5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee
Peoria Public Schools annually recognizes someone from every facet of our organization that contributes something remarkable every day to our students, our schools and our District. For certified staff members, this recognition continues to be in the form of the Donald M. Phares Award. In addition, other employee types and volunteers are recognized. Applications are now available to nominate your choice for our District's most remarkable custodian, nurse, teacher, volunteer, secretary, principal, team or administrator. The application deadline is Friday, April 15th at 4:00 p.m. All nominations should be returned to the Administration Building. Nominations can be made in seven categories.
The theme for the upcoming Parent University will focus around healthy relationships. Parent University will take place at Charter Oak Primary School (5221 W Timberedge Dr) on Thursday, February 18th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All District parents and guardians are invited and encouraged to attend! For our students to be successful in school, they must be supported with healthy relationships – including at home, in the classroom, for older students – dating, and everywhere in between. Relationships are supposed to make both people feel happy. People should feel good about what happens when they are together. From building healthy relationships with teachers, to growing your relationship with your own children, we have many workshops for parents to explore next Thursday evening.
Parents, did you know Roosevelt Magnet School is returning to Magnet status starting with 5th grade for the 2016-2017 school year? We are looking for students interested in a strong focus on the arts during their middle school experience. Students will be able to spend extra time on choir, band, dance, drama, orchestra or the visual arts. Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10 and continuing through Tuesday, February 16, Roosevelt teachers will be visiting each school to audition interested fourth grade students. Current fifth through seventh grade students are also able to audition by setting up an appointment with an instructor from the student's area of interest. You can find more information by clicking on this story or by contacting Roosevelt Magnet School.
The Peoria Public Schools Board of Education named Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat the Superintendent at a special meeting on Tuesday night, January 26, 2016. The Board entered executive session at 5:00 p.m. to have a conversation with Dr. Desmoulin-Kherat prior to an official Board vote. At 6:30 p.m., the Board entered open session and Board Member Dan Adler made the following motion: “I move that the Board of Education of the City of Peoria Public School District 150 employ Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat as Superintendent of Schools contingent upon approval of a Superintendent Contract to be agreed-upon between the Board and Dr. Desmoulin-Kherat, which contract shall be effective on January 27, 2016 and have a duration of at least three years. All other terms of the Interim Superintendent Employment Agreement between the Board and Dr. Desmoulin-Kherat dated July 14, 2015 shall remain in effect until the new contract is approved.”
Peoria Public Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the fourth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From January 11 through March 11, teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 20-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation. School-level reports will be generated if at least 50 percent of parents respond to the survey. These reports will display summary information, such as the percent of parents agreeing that they feel comfortable raising concerns to their child’s teacher.