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    Week of April 16, 2018
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  • Superintendent Desmoulin-Kherat to present State of the Schools address May 2

    Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat will present the annual State of the Schools address, An Innovative Future for Learning, at the Peoria Chamber of Commerce breakfast, Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table of eight. Reservations are due by April 24.

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  • A message from Chris Coplan, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

    Parents, staff, students and partners,, For the last ten years, I have had the best experience of my life! My position with Peoria Public Schools has allowed me to make great friends, participate in some amazing events, and witness substantial progress in our schools, due to the hard work and dedication of staff, volunteers and engaged parents. I have connected with stakeholders through Parentlink phone calls to your homes, via social media and email, and met many of you in person at meetings or events. I am so proud to have helped lead the upgrade of our district website, develop our PALs program and PTO Council, build multiple district strategic plans, plan graduation events at Bradley, oversee the boundary waiver process, and be involved in many other projects during my tenure, in addition to expanding our communication offerings.

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  • HS juniors and seniors: apply for the Mayor's 2018 Youth Program

    Applications are being accepted for the Mayor's 2018 Youth Program, an eight-week career pathway development and civic engagement program for Peoria Public School high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 16 and 18.

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  • A message from Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat

    At the April 9 Peoria Public School (PPS) Board of Education meeting, Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Derrick Booth shared the following information about 61605-zip code, the part of Peoria served by Trewyn School, Manual Academy, Roosevelt Magnet School and Harrison Community Learning Center.

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  • AppsCo student leaders travel to DC for #HouseOfCode

    Four Richwoods High School students will travel to Washington D.C. April 11 – 14, to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) #HouseOfCode, a celebration of student computer science achievement.

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  • 33rd Annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration kicks off Tuesday, April 16

    The 33rd Annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration opens Tuesday, April 16 at the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. Each weekday through May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. student groups from schools throughout central Illinois, including the Peoria Public Schools will perform and student visual artwork will be on display. Kellar Primary School will be the first PPS school to perform on Thursday, April 19.

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  • Three PPS students place at NSBE Technical Innovations conference

    Three Peoria Public School students placed in the Technical Innovation Competition, sponsored for the National Society of Black Engineers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andrew Conton, Peoria High School, and Roderick Bland and Cory Hightower of Richwoods High School won first place in the Poster Presentation portion and second place in the Oral Presentation portion for their project researching water purification. They competed against 400 pre-college Initiative teams from across the U.S. The five-day conference brings together 13,000 students and engineers. Their team was sponsored by the Central Illinois NSBE Chapter.

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  • PPS students attend ICAT conference

    Peoria Public School high school students participated in the Innovations in Construction, Asphalt and Transportation (ICAT) Women in Business Summit at the Caterpillar Visitors Center today. Students participated in a “Speed Dating” networking sessions with over 50 business representatives. The event provided opportunities for students to explore summer jobs offered by the firms represented at the conference.

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  • Informational meeting for Alpha Kappa Alpha Little Miss Pink and Green Ball

    The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. would like to invite girls between 10 and 13 years old to participate in a ten-week program. The program begins in May and will include fun educational activities and workshops promoting personal growth, self-confidence, community service and positive interaction with other pre-teens. The culmination of events will lead to the 2018 Little Miss Pink & Green Ball, which will be held in September.

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  • Visit Peoria Zoo for Kindergarten Round-Up

    Join Kindergarten Round Up at the Peoria Zoo Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Check-in, pick up registration material and enjoy the zoo with your rising kindergarten student. Each PPS primary school will host a School Spotlight Night the week of April 23 - 27, where families can then turn in their completed registration packet and tour the school, meet staff and the principal..

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  • Parents: make your physical and dental appointments for next school year

    The 2018-2019 begins on Wednesday, August 15. Students must have updated health records the first day of school.

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  • Get ready for summer reading

    PPS students in grades K-8 can participate in the 2018 Remarkable Readers Summer Raffle.

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  • JA seeks volunteer mentors for spring 2018

    Many children could benefit from Junior Achievement (JA) this spring in Peoria Public Schools, and they need you to serve as their mentor! JA volunteers come from all walks of life, sharing a message of hope and opportunity with every young person they reach. Junior Achievement serves students in kindergarten through high school, focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness in an age-appropriate way.

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  • STEM Day celebration features activities, NASA scientist

    The Bradley University Center for STEM Education, Peoria Riverfront Museum and Peoria Astronomical Society will host a STEM Day, Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Activities will be held on the Bradley University campus, the Riverfront Museum planetarium and the Northmoor Observatory at Donovan Park.

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  • Join our Remarkable Team! Teacher, guest teacher, bus driver positions available

    Peoria Public Schools is inviting candidates to apply for several open positions, including teachers, guest (sub) teachers, and bus drivers to help us finish out the school year strong!

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