6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM Policy Committee Meeting
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM District-wide Parent University @ Washington Gifted School
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM College Bound Peoria
1:50 PM - 11:00 PM District 150 Dash
On Saturday, October 10, 2015, District officials and school staff members at Peoria High School were notified that four students at Peoria High School were the victims of a violent crime. One student was fatally shot and three others sustained non-life threating injuries following what police are calling an apparent home invasion. The police investigation is on-going and police released Saturday afternoon that Peoria High School Freshman, 14-year-old Tommie Forest, is the victim that was killed. The three other victims are sophomores at Peoria High School. Three of the four victims, including Forest, are members of the Peoria High School football team. “Saturday's news is devastating for our District, students and staff,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat. “My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of these students and as a District, we will work diligently to provide the support that is needed for the individuals impacted within our schools.”
The first Peoria Public Schools App will launch in the Google Play and App Store on October 15th. Parents attending Parent University at Washington Gifted Middle School that night will get the first look and in-person training from Peoria Public Schools Director of Communications and Community Engagement, Chris Coplan.
In addition to launching the District's new app, other workshops will keep with the "launch" theme during October's Parent University at Washington Gifted Middle School on October 15th. The "BBQ and a Blast" event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a barbecue meal provided by Hickory River. Eighteen workshops are planned for participants to choose from and participate in three topics throughout the evening. Free childcare is provided for kindergarten through fourth grade students. Older students are also welcome and the program will recommend workshops for parents to attend with their pre-teen or teen.