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Campus news roundup

2/13/2017, 6 a.m.
A local round up of news from schools around the greater Will County area.
Using STEM skills, Wood View students putting together plywood motorcycles

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Bolingbrook High School College, Trade & Career Fair is Feb. 9

Bolingbrook High School students will have an opportunity to learn more about life after high school at the annual BHS College, Trade and Career Fair Thursday, Feb. 9.

Featuring more than 60 colleges and universities as well as representatives from over 25 trade and career groups and branches of the military, the fair is designed to help students explore their options for the future.

The event, which is not open to the general public, will take place from 10:15 a.m. until just after 1 p.m.

Photo: Fourth grade Troy Shorewood Elementary School student Makenzie Clinton feels the power of the Second Law of Motion by becoming a human gyroscope, while Joe Klinger waits his turn in line.

Shorewood students learn physics in living laboratory

Troy Shorewood Elementary School fourth graders learned a little about Newton’s first two Laws of Motion recently, when the science education business, High Touch High Tech, visited the school.

The students attempted demonstrations of the First Law of Motion, that an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force, by pulling tablecloths out from under plastic dishes and by flicking an index card out from under a clothespin on a cup.

They also explored the Second Law of Motion, which states acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass, by holding a spinning bicycle tire while standing on a free-turning platform. The movement turned the tire and the student into a gyroscope, as the students slowly rotated.

“Having an in-house field trip was great for our fourth-grade students,” Principal Colleen Connolly said. “It was wonderful to see students up and moving and learning about things like inertia.”

Joliet Central JV Scholastic Bowl Team Finish First in Prairie Conference Tournament

The Joliet Central Junior Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team became conference champions at the Prairie Conference Tournament at Oswego High School on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Scholastic Bowl events involve five-player teams that compete against other schools by answering academic quiz questions. Topics covered in competitions include math, science, history, art, literature, and entertainment.

The team was coached by Joliet Central educators Nyssa Grzyb and David B. Jones. The team featured Joliet Central students John Linehan, Lily Bryson, Hunter Binder, Jon Gabl, Aidan Walsh, and Joel Franco who won seven consecutive matches to take the champion title.

In addition to the team’s overall success, Lily Bryson and John Linehan were both named to the All-Conference JV Team.

Joliet Central student Cesar Escutia was named to the Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team from Joliet Central High School.

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Shorewood students learn physics in living laboratory

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Joliet West Varsity cheerleaders take second place at competition

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Joliet Central JV Scholastic Bowl Team Finish First in Prairie Conference Tournament

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Bolingbrook speech team advances to sectionals

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Using STEM skills, Wood View students putting together plywood motorcycles

JTHS congratulates these students and coaches for these exciting accomplishments.

Joliet Central JV Scholastic Bowl Team Finish First in Prairie Conference Tournament

The Joliet Central Junior Varsity Scholastic Bowl Team became conference champions at the Prairie Conference Tournament at Oswego High School on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Scholastic Bowl events involve five-player teams that compete against other schools by answering academic quiz questions. Topics covered in competitions include math, science, history, art, literature, and entertainment.