A MESSAGE FROM JOSH CHAMBERS, PRINCIPAL
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year at Glenbard East. Whether your student is a returning Senior or an incoming Freshman, the school year promises to be exciting, eventful, and rewarding. With over 600 new students and new staff members, Glenbard East will be home to many fresh faces who will continue the proud traditions of their predecessors.
Our mission at East is to prepare every student for the demands of an ever-changing world in which work readiness and college readiness are one in the same. The cornerstone of this preparation is a rigorous and demanding educational program for all students. Because of the value placed on education the Class of 2012 will be attending some of the most demanding and prestigious universities in the country, I expect nothing less for the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Glenbard District 87 is leading the way in Illinois by developing and implementing a Common Core curriculum that aligns to National Standards. This curriculum will position all of our students for success in the new economy.
At East we are committed to educating the whole student. Beyond the rigorous academic programming we also make a commitment to personal responsibility, respect for those around us, and the pursuit of excellence in all areas including athletics, music, theater, fine arts, and many other pursuits. Glenbard East prides itself on giving students access to the very best preparation for pursuits after high school.
As Principal, I have the great fortune to undertake this preparation with a committed and talented staff. This staff values working with parents to realize the promise that our students hold. Former and current students use adjectives like â€śhard working,â€ť â€śinnovative,â€ť and â€ścompassionateâ€ť to describe the faculty. Every interaction so far has validated those descriptors. Our staff has spent countless hours this summer taking classes, revamping curriculum, and improving on the skills and knowledge that they bring to the job of educating your students.
Our slogan is the â€śRight Attitude Means Success.â€ť This positive attitude must start with attendance. In order for students to take advantage of the exceptional opportunities at Glenbard East, they must be present at school. It is the expectation of administration and staff that every student will be punctual and present each class period of each day. Research and common sense indicate that regular daily attendance by students is important for success. While some students may be able to pass tests and achieve good grades despite absences, one visit to any classroom in our school will verify the number and range of activities in progress. The student who is absent misses these activities and no amount of make-up work can replicate them. Students with irregular attendance patterns, whether excused or unexcused, may find
it difficult to be successful in specific classes and may be subject to a loss of graduation credits. As a result, it is extremely important that parents and/or guardians emphasize the need for students to be punctual and in attendance each day. Please work with us to minimize the amount of time that your son or daughter misses school.
I look forward to meeting you and working together to make this the best year ever at Glenbard East.