Pride and service

Wall of Honor

Wall of Honor brings together past and present, school and community by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – On May 27, 2017, TF South’s new Wall of Honor was officially dedicated. The wall serves as a memorial to TF South alumni who served in the military after graduating. Currently displaying over 500 names, the … Read more

Burlington Coat Factory awards $1,000 to Lansing teacher

Illiana’s Sharon Bultema uses gift to enhance her classroom by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – Ms. Sharon Bultema, a Spanish and history teacher at Illiana, has received $1,000 to use in her classroom through a fundraiser by Burlington Coat Factory’s Lansing branch and AdoptAClassroom.org. Burlington Coat Factory in Lansing used … Read more

Hamilton Education Program provides memorable opportunities for TF South students

Hamilton Education Program

Juniors Skylar Gertonson and Luis Herrera perform an original work for Hamilton cast by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (October 18, 2017) – “We’re proud of you!” shouted TF South students as their classmates, Skylar Gertonson and Luis Herrera, were separated from the pack and taken to a backstage entrance. Gertonson and Herrera would be among … Read more

Fire Prevention Week at All God’s Children Preschool

Fire Prevention Week

Photos and information submitted by Jackie Kotecki LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) – This year, Fire Prevention Week is Sunday, October 8, through Saturday, October 14. In anticipation of the focus on fire safety, Lansing Firefighter/Paramedic Tim Kotecki made a visit to All God’s Children Preschool at First United Methodist Church in Lansing. Kotecki showed the … Read more

TF South offers preschool

Preschool classes to begin October 24 information provided by District 215 LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2017) – The Child Care Practicum classes at TF South High School will conduct a preschool for local area preschoolers. Preschool classes will begin October 24 and run through May 3. The entire program will cost $75.00. The preschoolers’ daily … Read more

Lansing students, residents get involved in hurricane relief

by Carrie Steinweg with Candace Barclay, TF South Journalism student Lansing, Ill. (September 2017) – Individuals across the country—including many in our own community—have joined to help those affected by areas devastated by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The Lansing Municipal Center became a drop-off point for donations of water, baby … Read more

Patti Leach Youth Center celebrates two decades of service in Lansing, Illinois

by Patricia Muhammad To be honored in life long after you are no longer living is a grand achievement. The Patti Leach Youth Center (PLYC) in Lansing will host a 20th anniversary event on November 4 to commemorate the life and contributions of Patti Leach, and to celebrate the center’s committed services to local middle … Read more