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West School Garden

West School houses its own garden on the west side of the building. Third and fourth grade classrooms - and the West School Garden Club - work to plant and maintain the garden throughout the year. View photos of the garden.

Collaborating on Math 

Fourth grade students at West collaborate in math and follow specific steps to break down word problems together. 


Fostering a Love of Reading

D35's District Literacy Specialist, Dr. Amy Stewart, is the weekly host of First Chapter Friday (FCF) at West School. 

Dr. Stewart digitally joins West School students every Friday to read the first chapter from a book. This supports all students in connecting with new titles (and maybe some old favorites) to grow their reading lists and foster a genuine love of reading. In this video, Dr. Stewart welcomes our Westies to FCF. 

The first week of FCF was from Operation Frog Effect, by Sarah Lynn Scheerger, and the second week was from Violet & Jobie in the Wild, by Lynne Rae Perkins. We encourage you to ask your child about the books previewed each week!

PTO Lunches have Started!

We are happy to report that Glencoe PTO's student lunch program has started; our lunch bins were getting kind of heavy!

Please visit the Glencoe PTO website to place your order for student lunches. Lunches are delivered to West School daily. 



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West School, 1010 Forestway Dr, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA


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Celebrating Our Community

In the late 1970’s, the Glencoe Board of Education chose to reorganize the district from four neighborhood schools to three age-centered buildings. This decision was based on the belief that the District is best served by bringing together all students of a grade level. 

District 35 educates the whole child to...

…maximize creative and critical thinking skills.
…fully challenge and realize physical, social, and cognitive abilities.
…nurture unique learning styles, interests, strengths, and pace.
…provide a solid foundation for the next phase of education and for learning throughout life.

Celebrating Our Community

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District 35 views education as experiences best served by coordinated efforts of parents and the school staff.  Parent involvement through generous support of the Glencoe PTO, volunteers in classrooms and ongoing communication with teachers and school personnel are welcomed and encouraged.  Teachers in grade level and/or subject area teams work closely side-by-side in their planning, decision-making, implementation, and assessment.  Together, we nurture our greatest natural resource – our children.

Growing Every Heart and Mind

The District 35 curriculum is broadly based, reflecting an interest in the academic, social, emotional, artistic, and physical development of children. Problem-solving and decision-making are encouraged through the curriculum and informal situations, such as recess or class meetings in the lower grades and integrated activities at the upper levels.