Last call to order before Thanksgiving! Order your Thanksgiving rolls and cheesecakes from our Culinary Arts students. All orders need submitted by 11/14. Pick up is 11/19 from 10-3, 11/20 from 7-3. Checks or cash are accepted. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfleicNrR7RXkoDWWPbFN_LPh7hXdvpDlDrbe_upF9TLluLpA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Hey Mrs. McCann, fire up the Band, Kelen is going to the @IHSAState finals in Swim!! #DragonPride
It's officially time to start selling baby ads! Baby ads give the chance for parents to embarrass or to leave a sentimental note about their senior student in the yearbook. The form can be found here: http://5il.co/5j8i
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Each of the following students demonstrated their civic engagement and got involved in our democratic process by serving as election judges on Nov. 6! Please help us in congratulating them! Congratulations to: Shaylyn Bushong Dezirae Cockriel Nicole Courtoise Olivia Evans Abbigale Ferguson Olivia Jeckel Shiromenee Joe Hope Johnson Adam King Alivia Lewis Anna McGovern McKenzie McGrane Hannah Watson Taylor Wisher Robert Taylor Audrey Thaller
Let our Life Skills Workshop help you with your holiday gift giving! Email email@example.com with your orders.
After 17 years of continually ensuring the safety of our school during the day and at evening/weekend events today is Carrie Rasmussen's last day at PCHS. We cannot thank her enough for her devotion to the students, parents, faculty and staff at PCHS. We wish her well with her future endeavors and know she will truly be missed! #dragonpride
Order your Thanksgiving rolls and cheesecakes from our Culinary Arts students. All orders need submitted by 11/14. Pick up is 11/19 from 10-3, 11/20 from 7-3. Checks or cash are accepted. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfleicNrR7RXkoDWWPbFN_LPh7hXdvpDlDrbe_upF9TLluLpA/viewform?usp=sf_link
PCHS Social Studies teachers want you to vote today! http://www.tazewell.com/CountyClerk/CountyClerkElections.html
Election Day is Tuesday! Learn more about the proposed plan to renovate Pekin schools through the County School Facilities Sales Tax at http://5il.co/54k5
PCHS HONORS OUR HEROES: 2016 graduate Logan A. Landry is serving our country in the Navy. He graduated from boot camp on July 20th at the Great Lakes Navel Base. He is stationed in Lemoore, CA where he is assigned to the F-18 Super Hornet as an Aviation Structural Mechanic ( AME) for safety equipment. #dragonpride
This sales tax would be a new revenue sources for our schools. It will allow our district to maintain and improve facilities for our students and the public without raising property taxes. It will allow our district to provide property tax relief to our citizens. All people passing through and shopping in our communities will be helping to pay for the betterment of our schools. Even with the 1% increase (one penny per dollar) our sales tax rates will still be in line with other communities in Illinois.
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Please help us in congratulating them! Congratulations to the following students: Alex Culler Kaleb Fosdick Dalton Shanklin Robert Taylor These students did a phenomenal job at the ICC Power Show. The awards are as follows: Component Identification: 1st place: Dalton Shanklin 2nd place: Robert Taylor Spark Plug Changing: 1st place: Kaleb Fosdick 2nd place: Alex Culler
Revenue from the County School Facility Sales Tax can only be used for maintaining, renovating/upgrading existing facilities and grounds, new construction projects, or acquiring property. One way District 303 is committed to using these funds for updates and enhancements to our heating and cooling systems and entrances.
Congratulations to our Papa Murphy's Award Winners: Ms. Swanson nominated Cole Russell. Cole is a diligent and respectful student. He shows up every day ready to learn and actively seeks feedback on his work. Cole has worked hard to improve his writing in our Dual Credit English course. He works well with his peers and is a class leader in behavior and engagement. It is a privilege to have Cole in class, and I would love for him to be recognized for the work he has done so far this semester! Mrs. Smith nominated Brandy Jackson & Maddison Clifton. Brandy and Maddison have stepped up to the plate to lead the Publications class. Both were selected as our editor-in-chiefs this year. They have been leading the class and making a lot of decisions for the yearbook. For instance, who gets what pages, and who will be editors. They have also selected different layouts and led discussions on how to choose an effective theme. I cannot wait to see how they put their heads together to create the 2018-2019 yearbook.
Congrats to Paige Arseneau on qualifying for the #IHSA State Cross Country finals to be held next Saturday at Detweiller Park. #DragonPride #ThreeMileDragons
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Please help us congratulating them! Congratulations to the following students: Bailey Antonio Summer Dick Natalie Johnson Adam King Jaden Murray Kelsey Reese Brayden Shane Alyssa Stuart These individuals volunteer their time daily in the Math Assistance Center providing math support to PCHS students.
ACCESSIBILITY. SAFETY AND SECURITY. A 21st CENTURY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. Renovations to our high school will provide all of our students with a safer, more secure and accessible school building that will meet the needs students today and in the future. Learn more about the plan and how we can improve our schools without an increase in our property taxes: http://5il.co/54k5
Are you a registered voter? Today is the last day to register to vote online: https://ova.elections.il.gov/Step0.aspx
Congrats to Brody Blackwell on advancing to the #IHSA cross country sectional. #LongDistanceDragons #DragonPride
Final Score: #Dragons 56 Limestone 28. Thank you seniors!! #DragonPride
Conner Rush takes the 2nd half kickoff to the house for a #DragonsTD. #Dragons 28 Limestone 0. #DragonPride
Bundle up and come on out to the football game tonight to cheer on our seniors one last time. #JROTC #Cheer #Dance #Band #Football #Flags #DragonPride
Avoid the lines! Avoid the rush! You can vote early (and register if you haven't) at several spots in Tazewell County including the McKenzie Building here in Pekin. Click on this link for more information: http://www.tazewell.com/CountyClerk/images/Election%20Publications/Early%20Voting%20Publication.pdf
Congrats to the Boys Soccer team on their shootout win over Rock Island in the #IHSA Regional. They’ll play again on Tues. #DragonPride
PCHS HONORS OUR HEROES: PCHS graduate and 3-sport Dragon athlete Alexus (Lexi) Mercer. After graduating with an associates degree and playing volleyball at ICC, Lexi enlisted in the Navy. She successfully completed her basic training and graduated from Great Lakes. She is currently stationed in Japan.
If you're planning on going to the Regional Soccer game tomorrow in Rock Island, the ticket gate is on 25th Avenue, across from the tennis courts. #DragonPride
SPORTS UPDATE: State Golf and Sectional Tennis have been suspended until tomorrow. Conference Cross Country meet is on as scheduled. #DragonPride #LetItSnowLetItSnowLetItSnow
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Please help us in congratulating them! Congratulations to the following students: Isaiah Alexander Greyson Baggott Colin Beyer Paige Calvert Marcus Clarchick Chloe DePue Augie Fuelberth Natalie Gibbs Haskan Hart Joe Hoff Sean Hyde Brennan Jacobson Jacob Johnson Jack Mansfield Jacob Plante Madalyn Prichard Kaitlyn Simonsen Morgan von Doehren Abigail Williamson Corbin Woods Nathian Zapata On Monday, these 21 students auditioned for the ILMEA District IV ensembles and were selected as some of the best musicians from around Central Illinois. The months of preparation and countless hours of practice, all on their own time, have made them stand out as role models to their peers and leaders at PCHS!
Tomorrow's swim meet at Central Pool (Peoria HS) has been postponed. There was a scheduling issue with Central Pool. We are looking at rescheduling this meet but a new date has not been set yet. #DragonPride
Due to wet field conditions, today's Boys Soccer practice has been cancelled. #DragonPride
This is PCHS. We mistakenly sent out an all call that your student has a detention. We do apologize for the inconvenience. Please disregard. Thank you.
Final Score: #LadyDragons 25 Wash 14. #SetAndMatch #DragonPride #MIC #VolleyForTheCure
Volleyball Score Update: #LadyDragons 25 Wash 17 in set 2. #OnToSet3 #DragonPride #VolleyForTheCure
Volleyball Score Update: Wash 25 #LadyDragons 21 in the first set. #DragonPride #VolleyForTheCure
Due to a leak at The Clubs at River City, today's Girls Tennis match vs Richwoods has been CANCELLED. #DragonPride
Today's Girls Tennis match has been moved from Richwoods HS to "The Clubs at River City" located at 8603 N. University, Peoria (about 2.5 miles past Richwoods HS). #DragonPride
Congrats to Cooper Theleritis on advancing to the #IHSAState Golf Finals by shooting an 80 at the Edwardsville Sectional today. #DragonPride
The freshman football game against Metamora has been rescheduled to Monday at 4pm at Metamora. Bus time is 2:30pm Bring a lawn chair as this game may be played on a practice field with no bleachers. #DragonPride
Homecoming spirit! #dragonpride
Mrs Koeppel's Foods 1 students created digital posters of common kitchen utensils for the Utensil Art Show. Students showcased their posters to classmates with history and QR codes that link to a demo video.
Frosh FB game has been cancelled. Varsity game is on as scheduled at 7:30pm. Stadium will open at 5:30pm. #DragonPride #NO #MORE #RAIN
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Please help us in congratulating them! Congratulations to the following students: Emma LaDage Braxton Lovelace Stephanie Marx Fayth Slaven These Childcare II students went above and beyond by coming in over the summer to help set up the Child Care Center and also volunteered time before school started to help take care of our Little Dragons!
Are you registered to vote? Illinois offers online voter registration - https://ova.elections.il.gov/ You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. Register to vote so you can make a difference in Tazewell County Schools on November 6th, 2018
Please read this important fact sheet about the Upcoming Tazewell County Schools Facility 1% Tax. http://5il.co/54k5
It's official, our Boys Golf team has qualified for the #IHSA Sectional at Edwardsville on Monday. #DragonPride #WeNeverSlice #GasUpTheBus
Congrats to Mason Minkel on winning the #IHSA Golf Regional today by shooting a 72. #DragonPride #NextStop Edwardsville Sectional.
It looks like our Boys Golf team will advance to the #IHSA Sectional on Monday!! Waiting for the #official word. #DragonPride #BeTheBall
Come on out to Mashies on Oct.3rd to support our PCHS Volley for the Cure.
Congratulations to this year’s Homecoming Court attendants: freshmen Gage Anderson and Hailee Williams, sophomores Logan Buck and Elizabeth Bennett, juniors Jay Shockley and Darcie Bush, and seniors Isaiah Alexander, Brody Blackwell, Steven Johnson, Quinn Baggott, Hope Foster, and Madison Vicary (not pictured). The King and Queen will be announced at the Pep Assembly on Friday!
Senior proofs should be heading home this week. Their advisory teachers should have their proofs. If your senior does not receive a proof by the end of the day Friday, please contact Mrs. Smith by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and parents are able to order the pictures online with the code located on the inside of the proof, or they can bring a check and their proof to the BFO or Mrs. Smith in room A115. Retakes are October 4th. If students would like to participate in retakes, they should head to the activities room during passing period, advisory period, or when their teacher allows them to go. We will be open 7:00-3:00.
We are excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Please help us in congratulating them! Congratulations to the following students: Jackie Bridgmom Chase Gann Adam King Ethan Trumpy Devon Womeldorff These students continually go above and beyond in helping to encourage positive behaviors in their classmates in the cafeteria on a daily basis. Their contributions to making PCHS a better place are very much noticed and appreciated!
A reminder that tomorrow's freshman football game at Washington will start at 4:30pm. Varsity will start at its usual time of 7:30pm. #DragonPride
Good luck to all of our golfers today as they compete in the #MidIlliniConference Tournament at Wee-Ma-Tuk and Quail Meadows. #DragonPride
Congratulations to our Student Council Executive Board: Lauren Spanos Sami Curtis Ella Curtis Alexia Morganti Angela Rockhold Emma LaDage Melina Hall Katlyn Wooding Hunter Wooding Caitlin Fleming Mary Grace Patton These students helped raise $13,281 from our annual Blackout football game to donate directly to Easter Seals. They worked very hard over the summer to get sponsors for Blackout and sold over 1500 t-shirts the past few weeks to help make Blackout a success! Over the past 10 years, PCHS Student Council has raised over $125,000!
Get all of your Homecoming info in one post! The theme is "Welcome to Hollywood!" Spirit Week is October 1-5 Powder Puff Games at Pekin Memorial Stadium on Thursday, October 4th from 6-7:30 p.m. Class Games will be at the Pep Assembly Friday, October 5th from 1:30-3 p.m. Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5th, starting at James Field and ending up at Pekin Memorial Stadium Varsity Football Game vs. Morton starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5th at Pekin Memorial Stadium Dance is Saturday, October 6th in the Cafeteria from 7-10 p.m.
Today's Frosh-Soph Girls Tennis match versus Peoria Christian has been cancelled. It will not be made up. #DragonPride
Freshmen-Junior Parents: Your students will be receiving picture proofs today. Please read the info for online ordering. Picture retakes are October 4th. Senior proofs should be in next week.
Did you know there is a Canvas Parent app and website where you can view your student's due dates and assignments? Please note: you will want to use Skyward for looking at grades. Click here for a guide on using the Canvas Parent App! http://5il.co/4wjw
I am excited to announce this week's winners of the "Flying the P" award. Congratulations to Cadet Trinity Lutz Cadet Bailey Owens Cadet Robert Taylor Cadet Jessica Van Dyke These students are members of the JROTC Color Guard team that presented the National Colors for Peoria's annual Tee it Up for the Troops on August 27th, an annual golf outing to raise money for Veterans and their families. They further supported the community by presenting the Colors at the Manito Popcorn Festival on August 31st to kickoff this event for the community. Finally, this same team, presented the Colors at the first home football game on August 31st.
FINAL SCORE: Dunlap 17 #Dragons 12. Great game. Our guys never gave up. #DontLookPastTheDragons #DragonPride #NextUp Morton at home. #BlackoutNight
SOCCER CHANGE (9/8/18): JV at Normal West has been CANCELLED. Varsity at Normal West will be played at 3:30pm at The Corn Crib. Bus time is 2pm. #DragonPride #Gordon #LetTheSunShineIn
Tomorrow's Tennis Invite at Jacksonville has been cancelled due to the forecast of rain, rain, and more rain. #DragonPride #Gordon
Your #LadyDragons come back from a 16-6 deficit to beat Morton 26-24 in game two and WIN the match!! #DragonPride #MIC #NeverGiveUp
Boys Soccer practice has been cancelled for today. #DragonPride
Today's Frosh/Soph Cross Country Invite is on as scheduled. #DragonPride #RunningInTheRain #GeneKellyWouldBeProud
Today's Girls Golf match at Lick Creek against Notre Dame and Central Catholic has been postponed. It will be made up on Wed. Sept 12th at 4pm at Lick Creek. #DragonPride #INeverSlice
Tonight's tennis match against Macomb has been cancelled due to impending weather.
Don't forget, Dragon Cards are available for only $15 each through September 14th. You can purchase them at the BFO, Athletic Office, concession stand, or from your favorite athlete. All proceeds go directly back to help support Pekin HS athletes.
Tomorrow is our first SIP Day - school will start at 10 AM for students. Early bird starts at 9:27.
Our annual Blackout for Easter Seals Game is Sept. 14 vs. Morton. Shirts will be sold at tonight’s football game from 5-7:30. They will be sold during all lunch periods starting on Tuesday. Community members can purchase shirts from the BFO starting on Tuesday. Short sleeve shirts are $10 ($12 for 2xl and 3xl) and long sleeve are $15.
For the very first time in PCHS history, we are announcing the “Flying the P” award. Every Friday from here on out we are going to recognize a Dragon or a plethora of Dragons for their outstanding contributions to PCHS. This week’s recipient is the D-T-S, otherwise known as “Dragon Tech Support”. These 9 students spent the summer helping to get all of your Chromebooks ready to go for the first day of school. And now, let’s meet the D-T-S nine: Carter Bumbalough David Creech Zac Farson Steven Johnson Myles Oesch Benjamin Peterson Thomas Potter Ian Sayles and William Shea As the inaugural members of the “Flying the P” club, they have signed their names to the Pekin flag hanging in the cafeteria. Who will emblazon their name on the flag next week? Find out next Friday, same dragon time, same dragon channel.
It's getting close to the Marigold Festival....that means it's reunion time! Let reunion organizers get ahold of you by filling out our form... https://goo.gl/forms/Oif2bafF2ruEy4cF3
Tazewell County and the state of Illinois are working to combat the issue of underage drinking. Starting this month, at PCHS you will start to notice campaign announcements and materials throughout the school to raise awareness of underage drinking. Everyone has a reason not to use alcohol underage. What’s your reason?
Thank you to everyone who came to support our Senior College and Financial Aid Night. If you were not able to attend, stop by the counseling office for information. #dragonpride
Girls Cross Country has TWO runners in the top 200 fastest returning cross country runners this season. Paige Arseneau is 81st and Alex Bassen is 187th. It's a GREAT DAY TO BE A DRAGON! #dragonpride http://il.milesplit.com/articles/pro/245961/illinois-fastest-1000-returning-girls-cross-country-runners
Where are all of the early Christmas shoppers at?! Once again, the PCHS Lifeskills classes will be making personalized Christmas ornaments for $7.00 each; that's right- only $7.00!! This is a super cheap (yet very personal) way of spreading some Christmas cheer! Order yours today, or later, just make sure you order!!
Athletic schedules will be added to pekinhigh.net and the app soon. In the meantime, you can also access them here: https://pekinathletics.bigteams.com/ These will be updated if there are cancellations.
With everyone being back to school, please allow the students of the PCHS Lifeskills program to help you with any jobs that you might need done! For those that don't know, the Lifeskills program is a great program that allows students with disabilities to obtain job skills that help prepare them for future employment. We are ready to work, so please let us help you :)
If you're planning on travelling to Oak Forest for Friday's football game, their school is under construction. To access the field, please use the school's main entrance on 151st Street and follow the signs through the school. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at: https://gofan.co/app/school/IL15614
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. Please read this letter from our Superintendent Dr. Danielle Owens, http://5il.co/4gst. We are very excited about the upcoming school year!
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Fliers are available in the Principals Office. They are not necessary for picture day on Monday, August 20th. Parents can order online after picture day or once the proofs are back. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will take their picture during their PE, Dance, or Health class. If they do not have one of these classes, have them stop by the small gym for a pass or during their advisory period.
Please use this link for the 2018 Bus Routes... http://5il.co/4exk Any questions, please call 309-347-4101
First semester schedules are now available on Skyward. Please write or print your schedule for the first day of school. Schedules are final and student students may not drop a class until the third day. Please email email@example.com with forgotten password requests
Residency and Custody paperwork is required in the Principals Office for all incoming 9th grade students in addition to online registration. Failure to complete the required paperwork and/or online registration will result in a message saying "Schedule Not Found" on skyward. Registration and paperwork must be completed in order to start school.
PCHS does not have school supply lists for all grades. Here is a suggested sheet that we give to freshmen for general supplies that a student may need: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/167430/Supply_List__18.pdf Individual teachers may have specific supplies that will be communicated the first days of school.
PCHS continues to prepare for our upcoming 1:1 initiative. Please read the attached information on our process for student Chromebook repairs. Students will be receiving their Chromebooks on the first full day of school, August 17th. They will also be receiving technology instruction throughout the day in their classes. http://5il.co/433f
PCHS graduates: Please consider nominating a fellow classmate or alum for our new Distinguished Alum award. https://www.pekinhigh.net/distinguished-alumni--2
When registering your student online, please hit the FINAL SUBMIT button at the bottom of the last page. If you do not receive a confirmation email, then you did not complete registration. Thanks!
Don't forget that today is the first day for 9th grade paperwork/physical and 12th grade immunization drop-off. P.E. clothes will also be available for purchase. Please use the Holman Center entrance. Hours are from 1-4 PM.
Alexander Redding just qualified for the FINAL ROUND of Prose reading at the National Speech and Debate Association's National Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale. That places him in the top 6 of the 420 students who competed in this event. The final round will be performed and judged at the Broward County Convention Center tomorrow morning at 10am. It is live-streamed at https://www.speechanddebate.org/live/
PCHS is excited about the upcoming 1:1 initiative coming this fall. One important component of this is keeping our students safe in the digital age. Every student issued Chromebook will be outfitted with a unique program called Go Guardian. Here is information on how Go Guardian will protect your student at school and at home: http://5il.co/3pt2
PCHS Graduation will be held OUTSIDE today. Dont forget that it will also be live streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel as well. https://www.youtube.com/user/pekincommunityhs
Congratulations to the inaugural class of student inductees into the PCHS Tri-M music honors society! Students will be inducted at the fall Fine Arts Concert in September! Kyle Brown Page Calvert Morgan von Doehren Austin Downey Abbigail Ferguson Caitlin Fleming Augie Fuelberth Natalie Gibbs Bree Golden Steven Hogue Jakob Jackson Brennan Jacobson Jack Mansfield Drake Mathias Grace Nieukirk Julia Oltman Bailey CJ Owens Avery Pearson Madalyn Prichard Jillian Simonsen Britny Wallace Abby Williamson Breanna Woodruff #dragonpride
Don't forget to vote :-) In Feb. , we shared that Peoriamagazines.com was starting their "Best of Peoria" contest. The exciting news is that we are now a finalist in this contest. http://www.peoriamagazines.com/BOP
Revised summer camp calendar: http://5il.co/3gh6 Fixed a conflict between girls basketball and volleyball;
Mrs Koeppel's Foods 2 students compete in Cake Pop Wars! Vote for your favorite! https://goo.gl/forms/DcUWje4vSGUxoKIu1 #dragonpride
JROTC Cadets Briggs, Vandyke, Creech took 2nd place at the Biathalon this year at Richwoods! Congratulations!
Here is the registration form for, and information about, our 2018 P.C.H.S. Summer Sports Camps. Please feel free to use and share the brochures http://5il.co/3f42
The National Honor Society is hosting their spring blood drive this Saturday at the Moose Lodge from 10AM to 2PM. You may register online at redcross.org or sign up at our booth during the lunch hours. Walk-ins are always welcome! Not only will you be saving up to 3 lives, BUT you also get a pint of ice cream from Culver's for even coming in to try.
PCHS partnered with the American Red Cross to present the Prom Night Crash Reenactment to junior and senior students today. Students witnessed a staged drunk-driving scenario and heard from a local mother that had been impacted regarding the implications of driving impaired. A huge thanks to all of our local agencies for their partnership. #dragonpride
Come check out the zoology station at #dragonpride!
In February, we shared that PeoriaMagazines.com was starting their "Best of Peoria" contest where we were able to nominate PCHS in the "Best School" category. The exciting news is that PCHS is now a finalist in this contest ! Please take a moment to vote with the link below. http://www.peoriamagazines.com/BOP #dragonpride
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PCHS ARTIST. Winning entry hangs in Washington DC for a year! https://bustos.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/
Auto I & II Students placed 2nd as a team at Mid Illini Automotive Competition. Finished 2 points behind Metamora. Tyler Doubet 1st place in brakes. Mike Shockley 2nd place in electrical measurement. Skyler Goode 3rd place in brakes. Dylan Bourland 2nd in Component ID. Skyler Goode 3rd place precision measurement. Isaac Barnes and Dylan Bourland(Team) 2nd in engine assembly. #dragonpride
Papa Murphy's Students Of the Month Mrs. Hudson nominated Jade Wage. Jade has worked really hard in research writing and made vast improvements. She is conscientious and hardworking with a kind heart. She's quiet, so she typically might fly under the radar but I adore having her as a student. Mrs. Mccann nominated Derrick Wright. Derrick started in the program as a shy, soft spoken freshman and has grown into a talented, dedicated leader. Derrick is always on time, works hard and is ready for all rehearsals with all materials. Derrick sets the example for his peers by showing positivity and light hearted care for others. He always volunteers to help where needed and offers his time to those that need additional instruction.
Congratulations to junior Zariah Wherry! She is the winner of the 2018 Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt design competition. Her 4" fused glass medallion will be hidden on public property in Pekin and searched for by thousands in preparation for the Marigold Festival in September. Pictured is her winning design, Zariah during the creation process and Zariah with Gary Gillis the master clue writer for the Pepsi Marigold Medallion Hunt.
Wellness day is going to be on Thursday, April 19th this year and will be the largest event yet! This is a day for all students in PE/Health/Dance/Drivers Ed. All the students in their respective class period will come to Hawkins gym that day and walk around to different stations we have in the gym. The stations are various businesses and organizations from the Pekin/Peoria Community that represent the whole spectrum of Health and Wellness. We will have over 40 stations with a variety of topics to address many areas of need for our students. It is a day filled with interaction for our students to remind/educate them of things they have learned in health class but to remind them that there is more to your health than just eating right and exercising.
Mrs Koeppel's Foods 2 students had a Chopped dessert challenge today! Secret ingredient for 3rd hr- Twinkies! #dragonpride #SayYEStoFCS
All baseball games are canceled for today: (Varsity, Soph and Frosh) Girls Soccer games are still on vs. Moline High School - Varsity plays at Coal Miner's at 4:30 p.m.; JV plays afterward. Frosh Softball will be played at Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin at 4:30 p.m.
PCHS has exciting news! We are going 1:1 for the 2018-2019 school year. Find out more information here: http://5il.co/3197
Due to inclement weather, the Noteables Review Show scheduled for tonight (March 24) is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled. Please stay safe!
Congratulations to Ben Murfin, Joe Hoff, Kenzie Cihla, and Andy Murfin for being selected to represent PCHS at the 2018 Bradley Honor Band. These students were chosen from over 200 nominations! These musicians will be performing with students representing 36 schools from around central Illinois at a concert on April 24th. #dragonpride
New link: Wanting to login into Skyward Parent Access and you just can't remember your password? Please go to our web page, www.pekinhigh.net and click on Menu in upper left corner and then Parents and then you will see the "Forgot Your Parent Access Password" link.
Mr. Steger’s student working on their video for Media Tech class using the new Padcaster rig.
Last Saturday the S'Pekin Dragons competed at the Greater Illinois District Tournament to see who would qualify to the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament held this summer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Students had to place either 1st or second in their events, making it very difficult to qualify. However, Pekin had TWO students qualify outright to the tournament! They are: Alexander Redding (senior) in Humorous Interpretation Samantha Probasco (junior) in International Extemporaneous Speaking Also, junior Julia McCammon placed 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation, making her the "next alternate." But, since Julia was on the bubble to outright qualifying, she also became eligible to make the District World Debates team, in which she secured her position yesterday! Therefore, we are taking THREE students to Fort Lauderdale this June! #dragonpride
Papa Murphy's Award Winners for March Taliesin Porter was nominated by Mrs. Smith. His curiosity is contagious as he is excited to learn new things and to try out different ways of doing projects. He always helps other students and has stayed after to present to the faculty on the laser. Olivia Theleritis was nominated by Mrs. Slover. Olivia is a hard worker and always polite. She went above and beyond while helping out in PCHS's Counseling Office as a 1st semester assistant. #dragonpride
On March 14th at 10 AM, PCHS students are invited to step outside their classrooms to stand against school violence and honor those who passed away in the February Florida school shooting. #Westandtogether #PCHSwithDouglas #Dragonpride https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byw4xXc4yOz_YVltaTE2TlJaa3ZFWmVFLVNpMlNHS1JBN2hB/view?usp=sharing
Student Council members present the Blackout check at the Easter Seals telethon. #dragonpride
Did you miss our "State of the District" event? See what the community said about it here: https://youtu.be/4SdV4_lPAIo #Dragonpride
A follow up from today's assembly: Safer Schools Together has published these wonderful parent guides. Please take a look! https://saferschoolstogether.com/parent-resources/
Thank you Mr. Rick Kestner for you dedication to PCHS for 13 years!
Reunion season is coming! Are you a PCHS alum? Please fill out our form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdylWhxyzFnZCbJqBobziA35qWvxdCOsUAlpK7wYSVLNJjccg/viewform
Papa Murphy's Award Winners Gunner Matthews was nominated by Mrs. Ortega. Gunner exhibits a great deal of effort and care in his work, and his grade reflects his attention to detail and commitment to quality. Though soft spoken, Gunner brings a great deal to the table during any class discussion, and always elevates the conversation with his input. Gunner was chosen by his peers to fulfill leadership positions both in our Government Congressional simulation and in our Supreme Court simulation, in which he served as a Supreme Court Justice. Hayley Luster was nominated by Ms. Kahl. As historian for our government simulation, she went above and beyond in creating the presentation. In class as well (psychology), she is just a natural leader and always volunteers to do more. She is the group leader of every project, and works so hard.
PeoriaMagazines.com is starting their "Best of Peoria" contest where we can nominate PCHS in the "Best School" category. http://www.peoriamagazines.com/BOP. You will have to click through the different options as the option for "Best School" is the last one (#30). Please take this opportunity to nominate PCHS! Nominations are being accepted through March 15th so please spread the word