District 209 Administrators Present on Outreach Efforts at State Conference
December 4, 2014 03:20 PM
Administrators from Proviso Township High Schools District 209 presented on the District’s effort to reach out to parents and the community at the Joint Annual Conference sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials on Friday, November 21, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent for District 209; Mrs. Kim Echols, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for District 209; and Mr. Oscar Hawthorne, principal at Proviso West High School, along with Mrs. Pat Shehorn, chair of the Strengthening Proviso College and Career Readiness Committee, spoke on "Successful Outreach to Parents and the Community."
The presentation, facilitated by Mr. Rob Daniel, community and public relations coordinator for District 209, was attended by more than 100 school administrators, business officials, and school board members. Also in attendance at the presentation and representing the District 209 Board of Education were Mr. Brian Cross, Board vice president; Mrs. Theresa Kelly, Board member; and Ms. Readith Ester, Board member.
The presentation, part of the Carousel of Presentations during the three-day conference also known as the "Triple-I" conference, covered the efforts that the District has made in reaching out to parents and the community about the students, faculty, and successes of its schools. Topics covered included the hosting of Parent University with community members, the twice-yearly Bring Your Parents to School Day, the new Latino Parent Advisory Council at Proviso West, the research mentorship program at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy, forums that covered topics ranging from safety to new academic programs in the District, recent efforts to connect more with District 209’s feeder schools, and the annual State of the District banquet.
"Successful reaching out to the community is vital in showing what our schools are achieving," Dr. Collins-Hart said. "We have been successful in connecting with parents and the community in several areas, and we were honored to be able to discuss our efforts and successes in this area with our peers from across the state."