6:30 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Building Committee Meeting
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Policy Committee Meeting
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.
The annual 5Essentials survey is a diagnostic assessment of a school's culture and climate. It is designed to identify organizational strengths and areas of opportunity on the five essential factors that drive school improvement. The survey solicits teacher, parent and student feedback on five essential factors: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment and Ambitious Instruction.
Beginning Wednesday, September 5th, Peoria High School will dismiss students at 1:30 PM. This will occur every Wednesday through the school year to provide teachers with an opportunity to collaborate. Peoria High is proud to offer to a number of programs to our students every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30. Click "Read Full Story" for a complete list.
Illinois Central College’s TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program and Peoria Public Schools are hosting the 3rd Annual Peoria High School College and Career Fair. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Peoria High School, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The ETS College and Career Fair is designed to expose students to various educational institutions and professions in order to make critical connections and receive advice in making decisions for the future. Please click "read full story" for all the details.
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.
State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth surprised senior Destiny Wallace on Friday by naming her one of the Annie's Girls for 2018. The scholarship program, named in honor of Gordon-Booth's mother, Annie Jo Gordon, awards senior female students from each high school in the 92nd district a prom package underwriting the costs of dress, hair, makeup and nails, plus the opportunity to be mentored by a local professional woman. Annie's Girls mentors commit to building a one-on-one relationship with the high school girls, including a day of job shadowing.
Parents and Guardians: If you bring your child to school in the morning, please drop them off at the Atrium doors in the back parking lot. Please do not drop them off on North Street as that interferes with the buses.