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schools building photos of Greenbriar, Meadowbrook, Westmoor and Northbrook Junior High
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Board Briefs:

Read about the June regular meeting of the Board of Education:

  • The Board of Education is reviewing options for addressing $80 million in repairs, additions, renovations and remodeling to the district's aging schools identified in the Facilities Master Plan.
  • Staff News: Six educator positions were filled for the 2024-25 school year and three assistants.
  • Summer Programming, Professional Development and Summer construction projects.
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HOH Scholarship winners
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Congratulations to the 2024 Homer O. Harvey Scholarship winners, all of whom are members of the NBJH Class of 2020.  Each winner will receive $1,500 as a graduating senior from Glenbrook North High School.

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Students play together during unified games at NBJH in May.

Approximately 35 students had the opportunity to participate in Unified Games,  one of the annual end-of-the-year events that make NBJH a Special Olympics Unified Champion School.

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Meng Sun, Grace Paulissian, and Mark Gelfand each received the Distinguished Achievement Citizenship Award.
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Sixteen Northbrook Junior High graduates were recognized for citizenship and character at the May 29th graduation ceremony. Three received Distinguished Service and two received honorable mention.

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NBJH students and teachers gather for a group photo at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science regional competition in Decatur, IL on May 4th.
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Congratulations to our Independent Science Research students and teachers for bringing home 18 Gold and 5 Silver awards from the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Fair on Saturday, May 4 in Decatur!

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Wendy Concklin has been named Educator of the Year by the Illinois School Health Association
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The Illinois School Health Association selected NBJH Health Teacher Wendy Concklin as the Illinois School Health Educator of the Year. This recognition comes on the heels of the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognizing Northbrook Junior High as a Blue Ribbon Health School, the second time in 15 years.

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schools building photos of Greenbriar, Meadowbrook, Westmoor and Northbrook Junior High
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DLA Architects to completed a comprehensive, 10-Year Facilities Master Plan. The 528-page report was compiled with input from specialists in mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems; civil engineering; demographics; roofing; and building security. The firm collected input on learning environments and priorities for improvements from parents, students and staff in spring 2023 through focus groups.

The Facilities Master Plan was presented to the Board of Education in January 2024. It recommends $80 million of potential building improvements for the four buildings over 10 years in the areas of accessibility, life safety, operation and maintenance, and capital improvements.

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Students in Concert Band perform at a recent concert.
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When every K-5 student receives 60 minutes of music education a week, there are four levels of band, five levels of orchestra, a children’s choir, several middle school choral groups, musical productions for every 5th grade and an annual spring musical at the junior high, it’s not surprising that District 28 receives continuous recognition from the NAMM Foundation with the Best Communities for Music Education.

 

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Issue 12 of the Trojan Times

Here is Issue 12 of the Trojan TimesThis digital publication is created during Journalism. Every 6th-grade student rotates through this six-week course. There are three issues each school year. Each issue highlights submissions from two terms.  This issue is packed with stories on NBJH events, lots of sports updates, some summer tips for the food, and much more!

8th-grader student Nortbert Huelke and his oboe.
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Playing the oboe is quickly becoming a lifelong passion for 8th-grade Northbrook student Norbert Huelke. He just returned from performing as 1st Chair Oboist in the All-Illinois Junior Band and now he’s setting his sights on the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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A row of parked school buses

We are excited to announce that First Student’s FirstView mobile app is now operational.  This mobile app provides several features designed to help parents and students monitor their bus routes.

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Vaccination Information for Parents

The Illinois Department of Public Health provides informational materials for school districts regarding influenza and influenza vaccinations and meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccinations.