• Manual Academy Night with the Rivermen
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    Fundaraiser to Benefit Manual Academy
    Sunday, February 8th, 3:05pm
    Peoria Civic Center Arena
     
    Tickets only $15, kids 12 and younger only $1.
    For more information contact Brittany Smith at 309-672-6600 or brittany.smith@psd150.org.  Ticket orders are due by January 30th.
     
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News and Information

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    Calculating Climate Fully Funded

    Mrs. Daly, received fantastic news from Donors Choose; her classroom project has been completely funded. Mrs. Daly submitted a grant in September for Vernier Probes to increase inquiry in her science classroom. The probes will be used to help students understand climate change in her Earth science classes. The probes allow students to access real time data as professional scientists do, as well as learn to graph. The students will be using the technology in line with Next Generation Science Standards allowing them to increase inquiry skills. The project was fully funded with the help of the Paul G. Allen Foundation who stated ""The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation funded this project as part of Teach for the Planet: Cultivating a sustainable Earth, an initiative to highlight innovative ways to teach students about climate change, sustainability, and the environment.

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  • District 150 Represented at Illinois Education and Technology Conference

    Lisa Kokos, the District's Regional Technology Facilitator, and Jeff Kepler, the Technology Interventionist at Manual Academy, represented District 150 at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference this month in Springfield. Lisa presented a day long iPad workshop during the pre-conference called "Using iPads in the Classroom: Teacher Tools to Student Tools". They both presented a session during the general conference using a web based app called, "Socrative: Free Response System on any Device ". Anticipating a good response to their session, the organizers asked the duo to present the same session the following day. As presenters at the conference, their registration fee was waved and they got to partake in the other sessions offered throughout the event.

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  • Ramily Thanksgiving Night a Success

    Manual Academy hosted its first ever Ramily Thanksgiving on Thursday November 20th. The event was held in Manual’s cafeteria, foyer and auditorium and provided a Thanksgiving feast to Manual students, families and staff. The event was created by the teamwork of administrator Ms. Geraldine Cox and sophomore class president Alex Sierra. Together they organized the meal, created “Get to Know You” activities and organized a short show of entertainment. Entertainment featured Manual Academy’s very own speech team with performances by Terrence Williamson, German Morales and Connie SiFuentes. It also included Manual’s choir led by Ms. Kelly Nyquist singing a few holiday songs. It was a fantastic night with great food and great people! Manual looks forward to December’s family night!

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  • Manual Science Club & Bradley Bridge Pals

    The kick-off of Bradley University’s 24th Bridge Pals competition began Saturday, November 15 and Manual was in the house! Austin Erving III (team captain) and Cameron Little submitted their design at the School of Engineering’s Multimedia Computer Laboratory. The team was assigned a Civil Engineering Construction (CEC) student to help them tweak their design and answer any questions. Kudos to the team for having their design accepted on the first attempt; no corrections or adjustment were needed.

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  • Student made Adirondack chairs for sale
    The Manual Industrial Technology Department is selling Adirondack style chairs that have been constructed by students. They are $75 each. A two seat version is  being sold for $125. All proceeds go to materials for future projects. These are perfect for the porch or patio! Please contact teacher Andrew Rice with any questions or ordering information at andrew.rice@psd150.org.
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