8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MathCounts
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM School House Open - PPS Foundation mini-golf/pub crawl event
Peoria Public Schools is pleased to announce a new partnership with Illinois Central College. The D2 diploma/degree pilot program will provide an opportunity for students to earn their high school diploma at the same time they earn an Associate of Arts degree.
The 5Essentials Survey for parents, teachers and students are now open and will remain open until February 15, 2019 and are accessible at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois The annual 5Essentials survey is a diagnostic assessment of a school's culture and climate. It is designed to identify organizational strengths and areas of opportunity on the five essential factors that drive school improvement.
Community Contribution Award recipient Laraine Bryson’s passion for public education comes naturally. Decades ago her grandmother taught in a one-room school houses in Kentucky and Ohio. Bryson has long advocated for public education in Peoria, first as a teacher and now as an attorney and executive director of the Tri-County Urban League. Currently she serves as vice president of Align Peoria and as a member of its Reading Tactic team. Through her service on numerous boards and committees, Bryson influences central Illinois quality of life in areas like education, diversity, economic development and health. Her involvement includes serving Illinois Business Financial Services, University of Illinois Medical School community advisory committee, Bradley University Education and Health Sciences advisory committee and Tri-County River Valley Development Authority and many more. Tri-County Urban League offers after-school tutoring, weekly Girls Who Code meetings, Tomorrow’s Scientists, Technicians and Managers Program (TSTM) program for high school students, GED adult literacy classes and job-training programs. Director of Grants and Innovation Dr. Susan Grzanich presented the award.
This week a team won the Remarkable Spirit Award for the first time. Occupational Therapist Danielle Walker, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants Molly Reeser and Brooke Riley comprise The Self-Regulation Team from Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School.
Kindergarten through fifth grade students learned about a variety of career areas as Alignment Peoria's College and Career Awareness K-5 program began its tour of schools last week.
Thomas Jefferson Primary School teacher McKenna Harless was awarded a WHOI-TV One Class at a Time $1,000 grant today. Harless teaches pre-K and kindergarten students with severe and profound special needs. The story will air Wednesday, October 10 at 5:30 and 10 p.m. Congratulations, McKenna Harless!