A message from Mr. Hallihan: Please remember that next week only has two student attendance days due to the Thanksgiving holiday. There is no school November 21-23. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tip of the Week: Ask for help and make a plan for the end of the semester #JTAchievesTogether
As the end of the semester approaches, don't be afraid to ask for help. If you’re struggling in a class or a project, don’t wait until the last minute to try to get assistance. Go see your teachers now and make a plan for improvement. There are many other resources such as your counselors and the school library to help you. Read this article on 10 Ways to Make Sure You Survive End-of-Semester Stress
November 29: Steelmen Course Recommendation Day
This school-wide initiative gives students the opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with teachers and counselors about their post-secondary/career goals. These conversations give students feedback on what core classes and electives are most appropriate for them. Counselors will refer to the recommendation form when they finalize course selection in January 2019 with all students. Please take some time to have a conversation with your student about the courses they are interested in taking. Click here to review 2019-2020 Course Offering Guide with information on the courses we offer.
Central Vocal Department Holiday Poinsettia Sale
Are you looking for a Christmas gift for that special someone? We’ve got the answer: Poinsettias! The Central Vocal Department is selling florist-quality poinsettias, 16 to 19” tall, beautiful deep red color, for $12.00 each. Poinsettias arrive and will help us decorate the stage for the Sounds of the Season Concert on December 2nd! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
Accomplished Artist Charles Pierce Raffles Portrait Sketch to Benefit Joliet Central High School Student Scholarships
On Wednesday, December 12, accomplished artist and Central alumnus, Charles Pierce (’60), will create a charcoal portrait sketch valued at over $350 during a special event open to the public. To select the subject(s) of the sketch, a raffle will be held where members of the public can purchase tickets for $20 online at https://www.jthsfoundation.org/shop or from any member of the JTHS Foundation. The winner of the raffle can have up to two people (6 years or older) included in the sketch, an opportunity perfect for families and children. The raffle winner will be announced November 30 and must attend the December 12 event to participate in the production of the portrait sketch.
In addition to the portrait demonstration, the December 12 event includes refreshments and music provided by the JTHS Orchestra. The event takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. in the Joliet Central High School Student Center located at 201 E. Jefferson Street in Joliet. Refreshments will be served from 3:30 to 4 p.m. and the portrait sketch begins at 4:30 p.m.
Attendees must buy a $10.00 to get in to the event. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.jthsfoundation.org/product-page/charles-pierce-reception-ticket or from any Foundation member. All proceeds from the raffle and event benefit scholarships to be awarded to Joliet Central High School students pursuing post-secondary degrees in visual arts.
SAT Prep Classes at Joliet Central & West Campuses
JTHS is offering SAT Prep Classes at both campuses to help prepare high school students for the SAT, a standardized test used by the state of Illinois and across the country to determine college readiness. Cost for the class materials is $35. Class size is limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline for registration is November 23, 2018. Click here to register online.
JTHS is hiring additional bus drivers! Apply online or call us.
If you or someone you know needs a job, give us a call at 815-727-6873 or apply online at www.jths.org and choose JTHS Employment. JTHS School bus drivers are integral to a student’s educational and extra-curricular activities. Did you know JTHS provides service to 38 different schools and has one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the County? JTHS needs quality individuals such as yourself, your family, or your friends to join our team. As an employee of the school district, you will earn $15.45 per hour, have access to fantastic medical, vision and dental insurance; earn paid holidays and sick days; guaranteed daily hours and extra hours driving athletic trips. The School District will pay all the licensing and physical fees and you get paid for part of the training time. This is a great opportunity, so call us now or go online and apply ASAP.
JJC FAFSA Workshops
Families and students are encouraged to attend JJC FAFSA Workshops offered on various dates. They are free and open to the public, regardless of what college students plan to attend. Please click here to review and choose the date that is best for you.
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries in November
The Northern Illinois Food Bank will have mobile food pantries open to all at different locations throughout the month of November. Please click here to see dates and locations.
Joliet Central High School Madrigal Dinner Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets are on sale now for Joliet Central High School's traditional holiday Madrigal Dinner, which will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Joliet Central High School Galleria, 201 East Jefferson Street in Joliet. Seating will begin at 5:45 pm. Please click here for more information.
December 1: JTHS Alumni Association Santa 5K and 1-Mile Stroll
This year’s event at the Chicagoland Speedway will feature a competitive 5K race as well as a leisurely 1-mile stroll for participants of all ages and abilities. Gates will open at 8 a.m., and race time is scheduled for 9 a.m. Click here to register.
Student Employment Opportunity - The A's Club
The A's Club, a family-owned children's interactive clubhouse and party venue, is looking for students to work part-time for $10 an hour. If interested, please contact Antonio Anderson at 815-630-5447.
Upcoming JCHS events include:
• November 18: Fall Band Concert
• November 21 - 23: Thanksgiving Break
• November 23: Band - Light Up the Holiday Parade
• November 29: Steelmen Course Recommendation Day
VISIT THE CALENDAR FOR MORE DETAILS.
Joliet Central Athletic Update
Visit the Athletic Calendar to see next week's athletic events. Go, Steelmen!