6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Building Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Policy Committee Meeting
Come join us in the Peoria High Library on Monday, November 25th at 2:30 PM as PHS and PFLAG (Parents, Family, Friends of lesbians and Gays) welcome guest speaker Amy Orwig. Ms. Orwig is the President of the Peoria/Pekin chapter of PFLAG. All LGBTQ and Allies are invited to hear her speak on numerous issues facing LGBTQ in the Peoria area. Refreshments will be served.
Peoria High School counseling office won a $1,000 grant through Project Reach, a service project of the Illinois Association of College and Admission Counselors (IACAC). Project Reach is designed to provide school supplies, college counseling materials, financial support and other resources to Illinois high schools. Grant winners are chosen annually based on nominations from IACAC members.
Cross Country fans - the 2019 season will be here before you know it. Time to start making plans to travel to Peoria for 2 big races; First to the Finish (9/14) and the Peoria Invitational (10/5). Housing information is available for both races. Click "read full story" for links to more information.
A big Peoria High congratulations to Freshmen Academy AP Devon Hawks. She was recently named the new principal at Manual High School. Devon has done an excellent job as the leader of our freshmen academy and we're sure that excellence will follow her to Manual. Thank you Ms. Hawks for all your service to Peoria High. The Pride is very proud of you. Good luck.
Peoria High counselor Myskeshia Mitchell was recently named one of the 40 Under 40 leaders by InterBusiness Issues magazine. This award is given to top leaders under the age of 40 in the Greater Peoria area. Ms. Mitchell was recognized for her contributions to Peoria Public Schools as well as her volunteer work in the community. Please click on "read full story" for a link to the magazine article.
Two foreign exchange students from Germany and Otto Lahdensivu, a foreign exchange student from Finland who attends Peoria High School, spoke to students about their experiences during Foreign Language Week in March. The students from Germany live with families in Crystal Lake and Huntley, Illinois. The event was sponsored by Youth for Understanding Intercultural Exchange programs.
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.