Provisos East, West Face-off in Energetic Battle of the Bands | D89 Seeking Substitutes

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Proviso East band members compete in the 14th annual Proviso East Battle of the Bands, held May 28 inside of the high school’s field house. | Photos by Rob Daniel/PTHS D209

Battle of the Bands II.jpgMonday, June 6, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR 

[Proviso Township High Schools D209] The Proviso East High School and Proviso West High School marching bands and drumlines took on a strong field at the 14th annual Proviso East Battle of the Bands in the Proviso East Field House on May 28.

The Proviso West band had a strong showing in the competition, winning first place overall along with best auxiliary and best drumline in Division II. In Division I, Mumford High School from Detroit, Michigan, won first place overall and best percussion, while Mount Auburn International Academy of Cincinnati, Ohio, was awarded first place for best auxiliary and second place overall. Also performing at the Battle of the Bands were Horace Mann Elementary of Chicago and Pulaski International School of Chicago.

The Battle of the Bands was moved indoors to the gymnasium at Proviso East due to the threat of rain. However, that did not stop the bands from performing a high-energy show.

Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209, said that the Battle of the Bands has been among the premiere high school band events in the area for some time.

“The Battle of the Bands has been a great showcase for the talents of our marching bands for many years,” she said. “I congratulate Mr. Cletis Seals (Proviso East band director) and Mr. Sam Atcher (Proviso West band director) and their bands for a wonderful show.”

For photos of the Proviso East band at the Battle of the Bands, please click here.

D89 seeking substitute teachers

D89 subs.jpgDistrict 89 is seeking applicants interested in applying for substitute teaching positions at its elementary and middle schools.

The job listings were posted on Jun 6 and will be open until Aug. 15. Among other open positions are second and third-grade dual language teachers.

To access the online applications, click here.

Photo: D89 officials manning a booth at state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s annual Job Fair, held June 4 at Proviso Math and Science Academy in Forest Park. 

D89 participates in Girls on the Run 5K in Grant Park 

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[Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview D89] On June 4District 89 administrators, teachers and students in 3rd through 8th grade students from Emerson, Garfield, Jane Addams, Melrose Park and Stevenson participated in Girls on the Run 5K in Chicago’s Grant Park.

The program, which meets at D89 schools, strengthens girls to run a 5K race and provides lessons on social and emotional growth. Coaches meet with the girls twice a week after school.

We are proud of our District 89 community members who trained for the 5K and experienced triumph as they crossed the finish line with their families cheering them on or running with them! Go D89 Girls On The Run!

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