A message from Dr. Gibson: Your student will take final exams next week. Please talk to your student about the information in this newsletter.
Tip of the Week: Reduce your teen's stress over tests #JTAchievesTogether
Is your student feeling anxious about taking final exams next week? The stakes may feel higher to them, which can fuel their anxiety. These tips may help reduce your teen’s stress over tests.
Final Exams: Final Exams are December 18 – 20. Final Exam Makeups are by appointment only on Wednesday, December 19th and Thursday, December 20th for students who missed a Final Exam. Please contact your student’s teacher(s) if your student needs to make up an exam.
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 (@JTHS_204)
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.
Report Cards 2018
Report Cards will be available online through the Home Access Center on January 3. If you would like a print copy of your student’s report card, please contact the principal’s office. For HAC help, please call 815-727-6860.
IL 5Essentials School Survey
Through January 18, JTHS asks our parents/guardians to take this survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school.
Take Survey Here
Click here to see the Scholarship Bulletin.
Volunteer Opportunity: Toys for Tots at the Spanish Community Center
Spread Christmas joy by organizing and distributing Toys for Tots gifts at the Spanish Community Center located at 309 N Eastern Avenue on December 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, and 20. Sign up online.
Joliet Junior College Kids College
Designed for students ages 3 to 17, these classes provide enrichment for imaginative young minds. Click here to see the JJC Kids College Spring catalog.
Job Opportunity: Work at Wendy's on Larkin
Wendy’s on Larkin (Store # 707) is looking for employees who are available to work Monday thru Friday from 4 to 10 and have availability on the weekends. Apply at Snagajob.
Job Opportunity: Southern Belle Café in Crest Hill
Southern Belle Café in Crest Hill is in search of bus boys, servers, and hostesses. Visit www.thesoutherncafe.com/employment.
2019 MLK Day of Service Jan. 21 at Joliet Central High School
Residents of all ages and backgrounds are invited to advance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 2019 MLK Day of Service on January 21. Join hundreds of volunteers in making it 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 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., before ending the day back at Central for lunch and a project re-cap.
To volunteer, register by completing the Volunteer Sign Up Form and email to email@example.com or call (815) 724-1142 no later than January 14. Participants will complete a variety of projects such as painting, beautifying schools, serving meals, and more.
Service Projects Are Needed
The Day of Service is not possible without service projects to complete on this day. Non-profit organizations are invited to submit their (3) hour project requests to the United Way of Will County. Complete the Service Agency Project Submittal Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 7.
Upcoming JWHS events include:
• December 18-20: Final Exams
• December 21 - January 4: Winter Break
• January 7-8: Full Day Teacher Institute (No school)
• January 9: First Day of Classes - 2nd Semester