Dear Seniors and Parents:
Glenbard West High School will hold its Commencement for the Class of 2017 at
6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017. Our teachers and administrators are looking forward to this ceremony that will recognize the accomplishments of the Class of 2017. We know how hard they have worked to achieve their goals and prepare themselves for life beyond high school. Most have built relationships and connections within the school that will last a lifetime. We would like to emphasize the importance of exiting with pride and acknowledge that the most important tradition is for our seniors to end the school year with positive memories and enriching experiences. Our faculty and staff are hard at work planning a Commencement ceremony that will allow your graduate
and family members the opportunity to celebrate this special moment.
The administration, faculty and staff at West believe that it is important to make the end of the year special for seniors. We know that our seniors and their parents share this objective. We have worked with student leadership and planned a number of activities that are designed to maintain expectations, celebrate the accomplishments and recognize the achievements of our graduates.
As we look forward to this year's culminating activities, we will maintain our expectations for serious work and proper behavior through the last day of student attendance. There have been unfortunate times when a graduating senior used poor judgment during these last days in high school and engaged in campus vandalism or improper conduct. Please realize that such behavior could jeopardize that student's participation in the Commencement ceremony and/or result in more serious consequences. This year we have held meetings with senior leaders to hear their concerns and make sure our expectations are known and clear. Also, remember that there are NO "ditch days" and students who miss school for unauthorized reasons will face academic and disciplinary consequences. We appreciate the support we receive from parents in maintaining a respectful and safe environment for all students throughout the school year.
We look forward to sharing this Commencement with our families and the Class of 2017. Commencement will be an occasion where we reflect the significance of their accomplishments and the pride we all feel on their behalf. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Assistant Principal for Student Services