Proviso Weekly Update: Early Registration, Curriculum Renewal, Immunizations

Early Registration for 2013-2014 School Year Ends July 15

Incoming and returning students in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 can now benefit from early registration for the 2013-14 school year until July 15.

Parents and guardians have been mailed registration packets to help make the process easier and more convenient. Parents and guardians are asked to complete the registration information forms, and mail them back in the provided self-addressed envelope no later than Monday, July 15. Parents may drop off their registration information at their school’s main office between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, but they are encouraged to complete the registration process by mail.

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Incoming Freshmen Need Immunization, Physicals Before First Day of School

“Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will welcome back all students for the 2013-14 school year on August 19.

However, before reporting back to school, all students in the district must have at least a ninth-grade Illinois physical and up-to-date immunizations on file.

Under its First Day Exclusion Policy, no student will be admitted on the first day of school unless their ninth-grade Illinois physical and current immunizations are on file at their respective school. Parents need to ensure that their students’ physicals are complete and include details of the students’ health history. Parents also must answer all of the questions on the physical form, sign and date the form, and complete the diabetes screening questions that are attached.

In addition, incoming ninth-graders are required to provide proof of Tdap vaccinations along with the required school physical forms. Those sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have not turned in proof of Tdap vaccinations also must provide the proof. The only exceptions to this rule are an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school or an appointment to receive the Tdap shot during the school year.”

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Proviso Students Benefit from Memorial Scholarship

Since its inception in 2011, four graduates of Proviso East High School have been the beneficiaries of a scholarship of a fellow Proviso East alumna.

Shortly after her death in 2010, a scholarship was established in the name of Ruth C. Schoenbeck, a 1959 Proviso East graduate and a lifelong advocate of public school education. Since its first awarding in 2011 to Brianna Wren, who went on to study accounting at Howard University, the scholarship has helped four graduating seniors with college expenses. It awards $10,000 per year toward the tuition, fees, books, and other education-related expenses for a student going to a four-year school and $5,000 per year if the student attends a two-year community college. The award may be renewable for up to four years.

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District 209 Continues Process of Renewing Curriculum

Teachers and curriculum leaders in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 are spending part of their summer renewing the district’s curriculum to be ready for the Common Core and new PARCC exams that begin in the 2014-15 school year.

Throughout June, the group of 44 faculty members has been meeting as part of a curriculum renewal process. The process is designed to align the district’s curriculum in the four core subject areas of English, mathematics, science, and social studies to the Common Core Standards and the new PARCC assessments that will be administered starting in the 2014-15 school year. The process also is designed to ensure that the curriculum is the same at both Proviso East High School and Proviso West High School and to further develop a student’s skills as they progress through high school, said Dr. Leslie R. Wilson, the district’s interim assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
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