Monday, May 20, 2013
Athletes from Deerfield High School, Glenbrook South, New Trier, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame of Niles, Niles North, Glenbrook North, Maine East and Loyola competed for berths at the State Meet at the Niles West Sectional
Athletes from 17 area schools competed for berths in the State Track Meet during the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie. Take a look for your favorite athlete and see who is going to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Patch gave you the story in words Friday and now we have it in pictures. Patch will have coverage of the State Meet and you check the results on the Illinois High Association website in real time starting with the first preliminary race Friday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Freshmen and sophomores at the Glenbrook high schools will receive ChromeBook laptops for the next academic year.
Northbrook and Glenview schools are in the process of implementing the "one-to-one initiative" designed to provide students with a laptop or other device for enhanced learning, the Chicago Tribune reports. Among the students getting new devices are freshmen and sophomores at Glenbrook North and South, who will receive $828,000 worth of ChromeBook laptops in the upcoming school year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Click here for the full report.
The CSL South title holder gave up four runs in a 7-6 loss to Evanston High School.
Evanston came back with four runs in the fifth sixth innings to beat the CSL South champion Glenbrook South 7-6 on Wednesday, the Evanston Review. GBS beat Evanston last week in a conferance game to earn the CSL South title. “I told (the team) after the game that any time you come back against a really good team, especially coming back late, it’s something,” Evanston coach Frank Consiglio told the Evanston Review. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school and sports updates in your email.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
GBS beat Evanston 9 to 2 on Monday. They move onto the regional semifinals on Monday.
Glenbrook South beat Evanston Township High School 9-2 for the Central Suburban League South title on Monday, CSL Insider reports. "We've done a good job all year of staying calm, as good a job as any team I've ever had," GBS coach David Lindley told CSL Insider. "The wheels can fall off in the high school game and I think that happened to that Evanston pitcher today at the end. We've got the talent and the tools as a team, but if you don't stay calm and get rattled, you can cancel out that talent." GBS will compete at home for the regional semifinals on Monday, May 21 at 4:30 p.m. They lead the south division with 13 conference wins and two losses, according to CSL's standings. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Glenbrook South biology students cleared buckthorn at The Grove during a service-learning trip.
More than 300 Biology students at Glenbrook South High School participated in a service-learning experience at The Grove recently. The all day experience involved a biodiversity study of plant life in The Grove, coupled with the clearing of the invasive species buckthorn for eventual burning. The day began with students studying different types of plants in specific areas of The Grove that had been over grown with the invasive species. Buckthorn causes damage by crowding out other placid species and prevents for other, more beneficial, plants to grow. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest school and community updates in your email.
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 …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Glenbrook High School District 225 schools were ranked among the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Click on the red dots for more information.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Glenbrook North High School was ranked 182 and Glenbrook South High School was ranked 325 among Newsweek’s 2013 Best High School list, which the magazine released Monday. Here’s a look at how other North Shore high schools ranked among the magazine’s list of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Rank School Name 158 New Trier Township High School 182 Glenbrook North High School 325 Glenbrook South High School 785 Niles West High School 833 Niles North High School 1267 Evanston Township High School Weigh in: Do you agree with Newsweek’s ranking? For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding…
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 …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Similar to Glenbrook North, GBS students will have the option of taking eight classes over a two-day period, starting in 2014.
The 2014-15 school year will be an unusual one for Glenbrook South students — that's when the high school's new block scheduling model will take effect, according to the District 225 website. The revised schedule accommodates eight, 90-minute classes meeting over two days, instead of the current model of seven daily classes. "...our parents and students are highly supportive of the new initiative," GBS Principal Dr. Brian Wegley says on the district site. The district expects to hire five or six new teachers to accommodate the new scheduling, which has been in development since 2011. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email.