JJC launching Medical assisting program in spring 2020

Joliet Junior College is now enrolling students for spring 2020 in its new medical assisting program, a one-year certificate pathway that’s serving a growing need in the healthcare industry.

Joliet Public schools district 86 employees recognized

Congratulations to the 165 Joliet Public Schools District 86 who were honored by the Board of School Inspectors with longevity awards. The awards were presented to employees for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service. ...

Skilled Trades Fair Oct. 17

The Skilled Trades Career Fair is a great opportunity for JJC students, alumni and community members to meet and network with local employers in the manufacturing, HVAC, engineering and other skilled trades fields.

Community Schools Initiative

A key component of the Mission and Vision of Valley View School District is to initiate and develop partnerships with organizations that serve the VVSD community. Goal 4, Strategy 7 of the VVSD Strategic Plan states: We will build reciprocal ...

JTHS Orchestra Festival Day Friday at JWHS

The Joliet Township High School Orchestra invites the public to attend the Orchestra Festival Day on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 6:00PM, in the Joliet West High School Auditorium located at 401 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet.

New administrators in District 86 schools

The start of the 2019-2020 school year brought many new faces at schools within Joliet Public Schools District 86. In addition to Nicole Bottigliero being named the new principal at Eisenhower Academy, several new assistant principals and academic advisors are ...

Plainfield special program on Opioids, Vaping, Marijuana

The Plainfield Parent Community Network at Plainfield Dist. 202 High School’s will help parents learn about three of the most controversial topics of the past several years -- vaping, marijuana and opioids -- at its first program for the 2019-20 ...

Bolingbrook HS Choir Food Truck festival

The Bolingbrook HS Choir is uniting two of our favorite things for a unique event on Fri. Oct. 18. The Bolingbrook HS Choir is hosting the 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival & Concert from 5-9 p.m. in the parking lot ...

Marching Tigers have successful beginning to season

The Joliet Marching Tigers began their competitive season in September with two outstanding performances. On September 14 the band placed second in Class AAA and second overall at the Providence Catholic Marching Band Invitational. “We are very proud of our ...

Local business, churches support District 86 students

Over 10,870 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students returned to school for the 2019-2020 school year. Students at Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High Schools were also welcomed back on the first day of school to cheers and high ...

JJC President delivers 4th annual State of the College

Joliet Junior College President Dr. Judy Mitchell presented her fourth annual State of the College address on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Community members, stakeholders and local legislators attended to learn about institutional initiatives and progress the college has made over the ...

2019 USF named in 2020 “Best Colleges” rankings of national universities by U.S. News

For the past fifteen years, the University of St. Francis (USF) has been recognized as a top university by U.S. News & World Report. This year’s recognition, which now marks the sixteenth consecutive year that USF has been recognized by ...

Plainfield East HS to host motivational speaker for students

Last year, members of the Plainfield East High School Black Student Association (BSA) club heard Ernest Crim speak for the first time at Joliet Junior College. They were so moved by Crim’s speech that they asked him to visit their ...

Joliet students recognized

Congratulations to the Taft Elementary School students who were recognized during the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors meeting in September. Students receiving awards included:

Dr. Mitchem honored by DuPage County ACT-SO

As part of the program at their annual Community Leaders Breakfast, DuPage County ACT-SO recognized the support given to the organization through the years by retiring VVSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr.