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District Weekly News November 10

This Week in Valley View

News and Notes from Around the District 

November 10, 2022

VVSD Staff Spotlight- Dan Laverty, Principal, Humphrey Middle School

Dan Laverty

On Veterans’ Day we honor and recognize those who have worn the uniform of the branches of the United States military.  We especially honor the members of the VVSD community and staff who have served and continued to serve for our benefit.

Humphrey Middle School Principal Dan Laverty grew up in Bolingbrook as a student attending Tibbott Elementary, B.J. Ward Middle School and eventually, Bolingbrook HS.  Dan considered the options available to him after high school and chose to join the United States Army.  Among the skills he learned was how to repel from a hovering helicopter!

Watch the Video!

 

 

VVSD Hosting Job Fair, Wed. November 16 at White Oak Library Romeoville Branch

VVSD November 16 Job Fair

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U will be hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, November 16 from 10 am- 5:30 pm at the White Oak Public Library Romeoville Branch, 201 Normantown Rd. in Romeoville.  Immediate interviews will be offered at the Job Fair and some hiring decisions will be made on-the-spot for those who qualify.

Those attending the Job Fair should dress professionally and make certain to bring their valid driver’s license and Social Security card. 

VVSD is currently making immediate hiring decisions for a variety of part-time and full time positions for the 2022-23 school year.  Current available job categories include: Lunchroom Aides, Lunch Room & Playground Aides, Nutrition Services staff, Paraprofessionals, Security personnel, Substitute Teachers and Transportation Services.

VVSD offers a competitive pay scale for all jobs, and a range of benefits depending on the position.  The hours for most of the positions being presented at this job fair are within the regular school day, which makes the work hours conducive for applicants who have school age dependents.

To apply now, visit https://www.vvsd.org/jobs

 

Fall is Theatre Season in Valley View

Humphrey Middle School Fall Play

What happens when the teacher doesn't show up to rehearsal and a group of students are left on their own, will anything get done? Find out at Humphrey Middle School’s fall production of Dress Rehearsal Disaster, playing at 7 pm on Thu. and Fri. Nov. 17-18. Tickets can be purchased at the door are $5 for students and $7 for adults, family packs are also available.

Lukancic Middle School Presents “One Stoplight Town” November 17-19

One Stoplight Town is the story of a small town and its quirky residents over the course of 20 years. At the center of this heartwarming comedy is the town’s single stoplight, causing controversy between residents and a backdrop for friendships, rivalries, and the challenges of everyday life. The Lukancic Middle School Drama club will present One Stoplight Town Thu.- Sat. Nov. 17-19 in the Lukancic Auditorium. Showtime each night is 6:30 pm and tickets are sold at the door (cash only) $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Bolingbrook HS Madrigal Dinner, Sat. December 3

The Bolingbrook HS Music Department presents their 27th annual Madrigal Dinner on Sat. Dec. 3 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook.  A Secret Admirer features a cast of characters portrayed by the BHS Madrigals.  Seating opens at 4:30 pm with dinner and the show beginning at 5 pm.  Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for those under age 18 years old and are available at https://www.bhsmusicboosters.org/madrigaltickets through November 19.

Romeoville HS Madrigal Dinner, Sun. December 4

The Romeoville HS Music Department presents their annual Madrigal Dinner on Sun. Dec. 4 at Ashton Place in Willowbrook.  Sleepless in the Castle features a comedic cast of characters portrayed by the RHS Madrigals supported by RHS band members.  Seating and the pre-show begin at 4 pm with a multi-course dinner served at 5 pm.  Tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for children and are available at https://romeovillehschoir.ludus.com/ through November 18.

 

VVSD Family & Community Connections November Parent Events

VVSD believes in the power of family and community engagement as a lever to equitable outcomes for our students.  Our goals are to cultivate a welcoming learning environment for families and the community as well as support culturally responsive relationships between our staff, families, and the community and build family agency.

 

Commonly Used Apps: Snapchat & YouTube with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office

Attorney General Kwame Raoul

Session 1 Tue. Nov. 15 6:30-7:30pm Session 2 Tue. Nov. 29 6:30-7:30pm

The Internet Crimes Against Children task force educates students and parents on ways to stay safe and avoid online risks. This webinar discusses the functionality, features, and safety concerns of both Snapchat and YouTube, along with resources to learn more.

Register for Session 1     Register for Session 2

 

Kudos for Noteworthy Achievements

Romeoville HS Boys Soccer Team

The Romeoville HS Boys’ Soccer Team finished second in the IHSA Boys Class 3A Soccer Championship.  The Spartans advanced to the championship game with a double overtime win against York HS in the semifinals. The second place IHSA State Series finish is the highest team placing in school history.

Molly DeSerf

Bolingbrook HS Volleyball Coach Molly DeSerf is the 2022 Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches’ Association Girls’ Volleyball Coach of the Year. Under Molly’s guidance, the Bolingbrook HS girls’ volleyball team had their most successful year ever by setting a school record for wins in a season with a 32-5 record.

Seen Around Valley View This Week Veterans’ Day Edition

Oak View Veterans Pancake BreakfastMilitary Vehicles Visit SkoffVeterans Day at Tibbott

Veterans Day at HermansenGeorge LippVVSD Transportation Veterans Day

Top Left- Oak View Elementary Security Officer Jeff Herring was among the military veterans honored by the Oak View students and staff at the annual Oak View Veterans’ Pancake Breakfast.  Jeff served our country as member of the United States Marine Corps.

Top Center- Skoff Elementary students were able to climb aboard a LMTV truck thanks to Romeoville Post 52 American Legion members Anthony Jackson, Tiffany Jackson, and Yeli Vette.  LMTV’s are used to transport soldiers and cargo.

Top Right- Tibbott Elementary School students, staff, and guest of honor sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Tibbott’s Veterans’ Day Celebration.

Bottom Left- Hermansen Elementary School students, staff, and guests of honor recite the Pledge of Allegiance as the flag of the United States of America is raised.

Bottom Center- United States Army veteran George Lipp served in Saigon during the Vietnam War and is a 47-year resident of the Village of Romeoville and VVSD community member.

Bottom Right- Members of our VVSD Transportation staff who are also veterans were treated to lunch at the annual VVSD Veterans’ Day Transportation Luncheon.

 

Quick Notes

The Valley View Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting on Monday, November 14 at John J. Lukancic Middle School, 725 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville IL. The Board Meeting will begin at 3 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a Board Member workshop.  There will be no actions taken at this meeting by the Board. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the agenda for this meeting will be posted at http://www.boarddocs.com/il/d365u/Board.nsf/Public at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

The Valley View Board of Education will then conduct their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, November 14, at John J. Lukancic Middle School, 725 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville IL. The Board Meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., at which time, the Board will vote to move to Closed Executive Session. The Public Session of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. In accordance with the Open Meetings Act, the agenda for this meeting will be posted at http://www.boarddocs.com/il/d365u/Board.nsf/Public at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Click here to view the Agenda  The Regular Meeting is available via live stream on the VVSD YouTube Channel, VVSD365U

 

The Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a fundraising benefit event on Thu. Nov. 10 from which all the proceeds will go towards scholarships for Bolingbrook HS students in the Chamber’s Work Force Academy.  These scholarships will be awarded in the spring to graduating seniors.

The event is “Spirits: An Evening of Scholarship” at Bolingbrook Golf Club and is a non-traditional fundraiser with no raffles and no auction.  It will be a relaxing evening of sampling spirits. The Chamber invites all business leaders to be part of shaping the area work force by participating in this event.  An early admission, exclusive VIP hour will include appearances from retired NFL players. There are only 50 tickets offered.  VIP tickets are $150, general admission is $100 or 2 for $150. For additional information, contact the BACC at (630) 226-8420.

 

The Bolingbrook HS Evening of Honor Concert featuring performances by the Bolingbrook HS Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony takes place on Wed. Nov. 16 beginning at 7:30 pm in the Pat & Roger Claar Family Auditorium. The concert features patriotic musical selections in honor first responders, current military and veterans, who are invited to attend the concert for no charge as honored guests. General admission for the concert is $5.

 

Romeoville HS US Marine Corps JROTC will host the 12th Annual Romeoville VFW Post 52 Thanksgiving Luncheon from 12:30-3 pm on Sat. Nov. 19. All Romeoville veterans (plus one) are invited to attend.  The Romeoville HS USMCJROTC will post the colors and perform a drill team exhibition. RSVP by Wed. Nov. 9 to ralpost52@gmail.com  or call/text: (815) 905-1202. 

 

The Jane Addams Middle School Band Booster Association invites everyone to the 31st Annual Craft Fair and Cookie walk on Sat. Dec. 3 from 9 am-3 pm at Jane Addams Middle School.  There will be a live musical performance by Jane Addams students at 1 pm along with a raffle and dozens of craft vendors and delicious cookies for sale.

Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Jane Addams Middle School Band Program.

Additional vendors are welcome click here for more information about registering to be a vendor at the Jane Addams Craft Fair & Cookie Walk.

 

The Will-Grundy Transition Planning Committee in conjunction with VVSD and other schools, agencies and not-for-profit organizations who band together to improve vocational transition from education to jobs for all learners, but particularly for individuals with disabilities is hosting parent transition presentations throughout the 2022-23 school year.

These presentations are for people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities. The monthly presentations allow the opportunity to provide information, education, and connection with support resources in the Will-Grundy County service area for the parents/guardians and students we serve in our community school districts. Virtual Presentations will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

Tue. Nov. 15 Disability Resource Center

Tue. Jan. 17 DRS

Tue. Feb. 7 Connect to Your Future/Joliet Junior College

Tue. Mar. 14 Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

Tue. Apr. 18 Service, Inc. (PUNS)

For more information, visit the  Will Grundy TPC Website



Upcoming Important School Calendar Dates

Fri. Nov. 11          Veterans’ Day- School Closed

Wed. Nov. 16       Early Release (Elem 2:15, MS 1:20, HS 12:43)

November 23-25  Thanksgiving Break- Schools Closed

 

Events for the Coming Week

Thu. Nov. 10           Hermansen Elementary Muffins for Military Day 9 am

                                Pioneer Elementary Family Movie Night 5:30 pm

                                Brooks Middle School Fall Play “Dr. Evil & the Basket of Kittens” 7 pm

                                Bolingbrook HS Fall Jazz Concert at Tailgaters 7 pm

Wed. Nov. 16           Bolingbrook HS 9th Grade & Concert Band Concert 6 pm

                                Bolingbrook HS Evening of Honor Concert 7:30 pm

Thu. Nov. 17            McGee Elementary Turkey Trot 3:30 pm

                                Oak View Elementary Family Reading Night and Book Fair 5:30 pm

                                Independence Elementary Family Reading Night 6 pm

                                Wood View Elementary Family Reading Night at Barnes & Noble 6 pm

                                Brooks Middle School Family Reading Night 6 pm

                                Lukancic Middle School Fall Play “One Stoplight Town” 6:30 pm

                                Humphrey Middle School Fall Play “Dress Rehearsal Disaster” 7 pm

Fri. Nov. 18              Lukancic Middle School Fall Play “One Stoplight Town” 6:30 pm

                                Humphrey Middle School Fall Play “Dress Rehearsal Disaster” 7 pm

Sat. Nov. 19             Lukancic Middle School Fall Play “One Stoplight Town” 6:30 pm

 

News from Our Community Partners

Romeoville Operation Christmas

The Village of Romeoville is accepting registrations for the 2022 Operation Christmas program from both those who are seeking assistance from the program, and those who would like to adopt a family. For full details on the program visit: https://www.romeoville.org/811/Operation-Christmas The deadline to register is Thurs., Nov. 17th.

Fountaindale Public Library

Your Fountaindale Public Library card is your greatest back-to-school tool! Now is the perfect time to discover all of the library's excellent resources for students. Whether you’re looking for homework help, a new book, exciting technology, study rooms or computers, Fountaindale Public Library has you covered. Learn more at fountaindale.org/backtoschool

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/

West Suburban Community Pantry

West Suburban Community Pantry provides emergency food services to people in Dupage and Will Counties through both our in-person and virtual food pantries. We also connect families with other vital resources so they can pursue a brighter future. We are breaking down barriers that prevent our neighbors from getting the nourishment they need to succeed by offering a variety of services. Find out more at WSCPantry.org, or shop for groceries online 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!