Mr. Derek M. Glowacz


01/24/2017 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

02/02/2017 Lorado Taft 8th Grade trip: Permission                                 Slip and  $100 Deposit due

02/03/2017 NO SCHOOL 

02/06/2017 End of Quarter 2


04/07/2017 NO SCHOOL 

04/10/2017- 04/14/17 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK

04/18/2017 STEM NIGHT 4:45-7:00

04/19/2017 End of Quarter 3 - REPORT CARD PICKUP


I want to make sure my students have the materials they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at

Active Minds Can 'View-Master' the World!.

If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.  THIS REALLY IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME DONATION :)  TAKE TIME AND READ ABOUT THESE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE LINK ABOVE.

Donations also qualify as tax-write offs.  Many employers match as well.  Just an added bonus to helping our class and school.

Thanks so much,

P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

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Welcome to 302's Website! 

01/ 25/ 2017

We are nearing the halfway mark of the school year.  The second quarter will end on the sixth of February.  Parents/Guardians of 8th graders, please send in permission slips (Yes/No) for the Lorado Taft Field trip.  Deposits for Graduation fees and Lorado Taft are due 2/2/17.  The 8th Grade fee is mandatory for all students ($60); the Lorado Taft trip is $175 (Deposit is $100).


I hope everyone had a wonderful 5-day break!  We will be in December by the weeks end and that means a kind reminder that: The application period for the 2017-2018 school year begins on October 3rd at 9 am and ends on December 9th. Apply online beginning October 3rd at 9 am and click 'Step 1' to start to the process.To register for the NWEA MAP for non-CPS students, click here. If you are still seeking school options for the 2016-2017 school year, click here.

All students should have applied to at least one school.  Any letters of recommendation, as well as any documents needed to be sent to schools,  should have been requested at this point.  

Students have homework every night on the Discovery Education online Tech book.  



Please make sure your child is completing all of their homework; check their Agendas provided by the school to see what work they have in each class, please.


This year, like many teachers at Goudy, I have setup a REMIND APP account.  

For 8th grade parents here are the directions for a cellular phone: 

text the number:  81010

the message: @glcz


You can click HERE

For 7th grade parents here are the directions for a cellular phone: 


text the number: 81010 

the message: @mrglowacz


You can click HERE


I am so pleased and excited to have the opportunity to teach 7th and 8th grade Science at Goudy technology Academy.  I look forward to a phenomenal 2016-2017 school year.

If you are in my homeroom you will need to bring: 1 box of Kleenex, 1 container of Clorox wipes, 1 bottle of hand sanitizer and 1 roll of paper towels.

ALL students will need a composition notbeook for Science class.

If you make your way through my website prior to the first day of school, you will earn 5 Extra Credit points towards your Science Grade!!

Goudy Mission:

At Goudy Technology Academy, we are committed to fostering a culture that focuses on respect, responsibility, collaboration and a sense of belonging in a safe and supportive environment for ALL students.

We provide engaging, differentiated, data-driven instruction along with innovative enrichment programs that nurture and develop the unique strengths of our students.

As a technology academy, we equip all students with technological capabilities that promote academic growth and development.

Goudy is committed to ensuring that ALL children are afforded the opportunities to reach their full potential in preparation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.


Goudy Vision:

Goudy Technology Academy, in collaboration with students, parents, and community members, embraces a culturally diverse, technologically advanced, and respectful learning environment. We envision technology and collaboration to be integrated throughout our curriculum and in every classroom to provide all students with the 21st century skills that will empower them to become successful leaders and productive citizens in our society.




William C. Goudy Technology Academy

5120 N. Winthrop Ave.

Chicago, IL, 60640



Mr. Derek M. Glowacz


Room # 302

8th Grade Teacher (Science)