Glenview's Willowbrook School students were recently asked, "What is beautiful about Willowbrook School?" by art teacher Kristin Sendaydiego and music teacher Kurt Barker.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists are currently touring the Midwest and invited 20 of the pupils to play with them during the hour long performance.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Third graders from Northbrook and Glenview spoke with penguin scientists stationed on the icy continent.
Willowbrook School third grade teacher David Karnoscak and his students have visited 14 countries and six continents so far this year, and they haven't even left the classroom. By using Skype and The Global Classroom Project, Karnoscak connects his class with educators across the globe. On Thursday, Jan. 17, all the third grade classrooms met in Willowbrook's Collaboration Cafe and used Skype to meet with penguin research scientist Jean Pennycook, who is currently stationed in Antarctica. It's summer on the continent, but temperatures remain below freezing. Pennycook answered the children's questions and talked about how a scientist lives a "very rustic" life, while conducting research in Antarctica. Pennycook said her favorite penguin is …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The 'Chicago Tribune' and 'Sun-Times' ranked Glenbrook South and Avoca West among the top 50 Illinois schools based on standardized test performance.
Glenbrook South High School is the 17th best performing public high school in the Chicago area, based on the number students who met or exceeded standards on the Prairie State Achievement Examination, Chicago Tribune reports. According to the Tribune, 79.6 percent of students met the state's PSAE standards, a 4.6 percent increase over the previous year. The report also found that GBS fell short of federal education standards, based on the No Child Left Behind act. The Chicago Sun-Times, which ranked schools based on average test scores, ranked GBS the 16th best school in the state. Only Avoca West was ranked among the top 50 elementary and middle schools in the state, by the Tribune, based on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test. It was…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Glenview’s Avoca West and Willowbrook were both ranked among the top 20 elementary schools in the county as part of the magazine’s touted list.
Glenbrook South High School is the No. 4 best high school in suburban Cook County, according to rankings released by Chicago magazine last week. District 225 neighbor Glenbrook North ranked No. 1, followed by New Trier, and Prospect High School rounding out the top three. Avoca West and Willowbrook made the magazine’s list for best elementary schools at No. 11 and 13 respectively. Using a formula based on spending per student, student-teacher ratio and scores on state tests, among other factors, the magazine issued rankings of the top 20 elementary schools and top 20 high schools in suburban Cook County. When Chicago magazine released rankings in 2010, they made a calculations error, leaving Avoca West off their list. Many parents and …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Students at Wescott and Willowbrook schools visited The Grove in Glenview to learn about animal life.
First-graders at Wescott and Willowbrook elementary schools got a firsthand look at skunks, worms, spiders, roly polies and other critters during visits to The Grove in Glenview this week. Students took field trips to the nature preserve beginning Wednesday in order to learn about life cycles and plant and animal habitats as part of their science curriculum. Back in the classroom, students are watching caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies. Want to go back to first grade yet? Click through the image gallery above to see the first-graders up close and personal with skunks and other creatures.