Category: Education

Local Fathers Serenade Daughters At Maywood School’s Annual Dance

Sunday, May 6, 2018 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Fathers dance with their daughters during the May 4 Father-Daughter Dance at Garfield school. | Shanel Romain 

On May 4, the Garfield Elementary PTO hosted its second annual Father-Daughter Dance at the school, 1514 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood.

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Proviso East Student Honors Her Palestinian Roots At Prom

Friday, May 4, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Raneen El-Barbarawi wearing the traditional dress she designed for her Proviso East prom. | Submitted 

Raneen El-Barbarawi brought a piece of Palestine to the Proviso East High School prom on April 27, dressing that night in a traditional dress designed to show off her heritage.

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D209 School Board Selects New Officers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews   

Featured image: District 209 board member Ned Wagner, center, has replaced Theresa Kelly, right, as board president. Left, board member Claudia Wagner. | Forest Park Review 

During a special meeting on April 30, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education elected a new slate of board officers, district officials confirmed on May 2.

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After Students Rise Up, D209 Ditches Uniforms

Sunday, April 29, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Students at Proviso West in 2014, the year students across D209 were required to wear uniforms. | District 209

Four years after students at Proviso Township High Schools District 209 were required to wear uniforms of polos and khakis, the monotony is out the door, driven off largely by what many adults in the district have described as a very disciplined, student-led rebellion against the uniform policy.

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‘Everyone Wants Change’ Until It Happens, Says Frustrated D209 Supt.

Friday, April 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: D209 Supt. Jesse Rodriguez | Courtesy Proviso Township High Schools District 209 

Proviso Township High School District 209 Supt. Jesse Rodriguez said in a recent interview that he’s currently at a crossroad after the school board voted earlier this month against a series of hires and promotions that he had recommended. The personnel changes, he said, were critical to his vision of “transformational change” in the district and are a basic function of his office.

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Proviso East Track Star Receives 7 Scholarship Offers … And Counting

Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Moses Biosah on Proviso East’s track, where he has excelled this year. | Alexa Rogals 

Moses Biosah’s future is approaching fast, but the track star is used to that.

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Broadview Students Interview Best-Selling Author On Skype

Thursday, April 26, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Lindop students interview best-selling author Angie Thomas via Skype on April 24. | Photo submitted 

A group of seventh- and eighth-grade students at Lindop School, 2400 18th Ave. in Broadview, were so inspired by a book that the school’s principal, Dr. Sonya Spaulding, arranged for students to interview the book’s author by Skype.

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