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  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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