Principal's Newsletter

Dr. Gibson smilingA Message from Dr. Gibson: Final exams begin on Monday. The graduation ceremony is tonight. Congratulations to our students! Thank you to all our staff, parents, and community volunteers who work hard to make the end of the year special for our students.NEWS
Graduation - Doors lock at 6:45pm
If you are attending graduation you must arrive by 6:45pm.  Doors are locked at 6:45pm and no one will be admitted after this time.

Tip of the Week: Pay student fees online, by mail, or on campus #JTAchievesTogether
The textbook department is responsible for collecting all student fees. To notify parents of outstanding debt, invoices are sent six times each school year in July, October, January, April, May and June. 

Parents can pay fees online, by mail or by bringing or sending the money to the textbook centers. The textbook centers accept cash, debit and credit card. 

To pay student fees online:

  • Go to and click on "Student Fees" under Quicklinks
  • Log into your student's account:
    • Username: Student ID Number
    • Password: Student's first initial & last name (lowercase, no spaces)
      • Example: jsmith
    • Click "Pay Debts" to view and pay debts
    • "Contact Us" at the top of the page for questions concerning fees

Livestream Graduation
The Joliet Township High School Facebook page will livestream graduation for both campuses! Tune in on tonight, Friday at 7pm by visiting

Watch Graduation Live on Facebook: June 1, 2018 | 7PM

Learn to Officiate High School Football
There is a shortage of football officials available for high school and youth league games.  Individuals 17 and older can earn their IHSA Officials License through a free class.  Register at

Visit the Joliet West Announcements page 

Visit the Community Bulletin Board 
Upcoming JWHS events include:

• June 4-5: Final Exams
 (See Schedule)
• June 5: Collection of student's netbook computer
• June 6: Deadline for Session 1 of Summer School
(Sign up)
• June 11: Session 1 of Summer School Starts

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

Dr. Teresa SmilingA Message from Dr. Gibson: Today was the last day of classes for seniors. One week until graduation! Please take the time to read these important messages. Have a great weekend. NEWS
Tip of the Week: Prepare for Final Exams  #JTAchievesTogether
Finals week can be the most stressful time for a student, whether in high school, college or graduate school. Ensure you’re prepared for your exams with these study tips, which can help you conquer your finals.

Read 20 study tips for finals
Summer School Reminder
All Summer School classes are held at Joliet West High School. The deadline for session 1 courses is June 6th. The deadline for session 2 courses is June 21st.
 Sign up for summer school TODAY!

Device Collection Reminder
Your student's netbook computer will be collected and inspected on June 5 (Seniors should have already returned their computers). If you notice damage, please contact the Help Desk to see if you are eligible for Accidental Damage Insurance. 

Senior Portraits
Prestige Portraits will be photographing senior portraits at Joliet West High School during the summer. Look for your senior portrait letter in the mail in June (sample of 5x7 envelope below) Each upcoming senior will be given an appointment date and time in their letter. The summer photos are for your yearbook photos as well as your personal senior portraits. Questions: Contact Prestige Portraits at 630-910-6800 option 5. You MUST be photographed by Prestige Portraits to be included in the yearbook.
The Prestige Portrait Envelope has blue border, a young smiling girl on the left-hand side, and a banner that says Important Senior Portrait Information Enclosed

Summer Food Service
School may be out, but summer food service is IN. Joliet High School District does not offer a serving site, but your children can still participate in the Summer Food Service Program.  Meals are provided FREE to ALL students 18 years old or younger.  The Joliet area has several sites you can choose from.  Sites may offer breakfast or lunch or both.  For more information, call (800) 359-2163 or text FOODIL to 877877 or visit


Upcoming JWHS events include:

• May 28: Memorial Day - No School
• June 1: Early Release - No Exams
• June 4-5: Final Exams
(See Schedule)

• May 29: Cap & Gown Distribution, 9am-2pm
• June 1: Graduation Practice: 1:45pm @assigned classrooms
• June 1: Graduation Ceremony: Doors open at 5:30pm, close at 6:45pm - Anyone who arrives after that time will not be admitted! Enter through Door #13.

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