Victoria Heilig



  • What ‘Ignite passion and discovery in every student’ Means to Me

    I feel a duty to ignite students' discovery of literature they would not pick up on their own. I love reading for pleasure, but that's very different than the literary experiences we share in a classroom. Classic literature becomes so for a reason, and though most people--myself included--don't gravitate toward it when looking for a good read, it has many rewards. The book is likely well-written and rich with themes worth exploring. But beyond that, there is value in challenging your mind, improving your reading skills, and becoming part of a shared literary experience.

  • A Teachable Moment

    In 8th grade, I learned that being smart--being an honors student--did not mean that everything would come easy for me. 8th grade was the year I was introduced both to Algebra and to a world of insecurities about my intelligence. I had to overcome the first real learning challenges I'd ever faced, and with the experience, learned something important. Being an "honors student" is not a one-size-fits-all label. It's okay to be smart in some areas and average in others, and I learned that pushing myself beyond my interest, limitations, and happiness just to be an honors student in all subjects wasn't very smart at all.

Ignite passion and discovery in every student
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    Community High School District 117

    1625 Deep Lake Road

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-395-9001

    Fax: 847-395-7553

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    Antioch Community High School

    1133 Main Street

    Antioch, Illinois 60002

    Phone: 847-395-1421

    Fax: 847-395-2435

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    Lakes Community High School

    1600 Eagle Way Drive

    Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

    Phone: 847-838-7100

    Fax: 847-838-3670