Peoria Unified holds events in observance of 9/11 - AZEdNews
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Peoria Unified holds events in observance of 9/11

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  • Kerri Staack/ Peoria Unified School District

Desert Harbor Elementary's Walk Of Honor Event To Commemorate 9/11 During The 2017-18 School Year. Photo Courtesy Peoria Unified

Several Peoria Unified School District schools will pay tribute to the tragedy that took place on September 11, 2001 by holding commemorative events in observance of 9/11 throughout the district.

Apache Elementary School, 8633 W. John Cabot Road, Peoria: 8:05 a.m.; Students in the fourth  through eighth grades will assemble by the flagpole and 9/11 Memorial Stone and share a few words about the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Canyon Elementary School, 5490 W. Paradise Lane, Glendale: 8:20 a.m.; Canyon is holding a Hugs for Heroes breakfast., which will be held in the school’s cafeteria and is a tribute to those who serve. 

Desert Harbor Elementary, 15585 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria: 8:30 a.m.; Police, fire and emergency workers are invited to the school for pastries, coffee and a musical performance. Honored guests will be escorted to take part in the “Walk of Honor,” where staff and students will recognize and honor their dedication to our community and country.

Frontier Elementary School, 21258 N. 81st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382: 11 a.m.; Frontier will hold their annual Heroes Luncheon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for firefighters, police officers, first responders and soldiers.

Lake Pleasant Elementary, 31501 N. Westland Road, Peoria: 9:30 a.m., Students will hold a candle-lighting ceremony and share short video clips and performances in observance of 9/11 to commemorate this historical day.

Peoria High School, 11200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, 7:40 a.m., The AFJROTC Color Guard will raise the flag during the National Anthem and will lower it to half-staff during the playing of Taps by the high school band at the flagpole.

Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students.

Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000 students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona.

The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and Career and Technical Education programs.

The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection.

Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”


NOTE: Media is asked to RSVP to the Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100 or  if they would like to attend any of these events.