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Fall field trip lets community see schools in action


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  • Danielle Airey/ Peoria Unified School District

Peoria Unified School District Students Stand Beside A Bus. Photo Courtesy Peoria Unified School District

The Peoria Unified School District will host their semi-annual fall field trip 8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

This is an exciting opportunity for elected officials, community members and prospective parents to visit Peoria Unified’s Sunrise Mountain High School, Cactus High School, Frontier Elementary School and Peoria Elementary School campuses.

The tour begins at Sunrise Mountain High School 21200 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382, where district leaders will welcome guests and give an overview of the district. Visitors will board a Peoria Unified school bus and head to Frontier Elementary, Peoria Elementary and Cactus High School where they will be greeted by students, followed by a tour of each campus.

The Fall Field Trip is an interactive, informative and an ideal way to introduce the community to Peoria Unified’s award-winning programs. The district hosts field trips twice each school year to give an up-close and personal look at the wide variety of exceptional schools and programs offered as part of its ongoing commitment to the community.

Frontier Elementary boasts the largest preschool in the district and the Frontier Leadership Academy, which groups 8th grade students with lower grade level students in a variety of character lessons and activities.

At Peoria Elementary, patrons will visit the Peoria Pantry. The Peoria Pantry serves Peoria Unified students and families in need.

Cactus High School prides itself on its culinary arts program, where visitors will receive lunch by Cactus’ talented culinary arts students.

Any interested individual is encouraged to reserve a space at pusdpr@pusd11.net or call Peoria Unified’s Public Relations Department at 623-486-6100.

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.”