There is at least one topic
that is certain to elicit
strong opinions from just
about any student: food.
A group of Victor Valley Union
High School District students had
a unique opportunity to share
their thoughts on school food
during a taste-testing event held
in the VVUHSD board room on
About 25 students were brought
in from Hook Junior High School
and Goodwill Education Center.
The event was facilitated
by VVUHSD LCAP Coordinator
Laurren Francoisse after student
complaints about food were
brought up in student forums and
Jason Hill and Robynne
Sokolowski of the VVUHSD Food Services department agreed to
work with vendors and bring in
various food samples for the students
to taste and evaluate.
Educational Services staff
members including Carol Cronk,
Laureen Beyer and Kevan Loyd
joined Hill, Francoisse and participating
vendors in serving the
students food while Sokolowski
collected their opinions, which
will help shape the food choices
for the next school year.
The students went back to class
with full bellies — as did most
of the staff members — and all
parties involved deemed the event
Top photo: Hook Junior High Student Cody D'mytro enjoys one of the dishes he was served. Bottom photo: Goodwill Education Center Principal Kevan Loyd serves scones to students.