Mrs. Gildow's Class Website

Welcome to 8th Grade Science!

Hello! I'm Mrs. Gildow, the 8th Grade Science teacher at Westchester Middle School. I have been teaching here for 16 years. I love the community of Westchester and all of the families I've worked with over the years. I look forward to getting to know you!

I have a Bachelor's degree in Middle Childhood Education from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University (Chicago). I am passionate about teaching and especially love working with 8th graders. What a fun year for so many reasons! I hope to help our students succeed as they prepare for High School.

I realize this year is not going to feel normal and will continue to challenge us in unknown ways. However, I am hopeful for a year of growth. We will navigate this together! I promise to do my part by creating engaging, fun lessons and working hard for my students. I know each student is coming to class with a different story and perspective. I promise to try and meet them where they are and help foster a successful 8th grade year.

Together, we can do hard things! Let's get to work!

I’m here for you!

Since we are not together in person, it is especially important to communicate your needs and questions. I anticipate we will all have more than usual.

The best way to reach me is through email. I will respond within 24 hours. If you find yourself typing many paragraphs, instead, let’s schedule a Google meet or phone call.

2020 First Days of School/parent info Slide Show

Class Information

Please view the slideshow linked above for details about this year's virtual science class.


Google Classroom

Our main "hub" for class resources and assignments is Google Classroom. All students will have access to this using the codes below. As a parent, if you would also like access, please follow the directions in an email coming out shortly. If you do not receive this you can email me directly.

Click Here to Go To Google Classroom

Class Codes (STUDENTS ONLY):

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