Monday, April 8, 2013
Eighth graders from Northbrook Junior High will have their art hanging on the Georgie V's wall for the rest of April.
Northbrook Junior High eighth graders will have their art on display at George V's in downtown Northbrook for the rest of April, according to the Northbrook Star. “We’ve had very good comments," George Vlahakis, owner of the restaurant told to the Northbrook Star. “We’ve even had a slight increase in business when families have come to see the art.” Sign up for the Northbrook Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community updates in your email.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Northbrook School District 28 is building an organic garden next to the school.
Northbrook Junior High School students will soon have an outdoor classroom to learn about healthy eating. Northbrook School District 28 is building an organic garden next to the school and hopes to adjust its curriculum so students can harvest vegetables and fruits and see how plants grow by exploring the garden—produce from the garden will be used as food in the school cafeteria, Chicago Tribune reported. The garden, which is 72 feet by 31 feet, was funded with $24,000 in donations and is expected to open in April, Chicago Tribune reported.
Friday, February 22, 2013
About 70 NBJH students will display their art at Georgie V’s from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 1st.
The following release was provided by Northbrook School District 28. About 70 Northbrook Junior High School students will exhibit their drawings and paintings during the NBJH 8th Grade Art Show at Georgie V’s from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on March 1. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the 8th grade artists at Northbrook Junior High to showcase their art to the community and take pride in their work,” art teacher Mark Hay said. “I am very proud of the students' effort and grateful to Georgie V. and the Novy Family Foundation for partnering with us to make this happen.” The show will feature 100 pieces by students in the school’s drawing and painting classes; each student who participated in one of the classes has at least one piece included…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Nov. 3 event is sponsored by Northbrook Citizens for Drug & Alcohol Awareness, with cooperation from local school districts and PTO’s.
The following school notes were provided by District 28. Worried about cyber-bullying? Unsure how to overcome sibling rivalry? Wondering how to raise a child who values success through hard work and isn’t overly materialistic? Then check out the annual Parent University program, scheduled to run from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Glenbrook North High School. Professor and parent educator Char Wenc, M. Ed., will present the keynote speech, “Parenting Is Not For Wimps,” which will help parents understand the value of consistency in response to our children’s behavior – and how to achieve that goal. Wenc is a professor in the doctoral programs at the Adler School of Professional Psychology and Loyola University in Chicago, …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Jill Reigle inspired the love of all things French for 34 years.
Jill Reigle is all things French at Northbrook Junior High School. While she taught Spanish for 15 years, by far the Northbrook resident is a Francophile and has imparted the love of Paris, the culture, the history and especially Impressionist art. Reigle is retiring this week after 34 years, but to see her at school next year as she plans to substitute teach as a way of transitioning from school life to home life. Patch asked Reigle a few things about her career at Northbrook Junior High School and her future plans - here's what she had to say. What Will You Miss about Teaching? French language students are passionate about all aspects of the language so it was always a pleasure to teach them. Junior high students have “attempted” to keep…
Chris Helfrich has imparted ancient history and similar subjects and aided special education students for 16 years.
Chris Helfrich is ready to put down the books, textbooks that is. The Northbrook resident has taught ancient history for 14 years and a learning resource assistant for two years, 16 years in all at Northbrook Junior High School. This week Helfrich is retiring. Patch asked Helfrich a few things about her career in District 28 and her future plans - here's what she had to say. What Will you Miss about Teaching? I will certainly miss all the fun I had with my students learning about the ancient world and, of course, I will miss my colleagues more than I can say. What Won’t You Miss about your Job? GRADING!!! Please Share some Anecdotes about Teaching Although this isn’t about the students I had in class, it is a situation I found myself in …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
District's annual Concert For Africa will be held Friday, Jan. 27.
Fred Outa grew up scrounging for food in the garbage cans of nice hotels and restaurants, as an orphan living in the streets of one of Kenya’s poorest slums. Today, he’s a member of his country’s parliament and the founder of two schools for impoverished “street” children like he once was. Outa came to speak to fifth graders at Westmoor School on Wednesday as part of a visit to Northbrook for District 28’s Eighth Annual Concert for Africa, an event that raises funds for Outa’s school in a Nairobi slum as well as a second school he plans just for girls in the countryside. The concert is organized by retired Westmoor School secretary Sue Vaickauski, who met Outa during a trip to Africa in 2004 and set up the Fred Outa Foundation to support …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Residents gather at Maple Junior High to honor local heroes.
Veterans, local officials, and residents gathered at Northbrook Junior High School Friday morning for a commemoration of Veterans Day. A good sized crowd sat solemnly in the school's gymnasium listening to several veterans recount their experiences in the armed forces, and Village President Sandy Frum spoke about her experience as the mother of a veteran. At several points during the ceremony current and former service members were asked to stand and be recognized for their service to the country. Northbrook's Fire and Police Departments were also honored for their service protecting the local community. Closing the ceremony, guests gathered on the front steps of the school for the playing of "Taps" and a gun salute.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The structure at Waukegan and Kiest is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and two longtime Northbrook residents have experienced a lot of its history.
Not many buildings continue operating as working businesses or institutions 100 years after they were first built. Crestwood Apartments, at 1000 Waukegan Road in Northbrook, is just one of those uncommon structures. And in a delicious twist, Crestwood’s different incarnations— first as an elementary and high school, then for the past 25 years as senior apartments—are tied together in a complete circle. Jack West, 65, is apparently the only one of a small group of former Crestwood School students who went on to live at the building. Meanwhile, Gina Friend, 85, was a former Crestwood School parent who also resides in the historic structure. No special commemoration is planned yet for Crestwood’s centennial, so the memories of its history …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wood Oaks Junior High School is one of just over 300 schools nationwide to receive the prestigious honor.
The mood at Wood Oaks Junior High School Thursday was ecstatic, after teachers and other staff members learned that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had chosen the school from among thousands nationwide to be recognized as a “Blue Ribbon School.” Awarded to just 305 public and private schools throughout the country and only 19 in Illinois this year, the honor recognizes schools whose students attain very high academic success or schools that have closed significant achievement gaps. “It’s a way to shine a light on the wonderful things that are going on in this building,” Wood Oaks Principal Mark Schaffer told Patch. “It transcends the school. I think it really is an endorsement of the community.” Schaffer was notified that the …