Valparaiso Community Schools

Excellence in Education

Working together for every child, every day

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Valparaiso Community Schools
Administration Office 
3801 N. Campbell Street
Valparaiso, IN  46385
Phone:  219-531-3000
Fax:  219-531-3009
Dr. E. Ric Frataccia
Associate Superintendent:
Mrs. Julie Lauck 
Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Curriculum:
Dr. James McCall

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Excellence in Education
The Board of Education and the administration, with the district’s dedicated teaching staff, is the leadership team guiding the educational opportunities of more than 6,000 students in the Valparaiso Community Schools.
Through a broad-based curriculum, special programs, and extracurricular activities, the Valparaiso Community Schools has earned the reputation for excellence in all areas of learning. This tradition of excellence is based on the best cooperative efforts of the Board of Education, administration, faculty, students, parents, and the community.
The Valparaiso Community Schools (VCS) is composed of eight elementary schools, two middle schools, a comprehensive high school, an alternative high school, and a vocational high school. The school district seeks to balance academic, physical, practical, social, and emotional needs so that students value all facets of learning. Talented and creative teachers develop relevant learning experiences to challenge students and connect their learning through authentic means. In Valparaiso, the range of programs offered and the individual attention provided students gives each student ample opportunity for success. A concerted effort is made to provide a standards-based curriculum, criterion-referenced assessment plan, and formative and summative feedback to provide an academic background to support the future goals of all students and to provide academic assistance designed to prevent students from falling behind.
The Valparaiso Community Schools has made a commitment to excellence. Parents and community members are invited to reinforce this commitment by being involved in the schools and working together with faculty and staff to provide the best educational opportunities for all Valparaiso students.
Quick Facts:
  • Eight Elementary Schools Grades K-5
  • Two Middle Schools Grades 6-8
  • One High School Grades 9-12
  • Full Accreditation (PBA) Indiana Department of Education
  • Four Star School Awards Indiana Department of Education
  • North Central Association Of Colleges and Schools Accredited High School
  • City Of Valparaiso
  • 55 Miles Southeast Of Chicago
  • 15 Miles South Of Lake Michigan
  • Porter County Seat
  • Home Of Valparaiso University
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    Speak Up 2015

    October 1st - December 18th, 2015

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  • 2015 - 2016 Book Rental Update

    At this time, book rental payments for all schools can be made online through your Family Access account on Skyward.  We sincerely thank you for your patience as we have taken many steps to ensure accuracy in the application of book rental and fees.  As a result of this delay, please note that the due dates for the installment plan (if you had selected this option during registration) have been pushed back to October 30, November 30, and December 30.  All accounts should be paid in full by December 30, 2015.  

    To pay your child's book rental and fees online, log in to Skyward's Family Access and click on the "fee management" tab on the left-hand side of the page.  Follow the prompts to pay all or part of your book rental and fees with your credit card.  Please note there is a 3.61% service charge when making payments online.  You may also pay book rental and fees by cash or check at your child's school.

    If you should have any questions regarding your accounts, please contact your school's secretary / treasurer.  Thank you.

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  • The VCS website is now mobile enabled so that you can easily view information on your smartphone.Visit on your smartphone to easily view key information.
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  • When a 2-hour delay is deployed on Collaboration Wednesday, the 2-hour delay is the same timeframe as any other school day.  The late start collaboration time has no impact on the 2-hour delay.   On Wednesday, just like every other day, classes will begin two hours later than normal.
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  • To view the parent notice and sample survey for the Indiana Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug (ATOD) click here.
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Skyward Parent/Student Access

Click here to visit our SKYWARD Parent/Student Access Portal for a tutorial and more information.
Free and Reduced Lunch Application is now available on line. Please click this link Parent/Student Access to log in to your account. Click on one of your student's names. Then click on the ‘Food Service’ link on the left of the page. Click 'Applications' just above the lunch menu to apply for Free/Reduced Lunch. Please complete the entire form and click the ‘submit application’ button at the bottom of the screen. Please contact your school if you have further questions. Click 'Make a Payment' to add monies to your student's lunch account.

You may now pay your Textbook and Fees online. Please log in by clicking the following link Parent/Student Access to log in to your account. Click on one of your student's names. Then click ‘Fee Management’ to the left of the page. Then click ‘Make a Payment’ button and follow the on screen prompts to complete your payment. (***UPDATE: Payment for textbooks and fees online are suspended until a later date. Notifications will go out once online payment is open)

Please contact your child's school with any questions or issues regarding your SKYWARD login.
School Point of Contact
(219) 531-3020
Chris Fields                                 
(219) 531-3030
Jean Sienkowski          
Cooks Corners
(219) 531-3040
Elaina Miller               
Flint Lake
(219) 531-3160
Erin Hawkins         
Hayes Leonard
(219) 531-3060
Bonnie Stephens               
(219) 531-3090
Debra Misecko - Principal                          
Kerri Molnar - Secretary
(219) 531-3100
(219) 531-3110
Anne Wodetzki             
TJ Elementary
(219) 531-3130
David Muniz                           
(219) 531-3140
Elizabeth Krutz
(219) 531-3070
Angie Taylor
Veronica Tobon                           

Facilities Report Library

Referenda Projects
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
OCTOBER 27, 2015  
OCTOBER 15, 2015
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 
AUGUST 27, 2015 
Project Meeting Minutes
August 13, 2015 -Gibraltar-Skillman
Superintendent's Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
Gibraltar Presentation 
Facility Reference Information  9/17/2013
District Wide 21st Century Learning Facility Feasibility Study 
District Wide 21st Century Learning  Facility Feasibility Study - Presentation  9/17/2013
Gibraltar Design Report  12/16/09
McKibben Demographic Study
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Valparaiso Demographic Study Report 
Valparaiso Community Task Force
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Report & Proposal for Consideration 7/2008
Executive Summary Report & Proposal for Consideration 6/17/2008
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