Welcome to the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP)!

The Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides opportunities for middle school students who reside in Glencoe to engage with the community for the purpose of fostering socially aware, civic-minded and community-oriented individuals. Our four primary program areas are civic engagement, performing arts, social activities, and the Oasis drop-in center. Click here to read more…

Thoroughly Modern Millie!

GJHP is THRILLED to announce that next year’s GJHP play will be…

Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie, who comes to New York City and soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle of the 1920s. 

Interested in being in the 2017/2018 GJHP play?  

Important Dates:

Audition Workshop:  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium  –  The audtion workshop is the opportunity for perspective auditionees to learn all audition materials (songs & choreography) for their audition.  Attendance is strongly recommended.  Materials will be available online & in the Oasis after the audition workshop.

Parents Information Meeting:  Thursday, September 7,  2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium

Auditions:  Monday and Tuesday, September 11 and 12, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium – Please come with your signed forms and we will be taking your photo to help with the auditions.

Callbacks:  Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14, 2017 – after school in Misner Auditorium

1st Rehearsal:  Monday, September 18, 2017 – 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Misner Auditorium

Rehearsal Days:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, with the occasional Tuesday and Saturday.  *September through November, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  During December and January, rehearsals will be 3:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Mandatory Parents Meeting:  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. in Young Auditorium

 Show Dates:  Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Sunday, January 28, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact GJHP Co-President, Deborah Barr at presidents (at) gjhp.org

Halloween Hoopla

Friday, October 27th 2017


Central School Small Gym

$10 online/$15 at the door



Halloween Hoopla is GJHP’s annual halloween dance. We encourage all 5th-8th graders to put on their costumes and dance the night away with music, games and more! 

Registration will open in October 2017

6th Grade Social!

GJHP would like to invite all 6th grade students to the annual Sixth Grade Social!

Friday, March 9th 

Central School Small Gym
 $15 online/$20 at the door 

What is the 6th Grade Social?

The Sixth Grade Social is a social event for all Glencoe Sixth Graders.  It is held in the small gym at Central School and is sponsored by the GJHP (Glencoe Junior High Project).  Our Youth Directors and volunteer board members will be there to chaperone the event and make sure the night is filled with fun.  This year FAMOS! DJ Entertainment will be there to keep the music playing and familiarizing the kids with some of the traditional activities they will encounter next year at Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.  Drinks and treats will be provided.

What is the attire for the social?

The attire for the social varies by what the individual is comfortable wearing.  Our goal is for everyone to have fun and be comfortable.  Many of the girls dress in nice dresses, however, nice pants or other outfits are completely acceptable.  Some girls wear heels, others choose comfort and wear flats or even Converse.  It is up to the individual.  Most of the boys wear khakis or dress pants and a dress shirt.  Some of the boys choose to wear ties or even jackets.  That is completely dependent upon the comfort of the individual.

Is this a couples dance?

This is not a couples dance but rather a social gathering for all Glencoe Sixth Grade Students.  Often groups of students arrive together, but EVERYONE is welcome.
 Registration will be available in the fall of 2017 for the 2018 6th Grade Social! 
Questions? Please contact Audra Donnelly at audra@gjhp.org

Tribune Local features “SHREK The Musical!”

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Just in time for opening night, the Chicago Tribune Local runs a feature on the Glencoe Junior High Project’s production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL:

Shrek the Musical” opens Thursday, Feb. 5, at Glencoe Central School and audiences can thank the Glencoe Junior High Project, which presents the annual show.

Adam Busch of Deerfield directs 47 actors and 21 crew members featuring Glencoe sixth- through eighth-graders in a fairy tale production based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film.

“Everybody has been working really hard the last couple of months,” Busch said. “It’s about fairy tale characters and learning to accept who you are and loving that.”

“Shrek the Musical supports the philosophy of our SEL curriculum, which is social emotional learning,” said Stacy Pritsker, a parent and show producer. “The Glencoe Junior High Project is based on that exact same premise, be who you are, find your inner self, embrace your differences and be self confident.”

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LUCKY STIFF cast featured in a full-length article in the Glencoe News

Sun Times reporter, Karie Angell Luc, does a great job capturing some of the wackiness of the GJHP’s production of LUCKY STIFF. Among the highlights:

Gabe Klewin, 12, a sixth-grader plays the cool and cold body of Tony Hendon, did emerge from his wheelchair during a song.

So Gabe, do you have a speaking part?

The deceased Tony shook his head no. So much for lively conversation, but that didn’t stop [Director Adam] Busch from speaking.

“Come see ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Misner Auditorium this coming Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!,” Busch said. “These guys and the rest of the cast have worked their butt off to do an amazing, high quality show, sure to entertain and make you laugh.”

Read the complete article here: here.