The Bremen High School Communication Arts and Technology course, a district-wide program, won multiple awards for its BDTV videos.
Bremen High School District 228
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Melissa Patino, a junior at Tinley Park High School, is 1 of 9 finalists in the national Art of Dairy contest thanks to her bovine design. Voting begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. Find out how you can cast your ballot.
A Tinley Park High School student's is getting some national exposure and could get even more if she gets enough votes. READ: Check Out Coverage of Bremen High School District 228 and Oak Forest's Other Districts in Patch's Schools Section Melissa Patino, a 16-year-old junior from Oak Forest, is one of nine finalists from around the country in Lucerne Dairy's eighth annual Art of Dairy contest. She earned her spot with a design she created on this year's contest theme, "ImaginDairy Places!" Melissa titled hers "Dairy Wonderland" and described the design on the official site: Fall into a waterfall of milk and string cheese rafts as you go on an adventure through an ice cream forest and cheesy mountain. And as part of the contest, she's …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Small business owner Larry Canning made an impressive showing Tuesday, winning a seat on the Bremen school board. While trustees Evelyn Gleason and Deborah Stearns were re-elected, incumbent Marc Turner couldn't earn enough votes.
CORRECTION (10:39 a.m. Friday, April 12): An earlier version of this story had incorrect information on where and when Larry Canning went to high school. The story has been corrected. Two of the three incumbents running for re-election to the Bremen High School District 228 Board of Education were able to retain their seats Tuesday. But Marc Turner, who has been a trustee since 2005, was ousted thanks to the impressive showing by Tinley Park resident Larry Canning. TINLEY PARK: Check the 2013 Election Outcomes for the Races That Matter to the Village The area small business owner's vote total was second among D228 board candidates, only behind current Board President Deborah Stearns by 60 votes. Evelyn Gleason, who has been on the board …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
It's Election Day! Check out who's on the ballot, how to find your local polling place and, starting at 7 p.m., updates on all the key city and school board races.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Oak Forest Patch's 2013 Election Central is your guide to the ballot contests that affect city residents. Patch will be out at the polls throughout the day. Check the site for updates. Is your local polling place having trouble with the voting machines? Is a race missing from your ballot? Did someone go into labor while you voted? Pass along your tips at by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave it here in the comments section or at Oak Forest Patch's Facebook page. Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, check back with our live blog for live updates as results are tallied. We'll be reporting live from polling places and where some of the candidates are as they watch the votes come in. 2013 ELECTION COVERAGE On the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Following the signing of the emerging sports letter by Bremen High School District 228, a club lacrosse team is forming for the 2013 season, with hopes that the team will grow to both boys and girls teams in the coming year.
Lacrosse players, fans and parents in Bremen High School District 228, rejoice! After more than two years of pushing, pulling and prodding, district administration finally signed off on an Illinois High School Association emerging sports agreement letter, allowing for lacrosse to become a district sponsored sport. READ: D228 Agrees to Waiver, Allows Lacrosse Although the district signed off on the letter and will sponsor the sport, Oak Forest Park District Commissioner Joe Conway, who helped spearhead the latest efforts to get lacrosse into District 228, said the sport will be a co-op club activity, led by parents, players and coaches. “The district is on board, they're happy,” Conway said. “We met at a common level and now we're going to …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Bremen High School District board signed an emerging sports letter this week, which lets students compete in lacrosse with other schools in the state.
The door is now open for students in Bremen High School District 228 to hit the pitch and play other state high school teams in lacrosse. The District 228 board of education signed this week the emerging sports letter needed by the Illinois High School Association to compete in high school lacrosse, according to an email Wednesday night from Oak Forest Park District Commissioner Joe Conway. The commissioner was a staunch supporter of the effort to get the letter signed. The documents were signed and faxed to the IHSA on Monday, March 25, Conway said, adding that he was informed about it Wednesday, March 27. "I was able to address each of the boards concerns which were very legitimate," Conway wrote in an email Wednesday. Before the signing…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The district's board approved Tuesday a three-year contract with Turnitin.com, an online paper and essay submission site that will check for plagiarism and reduce paper costs.
Students and teachers in Bremen High School District 228 are going to have an easier time submitting, grading and reviewing papers for the next few years thanks to the district's new agreement with Turnitin.com. The three-year agreement, which was approved Tuesday, will allow every student in the district to submit papers and essays to the website, which can then be reviewed by peers and graded by the student's teacher. “A lot of major institutions are using it, so we're preparing out kids for college,” said Cori Williams, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning. YOUR TURN: Are You a Fan of Tinley Park High School Sports? Blog About Your Favorite Team From Your School The district's board of education approved Tuesday, March 19, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Several area schools have announced closings for Tuesday, March 5. Stay tuned for updates as more information becomes available.
Updated, March 5, 9 a.m. Several area schools have already announced plans to close Tuesday ahead of what could be the year's largest snowfall. Oak Forest High School, along with the rest of Bremen High School District 228, announced it will be closed. Student recognition night, which was scheduled for 7 p.m. March 5, will be rescheduled. Southwest Coop for Special Education will also be closed. District 144 schools are also closed. Arbor Park School District 145 schools are closed as well. District 146 is also closed, as is St. Damian. All before and after school activities in Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142 are canceled. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect from 3 a.m. to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Three newcomers are challenging three incumbents for seats on the Bremen District 228 Board of Education.
Bremen Community High School District 228 serves 5,000 students from Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Midlothian, Country Club Hills, Hazel Crest, Markham and Posen. Dr. Bill Kendall is the superintendent. The seven-member board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, with locations alternating between the four district 228 schools. There are three seats available, sought by six candidates, three of whom are incumbents. CANDIDATE BIOS Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of Oak Forest. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Got a news tip? Email Patch editor Lauren Traut.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
District 228 administration still hasn't signed an emerging sports letter for lacrosse, which would allow the Oak Forest Fury, a high school club team made up of area students, to compete against other schools.
High school lacrosse players and their parents in Bremen High School District 228 just want one thing: a chance. The players want to take the field under the lights and compete against other high school teams, while the parents want a chance to cheer their children on at the varsity level. But they can't—yet. The District 228 board of education, so far, has not signed off on an emerging sports letter, which is required by the Illinois High School Association to compete in lacrosse at the high school level. Without the letter, high school level lacrosse players in D228 cannot play other teams in the state. “We are now the only team without that waiver signed in the Chicago Southland,” said Oak Forest Park District Commissioner Joe Conway, …