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September 8, 2021
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Glenbard News for Sept. 8, 2021

In this issue:

  • Guest speaker, oral history part of Sept. 11 lessons
  • Webinar in Spanish to share wellness, tech tips for families
  • Help wanted for SHIELD testing
  • Transportation, custodial & food service partners are hiring

Guest speaker, oral history part of Sept. 11 lessons
Our schools have organized a variety of activities to observe the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

At Glenbard East, all US History classes are incorporating new activities using primary source documents from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Students can be watching news clips from the day, browsing response art made after 9/11, listen to/watch interviews from StoryCorps, or listen to some oral histories collected by the memorial and museum. Glenbard East also will share a school-wide announcement and moment of silence in the morning.

Glenbard North social studies is sponsoring Stuart Breslow, who was in the Twin Towers on the day of the terrorist attacks. Mr. Breslow will share the events of the day as he and others evacuated the buildings. In preparation for Mr. Breslow’s presentation, social studies classes will help students better understand what happened on Sept. 11, 2001 and the significance of these events over the course of the last 20 years.

All Glenbard South students will listen to an oral history presentation about the events on Sept. 11, 2001 during their lunch period.  Students will hear accounts of the day from multiple perspectives and will be asked to reflect on the short-term and long-term impact of the day. In addition, students will have the opportunity to write thank you letters to first responders in our community.

The Glenbard West social studies department will host Stuart Breslow on Sept. 9 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. Mr. Breslow will share with the students his experience of escaping the Twin Towers and what he learned from being a survivor. Also, Glenbard West’s Elliott Library has an interactive exhibit available to students during lunch periods.

Webinar in Spanish to share wellness, tech tips for families
The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (B-PAC) and Glenbard Parent Series – Programs in Spanish will present Technology, Training and Wellness: Tips to Help Teens Thrive at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, via Zoom. Go to for the link to this webinar, which will be presented in Spanish only.

To be placed on a reminder list for GPS events or to submit a question in advance, send an email to [email protected].

When adults practice healthy lifestyle routines and are knowledgeable about how to support learning and set high academic expectations, students are more engaged and have greater academic achievement. In this webinar, two speakers will share the technology tools and wellness information that set students up to thrive.

Romina Gieseman, pediatric nurse practitioner and certified pediatric mental health specialist, knows the start of the school year is a great time to commit to lifestyle habits that support good health and set students up to achieve in the classroom and beyond. Gieseman provides general pediatric primary care, mental health treatment and nutrition counseling at Pediatric Health Associates. She specializes in treating children and adolescents with special needs. 

B-PAC Coordinator Luz Luna will facilitate a technology conversation that will cover the digital tools, skills and resources families may use to become effective partners in their children’s education.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.

For further information, visit or contact

  • Luna at 630-653-7000 or [email protected]
  • Susanna Melón, assistant director for student services, English learners and equity, at 630-469-9100 Ext. 5167 or [email protected]
  • Gilda Ross, Glenbard D87 student and community projects coordinator, at
    630-942-7668 or [email protected]

Help wanted for SHIELD testing
We plan to implement SHIELD testing for students at our schools the week of Sept. 20. In order for the process to run with minimal disruption to the school day, Med-Call Healthcare, which is coordinating the SHIELD testing at our schools, is hiring committed candidates to assist with collection of SHIELD testing kits. These positions are not demanding, but timely attendance and commuting throughout the day may be involved. All job candidates must have their own transportation.

Those who are hired will be expected to work during school hours. Strong computer/data entry experience is required. Although healthcare experience is ideal, it is not a requirement for this position.


  • Pay: up to $20 per hour
  • Job types: full-time, part-time, contract
  • Background check, car Insurance and valid driver’s license required

Please contact Kathleen Loomis of Med-Call Healthcare at 708-971-3656 or [email protected] 

Once you contact Kathleen, more information will be shared about assignments, requirements, locations and training.

Transportation, custodial & food service partners are hiring
Due to a national labor shortage, we are experiencing shortages in a variety of areas, including contracted busing, custodial and food service. Our contracted third-party vendors are hiring. See below for application information. Please share the information with those in a job search.

Sodexo is hiring food service staff. Apply at this link.

First Student is hiring bus drivers. Apply at this link.  

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