Tuesday, December 11, 2012
As part of Patch's partnership with Joliet Township High School, students share their thoughts on the seven character attributes.
On Nov. 4, Patch announced the launch of its partnership with Joliet Township High School to promote their Character in Community program. Patch will show two videos per week of community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc. Each will speak to students about one of the character attributes or will encourage kids to stay the course in high school. Want to add a video to our project? Contact Local Editor Dawn Aulet by email or by calling 815-531-7412. Get news where you live. Sign up for the Joliet, Channahon-Minooka, Plainfield or Shorewood newsletters.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Next year, all freshmen and sophomores will have laptops as will select upperclassmen.
Joliet Township High School District 204 Officials have a goal in mind. By the school year 2014-2015, all the students at the two campuses will have laptops. Currently, the members of the freshmen class at both Joliet West High School and Joliet Central High School operate on laptops. In fact, when implementing the next step of the laptop program - also known as the 1:1 initiative - the machines that are currently used by freshmen students will continue to be used by freshmen. "We're going to leave the devices that we currently have with the freshmen with the next class of freshmen," Karen Harkin, Director of Information Technology Services at Joliet Township High School said. The curriculum installed on the laptops is already freshmen …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Community members are invited to tell their stories as a way of encouraging students to embrace seven character attributes.
As any student will tell you, high school can be hard, and made harder still when bullying becomes an issue. In these days of cell phones, Facebook pages and laptop computers, bullying can transcend name-calling and after-school fights that most parents remember. Joliet Township High School District 204 has made a concerted effort to counter student-on-student attacks by teaching seven character attributes: respect, integrity, confidence, responsibility, compassion, perseverance and tolerance. "This program is unique to Joliet Township High School," said Kristine Schlismann, JTHS community development director. "It's really what our group of stakeholders determined to be our core values." Joliet West High School and Joliet Central High …