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The Power of Discovering

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After participating in the VALEES-sponsored project, "œLiving miDream," we have a new answer for the question, "œWhat do you want to do with your life?" (Chances are we are going to change our minds several times along the way, but that's okay.) A unique thing about this project is that everyone is a participant. Teachers, counselors and students all work and discover together. We started out by asking . . . read more

Firefighter Survival, Ladders and Forcible Entry

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During the last few weeks of Fire Science, students have been working with ladders, learning forcible entry skills, along with techniques for firefighter survival and rapid intervention teams. During the ladder portion, students learned how to properly carry different types and sizes of ladders. They had the opportunity to . . . read more

Construction Technology Students Renovate Spaces

The school year began with our safety agenda and preliminary bookwork to prep for working with power and hand tools. When that was completed, we did a ‘demo’ on an existing deck; we removed the handrail, stairs and original decking. We power-washed and re-used the original framing to look almost new - thus recycling and . . . read more

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Vehicles, Antique Gas Pump Provide Learning Experiences

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In the Auto Body class here at IVVC, we learn various types of skills, whether it be real life skills, or skills to use in a shop. Saul P. and Kevin H. (both of Sandwich) repair rust on the '65 Barracuda. The '77 Camaro is assembled by Yorkville student Devante J. There is . . . read more

Auto Tech Students to Compete in "Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge"

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For the first time ever, several students from the IVVC Auto Tech Program will be competing in the "Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge."  Myself and four others, Clint U., Ray C., Scott M. (all of Sandwich) and Renee F. (Yorkville) are participating in this event to be held at Pheasant Run in St. Charles on Saturday, February . . . read more

Students Make Technology Work!

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The Computer Technology class has been working with all their might to format and get up and running the recently donated computers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The computers were acquired thanks to the efforts of IVVC instructor Vince Logan. If students are not working on their new PCs, then you will be . . . read more

Valentine Business a Sweet Success!

The IVVC Culinary Arts students made Valentine’s Day cakes and cookies, and arranged them in the display case. The students then took orders for the cakes and cookies from teachers and other students. Based on the orders, the Culinary Arts students decorated the cakes and cookies, and delivered them on Thursday, February 13th. . . . read more

Minecraft Design & Build Project

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In IVVC’s Drafting and Design class, we have been using a building and creation game called Minecraft. Minecraft is basically a game with little to no rules and just a world left to be tampered with anyway one desires. So one of the projects we did as a class for the first time was creating a structure based on what we . . . read more

Students Visit Creme de la Creme and Kids Kampus

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On February 4, 2014 the morning and afternoon Early Childhood Development classes went on a field trip to visit other early learning centers. Two centers we visited were Crème de la Crème, located in Warrenville, and Kids Kampus in Naperville. When first walking into Crème de la Crème, you feel as if you are in France because . . . read more

IVVC Preschool Calendars

There is always something fun going on in preschool! Please check out the monthly calendar buttons at the top for specific details.  read more

Fire Science's Facebook Page

Please clink on the link below to check out what is happening in the Fire Science class: IVVC's Fire Science Program read more

Booming Business in Graphics

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Hey everyone, Graphic Design’s TEE-REX CUSTOM WEAR is officially open for business. Our creative designers offer custom class designs on t-shirts and sweatshirts. With our great low prices and quality work, the business is really starting to boom thanks to students here at IVVC. Our satisfied customers include . . . read more

Heart Attacks - Know the Symptoms

It’s been a crazy month for Health Occupations CNA (HOCNA). With an extended winter break and now these extra couple of snow days, we have to rush to make sure we get everything done. We are still doing our clinicals and we have expanded from just working with the main residents to now also working with residents that have memory . . . read more

An Update on the Health Occ Exploring Program

Students in Health Occupation Exploring have been able to get out in the real world of health care! They had the opportunity to make crafts and Christmas cards and hand deliver them to a variety of the local health care facilities over the holidays. The students have also had the opportunity to get into their scrubs and start job . . . read more

Villa Park Police Explorers Train with IVVC Students

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Police Explorers from the Villa Park Police Department spent a night of training with the students of the IVVC Law Enforcement (LE) program. IVVC provided not only the area for them to train, which is an 1100 square foot facility with movable walls and doors (commonly referred to as the ‘shoot house’), but they also provided two (2) . . . read more

Franklin Mall Project

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On Thursday, December 19, 2013, students from IVVC's Sports Medicine and Fire Science programs volunteered by sorting donations received by the Franklin Mall Project. Donations were collected at area businesses and schools and delivered to the Sandwich Fire House. Students checked expiration dates and sorted donated goods into . . . read more

Student Guidelines

Please click on the link to view IVVC's Student Guidelines Included in the Guidelines are IVVC's Attendance Policy (see page 5 & 6) and the Internet/Computer Acceptable Use Policy (see page 7). read more

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 . . . read more