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A few of our students volunteered at the Village of Tinley Park's Holiday Market. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Adopt-A-Child Program

Holiday Adopt-A-Child Program

VJA staff bought pj's and toys for 65 area children and donated these items to Together We Cope, a not-for-profit in Tinley Park. We hope to make the holidays bright for these children in need!

Cook County Sheriff's Awardees 2018

Cook County Sheriff's Awardees 2018

VJA had 39 students recognized by the Cook County Sheriff's Department for earning over 100 service learning hours in one year. Congratulations!

From the Principal


Season’s Greetings!  As December comes, so does cold weather, end of semester exams, and holiday spirit.  It is a very celebratory month, while at the same time bringing in the stresses that the end of a semester can often have for our students.  I know that a two-week break to wrap up the month is appreciated by many!

One of the best things about December is the gift of music.  As the first semester has seen, our music programs are marvelous!  The music department’s Prism Concert is an annual highlight.   

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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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