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Middle School 8th graders, teachers say goodbye

An Indian Trail Middle School student holds a sign as he drives by a line of teachers wishing him well in high school on Monday, May 18, 2020.

VVSD Early Childhood Center renamed to Honor Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr.

The Valley View Community Unit School District 365U Board of Education has approved the renaming of the Valley View Early Childhood Center in honor of retiring VVSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr. Effective with Dr. Mitchem’s retirement ...

Princeton University’s first Black Valedictorian

Thetimesweekly.com “Being Princeton's first Black Valedictorian holds special significance to me particularly given Princeton's historical ties to the institution of slavery,” said Nicholas Johnson. Black scholars are reaching new heights in higher education and making history in the process. Princeton ...

Joliet West HOSA place in top 10 at State

Joliet West HOSA-Future Health Professionals students participated in the first ever Virtual State Conference and Competition at the end of March. With over 2,000 state members participating, JWHS HOSA members studied diligently and faced fierce competition in a variety of ...

Area schools rank on US News Best High Schools list

Both of Valley View School District 365U’s high schools, Romeoville HS and Bolingbrook HS have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings of America’s Best High Schools. Romeoville HS is ranked 148th in the state of ...

Sometimes the kitchen is the best classroom

• Carlos C photo: Heritage Grove Middle School seventh grader Carlos Cisneros made fried chicken during a remote learning cooking competition in Kendell Stachelski’s Family and Consumer Science class.

JJC students on staying motivated during Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps remote working and learning in place at Joliet Junior College, students are encouraging their peers while sharing how they’ve been impacted by this situation.

Message to VVSD families from Asst. Superintendent Rachel Kinder

The following is the text of a message from Valley View School District 365U Asst. Superintendent Mrs. Rachel Kinder shared with VVSD families on April 30.

Joliet Township High School congratulates Students of the Month for April

Joliet Central High School Students of the Month for April are Madeline Palmer, Kiwanis Club; Alicia Lopez, Rotary Club; Jazmin Torres, Lions Club; Autumn Goodloe, NAACP; and Ashari Bradley, AKA. Joliet West High School Students of the Month for April ...

Plainfield East HS, John F. Kennedy poetry competition

The Plainfield East High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School poetry teams showcased their poetry skills during the Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) Poetry Competition at Columbia College on February 29, 2020. The LTAB annual event hosts more than ...

'Next Steps' event presented over Zoom platform

Family Benefit Solutions founder Sherri Schneider and will host a special program on the ZOOM videoconferencing platform with Rubin Law as the last of Plainfield School District 202’s “Next Steps Transition Program” meetings this school year.

Teacher makes hundreds of face shields, ear guards for frontline workers

thetimesweekly.com When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Amy Simpson, a District 202 teacher of the visually impaired, and her husband Matt Simpson, searched for ways to help the community. It quickly became apparent there was a high demand for face masks ...

Sisters hand-make face shields for frontline workers

John F. Kennedy Middle School seventh grader Rhea Shah and her sister, Plainfield Ea Roochi Shah, a senior at Plainfield East High School, wanted to make face shields for those serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though ...

All Illinois schools to remain closed through end of school year

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced that all public school buildings in Illinois will remain closed until the end of the school year. Remote Learning Days will thus continue through the end of the school year, Dr. Carmen I. Ayala, ...

Troy schools adapt to, excel at virtual education

When the coronavirus began hitting the country, Troy School District 30-C administrators got busy planning for the possibility of closing its seven schools. They knew adapting to online classrooms would be a profound transformation for teachers, students and parents, and ...