Proviso Weekly Update: Fighting Addressed, Summer School Begins, Nearly $20M in Scholarships

The following excerpts inaugurate a new section that takes information regarding District 209 from various places on the web, particularly the District 209 website, and aggregates it in a single posting every week. We hope to eventually provide you with original education coverage in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy the information below and remember that this isn’t all. For more informative updates, visit the District’s website at

District Releases Statement on Massive Fighting on Last Day of School

“On the last day of the 2012-2013 school year on Friday, May 31, at about 9:30 a.m., several students from Proviso East High School were reported in local media to have been involve in a series of fights outside of the school. The media incorrectly placed the fights at the school and on school property.

Contrary to the media reports, the disturbance did not happen at the school. They in fact happened past the corner of Ninth Avenue and Madison Street, almost a mile from Proviso East High School. Based on videos posted on social media, the fighting occurred at Ninth and Madison and further away from the school at 11th Avenue and Madison Street. None of the fighting in the videos occurred on the school grounds.”

To read more, click here.

Summer School Begins Today

Offices and schools in Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will operate under summer hours beginning on Monday, June 10.

All district offices and schools will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Offices and schools will be closed on Fridays.

District 209 will return to regular office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 29.”

District 209 Seniors Earn Nearly $20 million in Scholarship Money

Graduating seniors in Proviso Township High Schools were awarded more than $12 million in scholarships from colleges, universities, and local organizations.

College-bound students from Proviso East High School earned a total of $4.7 million in scholarships and grants, topping last year’s figure of $3.3 million, said Mr. Tony Valente, principal at Proviso East. Graduating seniors from Proviso Math and Science Academy won a whopping total of $9.24 million in scholarships, which is more than the $8.4 million awarded last year. At Proviso West High School, 57 members of the Class of 2013 won $6.05 million in scholarships from various organizations, topping last year’s total of $3.9 million. The $19.99 million in awards were presented to the students based on criteria such as academics, community service, and activities.”

For a complete list of the names of the students, click here.


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