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  • Peoria Public Schools celebrate Principal Appreciation Week

    Join Dr. Grenita Lathan and District 150 administration in celebrating Principal Appreciation Week, October 19 – 25. “Our Principals and Assistant Principals have the awesome responsibility, at the same time face daunting challenges as they go about setting a dynamic culture within their school, while meeting the needs of their staff members and their students. I could not be more proud of the outstanding work they do,” says Dr. Lathan. Dr. Lathan will spend Wednesday visiting each building in the District to personally express her appreciation to the District’s 27 Principals and 32 Assistant Principals. Tell us why your Principal and Assistant Principal are Remarkable! Students, parents, grandparents and staff members are encouraged to express their appreciation for their Principal and Assistant Principal by posting on the District Facebook page or through Twitter by sending a tweet to @peoria150. We will highlight the most memorable appreciations in Friday’s Remarkable Times.

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    Charter Oak and Trewyn K-8 work toward IB PYP authorization

    When students in two Trewyn K-8 4th-grade classrooms were discussing healthy choices, one class focused on food options and another on exercise, dance and movement. Unlike many schools, the different focus was not the choice of the teachers, but was guided by questions the students were asking. In the language of International Baccalaureate (IB), the students were being “Inquirers,” one of ten attributes in the IB learner profile, and says Trewyn IB coordinator, Stacy Krei , the foundation of the IB programme. Trewyn K-8 and Charter Oak Primary School are in the final phase of the multi-year authorization process for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The two schools submitted their applications on October 1. Following a three-day visit by an authorization committee next spring, final authorization may be granted in the summer of 2015. Currently, over 400 schools in the U.S. offer the IB PYP. In Illinois, there are nine IB PYP schools, eight in Chicago and one in Springfield. District 150 offers the IB diploma, a two-year high school program, through Richwoods High School, and Mark Bills and Sterling Middle Schools are authorized IB middle schools (MYP - Middle Years Programmes).

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