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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."

  Proviso East’s Cinia McCray Signs with North Carolina A&T State University


Cinia McCray had many people to thank on November 18 as she formally signed her letter of intent to attend North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, next year.

“I want to say thank you to everyone for accepting me,” she said. “Everyone accepted me with open arms.”

Cinia, a 5-foot-9 guard and a senior at Proviso East High School, signed her letter of intent at a special ceremony in the Proviso East social room with her parents, Mr. Terrill McCray and Mrs. Cina McCray, and friends, teammates, coaches, and others looking on. Along with being a regular on the honor roll, Cinia also has been a star on the Proviso East girls’ basketball team, averaging 17.6 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game as she helped lead the Lady Pirates to a 24-4 overall record during the 2014-2015 season.


  PMSA Counselor Honored by Board of Education


A guidance counselor at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy was recognized for her work by the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education at its regular meeting on Tuesday, November 10, at PMSA.

Ms. Amy Paulus recently won an Award of Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the ISBE’s Those Who Excel Awards Program on October 17 in Normal. Dr. Bessie Karvelas, principal at PMSA, said that Ms. Paulus is a hard worker who is continually asked to sponsor student programs such as the National Honor Society.

“She is considered gifted and talented within her own right,” Dr. Karvelas said of Ms. Paulus said. “Her valuable expertise, her commitment, her loyalty to the administration, to the students, to the faculty and to the school add to the foundation that helps support PMSA.


  Madrigal Singers to Host 41st Madrigal Dinner December 12 and 13

  Proviso West High School will be the scene of two days of lords and ladies, court jesters, and royalty at the 41st annual Madrigal Singers Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, and a matinee at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 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 served a three-course candlelight meal in a dinner-theater atmosphere, with the cafeteria transformed into a castle. During this time, those in attendance will be entertained with Madrigal-style harmonies, dances, comedic and dramatic sketches, and traditional holiday vocal music.


  Proviso West Holiday Basketball Tournament Tickets To Go On Sale November 11


Tickets for the “Highlight of the Holidays,” the 55th Annual Proviso West Holiday Basketball Tournament, are set to go on sale beginning on November 11.

This year’s tournament, which will run December 26 to 30, is expected to be the most competitive and exciting high school holiday basketball tournament in the Chicagoland area and arguably the country. Two teams who won state titles in their respective classes, St. Joseph of Westchester and Uplift of Chicago, return for this year’s tournament along with perennial contenders Whitney Young and Morgan Park. In addition, highly regarded Cathedral High School of San Diego, California, featuring the top rated center in the nation, Brandon McCoy, will participate.


  Visit PMSA at Open House on December 3


During a series of open houses this fall, prospective students for the 2016-17 school year and their families can learn about the programs and activities available at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, with the next one scheduled for Thursday, December 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Applications for admission are being accepted in November and December, with a January 15, 2016, 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.


  Have Breakfast with Santa at Proviso East on December 12


The Proviso East High School chapter of the National Honor Society will host its third annual Breakfast with Santa in the Proviso East cafeteria from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 12, in the Proviso East cafeteria with the theme of “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

Breakfast with Santa is designed to promote literacy at home. Each child who attends will receive a free breakfast, a picture with Santa, and a book. All parents will receive a free breakfast along with strategies and ideas to help promote reading in the home.

Proviso East has placed an increased focus on literacy in their curriculum during the last few years. The National Honor Society believes that good reading skills can start with a book and a family reading together.

The National Honor Society takes pride in promoting literacy in our community.

We hope all members of the community can join us for breakfast, books, and Santa.


SAVE THE DATE: Parent University is Back on January 30


Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the district offices at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.

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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