Joliet junior high school teacher named to Yamaha 40 Under 40 Music Education List

Yamaha last week named Christine Adelmann as an honoree of the newly launched 40 Under 40 music education advocacy program.

More Plainfield District 202 students return to in-person learning this week

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 students began returning to in-person learning on Jan. 25 and more in-person learning will continue through Feb. 16, according to district officials.

Scholarship opportunity at USF supports students of color

thetimesweekly.com Local data has shown that there is a sharp contrast between student and teacher demographics. In fact, a large gap currently exists between the percentages of students of color and teachers of color in Joliet’s schools. A scholarship opportunity ...

Students of the Month February 2021

The Joliet West High School Students of the Month for February are Kelly Rappaport, Kiwanis; MariElena Rivera, Lions; Emma Athern, Rotary; Brookelyn Bonner, NAACP; and Inis Okogun, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Plainfield East HS art students create coloring books for nursing home

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, Plainfield East High School Fine Arts Teacher Emily Tonon found a way to use student artwork to give back to the community. Tonon asked her students last spring to create a coloring page ...

Making connections through reading

The Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Patriot Readers program helps student readers improve their skills while providing a human connection during remote learning.

Plainfield District 202 board looks to fill vacant seat

The Plainfield District 202 Board of Education will accept applications to fill a vacant Board of Education seat. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22,.

Santa visits Troy schools

Santa visited Troy 30-C schools this month, including Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School, where families drove by to say hi to him and to tell him of their Christmas wishes.

Joliet Students participate in hour of code

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 645 students throughout Joliet Public Schools District 86 participated in Hour of Code.

Troy 30-C schools partner with public libraries

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board recently approved a collaboration between the district and the Joliet Public and Shorewood-Troy Libraries, that allows all Troy students who live in the library districts to more easily obtain a library card. ...

District 202 'cautiously optimistic' about 3rd quarter return

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is "cautiously optimistic" about possibly returning to in-person learning sometime in the third quarter of the school year – if circumstances continue to improve.

District 202, Aramark serve 1.2 million free meals during pandemic

District 202 and its food service provider Aramark have served more than 1.2 million free meals since school buildings were closed last spring. Aramark and District 202 began serving weekly meals in mid-March.

Hollywood music composer visits Dirksen Junior High students

Dirksen Junior High School students were treated to a special visitor during their remote learning band class last week. Film Music Composer and Hufford Junior High graduate Jermaine Stegall joined the students in their Zoom from California.

Joliet Public Schools District 86 students recognized

The following Joliet Public Schools District 86 students were named Students of the Month for November.

Local School districts challenge students to succeed with remote learning

From keeping students engaged during online learning to concerns about them slipping academically and making sure they show up for all remote classes, there are a host of potential pitfalls that can occur when students are not physically in school.