Marching Patriots Taking Part in BG Days Parade
The Marching Patriots has 456 members this fall, making it one of the largest high school marching bands in the nation and on par with some of the biggest college programs. You can watch the Marching Patriots during the annual Buffalo Grove Days parade at 11 a.m. Sunday. The parade route begins at Bernard Drive and Indian Hill Drive.
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Thursday’s Varsity Results
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson 24, Buffalo Grove, 58, Dundee-Crown 61, Highland Park 71: Emily Fejes led the Patriots to victory over Buffalo Grove, Dundee-Crown and Highland Park at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The junior covered the 5-kilometer course in 20:35.34, 15 seconds ahead of classmate Emma Finnegan (20:51.99). Freshman Lia Novak (21:56.95) and senior Michelle Yu (22:14.19) were fifth and sixth, respectively, out of 70 runners. Sophomore Natalie Dugaesescu (22:57.53) added a 10th-place finish to round out Stevenson’s team score.
Boys Cross Country
Stevenson 31, Libertyville 50, Highland Park 68, Buffalo Grove 108, Dundee-Crown 110, Wauconda 170: The Patriots won their season-opening meet at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Senior Anthony Rodriguez crossed the finish line first, recording a time of 15:48.09 over 5 kilometers. SHS also captured places 6-9, thanks to sophomore Tyler Roberts (16:59.16), junior Wesley Park (17:12.79), senior Cameron Sprague (17:15.65) and junior Tarun Kalyana-Sundarum (17:22.85).
Stevenson 152, Libertyville 177: Senior Joyce Bai earned medalist honors by one stroke with an even-par 36 at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in North Chicago. She had two birdies and two bogeys, and was 1-under-par over the final five holes. Junior Sophia Zhuang shot a 38, while junior Faith Wang, sophomore Emily Duan and freshman Allie Santos each carded 39s. Senior Julia Yoo added a 46.
Stevenson 2, McHenry 0: Junior Alem Duratovic and senior Ryan Allen scored in the first half as the host Patriots improved to 2-0. Senior keeper Itay Gozalzani earned his second shutout of the year. Junior Anthony Skordilis and senior Rei Kubota recorded one assist apiece. – NFHS Network Replay (subscription required)
Libertyville 163, Stevenson 168: Junior Conor Pan led the Patriots with a 39 at the Arboretum, while six other players posted a 43 in their first dual match of the season.
Patriot Football Opens With Tough Challenge in South Suburbs
Season openers don’t come much tougher than the one facing Stevenson’s varsity football team tonight. The Patriots open the Brent Becker era with a game against Lincoln-Way East in Frankfort. The Griffins, 2017 state champions and state semifinalists last year, are ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press preseason Class 8A poll for 2010. Lincoln-Way East features three players who have committed to BCS schools, including four-star wide receiver A.J. Henning, who will play for Michigan.
SHS is No. 12 in the Class 8A rankings. Becker, who has been on the SHS coaching staff since 2012 and once led Lake Forest College’s football team, was named head coach earlier this year. Among the returning players in 2019 are 1,000-yard rusher Jean-Marc Etienne, a senior, along with classmate and Harvard commit Ean Norenberg on the offensive line, and senior defenders Jordan Vincent (Eastern Illinois), Shane Johnson, Jahleel Perrin, Kha’nari Williams and brothers Michael and Brandon Youkhanna. SHS season previews: Pioneer Press | Daily Herald
Both teams have long been regional powerhouses. Stevenson has made the state playoffs for a record 30 consecutive years, while LWE has reached the postseason in all 18 years of its existence. Tonight’s contest kicks off a schedule for the Patriots that includes five teams in the top 20 of their class: Lincoln-Way East, Neuqua Valley and Warren in 8A, Lake Zurich in 7A, and Lake Forest in 6A.
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Misplaced Something? Check Lost and Found
We’re three weeks into the school year, and already 13 pairs of missing eyeglasses have been found around the school! If you’ve lost your glasses, or a lunch bag, water bottle, backpack, or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost-and-found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.
Love animals? Passionate about animal rights and welfare issues? Animal Welfare Club will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 7064. The club will be making blankets to donate to animal shelters. 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.
German Honor Society will hold its first meeting of the year after school on Wednesday in Room 2618. Come to engage in German language/culture outside of the classroom and to help with World’s Fair. For any questions, please contact Frau Glowacka.
Davidson College – The John M. Belk Scholarship: The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability. Up to eight Belk Scholars are selected in every entering class. For each scholar, the Belk Scholarship provides comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room, and board), plus two special study stipends of $3,000 each. Interested students can pick up an application in the College Career Center (Room 1123). Students need to submit the completed application to the CCC by Friday, Oct. 4.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The DeKalb School District 428 Board has reached a tentative, four-year contract agreement with the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association less than 48 hours after the union filed its intent to strike.
College of DuPage full-time faculty members have approved strike procedures and language after their union’s latest contract proposal was rejected by the Glen Ellyn school’s board of trustees. The faculty members approved the vote Thursday, two days after their negotiating team and COD officials met for the first time.
High school football participation in Illinois is at its lowest level in nearly 30 years, according to data released this week by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Outside the gridiron, Illinois’ overall sports participation is on par with the national average. Most sports are down slightly, but lacrosse has continued its meteoric rise. Boys volleyball and girls wrestling also have shown major growth.
A former Southern Illinois University Carbondale employee is suing the university, as well as a former professor and graduate student, accusing the university of mishandling her reports of sexual assault and harassment that allegedly happened from 2016 to 2018.
Police Blotter: A former Chicago Public Schools security guard has been charged with sexually assaulting at least four girls, including his own 11-year-old niece, in a string of attacks dating back to 2001. … A 79-year-old Batavia school bus monitor is free on bond after his arrest on charges he sexually abused and exposed himself to a student on Tuesday.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
A proposal meant to protect kids from unnecessary discipline by banning expulsions for disobedience in California schools is moving closer to becoming a law. Under the amended Senate Bill 419, schools would be prohibited from suspending any student from kindergarten to eighth grade “who disrupts school activities or otherwise willfully defies the valid authority of supervisors, teachers, administrators, or school officials,” beginning July 1, 2020.
Florida’s first all-charter school district was engineered by unelected state bureaucrats at then-Gov. Rick Scott’s Department of Education, funded by the state Legislature and carried out by a charter school network based in South Florida, nearly 500 miles away. The “experiment” in rural Jefferson County has been transformational for many students but disastrous for a few. And it’s already changing education in Florida forever.
Another Michigan brewery is paying off school lunch debts for students. Fetch Brewing Company paid off lunch debts totaling $5,614 and impacting 671 families in Whitehall District Schools and Montague Area Public Schools.