A Message from Dr. Gibson: Two weeks until graduation! Please take the time to read these important messages. Have a great weekend.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
This year's national campaign theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. Things like eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in improving your mental health and making you feel healthy.
Many of our youth will soon start watching Season 2 of the Netflix series titled "13 Reasons Why." We can use this series as an opportunity to have a conversation with youth about the topic of mental health concerns. Please refer to the "13 Reasons Why" Talking Points, which will help you with this discussion, even if you have not watched it.
Mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally; it's important to pay attention to both physical and mental health.
Tip of the Week: Review the Final Exam Schedule #JTAchievesTogether
June 1st is an early dismissal to prepare for graduation. Final exams are on Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, with time alloted for Final Exam Make-ups on both of these days, for students who were absent or missed a final exam. Please note that Final Exam make-ups are by appointment only and that you should contact your student's teacher(s) if he or she needs to make up an exam.
REVIEW THE FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
JTHS is currently collection the netbook computers that were provided to seniors this year. Please remind your student to turn in his or her computer at the student help desk by May 25. Your student will be notified immediately if there are any fees for damaged or missing items associated with the computer. Please ask your student if any fees are owed. In addition, please note that fees need to be paid immediately thereafter to participate in graduation.
For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, their netbook computers will be collected on June 5th. More information will be available next week.
Joliet West 2018 Graduation Checklist
Families, did you read the graduation checklist yet? Please read this information carefully and follow ALL the procedures to graduate.
REVIEW THE JOLIET WEST 2018 GRADUATION CHECKLIST
Joliet Youth Advocacy Summit & Scholarship
Learn how to make a difference in your community! Register for the Joliet Youth Advocacy Summit on June 9, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Spanish Community Center, 309 N. Eastern Ave., Joliet, IL 60432.
VISIT THE COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD FOR MORE DETAILS
Upcoming JWHS events include:
• May 24: History Fair
• May 25: Senior Dinner Dance
• May 25: Last day for Seniors (Grade 12)
VISIT THE CALENDAR FOR MORE DETAILS.
Joliet West Athletic Update
Visit the Athletic Calendar to see next week's athletic events. Go, Tigers!