Sunday, May 12, 2013
R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville was recently honored by Will County for waste reduction and recycling.
R.C. Hill Elementary School students Hamide Azizi, Jaela Foster-Burns, Makenna Finley, and Max Sajk display the 2012-2013 Earth Award the school received from the Will County Land Use Department Resource Recovery and Energy Division. Hill was recognized for achievement in waste reduction, recycling, and environmental education. Editor's note: This article was submitted by Valley View.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The forums will focus on the district's new strategic plan, as well as new curriculum, a New View update and more.
With the 2012-13 School Year coming to a close, Valley View School District 365U officials will hold two interactive Community Forums later this month to continue conversations about the progress of The New View and to take a look at what’s ahead. Featured at the May 21 Community Forum at Lukancic Middle School in Romeoville and the May 23 Community Forum at Bolingbrook High School will be an overview of VVSD’s new Strategic Plan which was unveiled at Monday night’s School Board meeting. Attendees of the 6:30 p.m. sessions will also receive an easy-to-read summary of the District Strategic Plan. But the Strategic Plan isn’t the only thing on the agenda for the Community Forums. Parents and community members will go home from both sessions…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Civil War experts visited the Bolingbrook school Thursday.
Civil War expert Rob Hauff explains the use of cannons by the Union Army during a Civil War program at Salk Elementary School in Bolingbrook. Salk fourth-graders also heard from an expert on the Union infantry, a Union spy, a photographer and a medical expert as part of their social studies unit on the Civil War.
Forty students were inducted into the National Honor Society last week.
Forty students were inducted into the Lukancic Middle School National Honor Society last week. They are: Midhun Ajikumar, Lizet Audelo-Luna, Gabriella Chavez, Haley Cirar, Alisha Claudio, Erin Cosner, Victoria Davis, Brooke Deeringer, Brianna Dever, Karolina Gabarczyk, Itzel Guerrero, Carlos Ibanez, Michael Gutierrez, Rachael Joy, Savannah Komperda, Kimiko Kopca, Kayla Liddell, Donna Melson, Lyric Miles, Justin Moyolt, Scott Oderio, Anahi Olvera, Alexandra Ornelas, Jacob Perez, Cindy Rivera, Sarah Romy, Elizabeth Shurhay, Zachary Skibinski, Evan Sklodowski, Jacqueline Smith, Rachel Splitgerber, Fatima Stingily, Marissa Stirn, Abbigail Suda, Elzbieta Szettel, Matthew Thomas, Adriana Trejo, Andrea Urzua, and Laurel Wirkus. Editor's note: …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Give a shout out to a teacher who has made a difference in your or your child's life.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week in Valley View School District 365U and Plainfield School District 202. There are plenty of ways to go about giving your teacher some appreciation - a card, a potted flower, some fresh baked cookies or an apple (can never go wrong with an apple) - who, after all, is the individual that devotes forty plus hours a week to teaching our kids throughout the year. We want to spread some of that love on Patch. If you've ever had a teacher in the past or present who has inspired you, taught you something invaluable or has just been plain awesome, give them a shout out down below. Thank you teachers for all you do!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Anna Kopsky currently attends North Central College.
While she pursues her Bachelor’s Degree, Bolingbrook High School graduate Anna Kopsky is having a great time as a staff member at WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 Radio. The 20-year-old former BHS National Honor Society President, Raiderette and Homecoming Queen has been working in radio since she was 14. These days she can be heard from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays delivering news and traffic reports and serving as co-host of the "Cooper in the Morning Show." Kopsky hopes to graduate from North Central College two terms early in November. Before landing a job at Star 96.7, she interned for almost a year at 95.9 “The River” both on-air and in the promotions department, and at 100.7 Q-Rock on the air. She gives a lot of credit to her hometown for being such a …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The class would spend one semester on entrance exams preparation and another on college-level math.
Sixty-five sophomores and juniors were inducted into the Romeoville High School National Honor Society last week.
Sixty-five sophomores and juniors were inducted in the Romeoville High School National Honor Society last week. New members of the Class of 2014 are Kamila Bobak, Bianca Conner, Rene Galvan, Mark Hammond, Alexis Hosna, Andrew Joerger, Ahmed Kamara, Alejandro Lara, Nicholas Lisle, Josephine Owusu, Sarah Paetsch, Adrianne Peralta, Veronica Rede, Laricia Vasques, Jessika Vazquez and Vanessa Velasco. New members from the Class of 2015 include Ty Adams, Akachukwu Ajiere, Andrea Paulina Algarra, Mc Davis Ansere, Shianna May Arevalo, Angeleah Ann Barin, Maya Bautista, Julianna Bochnak, Cole Brooker, William Caron, Mireya Casas, Ashley Comeau, Armando Cortez, Emily Czajowski, Connor Dedi, Thaija Evans, Hannah Ford, Lukas Gacek, Alexandra Garcia, …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Valley View School District 365U teachers have been working off of an expired contract since August.
Valley View School District 365U teachers have been working off of an expired teachers' contract since August, and officials on either side of the negotiating table are releasing little information as to when a new contract may be approved. Members of the Valley View Council Local 604 of the American Federation of Teachers overwhelmingly voted down a proposed contract in September based on salary, higher insurance premiums and changes to the daily schedule, according to the Bugle. Of the 1,800 certified and classified members, 92 percent rejected the contract. In November, the Bugle reported the union received a counter proposal and the union and the district were continuing negotiations. A teacher aide from Valley View said that as of …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
After classes were canceled last week due to flooding, the last day of school for Valley View schools has been pushed back.
Because of last week’s day off caused by excessive flooding in the Bolingbrook and Romeoville areas, the last day of school will now be June 5, according Valley View School District 365U officials. The last day will be a half-day attendance day. Monday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 4, will be full attendance days for all students. On June 5, both high schools, STEP and Phoenix will begin at 7:30 a.m. and dismiss at 9:10 a.m. All five middle schools will begin at 8:25 a.m. and dismiss at 10:15 a.m. And all 12 elementary schools will begin at 9:05 a.m. and dismiss at 10:45 a.m. Graduation dates for the high school and middle schools will not be changed. Graduation for Romeoville High School and Bolingbrook High School will be on June 2. Middle …