Saturday, January 05, 2008

Proviso E-Newsletter: Volume 9

You can help shape the future of PTHS 209!

Click here to view the above as a PDF document

For more information on the PTHS 209 Education Summit, please contact the PTHS 209 offices at 708.338.5959.

How else can I help ensure a bright future for PTHS 209?

The Proviso Township High School Foundation For Educational Excellence was established to provide additional resources to Proviso Township High Schools and District 209. The District 209 Board of Education saw a need to form a distinct foundation focused on raising funds for the purpose of purchasing much needed supplies. The Foundation will also supply funds to aide in facilitating the implementation of new educational programs within the Proviso Township High Schools which will enable the District to keep Proviso Rising.

The Foundation will work to promote student development, provide resources for enrichment, after school programs, youth mentoring and provide resources to motivate and encourage teachers to be innovative and creative in teaching and learning methods.

District 209 is looking for motivated individuals ready to assist in the enlistment of the volunteer leadership necessary to provide educational unity, understanding and cooperation throughout the District and the Proviso community.

The Proviso Township High School Foundation for Educational Excellence has provided an application for individuals interested in assisting in unique initiatives for the enhancement of academic excellence within PTHS 209.

If you are interested in applying, click here to download the application as a PDF document, complete it and email to or, print a copy and send it postal mail to:

Carla Johnson
Foundation Coordinator
8601 W. Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130

Classes resume on Monday, January 7th
The first day of classes for the 2nd semester begin on Monday, January 7th for Proviso West, Proviso East and the Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy.

To view the full 2007-2008 school year calendar, please click here.

Whitney Young captures Proviso West Holiday Tournament title in overtime thriller
Chris Colvin scored with four seconds left in overtime to lift Whitney Young (pictured, right) to their third Proviso West Holiday Tournament championship as the Dolphins (9-1) avenged an earlier season loss to Homewood-Flossmoor 55-53. Young won previous Proviso West Tournament titles in 2001 and 2002. A J Rompza led the victors with 17 points. Tournament MVP Kevin Dillard -- who fouled out with 5:05 remaining in the fourth quarter -- led all scorers with 21 points for Homewood-Flossmoor. The Vikings (11-1) were dealt their first loss of the season. Click here to view the boxscore.

Proviso West All-Tournament Team named

Kevin Dillard, Homewood-Flossmoor (Tournament MVP)

AJ Rompza, Whitney Young

Supo Sanni, Homewood-Flossmoor

Mike DiNunno, Von Steuben

Ryan Hare, Marshall


Marcus Jordan, Whitney Young

Darius Smith, Marshall

Alex Dragievich, Glenbrook North

Oscar Macias, Morton

Peter Boehm, New Trier

For the full results of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament, please visit

Proviso East alum & Penn State volleyball superstar Arielle Wilson to visit Proviso East campus Jan. 9th

Penn State's volleyball superstar Arielle Wilson, who recently helped lead her Nittany Lions to the 2007 NCAA Volleyball national championship, will visit the Proviso East campus on Wednesday, January 9th at 9:00am. Wilson will speak to Proviso East seniors about her experiences winning the NCAA tournament and the importance of a college education. Wilson is a 2007 alum of Proviso East.

Click here to watch a one-on-one interview with Arielle Wilson from the Big Ten Network
Quote of the Week
"Education is that which liberates."

-Mohandas Gandhi, educator, political leader & activist

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