Fact of the Day: Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the United States after English. There are about 20 Million Spanish speakers in the US!
After Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center, the Dual Language Immersion class moved up to Whittier Primary School. The very first class is now in 3rd grade!
Fact of the Day: Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15th because it is the anniversary of the day Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua became independent in 1821!
Peoria Public Schools began our Dual Language Immersion Program 6 years ago at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center! Native Spanish and native English speakers learn both languages in the SAME class at the SAME time!
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The 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is Latinos: Driving Prosperity, Power, and Progress in America.
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month from Peoria Public Schools!
We'll be sharing fun facts and sentiments from students throughout the month!
Learning meets fun at the Fall Break Learning Session! Register at psd150.org/fall by Sept. 15.
Don't forget to register for the Fall Break Learning Session at psd150.org/fall by September 15th!
PPS's Fall Break Learning Session will be held from October 9-13 (the first week of fall break) with meals and transportation provided! Register at www.psd150.org/fall
by Sept. 15!
Happy Labor Day!
All PPS schools and offices are closed on 9/4.
After serving as Peoria High School's principal for the last 7 years, Dr. Annette Coleman is PPS's new Director of Community-Based Social-Emotional Learning! Mr. Shaun McGinnes is taking over as principal at PHS.
From practicing in a backyard in 2015 to performing for sold-out audiences in 2023, the student-led Hawley Wild Drama Club is an amazing example of what PPS students are capable of when they set their minds to it!
Thank you to the Peoria Fire Department, Afro-American Fire Fighters Association, Peoria Firefighters Local 50, the Park District, and Product of the Project for getting our students ready for school by giving out hundreds of supplies at their Back-To-School events. The school year is off to a great start because of your investment!
FREE Legal Workshop this Saturday, August 19th from 12PM-1PM at The WrapAround Center. Get FREE legal help from Peoria Attorney Yolanda Riley for cases related to family law, expungement/sealing, orders of protection, landlord/tenant negotiations, guardianship of minors, and more!
RSVP by calling Kelly at 309-282-1919!
Happy first day back, students! It was a great start to a remarkable new school year! 🥳
Welcome back, teachers! Our remarkable PPS teachers are back together for the 23-24 school year! They can't wait to see our amazing students tomorrow for a remarkable school year!
Congratulations to PPS board member Martha Ross and Superintendent Dr. Kherat for being awarded the 2023 Black History 365(BH365) Curriculum Champion for Change of the Year!
PPS is proud to offer a comprehensive understanding of history to our students!
Protect yourself from the heat!☀️ Reminder that the Peoria Police Station lobby and all Peoria Fire Department Fire Stations are available as cooling centers!
Congratulations to Peoria High Performing School of the Arts senior Jesus Reyes and recent graduate Claire Cox for winning the Peoria Sky Art Competition! Their artwork will be displayed on a City billboard for one year.
Check out Claire’s billboard across from the Knoxville and Lake St. intersection. Jesus’s mural is located at 116 Lourdes Street in Metamora.
This year's Backpack Peoria, hosted by Dream Center Peoria, is Saturday. July 29th from 9am - Noon!
Join us for FREE back-to-school supplies, haircuts, medical & dental exams, food, uniform gift cards, and MORE!
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Child must be present.