News Media

T.F. North Students place in state speech competition- The Lansing Journal, Feb. 2021
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T.F. South COVID-19 Vaccination Site Press Conference- Lansing News Network, Feb. 2021


17-year-old Korey Ziemkowski is helping those in need with "micro-pantries"- WGN Radio, Feb. 2021

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Thornton Fractional South administrators deliver encouragement, essentials to students daily- ABC7 Chicago, Feb. 2021
T.F. South is first pilot educational POD in Cook County- The Lansing Journal, Feb. 2021

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COVID-19 vaccination site opens at T.F. South High School in Lansing, gets high marks from area educators- The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 2021

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TF South becomes designated vaccination site for District 215 personnel- The Lansing Journal, Feb. 2021


TF North Students Receive Prestigious Posse Scholarships- The Lansing Journal, Feb. 2021


TF North's Barraza and Valdivia receive prestigious Posse Scholarships- Chicago Tribune, Feb. 2021

District 215 Announces Return to Athletics, The Lansing Journal, January 2021


Southland Students Earn Full Ride Scholarships to Prestigious Universities Through QuestBridge, Chicago Tribune, January 2021


TF South theater students present play via Zoom- NWI Times, December 2020

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TF North student shows everyday heroes in winning Illinois Tollway map art contest- Chicago Tribune, December 2020

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TF South's Fernando Lopez lands full scholarship to Yale- NWI Times, Dec. 2020
TF South senior Fernando Lopez to attend Yale on scholarship- The Lansing Journal, December 2020

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TF District 215 to stick with remote-only learning through early March- NWI Times, December 2020
TF South Hosts Virtual Theater Productions- The Lansing Journal, Dec. 2020

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TF South student helps make Thanksgiving brighter for Lansing students- NWI Times, Nov. 2020
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TF North Graduate, Parent of Student Named to District 215 School Board- NWI Times, Nov. 2020

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School Boards Appoint New Members in Lansing, Lemont, and More- Chicago Tribune, Nov. 2020
TF North Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway Goes On Despite Pandemic- NWI Times, Nov. 2020
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District 215 Encourages First Time Voters With Kits and Signs- The Lansing Journal, Nov. 2020
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TF South Student, Lansing Church, Team Up for Food Giveaway-NWI Times, Oct. 2020
Renaming Rebels- Process Begins at TF South- The Lansing Journal- Oct. 2020


Amid Pandemic, TF South Connects with Students via Get Out the Vote Drive, Virtual Homecoming- NWI Times, Oct. 2020

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New York Times Bestselling Author Speaks to TF South Students- The Lansing Journal, Oct. 2020

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Thornton Fractional to Continue Remote Learning into Second Quarter- NWI Times, Sept. 2020


TF North Partners with Hartgrove Behavioral Health System to Increase Student Access to Mental Health Services- The Lansing Journal, Sept. 2020


TF South School Year Begins Without Students on Site- The Lansing Journal, Sept. 2020

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District 215 Board Votes to Dissolve Rebels Nickname- The Lansing Journal, Aug. 2020
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"If Not Now, When?" TF South Drops Rebels Nickname- NWI Times, Aug. 2020

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Results Shared from TF South Student Survey- The Lansing Journal, Aug. 2020

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Thornton Fractional District 215 Adopts Equity Plan of Action- The Lansing Journal, July 2020
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Thornton Fractional District 215 to Reopen Virtually for First Quarter of School Year- NWI Times, July 2020
Teacher's Efforts to Help Immigrant Students Land Him on the Sidelines of a Bears Game and $20k for His School- Chicago Tribune July 2020


Symetra Awards $20,000 Grant to TF North- June 2020

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District 215 Appoints Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond as Superintendent- The Lansing Journal, May 2020


Black Males United- The Lansing Journal, May 2020


District 215 Holds First Virtual Meeting- The Lansing Journal, March 2020

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Two TF North Seniors Named Posse Scholars- The Lansing Journal, March 2020


District 215 Superintendent Teresa Lance Appointed to American Institutes for Research Advisory Board- The Lansing Journal, Feb. 2020

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District 215 Staff Members Receive Prestigious Awards- The Lansing Journal, Jan. 2020

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Students Acknowledged for Achievements on AP Exams- The Lansing Journal, Oct. 2019

District 215 Receives Property Tax Relief Grant- The Lansing Journal, Sept. 2019


Julie Venem Retires After 40 Years With the District- The Lansing Journal, Sept. 2019

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TF South's Jen Gross Wins Excellence in Education Grant- The Lansing Journal, Sept. 2019