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  • Watch the 35th Annual Patriotic Speech Contest

    5th-8th Grade students from each of the District's elementary schools competed in our 35th Annual Patriotic Speech Contest last month. After competing and winning their respective school events, the district's top competitors shared their speeches before judges and a large audience at the district office. Now you have the chance to watch the videos from the comfort of your own home. Click the article title above to watch the complete contests and learn more about the winners of each event.

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  • Are You Ready For Kindergarten?

    Families looking for details about what Kindergarten looks like in Peoria Unified should watch our virtual Kindergarten Live event. During Kinder Live, we are joined by one of our incredible kindergarten teachers who addressed a lot of frequently asked questions, including how to prep your child for kindergarten, what the first few days of school are like, when to expect more information and much more. The event is available on-demand at www.peoriaunified.org/kinderlive

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  • Kindergarten Enrollment Open Now

    Kindergarten registration is now underway for the 2022-23 school year at all 34 Peoria Unified elementary schools! Families can register their child by visiting the district’s website at peoriaunified.org/kindergarten or by visiting their neighborhood Peoria Unified school. Stay tuned as more information regarding Connect to Kindergarten events will be shared soon!

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  • Coyote Hills Elementary Student Wins Annual District Spelling Bee

    The Peoria Unified School District held their annual District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan. 27 where top spellers from across the district competed in front of their peers. The winner of this year’s Annual District Spelling Bee is Ethan Greenwood from Coyote Hills Elementary School. Greenwood won in the 12th round with the word “quinary.” 

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  • City of Peoria Honors Peoria Unified Young Artists

    Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and City Council members recently celebrated 22 young artists from the Peoria Unified School District, spanning kindergarten to eighth-grade, who participated in the 11th annual exhibition of the Mayor and Council’s Young Artists Program.

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  • Preschool Program Earns First-Place Award in Golden Bell Promise Program

    Peoria Unified’s partnership with Glendale Community College (GCC), offering a Preschool program as a part of their Early Childhood Education (ECE) Lab received a first-place award in the collaboration category for the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Golden Bell Promise Program. The preschool team was recognized at the 64th Annual Arizona School Boards Association – Arizona School Administrator Annual Conference on December 16, 2021 for this prestigious award.

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  • COVID Mitigation Updates Effective January 3, 2022

    As we look forward to our Winter Break and spending quality time with family, we want to provide you with an update regarding changes to the district’s COVID-19 protocols for the spring semester.

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  • Zuni Hills Teacher Named Peoria Hometown Hero

    As a veteran teacher of 26 years, Cheesman has been introducing the world of science to her students. For her work, she has been named the Peoria Independent Hometown Hero in the educator category. The Hometown Heroes Awards are a celebration of individuals who live or teach in the city, and Peoria businesses for their local achievements and distinguished contributions to the community.

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  • Lowe's Plants Seeds of Hope for Peoria High School

    As a part of their community service program, Lowe’s on 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird recently connected with Peoria High School to give back to the school and offer their assistance. Peoria High School has had a long-term vision to finish the orchard that sits just west of the school’s administration building. Lowe’s generously agreed to donate items to help Peoria Unified’s oldest high school make their vision of the orchard come to life.

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  • What Does My Child Learn in a Year?

    Peoria Unified has created One-Pagers that highlight what a student in elementary school will learn in a year by content area throughout one school year. The One-Pagers provide parents with resources to support their child depending on their grade-level.

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  • Peoria Unified Earns Recognition for Financial Reporting

    The Peoria Unified School District is the recent recipient of a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The certificate of achievement was granted for the district’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2020.

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  • Peoria Unified is Home to Two National Banner Unified Champion Schools

    Raymond S. Kellis High School and Sunrise Mountain High School, both in the Peoria Unified School District, just renewed their status as national banner Unified Champion schools. To receive this designation from Special Olympics, these schools must demonstrate their ongoing commitment on the pathway towards the Inclusion Revolution through Unified Programs such as Unified Sports, inclusive youth leadership and whole-school engagement.

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  • Liberty and Sunrise Mountain Students Receive Emmy Award Nominations

    Liberty High School and Sunrise Mountain High School students recently received nominations in several categories for the 2021 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Student Production Awards in the Rocky Mountain Division. In the Student Production Awards, Liberty High School received four nominations and Sunrise Mountain High School received a total of 15 nominations.

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      • Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.” #PeoriaUnifiedPride

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