Category: Education

Triton College Purchases Former Driving Range Property In Melrose Park

Sunday, December 31, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured: The entrance to the former Golfland driving range, which was recently purchased by Triton for $3.6 million. | Flickr/Katherine of Chicago 

A former golf practice range in Melrose Park is now part of Triton College after the college’s Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to purchase the land in November for $3.6 million.

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Area Schools Brace For New Cursive Law

Thursday, December 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  

Starting on July 1, 2018, all public elementary schools in the state will be required to offer at least a unit of instruction in cursive writing to students before they complete the fifth grade.

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District 89 Schools Get In Holiday Spirit Days Leading To Christmas

Sunday, December 24, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: District 89 school students with Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon. | Courtesy District 89 

Students in District 89 schools sang, danced, recited poetry and told stories during a series of events this month designed to celebrate the winter holidays.

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D209 Approves Nepotism Policy, Teacher Contract

Thursday, December 21, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

During the Dec. 12 regular meeting, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board voted on a series of financial and policy proposals that board members had been debating over the last few months.

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Thirty Proviso Students Named State Scholars

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Who made the cut? Below are the names of students from Proviso Math & Science Academy and Proviso West who were recently named state scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. No students from Proviso East were named.

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D209 Considering Refinancing $10M in Bonds

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 4:44 p.m.

Featured image: A chart detailing District 209’s projected borrowing capacity. | Mesirow Financial 

The Proviso Township High Schools District 209 school board is looking at refinancing $10 million of working cash bonds that the district issued in 2008 in order to take advantage of lower interest rates. The refinancing, district officials say, could lead to substantial savings and more money to fund major investments, such as the district’s master facility plan.

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D209 to Host Master Facilities Review Meeting Dec. 5, 6 PM

Monday, December 4, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will host a master facilities review community engagement meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park.

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