Principal's Update: Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019. These students served as positive role models to everyone in the building. They will be greatly missed at MVK but will be remembered by their leadership, influence on our school culture, and participation in both academic and athletic extracurricular activities. We wish them the best of luck as they begin their new journey to High School!
Summer Meals -All children 18 and under can get free healthy and nutritious meals when school is out. To find a Summer Meals Site close to you: Call (800) 359-2163 or Text FoodIL to 877877 or visit: SummerMealsIllinois.org. Locations may not be availlable until May 1, 2019. Please use this information to find a site near you.
Free summer meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education.USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerPrinted by the Authority of the State of Illinois – IOCI 16-319
Principal’s Update: Attendance is a key component to student success. When students are absent they lose the opportunity to participate in class discussions, ask their teacher questions, work on group projects, and receive help from their peers. Here are a few ways to maximize the time students spend in the class. When scheduling doctor appointments, the best times are before or after school and during the lunch period. Establishing a nighttime routine helps ensure that students wake up on time in the morning and are ready to learn. Lastly, encourage your child to get involved at school. We offer several athletic and academic extracurricular opportunities at MVK. Students who participate in these activities are excited to come to school to be eligible to participate.
Principal’s Update: It can be challenging for students to get back in to the school routine, especially at the Middle School level. Balancing extracurricular activities, family time, homework, and time for friends can become quite difficult and overwhelming. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure homework gets completed and still allow time for everything else. Have your child set aside a certain time of the day/week that is only for homework. This will allow them to establish a routine and also be excited when they don’t have any homework and get extra free time. It also helps to encourage your child to use their time wisely during the school day. Students have the opportunity to work on homework during study hall, after lunch, and during I&E at the end of the day. Lastly, help your child see homework as a chance to prove their independence by getting their work done on time and on their own. This can boost confidence as well as promote the importance of responsibility.