5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
8th grade students will attend the Naturalization Ceremony of the United States newest citizens on Wednesday, September 20 at the Peoria Civic Center. Students will have worked on letters in ELA and studied the process of Naturalization in History.
Mark Bills Middle School 8th grade students along with other Peoria Public School 8th graders, will attend the Construction Industry Career Expo on September 19. Representatives from a variety of trades including electricians, carpenters, plasterers, steamfitters, bricklayers, operating engineers and sheet metal workers will talk to students about post-high-school apprenticeships programs and career opportunities. Each area will give students a chance to participate in hands-on activities, including bending electrical conduit, operating a front-loader and working with mortar, plaster and concrete. Students will even try their spray-painting skills with the help of a virtual spray paint demonstration.
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