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    Peoria Students Get Ready to Go Back To School

    The first day of school - a full day on Monday, August 18 – is just one month away. Get your child prepared for school on Saturday, July 26th at our Annual Backpack Peoria event from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at DreamCenter Peoria! In addition, you can find District 150 Back-to-School information, including details on Backpack Peoria, the District school-year calendar, health requirements, detailed instructions on registering online at Family Access or by visiting your school, how to pay school fees online and exciting information on Compass Learning, Parent University and College Bound Peoria. It is all now located on our Back to School website:! (Click on the headline to read more!)

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    Sterling Middle School Receives International Baccalaureate (IB) Authorization

    Students at Sterling Middle School will start the school year on August 18th at a newly authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Sterling Middle School is one of four Peoria Public Schools that have spent the last three years working through the pre-authorization process for the IB Programme. Sterling Middle School received the official notification on Thursday afternoon, July 10th for a three-year Middle Years Programme (MYP) offering MYP years 1, 2 and 3. According to the International Baccalaureate website, Sterling Middle School will be the only Illinois school outside of Chicago to offer the Middle Years Programme. (Click on the headline to read more!)

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    New Principal Named at Hines Primary School

    Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan has named Mr. Matthew Durr the Principal at Hines Primary School for the 2014-2015 school year. Mr. Durr most recently served as Assistant Principal at Roosevelt Magnet School from 2013-2014, and Assistant Principal at Valeska Hinton Early Childhood Education Center during the 2011-2012 school year. He replaces Mrs. Heather Young at Hines Primary School. She was named Manual Academy Principal on June 17, 2014. Durr joined Peoria Public Schools in 2002 as a substitute teacher and became a community aide and home school facilitator at Valeska Hinton in 2006. After earning his teaching degree from Kendall College, he moved to a classroom teacher position in 2008. He taught at Hines Primary School during the 2009-2010 school year before returning to Valeska Hinton. (Click on the headline to read more!)

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