Glencoe Anchor visits GJHP’s “insider” conversations with Central School alumni

Today’s Glencoe Anchor covers a new program for GJHP – a pair of afterschool conversations for Central School 8th graders and parents looking for inside, honest feedback on the transition to New Trier High School with recent Central School alums.

Eighth-graders at Glencoe Central School had the opportunity to get the “real lowdown” on New Trier High School from current Trevians on Friday Feb. 27.

The debut event offered two separate discussions, which both featured a panel of current New Trier students….Eleven recent Central School graduates on the panel answered questions about what life is like in high school….

While snacking on pizza, eighth-graders asked the panel questions about social life, academics, and extra-curricular activities….the group discussed a wide range of topics, including cyberbullying, homework load and the level of difficulty that freshman classes entail…

During the parents’ panel, parents asked the high schoolers about what they do on the weekends, strategies for making friends at such a big school, and how their kids should go about seeking extra help with academics during freshman year. Adam Fox, a parent of an eighth grade student, said the four New Trier teens who sat on the parents’ panel were very insightful.

“Their willingness to come back and do this for the school that they went to, for the kids and for the parents who are curious about the transition, is really excellent,” Fox said.

Read the full article in today’s print edition.

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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