Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Retired Teacher is Visiting Artist of the Month

Retired Stevenson High School art teacher and painter Joan Ackerman-Zimny is the Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for November and December. Samples of her work are on display in the West Building Visiting Artist Gallery through Dec. 21.

She will return to the school to discuss her art and her career during the next ARTalk at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The ARTtalk, which is free and open to the public, takes place at the Visiting Artist Gallery. Click here to read more about the artist.

Late Arrival Schedule Thursday

The school will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bus routes will start picking up students at 9:20.

Facebook Live With Athletic Director Thursday

Athletic Director Trish Betthauser joins Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey for the next Facebook Live edition of “Lunch With Jim” at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. The pair will cover a wide range of topics. Visit Stevenson’s Facebook page to watch live or on demand.


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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 2,562, Waukegan 2,115: At Lakeside Recreation Center in Mundelein, the Patriots (1-0) won their opening dual match against the Bulldogs (0-1), who were competing in their school’s first-ever boys bowling event. Sophomore Joey Gluck led all bowlers with a 578 series, and also had the highest individual game, a 212. Classmate Nicholas Sternes had the second-best series (523), as SHS swept all three games. Sophomore Ryan Lerman (510) was the third Pat to break the 500-pin barrier. Sophomore Benjamin Ries rolled a 494 series and senior Kerry Mueller had a 457.

Meeting for Parents of Varsity Baseball Players

All parents of potential 2019 varsity baseball players are invited to attend a Spring Break trip informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the West Staff Dining Room near the Sports Center entrance.


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Don’t Mess Up the Art of Brain Development

Can you imagine if some of the greatest works of art had never been finished? In its weekly video, Catalyst says your brain is like a work of art. Like any work of art, your brain takes time to be completed; in fact, it’s still developing until age 25. Using alcohol during the teenage years stops development of your brain, and it will never become the great work of art it was meant to be.


Split decision on two Hawthorn District 73 tax requests

Wheeling District 21 voters: Raise taxes for upgrades

Gavin District 37 voters back funding for school repairs

Maine 207 voters OK tax hike for building improvements

Harper College borrowing plan approved

Elmhurst 205 voters support $168.5M construction plan

$166M Hinsdale 86 referendum headed for failure

Glen Ellyn District 89 voters approve tax increase

Wheaton Warrenville 220 voters approve a new Jefferson

Voters OK McHenry District 156 referendum

Second discovery of racist graffiti at Oak Park River Forest

Chicago charter school network founder stepping down

Bradley University graduate wins Kansas governor’s race


Modernizing the search for substitute teachers

How Trump is dismantling Obama’s education policies

School chief’s plan would divide L.A. district into 32 networks

Liberty University leased student email addresses to candidate

Florida district requires high schoolers to wear ID

Cornell enters new phase of investigation into star professor


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