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Who We Are

The purpose of this organization shall be: to enhance a positive learning environment for all Gower School District 62 (Gower West Elementary and Gower Middle School) students. We will do this through:


  • Bolstering relationships between the school, parents and teachers;

  • Executing school community-building social events for our schools; and

  • Funding classroom initiatives.

The Gower School PTO Board and Chairpersons are dedicated to supporting the development of all children. Our teachers and staff use many learning materials provided by the PTO to help children grow academically, socially, and physically. We regularly sponsor activities and events in order to offer a better learning experience for the children.

Our Purpose

Our Sponsorships

1st & 4th Grade Friends

Art Classes & Clubs

Band & Chorus

Basketball Teams

Battle of the Books

Be Who You Want to Be

Book Clubs

Character Counts Program


Chess Club

Class Field Trips

Classroom Incentives

Cooking Club

Cross Country

Dance Line

Drama Club

Environmental Club

Fine Arts/Enrichment

Flag Football

Garden Club

Geography Club

Golf Teams

Guest Speakers & Assemblies

Historical Perspectives Performances

Kindergarten Music Program

Leadership Camp

Library Magazine Subscriptions

Math/Vocabulary Programs

Mathematics League

Novel Studies

PE Equipment/Programs

Poetry Slam

Reading Incentive Program

Red Ribbon Week & Assembly

Scholastic Bowl

Science Labs

Soccer Teams

Spanish Language Resources

Special Education Resources

Speech & Language Resources

Spirit Club

Sport Trophies & Certificates


Student Council

Spring Musical

Swim Team

Teacher Wish Lists

Track & Field

VIPs - 8th Grade

Volleyball Teams

Wrestling Teams

A majority of the proceeds from our fundraisers are used to fulfill Teacher Wishlists.  Each year staff from our Gower schools are able to submit a request for an item(s) for their classroom, library, lab, field trip or school-run extracurricular activities. These are items not covered by the regular school district budget.

The PTO budgets an average of $16,000 for this expense each year.

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Gower School PTO

7700 Clarendon Hills Road

Willowbrook IL 60527







PayPal: @GowerPTO


Elizabeth Shaker Araujo (Grace & Audrey at Hinsdale Central, Jack 8th, Andy & Ellie 5th) returns as President.

Jen Kelly (Caroline 5th, Jack 3rd & Emma 1st) fills the new office of Executive Vice President for 2022-23.

Nicole Maggard (Aviana 3rd) is in her second year as Vice President.

Marie Cerwin (Caroline 4th & Elizabeth 1st) is PTO Secretary for a second year.

Katie Smith (Leathon 3rd & Hailey 1st) holds the office of Treasurer.

Victor Simon (Superintendent) is our corporate registered agent.

(Officer terms and duties provided on RESOURCES page)

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