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student life. A demanding curriculum, inclusive service programs, competitive athletics and comprehensive extracurricular offerings challenge students in a safe and nurturing environment. Our most recent graduates earned scholarships valued at nearly $30 million dollars to the country’s top universities. In addition, Providence Catholic has 29 state championship titles; the most among private high schools in the state of Illinois. PCHS was established in 1918 in Joliet and moved to New Lenox in 1962; the current enrollment is approximately 1,050 students. For more information, visit St. Jude’s School St. Jude School opened in September 1950 and has a tradition of providing an educational environment in which students are taught the Christian message and are given the opportunity to live what they learn, especially the Gospel values of love, respect, and service to others. It is the philosophy of St. Jude School to recognize the parents as the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is through working together we ensure that every student excels academically, spiritually and socially. St. Jude School proudly serves children in Preschool through grade 8, the school curriculum is approved by the Diocese of Joliet’s Catholic Schools Office and meets state requirements. All faiths and denominations are welcome. For more information, visit Union School District 81 Union School District 81 serves the educational needs of students enrolled in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. The professional staff is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to “compete in an ever-changing global community”. The Union Board of Education and Administration are committed to the taxpayers as well. Union School District 81 has the highest financial rating in the state (recognition) while providing an education that includes no school fees, fees for breakfast/lunch or field trips. Union School District 81 also rebates a portion of the property taxes paid back to their residents! For more information about Union School District 81, visit Union School’s Mission Union School, in partnership with the community, will educate children in a positive and caring environment enabling all students to participate effectively in a changing world. Treasured Images Engraving g & Framing Higher Education Institutions Residents of New Lenox enjoy quality higher education close to home. Joliet Junior College (JJC), established in 1901, is the nation’s oldest community college. JJC offers classes at several convenient locations, including Lincoln-Way High School. Additionally, the University of St. Francis in Joliet, St. Xavier University in Orland Park and Lewis University in Romeoville provide both bachelor and masters degree programs. We now offer Custom Engraving! Turn your photo into engraved ART! Frankfort • 20181 S. LaGrange Rd. • 815-806-7001 New Lenox • 1938 E. Lincoln Hwy. • 815-463-7002 Custom Frames • Custom Mats • Art & Prints • Canvas Stretching • Shadow Boxes • Jersey Framing Dry Mounting on Foam Boards • Mirrors • Glass Replacement • Shrink Wrapping • Engraving Photo Digitizing • Custom Engraving •And Much more 2061 Calistoga Dr. • New Lenox • 815-320-6200 14 New Lenox Chamber of Commerce |

parks and Recreation The residents of New Lenox are fortunate to have their parks and recreational needs addressed in a number of different ways. With a variety of options to meet the unique needs and interests of each resident, New Lenox has something to offer everyone. New Lenox Community Park District The New Lenox Community Park District is proud to serve over 60,000 New Lenox Village and Township residents. To serve this community, a strong group of individuals consisting of five Park Board Commissioners, a hard-working staff of 33 full-time and over 260 seasonal part-time employees, are dedicated to serving this community’s recreational activities. Currently, the Parks-Maintenance Department maintains and attends to over 37 park sites and amenities they contain. The Park District’s programming options continues to grow with each seasonal Program Guide. Published three times per year, the Program Guide offers different educational programs, athletics, fitness, special events, sport leagues, travel excursions, child care services for students attending New Lenox School District #122 and numerous summer camp opportunities. In addition, the Park District operates The Sanctuary Golf Course, an 18-hole championship golf course located on Marley Road. As a quality, “links style” golf course, the Sanctuary provides a challenge for all skill levels. The Sanctuary has a full-service golf shop as well as food and beverage offerings in the Clubhouse, and features an outside deck with a wonderful view of the course. Please visit the website at www. to book tee times online. For more information regarding the Park District’s current program offerings, please visit or call (815) 485-3584. Lincolnway Special Recreation Association Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) provides services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement | continued on page 20 » Looking at Windows? We offer doors and siding too! 2018-2019 Community resource guide | 15