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Glenbrook North names new associate principal for administrative services

May 14, 2020

Glenbrook High School District #225 announced the hiring of Lauren Bonner, current assistant principal for student services at Loyola Academy, as Glenbrook North’s new associate principal for administrative...

Glenbrook North hires new principal

May 13, 2020

Glenbrook High School District #225 Board of Education approved the hiring of Jason Markey, current principal of East Leyden High School, on March 16. Markey will start as principal on July 1.  “I...

Principal to step down after current school year

February 14, 2020

After five years in his current position, Glenbrook North Principal John Finan said in an email directed to the GBN community that he will be stepping down after the 2019-2020 school year “after giving...

Tips for students to aid Finan’s transition to principal

Photo by Gabe Weininger
March 6, 2015

The most significant change to Glenbrook North in the next school year will be at the helm of its administration. On Feb. 18, the district announced John Finan, associate principal of administrative...

School board announces new principals

School board announces new principals
March 6, 2015

When Glenbrook South principal Brian Wegley announced he was taking a superintendent position in District 30, Mike Riggle, Glenbrook High School District 225 superintendent, was in a situation he had never...

Students find new ways to cheat during E-Learning

Students may feel more tempted to cheat in an E-Learning setting. Students who cheat break trust with teachers and may influence their peers to cheat. Graphic by Baeyoung Yoo
November 20, 2020

While taking a math test, a student used a second computer to search for the answers using an answer engine called WolframAlpha. After searching the test questions, the student was able to find the correct...

Editorial: Stay apart to come together

Students act selfishly when they don't follow COVID-19 safety guidelines at indoor gatherings, jeopardizing not only their health and that of their peers, but also activities and in-person learning. Graphic by Theresa Lee
November 20, 2020

Cowboy hats, glitzy dresses and lots of maskless smiles. On Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, students’ Instagram and Snapchat posts could have fooled anyone into believing it was a normal Homecoming weekend. Feeds...

Cold weather predicted to increase number of COVID cases

Members of Orchesis rehearse outdoors for the virtual Orchesis show. Some experts have predicted that cold weather will result in more people gathering indoors, which would make it easier for COVID-19 to spread. Photo by Ellie White
November 20, 2020

Cold weather is predicted to contribute to an upcoming peak in COVID-19 cases in the United States. Glenbrook High School District #225 has collaborated with the Cook County Department of Public Health,...

District responds to calls for equity

On June 8, 2020, a Black Lives Matter protest, organized by members of The Acorn Collective, was held in Northbrook. The collective is working towards improving racial equity at GBN and GBS. Photo by Natalie Sandlow
November 20, 2020

Feeling disappointed by the way some members of the Northbrook and Glenview communities acted in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Glenbrook North Alumna Yasmine Ramachandra (‘15) was compelled...

Northbrook schools adapt to pandemic

Students at Greenbriar Elementary School sit under one of the tents outside the school taking a
October 9, 2020

The last first day of high school for senior Mason Durst consisted of sitting through six hours of Zoom classes in his room, an experience very different from his sister’s. Seventh grader Katie Durst...

Emotional wellness curriculum introduced

In a staged photo, senior Sofia Gisiner opens her SEL journal. The journal, full of various prompts and activities, was utilized during SEL instruction to help students reflect on their thoughts and goals. Photo by Natalie Sandlow
October 9, 2020

This past summer, a group of psychologists, social workers and administrators from Glenbrook High School District #225 designed a five-week Social Emotional Learning curriculum, also known as SEL. The...

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