6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Richwoods IB Informational mtg. for parents
5:30 PM Swimming - Varsity - Girls
7:00 PM Football - Varsity - Boys
11:00 AM Swimming - Varsity - Girls
with the assistance of Ms. Kimbrough. On Thursday, October 20, 2016 students practiced their interviewing skills with the Peoria Fire Department in a group panel interview. Students worked on creating resumes prior to the interview. Students received feedback from the department on ways they can improve or expand on their current skills.
On Tuesday, November 8, Peoria county voters will consider whether to support The Peoria County School Facilities Sales Tax. If approved by voters, the ½% sales tax would generate $9 million annually to be shared among all Peoria County public school districts, based on enrollment. The Peoria Public Schools would receive approximately $4.2 million annually. The revenue is to be used specifically for school building improvements. The Peoria Public Schools building and grounds staff has assessed the needs of each building in the District. Here is the plan for Manual Academy.
32 students travelled to Danville, Illinois to attend the HBCU Experience on October 13. Students met with representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as members of the Divine nine fraternities and sororities. Bruce Clark won the grand prize of the Acer Chromebook in the raffle for pre-registered students attending.
The Counseling, Social Work Team, and clerical team Stomps Out Bullying during Bully Prevention Month along with students and staff at the beginning of Homecoming week on October 3, 2016.
October is College Manual Counselors, an ISAC representative and an ICC Admissions representative were on hand to assist parents and students to complete their FAFSA application and sign up for their FSAid on October 3. FAFSA opened up October 1, 2016. Students were encouraged to complete the FAFSA and apply to their school of choice by November 1.
Students from Manual Academy attended the Peoria County Bar Association Diversity Luncheon at the Spalding Pastoral Center on September 29. The students attended a question and answer session with Vincent F. Cornelius, the president of the Illinois Bar Association followed by a luncheon where they were able to network with professionals in the law as well as other students and staff from local high schools.
7th and 8th grade students have been working together to build positive and healthy friendships. Students were asked to describe themselves through pictures and words. It has been a great way for students from Harrison and Trewyn to build rapport and respect with each other. #AllLivesMatter