A Look Back at Homecoming 2017
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.  Each year Student Council identifies a theme for Homecoming and works diligently to plan an exciting and action-packed week for students. The 2018 Homecoming theme is Rockin' on the Hill - 1950's Rock Theme.   All the events and activities will be centered around this theme.  One annual event that really highlights the theme is Hallway Decorating, where various clubs and activities are assigned a section of the school to decorate.  Our students will be transported back to the 1950's as they walk the halls. Staff judges visit each section and award a club a prize for the most spirited and best decorated.
When walking around the campus, the energy and school spirit is almost tangible.  West students get involved by dressing for theme days, preparing for the parade, decorating the hallways, and attending the Pep Rally/Bonfire built by our famous woodchucks.  We welcome our alumni back for the weekend's festivities and expect our students to show their overwhelming support at all the events. Below you will find a schedule of events as well as the theme days for students:

Monday, September 17
Spirit Day: Pajama Theme
Lunch Activity: "Back to the Future" Movie (Cafeteria) 

Tuesday, September 18
Spirit Day: Twin Theme
Lunch Activity: Rockin' Roll Karaoke (Biester)    

Wednesday, September 19
Spirit Day: USA Theme
After School Activity: Hallway Decorating  

Thursday, September 20 
Spirit Day: ThrowBack Thursday Theme (1950's)
Lunch Activity: Games (Cafeteria)
Friday, September 21 
Spirit Day: Jersey Theme    
Lunch Activity: Photo Booth (Biester)     

Homecoming Events

Friday, September 21

Pep Rally (Biester Gym)                                                                           
6:00 p.m.
Come support our activities and athletic programs at the Homecoming Pep Rally.  The Glenbard West Cheer, Dance and Stepper teams will perform to get everyone in the spirit and ready for the Bonfire.  The inaugural class of Distinguished Alumni will be announced.  

Bonfire (Duchon Field)       
Following 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, September 22

Booster Pancake Breakfast (Cafeteria)                                   
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Join us for the Annual Pancake breakfast on Saturday, September 22nd from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria. It is FREE for GBW students with an ID and $5.00 for community members. If you plan to come with a large group (10 or more), please RSVP to 
Danicemcgrath@gmail.com  so we can reserve a spot for you.
Homecoming Parade (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.
Victory Bell Rededication Ceremony
10:30 a.m. 

We have scheduled a brief rededication ceremony of the Victory Bell at 10:30 a.m. by the bell location.  Thank you to the Classes of 1966, 1967, 1968, 1984 and 2018, who helped to restore this amazing symbol of our Hilltopper pride.

Alumni Tours  (Glenbard West)                                    
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 (Duchon Field)                                              
Hilltoppers vs Downers Grove North 
1:30 p.m.

Homecoming Dance (Biester Gym)                                   
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Glenbard West Distinguished Alumni Award

This year, Glenbard West High School is celebrating it's 95th year.  What better time than now to acknowledge and celebrate our Distinguished Alumni!  This year, Glenbard West High School is proud to announce the Distinguished Alumni Award. We have created this recognition to honor and celebrate those former students who have left the hallowed halls of ivy and continued to embody our school's motto of "Pride, Tradition, and Excellence."

The 2018 Distinguished Alumni class includes eight Glenbard High School and Glenbard West High School alumni from six different decades: Mary Rohrs (1938), Lester Munson (1958), Bruce Capel (1961), Laurie Anderson (1965), Bobby Rahal (1971), Nancy Utley (1973), Thomas Gilardi (1986), and Caryn Capotosto (1993). Glenbard West is extraordinarily proud of the accomplishments and record of service represented in this group.

Please join us at the Homecoming Pep Rally in Biester (6:00pm on Friday, Sept. 21) and before the varsity football game at (1:15pm on Saturday, Sept. 22) as we honor and recognize our first class of Distinguished Alumni.

Do you have someone in mind for next year's Distinguished Alumni Award?   Click HERE for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Nomination form. 

Super Fans 
Front Row: Ananda Patterson, Maggie Pasterz, Julian Garcia
Back Row: Caden Phillips, Colin Baker, Jessica Button, Natalie Ball 
Dr. Rebecca Sulaver, Asst. Principal for Instruction
From the Assistant Principal for Instruction:

AP Seminar and Research Certificate
Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher
in AP Seminar and AP Research.
Patrice Labos
Alexander Truong

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.
Grace Centeno
Grace Davidson
Hawraa Faisal
Samuel Fenske
Emily Gaertner
Alexandra Gregule
Julia Hall
Brady Heller
Anthony Lanzillo
Morgan Lemke
Lexie Ngo
Julianna Nguyen
Megan Nibbio
Deep Patel
Lily Shorney
Jacob Smith
Elizabeth Svach
Avery Williamson
David Wozniak
Bailey Ytterdahl

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.

Marika Tammaru

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.

Anne Blatchford
Joseph Chapski
Ella Crowley
Grace Davidson
Alexandra Farmer
Samuel Fenske
Emily Gaertner
Allison Galitz
Matthew Hanna
James Harman
Samantha Harris
Lorena Iannicelli
Claire Kenwood
Anthony Lanzillo
Grace Larrabee
Jackson Malec
Luke Malek
Katharine McGrath
James McHargue
Aliyah Mohiuddin
Megan Nibbio
William O'Brien
Eleanor Ostroff
Emma Pauer
Lindsey Payne
Kellyn Powers
Tyler Ruckstaetter
Teagan Ryan
Zayd Saeed
Gabriella Sanna
Kaitlin Solak
Samuel Travers
Brycen Waitkus
Zachary Wang

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.

Nicole Ambler
Ethan Anderson
Cade Bennett
Eileen Billings
Alex Bishka
Blaise Bishop
Emma Blackwell
Anne Blatchford
Peter Blatchford
Claire Bletsas
Grace Bouton
Gavin Boyle
Dominic Brisson
Claire Burelbach
Emilia Carlson
Rory Cavan
Ethan Cepuran
Joseph Chapski
Ella Crowley
Malena Dailey
Grace Davidson
Jackson Detterbeck
Nam Doan
Jennifer Doran
Benjamin Dziedzic
Daniel Eichin
Tessa Erickson
Hawraa Faisal
Alexandra Farmer
Bennett Fate
Sophia Fausey
MaryBeth Feeley
Samuel Fenske
Barbara Flores
Emily Gaertner
Allison Galitz
Lauren Galitz
Francisco Gallardo
Anna Gavrylko
April Gaytan
Emily Gibson
Alexandra Gregule
Syed Habibullah
Abbey Hall
Kelley Hall
Matthew Hanna
Emma Hanson
James Harman
Samantha Harris
Samra Haseeb
Joanne He
Samantha Hedley
Abigail Hoffman
Katherine Hohe
Anna Huibregtse
Lorena Iannicelli
Nathan Jensen
Madison Jurgovan
Benjamin Kelleher
Claire Kenwood
Alexander Kernagis
Phillip John Knapke
Calin Knudsen
Nicholas Koprowski
Neil Kotadia
Christopher Lange
Anthony Lanzillo
Grace Larrabee
Amelia Larsen
Ahalya Lettenberger
Carter Lindstrom
Claire Lohman
Jason Long
Micah Love
Jay Ludington
Jackson Malec
Luke Malek
William Manzella
Katharine McGrath
James McHargue
David Messerschmidt
Isabel Milich
Olivia Miller
Aliyah Mohiuddin
Molly Molloy
Lily Montgomery
David Morof
Ellie Morrison
Kelly Ngo
Christopher Nguyen
Megan Nibbio William O'Brien Jack O'Gorman
Aidan O'Keefe Hannah O'Shea Abigail Oberhofer
Grace Oh Eleanor Ostroff Sarah Pasinski
Deep Patel
Emma Pauer
Lindsey Payne
Cole Pearson
Ryan Petersen
Alec Pierce
Kellyn Powers
Elias Ramirez
Benjamin Reifel
Isaac Reynoso
Katherine Rindler
Joshua Rossy
Natalie Rozak
Tyler Ruckstaetter
Logan Ryan
Teagan Ryan
Zayd Saeed
George Salafatinos
Gabriella Sanna
Grace Scherer
Kailey Schmidt
Nina Schumann
Darren Seaney
Elisabeth Sear
Benjamin Serrato
Tristan Setterdahl
Eve Shanahan
Lily Shorney
Katherine Short
Wasay Siddiqui
Claire Siebert
Jacob Smith
Kaitlin Solak
Sarah Speizman
Henry Stachowiak
Alexandra Stolfe
Jake Strauch
Ryan Swartz
Mary Swikle
Alexander Szymczak
Marika Tammaru
Johnathon Tews
Samuel Travers
Erin Villmow
Ashley Voigt
Brycen Waitkus
Zachary Wang
Avery Williamson
David Wozniak
Ryan Wright
Grace Yangas
Bailey Ytterdahl
Sameeha Zameer

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.

Sophia Alles
Michael Altman
Nikhil Amin
Luke Andreasik
Ethan Ang
Matthew Atchison
Alexis Ayala
Shireen Baig
Colin Baker
Althea Belen
Mallory Bissett
Kaitlyn Bjerke
Conor Bleuher Cooper Board Theodore Borkowski
Tyler Bruhnke
Emily Carlson
Karen Castaneda
Catherine Cavanagh
Nina Crawford
Henry Curtis
Logan Davies
Claire Dibadj
Abigail Dohrer
Jack Emerson
Grace Enright
Erin Everson
John Feeley
Peter Fischer
Lily Franz
Rebecca Gathof
Amanda Geballe
William Gramlich
Diego Guzman
Julia Hall
Amna Hassan
Brady Heller
Benjamin Hoppe
Gisela Hoxha
Elizabeth Hughes
George Jackson
Iris Joseph
Chloe Kennebeck
Yousuf Khan
Kate Kissane
Audrey Knapp
Eliza Kochert
Jack Krueger
Cameron Kruse
Julia Lane
Morgan Lemke
Bryn Lilly
Angela Lutz
Aqsa Mahmood
Courtney McHargue
Madeline Melton
Alden Metzger
Faizan Mohiuddin
Megan Murphy
Luke Nemec
Lauren Nibbio
Joseph Oliver
William OmFeld
Margaret Pasterz
Jaleel Patterson
Jack Phillipson
Katherine Pihlstrom Ian Repking Adeline Riley
Natalie Romano Cecilia Sanna Michael Scott
Kinlung Seetho
Bijoy Shah
Wajid Siddiqui
Emma Siemsen
Arijana Sovsic
Elizabeth Svach
William Swiston
Wesley Urick
Gabriela Varela
Morgan Vergo
Alison Vogg
Emma Wallace
Dansen Wang
Susan Whelton
Sydney Wirtz
Ashley Zayed
Joseph Zydlo

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

Ariba Abbasi
Nia Ademuyiwa
Sean Ahern
Khadija Ajmeri
Syed Ali
Elliot Ambutas
Noor Ansari
Jack Ardell
Elizabeth Bassett
Ann Bertane
Ishaan Bhagwakar
Gabriel Billings
Jacob Blatt
Sarah Blatt
Michael Boynton
Hannah Brodner
Ethan Brosnan
Meghanmarie Buechner
Merrik Campagna
Francesca Campo
Grace Centeno
Shayna Chejfec
Joseph Ciero
Dain Colliander
Antonio Cormier
Elizabeth Corona
Sophia Coronelli
Joshua Crosby
Kritika Dabral
Adrian Del Valle
Olivia Demeris
Maxwell Dikker
David Dillman
Danato DiMarco
Steven Domzalski
Nicholas Dwyer
Anna Ebl
Anna Emerson
Erin Fagan
Rida Faiz
Irfan Fazdane
Richard Flewelling
Connor Foley
Griffin Foster
Amy Gawrisch
Iuma Godfrey
Ryan Gorz
Liam Griffin
Joel Guadarrama
Valerie Gunn
Thomas Halkyard
Kirsten Halverson
Haley Hernandez
Andrea Herrera
Matthew Hoerster
Timothy Holman
Mark Horvath
Connor Hryhorysak
Alan Hung
Huda Hussaini
Cole Jenkins
Maja Jukic
Angela Kamenica
Jake Kaslewicz
Syed Kazmi
Geraldine Kelderhouse
Charles Kiker
Lucy King
Eric Kirchman
Henry Knez
Lauren Kowalski
Kurt Krebsbach
Kyle Krebsbach
Charlotte Kreissler
Jack Kreissler
Riley Krudop
Caroline Kuefler
Patrice Labos
John Le
Matthew Le
Hannah LoGalbo
Nathan Loos
Andrew Lopez
Kelly Ly
Patricia Madel
Kelly Maganini
Alexandra Maltby
John Meinhart
Eva Metz
Elizabeth Mika
Miranda Miscinski
Samantha Moody
Caroline Morawski
Madeline Motz
Emily Muchmore
Rose Mugnani
Katherine Mullins
Octavio Munoz
Lexie Ngo
Julianna Nguyen
Kaylee Nguyen
Shannon Nibbio
Luke Nielsen
Peyton Nimsakont
Matthew Nowinski
Maeve O'Dea
Emma Orr
Jenny Pajova
Eliza Pasterik
Ananda Patterson
William Pembroke
Sydney Peters
Kenneth Phillips
Chase Pierce
Marcus Pruitt
Jason Quinones
Emma Raczka
Natalie Radziszewski
Dimo Rashev
Joshua Reifel
Samuel Renkert
Kendall Rewerts
Ariana Reynaga
Olivia Rosley
Aiden Rudolph
Molly Rueth
Mitchell Ryba
Alexandra Sanchez
Zoe Sandacz
Ryan Santangelo
Sophie Schaffer
Nathan Scheller
Peter Schilling
Elisabeth Schults
Katelyn Schultz
Charles Scott
Yuvia Serna
John Shapiro
Francis Sheehy
MeiXia Sindelar
Angelina Slager
Jack Small
Lily Smith
Maria Spengel
Timothy Sproat
Maria Stirb
Johann Summers
Abu-Bakr Syed
Evan Taylor
Sarah To
Elinore Tolman
Catherine Trant
Alexander Truong
Diego Villalobos
Thomas Vondruska
Sean Wachter
Zach Williams
Mikolaj Wrobel
Sarah Wuertzer
Matthew Yaniz
Haley Yeager
Kalen Yeager
Cameron Young
Sophia Zucchero

Student's art to be displayed in Springfield

Glenbard West student Desiree Gawle's art will be on display in the Illinois State Capitol as part of Art Advocacy Day on November 28.

Mr. Joe Kain, Asst. Principal for Athletics
From the Assistant Principal of Athletics:

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
Please note the weekend of September 21st and 22nd on your calendars.  This is Homecoming at West and we look forward to showcasing our teams and school that represent Pride, Tradition, and Excellence.  We will also have a short rededication ceremony of the Victory Bell starting at 10:30 a.m. by the bell location.  Thank you to the Classes of 1966, 1967, 1968, 1984 and  2018, who helped to restore this amazing symbol of our Hilltopper pride.
  Tentative schedule for Athletic Events Saturday, September 22nd:
              9:30 a.m.          Varsity Field Hockey vs. Naperville North at Memorial Field         
            11:00 a.m.          Sophomore Football vs. Downers Grove North at Duchon Field
              1:30 p.m.          Varsity Football vs. Downers Grove North at Duchon Field

Joe Kain
Assistant Principal for Athletics

The School Violence and Bullying Tip Line  (630) 942-­7406 is for students and others to anonymously report threats of school violence and/or bullying behavior. Posters are available through the Attorney General's Office or through the web page at ( http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/children/schoolviolence.html).
The Attorney General's Safety Tips ( http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/children/kids/safetytips.html) homepage contains a number of links that may provide additional helpful resources. Students who wish to report a potential act of school violence at Glenbard West may also leave an anonymous message with our Police Liaison Officer at  (630) 942-­7463.

Ms. Linda Oberg,
Asst. Principal for Operations

From the Assistant Principal for Operations:
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.


The Village of Glen Ellyn shared the following information about a construction project near Glenbard West:
  • The  Taylor Avenue Underpass will be closed beginning Monday, August 13 . Installation of changeable message signs and detour signage will begin approximately one week prior.
  • As the school year approaches, students and families must take note that the  Taylor Avenue Underpass will be closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic throughout the duration of the project for safety. Public sidewalks will be available along the detour routes.
  • The Park Boulevard construction from Fairview to Crescent will be substantially complete before construction begins on the Taylor Avenue Underpass, in order to minimize additional traffic congestion in the area.  
Updates and alerts will be posted to the Village's social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as in the Village's e-newsletter.
For a larger view of the above roadway construction project timeline, click here: http://files.constantcontact.com/c6e62b1a001/f2ad2cd3-75c2-4b15-92f4-b0433486dc95.pdf

Linda Oberg
Assistant Principal for Operations
Drivers Education Parent Clinic 
for current Drivers Ed students will be held on
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

GWHS History is now ONLINE!

The  GWHS Historic Society has been busy putting the history of the school online.  Go to glenbard-west-hs-history.weebly.com.  There, you can read about the history of the school, decade by decade.  
Timeline of Clubs and Sports added
Take a look at a timeline of all the clubs and sports.  For instance, did you know that cheerleading had male cheerleaders as early as 1949?
Have you ever heard of the790's Club?  Besides aiding Glenbard's bookworms, the 790's Club had the duties of stamping and mending books, straightening shelves, and keeping the library in good working order.  (Perhaps this was the new name of the Library Club.)  As the 1958 Pinnacle describes, the name of the club comes from the types of books in the Dewey Decimal System's 790's section-games and pure fun. 
66th Anniversary of the Homecoming Bonfire
Homecoming bonfire begins in 1952!  We have also identified 1952 as the start of the annual homecoming bonfire.  That makes this year's bonfire the 66th bonfire.  In days past, students formed a torchlight parade and walked to the pile of wood, igniting the blaze.  According to GWHS graduate Mark Luginbill, "After the homecoming pep rally at Biester, we lit the torches, marched around the lake and encircled the wood pile and threw the torches onto the pile starting the bonfire.  Remarkably, this was all done, to the best of my recollection, without  faculty/firemen supervision." Apparently, 15 gallons proved to be just enough fuel for that
many torches.   

From the 1949 Pinnacle Yearbook
Front Row: Stone, Muller, Wulff
Back Row: Satterlee and Bateman

Photo from the 1955 Pinnacle Yearbook

Fall Musical 
November 1, 2, 3   
Winter Comedy 
January 24, 25, 26 
Spring Play  
April 11, 12, 13  
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Back Row: Tony Bergantino, Kate Culloton, Jeremiah Wiencek, Margie Kruk, Tad Keely, Mike Neberz Front Row: Rhiannon Sieck, Chris Gladish, Beatriz de Ferreira, Natalie Rubino, Lissete Ochoa

It's College Application Season!
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 over 100 college representatives coming to Glenbard West to meet with our students. Last year we had 230 by the end of the year so be on the lookout for our College Rep Visit Newsletter in your email inbox! Please encourage your child to sign up for some college meetings through Naviance.  These are excellent opportunities for students to not only gather more information on numerous colleges while at West, 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, including a breakout session at College Night on October 4th for Juniors. In addition, there will be FAFSA workshops for Senior parents on 10/1/18 at Glenbard North from 6-8 PM and 10/13/18 at Glenbard East from 10:30 AM-12 PM. Senior students can receive help with the FAFSA on 9/17/18, 10/10/18 & 10/11/18 at Glenbard West during lunch periods (more dates to be added).

School Counselors met with all their seniors on September 4th 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. Afterwards School Counselors began meeting with Seniors in small groups and/or individually to walk them through the Naviance and Common App 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 enrich the letters of recommendation counselors are writing.

For Juniors, counselors are continuing the developmental process of college preparation by visiting English classrooms between September 25-28 to work with students on college research and developing their activity resumes in Naviance.  In addition, we will host the annual College Night on Tuesday, November 13th, 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 sessions to learn more about the college admissions process, financial aid and a Naviance tutorial for parents. Stay tuned for a more detailed agenda! 
Dr. David Larson, Superintendent
Safety is always our top priority
We value the trust you place in us to care for the most important people in your life - your children - and we take many steps to keep students safe while they are at school.
Within the past year, we developed a comprehensive Emergency Operations Plan, based on the Federal Emergency Management Association's National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure. Emergency procedures have been in place, but our Emergency Operations Plan provides more structure and clarity.
Let's look at some of our safety measures:
  • Our faculty and staff have fostered relationships with our students, providing students a trusted adult to talk with.
  • Every day, our student services team works with students to help them through challenges and monitors our students' well-being.
  • We comply with drills required by the state, including drills related to fire, severe weather, lockdown, and evacuation.
  • As part of our partnership with emergency responders, each year, we meet with police and fire agencies from throughout our district to discuss safety issues.
  • Emergency responders train in our schools.
  • We have a school resource officer at the school and a marked police vehicle on campus.
  • Our school security team monitors Glenbard West's building and grounds, both in person and via surveillance camera.
  • All visitors are screened at the main entrance and must provide a driver's license, which is scanned through a background database.
  • During the school day, only the main entrance is open, and it is manned by security staff members.
  • Staff members wear name tags and ID lanyards, and all students carry a student ID.
  • Exterior lighting has been improved.
  • As part of tabletop drills conducted with safety consultants, our staff rehearse procedures and react to a crisis simulation.
  • We've extended the hours of campus security staff.
Our district-wide Safety Security Committee reviews each school's plans to ensure they are current and being implemented. We continually review our emergency procedures and study best practice related to school safety.
Our students know it is their responsibility to talk to an adult if they ever feel there is a threat to our safety. I am proud of our students and staff for taking seriously our No. 1 priority: the safety of those in our care at school.

Glenbard West High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT for eleventh and tenth grade students on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 11 at 11:59 p.m.  Click Here to go to the registration page.

Click Here for the Glenbard West Calendar
Varsity Football vs Addison Trail (Duchon Field) 1:30 p.m. 
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
Freshman Orientation 1:52 p.m.   
West Nation Board Meeting (Rm. 428) 5:00 p.m.  
GPS Speaker: Dr. Michael Duggan "First Class Support for Students on the Autism Spectrum"  at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Glenbard South) 
Drivers Ed Parent Clinic 7:00 p.m. (Library)
AMP Meeting 7:00 p.m. (Choir Rm)
Varsity Football @ York 7:30 p.m. 
GPS Speaker: Frank Palmasani "Conquering the Challenges of College Costs"   10:30 a.m. (Glenbard West Library)

GPS Speaker: Kiril Spasovski "The Early Grad Club"
11:30 a.m. (Glenbard West Library) 
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
Freshman Orientation 1:52 p.m.
West Nation Powder Puff 6:00 p.m. (Memorial Field)  
Forensic Parent Meeting  6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Cafeteria)  
Booster Meeting/Spring Awards 7:00 p.m. (Library)
Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire Begins at 6:00 p.m.
(Biester Gym)
Booster Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 11:00 a.m. (Cafeteria) 
Homecoming Parade 10:00 a.m. (Main Street)
Rededication of Victory Bell 10:30 a.m. (Victory Bell) 
Homecoming Alumni Tours 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Varsity Football vs Downers Grove North 1:30 p.m.  (Duchon Field) 
Homecoming Dance 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (Biester Gym) 
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m. 
GPS Speaker: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson The Yes Brain: The Success Brain 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (Glenbard South)   
Fall Orchestra Concert 7:30 p.m. (Auditorium) 
Varsity Football vs Lyons Township 1:30 p.m. (Duchon Field)   

PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
Freshman Orientation at 1:52 p.m.

GPS Speaker: Patrick Donohue "Five Things Successful Students Do & FAFSA Completion Assistance 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.  (Glenbard North)  
Fall Band Concert 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Auditorium) 
Varsity Football @ Hinsdale Central 7:30 p.m. 
AMP Meeting  7:00 p.m. (Choir Rm. ) 
West Nation Board Meeting 5:00 p.m.  (Rm. 428)
Fall Choral Concert 7:30 p.m. (1st United Methodist Church) 
T O G - That One Group Performance 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Black Box)  
GPS Speaker: Effie Rouse, Dr. Jeff Feucht & Dr. Ryan Goble  
The SAT and Beyond & FAFSA Completion Assistance
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Glenbard East)

Varsity Football vs Oak Park River Forest 1:30 p.m. (Duchon Field)  
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m. 
GPS Speaker: Dr. John Medina " Surprising Brain Principals  to Thrive
and Survive at Work, School and Home" and Health Expo  6:15 - 7:45 p.m. (Glenbard North) 
Booster Meeting 7:30 p.m. (Library)  
Varsity Football @ Proviso West 7:30 p.m. 
Forensic Mock Novice Night  6:00 - 8:30 p.m. (4th Floor Classrooms)  
Senior Yearbook Retakes 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Library)  
Student Early Dismissal at 1:10 p.m. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Underclassmen Retakes 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Library)  
Student Early Dismissal at 1:10 p.m. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m. 
8th Grade Musical Performance 9:30 a.m. (Auditorium)  

The Glenbard Parent Series (GPS): Navigating Healthy Families is an educational consortium dedicated to presenting distinguished high-profile authors, clinicians, and educators  who share their research -based knowledge and experiences. Our mission is to enhance our students' social and emotional learning, encourage responsible decision-making, foster positive growth and development, and promote respectful relationships as we  encourage conversation around the opportunities and issues facings families today.  The powerful Glenbard Parent Series is a nationally recognized, extraordinary resource for parents, educators, students, and community members to foster real-world skills and traits to help students be better prepared for life, the workforce, and college.

Programs are offered free of charge, no registration is required and the public is welcome. Note the addition this year of four Glenbard Early Childhood events targeted at parents of our youngest children - birth to age 10.  For more information, visit the GPS Glenbard Parent Series Website
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
First Class Support for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Speaker: Dr. Michael Duggan
Glenbard South at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Conquering the Challenges of College Costs
Speaker: Frank Palmasani
Glenbard West at 10:30 a.m.  

The Early Grad Club: Ways to Complete College Quickly
Speaker: Kiril Spasovski, Glenbard South Alum
Glenbard West at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Yes Brain: The Success Brain/How to Raise Resilient, Positive and Successful Students
Speaker: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Glenbard South at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 
The Whole Brain Child: No Drama Discipline*
Speaker: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Marquardt Administration Center at 9:30 a.m. 

The Yes Brain: The Success Brain 
Speaker: Dr. Tina Payne Bryson
Marquardt Administration Center 12:00 p.m. 

*For parents of children ages 3 to 7

Monday, October 1, 2018 
FAFSA Completion Assistance (English and Spanish)
Glenbard North Computer Lab 6:00 p.m.

Five Things Successful Students Do
GPS Speaker: Patrick Donohue

Glenbard North at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 
The SAT and Beyond
Effie Rouse, Dr. Jeff Feucht and Dr. Ryan Goble
Glenbard East at 10:30 a.m.

FAFSA Completion Assistance
Glenbard East at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 
Health Expo
Glenbard North at 6:15 p.m.

Surprising Brain Principals to Thrive and Survive at Work, School and Home (for Teens and Adults)*
GPS Speaker: Dr. John Medina
Glenbard North at 7:00 p.m. 

*A community conversation will follow this discussion    

Families United in Support of Equity and Excellence
for African-American Students
Co-Sponsored by the DuPage County Branch NAACP 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 
The High Performer in You: Academic Recognition Event
Speaker: Dr. Peter James
Glenbard South at 11:30 a.m.

BPAC/Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee /GPS Programs in Spanish   

Thursday, September 13, 2018 
Making College Possible Step-by-Step
Speaker: Sara Espinosa and Dr. Ferney Ramirez
Glenbard North at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1, 2018 
The Challenge of College Costs and FAFSA Completion
GPS Speaker: Sara Espinosa
Glenbard North at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 
Strategies for Successful Students
GPS Speaker: Dr. Ferney Ramirez
Glenbard North at 6:00 p.m.  

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