It’s called the “summer slide”, but it has nothing to do with playground equipment. Rather, it refers to the slide in reading level and school achievement that can occur over the summer months when children are on vacation from classes. Unfortunately, it is most common in low income families and according to research published by Reading is Fundamental (RIF), “Students who lose reading ability over the summer rarely catch up. Over, time, this loss over the summer can add up to the equivalent of three years of reading loss by the end of fifth grade.”
Planning is underway for Food, Friends and Fun, the Peoria Public Schools Summer activity schedule. This summer, Peoria Public Schools and its food service provider, Sodexo, have teamed up to offer 14 summer food sites that offer free meals to any child 18 years old and younger at both District 150 buildings and community partner sites. In addition, children in the community will be fed a free nutritious breakfast and/or lunch at 30 other site, both district campus sites and community partner sites, for different summer camps. While most of those camps and activities are open to any students 18 years and younger in the community, the student must be pre-registered for the camp or activity.
Manual Academy administrators chose two students to represent the school at the annual Illinois Principals' Association Recognition Breakfast. The breakfast serves an an opportunity for school administrators to honor students who truly demonstrate the heart and soul of their school. Eric Cortez (Junior) and Logan Hills (8th Grade) were selected to represent Manual Academy based on their hard work, involvements, academic achievement, and most importantly their character and citizenship. Both serve as leaders within the school and its many organizations as well as role models in and out of the classroom. Students like these two young men make the educational process exciting and rewarding and Manual would like to thank them for embodying the true spirit of student leaders.
Did you know...
Since 2010, the State has shorted Peoria Public Schools $18,670,346? With the cumulative unfunded amount, the District's budget deficit would not exist this year.
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