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JTHS Diversity Statement
Joliet Township High School District 204 is committed to cultivating an inclusive community that values and embraces diversity and respects the humanity of all people.

 

Principal Hallihan

A Message from Mr. Hallihan: We have less than a month left for this semester. Please be sure to check your student's grades and attendance this week, and encourage your student to take advantage of the resources our school has to offer. Have a great weekend.

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​​​​IL 5Essentials School Survey
JTHS asks our parents/guardians to take this survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school. 

Take Survey Here

Use HAC to check homework, grades, attendance, and discipline 
Families, please take a moment to check grades, attendance, tardies and discipline through the Home Access Center (HAC). Parents have their own unique usernames and passwords. You may click here to retrieve your password. If you need assistance, please email hachelp@jths.org or call 815-727-6860. 

Final Exams: Final Exams are December 17 – 19. Final Exam Makeups are by appointment only on Wednesday, December 18th and Thursday, December 19th for students who missed a Final Exam. Please contact your student’s teacher(s) if your student needs to make up an exam. 

Please click HERE for the final exam schedule.

Winter Weather School Closing Reminder
Because the winter weather season has arrived, JTHS would like to remind parents of the ways we announce weather-related school closing information. The announcement is made through the following means: 

  • Text notification is sent first to your mobile phone. You must text “Yes” to 67587 to receive our text messages.
  • Information is posted to the District website – www.jths.org
  • District’s School Messenger notification system (email and telephone calls)
  • Local television and radio stations
  • Emergency Closing Center's website 
  • District’s social media accounts, Facebook and Twitter

Please note that JTHS will only contact parents if schools will be starting late, dismissing early or closed. Otherwise, the day is scheduled as normal. For more information, visit www.jths.org.

E-Learning Public Hearing Notice
​​​​​​​This notice serves to notify you that a Public hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on December 17, 2019, in the Board Room at the District Administrative Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet, IL for the purpose of intent seek approval of e-learning days in lieu of emergency days.  The number of e-learning days will not exceed the number of emergency days in the approved calendar.

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December Scholarship Bulletin
Scholarships are listed by month according to deadlines for submission. Check this page regularly, as it is updated with new scholarships every month. Please keep in mind that the more scholarships you apply for, the more scholarships you may receive. Make sure you are reading the scholarship eligibility criteria carefully before applying.

Please click here to visit the scholarships page.

Community Service Opportunity: 2020 MLK Day of Service
Is your student looking for community service opportunities? Encourage them to join hundreds of volunteers in making MLK Day on January 20 a “day on, not a day off” by completing service projects throughout the community.The event kicks off in the Joliet Central High School Student Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, with volunteer registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program launch and breakfast. Participants then depart to complete service projects, before ending back at Central for lunch and a project re-cap. Click here to learn more about the MLK Day of Service and how you can participate.

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  • December 8: Sounds of the Season Concert
  • December 13: Snowfall Serenade
  • December 17: Board of Education Meeting
  • December 17-19: Final Exams
  • December 20 - January 3: Winter Break - No School
  • January 6 - 7: Full Day Teacher Institute - No School

Visit the Calendar for more details.

Joliet Central Athletic Update
Visit the Athletic Calendar to see next week's athletic events. Go, Steelmen!
Visit the Athletic Calendar

 

Principal Hallihan

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 27-29. Happy Thanksgiving!

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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. Here are some of the resources at school or in the community:

  • Ask your teacher for help: Upon request, teachers may meet with students before or after school or during advisory to help. The teacher may also connect the student in need with a peer tutor if available.
  • Joliet Central High School Math Tutoring: For math help, the student in need may request a peer tutor list from the guidance office. The student may email any of the peers listed to set up a time to meet.
  • Sixth Period Tutoring: Senior class members offer tutoring every weekday during 6th period in room 278 for all subjects for students who have advisory or lunch during this time.
  • Bilingual Afterschool Tutoring 
    The ELL Program will be starting an after-school tutoring program for all four core disciplines.  Bilingual teachers have developed a schedule for each core area so that students can decide which day(s) they need to be present. Even though this is an ELL service, we welcome all struggling students who may benefit from additional Spanish-speaking direction.
    Click here to see the flyer and schedule. 
  • Free Tutoring from JTHS Ambassadors at Lively Hope Church: JTHS Ambassador students offer free tutoring every Tuesday from 5:45pm to 7:00pm at Lively Hope, 308 North Midland Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435. Walk-ins welcome.

December 4: 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. Please take some time to have a conversation with your student about the courses they are interested in taking.  Click here to review 2020-2021 Course Offering Guide with information on the courses we offer.

December 4: Steelmen Academy Showcase
Joliet Central High School will host its annual Steelmen Academy Showcase for incoming freshmen and current Joliet Central students on Wednesday, December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joliet Central High School. The showcase will provide families the opportunity to view projects developed within the JTHS Academies. Teachers and counselors will be available to speak with families about course offerings and electives. 

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Grandparents Raising Children Meeting
Are you a grandparent or a relative raising a child? If so, the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Group is for you. Meetings focus on resources and information relevant to the unique needs of grandparents and relatives raising children. The next meeting will take place on November 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Joliet Township High School Administrative Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive.

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 22, 2019. Click here to learn more and register for the SAT Prep Classes

2020 MLK Day of Service
Join hundreds of volunteers in making MLK Day on January 20 a “day on, not a day off” by completing service projects throughout the community.The event kicks off in the Joliet Central High School Student Center, 201 E. Jefferson Street, with volunteer registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program launch and breakfast. Participants then depart to complete service projects, before ending back at Central for lunch and a project re-cap. Click here to learn more about the MLK Day of Service and how you can participate.

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  • November 26: Grandparents Raising Children Meeting
  • November 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday (No School) 
  • December 3: Student Handbook & Discipline Review Meeting
  • December 4: Steelmen Course Recommendation Day
  • December 4: Steelmen Academy Showcase
  • December 5: SIP A Day
  • December 8: Sounds of the Season Concert

Visit the Calendar for more details.

Joliet Central Athletic Update
Visit the Athletic Calendar to see next week's athletic events. Go, Steelmen!
Visit the Athletic Calendar