Friday, October 28, 2016

Voice of Democracy Contest - Deadline nears

Deadline is Nov 1st for submission into the Voice of Democracy contest. It is open to all IVC students. Get those essays done this weekend! $500 to the winner, $200 for second place.

On your Chromebook, the following four apps/extensions have been unlocked for audio recording.
    Simple Audio Recorder - extension that allows you to click ONE button to start and stop. Doesn't get easier. File is saved as a .wav file.
    Voice Recorder
    Mic Note
    Talk and Comment

Save the file onto a thumb drive or CD.

    Audio File either on thumb drive or CD
    Printed essay of what what said
    Entry Form (available in Guidance Office)

Turn all entries in to Mr. Kosinski

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Club - Random Acts

IVC will be starting a new club, Random Acts. The goal of Random Acts is to spread awesomeness one person at a time.  No exact structure has been determined because we have not had our first meeting yet, but the focus of the club will be to do Random Acts of Kindness throughout the Central Illinois area.

First meeting: Tuesday, October 25th (1st HR)
Location: Auditorium

Open to all students and faculty

Senior Retreat - Coming Up Soon

We are pretty excited about the upcoming senior retreat.  Nearly 50 students have picked up registration sheets. The retreat will take place Nov. 2-5 at Eagle Crest Camp in Washburn.

Some neat facts about the retreat...

-- The retreat is four days in length and nearly 100% led by a group of six seniors.

-- This is the 23th retreat. Over 700 students have attended the retreat over the past eleven years.

-- Ms. Laura Davis, one of the counselors, will be attending as an adult leader.  She was a retreatant on the very first retreat eleven years ago. How cool is that!?!

-- LaMoille High School will be joining us again on retreat. They have attended retreat in the past and it has been neat to see the connection made between the two schools..
    Please see one of the counselors for a registration sheet.  The sheets are due by Thursday, October 20th. See any counselor with questions.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Upcoming Parent Workshops

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    Restorative Justice
    Wednesday, October 19th
    IVC Library

    IVC has recently turned to an alternative to the typical punish / suspend method of discipline that has been historically used in schools. Mrs. Bridgette Lynch and Officer Tim Podobinski will explain what that program entails at IVC High School.

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    FAFSA Workshop
    Thursday, October 20th
    IVC Library

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will need to be completed by all students looking for financial aid and the process has changed a bit. This workshop will walk students and parents through the FAFSA process.