West Weekly Update
September 8, 2023
From the Principal's Office
A message from Ms. Elizabeth Martinez, Principal
Happy First Week of School!
This first week of school at Proviso West exceeded our expectations and we want to thank every member of our team!
Teachers started the year welcoming our students to their classroom learning environment. ALL staff worked diligently preparing for our learners. Our collective focus is to make connections and focus on community building. We want to shift culture and work together to align our goals to set our students, staff, and families up for long term success. We are working to make Proviso West High School an innovative and engaging learning environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Safety is always a priority as we set expectations at the start of the school year. The first two weeks set the tone for the year. We ask for your patience and support as we put systems and procedures in place. We plan to communicate frequently to our families.
Please respect the following to be partners in safety and allow for love of learning:
o Use caution dropping off students, please slow down.
o Check student backpack before they leave for school.
o Learn the route your child takes to school if a walker.
o Talk with your child about why it’s unsafe to open doors at school.
o Ensure your child knows and understands why everyone should follow security safety in school.
o Leadership will speak with all students at every Grade Level during Assemblies this week on Wednesday and Thursday to clarify expectations.
o Guardians and students must review and discuss the student handbook.
o ID’s must be worn, appropriate school dress, no outside food or drink.
o All student physicals are due by 10/15/23.
o Safety first!
♥️ Thank you for being partners in learning!
Ms. Elizabeth Martinez
Principal PTHS 209
The district's transportation department has been working with First Student to establish bus routes for the 2023-2024 school year for all students at all three campuses.
The routes for our families is posted on the district website.
Families are encouraged to download the FirstView app to track their student's bus for its exact location. The app will go live the week of September 11. The Proviso West code is QZ7Y. See instructions below.
The Back to School Bash held at the Proviso West football field was a huge success! Students from all three Proviso schools were able to participate in multiple activities, including ziplining, games, music, large slides, and much more. Backpacks, school supplies, and calendars were given out to students and families and delicious food was served by our nutritional services staff. Many of our community partners and community leaders were in attendance.
Additionally, Community Leaders were on hand to welcome students as they arrived at school for the first day. Pastor James Blair, Marsha Williams, Karen Brown, Bridgett Hoskins, Evelyn Caston, Dr. Caryn McGee, Mayor Andre Harvey, Elder Shantella Palmer, Minister Shaina Griffin, Bob Lee, Joe Tamburino, and Jacque Foster. Not pictured: Broadview Mayor Katrina Thomson and Veronica Vann.
Proviso West Homecoming
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
Homecoming Parade 8:00am
Freshman Game 11:00am
Varsity Game 1:00pm
Proviso's Technology Department has been hard at work this summer, ensuring that all technology resources and support are ready and available for the start of the school year. Below is a list of common links, building IT staff, and application-specific contacts.
* Please note, Schoology courses were synced from PowerSchool to Schoology on Monday, September 4th after student schedules were released.
PowerSchool Teachers: https://pschool.pths209.org/teachers
PowerSchool Substitutes: https://pschool.pths209.org/subs/
PowerSchool Students: https://pschool.pths209.org/
PowerSchool & Clever: DeJuan Moon email@example.com
Schoology & Other Instructional Applications: Felicia Lee firstname.lastname@example.org
Proviso West IT Support: Victor Chielo email@example.com (Room D202)
8 - Varsity Football Game (7:00 - 9:00 pm)
11-15 Renaissance STAR Math Testing during Math classes
13 - PTO Meeting 6pm
14 - Meet the Principal / Technology/Workshop / Power School and Schoology 9am & 6pm
18-22 Renaissance STAR Reading Testing during English classes
20 - Half-Day Inservice (Dismissal at 11:15am)
21 - Back-to-School Night (6:00-8:00 pm)
22 - Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1:55pm)
23 - Homecoming Parade (9:00 am)
23 - Freshman Game (11:00 am)
23 - Varsity Game (1:00 pm)
23 - College and Career Readiness Fair (9am - 3:00 pm)
28 - Bring Your Parent to School Day