Wilco has been undergoing a facelift this summer. Crews have been busy tearing down and reconstructing classrooms in preparation for the return of students on Monday. Large labs were converted to smaller classrooms, welding was completely gutted and updated with state of the art equipment, the halls received a fresh coat of paint and the boiler was replaced. Once school starts, work will begin on a new exterior storage . . .
Ryne Thacker and Lauren Turk both seniors Plainfield East H.S. received gold medals at FCCLA National competition in San Diego for competing in the category of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation.
Wilco students place in the top 10 at HOSA nationals in the Home Health Aide Competition. Jada Sims, Romeoville HS placed 6 th and Taylor Ranney, Lockport HS placed 7 th . Other student participating included Daniel Plasencia, Romeoville HS, Gabriella Suliga, Romeoville HS, Abby Rivera, Plainfield East and Luis Simental, Plainfield South.
Delegates from Illinois HOSA – Future Health Professionals traveled to Nashville, TN June 22 - 26 to participate in the 2016 HOSA International Leadership Conference. Representing Illinois HOSA were 136 students participating in 41 different events. Congratulations to all of the delegates for their representation of Illinois HOSA. Congratulations to the following students for their achievements at the national . . .
Wilco Area Career Center's Pre-school registration is open for the fall of 2016. Afternoon classes have openings. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. For more information call (815) 838-6941 and ask for the pre-school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilco Criminal Justice Program taught by Don Malec and Dan Knytych, explore with their classes all avenues of careers in Criminal Justice. One of those avenues is the military. They have worked closely with the Illinois National Guard, inviting them to speak to classes about career opportunities, and participating in the Law Enforcement Challenge, a program that places young men and women in realistic situations law enforcement . . .
Jacob Roulo, Plainfield South class of 2015, visited Wilco today. Jacob told us he is attending Ohio Technical College and is in an 18 month program of High Performance Racing Technology. He hopes to work in the race car industry. Jacob has perfect attendance, is on the high honor roll and is at the top of his class at the College! Ohio Tech has a 70% placement rating and with him at the very top of his class, he has high hopes to get to . . .