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School Bells to Wedding Bells: Teachers Scott and Elizabeth Nemecek (left) celebrate on their wedding day, almost five years ago. Matthew Whipple, Katrina Prockovic, and their daughter, Paloma, (right) stand together at a relatives wedding. Whipple and Prockovic have been married for nine years.

South Sweethearts

Bailey Baker, asst. features editor
February 16, 2024

From mere glances across desks to vivacious white dresses, South teachers found love within their shared passions for teaching, giving the term “high school sweethearts” a completely new meaning. Born...

Dual roles: teachers to coaches

Stella Ivanov and Peyton Knorr
November 10, 2022

When thinking of the role of teachers and coaches, many think the jobs are separate. However, some teachers at South are coaches after school hours end, Philip Ralston, varsity boys’ basketball Head...

It’s time we give teachers some credit

Sarah Ordway, co-opinions editor
March 18, 2022

It is no secret that students have had a crazy two years. It is a running joke at The Oracle about how many times I’ve written the “what a crazy year we’ve had” introduction, and yet, I am back...

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Logging off: 9 teachers retire after a year of difficulties

Mia Carr and Hailey Cho
May 21, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, goodbyes are being exchanged throughout South’s hallways. Although most of these farewells will only last for the summer, there are a few people who will not be returning...

Zoom Room offers childcare to staff

Zoom Room offers childcare to staff

Hailey Cho, staff writer
March 19, 2021

As South continues to shift into hybrid, students and staff have slowly transitioned back into the building. Although this act signifies progress, in-person classes also raise the question of childcare...

Illustration by Natalie Cronin

Juggling the worlds of Zoom and parenting; teachers persevere

Lexi Babich and Grace Clark
October 2, 2020

From teaching their students on Zoom to helping their own children with schoolwork, a teacher’s job is never done. Tara Tate and Emily Ekstrand, social studies teachers, have both been challenged with...

Amazing Adventures: Ziplining through the trees, Science Teacher Jessica Pritzker stands on the Monteverde zipline, the longest in Costa Rica. Pritzker spent her pre-honeymoon in Costa Rica in December before
getting married the next January.

Teachers travel around the globe, learn essential life lessons

Ellie Ruos, co-features editor
April 22, 2019

It’s wasn’t until he traveled solo around the world that Ceramics Teacher Kurt Webb realized there is adventure to be found everywhere. After traveling within the United States and out to Japan, New...

Fresh Faces: Presenting to her sophomore English class, new teacher Jen Jun teaches a lesson on fables. Glenbrook South hired 11 new staff members this school year.

South welcomes new teachers with fresh perspectives

Esther Lim and Julia Mariott
September 28, 2018

Of all the emotions that new staff members at South are feeling, excitement seems to be the most prominent. With smiles on their faces and hearts full of passion for their profession, these 11 new staff...

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Teachers reflect on previous career paths, find belonging at South

Lauren Bianco and Shannon Matthew
April 20, 2018

Although David Kane, social studies teacher, had his mind set on being a judge, he says he is happy with where he ended up. He believes his years of practicing law were not a waste because his path, no...

GBS honors generational teaching

Ellie Ruos, asst. features editor
October 6, 2017

It’s no secret that South is filled with many former students who come back to become teachers in the same classrooms they grew up in. However, most don’t know a number of these GBS graduates now work...

Abandoning beauty standards exposes real beauty

Abandoning beauty standards exposes real beauty

Anne Marie Yurik, senior editor
May 26, 2017

The people who really helped me grow deserve an ode to them after my four-year trek through high school. Here is to all the teachers who made me who I am today. Way back in freshman year when I hated...

Teachers reflect on past careers, encourage others to follow ambitions

Taylor Everson, staff reporter
April 11, 2017

High school and college have flown by, and now it’s time to pick a career and decide on a future. Many people have an idea of what they want to do, and believe that once they choose one career path,...

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