A message from Dr. Gibson: We have a lot of great information in this newsletter for you. Please take a moment to read it, and remember that #JTAchievesTogether. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.
Progress Reports available on September 24
Progress Reports will be available to view online through Home Access Center on Monday, September 24. Please contact the Principal’s Office if you would like a print copy of your student’s Report Card.For Home Access Center help, please call (815) 727-6860.
Tip of the Week: Talk to your teen about vaping #JTAchivesTogether
In 2015, 1 in 6 high school students reported vaping (using vaporizers or e-cigarettes) in the past month. Today, more high school students are vaping rather than smoking regular cigarettes. No matter how it's delivered, nicotine is harmful for youth and young adults and can cause addiction and harm the developing brain.
Use CDC's Parent Tip Sheet to help you talk with your children. This tip sheet offers facts and practical ways to start conversations with young people about the risks of vaping.
National Emergency Alert TEST During School Day
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on October 3, 2018 during the school day. The test will evaluate the distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.
The WEA test begins at 1:18 p.m., which is when JTHS students pass between periods 6B and 7A. Most cell phones (depends on carrier) will receive a text message titled "Presidential Alert" that says: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
Phones that are on silent or vibrate will still broadcast the message, similar to a Tornado Warning or an AMBER alert, and users cannot opt out of the WEA messages. The only way to stop this message is for cell phones to be turned off or in airplane mode.
The EAS test follows at 1:20 p.m., during which period 7A begins at Joliet Township High School. The EAS test will be sent by radio stations, television stations, cable and satellite systems.Complete details from FEMA at https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test
October 4 is a SIP A Day - JTHS School Improvement Day
Students will follow this schedule on SIP A Days:
|Period 1||11:20 AM - 12:15PM|
|Period 4A||12:20 PM - 12:34 PM|
|Period 4B||12:50 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Period 3||1:20 PM - 2:15 PM|
|Period 2||2:20 PM - 3:15 PM|
SIP Day Transportation Information
On SIP Days, JTHS buses follow a special schedule. Please note that the information below does not pertain to Special Education buses.
On SIP A Days
The standard-sized large buses arrive 4 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time. For example, if your student’s regularly scheduled pick up time is 6:30 a.m., his or her bus would arrive at 10:30 a.m.
On SIP B Days
Freshman standard-sized large buses arrive 4 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior standard-sized large buses arrive 3 hours later than regularly scheduled pick up time.
Special Education Bus Routes
For SIP Day Special Education bus routes, please call the Transportation Office at: 815-727-6873.
PSAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
All juniors are invited to take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which allows them to practice for the SAT, potentially qualify for national scholarships, and identify which AP exams they are most likely to succeed on, on Wednesday, October 10 at 8am in the Joliet West Field House (through Door 14). Students will be marked "field trip" for attendance and may return to class once the test is over. To register, please bring payment of $20 and the completed registration slip to B129 by Friday September 28th. Please email any questions to Mrs. Christine Lipke at email@example.com.
Joliet West High School Club Directory
Is your student involved in any extracurricular activities? At Joliet West High School, there are many clubs to choose from. Check out the Club Directory to see the full list.
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantry hosted in Joliet
On Friday, September 28, 2018 from 2PM - 4PM at the Will-Grundy Medical Clinic on 213 E Cass Street, Joliet, IL 60432. Click here to see the flyer.
Joliet Chamber Great Teachers Nomination
Nominate your favor Joliet West High School teacher for the Joliet Chamber Great Teacher Award. The deadline for nominations is 4:00 PM on October 15.
JTHS Hosts Internship Recruiting Event
Joliet Township High School (JTHS) will host two events on Monday, October 29 to recruit business partners interested in providing internship opportunities to JTHS students. Click here to RSVP.
Registration Now Open For Tiger Tots Preschool - West Campus
The Tiger Tots Preschool located at Joliet West High School is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Click here to learn more.
Cheer on the Marching Tigers this Saturday
The marching band will be performing at the Plainfield South Marching Invitational (2:45PM) and Wheaton North Falcon Fest (7:45PM) this Saturday, September 22. It would be great to see the school community out there this weekend to cheer on the band! Click on the event names for more details.
Upcoming JWHS events include:
• September 24: JTHS Family & Community Committee Meeting
• September 28: Homecoming Parade & Game