Bellevue West HAL

Support Services and Communication for Students and Parents

Need to Know

  • Year End Survey

Click the link below to access the Year End Survey. Please take a moment to complete the survey before Friday, May 15. This is a key method of documenting your HAL Services. Thank you in advance for taking the time to take the survey.

  • HAL STUDENT MENTORS needed for Freshmen First Day on Tuesday, August 11

New next year, we will be meeting with all freshmen HAL students during their first day back on Tuesday, August 11. We would love to have a current HAL students hold small group discussions regarding the HAL Services in high school. We would meet with you before the end of the school year to develop the talking points. You would need to be available to come to school on August 11 during lunch. We may also use these mentors in various other capacities throughout the school year. This would be a great way to get involved and develop your leadership skills. Fill out the form below if you are interested.

  • GPS Services

Mrs. Menard (Room 366/Science) and Mrs. Brewer (Room 115/English), the HAL coordinators at Bellevue West, are here to provide support to students and parents in terms of classroom differentiation, college preparation and social/emotional needs. Room 351 will be used every day during GPS to provide these services.


Please click below, sign into your school account, and fill out the survey regarding your HAL Services this year. This should be completed by May 15.


Please click below, sign into your school account, and fill out the form if you would like to be a HAL STUDENT MENTOR. We will be calling you to GPS during the Semester Tests to develop the talking points for the freshman small groups on Tuesday, August 11.


Good Luck to all the HAL students preparing to take AP tests over the next two weeks.

Just a reminder that the Health Room (room 351) is available during gps if you and a group of your friends would like to hold AP study sessions. Just see Mrs. Menard (room 366) or Mrs. Brewer (room 115) for a pass to excuse you from your gps.

Monday, May 4: Chemistry (AM) and Psychology (PM)

Tuesday, May 5: Calculus AB and Calculus BC (AM)

Wednesday, May 6: English 12: Literature and Composition (AM) and Physics 1 (PM)

Thursday, May 7: Computer Science A (AM)

Friday, May 8: US History (AM)

Monday, May 11: Biology (AM)

Tuesday, May 12: Government (AM)

Wednesday, May 13: English 11: Language and Composition (AM) and Statistics (PM)

Thursday, May 14: World History (AM)

Semester Finals: Tips and Schedule

  • Start reviewing for finals now. Do not wait and try to “cram” all the information into your head in one night. A cummulative final exam can count for up to 10% of your semester grade.

  • If your teacher provides study or review guides, work on them as soon as they are provided to you. Write things out and don't just look at notes.

  • Have a parent or friend quiz you on information you believe will be on the exam. Make flashcards for vocabulary words and carry them with you. You can review them when you are waiting for some activity to begin. A few minutes at a time can make a big difference on exam day.

  • Get a good night’s sleep before your exams! Staying up very late the night before an exam will only make it more difficult for you to remember things and process your answers. Sleep deprivation is not the answer to doing well on your finals!

Tips listed above from Vernon Hills High School website:

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Upcoming Events

  • ACT/SAT Information
-ACT Test Dates: 6/13 (register by 5/8), 9/12 (register by 8/7)

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-SAT Test Dates: 5/2 (register by 4/6), 6/6 (register by 5/8)

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-Online Test Preparation (code: NWPPHCWP)

We do have a computer program for SAT/ACT preparation that was donated by a fellow HAL student. See Mrs. Menard or Mrs. Brewer if you would like to check it out.


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Contact Information

  • Email:
Mrs. Menard:

Mrs. Brewer:

  • GPS: Room 351
  • Phone: 402-293-4040
  • Classrooms:
Mrs. Menard (Science) Room 366

Mrs. Brewer (English) Room 115