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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 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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  • Pete the Cat and much more planned for 2016 Kindergarten Fair

    The 2016 Kindergarten Transition Fair will be held Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Woodruff Career and Technical Center (WCTC), 1800 NE Perry in Peoria. Transportation for families attending the fair will begin at 8:30 a.m. from Harrison Community Learning Center, Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Center and Sterling Middle School. The Kindergarten Transition Fair will give families an opportunity to register their kindergarten student, meet their school principal and teachers. In addition, the Peoria County Health Department will be available to access birth certificates and make appointments for immunizations. Families can download the registration packet and get started filling it out before they attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge. The lunch will be prepared by the WCTC Culinary Arts program. Kindergarten students also can get free haircuts and have their nails painted by WCTC Cosmetology students. Entertainment also will include face painting, a petting zoo, a photo booth and a special appearance by Pete the Cat.

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