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Superintendent Message – May 27, 2022

Dear Parents and Students,

It has been quite the year as we transitioned back from COVID remote learning. Through it all, the one word that stands out as describing our students and staff is perseverance.  It has not been easy, but by working together, we made it. Thank you for your partnership. To our seniors, congratulations and we wish you the best in your future endeavors; remember, you are always lifelong Steelmen and Tigers. To our freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, we look forward to an even better school year next year; enjoy your summer, be safe, and recharge. 
 
Semester 2 Report Cards
All finalized Semester 2 Report Card grades are available today, May 27, at 3:30 p.m. via Campus Parent and Campus Student.  Instructions for viewing report cards are available in English and Spanish. If you need assistance, contact Central Campus Family Liaison Alicia Rojas or West Campus Family Liaison Lisa Guzman. 
 
2022-2023 School Year Calendar
Next year’s calendar is available HERE. The calendar includes holidays, breaks, SIP days and other important dates that families need to know for planning purposes. 
 
Free Summer Meals
Save your family time and money with free summer meals for your kids this summer! No application or registration needed, just stop by and enjoy. To find meal sites near you, families can text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304, call (800) 359-2163 (staffed by the Illinois Hunger Coalition), or visit SummerMealsIllinois.org to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Meals Site Finder. 

Summer Sports Camps & All-Sports Summer Camp – Enrollment Ends June 1
Enrollment ends on June 1 for the Joliet Central and West Summer Sports Camps and the All-Sports Summer Camp for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 
Central Sports Camp info HERE
West Sports Camp info HERE
All-Sports Camp info HERE

Summer Reading Books Available in Main Offices
It is important to keep the brain active over the summer to avoid loss of learning. This year we have a great selection of summer reading books that students can get for FREE. Just stop in the Main Office at Central or West to pick up your free books. Main Offices are open Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for holidays. More information about our summer reading book selections is HERE
 
Summer School Bus Routes & Information
Summer school information, including the Central and West bus routes, is HERE
 
Summer Student Community Service Opportunities
Student volunteers are needed to assist throughout the summer with food distribution at four locations. Volunteers are needed at: Blessing Table Ministries – Every Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. – 156 S. Joliet Street; Harvey Brooks Foundation – Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon – 503 S. Water Street; Forest Park Community Center – Mondays and Thursdays – Noon to 2 p.m. – 1017 Woodruff Rd.; NHBW Project 100 – Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 1705 Richards Street.  To volunteer, contact Regina White at rwhite@jths.org or (815) 382-3822. More info HERE. Volunteers are also needed for Elwood Community Church Vacation Bible School. More info HERE.
 
Summer Jobs for Students
Local employers share job opportunities with our students through the JTHS Community Job Board.  If you are looking for summer employment visit the job board HERE
 
JTHS Board of Education Meeting – June 21
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting is June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Board Room of the JTHS Administrative Center. Agendas are posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting HERE. Board of Education meetings are live streamed HERE. The public may comment during the public comments section on any agenda item or topics related to the district; however, this is not an opportunity for conversation. Visitors must conduct themselves with respect and civility towards others. Individuals wishing to make public comments must sign up upon arrival before 6:50 p.m. on-site at the JTHS Administrative Center.   
 
JTHS Achievements & News
2022 Summa Cum Laude Graduates 
Joliet West High School Teacher Wendy Venegas Receives Navy Impact Influencer Award 
2022 AVAC Graduates 
View Class of 2022 Central & AVAC Graduations 
View Class of 2022 West Graduations 
Joliet Central’s Peyton Manigo 3X IHSA Girls Track & Field All State Placer 
Marcellus Mines State Qualifier 

Have a great summer! 

Dr. Karla Guseman 
Superintendent 

  • Central
  • District
  • West