The Remarkable Times

October 16, 2020

  • Physical therapy helps students gain access to a fuller school experience

    October is Physical Therapy Month. Within the school environment, physical therapy is intended to help students with disabilities gain full access to the educational experience. Approximately 175 PPS students receive direct physical therapy or physical therapy consultation.

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  • Additional state grant builds on PPS summer youth employment initiatives

    Peoria Public Schools received a $669,552 Illinois Community Youth Investment Program (CYEP) grant to help 142 Woodruff Career and Technical Students (WCTC) attain summer short-term employment, targeted and industry-linked long-term employment and industry-linked career development opportunities. The one-year grant can potentially be renewed for two additional years. The grants were announced Tuesday morning by Illinois State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth, PPS Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, PPS Innovation and Grants Officer and WCTC Director, Dr. Susan Grzanich, and WCTC Principal Michael Kuhn.

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  • Dual-language classes celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Peoria Public Schools currently has 341 enrolled in its kindergarten through grade 6 dual-language programs, presenting instruction in English and Spanish, at Lincoln K-8, Harrison Community Learning Center, Glen Oak Community Learning Center, Whittier Primary School and Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Learning Center. These students attend in-person school Monday through Thursday and on Friday work on project-based online learning with teachers.

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  • Community service keeps MHS Army JROTC busy during pandemic months

    Community service projects and bringing positive change to Peoria’s southside have kept Manual High School Army JROTC cadets busy during the pandemic. Recently, they joined the volunteer Illinois Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program. The cadets picked up trash around the school grounds and their two-mile stretch of Illinois Route 116 (Lincoln Ave.)

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  • Important reminders

    The coming weeks will be busy - here is a list of reminders.

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