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 events listed as well as thoughs
For even more events, check out the campus calendars on the JTHS District website.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 08:00 AMChicagoland Speedway
All Proceeds Generated from the Event to Benefit Chicagoland Speedway’s Charitable Entity R.A.C.E. which will in turn, Support the JTHS Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships
Families and race fans are once again invited to dress their little ones in full costume and fill their trunks with candy to attend the third annual Trunk-or-Treat fundraising event at Chicagoland Speedway on October 19.
New to this year’s event is the addition of the Santa Celebration 5k and 1-mile stroll. After hazardous running conditions forcibly postponed the December run, the brilliant decision was made to combine Chicagoland Speedway’s iconic fundraising events into one large event of mega proportions.
Trunk or Treat
For just a $10 donation per person, children can navigate from car to car through Chicagoland Speedway’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Garages to collect candy as they would door-to-door on Halloween just 12 days later. Children ages 12 and younger are free. All proceeds benefit Chicagoland Speedway’s charitable foundation, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment (R.A.C.E.).
Don’t forget that kids are not the only ones who can partake in the action; adults are also urged to dress in full garb as Chicagoland Speedway will host a costume contest for adults 18 years of age and older as well as one for children 17 years old and younger.
In addition to the costume contest, fans can join the car decorating competition. Attempt to turn your family vehicle into a hearse of haunts or carriage of creatures. The most creative car decoration will be awarded with tickets to the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
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.
The 5K course begins and ends within Chicagoland Speedway’s 1.5 mile D-shaped tri-oval. Registration fees, which include an event t-shirt and entrance to Trunk or Treat, are as follows:
Adults (ages 13 and older) $35
Students (with school ID) $25
Children (ages 5-12) $15
Adults (ages 13 and older) $20
Children (ages 5-12) Free
Spectators & Trunk or Treat Participants
Adults (ages 13 and older) $10
Children (ages 5-12) Free
Participants must register by September 30 to be guaranteed initial pricing and a timing bib. Pricing increases on October 1 so be sure to register today! All spectators (non-runners or walkers) ages 13 and older must purchase entry into the event at the gate (12 and under are free). Gates open at 8:00 a.m., the 5k and walk will begin at 9 and Trunk or Treat at 10.
All participants are encouraged to don their most festive attire, for either holiday.
Registration for the Santa Celebration 5k is available now and can be completed online at ChicagolandSpeedway.com/TrunkOrTreat. For more information or for sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Palya at PR@ChicagolandSpeedway.com.
Pictures with Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane
Families can still join Santa Claus for pictures in Gatorade Victory Lane from 10 a.m. to noon, and/or partake in the fall photo opportunity in the infield. This is the perfect opportunity to capture images for a flawless Christmas card.
In addition, R.A.C.E. will host a 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 donation which will be distributed by the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve as Christmas gifts.
Once again, proceeds generated by Trunk or Treat & the Holiday Hustle (formerly Santa Celebration) 5k will benefit R.A.C.E. which will in turn, support the JTHS Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships. Since its inception, R.A.C.E. has donated over $350,000 to deserving community organizations 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.
About Chicagoland Speedway & Route 66 Raceway
Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway – Illinois’ largest sporting facility – is located in Joliet, Ill., approximately 30 miles south of downtown Chicago on Old Historic Route 66. The multi-purpose sports and entertainment complex annually hosts a broad array of programming encompassing more than 100 events, including major motorsports entertainment, endurance events, musical concerts and festivals, corporate training seminars, industry trade shows, and much more.
Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5 mile paved oval, hosts racing events of the major U.S. racing series, and currently conducts races in all three NASCAR national series, including the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Along with Route 66 Raceway, a multimillion-dollar complex that includes a ¼ mile stadium-style drag strip and a ½ mile dirt oval track, Chicagoland Speedway is wholly-owned by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), a major promoter of motorsports activities. ISC owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s major racing venues, including Daytona International Speedway.
In 2020, Chicagoland Speedway will host NBC’s first broadcast of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one of the region’s leading economic engines attracting a world-wide television audience and more than 125,000 guests from across the U.S. For more information, log onto: http://www.chicagolandspeedway.com and http://www.route66raceway.com.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 AMJoliet Central High School
The JTHS/JTC Archives Committee invites JT alumni and Joliet history enthusiasts to upcoming Vintage Yearbook Sales on October 5, October 19, and October 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Joliet Central High School, 201 E Jefferson Street in Joliet.
Depending on availability, the sale will offer JT yearbooks from the early 1900’s-1951 for $10, and yearbooks from 1960 to present for $30.
Guests may enter through the Auditorium “J” Doors on Eastern Avenue. The yearbook sales will take place on the second floor in front of the auditorium. Funds from the sales are used to support JTHS/JTC Archives Committee projects. Yearbook sales will coincide with scheduled reunion tours.
About the JTHS/JTC Archives Committee: The JTHS/JTC Archives Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who are preserving the history and traditions of Joliet Township High School. Housed on the third floor of the Central campus are the archives of JTHS and JT Central. Shelves are filled with photographs, graduation mementos, spirit items, trophies, and so much more.
Friday, November 08, 2019 at 02:20 PMJoliet Central Auditorium
On Friday, November 8, Joliet Central High School will honor local veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces at its 9th annual Veterans Ceremony. This hour-long program begins at 2:20 p.m. in the Joliet Central auditorium located at 201 E. Jefferson Street in Joliet. The public is invited to attend and veterans who will be present are encouraged to contact the Community and Alumni Relations Office at (815) 727-6796 to be recognized at the event. Visitors may arrive any time after 1:30 p.m. Parking will be available in all lots and guests may enter the building through the Student Center or at the auditorium entrance off Eastern Avenue.
Also included among the cast of this very poignant ceremony are the JROTC Cadets; the Joliet Central Symphonic Band with a musical tribute representing each branch of the service; the Joliet Central Choirs; ROTC Commander Phil Jayko reading “Duty, Honor, Country,” and the reading of veteran service biographies.
Following the ceremony, Joliet Central High School will host a reception in the Student Center for veterans, military personnel, families, friends, community, and elected officials. Students and guests will have the opportunity to meet with the veterans over refreshments provided by Central Culinary Arts students. Music will be provided by the Joliet Township High School Orchestra.
“The Joliet Central High School Veteran’s Ceremony has become a valued tradition in our community,” said Principal Shad Hallihan. “We look forward to honoring our veterans and sharing their stories.”
For more information or if you have a veteran whom you would like to have honored at the ceremony, call the JTHS Community & Alumni Relations Office at (815) 727-6796 or email Kristine Schlismann, Director of Community and Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.