Category: Education

New School Report Card Data Shows State of Districts 88, 89 and 92

Thursday, November 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Illinois School Report Card, the comprehensive picture of the academic and financial condition of public schools in the state, on Oct. 29.

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District 209 Could Create Annual Mandatory Parent Meeting

Thursday, November 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mike Burries, a member of the district’s parent and community engagement committee during a Nov. 8 meeting, where a proposal to create an annual mandatory parent meeting was introduced. | Michael Romain/VFP

Mandatory parent meetings could be coming to Proviso Township High Schools District 209 starting next year. District 209 board member Rodney Alexander introduced the proposal during the inaugural meeting of the newly reconfigured parent and community engagement committee, held Nov. 8 at Proviso West High School in Hillside.

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Bellwood D88 Hires New Superintendent

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 9:07 p.m.

Featured image: Mark Holder, who was recently appointed as the permanent superintendent at Bellwood District 88. | sd88.org 

During a regular meeting on Nov. 6, the Bellwood School District 88 Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Mark Holder as permanent superintendent.

Holder, 61, had been serving as interim superintendent since May, when he replaced former superintendent Rosemary Hendricks. The board approved a 4-year, $182,000 contract for Holder, according to district officials.

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State Report Shows Incremental Progress at D209

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

On Oct. 29, the Illinois State Board of Education released its annual Illinois School Report Card, the comprehensive picture of the academic and financial condition of public schools in the state.

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Proviso East’s Junior ROTC Program — A Community of Leaders

Thursday, October 26, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cadets with the Proviso East NJROTC program during this year’s homecoming parade. | File

Bradford Murphy, 16, said that he had been looking forward to joining Proviso East High School’s Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, or NJROTC, since before he enrolled.

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D209 Planning to Redesign Websites; West, PMSA Could Get New Logos

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The home page at District’ 209’s website. | Screenshot

Proviso Township High School District 209 officials are preparing to redesign the websites used by the district, Proviso East, Proviso West and Proviso Math and Science Academy at an estimated cost ranging between $70,000 and $120,000.

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Proviso East Student Performs Poetry On Stage Before ‘Hamilton’ Production

Saturday, October 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: The cast of the popular play, “Hamilton.” | hamiltonbroadway.com 

Anahi Soto, a 16-year-old junior at Proviso East High School, was recently selected to perform onstage at the CIBC Theatre in Chicago, moments before it was overtaken by the cast of the popular musical “Hamilton.”

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