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August 29, 2017

Letter from the principal

Dear Titan Parents,


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Here at Glenbrook South, we had a smooth start. Our freshmen are finding their way around, and our upperclassmen are glad to be back with their fellow Titans.


As I begin my third year as principal of GBS, I continue to feel incredibly fortunate to have this leadership opportunity. I am passionate about serving students and adults with enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and dedication. Our goal is to provide a safe environment, challenging curriculum, and enriching extracurricular experience for every GBS student. In order to reach this goal, we need to partner with parents and keep open lines of communication.

If you have concerns about your child’s progress in a specific course, we recommend that you contact your child’s teacher. If you have overall academic or social/emotional concerns, please contact your student’s guidance counselor. We are committed to working together on behalf of student success.


I welcome parent feedback at any time throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me at lfagel@glenbrook225.org or 847-486-4849. I value your opinion and appreciate your involvement in your child’s education.


With Titan Pride,


Dr. Lauren Fagel

 

District launches new websites

This summer, the Glenbrooks launched a new website designed to enhance communication with parents, students, and the school communities. Instead of restructuring in a typical navigation style, the Glenbrooks sought an innovative design that is based on search as the main navigation. This is meant to address significant parent feedback on the previous website regarding difficulties in locating information.


We get it! Navigation is personal. So, we built the new website to function much like Google - If the content exists, it is searchable.


The search feature gets “smarter” with each user interaction. Popular items will move higher in the results. But, if you can’t find something: 1. Try looking under the bottom panel called “trending.” 2. Drop us a line and let us know.




Additional features:

Menu navigation

Calendars

Social Media feeds

Tutorial

 
Get to know Casey Wright
Casey Wright is the new Associate Principal of Administrative Services at GBS. He recently completed his 10th year as an Assistant Principal at Highland Park High School. He began his education career more than 20 years ago at Rolling Meadows High School
where he taught social studies, coached boys’ basketball and girls’ track, and was nominated for a Golden Apple Award.


This summer, the Public Relations Office sat down with Mr. Wright to ask him a few questions about his new role.

Read more
 

 
Senior College Night 

Wednesday, August 30, 7 p.m., Watson Auditorium

Seniors and parents of seniors are invited to attend the first senior evening program of the year.  Alisa Fisher, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions for the University of Notre Dame, will offer helpful information on finalizing college plans, preparing applications, and choosing the right school. John Klasen, Director of College Counseling, will provide many helpful strategies for seniors preparing to begin the college admission process.
 
Parent Night in the Classroom

Thursday, September 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

Parents will have a chance to walk in their child's shoes during Parent Night in the Classroom. During the event, parents can follow their children's abbreviated schedules, meet their teachers, learn about their courses, and find out more about expectations and academic goals.

 
Deadline approaching for senior portraits
The deadline to have a senior portrait taken for the yearbook is Sept. 9. Appointments should be scheduled with Cilento Photography at 224-300-5037.
 
GBS Band Rummage Sale

Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Band Room

The annual GBS Band Rummage Sale will be held Sept. 16. Donations can be dropped off in the GBS Band Room from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 12-14. This sale will include clothing, housewares, toys, books, collectibles, seasonal decor, athletic equipment, and more. Call Aaron Wojcik at 847-486-4435 for more information.

 
Freshman Parent Coffee

Friday, September 22, 7:30 a.m., Lyceum

Guidance counselors will present parents with information on their students' freshman year, including an an overview on the freshman curriculum, testing, the college planning process, and other useful insights.

 
Senior College Finance Night

Monday, September 25, 7 p.m., GBN CPA

Glenbrook North and South will present Senior College Finance Night at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the GBN Center for Performing Arts. The scheduled guest speaker for the evening is the director of financial aid at Lake Forest College. This program will cover topics such as completing FAFSA, differentiating between various types of financial aid, and information on scholarships. Parking will be on the south side of GBN. The CPA entrance is located between the main entrance and the fitness center.

 
GBS encourages parent involvement

Glenbrook South Parents Association

Jennifer Nelson

773-972-0749

queennelsn@gmail.com


Titan Booster Club

Doug Carlson

847-769-7443

doug.carlson@imsfastpak.com


Grad Nite Committee

Angie Nelson

847-486-4597

anelson@glenbrook225.org


GBS Instrumental League

Michelle Cummings

847-774-3927

michellecummings@comcast.net


GSO Parent Board

Kristin Meyer

847-486-4438

kmeyer@glenbrook225.org


Aaron Kaplan

847-486-4434

akaplan@glenbrook225.org


Titan Pom Boosters

Kathryn McKay

kgmjmckay@comcast.net


Linda Finkel

lkfinkel@yahoo.com


GBS Debate Society Parent League

Jonathan Voss

847-486-4857

jvoss@glenbrook225.org


Glenbrook Special Education Parent & Staff Association

Patty Baeckelandt

847-904-7828

 
FOUNDATION NEWS

Calling all graduates! Please check the Glenbrook High School Foundation website or Facebook page for the latest reunion information.

 


  Calendar

7 p.m. Aug. 30  
Senior College Night
7 p.m. Aug. 31  
Driver's Ed Parent Night

Sept. 4 
Labor Day, No School

Sept. 6-7
Senior Portrait Retakes

7 p.m. Sept. 7
Parent Night in the Classroom

Sept. 9
ACT Testing

7 p.m. Sept. 11
Board of Education Mtg @ District Office
             
10 a.m. Sept. 13
Late Arrival Day

8 a.m. Sept. 16
GBS Band Rummage Sale

Sept. 21
Rosh Hashanah, No School

7:30 a.m. Sept. 22
Freshman Parent Coffee in Lyceum

7 p.m. Sept. 25
Senior College Finance Night at GBN

7 p.m. Sept. 25
Board of Education Mtg @ District Office

10 a.m. Sept. 27
Late Arrival Day
 

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