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26 | April 12, 2018 | The glenview lantern school School News GLENBROOK SOUTH GBS students place second in Chicago film festival Glenbrook South junior Aaron Gallegos and senior Alison Krolopp appeared at the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival on March 11 at Cinemark Evanston. The students won second place for their film, “Steen Metz: A Child Holocaust Survivor,” in the student competition for the high-school category. Jamnesty set for April 13 GBS will host its annual Jamnesty show from 7-11 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the West Cafeteria. Acts will include singing, dancing, music and poetry. Admission is $5. GBS students to present ‘Sleeping Beauty’ by Stacey Lane This year’s spring play will be “Sleeping Beauty” by Stacey Lane at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Glenbrook South junior Aaron Gallegos (left) and senior Alison Krolopp won second place at the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival on March 11 at Cinemark Evanston. PHOTO SUBMITTED April 20-21, in the GBS auditorium. In a twist on the beloved fairy tale, a traditional storyteller reading from his all-toowell-known book of “Sleeping Beauty” is quickly usurped by the story’s feisty villain, the evil Griselda. With a magical spell, she turns back the hands of time to show what really happened. Fortunately, two good fairies and a magical frog help set the story straight, and make sure everyone lives happily ever after. This show is appropriate for the whole family – from ages 4 and up. For tickets or more information, visit French exchange students arriving at GBS Students from Lyon, France, will be arrived at Glenbrook South this week. They are staying with GBS host families for two weeks, and shadowing their exchange partner at school. DISTRICT 225 Glenbrooks to present ‘The Little Mermaid’ Glenbrook students will present a Disney classic, “The Little Mermaid,” at 7 p.m. April 26-28 in the GBN auditorium. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, April 28, where audience members can meet the cast after the show. Tickets for this musical cost $15 and are available at Glenbrooks to offer summer athletic camps Glenbrook North and South will host summer athletic camps for children in grades 1-12. Registration information can be found at gbn.glen- Camps. For more information, contact Linda Regal at (847) 486-4717 or Glenbrooks to participate in CSL Art Exhibit More than 650 visual artworks from 12 area high schools will be on display Friday-Saturday, April 13-21, at The Art Center in Highland Park, 1957 N. Sheridan Road. This non-competitive show highlights artwork in all mediums. An opening reception, free of charge, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17. Gallery times and more information can be found at 1/3 SOLD! VOLTZ & WAUKEGAN | NORTHBROOK 847.461.9948 Plans, materials, prices and specifications are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Architectural, structural and other revisions may be made as are deemed necessary by the developer, builder, architect or as may be required by law. Images are used for illustrative purposes only and may reflect available upgrades over standard specifications. NOTE: Window placement is determined by elevation style. sound off the glenview lantern | April 12, 2018 | 27 Social snapshot Become a member: Like The Glenview Lantern: Follow The Glenview Lantern: @glenviewlantern go figure The 7th Band concluded the “International Music Tour” unit today by performing pieces from 9 different countries and answering trivia! A special thank you to our judges (parents, @ DaneDelli, and two of our @glenview34 board members!) @SpringmanMiddle #WeareD34 #ROAR34 @ArtsSpringman tweeted on April 3 $36.3 million Top Web Stories From, as of April 12 1. Glenview residents make wrestling history 2. Titans baseball ready for next level 3. OLPH student competes in annual Shamrock Shuffle 4. Lacrosse holds special place in North Shore 5. Coach Talk: This ramblin’ man working overtime Glenbrook South junior Aaron Gallegos and senior Alison Krolopp won second place at the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival on March 11 at Evanston 12/ CineArts 6. An intriguing number from this week’s edition $36.3-million bond referendum begins to pay off with groundbreaking for new Maple School, Page 3 From the Editor Taking advantage of a good thing CHRIS PULLAM A few years ago, while I was away at college, my parents were heavily involved in pushing two referendums affecting Cherry Grade School and Hall High School — my old schools growing up in the heart of rural Illinois. My father, who served on the grade school’s board of education, supported the school’s consolidation with nearby Dimmick Grade School, even though that meant our building would shutter. Dimmick’s school, freshly renovated a few years earlier, boasted some of the equipment and learning spaces common throughout the North Shore. Cherry’s school, on the other hand, was built with brick and mortar so long ago that both my mother and grandfather once roamed the halls as grade-schoolers. In fact, when I first started with The Glenview Lantern, I was immediately blown away by the area’s technological superiority. Glenview kids, I hypothesized, would rule the world some day. While I’m still amazed by your local school system every time I visit for a story, I’ve come to realize that my initial shock was due more to my humble roots than the quality of Glenview’s facilities (even if they do compare favorably to every school district in the area). So it was an easy call when my father and other community members suggested that Cherry consolidate with Dimmick, a school that benefitted heavily from the tax dollars of nearby commercial properties like the local mall and Walmart. Back then, Cherry boasted two pubs, two churches and one gas station. The gas station closed last year. Still, nearly every resident of Cherry attended that school as a kid, and the referendum split the community along some very obvious lines. Basically, the older you were (and the least likely you were to have school-aged children), the better the chances that you wanted to maintain Cherry Grade School, even at the expense of higher tax rates and lower education levels. Ultimately, the referendum passed without a hitch. Even my grandfather, the mayor of Cherry, came around toward the end. That same year, my mother pushed a referendum to build a new high school, which was in equal need of ... something. I’ve only been inside the new high school’s gymnasium, so I can’t speak with any real authority on the benefits of the new building, but the old building was about as similar to GBS as a moose and a goose. The moral of the story: my little brother, who attended the new high school his senior year, and my little sister, who benefitted from Dimmick’s facilities from sixth- through eighthgrade, have a much better chance of finding success in this crazy, complicated world thanks to those referendums. Maybe it was the wrong decision. Maybe a slightly better education wasn’t worth the loss of Cherry’s very own grade school and the increased tax rates attached to the new high school. Maybe. But as long as Cherry kids at least try to take advantage of those new resources, there’s a chance it was all worth it. The same goes in Glenview and Northbrook. Residents living in Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 supported the referendum to build a new Maple School with a three-quarters majority, meaning one in every four people believed the consequences outweighed the benefits. I’m guessing none of them attended the groundbreaking ceremony last week, which was filled with smiling faces and boisterous cheers. But while 25 percent is a small number when referencing a political vote, it’s a very large chunk of the D30 population. So, hopefully Glenview and Northbrook gradeschoolers can prove the decision’s potential value in the near future. The Glenview Lantern Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Glenview Lantern encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers include their address and phone number for verification, not publication. Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Glenview Lantern reserves the right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Glenview Lantern. 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