9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Backpack Peoria at The Dream Center
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM School offices open
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM All-staff meeting Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum
12:00 AM Online enrollment closes
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PPS Foundation Uniform Fundraiser
Two foreign exchange students from Germany and Otto Lahdensivu, a foreign exchange student from Finland who attends Peoria High School, spoke to students about their experiences during Foreign Language Week in March. The students from Germany live with families in Crystal Lake and Huntley, Illinois. The event was sponsored by Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange programs.
State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth surprised senior Destiny Wallace on Friday by naming her one of the Annie's Girls for 2018. The scholarship program, named in honor of Gordon-Booth's mother, Annie Jo Gordon, awards senior female students from each high school in the 92nd district a prom package underwriting the costs of dress, hair, makeup and nails, plus the opportunity to be mentored by a local professional woman. Annie's Girls mentors commit to building a one-on-one relationship with the high school girls, including a day of job shadowing.
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.