5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Winter Concert @ Calvin Coolidge Middle School
7:45 AM - 8:15 AM PTO Meeting in the Library
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM District Vision & Hearing Rescreening
The Peoria Public Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fifth statewide 5Essential Survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From November 16 through January 16, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. While the survey is only required by ISBE every two years, Peoria Public Schools uses the survey as a measurement of its strategic plan and encourages all staff, parents and eligible students to complete it each year.
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.
Whittier Primary celebrated the Chicago Cubs World Series Title by 'Flying the W' Whittier style. Faculty and students, who wore their Cubs gear, made a W to honor the Cubs victory. Staff have made the photo into a banner and hope to get the autograph of Eureka native Ben Zobrist when he visits the Peoria area and hang it proudly in the school!
On Thursday November 3, Dr. Davison-Aviles read to kindergarten classes in English and Spanish as one of the culminating activities for their ELA story, The Tortilla Story.
Tuesday October 25 was declared Cubs Day at Whittier Primary School in honor of the Chicago Cubs first appearance in the World Series in 71 years. Students and staff were asked to wear Cubs apparel or colors for the day. Click on the link to see all the students dressed for Cubs Day.