9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Building Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Policy Committee Meeting - CANCELLED
6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Council
8:00 AM Robotics Competition
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Parent Teacher Advisory Committee Meeting
November 15 marks the tenth official statewide observance of School Board Members Day in Illinois. This is a great opportunity for Peoria Public Schools and our entire community to thank our school Board Members for their commitment in providing a local governance voice for education decisions.
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. The survey solicits teacher, parent and student feedback on five essential factors: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment and Ambitious Instruction.
Peoria Public School eighth-grade students will be offered the opportunity to audition for the Preparatory School for the Arts (PSA) at Peoria High School November 13 - 16. PSA performing arts faculty -- Jason Warner, orchestra; Maura Shepherd, band; Simon Webb, drama and choral; Alaina Rice, dance -- will visit each Peoria Public School middle school to conduct auditions. Visual arts faculty Joseph Orteza, Carmen Sanchez-Lorente and Xavier Tiernan will review portfolios of visual art students.
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!
Manual Academy’s new grandstand bleachers opened to the public on Monday, October 1. The Chicago Bears through the National Football League (NFL) Foundation Grassroots Program and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) provided a $50,000 grant to install the new Russell Field football grandstand bleachers.