2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Calvin Coolidge Middle School ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Board of Education Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM District-wide Parent University
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM R.A.W. Talent Open Mic Night
This year the Peoria Public Schools is spotlighting student attendance. For your student to be successful, it is important at every grade level that he/she be at school and in class every day. Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. Poor attendance can influence whether students read proficiently by the end of third grade. By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism (defined as 10% of the school year or 18 days) becomes the leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. Attendance matters as all absences count, both excused and unexcused. Being at school every day is important for your student to progress through primary, middle and high school. When students improve their attendance, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. In addition, increased student attendance equates to additional state revenue for the district.
SListeners of ESPN 96.5 FM, 98.5 KISSFM, 99.9 WWCT and 101.1 JACKFM plus customers and employees of Peoria Wal-Mart stores, Northwoods Mall and Green Chevrolet stepped up to meet the Stuff-A-Bus school supply challenge. The generous response of the Peoria community generated bins full of notebooks, crayons, glue, scissors, markers, folders and much more for Peoria Public School students.
Methodist College donated nearly $100,000 of technological equipment and office furniture to the Peoria Public Schools in July, as part of the college’s move to a new campus on Peoria’s northwest side. According to Methodist College president Dr. Kimberly A. Johnson, the college determined it would be more cost-effective to install new state-of-the-art technological equipment at their new facility rather than move existing equipment, even though the existing equipment still had many years of useful working life.
Congratulations to the 2016 Those Who Excel nominees and winners! Watch the videos!