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West School Author Visit

On Friday, April 25th, award-winning author and illustrator Carlyn Beccia, will be visiting West School. Ms. Beccia’s non-fiction book, I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat, was nominated for the 2014 Blue Stem Award, an Illinois readers’ choice award for 3rd-5th graders. I Feel Better With a Frog in My Throat takes the reader on a historical tour of unusual, silly, and sometimes gross cures for common illnesses. Ms. Beccia will be happy to sign & personalize books for students. Please click here to pre-order a book.

March Madness- Tournament of Books

Throughout the month of March, West school students participated in March Madness- Tournament of Books. The tournament began with sixteen of the most popular fiction and non-fiction titles at West School. Each week, students voted for the books they would like to see advance to the next round of the tournament. The tournament was close, competitive and exciting, but only one book could win.

2014 West School Champion
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Subscription Services

BigChalk Library
Use this research tool to find articles from hundreds of Newspapers and Magazines. You can search this database by topic or magazine title.

Animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.

Discovery Education
This resources brings dynamic, digital media content to the classroom. Students have access to thousands of videos on virtually any subject at their fingertips.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Access to three encyclopedias and a dictionary. Search over 98,000 articles and 24,000 images and video clips, detailed maps of more than 200 countries, all US cities, and all Canadian provinces are included.

A cross-curricular, multimedia learning resource with a wide range of interactive, video-rich classroom activities that motivates students to learn.

Find An AR Book
Allows students, parents, and teachers to search a database to find books at an appropriate reading level for students and also gives the number of AR points for the book.

TrueFLIX Online
A literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related non-fiction eBooks from Scholastic

World Book for Kids
This encyclopedia provides access to short, easy to read encyclopedia articles, as well as maps, images and more.

World Book Online
Search this online encyclopedia with access to thousands of articles, as well as an online atlas and dictionary, video clips, images and more.

Community Resources

Family Service of Glencoe

Family Service of Glencoe offers programs and services that strengthen families and our community including professional and affordable counseling services for children, adolescents, couples and families, and much more.

Glencoe Educational Foundation

Visit the GEF website to see what’s new, order your commemorative school brick, or get the latest info on GEF highlights.

Glencoe Junior High Project

To learn more about how your child can participate in Social Service activities, attend social events or participate in the play, please visit our website.

Glencoe Parent Connection

Glencoe Parent Connection connects parents with parents, schools and community to help them raise emotionally healthy kids.

Glencoe Park District

Check out all the fun and engaging programs and special events this season for all ages in Glencoe.

Glencoe PTO

Enjoy weekly updates and information through the Glencoe PTO website!

Glencoe Public Library

Enjoy updates and information on special programs through the Glencoe Public Library!

Glencoe Youth Services

GYS is a non-profit community social service agency which provides recreational, educational and social service opportunities to high school aged youth living in New Trier Township. For more information about programs, leadership opportunities and drop in center for teens 8th-12th grade located in Glencoe visit our website.