Parent University Returns on January 31, 2015


Parents and their students can learn more about their education in high school and how to be ready for life beyond at the next edition of Parent University on January 31, 2015, at the district offices at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host its latest edition of Parent University from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at the district offices at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park.

Parent University is a series of workshops designed to prepare parents to help their students in high school and beyond. The event also features resources that are available to parents for their children, and students from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy can earn one hour of community service credit for each of their parents who attend.


  District 209 Joins With Feeder School Districts at Articulation Meeting


Board of Education members and administrators from Proviso Township High Schools District 209 and its seven feeder school districts continued the work that they began last summer at their second joint articulation meeting on January 22 at the District 209 offices at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

The meeting was designed as a way for the eight school districts in Proviso Township to discuss ways that students can be better served from kindergarten through graduation from high school at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, or PMSA. Participating in the summit from the District 209 Board of Education were Mr. Daniel Adams, the Board’s president, and Board member, Mrs. Theresa Kelly, along with several administrators including Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent. Other area school districts represented by Board members and administrators were Berkeley School District 87, Bellwood School District 88, Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89, Forest Park School District 91, Lindop School District 92, Westchester Public Schools District 92.5, and Hillside School District 93.


  Proviso Students Make Life Beautiful in Cosmetology Program  

The afternoon of Monday, January 26, was a typically busy day for the students of the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 cosmetology program at Ms. Roberts’ Beauty Academy in Hillside.

In one end of the workroom, several girls styled hair on the heads of mannequins. In another end of the room, the girls practiced applying a facial (a treatment that involves applying lotions and creams designed to cleanse the skin on the face) on each other.

For 21 students from Proviso East High School and Proviso West High School, this was a normal afternoon of instruction and practice with the goal of one day obtaining a state license as a beautician.

“They learn hair, skin, and nails,” said Ms. Pam Reed, an instructor at Ms. Roberts’. “In order to be able to give a service, you have to receive the service. It also gives them an experience that they may not have had before.”


  Students, “Bring Your Parents to School” on February 3


Parents may ask what their students do during a typical day at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy.

They will be able to learn about that as well as have opportunities to meet with their students’ teachers on Bring Your Parents to School Day on Tuesday, February 3. 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.

“Successful students need their parents to be invested in their education,” said Mr. Daniel Adams, president of the Board of Education. “Through Bring Your Parents to School, parents can learn more about what their students’ day is like at school, and learn how they can help their students be even more successful.”


  Proviso East, Proviso West Students Learn About Health Care Careers


Dr. Melissa Simon said that she is able to help people in different ways as a doctor, including research and helping to write laws on health care.

“As a physician, you can do more than just work in a clinic or a hospital,” said Dr. Simon, an obstetrician/gynecologist and a professor of clinical gynecology at Northwestern University. “You can impact health in pretty much any career.”

Dr. Simon was the guest speaker on January 21 at Proviso West High School in the Career Spotlight Series through the Des Plaines Valley Education for Employment Regional Delivery System (DVR). The series sent students from participating schools that included Proviso West, Proviso East, Leyden, Oak Park-River Forest, and Riverside-Brookfield to lectures and programs on careers such as health care, finance, manufacturing, and engineering. The programs were presented by people currently working in those fields, such as Dr. Simon in the medical field.


  Have a Voice in Proviso Township High Schools Through 5Essentials Survey

  Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is once again joining with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in providing an opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have another voice in their schools through the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement.

From now through March 13, teachers, students, and parents are asked to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about their school. To access the survey, please visit A link to the survey also is available at


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