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Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

The GPCF is the driving force behind Peoria Chess. We provide sets and boards to the local school chess programs and tournaments and activities. The Foundation supplies the fiscal muscle to promote chess in the Greater Peoria area. Our youth chess programs involve 100s of youths of various ages and have included the state champions both individual and school team. See our web site for more details on our services. The GPCF is proud to have obtained the bid for the 2019 All Grade and hope you enjoy your stay.


Von Steuben Middle School

The mission of Von Steuben Middle School, a dynamic member of the diverse Peoria Public School community, is to guarantee each student will develop a strong academic and social foundation to meet the challenges in an ever changing society by providing a safe, positive learning environment; creating partnerships among students, families, staff and community members; preparing students for transition to high school; honoring diversity and ensuring a staff dedicated to professional growth and student learning.