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Signing Day

Signing Day

Congratulations to these athletes on signing Letters of Intent to participate in collegiate athletics: Softball - Maggie Bailey, Kaitlyn Lynch, and Bailie Hess; Soccer - Megan Nemec and Irina Clausius; Baseball - Brandon Herron.

Career Day 2018

Career Day 2018

Thank you to the many presenters that came to VJA for our annual Career Day. Our students had the opportunity to hear from people in fields from Accounting to Web Design.

Shanghai Visitors

Shanghai Visitors

On October 31, we welcomed visitors from Shanghai, China. They were taken on a tour of the school by our Senior Leaders, and participated in a panel discussion. They were very impressed with VJA.

Service Learning

Service Learning

Several of our T-Bolts volunteered at the Chicago Marathon.

Adopt A Road

Adopt a Road

Several of our students participated in the "Adopt a Road" program in memory of Matthew Kocher (a former student that passed away).

From the Principal

November, for many reasons, seems like the shortest months of the school year.  With Thanksgiving break taking away three days - on top of the nights getting longer and days shorter - we still seem to fit in an awful lot! 

At the start of the month, we welcomed a delegation from Shanghai, China, to visit all three of our district schools.  The delegation was excited to learn about all the wonderful things our school and district does for our students and our communities.  At Andrew, we focused on the student activities - fine arts, athletics, community service organizations, and competitive academic activities.   >> Continue Reading


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Be Empowered:
Navigating the Pressures
Facing Teens

dateIn our ongoing commitment to building relationships that support students, District 230 will hold its next S4 Summit entitled Be Empowered: Navigating the Pressures Facing Teens on November 14 at 7 p.m. at Sandburg High School. Our goal is to encourage as many parents, employers, community members, staff and anyone who cares about teens to attend this inspiring and informational event.

Nationally-acclaimed speaker Eddie Slowikowski will keynote the event with a presentation aimed at empowering the adults in our community to engage with teens and build powerful relationships to support them. 
A panel discussion will follow with experts from our community and schools sharing practical tips related to relationships, academic pressures, social media and social and emotional well-being. The panel includes an Assistant Dean from Marquette University, an Outreach Coordinator from Rosecrance Treatment Centers, a medical professional from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, as well as District 230 staff members Social Worker Hilary Ortiz (CS), Teacher Doug Bozych (VJA), Counselor Beth Gulden (AAS), and Teacher John O'Malley (CS).
A resource fair will follow allowing participants to seek answers to their personal questions as well as connect with resources available in our schools and our community.
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