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Grant to Assist Student-Parents

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Joliet Junior College $89,769 in grant funding to assist 20 low-income student-parents with childcare expenses. The amount is for Fiscal Year 2018, and is anticipated to be distributed each year over a four-year ...

Troy Preschool program offers busing

The Troy Community School District 30-C Preschool Program will offer busing for parents who request it beginning with the 2018-2019 school year.

Joliet Central 25th reunion class of 1993

Steelmen invited to 25th reunion for Joliet Central Class of 1993 set for June 2018 The Joliet Central Class of 1993 is cordially invited to their 25th reunion on Saturday, June 23, 2018, which will begin with a morning tour ...

School safety: Officers placed at all Joliet schools?

As the school year came to an end for students in Joliet earlier this month, Mayor Bob O’Dekirk addressed questions circling the subject of safety. “Unfortunately, as the year went on, school safety became a bigger and bigger issue in ...

Joliet students recognized at Slammers game

Joliet Public Schools District 86 kicked-off the 16th year of Joliet Reads, a community reading campaign to promote literacy, at a recent Joliet Slammers baseball game. Thirty District 86 students were recognized as the winners of the annual Joliet Reads ...

Joliet East High School Kingsmen celebration

The ultimate #KingsmenForever themed-celebration is being presented by the Joliet Area Historical Museum in partnership with the JTHS Alumni Association on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 6:00-11:00p.m. The party will be held on the museum's popular rooftop area as well ...

RISE 2018 – Luncheon Conversation: Every Student Succeeds Act

RISE is a day-long, bipartisan conference assessing the American education landscape in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal report: A Nation at Risk. RISE 2018 took place on April 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This luncheon plenary conversation ...

Fine Arts Festival at Grade School District 86

Congratulations to the students who had artwork showcased at the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Fine Arts Festival. Over 700 pieces of art were on display at the event. In addition, music was provided by the Dirksen Junior High Band, ...

Forest Park School 40 years later

Hundreds of people attended the Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.) School’s 40th Reunion Picnic. The event was held recently at the school and the Forest Park neighborhood park. The reunion was a celebration of Forest Park I.E. School being a ...

JCHS football community meeting

Joliet Central High School Football Coach Brett Boyter is hosting a community/parent meeting to increase student participation in the school's football program. The meetings, open to all JTHS stakeholders, including parents, students, staff, and community members, will be held from ...

Plainfield East HS grad earns full ride to Vanderbilt

Plainfield East High School graduate Joshua Kayiwa earned a four-year full-ride scholarship to Vanderbilt University through the national QuestBridge Scholarship program. Kayiwa is the first PEHS student to receive a QuestBridge scholarship. He is among 918 students to earn a ...

JTHS Infant Childcare Center featured in early learning insights

Thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Township High School Infant Childcare Center was recently featured in the latest issue of Early Learning Insights, a publication of the Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development. The article features the JTHS Infant Center's celebration of ...

Central Elementary School butterfly class

(From left) Plainfield Central Elementary School first graders Kayla Ashmon and Ricky Berger react to the butterfly on Ashmon's arm on Thursday, May 15, 2018. Central first graders studied the life cycle of butterflies in school this month. The classes ...

Joliet District 204 narrowing search

The Joliet Township High School District 204 Board of Education listened to a presentation Tuesday for another superintendent search selection firm.

Joliet Central Varsity Girls Soccer team defeats Romeoville

The Joliet Central girls varsity soccer team won the home conference game on May 8 against Romeoville with a score of 2-1. Goals were scored by junior Mamechie Anaman with an assist from Denise Arredondo and by junior Denise Arredondo.

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