PTO Board Election

Congratulations to Nicole Maggard (Vice-President) and Marie Cerwin (Secretary) on their being elected to the 2021-22 Gower School PTO! 

Best of luck to our outgoing Secretary, Caroline Vroustouris, as she joins the Gower District 62 Board of Education! Thank you for all of your time and effort these past two years!!

2021-22 School Calendar

The Board of Education has approved the school calendar for next year. You can find it on the the websites for the district and each school (links below). The first day of school is Friday, August 20th and the Last day is Friday, May 27th. PLEASE NOTE school hours for Gower West and Gower Middle have changed. Gower West arrival time will be 7:45AM with dismissal at 2:25PM, while Gower Middle will begin at 8:30AM and ends at 3:28PM.  School Office hours remain 7:30AM to 4:00PM.

Gower School PTO Events list has been updated and posted on our Resources page!

Restaurant Fundraisers

Each month a local restaurant donates a percentage of their proceeds to Gower PTO. Be sure to mention Gower when you place your order on the selected date!

PTO Board Meetings

PTO meetings are at 5:30PM on the second Wednesday of every month at GOWER WEST. Join us via  Meeting ID:   Passcode: # 

Meet Your PTO Board 

  • Deana Miron (Jay 8th & Kayla 6th) is serving an additional year as President for training purposes

  • Elizabeth Shaker Araujo (Grace & Audrey 8th, Jack 7th, Andy & Ellie 4th) is returning as acting President this year.

  • Jen Kelly (Caroline 5th, Jack 3rd & Emma 1st) will continue to serve as Vice President.

  • Nicole Maggard (Aviana 2nd) joins as Vice President in-training.

  • Marie Cerwin (Caroline 3rd &  K) begins her term as Secretary. 

  • Katie Smith (Leathon 2nd & Hailey K) returns as Treasurer.

At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, the Board voted to keep the current officers for an additional year for training purposes, as most events were not held due to COVID-19.


Gower West Elementary website:

Gower Middle School website:

Remote learning assignments and homework will be posted on Schoology and can be accessed on your student's Chromebook or the app can be downloaded on your mobile phone.


This year our schools will be using PowerSchool for schedules, grades, attendance, etc.  Go to the website at to sign up. You can also download the mobile app. Use the District Code DGKZ

For more information from the District or Schools, go to their website at