A message from our music staff:

Mr. Berger and Ms. Hennessy are glad you're here! Check back often for updates and info about our Westgate music program. Mr. Berger can be reached via email at gberger@sd25.org, and Ms. Hennessy can be reached at ahennessy@sd25.org. Follow Mr. Berger on Twitter! @WEMusic160

Monday, August 31, 2015

Music Room Mission Statement

We rolled out our brand new Westgate Mission Statement last week! If you haven't seen it, I have posted it below.

Westgate Mission Statement

At Westgate we celebrate each other and grow as a community of lifelong learners and leaders.


In response to our Westgate Mission statement, I have written a Music Class Mission Statement, which I have been sharing with students this week.

Music Class Mission Statement:
"In the Westgate music room, we are leaders who enjoy performing, creating, listening and moving to many different styles of music. We are at our best when we practice the 7 Habits, keep an open mind, and show respect to each other and to all music equipment."

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Welcome Back!!


Greetings from the Music Room! Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year.

(Yep, that's me, Mr. Berger, standing by an enormous I Love Westgate sign. My family and I went to a beautiful resort in Gatlinburg, TN, which happened to be called the Westgate Resort!)

This year we say goodbye to our itinerant music teachers, Mrs. Scherer and Mrs. Henjum, and we welcome our new itinerant teacher, Mrs. Clark. Mrs. Scherer has accepted a position in Palatine, and Mrs. Henjum will be at Dryden with Mr. Deptula. We wish them all the best!

I will be adding further updates in the next few weeks, so be sure to check back.

Here's to a great year! 

Musically yours,

Mr. Berger ./`