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Peoria Unified celebrates student leadership


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  • Erin Dunsey/Peoria Unified School District

Peoria Unified School District elementary school student councils participated in the district’s 14th Annual Peoria Leaders Unite for Success Days on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25 at the Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N. 83rd Avenue.

The two-day event is designed to bring elementary and high school student council members from throughout the district together for a series of leadership and team-building activities and a community service project. The primary goal of the P.L.U.S. Days is to instill confidence, encourage tolerance and inspire acts of service.

Each year, major community service projects kick-off P.L.U.S. Days. Students participated in service projects Thursday morning at their individual sites or in school clusters. In the afternoon, there was a get-to-know-you event and a guest speaker. The student councils chose a local charity to donate to and this year’s recipient is AZ United.

Giving students the opportunity to make a major impact on the lives of others is what P.L.U.S. Days is all about. When students understand the importance of service and leadership in the community, they have learned a lesson they will retain the rest of their lives.

Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest 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.

It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us