C-SPAN Bus Coming to Campus Friday
It’s Homecoming for the C-SPAN school bus on Friday. C-SPAN in the Classroom will be bringing its bus to the Stevenson campus for the third time in the last 15 years. Students are invited to explore the most hyped form of transportation on the political circuit during the lunch periods.
Mental Health Help for South Asian Families
Stevenson’s Student Services Division is recommending a free mental health resource for parents and guardians who may be more comfortable speaking to someone in their native language. Sanjeevani is a nonprofit organization that offers counseling, guidance, meditation and other services for people who are depressed, lonely, anxious, overwhelmed or abused. Sanjeevani has volunteers available who can speak Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Hindi and English. For more information, visit http://sanjeevani4u.com, call 224-424-0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group also is sponsoring a talk on suicide prevention at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Schaumburg Public Library. Here is the Facebook event page.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson d. Zion-Benton, 25-11, 25-15: Connie Song served five of the team’s 11 aces as the Patriots (9-6) moved one win away from giving head coach Tim Crow his 500th career victory. The next match is at home against Buffalo Grove at 6 p.m. Monday. Molly Bourbon distributed nine assists on 31-of-33 setting, and added a pair of aces. Lily Cozzi and Amanda Holsen recorded four kills apiece, while Olivia Barreca and Emma Potocki each had three. – NFHS Network replay (subscription required)
Stevenson 110.6, Round Lake 98.4: The Patriots opened their season with a balanced effort at the Brunswick Zone in Vernon Hills. Jenny Callen and John Falcon led SHS with 113s, Zain Mansour and Jeremy Milliman each rolled a 110, and Ryan Kieffer had a 107.
Stevenson 7, Barrington 2: The Patriots improved to 9-1 on the season with the win at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. SHS won five of six doubles matches, and two of three singles contests. The No. 1 team of sisters Athena Kolli and Alaina Kolli cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory. At Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, the Pats’ tandems rallied for three-set victories. Maggie Gong and Ellen Ma prevailed at No. 2, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 10-3, while Alexis Lee and Angela Ran came back at No. 3, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8. Priya Rao formed half of the other two winning doubles teams. She paired with Kelly Herlihy at No. 5 (6-0), and Emily Hu at No. 6 (6-1). In singles, Ainika Hou was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 2 and Thea Surya earned a 6-3, 6-4 decision at No. 3.
Lake Forest 151, Stevenson 155: The Patriots (5-2 overall and in the North Suburban Conference) lost a tight match at Lake Bluff Golf Club. Conan Pan led SHS with a 37. Bradley Park and McCrae Anderson each carded 39s, and Nick Udoni added a 40. Also golfing for Stevenson were Jake Schabes (41), Ethan Lee (42), Jake Surane (43) and Andrew Babbo (43).
Two members of the boys cross country team are among the most improved runners in the state this season, according to Illinois Mile Splits (subscription required). Senior Corey Pacernick has the 10th biggest drop in time this season, having shaved 57 seconds off his fastest 3-mile time as a junior. His top effort so far this season is 15:13.90, compared to a best time of 16:10.90 in 2018. Sophomore Tyler Roberts ranks in the top 50 with a 32.90-second improvement. Last year, his fastest time was 16:47.80; this year, he has a top time of 16:14.90. … Last week’s varsity girls volleyball match against Libertyville stopped by bad weather will be continued at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Stevenson won the first set; the match will continue with the start of the second set. … Michael Youkhanna was named the Daily Herald Lake County High School Player of the Week on defense for his performance in last week’s 24-6 win over Libertyville. The senior linebacker intercepted two passes, broke up another, and had four tackles, including one for loss.
PM Assembly Schedule on Friday
The school will follow the PM Assembly schedule on Friday. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. as usual, but each class will be shortened by six minutes to allow for the Homecoming pep assembly at the end of the day. Eighth period will conclude at 2:37 p.m., followed by the assembly at 2:42 in the Sports Center.
Students interested in auditioning for Winter Guard are invited to an open house from 6-9 p.m. Monday in the Field House. Auditions will take place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 27 in the Wood Commons. No experience is necessary to audition. If you have questions, contact Ms. Gaul at email@example.com or Mr. Tseitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agility and Conditioning will not meet Friday morning.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
After months of negotiations and working under an expired contract since Aug. 15, the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association has a new contract, thanks to an almost unanimous vote of approval by the DeKalb School District 428 Board. Under the new contract, union members will see a cumulative salary increase of 15% over the next four years.
Support workers at Chicago Public Schools are threatening to strike if Mayor Lori Lightfoot doesn’t meet their contract demands, setting up yet another potential mid-October work stoppage at CPS. The latest employees threatening to walk out are members of Service Employees International Union Local 73, which represents more than 7,000 special education classroom assistants, bus aides, security guards and custodians.
More than 250 people wearing red attended a rally in support of the Springfield Education Association on Monday. The association, which includes teachers and support staff, has been in contract negotiations for the past four months and have been working without a contract since mid-August.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a $100,000 environmental education grant to support efforts to increase public awareness of regulated pollutants, emerging pollutants and biological contamination.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
New Mexico is hoping to make college tuition free for all state residents. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the program would apply to all 29 of the state’s two- and four-year public colleges and universities and all New Mexico families, regardless of their income, for the fall 2020 semester.
Cornell University’s medical school announced Monday that all students who qualify for financial aid will get a full ride: All costs will be covered by scholarships, including tuition, room and board, books and other educational expenses. Cornell’s move is the latest among some prominent universities to relieve medical students of having to borrow to pay tuition.
Officials at K-12 schools say they’re struggling to turn young people away from vaping and e-cigarettes at the same time that marketing campaigns present the products as safer than regular cigarettes. The challenge occurs in the midst of an uptick in lung injuries related to e-cigarette and vaping use. School officials also are struggling with how to balance discipline for using tobacco products on school grounds with treatment and counseling.
Janet A. Napolitano, president of the 10-campus University of California system, announced on Wednesday that she will step down in August 2020. Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona and U.S. secretary of homeland security, has led the California system since 2013.