The 2014-2015 IVVC Green Team members have been working on several projects: Green Team members teamed up with Graphic Design students to create a cool battery recycling container that resembles a very large battery. Students and staff are encouraged to use this visible reminder to protect the environment when they dispose of old batteries. A special thanks goes to Mrs. Dannewitz and her students, Kylie . . .
This month in Welding and Fabrication has been an exciting one; there have been lots of projects and endless things to do in the shop. We started off by making our “boom” structures as a class. After that, we began working on building the “bridge” structures with the Drafting and Design class, and . . .
Students recently participated in a Krav Maga instruction. Krav Maga or "contact combat" is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Judo, Aikido and Wrestling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on . . .
In Auto Body Repair we are currently working on several vehicles, two of which include a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora and a 1977 Mercury Comet. The Oldsmobile is being repaired after a front collision and damage to the driver’s side quarter panel. It is now on our EZ Liner S21 that helps us repair and straighten the . . .
The IVVC Auto Technology class has been preparing for an engine competition at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. The engine team consists of five students in the morning and afternoon classes. Four of the students work on taking the engine apart and putting the engine back together, while the fifth student stands behind a . . .
The Construction Technology students are finally able to get started with their portion of work in the new Health Wing addition this week. LITE Construction Company has pulled off their job with their work 90% complete, so the space is now heated and has lighting available for student work. The first thing we are going . . .
How many of you have had a bad experience at a restaurant because of poor service? Maybe you waited too long to be seated, or your beverage never got refilled, or your server didn’t have answers to any of your questions about the menu. This semester the Culinary Arts class is learning how important good service is to a . . .
Our class had the opportunity to do an interior design project for a basement that was being finished. This is a great project to do because the outcome has an infinite amount of possibilities, and it really lets each one of us truly express our style and imagination through our designs. It is interesting to see what each one of us . . .
This past month our Early Childhood classroom and lab were quite busy. We had our Valentine’s Day party where the children brought in valentines and shared them with their friends. The children decorated mailboxes and then walked around the circle and handed them to each of their friends. While in the classroom on Tuesday, . . .
Fire Science students have been working on firefighter survival and rapid intervention company operations. Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) are companies established on the fire ground to perform rescue of a downed firefighter. They have been learning how to search for, package and remove an injured firefighter from low air emergencies, . . .
IVVC Spirit-Wear apparel is rolling off the production line in Graphics under the direction of our student-run business, IVVCgraphicTs Custom Apparel. GTs designed IVVC logos and advertised imprints on shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and sweat pants to students and staff. All the apparel will be delivered to our customers before spring . . .
I t is all becoming real in our Health Occupations CNA class. Students just finished up their clinicals last week. This is bittersweet for most all the students. They are excited that they are nearing the end of school and are almost done learning all the information that is necessary to take the Illinois State CNA . . .
Health Occupation Exploring students have been busy this quarter learning about body systems and cavities. Currently the students are learning the importance of and mastering the skills of vital signs. The students are also gearing up to experience a variety of job shadow experiences at the local health care facilities next quarter.
Law Enforcement is not always about arresting people and engaging in airsoft scenarios. This week, students spent a considerable amount of time learning to write. They had to identify nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs and all of the other grammar rules. They were required to write stories, definitions and sentences like we did in . . .
Sports Medicine students recently finished learning about the spine and injuries that can occur to it. Cervical spine (neck) injuries can be catastrophic to an athlete, causing paralysis or even death. Unfortunately, they do sometimes occur in sports, and can be made worse by moving the athlete. In order to learn how to properly care . . .
This year in Welding & Fabrication we learned how to Arc weld, MIG weld, and Oxy-Fuel weld. We are going to start TIG welding in the 4th quarter. With each of these welding methods, we start by practicing beads on scrap metal. We have to show Mr. Hipple each of our beads so he can demonstrate what we are doing . . .
Construction of the new IVVC health wing is well underway with the exterior 90% completed and interior walls all constructed. The interior framing was performed by Mike Lobdell and crew of Miter Construction with the help of our Construction Tech students. Charlie Bohnstedt of CJ Power in Sandwich is installing the electrical rough . . .
The Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) Green Team went to work on October 16-17 removing litter and planting a tree. Green Team members began by picking up bags of litter at Harvey Creek Conservation area. Later that day, other members planted an Autumn Blaze Maple tree on the northeast corner of IVVC. The tree was purchased . . .
The students are selected based on the following criteria: Outside recognition for IVVC work, such as tech intern bosses or satisfied customers A student who: - acts as a role model - shows real initiative - sets a good example - shows enthusiasm - is working to full capacity - has good/outstanding attendance . . .