9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Policy Committee Meeting
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.
EVERY DAY from 7:40 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. all students and teachers will participate in Sustained Silent Reading in their Homeroom. This time will give students a chance to read for pleasure, as well as increasing their reading abilities. We believe that having daily time set aside for reading will set the tone for all that we do at Mark Bills. This is not a study hall and not an advisory time. No classwork will be done by students. No grading will be done by teachers. Remember that this is SILENT reading. Students and Teachers will not talk or disturb others for the entire reading time! Everyone should bring a book to read every day, however, each Homeroom will have reading materials available.
Official MBS News:
Regular school hours (7:30am-2:30pm) resumed Tuesday, September 5th.
Students interested in Cheerleading: Try Outs Sept 11, 12, 13, 2:30-4pm.
Girls Basketball Varsity- Sept 6 2:30-4:00 Girls JB- Sept 8- 2:30-4:00
Make sure to bring your Library Card on September 7th and 21st for the Bookmobile!
The Richwoods IB Programme application window opens on September 15th. See the RHS website for details.
Horizons Club begins September 28th.
Progress Reports and Library fines will be sent home with students on Tuesday, Sept 19th. Please contact the office if you do not receive one.
The Construction/Career Expo will be September 19th for selected 8th grade students.
The Naturalization Ceremony will be September 20th for selected 8th grade students.
Wednesday, September 27th is a SIP 1/2 day. Students will be finished at 10:30am and buses will run.
Textbook fees are due by the end of the month.
Show your Mark Bills school spirit at the first Parent University 5-8pm September 28th. Come have fun at Wildlife Prairie Park!
Check out the Newsletter on our website under the 'Students & Parents' tab