JTHS Foundation Awards Student and Teacher Grants

The Joliet Township High School Foundation recently awarded $17,280 at its annual Foundation Grant Award Ceremony.

The Joliet Township High School Foundation recently awarded $17,280 at its annual Foundation Grant Award Ceremony.

The purpose of the ceremony was to recognize the recipients of Foundation
grants. The grants were awarded to Joliet Township High School students and
teachers. They cover educational materials and enhancements that are not funded within the regular school budget.

This year, grant funding will for a variety of purposes relating to education.  Students will be provided with material to make quilts for local shelters, and field trips, such as Operation Snowball and Mock Trial, are now possible. 

The Joliet Township High School’s Foundation is comprised of local citizens who
raise money for scholarships and projects, which would not normally be funded
with tax money. The Foundation seeks to further enrich educational opportunities in District 204.  This year, the JTHS Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary of service to District 204.

“It is the hard work and fundraising that the Foundation completes throughout the year that make these grants a reality,” said JTHS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy.  “We appreciate each and every Foundation member and everything that they do for our students and teachers.”

The Foundation’s long-term plan is to attract donations and engage in fund-raising activities to provide support to students and staff. The Foundation seeks resources, including those of volunteers and monetary contributions. Please contact for additional information please contact Mary Gaydos at marylgaydos@gmail.com or call 815-545-8940.

To view the Foundation Award Slideshow, visit: 



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