Headlines & Features

  • Disability Awareness Week

    This week is Disability Awareness Week at Whittier Primary School. The students are going to learn about all types of people and the importance of respecting all people. During the week, the students will participate in an assembly from Easter Seals, special activities in the classroom, and hear about different disabilities during morning announcements. Please ask your children about the activities and what they are learning.

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  • Whittier Chess Team

    On Saturday April 16, Whittier Primary's chess team competed in the Peoria High School Chess Tournament. The students competed well and represented the school in a positive way. Congratulations to Ms. Greer and the team.

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  • Kiwanis Whittier Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations to Peggy Davison, who was selected by her colleagues, as Kiwanis Whittier Teacher of the Year.

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  • District Choice Program

    Each year, Peoria Public Schools families are provided 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.Read Full Story »

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  • Student-Led Conferences and Parent Teacher Conferences

    On March 23 and March 24, Whittier Primary had Student-Led Conferences and Parent Teacher Conferences. Click on the link to learn more about the conferences.

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  • Criminal Justice Club at ICC Celebrates Kids

    Students from the Criminal Justice Club at Illinois Central College donated holiday baskets and help students with various Easter crafts. Whittier students really enjoyed having ICC students share these fun activities with them as well as listening to future opportunities at ICC.

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  • Kindergarten Family Event

    On Friday March 18, the Whittier Primary School Kindergarten teachers invited in their students and families for some family fun. The students brought in their families before school, showed off the classroom, had breakfast and did a craft with their family. There was a great turnout and enjoyable time for all involved.

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  • Updated Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

    Whittier Primary School is hosting a fundraiser for the LLS from 2/8/16-2/26/16. The event started with a kickoff assembly and honored one of our own students, who has battled Leukemia over the last few years. We have a goal of raising $1000 during the month. On Wednesday March 9, a finale assembly was held to reveal the total amount raised and other festivities.

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  • District Young Authors 2015-2016

    Congratulations to Bryson Pokarney, 4th grade student, who won the 3-4 grade division of the Young Authors Contest. Good luck in the state competition.

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  • New Health Requirements

    On January 25, 2016, the Board of Education approved an update to Board Policy 7:100, requiring physical and immunization compliance by the first day of school. Students not in compliance by the first day of school (August 17, 2016), will not be allowed to start the school year until all health documentation requirements are met.

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  • Hours of Operation:

    School Hour:

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


    8:15 AM - 3:45 PM

    Early Release (Sip Days):

    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Office Hours:

    7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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