News

Senior commits to Xavier University soccer team
Senior Victoria Caparos signed a letter of intent Nov. 13 to play soccer with Xavier University in Ohio next school year. Congratulations, Victoria!
Junior finds self-expression, enlightenment through artwork
Dean Kousiounelos, a junior at GBN, has been refining his artistic skills for his entire life.
Connections: November
This newsletter contains information about Variety Show auditions, Evening of Jazz, band and choral concerts, the College Program for Juniors, Winter Play and much more. 
"Origins" One Acts set for Oct. 17-19
GBN students will write, direct, crew and act in six, original 10-minute plays.
Student Assistance Program hosts World Mental Health Day discussion
The Student Assistance Program will host A Personal Story and Panel Discussion on Mental Health from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the GBN Library. 
Connections: October

This newsletter contains information about homecoming, Senior College Finance Night, One Acts, concerts and more. 

2019 College Report
Glenbrook North reported that 95 percent of the graduating class of 2019 is pursuing higher education this fall at 142 institutions.
Connections: September
This newsletter contains information about Parent Night in the Classroom, "Matilda the Musical," homecoming, parent organizations and more. 
Parent Night in the Classroom set for Sept. 5
GBN will host Night in the Classroom for parents. This year the event will be held on Thursday, September 5, from 6:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Get ready for the 2019-2020 school year!
Please review this important information regarding registration and the 2019-2020 school year.
Goodman named Distinguished Teacher
Mr. Steve Goodman of the Glenbrook North math department has been named the school’s Distinguished Teacher for 2019.
Distinguished alum Thukkaram recounts journey after high school
Glenbrook North Distinguished Alumnus for 2019 Navin Thukkaram made a point to tell students that he didn’t receive an award when he attended GBN. “This is the first award that I‘ve received from Glenbrook North,” he noted.
2019 Honors/Awards recipients
The annual Honors/Awards ceremony was held Friday, May 24 in the CPA. 
 
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.

 
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. 
 
GBN Math Team wins state title for third year in a row
It was a three-peat for the Glenbrook North Math Team, which won the State Championship title on Saturday, May 4, the third year in a row. But it was also history making in other ways. 
 
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:
Connections: May/June
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.
Connections: April
This newsletter contains information about the Glenbrook musical, testing, summer school and sports camps, and numerous events and activities.
Spartans Connect
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.
Connections: March
This newsletter contains information about summer school, the TLS basketball game, and numerous arts events.
Glenbrooks announce the hiring of new superintendent Dr. Charles Johns

On Monday, February 11, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Charles Johns as the new superintendent, effective July 1, 2019.

Girls basketball program rallies to fight pediatric cancer

The GBN girls basketball program recently came together for a "Hoops for Hamann" tournament. 

Max Luc commits to Division I football
Senior Max Luc signed an athletic letter of intent on Wednesday, February 6th.
Habitat for Humanity applications open through March 6

Applications are open for the 2019 Habitat for Humanity summer program. Any current District 225 sophomore or junior who is at least 16 years of age by June 1 may apply.

Connections: February

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. 

PE department incorporates new boxing techniques
PE department staff participated in an hour-long boxing instruction on Dec. 5. 
Mark Rebora Spartan Challenge honors late PE teacher, coach
The GBN physical education department hosted its first Mark Rebora Spartan Challenge on Jan. 9 and 10. 
Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night
Thank you to all who attended our Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night on January 17, 2019. Attached are links to helpful presentations and other information. 
Sophomore sets school cross country record

For Natalie Sandlow, running is a passion and her family’s way of life.

Hour of Code boosts computer science awareness
More than 1,800 Glenbrook North students participated in the worldwide Hour of Code for the first time this month.
Women in Business Breakfast encourages connections, conversations
GBN welcomed several accomplished professionals for the annual Women in Business Breakfast on Dec. 5.
Freshman to appear on American Ninja Warrior Junior
Tune into Universal Kids at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 to see Glenbrook North freshman Ann Slivken test her skills on American Ninja Warrior Junior.
Connections: December/January
This newsletter contains information about our snow day make-up date, winter break, final exams, dance show, holiday party and concert, International Education Night and many incoming freshman events. 
Three athletes sign college letters of intent
Three senior Spartan athletes signed college letters of intent November 14.
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. 

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' star visits students

Spartan alumnus Noah Weisberg visited Glenbrook North choir classes on Oct. 11 to discuss the students’ various interests and goals, as well as lend a few tips on topics such as audition etiquette.

Seal of Biliteracy testing readies students for college, beyond

This past June, 138 Glenbrook District 225 graduates received the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. Of that group, seven graduates are fluent in more than two languages. 
 

Ms. Cunningham receives DePaul’s Celebrated Teacher Award
Ms. Karen Cunningham, instructional supervisor of the Glenbrook North English Department, was one of five teachers who received a Celebrated Teacher Award this year from DePaul University.
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.
 

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. 
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.

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.
Celebration of Life - Mark Rebora
Mark Rebora had a positive influence on thousands of students and athletes over his more than 30 years in education.
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.”
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. 
Cross-training challenge teaches perseverance, teamwork

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