4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Employee Coffee with the Superintendent
The Peoria Public Schools grading committee met in the spring of 2017 to discuss the changed grading procedures and what might need adjusted based on student, parent, teacher and administrator feedback. The Superintendent of Schools approved the changes as they reflect a focus on continuous learning and growth. Click "read full story" for all the details.
All incoming 9th grade students must have an updated physical and immunization record and all 12th grade students must also have proof of their updated immunization prior to the first day of school, August 16. Copies of health records may be given to the nurse in our main office. On August 16th all 9th/12th grade students will be sent home without proof of shots/physicals or official appointment card scheduled within 30 calendar days.
Civil rights activist The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. visited Peoria High School juniors and seniors on May 12. Jackson’s speech, presented in the auditorium, aimed to motivate students to be present and active in school, to register to vote and to pursue educational opportunities to prepare for the jobs of the future.
The Hult Center for Healthy Living commissioned Peoria High School Preparatory School for the Arts (PSA) visual arts students to create paintings for the center’s new board and conference room. The paintings, reflecting the center’s four pillars of service – Mental Health programs, Senior programs, Youth Education programs and Cancer programs – were created by teams of students and presented to the board in May.
It was the first state football appearance for Peoria High School since 1988 when the team brought home a 2nd place trophy. On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the Lions earned its first championship trophy to sit beside it. In a 62-48 win over Vernon Hills, the team improved to and ended their season at 13-1. PHS broke several records throughout the championship game, including total points scored in a championship game. The Lions also earned many other awards this year, including: Big 12 Conference champs; Head Coach Tim Thornton named Athletico Coach of the Year; and senior Kendrick Green and junior Coran Taylor named to Illinois Football Coaches Association All-State Team. The community helped the team celebrate with a parade, led by Peoria Police and Fire, followed by a ceremony at Peoria High School on Sunday afternoon.
Peoria High head football coach Tim Thornton was named the 4th Annual Athletico Coach of the Year Award winner. Coach Thornton was selected on criteria surrounding community involvement, sportsmanship, coaching success, and classroom involvement. He was chosen from a field of over 190 coaches from 9 different states. He will be honored before the Big 12 Championship game on December 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Congratulations Coach! You truly are the Pride of the City.
Students and Parents - the eligibility booster for GP3 begins on Monday April 4th and runs through Friday, April 28th. Criteria for the booster are listed under "All School Eligibility" in the Site Shorcuts Sections of the web page. (Half way down on the right)