Friday, March 22, 2013
Winners at state-level geography bees will be invited to represent Illinois at a national geography bee in Washington D.C.
Whitney Sloneker, an eighth grader at Maple School, was recently named a semifinalist eligible to compete in the 2013 Illinois National Geographic Bee after winning an in-school competition. Patch pulled Sloneker away from her homework for a few minutes to ask a few questions and learn what it's like to participate in a Geography Bee. Patch: Is geography your favorite subject or something you've always been passionate about? Whitney: Prior to these events, geography was not one of my interests. I prefer math. I am actually surprised that I made it this far. This experience has helped me learn more about my surroundings, other countries, and their cultures. I am now thinking about the connections between geography and everyday life. P: How…
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, August 21, 2012
Lucie Seyhun will teach French and Spanish to junior high students in Northbrook.
Lucie Seyhun will join the Maple School staff this year, teaching sixth, seventh and eigth grade French, along with sixth grade Spanish. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Political Science with a minor in Middle Eastern Languages from McGill University in Montreal, and a Master's Degree is World Languages Education with a concentration in French and Spanish from DePaul University. As a student teacher, Seyhun taught French to freshmen at New Trier High School. She also taught French 1 through AP as a long-term substitute at Lake Forest High School. She is a native French speaker, born in Quebec. She also learned Spanish from her mother. She has lived in Canada, South Africa and Chicago. Patch: What inspired you to pursue teaching? Lucie…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Three Northbrook elementary schools were also ranked among the 20 best by 'Chicago Magazine.'
Chicago Magazine named Glenbrook North High School the best among suburban Cook County's top 20 high schools, based on factors such as average student-family income level, graduation rate and school spending per pupil. The magazine praised the school's schedule which encourages deeper study and critical thinking. GBN classes meet every other day for 90 minutes. "There’s a freedom to pursue their own education," GBN principal Paul Pryma told the magazine. Northbrook's Greenbriar School was ranked fifth best in Cook County suburbs, immediately followed by Wescott School. Maple School is magazine's ninth best. The magazine developed its own algorithm to rank the schools and used data from the 2010-2011 school year, the most recent …
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. …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Let Patch help you plan what you're going to do.
Can't decide what you and the family will do this weekend? If you don't mind taking a chance on rain, get out and enjoy all the area has to offer. Patch has a few ideas: Follow the Leader What: Respecting Wildlife: A Creatively Caring Special Event. A second-grader will take young and old alike through a presentation on the National Geographic Society, respect for wildlife and then help kids make a free craft to take home. Nature Center Rangers will also be on hand to answer questions. The Basics: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, River Trail Nature Center, 3120 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Free. Why: Young people have great ideas, and we can learn a lot from them. Grab the Big One What: Trout and Grouse is offering Fly Fishing 101. The Basics: …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Graduation, trash art, fundraising events - and more.
Here’s but a sample of things to follow up on, keep your eyes on and participate in around town. Let's get to it! GBN Graduation Glenbrook North High School's Class of 2012 Graduation will take place a 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3 in the Sheely Center for the Performing Arts at Glenbrook North. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. But you won't need to be inside the center to watch it. The orchestra room will be set up as a viewing room, and anyone go in there. No tickets are needed. There is one restriction: people can't take pictures or videos during the ceremony. A live feed also will be available to watch graduation remotely. For more information, log on to GBN through its own website or through the District 225 web page, or call 847-509-2643. Please…