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Local School districts meeting the challenge to succeed

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.

Dirksen Junior High Administrator earns doctorate degree

Congratulations to Dirksen Junior High School Assistant Principal Jadon Waller for earning her doctorate degree. Dr. Waller received her Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University-Chicago. The title of her dissertation was leveraging the Danielson Framework: ...

Troy 30-C adds preschool classrooms

Two large rooms provide additional space for students, programs A remodeling project at Troy Cronin Elementary School recently opened up two new classrooms for the district's preschool students. Troy needed more space for its youngest students, with a growing student ...

District 202 extends remote learning

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is extending its “adaptive pause” until at least the end of first semester as the COVID-19 metrics continue to spike

Joliet Unity Movement selects 2020 scholarship awardees

The Joliet Unity Movement recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Loretta Westbrooks Scholarship awards. Daisa Norris, a sophomore at Dominican University, and Bolingbrook High School Senior KeAsha Smith were awarded $1,000. Each submission was carefully reviewed on the topic ...

JJC moves to primarily virtual services, campuses closed

JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell announced recently the college will further limit campus activity to slow the spread of COVID-19 amid growing positivity rates throughout Will County.

Shorewood-Troy Public Library moves to lobby Grab-N-Go pick up

As our state works together to reduce COVID transmission, the library is doing our part to help our community under the recently announced Tier 3 mitigation efforts. Effective Saturday, November 21, 2020, Shorewood-Troy Public Library will be open by appointment ...

Foundation grant lets HS juniors broaden learning experience

District 202 high school juniors once again have the chance to broaden their academic horizons with the help of a special grant to help pay for a summer extended learning experience –whether in person, or virtually. The Plainfield Foundation for ...

Girl Scouts open Micro Food Pantry in Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com On November 12, the Village of Romeoville added another food pantry option for residents, courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 71503. The micro pantry is located inside the Romeoville branch of the White Oak Library (201 W. Normantown Road) near ...

USF preparing for first-ever virtual Caritas Scholarship Ball, January 30

For over sixty years, the annual Caritas Ball has served as the University of St. Francis’ primary fundraiser for student scholarships. While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the planning of large events for many organizations, USF has successfully pivoted and ...

School Dist. 202 extends pause to in-person learning; delay to start of basketball season

District 202 is extending its “adaptive pause” indefinitely and will not return more students to in-person learning until COVID-19 metrics improve. District officials will continue to assess COVID-19 metrics and guidance from the Will County Health Department. As well, District ...

District 202 continues pause of returning students to in-person learning

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is extending its "adaptive pause” indefinitely and will not return more students to in-person learning until COVID-19 metrics improve. District officials will continue to assess COVID-19 metrics and guidance from the Will County Health ...

Superintendent Rachel Kinder pause extended for return of Pre-Kindergarten-5th Grade Students

With our sights set on the return of additional students to in-person learning, we remain vigilant in monitoring the community health metrics related to COVID-19. Currently, Region 7, Will County, and immediate community ZIP Code data trends continue to increase ...

Troy 30-C pushes back full hybrid transition

To allow for a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period after Christmas break, the Troy Community School District 30-C school board moved the start date of its Stage 4 Return to Full Hybrid Education from Jan. 11 to Jan. 20.

First day back to in-person learning

About 300 District 202 multi-needs special education students returned to in-person learning on October 26, 2020.

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