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Joliet man recognized for educational outreach for immigrants

The Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) honored Juan J. Gloria among 37 public education individuals and teams for their outstanding communications work at INSPRA’s annual Distinguished Service Awards luncheon at the Bolingbrook Golf Club.

Joliet Township High School Class of 1954 hosting reunion

The Joliet Township High School Class of 1954 will host a reunion lunch at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, at Merichka’s Restaurant, 604 Theodore Street, Crest Hill.

Troy school plants trees, picks up trash, recycles to celebrate Earth Day

Troy science teacher Elisabeth VanderMeer recently issued her students and colleagues at William B. Orenic Intermediate School an Earth Day challenge to help the environment.

Chess Club building math minds at William B. Orenic

Wrapping up its second year at William B. Orenic Intermediate School is the Chess Club, which sponsor and W.B.O. Math Specialist Dr. Janet Grenier said she’s found promotes good problem-solving skills, improved attention and good sportsmanship.

Grade school kids free summer academy

Joliet Township High School is hosting FREE Summer Academies for future JTHS students going in to 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

College bound Joliet area students $1,000 scholarships

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce awarded 43 students, including 19 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students, from Joliet area schools with $1,000 college scholarships at the 5th Annual Hawk Joliet Education Scholarship Banquet.

JTHS Hispanic students, alumni awarded scholarships

JTHS Students & Alumni awarded the 2018 Dr. Daniel Gutiérrez Scholarships, eight are Joliet Central seniors, four are Joliet Central alumni, and three are seniors at Joliet West High School.

Plainfield South sophomore builds self-driving car

Plainfield South High School sophomore Amaan Khan will compete next week in the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Maryland after winning the Illinois Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in March.

Troy Bowling Teams score 5th, 8th at state competition

The Troy Middle School Boys Bowling Team placed 5th at the recent IESA State Bowling Tournament, and the William B. Orenic Intermediate School Girls Bowling Team placed 8th. Both schools are part of the Troy Community School District 30-C.

Plainfield middle school staffer saves student’s life

When Lori Thompson dropped her sixth-grade son Jack off at Ira Jones Middle School on February 28, 2018, she never imagined that hours later he would need a team to bring him back to life.

Joliet Central Hosts Showcase for Peace

Students from the Joliet Central High School Fearless Females Z Club, Brother 2 Brother, Black Student Union, and Club Puentes held a Showcase for Peace on April 25.

Joliet West Journalism Students Advance to State

This past weekend, students from Ms. Galloy’s Multimedia Journalism 1 & 2 competed against 13 schools at one of the seven IHSA Journalism Sectional events.

Joliet Arbor Day Celebration and Poster Contest Winners

Friday, April 27, 2018 has been proclaimed Arbor Day in the City of Joliet with an official celebration that took place Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Ridge Elementary School, 1900 Caton Ridge Dr. All students participated in the Arbor Day ...

McTeacher’s night fundraiser

Beverly Skoff Elementary School held their annual McTeacher's Night in April at the Romeoville McDonald's on Independence Blvd.

Joliet high school students win top awards Literary Festival

Joliet Central and West High School student’s earned top awards at the Southwest Prairie Conference (SPC) Literary Festival on April 18.