- Awards and Recognition
Drama Teacher David Downing is well known in the hallways of Northbrook Junior High because of all the activities he leads or is involved in. His passion for student performance and positive teaching style is something Music Teacher Anca Apetean recognized over the past eight years that she has been working with him on the spring musical. She nominated him for the Illinois Those Who Excel recognition program.
The results of Greenbriar School’s first-ever weeklong, school-wide, community service project will require about 20 carloads to deliver, says parent volunteer Urmi Graft.
The school auditorium was transformed into a workshop where every class spent 30-60 minutes working on age-appropriate projects throughout the week. The results: 1,300 meal kits for Ronald McDonald House in Oak Lawn and more than 1,500 bracelet craft kits & handmade joke cards for Camp One Step, an organization that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.
District 28’s Young Explorers Early Childhood program is currently accepting 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children for the 2024-25 school year.
At the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 23 a 10-year Facilities Master Plan was unveiled; Strategic Planning is underway and Supt. Dr. Jason Pearson discussed snow day decisions.
At Northbrook Junior High, late January is the beginning of Science Fair season. For many of the students who spent the fall semester researching, documenting, analyzing a topic of their choosing, this is go time.
Saturday Jan. 20 marked the culmination of their efforts when they presented their research project and findings to a panel of three judges. The judges evaluate the oral presentation, the written work and scientific method of the experiments based on the Illinois Junior Academy of Science rubric.