Upcoming JTHS Events

Our alumni are treasured members of the JTHS family who are always welcome at our upcoming events.  From band concerts, Homecoming, plays, athletic events and more, nothing makes us prouder than seeing our alumni return to their alma mater to support our students. All JTHS Alumni Nation members are invited to any event listed on this page. 

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    JTHS Administrative Center

    JTHS Internship Recruiting Event

    Joliet Township High School (JTHS) will host two events on Monday, October 29 to recruit business partners interested in providing internship opportunities to JTHS students. 

    Business representatives and members of the public are invited to hear first-hand stories of success from JTHS internship providers Jen Howard, TCBY Owner; and Nancy Baldwin, Vice President for Human Resources & Information Technology at Nanophase Technology.

    Individuals interested in attending may RSVP to attend either lunch or breakfast at the JTHS Administrative Center, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. The breakfast event will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and the lunch event will take place from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

    RSVPs must be completed online by October 19, as food will be provided. 

    “JTHS is passionate about providing a continuum of work based learning experiences, particularly internships with local businesses,” said Brett Marcum, JTHS Director of Strategic Partnerships. “We are excited to host these events, and we hope that the stories from our current internship providers will inspire additional partnerships and opportunities for our students.”

    RSVP through the following link: http://bit.ly/JTHSInternship

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Joliet Central Auditorium

    Joliet Central Bands Fall Concert Featuring Professor of Trumpet

    The Joliet Central High School Bands will present their Fall concert on Sunday, November 18, 3pm, in the Joliet Central High School Auditorium.

    The concert will feature the Joliet Central Concert Band and the Joliet Central Symphonic Band. Special guest artist with the Symphonic Band is Dr. Leah Schuman, trumpet professor from VanderCook College of Music. Dr. Schuman will be soloing on “Grand Russian Fantasia” and will perform as part of a trumpet ensemble on LeRoy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday”. Dr. Schuman’s performance is graciously sponsored by the JTHS Foundation. Additional trumpet ensemble members include Washington Junior High School and Joliet All-City Band Director Mr. R. Scott Barnas and student trumpeters Jakob Gudeman, Brian Guzman, Dustin Peloquin, and Tony Toledo.

    The concert is free and open to the public. Guests should enter through the main entrance or through the J doors.

    About Leah Schuman: Leah Schuman is in her 18th year as Professor of Trumpet at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, where she has worked with hundreds of band directors and music teachers from across the United States and many parts of the world.  She maintains an active career as a performer and clinician throughout the Chicagoland area and across the country.  She holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as well as a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance from Northwestern University.  She is a former member of the St. Petersburg (Russia) State Chamber Orchestra and the Mahler Festival Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado.

    Dr. Schuman is also the Executive Director of the One City program at VanderCook College, which provides free musical instruments and jazz instruction to children in grades five through eight from underserved communities on Chicago's south side.

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Chicagoland Speedway

    2018 JTHS Alumni Association Santa Run

    The Magnificent Mile and a Half will once again be flooded with visions of Saint Nick on Saturday, December 1, 2018 as Chicagoland Speedway, the Joliet Township High School (JTHS) Alumni Association and the Joliet Area Historical Museum present the Second Annual Santa Celebration. This festive fundraiser will benefit Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.), Chicagoland Speedway’s 501(c)3 charitable entity, the JTHS Alumni Association scholarships and the Joliet Area Historical Museum. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Palya at PR@chicagolandspeedway.com.

    Santa 5K and 1-Mile Stroll: This year’s event will feature a competitive, timed and scored 5K race as well as a leisurely 1-mile stroll with participants of all ages and ability levels including families, strollers and wheelchairs, welcome to partake. Gates will open at 8 a.m., and race time is scheduled for 9 a.m. The course begins and ends within Chicagoland Speedway’s 1.5 mile D-shaped tri-oval.

    To register, go to https://www.active.com/joliet-il/running/distance-running-races/santa-5k-fun-run-and-santa-stroll-1-mile-walk-2018 

    Registration fees, which include an event shirt and entrance to Santa’s post-race celebration, are $35 for adults, $25 for students with school ID and $15 for children ages 5-12 until November 15. The one-mile stroll is $20 per person ages 13 and older while 12 and under are free. All spectators (non-runners or non-walkers) 13 and older must purchase entry into the Santa Celebration for $10 at the gate (12 and under are free).  All registered participants by November 15th will receive a packet including an exclusive event shirt and Santa hat. Runners in the 5k will receive a timed running bib.  Participants registering after November 15th, the registration fees are increased and packets will be available as long as supplies last.

    Pictures with Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane: Not a runner? Not a problem. Families can still join Santa Claus for pictures in Gatorade Victory Lane from 10 a.m. to noon to participate in a variety of holiday activities including crafts and "pop up" gift store presented by the Joliet Area Historical Museum for the gate fee of only $10 per person (children 12 and under free). All attendees will also be provided a ticket for December Deals & Delights raffle held by the Joliet Area Historical Museum taking place that day.

    In addition, R.A.C.E. will host Toys for Tots Foundation drive in an effort to collect toys for those that are less fortunate in the community. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for donations which will be distributed by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve as Christmas gifts.

    Once again, proceeds generated by the Santa Celebration will benefit R.A.C.E. as well as JTHS Alumni Association scholarships and the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Since its inception, R.A.C.E. has donated over $300,000 to deserving community organizations and with an aim at improving the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area while focusing on causes centered on youth, safe driving and the military. For questions, please email jthsalumniassociation@gmail.com.

    Looking forward to the Santa Celebration for family fun and a great race!
    Joliet Township Alumni Association