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  • Special Edition: End of Year

    IN THIS ISSUE: A Remarkable School Year Comes to a Close * Computer Labs Open for Students to Utilize Compass Learning This Summer * Additional Summer Activities for Students * High School Graduation Ceremonies to be Held at Bradley University's Renaissance Coliseum * Congratulations to 2011/2012 Donald M. Phares Award Winner, Susan Gobeyn * Manual Academy JROTC Adopts a Highway * We Need Your Help

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  • May 25, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Summer Activities Offered for District Students * First Seeds Planted in New Teaching Garden at Harrison * High Schools Celebrate Student Growth * Charter Oak Students Parade Their Conduct * Gifted and Enriched Students Throughout District Participate in Cultural Fair * Woodruff Career & Technical Center takes an Awareness Walk * Richwoods Class Volunteers at Jamieson * Kellar Kids Make a Difference * Western Illinois University to Host Summer Science Camp for High School Students * Sun Foundation offers Summer Photography Class for Students * Easter Seals to Host Lose the Training Wheels event for Special Needs Students * Iron Workers Local 112 Accepting Applications for Apprenticeship Program * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Members Needed for District 150 Women's Golf League * Education News * In the News

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  • May 18, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Master Trainers Prepare to Take Pinpoint to District Staff * RHS Student Selected for Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * Schools Thank Reading Buddies, Whittier Holds Ice Cream Party * 2nd Annual District-Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza Showcases Buckets of Art, Music and Charity * Courageous Pacers Walk Held on Peoria Riverfront * Sterling Students Honored by PAWS * Mark Bills 8th Graders Visit Starved Rock State Park * Illini Athletes Visit Peoria Schools * Western Illinois University to Host Summer Science Camp for High School Students * Sun Foundation offers Summer Photography Class for Students * Easter Seals to Host Lose the Training Wheels event for Special Needs Students * City of Peoria Public Works Department to Hold Open House for Students and Families * Iron Workers Local 112 Accepting Applications for Apprenticeship Program * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Members Needed for District 150 Women's Golf League * Education News * In the News

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  • May 11, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: CSI: NY Actor Encourages Students to Make A Life Blueprint * USA Today Column: Shaq on Importance of College Education * Last Day of School for Students Scheduled for May 30th * RHS Student Selected for IJEA All-State Team * Hines Students Continue to Work Hard Over Breaks * Hines Students and Families Raise Money for New Sculpture and AHA * Mark Bills Middle School Hosts Donuts With Dad to Promote the IB Learner Profiles * Glen Oak ELL Students Host Cinco de Mayo Event * Volunteers Help Spruce Up the Landscape at Glen Oak * Schools Host Family Fun Finance Night * Western Illinois University to Host Summer Science Camp for High School Students * Friends of Central Illinois Marines Sponsors Poster Contest * Sun Foundation offers Summer Photography Class for Students * Easter Seals to Host Lose the Training Wheels event for Special Needs Students * City of Peoria Public Works Department to Hold Open House for Students and Families * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Applications Open for National Board Certification for Teachers * Members Needed for District 150 Women's Golf League * Education News * In the News

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  • May 4, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: 2nd Annual State of the Schools Address Delivered to More than 300 Members of Business Community * Poetry Café Program Held for High Ability-Learners * Peoria High Places Third in Junior Achievement Competition * PHS Students Awarded for Winning Golf Outing Poster Submissions * PHS Students Awarded for Winning Golf Outing Poster Submissions * RHS Hosts Prom for Seniors * Bank Visits Trewyn for Money Smart Week * WCIC’s Concert for Kids brings in $6,500 for Peoria Public Schools’ Beacon Project * Manual Administrators Attend IWEL Conference * Early Childhood Department Plans 2nd Annual District Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza! * Peoria Jazz AllStars Present Annual Jazz Event * Become a "SuperSaver" with Your Student * Bradley University and the Illinois Broadcaster's Association Offer Multicultural Broadcasting Workshop * Friends of Central Illinois Marines Sponsors Poster Contest * Sun Foundation offers Summer Photography Class for Students * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Applications Open for National Board Certification for Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • April 27, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: 2nd Annual State of the Schools Address Slated for Wednesday * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Registers Nearly 300 Students * Middle School Soccer Kicks Off in District 150 * RHS Journalism Students Compete in State Competition Today * Rolling Acres Student and Harrison Student Recognized for Artwork * Money Smart Essay Contest Winner Recognized * Hines Students Participate in Keep Peoria Beautiful * Bradley PDS Partnership Hosts Spring Celebration * Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Donates 1200 Books to Peoria Public Schools * Richwood's High School Awards Presentation Planned for May 2nd * PFT/District 150 Annual Chess Tournament Planned * Hines Students Preparing Talents for "Believe in Me: A Tribute to Pam Hucal" * Early Childhood Department Plans 2nd Annual District Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza! * FAFSA Due by May 1st for Peoria Promise Students * Become a "SuperSaver" with Your Student * Bradley University and the Illinois Broadcaster's Association Offer Multicultural Broadcasting Workshop * Friends of Central Illinois Marines Sponsors Poster Contest * Sun Foundation offers Summer Photography Class for Students * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Applications Open for National Board Certification for Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • April 20, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Peoria Public Schools Presents the Kick-Off to Pinpoint * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Starts at 9:00 a.m. Tomorrow * Earth Day Celebration at Mark Bills * Manual Academy Plans to Participate in Saturday "Keep Peoria Beautiful" Event * Richwoods Horticulture Students Plant Pink for Race for the Cure * Harrison Teacher Conducts Peoria Symphony Orchestra * Valeska Hinton Students get Lesson in Bicycle Safety * 2nd Annual State of the Schools Address Slated for May 2nd * Join Hands, Help Children * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * PFT/District 150 Annual Chess Tournament Planned * Hines Students Preparing Talents for "Believe in Me: A Tribute to Pam Hucal" * Early Childhood Department Plans 2nd Annual District Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza! * FAFSA Due by May 1st for Peoria Promise Students * Become a "SuperSaver" with Your Student * Donald M. Phares Award Nominations Being Accepted for Outstanding Educators * Nominations Open for PCCEC Awards * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Teachers: Everyday Hero Contest Open to all Students * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Applications Open for National Board Certification for Teachers * Saint Xavier University offers Teachers a Master of Arts in Administration with Type 75 * Education News * In the News

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  • April 13, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: District 150 to Participate in Tornado Warning System Test * Students Participate in District's First Vocabulary Bee * RHS WYSE Students Place at State * District 150 Students Honored with Prescott E. Bloom Award * Franklin Primary Turns Gym in to Living Museum * Mark Bills Holds 8th Annual Pint-Sized Hero Blood Drive * Arts in Education Spring Celebration Kicks of Monday * Join Hands, Help Children * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * PFT/District 150 Annual Chess Tournament Planned * Early Childhood Department Plans 2nd Annual District Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza! * FAFSA Due by May 1st for Peoria Promise Students * Donald M. Phares Award Nominations Being Accepted for Outstanding Educators * Nominations Open for PCCEC Awards * Community Foundation of Central Illinois Hosts Information Sessions on Grant Writing * IRTA Announces Grant Money for Special Classroom Projects * Teachers: Everyday Hero Contest Open to all Students * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Applications Open for National Board Certification for Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • March 23, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Parent/Teacher Conferences Scheduled for Next Week, Spring Break Follows * Three Peoria Public Schools Students Recognized with Lincoln Senior Award * PHS Lions Honored by Community as IHSA 3A Basketball State Champs * Caterpillar Donates “Tools of the Trade” To Students At Manual Academy * TJ Music Teacher Receives $1,000 "One Class at a Time" Grant from WHOI and CEFCU * Richwoods High School Welcomes Student Production of "Bye Bye Birdie" * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * Annual Kellar rummage Sale and Bake Sale Tomorrow * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * Early Childhood Department Plans 2nd Annual District Wide Early Childhood Fine Arts Extravaganza! * Jamieson School Selling Coupon Books to Benefit Students * Finalist for Peorian of the Year, Carl Cannon, Selects Peoria Public Schools Foundation as Award Recipient * Peoria Promise Deadlines Approaching for Seniors * Nominations Open for CHOI's Advocacy Awards * Teachers: Everyday Hero Contest Open to all Students * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Bradley University's Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling Offering Events * Education News * In the News

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  • March 16, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: PHS Lions Move on to Tomorrow's State Championship Game * Young Authors Winners Announced * AVID Students Look to Future, Prepare to Realize Dreams * Hines Primary School Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day * Parents Invited to Take Part in Grading Policy Survey * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * 2nd Annual Aspiring Leadership Academy Kicks-Off * Franklin Staff Member Challenges Jeopardy! * Finalist for Peorian of the Year, Carl Cannon, Selects Peoria Public Schools Foundation as Award Recipient * Peoria Promise Deadlines Approaching for Seniors * Nominations Open for CHOI's Advocacy Awards * Teachers: Everyday Hero Contest Open to all Students * Illinois Math and Science Partnership Awards Local Grant for Teacher Training * Bradley University's Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling Offering Events * Education News * In the News

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  • March 9, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Peoria City/County Health Department Reminds Families to "Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks" * RHS WYSE Academic Team Places Second at Sectional * WCTC Cosmetology Students Network in Chicago * Peoria Public Schools Hosts Workplace Skills Expo for STEP Program Students * Thomas Jefferson Primary holds 2012 “Coins for Kids” Fundraiser and Disability Awareness Event * Harrison Community Learning Students Celebrate Heart Awareness Month * Hines Primary Goes Blue * Franklin Primary Prepares to Rock the ISAT * Whittier Primary Adopted as 10th School for Look, Its My Book! Program * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * Finalist for Peorian of the Year, Carl Cannon, Selects Peoria Public Schools Foundation as Award Recipient * ACS Has Three Openings for Paid Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * Peoria Promise Deadlines Approaching for Seniors * Nominations Open for CHOI's Advocacy Awards * Bradley University's Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling Offering Events * Education News * In the News

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  • March 2, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: ISAT Testing Begins on Monday * Dig Deep, Reach High, Finish Strong! * Hines Primary Holds ISAT Kick-Off with Special Guest * Glen Oak Students Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday * Washington MathCounts! Team Headed to State this Weekend * Roosevelt Choirs Win Awards in the District Competition * Roosevelt Receives Authentic African Drum to Add to World Drumming Curriculum * Mark Bills 8th Graders Visit City Hall * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * 2nd Annual "Gearing Up For Kindergarten" Transition Fair Planned * Finalist for Peorian of the Year, Carl Cannon, Selects Peoria Public Schools Foundation as Award Recipient * ACS Has Three Openings for Paid Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * Peoria Promise Deadlines Approaching for Seniors * Nominations Open for CHOI's Advocacy Awards * Bradley University's Department of Leadership in Education, Human Services, and Counseling Offering Events * Education News * In the News

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  • February 24, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: High Schools Showcase Art, Talent and History Lessons in Black History Month Celebrations * Judge McDade Visits Calvin Coolidge * RHS Student Competes This Weekend in State Speech Finals * PHS Athletes Visit Hines Extended Care Students * Franklin Primary Honors its "Top Dog Readers" * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During Tonight's Game vs. PHS * Rolling Acres Middle School and Northmoor Primary Team Up for Joint School Carnival * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * PNC Awards Grant to OSF Pediatric School Program/D150 Classroom * PPS Foundation Scholarship Spotlight:Urban Forestry Scholarship * ACS Has Three Openings for Paid Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News

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  • February 17, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Charter Oak One of Sixteen Schools in Illinois Nominated for National Blue Ribbon School Award * High School Student Art Featured in Airport * Nine Students at Richwoods Selected to Participate in Student Researcher Day at the USDA on Thursday * MathCounts Competition Ends with Lindbergh on Top * PHS Raises Money for St. Jude with Staff Competition * Movie Night at Hines a Family Affair * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During February 24th Game vs. PHS * Rolling Acres Middle School and Northmoor Primary Team Up for Joint School Carnival * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * PPS Foundation Scholarship Spotlight: Colonel Joseph E. Bauwens Scholarship * ACS Has Three Openings for Paid Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * District 150 Teachers Invited to Participate in Reading Teacher or K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement Programs * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • February 10, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Record Number of Illinois Students Taking AP Exams and Posting Successful Scores * RHS WYSE Team Places First in Regional * RHS Teachers Win "One Class at a Time" Award for Cooking Up Success * Peoria Promise to Donate Michael Israel Painting to RHS in Memory of Charles "Chip" Chan * Hines Students Celebrate 100th Day of School * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During February 24th Game vs. PHS * Washington Gifted Invites Community to Visit School * PPS Foundation Scholarship Spotlight * ACS Has Three Openings for Paid Summer Internship at U of I College of Medicine - Peoria * Future Administrators Encouraged to Join Aspiring Leadership Academy * District 150 Teachers Invited to Participate in Reading Teacher or K-12 Reading Specialist Endorsement Programs * Horace Mann continues to accept applications for Lincoln Fellowship * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • February 3, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Four Peoria Public Schools Recognized with State Awards in 2011 * Peoria Public Schools To Participate in "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut" * Local Businesses Help Put PPS' Special Needs Students to Work * Hines Students Navigating Well With Compass Learning * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During February 24th Game vs. PHS * PPS Foundation Encourages Seniors to Take a Look at Available Scholarships * PNC Announces 29 Grants To Outstanding Area Teachers * Future Administrators Encouraged to Join Aspiring Leadership Academy * Horace Mann continues to accept applications for Lincoln Fellowship * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • January 27, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Students, Parents and PNC Volunteers Kick Off Early Childhood's New "Grow Up Great" Program * Congressman Schock Visits Trewyn * Lincoln Families Take Part in ISAT Preparation * Franklin, Hines and Other Schools Honor Students with a Peoria Rivermen Game * Irving Book Club Recognized for a "Passion for Reading" * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During February 24th Game vs. PHS * Application Deadline Extended for the PHS Preparatory School for the Arts * Nominations Sought for Illinois History Teacher of the Year * PPS Foundation Encourages Seniors to Take a Look at Available Scholarships * Horace Mann continues to accept applications for Lincoln Fellowship * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • January 20, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: Parents and Students Get a Glimpse of High School Courses and Student Life at PHS Curriculum Fair * Parents and Families Attend Second of Three Parent University Events Set for This School Year * Community Leaders Visit Woodruff, Show Support for Career and Technical Education * Peoria Women's Symphony Brings Puppets and Life Lessons to Students at Hines * Manual to Host Band Alumni Night During February 24th Game vs. PHS * Application Deadline Approaching for Richwoods International Baccalaureate Programme * Application Deadline Extended for the PHS Preparatory School for the Arts * Nominations Sought for Illinois History Teacher of the Year * Horace Mann continues to accept applications for Lincoln Fellowship * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • January 13, 2012

    IN THIS ISSUE: High School Curriculum Fairs Planned for Parents and Students * Second of Three Parent University Events to be Held * Application Process Open for Richwoods International Baccalaureate Programme * Application Deadline Extended for the PHS Preparatory School for the Arts * Glen Oak Teacher Wins One Class at a Time Grant * Thomas Jefferson Wins Glee's Give-A-Note Contest * Day Treatment Cafe Opens * Trewyn School Recognized by Hines Staff and Adopt-A-School Partner * Kellar Primary School Holiday Hallway Decorating Contest * Nominations Sought for Illinois History Teacher of the Year * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • December 16, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: Happy Holidays from Peoria Public Schools * High School Finals Scheduled for Next Week * KCSS to Hold First Graduation on Monday Morning * Application Process Open for Richwoods International Baccalaureate Programme * Application Deadline for Washington Gifted Slated for January 3rd High School * Curriculum Fairs Planned for Parents and Students * PCCI Gets SIG Updates from Manual, Peoria High * Mark Bills' Students Collect More Than 4,000 Canned Food Items * Education News * In the News

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  • December 9, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: PNC Gives a Helping Hand to Local Early Childhood Programs * Washington Gifted Middle School Shares Project and Time with Younger Students * Richwoods' Annual Madrigal Dinner is This Weekend * Calvin Coolidge Chorus Goes Caroling * Glen Oak Students Send Cards to Soldiers to Raise Spirits This Holiday Season * Middle Schools' Girls Basketball Season Ends, Mark Bills, Lincoln take the City Championships * WCTC Autobody Repair Program Holds Open House, Shows of Repaired Car * Lincoln Launches Avid With Parent/Student Social Event, Students Preparing for College * Committee and City of Peoria Launches PassportPeoria.org * Bill Gates Announces 2012 Scholarship Program for Low-Income Minority Students * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Bradley Offers Opportunities for District 150 Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • December 2, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: Finally, Back in the Black * Richwoods' Comeback Season Ends with Second Place Finish in Champaign * Richwoods to Host Annual Madrigal Dinner * WCTC Warms Up the Holidays * Manual JROTC Looking for Alumni Military Pictures * Mark Bills 8th Grade Works on Class Service Project * Mark Bills Holds Family Skate Night * Lincoln Prepares for AVID Kick-off * Hats Off to Hines' Helpers * Peoria Public Schools Foundation announces 21 Classroom Grant Recipients * Bill Gates Announces 2012 Scholarship Program for Low-Income Minority Students * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Bradley Offers Opportunities for District 150 Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • November 18, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: A Time for Thanksgiving * Richwoods Football Hopes to Spend the Holiday Weekend in Champaign * Students, Parents and Grandparents Galore * Counselors Hold Regular Meeting and Professional Development Event * Trewyn P.E. Teacher Wins WHOI and CEFCU "One Class at a Time" Award * Northmoor Celebrates National Recycling Day with a Big Payday * KCSS Holds First Student Celebration * Hines Third Grade Students Celebrate Veterans' Day with Retired Marine * Richwoods Grad Awarded Key to the City * Richwoods to Host Annual Madrigal Dinner * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Bradley Offers Opportunities for District 150 Teachers * Education News * In the News

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  • November 4, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend * Calvin Coolidge Middle School Has Much to Celebrate with Recent Release of AYP Results * Harrison Primary, Arts Community Celebrate Donated Sculptures and Other Art Installed at School * Bus Drivers Spend Parent/Teacher Conference Day in PBIS Training * Richwoods Health Sciences Visits Methodist Medical Center * One for Books at Hines Primary * Reading Buddies Kick-Off Events Complete, Buddies Now at Work * Plan to Help District 150 Increase Parental Involvement * Peoria Public Schools Teaming Up With Special Olympics of Illinois for Sports Competition Program * Give a Note to Thomas Jefferson * Richwoods to Host Annual Madrigal Dinner * Help Support Richwoods Soccer * D150 Teachers Eligible to Pre-Enroll in Bradley STEM Education Master's Cohort * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News * In the News

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  • October 29, 2011

    IN THIS ISSUE: Bradley University Receives $300,000 Grant to Assist District 150 with Full Service Community Schools * Woodrow Wilson Teacher Earns Math Award * Local Businesses and Organizations Ready to Help Increase Student Reading Skills * Plan to Help District 150 Increase Parental Involvement * Peoria Public Schools Teaming Up With Special Olympics of Illinois for Sports Competition Program *Give a Note to Thomas Jefferson * Peoria High Pride Team Helps Middle School Students Honor Former Calvin Coolidge Teacher With Community Service * Hines Students Participate in "Earth Day is Everyday 2011" * Richwoods to Host Annual Madrigal Dinner * PNC Accepting FirstGrant Applications for Creative Classroom Projects * Bradley University to Hold Graduate School Fair * D150 Teachers Eligible to Pre-Enroll in Bradley STEM Education Master's Cohort * IMSA Accepting New Student Applications * Education News

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