IHSA releases plans for 2020-21 school year

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on Wednesday, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Back 2 School Illinois launches "We Appreciate Teachers" contest

Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), a Chicago-based nonprofit that provides tens of thousands of deserving kids from low-income families with free school supplies to help them succeed in the classroom, is pleased to announce the launch of its We Appreciate ...

Broadway in Chicago selects two performers from Joliet West High School

timesweekly.com Broadway in Chicago selected two Joliet West High School performers, Elena Crino and Jemma Newby, for the 2020 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards: 24 Outstanding Students. Over 200 Illinois students submitted videos, of which the top 12 male ...

Another Will County high school district goes remote for the fall

Joliet Township High School District 204 is the latest to opt for full remote learning in the fall due to concerns over rising Coronavirus cases. “At Joliet Township High School, above all, the safety of our students and staff will ...

Will County Clerk conducts office school supply drive

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry and her staff conducted an office School Supply Drive for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet annual Back to School Fair.

Districts 202, 86 to begin school year with remote learning for all students

Two large school districts in Will County have pulled back on re-opening for in-class learning in the fall and have opted to keep students at home a bit longer. Both Plainfield School District 202 and Joliet Public Schools District 86 ...

Lessons designed to sprout interest in STEM

Getting students interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or what is commonly referred to as STEM, can be big job. However, that’s exactly what Natalie Coleman is doing in Will County at the Fairmont Community Center in Lockport Township.

District 202 board rejects remote learning plan

A proposal for Plainfield District 202 students to start the 2020-21 school year with remote learning failed by a 3-3 vote at Monday’s regular Board of Education meeting. The proposed “Return ‘20” plan would have allowed students to return to ...

Fall 2020 classes at JJC start Aug 17

Registration is open for the fall 2020 semester at Joliet Junior College, with classes starting Aug. 17. Current students may continue to register online using the MyJJC Portal, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. New ...

Laraway School earns top honors in competition

Laraway School, completed in August 2018, has earned a 2020 Project of the Year Award from the Association for Learning Environments’ (A4LE) Midwest Great Lakes Region (MWGL). The award recognizes “good design that results from collaboration with educators, students, and ...

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.

Dear JTHS Families

Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time. I know students and families are anxiously awaiting information related to the re-opening of school. At the special meeting on July 13, the JTHS Board of Education unanimously approved a Memorandum ...

Schools getting ready for the new year

Construction crews pour concrete into the gym floor of Wallin Oaks Elementary School on Wednesday, July 1. The new school is being built adjacent to Ira Jones Middle School near downtown Plainfield and is expected to open in August 2021.