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 proram dates.
The work of Glen Oak Community Learning Center art students, instructed by teacher Nick Cioni, was displayed at Peoria City Hall this month. To create the modern abstract white sculptures, students used wire with a wooden block base to create a shape. The wire was covered with stretchy nylon fabric and then painted with several layers of white paint. The students were studying the use of negative space to create depth and shadow in a three-dimensional form, and give their sculpture a sense of movement, fluidity and energy.
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 fun family activities!
Students at Glen Oak Community Learning Center expressed their opinion during a Mock Presidential Election. They learned the values and responsibilities of living in a democracy. Students chose their candidate through electronic vote and had an option to vote in their classroom or in the booths set up by the library.