Monday, April 20 - Sunday,  April 26, 2020


Dearest Panthers,

Here is your Panther Bulletin for the week! 

Please note that during Gov. Pritzker's Friday afternoon speech, he stated that "in person" learning was over, NOT school altogether. What that means my friends, is that we are:

  1. Still e-learning,
  2. The school year is NOT yet over, and finally that
  3. You still need to be doing the work that your teachers are assigning you, especially if you want to pass your classes and avoid summer school!

**See article here**

The Incentives Continue!
Win Some AirPods!!!!

We are continuing our AirPod Raffle during this period of e-learning and school closure. Onc e you have completed at least 10 hours of either:
  1. Khan Academy SAT Practice,
  2. IXL Math or 
  3. EdGenuity
You then need to  check-in with a staff member (your teacher, a counselor, etc.) and show them proof that you have done so. They will then confirm/verify and submit your name to administration to enter the raffle!




Proviso West's Instagram!
Are you following us yet?!?!?!?
We really want to make sure we are ALL staying connected via videos and pictures, and IG seems like a great platform to help us accomplish that. So far we have tripled our followers, and we want to continue to encourage everyone to follow @Proviso.West to stay connected and smile a bit! 

Therefore, if a student is either the 200th, and 250th follower on our page, you will receive a $20 gift card!

So, FOLLOW US!





Speaking of which, did you see all the LOVE being sent your way on the IG from the people at Proviso West who LOVE you the most; click here to see it.

Senior Updates
Dear Proviso West High School Class of 2020:

To ensure the health and safety of our students and in anticipation of an extended Stay at Home order from Governor Pritzker, we regret to inform you that all senior activities scheduled for the month of May have been cancelled,
except for graduation. We are investigating alternatives to in-person graduation should the current conditions persist through May 24th. More details regarding commencement will be available in early May.

We understand how important Prom and other senior experiences are for you. So, we are open to suggestions for alternatives to Prom that occur after the state and federal authorities advise that it is safe to gather in large groups. Please share your thoughts and suggestions here via this survey. Your input matters! We will review all suggestions and develop the best, possible alternative to this milestone event. Any fees you have paid for the cancelled events will be returned to you.

This is a difficult time for all of us, and certainly not the end to the senior year any of us had imagined.  But it is necessary to ensure your health and safety. Please stay informed and follow safety guidelines published by the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Also, check our website, your emails and the Proviso.West Instagram page regularly for up to date, Proviso West-related information.

We are in this together!
 Let's be creative and share ideas on the most positive, safe experiences we can put in place, under these circumstances.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Important Dates
**subject to change based upon State & District guidance**
  • April: College & College Month
  • Fri., May 1: Current re-open date of District 209 schools
  • Mon., May 4: Community Service Deadline for Seniors
  • Mon., May 18: Obligation deadline for Seniors
  • Sun., May 24: Proviso Graduation 
  • Mon., May 25: Memorial Day -- No School

Having a Tough Time?
Please continue to reach out to our Counselors and Social Workers!

Over Spring Break the Counseling department hopes that you were able to find creative ways to enjoy your family, friends while simultaneously staying healthy.  The counselors at Proviso West have created a brief survey to check in with you so that they can best understand your needs while everyone is away from the building.  As Proviso West heads into the final stretch of the school year, it is important that the counselors continue to provide you with the support that you need to successfully complete your courses and manage any socio-emotional concerns you may have.  Please take a moment to complete this  survey.  If you request, you can expect to hear from a member of our team within 48 hours.

Connect with Your Counselor
Also check out this schedule for virtual office hours with your counselor:






Cyberbullying
If You Feel Like You Are Being Cyberbullied:
Please reach out to a trusted individual immediately ; below is a limited list of individuals you may want to reach out to :
  • Dean Thomas: dthomas@pths209.org
  • Dean Travis: etravis@pths209.org
  • Dean West: mwest@pths209.org
  • College & Career Coordinator Ms. Foster: katefoster@pths209.org
  • AP/AD Brode-Rico: abrode-rico@pths209.org
  • AP Jeremiah: mjeremiah@pths209.org
  • AP Kosina: jkosina@pths209.org
  • Principal Abdullah: nabdullah@pths209.org
Also, please fill out the anonymous 
T
ipLine  if you feel like you may be experiencing or observing cyberbullying.

What is Cyberbulling?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.
The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:
  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter
  • SMS (Short Message Service) also known as Text Message sent through devices
  • Instant Message (via devices, email provider services, apps, and social media messaging features)
  • Email
Special Concerns
With the prevalence of social media and digital forums, comments, photos, posts, and content shared by individuals can often be viewed by strangers as well as acquaintances. The content an individual shares online - both their personal content as well as any negative, mean, or hurtful content - creates a kind of permanent public record of their views, activities, and behavior. This public record can be thought of as an online reputation, which may be accessible to schools, employers, colleges, clubs, and others who may be researching an individual now or in the future. Cyberbullying can harm the online reputations of everyone involved - not just the person being bullied, but those doing the bullying or participating in it. Cyberbullying has unique concerns in that it can be:

  • Persistent - Digital devices offer an ability to immediately and continuously communicate 24 hours a day, so it can be difficult for children experiencing cyberbullying to find relief.
  • Permanent - Most information communicated electronically is permanent and public, if not reported and removed. A negative online reputation, including for those who bully, can impact college admissions, employment, and other areas of life.
  • Hard to Notice - Because teachers and parents may not overhear or see cyberbullying taking place, it is harder to recognize.
Cyberbullying Tactics
It is important to understand how one can be cyberbullied so it can be easily recognized and action can be taken. Some of the most common cyberbullying tactics include:
  • Posting comments or rumors about someone online that are mean, hurtful, or embarrassing.
  • Threatening to hurt someone or telling them to kill themselves. 
  • Posting a mean or hurtful picture or video. 
  • Pretending to be someone else online in order to solicit or post personal or false information about someone else. 
  • Posting mean or hateful names, comments, or content about any race, religion, ethnicity, or other personal characteristics online.
  • Creating a mean or hurtful webpage about someone. 
  • Doxing, an abbreviated form of the word documents, is a form of online harassment used to exact revenge and to threaten and destroy the privacy of individuals by making their personal information public, including addresses, social security, credit card and phone numbers, links to social media accounts, and other private data.
How To Deal With "Haters"
What is a "Hater?"  "Hater" is a label used to refer to people who use negative and critical comments and behavior to bring another person down by making them look or feel bad. These hurtful and negative comments can be delivered in person, online, or in texts and apps. Often, the comments and behavior are repeated over time. Haters are often anonymous (especially online) but they can also be acquaintances, peers, or people who were once considered friends. Hateful, critical behavior is another form of bullying or cyberbullying. Like bullying, hater behavior is something that a person does - it is not who they are, and it can be changed.

Often, haters pick on people whom they perceive as being different from themselves. Being the focus of negative and critical comments can be upsetting and trigger feelings of anger, hurt, and confusion, and cause the person being criticized to question their self-worth and behavior. If the negative comments are posted online, it can also make someone afraid to use their social media accounts or feel ashamed of what is happening there.

Many children and teens don't want to be a part of negative behavior like name calling, criticizing, bullying, and cyberbullying. Dealing with haters isn't that different from dealing with bullying and cyberbullying. Teens who feel overwhelmed by all the drama on social media will often unfriend or unfollow people online to disengage.

How to Deal with Haters 
  • Ignore it. Walk away. Don't react or respond to negative comments. If it continues, there are other things you can do. If someone threatens you, report it to a parent, teacher, or other trusted adult!
  • Block online haters. If someone is making negative or hateful comments on your posts or account, or is cyberbullying, block them. If they're threatening you, tell your parents, report it to the platform, and take screenshots.
  • Be kind and respectful, even to haters. It shows that you're in control of your emotions and that you aren't letting negativity bring you down.
  • Stick with supporters. Having a friend nearby if you think you might encounter a hater not only makes it less likely that an incident might happen, but also means you'll have positive reinforcements just in case.
  • Remind yourself that comments from a hater are a reflection of them and aren't really about you. People who feel good about themselves don't need to put others down.
  • Understand criticism can be a sign of pain. People sometimes lash out because they have other life struggles. Negative comments may have nothing to do with you.
  • Acknowledge your feelings. Talk to a trusted adult or friend and get some encouragement and support.
  • Keep being you. Keep moving forward, pursuing your interests, and being who you are.
Before you Post, always:


 
What You Need to Know About Coronavirus

For the most current and up-to-date information, please click on one of the following links:
What is Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan China.

Can People in the US get COVID-19?
COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in person in Chicago, and limited spread among close contacts has been detected in some countries outside China, including the USA. AT this time, however, this virus is NOT currently spreading in communities in the USA. Right now, the greatest risk of infection is for people in China or people who have traveled to China. Risk of infection is dependent upon exposure. Close contacts of people who are infected are at greater risk of exposure, for example health care workers and close contact of people who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC continues to closely monitor the situation.

How can I help protect myself?
The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

There are simple everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Is there a vaccine?
There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection it to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Is there a treatment?
There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.



AP Exams
They're Still "on" People! . . . Although With Some Alterations.

Here's what you need to know:

  1. Shorter: Exams will be only 45 minutes long (versus the usual 3 hours)
  2. NO multiple choice!: The exam will be entirely comprised of free response questions (FRQs). We don't know more about exact FRQ formats until we hear back from College Board again on April 3. 
  3. Limited Content: Exams will NOT include any content typically covered after early March.
  4. Online: Exams can be taken online either at home or at school. 
  5. 2 Exam Dates: One in May, one alter (TBD). Students can decide if they want to test while the material is fresh OR wait to give themselves extra study time.
  6. College Credit Intact: Colleges say they are on board with this exam approach, and there's precedent for them accepting shorter exams in emergencies.



How to Time Manage While e-Learning
Top Time Management Strategies for Online Learning

As we go into another week (after spring break) of e-learning you may be wondering how to manage this new way of learning to ensure that you are getting everything done. Well, there are a few savvy approaches you can use to get the most out of your day - rather than allowing yourself to go down one too many proverbial rabbit holes. Here are 5 time management strategies for online learning that will help you boost your productivity.

1. Make a Plan
Benjamin Franklin said "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". Even though that was a bit of an English teacher-like quote-of-the-day move, college and graduate level work is especially deserving of adequate time and attention. Though you might believe that you can fool your instructor or professor into believing that you spent four weeks on that final research paper, if the work is rushed, they'll be able to tell. Trust me: I know from experience.

So how exactly do you stay on top of your deadlines?  Begin with a good planner
or study calendar and add all due dates for each class to your schedule. Rather than solely adding the due dates, however, you should also add notes in your planner to begin work on major projects four weeks before the due date; moreover, scheduling blocks of study time into your calendar each week will help to ensure that the work gets done on a regular basis. You want to be in a place where you are on time or ahead of schedule, rather than hanging on by a proverbial thread due to procrastination.

2. Track & Prioritize
Have you ever noticed how you spent your time, on a given day? Taking note-that is, literally tracking your activities by the hour-can do wonders for helping you understand and prioritize your schedule, each day. Though it may sound like a lot of work, it's surprisingly simple with the help of mobile apps like Google Calendar. After assessing your schedule over the course of the last week, it may reveal that you have more time for schoolwork than you used to think. Or you may find that you have to re-prioritize and give up certain social functions in order to allow for adequate study time.

3. Designate a Home-Study Space
Once you've organized your schedule and taken control of how you use your time each day, be sure to organize your workspace as well, in order to help you establish a routine to follow each day, when 'logging in' to your virtual classroom, from home. One thing that can help is setting aside a particular space at home that serves as your office. This physical delegation will help you mentally check into your virtual classroom more fully than simply logging in from anywhere in the house. You want to avoid checking in from the couch, for example, lest you fall prey to a Netflix-watching binge!

 
4. Establish A Routine
Establishing a specific routine -such as turning on a specific album of ambient music or making coffee or tea- will also help you get into the study mode. The goal is to train your mind into associating a certain location and routine with study time. These associations will, in turn, help to maximize the amount you are able to learn and accomplish during your study time. If you treat your online class time as you would a second job, with a designated virtual 'commute' time, office area, and routine, you will be more psychologically prepared to learn.

5. Check in Daily
Lest it go unsaid, here's a reminder that learning -especially online learning with its virtual nature and absence of face-to-face classroom time- is hard work!  To make your work a little easier, it definitely helps to spend time with your studies daily.  Check in  with your classmates and instructor as often as possible, via email and virtual chatrooms, in order to stay connected, ask questions, and share your thoughts.  One great aspect of online learning is the relative invisibility of the classroom time; that is, when you virtually 'speak up,' all eyes aren't literally on you, as they would be in real life.

If you show up regularly to participate in class discussions, you demonstrate your dedication to the subject matter and the class. You're therefore more likely to make a good impression on your instructor, as well as maximize your learning.  The more discussion you engage in, the better you will come to understand the subject matter at hand.  So don't be afraid to ask questions and share your thoughts. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of each class.

Panther Athletics 
Week of Apr. 20, 2020

Look out for a special message in your e-mail from the Athletic Office to all of Proviso West's athletes on Monday night!!!!

Due to the school's closure until April 30th based on district guidance there will be no athletic practice nor competition through Thurs., Apr. 30.  If competition begins again at this time, no games will be able to be held until that following week. IHSA recommends that there is an acclimatization period before athletes begin competition. 

In the meantime, please also be reminded that any work outs that athletes may be participating in, need to be solitary and not in groups.

Eligibility for FALL SPORTS Next Year: Please keep in mind that in order to be academically eligible for fall season athletics for next year, that you MUST past five classes for this current semester or you will not be able to practice nor compete [NOTE: IHSA By-laws regarding eligibility].



College Corner!
April is  College & Career Month

During this month, each day has been filled with college & career activities and features.  Thus far, each day you have been provided a link in your Proviso West e-mail that will take you to virtual tour of a college. All of these virtual tours can also be found in your Grade-Level "Counseling" Folder on Microsoft Teams, should you want to go back and look one again or after the fact.

If you missed them this past week, check them out again here:


**Robert Covington back for his summer camp at Proviso West and standing with Principal Dr. Abdullah and Asst. Principal and AD Ms. Brode-Rico.**
  • Fri., Apr. 17
    • Friday highlighted the Black Greek Lettered Organizations, more commonly referred to as Fraternities and Sororities.  The "Divine Nine" represent the 9 male and female organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council.  A step show presentation is also included here from Mississippi State University.  These presentations occur across college campuses worldwide and help to promote greek unity amongst the organizations.  The picture below represents the Proviso West Greek Family.  Though we represent different organizations, each of us are committed to scholarship and service and come together in the name of unity to enlighten our empower our community.  


College Spotlight
Here are some familiar faces from around the building showing off their college pride


Ms. Quadri at


Ms. Daly with husband and children all decked out in 


Ms. Jesukaitis's students at Triton College.


Ms. Victores with classmates while at 


Ms. McClinton graduation from Triton College in River Grove, IL

Computer Science Summer Institute
For HBCU Students 
(3-weeks)

Program Overview:
Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) for Historically Black Colleges and Universities' (HBCUs) mission is to promote equitable representation in tech by connecting incoming   HBCU   students with like-minded peers, Google engineers, CS professors,   HBCU   alum in CS, and Black technologists in the local tech ecosystem. Our goal is to increase the retention rate of students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities graduating with computer science degrees. At   CSSI-HBCU, students cultivate an unparalleled community to support them in their journey to and through university, internships, and full-time opportunities at Google and in tech. During the program, cohorts of students from geographically-similar HBCUs participate in a three-week residential program based in Raleigh, NC or Huntsville, AL, where they'll be taught an introduction to computer science by Google engineers. Through an engaging and hands-on curriculum, students develop a solid foundation of computational thinking, which prepares them for their future studies in CS. The program finishes with a capstone project where students develop an application, so they have the tangible proof of what they're able to achieve.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Be available between June 2020 to August 2020
  • Considering an HBCU as one of their top three college or university choices
  •  Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program in the US or Canada in Fall 2020
  •  Intend to be enrolled at an HBCU in a computer science major for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in studying computer science
  • Be able to attend every day of CSSI
Required Documents:
  1. An updated resume (PDF required)
  2. A current unofficial or official high school transcript (PDF required)
  3. Responses to multiple short answer questions. Each response should be under 200 words (PDF required)
Program Includes...
  • A project-based Python curriculum
  • Daily developmental sessions to help prepare students for CS studies and future job opportunities
  •  Robust opportunities to learn and interact with Google engineers
  • 10:1 student-to-teach ratio to provide a personal learning experience
  • Exposure and insight into Google's internship programs and technical career opportunities
Open to DREAMers:   No
Questions? please reach out to 
cssi-hbcu@google.com


Scholarship: 
Automotive Aftermarket Scholarship
Click here

Organization & Scholarship Overview:
Thinking about an automotive career? aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts for vehicle maintenance and repair can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way. Scholarships are available for full time students attending a US or Canadian college or ASE/NATEF certified post secondary school for automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians. And, for more information on automotive aftermarket careers, see 
Auto Care Careers
.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Full time students at an accredited U.S. college or university or an ASE/NATEF Certified post-secondary automotive, heavy duty, or collision repair school
  • Graduating high school seniors planning to be full time students at any of the above
  • No GPA requirement
How to begin the application:
  • You can access the online application form using the Apply Online button at the bottom of this page
  • To start the application now, click "submit" at the bottom of the form and save this form using your e-mail address and a password of your choice
Do I have to finish the entire application at once?
  • Applicants can log on later and click on the "Update Your Application" button to retrieve, update, and complete your application
  • You may continue to update your application until March 31, 2020 or until it has been assigned to reviewers
What do I need to fill out this application?
  1. You will be asked for a one-page essay about your career goals and you can also post an optional short video on YouTube and include the link to it on your scholarship application
    a. If you mark the video as "Private" only our reviewers will have the link to view it
  2. You will be asked for at least one letter of reference
    a. Some of the organizations that work with UAF require a reference from one of their members or your automotive instructor 
    b. Each organization's page, located on the right, has the details about their eligibility requirements
  3. You must submit your high school transcript, and your post-secondary transcript if you are already in a post-secondary program
Contact Information:  Please email  media@mema.org
Award:  $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline:  4/30/20


Scholarship: 
Golden Apple Scholars in Illinois
Click here

Scholarship Description:

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois is a scholarship program that identifies talented high school seniors, as well as first and second-year college students who have the promise and drive to be excellent teachers in high-need schools across Illinois. We prepare them for immediate and lasting success in the most challenging teaching environments.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Graduate high school in 2020
  • Complete online application
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA - school transcripts must be submitted to Golden Apple before applications are considered complete
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (DACAmented student) and resident of Illinois
Standardized testing requirements:
  • ACT: Composite score of 22 or higher and a minimum score of 6 on the Writing portion OR
  • SAT: Composite score of 1110 (evidence-based reading and writing + mathematics = 1110 or higher) and a minimum score of 26 on writing and language
    (Taking either the ACT or SAT is acceptable. Superscoring is now available on ACT/SAT. If you do not have an overall passing composite score, the highest subject scores from each test will be added and divided by the total number of tests to form a composite score. Please email 
    Licensure@isbe.net if you would like your tests superscored. Visit the ACT website or College Board for upcoming test dates. Scores must be submitted to Golden Apple before applications are considered complete.)
If selected as a scholar, the Completion Requirements are...
Renewable:  Yes, for up to 4 years. 
Open to DREAMers: No, however open to IL DACAmented students
Contact Information:  please email  marcial@goldenapple.org


Scholarship: 
Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship
Click here

Organization & Scholarship Description:

The Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation ("CLCF") was established to support the advancement of Latino Youth through scholarships, internships, and mentorship opportunities in the City of Chicago. Each year, the CLCF selects deserving young people of good character and high academic achievement to receive a scholarship to help them achieve their educational objectives. The CLCF will be accepting scholarship applications beginning March 2, 2020. Recipients will be announced in Spring 2020, with a subsequent Scholarship Breakfast Celebration in Summer 2020.

Application: 
Access Here
Eligibility Requirements:
  • U.S. Citizenship is NOT required for this scholarship.
  • Students must be at least one-half Hispanic/Latino. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnic category, not a racial category; students may be of any race.
  • Applicants must currently reside in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating in 2020, OR a General Education Diploma ("GED") certificate holder, OR an undergraduate student with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0
  • Graduate level students are NOT eligible.
  • Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full time student at an accredited 2 or 4 year institution.
Submission Guidelines:  
The complete online application is due no later than Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application will not be considered complete unless all required documents are uploaded at the time of application. It is important that applicants are prepared to upload all documents at the time of application as the online application can not be saved once it is started. Applications MUST be completed in one sitting.

Renewable:  No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
Questions? Please email Ms. Sonia Del Real, Executive Director at 



Yearbook
2019-2020

You can still buy your yearbooks online. To order, please go to:


T he  school code is 13819120.




Service Learning Projects in a Time of COVID-19
Hear are some options for things to do at home!

1. Create an audio/video of yourself reading a child's book to kids. If you don't have children's books at home, check out this website for free online books for 30 days:  https://www.getepic.com/educators. There are also free fables and fairytales online as well. Amazon freetime also has unlimited kids' video books free for 30 days. Share your video on Proviso West's Instagram and Facebook account. Use the #pwbooklover, take a screenshot of your post and e-mail it to your counselor.

2. If you have a sewing machine at home or just needles and thread, you can create masks for your local first responders, people who are working at grocery stores, local hospitals, etc. in order to provide an extra layer of protection for them. Please check with your local hospitals first if you please as they may have procedures in place as to what they need and exact specifications. Use this link for guidelines on how to make the masks. Use the #pwcares, take a screenshot of your post and email it to your counselor.

3. For those of you who play a musical instrument, create a video of yourself teaching kids how to play a simple song or how to read music and post it on Proviso West's Instragrm and Facebook account. Use the #pwlearnmusic, take a screenshot of your post and e-mail it to your counselor.

4. For those of you who love to sing and dance, create a video of yourself teaching kids how to sing or dance and share it on Proviso West's Instragram and Facebook account. Use the #pwsings or #pwdanceson, take a screenshot of your post and e-mail it to your counselor.

5. For our athletes, create a video exercise of how kids can stay physically fit and share it on Proviso West's Instragram and Facebook accounts. Use the #pwfitness, take a screenshot of your post and e-mail it to your counselor.

6. Create a comedy video, of appropriate content, chronicling your social distancing experience and share it on Proviso West's Instragram and Facebook accounts. Use the #pwcomedyhour, take a screenshot of your post and email it to your counselor.

7. Drop off food/groceries/supplies to someone in need. Take a picture and post that on Proviso West's Instagram and Facebook account. Use the #pwcares, take a screenshot of yoru post and e-mail it to your counselor.

8. If you made a college selection, create a video with your gear, providing facts abotu teh school and why you've chosen to go to there. Use the #pwcollegebound, take a screenshot of yoru post and e-mail it to your counselor.

You will earn an hour for every event you create and an additional hour for every time your video is shared on social media.

If you have service learning ideas that are not listed here, please contact your counselor or Ms. Natschke for approval.

Instagram name for PW is: proviso.west

Facebook name for PW is: Proviso West High School

If you have any questions regarding any of the following options, please reach out to: Ms. Natschke at  anatschke@pths209.org.


Scholarship: 
FarmHouse Scholarship
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

FarmHouse offers multiple $500-$5,000 scholarships every year to incoming male students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Eligibility for the scholarship isn't dependent on the student's choice of major or on any commitment to membership in the fraternity. Last year we gave out $16,000 in funds and this year we are hoping to exceed that amount. 

Applications can be found at  http://uifarmhouse.com/scholarships

To read read more about the UIUC social fraternity, the FarmHouse, click here .



ELOS Offerings 
For the Month of April

ELOS is still going on with remote learning. So, if you need to check-in with a teacher and get some extra time and attention, ELOS Is always the BEST way to do that. Click  here to see what's being offered for ELOS during the month of April.


Job Opportunity!
Westchester Park District

There are still some summer job opportunities that are open for this upcoming summer season through the Westchester Park District.  

Positions Available:
  • lifeguard position and 
  • General pool positions    

Please feel free to reach out with any questions.  Applications can be found at the Westchester Park District website:  wpdparks.org.  All positions will be open until filled and training for all positions should begin mid-May, with the pools official opening date of Saturday, June 6th. 


 


 


 


NJROTC News
National Academic Team

Proviso West NJROTC National Academic Team placed 1st our Area in the National Academic Competition.

3 out of 5 teams ranked in the Top 10 (1st, 3rd, and 7th respectively) in the Area and two of our teams ranked in the Top 100 nationally. #48 for Team 4 and #86 for Team 1.

1609 teams across the nation competed for top national honors.  

133 teams competed for top honors in the Area
 
We say academics are our #1 priority here at Proviso West and these cadets certainly proved it!
 
25 cadets took the online test, the majority being members of our National Honor Society. Overall team breakdown:

3 Seniors
4 Juniors
15 Sophomores
3 Freshmen
 
Led by Team Commander Jareth Fabian (Senior), sophomore sensations Cadet Ayala (90%), Mauricio (84%), Abdullah (84%), and Alejandra Rios (84%) led the scoring charge.  The team proved that academics are in fact, the #1 priority. 
 
We are extremely proud of our cadets. They keep breaking down walls and stereotypes. 
 
Go Panthers!  That's Wassup!



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