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  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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  Visit PMSA at Open House on October 6

 
 

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, October 6, 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 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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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!

 
 
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