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Time fading fast for Will County school districts to be COVID ready

School Districts across Will County are scrambling to adopt plans to re-open schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan. How that will look remains to ...

Schools getting ready for the new year

Construction crews pour concrete into the gym floor of Wallin Oaks Elementary School on Wednesday, July 1. The new school is being built adjacent to Ira Jones Middle School near downtown Plainfield and is expected to open in August 2021.

Joliet Dist. 86 Schools new principals

New principals are in place at Thomas Jefferson, Pershing, Isaac Singleton, and Taft Elementary schools for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.

District 202 to create five-year strategic plan

Plainfield District 202 will start the process this fall to create a new five-year strategic plan to help prioritize and plan its work and resources. The Board of Education heard a presentation at its June 22, regular meeting from consultant ...

USF seeking nominations for annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of St. Francis (USF), through the USF Alumni & Family Relations Office, will honor five outstanding alumni with a 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award. One alumnus/alumna from each of the university’s four colleges will be honored based on outstanding ...

Joliet District 86 retirees

Congratulations to the 20 employees who retired from Joliet Public Schools District 86 this year. Collectively, these employees worked in District 86 for a total of 409 years. The retirees included:

Joliet Dist. 86 principal receives USF award

Carl Sandburg Elementary School Principal Dr. Saundra Russell-Smith received the 2020 William Orenic Outstanding Contribution Award from the University of St. Francis College of Education. The annual recognition is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in support ...

Will County schools to reopen this fall

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that schools throughout the state would re-open for in-person learning in the fall. What that will look like for each school in Will County remains to be seen.

USF issues update on homecoming and reunion celebration

thetimesweekly.com While the University of St. Francis (USF) is currently making plans for students and faculty to return to campus for classes this fall, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has challenged Joliet’s university to change, postpone and even cancel a variety ...

All Joliet District 86 students need to be registered

All Joliet Public Schools District 86 families who have not completed the online 2020-2021 student registration or students new to District 86 must be registered by July 16, 2020 in order to ensure transportation on the first day of school ...

Joliet District 86 students receive scholarships

thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Region Education Scholarship Fund awarded 38 local students, including 19 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students, with $1,000 college scholarships. These winning students were from Joliet area schools, in grades 4-8, who maintained at least a grade ...

Joliet school dist. 86 continues grab and Go meals for summer

Joliet Public Schools District 86 will continue to provide free Grab-and-Go meals for any child under the age of 18 years old through July 23, 2020. The meals are available for curbside pick-up at Gompers and Hufford Junior High Schools ...

Joliet Public Schools Dist. 86 celebrates eighth grade graduates

Over 1,225 eighth grade students from Dirksen Junior High, Gompers Junior High, Hufford Junior High, Thompson Instructional Center, and Washington Junior High schools graduated from Joliet Public Schools District 86 this year. Even though in-person graduation ceremonies were cancelled due ...

Joliet Township High School holds Virtual Graduation May 29

Joliet Township High School (JTHS) is presenting Joliet Central High School and Joliet West High School Virtual Graduations on May 29 at 7 p.m. The events are made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the JTHS Athletic Boosters and ...

JTHS Students l Thank-You Letter Campaign for Educators

Like most students in Illinois and the rest of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, Joliet West High School junior Adele Pelzer has spent the last couple months studying remotely, with her school building closed and her teachers providing instruction ...

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