Author Archives: Ryan Quigley

JCA Parent Stakeholder Survey (Cognia Accreditation)

JCA Parents,   Every two years, JCA undergoes an Accreditation Review. Cognia (previously AdvanceEd) is a global network of enthusiastic educators that helps strengthen schools by delivering reliable assessment solutions and support for teachers, to inform instruction and support learning.   Part of this process includes having different stakeholders (parents, students, employees) complete surveys to … Read More

Hilltoppers, Anderson hold off Montini to take home CCL-ESCC crown and a 9-0 regular season

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  9-0! Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers. Chicago Catholic League-East Suburban Catholic Conference Orange Division Champs! Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers at the Broncos of Montini, Friday night in Lombard. But it wasn’t easy Needing a victory, which would give them a share of the CCL-ESCC Orange championship and send Montini to … Read More

WJCA Broadcast: This week at JCA 10/18-10/22

Good morning! Here is today’s WJCA Newscast that was anchored and produced by Jack Waldvogel ’23 and Jimmy Sharp ’23. WJCA Newscast – Friday, October 22, 2021   • Jimmy Sharp interviews Angel Tennis Players, Caroline Pender ’22, Ella Pfanensteil ’22, and Sarah Sharp ’22.   • Jack Waldvogel ’23 interviews Ms. Jenn Szynal about … Read More

Hilltoppers look to wrap up the ESCC-CCL Orange title at archrival Montini

  Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy November 24, 2018 Memorial Stadium University of Illinois Led by Vinny Iannantone’s “Big Bro” Nick (JCA ’19), the Hilltoppers ended a five-game losing streak to Montini, defeating the Broncos 35-27, for the 2018 IHSA Class 5A State Football Championship. Nick Iannantone, had a IHSA Class 5A State Championship … Read More

Hilltopper sophomore’s furious fourth quarter rally falls short, fall to Benet 31-21

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy   Trailing 24-7 as the game entered the fourth quarter, the never-say-die Hilltoppers (4-3-1) sophomore football team, electrified the JCA fans at Benedictine University in Lisle. After “The Hill” grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the host Redwings (3-4), scored 24 consecutive points, for the 24-7 lead … Read More

Hilltoppers, Williams, Schlageter rally past feisty Benet 42-20

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy   Adversity   Webster defines it as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”   After one quarter of the No.1-ranked Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers (8-0), CCL-ESCC crossover game with Benet Academy (4-4), the host Redwings led 13-0.   On the sideline with an injury, … Read More

No. 1 Hilltoppers travel to Benedictine University to tangle with Benet Academy

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  After winning “The Battle of Mount Greenwood” against the mighty Crusaders of Brother Rice, last Friday night, our top-ranked Hilltoppers will travel to Benedictine University in Lisle. At 7:30 p.m. Friday night, the Hilltoppers (7-0) will meet the 4-3 Redwings of Benet Academy, in another CCL-ESCC cross-over game. The … Read More

Top-ranked Hilltoppers win “The Battle of Mt. Greenwood”

Top-ranked Hilltoppers win “The Battle of Mt. Greenwood”; rally past Brother Rice 56-49  Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  Forgive me, I was a history major….  “I came; I saw; I conquered” Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor 47 B.C. Joliet Catholic Academy head football coach, Jake Jaworski, may be familiar with the legendary words of Roman … Read More

JCA to host Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) on November 18

  Dear JCA  Parents,   We are pleased to bring the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to Joliet Catholic Academy on November 18, 2021. All students whose parents authorize them to be tested will be screened. Please be aware that repeat ECG testing is recommended every two (2) years.   YH4L will … Read More

JCA celebrates Heritage Week with Service, Retreat, and All-School Mass

    Last week, Joliet Catholic Academy celebrated Heritage Week. JCA sets aside the first week of October to celebrate the spirituality of the Joliet Franciscans and the Carmelites in a special way. Every day this week, students and staff participated in a different activity and theme that connects to our founding communities.   Monday … Read More


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