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Illinois removes 300-minute school day minimum, creates flexibility

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter

March 15, 2019

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The Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that revamped how Illinois public schools were funded, and as a result, took away the 300-minute instructional day minimum that previously existed, according to Dr. Mike Riggle, ...

Turnabout unable to sell enough tickets to break even

Anne Ribordy, asst. news editor

March 15, 2019

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On March 2, Girls’ Letter Club held the Turnabout Dance and sold 706 tickets, but failed to break even by about 400 tickets says Kim Kiraly, Girls’ Letter Club, sponsor. Turnabout is the all-school spring dance where girls tradit...

District 225 terminates parent-teacher conference night

Maggie Baumstark, staff reporter

December 14, 2018

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Negotiations last year between the Glenbrook Education Association (GEA) and the District 225 School Board led to the decision to discontinue parent-teacher conference night, due to contractual discrepancies and questions of necessity, ac...

Illinois Report Card rates South exemplary, notes achievement gap for certain students

Gigi Cepeda, co-editor in chief

December 14, 2018

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The Illinois State Board of Education released a school report card for Glenbrook South designating it an “exemplary school,” while achievement gaps–inequalities in testing performance between different student groups–rema...

South remembers Matt McNabola

Mary Grace Reynolds and Molly Stryker

November 12, 2018

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On Oct. 23, junior Matt McNabola passed away unexpectedly at his home surrounded by family, according to Principal Dr. Lauren Fagel in an email sent to South students, staff, and parents. McNabola was an active and loyal member ...

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