Parent/Teacher Conferences


Dr. Rebecca Sulaver,  Asst. Principal for Instruction
Parent/Teacher Conference Information
Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduling  
Starts at 9:00 a.m. on October 7! 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at Glenbard West on Wednesday, October 25 (4-8 p.m.) and Thursday, October 26 (2-6 p.m.).   To schedule conferences, parents will be able to access the  PTC Wizard through the Important Information section located at www.glenbardwesths.org beginning October 7 at  9:00 a.m.  Registration will continue through October 21 at 11:59 p.m.  Parents will register and select specific teachers and conference time slots for each child.  
 
 Important Information

  • Parents will NOT contact teachers to schedule conferences.  
  • Parents will only be able to schedule conferences using the PTC Wizard scheduler starting October 7th at 9:00 a.m. until October 21st at 11:59 p.m.
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences occur October 25, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and October 26, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Conferences are 5 minutes in length. Parents should register for 1 time slot per teacher/per student.
  • QR Codes will be displayed throughout the school to assist with building maps and teacher room assignments by department. Please download any QR Code reader on your cell phone. Android and iPhone QR Code readers are available on Google Play and the APP Store.
  • If parents experience technical difficulty or if they are unable to schedule a conference online, they may contact Leo Aviles at (630) 942-7471.
  
October 25 & 26  Bell Schedule

        • 1:10 p.m. Dismissal day for October 25 & 26
        • Regular morning bus runs
        • Afternoon busses will leave at 1:20 p.m.
        • Activity busses will leave at 2:00 p.m.
        • Athletic busses will leave at 4:00 p.m.
        • No PM TCD
Period
Time
0
6:53 - 7:30
1
7:35 - 8:12
2
8:17 - 8:55
3
9:00 - 9:37
4
9:42 - 10:19
5
10:24 - 11:01
6
11:06 - 11:44
7
11:49 - 12:27
8
12:32 - 1:10
               
PARKING AT GLENBARD WEST

Glenbard West's 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.

SEMESTER 1 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
         
 
7:35 - 9:00
9:00 -9:10
9:10-10:35
10:35-10:45
10:45-12:10
12:20-1:20
Day 1
Wednesday
12/20/17
 
Period 5
Exam
Break
Period 3
Exam
Break
Period 7
Exam
Resource
Period
Day 2
Thursday
12/21/17
Period 6
Exam
Break
Period 2
Exam
Break
Period 8
Exam
Resource
Period
Day 3
Friday
12/22/17
Period 4
Exam
Break
Period 1
Exam
Break
Rescheduled/
Makeup Exam &
Zero Hour PE
 
Resource
 Period

*All Physical Education and Driver Education classes WILL MEET ON EXAM DAYS.
**In the event of emergency day use, this schedule is subject to change.

TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF DUPAGE (TCD)
Students are not required to attend TCD during finals. However, if credit hours are needed, students must find their own transportation to and from TCD. Please make arrangements with your TCD instructor in advance. Additionally, if your student does not need to attend TCD during finals, they will be assigned to a study hall unless written notice from a parent or guardian is turned in to the attendance office prior to the day of the exam.
There is no TCD on December 22nd.
 
EXAM MAKE-UP
Students who have an excused absence from an exam may make arrangements with their teacher to make up the exam during the Exam Make-up Session. Students may also arrange with teachers to make up exams during Resource Periods.
 
RESCHEDULED EXAMS
Students who have three exams on Day 1 or Day 2, may elect to change or move one of their exams to the Rescheduled/Makeup time slot on Day 3. All exam reschedules must be completed and approved 1 week prior to the exam. Students can pick up the reschedule form in the Dean's Office.
 
QUIET STUDY AREAS
Supervised quiet study areas will be available for students who wish to study during their free period. There are to be no students in the halls without a pass during the exam periods. All students are to remain in their classes for the entire period.

CAFETERIA SERVICE
The Bridge in the cafeteria will be open for breakfast in the morning and for snacks during passing periods, all three days of Final Exams.    
 
STUDY HALL 
Students may be excused from study hall, if written notice from a parent or guardian has been turned in to the attendance office, prior to the day of the final exam. All students are encouraged to attend their study hall in order to prepare for any upcoming exams.      

BUS SCHEDULE
 
*There will be regular morning bus service on all exam days.

 
Regular Bus
Depart West
Directions Bus
Depart TCD
Activity Bus
Depart West
Athletic Bus
Depart West
Day 1 
Wednesday 
12/20/17
12:20
12:00
1:30
4:00
Day 2  
Thursday  
12/21/17
12:20
12:00
1:30
4:00
Day 3 
Friday 
12/22/17
10:45
10:25
12:20
1:30
 
Dr. David Larson,
Superintendent
Resources available for preliminary SAT exams

An important testing date is approaching. On Oct. 11. Glenbard West freshmen will take the Preliminary SAT8/9, and sophomores and juniors will take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). These tests, which are part of the SAT suite of assessments, help our students prepare to take the SAT. In Illinois, the revised SAT has replaced the ACT as the college entrance exam that all juniors take in the spring.
 
The Preliminary SAT8/9 sets a college readiness baseline. When we have national test data about students early in their high school career, we can intervene to help students stay on track for post-high school experiences.
 
Students who take the PSAT may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program. They also typically do better on the SAT.
 
The following are features of the revised SAT and its related preliminary tests:
 
Free Khan Academy Help
All students who take the Preliminary SAT8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT can receive personalized online SAT practice through Khan Academy, a free online resource.
 
  • Personalized practice is based on students' performance on the exam and includes video lessons and practice questions.
  • Free online tool empowers students to strengthen essential skills
  • Students can create study plans based on their test results.
  • We urge students to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts when they receive their PSAT 8/9 or PSAT/NMSQT results.
    • Khan Academy will use a student's test results to generate specific practice recommendations based on an actual assessment.
SAT Fast Facts
  • Two sections:
    • Evidence-based reading and writing
    • Math
  • Main Components:
    • Words in Context
    • Command of Evidence
    • Math that Matters Most
    • Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts
    • Analysis in Science and in History/Social Studies
    • U.S. Founding Documents and the Great Global Conversation
  • What it Doesn't Have:
    • Tricky questions
    • Obscure vocabulary
    • Penalty for guessing.
  • Score
    • 400- to 1600-point scale
    • 890 - Generally lowest 4-year college admittance score
    • 1030 - Admittance to non-selective colleges & universities
    • 1140 - Admittance to selective colleges & universities
    • 1360 - Admittance to highly selective colleges & universities
The College Board provides a wealth of information about its suite of SAT assessments. See sample questions, test-taking tips and more at collegeboard.org.
 
We are focused on preparing students for college and careers. The suite of SAT assessments measures student growth in readiness. The benchmarks of the PSAT 8/9, PSAT and SAT provide us and you with critical information about students' progress and readiness. I encourage you to tap into the resources of Khan Academy and the College Board as your student prepares for these important tests.
How Does Your Students' Name Appear on the Diploma?
Action May Be Required!

During the online registration process for this school year, parents were asked to verify their student's name.  The name will appear on the diploma exactly as it is entered into PowerSchool.  If the name should contain special characters, such as a hyphen or is not accepted by the system with proper spacing, you must contact the school Registrar in writing prior to Friday, November 10, 2017. 

Questions concerning this matter may be directed to Ms. Margie Kruk at (630) 942-7484 or email
margaret_kruk@glenbard.org.


DATES TO REMEMBER

September    
 
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. 
   

 
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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 
Liz Repking, Linda Lewaniak LCSW and Teen Panel
Straight from the Source: Teens Talk Social Media Now
Glenbard South 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 
Jessica Lahey, J.D.
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Glenbard West 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Jessica Lahey, J.D.
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed
Marquardt Administrative Center 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 
Dr. Brenda Nelson
Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning: An Approach for Sailing the Rough Seas of Adolescence

CCSD93 Administration Center 12:00 p.m.