Special Interest Clubs

Special Interest Clubs

Anime Club


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Every other Thursday 3:30pm
Do you love Anime? Are you interested in learning more about it? Come to GBN's Anime Club. All are welcome! 
Do you love Anime? Are you interested in learning more about it? Come to GBN's Anime Club. All are welcome! 

Circle of Friends


Meeting Information: Tuesdays 3:25pm

Circle of Friends is a club open to all GBN students. The purpose of this group is to integrate students with developmental and learning disabilities with peer mentors and non-disabled students. This integration helps foster social growth and friendships within the GBN community. Group activities include attending GBN athletic events, plays, bowling, pizza parties, cookouts and more.

Circle of Friends is a club open to all GBN students. The purpose of this group is to integrate students with developmental and learning disabilities with peer mentors and non-disabled students. This integration helps foster social growth and friendships within the GBN community. Group activities include attending GBN athletic events, plays, bowling, pizza parties, cookouts and more.


E-Sports


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Thursdays 3:20pm

E-Sports is for students who enjoy playing multiplayer video games. E-sports club is perfect for you if you love hanging out with friends or competing against other students. Some of the games we play are Overwatch, League of Legends, Super Mario’s Smash Bros and many more. 

E-Sports is for students who enjoy playing multiplayer video games. E-sports club is perfect for you if you love hanging out with friends or competing against other students. Some of the games we play are Overwatch, League of Legends, Super Mario’s Smash Bros and many more. 


Friends & Company


Sponsor(s):
Amanda Wallis awallis@glenbrook225.org
Meeting Information: Day varies; 3:30pm

The purpose of Friends & Company is to help facilitate interactions between students with disabilities and their non-disabled friends by participating in extra curricular activities both within the school and with the community. You will participate in one school & one community-related activity per month. This club is open to all students. 

The purpose of Friends & Company is to help facilitate interactions between students with disabilities and their non-disabled friends by participating in extra curricular activities both within the school and with the community. You will participate in one school & one community-related activity per month. This club is open to all students. 


Future Educators of America (FEA)


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Every other Thursday 7:30pm

The Future Educators of America provides high school students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option and to gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher. All students are welcome.

The Future Educators of America provides high school students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option and to gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher. All students are welcome.


Glenbrook Fencing Club


Meeting Information: Mondays (weekly) After school

Come and learn about the art of fencing. Beginners and advanced fencers are welcome to learn the techniques and strategies of competitive fencing.

Come and learn about the art of fencing. Beginners and advanced fencers are welcome to learn the techniques and strategies of competitive fencing.

Intramural Sports


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Varies by activity & season

Intramural sports are open to all students throughout the school year. There are both team and individual activities students can choose from that take place after school or early in the evening. Intramural's consists of basketball, flag football, softball, bowling, volleyball, racquetball, table tennis and many more sports.

Intramural sports are open to all students throughout the school year. There are both team and individual activities students can choose from that take place after school or early in the evening. Intramural's consists of basketball, flag football, softball, bowling, volleyball, racquetball, table tennis and many more sports.


Laconian


Sponsor(s):
The LACONIAN is the school yearbook. Students work as a production team over the course of the year, creating a work that reflects a year in the life of GBN.
The LACONIAN is the school yearbook. Students work as a production team over the course of the year, creating a work that reflects a year in the life of GBN.

Literary Magazine (Lit Mag)


Meeting Information: Thursdays 3:30pm

Glenbrook North’s Lit Mag offers a creative outlet for all students. Lit Mag serves as a gateway to Glenbrook North’s most powerful illustrations, writing, and photography. The purpose of this magazine is to celebrate all artists and craftspeople and shine a spotlight on those who have excelled in their work. Lit Mag strives to foster an environment where these gifted students’ voices can be heard. We invite you to embark on the journey through our publications: ​Euphonium and Helicon.

Glenbrook North’s Lit Mag offers a creative outlet for all students. Lit Mag serves as a gateway to Glenbrook North’s most powerful illustrations, writing, and photography. The purpose of this magazine is to celebrate all artists and craftspeople and shine a spotlight on those who have excelled in their work. Lit Mag strives to foster an environment where these gifted students’ voices can be heard. We invite you to embark on the journey through our publications: ​Euphonium and Helicon.


Mindfulness Club


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Wednesdays 3:30pm

Mindfulness Club creates a positive atmosphere for students to come meditate and copes with stress through fun activities.

Mindfulness Club creates a positive atmosphere for students to come meditate and copes with stress through fun activities.


National Honor Society (NHS)


Sponsor(s):

To be a member of the Spartan Chapter of National Honor Society, students must excel in areas of Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.

If students have a cumulative 3.5 academic GPA by the end of the first semester junior year, students will get an email in late January or early February inviting them to apply. Applications will be due around March 1st. 

In addition to meeting the GPA requirement, the application requires: 

  • The names of two different GBN staff members that can serve as references for the applicant’s character based on their participation in sports or activities at GBN. 
  • A well-developed, stand-alone paragraph that defines leadership and describes how the applicant exemplifies these characteristics in their role as a leader in activities and/or athletics (in or outside of school).  
  • Proof that the applicant completed 20 hours of service while in high school and before application is due by providing a letter on company letterhead written and signed by the sponsor describing the activities the applicant engaged in, dates and amount of hours the applicant served, and their contact information.  
What counts as service?
  • Animal shelter
  • Food pantry/soup kitchen
  • Mission work overseas
  • Senior citizen center or housing
  • Packing/collecting items for soldiers
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Hospital work
  • Church/Synagogue/Mosque
  • Special Olympics/special needs camps
  • YMCA/HA programs-helping children
  • Habitat for Humanity (not the school sponsored trip)
  • Non-profit agencies

What doesn’t count as service?

  • It can't be affiliated with a class, club, or sport – for example no sociology project hours
  • It can't be affiliated with family
  • Camp Counseling for Park District or other camps (local or distant)
  • Student can't get compensation for it 

These are examples of things NOT okay:

  • Raising money – this is not performing a service
  • Internships
  • Volunteering for campaign
  • Walking or running for a benefit (Relay for Life, Cancer walks etc.)
  • Working in the office of a friend/relative doing assorted office duties
  • Volunteering at a summer camp one summer so student can get paid the following summer

Since this is an honor society, it is an expectation that students advocate for themselves and ask questions they may have about NHS, the requirements, or the application process. 

To be a member of the Spartan Chapter of National Honor Society, students must excel in areas of Character, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.

If students have a cumulative 3.5 academic GPA by the end of the first semester junior year, students will get an email in late January or early February inviting them to apply. Applications will be due around March 1st. 

In addition to meeting the GPA requirement, the application requires: 

  • The names of two different GBN staff members that can serve as references for the applicant’s character based on their participation in sports or activities at GBN. 
  • A well-developed, stand-alone paragraph that defines leadership and describes how the applicant exemplifies these characteristics in their role as a leader in activities and/or athletics (in or outside of school).  
  • Proof that the applicant completed 20 hours of service while in high school and before application is due by providing a letter on company letterhead written and signed by the sponsor describing the activities the applicant engaged in, dates and amount of hours the applicant served, and their contact information.  
What counts as service?
  • Animal shelter
  • Food pantry/soup kitchen
  • Mission work overseas
  • Senior citizen center or housing
  • Packing/collecting items for soldiers
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Kohl Children’s Museum
  • Hospital work
  • Church/Synagogue/Mosque
  • Special Olympics/special needs camps
  • YMCA/HA programs-helping children
  • Habitat for Humanity (not the school sponsored trip)
  • Non-profit agencies

What doesn’t count as service?

  • It can't be affiliated with a class, club, or sport – for example no sociology project hours
  • It can't be affiliated with family
  • Camp Counseling for Park District or other camps (local or distant)
  • Student can't get compensation for it 

These are examples of things NOT okay:

  • Raising money – this is not performing a service
  • Internships
  • Volunteering for campaign
  • Walking or running for a benefit (Relay for Life, Cancer walks etc.)
  • Working in the office of a friend/relative doing assorted office duties
  • Volunteering at a summer camp one summer so student can get paid the following summer

Since this is an honor society, it is an expectation that students advocate for themselves and ask questions they may have about NHS, the requirements, or the application process. 


Newcomer's Club


Sponsor(s):
The Newcomer's Club is an organization that welcomes new students to GBN. Students involved with the club assist, orient and familiarize new students with the academic, activity and athletic life at GBN. This club is open to all students.
The Newcomer's Club is an organization that welcomes new students to GBN. Students involved with the club assist, orient and familiarize new students with the academic, activity and athletic life at GBN. This club is open to all students.

Open Forum


Meeting Information: Thursdays 6:00pm

Open Forum educates members on local government and encourage government action by students. All walks of life can speak their opinions and beliefs, creating inter-dialogue between the club’s members.

Open Forum educates members on local government and encourage government action by students. All walks of life can speak their opinions and beliefs, creating inter-dialogue between the club’s members.


Operation Snowball


Meeting Information: Thursdays 7:30pm

Operation Snowball is an organization dedicated to strengthening the GBN community. Members meet weekly to plan fun events and activities which promote compassion, acceptance and healthy decision-making among students and staff. Operation Snowball works together with the Student Assistance Program to make GBN a healthier, happier and more positive community for everyone.

Operation Snowball is an organization dedicated to strengthening the GBN community. Members meet weekly to plan fun events and activities which promote compassion, acceptance and healthy decision-making among students and staff. Operation Snowball works together with the Student Assistance Program to make GBN a healthier, happier and more positive community for everyone.


S.C.H.O.O.L. Magazine


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Fridays 3:30pm

The S.C.H.O.O.L. Magazine is dedicated to promoting creativity and free speech within the GBN community. We accept written and visual art from all students and publish 3-4 times per year.

The S.C.H.O.O.L. Magazine is dedicated to promoting creativity and free speech within the GBN community. We accept written and visual art from all students and publish 3-4 times per year.


Spartan Buddies


Meeting Information: Wednesdays 8:00pm

Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships for students with disabilities. Best Buddies pairs students with challenges in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers. Both students matched in the friendship are asked to maintain weekly contact, spend time with their Buddy twice a month, and attend all chapter activities and fundraisers. Meetings are held monthly after school; events are scheduled monthly. Executive Board Members meet bi-monthly.

Best Buddies International is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships for students with disabilities. Best Buddies pairs students with challenges in one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers. Both students matched in the friendship are asked to maintain weekly contact, spend time with their Buddy twice a month, and attend all chapter activities and fundraisers. Meetings are held monthly after school; events are scheduled monthly. Executive Board Members meet bi-monthly.


Spartan Spirit Squad


Meeting Information: Thursdays 6:00pm

Spartan Spirit Squad is a great way for students of all grade levels to get involved at Glenbrook North. We are a club that focuses primarily on bringing school spirit and support to ALL activities and athletics at Glenbrook North. Some of our functions include: Down to the River Boys, activity events, Loyalty Day, Spring Fest, and of course the Spartan Army! We are a constant presence around the school especially on Green and Gold Friday's where we often have spirit stations to get ready for the weekend events! If you're looking for a fun, energetic and easy way to meet new friends and "satisfy your soul" then join the Spartan Spirit Squad!

Spartan Spirit Squad is a great way for students of all grade levels to get involved at Glenbrook North. We are a club that focuses primarily on bringing school spirit and support to ALL activities and athletics at Glenbrook North. Some of our functions include: Down to the River Boys, activity events, Loyalty Day, Spring Fest, and of course the Spartan Army! We are a constant presence around the school especially on Green and Gold Friday's where we often have spirit stations to get ready for the weekend events! If you're looking for a fun, energetic and easy way to meet new friends and "satisfy your soul" then join the Spartan Spirit Squad!


Torch


Sponsor(s):
The Torch is published 7 times during the school year. Students have the opportunity to participate in an environment  similar to that of a professional newspaper.

Membership is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with an interest in journalism, and because Torch meets as a class, enrollment involves a selective application process that requires a recommendation from an applicant's English Teacher.

The Torch is published 7 times during the school year. Students have the opportunity to participate in an environment  similar to that of a professional newspaper.

Membership is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with an interest in journalism, and because Torch meets as a class, enrollment involves a selective application process that requires a recommendation from an applicant's English Teacher.


True Crime Club


Sponsor(s):
Meeting Information: Wednesdays 7:25am Gold Days
True Crime Club uses critical thinking and teamwork to solve mysteries.
True Crime Club uses critical thinking and teamwork to solve mysteries.