Monday, May 13, 2013
Nate Elfant scored a 9.3 on the vault and earned fifth place all-around during this weekend's gymnastics meet.
Nate Elfant scored a 9.3 on the vault in Saturday night's state gymnastics meet, tying for second place during his first career trip to state finals, CSL Insider reports. The Glenbrook North senior earned all-around fifth place in the gymnastics meet, according to CSL Insider. “Yeah, I’m happy with that,” Elfant told the Morton Grove Champion, regarding his vault score. “...I’m both physically and mentally exhausted. I went in there and gave it my best shot and I’m happy with the way it went.” Sign up up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local sports updates in your email.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Glenbrook High School District 225 might have a hard time keeping their target reserve rate for the next few years, according to an assistant superintendent.
District 225 officials expect reserve funds to decline over the next five years as state funding decreases, staff salaries increase and staff members receive training for new Common Core Standards, according to the Chicago Tribune. The school district's Assistant Superintendent Hillarie Siena told the Chicago Tribune an effective reserve protects schools from unpredictable financial climates, and despite concerns it could reach 18 percent of operating budget by 2018, the district still tries to keep the reserve at about 33 percent of operating budget. Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school updates in your email.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Despite a last minute come back from Highland Park, Glenbrook North still won Friday's game 48-28.
Glenbrook North's star running back, Grant Rushing, ran four touchdowns and threw a pass for a fifth, to earn the Spartans a Central Suburban North conference victory over Highland Park, 48 to 28, the Northbrook Star reports. “He’s a big, strong running back, who’s very hard to bring down,” Highland Park coach Hal Chiodo told the Northbrook Star about Rushing. “He’s certainly first team all-state in my opinion.” The Highland Park Giants scored 21 points in the game's fourth quarter, which GBN never managed to answer, according to CSL Insider. "I’ve never been in a game with a comeback like that, and just an all-around fight like that," Rushing told the CSL Insider. "Especially for the conference championship, it’s a perfect game. This is …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Spartan running back Grant Rushing reached a record 406 yards during Friday night's game against Niles North.
Glenbrook North senior, Grant Rushing, broke the school's 346 yard running record within a season, set by James Velissaris in 2001, during Friday night's game against the Niles North Vikings, the Sun-Times reports. The Spartand also beat the Vikings 56 to 17. “Grant is one of the best athletes to come through these halls,” Spartan varsity head coach Bob Pieper told the Sun-Times. “I knew that he was on a mission to have a good senior season and I could tell by his offseason workout that he was going to be somebody to be reckoned with.” Rushing ran three touchdowns from 35, 44 and 3 yards, CSL Insider reports. “I’m just honored and blessed,” Rushing told CSL Insider. “I’m proud of my team and proud of the way we came together. I couldn’t …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
University of Illinois, Oakton Community College and Indiana University among the most popular picks for GBN grads. Also, seven GBN students are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
More than 98 percent of Glenbrook North's graduating class of 2012 is pursuing higher education this fall at 153 institutions throughout the nation and select parts of the world. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oakton Community College, Indiana University, University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Michigan arethe top five most popular schools selected by the former GBN students. Some of the other top attended universities or colleges include the University of Missouri, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Michigan State and Illinois State University. Of the 98.1 percent of students attending college, 73 percent remain in the Midwest - 37 percent of which are in Illinois. Four are attending …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Glenbrook North running back Grant Rushing was recently picked by the NFL team as a high school all-star.
Grant Rushing of Glenbrook North was recently named the Chicago Bears High School All-Star of the Week. Rushing ran for 295 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns in Glenbrook North's victory over Lane Tech on August 31. The senior running back set the tone early when he broke loose for a 68-yard score on the third play of the game. Rushing also plays safety and returns punts for the Spartans. “The Lane Tech game was my best career day in terms of stats, and I credit that all to my line men. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to find the holes that I did, and I thank them for that,” he said. “I'm proud of my team and I'm proud of myself. It's the best feeling in the world to walk off the field with a win.” Rushing is a senior …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Former Glenbrook North star baseball player gets a dose of major league reality in Cleveland.
When former Glenbrook North star Jason Kipnis came to the plate Monday night at U.S. Cellular Field, it was the moment little boys dream of a chance to tie up an exciting late September game. But the little boy's dream did not come true for Kipnis, a second baseman for the Cleveland Indians, when he was at bat. The Sox recovered his sharp grounder and clinched a 5-4 win for Chicago. For Kipnis, it was just another moment of frustration in a season – specifically in a second half - where he has struggled at the plate and his team has collapsed. But his experience in 2012 may prove to be the foundation of a solid major league career, through success and chastening. Tale of Two Halves When Kipnis talked to Patch earlier this year, the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Administrators hope conservative approach offers financial stability for future students at Glenbrook high schools.
The following release was provided by District 225. The Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the 2012-13 budget, projecting $101,184,315 in revenues and $101,181,009 in expenditures in the Operating Fund. Based on the approved budget, the District forecasts an Operating Fund balance of $69.7 million as of June 30, 2013. “Maintaining strong fund balances is a key financial strategy for our district as we face uncertainties such as increasing student enrollment and potential decreases in state and federal funding,” said Board President Skip Shein. “By doing so, we greatly enhance our ability to continue providing the level of service our community expects from the Glenbrooks.” The majority (95%) of the District …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Also featured: Glenbrook North students raise $3,500 for charities.
Students Tackle Home Improvements for War Veteran More than 40 student and teacher volunteers from Glenbrook South’s Interact Club recently came together to help a 84-year-old Korean War veteran with some needed home improvements. Over a two-day period, the group repainted, landscaped and installed new light fixtures around the Arlington Heights home. GBS Interact Club partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the renovations. The volunteer effort was also part of the club’s annual Paint-a-thon event. Interact is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in public service projects and helping those in need. Global Citizens Club donates $3,500 Several organizations will be on the receiving end of some charitable efforts spearheaded by …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
GBS and GBN recently participated in an energy study to reduce use and save money. The Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity rated the district as 'highly efficient'; the schools have reduced energy consumption by $1M since 2008-2009.
Glenbrook North and South are doing their part to go Green but still have room for improvement, according to a recent energy study through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The retro-commissioning energy audit identified opportunities to reduce energy use and save money throughout the district, which was recognized as 'highly efficient' by the agency. Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) was designated to complete the review at GBN while EnerNOC, Inc., an energy consulting firm, conducted the analysis at GBS. Both schools completed the no-cost process during the 2012 spring semester. “It was cited that the maintenance staff do an exceptional job in operating the schools in a highly efficient manner…