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American Legion honors VVSD Transportation for hiring veterans

Veterans’ Day has special meaning among the VVSD staff members in the Transportation Department. Several of the bus drivers and mechanics are veterans and were honored at breakfast on Nov. 9.

Top college students in Illinois

Ashlei N. Ross of Plainfield, Illinois, a senior at Northeastern Illinois University, was recognized as one of the top college students in Illinois by The Lincoln Academy of Illinois during the annual Student Laureate ceremony November 17 at the Old ...

Joliet Public Schools district 86 board members day

Joliet Public Schools District 86 celebrated Illinois School Board Members Day on November 15, 2018. The day was an opportunity to honor those citizens across the state of Illinois who volunteer their time and energy for the successful education of ...

Black college fair celebrates 25 years

The Betty Mahone Black College Fair has grown over the years in more ways than one. “It has been inspiring to see so many people from our community come together each year to share their success and help others,” said ...

JJC awarded $40,000 to supports girls STEM projects

Selected projects to reach more than 18,000 students nationwide in grade 6 through college Constellation awarded Joliet Jr. College $40,000 in E2 Energy to Educate grants for student projects focusing on energy science, technology and education. The grant program is ...

Plainfield School District designated as exemplary

Plainfield - Twenty-seven of the 28 District 202 schools that took the state assessment last spring were designated as either "Exemplary" or "Commendable" as measured by the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA). Dr. Glenn Wood, assistant superintendent for curriculum ...

Joliet Central Alumni Spotlight

Joliet Central’s Class of 1985 alumnus Ken Strickland is NBC’s vice president and Washington, DC Bureau Chief. After starting off as an associate producer at Dateline in 1995, he worked his way up the ranks, and now leads NBC’s editorial ...

Down Syndrome Awareness

John F. Kennedy Middle School 7th grader Regan Reinertson poses with a sign for Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Walker’s Grove school pumpkin math

Walker's Grove Elementary School first grader Eva Escobedo pulls out pumpkin "guts" during the pumpkin math activity in Mary Kay Gutrich's class on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Sanchez Elementary teachers make the grade

Sanchez Elementary School students gave teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support the School's PTO. Teachers from Joliet School District 86 volunteered behind the counter on Wednesday, October 17th at the McDonald's located on Broadway St. The teachers ...

Grant for summer program

Plainfield – District 202 high school juniors have the chance to broaden their academic horizons with the help of a special grant to help pay for a summer extended learning experience. The Plainfield Foundation for Excellence will award multiple “Horizon ...

Joliet Public Schools District 86 School Board receives award

Congratulations to the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors who received School Board Governance Recognition from the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB). The award was recently presented to the school board members at the IASB Three ...

Second “Next Steps” gives students roadmap to future

Plainfield – Sam Knight, an Independent Living Advocate with the Disability Resource Center in Joliet will present a program titled, “Roadmaps to the Future” at the second of District 202’s “Next Steps Transition Program” meetings for this school year, on ...

Troy to hold Coffee with the Superintendent

Troy Community School District 30-C will host "Coffee with the Superintendent" on Thursday, November 1, 9-10 a.m. at the Don D. Bacon Administration Center, 5800 W. Theodore Street, Door 10, behind Troy Middle School.

Joliet Public Schools District 86 National Principals Month

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors, in coordination with the efforts of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American Federation of School Administrators, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the U.S. Congress, ...

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