PAUL RITTER TO SPEAK AT CLEAN WATER CELEBRATION IN PEORIA

PTHS Teacher Paul Ritter and his students will provide the keynote address at this year’s Clean Water Celebration, an event to impress upon students and the public the importance of watershed protection and water conservation. Mr. Ritter and his students will present on the P2D2 program and the endangered species program to save the alligator snapping turtle. The free  class event features presentations on April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Peoria Civic Center with an emphasis on educating local students, their teachers, and the community as a whole.  Participants will also enjoy presentations on green initiatives, recycling and conservation, storytelling and interactive, hands on...

PTHS STUDENTS TO PRESENT P2D2 IN INSTANBUL, TURKEY

PTHS students Baylee Ritter and Clair Bammann have been invited to to represent the United States at the International Science and Arts Festival in Turkey, following their successful presentation at a UN Conference in Kenya. The Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal program (P2D2) has helped to properly dispose of over a million pounds of expired and unwanted pharmaceuticals. Teachers Paul Ritter and Michael Soares, who have collaborated on innovations blending ecology and writing, will work with teachers from around the world to develop their teaching techniques. Click the title to read the full Pantagraph article and look for daily updates here and on social media!

APRIL CHIEF AVAILABLE

The April edition of The Chief Online is now available. Read about Operation Endangered Species Day in the Illinois Senate, catch up with FFA, see student artwork, and read about PTHS elections. Plus, more reviews of books and music to help you enjoy the warmer weather.

WILL LANNON ADVANCES IN COMPETITION FOR MIKE ROWE WELDING SCHOLARSHIP

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” has partnered with the Tulsa Welding School to provide welding scholarships. Will Lannon has advanced to the video voting segment of the scholarship process after submitting an essay and letters of recommendation. Those who passed the scholarship review board made videos of themselves for a public vote. Click the title to see Will’s video. Thank you for your support! Colin Danforth and Trevor Foster also need your vote, see below.

PTHS STUDENTS COMPETE FOR MIKE ROWE MTI SCHOLARSHIP

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” has partnered with the Midwest Technical Institute to provide welding scholarships. Colin Danforth and Trevor Foster have advanced to the video voting segment of the scholarship process after submitting an essay and letters of recommendation. Those who passed the scholarship review board made videos of themselves for a public vote. Click the title to visit MTI’s Facebook page, then click Vote, Like, View Entries, and vote for our students!

NEW FAMILY ACCESS COMING IN JULY 2014

Attention Parents and Students: Our Family Access product has been experiencing on-going enhancements during this school year.  In addition to providing a more social media-style interface for communications, improvements have been made in security, display of information, and scheduling.  The New Family Access will become fully implemented in July.  However, from now until mid July, we will allow you to get a “sneak peak” to the new features yet still revert back to the original version.  To try out the new Family Access, log into Family Access and click Preview Family Access. A YouTube video is available that displays some of the new features. It can be found here: Skyward Family Access...

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