Woodridge Community Resource Center 8274 Janes Ave, Woodridge, IL60517 The Woodridge Community Resource Center falls under the Woodridge Police Department. However, its office is located in a…More strip mall at Janes Avenue and 83rd Street, right by Cypress Cove. The center attracts kids after school and provides parenting classes, ESL and computer classes to the entire community. Its two main programs are its after school and summer camp programs. In 2006, the Woodridge Community Resource Center began a Latino Outreach Program to address cultural differences in the community, increase the Latino population's awareness of its public safety and stop unsafe behaviors. The program was one of 73 finalists in the 2006 Awards for Municipal Excellence.
Rotary International is a non-profit organization that seeks humanitarian aid and cultural and educational projects…More to promote global understanding. The organization consists of business and professional leaders who encourage good business ethics and promote good will. There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 30,000 clubs located in 160 countries.
The Rotary Club of Woodridge meets every Tuesday at noon at Seven Bridges Golf Club. Major service projects include the Club's annual mini-triathlon event for adults and kids, held at Cypress Cove, a recycling extravaganza in conjunction with other Woodridge groups and a used bike drive. The Club also offers college scholarships, writing tests and participated in a literacy program at the Woodridge Community Resource Center.
To honor Rotary International's centennial in 2005, the Rotary Club of Woodridge installed 1/2 mile brass markers along the bike trails within Woodridge.
Thomas Jefferson is Woodridge's sole junior high school. Located on Janes Avenue near the Woodridge Towne Center, the…More school feeds into Community District 99's North and South High Schools in Downers Grove.
The school's mascot is the Wolverines and its colors are blue and white. John McClenahan is the principal.
For the 2010-2011 school year, Jefferson will try an exploratory curriculum. The school day will have nine class periods: five core classes, PE, lunch and two exploratory classes. Students will rotate through eight exploratory classes, including Band, Music/Chorus, Spanish, French, FACS, Tech, Student Strategies and Art. Students can also choose to be in Band year-round during their seventh-grade year and Band and/or Spanish year-round during their eighth-grade year.
The school offers two activity bus times for students involved in extracurricular activities like sports, intramurals and clubs. Two buses leave at 4:30 p.m. and then again at 5:15 p.m.. The bus route is close to the morning route. One bus goes south of 75th Street and the other goes north of 75th Street.
The school offers three seasons of sports, clubs and intramurals.
Jefferson provides ESL and bilingual services. The school also has art, music and P.E. programs. The school has inclusion and learning resource services.
The school made adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act from 2005 to 2008.