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October 2018

College Report

Glenbrook South’s class of 2018 reported 97 percent of graduates pursuing higher education this fall at 177 different campuses.

Oakton Community College and the University of Illinois remain the top college choices selected by Glenbrook South students.

Some of the other top selected colleges or universities include DePaul University, Marquette University, Indiana University, Loyola University, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Dayton and Illinois State University. Each graduate applied to an average of 6.2 institutions.

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.

About 20 junior and senior students helped out an Arlington Heights resident who applied for assistance through the Suburban Volunteer Center. They painted a shed in the backyard, as well as the entire exterior of the home. It took about 12 hours to complete.

The program is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and private businesses. 

Senior College Finance Night

7-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, Norman E. Watson Auditorium

Parents of all Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South students are invited to attend this informative program. Jerry Cebrzynski, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid at Lake Forest College, will give a presentation on FAFSA Completion and an overview of the Financial Aid process.

FAFSA Completion Night

5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 4, Library

All seniors and their parents are invited to attend this event to receive assistance in completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms. Korean and Spanish translators will be on hand. Please note, students can begin submitting FAFSA forms on October 1.

Join the Gold Rush  

The GBS home football game on Oct. 5 will be Gold Rush-themed; everyone is encouraged to wear gold. Several Titan athletic teams are “going gold” this month to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. against Maine South.


Parent Education Event: Screening of film Angst

7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, Lyceum

The GBS Parents Association is sponsoring a screening of Angst and a Q & A with a GBS Student Services panel following the movie. Angst is a 56-minute film that explores anxiety and what can be done about it. It features candid interviews with children, young adults, and parents, as well as discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety, its sociological effects, and resources and tools available to help.


Fresh/Soph Play: No More Room in Heck

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

This is a performance opportunity for freshman and sophomore students to co-author and perform a stage play. This year we will be performing No More Room in Heck, a horror/comedy zombie apocalypse saga. Tickets are free with an activity pass, $3 without, or $2 in addition to a canned food donation that will go toward the annual GBS canned food drive.

FAFSA Assistance Days

Every Friday during the month of October and select Fridays in November

Seniors and their parents are invited to make appointments to receive assistance in completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms on Fridays during the month of October and November. Appointments can be scheduled with Jennifer Swanson at or by calling 847-486-4548.


Fall Play: Anatomy of Gray by Jim Leonard

7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26; 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27

After the sudden death of her father, June Muldoon writes a letter to God asking that he send the small town of Gray, Indiana, a healer, and that no one else would die ever again.

Her prayer is halfway answered when Dr. Galen P. Gray crash-lands outside of town in his hot air balloon. Seeing their need for a doctor, he agrees to stay. Soon a mysterious plague begins to spread through the town and Dr. Gray isn’t sure he’ll be able to save them. Set in the late 1880’s, Jim Leonard’s Anatomy of Gray deals with death, loss, love and coming-of-age in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking way.

Tickets are $7, or free with a student activity pass at the door. Visit for tickets and more information.

Strictly Strings Festival
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, Glenbrook North CPA

The Strictly Strings Festival will feature students from the combined orchestra program at GBN and GBS, as well as eighth graders from junior high orchestra programs. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets necessary.

Fall Choral Concert

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Norman E. Watson Auditorium

This concert will feature, for the first time this school year, the entire curricular choral program as well as the extracurricular vocal groups. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the GBS Choirs, please visit


Input opportunities: Superintendent search open forums and survey

The Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education invites the school community to provide input to assist with the search for the next superintendent, in one of two ways:


The following survey is open through October 3:

Link: Superintendent Search Survey

Open Forums:

Wednesday, October 3, 7 p.m.

Two locations - Glenbrook North (Library), Glenbrook South (Lyceum)

Both the survey and forums are lead and managed by an outside consultant who has been hired to help the Board to identify key attributes and characteristics that the community feels are important in selecting the next Glenbrook Superintendent.


'GBS homecoming filled with special message for all'

"The Glenbrook South homecoming week, running Sept. 17-22, was filled with parties, parades, football games, float- building and fun. 

But, for student council leaders and school administers, the real celebration was about the message of inclusivity the week sent to each and every student, assuring all that there is something for everyone at GBS."

Read more in the Glenview Lantern


6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2018 at Deerfield High School

CHOICES is a post-secondary planning night for students with disabilities who are college-bound. Families will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions offered by various colleges, community colleges, and programs focusing on the transition to college for students with disabilities. Families will also be able to meet staff from disability services offices at colleges and programs from all over the country during the college fair portion of the evening. See the Choices website for times, agenda, updates, etc. at


It’s time for class reunions!

check the Glenbrook Foundation website for updates on class reunions. The Foundation also continues to work for the enrichment and enhancement of educational opportunities for Glenbrook students. To these efforts, the Foundation is now adding "student wellness" to its list of funding focal points. This joins our previous funding of scholarships and technological needs for financially-challenged students and teacher innovation grants. If you would like more information about these efforts or how you can help, please visit our website.

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Oct. 2

Seal of Biliteracy Testing

Oct. 3

7-8 p.m.

Senior College Finance Night

Norman E. Watson Auditorium

Oct. 4

5-8 p.m.

FAFSA Completion Night


Oct. 5

FAFSA Assistance Day

Oct. 8

No School

Columbus Day

Oct. 10

10 a.m.

Late Arrival

PSAT Testing

Oct. 12

FAFSA Assistance Day

Oct. 13

Seal of Biliteracy Testing
Make Up Date

Oct. 17

7-8:30 p.m.

Parent Education Program

Screening of film “Angst”


Oct. 18


Oct. 18-19

Freshman/Sophomore Play

Oct. 19

FAFSA Assistance Day

Oct. 20

Booster Club Event

Oct. 22

7 p.m.

Board of Education Mtg

District Office

Oct. 24
Parents Assn General Mtg
7 p.m.

Oct. 25-27

Fall Play

Norman E. Watson Auditorium

Oct. 26

FAFSA Assistance Day

Oct. 27

PSAT 8/9 Placement Test

(For Incoming Freshmen)

Oct. 29

Canned Food Drive Begins

Oct. 30

7:30 p.m.

Fall Choral Concert

Norman E. Watson Auditorium

7:30-9 p.m.

Strictly Strings Festival

Glenbrook North CPA


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