Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

Streetfest Raises $10,000+

Saturday’s Streetfest, sponsored by the National Honor Society, raised more than $10,000 and drew more than 1,800 people. The event benefitted three Chicago-area charities: efits three Chicago-area charities: K.I.D.S.S. for KidsKAN-WIN and Turning the Page. In addition, Turning the Page reports that it received more than 500 donated books for children in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

Junior Named Miss Illinois Teen USA

Junior Victoria Blair Rhemrev was crowned Miss Illinois Teen USA on Sept. 2 at Illinois State University. She was second runner-up a year ago. By winning the title, Victoria will represent Illinois at the Miss Teen USA competition next spring. She also will be making a number of public appearances and taking part in community service opportunities for the next year.

Bass Fishing Team Competes in Tournament

The bass fishing team took two of the top eight places Saturday in the first tournament of the Streamwood and Stevenson Fall Series on the Chain O’Lakes. Junior Michael Crawford and senior Jason Qualich (pictured) finished second with a total haul of 6.88 pounds. The trio of sophomores Grace Mower and Oscar Bank, and freshman Anthony Kholoshenko finished eighth with one fish weighing 1.71lbs.

Stressing Over Social Media

Stevenson‘s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi, will share regular reflections during the school year in the Daily Digest. For more information on Dr. Cortesi and the substance abuse prevention program, visit her web page.

According to a new study, social networking sites are causing stress among their users. Rather than switching off or taking a break, users choose to remain on the app as means of coping with that stress. This cycle can cause even more stress and increase the potential for a technology addiction. Consider discussing social media with your teen. Let them know that a good way to cope with social media stress is to take a step back and log off. Stay away long enough that they don’t feel the “pull” to log back on. Take a walk or do some other form of exercise, connect with a friend or trusted adult, and moderate use if they choose to log on. Read more about the research.


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Quick Hits

In the only varsity sports action scheduled for Monday, rain and lightning stopped the boys golf team from finishing the Barrington Invitational at Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein. On Saturday, the Patriots finished 10th at the Deerfield Invitational with a score of 323 at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. Junior Conor Pan led the team with a 75, and classmate Nick Udoni recorded an 80. Senior Andrew Babbo shot an 83, and classmates Ethan Lee and Jake Surane carded 85s. … The boys ice hockey season is underway. Coach Tom Wood (Class of 1998) says the strengths of this year’s team will be defense and goaltending. Several veterans return, and Wood called the crop of freshmen the strongest in years. Read this season preview.


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Chess Club will hold its first meeting from 3:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Room 2818. The club will meet every Tuesday during the school year from Sept. 17 to at least Spring Break.


Public schools in Rockford are operating without internet, telephone or computer systems that track student attendance because of a ransomware attack. Rockford Public Schools first experienced trouble with its phone and internet services on Friday. Classes for roughly 28,000 students in 47 schools resumed Monday despite outages still affecting school buildings and district offices.

More than 16,450 Chicago Public Schools students didn’t have a permanent home during the 2018-19 school year, according to numbers released last week by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Most were in temporary living situations, and about half were in 10 of the city’s 50 wards.

Two former Zion District 6 food service employees are suing the district saying they were fired and retaliated against for helping the district in its investigation of a food service manager who was later charged with felony theft. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 30.

A juvenile was arrested Monday for allegedly threatening a school shooting at Plainfield Central High School. A subsequent investigation led officers to the source of the threat, who said the statements were made in jest.

An official with the Boys and Girls Club of Central Illinois has been appointed to a seat on the Springfield School Board. Tiffany Mathis, 36, is the second African-American woman on the school board. Minorities make up 56 percent of the student body, above the state average of 51 percent.


The annual U.S. News and World Report rankings are out. For the ninth straight year, Princeton University was named the No. 1 college among national universities, and Williams College was named No. 1 among national liberal arts schools for the 17th year in a row.

More than two years after the state of Wisconsin authorized the creation of a public high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, no proposals to open such a school have been offered. The agency tasked with chartering the school has not received any proposals from organizations or groups interested in receiving state money to start a “recovery school” to serve up to 15 students.

The Austin (Texas) Independent School District last week released a plan to close 12 schools, alter boundaries and add academic programs at more than 30 schools. The district says it needs to make dramatic changes, citing declining enrollment and budget issues.

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