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University of St. Francis Homecoming set

University of St. Francis alumni mark your calendars because USF has its plans set for Homecoming and Reunion Day on Saturday, Sept. 22. Homecoming and Reunion Day will include a variety of fun, family-friendly events both on and off campus. ...

Homecoming Parades prep at Joliet District 86

Over 225 junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High Schools are busy preparing for the upcoming Joliet Central and Joliet West Homecoming Parades.

New District 202 operating budget ahead 6.9 million

Thetimesweekly.com Plainfield – District 202 expects to end the 2018-19 fiscal year with about $6.9 million more in operating revenues than expenses, thanks in part to the new state education funding formula, and conservative fiscal planning and operations. The Plainfield ...

JTHS invites all stakeholders and community

Joliet Township High School invites the community and all stakeholders to a Strategic Plan Progress Report Presentation on Tuesday, September 11 from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the JTHS Administrative Center located at 300 Caterpillar Drive ...

CAPA presents Joliet Central grads with Scholarships

The Cathedral Area Preservation Association awarded recent Joliet Central High School Class of 2018 graduates, Alexis Samuels and Ava Wendel, $1,000 scholarships to use toward their pursuit of higher education. Scholarship applicants had to reside in the Cathedral area and ...

Joliet Public Schools Dist. 86 welcome new teachers

More than 87 new employees, including 70 teachers, have joined Joliet Public Schools District 86 for the 2018-2019 school year. New staff members include:

Teacher’s support Read to Succeed project

Mallory and Monroe belong to the Read to Succeed program, which is made up mainly of area teachers. Read to Succeed is designed to promote literacy in and out of classrooms. The Little Free Library libraries, where anyone can take ...

Bolingbrook HS senior wins STEM competition

Bolingbrook High School Class of 2019 student Bryson Rivers is off to a great start for his senior year of high school by adding a prestigious prize to his awards collection after earning the bronze medal in Chemistry/Biochemistry at the ...

School Dist. surplus computers for sale

Plainfield - District 202 will sell surplus laptop and desktop computers, related accessories and assorted technology hardware to the community Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Freedom Elementary School, 11600 Heritage Meadow Drive, Plainfield. The sale will start at 7:30 a.m. ...

Ridge Elementary “Little Library”

(from left) Ridge Elementary School fourth grade teacher Kris Bruno and Lincoln Elementary School first grade teacher Jessica Whitney built a Little Free Library in the Caton Ridge West Park, 1704 Great Ridge Drive, this summer. The library is near ...

Back to School Fair gives local parents a helping hand

Hoping to make back to school a little easier for parents and their children, Catholic Charities—Diocese of Joliet hosted its 26th annual Back to School Fair. The Aug. 2 fair served as a one-stop event to fulfill student needs at ...

Civil Rights groups file brief for race conscious admissions at Harvard

The national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Boston-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ), and pro bono counsel, Arnold Porter, filed an amicus curiae, “friend of the court,” brief in ...

New legislation seeks debt-free college degrees and real career opportunities

If 17 Members of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce can convince their fellow lawmakers of a comprehensive approach to higher education, every student across the country could gain the chance to earn a debt-free degree and ...

JTHS seeks volunteers for Community Ambassador

Joliet Township High School invites all parents/guardians, alumni, and community members to volunteer in the new JTHS Bridge Builders Ambassador Program, which aims to support meaningful communication between JTHS schools and the community. The JTHS Bridge Builders Ambassador Program has ...

Plainfield: Record-high District 202 students named 2018 AP Scholars

Thetimesweekly.com Plainfield – A record-high 395 District 202 high school graduates and current students have been named 2018 AP Scholars based on their performance on the Advanced Placement exams given during the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s 395 AP Scholars ...