Mrs. Courtney McCaw and former CCMS teacher Hedy Elliott have joined together to help organize this years' Annual Suzi Russell Walk-a-Thon. Suzi Russell taught for more than twenty years at Calvin Coolidge until 1998, when she lost her ten-year battle with cancer. In honor of a dedicated teacher, whose motto was "Live, Laugh, Love," 5th through 8th graders will be eating lunch under the pavilion at the Fransiscan Center in West Peoria, and then walking the track for more than an hour. Students will be collecting donations prior to the event. Also, the Peoria High Pride Team and Mrs. Elliott's personal volunteers will be there to help the teachers and students. Staff and students are looking forward to this day and give thanks again for all the support for Haitian Hearts!!
Calvin Coolidge Middle School 7th Graders Win Essay Contest
Several of Mrs. Leah Melendy’s Calvin Coolidge 7th graders entered the White Rose Society Essay Contest a few months ago. Recently, the school was contacted that two of her students were selected as winners! Autumn C. won 1st place and Sierra C. won 2nd place. The girls received cash prizes and were recognized on Monday, April 28, at 6:30pm at the Jewish Federation's Yom HaShoah event. The guest speaker was Holocaust survivor Walter Reed. Several CCMS staff members attended this public event to show their support and congratulate Autumn and Sierra.
The first day of school -- a full day on Monday, August 18 – is just one month away. You can find information you need at the District 150 Back-to-School information page including details on Backpack Peoria, the District school-year calendar, health requirements, detailed instructions on registering online at Family Access or by visiting your school, how to pay school fees online and exciting information on Compass Learning, Parent University and College Bound Peoria. Please click on headline above for direct link.
Calvin Coolidge joins 166 schools throughout the state to be named Illinois Spotlight School in 2011. (Click on the headline for more information!)