Sangamon Valley Publications Club is excited to welcome Mr. Elliott and Miss Jones to our school. Both new staff members will be taking on big roles this year. We were lucky enough to get to chat with both of the new employees to learn more about them.
Mr. Elliott will be taking over the roles of the Dean of Students and Activities Director for our district. One of his job duties entails planning school events, like concerts and sporting events. He also considers himself to be a hall monitor, and he runs eligibility reports. Prior to coming to SVHS, he's worked in Rantoul, Champaign, and Monticello. He also has experience coaching, as he has coached various sports. In our interview, Mr. Elliott said that he has attended Mason Community College Arizona, Parkland, University of Illinois, and Eastern Illinois University. We would also like to congratulate Mr. Elliott, as he and his wife are expecting a baby girl!
Another new face at our school is English teacher and Publications Advisor, Miss Jones. Miss Jones is a recent graduate of Eastern Illinois University, and this is her first teaching position after graduating. In 2014, she graduated from Argenta-Oreana, and she still lives in that area. Miss Jones is also the JV volleyball coach and the head middle school volleyball coach. In our interview, Miss Jones said, “I am excited to be joining the Sangamon Valley High School staff. All of the students are great and I am thankful for the opportunity to teach here.”
Welcome to our district, Mr. Elliott and Miss Jones!
Zoi is a freshman at SVHS.
There have been some recent changes to Sangamon Valley this year. One of those changes includes our lunch. We used to not have a company that we got our lunch through, and now we have Aramark. They have given us more options to choose from, like our everyday pizza, fries, and chicken nuggets. We also get more than one option when it comes to the main dish. We have more than just the same kind of salad everyday, as well. Mr Field stated: “Before, we weren’t getting the bank for our buck.” Everyone seems to be very satisfied with our new lunch this year and we hope that it keeps getting better and better.
We also have a lunch director, Kelly Rice. She came from Taylorville and is enjoying Sangamon Valley so far, except for the heat. Kelly said that being a lunch director is new to her this year. We haven’t seen ale cart this year, but are hoping to soon. Last year, we had strawberry milk and Mr. Field loved it. He said that it was pretty darn good and he hasn’t seen it this year, but hopes to. Mr. Field said, “I’m going to ask Miss Rice if we can get some strawberry milk up in this joint.” Maybe we will see some strawberry milk shortly, especially for Mr. Field. Our hope is that everyone is enjoying the new lunch this year!
Remi Mendenhall & Jalynn Ethington
Remi is a sophomore at SVHS. Jalynn is a freshman at SVHS.
Stay tuned for a new edition of The Bolt coming at you soon! Until then, check out this new picture of our new Publications editor staff. Logan Brisch will be taking over our News Department. Beth Stacey will be our new Editor and Chief. Ashlyn Brickey will be our Sports Editor this year. Katelyn Blok will be rocking it as our Student Life Editor.