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".

 

Dirksen 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

Music Pasta Dinner

The twelfth annual Joliet Public Schools District 86 Music Department Pasta Dinner is Thursday, March 5 at St. Joseph Park.

Kindergarten Registration - March 5 & 6

Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-16 school year will take place on March 5 from 5–7 p.m. and March 6 from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at all elementary schools....

Events

Mar

06

Kindergarten Round-Up
Event's details
March 06, 2015

Time:09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location: All District 86 Elementary Schools, Joliet, IL -IL


Registration for all incoming Kindergarten students for the 2015-2016 school year
 
(09:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

Mar

16

DJHS 100% Attendance Day March 16th
Event's details
March 16, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS 100% Attendance Day March 16th
 
(All Day Event)

Mar

19

DJHS - Scholastic Bowl @ WJHS March 19th 3:30 p.m.
Event's details
March 19, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - Scholastic Bowl @ WJHS March 19th 3:30 p.m.
 
(All Day Event)

Mar

23

DJHS - Star Senator Popcorn Day March 23rd
Event's details
March 23, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - Star Senator Popcorn Day March 23rd
 
(All Day Event)

Mar

23

DJHS - Star Senator Spirit Week
Event's details
March 23, 2015-March 27, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - Star Senator Spirit Week
 
(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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