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  • FASFA Wrokshop

    October 3, 2016; 1:00pm- 3:00pm; Manual Library

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  • Get Ready for Homecoming 2016, October 3 – 7

    Manual Academy will celebrate Homecoming 2016, Oct. 3 – 7. On Wednesday, students will enjoy an Olympics Pep Assembly at 1:45 p.m. and a Stunt Show at 6 p.m. There will be a Pep Assembly on Friday at 1:45 p.m. Pre-game festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the game vs. Normal West High School begins at 7 p.m. The homecoming dance will be Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the school.

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  • Methodist Nursing School Explore

    The Methodist Nursing School Explore program started out with a bang Thursday evening with 15 Manual Academy Health Career students trying out robotic manikins used to teach skills to nursing students. Students were excited to see such active learning and are looking forward to earning their lab coats after attending to 3 sessions. Students who choose to be part of the Explore program get to meet monthly at the new Methodist School of Nursing to continue learning about nursing and to practice hands-on activities.

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  • AMT visits Health Career classes

    Manual Academy’s Health Career classes enjoyed a visit from AMT this week. The EMT speaker shared her career with the classes and also taught some of them how to do CPR and how to handle choking with an infant. One class got to sit in the ambulance and hear personal EMT stories from our favorite EMT, Yolanda. Overall, students had a great time!!!

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  • We are the Champions!

    The Junior Lady Rams came away with the National League Girls Softball Championship trophy, defeating Roosevelt 14-2!! These girls played well together and showed lots of team support and great sportsmanship. Under the leadership of Coach Teresa Brown, the Junior Lady Rams finished with a perfect undefeated season 6-0! Congratulations to the Manual Middle School Academy Girls Softball Team!

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  • Manual Academy wins grant for Meet The Author project

    Manual Academy has been awarded a $2,000 grant from The Dollar Store Literacy Foundation. The grant will fund a Meet The Author project, a collaboration with the Bradley University departments of English and Teacher Education and the Peoria Public Library, and focusing on the contemporary young adult literature of award-winning author Matt de la Peña.

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  • Mary Jo Newman-Evans Win the Donald M. Phares Award

    Congratulations 2016 Those Who Excel Nominees and Winners! Congratulations to the 2016 Those Who Excel nominees and winners! Watch the videos! Administrator - Laura Rodgers, Mark Bills Middle School Early Career Educator - Tyler Patton, Calvin Coolidge Middle School Donald M. Phares Teacher of the Year - Mary Jo Newman-Evans, Manual Academy Team - Look. It's My Book! Community Volunteer - Susan McCabe, Franklin Primary School Student Support Personnel - Ron Dwyer, Richwoods High School Educational Services Personnel - Richard Bolden, Lincoln K-8 Watch the videos about these Remarkable Peoria Public School staff members and volunteers. Log onto or

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Attendance Video

  • Student made Adirondack chairs for sale
    The Manual Industrial Technology Department is selling Adirondack style chairs that have been constructed by students. They are $75 each. A two seat version is  being sold for $125. All proceeds go to materials for future projects. These are perfect for the porch or patio! Please contact teacher Andrew Rice with any questions or ordering information at
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