Category: Education

A Year In, Proviso East Lifeguards Warming To Demands Of The Job

Thursday, June 21, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review ||@maywoodnews 

Featured image: From left: Tracy McCormick, Malcome Ross, Joshua Farley, Jennifer Medina, Chris Orego and Kyle Friend. All are lifeguards who have become certified through Proviso East’s program. | Nona Tepper 

Joshua Farley felt inspired to become a lifeguard because of the easy-going characters on “SpongeBob SquarePants,” a favorite TV show of his.

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Local Groups Unite To Help Proviso Students Pay For College

Monday, June 18, 2018 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews 

The Kiwanis Club of Forest Park and 209 Together are partnering to raise $6,000 for hard-working, college-bound students of Proviso Township District 209 High Schools through “Great Chefs Feeding College Dreams,” a fundraiser that will be held at 7 p.m. on June 28 on the rooftop of the Urban Pioneer Group, 7503 Madison St.

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D209 Board Approves New Supt. Contract

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 6/14/18 

Featured image: Supt. Jesse Rodriguez was given a 5-year contract on June 12. | File 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board approved a 5-year contract for Supt. Jesse Rodriguez during a contentious regular meeting on June 12 that could prove ominous, with some people referencing allegations of discriminatory hiring and workplace practices lodged against the administration to argue why the school board should vote the contract down or at least hold off on voting until the allegations are looked into.

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D209 Athletic Workers To Get Much-Needed Pay Raises, New Scorer’s Tables

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The district recently purchased scorer’s tables from Sports Media Group, LLC. | Sports Media Group, LLC

The announcers, timers, scorers, scoreboard operators, ticket-tackers and other people who work athletic events for Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will soon get a long overdue bump in pay.

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Ferrara Awards $5K Scholarships To Children Of Workers At Bellwood Plant

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Five children of Ferrara Candy Company employees in Bellwood have received $5,000 checks as part of the firm’s second annual Ferrara USA Scholarship Program, which awards 10 high school seniors, graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates money for college. Ferrara awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarship money.

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D209 Hires New HR Administrator After Second Board Vote

Monday, June 4, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Anthony Brazouski, District 209’s new assistant superintendent of human resources, safety and athletics. | Twitter/Tony Brazouski 

The second time was the charm — at least when it comes to Anthony Brazouski, who was hired as Proviso Township High Schools District 209’s new assistant superintendent of human resources, safety and athletics.

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Proviso East Students Reimagine Shuttered Girls’ Pool

Thursday, May 31, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Student Edgar Guerro talks about how he came up with the layout for his model on May 16 at Proviso East High School in Maywood. | Alexa Rogals 

Cesar Martinez remembers making his own toys when he was young, stacking blocks into tall towers, deconstructing mechanical equipment and pressing Legos into one another.

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