School is back in session for the Peoria School District, and there are some exciting opportunities and events for the students in the community!

Band at Vistancia Elementary is a large, well-liked program that many students are involved in. In addition to the band program, Vistancia has steel drums for students who would like to advance their musical knowledge. The steel drum group, by the name of Iron Pans, run by band director Julie Carlson, is available for 6th-8th graders, and they have regularly scheduled rehearsals before school at 7:00 AM. They have performed for a local news station, different venues in the area, the Peoria Sports Complex, and even been invited to perform in Disneyland for the past 5 years! If you have any questions regarding the Iron Pans, or other programs through the arts department at Vistancia Elementary, visit the district site for more information.

Lake Pleasant Elementary offers a variety of clubs for students to get involved in! There is the Lake Pleasant Art Club, NJHS (National Junior Honor Society), Student Council, Skills USA, Yearbook Club, and Green Team (recycling club). Being involved in the school allows for students to meet and form relationships with other classmates and teachers. These clubs also provide excellent credentials to add to your student's future resume, and potentially staying involved in throughout high school.

Liberty High School is starting up their Fall season sports! Watch the LHS Lions play football, girls volleyball, men's and women's golf, cross country, swim and dive, girls badminton, and spirit line. Tickets for students (with student ID) is $3.00 and adults are $5.00. If you are a sports fan, then family sports passes are also available for $150.00 per season, and $50.00 for student season passes. Make sure you keep updated with the athletics calendar to cheer on and support the Liberty Lions!

 If you have a high school student that is interested in participating in sports at Liberty High, then visit the link below for further information regarding athletic clearance and important dates and deadlines.