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March 2020
 
"Cinderella" tickets on sale March 7

This spring, the Glenbrooks will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella," a new twist on the classic fairy tale. This latest revival is appropriate for all ages and retains the elements of happily ever after, with the added intrigue of a prince who wants more purpose in life, a supporting cast that shines the light on the political challenges of the rich and the poor, and Cinderella demonstrating the importance of kindness, sisterhood and self worth. Through music, dance and humor, this modern version lets us see where change creates opportunities where dreams really do come true while retaining the magic of a fairy godmother, glass slippers and love.

Performances will be held at GBN at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, May 2 with cast meet-and-greets after the show. Tickets are $15 (reserved seating) and can be purchased at showtix4u.com beginning at 9 a.m. March 7.

GBS gears up for WinterFest 2020
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, Fieldhouse

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!
 
Bid price per person is $15 with an activity pass; $17 without an activity pass; $20 at the door. Students need to bring valid GBS IDs to purchase tickets and to attend. Students from other schools must bring their school IDs to the dance and complete a non-GBS student waiver form. Students are encouraged to drive or be dropped off by parents. If groups decide to charter buses and large limos, we encourage parents to chaperone those vehicles. For student safety, all vehicles are subject to search. There is no need for a formal "date" to WinterFest. The festival is chaperoned by GBS staff. School rules apply. Parents are advised to verify supervision at pre- or post-dance parties and/or activities. The Glenview curfew for ages 16 and under is midnight. 

College Night for Sophomore Parents
7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, Auditorium

Ms. Annie Lesch, College Counselor at Glenbrook South, will introduce the college search process, testing options and the Naviance curriculum. The evening will end with a brief Question & Answer session with both our college counselors. Please park on the west side of the building and enter at Door "O"/Auditorium.

Summer School Information

• This year’s summer school classes will be held at GBN
• Dates: 1st semester, June 15 to July 2; 2nd semester, July 6 to 23
• Registration information is available online
Questions? Contact Linda Regal at 847.486.4748 or lregal@glenbrook225.org

Parents Association Parent Education Event: “Those Who Host Lose the Most”
7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Lyceum

Join the Parents Association for an expert panel discussion on the dangers of hosting underage drinking and drug use at one’s home. Panel members were involved in the legal case of North Shore parents who hosted a party in 2006 that resulted in the tragic death of two teens. Come learn from their experiences and become an advocate for teen safety. This event is open to all parents and students.

Nominations open for Distinguished Teachers

The GBS Parents Association is accepting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award. The award is designed to recognize exceptional educators who generously give their time, share their passions, and change lives. This is an opportunity for students to nominate a faculty member who has had a significant impact on them. Nomination forms are available online and should be submitted by Friday, March 20.

Habitat for Humanity summer program open to sophomores, juniors for ¼ credit

Applications are open for the 2020 Habitat for Humanity summer program. Any current District 225 sophomore or junior who is at least 16 years of age by June 1 may apply for the course titled SLP-161 to earn ¼ credit. The course consists of a training day, overnight workweek in Michigan and a group presentation. The unique program provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills while challenging themselves to try new things as they significantly impact the lives of Habitat families and their surrounding communities. Applications are due by 10 p.m. on March 4. Questions? Contact Mr. Koo at jkoo@glenbrook225.org.
More information

Glenbrook Festival of Music
3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, GBS Auditorium
Each year, the combined choirs of GBN and GBS present the Glenbrook Festival of Music. This year the concert will be held at GBS in the Watson Auditorium. The singers are accompanied by the Glenbrook Sinfonietta and selected Wind Ensemble members. This annual event showcases the talents of more than 350 student musicians and will feature guest conductor, Dr. Eric Esparza from DePaul University. Performances sell out every year, so be sure to get your order in early. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased by at showtix4u.com by searching the word “Glenbrook.” Questions? Contact Debbie Dean at GBN, 847-509-2444, or Renee Travers at GBS, 847-486-4432.
World Cultures Celebration, “Dancing Around the World”
4  to 7 p.m. Friday, March 6th, West Cafeteria
Explore "Dancing Around the World" at GBS, and visit the many booths and activity centers in the West Cafeteria. About 10-12 cultures are represented at the event including American Sign Language and Deaf Culture, China, Greece, France, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Poland, and South Korea. Each booth will showcase their culture’s food, stories, artifacts, dance, fashion, recipes, games, and music through song and music. 
Paradox
5 p.m. Thursday, March 5; 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, Drama/Dance Room
Paradox is the home of fringe theater at GBS. For 29 years, students have delighted audiences in our black box performance space with comedy sketches, edgy satire, oddball absurdities, acoustic jams, audience interactions, and more. The mix changes every year in this student-driven show, but you're always guaranteed a madcap hour of dynamic, unconventional entertainment. Be prepared to laugh, blush, cry... and to walk away inspired by the creative energy of these witty young people. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Band Concert
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, Auditorium
This will be a combined concert featuring high school students and Maple Middle School students. The event is free and open to the public.
Titan Tot preschool accepting enrollment for 2020-2021 school year
The Titan Tot preschool program is in session September through May. Our program is open to 3, 4, and 5 year olds. All students must be 3 years old and toilet-trained by Sept. 1. The preschool loves exploring different areas of GBS and incorporating cross-curricular learning pieces to help involve all high school students. From cooking with the culinary classes to exploring STEM in engineering, and viewing children’s plays in the drama room, we always find ways to make learning fun and active. We also go on several in-school and off-campus field trips each school year. The Grove, Wagner Farm, and visiting the greenhouse here at GBS are some of our favorites! For additional information or to schedule a classroom tour, please contact Michelle Goodrich at 847-486-4557 or mgoodrich@glenbrook225.org.

Student Spotlight

Each month, this section features a piece of student-created work. This article is from a December edition of Glenbrook South's student-run newspaper, The Oracle. A new edition of The Oracle is distributed approximately every month and can be found in newsstands throughout the school or on its website.


Faith Roche

Students with synesthesia see sounds at South
Maia Schwallie and Julia Marriott
 
Imagine if temperatures made noise, voices had their own scent or numbers flaunted their own unique personalities. Inside the mind of someone with synesthesia, intriguing mixtures of senses like these are a reality. Live Science, a science news website, describes synesthesia as “a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once,” and it can manifest in many ways. Junior Rachel Rochlen said she experiences a variety of these wonders.

Read more in The Oracle

DISTRICT NEWS
At a Glance: 2020-2021 School Calendar
The 2020-2021 school calendar can be viewed here

Parent and Student Communications Survey - Deadline Extended!
Two weeks ago, parents and students received an email regarding a district communications survey. For those who have not yet responded, please provide feedback prior to the extended deadline of Monday, March 2. The district uses this input from parents and students to shape its communications efforts over the next few years. It helps to inspire enhancements to publications, websites, social media, and general communications. 

Parent Survey
Student Survey

The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. The district is grateful for those who are considering this request of time and to those who have already submitted responses. The district looks forward to continuing to improve its communications based on parent and student input.

FOUNDATION NEWS

Get the best seats in the house for "Cinderella"
Tickets are on sale now for the Glenbrook Foundation's annual fundraiser “A Night of Glenbrook Theatre - Cinderella” on May 2 at GBN. A front-center section of seats has been reserved for dinner attendees for the Saturday evening showing. This event is open to parents, teachers, administrators, and alumni. Tickets are on sale here. Seating is limited so get your tickets now!  

Interested in being a sponsor for the event? This is your opportunity to have your company logo featured in the musical show program which is distributed to 6K patrons! Contact Jennifer Havill if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship packages. Visit the Foundation website for more information on the event. See you for a night of socializing, theatre, and FUN-raising!  

COMMUNITY NEWS

Nominees sought for 53rd annual Glenview Civic Awards
The Village of Glenview is seeking nominees for Citizen of the Year, Youth of the Year, a Public Safety Award, and a Public Service Award. These Glenview Civic Awards recognize individuals who made a difference in 2019. Nominations are due by 3 p.m. Friday, March 13. Information about the awards, criteria for each category, and a nomination form are available here


Calendar


March 2
No School 
Pulaski Day

March 3
7:30 p.m.
Band Concert
Auditorium
 
March 5
5 p.m.
Paradox
Drama/Dance Room
 
March 6
4 p.m.
World Cultures Celebration
West Cafeteria
 
5 & 7 p.m. 
Paradox
Drama/Dance Room
 
March 8
3 p.m.
Glenbrook Festival of Music
Auditorium
 
March 11
8 a.m.
IL Science Assessment
Testing for Juniors
 
10 a.m.
Late Arrival Day
 
7 p.m.
Parents Association
Parent Education Program
Lyceum
 
March 12
7 p.m.
Sophomore Parent College Night
Auditorium
 
March 14
SAT Testing 
 
7:30 p.m
WinterFest
Fieldhouse
 
March 16
7 p.m.
Board of Education Mtg
District Office
 
March 18
7:30 p.m.
Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra Concert
GBN
 
March 20
Teacher of the Year 
Nominations Due
 
March 23-27
No School
Spring Break
 

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