Joliet Central High School hosts Human Services and Arts & Communications Preview Days
November 27, 2017 11:59 AM
From November 8th to the 14th, Joliet Central High School’s Academy Coordinator Mike Lutz and librarian David Jones held Academy Preview Days for Joliet Central students featuring guest speakers in Human Services Careers and Arts & Communication Careers.
On November 8th, the following guests shared their experiences working in human services:
- Education: John Randich, Principal & Teacher (JTHS retiree)
- Public Safety: John Allen, Police Sheriff (Joliet Central alumnus)
- Public Safety: Amanda George, Fire EMT (Joliet Central alumna)
- Social Services: Lorraine Neumayer Guererro, Counselor (Joliet Central alumna)
- Social Services: Deb Clark, Day Care Provider
- Government: Vincent Cornelius, Lawyer
On November 14th, the following Arts & Communications professionals shared their stories:
- Performing Arts: JoEllen Slowik, Theater Manager & Actor, Lewis University
- Performing Arts: Terry Hudson, Choreographer
- Visual Arts: Jennifer DelaRosa, Photography (Joliet Central alumna)
- Visual Arts: Julie Imfeld, Fashion Designer
- Media & Communications: Monica Bibian & Emilee Zeismer, WJOL Broadcasters
- Media & Communications: Dick Goss, Journalist, Joliet Herald News – Sports
On the first Academy Preview Day, students asked one-on-one questions related to the future careers they were interested in exploring.
During the second Academy Preview Day, teachers who sponsor clubs or teach electives within the Academy, set up tables to talk to freshmen about the benefits of their clubs or electives. Students visited during their advisories.
About JTHS Academies: JTHS Career Academies increase student achievement by organizing students into five career-focused small learning communities that offer a personalized learning environment within a large school setting. In the JTHS Career Academies, students receive an individualized education relevant to their career interests. Teams of teachers work together to prepare interdisciplinary lessons that relate to each academy’s pathway. Students are provided with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that integrates course content and technology skills in alignment to the Common Core State Standards, College and Career Readiness Standards. Learn more at http://www.jths.org/academics/academies/
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