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  • Click here to register for the Virtual Learning @ Home program for the 21-22 school year

    Peoria Public Schools is offering a Virtual Learning @ Home program for your student to learn using an online platform called Acellus. This is available for students in grades 2 thru 8 for the 21-22 school year. Click the link to apply!

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  • Peoria Grow Your Own seeks aspiring educators

    The Peoria Grow Your Own (GYO) initiative, coordinated by Trewyn School K-3 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teacher Linda Wilson, has helped dozens of local individuals continue their education, earn their teaching license and become outstanding public school teachers. The GYO program provides mentoring, academic and financial support and a cohort of fellow-aspiring educators of color. GYO graduates agree to teach for at least five years for Peoria Public Schools.

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  • Register for Online Academy AP Computer Science for grades 9 - 12

    Peoria Public Schools Online Academy is offering an AP Computer Science course for students in grades 9 - 12. The online course is offered in collaboration with the Illinois Math Academy through the Amazon Future Engineer program and uses AP-approved curriculum focused on Java programming.

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  • Peace of Mind Testing Schedule at the Administration Building

    PPS staff and students can receive COVID-19 testing at the Administration Building if they are not exhibiting COVID-like symptoms. Click here for the upcoming schedule for Peace of Mind testing.

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  • Peoria Public Schools COVID-19 Metrics

    Peoria Public Schools updates its COVID-19 metrics on a weekly basis to keep families and staff informed during the pandemic.

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Superintendent's Blog

  • A Message From Peoria Public Schools Condemning Hate Toward Asian and Pacific Islander communities

    Posted by THOMAS BRUCH on 3/28/2021 2:00:00 PM

    A message from Peoria Public Schools 

     

    I am devastated over the senseless acts of violence and hate toward the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Georgia and throughout the country. As the Superintendent of the largest school system in in the Peoria area, I strongly denounce this violence against our Asian and Pacific Islander community members. I am disheartened by the failure of recognition of our shared humanity. We hold the people and families impacted by these tragedies close to our hearts. 

     

    Our district and our lives are enriched and strengthened by the presence and contributions of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. We stand in solidarity and support of those who work every day to stop violence against them. I am committed to moving beyond statements of condemnation and toward harnessing the full power of our collective will to name and fight hate speech and violence in our district. 

     

    Below are several resources that are available as we work together to create the conditions at PPS so that every student feels a strong sense of belonging, a connection to caring adults, and receive the support needed so they are prepared to lead a more socially just world. 

     

    Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat 

    Superintendent 

     


    Reading- Asian American authors and books with video links

    Watching- How to Talk to Children About Asian American Identity and Racism, 

    IHI History of Anti Asian Hate

    Classroom resources- Asian American Mental Health Activity Book and Coloring Book 

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offers 6 Ways to Be an Ally.

    How to Support Asian American Colleagues Amid Anti-Asian Violence

    Reporting a Hate incident Hollerback Bystander Training 

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  • Dr. Kherat interview with the Illinois Association of School Administers

    Posted by THOMAS BRUCH on 2/9/2021 9:00:00 PM

    Read the interview with Peoria Public Schools superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat here: https://user-39430906818.cld.bz/LM-Feb-2021-lo

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