6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM District-wide Hiring Fair
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
The Peoria Public Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide 5Essential Survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 16 through January 16, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. While the survey is only required by ISBE every two years, Peoria Public Schools uses the survey as a measurement of its strategic plan and encourages all staff, parents and eligible students to complete it each year.
Harrison Community Learning Center first grade held an exciting mock election to coincide with the national elections Each classroom formed a political party and held a primary to select a favorite book representing their party. The students created campaign posters to promote their candidate which were displayed in the school hallways.
Harrison Community Learning Center hosted a Fall Festival for families on October 27, 2016. Students, parents, and teachers enjoyed a night of fun games like, Bingo, Cake Walk, Grand Prize Game, Ladder Ball, Bean Bag Toss, CATCH Game, Mask painting, coloring, and Principal Daniels Pie-in-the-Face! The event started at 5 p.m. with games and ended with a fellowship meal provided by Alexander’s Steak House!
Harrison Community Learning Center staff was very engaged on SIP Day learning how to increase rigor in their lessons. Teachers focused on understanding the cognitive complexity of the CCSS and developing the learning targets for their lessons. Teachers are also learning LSI strategies to increase student autonomy and incorporating more monitoring strategies during lessons to monitor student progress. It truly is a shift of paradigm and Harrison staff is very receptive and on board!
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 Harrison Community Learning Center.
Harrison Community Learning Center celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, October 14 with songs and dances. Kindergarten through 4th grade and students from the after-school program performed and recited facts they have learned about Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. The students have been learning one Spanish word each day during announcements and some English-speaking students have learned to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish simply through active listening.
On Friday, October 7, Harrison Community Learning Center hosted the first Donuts with Dads! Students invited their dads or significant male figures in their lives, to enjoy donuts and juice with them. Afterwards, students went to class, and Mrs. Daniels, the principal, and other support staff members had an open conversation with the men. They were allowed to share any comments, concerns, or family involvement ideas they want to see happening at Harrison. The turnout was great and the conversations were awesome!
Harrison faculty and staff members joined the nation to help Stomp Out Bullying by wearing blue in recognition of Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention! We showed our students that we stand in unification towards having an anti-bullying school.
Welcome to Harrison Community Learning Center!
We are soaring to greater heights with high expectations and excellence!
Mrs. Fabian Daniels, Principal