Fall Play: 'Almost, Maine'
This year's Fall Play, "Almost, Maine" will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 11-13 in the CPA.
2018 College Report
Glenbrook North reported that 97 percent of the graduating class of 2018 is pursuing higher education this fall at 145 institutions.
Connections: September 2018
This newsletter contains information about safety, security, the spring musical, One Acts and more. 
Parent Night in the Classroom
The beginning of a new semester is an important time for parents and teachers to communicate. This event gives parents an opportunity to meet new teachers their student may have, as well as receive an update on how things are progressing in year-long courses.
Ms. Scholz receives 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award

Genuine, empowering, extraordinary.

These were just a few words used to describe Glenbrook North English teacher Amanda Scholz before she received the 2018 Distinguished Teacher Award on May 26.
 

Class of ‘12 temporary records to be destroyed June 30
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the class of 2012 graduates, on June 30, 2018.
Ryan "Kaskade" Raddon named 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Glenbrook North students, staff and community members had the pleasure of welcoming ‘89 alumnus Ryan Raddon to the stage during the school’s annual Honors and Awards ceremony on May 25. 
GBN names 2018 Honors/Awards recipients
The annual Honors/Awards ceremony was held Friday, May 25 in the CPA. 
Boxable named Incubator Pitch Night winners
The GBN Business Incubator class held their Pitch Night on May 23. Boxable was the business that received $5,000 in funding from a board of advisors.
Business law students present mock trials before real judges

Associate Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County Jeanne Marie Reynolds and Cook County Circuit Court Judge Michael Hood were special guests to Mrs. Karzen’s business law class this week.

Decision Day: 15 Spartans to compete collegiately
Fifteen Spartan athletes signed letters of intent May 1 to compete for college teams.
Connections: May/June 2018
This newsletter contains information about prom, final exams, graduation, bus registration, summer school, textbook buyback, athletic camps and much more. 
Sister success: O'Regans reflect on Spartan tennis careers
They have been teammates for 14 years and sisters for 18. At the ages of four and five, senior Catherine O’Regan and 2017 alumna Colette O’Regan were handed their first tennis rackets.
Rogoff finds passion through business classes

Senior Michelle Rogoff has had a passion for business for as long as she can remember, and it shows with her busy schedule.
 

Alumnus, sports broadcaster shares journey with students
Dave Revsine, Spartan alumnus and keynote speaker for “A Night of Glenbrook Theater,” visited GBN on April 12 to speak with current students.
Alumna recalls experience farming Panama jungle
Anyone who knew Harper Simpson in high school knew she would make the world a better place.

“Almost from the very start I could see that Harper is the kind of person for whom rivers of passion and concern for others run deep,” said her Humanities teacher, Ms. Galson.
 
Connections: April 2018
Information regarding our calendar changes, SAT/PSAT testing, bus passes, summer school, athletic camps, spring musical, college fair and much more.
Connections: March 2018
Important information including new learning spaces, reporting safety concerns, Spring Break, summer school, athletic camps, college night, the spring musical, Booster Bash, and much more. 
Sisters take the stage of 'Flight'
The lights rose slowly, and two silhouettes stood shrouded in shadow. The Eydelman sisters were ready to perform in Glenbrook North’s 2018 Variety show, “Flight.”
Students aim to build deaf awareness, encourage sign language
Sophomore Max Rollins and junior Erin Rosenfeld captivated a diverse audience this past December as they portrayed characters with hearing difficulties in the winter play, “Tribes.” 
 
E Day: Celebrating the magic number
The Math Department hosted Explore Math Day (E Day) on Feb. 7, 2018 – the calendar date equivalent of mathematical constant 2.718. 
Connections: February 2018
Information about the variety show, course registration, turnabout dance, musical auditions, winter band concert and much more
Cross-training challenge teaches perseverance, teamwork

Twice a year, all GBN physical education classes come together to put their fitness skills to the test. 

Disney artist recalls Spartan experience
GBN alumnus Jason Grandt, creative director at Walt Disney Imagineering, has been living his dream job for the past 20 years. He leads a team of artists and designers responsible for designing and building all of The Walt Disney Company theme park attractions, resort and cruise line experiences. 
Alumnus, radio host shares international knowledge

About 20 clubs and organizations recently came together Nov. 6 for International Education Night at Glenbrook North. The night was intended to allow students to expand their global perspective, explore internationally-focused learning opportunities, and network with people who share similar interests. 

 

Women in Business Breakfast promotes networking skills

This is the first full year that Glenbrook North has had a Women in Business club, and what a year it has been.

“We get together regularly to talk about all sorts of initiatives, including fundraisers to help women buy business clothes during difficult times,” senior Keena Du said. 

Alum returns to showcase student talent
Glenbrook North alum Jake Prizant (‘13) has been devoting his time to the stage since second grade. Thanks to involvement in local productions, acting camps, school musicals, and ultimately studying acting at in Boston, Mass., his performing career has grown as he has.
 
Connections: December-January

Information about calendars, final exams, winter break, the winter play, sketch comedy show, holiday concert, art exhibit, senior holiday party, spring musical, incoming freshman registration and more. 

Winter Play "Tribes" debuts December 7th

“Tribes” will soon take the stage at Glenbrook North. The Winter Play is about a deaf boy, Billy, who grew up in a hearing family, and his relationship with a girl named Sylvia who is becoming deaf. 

Connections: November 2017
Information about winter weather closing procedures, the Fall Band Concert, Festa Italiana, International Education Night, Fall Sports Awards Night, College Program for Juniors, Variety Show Auditions and more ...
Students foster community conversations

Glenbrook North sophomore Praajna Jain was perched on the edge of her seat, waiting on stage as a crowd of nearly 90 community members gathered to hear her speak. 

Northbrook chiropractor visits Spartan Medical Club

Awaking from a medically induced coma at age 26, Dr. John Wascow wasn’t sure what he would do with the rest of his life – but he knew he wanted to help people.

The Northbrook chiropractor visited Spartan Medical Club students October 25 at Glenbrook North. 

Engineering students visit molding technology corporation
GBN Project Lead The Way students recently visited Rogan Molding Technologies in Northbrook. The students toured the facility, met with managers and molding specialists, and learned more about careers in the industry.
Alumni continue to grow novelty sock business
It’s been nine years since Michael Elyash was in Mr. Keeler’s Spanish class at Glenbrook North, and a lot has changed since then.
Homecoming week: Oct. 2-7
Check out this week's schedule of homecoming events!
Connections: October 2017
Information about October events such as homecoming, the fall play, choir concert, Choices College Fair, Strictly Strings Festival, community Halloween party and more...
New choir director finds comfort at GBN
The school year is off to an exciting start for new Glenbrook North choir director Kelsey Nichols. 

Kelsey is teaching four music classes, while also helping out after school with a capella groups and the female show choir.  
College Report: 98 percent of students pursue higher education

Glenbrook North reported that 98 percent of the graduating class of 2017 is pursuing higher education this fall at 140 institutions.
 

Get to know Dr. Ed Solis

Dr. Ed Solis has been named the Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction. He previously served as the Instructional Supervisor of the GBN English Department, beginning his work at GBN in 2007.

Back to school checklist

If you have not already done so, please take an opportunity to review the Tasks to Complete Before the First Day of School document that was recently mailed to all families.

Video Tutorial: Get to know our new website
Glenbrook North High School is excited to debut our new website! Please watch this video tutorial to learn helpful navigation tips. 
2017 award recipients, honorees represent Spartan spirit
The 2017 GBN Honors/Awards ceremony was held Friday, May 26 in the school auditorium. 
Glenbrooks to destroy class of 2012 temporary records
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the class of 2012 graduates on June 30, 2017.
Alumnus, angel investor visits math and science students
Stepping into Glenbrook North High School nearly 24 years after his 1993 graduation, Spartan alumnus Navin Thukkaram had a story to share with students – something he refers to as the “epic exit.”
Students travel, lend helping hand
Galante recently participated in a SaLT (Service and Learning Travel) Spring Break trip to New Orleans where she and about 20 other local students worked to restore housing damaged from Hurricane Katrina (2005) and a tornado that occurred only a few months ago.
Teen advocates for fellow diabetes patients

Jared is now a huge advocate for diabetic patients on both the local and national levels. He traveled to Washington, D.C. this past spring break to ask Congress for increased funding in diabetes management and prevention. He also requested that Congress hold hearings on the increased cost of insulin.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs with top honors at state festival
Glenbrook North’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble was selected to perform in the 2017 Illinois SuperState Concert Band Festival held May 6 at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. 
Student pushes for Down syndrome awareness
Glenbrook North junior Erin Mallicoat has dedicated her life to advocating for her peers with special needs. Most recently, Erin traveled to Springfield to help the Illinois Senate declare March 15, 2017 as Adult Down Syndrome Awareness Day.
 
Student presents at Friends of Chicago River meeting

In October, Glenbrook North sophomore Daniel Brodson spoke at the annual Friends of the Chicago River meeting - the first student in the organization’s history to present at the conference.

GBN soccer coach named Coach of the Year

The 2016 Coach of the Year, Paul Vignocchi, has a storied history with soccer, starting his career with the sport at 8 years old. Vignocchi played for four years as a student with the Glenbrook North Spartans and then continued to play four years collegiately at Northern Illinois University.

Where do GBN students go after graduation?

Glenbrook North reported 97 percent of the graduating class of 2016 is pursuing higher education this fall at 143 institutions.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Oakton Community College remain the most popular college choices selected by the former Glenbrook North students, followed closely in a tie between Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Missouri and Illinois State University.

We know the meaning of school spirit

Each year on Loyalty Day, Glenbrook North High School Spartans layer on their green and gold garments and pile into the gym for an assembly celebrating a spectrum of achievements from clubs, athletics and individual pursuits. Their emcees, the five-member Student Activities Board, introduce honors wearing the same striped long-sleeve polos that have been donned for decades. At the end of the assembly, the Down by the River Boys lead a chant that literally has the crowd jumping up and down and “going bananas.”

We know the meaning of school spirit

Each year on Loyalty Day, Glenbrook North High School Spartans layer on their green and gold garments and pile into the gym for an assembly celebrating a spectrum of achievements from clubs, athletics and individual pursuits. Their emcees, the five-member Student Activities Board, introduce honors wearing the same striped long-sleeve polos that have been donned for decades. At the end of the assembly, the Down by the River Boys lead a chant that literally has the crowd jumping up and down and “going bananas.”

GBN graduate builds a career out of LEGOs

“I was not the best student,” is how graduate Adam Reed Tucker opened his address to more than 100 GBN students standing around him outside of his new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.  

GBN and GBS students present night of comedy benefitting Special Gifts Theatre
On Wednesday, December 7, Glenbrook North Spartans will face off against the Glenbrook South Titans in a game of… comedic wits.