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District Weekly News July 28

This Week in Valley View

News and Notes from Around the District 

 

VVSD Supt. Kinder’s Update to the Board of Education at the July 18 Regular Meeting

July 18 Board Meeting

VVSD Superintendent of Schools Rachel Kinder provided an update to the Board of Education beginning with a look back at the recently completed 2021-22 VVSD School Year.  The presentation continued with a detailed look at the updated VVSD Strategic Plan, which was then approved by the Board of Education.

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VVSD Staff Spotlight- Nancy Droszcz and Khalida Faci, Nutrition Services Bolingbrook HS

Nancy Droszcz and Khalida Faci

Each of our VVSD schools is served (literally and figuratively), by VVSD Nutrition Services kitchen managers overseeing the operation of the school cafeteria.

At Bolingbrook HS, Nancy Droszcz is the Kitchen Manager and Khalida Faci is the Asst. Kitchen Manager.  While their backgrounds are very different, they began working in VVSD for the same reason- they wanted a work schedule that meshed with the school hours and calendars of their school age children.  Even though their kids have since grown up, Nancy and Khalida have both stayed as VVSD staff members because they enjoy working for the benefit of our current students.

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VVSD Transportation Jobs Available- District Offering Driver Signing Bonus up to $5000

VVSD Transportation Hiring

Valley View Community Unit School District 365U is now hiring school bus drivers and school bus monitors for the 2022-23 school year.  In addition to the regular pay scale starting at $21.26 per hour for bus drivers and $18.19 for bus monitors, VVSD is also offering signing bonuses for school bus drivers of up to $5000.

No experience is necessary to apply as VVSD is offering hourly paid training toward earning an Illinois Class B-CDL driver’s license.  In addition to the competitive hourly wages, monthly and annual attendance bonuses, and affordable insurance benefits, those hired to join the VVSD team are also eligible for ten paid holidays, paid sick and personal days, a six-hour driver guarantee.  Applicants must be 21 years or age or older, must be the holder of a valid driver’s license for at least three continuous years, and must be able to pass a physical examination, drug test, and background check.

VVSD maintains a modern bus fleet (all buses are under five years old) and presents the option of earning additional wages for field trips and co-curricular activities.  We especially encourage our community’s seasoned citizens and veterans who might be looking for a well-paying way to spend a few hours each day while also helping our current learners.  Please visit www.vvsd.org/jobs to view our openings and apply for employment. 



VVSD Now Hiring for Numerous Support Positions for 2022-23 School Year

VVSD Now Hiring

Valley View School District is also currently hiring for a wide range of support positions for the upcoming school year.  Available positions include paraprofessionals who support the needs of students in the classroom; special education staff members, lunchroom and playground aides, nutrition services staff to work in our lunchrooms, and bus monitors to assist our daily transportation needs.

 

VVSD offers competitive wages and some of our job offerings include eligibility for pension benefits.  

 

VVSD’s employment opportunities also offer schedules for staff members that are in synchronization with school schedules, making VVSD a great choice for parents who need to have their work schedule match up with the school hours for their children.  To see all VVSD job opportunities and to apply, visit www.vvsd.org/jobs

 

Kudos for Noteworthy Achievements

VVSD will have six student representatives at the Illinois All-State Theater Fest production of “Shrek: The Musical” taking the stage in January 2023 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Bolingbrook HS seniors Isabella Wilson and Roya Zaucha are all-state selections for the second year in a row.  Isabella will be on the crew for the production and Roya is a cast member selection.

Bolingbrook HS seniors Gabriel Koppel and Blake Whatcott will participate in the All-State orchestra. Romeoville HS senior Camani Campbell and Bolingbrook HS junior Cydney Thomas are cast member selections.

 

Seen Around Valley View This Week

Martinez MS Softball PracticeVVSD Summer Adminstration MeetingLukancic Interest U

Left- The first middle school softball practices on Mon. July 25 marked the unofficial beginning of the new school year. They were the first organized event for students in the 2022-23 school year! The A. Vito Martinez Vikings worked on their leadoff and baserunning skills. The First Day of School for K-12 students is Aug 18. The First Day of School for Early Childhood is Aug. 22

Center- VVSD Superintendent Rachel Kinder welcomes the Administrative Team to the Summer Administrator Meeting as VVSD staff continues to prepare for the First Day of School.

Right- This week, Lukancic Middle School students participated in Interest U, a summer learning opportunity to explore various areas of interest ranging from cooking to golf. The golfers used the Lukancic "driving range" to hone their skills. 



Quick Notes- The next regular meeting of the Valley View School District Board of Education is on Monday, August 8, at John J. Lukancic Middle School, 725 W. Normantown Rd, Romeoville IL.  The meeting will be called to order at 6:30 pm, at which time the Board will vote to move to Closed Session. The Public Session of the meeting will begin no earlier than 7 pm. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the Agenda for the meeting will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.  Click here to view the Agenda  The Meeting is available via live stream on the VVSD YouTube Channel, VVSD365U




Upcoming Important School Calendar Dates

Thu. Aug. 18      First Day of Student Attendance Grades K-12

Mon. Aug. 22     First Day of Student Attendance for Early Childhood

Mon. Sept. 5      Labor Day- No Classes

Wed. Sept. 28    Early Release (Elem 2:15, MS 1:20, HS 12:43)

 

Events for the Coming Week

Mon. Aug.1   Martinez Middle School Summer Learning Experience 8:30 am

Tue. Aug.2    Martinez Middle School Summer Learning Experience 8:30 am

Wed. Aug.3   Martinez Middle School Summer Learning Experience 8:30 am

Thu. Aug.4    Martinez Middle School Summer Learning Experience 8:30 am



News from Our Community Partners

 

Zeta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Zeta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter will aid students in the community by providing materials, studying aids, and tools to help them with their educational endeavors. On Sat. Aug. 20, from 10 am- Noon, Zeta Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter will give away 122 book bags and 100 packs filled with school supplies in recognition of our national program Operation Big Book Bag at Heart Haven Outreach, 201 Canterbury Ln Suite C in Bolingbrook

 

Bolingbrook Park District

Bolingbrook Park District residents and Valley View School District students are now able to register for the REACH All-Day Care program.  All of the information and how to register is located at the following: http://www.bolingbrookparks.org/en/programs/reach-extended-school-care/

 

Fountaindale Public Library

Sign up, earn points and get prizes with Fountaindale Library's Summer Adventure: Oceans of Possibilities, June 1–July 31! You and your family can get in on the fun by exploring the library, community and world at large through reading, creating, playing and more. Fountaindale Library cardholders of all ages can participate. To learn more and sign up, visit fountaindale.org/summer.

 

West Suburban Community Pantry

West Suburban Community Pantry’s Virtual Food Pantry makes it easy for people facing tough times to order free groceries online so they can make ends meet. You can place your order anytime from a phone or computer with internet access. There are no crowds and no reason to feel rushed. Shop when you want by simply choosing your no-cost groceries and a convenient pickup time and place. Just be sure to place your order a couple of days before you need food. The Virtual Food Pantry is a quick and private way to get a little help with groceries so you can get back on your feet. Start shopping today at VirtualFoodPantry.net. 

Romeoville Community Pantry

The Romeoville Community Pantry has updated their procedures and days of operation due to social distancing regulations. Instead of being a “choice pantry,” food is distributed in boxes in a drive-thru style. Clients remain in their cars and check in through the window glass as workers place food into their trunks. The pantry WILL be open the first four Saturdays of the month 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please check the Romeoville Community Facebook page for any further updates http://www.facebook.co/romeovilleconnunitypantry/  

Northern Illinois Food Bank

The Northern Illinois Food Bank is conducting mobile food banks and micro pantries in the vicinity in the near future. Please bring bags or boxes. Micro Pantries are designed to allow anonymous food pick-up for those in need and a drop-off point for those who wish to help. Micro pantries are accessible 24 hours a day. To find a Micro Pantry near you visit: http://arcg.is/04LijC  

Will County MAPP Food Micro Pantries

Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships conducts micro and mobile food pantries throughout Will County.  Click here for more details and a map of locations.


That’s All for This Week!

Our Next Edition Will be on August 11