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Peoria show features youngest artists


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Peoria Preschool Art Show

Peoria Unified School District’s Preschool Department hosted a reception for young artists and their families on Wednesday, April 23 at the District Administration Center, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale.

The reception, which is an annual event, featured different skill sets of the district’s young artists that were created throughout the school year. Teachers save their students’ artwork August through March and the Peoria Unified ECCEL

Preschool Director selects a handful of pieces from each teacher to put on display. The artwork is on display at the district office throughout the month of April and families and friends gathered together to celebrate the preschoolers’ accomplishments at the reception on April 23.

Students who had their artwork on display received a certificate and those students who came to the reception received an art goody bag filled with crayons, scissors, markers, glue, watercolors and clay, sponsored by First Things First, with donations from Lakeshore and School Specialties.

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Superintendent Dr. Denton Santarelli with Sundance Elementary School preschool students Devney and Cagney George. Photo courtesy Peoria Unified School District

The Peoria Unified School District, located in the West Valley, serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified is one of the largest unified school district’s in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.

Superintendent Dr. Denton Santarelli with Sundance Elementary School preschool students Devney and Cagney George.