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West_Banner_1October 20, 2017

Gibson_Teresa_(2)_(83x125) A Message from Dr. Gibson: Please read this newsletter to learn more about College Application Month, NHS tutoring, Tiger Paw Recognition, and the upcoming Coffee & Community Conversation with Dr. McCarthy on October 23rd. 


Tip of the Week: Apply for college - October is College Application Month  #JTAchievesTogether 
Tigers, October is College Application Month, and, regardless of what grade you are in, it's never too early to start thinking about your college plans. At Joliet West, we are happy to help you with this process. Furthermore, let's work together to support our senior students to apply for college this semester.  

Parents and students, we encourage you to work with us: 

  • To encourage students to complete at least two applications. 
  • To inform students of the importance in applying early. 
  • Motivate students to do well in their classes to improve their grade point average. 

If you are in need of assistance, please contact your counselor. Teachers, coaches, and club sponsors can also offer support and share about their college experiences.  

Additionally, please remember that the Joliet West Library is another great resource on-campus, where students can meet college representatives and access college and career prep resources. Visit http://www.jolietwestlibrary.com/ to learn more about their college/career prep resources.  

NHS Online Tutoring System 
Any Joliet West High School student can text @tutoringjw to 81010 through Remind for tutoring assistance from Joliet West National Honor Society tutors. Please note this is not a replace for the existing after-school program; it is more for quick questions than detailed, one-on-one tutoring. Please watch this video for more details: https://youtu.be/6oYFWD2QTVM 


GetImageNominate a Joliet West Teacher or Staff Member for Tiger Recognition 
Would you like to recognize a current Joliet West teacher or staff member for going the extra mile and providing outstanding service? 

We would love to hear from you! Use the following link to tell us how a Joliet West teacher or staff member is making an impact. They will be entered for a chance to be recognized in a future Principal's Newsletter. Go, Tigers!  Click here to nominate!


Upcoming events can be found by visiting http://www.jths.org/west/events/ 

October 23: Coffee & Community Conversation with JTHS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy  
Please join Dr. McCarthy on Monday, October 23rd from 7:00 to 8:00pm at the Joliet West High School Cafeteria on 401 N. Larkin Avenue. Come share your thoughts or just drop in to say hello. All are welcome. We hope to see you there! 

October 28: Second Annual Women & Girls Health Expo at Joliet Central High School 
The National Hook-Up of Black Women and the Zonta Club of Joliet will be hosting the 2nd annual Women & Girls Health Expo on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00am to 12:30pm in the Joliet Central High School Student Center.  

November 4: Geneva High School Open House - Learn How to Become an IHSA Official 
On Saturday, November 4th between the hours of 10:00 AM and Noon, Geneva High School is hosting an open house for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a licensed IHSA official.  Representatives from various sports will be present to answer questions.  Geneva High School is located at 416 McKinley Ave in Geneva, IL.  Please enter through door #19E. Questions can be directed to Dave Carli at (630) 463-3812.  


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