Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Retired Superintendent’s Book Builds Big Audience

Retired District 125 Superintendent Timothy D. Kanold’s latest book has become a best-seller for its publisher. HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader was released in March by Solution Tree, and currently ranks second among the company’s recent releases. In HEART!, Kanold offers wit and wisdom earned over four decades as an educator. He spent 20 years at Stevenson, including 15 as leader of the mathematics division. Kanold was honored earlier this year with the district’s annual Heritage Award.

Donations Sought for Next PPA Bake Sale

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday, and parent donations and volunteers are needed. Adults may volunteer to donate goodies at

Alum Running for State Representative

Vernon Township Supervisor Daniel Didech (Class of 2005) has announced that he will seek the seat of 59th District State Rep. Carol Sente, who is not running for re-election. Didech has been endorsed by several area lawmakers, including Sente.


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Girls Swimmers, Divers Take Aim at Sectional Meet

Stevenson’s girls swimming and diving team will compete in the 12-team IHSA Barrington Sectional on Saturday. The host school and SHS are expected to vie for the team championship. Barrington is ranked No. 11 in the latest Illinois Aquatics rankings, while Stevenson is No. 14. Several Patriots are looking for a return trip to the state meet, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at New Trier. Leading the way are senior Iza Pelka, who has earned four state medals in her career, and junior Ashley Carollo, who has three medals. Other Pats looking for a return trip to state include senior Eva Holsen in the 500 free, and junior diver Sherry Mestan. Sectional results will be available on the IHSA website.

Tickets Available for Baseball Team’s Annual Trivia Night

Tickets are now on sale for the baseball program’s fourth annual Trivia Night, which will be held Friday, Jan. 26 at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. The evening will include a buffet dinner, cash bar, trivia contest, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 each or $500 per table. The first 25 people who purchase tickets have a chance at winning a $50 gift card to Eddie Merlot’s. Proceeds help the SHS baseball team play schools from around the country during Spring Break to get ready for conference play. Visit the baseball web page to order tickets.

Swim Alum Sparks Denison Past Division I Foe

Denison University’s Casey Kirby (Class of 2016) won two individual events and swam on two victorious relays as the Division III school knocked off Division I foe Xavier University last Saturday. Last spring, Kirby helped Denison claim its 10th consecutive top-four finish at the NCAA meet, and earned All-America honors in three relays.


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Class of 2018 Apparel For Sale Online

Special Class of 2018 apparel is available for seniors at The deadline to place an order is Sunday, Nov. 19. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity!


The Stevenson Flag Football League will hold its championship games Sunday in the Stadium. Here is the lineup: freshman boys at 11 a.m., sophomore boys at noon, junior boys at 1 p.m., junior-senior girls at 2 p.m., and senior boys at 3 p.m.


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Former Gov. Quinn donating archives to Northwestern

Through Naperville North mural, alum leaves lasting impression on school


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No reason to think DeVos is quitting, contrary to viral news stories

Millennials and their kids: Why they’re choosing DIY education

State higher ed leaders call for better coordination in setting tuition

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Trump nominee for career-tech position pulled over old blog posts

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