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John H. Vanderpoel Elementary, a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School, focuses on developing student academic and study skills.

The school's curriculum was developed on the principle that parents and the community must be involved to create an environment principal where learning is valued.

Elena Bell Principal

Upcoming Events

Donuts with Dad
Date: Sep. 24
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Gymnasium
Uniform Incentive - Blue Jean Day
Date: Oct. 3
7th and 8th Grade Parent Information Session
Date: Oct. 8
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Gymnasium
Progress Reports Distributed
Date: Oct. 10
Columbus Day Holiday - No School
Date: Oct. 13

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This digital backpack is a part of our ongoing commitment to reduce the amount of paper we use. Please click on the links below to access the latest information from our school.

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News & Announcements

Vanderpoel Student Pierce Jones has 3 Homeruns at Little League World Series
Vanderpoel Student Heading to World Series!
Upcoming LSC Meeting - Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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What we offer.
Students are offered a reading and math enrichment program as well as an accelerated reading program. Vanderpoel has partnerships with the University of Illinois (U of I) Extension Program, Urban, Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) St. Xavier University, Chicago State University, and the Beverly Arts Center. School awards include a Michael Jordan Grant, Rochelle Lee (Reading for Deeper Meaning) Grant, and Academic Enhancement Fine Arts Grant.
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