Special thank you to Senator Michael Hastings for visiting us as "Principal for the Day". Senator Hastings noted the positive changes to VJA since he graduated. Our Senior Leaders presented a slide show of life as a T-Bolt to top off his visit.
Illinois State Representative Margot McDermed visited VJA to act as "Principal for a Day". Our Senior Leaders were on hand to talk about what a day in the life of a T-Bolt looks like.
Congratulations to Samantha Jankosky (Senior at VJA) and Frank Rodriguez (Senior at Stagg) on receiving a Palos Women's Fine Arts Scholarship.
VJA Administration, along with Tinley Park Mayor Seaman, welcomed 16 Exchange Students and 2 Teachers from our sister city in Germany. The VJA students that are hosting the exchange students will take a trip to Germany this June.
State Superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited District 230. Andrew students shared their experiences in an open dialogue with him.
With October upon us, we feel the sense that the 2016-17 school year is officially underway, now that we opened school and Homecoming has been celebrated. This is a unique year for Andrew as “Our Story” has been on a national and state tour. In September, I had the honor of joining with colleagues from across the country and spending three days learning about the best schools in the country. Andrew High School, along with 49 of the best schools in the nation, got the opportunity to see what makes for a special school. Terms like relationships, collaboration, innovation, grit, and a relentless focus on students were the words used throughout the weekend to describe these schools, our school.
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District 230 students share what it means to be a student Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew High Schools...in their own words.
Check out the video here.