WinterFest: DJs, inflatables and more
New this year is WinterFest! The semi-formal winter dance/festival will be held March 14. The night will consist of multiple DJs, inflatable games, a silent disco, Nintendo tournaments, interactive games and art stations, and much more!
This newsletter contains information about Variety Show tickets, course registration, musical auditions, the College Colloquium, and much more.
Titans move to a functional fitness model
On the brink of replacing fitness equipment at Glenbrook South, a question emerged: “How might we build an inclusive space for all students that encourages new levels of life-ready fitness?”
Final exams, Jan. 14-16
First semester final exams will be held Tuesday, January 14 through Thursday, January 16.
GBS senior leads STEM community, inspires younger students
Elizabeth (Ellie) Welch-Jani, 16, is a senior at Glenbrook South. Her STEM interests have led her to earn top honors in astrophysics, tutor her peers, and co-organize a local Science Olympiad competition for middle school students.
Senior leads STEM community, inspires younger students
Elizabeth (Ellie) Welch-Jani, 16, is a senior at GBS. Her STEM interests have led her to earn top honors in astrophysics, tutor her peers, and co-organize a local Science Olympiad competition for middle school students.
This newsletter contains information about Final Exams, the Women in Business Breakfast, Orchesis Dance Show, Holiday Bazaar, Winter Play, Variety Show Auditions, Incoming Freshmen events and much more.
WGBK station manager known as role model, mentor for peers
Adair McMahon is the station manager of the GBS radio station, WGBK 88.5 FM.
Adair chose to take radio as a way to express her passion for music, as she felt that “there was something so cool about having your own radio show and being able to play whatever music you wanted to the people listening and sharing that same love and passion [with them].”
Library serves as an inclusive space for all
Everyone is absolutely welcome. That’s the way GBS library staff want students to feel.
“It’s a learning space for everyone,” said Sharon Sheehan, instructional coach. “We want everyone to feel their needs are being met here.”
This newsletter contains information about Gym Jam, the Parents Association Parent Education Program, ComedySportz, Battle of the Bands and more.
Japanese program awarded JCCC grant
The GBS Japanese program was again awarded a generous grant from the JCCC (Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago) Foundation at a ceremony on October 9 at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago.
Senior participates in Youth Leadership Institute, makes connections
Passionate about advocating for freedom of self-expression, Glenbrook South senior Iandivi Peralta was encouraged by her AP Spanish teacher Mr. Zamora to apply for a coveted spot in the Youth Leadership Institute hosted by the Hispanic Leadership Fund and was accepted.
This newsletter contains information about homecoming, Senior College Finance Night, FAFSA Completion Night, the fall musical “RENT,” fall choral concert, Grad Night and more.
FALL MUSICAL: "RENT"
Come see Jonathon Larson's "Rent" from Oct. 24-26 in the Auditorium.
Homecoming week is Oct. 7-12. The dance will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
2019 College Report
Glenbrook South’s class of 2019 reported 96 percent of graduates pursuing higher education this fall at 160 different campuses.
This newsletter contains information about Parent Night in the Classroom, Freshman Parent Coffee, parent organizations and more.
Year-end student art collaboration
Visitors and students are welcomed to GBS with some witty and wise maxims that are painted on the sidewalk entrances to the school. Seniors wrote these original maxims, reflecting on their wisdom realized during high school. I
Illinois Records Act requirements
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the class of 2014 graduates, on June 30, 2019.
This newsletter contains information about the final exam schedules, senior events, textbook buy back, and numerous spring activities.
PE teacher Tim Monahan honored
Glenbrook South PE teacher Timothy Monahan was recognized as High School Teacher of the Year by the Northeastern District of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD). The honor recognizes Monahan as an outstanding instructor who is dedicated to motivating youth to participate in a lifetime of physical exercise and health.
GBS named PLTW Distinguished School
Glenbrook South High School is one of four high schools in the state recognized as a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. The distinction recognizes the school’s program for increasing student access, engagement and achievement.
This newsletter contains information about the Glenbrook Musical, testing, summer school and sports camps, and numerous additional events and activities.
Student film sweeps festival awards
A GBS student film was awarded Best Film of 2019, Audience Choice, Best Cinematography, Best Screenwriting and Best Performance at the CineStudent annual film festival.
GBS Warms Hearts During the Winter
Looking back at the harsh winter, Glenbrook South reflects on all the good that people in our community have done to warm the hearts of others. The community demonstrates the beautiful and pure hearts of its faculty and students.
Arts in the community
Area families joined GBS National Art Honor Society members to paint, draw and create art at the Arts in the Community workshop on March 16.
GBS Connects inspires careers
More than 140 professionals – alumni, parents, Glenview businesses – networked with students and offered their insights on their careers.
This newsletter contains information about summer school, Turnabout, and numerous arts events.
New courses proposed for 2019-20 school year
On Monday, January 14, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed new courses and modifications recommended by the administration for the 2019-20 school year.
Titans aim to boost self-sustainability abroad
Students took initiative this winter by helping out a non-profit organization that aims to nationally spread bracelets, known as pulseras in Spanish, and bags, known as bolsas, which are made by people in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night
Thank you to all who attended our Incoming Freshman Curriculum Night on January 17, 2019. Attached are links to helpful presentations and other information.
District 225 adopts estimated property tax levy
On November 12, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved its levy request for 2018 property taxes to support district operations in the amount of $109,945,711. This levy request represents an increase of 4.4 percent, over last year’s property tax revenue. The percentage increase is based on a 2.1 percent increase for inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with a 2.3 percent estimate to capture new property growth within the tax base.
Connections: November 2018
This newsletter contains information about winter weather closing procedures, our alumni visit procedure, Gym Jam, Comedy Sportz, Battle of the Bands and much more.
TLC provides academic support, test prep
Students may find it difficult to ask for help in class, or they are confused about specific material. They need more clarification, more practice, more help. The perfect place for that is the Titan Learning Center (TLC).
Interact Club lends a painting hand
The GBS Interact Club spent Sept. 8 and 15 volunteering in the community. Each year, the club participates in a national event known as the Community Paint a Thon.
2018 College Report
Glenbrook South’s class of 2018 reported 97 percent of graduates pursuing higher education this fall at 177 different campuses.
Connections: September 2018
This newsletter contains information about safety, security, homecoming, the spring musical and more.
Titans earn national recognition at FCCLA conference
Glenbrook South joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., June 28 through July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
Dr. Makita-Discekici receives 2018 Distinguished Teacher award
Dr. Yasuko Makita-Discekici was named the 2018 Distinguished Teacher during the Glenbrook South Honors and Awards ceremony on May 24. She started at GBS as a Japanese teacher about 14 years ago, after a distinguished teaching career across the globe.
Karen Pulfer Focht named 2018 Distinguished Alumna
Karen Pulfer Focht, Class of ‘78, has been named Glenbrook South High School’s Distinguished Alumna for 2018. She is an award-winning, self-employed photojournalist who is currently based out of Memphis, Tenn.
"Your Promposal" secures funds at Business Incubator Pitch Night
The GBS Incubator class held their annual Pitch Night competition on May 30. Four teams competed throughout the night for a chance to win startup funding from a board of advisors. Sophomore Nicholas Eilts won his full funding request of $4,100 to help bring his “Your Promposal” business idea to market.
Junior launches startup business with S. Carolina student
There was little rest over Spring Break for Nicholas Ermolov, and this summer will be even more exhilarating.
The GBS junior and his friend Parker Thompson, a junior at Charleston County School of the Arts in South Carolina, recently founded CS Upstart. The program is designed to teach kids about computer science.
Varsity girls gymnastics team continues successful state run
The GBS varsity girls gymnastics team placed third in state this year, concluding another successful season.
Familiar feelings came back to the girls who also placed third in state last year. Prior to that, the team hadn’t placed in state competition since 1979.
Tate receives national, state awards
Longtime GBS social studies teacher and debate coach Tara Tate is the recipient of many honors this year.
She has been named the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) National Citation Winner for Speech/Debate/Theatre Educators, and is one of five finalists for the National Educator of the Year Award from the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA). She has already been named the State Educator of the Year. A national winner will be named March 2.
Field named National Yearbook Adviser of the Year
Glenbrook South yearbook adviser Brenda Field was surprised in her classroom Jan. 24 with the news of being named the 2017 H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year.
The program is designed to honor outstanding high school advisers and their exemplary work from the previous year, as well as throughout their careers. Field will be recognized again this spring during the National high School Journalism Convention where she will deliver a keynote address.