Joliet Public Schools | District 86

Results: 62 Article(s) Found.

Students Receive $1,000 College Scholarships

Congratulations to the 19 District 86 students who received $1,000 scholarships at the Hawk Joliet Education Scholarship Banquet. Read More


Board Members Take Oath of Office

Congratulations to Jeffrey Pritz, Gwendolyn Ulmer, and Anthony Contos who were re-elected to the District 86 Board of School Inspectors. Read More


Happy Staff Appreciation Day!

Thank you D86 Employees for your dedication to our students! You make a difference each and every day.​ Read More


Pershing Students Celebrate Arbor Day

Pershing third and fourth grade students joined Joliet and District 86 officials at the City of Joliet’s Arbor Day Celebration. Read More


Junior High Students Shine at Expo

Congratulations to the 47 District 86 junior high students that participated in the Joliet Chamber Middle School Entrepreneurship Expo. Read More


Superintendent Joins "Pass Illinois' Budget!" Initiative

Dr. Theresa Rouse has joined more than 380 Illinois School District Superintendents in supporting the "Pass Illinois' Budget!" initiative. Read More


Gompers Student Two-Time State Qualifier

Congratulations to Gompers Eighth Grade Student Daniel Martinez who qualified to attend the State Wrestling Meet. Read More


Gompers Junior High Students Celebrate Pi Day

Students and staff celebrated Pi Day (the mathematical 3.14 number) with activities to raise money for Gompers 8th grade activities. Read More


District 86 Announces New School Board Member

The Board of School Inspectors appointed Erick Deshaun Dorris to fill the vacant school board east side seat. Read More


2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

The Board of School Inspectors approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year. Download Document


Marshall Students Receives Surprise from Amazon

Amazon Fulfillment donated 60 Kindle Fire Tablets and $500 in gift cards to Marshall School in a surprise assembly. Read More


Eisenhower Now Accepting Applications

Eisenhower is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Read More


Students Make Valentines for Veterans

Students throughout District 86 made hundreds of Valentine's Day cards and letters for veterans and those serving in the military. Read More


Teachers Named Joliet Chamber Great Teachers

Congratulations to the eight District 86 teachers who were named 2017 Joliet Area Great Teachers by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce. Read More


Washington Quad Team Wins Hoops for D86

Congratulations to the Washington Quadrant Basketball Team for winning back to back championships at the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation Fundraiser. 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


U.S. Army Lt. Col. Visits Dirksen Junior High

U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel David Krzycki recently met with over 680 Dirksen students and staff members. Read More


Winter Accessories Donation

Visitation and Aid Society donated over 600 items for District 86 students. 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


Mobile Food Pantry Showcased at Woodland

ABC7 Chicago highlighted the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Pantry at Woodland Elementary School. 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


Visitation & Aid Society of Joliet Donates Thanksgiving Meals

Thank you to all the Visitation & Aid Society volunteers who shopped for Thanksgiving food items for nearly 100 of our families. Read More


Congratulations to our District Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners

Fifteen Elementary School Spelling Bee Winners Competed in the District 86 Spelling Contest. Read More


Hundreds Attend Eisenhower Blue Ribbon School Celebration

Thank you to the parents, community members, and elected officials who attended Eisenhower's Blue Ribbon Celebration. Read More


Junior High Spelling Bee Winners Recognized

Congratulations to our Junior High Spelling Bee Winners! The students will compete in the Will County Spelling Contest in the Spring. Read More


School Board Member Appreciation Day

November 15, 2016 is designated as School Board Members Day in Illinois. Joliet Public Schools District 86 is joining school districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to public schools. Read More


Eisenhower Academy Named One of the Best Schools in the Nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Eisenhower Academy has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. Read More


Students Enjoy Halloween

Students enjoyed Halloween activities at District 86 schools. Read More


Sandburg Student Wins Poster Contest

Congratulations to Carl Sandburg First Grade Student Kassidy Barnes for winning the Joliet Fire Department Poster Contest. Read More


Happy Principal Appreciation Day

Thank you to all our District 86 principals for their hard work and all that they do for students, families and staff members. 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


Steve Spangler Visits District 86

Pershing First Grade Teacher Courtney Voogt won first place in the Citgo Fueling Education Sweepstakes. Read More


Special Visitor Meets with Students

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk visited students at Farragut and Thigpen Elementary Schools. 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


Students and Families Enjoyed Worldwide Day of Play

Hundreds of students and families spent time playing outside at Worldwide Day of Play. Read More


Mayor Visits Pershing School

Thank you Joliet Mayor O'Dekirk for visiting the second grade students at Pershing Elementary School.​ Read More


Superintendent Visits with Community Members

Thank you everyone that visited with Superintendent Theresa Rouse at the Forest Park Community Center.​ Read More


Singleton Daughters Visit Singleton School

Family and Friends of Isaac Singleton visited with students at Isaac Singleton Elementary School. Read More


AT&T Employees Donate School Supplies

Thank you AT&T Employees from the Joliet office who donated 80 backpacks filled with school supplies for District 86 students. Read More


Eisenhower Top Elementary School in Will County

Congratulations to the students and staff at Eisenhower Academy for being named the #1 Elementary School in Will County by the Chicago Magazine. Read More


First Day of School Excitement

Welcome back students and staff for the 2016-2017 school year. Read More


Joliet Chamber of Commerce Hosts Breakfast

Thank you to the Joliet Chamber for inviting our new teachers and administrators to the New Educators Breakfast. Read More


Welcome New Teachers

Over 50 new teachers were hired for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Read More


Community and Staff Members Meet New Superintendent

Thank you to everyone that attended the reception to meet Dr. Rouse. Read More


Students Enjoy Kids 'n Nature Camp

Over 30 students participated in the Kids 'n Nature seven-week Summer Camp. Read More


Superintendent Visits Summer School

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


New Administrators Named

The Board of School Inspectors approved new administrators at their July school board meeting. Read More


Dr. Rouse Runs First School Board Meeting

Two days into her new leadership role, Superintendent Dr. Theresa Rouse participated in her first Joliet District 86 school board meeting. 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


Students Qualify for State Meet

Congratulations to the junior high students that competed in the Boys State Wrestling Meet in DeKalb.​ 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

Results: 62 Article(s) Found.

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