Launch your IT Career with the Digital Trust Workforce Inclusion Program. This series will be held at the Main Library. The deadline of May 15th has been extended to June 1. use the QR code to apply,
3 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Peoria Workforce IT Career
If you need summer meals, there are sites that offer free meals to anyone 18 years of age and younger. To find a site, use this link: You can also call 1-800-359-21263 (Se habla espanol) or text: FoodIL to 877877.
3 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Rise and Shine IL
Here are some pictures of the end of the year celebration at Norwood Primary School. Trudy Schaffner, our Director of Truancy and McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program, worked with Norwood this semester on a school-wide multi-tier intervention to absenteeism. From January through May, there was a monthly class drawing for students who achieved 90% or better for attendance. Those names were then put into a year end drawing for a $50 gas/grocery card for their families. Students who were referred to Project Target were monitored weekly, and small incentives were earned for each week of perfect attendance. Three students at Norwood Primary had perfect attendance. They were awarded certificates and a McDonald's gift card. Each of the students who had been referred to Project Target that achieved 90% or higher attendance also received an award certificate, and everyone in the school who achieved 90% or higher for the last quarter enjoyed an ice cream or popsicle treat. It was a great day to award these student's hard work and achievement in attendance!
4 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Our Summer Professional Learning Catalog is available at We want to help you grow professionally and personally, as well as meet your license renewal needs. Hope we see you this summer!
4 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Smiling Sun
@PeoriaROE48 was excited to be at Quest High School on Friday! Educators ended a year-long professional development centered on diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Staff engaged in professional learning about embedding equitable practices into the classroom and school community and created action plans for implementation based on the year long professional development. It has been a pleasure working with the Quest staff during the 2022 - 2023 school year.
5 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Congratulations to Emmelia Edwards from Peoria Christian School for wining the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Read more at
5 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Grandma's House
Peoria Regional Learning Center celebrated nine graduates from Farmington, Elmwood, Richwoods, and Limestone high schools on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. These students talked about the sense of community, small classes, and positive relationships as making a difference in their lives. We are so proud of their success and wish them well on the next portion of their journey. Congratulations Class of 2023!
8 days ago, Danielle Lewis
PRLC Graduation 2
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Learn to "put on your oxygen mask first" by enrolling in our self-paced, completely online "Yoga and Mindfulness for Educators" course created and facilitated by Angie Swearingian. Educators will feel the personal benefits from mindful movement, breath regulation, meditation, and stretching over the summer while learning to integrate mindfulness and movement for their classrooms in the fall. Register at
9 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Here's your chance to see Kristin Souers, author of Fostering Resilient Learners and Relationships, Responsibility and Regulation! Register at or with the QR code in the flyer. Hope to see you there!
10 days ago, Peoria County ROE 48
Fostering Resilient Learners
Grand Canyon University is offering a discount in their Summer Degree Program. Contact Jaime Darwish for more information.
11 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Grand Canyon University Cohort
Today closes out this season for the GMB Spring Celebration on the Courthouse Plaza with Peace Plays in Peoria . Over a dozen schools and organizations will partner and join to celebrate and strive for a more peaceful society! It'll be a packed Courthouse day...come join us!
12 days ago, Danielle Lewis
There's still time to join our book study that starts Sunday! We will be reading and discussing "The Economic and Opportunity Gap" with the author, Anni Reinking. Register now at
15 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Online Book Study
As Teacher Appreciation week comes to a close, I wanted to give a shout-out to my favorite teacher: Mary Neamon. Mrs. Neamon was my High School Spanish teacher and our class sponsor. She gently guided class officers through all of the big events we were responsible for: fund raising for prom our Sophomore year, planning and running Prom and the after-party (Casino night in the cafeteria!) my Junior year, graduation, and then giving the gift to the school from the Seniors. I took Spanish with her my Junior and Senior years, and I always felt supported and encouraged even when I wasn’t the best in my pronunciations and speaking. And I absolutely loved walking in her classroom at the end of the school day to plan our next thing or just say hi! Her smile always greeted me warmly and she always wanted to hear about our day no matter how busy she might be. I always tried to stop in and see her anytime I was back in my hometown in southern Colorado. Even now we are Facebook friends, and I appreciate being able to see her retired life in California and still share my life events with her. When you need a model for an amazing teacher who creates a positive environment in which to learn and feel supported, look to Mrs. Mary Neamon!
15 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Mrs. Neamon
We are thrilled to highlight Amy Smith's favorite teacher. Amy Smith is our Director of Professional Learning Services, and she shares why "Dan Mascal was, hands down, her favorite teacher". As Amy shared: "He was my cooperating teacher when I student taught and provided me with the foundation to start my career in the field of education. Mr. Mascal modeled a classroom community that valued students and the knowledge they bring to the class, engaged in authentic learning experiences that expanded application, and held high expectations for all students. I was encouraged to try new things, learn from my mistakes, and actively participate in the school learning community. "Always keep learning, Amy" was the last thing that he said to me. Well, Mr. Mascal, I have taken this advice to heart. I promote and provide educator professional learning to improve student outcomes. Thank you, Mr. Mascal. You are my favorite teacher!"
15 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Dan Mascal
Don't forget about the Worldwide Day of Play tomorrow, May 13, at the Glen Oak Park from 10am-2pm. Go out and play!!
15 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Worldwide Day of Play - Spanish
Worldwide Day of Play-English
We are ON for today! The sky is supposed to clear up around 10am so come down to the Courthouse Plaza for lunch today, from 11am to 1pm, and enjoy the talents of students from Pleasant Valley, St. Vincent's and Manual High School for our last Friday of the year for the GMB Spring Celebration!
15 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Today we'd like to share Teresa Von Rohr's favorite teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week. She is the Principal of the Peoria Regional Learning Center, and her favorite teacher was her 4th grade teacher Ms. Pauline Tammen at South School in Pittsfield, Illinois. As Teresa shares: "When I look back at my elementary and junior high years, I have a hard time remembering my teachers clearly. I moved around quite a bit from 6th grade through my freshman year of high school. However, I will always remember Ms. Tammen. In education we focus on building relationships and I think about my 4th grade year. Ms. Tammen would read the Bobbsey Twins and we would have graham crackers and peanut butter for a snack. She could tell a story that made you feel like you were there. Maya Angelou quote “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I don't remember what Ms. Tammen taught me specifically, but I do remember how she made me feel. "
16 days ago, Danielle Lewis
The Peoria Park District is hosting a large community weekend called Park-A-Palooza on the Peoria RiverFront from June 8-10. To make this happen, they are in need of a lot of VOLUNTEERS! Join the fun and sign up today!
16 days ago, Danielle Lewis
PP Volunteer
The GMB Spring Celebration is nearing the end. Our remaining performances are today, Friday, and next Monday with Peace Plays. Be sure to stop by the Courthouse Plaza to see some amazing student performances. Today, we have students from Illini Bluffs, Henry Senachwine HS, and Parkview. You don't want to miss it!
16 days ago, Danielle Lewis
We'd like to recognize Trudy Schaffner's favorite teacher today during Teacher Appreciation Week. Trudy is our Director of School School Services, and growing up her favorite teacher was an energetic Dynamo named Ms. Prillaman, who taught second grade at Delavan Elementary. In Trudy's words: "The only way I could describe her now, as an adult and educator would be, "ahead of her time," but had you asked the 7 year old version of me, I would have said, "she was fun." From baking bread, to crawling on the floor to get our wiggles out, to studying Japan complete with a meal eaten seated on the floor and with chopsticks, Winston our pet snake, or bonus spelling tests where I earned a real sand dollar off the prize table my second grade year was filled with warmth, love, acceptance, fun and so much learning. I will always count myself lucky to have won the classroom lottery of being placed with her, and she will forever live on in my heart."
17 days ago, Danielle Lewis
Ms, Prillaman