2019 College Report
Glenbrook North reported that 95 percent of the graduating class of 2019 is pursuing higher education this fall at 142 institutions.
This newsletter contains information about Parent Night in the Classroom, "Matilda the Musical," homecoming, parent organizations and more.
Illinois Records Act requirements
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the class of 2014 graduates, on June 30, 2019.
Students start life saving club at GBN
Two GBN students gave up celebrating their Bat Mitzvah and instead used that money to donate to Save A Child’s Heart Foundation, which provides life-saving heart surgery for children who can't afford to receive care in their country of origin. Their donation helped save the lives of two Ethiopian girls. But thet two wanted to expand on that and started a club at GBN that now has 45 members.
GBN seniors sign on to college athletics
It was College Signing Day at Glenbrook North May 1. College Signing Day is also a chance for seniors to wear a shirt from the school they plan to attend or the branch of service they plan to serve. Teachers and staff also displayed their college pride. These 11 senior athletes will be taking their talents to universities across the country:
This newsletter contains information about the final exam schedules, senior events, textbook buy back, and numerous spring activities.
GBN Model UN wins on global stage
The GBN Model UN team of nine students that traveled to New York City for the National High School Model United Nations Conference is small but mighty. The first time competing on the world stage, the group earned a remarkable Third Place. But was more fulfilling to them was filling the seats of world leaders.
State speech champ breaks norm at contest
Glenbrook North senior Erin Rosenfeld could be the first deaf and hard-of-hearing student to win a state Speech Team title. She’s also the first one in 22 years at GBN to win a state speech title. But it’s not those accomplishments that set her apart.
This newsletter contains information about the Glenbrook musical, testing, summer school and sports camps, and numerous events and activities.
Students enjoyed learning how to crochet, program a computer, make balloon animals, cook, try improv with Second City and ballroom dance with the Fred Astaire Studio at Glenbrook North’s fifth annual Spartans Connect workshop.
This newsletter contains information about summer school, the TLS basketball game, and numerous arts events.
This newsletter contains information about course registration, variety show, Poetry Out Loud, Incoming Freshman Activity/Athletics Night, Turnabout, International Education Night, Glenbrook musical auditions and much more.
Connections: November 2018
This newsletter contains information about winter weather closing procedures, our alumni visit procedure, Spartans Connect, variety show auditions, a college program for juniors and much more.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.