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Dwight to Host Class 1A Regional Tournament.

Feb 28, 2011 • Dwight Township High School
Dwight Township High School will host the Class 1A Basketball Regionals in February.  The games will be held in Kresl Gymnasium.   The current schedule is as follows w More

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School report cards change as annual testing gets revamped

Mar 8, 2015 • The Times (subscription)
There only are five high schools in Illinois which do not bear the unofficial label as a “failing school,” Wakeley said. The new ... “If the bar is set high, so be it,” said Tom Sanidas, Grant Park High School and Grant Park Middle School president ... More

Is the new state exam the right answer?

Feb 21, 2015 • Kankakee Daily Journal
Guessing the right answer will be much harder on Illinois' new standardized tests debuting in schools this year. The bubbles won't ... "There is a lot of testing," said Tom Sanidas, principal of Grant Park High School and Grant Park Middle School. "You ... More

Karate: Grant Park's Weissgerber headed to Dublin for world championships

Aug 1, 2014 • Kankakee Daily Journal
Georgie Weissgerber has traveled all over the country for karate. Now, she's preparing to showcase her skills on an international stage. Weissgerber, a 16-year-old from Grant Park, will travel to Dublin to compete in the World Karate/Kickboxing ... More

These KCC scholars have beaten the odds

Jun 12, 2014 • Kankakee Daily Journal
Ferrell, a Grant Park High School graduate, was headed to study nursing at KCC when her parents divorced. "I tried to juggle ... A business major, she plans to transfer eventually to either Illinois State University or to the University of Illinois ... More

Sort of almost famous: How Chris Shoup got his art into a museum

Nov 20, 2013 • Chicago Reader
Growing up in tiny Banfield, Illinois, the only subject he enjoyed at school was art. At Columbia College, living with other art students, he felt ... In Grant Park, high school kids asked him for his autograph. Afterward, he called the museums to tell ... More

Mahnke looking for spectacular finish

Feb 13, 2013 • nwitimes.com
The next year, the program became a co-op with Grant Park High School. Mahnke is grateful for the merger. His sophomore year, he did not make weight, but qualified as a junior, but lost in the first round. This year, he is 32-0 and favored to win the ... More

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