5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
Calvin Coolidge Middle School and Whittier School are the host schools for Peoria Public Schools' February Parent University event at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center (600 Northeast Water Street, Peoria, IL 61603). The theme for the Thursday, February 16th (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) will be "Fitness and Wellness. RSVPs are required for each family that wishes to attend. Just visit www.peoriapublicschools.org/rsvp by Tuesday, February 14th at noon.
In December, Harrison Community Learning Center 6th grade Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) group coordinated the annual Dimes at Christmas Time service project for the Salvation Army. The girls set a goal to collect at least $200 for The Salvation Army and challenged the Harrison community to help. The reward for raising at least $200 would be a school-wide Spirit week with activities suggested by students.
On December 20, 2016, Harrison students performed holiday songs for the Winter Concert. In addition to listening to holiday songs performed by students for their parents, students and parents were served a yummy Avanti spaghetti dinner by our wonderful Harrison Staff! After dinner, students enjoyed watching, “The Polar Express”, on a Cinema-size screen in the gym. Parents were invited to complete the 5Esential survey for Harrison School in the computer lab. We had a great turn out and enjoy fellowship time with Harrison students and families.
First grade teachers, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. LaMar, and Mrs. Mullen enjoyed making ginger bread houses with their students! Students were learning about how holidays are celebrated around the world as part of their December social studies unit. Student had the opportunity to compare and contrast traditions around the world. This is a great opportunity for student to build their cultural awareness and be more culturally responsive to the diversity in our world. Mrs. Daniels also participated and created her own gingerbread house!
On December 8th, Harrison Community Learning Center hosted the Bilingual Parent Council Meeting. Thank you to Harrison staff members, Amanda Doan and Leah Culbertson, for helping with the decorations and to the district bilingual staff for their help and time as well! Students played games, made crafts and received a free book. Bilingual families from Lincoln K-8, Harrison, Glen Oak Community Learning Center and Hines Primary School were invited to attend and enjoy a wonderful meal provided by Mrs. Lindholm, ELL coordinator. After dinner, parents completed the 5 Essential survey, attended informational meetings about the importance of parent engagement and PTO and received free health care services provided by the Cordova Clinic in Peoria.
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!
Welcome to Harrison Community Learning Center!
We are soaring to greater heights with high expectations and excellence!
Mrs. Fabian Daniels, Principal