5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Parent University
Harrison Community Learning Center’s administrative staff welcomed parents and students to preview the “Pride of the Southside” school at Back Pack Peoria at the Dream Center on July 29, 2017. We are excited to start a new year at Harrison Community Learning Center. Our goal is to increase parent involvement, student attendance, promote academic success, and provide a rigorous curriculum for students in order to prepare them for their college-bound journey.
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!
Our February Family Night centered on Black History Month. Students at Harrison Community Center presented their History Fair projects focused on Black History to judges from the district (Vera Smith and Rebecca Lindholm) as well as ICC students and Dr. Kamara. Students chose history topics that were interesting to them and used research skills to learn more about their topics. Students enjoyed sharing their history boards with the judges, students, and parents. After the viewing of the project, students enjoyed reading with parents and taking AR tests. The night ended with a “Soul Food” dinner that was delicious!
Denazia Porter will represent Harrison Community Learning Center at the Future Chefs competition on March 11 at Lincoln K-8. Porter will prepare her recipe for Loaded Potato Casserole.
Calvin Coolidge Middle School and Whittier School are the host schools for Peoria Public Schools' February Parent University event at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center (600 Northeast Water Street, Peoria, IL 61603). The theme for the Thursday, February 16th (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) will be "Fitness and Wellness. RSVPs are required for each family that wishes to attend. Just visit www.peoriapublicschools.org/rsvp by Tuesday, February 14th at noon.
In December, Harrison Community Learning Center 6th grade Girls in Real Life Situations (GIRLS) group coordinated the annual Dimes at Christmas Time service project for the Salvation Army. The girls set a goal to collect at least $200 for The Salvation Army and challenged the Harrison community to help. The reward for raising at least $200 would be a school-wide Spirit week with activities suggested by students.
On December 20, 2016, Harrison students performed holiday songs for the Winter Concert. In addition to listening to holiday songs performed by students for their parents, students and parents were served a yummy Avanti spaghetti dinner by our wonderful Harrison Staff! After dinner, students enjoyed watching, “The Polar Express”, on a Cinema-size screen in the gym. Parents were invited to complete the 5Esential survey for Harrison School in the computer lab. We had a great turn out and enjoy fellowship time with Harrison students and families.
First grade teachers, Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. LaMar, and Mrs. Mullen enjoyed making ginger bread houses with their students! Students were learning about how holidays are celebrated around the world as part of their December social studies unit. Student had the opportunity to compare and contrast traditions around the world. This is a great opportunity for student to build their cultural awareness and be more culturally responsive to the diversity in our world. Mrs. Daniels also participated and created her own gingerbread house!
On December 8th, Harrison Community Learning Center hosted the Bilingual Parent Council Meeting. Thank you to Harrison staff members, Amanda Doan and Leah Culbertson, for helping with the decorations and to the district bilingual staff for their help and time as well! Students played games, made crafts and received a free book. Bilingual families from Lincoln K-8, Harrison, Glen Oak Community Learning Center and Hines Primary School were invited to attend and enjoy a wonderful meal provided by Mrs. Lindholm, ELL coordinator. After dinner, parents completed the 5 Essential survey, attended informational meetings about the importance of parent engagement and PTO and received free health care services provided by the Cordova Clinic in Peoria.
Welcome to Harrison Community Learning Center!
We are soaring to greater heights with high expectations and excellence!
Mrs. Fabian Daniels, Principal