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Joliet Township Athlete Awareness

What is the Athlete Awareness Seminar?

Athlete Awareness Seminar is for all in season student-athletes. All Student-Athletes meet four times during their athletic season. An athletic director, faculty member, guest speaker, or SWSC student leaders under guidance will facilitate the seminar to the student-athletes. This seminar helps student-athletes have a successful high school experience, discover resources offered, strengthen skills, broaden individual horizons, and move toward intellectual and individual independence. It supports academic success by introducing academic strategies, building active learning communities, and encouraging responsibility. Students are introduced to stress and time management techniques, diversity, and search for what it means to be a member of the District 204 community. Freshman Seminar draws on the strategic plan and mission statement of Joliet Township District 204 for its conceptual framework. It aims to help student-athletes master the challenges and unique opportunities of high school.Each seminar, one of the core goals will be the theme of the seminar. The 4 core goals or BACE consist of;

  1. Build Community
  2. Achieve Academic Success
  3. Connect with Joliet
  4. Explore and manage your life beyond the classroom

The 4 core goals will serve as the BACE for the student-athletes for the reminder of their high school experience.

4 CORE GOALS = the B.A.C.E

Build Community:

  • Student-Athletes will develop connections with other athletes, faculty, speakers, and the JTHS community that support and enrich a successful high school experience

Achieve Academic Success:

  • Student-Athletes will understand the purpose of education and how it will help them succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
  • Student Athletes will learn the resources available within the district to succeed academically.

Connect with Joliet

  • Student-Athletes will learn about the Athletic Code of Conduct, district policies, and the history and traditions of Joliet H.S. District 204.
  • Student-Athletes will understand the importance of getting involved in other co-curricular activities and how to pursue these opportunities.

Explore and manage life beyond the classroom:

  • Student-Athletes will discuss wellness issues including alcohol and drug awareness with the aspiration to make mature and healthy decisions.
  • Student-Athletes will discuss time and stress management techniques
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