• Compass Learning Login 

    Compass login format/password in effect for students
    is:  2-digit grad year + first letter of first name + first letter of last name + 6 digit Student ID. So a 2014 graduate named John Doe with student number 012345 would be: 14JD012345.  Their passwords are the 6-digit date of birth MM/DD/YY (ie, 123185).
    A parent’s login is the same as the student’s with a p at the end.  An example would be: 14JD012345p. The password is peoria150. 
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News and Information

  •  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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  • Teachers get training

    New Manual physics teacher Nick Jarosz explains the difference in proficient and excellent ratings in domain 1 during a two hour after school evaluation training workshop on Tuesday, September 2nd. Nick used thinking maps to show the differences. He was one of several to compare the ratings in each domain.

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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 currently being designed and constructed and will sell for $125. All proceeds go to materials for future projects. These are perfect for the patio during spring! Please contact teacher Andrew Rice with any questions or ordering information at andrew.rice@psd150.org.

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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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