Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The class of 1993 alumna visits her former high school to tell students about her experience acting on shows such as "Desperate Housewives."
The following story is based on a relase from District 225. Some of Glenbrook South's performing artists saw a glimpse of Hollywood little piece of Hollywood on Monday when actress Emily Bergl, GBS class of 1993, visited Glenbrook South on Monday to talk about the industry. Bergl is best known for her roles on television shows Desperate Housewives, Southland and Men In Trees, as well as the Broadway show Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the horror sequel The Rage: Carrie 2. Bergl spoke to students in the choir room and offered words of encouragement to students interested in theater or acting. However, she reminded students that show business often comes with sacrifices, such as being away from family and friends for extended periods of time …
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.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The monthly Glenbrook South newsletter outlines winter weather closure procedures and reflects on GBS students' state test performance.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Glenbrook South's female volleyball team will wear pink jersey's during their conference match against New Trier next Tuesday.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, members of the Glenbrook South volleyball team will don pink jerseys on Tuesday, Oct. 9 for their conference match against New Trier. Known as Dig Pink, the annual fundraiser will also honor breast cancer survivors attending the game by distributing pink carnations. The gym will also be decorated with pink balloons. All survivors are encouraged to come out and support the event. The JV game is at 5p.m. and Varsity at 6 p.m. “Our Town” to premiere at GBS Glenbrook South has selected “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder as this year’s fall play. “Our Town” runs from October 24 to 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Watson Auditorium. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door. “Our Town” is a character story about an…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oakton Community College and University of Illinois at Chicago among the most popular picks for GBS grads. Also, seven GBS students named Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
More than 94 percent of Glenbrook South's graduating class of 2012 is pursuing higher education this fall at 149 campuses throughout the nation and select parts of the world. Oakton Community College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois at Chicago remain the top three college choices selected by the former Glenbrook South students. Some of the other top selected colleges or universities include Illinois State, DePaul, Loyola, University of Missouri, Indiana University, Marquette, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Purdue, Lake Forest and University of Wisconsin at Madison. Of the 94.2 percent of 2012 graduates attending college, 85 percent are in the Midwest - 61 percent of them in Illinois. Eight …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
GBS students lead activities to promote a day of international world peace.
The following items were provided by District 225. On Friday, Sept. 21, as part of the Peace One Day campaign, Glenbrook South students hosted a One Day One Goal event. Peace One Day is a non-profit organization started by one man, who works to get one day of global truce. This day, since 1999, is on September 21. He works with leaders of nations to get cease-fires and peace for one day, allowing aid workers to get into war-torn areas and provide antibiotics and other needed medical treatment. One aspect of this day is One Day One Goal, which uses the game of soccer to unite the world. GBS students sold t-shirts and wristbands to raise money and help bring awareness to Peace One Day and the organization’s efforts to reduce global violence…
Glenbrook South homecoming week lasts from Oct. 1 through Oct. 6.
The following item was provided by District 225. Glenbrook South is going “old school” and taking students back to their childhood days filled with cartoons, board games and candy. Homecoming week runs from Monday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct 6. Monday officially kicks off the week with float building in the Autos Courtyard from 3:15 to 9 p.m. Construction will continue throughout the week up to Friday at 11 p.m. On Friday, the street dance will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Autos Courtyard. A pep rally will be held in the Main Gym at 9 p.m. The homecoming parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Different from past years, Glenbrook South will also host the first Mama Glass 5K Spirit Run/Walk following the parade at noon. The event…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Administrators hope conservative approach offers financial stability for future students at Glenbrook high schools.
The following release was provided by District 225. The Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the 2012-13 budget, projecting $101,184,315 in revenues and $101,181,009 in expenditures in the Operating Fund. Based on the approved budget, the District forecasts an Operating Fund balance of $69.7 million as of June 30, 2013. “Maintaining strong fund balances is a key financial strategy for our district as we face uncertainties such as increasing student enrollment and potential decreases in state and federal funding,” said Board President Skip Shein. “By doing so, we greatly enhance our ability to continue providing the level of service our community expects from the Glenbrooks.” The majority (95%) of the District …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
9th Illinois District candidates Daniel Biss and Glenn Farkas will debate at the GBS auditorium on Wednesday Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, September 17, 2012
More than 40 volunteers from the school's Interact Club, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, recently pitched in with home improvement projects for a Korean War veteran.
More than 40 student and teacher volunteers from Glenbrook South’s Interact Club recently came together to help a 84-year-old Korean War veteran with some needed home improvements. Over a two-day period, the group repainted, landscaped and installed new light fixtures around the Arlington Heights home. GBS Interact Club partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the renovations. The volunteer effort was also part of the club’s annual Paint-a-thon event. Interact is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in public service projects and helping those in need. Stay tuned to Glenview Patch for the latest in local headlines: Like us on Facebook! The above information provided courtesy of District 225.