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Drafting Designs with Minecraft

In Drafting & Design at IVVC we get a chance to use the program ‘Minecraft’ to create scale models of things in a very simplistic fashion. A current project we are working on is creating an observation tower to scale in creative mode with a group of 3-4 other students. The idea is not to copy something, but create what we think would be a good but also creative idea for an observation tower while still maintaining the . . . read more

Chicago Bulls Talk Careers

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On Tuesday, November 4, the Sports Medicine/Management class traveled to Chicago’s United Center to attend the Chicago Bulls Annual Career Day. During the presentations, students heard stories from current Bulls employees about how they ended up in their current position. The importance of “putting yourself out . . . read more

Nov 19, 2014

Clinicals - Performing the Care We Have Learned

It’s clinical time in Health Occupations – CNA! At this time we have been attending clinicals. At clinicals we perform the care we have learned about in the classroom. In class we have lectures on chapters and we also do labs. In lab it is practice time in an appropriate manner. This is where we do hands-on things . . . read more

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Panels are for Practice (An Auto Body Student Explains)

Here at Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) we start off our year by learning one of the key things of Auto Body: knowing our tools and how to handle them properly and safely. In Auto Body we have these metal boards called panels. Starting off what we do is sand off half of the paint from the previous year so bare, or . . . read more

Construction Technology is Off to a Great Start!

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The Construction Technology students are off to a good start. They have finished their safety test so now they can use the power tools. Several small projects have had the students practicing new skills. This week students have begun work on the IVVC portable classroom, which has been moved and again will be used for Law . . . read more

Culinary Students Help to Make Fair Stand a Success

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Growing up in Sandwich means that you are well acquainted with the Sandwich Fair. As a child, it meant fun weekends with mom and dad. As a high school student, it meant early dismissal and wristband night with friends.  After so many years attending the Sandwich Fair, I didn't think there was anything  new I . . . read more

Mythbuster Monday Challenges

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On Mondays no one wants to do a thing. In Drafting and Design, we do. We put our minds to the test. Every Monday we are given a project to put together using limit amount of resources or within a certain time. Our first Monday we had no idea what we were in for, but that's what makes it fun. For our first project we were . . . read more

Preschoolers Enjoy Visit from Fire Science Students ... and a Fire Truck!

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On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the Fire Science students visited the IVVC preschool classes. They showed us how a fireman dresses for a fire, to get “low and go” if there is a fire at your house, and to “stop, drop and roll” if your clothes catch fire. We were able to put on the fire hat, and some even tried on . . . read more

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.  read more

Students Learn Critical Elements of Water Supply

Establishing an adequate water supply is one of the first critical elements of all successful fire attacks. During the month of October, Fire Science students learned how to establish a water supply on the fire ground. They learned about the different kinds of fire hydrants, how to operate a hydrant and how to attach different size hoses . . . read more

Clinical Experiences Impact Lives

The Health Occupations CNA class has started our clinicals at Hillside Rehab & Care Center and at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion.  We have to be at our clinical sites by 7:30 a.m. or 8:00 a.m. so we can pass out trays and feed residents. We started off with just feeding and making beds, but recently we started transferring . . . read more

Health Occupation Students Begin with Solid Foundation Skills

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Health Occupation Exploration students have been busy this quarter exploring the past, present, and future of healthcare. They have learned safety, standard precautions and infection control practices in healthcare. Not surprisingly, this has led to lively classroom discussions of the Ebola virus. Also, students gained knowledge of a . . . read more

Real-Life Stories Engross Students Learning the Illinois Vehicle Code

This year, the Law Enforcement class is gearing up for a busy year of scenarios. So far the class has covered a large amount and is starting the Illinois Vehicle Code (IVC) this week.  The IVC, as it is commonly called in Law Enforcement, is 300 pages of laws. This usually puts officers to sleep, but these are some of the . . . read more

A Heartfelt & Generous Donation to IVVC Welding

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The Welding and Fabrication program recently received a donation in memory of the late Donovan James Kerr. This donation was used to purchase 15 new welding helmets. We were able to place memorial nameplates on each of the helmets that include a photo of Donovan with his big smile while on his Harley Davidson.   Donovan . . . read more

Check Out IVVC's Facebook Page!!!

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IVVC's Spirit Day - Friday, August 29, 2014

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IVVC's Spirit Day - August 29, 2014 read more

IVVC Receives Grant from DCCF

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On June 9, 2014, Donna Larson, a representative from the DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) presented the administration of Indian Valley Vocational Center, Sandwich, Illinois, with a check for $55,000 to assist with the construction of a new health wing. This new health wing has been in the planning stages for two years with the . . . read more

IVVC Green Team Serves School and Community

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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 . . . read more

IVVC Monthly Calendars

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