Homecoming
2017
 
Pictured: 2016 Homecoming King Kevin Manzanares and Homecoming Queen Emily Siebert 
 
For a school and community that is so steeped in tradition, Homecoming is an extremely special time for Glenbard West. Homecoming gives us a chance to honor and celebrate our distinguished alumni as well as showcase the talented students that currently attend Glenbard West.  Our Student Council works diligently to plan an exciting and action-packed week for students.  This year's Homecoming theme is Hollywood.  When walking through the halls you can feel the energy and see the school spirit as students dress for theme days, prepare for the parade, decorate the hallways, and our famous woodchucks build the bonfire.  We welcome our alumni back for the weekend's festivities and expect our students to show their overwhelming support at all the events.  Throughout Homecoming week Student Council host activities before, after and even during the school day.  Each day during lunch periods different hit movies will be playing in the cafeteria. Students will get a chance to see some great cinema ranging from Finding Nemo to Lucas. Other activities include karaoke, games, a photo booth and a popsicle social after school on Wednesday, October 4th.
 
One annual event is the Hallway Decorating where various clubs and activities are assigned a section of the school to decorate.  During Hallway Decorations each club will help transform the halls of West into the whimsical landscapes from our favorite movies.  Additionally, staff judges visit each section and award a club a prize for the most spirited and best decorated.  
 
Students also have spirit days that Student Council plans and organizes.  This is a great and easy way for all student to get involved with the Homecoming Festivities.  Below are the themes:
 
Monday, October 2
Spirit Day:  Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 3                  
Spirit Day: USA Day
Wednesday, October 4
Spirit Day:  Beach Day
Thursday, October 5
Spirit Day:   Sports Jersey Day         
Friday, October 6
Spirit Day: Glenbard Spirit Day    
 
 
Homecoming Timeline

Thursday, October 5
West Nation Presents Bubble Soccer in Biester Gym @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Students grab a group and come enjoy this hilarious event. Get fitted in the Knockerball and get ready to defy gravity. Come to play or watch your friends fly around the gym. Your West Nation pass gets you in free or there is a $10 fee without a pass. Signup information will be found on Schoology, Student Conference and in the bookstore.  
 
Friday, October 6
Pep Rally in Biester Gym @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Come support our activities and athletic programs at the Homecoming Pep Rally.  The Glenbard West cheer, dance and step teams will perform to get everyone in the spirit and ready for the Bonfire.
 
Bonfire on Duchon Field after of the Pep Rally
  • The prestigious Woodchucks will be hard at work building the annual bonfire.  They cannot wait to see the school and community come together!

Saturday, October 7
Booster Pancake Breakfast in Cafeteria from 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Homecoming Parade on Main St. @ 10:00 a.m.
  • This family friendly event showcases the best of Glenbard West past and present.  Arrive early to get a good seat along the route.

Alumni Tours start at the main entrances @ 11:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
  • The tours allow alumni to revisit the very hallways they walked as students.  They provide a trip down memory lane as well as showing off some of the recent additions and improvements made at West.  

Varsity Football Game on Duchon Field @ 1:30 p.m.
 

Homecoming Dance in Biester Gym from 8:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and all students must be in the dance by 9:00 p.m. We encourage all students to stay and enjoy the entire dance. Students will not be allowed to leave the dance before 10:00 p.m.    The Homecoming Dance is a school sponsored event and a privilege. Students and guests are reminded to stay tobacco, drug and alcohol-free for this event.  Homecoming Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria Monday, October 2 thru Friday, October 6th during lunch periods.  In addition, Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th tickets will be sold in front of the Main Office before and after school.  $30 Couple/$15 single.  
  • NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR TO THE DANCE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH.   I.D. REQUIRED.

 

Congratulations September Matter of Pride Recipients 
Back Row: Jyle Manalo, Dimo Rashev, Joshua King, Daveion Russell, Thang Sang, San Aung
Front Row: Ghena Almostafa, Emily Gaertner, Sarah To, Michelle Lopez   
          Glenbard West  
     High School History
 
The first edition of "The History of Glenbard West High School" is available!  The book tells the story of the high school from the early days of Honeysuckle Hill to the first classes meeting in the bank, to the Castle on the Hill.
Order a copy!   Read about the Castle!   
For instance, did you know that the original Homecoming Bon Fire was made from the torn out wooden floors of this school? The seniors who helped tearing out the floors one summer were instructed to "chuck the wood over by the lake." That's why each Homecoming we call the seniors who build the fire The Woodchucks.  True!

There are three versions with three different prices:
 
1. Soft cover, full-color cover, with black and white interior pages. $20 Click HERE to order. 
2. Soft cover, full-color cover, with full-color interior pages. $30 Click HERE to order.
3. Hard cover, full-color cover, with full-color interior pages. $50 Click HERE to order.

What's more is that your purchase helps to Fund the Firley!
100% of the profits from this book go to the GWHS English Department's Firley Award--a scholarship given to a senior (or two) who have demonstrated outstanding writing ability and contribution.
 
Keep in mind that this is an early edition. Updated and revised versions will be forthcoming.
 
FOOTLOOSE
November 2 - 4 (Fall Musical)
One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the stage! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town in Texas, they encounter many changes including a ban on dancing.   The rebellious daughter of the town's Reverend helps Ren rally for a high school prom. Footloose features an Oscar and Tony-nominated score and several songs on the Billboard charts.

Tickets can be purchased for $10.00. Please contact the Main Office at (630) 469-8600 to reserve your tickets.  Your tickets can be picked up at the Reservations Table (Will Call) on the night of the performance.  

School Counseling Team: (front row) Chris Lubiniecki, Rhiannon Sieck, Kate Culloton, Natalie Rubino, Chris Gladish, Beatriz Romero De Ferreira, Nina McMahon (back row) Mike Neberz, Jeremiah Wiencek, Tad Keely, Margie Kruk
 
College Application Information
School Counseling Department

The School Counseling Department is excited to officially kick off the college application season with several events for our upperclassmen.  First of all, as of the date of this newsletter, we have 156 college representatives that have scheduled appointments to talk to Glenbard West students. This year we have begun emailing a weekly College Rep Visit Newsletter so check your inbox for those! Please encourage your child to sign up for some colleges of interest through Naviance.  These are excellent opportunities for students to not only gather more information on numerous colleges right at school but also to get a face to face meeting with the admissions representatives for specific colleges in which they may be applying.  Also a reminder that the FAFSA application date is only a month away, available October 1st!  Financial aid for college is on a first come first serve basis, so the earlier you file, the better.  There will be several workshops in the District to assist with this process if needed.

For seniors, School Counselors met with all their students on September 6th to review a detailed college application checklist and discuss the steps for requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation through Naviance.  In addition, we reviewed the timeframe for admissions testing, essay writing, scholarship applications, and financial aid.  Since then, School Counselors have been meeting with Seniors in small groups and/or individually to walk them through the Naviance and Common Application college application process.  We encourage all parents of seniors to have a discussion with your child regarding the meetings with their counselor and work with your student on their Naviance account to complete the Parent Input Form in order to share information to be included in letters of recommendation.

For Juniors, counselors are continuing the developmental process of college preparation by visiting English classrooms towards the end of September to work with students on college research and developing their activity resumes in Naviance.  In addition, we will host the annual College Night on Wednesday, October 4th beginning at 6:00 p.m., so make sure you save the date!  We invite all  juniors and their parents to join us as we convene in the auditorium for a welcome prior to dividing into several breakout sessions throughout the building.   We will hold three separate sessions with the following five options to choose from; 1) Admission to 2- and 4-year colleges with a senior student panel, 2) Up and Coming Careers, 3) Financial Aid, 4) Naviance Tutorial for Parents, 5) Admission to Highly Selective Colleges with Washington University St. Louis' Senior Director.  

Joe Kain
Assistant Principal  for Athletics
Athletic Department News 

West has had a great start to the school year with so many student athletes involved. This fall, we have over 800 student athletes involved in fall sports who are constantly striving for success in the classroom and on the playing fields. We are very appreciative of the entire West community that supports all of our programs. We have a constant schedule of home events throughout the fall, so please notice the most current schedules at http://il.8to18.com/glenbardwest. 
 


Thank you once again to the West Boosters who support all of our students at West in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. Please look to sign up and participate in some way on one or more of their committees. More information can be found at www.gwboosters.com.
 


 

Girls Tennis  Left to Right: Sarah Burke, Allie Maltby, Claire Burelbach, Grace Giffin, Coach Graham, Isabel Hermanson, Molly Rueth, Sienna Lopez and Sophia Fausey

     
Many of our teams are off to outstanding starts. Here are a few highlights:

Girls Golf: Current record of 4-1 in WSC
Boys Golf: 4th Place finish at Glen Oak Invite
Girls Cross Country: Lake Park Invite Champions
Boys Cross Country: Fenton Early Bird Invite Champions
Girls Volleyball: 2nd Place Effingham Crossroads Classic, current record 10-4
Girls Tennis: Jacobs and DGS Invite Champions
Girls Swimming: Coop with South, WSC meets upcoming
Field Hockey: Gateway Classic Pool Champions, current record of 8-1
Boys Soccer: Current record of 4-2
Football: Current record of 2-1
                   
                 
Please note the weekend of October 7th on your calendars. This is Homecoming at West and we look forward to showcase our teams and school that represent pride, tradition, and excellence.
 
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR ATHLETIC EVENTS OCTOBER 7TH 

Saturday, October 7                                                                          9:30 a.m.  
Varsity Field Hockey vs. Naperville North at Memorial Field          

       Saturday, October 7                                                                         11:15 a.m.
       Sophomore Football vs. Hinsdale Central at Duchon Field                     
 
               Saturday, October 7                                                                          1:30 p.m .          
               Varsity Football vs. Hinsdale Central at Duchon Field




Congratulations to Glenbard West Boy's Volleyball Coach, Christine Giunta-Mayer on being named National High School Coach of the Year by VolleyballMag.com.  This recognition speaks volumes about her ability to empower students to challenge themselves and be successful.
Pictured with Coach Giunta-Mayer:  Matthew Scruggs, John Winkler,
Zachary Norvid, Cameron Lilly, Robbie Murphy and Sean Farmer



START DATES FOR WINTER SPORTS  
Winter Sports Parent and Athlete Meeting
Saturday,  November 11 at 10:00 a.m.   
(Biester Gymnasium)
 
Competitive Dance, Competitive Cheer - Monday October 24, 2017
Girls Basketball - Monday October 30, 2017
Girls Gymnastics, Boys Basketball, Wrestling - Monday November 6, 2017
Boys Swimming - Monday November 20, 2017

*Please make sure registration is complete through PowerSchool and all updated physicals are turned in to the athletic office.


Go WEST!  
Student Recognition
 
National Merit Semifinalists
Ella Crowley
Grace Larrabee
James McHargue
Emma Pauer
Kellyn Powers
Teagan Ryan
Zachary Wang


National Merit Commended Students

Ethan Ang
Anne Blatchford
Joseph Chapski
Allison Galitz
Lauren Galitz
Joanne He
Lorena Iannicelli
Claire Kenwood
Anthony Lanzillo
Jackson Malec
Luke Malek
Zayd Saeed
Darren Seaney
Kaitlyn Solak
Elizabeth Svach


AP Seminar and Research Certificate
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher
in AP Seminar and AP Research.
 
Sarah Cholewinski
Kathleen McDermott 
 

AP Capstone Diploma
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP 
Research and on four additional AP exams of their choosing.

Alexi Comella
Rebekah Karis Crail
Davis Dikker
Hanna Droessler
Emma Erickson
Will Farley
Lisette Gonzalez-Flores
Jack Hennessey
Aryan Kamath
Jacob Kelleher
Paige Lane
Michael Maganini
Elle Menzel
Ellen O'Brien
Corinne Payne
Nicholas Peraino
Madison Ratkowski
Abigail Reichman
Francesca Sailer
Megan Sheline
Andrew Swiston
Kevin Tarczon
Sydney Taylor
Abbey Trippel
Claire Wild
Gabrielle Winter



 AP International Diploma
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on five or more
AP Exams in three or more subject areas.

Cate Fanning 
Amrita Rajesh 
 

National AP Scholar
Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least
4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Hailey Ardell
Maxwell Asselmeier
Allison Barry
Robert Bystry
Owen Crawford
Paige Dickson
Davis Dikker
Hanna Droessler
Emma Erickson
Will Farley
Alexandra Farmer
Claire Ficarella
Carolyn Ford
Lisette Gonzalez-Flores
Paige Hardy
Jack Hennessey
Elizabeth Howard
Julia Ilhardt
Britta Johnston
Aryan Kamath
Kyle Keane
Jacob Kelleher
Cameron Lilly
Ashley Mathew
Abdullah Mazher
Sean Nicholey
Timothy Nielsen
Ellen O'Brien
Willa Ostroff
Annie Pasterz
Nicholas Peraino
Riley Pieper
Amrita Rajesh
Madison Ratkowski
Andrew Swiston
Kevin Tarczon
Abbey Trippel
Duncan Williams
Gabrielle Wind
Payton Wright
Annie Zhu


AP Scholar with Distinction
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP
Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Hailey Ardell
Maxwell Asselmeier
Umar Azfar
Sean Baker
Allison Barry
Soraya Batty
Alex Bishka
Anne Blatchford
Sophie Bouton
Taylor Bradfield
Kezia Marie Briones
Shayne Burns
Steven Button
Fiona Byrne
Robert Bystry
Margaret Carr
Nicole Clapp
Alexi Comella
Courtney Cosby
Rebekah Karis Crail
Jessica Crane
Owen Crawford
Ella Crowley
Grace Davidson
Jake Dayton
Paige Dickson
Davis Dikker
Katherine Dillman
Matteo DiMarco
Justin Dittburner
Nam Doan
Hanna Droessler
John Dugan
Anna Enright
Emma Erickson
Gabrielle Evans
Hawraa Faisal
Hiba Farid
Will Farley
Alexandra Farmer
Sean Farmer
Alexa Fausey
Luke Favia
Samuel Fenske
Claire Ficarella
Dominick Ficarella
Jack Fiegl
Barbara Flores
Jake Fondel
Carolyn Ford
John Fruit
Emily Gaertner
Allison Galitz
Lauren Galitz
April Gaytan
Emily Gibson
Grace Goebbert
Lisette Gonzalez-Flores
Caleb Hadley
Kelley Hall
Matthew Hanna
Emma Hanson
Paige Hardy
Samantha Harris
Jack Hennessey
John Hermiller
Landon Hershey
Scott Hetzel
Clare Hoerster
Elizabeth Howard
Briana Hryhorysak
Julia Ilhardt
Nathan Jensen
Summer Johanneson
Britta Johnston
William Kalivas
Aryan Kamath
Kyle Keane
Jacob Kelleher
Jenna Kelly
Aaron Kemp
Kolin Kennebeck
Claire Kenwood
Hannah Klonowski
Calin Knudsen
Kathryn Kostolansky
Neil Kotadia
Paige Lane
Alexandra Langtry
Anthony Lanzillo
Grace Larrabee
Cameron Lilly
Annamarie Lombardo
Micah Love
Jay Ludington
Jackson Malec
Luke Malek
Sean Maloney
Ashley Mathew
Abdullah Mazher
Kathleen McDermott
Katharine McGrath
James McHargue
Aliyah Mohiuddin
Olivia Mullenax
Lydia Nesslar
Megan Nibbio
Sean Nickoley
Timothy Nielsen
Ellen O'Brien
Sean O'Brien
Justin Ortiz
Hannah O'Shea
Willa Ostroff
Annie Pasterz
Tyler Pathradecha
Emma Pauer
Corinne Payne
Lindsey Payne
Nicholas Peraino
Stephanie Perez
Riley Pieper
Kellyn Powers
Amrita Rajesh
Madison Ratkowski
Abigail Reichman
Isaac Reynoso
Joseph Riley
William Roberts
Tyler Ruckstaetter
Zayd Saeed
George Salafatinos
Gabriella Sanna
Andrew Scheller
Maxwell Schmidt
John Schoenfeld
Avery Scott
Darren Seaney
Benjamin Serrato
Megan Sheline
Wasay Siddiqui
Katherine Snow
Kaitlin Solak
Christian Stout
Suha Surapaneni
Mary Swikle
Andrew Swiston
Kevin Tarczon
Grant Tecson
Samuel Travers
Abbey Trippel
Brycen Waitkus
Michael Walker
Zachary Wang
Kevin Warmolts
Emma Walsh
Timothy Waterman
Bryn Wicklas
Claire Wild
Duncan Williams
Avery Williamson
Gabrielle Wind
Gabrielle Winter
Payton Wright
Bailey Ytterdahl
Grace Zemenak
Annie Zhu


AP Scholar with Honor
Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP
Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.
 
Ethan Ang
Matthew Atchison
Allison Ball
Althea Belen
Saumil Bhimani
Blaise Bishop
Emma Blackwell
Peter Blatchford
Grace Bouton
Gavin Boyle
Karen Castaneda
Grace Centeno
Joseph Chapski
Grant Clampitt
Cailey Cranny
Malena Dailey
Olivia Demeris
Claire Dibadj
William Elias
Jack Emerson
Erin Everson
Charles Faber
Zeeshan Farooqi
Julia Filmer
Francisco Gallardo
Anna Gavrylko
Abbey Hall
James Harman
Lorena Iannicelli
Sarah Jacobo
Jacob Johanson
Madison Jurgovan
Robin Kelly
Allison Klancnik
Cameron Kruse
Christopher Lange
Alexander Lee
Morgan Lemke
Marion Lewandowski
John Liptak
Jason Long
Carlo Manfredini
Ethan Marchetti
Mark Mattson
Luis McGuire
Courtney McHarque
Isabel Milich
Adam Miller
Olivia Miller
Madeleine Miranda
Miranda Miscinski
Molly Molloy
Lily Montgomery
Margaret Mudge
Octavio Munoz
Jack Murphy
Alexander Myers
Christopher Nguyen
William O'Brien
Jennifer Orozco
Eleanor Ostroff
Deep Patel
Joseph Pociask
Benjamin Reifel
Katherine Rindler
Michael Rivas
Margaret Rohrer
Michael Rossy
Teagan Ryan
Francesca Sailer
Camaryn Sapienza
Kailey Schmidt
Nina Schumann
Lily Shorney
Wajid Siddiqui
Abigail Simon
Mauro Spadavecchia
Sarah Speizman
Elizabeth Svach
Marika Tammaru
Sydney Taylor
Jacob Valdick
Tess Viola
Dansen Wang
David Wozniak
Grace Yangas
Sameeha Zameer


AP Scholar
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Alejandro Acosta
Emaad Ahmed
Faadil Ahmed
Syed Ali
Ethan Anderson
Christina Antipenkov
Olivia Arentsen
Molly Becker
Janel Beedle
Cade Bennett
Eileen Billings
Anne Bishop
Kathleen Blyth
Dylan Bockelman
Anna Bolick
Theodore Borkowski
Michael Boynton
Cole Brady
Dominic Brisson
Sam Brizzolara
Patrick Broncato
Will Browder
Ronald Buechner
Claire Burelbach
Clayton Burket
Fallon Burns
Bea Lauren Carino
Jack Carlin
Mary Claire Carlson
Ian Carter
Ethan Cepuran
Sarah Cholewinski
Kelsey Cole
Matthew Corke
Timo Curtis
Logan Davies
Justin Debs
David Dillman
Vincent Divenere
Daniel Eichin
Anna Emerson
Luke Evangelista
Cate Fanning
Amad Farooq
Maleeha Fatima
John Feeley
MaryBeth Feeley
Elijah Fortenberry
Brianna Gasca
Amanda Geballe
Andrea Gieseman
Alexandra Gregule
Ashley Hagstrom
Julia Hall
Emma Harrington
Joanne He
William Heitz
Brady Heller
Erin Hernandez
Rachel Hoder
Anna Huibregtse
Mujtaba Irfan
Olivia Jankiewicz
Louis Jiricek
Syed Kazmi
Geraldine Kelderhouse
Miranda Kim
Sarah Kitslaar
Audrey Knapp
Nicholas Koprowski
Kyle Krebsbach
Caroline Kuefler
Sean Lapano
Lindsay Lifka
Bryn Lilly
Vanessa Lipnica
Catherine Lombardi
Arriane Love
Michael Maganini
Madeleine Manas
William Manzella
Kaitlyn McDonald
John McDonnell
Abigail McGee
Elle Menzel
Roberto Meraz Vizcarra
Alden Metzger
Yanni Mihalopoulos
Ashley Mills
Samantha Moody
Riley Moore
David Morof
Logan Morrison
Connor Mullins
Zainab Naveed
Kelly Ngo
Lexie Ngo
Julianna Nguyen
Peyton Nimsakont
Zachary Norvid
Brian O'Gorman
Aiden O'Keefe
Jenny Pajova
Parth Patel
Michael Paterakis
Cole Pearson
Kayla Perez
Sydney Peters
Ryan Petersen
Hannah Peterson
Larry Phan
Alec Pierce
Katherine Porter
Tiffany Preda
Alexander Prokudin
Elias Ramirez
Dimo Rashev
Michelle Rawls
Samuel Renkert
Madeline Richter
Holly Rittler
Aldrin Roman
Michael Romano
Joseph Romo
Natalie Rozak
Vincenzo Scanio
Grace Scherer
Elisabeth Schults
Elisabeth Sear
Kin Lung See Tho
Michael Setzke
Bijoy Shah
Eve Shanahan
Mary Shaver
Claire Siebert
Emily Siebert
Emma Siemsen
Samantha Skirvin
Krishna Sonani
Arijana Sovsic
Taylor Spencer
Quinn Spiech
Alyssa Springer
Kelly Strieker
Collin Tarczon
Johnathon Tews
Sarah To
Alexys Turmac
Grace Turner
Aditya Vandanapu
Kimberly Vela
Erin Villmow
Alison Vogg
Ashley Voigt
Grace Wagner
Bailey Wallace
Derek Wang
Ryan Wright
Kalen Yeager
Gabriella Zaffer
Sophia Zucchero







Emergency School Closings or Important Announcements
 
If Glenbard West must close for any emergency, you will be contacted by an automated call using the telephone number and/or email address that we have on file in PowerSchool.  In addition, there will be announcements on our website and local radio stations may make an announcement.
 
We will also use our automated calling system for other important announcements during the school year, so it is extremely important that you have the current phone number and/or email address on file in PowerSchool.  

Dr. David Larson
Superintendent
We are focused on students' drive, belonging & engagement
As the new school year unfolds, I am so proud of our students, faculty and staff for their hard work. Right from the beginning of the school year they've been digging deep and seeing positive results.

In our classrooms and extracurricular activities, we are focused on the following key areas:
  • Instill Student Drive
  • Belonging and Connectedness
  • Engaged and Inspired
Instill Student Drive
  • Growth Mindset
    • We are building a growth mindset culture among all students. We continually remind students that they are able to exhibit resiliency, grit and determination. We encourage all students to:
      • Set & pursue goals
      • Embrace challenges
      • Persist after setbacks
      • Learn from constructive criticism
      • See their efforts as a path to mastery
  • Increased Enrollment in AP
    • We continually work to increase the number of under-represented students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) classes. We encourage students to level up to more challenging classes and provide a variety of academic supports to assist them. Since 2015, 174 more under-represented juniors and seniors have experienced the challenges and rigor of AP classes at Glenbard West.
  • Partnership with Parents and Guardians
    • Parents and guardians play a key role in our students' motivation. I appreciate you working with our teachers and administrators to help students set goals and persevere. When our students see the adults in their lives modeling optimism and hear their personal examples of overcoming challenges, they learn that their drive will lead them to success.
Belonging and Connectedness
Glenbard West's faculty and staff foster a family atmosphere at school and value all students' backgrounds. This is key to making our students feel connected and have a sense of belonging. Let's look at a few key factors:
  • Pursuing Passion and Interests
    • Glenbard West offers a multitude of clubs, sports, activities and elective classes. Students who participate in these activities feel a greater sense of belonging and connection to their school and, in turn, have greater academic success
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    • Our highly talented educators use a comprehensive approach to working with students on:
    • Self-awareness
    • Self-management
    • Decision making
    • Relationship skills
    • Social awareness
  • Glenbard Parent Series
    • I am proud to work in a school district that has the nationally recognized Glenbard Parent Series. Each month, several events are presented that help parents navigate through a variety of issues related to raising healthy, happy young adults. I encourage you to review the lineup of speakers for this year at glenbardgps.org
Engaged & Inspired
If you sat in on a class at Glenbard West, you would be impressed with how the lesson is dramatically more engaging than what you likely experienced in high school.
  • Our teachers are emphasizing thinking skills and incorporating aspects of project-based learning, global connections, and personalization into their lessons.
  • Students are involved in deep learning tasks and interactive activities.

I am impressed with students' persistence and willingness to stretch themselves.

Each day, students' drive, belonging & connectedness and engagement & inspiration will shape their motivation and determine their level of success.
PARKING AT GLENBARD WEST

Glenbard West campus is in a residential neighborhood with limited parking.  Click here to view our parking maps on school days, after school hours and weekend events.


DATES TO REMEMBER

September    
 
19           Senior Portrait Retakes 3:00-9:00 p.m. (Library)
20           Senior Portrait Retakes 3:00-9:00 p.m. (Library)
Forensic Parent Meeting 6:30 p.m. (Cafeteria) 
21           Senior Portrait Retakes 3:00-6:00 p.m. (Library)               
               Booster Meeting/Spring Awards 7:00 p.m. (Library)                                      
               Fall Band Concert 7:30 p.m. (Auditorium)
25           PLC Early Dismissal 1:52 p.m.
27           AMP Meeting 7:00 p.m. (Choir Rm) 
28           West Nation Powder Puff 7:00 p.m. (Memorial Field)

October

2
PLC Early Dismissal 1:52 p.m.
Freshman Orientation 1:52 p.m. 
4  
College Night 6:00 p.m. (Auditorium)
5
West Nation Bubble Soccer 7:00 p.m (Biester) 
6  
Homecoming Pep Rally/Bonfire 6:00 p.m.  
7
 
Booster Pancake Breakfast  7:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Cafeteria) 
Homecoming Parade 10:00 a.m. (Main St.)
Homecoming Alumni Building Tours 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.  
Homecoming Dance 8:00-11:00 p.m. (Biester Gym) 
9   
NO SCHOOL - COLUMBUS DAY
10 
NO SCHOOL - TEACHERS' INSTITUTE DAY 
11 
PSAT Testing for Freshman, Sophomore, Juniors.  Seniors do not attend school.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.    
12 
West Nation Board Meeting 5:00 p.m. (Rm. 428)
Fall Choral Concert
  7:30 p.m.  (1st Methodist Church) 
16  
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
19 
District 87 Orchestra Concert 7:30 p.m. (Glenbard East)
Booster Meeting - Library - 7:30 p.m.
20 
End of 1st Quarter
23 
PLC Early Dismissal 1:52 p.m.  
25 
Student Early Dismissal 1:10 p.m. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
26 
  
Student Early Dismissal 1:10 p.m.
Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
27 
NO SCHOOL - NON ATTENDANCE DAY 
30 
PLC Early Dismissal 1:52 p.m. 
   
 




 

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Jacy Good: Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story
Glenbard North (Auditorium) 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 23, 2017
Frank Palmasani, English Presentation 
Ercilia Jonas, Spanish Presentation
Conquering the Challenges of College Costs 
Glenbard West Library 10:30 a.m.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017
 
 
Dr. M. Joann Wright: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
Dousing the Flame: Extinguishing Challenging Behaviors and Anxiety
CCSD 93 Administrative Center 12:00 p.m.


Monday, October 9, 2017 
Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman      
Intelligence and Creativity Re-examined: The Many Paths to Greatness 
Pre-Meeting Columbus Day Dinner, 6:30 p.m. 
Glenbard South 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 14, 2017 
Effie Rouse, College Board Director
The College Admission Test: Tips to Prepare for the New SAT
FAFSA Completion Assistance
Glenbard East 10:30 a.m.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Ryan Goble, M.Ed. and Dr. Pam Goble
New Ways to Enhance Learning (through Media and Technology):
Student Skills and more 
FAFSA Completion and Assistance
G
lenbard North 7:00 p.m.