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  PTHS D209 Celebrates Black History Month


PTHS D209 students, teachers, and staff recognized African American historical figures and their achievements through a series of events that took place at each school. Some events included assemblies, walking museums, dance, music, and poetry.

Dr. Rodriguez and PAEC students

The Proviso West High School African American Club sponsored a “Walking Museum.” From February 5 – 9, 2018, historian Tammy Gibson displayed an exhibit – as she dressed in character of a field hand. Ms. Gibson covered the history of slavery from 1700 until the Emancipation with artifacts from all around the world, as well as pictures of some of her archaeological digs with recent finds.


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  Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board Update


The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board (SSAB) had a meeting at the District Office on January 26, 2018. During the meeting, students exchanged views on District 209’s uniform policy and decided to develop a survey to receive student, faculty, staff, and community input on the uniform policy before presenting a proposal. D209 administrators and students shared the uniform policy survey with the school community and will present the results during the next Board of Education Policy Committee.

  D209 Board of Education Hosts an After School Tea for All Proviso Employees


During the last week of January, the D209 Board of Education held its first Meet and Greet After School Tea for all Proviso employees. The Board of Education hosted an event at each of the schools in recognition of the excellent work that all faculty and staff have demonstrated.

Faculty and staff enjoyed refreshments, had meaningful conversations with Board members, and showed school spirit by proudly displaying the “Love is... Proviso D209” shirts that were a gift from the School Board.

The Board of Education thanks all Proviso employees for their dedication and commitment to transforming our schools and creating education pathways that lead to student success.

  Student Uniform Survey


Proviso Township High Schools District 209 administration is seeking input from students, parents, community members, faculty and staff regarding the student appearance policy and the student uniform description.

Please take a few minutes to share your opinion by clicking on the following links:

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  School Environment Matters: Proviso Administers Sixth Illinois 5Essentials Survey to Improve Student Learning


PTHS District 209 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the sixth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From December 5 through January 31, students, teachers and parents will be asked to take a 25-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The survey results will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction

Click to read more about the survey.

Letter to parents regarding the Illinois 5Essentials Survey:

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  PMSA Students Showcase Art Skills through the Maywood Park District Christmas Holiday Windows


Community members gathered at Burton Park in Maywood on December 5, 2017 for the unveiling of the Maywood Park District Christmas Holiday Windows brought to life by the artwork of Proviso Math and Science Academy students.  Students and community members gathered around the amazing displays and even decorated caramel apples, while enjoying some hot apple cider and hot chocolate.

“The Maywood Park District Christmas Holiday Windows exhibit allows me to collaborate with art students from our local schools to showcase their work through our seasonal art exhibits.  This project shows our youth that there is a bigger world outside of their community through reading and art. My goal is to inspire students to explore different authors and literature and to give them opportunities to collaborate with their communities,” said Ms. Williams-Rone, Maywood Park District Board President.


  2017 Proviso West Holiday Basketball Tournament


The most spectacular Holiday Tournament in Illinois is about to happen. Proviso West continues its proud tradition by hosting the upcoming 57th Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament. The tournament will run all day December 27, 28, 29 and 30.

This special event is an ongoing source of community pride and honor. A number of dedicated community fans have attended the event for over 20 years, and continue to look forward to being present to witness the action during the holiday season. This event has showcased individuals who were destined for future success at the next level, and the list of talented individuals participating continues to be impressive again this year.


  2017 PMSA PTO Holiday Soiree


  Summer School Survey


D209 students and parents please fill out the following survey to help us plan summer program options for 2018.


Summer Program Student Survey

Summer Program Parent Survey

  Class of 2022 Open House at PMSA


Click on the Admissions link for an application and additional information.

  Over 60 PMSA Students Honored During National Honor Society Induction Ceremony


Twenty-nine seniors were inducted into the Proviso Math and Science Academy National Honor Society (NHS) at its fall ceremony on November 30, 2017. Sophomore and junior level students were also recognized for being on the path for induction in their senior year.

The ceremony was conducted in the PMSA auditorium. Attendees included students, families, friends, and Dr. Bessie Karvelas, Principal of PMSA, Mr. William Breisch, Assistant Principal of PMSA, Ms. Amy Paulus, school counselor at PMSA, Ms. Kimberly Demitro, PMSA science teacher and NHS chapter advisor, and Mr. Ned Wagner, Board of Education member.

During this special ceremony inductees recited the NHS pledge and received their membership certificate after Ms. Paulus reminded them of the main qualities for participation, including scholarship, leadership, service, and character.


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Estudiantes de Regresando

  Grading Information

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  Notice to Parents/Guardians and Students of Their Rights Concerning a Student’s School Records

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  District 209 Policy on the Education of Children with Disabilities (6.120)

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