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    Posted by Peoria Unified Public Relations on 9/15/2023

    The Peoria Unified School District will host their semi-annual Fall Field Trip beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Vistancia Elementary School, located at 30009 N. Sunrise Point in Peoria. The Fall Field Trip is an interactive, informative, and ideal way to introduce the community to Peoria Unified’s highly acclaimed schools and programs. The district welcomes elected officials, local business owners, community members and prospective parents to get an up-close look at what Peoria Unified students are learning in the classroom every day while building community connections.

    District and school leaders will welcome guests with a continental breakfast and provide insight on the exciting things they will experience throughout the event Attendees will be greeted by students exemplifying Vistancia Elementary’s school spirit and will be led by students throughout their tours of classrooms. Patrons can expect to step into a myriad of different experiences on campus, ranging from a math game lesson to participating in a steel drum class. Wrapping up the morning, guests will reconvene to debrief on all the engaging experiences they had during the field trip.

    Any interested individual must reserve a space at or call Peoria Unified’s Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100. 

    Established in Arizona’s Northwest Valley, the Peoria Unified School District brings over 130 years of educational distinction to students and families. Within Peoria Unified’s 43 unique, public schools, a variety of programs are designed to meet the needs of all students, including S.T.E.A.M., arts education, special education, gifted education, career and technical education and much more for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Since 1889, Peoria Unified has achieved academic and athletic excellence through and with its students and families. To continue its long history of success, the district maintains its focus on four key components of its strategic plan: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. The Peoria Unified School District is fully committed to ensuring that “Every student, every day, is prepared to shape tomorrow.”  


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    Posted by Peoria Unified Public Relations on 9/12/2023

    PEORIA, Ariz.  – In honor of the 22nd anniversary of September 11, 2001, the following Peoria Unified schools will hold commemorative events:

    Desert Harbor Elementary School will hold their annual Walk of Honor at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11. During this event, staff and students will recognize and honor those who serve our community and country by lining the hallways and paying tribute military, veterans and first responders in attendance. Desert Harbor Elementary School is located at 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85382. 

    Frontier Elementary School will also hold the 22nd annual Heroes Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 for firefighters, police officers, first responders and soldiers. Frontier Elementary School is located at 21258 N. 81st Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85382

    Lake Pleasant Elementary School will hold a school-wide assembly at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 and invites families of junior high students to attend. Former teacher, Mr. Jody Beltram, will share the history of our nation’s military flags. Lake Pleasant Elementary School is located at 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria, Ariz., 85383. 

    Peoria High School students in Future Farmers of America (FFA) will hold a breakfast for first responders from 6:15 to 7:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 in the agriculture department in conjunction with their culinary arts students. The breakfast will be farm-to-table, utilizing the eggs from chickens who are cared for by the FFA students on campus. There will also be a remembrance ceremony held at the flagpole at 7:30 a.m. held by the Air Force Junior ROTC students. Peoria High School is located at 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, Ariz., 85345. 

    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. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”


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