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Hero 5K Run/Walk -- Come Join Us!

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

The Sports Medicine/Management class is organizing their first 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Run/Walk starts and finishes at IVVC (600 Lions Road in Sandwich, IL). Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite hero -- super or ordinary! Registration is $25, $12 for IVVC students. Family registration (up to 4 people) is $80.  The proceeds from this race will be used to . . .

Complete Paint Jobs to Basic Repairs

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It has been another busy couple of months in the Auto Body shop. We have worked on quite a few projects. From complete paint jobs to basic repairs, we have worked on a little bit of everything. We have worked on a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, which was a total paint job. We completed a color change of the Cortland Police Department Ford . . .

Using Object-Oriented Programming to Code Games

The Computer Programming students have been working on learning Python and basic computer science concepts such as object-oriented programming, as opposed to procedural programming, which is what they had done up to this point. A switch in how students think about programming could be difficult at first, but once they become adept with . . .

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Applying our Skills in the Real World

Being a part of the IVVC CNA program has been the best semester by far. I was very nervous the first day of class thinking that everyone would have the advantage by taking Exploring Health Occ., but it was new to all of us which made me feel a bit better. The first few weeks were introductory and I really got to see what the class was . . .

IVVC Receives Walmart Grant

IVVC has been awarded a grant from Walmart in the amount of $1,000.  The grant was used to purchase a washer and dryer for the health wing. IVVC opened its new health wing addition in August, which includes a hospital room laboratory. The lab allows Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) students more learning experiences than ever . . .

Learning to Protect Life and Property

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Returning from winter break with fresh minds ready to learn, IVVC Fire Science students began the month of January with salvage and overhaul operations. Salvage is defined as a firefighting procedure for protecting property from further loss following a fire, and overhaul is defined as the process of final extinguishment after the main . . .

FVOA and Help, Sorry, Love

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The Culinary Arts students at IVVC love the chance to cater outside of their regular classroom work. It allows them the opportunity to work with different foods and develop customer service skills. This past December 18, they were able to provide a wonderful holiday meal to the community while also helping to raise money for the Fox . . .

Holiday Displays and New Year Work Experiences (Don’t Get Fired!)

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The holiday season for anyone can be very busy. Our graphic design team has been hard at work since mid-November, preparing the school for the holidays.  As the first major team project, both A.M. and P.M. students worked on creating two classic holiday displays. In the display case students brought their resources . . .

Sports Medicine – The Basics and Beyond!

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Sports Medicine students finished up the first semester with a cumulative assessment of the topics we’ve covered during the first two quarters. They learned about basic Sports Medicine careers, First Aid, the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee and hip. They’ve also mastered basic evaluation concepts and practices and continue to work . . .

Former Welding Student Gives Back to IVVC

When equipment at IVVC breaks and need repair, it is sometime difficult to find the right person to fix these specialized tools. This was the case when an old belt grinder machine stopped working recently in our Welding lab. After many unsuccessful attempts to find someone to make a site visit to diagnose the problem, Director Ron . . .

Happenings in Health Occ. Exploring

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Health Occupation Exploring students have been busy learning a wide variety of basic knowledge and skills such as vital signs, which they will practice throughout the year. Health Occ. students joined the culinary class when learning of the importance of culture in healthcare. They also have learned about a variety of health care . . .

Students Host Preschool Christmas Parties

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The Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes held a Christmas party for their preschool students and families on Tuesday, December 15. The ECD students were responsible for decorating, designing several crafts and activities for the children and their families to create, and cooking snacks for all to enjoy. These high school students . . .

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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 . . .

Puzzle Cube Activity

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Project Lead the Way is an engineering curriculum in its inaugural year at IVVC. The program's main goal is to teach students, using hands-on activities relating to the engineering world. One of the projects this year’s class has already done is the puzzle cube; an interactive activity used to teach the 3D modeling program and how . . .

IVVC and Scouts Offer Free Car Services to Seniors

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The IVVC Auto Tech program hosted a senior citizen safety check on Saturday, October 17 in the school’s auto shop area. This event was sponsored by the DeKalb County Triad and was coordinated by Mike Nelson of the Sandwich Police Department. Over 20 senior citizens participated in this free event where their vehicles were given a . . .

Diverse Projects Keep Auto Body Students Busy

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This has been a busy start of the school year for the Auto Body program. We have been learning about the tools we will use and the process that we will be using to complete repairs. We have started out learning this process by working on our practice panels. The panels had minor dents that needed to be repaired, and then once repaired . . .

The Challenging Work of Writing Code

This is my first year in IVVC and I am extremely delighted with my decision to take Computer Programming. The main reason for taking this class was that I really wanted to know if I wanted to pursue a career in Computer Programming. Computer Programming is a very fun, yet challenging class. We are currently learning to write code . . .

IVVC Hosts Grand Opening of New Health Wing

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On Thursday, August 13, Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) hosted the grand opening of its new Health Wing. This year-long project was started in July of 2014 and the school will open its doors to four health related classes this fall: two CNA classes, Health Occupations Exploring, and EMT-B. This project was funded by the . . .

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 Receives Grant from DeKalb County Community Foundation

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On Monday, April 27, Indian Valley Vocational Center (IVVC) was presented a check from a representative of DeKalb County Community Foundation to assist in the completion of an educational health wing. Ron Pieper, IVVC Director, accepted the $20,000 check from Dick Underwood, Board Member of DeKalb County Community Foundation, in a . . .

IVVC Monthly Calendars

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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).