49 Peoria Public School middle and high school girls attended a Financial Literacy For Girls workshop at Manual Academy in late April. Co-sponsored by The Links, Inc. Central Illinois Chapter, Girls Light Our Way (GLOW) and the Peoria alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the workshop featured speakers from Busey Bank, HyVee, Unity Point Methodist, PCCEO, Heartland Community Clinic, the Peoria city council and the state of Illinois.
Kadaja Faulkner won a free scholarship to Methodist Nursing School this summer to receive her CNA license through the Explore Methodist Nursing Program. The scholarship is for the summer classes and is worth $1500. To be eligible for the scholarship she had to attend the Explore classes at Methodist Nursing monthly this year and then apply for the scholarship. The winner was based on essay, grade point average, and references.
The Bradley University student chapters of The Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers (SPHE) and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) were awarded Community Contribution Awards at the April 3 Board of Education meeting for their outreach efforts for Manual Academy students.
The final Parent University of the 2016-2017 year will be held Thursday, April 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The host schools are Rolling Acres Middle School and Hines Primary School. Don't miss this evening of fantastic family entertainment!
Manual Health Career students attended the 2017 Health Career Expo at Jump Trades Center at OSF. They took part with 7 other schools to enjoy hands-on activities in the careers of: respiratory care, radiation, emergency care, nursing, laboratory technicians, surgical technicians, physical and occupational therapy, medical assistants, etc. The students were treated to this field trip by PEORIA PERFECT who sponsors the ICC led programs. This field trip is best described by the students as “AWESOME”!!!
Manual Academy Health Career students took the 3 hour CPR certification class for Health Careers here at Manual Academy in the Paxton Lab with a teacher from the ambulance company AMT. Students were taught adult, child, and infant CPR which included giving compressions, using an AED, and how to deal with choking. The students will receive CPR certification cards and will be able to use the testing on their job applications and for college studies. The students have been working on learning the steps of CPR here at Manual in their Orientation to Health Careers classes with Dr. Braun.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Chapter of Bradley, run by Bradley students, created a SHPE Jr. Chapter at Manual Academy with Mrs. Daly as their sponsor. The chapter has worked every Thursday of the school year with students from Manual Academy from 2:30 to 4:30. The students have worked on projects such as the cardboard boat regatta, Bradley Bridge Building competition, leadership skills, interview skills, inquiry skills, and now they have designed a STEM based project for the greenhouse and the Manual Academy Community Garden. The students broke up into two teams and each did research and created a design for planting in the greenhouse and garden. The two groups came up with completely different plans! The idea was to be green (no waste and the ability to reuse materials) as well as recycle materials people throw away. Group 1 rescued wooden pallets, had two-liter bottles donated, and created a vertical garden! Group 2 purchased PVC piping and drilled holes in the top. The PVC piping will serve as a hydroponics garden! The water will be wicked up into the solo cups where the seeds are planted, therefore the plant only gets the water it needs. The students will be measuring growth, soil moisture, soil pH, and CO2 levels in the green house using the Vernier probes and comparing and analyzing data of both growth sets! The pallets will be brought right out to the garden where the plants will continue to grow. The PVC piping will be kept in the greenhouse, but will be used to start the bigger plants which will be transplanted in the community garden. I am very very proud of the hard work, thought process, and commitment of the Bradley students as well as the 20 students from Manual who have worked extremely hard all year. Mrs. Daly Science Teacher