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  • Peoria Unified Students Participate in 9-11 Remembrance Events

    All schools will participate in a moment of silence on Friday, September 9. In addition, many schools across the district will be hosting events to honor first responders and to remember the events of 9-11.

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  • Friday Night Football is Back!

    It may not feel like Fall, but football season is back and all your favorite Peoria Unified high schools are back in action. You can watch games live or on-demand thanks to the Peoria Student Broadcast Network.

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  • New Season of Trending Peoria

    Trending Peoria is kicking off our second season with a celebration of our newly announced winners of the Raymond S. Kellis Leadership Award. The three winners represent the best of the best in Teaching, Support Staff, and Administration.

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  • Free/Reduced Meal Applications Now Available!

    Apply today for free or reduced meals online at www.peoria.schoollunchapp.com

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  • Peoria Unified Provides Laptops for Every Student

    Thanks to a grant from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Peoria Unified School District will be able to provide a laptop to every student kindergarten through 12th-grade for school use during the 2022-23 school year. This initiative is made possible by the FCC Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to help schools provide tools and services during the COVID-19 emergency period. Peoria Unified applied for these funds and the district was able to purchase nearly 30,000 laptops for student use.

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  • Peoria Unified 2022 Seniors Clinch Record Amount in Scholarships

    The Peoria Unified School District’s graduating class of 2022 brought in over $72 million in scholarships to post-secondary institutions, making this a record year for Peoria Unified graduates. This amount includes scholarships for in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, merit-based recognitions, private donor, athletic scholarships and vocational schools. Centennial, Liberty, Peoria and Sunrise Mountain high schools all celebrate a school record amount in scholarship offers with their graduates. Below is a breakdown of the Peoria Unified high school scholarship amounts:

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  • Peoria Unified's Class of 2022 Celebrated In Person and Via Livestream

    Peoria Unified’s high school graduation ceremonies at State Farm Stadium will be streamed live by the Peoria Student Broadcasting Network (PSBN). A link to the livestream of each graduation event will be available on the district’s website at www.peoriaunified.org/graduation.

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  • Peoria Unified Students recognized by City of Peoria Mayor and Council Young Artists Program

    The City of Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat and City Council recently celebrated 26 young artists from the Peoria Unified School District, spanning kindergarten to eighth grade, who participated in the 12th exhibition of the Mayor and Council’s Young Artists Program.

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  • Peoria Unified Celebrates 50 Students Who Earned State Seal of Arts Proficiency

    Peoria Unified is proud to announce that 50 students across all seven high schools have earned the prestigious Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency this year. The arts seal is awarded to high school students who complete arts pathway requirements throughout their high school career by demonstrating artistic literacy and high levels of competency in media arts, visual arts, dance, theatre, or music.

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  • Peoria High School wins State MESA Day Competition

    On Saturday, April 30th, the Peoria High School MESA and Peoria Junior MESA teams participated in the 2022 AZ State MESA Day Competition. The event was held at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Students submitted their posters, engineering design journals, and design briefs online several weeks ago for judging by STEM professionals and college students. On Saturday, students tested their designs, presented their finished projects and participated in the online computer Hack Attack.

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  • Students Team Up With City of Surprise and Local Business to Reopen Cyber Warfare Range

    Peoria Unified’s MET (Medical Engineering Technology) Professional Academy students recently partnered with the Arizona Cyber Warfare Range, the City of Surprise, and AZ TechCelerator to re-open the Arizona Range AZ02 in Surprise.

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  • Cactus Robotics Club Receives Top Competition Awards

    The Cobra Commanders 498, a competitive robotics club based out of Peoria Unified School District’s Cactus High School, were recently awarded two of the most coveted robotics competition awards. 

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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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  • 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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  • 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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