Peoria Public Schools has instituted a device check-out program for Remote Learning. So far, more than 4,000 devices have been delivered to students and families since March 30. NEW AS OF APRIL 14: If you have not requested a device yet, please call the front office your student's school between the hours of 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The front office staff will fill out the request form for you.
For the third consecutive year, Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Restaurant Management team placed first in the state at the Illinois Restaurant Association ProStart competition on Saturday, March 7 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The WCTC Culinary team placed third in the state.
College may not be the best choice for every high school student. Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) programs and Principal Kuhn were recently featured on HOIABC.
Ten Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Criminal Justice students visited Western Illinois University (WIU) in November for an open house of its School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Students attended seminars by WIU faculty and former law enforcement officers from throughout Illinois. Students learned about courses in finger printing, blood splatter, detecting deception, cyber crime tracking, accident reconstruction and K-9 investigation. Students participating in the field trip who choose to attend WIU in fall 2020 will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Peoria Magazine's October issue -- The Restaurant Life -- focuses on food and dining including a three-page article on the Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Culinary Arts program.
Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) Construction Trade students recently built Little Free Libraries which are installed at every Peoria Public School building with kindergarten - 4th grade classrooms. Members of the public can fill the sturdy containers with children's books. The effort is part of the district's focus on helping every student read at grade level by grade 3, a significant indicator of academic success and high school graduation.
Between the retirement of baby boomers and public investment in deteriorating infrastructure, jobs at public utility companies like Illinois American Water (IAW) will be plentiful in coming decades. Nationwide, about 70 percent of the municipal water company workforce is approaching retirement. Last week, a dozen Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC) construction trade seniors toured IAW facilities to learn more about the skills necessary to qualify for internships and entry level positions at municipal water companies and the process to apply.