Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Chamber of Commerce recognizes Glenbard West Principal Jane Thorsen as the educator of the year.
Tuesday, March 19
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and Village Fair Committee presented Glenbard West High School Principal Jane Thorsen with their Educator of the Year award during the Community Awards Celebration on March 16, Glenbard District 87 announced Monday. The event recognizes the Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Firefighter, Police Officer, Senior Citizen, Educator, Business and Non-Profit Organization for their contributions to Glen Ellyn. According to a District 87 news release, Thorsen's "collaborative leadership style and positive rapport with students, staff, parents and the community have had a significant positive impact on Glenbard West." Successes under Thorsen's leadership have included: District 87 Superintendent David Larson said in…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Glenbard District 87 hires Christopher Mitchell as the new assistant principal for student services at Glenbard West High School.
The Glenbard District 87 school board on Monday approved the hiring of Christopher Mitchell as the new assistant principal for student services at Glenbard West High School. Peter Monaghan, the current assistant principal for student services will be the new school principal when principal Jane Thorsen retires June 30 after seven years at Glenbard West. Mitchell, currently a dean at St. Charles North High School also taught science in Oswego, and has his degrees from Aurora University, Disrict 87 Superintendent Dr. David Larson said Monday. Monaghan said the district had "well over" 100 applicants for the position. "Mitchell really distinguished himself," in the screening process, he said. "...He's going to do a great job here." Mitchell…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Glenbard District 87 has announced the names of students honored with high honor roll and honor roll.
From Glenbard District 87 Congratulations to the following Glenbard West High School students named to the first-semester honor roll: Andrew Albrecht, Lauren Babb, Fiona Bare, Elizabeth Bauer, Antonia Benidettino, Katelyn Berens, Barbara Berent, Emily Bergman, Benjamin Berry, Naureen Bharwani, John Bleed, Jessie Braselton, TrishaNicole Briones, Jacob Brodner, Mary Broncato, Maxwell Bruere, David Buccino, Kaila Buchholz, Matthew Buckley, Theodore Burns, Katherine Burrello, James Butkus, Kathleen Caffrey, Mitchell Carlstrom, Madeline Carter, Michael Clago, Loni Cohen, Timothy Coutre, Deborah Daflucas, Nathalie Daux, Cira Davis, Tyler Dayton, John DelCiello, Adriano DellaPolla, Yatri Desai, Bryce Dibadj, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The flower show with a twist will be held on Feb. 27.
Friday, February 22
From Glenbard District 87 Plan to join us at the Floral Symphony and enjoy unique floral arrangements by master florists. This is a flower show with a twist. Local florists create exceptional arrangements, while the master of ceremony entertains and describes the dazzling designs. This fund-raiser benefits the music programs at Glenbard South and Glenbard West. Floral Symphony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $15 at the door. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for one of the more than 20 floral pieces. Most pieces are valued at more than $50. You must be present to win. To purchase tickets, please contact Maria Vana or 793-9686. Tickets also …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Students will be competing in five events this weekend during the State Speech Tournament.
Friday, February 15
Students from Glenbard West High School will be representing this weekend when they compete at the State Speech Tournament in Peoria. Nearly every year, the school sends students to state competition. During the state tournament, members of the Forensics team will be competing in five events. In order to qualify for state, students must finish in the top three spots in sectional competition, according to the speech team. Conor McDonough, senior, who will be competing in two events, Extemporaneous Speaking and Special Occasion Speaking; Meaulnes Kenwood and Shalini Rao, juniors, who will be competing in Poetry and Oratorical Declamation respectively; The team’s ensemble cast of Mohammad Saad, Bailey Bystry, Ben Berry, Carly Paras, David …
Friday, February 8, 2013
In February, roughly 15,000 semifinalists are notified across the country that they are finalists for scholarships.
Friday, February 8
Six Glenbard Township High School District 87 high school students have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Finalists have met high academic standard, receiving a recommendation from their principal and earning SAT scores that confirm the earlier qualifying test performance. In February, roughly 15,000 semifinalists for scholarships are notified by mail that they have advanced to finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each finalist, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Scholarship winners are chosen based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments–without …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A student from Glenbard South and Glenbard West are among candidates chosen from across the country to receive the honor.
Wednesday, January 30
From Glenbard Township High School District 87 Two students from Glenbard Township High School District 87 have been chosen as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, which honors some of the country’s most distinguished high school seniors. Congratulations go out to Glenbard South High School student Andrew Bean and Glenbard West High School student Matthew Udelhofen. Up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars. Scholars are selected on the basis of their accomplishments in the areas of academic and artistic success, leadership and community & school involvement. Candidates for the honor are evaluated based on their academic achievement, personal characteristics…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Glenbard West Boosters have been helping to provide program funding at the school for more than 50 years. On Feb. 2, the group will hold a Vegas-inspired fundraiser.
In the last 10 years, the Glenbard West Boosters have helped raise and donate more than $1million to help fund programs ranging from academics to co-curricular activities at the high school. The boosters fundraising tradition continues with its upcoming Vegas-themed event being held Feb. 2 at the Crowne Plaza. Time is running out to reserve a place at the dinner. “This past year was another successful fundraising year and thanks to the ongoing generosity of families and merchants in the Glenbard West community,” said Laura Henkel, co-chair of the booster's auction said. “Funds were disbursed to support a wide array of academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs at Glenbard West, and our financial grants touch nearly every student in a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Abraham Ali, a former Glen Ellyn resident, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge last week in DuPage County Court.
A Glenbard South graduate pleaded guilty last week to charges he tampered with computers at Glenbard High School District 87. Abraham Ali, formerly of Glen Ellyn, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor computer tampering, a reduced charge, on Thursday, the Daily Herald reported. In 2009, Ali used a “password sniffing” program to break into the district’s computer system to change two failing grades to Ds, according to the Daily Herald story. He was sentenced to 60 days of jail work release and 20 days in the DuPage County Sheriff’s work alternative program. Stay up to date on Glen Ellyn News. Sign up and begin receiving our daily newsletter in your inbox or on your smart phone. Like us on Facebook.
Friday, January 18, 2013
iHigh.com is broadcasting Friday night's game, and all the action can be seen right here.
iHigh.com is broadcasting live tonight's Glenbard West-Hinsdale Central boys basketball game beginning at 7:30 p.m. It can be watched in its entirety right here on Patch. Click here to view the game on iHigh. If you want to see the game in person, here are the basics: Who: Hinsdale Central vs. Glenbard West When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Hinsdale Central High School, 5500 S. Grant St., Hinsdale