
thanks to the talents and dedication of so many students, teachers, and staff.
on their Washington, D.C. Spring Break Trip!
Journalism students visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications
Mr. Smith, Mr. Posley, Ms. Hunt, Ms. Brown, Ms. Passarelli
Ms. Hunt, Ms. Williford, Ms. Medina
Your TFN Varsity Girls Basketball Squad
Earned 2nd place in Conference Blue!
Fagbemi Oluwafikayomi, Alejandro Medina, María Rodríguez Briseño, and Omar Magallanes
Twin Day in honor of Retiree Mr. Predl

Principal's Message

Mr. Brian Rucinski


Congratulations, Graduates! Your faculty, staff and the administration of TF North High School are immensely proud of your accomplishments.

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Community:

I am sincerely delighted to announce my new position here as principal of TF North High School. Please allow me to share a little bit about myself with you.

I am an educator with childhood roots right here in Calumet City. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education Mathematics from Indiana University, and master's degrees in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University as well as in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. 

My teaching career in math began at East Chicago Central High School. Then, in 2002, I was hired as a math teacher here at Thornton Fractional North. Additionally, I enjoyed coaching basketball and golf. In 2012, the Illinois State Board of Education presented me with an award of Meritorious Service for Outstanding Contributions to Illinois Education. Through my work with the School Improvement Team at North, I introduced a peer classroom walkthrough process and spearheaded the inaugural TF North Career Day.  I also led the Homework Center program, increasing attendance by over 200%. 

During the 2012-2013, I was able to transition into the role of Assistant Principal of Building Control. During my time in that position, I worked hard to provide a safe environment for students while creating opportunities to grow academically. I reduced suspensions by 78% while celebrating student successes with honor roll assemblies, Student of the Month awards, and  incentive-based field trips for students. I have assisted in successfully incorporating restorative practices, including peace circles, restorative chats, mediations, and community service.

There is always more to do to prepare our students for life after TF North and I am genuinely so excited to work together with all Meteor stakeholders to continue to improve learning and life opportunities for our students.


Mr. Brian Rucinski


Upcoming Events

August 19
First Day of School for all Students
First Day of School for all Students
Date: Aug 19
Calendar: North-Main
September 2
Labor Day - No School
Labor Day - No School
Date: Sep 2
Calendar: North-Main
October 10
Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School
Parent-Teacher Conferences, No School
Date: Oct 10
Calendar: North-Main
October 11
No School
No School
Date: Oct 11
Calendar: North-Main
October 14
Columbus Day - No School
Columbus Day - No School
Date: Oct 14
Calendar: North-Main
October 18
End of First Quarter
End of First Quarter
Date: Oct 18
Calendar: North-Main