SHS Foundation Golf Outing Most Successful Yet
The weather wasn’t ideal, but the results were for the Stevenson High School Foundation’s annual Drive Fore Dreams golf outing earlier this summer.
This year’s event was the most successful to date, raising more than $68,000. The money will benefit Foundation programs such as Stevenson to College (S2C) and Kids in Need (KIN), which support some of Stevenson’s most vulnerable students. S2C provides students with the mentoring, knowledge and assistance they need to make it to and through college. KIN, meanwhile, provides assistance for students whose families are facing financial hardship.
School nurse Peg Cucci, who was one of the founders of the Foundation and served as its first president, came up with the idea for KIN after encountering several students who didn’t have basic necessities at home. She reminisced recently about her history with the Foundation and KIN (third article on the page). Retired SHS business teacher Dave Hanson, one of the original faculty members at Stevenson, has been a significant KIN supporter along with his wife. Earlier this month, he discussed their involvement with the program.
With another school year beginning, the Foundation invites well-wishers to send words of encouragement to S2C Scholars heading off to college. If you’re interested in becoming an S2C mentor, or would like more information, visit this page.
Making Magic Tricks for Streetfest
The theme for this year’s Streetfest charity fundraiser is “Making Magic in the Community.” The event, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, will benefit three Chicago-area charities: K.I.D.S.S. for Kids, KAN-WIN and Turning the Page. To promote Streetfest, students have been issuing challenges to perform magic tricks on video, and Principal Troy Gobble has obliged. Watch this video to see his trick.
How to Watch Patriot Sports Online
Want to watch the Patriots, but can’t make it because of a scheduling conflict? You can watch Stevenson athletics events online through the NFHS Network. Two subscription options are available: an annual pass for $69.99, and a monthly pass for $9.99 per month. Subscribers can watch events live and on demand. Visit Stevenson’s NFHS Network page to subscribe. A portion of every subscription goes to Stevenson’s athletics program.
Want to Receive Text Notifications?
Stevenson High School is adding text notifications to enhance communication with students. Next week, you will receive a text that reads “Adlai E Stevenson High School District alerts. Reply Y 2 confirm, HELP 4 info.” If you want to continue receiving text notifications from Stevenson, please reply Y. If you do not want to receive text notifications, do not respond. If you did not receive a text message and would like to receive alerts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-415-4209. Parents and guardians who signed up for text notifications last year will continue to receive them. Parents and guardians who would like to receive alerts can contact email@example.com or call 847-415-4209.
Breakfast with Books will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love for reading!
Future Doctors of America will meet after school Tuesday in Room 8040. All are welcome.
Thinking of playing sports in college? Student-athletes of all grades who aspire to play college sports, and their parents and guardians, are invited to Collegiate Athlete Night from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 at the Wauconda High School Auditorium, 555 N. Main St., in Wauconda. The evening will provide insight into recruiting and academic requirements.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Carpentersville-based District 300 school board members approved a new three-year contract for teachers and school nurses on Tuesday. The contract calls for 4% annual raises. The union representing teachers and nurses ratified the contract with 89% approval a week earlier.
University of Illinois at Chicago students are gushing over a new $100 million dormitory. The Academic and Residential Complex, which can house 550 students, includes a 228-student lecture hall and a Starbucks on the first floor.
A historically all-female residence hall complex at the University of Illinois will go coed for the first time this fall. The Busey-Evans Residence Halls, the first dorms built on campus, will have male students for the next two years due to reconstruction of the Illinois Street Residence Halls.
A 14-year-old Proviso West freshman born without arms plans to try out this week for the school’s football team as a kicker. Tim Bannon also will compete in a kids triathlon Saturday during Chicago Triathlon weekend. He’ll run 1.24 miles, swim 200 meters and bike 4.4 miles during the race.
A Gary, Ind., elementary school student brought a gun to school on Wednesday, leading to a lockdown and police intervention. A student alerted staff about the gun. Gary police are investigating the incident.
A University of Chicago staff member was cut on the lip during a robbery Wednesday afternoon on the campus. The staff member was walking on a sidewalk when someone approached the person from behind and grabbed the person’s cellphone, the university said in a security alert.
The interim president of Richard J. Daley College allowed a private basketball program attended by his sons to use the school’s gym for free, waiving $70,800 in fees the program should have paid the college, according to a City Colleges of Chicago’s Inspector General report.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
President Trump on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Department of Education to erase hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student loan debt owed by disabled military veterans. Only about half of the roughly 50,000 disabled veterans who qualify to have their federal student loan debt forgiven have received the benefit.
A new study has found that attending college, even for students who fail to graduate, leads to greater income and employability compared to those who do not attend. The new research was based on a statewide cohort of 207,332 students who graduated high school in Texas in 2000.
The former men’s soccer coach at UCLA took a $100,000 bribe to get a Canadian student into the school, even though the teen didn’t play the sport, according to a federal indictment. Jorge Salcedo received the money from William “Rick” Singer, one of the key figures in the college admissions scandal that erupted last year.
San Diego State University has banned the use of virtually all electric and motorized versions of scooters, skateboards, bikes, roller skates and hoverboards on campus. School officials say the move is intended to protect public safety.
Two Tennessee twins grieving the murder of their older brother were shocked last week when the alleged killer served as a substitute teacher in their math class. School officials apologized, saying that the substitute had been assigned by a temp agency that provides subs to charter schools around the country.