• Ben Kiefer sprints down the field during practice at Glenbrook North on Aug. 15. PHOTOS BY MATT YAN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    Jr. Spartans ready for return

    August 21, 2014 By Staff report Sports, Youth

    Practice began Aug. 11 for Glenbrook North Junior Spartan Football, and the pint-sized players were in full swing on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the fields of GBN.

  • Pictured is one of four newly installed water re-filling stations at Maple School along with the PTO’s “Maple Pride” water bottle. PHOTO SUBMITTED

    Maple installs four water bottle stations

    August 21, 2014 By Dayna Fields, Editor News, School

    The principal of Maple School thinks that students asking permission to get a drink of water should be a thing of the past.

  • Cormick Buti, of Northbrook, picks a cucumber from a vine at Northbrook Junior High School on Thursday, Aug. 14. Photos by MATT YAN/22nd CENTURY MEDIA

    NB families lend a hand in the D28 garden

    August 21, 2014 By Matt Yan, Assistant Editor News, School, Life & Arts

    This summer, fourteen Northbrook families took turns taking care of the Northbrook Junior High School outdoor classroom and garden.

  • Northbrook’s James Pavletich submitted this photo of his family’s vacation to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, for The Tower’s 2013 Family Vacation Photo Contest. 22nd century media file photo

    Contest: Send in your best vacation shot!

    August 21, 2014 By Staff report News

    Years after a family trip takes place, Mom still loves pulling out the prints, Dad still loves telling tales and kids can still retrieve memories from those happy family times.

  • Northbrook resident Anna Kozhemyakov is principal of the newly opened Russian School of Mathematics in Wheeling. DAYNA FIELDS/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

    NB teacher chosen to lead new Russian School of Mathematics

    August 21, 2014 By Dayna Fields, Editor News, School

    “Math is the queen of all sciences.”