Proviso Township High Schools District 209 will welcome parents and students to a new school year with “Back to School Night” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Math and Science Academy.
The “Back to School Night” is an annual event that is designed to build relationships between parents and schools and introduce parents to their students’ teachers, said Mrs. Kim Echols, the District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. At this event, parents can visit classrooms, meet teachers and find out what their students will be learning.
“It’s an opportunity for the parents to come and meet the teachers and the administration and discuss ways they can help their students be successful in their high school careers,” Mrs. Echols said.
The “Back to School Night” also will include a Supplemental Educational Services (SES) Fair at Proviso East and Proviso West. The SES fair will offer parents information on free tutoring and educational assistance for students. Parents can meet with providers to discuss the service, and enroll their students in the services now through September 30. Students must qualify for free or reduced price lunch in order to be eligible for the free SES tutoring.
Parents and students are encouraged to talk with SES representatives during the fair and choose the educational support service that is right for them.
Mr. Daniel Adams, President of the Board of Education, said that parents will learn much about their students’ school at Back to School Night. He emphasized that this event is part of the Board’s ongoing efforts to promote more outreach to the parents and the community.
“It is always beneficial for a student when their parents are invested in their education,” Mr. Adams said. “Visiting the school on Back to School Night is a good way for parents to learn about their students’ classes and to learn about ways they can help their students be successful in their studies.”