8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Parent-Teacher Conferences
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Faculty Institute, No School VHECEC
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Parent-Teacher Conferences
6:00 PM RHS IB Parent Information Mtg.
Michelle Wolfe, Valeska Hinton Early Child Education Center (VHECEC) Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) teacher is this year’s Early Career Educator, recognizing classroom teachers with two-to-five years’ experience. Wolfe’s co-teacher and nominator, Molly Herman, said, “I have never met a deaf educator as passionate as Michelle for providing equal access to language.” Wolfe found a mobile app to help parents learn the sign language used in lessons, so they could better communicate with their students at home. Wolfe is an advocate, collaborator, expert in her field, invokes inspiration and a respected leader at VHECEC, said Herman.
Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center (VHECEC) welcomed 54 new pre-K four- and five-year-old students this week. The students are attending classrooms at Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC). The expansion of services is funded by a $700,000 grant and can accommodate up to 100 students.
This month Peoria Public Schools introduces Saturday University, a new learning opportunity for third and sixth grade students to sharpen and strengthen math and reading skills. Beginning October 21 and meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on 20 Saturday mornings through April 14, Saturday University will be open to 100 students. The program will be held at Glen Oak Community Learning Center and bus transportation will be provided. Bradley University students and Caterpillar Inc. volunteers will work with students, as well as certified teachers and teacher aides. The program will include field trip opportunities, prizes and other incentives. Click on this story for the links to register and for the full list of program dates.