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!
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.
Last month, 45 seniors participated in the Manual Academy College Application Celebration. Seniors that completed 4 or more college applications were invited to the event. During the celebration, seniors played College Logo and Trivia games, participated in raffle giveaways, and enjoyed fellowship amongst their peers. At the end of the celebration, seniors received “I Applied” sticker along with cake and other freebies.
On November 12th, 80 seniors participated in the ICC Vip College Tour. Representatives from ICC came and picked up Manual seniors in a decorated City Link Bus. Students were transported to ICC (East Peoria Campus) VIP Style. During the tour, students connected with the ICC Cougar mascot, participated in the campus housing tour and presentation, and they also had a chance to view the automotive department during the “ICC Auto Show.” The tour was very important for seniors, because it allowed seniors to connect with their local community college and learn about the resources available to them in their community. Many students were surprised to see the wonderful things ICC has to offer. Overall, seniors enjoyed the tour and many of them look forward to starting ICC in the fall of 2015.
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:30 PM Basketball - Varsity - Girls