Headlines & Features

  • District seeks feedback on proposed school day schedule

    Peoria Public Schools is proposing the following starting/dismissal times as a way to align school starting times with research that indicates older students fare better with later start times -- and also to balance the transportation budget without minimizing services to students and families.

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  • RSVP for Parent University on Feb. 16 at the Riverplex

    Calvin Coolidge Middle School and Whittier School are the host schools for Peoria Public Schools' February Parent University event at the RiverPlex Recreation and Wellness Center (600 Northeast Water Street, Peoria, IL 61603). The theme for the Thursday, February 16th (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) will be "Fitness and Wellness. RSVPs are required for each family that wishes to attend. Just visit www.peoriapublicschools.org/rsvp by Tuesday, February 14th at noon.

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  • February Paw Print Newsletter

    Please read the Paw Print Newsletter for important information and upcoming events.

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  • Earning Points While Eating Lunch

    Whittier started a new initiative the second semester in the cafeteria to improve the noise level of the student conversations. Each classroom has received a ten-frame that hangs next to their table and is attempting to earn points by talking at an appropriate level. Each class can earn incentives for their classroom by filling their ten-frame. After two weeks all classes were able to complete their ten-frame.

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  • New Tradition Begins

    Whittier Primary School started a new tradition on Monday January 23. The first weekly assembly began bringing the students together to celebrate student and teacher successes. Over 60 students and teachers were recognized during our first assembly and look forward to celebrating more student successes every Monday. Click on the link to see photos of the first morning meeting.

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  • Snow is falling and books are calling....

    During the week of January 9-13, Peoria Public Schools issues a challenge for all students to read as many books as possible and take AR tests. After the week, Whittier Primary finished in first place ahead of all primary schools. Katsumi Engel finished in 4th place, and Isabel Lynn finished in 5th place in the individual student competition.

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  • Bradley Field Day

    On Friday November 18, Whittier Primary Students, Staff, and family members attended the Bradley Field Day event. The students had the opportunity to watch the women's basketball team play Detroit University.

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  • Grandparent's Day

    On Monday November 14, Whittier Primary School celebrated Grandparent's Day with a breakfast and activities in the child's classroom. It was a great day for all involved.

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  • 2nd Grade Students make Solar Ovens

    Mrs. McCready's 2nd Grade students created solar ovens to make s'mores. The students used the school park to set up their solar kitchen and had a great time.

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  • Engineering Experience for 3rd and 4th Grade Students

    On Friday November 4, Bradley Engineering students visited the 3rd and 4th grade students and performed experiments. The students performed an acid/base experiment; painted with Phenolphthalein solution, which is a colorless indicator until it reacts with a base; performed a Wint-O-Green Life Saver experiment; and had a short presentation on the different types of engineering careers.

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    It is our goal to see every student in every class, everyday! Help us meet our school attendance goal.

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    Normal Hours of Operation:

    School Hour:

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


    8:15 AM - 3:45 PM

    Early Release (Sip Days):

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Office Hours: Phones are not answered after buses have delivered all students.

    7:30 AM - 4:15 PM


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