Monday, December 18, 2017

Finals Week

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Here are some tips for preparing for final exams:

*Start studying early...cramming causes anxiety
*Practice and then review material so you truly understand it 
*Complete study guides/make your own study guides
*Ask questions
*Get a full night's sleep before the exam
*Eat a big breakfast before the exam

If you have any questions at all, talk to your teachers! We are here to support you! Happy Finals Week! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Scheduling 101 Presentation

CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION
We had a great turnout for Parent Scheduling 101 Presentation last night. For those 8th grade and freshman parents who were unable to attend, we have attached the presentation from last night, including many of the discussion points. Just click on the link to the right.

If you have any questions about the presentations, feel free to contact the Counseling Department by calling (309) 274-5481 or by emailing any of the counselors.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Scholarship Listing Updated

Seniors should be checking out the 2017-18 scholarship listing. New scholarships are added every few days.  There are currently almost 20 active scholarships listed.

Scholarship listing may be accessed by clicking on the button on the right column or by clicking here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Registration Meetings Complete!!

The Counseling Department presented registration materials last week. The attendance for the three meetings was fantastic. Topics covered included graduations requirements, new courses, Co-op, Work-based learning, and more.  Click below to see the PDF of all three class presentations. Remember to look at the presentation of next year's grade level.

Senior Presentation - Class of 2019
Junior Presentation - Class of 2020
Sophomore Presentation - Class of 2021

Sunday, December 10, 2017

How to Explain a Bad Grade or GPA on a College App

When applying to college, it is quite common for a student to find himself or herself in a situation where a bad grade or GPA needs to be explained. It may be the difference in being accepted or denied admission.  This US News article gives some great advice on how to handle such a touchy subject.

US News Article

Friday, December 8, 2017

Scheduling 101 for Parents - December 14th

The scheduling process for the 2017-18 school year is beginning. The Guidance Department would like to give parents an opportunity to learn more about the process. Scheduling 101 is geared for parents of current 8th graders or freshmen. The presentation covers a wide array of topics regarding scheduling. Topics to be covered include selection of classes, choosing a balanced schedule, which classes are required, options for the future, plus more.

What:  Scheduling 101
When: Thursday, Dec. 14th   5:00-6:00
Where: IVC Library
Who: Parents of current 8th graders or freshmen

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Voice of Democracy Contest Winners

We would like to thank the VFW for their continued support of the Voice of Democracy Contest. IVC students are given the opportunity to enter a 3-5 minute oral essay for a chance at winning prizes. This year's theme was American History: Our Hope for the Future. The winners of this year's contest:

$500 First Prize - Josalyn Guariglia
$200 Second Prize - Isaac Peterson
$100 Third Prize - Ashley Horn