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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 IVVC board voting to move ahead with the construction starting this summer.  The health . . . read more

2014 IVVC Awards Night - May 15, 2014

Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) hosted its annual Awards Night on May 15, 2014, at Timber Creek Conference Center. Local and memorial scholarships were presented as well as recognition of SkillsUSA award winners and Technical Honor Society members, and one and two year perfect attendance recipients.  Recognition of graduating . . . read more

IVVC's Third Annual Career Expo a Huge Success

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Indian Valley Vocational Center once again opened its doors to local 8 th and 9 th grade students for a day of career exploration on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Buses started arriving at 8:30 a.m. and continued throughout the day, bringing loads of eager students to visit career programs. These students were greeted by current . . . read more

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Of Auto Body Work, Life Lessons, and Favorite Moments

Welcome to Auto Body. Some of us have had the privilege to be in this program for two years now. We’ve come to learn so much in the past two years.  We have made some new life-long friends and learned some life-long lessons. This class is not just about the body work; it’s about learning how to grow up and be able to work . . . read more

Two IVVC Auto Tech Students Compete in Ford/AAA Auto Skills

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Parent Mr. Chapen (right) came to help. Instructor Mr. Rorie looks on. Brian S. and Ray C., both Sandwich HS seniors, competed at this year’s Ford/AAA Auto Skills competition held at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Lisle, Illinois on May 9, 2014. The objective of this . . . 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

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

2014 Administrative Professionals Luncheon

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The Culinary Arts class hosted the Annual Administrative Professionals Luncheon here at IVVC on Thursday, May 1, 2014. After a long, cold winter, the Hawaiian theme was a big hit! The students served "Chicken Salad in the Tropics" with Luau Punch and two desserts - Key Lime Pie and Tropical Cheesecake. Assistants from all 11 . . . 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

VALEES Visitors Observe in Preschool

Recently we had VALEES visit our p.m. Child Development class. There were seven teachers that came in and observed what we do in the classroom and lab every day. The visitors were very interested in all of the activities we do, and how we prepare them.  Some of the questions they asked were how often we get to meet with the . . . 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

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 . . . 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

Experiences in Health Occ Exploring

It has been an eventful spring for the Health Occupation Exploring students. Students have completed their job shadow experiences at Valley West Hospital. They now have their CPR Certification. Job shadowing will continue, and students will tour various local healthcare facilities through the end of the school year.  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

Sports Medicine Trips, Tours and the Olympics!

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The end of the year is near, which in Sports Medicine/Management means ... busy!!  On May 2, the 2 nd year students hosted the IVVC Olympics as their final project, and despite the cold weather, fun was had by all! Here are the results: AM 1st place - Auto Tech & Sports Med (tie) . . . 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