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May 13, 2022
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Glenbard News for May 13, 2022

In this issue:

  • Illinois ProStart® champion culinary teens place among the top 20 in nation
  • We’re proud of our graduates
  • Dental clinic available to income eligible patients
  • Community conversation about mental health set for May 24
  • Librarian shares takeaway from GPS webinar
  • Apply today to work in Glenbard in 2022-23
  • Food, custodial service partners are hiring
  • COVID-19 vaccine info and vaccination locations

Illinois ProStart® champion culinary teens place among the top 20 in nation
After taking first place at the Illinois ProStart® Invitational in March, a team of DuPage high school culinary students, including Glenbard West students Joseph Mika and Bennett Schumacher, went on to take 17th place among 46 teams in the nation at the National ProStart® Invitational in Washington D.C. The students are part of the professional cooking, baking and service program at Technology Center of DuPage.

The state and national competitions give budding culinary and restaurant management students a chance to network with top national chefs and industry professionals.

We’re proud of our graduates
Today is our seniors’ last day of school. We wish them all the best, and we’re looking forward to celebrating our graduates at commencement ceremonies in the next two weeks.

Dental clinic available to income eligible patients
The DuPage County Health Department dental clinic is available to help people achieve a bright, healthy smile. Schedule an appointment at 630-682-7400. All Medicaid plans are accepted, and income guidelines apply.

Community conversation about mental health set for May 24
Join NAMI DuPage for Sharing Hope:  A Community Conversation about mental health at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. It will be offered as a hybrid virtual and in-person at 115 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The presentation is open to everyone. Register at this link.

This conversation will address the following topics:

  • The signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • How to talk about mental health and decrease stigma
  • An overview of recovery and how it’s possible
  • The types of mental health services and supports available

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Librarian shares takeaway from GPS webinar
On May 3, the Glenbard Parent Series hosted Lisa Heffernan and Mary Dell Harrington, the authors of “Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close As a Family and Raise Independent Adults.” Click here for a recording of the webinar.

Glenbard East librarian Gabe Gancarz attended the event and  shared the following takeaway: “Discussing college too soon or too often with your teen can diminish the high school experience, so resist urges to make high school all about college. Meanwhile, it’s essential for parents to obtain current facts about college since ideas of college as it existed decades ago are outdated. On a separate note, sometimes kids airing a problem to their parents are simply seeking a good listener instead of a solution. Ask which they prefer at that moment. Lastly, parents can go between helping their kids too much or too little. Strive to show that you care by providing appropriate levels of assistance.”

Additional resources from the webinar can be found on our GPS blog here.

Apply today to work in Glenbard in 2022-23
Join our team. Glenbard job openings for the 2022-23 school year are posted at this link. Apply today.

Food, custodial service partners are hiring
Due to a national labor shortage, we are experiencing shortages in contracted food and custodial services. Sodexo is hiring food service staff. Apply for Sodexo food service in Glenbard at this link or this link.

Also, ABM is hiring custodial staff to work in Glenbard District 87. Apply at this link.

COVID-19 vaccine info and vaccination locations

COVID-19 vaccine info & vaccine locations