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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 frame. On the Mercury, we are replacing the torque box. We had to cut out the old rusted torque . . .
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, . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, students from several high school districts came to IVVC to experience some of the excitement that comes with being involved with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). David Hoskins, Drafting and Design instructor, opened up his classroom to students who may have an interest in registering for the new . . .
On Tuesday, December 16, the Early Childhood Development students hosted a Christmas Party for the preschool students and their families. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings attended - there was even a visit from Santa! The preschool children were able to share with Santa what they hoped for Christmas. The students . . .
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, . . .
Graphics student designers are not strictly on their computers. Once in a while they have a chance to show off work they have done. At the Sandwich Fair this year, all 31 students entered their own artwork and photographs. Many received ribbons and there was one medal. Graphic designers not only make art, they also critique other artwork, . . .
We have been extremely busy in our Health Occupations CNA class so far this year. The students had lots to learn before they could go out and participate in clinicals at the local nursing homes. They have already completed many of their 21 skills that are required of the students to take the CNA exam given by the State of Illinois at . . .
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 . . .
Students who return for a second year of Intro to Sports Medicine/Management have the opportunity to participate in IVVC’s Internship Program. Students must have excellent attendance to be considered for the program. Students spend four days a week at their intern site, and one day in the classroom. This year, there . . .
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 . . .