GBS 2021 College Report
Glenbrook South reported 93 percent of the graduating class of 2021 is pursuing higher education this fall at 179 campuses.
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 18. Learn more on how to prepare for the 2021-22 school year.
2021 GBS Graduation
Graduation will take place on June 6 at The Rosemont Theater. Streaming is available for both graduation ceremonies for for those who cannot attend the in-person event.
Destruction of Records
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the classes of 2015 and 2016, on July 15, 2021. Learn how you can take possession of yout temporary records before the deadline.
2021 Distinguished Teacher Award
Mr. David Kane is Glenbrook South Parents Association 2021 Distinguished Teacher. Learn more about how Mr. Kane started his career and how he became an educator at District 225.
2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Ravin Gandhi is Glenbrook South's 2021 Distinguished Alumnus. He is a member of the class of 1990. Learn more about the challenges and accomplishments he has endured over the last 30 years.
2021 Honors & Awards Assembly
The Honors and Awards assembly recognizes members of the Class of 2021 who have made the most outstanding contributions to Glenbrook South this school year. You can stream the event May 20 at 8:15 a.m.
GBS Outdoor Classroom Opens
After a few years of planning, an outdoor learning space is open for students and staff to enjoy.
2021 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Nominations
Glenbrook South students have the chance to recognize an exceptional teacher who has been especially supportive and motivating during the 2020-2021 school year. Nominate your teacher now through April 12.
Reminders Following Spring Break
Important information regarding the return from spring break and what to expect for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
The 2021 Illinois 5Essentials Parent/Guardian Survey is now open through April 2, 2021. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in D225. Your participation will help us understand the conditions at D225 schools and guide improvement.
2021 V-Show 'Rise'
Don’t miss this year’s VShow in its streaming format! The event debuts March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Learn more about purchasing a ticket.
Thomas Mietus Promoted As New Glenbrook South Athletic Director
Congratulations to Thomas Mietus who has been promoted to be the new Athletic Director at Glenbrook South, effective July 1, 2021. Mietus first joined the school district in 2005 and has been successful in various roles such as Physical Education teacher, assistant football coach, assistant wrestling coach, and head wrestling coach.
Seal of Biliteracy Registration
The GBS World Languages Department is excited to inform you that registration for Seal of Biliteracy testing is coming! Learn more about when to register and when testing will take place.
Incoming Freshman Night
Welcome class of 2025! Incoming freshman can find information and resources for how to be a part of Glenbrook South's athletic program.
Welcome Class of 2025!
Glenbrook South invites incoming freshmen, parents and guardians to the virtual Incoming Freshmen Activities & Athletics Fair on Wednesday, January 27.
The Addams Family
The 2021 Glenbrook Musical is The Addams Family! Auditions will begin in February.
Reminders for 2021
Reminders for 2021
Monday, January 4: School resumes
Tuesday, January 19: Second semester begins
Tuesday, January 19: We welcome students back to in-person learning
January 11-14: Semester exams
GBS Fall Play ‘Lost and Found’
This year’s fall play is about embracing the importance of reaching out to those who feel lost and letting them know that they have a place to feel safe and sound through musical theatre and monologues. Click to learn more about how to view the virtual performance.
Hybrid Learning Schedule
GBS is excited to welcome its students back for hybrid learning begining October 5. Click to see
the revised hybrid learning schedule for November
GBS 2020 College Report
Glenbrook South reported that 95 percent of the graduating class of 2020 is pursuing higher education this fall at 176 institutions.
Congratulations to Grammy Music Educator Quarterfinalist Markeise Russell
Markeise Russell, Glenbrook South's new Instructional Supervisor for Fine Arts and Co-Director of the GBS Band, has already made news for himself. He was recently named for the second time as a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum.
GBS Athletic Camps Begin Tomorrow, July 15
Parent input, along with our contact tracing findings, have provided us enough information that we feel we are able to begin athletic camps tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15, at Glenbrook South.
Summer school information
All summer school classes will be delivered in an E-Learning format. Only students that are hoping to add a class need to register. Due to a change in format, the cost for summer school courses is $250 per semester. Instructors will be in contact with further information. To register for summer school, or to be added to a waitlist, please email the summer school at email@example.com
Biology Studies classes find empowerment through virus research
About 180 students are enrolled in Biology Studies at GBS. Throughout the course of their spring semester, they spent much time discussing biology storylines –– the act of starting with a large-scale phenomena, posing critical questions, and digging into the research.
Virtual AP Art Show
Welcome to the 2020 GBS AP Art Show! Click this slide to explore the outstanding art created by this year’s senior AP Art students.
This website will serve as the centralized hub for general information while we conduct E-Learning days.
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?”
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.
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.”
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.
2019 College Report
Glenbrook South’s class of 2019 reported 96 percent of graduates pursuing higher education this fall at 160 different campuses.
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
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.
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.
GBS Connects inspires careers
More than 140 professionals – alumni, parents, Glenview businesses – networked with students and offered their insights on their careers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.