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  PMSA to Host Several College Application and FAFSA Workshops in October


On Tuesday, September 19, over 80 people attended the Financial Aid Night at Proviso Math and Science Academy.

The PMSA counseling department partnered with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) to inform students and parents about FAFSA, financial aid, scholarships, and general services that ISAC offers.

The Financial Aid Night is part of PMSA’s counseling department’s comprehensive plan, as well as the district’s vision to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary life. It is important for all parents and students to know their options in filling out the FAFSA and what financial aid will be available for them.


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  Congratulations, PTHS D209 Graduates!


Proviso Township High School District 209 celebrated its commencement ceremonies honoring the Class of 2017 on Saturday May 20, 2017. Three ceremonies were held at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion to recognize Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Math and Science Academy graduates.

Over 7,000 friends, families, teachers, and staff watched proudly as more than 800 students received their degrees. The ceremonies included speeches from school administrators, students, and keynote speakers Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Bridget Lewis, business strategist and Proviso East graduate.

The class of 2017 has earned over $30 million total this year and was accepted to over 100 different universities.

Class of 2017, thank you for contributing to the success of PTHS D209. You make us Proviso Proud and we encourage you to stand strong, continue to inspire, and make a meaningful difference in the world through empowerment and excellence.


  Proviso East Battle of the Bands Attracts Community


Community members filled the Proviso East High School football stadium bleachers on Saturday May 15, 2017 to show their pride by cheering on their favorite marching band during the 15TH Proviso East Annual Battle of the Bands. Mayor Edwenna Perkins of Maywood was among the guests and congratulated parents and students on their outstanding performances.

The lineup of marching bands included:

  • Oak Park High School (Oak Park, MI)
  • Proviso West High School
  • Mt. Auburn High School (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Mumford High School (Detroit, MI)
  • Dunbar High School (Chicago, IL)
  • Morgan Park High School (Chicago, IL)
  • Proviso East High School

Proviso West and Proviso East marching band students are proud of the annual tradition and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase their talents.


  “Pirates on the Run” Earn 9-All State Medals


Last season the Proviso East Boys Track and Field team, which includes Proviso East and Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA) students, qualified at the state meet in 2 relays and 3 individuals. Although they are proud of their accomplishments none of them qualified to the state finals. “As a coaching staff and as a team, we decided that this would be the last year we would not be in the finals,” said Coach Marc Jones, Proviso East High School head track and field coach.

Coach Jones and the team started the 2017 season with a commitment to work harder to achieve the goal of qualifying for the State Finals.  The workout routines became more intense, athletes were punctual about practice time while remaining focused on academics.  Through accountability and dedication, the team competed at the highest level at each track meet.


  PTHS D.209 Honors Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week


Proviso Township High Schools District 209 (PTHS D.209) celebrated all teachers the first week of May during Teacher Appreciation week.

On Monday, May 1, 2017, Superintendent of District 209 Jesse J. Rodriguez, Ph.D., began the celebrations by hosting a Teacher’s Breakfast at all buildings during PLC. Central Services administrators met with teachers at the schools and thanked them for their dedication and service to the school community. “I appreciate your commitment and contribution to the growth, development, and academic success of our students. Our primary goal at PTHS D.209 is to enhance academic achievement and we will continue to accomplish this as One Proviso,” said Dr. Rodriguez.

Each school held different activities throughout the week to honor their teachers.


  Dr. Rodriguez Shows Appreciation on Administrative Professionals' Day


Proviso Township High Schools District 209 (PTHS D.209) observed Administrative Professionals’ Day on April 26, 2017 to honor administrative personnel for their importance to the organization. The District 209 Superintendent Jesse J. Rodriguez, Ph.D., celebrated the day by inviting all PTHS D.209 administrative professionals to Central Services for a special lunch.

Proviso East and Proviso West high schools chauffeured their administrative professionals to Central Services for the celebratory event; a gesture that made many of them feel appreciated. Numerous administrative professionals thanked Dr. Rodriguez for taking the time to acknowledge their contributions to the District and expressed that this was the first time a Superintended had hosted this type of event.


  PTHS D209 Community Forum


Superintendent of District 209 Jesse J. Rodriguez, Ph.D., invited community members to the Administration Building on April 20, 2017 to learn about the framework that outlines the long-term strategic plan for District 209. School principals and Central Services administrators also presented school and department plans.

The Administration Building’s auditorium was filled with approximately eighty participants and live stream video viewers (watch here) who enthusiastically waited to hear about the plan for PTHS D.209. The PMSA Gospel Choir opened the PTHS D.209 Community Forum with a performance under the direction of Mr. Matthew Brown. Dr. Rodriguez thanked the PMSA Gospel Choir for a wonderful performance and thanked all community leaders for their continuous contributions to the success of the Proviso school community.


  U.S. News & World Report Awards Silver Medal to PMSA

  On April 25, 2017 U.S. News & World Report published the 2017 Best High Schools rankings report. Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy (PMSA) continues its trend of accolades as it is named in the 2017 ‘U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings.’  PMSA ranked 32 of 658 Illinois high schools and nationally, at 1,044 awarding the school a Silver medal, climbing up from last year’s Bronze medal.

U.S. News ranking includes data on 28,496 public high schools. Schools were awarded, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well schools prepare students for college.


  PMSA Celebrates Top Reader Awards


On March 10, 2017, five PMSA students were recognized for their enthusiasm for reading. Ms. Shoshana Fiala, librarian at PMSA, held the first Top Reader Awards event where she honored the top readers at the PMSA library. Each student received a certificate, gift cards, flowers, and a candy bag.

The awards were for this school year with a cutoff date of March 1 and include a fiction and nonfiction only. Isabel Popoca, senior at PMSA, has checked out and read 225 books during her four years at PMSA. Alexis Robles, is just shy of triple digits already and she is a sophomore. Alison Brennan has read the entire Manga collection and has started reading more fiction and is already in the double digits this school year alone. Sadiya Khan is also in the double digits, and is one of the fastest readers, often checking out and reading several books a week as well as checking out books like SAT practice. Iyleah Hernandez checks out both fiction and nonfiction equally and is as excited about one as the other. Ms. Fiala stated that she looks forward to showing Iyleah the lastest “cool” nonfiction books she has purchased.


  PTHS D209 Students Learn About College and Careers


On March 8, 2017 students, families, and community members had an opportunity to talk to college and career representatives about majors, financial aid, student life, admission requirements, scholarships and athletics at Proviso West High School during the “Own Your Future” College, Career and Community Transition fair.

The “Own Your Future” fair is part of PTHS D209’s efforts to provide students with meaningful experiences that enhance their college and career readiness.  Dr. Jesse J. Rodriguez, superintendent for PTHS D209, stated, “PTHS D209 is committed to empowering all students to meet the academic and career preparation demands that will allow them to be not just college and career ready, but also globally competitive.”

This fair was a cooperative effort between the PTHS D209 Department of Family and Student Engagement, our school counselors, the Melrose Park Community Alliance, Loyola School Based Health Center, Junior Achievement, and West 40.


  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 high schools. Some of the events included assemblies, walking tours, dance, music, and poetry.

The PMSA Black History Program was developed and presented by students who started planning for the program in November. The students met after school and worked collaboratively in groups to narrow down the items to be included in the program. The students ultimately decided on a program that highlighted and celebrated different events in each decade such as a Harlem Renaissance and a swing dance performance and a President Obama and the Black Lives Matter Movement presentation. The students presented an outstanding program on Monday, February 27th for parents and the community and Tuesday, February 28th for the student body.


  Proviso East and PMSA Students’ Artwork Displayed in Community Art Exhibits


Proviso East and PMSA High School artists had their work represented in two community art exhibits this past month. The Triton College Annual High School Show and the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Black History Month exhibition.

Triton College, in River Gove, held their reception on February 15th where all artists were honored. Proviso East had 27 participants including: Jala Reid, Cynthia Perra, Amari Johnson, Dominique Wallace, Javonte Dunbar, Kurt Sturgill, Daria Maritnez, Zahory Verdin, Chastity Williams, Jared Charo, Nayelli Mendoza Palomares, Jocelyn Gonzales, Elvin Cortez, Fatima Morales, Brian Barraza, Kevin Stoletto, Jonathan Reyes, Lillian Lopez, Kianna Walker, Gerrund Caffie, Gregorio Velazquez, Andy Miranda, Isabel Saucedo, Keisha Hood, Celeste Loya, Emmy Carpena, and Leila Tellez.

PMSA had 10 participants: Elena Buenrostro, Jailene MIreles , Justin Blaylock, Ariadna Perez-Davila, Cynthia Suaste, Nyah Peaches, Lucas Rosa, Melanie Hernandez, Jennifer Orozco and Van Ma.


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  24 PMSA Students Named as Illinois State Scholars

  PTHS D209 is pleased to announce that twenty-four Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy students from the graduating class of 2017 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.

According to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors from 765 high schools across the state. Illinois State Scholars possess strong academic potential and are chosen based on a combination of exemplary ACT or SAT test score.


  PTHS D209 Celebrates National School Counseling Week 2017


Proviso Township High Schools District 209 celebrated the work of its school counselors February 6-10, 2017, during National School Counseling Week.

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), was designed to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems, and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career, according to ASCA.


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