Summer School Enrollment Reaches Peak
Stevenson’s summer school enrollment this year was its highest ever. This year’s enrollment of 2,174 students eclipsed the previous record of 2,055 set in 2004, and marked an 8.3% increase over last year. Almost half of the students enrolled at SHS this fall took a summer school course, including 78% of the incoming freshman class. Since falling to 1,298 students in 2013, Stevenson’s summer school enrollment has risen in each of the last six years.
Merv Roberts Receives 2019 Heritage Award
Merv Roberts, the longest-serving member in District 125 Board of Education history, received the 2019 Heritage Award during a ceremony at the school Monday night. He served on the board from 1981 to 2018, and was president from 1984 to 2000. The Heritage Award has been given annually since 1985 to individuals who have made a significant impact on Adlai E. Stevenson High School.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 161, Deerfield 187: Senior Joyce Bai won medalist honors with a 3-over-par 38 at Crane’s Landing Golf Club at the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Junior Sophia Zhuang shot a 40 and classmate Kelly Dong recorded a 41. Freshman Allie Santos and junior Faith Wang each carded a 42.
Stevenson at Rolling Green Invitational: The Patriots placed seventh out of 13 teams at Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights. Seniors McCrae Anderson, Jake Surane and Ethan Lee posted 83s to lead SHS. Jake and McCrae shot 39s on the back nine and Ethan carded a 40. Other contributors for the Patriots included senior Cal Buckland and junior Conan Pan (89), and junior Bradley Park (90). Stevenson’s top four scorers tallied a 338, six strokes behind sixth-place Buffalo Grove. Glenbrook North won the tournament with a score of 300.
Love animals? Passionate about animal rights and welfare issues? The first Animal Welfare Club meeting will be from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 in Room 7064. All are welcome to join and make a difference in the lives of those who can’t speak for themselves. Contact Ms. Sassan at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The first meeting for the Video Game Club is today. VGC will meet every week in Room 1204 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Come by for some casual platform video gaming. Contact Dr. Schroeder (email@example.com) with any questions.
Korean Club meets every other Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 1516 starting today. The club will be doing different activities to learn about Korean culture throughout the school year. The club’s focus early this year will be on planning and preparing for the Korea booth at World’s Fair, which takes place Oct. 5-6.
Model UN’s first meeting is at 3:30 today in Room 7044-7046. If you are interested in global politics, want to improve your speaking and writing skills, or compete in locations such as Washington, D.C. or Brown University, this club is the one for you!
Girls who want to play ice hockey can try out for a team sponsored by Lake Forest High School that includes students from SHS and other area schools. Tryouts are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8. You must register through Stevenson Athletics in addition to any registration required for the Lake Forest team. For more information, visit the Scouts Girls Hockey Association website.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The rise of e-cigarette use among teenagers has caught many suburban schools by surprise, the Daily Herald reports. Schools are taking different approaches in their response to vaping, with some focusing on education and others on punishment.
With a potential strike looming in September, negotiators for the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools appear to be far apart on several key issues. The teachers walked off last in 2012, the first strike in 25 years. WBEZ offers a look at the key issues involved in contract negotiations.
The parents of a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago are giving at least $20,000 to people who provided authorities with crucial information that led to the arrest and conviction of their daughter’s killer.
The Will County sheriff’s office is investigating possible financial crimes involving a former Lincoln-Way Central High School employee, officials said. The probe’s focus is on the Lincoln-Way Central Athletic Booster Club.
A University of Chicago student escaped an attempted sexual assault by an unknown suspect early Monday morning, according to an alert sent to the school community. The victim bit the offender’s arm, causing him to flee on foot, officials said.
A convicted felon who volunteers in Waukegan District 60 was charged earlier this month with failing to update his address as required by state law. Anthony McIntyre, who was convicted of murder in 1994 and spent almost 19 years in prison, said the charge is the result of a misunderstanding.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Almost every Atlanta Public Schools student is eligible for free breakfast and lunch this year, regardless of family income. Students who attend one of the 77 schools that uses the district’s food service are eligible for no-cost school meals.
A Virginia county NAACP branch filed a federal lawsuit last week seeking name changes for two schools named for Confederate leaders. The suit alleges that the schools’ names violates the constitutional rights of African American students and their families by making them feel unwelcome, and creating an unequal learning environment.
As science education has expanded in recent years to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, so have science fairs. Instead of traditional exploding volcanoes or foam-painted solar systems, today’s projects focus on using the scientific method.
The Portland, Ore., Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a scammer posing as one of the district’s construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment. Officials said the swindle was caught while the money was still in the fraudster’s bank account.