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Dear SVHS Parents and Guardians

Welcome to the new School Year; we are excited to begin this adventure with all of you. Stillman Valley High School’s Vision is to create a learning environment that empowers our students to take on the most challenging courses offered in an effort to prepare them for success at the college, career, or military level. We truly want our students to be Empowered to Excel. However, this vision cannot be attained without valuing and promoting social and emotional wellness. Over the course of this year our students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration will work together to envision and create a positive learning environment focused on social and emotional wellness.

Thank you for continuing to partner with us to positively impact the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students every day.  Please know that your involvement and support of your children at the high school level is essential. Students still need to see that you play an active, key role in their high school success.  One way you can stay connected is by reading the SVHS Daily Announcements, which can be found under the “Quick Links” tab on the high school website at www.stillmanvalleyhigh.org.

Students at SVHS are encouraged to earn Community Service Hours throughout their high school careers.  A mindset of service supports our District Mission Statement to cultivate “…community contributors.” Our seniors are recognized for their four years of service during their graduation ceremony. Service hours should be completed by students outside the school day on their own time through various local organizations. Our students can also earn service hours in conjunction with SVHS clubs, teams, or classes. Each time your child completes service hours, please encourage him or her to stop by our Counseling Department to complete a one-page Service Hours Form, or they can complete the form on-line by visiting the “Quick Links” tab on our SVHS website at www.stillmanvalleyhigh.org. Our SVHS Counseling Department has created an extensive list of service opportunities and contact information.

The Latin Honors Program at SVHS was established several years ago, and it serves to promote our District Mission and SVHS Vision. High school seniors can earn Latin Honors recognition upon graduation by meeting several criteria related to:  ACT, SAT, or PARCC Benchmark Scores, Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), Good Citizenship, and Capstone or College-Level Courses. With our state’s ever-changing high-stakes testing, it is necessary that we define what it means to be College/Career/Military ready at our local level. The specific requirements of Latin Honors can be found on page 5 of your child’s SVHS Agenda/Planner and under the “Quick Links” tab in the 2016-2017 Parent-Student Handbook on our SVHS webpage.


Mrs. Leslie Showers, Principal

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Stillman Valley High School 425 South Pine St. Stillman Valley, IL  61084

815-645-2230 Fax: 815-645-8145

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