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.