Joliet Public Schools | District 86

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Farragut Wishes Police Officer Happy Retirement

Farragut School surprised Joliet Police Department Neighborhood Officer Patrick Blatti with balloons and cards from students on his last day of work. Read More


Students and Staff Recognized for Reading

Congratulations to the students and staff who were recognized at the Joliet Reads Reading Reception.​ Read More


Eisenhower Academy Now Accepting Applications

Eisenhower Academy is currently accepting student applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Read More


Forest Park Receives Honor

Forest Park I.E. School has been named a 2018 Illinois State School of Character. Read More


Farragut Receives Donation from CAPA

Thank you to the Cathedral Area Preservation Association for donating $1,600 to Farragut Elementary School to benefit students. Read More


District 86 Teachers Named 2018 Joliet Area Great Teachers

Congratulations to the 11 Joliet Public Schools District 86 teachers who were named 2018 Joliet Area Great Teachers by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Read More


Thigpen Teacher Named Golden Apple Award Finalist

Congratulations to Lynne Thigpen Elementary 1st Grade Teacher Carrie Garrett who has been named a 2018 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching Finalist. Read More


Hufford Quadrant Team Wins Hoops for D86

Congratulations to the Hufford Quadrant Team for winning the championship game in the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation 5th annual basketball tournament. Read More


Junior High STEM Winners

Congratulations to Lily Villaflor from Hufford Junior High and Chelsea Tauler from Washington Junior High who both received a "double gold" at the District 86 STEM Extravaganza. Read More


Joliet Rotary Donates Dictionaries to Students

Members of the Joliet Rotary shared the Rotary 4 Way Test and and donated dictionaries to all third grade students. Read More


Welcome Back to School!

It's great to have students and staff back after Winter Break. Read More


Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the Marycrest and Singleton Students who received awards. Read More


Santa Arrives to Woodland Elementary School in Style

The holidays got off to a great start for over 425 Woodland Students. Read More


Hufford Drama Club Presents School Play

Congratulations to the students in the Hufford Junior High School Drama Club who presented The Oz Monologues.​ Read More


Visitation & Aid Society Provides Food and Gifts for Families

Thank you to the Visitation & Aid Society of Joliet for providing groceries and presents for several District 86 families for the holidays. Read More


Superintendent Joins Hufford Honors Orchestra

Dr. Theresa Rouse joined the Hufford Junior High Honors Orchestra playing violin on their Holiday Music Tour of Joliet. Read More


District 86 Celebrates Foster Grandparents

Thank you to the Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents who work in our elementary schools. Read More


District 86 Welcomed New Principals for a Day

Business and community members served as "Principals for a Day" at all 21 District 86 schools. Read More


Top District Elementary School Spellers

Congratulations to the three top elementary spelling bee winners. Read More


Junior High Spelling Bee Winners

Congratulations to the District Junior High Spelling Contest Winners. Read More


Sanchez School Hosts Veterans Day Assembly

Over 775 Sator Sanchez Elementary School Students celebrated Veterans Day during a school assembly. Read More


Students Qualify for State Meet

Congratulations to the junior high students that competed in the State Cross Country Meet in Normal.​ Read More


Schools Participate in Halloween Events

Schools throughout the District hosted several Halloween activities for students and families. Read More


Glen Marcum Playground opens at Thomas Jefferson

The new Glen Marcum Playground officially opened at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Read More


School Board Approves New Teachers Contract

The Board of School Inspectors approved a new two-year contract for the Council #86 of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 604. Read More


Gompers Students Practice Math Skills

Students prepare for Gompers upcoming Family Math Night by calculating the circumference of a pumpkin at school. Read More


Happy Principal Appreciation Week!

Thank you District 86 principals for your leadership and commitment to all students. Read More


Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the M.J. Cunningham Elementary students who were recognized during the Board of School Inspectors meeting in October. Read More


Farragut Hosts Fundraiser at McDonald's

Hundreds of Farragut students, families, and staff members supported "McTeacher's Night" at the Joliet McDonald's on Broadway Street. Read More


Forest Park, Keith and Marycrest Schools Receive Awards

Congratulations to Forest Park, Edna Keith, and Marycrest for being recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for their preschool programs. Read More


Gompers Collects $700 for the American Red Cross

Congratulations to the Gompers Students and Staff who raised $700 to support hurricane victims. Read More


Four Superintendent Chats Scheduled

District 86 will host four Superintendent Chats during the 2017-18 school year. Read More


Joliet City Councilman Visits Sandburg School

Thank you Joliet City Councilman Don "Duck" Dickinson for visiting with Carl Sandburg Second Grade Students. Read More


Gompers Students Recognized

Congratulations to the students that received awards at the Board of School Inspectors Meeting. Read More


New Playground Opens

Students officially opened the new playground at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Read More


Jefferson Playground Opens Soon

The new Glen Marcum Playground at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is scheduled to be completed shortly.​ Read More


Welcome Back Students

District 86 welcomed more than 11,000 students back to school for the 2017-2018 school year. Read More


District 86 Utilizes Caution for Solar Eclipse

The first day of school for all students and a total solar eclipse will both occur on August 21, 2017.​ Read More


First Day of School - August 21, 2017

The first day of school for all District 86 students is August 21, 2017. All students must be registered before the first day of school. Read More


AT&T Employees Donate School Supplies

Thank you AT&T who donated more than 80 backpacks filled with school supplies for District 86 students.​ Read More


Welcome New Teachers

Over 70 new teachers were hired for the 2017-2018 school year. Read More


Students Enjoy Kids 'n Nature

More than 50 fourth grade students enjoyed the six-week summer school Kids 'n Nature Summer Program at Pilcher Park. Read More


Playground Groundbreaking at Thomas Jefferson School

A new playground is under construction at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School this summer. Read More


School Board Vacancy

The Board of School Inspectors is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired East Side term on the District 86 school board. Read More


Dirksen Students Inducted into Junior Beta Club

Congratulations to the students that were inducted into the Dirksen Junior High School Jr. Beta Club.​ Read More


Jesse White and Local Author Visit Taft School

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and local author and District 86 graduate Brandye Phillips hosted an Anti-Bullying assembly at Taft Elementary School. Read More


Eisenhower Academy Named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to the Eisenhower students and staff for being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.​ Read More


Superintendent Visits Summer School

Dr. Rouse met some of our youngest students during summer school. Read More


Students Enjoy Summer School

Students at Marycrest have fun during a Joliet Park District assembly. Read More


Congratulations Retirees!

Thirty five District 86 staff members retired during the 2015-2016 school year. Read More


Happy Halloween!

Have a safe and fun Halloween. Read More


District 86 Employees Attend School

Employees attended professional development sessions presented by their colleagues featuring Best Practices aligned to District 86 initiatives. Read More


Students Participate in Summer Camp

Fourth grade students took part in the Kids 'N Nature Camp at Pilcher Park. Read More


Students and Staff Honored at Reading Reception

Two students and a staff member from each District 86 school were recognized for their reading accomplishments. Read More


Congratulations Retirees

Thirty one District 86 staff members will retire this school year. Read More


Students Receive College Scholarships

Nineteen District 86 students each received a $1,000 college scholarship. Read More


Keith Students Receive Surprise Holiday Party

The holidays got off to a great start for Edna Keith Elementary students. Read More


Hufford students donate socks to local shelter

During "SOCKtober" Hufford students collected 1,410 pairs of new socks to donate to MorningStar MIssion. Read More


Woodland Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the Woodland Elementary students that received awards at the District 86 Board of School Inspectors meeting. Read More


Families Enjoy Worldwide Day of Play

Many families took advantage of the nice weather and participated in outdoor activities during Joliet’s 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play. Read More


Students Nominated for Scholarship

Congratulations to the 100 District 86 students who were nominated for the Joliet Region Education Scholarship.​ Read More

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