Monday, April 29, 2013
The Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 is testing an education program that lets fifth graders at Wescott and Willowbrook schools learn with the aid of a tablet.
The following article was submitted by Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. During the April 18 District 30 Board of Education meeting, Director of Technology, Andrew Kohl and staff members discussed the status of the of the One + One = D30 iPad Pilot Project, which was introduced in November 2012 to fifth grade classrooms at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools. "Welcome to the future," Kohl said. "District 30 believes that technology plays an important role in the learning process for students. Technology can connect students to learning in new ways and also empower them to seek out knowledge and contribute to the world of ideas. As a district, we strive to equip students with the tools necessary to develop critical 21st century learning …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Students from Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 recently competed in the 2013 Regional Science Bowl.
Ten students from Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 recently earned third place in the U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory’s 2013 Regional Science Bowl, according to the school website. Fourteen middle school teams from the region took part in the quiz style event where students answered questions in a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, astronomy and math. Maple School’s Blue Team took third place while the school’s Orange team placed eighth in the region, according to the school. Robin Dombeck, a Maple School science teacher who coaches the Science Bowl teams, said in a school news release that the team met their goal of improving and moving up the ranking and is …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Two schools from Northbrook-Glenview School District 30 were given the honor for sustaining high academic performance for three consecutive years.
Northbrook-Glenview School District 30 has been given high honors by the Illinois State Board of Education this week. The district has two schools named to the Academic Honor Roll and given the 2012 Academic Excellence Award. Wescott Elementary School and Willowbrook Middle School are among 454 Illinois schools receiving the award. The schools honored all sustained high academic performances over the past three years. "Congratulations. The ISBE commends you and your faculty on all the good work required to sustain academic excellence in your schools," stated Chris Koch, State Superintendent of Education, in a letter to the school principals. On February 7, Wescott Principal Dr. Terri Carman and Willowbrook Principal Jill Weininger …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Roloff, a 34-year Northbrook resident, was honored with a special volunteer award for her contribution to the community.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, January 30
Northbrook Civic Foundation honored Karen M. Roloff with a special volunteer award for her some 34 years of service to the community, Northbrook Star reported. The professor of communications started her volunteer service in the 1980s as a Northbrook Community Nursery School board member and has since volunteered her time at many organizations such as Northbrook-Glenview School District 30, where she has served as an elected trustee for more than 20 years, Northbrook Star reported.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Northbrook/Glenbrook School District 30 Caucus endorses one incumbent, two newcomers.
The Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 Caucus endorsed a slate of three candidates running for three vacancies on the school board. The Caucus voted to endorse, in alphabetical order: Ursula Sedlak, Fred Sloneker and Ken Spero, for the upcoming April election. Spero is the only incumbent in the endorsed slate. If elected in April, the candidates will serve on the District 30 Board for four-year terms, beginning in the 2013-14 school year. The caucus interviewed a number of qualified candidates, and wishes to thank all the candidates for their interest in serving the school community, according to a press release about its decision. The school board election will be held Tuesday, April 9. Candidates have until 5 p.m., Dec. 26 to file a …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Those individuals interested in seeking election to the school board and receiving Caucus endorsement, should apply by November 2, 2012.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Century-old records that former Maple students found in a closet two years ago are now on display at the District 30 middle school.
Old attendance records, a land deed and district minutes were among more than 30 documents Maple School students found in 2010. Last week, after various conservation measures, the documents were placed in a permanent display at the Maple School's library. Jeremy Kriska, Sonia Ehrlich and Emma Farrell found a box containing the historical documents while putting away equipment after a school musical. "They didn't actually look old," said Kriska, 16, now a junior at Glenbrook North. Russel Maki, president of the Graphic Conservation Company, which handled the documents after they were found, said his firm mostly did some surface cleaning and long-term preservation. "They were actually in a fairly stable environment, so they weren't …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Whether learning to sculpt, paint, write or just playing hockey, Northbrook and Glenview kids are getting into summer school.
Who knew that summer school could be this much fun? In District 30 youngsters seem to be having a blast learning, experimenting and enjoying their start of summer vacation - back in the halls and classrooms at Maple School. In language arts class with Jody Woods or Joan Marsh's 3D Art Class or becoming little Picassos with Sara Preis, youngsters are expanding their minds and imaginations.They're also playing hockey and other sports. Registration is still being taken but keep in mind, summer school concludes July 13.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
More than 850 people participated in last week's 5K Run/Walk, 1 mile run.
Daniel Cheung of Northbrook repeated his performance of last year and became the overall 5K male winner in this year's Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run. The overall 5K female winner was Carol Sullivan of Glenview. Over 850 people participated in the 12th annual run, on June 2, which started off at Maple School in Northbrook. Overall 5K male winner was Daniel Cheung of Northbrook. He also was the first place winner last year. The overall 5K female winner was Carol Sullivan of Glenview. The event was first organized 12 years ago to memorialize Lew Blond, beloved Maple School teacher who passed away from ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2000. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $90,000 to support research at …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Programs begin June 11 at Maple School.
Want to learn how to survive junior high or how to juggle or paint like Georgia O'Keefe. Sounds like the kind of things a kid could learn in summer school. And if you're a student in Northbrook/Glenview District 30, you can. Registration is still open for the month-long session that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. June 11 to July 13 (with one day off for Independence Day) at Maple School, 2370 Shermer Rd. A variety of offerings are available from refresher classes to developmental classes. Others include Cooking II to pick up advanced techniques and recipes and floor hockey. There's one on music theory as well as a workshop to learn how to write. Youngsters who want to find out how to make others laugh can take a class on comedy. …