Principal's Newsletter 
2020
February Edition
Hello Hilltoppers -
We are now in the fifth week of the second semester, and I am encouraged to see so many of our students challenging themselves inside and outside of the classroom. 
 
Last week, our theater department presented The Diary of Anne Frank . This week on Wednesday after school, students will participate in Valentines for Vets and gather in the cafeteria to write letters to veterans in nearby hospitals or serving overseas. Cheerleading is heading to state, and other sports are moving into regional competition.  
When I consider all of the opportunities presented at Glenbard West, it doesn’t surprise me that our incoming freshman class is excited to begin high school here. On February 13th, West will hold its annual athletic and activity night. Future Hilltoppers will join us to learn about the wide array of extra and co-curricular activities that Glenbard West has to offer. When we had our family night last month, I talked to parents and students about how important this type of involvement is as it helps our young people to develop their independence and autonomy.  

An essential part of growing up is developing not only independence but also something we call personal agency. Agency has become a buzzword in education, but I think most of you will recognize it. Student agency refers to the ability to connect learning in a way that is meaningful and relevant to learners, that is driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from parents, teachers, coaches, and staff. To put it simply, student agency gives students a voice and often, choice, in how they learn. At West, we believe that students who have a strong sense of agency are able to not only manage their own progress but also watch for the common pitfalls of high school.

Last year, one of our best Glenbard Parent Series speakers was the research pair, Dr. William Stixrud and Mr. Ned Johnson. Their book, The Self Driven Child , explores the characteristics behind motivation, success, and happiness. They contend that students with a strong sense of autonomy are the most likely to develop self-motivation that will allow them to achieve their long-term goals. Furthermore, for them, agency may be the one most important factor in human happiness. Agency helps people devise ways of adapting flexibly to remarkably diverse environments - a skill that will be increasingly important in the communities where we work and live.  

So I would encourage parents to follow the advice of these experts and help your child - no matter what age - develop his or her own personal agency. Glenbard West is eager to partner with you!  

Go West!

Peter Monaghan, Ed.D. 
630-942-7473
peter_monaghan@glenbard.org
STUDENT RECOGNITION

Eagle Scout
Matthew Hanson


ILMEA All-State Ensembles

Marina Akamatsu
viola, Orchestra

Maya Umlauf
violin, Orchestra

Outstanding Leadership and Academic Success

Asiya Mohiuddin - Academic
Wendy Lopez - Leadership
Wendy Lopez, Dr. Peter Monaghan and Asiya Mohiuddin
ILMEA Quest Bridge Scholarship Recipient
Congratulations Alan Avalos!
Dr. Peter Monaghan, Alan Avalos, Maggie O'Connor and Tad Keely
Academic Excellence Celebration
at the December 2nd Board of Education Meeting
CONGRATULATIONS TO GLENBARD WEST'S
ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS
Mariyah AbdurRahman, Marina Akamatsu, Grant Ardell, Alan Avalos, Alexandra Avolio, Dylan Baedke, Ella Batz, Jacob Beaudoin, Jack Benkert, Julianne Billings, Raquelle Blentlinger, Ian Boynton, Benjamin Brandt, Julia Brosnan, Mia Browder, Rory Campagna, Connor Carrara, Caroline Casey, Grant Chay, John Clark, Anna Cleaver, Joshua Crosby, Ryan Dahlgren, Gillian Dailey, Emily Davidson, Alexander Demeris, Jackson Detterbeck, John Dirkmaat, Matthew Doran, Paul du Vair, Madelyn Elvart, Christopher English, Collin Estes, Ethan Falck, Olivia Faris, Meg Farley, Olivia Farley, Rachel Farmer, Carl Fenske, Michael Flanagan, William Flewelling, Nolan Foley, Sarah Fox, David Gallardo, Lucy Ganser, Roxanne Geballe, Jack Gelfer, Melissa Gibson, Kathryn Glynn, Matthew Graham, Liam Griman, Sofia Hadley, William Halkyard, Noah Hanson, Kathryn Hardy, Michael Harrington, Sarah Hatlestad, Sydney Hopper, Cora Hortatsos, Molly Howard, Sofia Iannicelli, Lily Jesanis, Jeffrey Johnston, Eric Jorgensen, Chloe Karp, Yousuf Khan, Trevor King, Christopher Klancnik, Spencer Knotts, Riley Krudop, Julia Lagomarsino, Colin Lewis, Hannah LoGalbo, Patricia Madel, Colin Malec, Andrew Malek, Robert Matthew, Charles Mattoon, Patricia McCormack, Grace Metcalf, Greyson Metz, McKenna Meyer, Dimitri Mihalopoulos, Emily Milianti, Asiya Mohiuddin, Emily Montesinos, Ryan Morris, Chris Mukelli, Grace Naegelen, Mia Navarro, Kaylee Nguyen, Emma Ohrnstein, Harsh Patel, Claire Paul, Elysia Paullo, Aidan Petersen, Chase Pierce, Ava Powell, Joshua Reifel, AntoniPaulo Roman, Morgan Rose, Joseph Rueth, Amanda Scheller, William Schwegel, Anna Sear, Nicola Setterdahl, Mahak Sharma, Francis Sheehy, Ali Siddiqi, Julia Skarzynska, William Skowronski, Mary Alyna Sladewski, Madeline Snyder, John Solak, Johann Summers, Aiden Sup, Kaitlin Valdick, Joshua Varghese, Thomas-Shadi Voges, Marisa Voigt, Jacob Walsh, Kiera Wright, Mikolaj Wrobel.
STAFF RECOGNITION
ITCCCA Coach-of-the-Year Award
Congratulations to Kelly Hass for being recognized as the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association " Coach of the Year", Class 3A Girls Track and Field.

Way to go Kelly!!!
Congratulations to Glenbard West Basketball Coach and alumni, Kristi Faulkner who will be inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

At Glenbard West, where she's back as a coach, Kristi Faulkner graduated as DuPage County's top girls scorer with 2,417 points. Also an All-Area captain and a three-time all-academic pick at Iowa, Faulkner averaged more than 24 points to lead the Hilltoppers to a third-place Class AA finish in 1999.
Congratulations Kevin Graham , math teacher and tennis coach, on being named Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association 2019 2A Regional Girls "Coach of the Year".

Congratulations Kevin!
INSPIRE...EMPOWER...SUCCEED AWARD
Congratulations to Marian Atkinson, Jim Kelly, and Nessa Slowinski on receiving the District 87's prestigious Inspire, Empower, Succeed Award.

Their work with students and within our building demonstrates the characteristics of this award.

·   Demonstrate exceptional levels of initiative or innovation
·   Exceed expectations and make a positive difference for students
·   Demonstrate outstanding student service or achievement


Marian, Jim, and Nessa will be honored at the Board of Education Meeting (starting at 7:00 p.m.) on Monday, February 24th at Glenbard West. 
VALENTINES FOR VETS
GLENBARD WEST BOOSTERS
FINE ARTS
Fine Arts Courses 
The Fine Arts Department offers courses to all Glenbard West students regardless of ability. Entry-level courses include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography, choir, guitar, theatre, and speech. The best part – no previous experience necessary for these courses. Please consult with an art or music teacher as well as a school counselor to answer any questions. 

West Concerts Coming Up
The Glenbard West Bands will present their Winter Concert on Wednesday, February 12th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. IBand, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band will perform a wide variety of music to suit young and old alike. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and there are many ticket discounts available.

The Glenbard West Choirs and Orchestra will perform their Masterworks Concert on Tuesday, March 10th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenbard South Auditorium. This performance will include both groups combining to perform music from the musical, Les Misérables . Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children, and there are many discounts available as well.

District 87 Band Festival
Please join all the Glenbard Bands for the District 87 Honor Band Festival on Tuesday, March 17th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenbard South Auditorium. 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 Month...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools.  
 
D87 Art Show
Please join all the Glenbard High Schools for the District 87 Art Show on Monday, March 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. at Glenbard South. One hundred pieces of artwork from all four Glenbard schools will be on display. A recognition and reception will occur at 6:00 p.m. for the student artists, friends, and family. The show is part of the District 87 Fine and Performing Arts Month...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools. 
  
District 87 Choir Festival
Please join all the Glenbard Choirs for the District 87 Honor Choir Festival on Tuesday, March 24th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Glenbard South Auditorium. 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 Month...a culmination of student participation in the arts in Glenbard Township 87 High Schools. 
Glenbard West Art Department
The following students have won awards for our region in Scholastics! This regional award is a high honor and these students have earned themselves and the Glenbard West Art Department an amazing 6 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key and 4 Honorable Mentions. 2,188 pieces of art were entered. These entries came from over 40 different schools with 135 different educators. 638 works received awards and will be displayed in the Regional Exhibition and Glenbard West earned 11 of those awards! The award winning students are:

Ani Boghossian: Gold Key
Emily Heneghan: Honorable Mention
William Hohe: 4 Gold Keys, 1 Silver Key, 1 Honorable Mention
Audrey Pauer: Gold Key
Natalie Ratowski: Honorable Mention
Thang Sang: Honorable Mention
Early in November, the Graphic Design 1 Class was divided into teams...each team assigned to a student in the Life Skills classroom during 6th period. Each team introduced themselves, got to know their new Life Skills friend, interviewed him/her/them, and finally created a Graphic Portrait of each Life Skills friend for the “Illustration Unit”. The Graphic Design student’s portraits visually incorporated knowledge gained from the interviews: favorite color, season, activity, etc. 

The Life Skills students were invited to the Graphic Design classroom 1/2 way through the project so they could see the work in progress, critique their peers, and get excited about the portraits. 

The unveiling of the portraits proved that the experience was a success and a joy for all students and adults involved.
FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
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
Front row L-R: Lily Ambler, Will Schwegel, Charlie Wigle, Catarina Sup, and Xanthe Sumaylo

Back row L-R: Subhan Akhoon, Jonathan Sotelo, Ethan Wallace, Aline Lamadrid, and Alan Avalos
DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS RECOGNITION


Each Quarter our teachers across the various departments at
Glenbard West choose the one student who best exemplifies
excellence within their discipline. The Glenbard West community
remains strong because of these students. We congratulate the Departmental Recognition Award Recipients and we thank the families and teachers who have helped them along the way.
SECOND QUARTER DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS
Congratulations to the following students for their
Second Quarter Departmental Award achievement. 

Recipients are Adam Bodzioch, Naydelin Cruz, Zain Dhatwani, Egan Foley, Andrew Gawrisch, William Hohe, Lina Jensen, Yousuf Khan, Aline Lamadrid, Sophia Mastrodomenico, Shahrbano Moosavi, Logan Solarz, Aidan Sup, Maya Umlauf and Victoria Valentine.

Congratulations to all of you on your well-deserved recognition!  
TECHNOLOGY CENTER OF DUPAGE
"A" TEAM
Being named to the "A" Team is recognition of the students’ outstanding achievement in their respective programs at TCD. The "A" Team certificate is awarded to those students who received an “A” from TCD for the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year. This award represents many hours of work by the students.
Morning TCD Students
Karisma Danguilan   
Jose Favela        
Noel Fox           
Kimberly Fragoso    
John Gavurnik      
Claire Mullenax     
Andy Perez         
Danny Reyes        
Alisa Sokolov      
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Automotive Technology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Automotive Technology
Early Childhood Education & Care
Automotive Technology
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Professional Cooking, Baking & Service
Afternoon TCD Students
Timothy Barranco      
Mikayla Benjamin      
Jacob Cavicchioni     
Samantha Figueroa    
Tracy Flores         
Jennifer Garcia       
James Haverstein      
Luis Marquez         
Sophia Mastrodomenico 
Ryan Nguyen          
Tea Nielsen          
Erna Obic            
Jasmine Perezchica    
Nathaniel Perone      
Payton Skurka        
Catherine Smith       
Liliya Tuchapets      
Aurora Villarreal     
Artur Wydro          
Automotive Technology
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Automotive Technology
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Criminal Justice
Automotive Technology
Construction Trades
Automotive Technology
Multimedia & Television Production
Criminal Justice
Cosmetology
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Cosmetology
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Healthcare Foundations
Computer Information Systems & Game Design
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Cosmetology
Automotive Technology
SUMMER SCHOOL
CREDIT AND ENRICHMENT COURSES
Glenbard West Summer School Registration Is Now Open

Summer school registration is available  here .

We encourage all students to enroll in a course this summer. Credit courses are available to satisfy graduation requirements and if a course needs to be repeated. Also, our noncredit (Bridge) courses help students prepare for a course they plan to take and provide an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Bridge courses are free for incoming freshmen.

Review our course offerings at sr.glenbard.org Families who need financial assistance may apply for the Summer School Waiver of Student Fees  here .

Summer school meets Mondays through Thursdays on the following dates:

Credit Classes
$285 per class

Credit Semester 1: June 8 - June 30 (no class 6/12, 6/19, and 6/26)
Credit Semester 2: July 6 - July 28 (no class 7/10, 7/17, and 7/24)

All credit classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Noncredit (Bridge) Classes
Free for incoming freshman

Noncredit (Bridge) Session 1: June 8 - June 23 (no class 6/12 and 6/19)
Noncredit (Bridge) Session 2: July 6 - July 21 (no class 7/10 and 7/17)

Most Bridge classes meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

If emergency days are used during the school year, days off are subject to change and Friday session(s) may be added.  
MR. JOE KAIN
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR ATHLETICS
Thank you to all who helped to make our Fall Boosters Award night and annual Pack the Place event so successful. Pack the Place was a great day to watch so many Hilltoppers compete at a high level during their full day of athletic events.

Many of our winter sports teams are gearing up for, or are in the middle of, post-season play. Please come out and support the following teams in the month of February:

Competitive Dance and Competitive Cheer Competitive Cheer will be headed to Bloomington to compete at State this weekend. Competitive Dance finished their season with a great performance at Sectionals.

Our first year Bowling Coop with Glenbard North bowled an amazing final game to advance to the IHSA Sectional (with a 4th Place finish at Regionals). We look forward to great things from this Coop in their second season.

Boys Swimming Coop with Glenbard South looks strong as they get ready for the WSC meet Friday, February 8th and IHSA Sectional the following week.

Girls Gymnastics hosts the IHSA Regional meet on Tuesday, February 4th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Our 2-time State Champion Hilltoppers look to qualify for State once again as they enter post-season competition.

Wrestling The IHSA Regional will be held at Willowbrook High School on February 8th. 

Our Girls Basketball team concludes its regular season February 11th at home at Biester at 7:00 p.m. and will host IHSA Regionals the week of February 17th.

Boys Basketball hosts their Senior night February 21st at home vs. Proviso West at 7:30 p.m. Their regionals begin the week of March 2nd.

Spring sports are right around the corner. The first day of practice for Boys Gymnastics is February 17th. Badminton, Boys Tennis, Girls Soccer, Girls and Boys Lacrosse, Baseball, and Softball all begin on March 2nd. Boys Volleyball begins March 9th, and Boys and Girls track are already underway for their indoor season.

Please make sure all current physical forms are turned into the athletic office prior to the first day of practice.

GO WEST!
ATTENTION INCOMING FRESHMAN:

8TH GRADE ATHLETIC & ACTIVITY NIGHT
GLENBARD WEST HIGH SCHOOL

INVITES INCOMING FRESHMAN AND PARENTS


8th Grade Athletic and Activity Night


Thursday, February 13, 2020


Biester Gymnasium/Field House


7:00 p.m.

Glenbard West will host its annual 8th Grade Athletic and Activity Night
in Biester Gym. All of our coaches and club sponsors will be there to
provide information and promote activities at Glenbard West. We
encourage all current 8th graders to come and get an early look at the
many opportunities available to students at Glenbard West. 

The evening begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. in Biester Gym


Hope to see you there!
ACADEMIC LETTER AND GOLD BAR
In order to recognize students for academic achievement, Glenbard West students will receive an academic award as follows:

In the past, Glenbard West has pulled grades in the middle of the second semester (or what would have been the end of third quarter). Once again, we will use the final grades for first semester of the current school year. A student with a first semester GPA of 4.8 or higher qualifies for the Academic Letter or Gold Bar.

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.

In the event of an error or misinterpretation of the transcripts, a parent may petition the principal in writing (email) for an academic Academic Letter or Gold Bar at the conclusion of second semester.
SENIORS VS FACULTY 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  Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 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!
DR. REBECCA SULAVER
ASSISTANT 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.

Spring Illinois Science Assessment

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 11. The assessment will be administered in an online format and is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for Science, incorporating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were adopted in 2014.

District 87 will be testing all Juniors on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 7:35 a.m. -10:25 a.m. All students will test using their iPads. Scores will not appear on students’ transcripts or be reported to families. Following the test, Juniors will follow the schedule below.  

The school day on Thursday, March 19 for Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors will begin at 10:35 a.m . Transportation times will be adjusted for students that take the bus. TCD will run as scheduled and Juniors will be excused from attending TCD in the morning.
College Board Suite of Assessments
For many years, the State of Illinois has funded a college entrance exam for juniors. A few 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 Tuesday, April 14, 2019. 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.

Glenbard West will host an SAT National Test date on Saturday, March 14th . Interested students should register through their College Board accounts by February 14th.
 
All Juniors will take an SAT on a school day on April 14th. All juniors will be automatically registered for this test and must take it on this day (or the designated make-up day) as a graduation requirement.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10
All Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9, and all Sophomores will take the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, April 15th.
 
Seniors will not be in attendance on April 14th or 15th and should plan to schedule visits to colleges if they are still deciding on their post-secondary institution. Seniors attending College of DuPage should plan on taking placement testing or meeting with a C.O.D. counselor on these dates.

As testing scores become available throughout the year, students may access their scores in their very own College Board portal. Click the link for Student Directions to Access Scores in the College Board Reporting Portal
 
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 in October, 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 students 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 https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents.html
2020 - 2021
APPROVED CALENDAR
NEWS FROM STUDENT SERVICES
In addition to academic core standards such as math, science, English/language arts, and social sciences, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) developed the Social/Emotional Learning standards with the intent to enhance life-long skills needed for success. Essentially, it is imperative to educate the whole child. District 87 highlights these social/emotional learning standards throughout their work with students. In fact, recently, the district created the Profile of a Glenbard Graduate with these social/emotional learning standards in mind. As a district, we believe in the abilities and qualities that advance our students for the future in college, careers, and life. 

Listed below are the standards for both. There are many similarities among the skills.  
The profile of a Glenbard Graduate is:

  • Self-Empowered
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates
  • Thinks Critically
  • Embraces Diversity
  • Creates
Social Emotional Learning Standards:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
As a collective (community, families, educators, etc.), it is important to all work together to teach and foster these skills for our students’ long-term success. As we enter the second semester, the West Way will be focusing on the theme of Living Life Well. It is a perfect time of year to pause with your teen and help them to reflect on these skills above and how they can better themselves in these identified areas.
LIVE LIFE WELL WEEK
FEBRUARY 17 - 21
Live Life Well Week February 17-21

Glenbard West celebrates Live Life Well Week with a series of events before, during, and after school. Our Students for Students club organizes special awareness events aimed at helping students make healthy choices and eliminate at-risk behaviors. This year’s theme is Believe in Yourself, with each day having a theme. All week, students are encouraged to tweet something positive throughout the week using #LLWW2020. Prizes for the best tweets will be awarded. 
Believe You Can Make A Difference, February 17, kicks off with a district-wide Glenbard Day of Service event from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center in Glen Ellyn. All students are invited to spend President's Day making blankets that will be donated to local hospitals for children with cancer. Pizza and blanket making supplies will be provided.

Believe in Fresh Starts and New Beginnings, Tuesday, February 18, students will hear from Ben Glenn, an award-winning artist, speaker, and author.

Believe the Best About Myself and Others, February 19, the Health Center is hosting a blood drive in the auditorium. During lunch periods, Students for Students is hosting a student-led activity in the MURC. At 7:00 p.m., the community will have the opportunity to watch Ben Glenn’s performance at Glenbard North High School as part of the Glenbard Parent Series.

Believe We Can Build A Better World, February 20, During lunches, students will decorate and donate bookmarks to local elementary schools.

Believe That The Best Is Yet to Be, February 21, West Nation will provide a healthy breakfast. Students will “create a 20/20 vision” during lunches. There will be prizes!! 
PROM
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2020 

Time
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
(Busses will have a staggered release starting at 5:30 p.m.)

Location:
Bobak's Signature Events
6440 Double Eagle Drive
Woodridge, IL 60517



Prom and Post Prom Ticket Sales Schedule

Prom Experience tickets will only be sold during all lunch periods on The Bridge.

April 7th (ONLY): Discounted tickets & VIP seat selection
$75 per person/$150 per couple

April 8th-9th (ONLY): Regular price tickets & VIP seat selection
$80 per person/$160 per couple

April 13th-17th: Full price tickets with regular seating
$80 per person/$160 per couple

There will be no ticket sales April 14th & 15th due to SAT testing.

Post Prom Only: April 20th-24th: $20 or $25 at the door
POST PROM
ATTENTION SENIORS:
Senior Caps and Gowns
Herff Jones, our cap and gown supplier, came to visit Glenbard West Seniors on January 9 th  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 28 th .
GLENBARD WEST
2019 - 2020
THEATRE SEASON
Spring Comedy
Shakespeare’s 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 16 – 18, 2020
Shakespeare's most popular comedy,  A Midsummer Night's Dream , transports us to Athens and a nearby enchanted forest. The conflict and hilarity begin when a father tries to force his daughter to marry a man she does not love. As the lives of magical creatures and humans intertwine, we are made to wonder whether love is forever or no more lasting than a dream.
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THE BLACK BOX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

May 1 & 2

Student written & directed!
DR. DAVID LARSON
SUPERINTENDENT
Self-empowered among competencies in our Profile of a Graduate
I am excited to see our staff working to support our Profile of a Graduate, including participating in professional development opportunities about integrating the profile’s six competencies into everyday learning experiences. The six competencies we want every graduate to embody include:
 
A Glenbard Graduate:
  • Collaborates
  • Communicates
  • Thinks Critically
  • Embraces Diversity
  • Creates
  • Is Self-Empowered
 
These competencies are accompanied by descriptions that were developed by department chairs from each of our schools, along with school and district administrators. We worked through several iterations and used resources from EdLeader21, a national network of educators implementing competencies into their systems.
 
Let’s look at descriptions of self-empowered:
  • Practices responsible decision-making and considers impact on others
  • Creates, monitors and reflects upon ambitious and realistic goals
  • Builds and sustains strong, healthy relationships
  • Advocates for self and others in a socially responsible, empathetic manner
  • Employs a growth mindset that includes self-regulation, motivation, and resiliency
 
Here are a few examples of what self-empowered looks like in the classroom:
  • Setting goals
  • Relationship-building by working on teams
  • Student choice
  • Self-assessment
  • Discussion opportunities to engage with opposing views respectfully
  • Leadership opportunities for students
 
No matter what path our students follow after high school, we are equipping them with the skills they will need. Learn more about our Profile of a Graduate here .

Wednesday, February 5
West Nation Valentines for Vets
After School
(Cafeteria)

Thursday, February 6
Meet the Regional Team Night
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
(Library)

Saturday, February 8
Heart Hop
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
(Biester Gym)

Wednesday, February 12
Winter Band Concert
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
(Auditorium)

Thursday, February 13
8th Grade Athletic and Activity Night
7:00 p.m.
(Biester Gym and Field House)

Monday, February 17
NO SCHOOL - PRESIDENT'S DAY

February 17 - 21
Live Life Well Week

Friday, February 28
NO SCHOOL - TEACHER'S INSTITUTE DAY

Saturday, February 29
West Nation Father-Daughter Dance
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
(Biester Gym)

Sunday, March 8
Senior Showcase
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
(The Abbington, Glen Ellyn)

Saturday, March 14
SAT at West

Wednesday, March 18
Students vs Faculty Basketball Game
6:30 p.m.
(Biester Gym)

Thursday, March 19
Illinois Science Assessment
Juniors Only
7:35 - 10:25 a.m.
( Late Start for Freshman, Sophomore, Seniors start at 10:35 a.m.)

March 30 - April 3
Spring Break

  SPRING BREAK OFFICE HOURS  
During Spring Break , the Main Office will be open on March 30 through April 3. Operation hours will be from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 
  GLENBARD PARENT SERIES
UPCOMING EVENTS  

A new thread of Glenbard Parent Series is now available. Check out the 5 minute videos created by our guest speakers - with a Take 5 (Teen Talk) version for students and a Take 5 (Parents/Adult) version for their parents/caregivers.

Start the conversation here!
Andrew Solomon
Tuesday, February 11
7:00 p.m.
Glenbard West Auditorium
Dr. Ross Greene
Thursday, February 27
7:00 p.m.
Glenbard South Auditorium
SCHOOL VIOLENCE AND BULLYING HOTLINE
At Glenbard West, we offer a violence and bullying hotline which allows students to provide anonymous information to school officials regarding potential school threats or bullying incidents.  The number is (630) 942-7406. 

Additionally, students can text a  CRISIS Text Line: 741741  which sends information to a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to help individuals return to a healthy/stable level of functioning. 

The Attorney General's Safety Tips homepage contains several 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 .
  IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS  
Main Office
(630) 469-8600
 
Attendance (24-Hour Line)
(630) 942-7480
Attendance
(630) 858-5060
 
Nurses' Main Office Number
(630) 942-7493
Extensions
School Counseling x2258
Student Services x2417  
Attendance AFTER HOURS (630) 858-5060 
Bullying Tip Line (630) 942-7406