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Joliet District and Curriculum
The Joliet Public Schools District 86 has been serving students for over 100 years in Joliet, Illinois. The district is committed to providing safe schools for 21st century learners. The students are supported by not only the teachers and administrators, but their parents too, who are welcome at all of the schools. The Joliet Township High School District 204 contains the two high schools and the goal of this district is to educate students to be powerful and to be lifelong learners to add to society.
Schools in Joliet include:
Eisenhower Academy is located on 406 Burke Dr, Joliet, IL 60433, Eisenhower Academy covers grades 1-5 and can be contacted at 815-723-0233. As a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School, Eisenhower Academy uses innovative education practices from professional learning communities and project based learning to foster learning and positive behavior systems. The school was nominated for this award by the Illinois Department of Education as an exemplary high performing school. The staff at the school is committed to making sure each and every child has the opportunity to be a lifelong learner. Like other students in Illinois, students at Eisenhower Academy are taught a curriculum that includes the Illinois Learning Standards. These standards describe the expectations for what all students should know and be able to do in each subject level at each grade.The standards are intended to prepare students for the challenges of college and a career. For example, students in kindergarten to grade 2 focus on learning how to formulate answers to questions like “What happens if you push or pull an object harder?” and “Where do animals live and why do they live there?”. Students learn about the weather, along with plants and animals. They also learn about the connections and interdependence between science, engineering and technology. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child succeed in science, please contact us.
Hufford Junior High School is located on 1125 N Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60435, Hufford Junior High School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 815-725-3540. Hufford Junior High School is the largest school in Joliet Public Schools District 86. There are approximately 1200 students at the school. Students at Hufford Junior High School have the opportunity to participate in a general education program, with core subjects including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science. Other subjects like Art, Music, Literacy Lab, Math Lab, Character Education, Health, PE Health Lab, and PE complement the core subjects. The school offers a band, orchestra and choir program. According to the Illinois learning standards, students in grade 8 mathematics focus on understanding expressions and equations, modelling and solving linear equations and analyzing 2D and 3D shapes considering distance, angle, similarity, congruence, and applying the pythagorean theorem. Students also work on their problem solving skills by applying their knowledge of mathematics to real world problems. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Joliet West High School is located on 401 N Larkin Ave, Joliet, IL 60435, Joliet West High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 815-727-6950 . The structure of Joliet West High School is set up so that ninth grade students first enter the Freshman Academy, which is a small school-within-a-school. Here, ninth grade students begin the school day a period earlier than the other grades, allowing them to take an additional elective or receive support in math or reading. In grade 10, students enter a career-themed academy, which offers a smaller learning environment where students receive lessons that relate to their career focus. The five career academies at Joliet West High School are Arts and Communications, Business Management and Information Systems, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Health and Medicine, and Human Services. These academies help prepare students for college and/or a career. Many students wishing to attend college or university after high school take SAT or ACT tests. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Joliet District Curriculum
Joliet Schools follow the Common Core Curriculum standards, but they have some other unique curriculum programs. The 21st Century program helps students manage their homework time while building character through special courses in art, technology, and career education. Students in Joliet Public Schools also are included in a program called Children For Peace which helps students learn how to handle conflicts.
The Joliet High Schools use both a College Prep and Honors program. These programs are designed to prepare students for college, even if they choose to start a career right after completing high school. They also have dual enrollment opportunities for students who are interested in earning college credit during high school.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Joliet Educational News
- One-to-One Technology - Joliet Township High Schools are working to add one to one technology in the buildings. In order to let the community know the benefits of one to one technology, the teachers and students presented an open house to show how to use technology in the community.
- Treats for Troops - A second grade class took the initiative to decorate potato chip cans to send treats to troops in Afghanistan. They put cookies their parents made at home in the cans and sent care packages to the troops abroad.
- Kids at Career Camp: - Students in the elementary schools attended a summer camp for 21st Century kids. While attending camp, they learned about in-demand careers like nursing, green construction, and other innovative fields. They also attended special classes to help them with mathematic, scientific, and reading skills for the 21st Century careers.
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About Joliet, Illinois
The city of Joliet is found within the state of Illinois. It is located about 45 miles away from Chicago in Will County. Joliet was founded in 1673 by a French-Canadian explorer named Louis Joliet. In 1834, the area that would become Joliet began laid out as a town. In 1845, the community’s name changed from Juliet to Joliet, and the city became incorporated in 1852. In the city’s early days, it was known as the “City of Stone” due to the abundance of stone in the city. In 1869, its nickname changed to the “City of Steel” when the Joliet Steel Mill was completed. Today, the economy in the city is diversified, with tourism being one of the primary focuses.
The city of Joliet is filled with a variety of things to do and see. There are a wide variety of arts and cultural venues, along with parks and recreational facilities. The main attractions in the city’s downtown area include Joliet Slammers Baseball (Joliet Route 66 Stadium), Harrah’s Casino, Hollywood Casino, and Rialto Square Theatre, which is also known as the “Jewel of Joliet”. Some scenes in the 1999 film Stir of Echoes with Kevin Bacon were shot in the Rialto Square Theatre.
In 2017, the population of Joliet was 197,846, making it the fourth most populated city in the state. 28.5% of the population was under 18, 23.6% of the population was between 18-34, 29.7% was 35-54, 8.9% was 55-64 and 9.2% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $61,834 in 2017
The Rialto Square Theatre opened in 1926 and was meant to be used as a movie palace. The original purpose of the theatre was to exhibit silent films, which required musical accompaniment and sound effects. For this purpose, a Barton Theatre Organ was installed in the building. This organ is the focal point of the organ extravaganza concert that is held each year in the spring. Today, it is mainly used for musicals, plays, concerts and stand-up comedy. The building was designed in a Neo-Baroque style, and it is considered by the American Institute of Architects to be one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois”. The inner lobby of the theatre is designed after the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area. The museum is located within an urban space on one of the alternate paths of old historic U.S. Route 66. The bottom floor of the museum houses the Route 66 Welcome Center and a permanent exhibit called the Route 66 Experience. A separate wing of the museum is the home to an exhibit about the Joliet raised NASA Engineer, JJC Graduate John C. Houbolt. He was honored as the chief conceptualizer of the lunar orbit rendezvous segment of the Apollo program, whose goal was to land humans on the moon. He was also responsible for the idea to use a lunar module to move astronauts to and from the surface of the moon. His exhibit at the Joliet Area Historical Museum features interactive panels, diagrams and maps, audio-visuals, and dioramas so visitors can learn about the Apollo 11 mission, the moon landing, and Houbolt vision.
The Chicagoland speedway opened in 2001 and is used to host NASCAR racing events. The speedway is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation. Prior to 2011, the speedway also hosted the IndyCar series. Currently, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series, NASCAR Xfinity and Gander Outdoors truck series and ARCA Racing series are held at the speedway. The track is a 1.5 miles long tri-oval. To travel a total of 400.5 miles, cars must make 267 laps of the track.
- The first Dairy Queen store opened in the city of Joliet! The area on which the store stood is now occupied by Universal Church.
- Another one of the nicknames for Joliet is the “City of Champions”. The city got this label from the numerous state and national titles won by the Joliet Township High School and grade school bands, along with the Joliet American Legion Band.
- The city was previously nicknamed the “Prison City” due to the fact that the Statesville Prison and Joliet Prison were both located there. However, both have now been closed for over a decade, and visitors can tour there!
- Numerous TV Shows and movies have been filmed in Joliet, including Prison Break and Natural Born Killer.
Chalk Talk: How to Know if a Book is "Just Right"
When you are growing readers, it is important to help them find books that are just right, rather than too easy or too difficult. When a book is too easy, children will not build reading skills and if a book is too hard, children will become frustrated and will not want to read. When a book is just right, a child will be able to read most of the words, but there will still be new words that will provide a challenge. The "Five Finger" rule is the best way for students to tell if it is too difficult. Students read a page in the book and each time they come to an unknown word, they count with their fingers. If they have counted five unknown words on one page, the book is too difficult. Having a few unknown words is a good choice, but when there are not any unknown words, the book is too easy.