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  • D2 Parent informational meetings being held this week!

    The D2 Program is a cutting edge academic opportunity for PPS high school students. A student enters the program their junior year and, upon successful completion, graduates high school with a diploma AND an Associate Degree from Illinois Central College. Find out more this week!

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  • In-person or Virtual STEM Classes offered to PPS 4th-12th graders through DAPCEP program!

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  • Boundary Waiver application window for 2022-2023 closes this week

    The window to submit a boundary waiver application is from Monday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Jan. 29. Please click here for more information or to complete an application today.

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  • PPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Jan. 18

    Peoria Public Schools will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the district administration building.

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  • Updated COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

    Upon receiving additional information and guidance from our local health department, effective January 13, Peoria Public Schools will transition to adopting 5-day isolation and quarantine recommendations. These recommendations will apply to most staff and students in Peoria Public Schools.

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Superintendent's Blog

  • Uplifting Message

    Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 12/16/2021 9:00:00 AM

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  • Congratulations to Jorge Carballido on his retirement from 30+ years of teaching in PPS!

    Posted by Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat on 12/15/2021 12:00:00 PM
    I want to celebrate the retirement of Knoxville Center for Student Success teacher Jorge Carballido in his final week of teaching in Peoria Public Schools.
     
    He has been an amazing and caring educator. When I think of Mr. Carballido, I think of loyalty, dedication and so much more. I thank you for your over 33 years of service to PPS’ students and families. 
     
    Please read this note Mr. Carballido sent to me this week.

     

    Good morning Dr. Kherat,
     
    As I approach my retirement this Friday, I wanted to reach out to you to thank you for everything you have done for me and our district over the years.
     
    Of my 33+ years in education, 30 of those years have been spent here in Peoria schools. When I reflect on this journey, it is bittersweet. I do look forward to the next chapter of life, but will miss the many friendships and acquaintances that I have made while working in our schools. This includes you. 
     
    We worked together as colleagues years ago, and I have appreciated the support that you have given me in my educational career. 
     
    I have zero regrets for choosing to spend the majority of my career educating our students here in the city of Peoria. 
     
    It has been challenging, yet so incredibly rewarding to know that we do make a difference in the lives of our kids by providing them with something that can never be taken away from them - a quality education.  
     
    As you know, the district if filled with tremendous teachers and staff that do unbelievable things with our kids and their families. I continue to be impressed!
     
    I wish you nothing but the best for you, your family, and the entire district. I am proud to have served with you these many years and have appreciated your leadership.
     
    Once again, THANK YOU!
     
    Jorge Carballido
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