The 2021 Illinois 5Essentials Parent/Guardian Survey is now open through April 2, 2021. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in D225. Your participation will help us understand the conditions at D225 schools and guide improvement.
Reminders for 2021
Monday, January 4: School resumes
Tuesday, January 19: Second semester begins
Tuesday, January 19: We welcome students back to in-person learning
January 11-14: Semester exams
Foundation awards Innovation Grants
The Glenbrook High School Foundation funded three Innovation grants this fall thanks to the generosity of parents who donated as part of Fall registration. Check out the recipients and also the many donors who helped support these projects.
Personnel practices revised
To continue promoting our students’ education, the Glenbrook District 225 Board of Education is making a number of changes in personnel practices that will bring more teachers safely back to the classroom second semester.
Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Monday, December 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. See the agenda and more information on how to address the Board.
Full Adaptive Pause Announced
In a letter to families Nov. 15, Superintendent Dr. Charles Johns announces the District's decision to transition to a full Adaptive Pause beginning Nov. 18. That means all classes will move to e-learning beginning this Wednesday.
E-Learning will be used instead of Emergency Days ("snow days")
At the Nov. 9 District 225 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the use of E-Learning days in lieu of Emergency Days being added at the end of the school year in June. This means that instead of school closures for emergency and weather-related conditions, such as “snow days,” E-Learning days will be used.
Current Health Metrics
View the decision-making criteria for moving into and out of an Adapative Pause.
Board approves final budget for 2020-21
At a regular meeting on September 29, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the final budget for 2020-21. This action follows a public hearing which was held during the meeting on September 14.
Board approves tentative budget for 2020-21
At a meeting on July 27, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed the tentative budget for 2020-21. The proposed balanced budget projects $144,758,042 in direct expenditures. Included in the proposed budget is a one-time transfer of $1,500,000 from the Operations and Maintenance Fund to the Capital Projects Fund to support approved facility modernization, including upgrades to the nurses office at each school.
Daily Health Questionnaire
Completion of the D225 Daily Health Questionnaire is required for all students and staff arriving on campus.
Thank you to our 2020 retirees
District 225 would like to thank our 2020 retirees for their many years of service and dedication to our schools.
GBN Principal search survey
The Glenbrook High School District 225 district leadership team invites the school community to provide input to assist with the search for the next principal of Glenbrook North High School by participating in an online survey.
GBN Kids 4 the Cure Club spreads kindness
At its meeting on January 27, the D225 Board of Education recognized the GBN Kids 4 the Cure Club, known for its efforts to raise cancer awareness. The students are driven by their desire to make a difference in the lives of families that face cancer.
GBS senior leads STEM community, inspires younger students
Elizabeth (Ellie) Welch-Jani, 16, is a senior at Glenbrook South. Her STEM interests have led her to earn top honors in astrophysics, tutor her peers, and co-organize a local Science Olympiad competition for middle school students.
District goals for 2019-20
Each year, the Board of Education and Superintendent work together to develop District Goals, which help determine priorities, guide planning, and promote fiscally responsible use of resources.
Board approves budget for 2019-20
At a regular meeting on September 23, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the budget for 2019-20.
A Letter to the Community: Dr. Charles Johns
As your new superintendent of Glenbrook District 225, I’ve been fortunate to spend a substantial amount of time, throughout the spring and early summer, learning about the community, our staff, and our students. I have enjoyed a wide range of community interactions such as walking in the parades, meetings with municipal leaders and visiting with students in summer school.
Board approves tentative budget for 2019-20
At a regular meeting on July 29, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed the tentative budget for 2019-20. The proposed budget projects $187,715,308 in expenditures. Included in the proposed budget is the use of $7.1 million of district reserves for improvements to life safety and other school facility enhancement projects.
Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year begins
Each year parents are asked to enroll their child(ren) for school, and verify residency by completing an online process in PowerSchool. The process is divided into five steps, providing an opportunity for parents to confirm contact information, identify emergency contacts, review school policies and procedures, and confirm athletic participation interest. We estimate that the process will take 5-10 minutes to complete for each child.
Thank you to our 2019 retirees
District 225 would like to thank our 2019 retirees for their many years of service and dedication to our schools.
Illinois Records Act requirements
In accordance with Illinois statute, Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools will destroy temporary records for the class of 2014 graduates, on June 30, 2019.
Bus passes can now be purchased for next year
Parents/Guardians can purchase a bus pass for the 2019-20 school year beginning Monday, April 8, 2019. Bus passes can be purchased online through the PowerSchool Parent Portal and our payment processing service, e~Funds for Schools, or in-person at the Glenbrook North or Glenbrook South bookstore.
New courses proposed for 2019-20 school year
On Monday, January 14, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education reviewed new courses and modifications recommended by the administration for the 2019-20 school year.
Titans aim to boost self-sustainability abroad
Students took initiative this winter by helping out a non-profit organization that aims to nationally spread bracelets, known as pulseras in Spanish, and bags, known as bolsas, which are made by people in Nicaragua and Guatemala.
District 225 adopts estimated property tax levy
On November 12, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved its levy request for 2018 property taxes to support district operations in the amount of $109,945,711. This levy request represents an increase of 4.4 percent, over last year’s property tax revenue. The percentage increase is based on a 2.1 percent increase for inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with a 2.3 percent estimate to capture new property growth within the tax base.
District announces new safety and security manager
At their regular meeting on July 30, the District 225 Board of Education approved the hiring of Mr. Joel Reyes for the newly created position of district safety and security manager. Reyes will work in partnership with school and district leadership teams in efforts to improve security and safety for students and staff.
Board approves budget for 2018-19
At a regular meeting on September 24, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education voted to adopt the final budget for 2018-19 school year. The approved operating budget is balanced and projects $127,864,256 in both revenues and expenditures.
School calendar discussion
As part of the student wellness initiative, the district has been considering a transition to a school calendar that will allow for final exams and the completion of the first semester prior to the winter break.
D225, support staff enter new four-year contract
On Thursday, May 31, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with the Glenbrook Educational Support Staff Association (GESSA).