February Principal's Newsletter

Dr. Peter Monaghan, Principal

Greetings Glenbard West Community -

In this newsletter, you will find important information as well as opportunities to recognize some of the amazing students we have here at Glenbard West.  These students are a representative sampling of those who distinguish themselves around our building.  All of us are very proud of their accomplishments.    

February is traditionally an important month at Glenbard West.  We kick it off with a "Valentines for Vets" activity where students from clubs and sports throughout the building come down to the cafeteria to create encouraging valentines for our veterans here and overseas.  It is a hugely positive display of student service and generosity.  

Then, on the week of February 19th, West will once again celebrate our annual Live Life Well Week.  This year's theme is "Mind, Body and Heart."  Educators and parents alike recognize the significant role that a healthy lifestyle plays in learning.  Getting enough sleep, eating right, maintaining a work/leisure balance and committing to being substance-free are key areas that we emphasize for students.  Please take a minute to look over the events we have planned for LLW week.  In particular, I would like to draw your attention to GPS presenter, Chris Herren.  Mr. Herren delivers an important message around the perils of substance use and how gateway drugs and unhealthy habits can lead to addiction and long-term dysfunction.  That week, he will address our student body and then on Wednesday, February 21st, parents will have an opportunity to hear him and engage in a community discussion.  I would encourage all parents to attend.  Teenage substance use is a tough area for all parents because we are constantly battling social pressures and a sense that some of these activities are a part of growing up.    

One example of an unhealthy and uninformed trend is the current interest some young people have around "vaping" or the use of e-cigarettes.  Like other schools in our area, Glenbard West has seen some of our students who have taken this habit up - mostly off campus, but at times even trying to "vape" on campus.  Just to be clear, vaping is not permitted on campus and use and/or possession of vaping materials is viewed as not only harmful but against school rules.  School consequences can be serious.   Below is a link from the American Lung Association that provides information about the dangers of this new trend.  

American Lung Association

As parents and educators, it is vital that we stand together on issues concerning the health and habits of our young people.  I would like to publicly thank all of our parent volunteers who work with our school to help us with this message.  Thank you for your support in these efforts.  

 Go West!

Dr. Peter Monaghan
Glenbard West Principal
@GWHilltoppers
 
Glenbard West Summer School
Credit and Enrichment Courses

GLENBARD WEST SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
We encourage all students to enroll in a credit or enrichment course this summer. Please take a moment and look through our course offerings. Credit courses are available to satisfy graduation requirements and also if a course needs to be repeated. Our enrichment (bridge) courses are non-credit courses designed to help a student prepare for a course they are planning on taking or to provide an opportunity to explore interests. For further information please go to sr.glenbard.org. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Scumaci at athanasia_scumaci@glenbard.org.

 
Dates
Cost Per Course
Credit Semester 1
6/04/2018 - 6/26/2018 
(No Class 6/8, 6/15, and 6/22)
$285
Credit Semester 2
7/09/2018 - 7/31/2018 
(No Class 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27)
$285
Non-Credit (Bridge) Session 1
6/04/2018 - 6/19/2018 
(No Class 6/8, 6/15, and 6/22)
Free
Non-Credit (Bridge) Session 2
7/09/2018 - 7/24/2018  
(No Class 7/13, 7/20, and 7/27)
Free

All credit courses meet from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If emergency days are used during the school year, days off are subject to change.

All non-credit (bridge) courses meet from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. If emergency days are used during the school year, days off are subject to change.
Athletic Update
Joe Kain, Asst. Principal for Athletics 

Thank you to all who attended our Fall Booster Awards night to recognize the outstanding achievements of our successful student athletes and teams. Thank you very much to the Glenbard West Booster Club who helps put together this great program.
 
Many of our winter sports teams are gearing up for postseason play. Please come out and support the following teams in the month of February as we are proud of all the success taking place.
 
Girls' Gymnastics recently set another school record with a high score of 150.2. They recently hosted the IHSA Regional and the Sectional will be at Lake Park on Thursday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m. If they qualify for the State Final meet, it will be on February 15th and 16th at Palatine High School.
 
Wrestling will travel to Larkin High School for the IHSA Sectional Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th with those that advanced from the Regional. The State Finals will take place February 15th-17th in Champaign at the University of Illinois.
 
Girls' Basketball has reached the 20 win mark already this year and hopes to claim the programs' first WSC Silver Title for the first time since 2006. They will travel for the Class 4A IHSA Regional Tournament the week of February 12.
 
Boys' Basketball will host Proviso West for their Senior Night on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m. The team is currently 11-7 record and will travel for their IHSA Regional the last week of February.
 
Boys' Swimming continues to improve in the Conference and will be competing at the WSC and Sectional meets in the next month as they look to build upon a young group.
 
Our competitive Dance and Cheer teams recently performed at home in the 1st WSC Invite and also recently competed in the IHSA Sectional with strong finishes.
 
Spring sports are right around the corner. We encourage everyone to get involved! Boys and Girls Track have already begun with strong numbers. The first day of practices for Boys' Gymnastics is February 12th, and Badminton, Boys' Tennis, Girls' Soccer, Girls and Boys Lacrosse, Baseball and Softball all begin on February 26th, with Boys' Volleyball starting on March 5th. Please make sure all physicals are current with the athletic office and registration is completed on PowerSchool. The mandatory parent/athlete spring meeting will be held on Saturday, March 10th at 10:00 a.m. in Biester gym.

Spring Sport Registration Requirements
  • Register in Powerschool for your spring sport
  • Submit an up-to-date Physical Examination to the Athletic Office
  • Must be passing a minimum five (5) classes from previous semester
  • Pay $150 participation fee (one time per year) to participate

Go WEST!
Matter of Pride 
Matter of Pride is a recognition award given to students who demonstrate through their 
actions, quality character that promotes Glenbard West.  Nominations come from  staff 
members as well  as individuals within our communities.  Ten nominees are 
selected monthly and presented   with certificates and t-shirts.

January Recipients
  Back row:  Steven Ball, Diego Sanchez, Sami Mohammed, Brandon Paredes, Ethan Manas  Front row: Brandy Cruz, Abigail Singer, Noelle Fox, Brittany Lantz, Dashmire Sherifi
Local Scholarships for Seniors
 
Local Scholarship Applications are now available!  Each year, local organizations, school clubs, and generous donors provide scholarships to members of the Glenbard West Senior Class.  This year, the Local Scholarship Program will offer more than 55 scholarships worth over $100,000.  Applications are entirely online in Naviance and must be completed by Friday, February 16th by 3:00 p.m.  Students should see their counselors with any questions.

Student Recognition

Daily Herald Leadership Team 
Octavio Munoz - Honorable Mention
Bijoy Shah - Honorable Mention


Outstanding Leadership and Academic Success

Katarzyna Kostelic
Zayd Saeed 
 

Daughter of the American Revolution
Good Citizenship Award 
Grace Davi dson


Eagle Scout
John Meinhart 
David Schumacher
 

Model UN 
The following students received awards/recognition at the
Model UN competition at the University of Virginia

Outstanding Delegate 
Will Novak
Alex Stolfe
Mikolaj Wrobel

Commendation 
Josh Reifel 
Ali Siddiqi


Illinois Music Education Assoc.
All-State Festival Participants

Ben Hoppe

Vocal Solo Composition Winner
Vocal Ensemble Composition Winner

Erin Villmow
Future Music Educator Seminar

Matt Yaniz
All State Honors Choir 

 
Honor String Orchestra
Chosen by audition to perform at the
Illinois Music Educators Conference January 24th-27th. 
Congratulations to all of them!
 
William Ortega - Director
 
Violin I
Gabriella DiDomenico, Concertmaster
Amy White, Asst. Concertmaster
Daniel Eichin
Kelly May
Maya Umlauf
Zoe Umlauf
 
Violin II
JP McHargue, Principal
Josh DiGiacoma, Asst. Principal
Julia Brosnan
Elizabeth Bassett
Bella Main
Amy Wozniak
 
Viola
Timothy Holman, Principal & Solo
Marina Akamatsu, Asst. Principal  
David Gallardo
Francisco Gallardo
Luisa Metz
David Morof
 
Cello
Ryan Morris, Principal & Solo
Isabella Sigalove, Asst. Principal
Sofia Iannicelli
Eliza Kochert
Alex Predki 
Emily Tate
 
Double Bass
Jackson Pekny, Principal
Chris English, Asst. Principal
 
 
Illinois High School Theatre Festival
All-State Play Participants
"Big Fish the Musical"
Students from across the state auditioned/interviewed.
Glenbard West has the most students chosen to be part of the cast.
 
Brennan Dougherty - Ensemble
Katie Laird - Ensemble
Robbie Matthew - Zacky Price
Avery Williamson - Light Crew


4th Place at Theatre Backstage Tech Olympics

Will Davenport
Kyle Drexler
Ben Kelleher
Katie Medic
Yuvia Serna
Elinore Tolman
Sarah Wuertzer 
 

All-State Improv Cast

Lizzy Mowry  
  

Technology Center of DuPage
 
"A" Team Award 
Semester 1 

AM

Joseph Anastasi   
Automotive Technology
Tess Arturi        
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Logan Badger
Fire Science
Dominic Gucciardo  
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Ashley Hernandez    
Cosmetology
Auriel Hernandez     
Multimedia & Television Production
Alley Knicker    
Cosmetology
Nicole Litavsky   
Cosmetology
Shelby McDonnell   
Professional Cooking, Baking & Service
Kayla Ramirez    
Fire Science
Margarita Rivera     
Fire Science
Cailyn Skoda    
Professional Cooking, Baking & Service
Nicholas Vasicek
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Michael Virzi      
Automotive Technology

PM

Marcus Allen 
W elding Technology
Elliot Ambutas
Civil Engineering & Architect
Savannah Bailey   
Cosmetology
Sophia Devereaux      
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Jenna Grogan        
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Grant Heath    
Criminal Justice
Erica Ortiz    
Cosmetology
Alexis Rogel   
Criminal Justice
Syed Sohaib    
Criminal Justice
Samantha Warren      
Cosmetology

Academic Letter/Gold Bar
 
In order to recognize students for academic achievement, Glenbard Students will receive an academic award as follows:
  1. Each spring, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students who have attained high honor roll status (4.8 or above) for the first semester of that year and have maintained that high honor status for the third quarter will be given an academic letter.  This year grades will be pulled for third quarter on Monday, March 19, 2018.
  2. The academic letter will be the same varsity letter given to athletes with an embroidered lamp of learning or scholastic torch.  Subsequent academic winners will receive a bar to add to their letter.
  3. In some instances, a student who is placed on the high honor roll the first semester but is not eligible for the academic letter at the end of the third quarter, may attain a high honor roll status at the end of the school year.  In this event and upon receipt of the final grade report, a parent may petition the Principal in writing for an academic letter.
Live Life Well Week
February 19 - 23 
 
Each year Glenbard West celebrates Live Life Well Week by hosting a series of events before, during and after school.  Our goal is to raise social awareness, advanced interpersonal skills and develop responsible decision-making skills.  Many West clubs and activities work together in planning this week with our Students for Students club leading the way.  This year's theme is Gear Up Glenbard with each day having a mindfulness-based theme:  Make a Difference  Monday, Time Out Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Feel Good Friday.

Leading into Live Live Well Week, Glenbard West will host the annual blood drive from 7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15.  Make a Difference Monday, February 19, kicks off with a district-wide Glenbard Day of Service event from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn. All students are invited to spend their President's Day holiday making blankets that will be donated to local hospitals for children with cancer. Pizza and blanket making supplies will be provided. On Wellness Wednesday, February 21, students will hear from former NBA star athlete, Chris Herren, who will share his story of addiction and recovery as he inspires students to live a drug-free lifestyle. The community will have the opportunity to hear Herren present Unguarded: My Message to Parents at 7:00 p.m. at Glenbard East High School as part of the Glenbard Parent Series.  Feel Good Friday, February 23, West Nation will provide a healthy breakfast and students will participate in the fitness expo during physical education classes.

Spring Testing Information
Dr. Rebecca Sulaver, Asst. Principal for Instruction 
 
Over the next few weeks, counselors will meet with students to discuss the benefits of taking challenging yet balanced courses to ensure their academic path prepares them for life after high school. As part of this preparation, students will begin to prepare to take standardized tests that may help them gauge their readiness.

College Board Suite of Assessments
For many years, the State of Illinois has funded a college entrance exam for juniors. Two years ago, the State decided to shift from the ACT Exam to the SAT Exam. All juniors in Illinois will take the SAT exam on Wednesday, April 10, 2018. This is not an optional exam; in fact, the state is now requiring this for graduation from any Illinois High School. Please be assured that most, if not all, colleges accept either an ACT or an SAT score for acceptance decisions.
 
One of the key advantages of the Suite of Assessments that excites us is the availability for students to receive free, high-quality exam preparation through Khan Academy online. Students are able to take practice tests, receive immediate feedback, and store and retrieve previous exam scores that they have taken to track their progress. This may be especially helpful for those juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT exam on October 11, as it will give a benchmark that Khan Academy will use to customize SAT prep for the student. You can access Khan Academy's SAT support at https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

Some parents may still choose to have their student take one or more ACT exams during the spring. These are offered on specific Saturdays nationwide. To register for one of these exam dates, visit
www.act.student.org .
 
NWEA Map (Spring testing Window April 3, 2018 - May 25, 2018)
All students with IEPs and some students in support courses take the online adaptive NWEA MAP test in Math and Reading. The purpose is to provide progress monitoring data on how students are responding to the intervention(s) provided in their IEP or targeted support course.

Spring Illinois Science Assessment (Spring testing window March 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018)
In compliance with federal testing requirements, Illinois will administer a science assessment to students enrolled in a public school district in grades 5, 8 and once at the high school level. The high school assessment utilizes a course-based model with content aligned to Biology I. The assessment will be administered in an online format in the student's regular biology class period and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.

Advanced Placement (Spring testing window May 7, 2018 - May 18, 2018)
Students in AP courses take the corresponding AP test for that course. The purpose of AP exams is to provide a culminating assessment for the course and give students the opportunity to prove mastery and earn college credit. Registering for an AP exam will occur online starting at 12:00 a.m., February 1, 2018 at https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/142075
 
If you have questions, please contact your child's counselor for assistance.
Advanced Placement Exams 
 
Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Glenbard West High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes they are enrolled in. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount of tuition.  Starting a few years ago, all public Illinois universities and community colleges award credit to any student who receives a 3 or higher on a 5-point scale.    

For the 2018 AP exams, students at Glenbard West High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

This year each AP exam costs $94.00, with the exception of AP Seminar and AP Research, which costs $142.00 per exam.  Glenbard West High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Dr. Rebecca Sulaver, rebecca_sulaver@glenbard.org , in the Glenbard West API Office to learn more.

Online Exam registration will begin on Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. and end on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m..  In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit
www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/142075 to register. To complete the registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the PDF of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Glenbard West High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning the registration process. Here are the important dates for the registration process:
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. - Registration Begins
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. - Registration Ends
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Sulaver, rebecca_sulaver@glenbard.org , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

News from Student Services


As your student embarks on a new semester, it is important to remember to promote balance in order to support their social, emotional, and academic success.  
 
Here are a few Social & Emotional Learning skills for students to consider:
  1. Utilize a time management system to organize and prioritize.
  2. Find a healthy balance between extracurricular activities and academics.
  3. Establish positive outlets for fun and stress relief.
  4. Set realistic and achievable goals.
  5. Highlight strengths that can be used to improve your weakness.
  6. Know how to access appropriate supports and resources if necessary.

The West Way theme  for February is "Live Life Well".  During the week of February 20th, students will have the ability to participate in various wellness activities throughout the school day.  This week will promote self-awareness, self-management, and responsible decision making, that align with the social & emotional learning standards which are incorporated into the curriculum at West. We encourage our students to live the West Way (Respectful, Successful, Involved) EACH and EVERY day!   

 
2nd Quarter Departmental Recognition Awards
 
Each quarter teachers across the various departments at Glenbard West choose the one student who best exemplifies excellence within their discipline.  The West community remains strong because of these students.  We congratulate the Departmental Recognition Award Recipients and thank the families and teachers who have helped them along the way.
 
 
Congratulations to the following students for their 2nd Quarter Departmental Award achievement: Asha Amin, Noor Ansari, Taylor Beck, Emma Blackwell, Joseph Bletsas, Grace Bouton, Caroline Casey, Adnaan Chida, Auriel Hernandez, Katherine Hohe, Madison Jurgovan, Eleanor Ostroff, Kenneth Phillips, Natalie Rozak and Sydney Wirtz.

Fine Arts News
 
Illinois High School Theatre Festival
During the 2018 Illinois High School Theatre Festival at Illinois State University, over 100 students from all over the state auditioned for the All State Improv Cast.  Lizzie Mowry, a junior at Glenbard West, was one of 12 chosen.  The group auditioned in the morning and put on two improvisational comedy shows that evening.   Lizzie Mowry is the president of "That One Group", the improv group at Glenbard West.

Other Theatre Fest accolades for Glenbard West Theatre students: our tech team took 4th place at Tech Olympics (Will Davenport, Kyle Drexler, Ben Kelleher, Katie Medic, Yuvia Serna, Elinore Tolman, Sarah Wuertzer), and four students auditioned/interviewed last June and were chosen to be part of the All-State musical BIG FISH which was performed at I.S.U. as
part of the festival (Brennan Dougherty and Katie Laird were part of the ensemble, Robbie Matthew played the role of Zacky Price, and Avery Williamson was part of the light crew).

Theatre Festival 2018

Floral Symphony
Please join us for the 26th annual Floral Symphony on Tuesday, March 6th at Glenbard
West from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
 
For 26 years this unique event has dazzled the Glenbard community and supported the
music programs at South and West.   Come and watch local floral designers create 
beautiful arrangements that will excite you for spring.   Over twenty floral arrangements 
will be  raffled  off along with dozens of other prizes. Must be present to win!
 
Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.  Please buy your tickets from Glenbard 
music students or contact Mary Villmow at villmowm@gmail.com/630.842.1152 or Susan Vanderford at s.vanderford@gmail.com/630.723.9838.    Click Here for Flyer
  
  Think Flowers...Get Your Spring On!
 
D87 Art Show
Please join all the Glenbard High Schools for the District 87 Art Show on 
Monday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m . in the Glenbard West Auditorium Foyer and surrounding hallways. One hundred pieces of artwork from all four Glenbard schools will be on display.
A recognition and reception will occur at 6 p.m. in the foyer for the student artists, friends, and family . The show is part of the District 87 Fine and Performing Arts Week...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools. Please contact Jonathan Walsh at 630.942.7451 for more information. 
 
District 87 Band Festival
Please join all the Glenbard Bands for the District 87 Honor Band Festival on Tuesday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenbard West Auditorium. Dr. Alicia Neal from Eastern Illinois University will conduct the District 87 Freshman/Sophomore Honor Band and Dr. Polly Middleton from Arkansas State University will conduct the District 87 Junior/Senior Honor Band.  The students selected will represent the best and brightest band performers from all four Glenbard High Schools. The festival is part of the District 87 Fine and Performing Arts Week...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools.   Please contact Jonathan Walsh at 630.942.7451 for more information. 
 
District 87 Choir Festival
Please join all the Glenbard Bands for the District 87 Honor Choir Festival on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenbard West Auditorium. Dr. Michael Zemek from Augustana College will conduct the District 87 Honors Treble Choir and
Dr. Mary Hopper from Wheaton College will conduct the District 87 Honors Concert Choir.
The students selected will represent the best and brightest vocalists from all four Glenbard High Schools. The festival is part of the District 87 Fine and Performing Arts Week...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools.
Please contact Jonathan Walsh at 630.942.7451 for more information.  
Scholastics Regional Art Awards 
This year over 3,000 works of art from 30 high schools were submitted to the Scholastics Regional Art Awards, the most entries in it's history. 715 overall works were selected and Glenbard West had 10 award winners, the most received in our history. 
 
  • 5 Honorable Mentions were awarded to: Emma Funk, Desiree Gawle (2), Tu Ha, and Maria Spengel.
  • 2 Silver Keys were awarded to: Bryn Lilly (2)
  • 3 Gold Keys were awarded to: Eileen Billings, Legnaliz Alequin, and Sophie Schaffer.  The Gold Keys will advance to a nation-wide review for the National Scholastics Awards.
Congratulations to all of our participants, award winners and teachers, Maggie Cann and Colleen Doyle.
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Hearing 
Eileen Billings 
Head
Sophie Schaffer

What Kids Do in Class 
Legnaliz Alequin 
Dr. David Larson,
Superintendent
West making impressive progress toward achievement goals
We believe that what's important gets measured. Our Board of Education has several metrics related to student achievement, and each year, our principals share progress reports with the Board. During first semester, Principal Peter Monaghan shared good news with the Board.
 
Dr. Monaghan outlined positive trends related to:
  • First semester passing rates
  • The number of students enrolled in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry or higher in math and Physics or higher in science
  • Students enrolled in one or more Advanced Placement classes
  • Students pursuing an area of interest through elective classes
  • Students participating in athletics or activities
 
The intentional efforts of Glenbard West administrators, faculty and staff result in high levels of achievement for our students . The adults working with our students have high expectations and are helping to build each student's drive.
 
Importance of Partnerships
We don't work in a vacuum. We work closely with middle school principals and teachers to align classes and ensure that students are prepared when they get to Glenbard West. During Dr. Monaghan's presentation to our Board of Education, it was affirming for Board members to also hear from Glenside Middle School Principal David Benson and Hadley Junior High School Principal Steve Diveley about the many conversations they and their teachers have with Glenbard West teachers and administrators throughout the school year.
 
Effective Strategies
Let's look at the variety of strategies that Glenbard West uses to move the needle on our goals:
  • Teachers provide a variety of academic supports, including assistance during lunch periods, study hall and after school.
  • Glenbard West has significantly increased the number of students enrolled in summer school and provides free Bridge classes to help students transition to the next level of coursework. Both of these actions prevent "summer slide."
  • With a focus on more students leveling up to more challenging classes, counselors and teachers meet with students to show them how they can be successful in Advanced Placement classes. Glenbard West's AP Support Center and Writing Center are valuable resources for students to work with their classmates and get assistance from a teacher.
  • Each year, Glenbard West evaluates the number of students participating in clubs, activities and athletics and adds clubs & activities where there is interest. Students who participate in extracurricular activities have a stronger connection to school and do better academically.
The team at Glenbard West is laser-focused on preparing students for life after high school. They do this by collaborating with one another, parents and middle school faculty; shifting their instructional practices; and participating in ongoing professional development to meet the needs of all students. I am proud of the progress that Glenbard West is making toward our shared goals, and I'm eager to see how they continue to grow in their efforts to help students succeed.
Seniors vs. Faculity Basketball Game


Come out and see the Glenbard West Seniors take on the Glenbard West Faculty in a game of Basketball in Biester Gym on March 14th at 5:00 p.m.  Our annual event is sponsored by Student Council and will be full of energy and excitement so be there to cheer on the kids and the faculty as they have some fun!

Senior Caps and Gowns
Herff Jones, our cap and gown supplier, came to visit Glenbard West Seniors on January 9th during their PE classes at which time their measurements were taken and handouts were given.  If you still need to order a cap and gown, please contact Herff Jones directly at (815) 756-4743 or visit their website at www.highschool.herffjones.com by February 28th.
2018-2019 School Calendar
Approved 11/29/17

Dates to Remember

February
 
1-3       Winter Play Performance: The Miracle Worker (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
5           PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
7          AMP Meeting (Choir Rm.) 7:00 p.m.
9          Fashion Club "Frosted in Fashion" (Crowne Plaza, Glen Ellyn) 6:00-9:00 p.m. 
12        PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
13        West Nation Board Meeting (Rm. 428) 5:00 p.m.
            Winter Band Concert (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
14        Student Council Valentine's Day Breakfast (Cafeteria) 7:00-7:30 a.m.
15        Blood Drive (Auditorium) 7:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
            Booster Meeting (Library) 7:30 p.m.
16        Local Scholarships Applications due to School Counseling Office by 3:00 p.m.
17        Heart Hop Dance (Biester Gym) 7:00 p.m. 
19        NO SCHOOL-PRESIDENT'S DAY            
            President's Day of Service (Ackerman) 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
      
22        8th Grade Athletic/Activity Night (Biester Gym/Field House) 7:00 p.m. 
23        West Nation "Life Life Well Week" Breakfast (Cafeteria) 7:00-7:30 a.m.
24        Father/Daughter Dance (Biester Gym) 8:00-11:00 p.m.
26        PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.


March

2         NO SCHOOL-DISTRICTWIDE TEACHER'S INSTITUTE DAY
5         PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
6         Floral Symphony (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
10       Spring Parent/Athlete Meeting (Biester Gym) 10:00 a.m.
11       Senior Showcase (The Abbington, Glen Ellyn) 1:00 p.m.
12       PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
13       West Nation Board Meeting (Rm. 428) 5:00 p.m.
            Orchestra Solo Concert (Aud/Choir/Black Box/Band Rm.) 7:30 p.m.

14       Student Council Senior vs Faculty Basketball Game (Biester Gym) 5:00 p.m.
15       Booster Meeting (Library) 7:30 p.m.
           Band Solo Concert (Aud/Choir/Black Box/Band Rm.) 7:30 p.m.
16       End of Third Quarter
           Student Council "Erin Go Breakfast" (Cafeteria) 7:00-7:30 a.m.
19       PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
           District 87 Art Show (Auditorium Foyer/Hallways) 4:00 p.m.
20       District 87 Band Festival (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
21       District 87 Choir Festival (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
22       World Language Induction Ceremony (Auditorium) 7:00 p.m.
26 - 2  NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK

April 

3        Classes Resume
4        Mandatory Senior Meeting (Auditorium) 12:55-2:35 p.m.
          AMP Meeting (Choir Rm.) 7:00 p.m.
5        Choral Solo and Ensemble Night (Glenbard North) 6:00 p.m.
9        PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
          National Honor Society Induction Ceremony (Auditorium) 8:00 p.m.
10      SAT Testing - Juniors Only.  Non-attendance day for Freshman, Sophomore and Seniors
          West Nation Board Meeting (Rm. 428) 5:00 p.m.
13      Cabaret Nite (Cafeteria) 7:00 p.m.
16      PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
19      Booster Meeting (Library) 7:30 p.m.
19-21 Spring Play "Almost, Maine" (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
23      PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
24      Annual West Student Art Show (Auditorium Foyer/Hallways) 6:30 p.m.
25      Student Recognition Convo (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
26      Spring Band Concert (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
28      Prom 2018 (Bobak's Signature Events, Woodridge) 6:00-11:00 p.m.
28-29 Post Prom Celebration (Ackerman) 11:30 p.m.-4:00 a.m.
30      PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.


May

2        Orchestra Concert (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
3        Spring Choral Concert (First United Methodist, Glen Ellyn) 7:30 p.m.
4        8th Grade Dance (Cafeteria) 7:00-10:00 p.m.
5        SAT National Test Date at West 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7-18   AP Testing
7        PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
8        West Nation Board Meeting (Rm. 428) 5:00 p.m.
9        AMP Meeting (Choir Rm.) 7:00 p.m.
10      Theatre Awards Night (Auditorium) 7:00 p.m.
11      West Nation "Spring Fling" (Circle Drive) 7:00 p.m.
12      Orchesis Show (Auditorium) 7:00 p.m.
14      PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
          Honor Music Recital (First Congregation Church, Glen Ellyn) 7:00 p.m.
15      Senior Honor Convo (Auditorium) 7:30 p.m.
17      Locker Clean-Out (during Period 2)
          Booster Meeting/Winter Awards (Library) 7:00 p.m.
18      Last Day for Seniors
21      PLC Early Dismissal at 1:52 p.m.
          Music Awards Night (Auditorium/Business Hallway) 7:30 p.m.
23-25 Final Exams
23      Mandatory Graduation Practice/Cap & Gown Distribution (Field House) 11:30 a.m.
          AMP Meeting (Choir Rm.) 7:00 p.m.
25      Last Day for Students
          Glenbard West Commencement (Duchon Field) 6:00 p.m.
 
 
Spring Break Office Hours
 
During Spring Break, the Main Office will be open March 26 - 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The building will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2.  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Dr. Mark Reinecke, Northwestern Medicine
Taking Care of Ourselves: Lesson for Managing Stree and Worry
CCSD93 Administration Center at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Chris Herren
Unguarded-My Message to Parents: A Conversation with NBA Star Chris Herren
Glenbard East at 7:00 p.m.
*A community conversation will follow this program.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Dr. Ruha Benjamin
Using Science for Good: Innovation, Inequality, and Imagination in the 21st Century
Glenbard South at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2018
A Day with Dr. Laura Kastner
Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Raising Independent 3 to 7 Year Olds
Marquardt Administration Center at 9:30 a.m.

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Raising Independent 3 to 7 Year Olds
Marquardt Administration Center at 12:00 p.m.

Calm Parenting for Tough Teen Topics: Healthy Relationships, Substance Use, Media Management and Worry
Glenbard West at 7:00 p.m.
*A community conversation will follow this program.

FUSE: Families United for Students Excellence/African American 
Parent Committee
 
Saturday, March 17, 2018 
Ray McElroy 
The Secrets to High School Victory and Leadership Recognition Ceremony
Glenbard South  at 11:30 a.m


GPS/Spanish

Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Dr. Lourdes Ferrer
Parents in the Driver's Seat Academy
Glenbard East at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018
Dr. Lourdes Ferrer 
Grooming for Excellence Academy SAT Math Review for Students (English)
Glenbard East at 11:00 a.m.
 
 
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Main Office
(630) 469-8600
 
Attendance (24-Hour Line)
(630) 942-7480
Attendance  
(630) 858-5060
 
Nurses' Main Office Number
(630) 942-7493