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  Notice on International Baccalaureate Status

“Proviso Math and Science Academy is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Proviso Math and Science Academy believes is important for our students. For more information about the International Baccalaureate Organization, please visit http://www.ibo.org.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.”


 
  PMSA Application Deadline This Sunday/Plazo Para Aplicar a PMSA Este Domingo

 
  This is a reminder to 8th-grade students applying to the Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

All applications to PMSA must be dropped off by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, or sent by mail postmarked on or before Sunday, January 15, 2017. With the deadline approaching, it is highly recommended that applications being mailed are sent using a trackable mailing service, rather than placing in a regular mailbox. The address for PMSA is 8601 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call PMSA at 708-338-4100.  Thank you.

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Este es un recordatorio para los estudiantes de octavo grado que solicitan a Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Todas las solicitudes a PMSA deben ser entregadas antes de las 4:00 p.m. del viernes 13 de enero de 2017 o enviadas por correo con fecha de matasellos antes del domingo, 15 de enero de 2017. Con el plazo aproximado, se recomienda utilizar un servicio de correo controlable para las solicitudes enviadas, en lugar de colocarlo en un buzón de correo normal. La dirección para PMSA es 8601 West Roosevelt Road, Forest Park, IL 60130. Las horas de oficina son de lunes a viernes, de 7:30 a.m. a 4:00 p.m.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, llame a PMSA al 708-338-4100. Gracias. 

 
  Statement Regarding Broken Window
at Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy


 
  We would like to inform our parents and community that a window at PMSA was found broken this morning, Thursday, November 10, 2016.

A small round metal ball resembling a ball bearing was determined to be the object that broke the window.  The Forest Park Police Department conducted an investigation and it was determined that there is no threat to the students and/or staff at PMSA. The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. Should you have questions please contact the PMSA administration

 
  Madrigal Singers to Host 42nd Madrigal Dinner on December 10

 
 

Proviso West High School will be the scene of lords and ladies, court jesters, and royalty at the 42nd annual Madrigal Singers Dinner Fine Arts Fest at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Proviso West High School.

The shows are a fundraiser for the Proviso East and Proviso West choral music departments that reenact a 15th-century royal court. Guests will be treated to music, dance, and drama in the Proviso West Little Theater followed by a three-course meal and raffle prizes in the "Royal Dining Hall." During this time, those in attendance will be entertained with Madrigal-style harmonies, dances, comedic and dramatic sketches, and traditional holiday vocal music.

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  District 209 to Host Town Hall Meetings in Villages

 
 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education and Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent for District 209, will host a series of town hall meetings in each of the 10 villages that are within the district, continuing with Westchester on Monday, December 5 - Westchester Public Library (10700 Canterbury Street in Westchester).

The town hall meetings, which will each take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., are an opportunity for parents and community members in each village to meet with Board members and Dr. Rodríguez, ask questions, and learn more about the direction of District 209.

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  Proviso District Convenes Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

 
 

Students from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy attended the first Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council session on October 14 at the district’s administrative offices.

The Student Advisory Council, comprised of 17 selected students from District 209’s three high schools, was instituted by Superintendent Dr. Jesse J. Rodriguez as a way to get feedback on how the schools are run according to the schools’ main stakeholders as well as a way to provide lessons in leaderships to the students and build the District.

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  Check Out These Ways to Keep Up with Proviso High Schools Online

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 continues to expand its reach on social media.

Recently the district established itself on Instagram (www.instagram.com/provisod209). The photo-sharing service, which is a popular app on smartphones, is another way to share the good news happening regularly at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

“We are always looking for new and exciting ways to tell the stories about the accomplishments of our students,” said Mr. Rob Daniel, community and public relations coordinator for District 209. “By expanding to Instagram and continuing our use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, other avenues, we hope to reach as many people as possible with our message.”.

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  Visit PMSA at Open House on December 1

 
 

During a series of open houses this fall, prospective students for the 2017-2018 school year and their families can learn about the programs and activities available at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, with the final one scheduled for Thursday, December 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Applications for admission are being accepted in November and December, with a January 15, 2017, deadline.

Attending an open house is not a requirement for admission, but it is recommended. During the open houses, the students and their families will see a presentation about the classes and programs at PMSA, take a tour of the school, and meet with faculty, staff members, and students. Those who were unable to attend the previous open houses can visit the school on December 1.

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  Univision Chicago pays visit to District 209

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 and its new superintendent, Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, will be the subject of a new report from Spanish-language television station, Univision Chicago (WGBO-TV Channel 66) in the coming weeks.

Ms. Ligia Granados, a reporter and presenter with Univision, and cameraman, Mr. Rafael Varela, recently visited all three schools in District 209 as part of an interview with Dr. Rodríguez. Dr. Rodríguez, a native of Puerto Rico, spoke on the good work being done in the schools by both students and faculty.

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  Next Parent University at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on November 29

 
 

The next community-based edition of Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s Parent University will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1100 North 22nd Avenue in Melrose Park, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29.

In this weeknight edition of Parent University, parents can learn more about paying for college and how the financial aid process work. They also can learn more about the benefits of attending a community college and participate in a panel discussion on issues affecting Latino students and their families, all in a smaller environment.

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  Special Screening of 'Our Families, Our Future' at PMSA on November 17

 
 

Proyecto de Acción de los Suburbios del Oeste (PASO) will host a screening of the award-winning documentary, "No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)," at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, 8601 West Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17.

"No Le Digas a Nadie," which won a George Foster Peabody Award earlier this year, tells the story of Angy Rivera, an undocumented immigrant who became the first undocumented youth advice columnist.  Following the film screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring Ms. Rivera and other undocumented community leaders.

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  Superintendent Tours “One Proviso”

 
 

An aim of Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of Proviso Township High Schools District 209, during his first days on the job is work toward a united Proviso.

Dr. Rodríguez, along with members of the district’s administration, visited Proviso East High School and Proviso West High School on July 11. During their visit, they learned more about the summer school program currently ongoing along with various aspects of the schools’ programs and facilities.

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  Proviso High Schools Moving Forward

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 can look forward to different approaches to education, district administrators said at the District 209 Board of Education’s regular meeting on July 12 at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

In his first meeting as the district’s superintendent, Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez was welcomed by Mrs. Teresa D. McKelvy, president of the Board of Education, and applause from other Board members and the audience.

“We look forward to working with you and hearing your new ideas,” Mrs. McKelvy said.

Dr. Rodríguez said that he looked forward to hearing plans from others in the district and in the community to make District 209 great.

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  Proviso High School Students to Wear Shirts with School Logos

 
 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education approved several changes to the student uniform description at its July 2016 regular meeting, including a change that allows for wearing of polo shirts with logos purchased from either the school or an approved vendor. The district is currently in the process of identifying a vendor to provide student uniform items, especially polo shirts and other items with approved school logos.

The approved changes to the student uniform description also included the elimination of the white and black polo options. Students will be required students to wear polo shirts, cardigans, sweaters, sweatshirts, and fleece tops in their respective school colors (royal blue for Proviso East, red for Proviso West, and purple for PMSA) either without logos, or with a logo when purchased from the school or an approved vendor.

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  District 209 Applauds State Board of Education’s Decision to Replace PARCC Exam with SAT

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 applauds the recent announcement by Dr. Tony Smith, Illinois State Superintendent of Education, that the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams will no longer be required for high school students in Illinois.

The PARCC exams will be replaced with the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT, which will also serve as a college entrance exam. This goes along with the Illinois State Board of Education’s decision to fully fund the administration of the SAT to high school juniors rather than the ACT college entrance exam.

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  PMSA Honored by Cook County Board of Commissioners

 
 

The number one ranking among suburban Cook County high schools by Chicago magazine earned Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy more honors, as it was recognized by the Cook County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 5.

Commissioner Richard Boykin, whose First District includes Proviso Township, presented a resolution recognizing PMSA for the ranking at the meeting. In the resolution, it noted PMSA for employing a “multi-faceted approach to its curriculum” and it benefitting from “an instructional emphasis on mathematics, science, and technology.” In addition, the resolution noted the school’s diversity, its students being awarded “tens of millions of dollars in scholarships” and it receiving numerous local, regional, and national honors, including the “bronze ranking from U.S. News and World Report in its “Best High Schools” issue.

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  Superintendent, District to Host First Community Café on October 12 at Proviso West

 
  Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of Proviso Township High Schools District 209, and the senior leadership team of District 209 invite you to the first Superintendent’s Community Café from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Proviso West High School.

Dr. Rodríguez and the senior team will be available to speak on topics of importance and interest to the community.

“We are seeking a dialogue with the community,” Dr. Rodríguez said. “We are One Proviso, and a major component of our community coming together around our schools is administration and others from the schools meeting regularly with the community to ensure that all viewpoints are heard and valued.

Enjoy a cup and let’s chat!

 
  Visit PMSA at Open House on November 3

 
 

During a series of open houses this fall, prospective students for the 2017-2018 school year and their families can learn about the programs and activities available at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, with the first one scheduled for Thursday, November 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Applications for admission are being accepted in November and December, with a January 15, 2017, deadline.

Attending an open house is not a requirement for admission, but it is recommended. During the open houses, the students and their families will see a presentation about the classes and programs at PMSA, take a tour of the school, and meet with faculty, staff members, and students. Those who were unable to attend the open house on October 6 also can visit the school on November 3 and December 1, both of which take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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  Pythons Glow with PMSA Spirit During Homecoming Week

 
 

Students and staff at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy celebrated Python Spirit during its Homecoming Week September 26 to 30.

Homecoming Week featured themed days including PJ Day, LumberJack Day, Mismatched Tacky Day, Character Day, and finally, Spirit Day where students wore the colors of their respective classes.

In addition, students and staff enjoyed a pep rally on September 30, and the annual Proviso East vs. Proviso West football game and PMSA Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 1, with the theme of “Glowing with PMSA Spirit.”

 
  Parents Learn Much at Parent University

 
 

Parents of students at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy learned more about how to help their students at their own schools during Parent University on Saturday, September 24.

The Parent University, which took place simultaneously at all three campuses, was a series of workshops and a panel discussion designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond and explain the resources and services available for success. It included workshops on topics including Paying for College, services for students with disabilities, services for English Language Learners, and life skills for high school and beyond.

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  Parent University Goes on the Road on October 24

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host a community-based edition of Parent University from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 24, at Proviso Missionary Baptist Church, 1116 South Fifth Avenue in Maywood.

In this weeknight edition of Parent University, parents can learn more about paying for college and how the financial aid process work. They also can gain insights on how to talk to their students about different topics including school, relationships, and tragedies in the news, all in a smaller environment. This is the first of several smaller community-based Parent University events that are planned for the 2016-2017 school year. Planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth Committee, the activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement.

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  Proviso West Defeats Proviso East in East-West Game

 
 

It was a muddy and wet affair as Proviso West High School football team defeated Proviso East High School 16-0 at Proviso West High School on Saturday, October 1, in the two schools’ annual game.

Both touchdowns scored during the game came on defensive fumble returns by Zyon Jones, a Proviso West senior linebacker, and Tyrese Christian, a Proviso West junior defensive back.

For photos of Saturday’s game, please click here.

 
  Proviso East Students Honored by Board of Education

 
 

Two Proviso East High School students were honored for their achievements by the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education at the Board’s regular meeting on September 13 at Proviso East.

Jennifer Perez, a Proviso East senior, was named the third-place winner in the annual "Be Heard: One Vote Can Change the World Essay Contest" sponsored by Cook County Commissioner, Richard Boykin, in June. She won a $500 cash prize and she was recognized with the other winners in the contest by the Cook County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on July 13.

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  PMSA Art Students Commit “Random Acts of Culture” in Hallways

 
 

Throughout September 2016, students at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy have been committing "Random Acts of Culture" whether through song or art.

As you walk through the halls of PMSA, you will see some exciting artwork created by our students. These charcoal portraits were created in by PMSA’s Visual Art 2 classes, using the “blind contour drawing” technique. In it, the artist looks only at her subject (a fellow student) and carefully draws the edges of every shape that he sees. They are called “blind” because they are done without looking down at the paper – which is why you see distortion in the features.

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  District 209 to Provide High School Placement Exams for Eighth-Graders

 
 

Local feeder schools within Proviso Township High Schools District 209 are beginning the process of preparing eighth-grade students for high school entry by administering the PSAT 8/9 exam from September 26 to October 7, 2016.

The PSAT 8/9 exam is a high school intake measure that gives high school counselors information about the student’s academic achievement to structure class schedules, make appropriate course placement decisions in English and mathematics, and create a pathway for college and career exploration. The PSAT 8/9 exam serves as a baseline for monitoring academic progress and is considered one of the most crucial steps in determining a student’s readiness for high school.

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  Bilingual Parents Advisory Council to Meet on October 26 at PMSA

 
 

The next meeting of the District 209 Bilingual Parents Advisory Council will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

The agenda of the meeting, which will take place in the PMSA student cafeteria, includes electing the BPAC board and officers. In addition, we will be adding to our definition of what Dual Language Programming is through our review of research.

All are welcome.

 
  PMSA Celebrates Number One Ranking

 
 

Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy was recently ranked the number one public high school in suburban Cook County by Chicago magazine.

To celebrate, students, faculty, and staff at PMSA had an all-school picnic in the school parking lot during lunch periods. Aramark, the school’s food service vendor, provided grilled hamburgers and hot dogs along with chips, fruit, and drinks. In addition, Dr. Bessie Karvelas, principal at PMSA, served ice cream treats to the students.

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  District 209 Parents Go Back to School

 
 

Parents at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy got a look at what their students are learning at the annual "Back to School Night" on Thursday, September 8.

The Back to School Night is one of several initiatives through the Board of Education to promote more outreach to the parents and the community. The two-hour evening open house is designed to build relationships between parents and schools and introduce parents to their students’ teachers, said Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of District 209. At this event, parents learned about programs at the schools, visited classrooms, met teachers, and found out what their students will be learning.

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  PMSA Advanced Choir Honors America With “Random Act of Culture”

 
 

With the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., this year, the advanced choir at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy honored America with a “Random Act of Culture.”

Three times on Friday, September 9, the final school day before the anniversary, the approximately 30 students in the advanced choir gathered together on the first, third, and fifth floor and sang the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Mr. Matt Brown, PMSA choir director, said that the singing of the National Anthem was to honor the nearly 3,000 people who died 15 years ago.

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  Superintendent Visits PAEC

 
 

Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of Proviso Township High Schools District 209, recently visited the Proviso Area for Exceptional Children (PAEC) campus.

The August 29 tour of the school, which provides services for students from District 209 and surrounding districts, allowed Dr. Rodríguez to learn more about the programs that are provided. It also gave him an opportunity to make connections with District 209 students.

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  Parking Lot Safety is Important at PMSA

 
 

For the safety of all students, staff, and all who visit Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, we are maintaining a strong emphasis on parking lot safety.

Please be aware of the following guidelines intended to keep everyone safe, as well as minimize congestion in and out of the parking lot.

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  Parent University is Back on September 24

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Parents can participate at the school their student attends. With Parent University being held at each school, it is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the school and its staff and activities.

The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement. This event is planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth Committee.

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  Students, “Bring Your Parents to School” on October 6

 
 

Parents will have an opportunity to learn what a typical day at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy as well as meet with their students’ teachers on Bring Your Parents to School Day on Thursday, October 6.

Bring Your Parents to School Day is one of District 209’s largest parent involvement initiatives of the year. This event is part of the Board of Education’s ongoing efforts to promote more outreach to the parents and the community.

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  Proviso’s Technology Initiative Takes Off

 
 

Proviso’s Technology Initiative has taken off under district leadership.

Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent for District 209, is an advocate for student-centered learning and realizes the importance of 21st century skills. Members of the district leadership team, Mrs. Kim Echols, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for District 209, and Ms. Tracy Avant-Bey, director of instructional technology for the district, continue to work helping teachers and students get the technology they need to ensure optimal learning.

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  Proviso Students Welcomed Back on First Day of 2016-2017 School Year

 
 

It was a smooth start to the 2016-2017 school year as students at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy adjusted to their new schedules and new teachers, and for freshmen and new students, their new buildings.

Students experienced everything that the first day of school provides in finding their way to new classes and meeting new classmates and their teachers through activities that helped them learn what is expected of them in their classes.

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  District 209 Welcomes Back Faculty and Staff at District Institute Day

 
 

Unity and collaboration were the themes as new District 209 superintendent, Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez spoke of Proviso East, Proviso West, and PMSA coming together as “One Proviso” at the annual District Institute Day on August 17 at Proviso East High School.

The day included warm greetings for teachers and staff returning for the 2016-2017 school year, some professional development, and a little bit of fun. Throughout the day, they heard from each other in various training workshops that, depending on their job, included CPR training, updates on new laws, and new strategies for helping students succeed.

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  Incoming Freshmen Learn the Ropes at Proviso’s Freshman Transition Program

 
 

The Class of 2020 in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 attended the fourth annual Freshman Transition Program at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy on August 15 and 16.

About 550 students attended the sessions at all three schools. The Freshman Transition program is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the support that they will need for a successful start to their high school careers, said Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of District 209. This is in addition to the traditional Freshman Orientation, which took place on Friday, August 19.

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  District 209’s New Teachers Get Oriented to New Schools

 
 

The 32 new teachers of Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy were welcomed to District 209 at the annual New Teacher Orientation on August 15 and 16 at PMSA.

During the two-day orientation, the teachers learned the ropes of working in Proviso Township High Schools, attending sessions of instruction that works and effective classroom management strategies to how to use the PowerSchool system and emergency procedures in their buildings.

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  SAVE THE DATE: Parent University is Back on September 24

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Parents can participate at the school their student attends. With Parent University being held at each school, it is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the school and its staff and activities.

The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement. This event is planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth Committee.

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  District 209 to Host Budget Presentation on September 7 at Proviso West

 
  Are you aware of how the District spends your tax dollars? And if you are not a resident in the community, are you aware of how the funds are allocated?

The Office of the Superintendent invites you to attend an informative presentation on the 2016-2017 Proviso Township High Schools District 209 budget from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7 in the student cafeteria at Proviso West High School. The presentation will cover areas of the budget including the district’s revenue resources and in what areas that tax dollars are spent.

Come inspect what you expect.

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  Proviso East, Proviso West, PMSA Host Back to School Night on September 8

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will welcome parents and students to a new school year with “Back to School Night” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

The “Back to School Night” is an annual event that is designed to build relationships between parents and schools and introduce parents to their students’ teachers. At this event, parents may visit classrooms, meet teachers and find out what their students will be learning.

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  District 209 to Host Town Hall Meetings in Villages

 
 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education and Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent for District 209, will host a series of town hall meetings in each of the 10 villages that are within the district, beginning with Maywood on Thursday, September 22.

The town hall meetings, which will each take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., are an opportunity for parents and community members in each village to meet with Board members and Dr. Rodríguez, ask questions, and learn more about the direction of District 209.

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  Immigration Documentation Legal Clinic to Be Held at PMSA on September 10

 
 

Families of students who arrived in the United States when they were younger can get more information about eligibility requirements for students to remain in the country at a legal clinic under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

The information session is one of several information sessions and legal clinics on securing required immigration paperwork taking place throughout the summer.

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  Students May Register for School, Pick Up Textbooks August 8-12

 
  From August 8 through 12, students who did not participate in early registration at Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s three schools may register for the 2016-2017 school year. During registration, students may pick up their textbooks, student identifications, bus routes, and class schedules.

Registration at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day from August 8 to 12. Monday, August 8 will be for freshmen, Tuesday, August 9 will be for sophomores, Wednesday, August 10 will be for juniors, and Thursday, August 11 will be for seniors. Friday, August 12 will be a make-up for those who were unable to come to PMSA on their assigned days.

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  District 209 to Host Freshman Transition Program August 15-16

 
 

Members of the Class of 2020 will be able to participate in District 209’s Freshman Transition Program August 15 and 16 at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

The Freshman Transition Program is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the support that they will need for a successful start to their high school careers and to help them be comfortable in their new settings. This is in addition to the traditional Freshman Orientation, which will occur on August 19 and is the first day of attendance for all freshmen.

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  Incoming Freshmen Need Immunizations, Physicals Before First Day of School

 
  Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will welcome back all students for the 2016-2017 school year on August 22.

However, before reporting back to school, all students in the district must have at least a ninth-grade Illinois physical and up-to-date immunizations on file.

Parents need to ensure that their students’ physicals are complete and include details of the students’ health history. Parents also must answer all of the questions on the physical form, sign and date the form, and complete the diabetes screening questions that are attached.

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  SAVE THE DATE: Parent University is Back on September 24

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Parents can participate at the school their student attends. With Parent University being held at each school, it is an opportunity for parents and students to learn more about the school and its staff and activities.

The activity is part of the district’s parent enrichment through Title I and the Board of Education’s goal of improving stakeholder involvement. This event is planned in collaboration with the District and the Strengthening Proviso Youth Committee.

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  Immigration Documentation Information to Be Held at Proviso West on August 18

 
 

Families of students who arrived in the United States when they were younger can get more information about eligibility requirements for students to remain in the country at an information session under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programat 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, at Proviso West High School.

The information session is one of several information sessions and legal clinics on securing required immigration paperwork taking place throughout the summer.

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Dr. Jesse Rodríguez Become New Superintendent of District 209

 
 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 officially welcomed Dr. Jesse Rodríguez as its superintendent this week.

“I am excited and honored to be the superintendent for District 209,” Dr. Rodríguez said. “The staff and community have been very welcoming, and I look forward to working with them in creating fruitful and successful learning opportunities for our students.

Dr. Rodríguez said that he wants to spend much of his first year learning more about Proviso High Schools and its students, teachers, staff, and students as well as the community. He outlined his plans, which can be found on the District 209 website.

“Our collective plan will build on the strengths of PTHS 209 and identify the most powerful strategies for addressing our challenges as opportunities while addressing the significant achievement gaps directly with perseverance and firmness,” he said. “It is critical that we learn as much as possible quickly, assessing data to determine what is and is not working in our school district.”

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  Explore Test to Be Given to Incoming Freshmen July 7

 
  Incoming freshmen who have yet to take the Explore placement test can take the exam this summer.

The placement test will be administered at Proviso West High School at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 7. All incoming freshmen who do not have an Explore score are required to attend. All test-takers should bring a pencil and a calculator and plan to be at the test for two to two and a half hours.

For more information, please contact the Proviso counseling office at (708) 338-5907.

 
  District 209 Schools, Offices Closed for Independence Day

 
 

Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy as well as the administrative offices of Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4.

This includes schools being closed on Friday, July 1, due to summer hours.

All schools and offices in District 209 will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5.

Have a great weekend!

 
 
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