Welcome to our new school year at your Peoria Heights Grade School! The 2007‑2008 school year begins with new hopes, challenges, and goals as we begin a new era in community education here at Peoria Heights Grade School. We anxiously anticipate the many challenges and quality educational improvements this school year will bring! Teachers, administrators, and building staff personnel are here to help each student achieve to their fullest potential. Our curriculum will empower each student to gain the basic fundamentals of education, to succeed and excel in the future as they progress through school.
You can be assured that through ongoing curriculum planning and refinement, and, individual guidance, Peoria Heights Grade School will provide the best possible elementary educational opportunities commensurate with each Peoria Heights student's abilities and needs. We are dedicated to assisting and meeting the needs of each child. Please read the information contained in this booklet, discuss important sections with your student, then sign, detach, and return to school the receipt on the last page of this handbook. A hard copy of this booklet is available in the PHGS office if you need one. This book is also available for reference at our school website at www.phcusd325.net. Call the school office for any needed clarification of handbook information.
Our school is willing to provide whatever assistance may be needed during the school year. Please feel free to confer with us over class work, grades, assignments, or any concerns that may arise. We encourage and appreciate your active involvement and support. You are invited and encouraged to visit the school and to examine and discuss your child's educational program with the teachers and administration. Consult this handbook for information regarding classroom visits. We will work closely with you to best meet your student's needs. Mutual benefits increase when there is a meaningful exchange of information between the home and school. Cooperation between the home and school is essential to promote your child’s best interests.
The Board of Education has established policies and employed highly trained professional educators to enable our students at Peoria Heights Grade School to achieve to their fullest academic potential. We will encourage each child to work with parents and teachers to both learn and grow.
Be an active student! Follow school rules, and be considerate of and respectful to others in all that you say and do. Set leadership examples for others to follow! Take part in your new Peoria Heights Grade School activities! Take pride in your school! The years that you spend at Peoria Heights Grade School will forever stand out in your memory as some of the best years of your life.
Respectfully, Gene Beltz,
Gene Beltz, Roger Bergia
Peoria Heights Grade School "Patriot Pride"
(taken from "Parent - Student Handbook")