Friday, May 10, 2013
Glenbrook North High School alum Scott Adsit attended the foundation’s inaugural fundraiser on May 4.
Glenbrook North High School alum Scott Adsit, 47, who plays producer Pete Hornberger in the NBC comedy 30 Rock was among the more than 100 people who attended Glenbrook Foundation’s inaugural fundraiser called A Night with Glenbrook Theater on May 4, Chicago Tribune reported. Adsit went backstage before students from Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools performed West Side Story to wish cast members good luck. In 1984 the 30-Rock star took part in the production of same musical along with a few other alumni that were also present at the fundraiser, Chicago Tribune reported. Every year, students from both Glenbrooks collaborate on a District-wide musical. This year's "Night of Glenbrook Theater" is also the first annual …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students from Glenbrook North and South will be performing for Scott Adsit, a GBN alum and comedy actor, during an opening weekend performance of the musical.
Glenbrook North alumnus, Scott Adsit, an actor on 30 Rock and numerous other TV shows, is expected to attend a performance of West Side Story, running through May 4 at Glenbrook South. Adsit played Arab when the District 225 musical was West Side Story while he was a GBN student in 1984. This year's musical will also be the last for Stevi Marks, a Glenbrook South music teacher, who is retiring after next year, according to the district. After 20 years of theater productions, variety shows and choir performances, Marks, who is directing West Side Story this year, will give one of her final bows when the show ends its run on May 4. "Right now, I feel the same about this show as I have about past shows because the goal is the same: that the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
District 225 schools implemented energy reduction initiatives that are expected to save the district more than $88,000 annually.
District 225 has implemented grant-funded studies to help reduce overall energy consumption during the 2012-13 school year, according to a press release. The district expects to save more than $88,000 annually with changes suggested by retro-commission studies. “While the retro-commissioning reports cited our routine maintenance as some of the best they’ve seen, they also produced a number of simple recommendations to further enhance our efficiency,” D225 Superintendent Dr. Mike Riggle said in the press release. “By reducing energy consumption, we save money and help improve the environment.” Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latst local school updates in your email. At Glenbrook South, implementation is underway…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Glenbrook High School District 225 might have a hard time keeping their target reserve rate for the next few years, according to an assistant superintendent.
District 225 officials expect reserve funds to decline over the next five years as state funding decreases, staff salaries increase and staff members receive training for new Common Core Standards, according to the Chicago Tribune. The school district's Assistant Superintendent Hillarie Siena told the Chicago Tribune an effective reserve protects schools from unpredictable financial climates, and despite concerns it could reach 18 percent of operating budget by 2018, the district still tries to keep the reserve at about 33 percent of operating budget. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Students at both District 225 high schools might be studying new world languages and applied technology topics if the Board of Education approves the latest string of course recommendations.
On Monday, Jan. 14, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed a list of proposed new courses for the 2013-14 school year at both district schools. Administrators from the high schools recommended a variety of classes spanning world history, fine arts, applied technology and other subjects. “It is important that the District continues to offer a diversity of courses that encompass both the academic rigor and comprehensive educational experience our community expects of the Glenbrooks,” D225 assistant superintendent Rosanne Williamson said in a press release. The proposed courses would have little to no inpact on disttrict reasorces, if approved by the board, according to the release, and the board is expected to …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Officials approve 5 percent levy, a reduction from the tentative proposed levy of 6.9 percent.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Glenbrook High School District 225 officials reduced the district’s tax levy this month to 5 percent, according to a press release from the district. Last month, they’d adopted a tentative levy of 6.9 percent. However, board members reduced it to 5 percent at their Dec. 10 meeting. The change comes after the Cook County Assessor’s office released new projections on the equalized assessed valuation of the Astellas property, which created new tax revenues for the taxing body, the release said. The final levy now represents 3 growth percent based on the Consumer Price Index, and 2 percent from new property growth. The previous levy had 3.9 percent from new growth, but that projection changed and so the levy was lowered, according to the …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
District 225 superintendent Michael Riggle reflects on the fatal shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and discusses local school safety procedures.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The following letter was provided by Glenview/Northbrook District 225. Dear Glenbrook Parents/Guardians, A terrible tragedy took place today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that brings deep sadness and concern to school communities everywhere. According to media sources, 27 people have died, 18 of those being children. More information will be known in the next several days. The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority and this tragedy serves as a reminder of the importance of following the safety protocols that have been established in our schools. The Glenbrook High Schools have taken significant steps in recent years to secure entrances and screen all visitors to the school. Each school …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A total of 584 out of 778 D225 employees participated in the survey the 'Tribune' uses to determine the best companies to work for around Chicago.
The Chicago Tribune named Glenbrook High School District 225 one of the “Top 100 Workplaces” of 2012 as part of its annual feature published on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Chicago-area companies were selected based on employee surveys that measured company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback. “It is gratifying to know that our employee’s responses qualify us for recognition as one of Chicago’s best workplaces,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Riggle. “Every employee contributes through their daily actions to a healthy and positive work environment. For us this means a better environment for students and potential for the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
District 225 adopts tentative tax levy, Board of Education recognizes GBS teacher for heroic act and reviews annual "dashboard" reports.
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ana Peso, a librarian at Glenbrook North, is scheduled to appear on channel ABC-7 on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2:30 p.m.
In many ways, Ana Peso’s job is the real world version of the popular afternoon game show “Jeopardy.” As one of Glenbrook North’s librarians, she is a constant source of information on a broad range of topics for both students and teachers. So when an opportunity surfaced to appear on the actual show, Peso took some comfort in knowing that life at GBN had helped prepare her. “I think being a librarian helped enormously,” she said. “This is what I do for a living – you ask me a question, and I answer it or help you find the answer. Plus, I read a lot.” Recently, Peso flew to California to put her trivia skills to the test for the chance at winning big bucks on “Jeopardy.” She was chosen to appear on the show almost a year after taking the …