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Week of January 16, 2017

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The REMARKABLE Times is a weekly publication of Peoria Public Schools highlighting news, events and celebrations throughout the District. The first publication was emailed and posted to the web on November 5, 2010. Each Tuesday, The REMARKABLE Times is sent to staff, parents and community members, reviewing the events of the previous week and preparing you for another remarkable week ahead.
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  • Richwoods alumni invited to celebrate first Winterfest

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  • 74 Mathletes compete in 25th Annual MathCounts

    The Steelers vs. Patriots or Packers vs. Falcons are not the only exciting competitions this weekend. From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 21, an equally intense and challenging, albeit less physical, competition will take over the cafeteria and classrooms at Lindbergh Middle School, 6327 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria when the Peoria Public Schools holds its 25th Annual MathCounts competition.

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  • High schools host curriculum fairs January 24, 25, 26

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  • WCTC Warrior Way Cafe opens for Thursday lunch

    The Warrior Way Cafe, a program of the Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Culinary Arts program, will open to the public for Thursday lunch beginning January 19, 2017. Cost for lunch, which includes an appetizer, entree, side dish and dessert is $5. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is available for dine-in or carry-out. Reservations are required. Join us on Thursday, January 19 to enjoy your choice of toasted ravioli with marinara sauce or Italian Wedding Soup; Chicken Alfredo with penne pasta and grilled veggies, and strawberry cheesecake. For reservations, please email: by noon Tuesday. The Warrior Way Cafe is located in room 131, next to the cafeteria.

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  • High school students prep for SAT test

    In April 2017, all Illinois students classified as 11th grade students in the second semester of the 2016-2017 school year will take the SAT or the DLM test. The SAT is now required by the state for a high school diploma. The DLM is a requirement for 11th grade students if it is part of their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). In previous years, students have been required to take the PARCC and/or ACT assessments to complete Illinois requirements for a high school diploma. Going forward, the SAT replaces the PARCC and ACT for grade 11 students. Peoria Public School teachers, counselors and interventionists are ensuring that current 2016-2017 juniors are aware of the change and are well-prepared to take the SAT.

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  • Visit the WCTC Salon and Barbershop

    The Woodruff Career and Technical Center Salon and Barber Shop is now open! Stop in and get a manicure, pedicure haircut, waxing, facial, hairstyle or braid done for an amazing price just in time for the upcoming holidays! All work is done exclusively by students. Click below to find out when the salon and barber shop will be accepting clients!

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  • Please take a moment to share your feedback via Annual 5Essentials Survey

    The Peoria Public Schools has joined 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 30 (extended from the 16th), students, teachers and parents are being asked to take a 20-minute or less 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. We must have a minimum of 20% of parents participate, and 50% of students and teachers participate, to receive results for each school.

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  • Peoria Public Library offers live homework help

    The Peoria Public Library offers free live online homework help every weekday from 3 to 10 p.m. Just log in with your Peoria Public Library card.

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  • Nominate your child's amazing teacher

    Recognize them for their accomplishments by entering a short essay about them and why they've made a difference. Nominating is as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Register or login 2. Fill out the registration form 3. Fill out the submission form and submit it. There will be a monthly winner chosen by a panel.Visit to submit your nomination!

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 Welcome to The REMARKABLE Times, a weekly publication of the Peoria Public Schools.

Since 2010, The REMARKABLE Times has shared compelling stories about the achievements, contributions and challenges of the District’s students, staff members and volunteers. The REMARKABLE Times also is a primary source of information about events of the upcoming week.

Among the goals guiding Peoria Public Schools is “Communication that builds understanding and enthusiasm.” The Remarkable Times is one way we strive to meet that goal. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or family member, a staff member, an interested community member or a central Illinois business leader, we invite you to sign up to receive The REMARKABLE Times each week in your email box and learn first-hand about the Remarkable things happening every day in the Peoria Public Schools.

The deadline for The REMARKABLE Times is noon each Monday. Each of the Peoria Public Schools has a key communicator who works with the principal and assistant principal to submit news to The REMARKABLE Times. The newsletter is emailed each week to parents, staff and community members.

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