Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch wants to cover the Glenview sports you care about most. Share your thoughts in our latest poll.
Let's talk about sports. No, you start. Patch wants to know your favorite high school sports to bring you the best local coverage when Glenbrook South's teams are in season. Who knows, maybe Titan fans care most about tennis, or golf, or cheerleading. Only one way to find out for sure, so share your voice in our latest poll. If we missed a sport, share your favorites in the comment section too. Or tell us about an up-and-coming local athlete worth paying attention to. Game on.
Friday, April 26, 2013
"While it’s nice to be recognized for our efforts, these rankings are not the instrument we use to measure success," a District 225 and Glenbrook South spokesperson wrote.
For the second year in a row, Glenbrook South High School did not appear on the U.S. News and World Report's ranking of best schools in the state and country. Nearby, Glenbrook North High School was ranked No. 16 in Illinois. "Publications and organizations rank school districts using vastly different criteria, therefore our placements on these lists vary from high to not appearing at all," District 225's Director of Communication, Karen Geddeis, wrote in an email. "While it’s nice to be recognized for our efforts, these rankings are not the instrument we use to measure success." A few readers talked about the U.S. News ranking on the Glenview Patch Facebook, and it didn't seem like anyone was going to move out of town over the ranking …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Glenbrook South High School was ranked with some of the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the ‘Washington Post.’
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Glenbrook South? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, Glenbrook South is among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, it ranks No. 24, after high schools in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Libertyville and other communities. Four of the top schools are magnet schools in the city of Chicago. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to the…
Elizabeth Antonucci is an actress and runs her own Chicago-based production company to raise money for nearby charities.
Glenbrook South alumna, Elizabeth Antonucci, is starring in a modern retelling of Tennessee Williams' classic play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which is in its final days at Oakton Community College's Studio One theater. Antonucci, 27, is a Glenview-native but currently resides in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. She has a theater degree from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, and studied at OCC for about a year. The college's rendition of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is directed by Jason Gerace, a Chicago-based theater director, and set in contemporary America. "The struggles that the characters go through are just as pertinent today," Antonucci said. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local art stories in your …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier and Glenbrook North high school students recently ordered 849 burgers and raised more than $800 in a day for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
About 120 students from New Trier Township High School, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South high schools recently gathered at Glenview’s McDonalds to gobble down some burgers all in the of charity and raised more than $800 in a day, Chicago Tribune reported. The 10th annual Burger Day raised money for Oak Brook-based Ronald McDonald House Charities and overall the team of students who organized the event raised about $74,000 throughout the year through company sponsorships, beating last year’s donation of $60,000, Chicago Tribune reported.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Glenbrook South High School student Cecilia Nunez is among the 135 students named as a Golden Apple Scholar.
Glenbrook High School District 225 student Cecilia Nunez has been selected as one of the 135 students named as a Golden Apple Scholar, according to a press release. The Glenbrook South High School student was chosen from 1,285 nominations. The 2013 Golden Apple Scholars class are people who have demonstrated passion and commitment to pursuing a career in education. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is designed to address the urgent need for resilient and creative teachers serving Illinois students in economically and educationally disadvantaged schools. The program provides tuition assistance to each future teacher while they pursue an undergraduate education at one of 53 Illinois universities. Throughout their undergraduate …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Greg Wojcic, a music teacher at Glenbrook South is one of 32 Illinois finalists for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Greg Wojcik, a music teacher at Glenbrook South, has been named as one of 32 Illinois finalists for a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, one of the most prestigious awards given to Illinois teachers, according to a District 225 press release. The finalists were selected from a pool of 510 nominations and 215 applications for teachers across the Chicago area. The award honors outstanding educators for their role in building a stronger, better-educated society. The 32 finalists will participate in a final round of review and observations prior to the announcement of the 10 recipients in May. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school news in your email. The Golden Apple’s selection …
Certain after-school sports practice have been cancelled due to a power outage at Glenbrook South High School.
Due to the cancellation of school at Glenbrook South on Wed. April 10 because of a power outage, the following changes have been to the sports schedules: Baseball is practicing today. Boys Tennis will practice today. Boys Gymnastics has practice. Girls Badminton at home against Deerfield is on. Boys Water Polo at Loyola is on. Girls Softball V at Stevenson is still on. Boys Lacrosse varsity level has practice. Boys Tennis JV at home against Carmel is canceled. Boys Tennis Fr at GBN is canceled. Boys Baseball Fr away against Oak Park is canceled. Boys Baseball S/FB at home against Oak Park is canceled. Boys Volleyball has no practice. Boys Track has no practice. Girls Track has no practice. Girls Water Polo has no practice. Girls …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Meatheads Burgers at Willow Festival will offer two student-created burgers in April.
Meatheads Burgers at Willow Festival is adding two new burgers to its menu thanks to a group of students at Glenbrook South High School, the school annoucned. Beginning April 8 through April 14, Meatheads will introduce “The Lightning Bolt” and “The Bold and Gold” as part of the Burger Design Challenge. Students enrolled in Introduction to Business are taking part in the six-day challenge, in which they must create, market and advertise their new burgers. "The Lightning Bolt" is made up of 1/3 pound Certified Angus Beef, pepper jack cheese, bacon, Cajun fries, buffalo ranch sauce, lettuce and grilled onion. The Bold and Gold is made up of 1/3 pound of Certified Angus Beef, provolone cheese, bacon, original fries, ketchapotle, lettuce and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Glenbrook South students have been rewarding buckled up drivers with frozen yogurt coupons.
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