• 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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  • Chess Team Plays with Pride

    Ten students from Manual Academy's chess team played at Morton Community High School. They all showed great sportsmanship and represented Manual with pride.

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  •  AP Biology

    AP Biology students hard at work

    Mrs. Daly's AP Biology students worked very hard the past few weeks. They took a concept, transpiration, and chose how they would test the rate of transpiration in plants. The students wrote their own experiments, procedures, and testing. They performed the experiments over a week long period and gather valuable data. They then had to evaluate their data and analyze whether or not their hypotheses had been met. The students then created college level posters to disseminate their information to others. The class worked very hard and deserve recognition for their outstanding commitment to their education.

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  •  Peggy King

    Manual Educator Highlights Student Work with Vets for National Audience

    Peggy King, a media specialist at Manual Academy in Peoria, Illinois, shared teaching strategies and resources related to Veterans Day during an online program offered to educators nationally on Oct. 21. Sponsored by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, the hour-long Google hangout highlighted three teachers and an expert from the Library’s Veterans History Project (VHP). King highlighted materials created with the Junior ROTC program at Manual Academy. King also discussed the submission of student projects to the VHP for inclusion into its collections.

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  • Students invited to attend CAT open house

    Daveron Duncan and Raquwon Cooks took part in the CAT building LL open house family day. Building LL has been a huge contributor to the Manual industrial tech program the past few years. They asked that Manual be a part of their big day. Both students had an opportunity to meet and talk to many successful CAT employees. Daveron and Raquwon were able to talk about the program at Manual and show off some of their skills and projects. They were able to test out some of the latest welding equipment as well as program a Kawasaki robot and test their welding skills on a Miller virtual weld trainer.

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