Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Dirksen Junior High School

Dirksen Junior High School

Principal: Rolland Jasper

203 S. Midland Avenue
Joliet, IL 60436-1305

Phone: (815) 729-1566
Fax: (815) 744-2346

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Dirksen Junior High School

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School Hours

Start Time 8:00 am
Regular Dismissal 2:50 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 11:40 am

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL
Rolland JASPER

Welcome to Dirksen Junior High School! "Home of the Dirksen Senators".

 

Jasper_125x148Dirksen Junior High School is a school with a very diverse student population of approximately 600 students. We are very excited about this upcoming school year, and anticipate another very successful one. ISAT test results indicate 89% of the students meet/exceed state Math standards, and 79% meet/exceed Reading Standards. Dirksen Junior High School offers our students challenging experiences in the core curriculum: Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. However, to continue to meet the needs of our students and provide them with enriching experiences, students also have classes in Fine/Practical Arts: nine weeks (one quarter) of Character Education, Music, Art, and Writing Lab. In addition, they will attend three quarters of Physical Education and one quarter of Health. Joliet Public Schools District 86 has a very strong music program. Dirksen Junior High School Band, Orchestra, and Choir all have achieved high awards at competitions. After-school opportunities include: Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, tutoring, and our 21st Century program. Technology opportunities include daily computer time, use of an interactive whiteboard, many educational websites, and additional technology programming.

We strive to provide successful educational opportunities for all learners, challenging those that excel, and provide academic interventions for those in need. Staff at Dirksen Junior High School are committed to every student, preparing them for high school, and ultimately, for life long learning.

News

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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.

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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.

Events

Mar

02

Kindergarten Round-Up
Event's details
March 02, 2017

Time:05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year
 
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Mar

03

Kindergarten Round-Up
Event's details
March 03, 2017

Time:09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year
 
(09:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

Mar

06

Pulaski Day - No School
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March 06, 2017

All Day Event

Pulaski Day - No School
 
(All Day Event)

Mar

12

Daylight Savings Time Begins
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March 12, 2017

All Day Event

Daylight Savings Time Begins
 
(All Day Event)

Mar

18

Young Authors Conference
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March 18, 2017

All Day Event

Young Authors Conference at Sanchez
 
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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