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"Proviso East High School is committed to enhancing student learning experiences through collaboration, utilization of best practices, data analysis, and professional development."

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  Proviso East High School Homecoming 2017!


  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.


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  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.


  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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  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.


  Future Pirates Visit Proviso East


Eighth-grade students from Irving Elementary School, Forest Park Middle School, Stevenson Middle School and Lindop Elementary were invited to Proviso East High School to experience a day in the life of a Proviso Pirate. Students from these schools were welcomed by the Proviso East Band, Proviso East Flag Team, and Proviso East Pirateers as they walked into the school's field house. Half of the field house was filled with eighth-grade students who were excited to join the event and meet Proviso East administrators, staff, and students.

Mr. Clinton Alexander, activities coordinator, and Dr. Patrick Hardy, principal at Proviso East, welcomed all the students. Mr. Alexander explained that the purpose of Shadow Day is to help students become familiar with Proviso East before orientation, build relationships with Proviso East students and staff, and learn about the direction of the school.


  Proviso East Athlete Signs Scholarship with NIU

  A special ceremony at Proviso East High School was held for Rayshawn Gay, a senior at Proviso East and linebacker on the varsity football team.  On February 1, Gay officially signed his letter of intent with Northern Illinois University.

The signing was part of National Signing Day, the first day that a senior can sign a letter of intent to play college football.

In the school's Social Room, Gay was congratulated by his teammates, coaches, school counselors, teachers, and alumni. The table on the stage was covered with a tablecloth that proudly displayed a Proviso East Pirate and had a letter of intent from Northern Illinois University, ready to be signed. Gay was accompanied by his mother, father, and grandmother, who sat next to him as people in the room expressed their gratitude towards Gay and congratulated him on his accomplishments.

Dr. Colbert, Director of Athletics and Assistant Principal at Proviso East, started the ceremony by reminding Rayshawn to, "…understand what your parents and grandparents had to do to make this happen. This is a parents’ and grandparents’ dream and we are so proud of you and want to let you know that you now represent, as you always have, not just Rayshawn but your parents, your principals, your coaches, your teammates, and when you go to Northern Illinois and we look at that roster book, we are going to be proud to see Proviso. We are proud that you are going to be representing us at NIU."

Gay's mother was overwhelmed with excitement and stated, "I like to thank all the coaches and teammates for all the encouraging words that have been said to Rayshawn. I stood in that stand every game and I didn’t miss one. There are so many of you that were supposed to be here and went unrecognized, but I saw what you did. I saw your effort and I was proud of every one of you because you kept going. Without any of you, my boy wouldn’t even be on the field if he didn’t have a team."

The hard work and dedication Gay always displays on and off the field, along with his accomplishment of receiving a full athletic scholarship, has served as an inspiration to the Proviso schools community.

Congratulations, Rayshawn! We are Proviso Proud!

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