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Jane Addams and A. Vito Martinez Middle Schools Named "Exemplary" on 2019 Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual Illinois Report Card, which provides a detailed look at every school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial investments.

Two VVSD schools, Jane Addams Middle School and A. Vito Martinez Middle School, achieved the Exemplary designation which is the highest designation awarded.

This is the second year in a row Jane Addams Middle School has earned Exemplary status, while this is the first year Martinez Middle School has earned such designation.

“These results are an indication of the upward trajectory of all the schools in VVSD due to the dedication of both students and staff members,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr. “Jane Addams and A. Vito Martinez Middle Schools have done outstanding work to earn the Exemplary designation, and we look forward to more VVSD schools joining them with the Exemplary designation in the future.”

The definition of the Exemplary category is as follows: A school that has no underperforming subgroups, a graduation rate of greater than 67 percent, and whose performance is in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.

Panorama School Specific Surveys Now Open

The VVSD Panorama Survey is now available on each of our school websites. The survey is school specific and to take the survey, you simply need to go the school website.

To access your school’s website, go to http://www.vvsd.org hold your cursor over “Our District”, click on “Select a School” and then select your school from the drop-down menu.

The survey is open through Sun. Nov. 10. Salk Elementary Student Arrives at School in Style

As part of October Fire Prevention month, VVSD and the Bolingbrook Fire Department team up for a student art contest regarding fire safety and prevention. The winners of the contest receive a pretty awesome prize. The winners get a ride to school in a fire truck.

We waited along with the Salk Elementary 2nd graders in Mrs. Pam Dzik’s and Mrs. Erica Thomas for the arrival of Teresa Lira, this year’s contest winner from Salk.

llinois 5Essentials Survey Now Open to Valley View Parents

Valley View School District 365U is joining the Illinois State Board of Education in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, the seventh statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Now through Feb. 14, students, teachers and parents can take a 25-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.

Kudos for Noteworthy Achievements

Syrena Fuestel

Bolingbrook HS senior and graphic design Syrena Feustel is a semifinalist in the 2020 Illinois Tollway Authority Map Cover Contest. Syrena is one of 10 semifinalists from around the state. Click here to see all the designs and participate in the online voting to select the winner. Jonas Salk Elementary School has been named a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators. There are only two schools in Illinois that achieved this prestigious recognition for their positive impact on student growth, closing the achievement gap and serving special populations of students.

It’s Theatre Season in Valley View

Bolingbrook HS Presents “Lend Me a Tenor”

Performances are Nov. 1 & 2 at 7p.m. and Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Bolingbrook HS Roger and Pat Claar Family Auditorium. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased at http://www.thebrooktheatre.org

Romeoville HS Presents “A-Haunting We Will Go”

Performances are Nov. 1, 2, & 9 at 7p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the Romeoville HS Little Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 10 are admitted for no charge.

Humphrey Middle School

“Murder by Indecision” Thu, Nov. 21 & Fri, Nov. 22 6 pm

Lukancic Middle School

“Exposed! Eight 10-Minute Plays about What Really Happened” - Thu, Nov. 21, Fri, Nov. 22, Sat, Nov. 23 6:30 pm Admission: Adults $5, Students $3, Children under 6 years old admitted for free.

Jane Addams Middle School

“#Hashtag Romeo” - Fri, Nov. 22 7 pm & Sat, Nov. 23 3 pm Admission $5.


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