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  • Superintendent Kherat presents her first State of the Schools Address

    Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat presented her first State of the Schools address on Wednesday morning, May 4, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. at the Peoria Civic Center. The address was hosted by the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by Commerce Bank, and was presented to an audience of more than 260 attendees, representing business, education and local organizations. Dr. Kherat highlighted some of the District's success stories, including Peoria Public Schools' celebration of diversity, two principals being named Illinois Principals' Association's Principal of the Year, Charter Oak Primary School's recent authorization of its International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and highlighted two graduates of the IB program at Richwoods that skipped a semester or more of college. Dr. Kherat shared what she believes are the District’s three "wicked" problems, including: District academic achievement and city trends Mental health of our students and city The District’s financial story She also reviewed potential solutions including Alignment Peoria and the District's roadmap to overcome the wicked problems. “To overcome these three wicked problems, we must all work in tandem on devising solutions,” said Superintendent Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat. “We must do things like we have never done before like aligning our efforts and resources. The collective impact will bring about a lasting, positive change and I believe it will allow us to go further as a community, faster. Alignment Peoria will assist in making a difference.” Click on this article to download Dr. Kherat's full speech.

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  • Summer program registration extended

    The Peoria Public Schools staff members are getting ready for summer! Following is a list of camps and summer school activities being offered throughout the District. In most cases, students have been invited to attend and parents have received letters and registration forms in the mail. Schools sent flyers home with students in grade levels with programs open to all students. Breakfast and lunch is included in all camps. The registration deadline for summer programs has been extended to Friday, April 29. If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact your child’s school office or call 309-672-6758.

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  • District CHOICE Program

    Each year, Peoria Public Schools families the opportunity to apply for consideration of a special placement in a school other than the school(s) assigned to the family's home address. For the 2016/2017 school year, the following special placements are available: • Special Programs • Boundary Waivers • CHOICE Schools (program no longer available to new students, starting in 2016) • NCLB CHOICE Schools (program no longer available to new students, starting in 2014) Students and their families have had the opportunity to apply for a special program, including Fine Arts Magnet programs at Roosevelt (5th - 8th grades) and Peoria High School (9th - 12th grades), the gifted program at Washington Gifted Middle School, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Richwoods High School. For these programs, students must be auditioned, tested and/or interviewed to be eligible. Auditions, testing and interviews took place during November, December, January and February for the 2016/2017 school year and all placements have been made.

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  • Volunteers needed for Comcast Cares Days at Peoria High School

    The Peoria Public Schools is teaming up with Comcast and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Peoria to put some sparkle and shine on the neighborhood surrounding Peoria High School, The Pride of the City. During Comcast Cares Days, Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 30, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., volunteers will be cleaning, trimming trees, repairing fences and performing other beautification projects on the areas surrounding Peoria High School, Peoria High School North and the Peoria High School Athletic Complex. We need volunteers! To sign up go to http://www.comcastinthecommunity.com and type 61604 in the address search box. When the Peoria Public Schools projects appear, click Volunteer on either April 26 or April 30. Lunch and beverages will be provided for volunteers both days. The Saturday, April 30 event will include activities for young children. Volunteers should dress prepared for outdoor work. In case of rain, volunteers will work on indoor projects at the school.

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