Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Hufford Junior High School

Hufford Junior High School

Principal: Pam Surprenant

1125 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435-3487

Phone: (815) 725-3540
Fax: (815) 744-5974

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Hufford 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
PAM SURPRENANT

Hufford Junior High School is the largest school in District 86 with approximately 1,100 students. We offer educational experiences to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Hufford Jr. High School also has a magnet school component, the Individual Education School, with a focus on the 4 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Responsiveness. In addition to our General Education Programs, we accommodate student needs through a continuum of Special Education Programs taught in an inclusion setting. Additionally, we use a prescriptive approach to meet the individual needs of students through our Response to Intervention Initiative (RtI).

Core subjects include Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Art, Music, Speech, Technology Lab, Math Lab, Character Education, Health, and PE compliment the core subjects. Accelerated classes are offered at every grade level to maximize opportunities for all students. Our Band, Orchestra, and Choir Programs are among the finest in Illinois and are a source of pride for our Hufford Jr. High School Community.

After-school programs offer both athletic and academic opportunities as well as enrichment activities. The Sports Program includes Girls and Boys Cross Country; Girls and Boys Basketball; Boys Wrestling; Girls Volleyball; and Girls and Boys Soccer. Tutoring, Scholastic Bowl, Fan Club, Chess Club, Art Club, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, and Builders Club are just a few of the activities offered to our students to help them grow and become strong independent thinkers ready for the future.

News

Families Invited to Worldwide Day of Play

Families are invited to participate in free outdoor activities during Joliet's eighth annual Worldwide Day of Play.

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Hufford Ice Bucket Challenge

The 8th grade teachers at Hufford were challenged by students to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted.

Events

Sep

20

Worldwide Day of Play
Event's details
September 20, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Washington Junior High, Joliet, IL -IL


Worldwide Day of Play
 
(09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Sep

22

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Saratoga
Event's details
September 22, 2014

Time:04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Saratoga
 
(04:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Sep

24

School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
Event's details
September 24, 2014

All Day Event

School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
 
(All Day Event)

Sep

25

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Coal City
Event's details
September 25, 2014

Time:04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Coal City
 
(04:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Sep

29

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Kankakee
Event's details
September 29, 2014

Time:04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Hufford Girls Basketball vs Kankakee - Hufford Gym
 
(04:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

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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