4:30 PM - 6:00 PM School Start Times Committee Meeting
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM KCSS mid-year graduation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Building Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Policy Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM New Year's Day - offices closed
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Parent Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Faculty Institute
The 5Essentials survey for students and teachers will be available Tuesday, December 11. The teacher, student and parent surveys 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.
Parent information meetings for Peoria Public School Online Academy will be held December 10, December 12, December 18 and January 4. Peoria Public Schools Online Academy, offering virtual learning coursework, will launch in January 2019. Through Online Academy, Peoria Public School middle and secondary coursework will be available online to current Peoria Public School students and to home-schooled students, students enrolled in parochial or private schools and even to students residing outside the district’s geographical boundaries.
Each week over 70 Peoria students, many from Roosevelt Magnet School, Trewyn School and Harrison Community Learning Center, gather after school at Southside Mission for tutoring and recreational activities. The program is coordinated by Gigi Gibson, children and youth ministry supervisor and this week's recipient of the Community Contribution Award. The Children and Youth Ministry program includes winter basketball and other sports for students ages 6 to 18, a youth orchestra and a summer day camp. Gibson's team also tutors students both in the after school program and during in-school visits.
Peoria Public Schools will be bursting with song during December with winter choral, band and orchestra concerts; community choir tours and Madrigal Dinners. On Thursday, December 6, the Manual Academy Choir, directed by Ann Guthrie, will spread holiday cheer to three senior care facilities and to the staff at Peoria Public School Administration Building. The choir will perform for residents at Southside Manor Apartments, Courtyard Estates and Sharon Woods Care Center. The Peoria High School Preparatory School for the Arts (PSA) Orchestra, directed by Jason Warner, will take their music to the community with performances on December 11 at Friendship House, The Dream Center. Children's Home and Crittenton Center.
The Peoria Public Schools strives to keep schools open for students during the year. In times of inclement weather – primarily snow, ice or extreme cold – the decision to open or close the schools is based on current and anticipated weather and road conditions that will affect families during school hours.
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.