8:00 AM Basketball - Sophomore - Boys
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTO Council Meeting
The Peoria High School Senior Buddies program was created to advance the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiative of Peoria High School and Peoria Public Schools. According to PHS Assistant Principal Devon Hawks, data shows that students learn best from peers and that students grow by being an example to others. “With that data in mind, we chose to partner PHS seniors with incoming freshmen. We hope the freshmen can learn from the seniors and the seniors grow as they mentor the freshmen.”
Peoria Promise is a college tuition reimbursement program for City of Peoria high school graduates to further their education at Illinois Central College. 50% to 100% tuition reimbursement is available to all eligible applicants. Percentage is based primarily on financial need as reported on the FAFSA application. The Peoria Promise Application opens February 1 through May 1, 2018 for enrollment in the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 school year. For more information, to check eligibility and to enroll , visit our website www.peoriapromise.org
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Gamma Rho Chapter has chosen Ms. Edmonson’s class to adopt for their national program Operation Big Book Bag. This national program consists of the sorority’s members collecting school supply items such as: notebook paper, pens, pencils, glue sticks, rulers, thesauri, dictionaries, and many other supplies needed. The other component to the program consists of mentoring and tutoring provided to the students. The overall goal of Operation Big Book Bag is to provide students with reference materials and the necessary tools to effectively meet the educational needs of students. These supplies will be delivered on February 9th.
Three Peoria Public School teachers, including Peoria High School dance teacher Mrs. Debra Redington, have been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award and now need the community’s support via online comments to support the nomination.
Peoria High's Pride Library, in conjunction with the Peoria Public Library, is offering an after-school program in coding. Coding is writing the computer language that creates all the things on the computer, including video games. President Obama said, "Don't just play on your phone, program it." Click on "read full story" for all the details.
February is Black History Month and here at the Pride of the city, we have several wonderful activities to show pride in your heritage and culture. This year we have a Black History Month assembly, a Family Showcase with food and a living museum, and several more activities. Click on "read full story" for all the details.
Illinois Math Academy and Carver Center are planning a SAT/ACT test prep class In January and February. College-bound juniors and seniors will be able to take timed practice tests and receive individualized instruction to maximize their test scores. Up your chances to be accepted to college and consideration for scholarships. For information, contact Illinois Math Academy, 309/839-0722 or Carver Center, 309/692-8888.
On Friday, December 1st, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association recognized the storied history of the coaches and athletes of Peoria High Boys Basketball teams. The IBCA honored one of just a few Illinois High School boys basketball programs that have surpassed the 1500 victory plateau making the Lions one of the premier boys programs in the state. Peoria HS Boys Basketball total of 1795 wins is the 6th on the all-time list of victories in Illinois. Peoria High has finished in the Final 4 a total of 14 times, including a record 9 championship appearances. The Lions have won the Illinois State Championship 5 times. Thank you to all Lion basketball players. You make Peoria High School the Pride of the City.
Parents and Guardians: If you bring your child to school in the morning, please drop them off at the Atrium doors in the back parking lot. Please do not drop them off on North Street as that interferes with the buses.