• 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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News and Information

  • Manual Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Manual Academy’s Spanish teacher, Miss Christina Signore, and Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Peggy King have planned several fun and educational activities for the Spanish classes during the month long celebration.

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  •  Lifetouch Picture Day

    Lifetouch Picture Day

    Picture Day for grades 7-11 is October 2nd. Seniors will take pictures on October 16th. Flyers will be handed out to students within 10 days of these two picture days.

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  •  AVID Kickoff

    AVID Kickoff

    Manual Academy held its AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Kick-Off for the 2014 school year on Friday, September 6th, in the school’s auditorium. In spite of sweltering heat, 7th through 11th grade students got pumped up at the kickoff. Four speakers gave amazing presentations. They included college advisor Symphoni Henry, FamilyCore staff member Lamar Anderson and Manual alum and current college students Marvin Jordan and Nathan Jackson.

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  •  Inquiry Learning

    Students use Inquiry Learning

    Students in Mrs. Daly's classroom at Manual Academy use Inquiry in the classroom! Students created their own Balloonverse to simulate the Big Bang Theory Expansion. Students had to use science knowledge of the Big Bang theory, mathematics through calculating circumference, predicting changes in distances from home to other locations with regard to differing locations! Students worked in pairs to discover information!

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  •  Manual Marching Rams

    Manual Marching Rams have a busy holiday weekend

    It was a busy Labor Day weekend for the Manual Marching Rams. They managed to perform for a drenched varsity football crowd, traveled to Kewanee to participate in their annual Hog Festival Parade, and performed in front of their home audience in the Peoria Labor Day Parade downtown.

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  • Parental Involvement Meeting held

    The Parental Involvement Meeting was held on Sept. 3, 2014. With the assistance of Manual parents, a draft of the Title 1 Parent Involvement Plan was developed. If you have additional input please contact Mrs. Young or your child’s Academy Leader by noon Friday, September 12, 2014. Click the headline to get the plan as a pdf.

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