Monday, May 20, 2013
District 87 will offer three summer school sessions for students this summer.
From District 87: Students, plan your summer now to meet the goals of your 4-year plan. Summer school is a great opportunity to: All parents and students registered for the 2013 High School Credit Summer School program are encouraged to attend an evening orientation meeting. This short, informative meeting will be held at each high school on Monday, June 3, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 7 p.m. Topics will include policies, grading options and required forms. General courses are $285 per semester (includes textbooks). The summer program will be offered on the following dates: Session I Weekdays June 10 to July 1, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session II Weekdays July 2 - 25, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Bus routes will run at 12:30 p.m.) Session I Weekdays …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Seniors must return textbooks between May 20 and 24.
Wednesday, May 15
From District 87: All students must return their textbooks before the school year ends. Please follow the procedure noted below. Senior Returns: Freshman, sophomore, junior returns: If textbooks are not returned by the deadline, students will be charged a fine equal to the price of a new replacement textbook. The bookstore manager will assess the condition of books. If textbooks are damaged beyond repair, students will be charged a fine equal to the price of a new replacement textbook. Paperback novels and workbooks cannot be returned for credit. There are plenty of ways to keep up with Glen Ellyn news:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Glenbard High School District 87 swears in two new board members, two incumbents.
The Glenbard High School District 87 Board of Education on Monday swore in its four elected board members, including two newcomers, Jennifer Jendras and Judith Weinstock and two incumbents, Richard Heim and Robert Friend. Six candidates ran for four seats on the board in the April 9 election, including North Central College student Anthony Schullo and incumbent Tom Voltaggio. Judith Weinstock, who taught high school English for 33 years—32 of them at Glenbard West High School, wrote in her Patch bio that if elected, her top priority would be working to expand or reconfigure the school day to allow students more time to explore electives and classes that interest them. "Since high school is probably the last opportunity for students to …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
District 87 superintendent shares suggestions for showing appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Tuesday, April 30
Showing Appreciation to Teachers By David F. Larson, Ed.D. Superintendent, Glenbard Township High School District 87 Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – 10) gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on our children's teachers and to express our gratitude and thanks for all of their hard work in educating our children. Teaching is arguably one of the least appreciated professions. The expectations are significant. Even before teachers meet their students on the first day of school, they have had to comply with strict certification requirements, understand detailed state curriculum mandates and be prepared to have their students meet demanding test proficiency expectations. Once class starts, they will be expected to motivate and …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sandra Coughlin has worked in the school district since 1996 and will begin her new role in July.
Glenbard South High School will have a new principal in the next school year. The District 87 Board of Education approved the appointment of Sandra Coughlin as the school’s new principal. Her appointment takes effect on July 1, when current principal Terri Hanrahan moves to the District 87 administration office as a Teaching and Learning Coordinator and a Title I Facilitator, according to the district. Coughlin has worked in District 87 since 1996, and since 2011 has served as the assistant principal of instruction at Glenbard East High School. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Southern Illinois University and earned her administrative leadership certification from North Central College, according to the school …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The district is leaving it up to parents' discretion whether children attend classes Friday.
After cancelling classes Thursday due to the severe weather and flooding around the area, Glenbard District 87 will be open for classes on April 19. The district said with the much improved weather forecast on Friday, classes will be back in session. "Still, we are sensitive to any safety or home-related challenges that families might be dealing with. We defer to parents' best judgment," District 87 said in a news release Thursday night. In addition, the district offered thanks to all municipal crews and emergency responders who responded during the storm. The district also offered thanks to neighbors for helping neighbors.
County is providing sandbags to municipalities in need.Flooding and concern over unsafe travel conditions have caused Thursday's cancellations.
Updated: 1:26 p.m. The Valley View subdivision, which is located at Route 53 and Butterfield Road in unincorporated Glen Ellyn is flooding and homes are currently being evacuated, according to the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. The Office is assisting the Lisle Woodridge Fire Department, Geneva Fire Department and the Sugar Grove Fire Department, are rescuing the flooded residents by boats, then they will be transported to the local elementary school Arborview. The Sheriff has no reports of any injuries but is asking the public to refrain from traveling in the area of Route 53 and Butterfield Road. Updated: 12:07 p.m. A flash flood warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday night. The National Weather Service has issued the flash …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
District 87 team members will be recognized at a May 3 honors ceremony for their work to support public education.
From District 87: The Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (INSPRA) has chosen a Glenbard South teacher, a Glenbard East parent, several Glenbard High School District 87 representatives and community members as recipients of the INSPRA Distinguished Service Award. The INSPRA Distinguished Service Awards recognize people who work tirelessly to support public education, according to District 87. Glenbard East parent Dawn Zatt earned an Award of Excellence in the parent category. Glenbard South science teacher Rob Lang earned an Award of Merit in the certified staff category. An Award of Excellence in the team category will go to John Brodner, Steve Garwood, Bob Gorski, Paul Murphy, Glenbard West Principal …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Glenbard Parent Series presents "En la Silla del Conductor" Parents in the Drivers Seat Academy.
Tuesday, April 16
From District 87 The Glenbard Parent Series/Navigating Healthy Parenting presents "En la Silla del Conductor," Parents in the Drivers Seat—Academy. This workshop will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the library at Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. in Lombard. The Sit in the Driver's Seat Parent Leadership Academy with Lourdes Ferrer, offered in Spanish, provides Hispanic parents the knowledge and skills they need to successfully navigate the American educational system, monitor their children's education and assume leadership roles in their communities. All are welcome. Free babysitting will be provided. For further information, contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Adjusted schedule lengthens lunch hour to allow students to seek additional academic support.
The Glenbard District 87 board of education on Monday approved a proposal to implement an adjusted school day schedule that lengthens students' lunch periods and shortens class periods from 50 minutes to 48 minutes. A district school day committee in February recommended a 7:30 or 7:35 a.m. start with 48-minute periods as the best option, allowing students to seek additional academic support during the extended lunch period, according to District 87. A 48-minute lunch will provide time for all students to access academic assistance and get a head start on their homework. According to District 87, students could use the extended lunch period to: The Glenbard Education Association (GEA) Executive Board met Feb. 14, to review the committee's …