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2016 Senior Exit Survey

Attention All Seniors: Please click on the link below to fill out the Senior Exit Survey.   Thank you very much for your participation!

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Thanks to Participants and Supporters of Hero Run 5K

Indian Valley Vocational Center Sports Medicine students would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the first annual Hero Run 5K community run/walk on April 2, 2016. With over 50 participants, this inaugural event raised funds for The Wounded Warrior Project and the family of an IVVC student injured in a car accident earlier this year.  Thank you very much to the following donors: Sandwich Park District; G.A. . . .

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Tiny House (It's Livable!)

What is necessary? That is the question that this efficient house design aims to answer. As part of Project Lead the Way, I designed this 128 square foot house to be actually livable. It can fit on a trailer and be pulled behind a vehicle. Upon entrance, there is a work desk and a bench to the left. Beneath the surface of the bench are bookshelves. Towards the rear of the house is a closet, a bathroom (toilet and shower), and a . . .

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An Array of Experiences for Exploring Students

This semester Health Occupation Exploring (HOX) students have been busy job shadowing at the local hospital. We will be gearing up for many more job shadow experiences at a variety of other local health clinics.    Health Occupations Exploring teamed up with the EMT class and did some medical case scenarios, as well as had the opportunity to go to a hands-on cadaver lab. The AM students competed against the PM . . .

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Current Highlights

Awareness of Hazardous Materials

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Over the last few weeks of being at the Indian Valley Vocational Center building, second-year Fire Science students have been learning about hazardous materials awareness and operations. This is a very important part of the fire service because firefighters need to know about and be aware of hazardous materials. The area where we live . . .

IVVC Student Named ‘VALEES Welding Student of the Year’

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The month leading up to the VALEES welding contest was one that was rather busy; with the whole class running in all different directions and everyone doing something different it made for a rather interesting month. Almost two weeks of that was finding, cutting, and prepping the steel for our projects. Our class came . . .

The Joys of Easter Fun

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Eggs, bunnies and warm weather! Our preschool is buzzing with joy and excitement. Easter fun was an exciting time in the classroom. Children were happy that the Easter bunny visited our classroom and even hid eggs from them. The children got to color their own eggs, and then searched for them outside in the nice weather. We also . . .

8th Grade Career Expo

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IVVC celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by welcoming over 450 8 th graders to explore our programs. Eighth grade students spent 15 minutes in three programs of their choice. Students learned the importance of doing well at the start of high school so they can be eligible to attend IVVC as juniors. Current IVVC students served as program . . .

Students Practice 29 Law Enforcement Skills

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Law Enforcement for 4 th  quarter has changed a little bit. Students are working solely on skill sets. There are 29 skills that a Law Enforcement student has to master. They include handcuffing, searching, electronic finger printing, driving, shooting, street stops, arrest warrants, being able to write an APA paper, . . .

The Logic of Game Design

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Computer Technology first year students are currently composing a project that includes the logic of game design and the different mechanisms and programs used to establish a video game. They will be going into further detail about in-game features that the game may have to produce to the community, and also explaining the variety of . . .

Magnificent Creations Designed by Graphics Family

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Graphic design is a necessity of life. It provides the world with art, creativity, passion, and color. You’ve probably heard the quote, “Earth without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’”, and I’d have to say that is 100% true. The students taking Graphic Design have each opened their own door to creativity. . . .

Visitors with Vehicles, Projects and Competitions

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In the IVVC Auto Tech class we sometimes have people come in to show us their vehicles. For example, this year we had someone visit that brought their sand rail. (A sand rail is a lightweight off-road vehicle specifically built for traveling in sandy terrain.)   The sand rail had a Chevrolet Corvair engine with a single 4-barrel . . .

Check Out IVVC's Facebook Page!!!

Click on the link below to view IVVC's Facebook page: IVVC's Facebook Page

EMT Answers Call to Service

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Here in the senior only Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure class the students spend their year learning how to treat patients who are sick or injured in an emergency. This class prepares them to take their IL State EMT Basic License exam and to work on an ambulance. Not only do they accomplish the same class material as any other . . .

Attendance Policy

Please click on the link to view IVVC's Attendance Policy If you have any questions regarding this policy, please feel free to call Mrs. Edwards, IVVC's Assistant Director, for more information.  Mrs. Edwards can be reached at (815) 786-9873.

IVVC Monthly Calendars

Please view IVVC's monthly calendars by clicking on the buttons in the upper right corner of this page.  

IVVC Students of the Month

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 . . .

IVVC Preschool Calendars

There is always something fun going on in preschool! Please check out the monthly calendar buttons in the upper right corner of this page for specific details. 

Student Guidelines

Please click on the link to view the Student Guidelines Included in the Guidelines are IVVC's Attendance Policy (see page 5) and the Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Policy (see page 6).