Monday, April 29, 2013
The Lombard teen was expelled in September for bringing a 30-inch replica weapon into the Glen Ellyn high school; his stated intent was to trade it.
A Lombard teenager and former Glenbard South High School student who was expelled in September for bringing a 30-inch club into the school has pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a weapon, avoiding any chance of a felony conviction, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, Steven Allen, 17, was sentenced to conditional discharge for a year, plus 100 hours of community service and a DuPage County Jail tour. His defense attorney, Tim Martin, said that the boy was a history buff and only made the Native American-style wooden club in order to trade for a coonskin cap. “He's grateful to the state [and] is lucky he has a new lease on life without a felony conviction,” Martin told the paper, adding that the boy has …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Glenbard South ranked 34th out of 667 Illinois high schools, according to the annual list published by U.S. News and World Report.
Glenbard South High School is ranked among the best high schools in the state, according to a report published Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report. Glenbard South ranked 34th out of 667 public high schools in Illinois. The 2013 U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools rankings are based on data collected from more than 21,000 public U.S. high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare them for college-level work, a press release from U.S. News said. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state assessments, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams. The ranking also takes into …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Glenbard South theatre will present "12 Angry Jurors" by Reginald Rose on April 18, 19 and 20.
Thursday, April 18
From Glenbard District 87: Glenbard South Theatre on April 18, 19 and 20 presents the classic jury room drama "12 Angry Jurors." Based on the original teleplay, this stage production examines the influences of the personal experiences of 12 jurors on the trial verdict in the case of an adolescent boy accused of murdering his father. All seats are $7, and the show is reserved seating. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. You may reserve and purchase tickets by e-mailing director Tom Skobel at this e-mail or calling 630-469-6500 ext. 4725. Cast members include Taylor Baird, Jennifer Erl, Nina Fox, Ben Goldberg, Darby Janss, Adam Joesten, Jessica Keuth, …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Terri Hanrahan and Loukia Mastrodimos leave top positions at Glenbard South High School for new roles in District 87 and District 99.
Glenbard South High School will have new leadership next year as Principal Terri Hanrahan and Assistant Principal Loukia Mastrodimos move on to different roles. Hanrahan's and Mastrodimos' resignations from their current positions in Glenbard District 87 will be effective June 30, according to the District 87 personnel report for the March 4 board meeting. Hanrahan will begin a new role in District 87 as the district's teaching and learning coordinator and Title I facilitator starting July 1. District 87 Superintendent Dr. David Larson said Monday Hanrahan's new position fits her professional aspirations. "It's an asset for us to have such an experienced leader who knows the district," Larson said. "...(We're) looking forward to …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The high school's math team recently took first place at regionals.
Tuesday, February 26
From Glenbard South High School Congratulations to Glenbard South High School’s math team for taking 1st place at regionals on Feb. 23 and qualifying for state. Out of 10 events, Glenbard South placed 1st in eight events and 2nd in two events. The state competition will be held Saturday, May 4, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nora Rizo, Robert Dobosz, and Haresh Harpalani coach the Glenbard South math team. Congratulations to the following students who won individual awards: Pre-Calculus: Andrew Bean – 1st place and Sean Cates – 2nd Place Algebra II: Jennifer Lipa and Stephen Robinson – 2nd Place Geometry: Tyler Yam – 2nd Place Algebra: Andrew Pen – 1st Place and Johann Gan and Avinash Panjwani – 2nd Place 1st …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Glenbard District 87 has announced the names of students honored with high honor roll and honor roll.
Monday, February 25
From Glenbard District 87 Congratulations to the following Glenbard South High School students named to the first-semester honor roll: Hajira Ashfaq, ReAnne Baniqued, Marlena Benner, Kelly Burdick, Sylvia Carlson, Amanda Carroll, Joseph Chung, Kaitlin Clark, Hannah Delgado, Amar Dhebar, Hans Eismann, Christopher Erb, Logan Fenhouse, Samantha Gallagher, Johann Gan, Augustus Geiger, Alaina Gillespie, Allyson Glahe, Rebecca Han, Samantha Hasiewicz, Michael Hsu, Stephanie Jaster, Robyn Jedlicka, Amy Kaczor, Mia Kaczor, Martin Kalski, Brianna Kay, Michael King, Daniel Kozich, John Laponte, Katelyn Longo, Stephanie Maurer, Allyson McConville, Kenneth Mendoza, Stephanie Mondragon, Erica Mote, Mark Murdoch, Anna Nelson, Esther Niedert, Justin O’…
Friday, February 8, 2013
In February, roughly 15,000 semifinalists are notified across the country that they are finalists for scholarships.
Friday, February 8
Six Glenbard Township High School District 87 high school students have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Finalists have met high academic standard, receiving a recommendation from their principal and earning SAT scores that confirm the earlier qualifying test performance. In February, roughly 15,000 semifinalists for scholarships are notified by mail that they have advanced to finalist standing. High school principals are notified and provided with a certificate to present to each finalist, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Scholarship winners are chosen based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments–without …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A student from Glenbard South and Glenbard West are among candidates chosen from across the country to receive the honor.
Wednesday, January 30
From Glenbard Township High School District 87 Two students from Glenbard Township High School District 87 have been chosen as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, which honors some of the country’s most distinguished high school seniors. Congratulations go out to Glenbard South High School student Andrew Bean and Glenbard West High School student Matthew Udelhofen. Up to 141 students are chosen from among outstanding graduating seniors to become Presidential Scholars. Scholars are selected on the basis of their accomplishments in the areas of academic and artistic success, leadership and community & school involvement. Candidates for the honor are evaluated based on their academic achievement, personal characteristics…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Community members can help support students as they write notes and letters to hospitalized veterans.
In a continuing tradition, students at Glenbard District 87 schools will be showing their gratitude to veterans this Valentine’s Day. Students from all four high schools will gather after school on Jan. 30 to create valentines for veterans who are hospitalized in hospitals in Illinois and overseas. Residents who want to support the effort are encouraged to consider chaperoning, donating art supplies or snacks. The Advocating Character Through Service Committee, Students for Students, Key Club, Interact Club and the Glenbard Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports teams are sponsoring the event, according to District 87. During the afterschool event, students gather with friends, clubs or teams to write letters or thank you notes, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Glen Ellyn Public Library will extend its hours three days next week as students from Glenbard South and West prepare for final exams.
Parents, next week when the kids ask to stay out so they can study longer at the library, it’s not a ploy to stay out later. The Glen Ellyn Public Library will be extending its hours three nights next week as students prepare for final exams. The library will hold its “Late Night Study Hall” from 5 to 10 p.m. on January 14, 15, and 16. To assist students from Glenbard West and Glenbard South who are preparing for finals, the library stays open an extra hour during its special study hall. The Glen Ellyn Public Library began hosting the study hall in 2006 and along with staying open a little later, the library also partners with restaurants that provide students with food to munch on, said Anthony McGinn, the library’s marketing coordinator…