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  • 8th Grade Curriculum Fair

    Peoria High is holding a Curriculum for all 8th graders on Tuesday, January 24th in the Peoria High foyer. Come learn about all the exciting courses and activities that are available at the Pride of the City. Click "read full story" for more information.

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  • Thornton, Green named to Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame

    Two members of the Lions first state championship football team will be honored as Tri-County award winners. Tim Thornton and lineman Kendrick Green were named Tri-County male coach and athlete of the year by the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. Click "read full story" for a link to a TV report.

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  • Real Men Read!

    On Friday, December 16th, Peoria High Basketball Coach Dan Ruffin took several of his team member to Franklin Elementary School to share the enjoyment of reading with the children. Click "read full story" for pictures from the event.

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  • For Parents - 5 Essentials Survey

    Parents we are asking for your assistance in completing the Illinois 5 Essential Survey. The Illinois 5 Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Click "read full story" for more details and a direct link to the survey.

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  • Peoria High Career Center now open!

    The Greater Peoria Works program is offering a career center at Peoria High every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 in Room 236. The mission of the program is to develop an educated and motivated workforce of high-quality, work ready employees. This will result in attracting and retaining employers and employees for our region. Click on "read full story" for a list of future workshops.

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  • Coach Thornton wins another Coach of the Year Award

    Congratulations to Peoria High Head Football Coach Tim Thornton. Coach Thornton was selected as the Illinois Coach of the Year by Friday Night Football Magazine. FNF, circulation over 15,000, selects one coach per state annually as Coach of the Year. The Illinois winner for 2016 is the coach of the state champion 5A Peoria Lions, Tim Thornton. Congratulations Coach.

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  • Football Photos

    All football pictures on this web page are courtesy of TJones Photography. All of these photos and many more are available for purchase. There are pictures available from not only the championship game but the entire season as well. Click on "read full story" for a link to TJones Photography.

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  • LIons win IHSA Class 5A State Championship!

    It was the first state football appearance for Peoria High School since 1988 when the team brought home a 2nd place trophy. On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the Lions earned its first championship trophy to sit beside it. In a 62-48 win over Vernon Hills, the team improved to and ended their season at 13-1. PHS broke several records throughout the championship game, including total points scored in a championship game. The Lions also earned many other awards this year, including: Big 12 Conference champs; Head Coach Tim Thornton named Athletico Coach of the Year; and senior Kendrick Green and junior Coran Taylor named to Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State Team. The community helped the team celebrate with a parade, led by Peoria Police and Fire, followed by a ceremony at Peoria High School on Sunday afternoon.

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    PHS Lions defeat Morris to play for State Championship

    The Peoria High Lions (12-1) will face Vernon Hills on Saturday, November 26th at 10 a.m. for the IHSA Class 5A State Championship in Champaign after defeating Morris on November 19th 43-35 in the semi-finals. It's the first state championship appearance for the Lions since 1988.

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  • Coach of the Year

    Peoria High head football coach Tim Thornton was named the 4th Annual Athletico Coach of the Year Award winner. Coach Thornton was selected on criteria surrounding community involvement, sportsmanship, coaching success, and classroom involvement. He was chosen from a field of over 190 coaches from 9 different states. He will be honored before the Big 12 Championship game on December 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Congratulations Coach! You truly are the Pride of the City.

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  • Parents and Guardians - Report Cards for the 2nd grading period were handed out during Pride Time on Friday, January 13th. If your student did not get a copy, have them check with their Pride Time teacher or contact their counsleor.

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