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August 14, 2024-First Day of Student Attendance

Wilco Area Career Center Welcomes a New Principal

The Administration and staff are excited and honored to welcome Dr. Alicia Cook as the new Assistant Director/Principal at Wilco Area Career Center! Dr. Cook is a proven collaborative leader with high expectations for students and staff, which aligns closely with our vision and mission for student success. Her experience, along with her personalized approach will be a valuable asset in leading Wilco Area Career Center to even greater heights in the future.  

Retirement Wishes to Janet Zitzke & Scott Dudgeon

Wishing  you all the best after  retirement ! Thank you for inspiring us every day at work. We will miss you! Congratulations on your  retirement ! Business Logistics/Management Instructor, Janet Zitzke & Culinary Teacher Aide, Scott Dudgeon  

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2024 Those Who Excel Award Recipient

Congratulations to Wilco Area Career Center Executive Administrative Assistant/HR Sherry Harris on winning a 2024 Those Who Excel Award from the @Illinois State Board of Education. Harris won the Award of Meritorious Service in the Educational Service Personnel for connecting with her school community and making a positive impact. “I am extremely honored and proud to represent Wilco Area Career Center with this . . .

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Wilco Preschool Class of 2024 Graduation

Graduation is such a special milestone in a child’s life.   The Wilco Preschool Graduation ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate learning and to recognize an important milestone, one that may be the first of many milestones. Wilco Area Career Center is proud to promote this innate feeling of pride and accomplishment as students receive their preschool diploma.  From the tassel on the graduation . . .

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10 Wilco Seniors Awarded 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Wilco Area Career Center awarded 10 scholarships to Seniors for the 2023-2024 academic year.  Scholarship recipients were selected based on evidence of commitment, leadership, achievement and financial need. Congratulations to our Seniors! Ella Banas, Wilmington Piper Colantone, Plainfield Central Heidi Enriquez, Plainfield East, (not pictured) Maria Fiore, Lemont, (not pictured) . . .

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Teachers select a student of the YEAR who exemplifies a great work ethic, a good attitude and good attendance. We are so happy to recognize students who are going above and beyond! Students of YEAR 2024....Congrats! Student of 1st Quarter 23-24 Student of 2nd Quarter 23-24 Student of 3rd Quarter 23-24 Student of the Year 2024          

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Student prepares for FCCLA competition

Lemont High School Culinary student, Colin Mendrick prepares for his upcoming FCCLA Competion in February by making a charcuterie board.  A charcuterie board is an appetizer typically served on a wooden board or stone slab, either eaten straight from the board itself or portioned onto flatware. It features a selection of preserved foods, especially cured meats or pâtés, as well as cheeses and crackers or . . .

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Veterinary Program expands

Wilco Area Career Center expands veterinary training program. Will County teens interested in entering the veterinary medicine field will have an expanded opportunity to get hands-on experience while still in high school thanks to a new expansion at the Wilco Area Career Center in Romeoville.  

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Annual Guidance Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Guidance Breakfast at Wilco Area Career Center this morning.  We appreciate your partnership and your support as we work together to create a shared tomorrow for our students and community! #careerbuilder, #community #partnerships  

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2023FL JJC Dual Credit Billing

Wilco Area Career Center, is in partnership with the Joliet Junior Community College, offering high school students the opportunity to take dual-credit college courses where students may get credit for high school and college at the low rate of $12.00 a credit hour. If your child would take this course at the college it would cost $151.00 dollars a credit hour.  Joliet Junior College provided the attached flyer to help answer . . .

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Wilco Administration

Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Kaufman ekaufman@wilcoacc.org (815) 838-6941 ext. 1006   Assistant Director/Principal . . .

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