Proviso East Vision Statement

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

  Bomb Threat at Proviso East Unfounded

  A threat of a bomb at Proviso East High School on Monday, October 20, proved to be unfounded following an investigation.

The threat was called into the Maywood Police Department. The Maywood Fire Department ordered the alarms pulled and the building evacuated. Maintenance and security staff at Proviso East assisted the Cook County bomb squad through the building to clear it before staff and students were allowed to reenter the building at about 1:45 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are safe.

During the course of the incident, First Avenue between Madison Street and Washington Boulevard was blocked off by the Maywood Police Department.

Classes will continue to normal release time on a shortened schedule for the rest of the day.

  Proviso East Students “Celebrate My Drive”

  Students, faculty, parents, staff, and the community can help Proviso East High School promote safe driving and compete for a chance at a $100,000 grant from State Farm Insurance’s "Celebrate My Drive" Program.

“Celebrate My Drive” was created by State Farm in 2012 to promote the concept that “safe driving is a lifelong commitment from the state.” According to the National Institutes of Health, auto accidents are the number one cause of death among teens in the United States, with a teen’s first year of having their driver’s license being the most dangerous.

“This is about celebrating this big, new life of freedom that comes with a driver’s license,” the description of the campaign at the program’s website at said. “Part of that life means making smart choices behind the wheel, which is why we’re spreading the message of 2N2® – 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. It’s a simple habit that can reduce distracted driving and help new drivers build confidence on the road.”


  Board of Education Recognizes Teacher Who Won State Award


A Proviso West High School English teacher who recently won a state award was recognized by the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education at its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 15, at Proviso West.

Ms. Lindsey Coppola has been designated a winner of the Award of Recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education’s Those Who Excel selection committee. Ms. Coppola will be honored with another District 209 instructor, Ms. Erin Mason, an English teacher at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, at the Those Who Excel Banquet in Normal on October 25.

Mr. Joseph Kosina, a Proviso West assistant principal, read from a letter by Mr. Oscar Hawthorne, saying that Ms. Coppola has been instrumental in “implementing significant change to improve academic performance and college readiness for our students.” He added that students and parents are committed to her and recognize her as a role model.


  District 209 Board of Education Approves New ACT Testing Program

  The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education approved the order of the ACT Aspire testing program for students.

The ACT Aspire testing program would be used primarily with freshmen and sophomores, said Mrs. Kim Echols, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for District 209. She said that the program would help to prepare students for the ACT college entrance exam that they take as juniors and also help teachers identify areas where they need help.

“The ACT Aspire consists of a continuum of interim and summative assessments for students in grades 9 and 10,” Mrs. Echols said. “It is aligned with (the new) Common Core Standards and is administered online.”

Students taking part in the testing program will take two tests each in English, reading, mathematics, and science, with the Aspire test administered at the end of the school year in a school computer lab with their classroom teacher.

Mrs. Echols also said the material in the ACT Aspire program can be used for juniors who need extra help in preparing for the ACT as they also take part in the ACT Cambridge prep program before they take the college entrance exam in the spring.

  District 209 Students Represent Schools as Infinite Scholars


Eighty-five students from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy attended the Chicago Annual Fall Scholarship Fair on September 26 at Frederick Douglass Academy High School in Chicago, with several obtaining acceptance to many of the colleges.

The scholarship fair, sponsored by Infinite Scholars Program, Inc., featured more than 50 colleges and universities, ranging from regional schools such as Ferris State University and the University of Northern Iowa to historical black colleges and universities such as Jackson State University in Mississippi and Stillman College in Alabama.

To qualify to attend the scholarship fair, a high school student needed to have at least a 3.0 grade point average, their ACT score, a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a 250-word essay explaining why a higher education is important to them.


  District 209 Schools Welcome Parents on Bring Your Parents to School Day


Parents at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy got a look into the lives of their students on Wednesday, October 1, on Bring Your Parents to School Day.

The parents who attended the day were able to gain insights into a typical day for their students at school. They followed their students’ class schedules, joining everything from math, English, and science classes to lunch.

Bring Your Parents to School Day has been a tradition in District 209 since 2002, when it was first introduced by then-Board of Education President, Mrs. Theresa L. Kelly. The event is one of District 209’s largest parent involvement initiatives of the year, and is part of the Board of Education’s ongoing efforts to promote more outreach to the parents and the community.


  Parents, Learn More at Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 16

  Parents can learn more about their students’ progress at school and pick up their students’ report cards at the quarterly Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 16, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on October 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  Proviso East Celebrates School Pride at Homecoming 2014


Former and current students along with faculty, staff and the Proviso East High School community celebrated Homecoming September 29 through October 4.

It was a week of activities and spirit days that culminated with the annual homecoming parade, the football game, and the annual Homecoming dance.

“We had a great week celebrating Pirate Pride and everything that is great about Proviso East,” said Mr. Tony Valente, principal at Proviso East. “Proviso East has always been a great school, and we want to recognize the achievements of past students as well as those of current students.”


  District 209 Schools, Offices Closed for Columbus 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 Columbus Day holiday on Monday, October 13.

All schools and offices in District 209 will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 14.

Have a great weekend!

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