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District 2:25 Update: August 12, 2019

Highlights from the August 12, 2019 Board of Education meeting

 

District 2:25 Update: July 29, 2019

Highlights from the July 29, 2019 Board of Education meeting

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.
District 2:25 Update: May 20, 2019
Highlights from the May 20, 2019 Board of Education meeting.
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. 
 
District 2:25 Update: April 29
Highlights from the April 29, 2019 Board meeting
District Update: April 8, 2019
Highlights from the April 8 Board of Education meeting
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.

District Update: Feb. 25, 2019
Highlights from the Feb. 25 Board of Education meeting
Registration information for summer school, athletic camps
Summer school will be held at Glenbrook South this year. Summer athletic camps are held at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South. 
Glenbrooks announce the hiring of new superintendent Dr. Charles Johns

On Monday, February 11, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Charles Johns as the new superintendent, effective July 1, 2019.

Glenbrooks release winter newsletter
The Glenbrooks, a printed community newsletter, was recently mailed to every household in the district boundaries.
Students develop vocational skills, self-determination
GBN’s Transition staff has been busy partnering with Northbrook community businesses to expose students to different vocations. 
District Update: Oct. 22, 2018

Highlights from the Oct. 22, 2018 Board of Education meeting

District Update: Sept. 24, 2018
Highlights from the Sept. 24, 2018 Board of Education meeting
District Update: September 11, 2018
Highlights from the Board of Education meeting
District Update: August 13, 2018
Highlights from the August 13 Board of Education meeting
District Update: July 30, 2018
Highlights from the July 30 Board of Education meeting
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. 
District Update: June 25, 2018
Highlights from the June 25 Board of Education meeting
Superintendent Dr. Riggle announces pending retirement

District 225 Superintendent Mike Riggle has announced his intention to step down from his leadership position and retire from the District during the 2018 - 2019 school year. 

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).
D225, Glenbrook Education Association agree new five-year contract
The Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved a new five-year collective bargaining agreement with the Glenbrook Education Association (GEA).
 
Glenbrook team explores new learning spaces

The Learning Space Expedition Team, a diverse group of teachers and administrators, spent the summer and fall researching the impact of spaces, neuroscience, ergonomics, design, color, and biophilia on student learning and well-being. The purpose of this team was to provide guidance in the design of new classroom prototypes that will be tested during the spring semester.

GBE student presents on "Hamilton" stage
Graduating Glenbrook Evening High School (GBE) student Madison Christenson was recently presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 
 
District adopts estimated property tax levy
On November 13, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the estimated property tax levy for 2017 in the amount of $106,256,303.
Glenbrook Foundation and District 225 award Teacher Innovation Grants

The Glenbrook High School Foundation along with District 225 recently selected the recipients of the 2017 Teacher Innovation Grants.  

Glenbrook Board approves 2017-18 budget
At a meeting on September 25, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the 2017-18 budget. The budget projects $133,668,674 in revenues and $141,773,674 in expenditures.
Board approves tentative 2017-18 budget
Board approved tentative budget for 2017-18 school year.
Video Tutorial: Get to know our new website
The Glenbrooks are excited to debut our new website! Please watch this video tutorial to learn helpful navigation tips. 
GBS Model U.N. team finds success through peer support
The Glenbrook South Model United Nations team has won numerous awards over the years.

But this team never measures its success with trophies.
Students travel, lend helping hand
Galante recently participated in a SaLT (Service and Learning Travel) Spring Break trip to New Orleans where she and about 20 other local students worked to restore housing damaged from Hurricane Katrina (2005) and a tornado that occurred only a few months ago.
Students travel, lend helping hand
Galante recently participated in a SaLT (Service and Learning Travel) Spring Break trip to New Orleans where she and about 20 other local students worked to restore housing damaged from Hurricane Katrina (2005) and a tornado that occurred only a few months ago.
Teen advocates for fellow diabetes patients

Jared is now a huge advocate for diabetic patients on both the local and national levels. He traveled to Washington, D.C. this past spring break to ask Congress for increased funding in diabetes management and prevention. He also requested that Congress hold hearings on the increased cost of insulin.

District adopts property tax levy

After hosting a public Truth in Taxation hearing on December 12, the Glenbrook High School District 225 Board of Education approved the “Resolution to Levy 2016 Taxes”, “Certificate of Tax Levy,” “Resolution Regarding Application of Loss and Cost Factors to 2016 Tax Levies,” and the “Resolution to Instruct County Clerk How to Apportion 2016 Tax Levy Extension Required.”

We know the meaning of school spirit

Each year on Loyalty Day, Glenbrook North High School Spartans layer on their green and gold garments and pile into the gym for an assembly celebrating a spectrum of achievements from clubs, athletics and individual pursuits. Their emcees, the five-member Student Activities Board, introduce honors wearing the same striped long-sleeve polos that have been donned for decades. At the end of the assembly, the Down by the River Boys lead a chant that literally has the crowd jumping up and down and “going bananas.”

Meet R.J. and the budget

Dr. R.J. Gravel took over his post as the Glenbrooks’ Assistant Superintendent for Business Services on July 1, and within days, had to build and present a budget for the 2016-17 school year.  


The Public Relations (PR) Office sat down with Dr. Gravel to learn more about the budgeting process, and the experience through the eyes of a new assistant superintendent.