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Northbrook Area History

   
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  1. 7th Grade Basketball Team Crestwood School 1950s
    Boys on the 7th grade basketball team at Crestwood School pose for a picture.

  2. 8th Grade Basketball Team Crestwood School 1950s
    Boys on the 8th grade basketball team at Crestwood School pose for a picture.

  3. "Ye Old Time Theater" Show 1955
    Junior high students at Crestwood School perform an amateur show, including music and dance, in the fall of 195.

  4. "Ye Olde Time Theater" Show 1955
    Junior high students at Crestwood School perform an amateur show, including music and dance. This photograph was included in District 28's Looking Into Our Schools publication in the fall of 1955.

  5. A Group of High School Students Study History
    A group of male and female high school students are seated at one table. Three boys are reading while two girls discuss what appears to be an ancient civilization timeline poster on the bulletin board. This photograph was included in District 28's Looking Into Our School's publication in the fall of 1955.

  6. Administrator Meeting, 1950s or 1960s
    Greenbriar Elemenatary School principal Gertrude Keller and four men who may be other district administrators meet in the mid 1950s or 1960s.

  7. Adult Social Dance
    Three couples are social dancing at a school function. There is a backdrop of a school bus with Charlie Brown characters in it.

  8. Art Class Circa 1950s
    Elementary/junior high students are making bird sculptures and paper hats are in the background. Teacher is identified on reverse of photograph as Mrs. Brcin. This photograph was included in District 28's Looking Into Our School's publication in the fall of 1955.

  9. Art Class for Junior High Students 1950s
    Three junior high students work on still life drawing in an art class.

  10. Art Sculpture at Meadowbrook Elementary School 1984
    A Meadowbrook School third grader creates a paper sculpture to resemble an outdoor metal sculpture.

  11. Ash Tree Memorial at Northbrook Junior High School, 1990
    Workmen are shown planting an ash tree at Northbrook Junior High in memory of Myron Landsman, a teacher who died of cancer in spring of 1990.

  12. Audio-Visual Club at Northbrook Junior High School 1986
    A Northbrook Junior High student works a camera during audio-visual club.

  13. Author Anne Emery Book Signing at Meadowbrook Elementary School, 1960s
    Author Anne Emery signs copies of her book, A Spy in Old New Orleans, at Meadowbrook School. The book was published in 1960.

  14. Author William Nicola-Lisa at Meadowbrook Elementary School 1998
    Author William Nicola-Lisa reads to a class at Meadowbrook School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  15. Author William Nicola-Lisa at Meadowbrook Elementary School 1998
    Author William Nicola-Lisa works with a class at Meadowbrook School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  16. Author William Nicola-Lisa at Meadowbrook Elementary School 1998
    Author William Nicola-Lisa uses a puppet to tell a story at Meadowbrook School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  17. Author William Nicola-Lisa at Meadowbrook Elementary School 1998
    Author William Nicola-Lisa autographs one of his books for a student at Meadowbrook School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  18. AuthorJim Lehman at Greenbriar Elementary School 1996
    Author Jim Lehman reads to a kindergarten class at Greenbriar School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  19. AuthorJim Lehman at Greenbriar Elementary School 1996
    Author Jim Lehman works with a student on writing at Greenbriar School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  20. AuthorJim Lehman at Greenbriar Elementary School 1996
    Author Jim Lehman listens to a student read her written story at Greenbriar School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  21. AuthorJim Lehman at Greenbriar Elementary School 1996
    Author Jim Lehman works with a class of students on their writing at Greenbriar School as part of an artist-in-residence PTA program.

  22. Band Concert French Horn Section, 1990
    Two members of the French horn section perform in a concert in 1990.

  23. Band Concert Percussion Section, 1990
    Four members of the percussion section perform in a concert in 1990.

  24. Barnum Play at Westmoor Elementary School 1985
    Mrs. Suzanne Tressel helps third grade students Karen Christian (back) and Johanna Isoe (front) prepare for their Barnum play at Westmoor School.

  25. Baseball Game at Crestwood School 1950s
    Boys in PE class or on the baseball team play baseball at Crestwood School.

  26. Basketball Team Crestwood School 1950s
    Boys on a basketball team at Crestwood School pose for a photo. This might be the 6th grade team. The photo includes three girls whose role on the team is not clear.

  27. Book Tree 1966
    Administrators, School Board members, and a student view a tree decorated with book jackets of children's books. It is possible that this photo was taken at Westmoor Elementary School, because there is a "w" on a child's sweater on the bulletin board.

  28. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 1
    This is the cover of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949.

  29. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 2
    This is page 2 of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949.Third graders are shown learning spelling with crayons. The school was built for an "ultimate expansion of up to 13 classrooms."

  30. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 3
    This is page 3 of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949.These first grade boys are exploring animal and plant life.

  31. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 4
    This is page 4 of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949. District 28's school population was 425 students, projected to grow to 655 by 1953. Greenbriar was the second elementary school to open, joining Crestwood.

  32. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 5
    This is page 5 of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949.The building was designed for expansion, eventually planning to house 350 students. The original building had only 4 classrooms and one kindergarten room.

  33. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 6
    This is page 6 of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949. The school is shown as located on the corner of Cherry Street (now Lane) and Third Street, which eventually was renamed Greenbriar Lane.

  34. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 7
    This is page 7of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949. It shows the costs of the project and estimated expansion costs.

  35. Booklet for Dedication of the Opening of Greenbriar School, 1949, Page 8
    This is the back page of the Greenbriar School dedication booklet for the event in December, 1949. The photos depict first graders running a store, kindergartners ironing and on a toy rotary phone, and first graders building with blocks.

  36. Bowling Unit at Meadowbrook Elementary School Circa 1960
    Susan Ruwitch, Jim Appleton and Jeff Johnson participate in Meadowbrook's bowling unit.

  37. Boys Basketball Team 1935-36
    The boys basketball team and coach pose for a team photo during the 1935-36 season at Northbrook School.

  38. Boys Doing Shot Put at Crestwood School 1950s
    Boys play shot put on the playground of Crestwood School.

  39. Bruce Ahlborn With Video Camera, 1984
    NBJH science teacher Bruce Ahlborn stands outside with a video camera.

  40. Cadet Orchestra Performance 1984
    Students in the Cadet Orchestra perform a December holiday concert.

  41. Cadet Orchestra Performance 1984
    Students in the Cadet Orchestra perform a December holiday concert.

  42. Cadet Orchestra, 1984-1985
    This is a photo of the cadet orchestra of District 28 in 1984-1985.

  43. Care Contribution 1957
    Four students at Crestwood give a $200 check for the Care contribution at Thanksgiving.

  44. Central PTA Board 1957-58
    The Central PTA Board from 1957-58 poses for a photo.

  45. Child in Pirate Costume 1988
    Parent Chris Helfrich puts costume make-up on a child who is dressing as a pirate.

  46. Children Playing Basketball at Crestwood School 1950s
    Children play basketball in the gym of Crestwood School.

  47. Children Playing in the Flooded Field of Greenbriar School Circa 1962
    Five students play in the flooded ground on the east side of Greenbriar School in the early 1960s.

  48. Children's author Helen Lester Visit to Meadowbrook Elementary School 1995
    Children's author Helen Lester reads to Meadowbrook students during a "Celebration of Writing" activity. She is reading from her book, "Me First!"

  49. Classifying Rocks in Science Class 1955
    Two students work to classify rocks during their science class. This photograph was included in District 28's Looking Into Our Schools publication in the fall of 1955.

  50. Classroom Visit to the New Greenbriar Elementary School Library 1985
    Joanne Paris (Julian's) third grade class moves books into the new Greenbriar School Library. Looking on are teacher Eleanore Chambers and aide Sue Swan. Librarian Nancy Taylor told each class about the value of books and how taxpayers helped the school acquire them for the children before each class began queing up for their book processions. The entire book collection of over 10,000 volumes was moved by the children, with Principal Warren Peters moving the last six books.

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