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About Link Crew

Spartan Link Crew helps to foster the transitioning of freshmen students both academically and socially into the high school arena.  It is comprised of a motivated group of junior and senior students that have been selected for their compassion, leadership, and desire to help others.  


Beginning with the first day of school, freshmen students are invited to the gym for an orientation involving information about campus activities and protocol, team-building exercises, and a school tour geared toward acclimating freshmen into the new opportunities and routines at Villa Park High School.  Each student is assigned a Spartan Link Leader that will serve as a resource and confidant throughout the freshman year. This leader encourages students to participate in school-related activities and shares information about important events occurring on campus.  


Spartan Link Crew organizes social events, lunchtime games, and MVP parties mulitple times a month, providing freshman the opportunity to converse with their link leader to ask questions or voice concerns and provides recognition of academic and athletic achievements.  Helping to cultivate both academic success and positive social interactions with peers provides a step in the right direction in terms of continued success through graduation.


Shannyn Kertman-Takacs

Spartan Link Advisor