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GRAND VIEW UNIV FALL DEAN'S LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachelle Mitchell   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:28
DES MOINES, Iowa. (January 7, 2015) - Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the Grand View University students Sarah Schmertmann of Bettendorf and Hunter Williams of Davenport and for the 2014 fall semester.

The students are named to the Dean's List for earning a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours of classes.

Grand View University, with an enrollment of approximately 2,300 students, is an independent, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Local students make Lewis University's Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathrynne Skonickia   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:18

ROMEOVILLE, IL (01/07/2015)(readMedia)-- Lewis University announces Dean's List honorees.These following students were among those honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for fall semester 2014.

Aaron Wilson of Rock Island (61201) was studying Sport Management at Lewis University.

Sean Lillis of Geneseo (61254) was studying Physics at Lewis University.

Julia Dawson of Moline (61265) was studying Radiation Therapy at Lewis University.

Jacob Dopler of East Moline (61244) was studying Finance at Lewis University.

Paige Gatter of Geneseo (61254) was studying Early Childhood Education Special Education at Lewis University.

To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 and with no "D" or "F" grades.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

 
Lewis University honors December 2014 graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kathrynne Skonickia   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 15:17

ROMEOVILLE, IL (01/07/2015)(readMedia)-- Lewis University honors over 500 undergraduate and graduate students at December 13-14 graduation in Romeoville, Ill.

Brady Seei of Geneseo (61254) graduated from Lewis University with a bachelor of science in Air Traffic Control Management.

Alexander Slaby of Davenport (52804) graduated from Lewis University with a bachelor of science in Marketing.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

 
Illinois High Schools Invited to Participate in Poetry Out Loud PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tracy White   
Thursday, 08 January 2015 08:55

Quad City Arts partners with the Illinois Arts Council inviting Illinois High Schools to participate in a free national program- Poetry Out Loud created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation

Poetry Out Loud has served as an inspiration for hundreds of thousands of students. Now entering its 10th year of national competition, POL has helped students to develop skills in public speaking, self-confidence, and poise while interpreting great poetry through memorization and performance.

POL may be implemented in the classroom or as an after school program in as little as 2 to 3 weeks and does not require full class periods. Students are only required to memorize and recite 2 poems at the school and regional level. This program also meets most of the NCTE English Language Arts Standards and Illinois English Language Arts Standards.

State Awards: Each winner at the state level will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip (with an adult chaperone) to Washington, DC, to compete at the National Finals. The state winner’s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. One runner-up in each state will receive $100; his or her school will receive $200 for the purchase of poetry books. National Awards: A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be given at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, including a $20,000 award for the National Champion.

Please call Poetry Out Loud Coordinator, Tracy Alan White at (563) 579-7630 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register. Tracy will provide any materials you will need, answer any questions you may have, and support you in implementing this program in your school. Other information and materials are available on the Poetry Out Loud website: www.poetryoutloud.org .

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

 
Great events this week at Pleasant Valley PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Beth Marsoun   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:23

It’s cold.  Don’t you want to do a story INSIDE?  Pleasant Valley Schools has some great INSIDE events going on this week.

HONORING STUDENTS FOR THE ARTS:  PTA REFLECTIONS AWARD CEREMONY

When: Thursday, January 8th 6:30pm

Where: Pleasant Valley High School Cafeteria

Why: Razzle, Dazzle!  From dance to art, students will show off their creative side at this year’s PTA Reflections Open House and Award Ceremony.  Reflections is a nationwide PTA initiative and contest to encourage students’ creative expression.  Students submitted entries in six categories in October:  dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts.  Since then, local judges have been looking at their work.  Thursday, the students will perform and find out who advances to state.  It’s a great chance to celebrate the arts!!!

More Info à  http://www.pta.org/programs/ArtsinEducation.cfm?navItemNumber=510

Really, if you don’t come, still watch some of these. Kids are amazing à  http://onevoice.pta.org/?p=4462

TEACHING THE ‘BRAD PITT’ OF THE FUTURE

When: Saturday, January 10th all day – Kids perform at 1:00; High Schoolers perform at 3:30.

Where: Pleasant Valley High School

Why: A Star will be born this Saturday at PVHS!  The Drama Club is having an all-day Children’s workshop.  High School thespians will teach the little ones how to act, dance, sing, stage fight and more!  It all culminates in what could be the first performance for the “next big thing” (a showcase at 1:00pm and don’t you want video and pictures of Brad Pitt’s first performance… this is your chance at that chance!)   After the showcase, the High Schoolers will perform a musical version of “Snow White.”  The play’s not the only thing; students learn how to work as a team, mentor younger students, and try something new!

More Info à  https://sites.google.com/a/student.pleasval.k12.ia.us/pvspartandrama/

Also a note from our Activities Director.  Your sports department has this information already, but you may also think it’s worth a news story!

Head Coach Steve Hillman earns his 100th career win tonight with a 64-28 victory over Burlington.

This link is an article Matt Coss (QC Times) wrote a about Coach Hillman in his battle with prostate cancer.

http://qctimes.com/sports/high-school/basketball/boys/cancer-puts-life-in-perspective-for-pv-coach/article_6546c0cb-73ed-5c3f-aa23-fed173a6d8b8.html

It really does put things in perspective…………………..

Thank you for keeping Coach Hillman in your thoughts and prayers!

 
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