The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

Once again, the staff at VJA came through. We have donated gifts for 66 kids to receive on Christmas. We donate these gifts to Together We Cope for distribution to needy kids in the area. It will surely be a very Happy Holiday for all of these kids!

Service to our Community

Service to our Community

Kristina Karstensen and Emily Pustelnik (reindeer and gingerbread man) volunteered to help the Village of Tinley Park at their Holiday Market. Great way to show our community we care!

VJA Choir

VJA Choir

Our VJA Choir had the opportunity to once again sing on WGN Radio live today. The radio personalities were very impressed with our singers.

Career Day 2017

Career Day 2017

Another successful Career Day, hosted by our Guidance Department. Our T-Bolts had the opportunity to speak with people in various fields, everything from Accounting to X-Ray Technology.

Senior College Signing Day

Senior College Signing Day

Congrats to Yanni Thigpen (Volleyball), Samantha Termunde (Soccer), Kailee Tomkins (Lacrosse), Alyssa MacTrinder (Softball), Mike Carey (Baseball), Scott Youngbrandt (Baseball), Jake Plastiak (Baseball), and Donovan Nanfeltdt (Baseball).

From the Principal

 

November was a whirlwind month at VJA with an incredible amount of events that recognize our great student accomplishments, as well as connections to our community.  December, one of the shortest school months of the year we have together, tends to feel more like a sprint to the end.  With Final Exams around the corner, many students are stressed and stretched academically and emotionally.   As our students prepare for this challenge, I encourage them to remember composure, confidence, and effort, will carry them through.  Please share my sentiments:  take deep breaths and know that you will be just fine in the big picture of life and that GRIT beats GRADES in the real-world! >> Continue Reading

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We honor the past of those staff members and students who came before us.

We embrace the present by providing the best possible educational experience for the students entrusted into our care today.

And we create the future by preparing these students for what comes next and by assuring our schools are ready for the 6th, 7th and 8th graders that will be at our doorsteps in a few short years.

This is all done with a focus on  providing rigorous coursework that challenges students to grow. This is done by making what we teach relevant to our students today and to their future. This is done through relationships that encourage, challenge and support students both in their academic pursuits and in the sometimes challenging process of growing into young adults.

At the center of all that we do are our students as we develop Successful Schools for Successful Students. TMA_RRR

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