Tuesday, November 20, 2012
District 87 has two teams vying for state championship titles this weekend. Superintendent David Larson shares his thoughts.
Doubly impressive By David F. Larson, Ed.D. Superintendent, Glenbard Township High School District 87 Wow! Two high school football teams from the same district playing for the state championship in their respective divisions on the same day! Now that's both unprecedented and impressive! To have Glenbard North and Glenbard West advancing to the IHSA football state championship is not only an honor and celebration for Glenbard Township High School District 87, but also a clear reflection on our quality athletic program. Glenbard high schools are known for athletic success, not only for consistently winning and achieving at a myriad of district, regional, sectional and state championships, but also for building strong individual and team …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Michael Meissen is set to leave his Glenbard post on June 30. It's now unclear where he will go.
Glenbard Township High School District 87 Superintendent Michael Meissen was in the running for a similar position in Michigan, according to the Daily Herald he has removed himself from consideration. According to the Daily Herald, he was one of the final candidates, and even interviewed with the Michigan school board members last week but he declined to move forward in the process. District 87 has yet to select a final candidate to fill Meissen's spot for the upcoming school year. For more on this story, visit the Daily Herald.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Two Glenbard schools earn accreditation as Democracy Schools due to emphasis on civics education.
Three area high schools were lauded Monday for maintaining their status as Illinois Democracy High Schools. The schools, Glenbard North, Glenbard South and Wheaton North, earned the distinction after the Illinois Civics Mission completed a civics audit of school curriculum. Shawn Healy, chairman of the Illinois Civics Mission Coalition, said the organization examines the schools to see if they teach civics and offer the students a chance to engage in civic duties like student government, the school newspaper or the model United Nations. “Simply put, a Democracy School provides civic instruction and provides the opportunities to engage in them,” he said. One area of civic involvement that students at Glenbard South have undertaken is …