Crow Reaches 500-Victory Mark
Girls volleyball head coach Tim Crow earned his 500th career victory Monday night, as the Patriots defeated Buffalo Grove in the Sports Center. (Match details in the sports section below.) According to the Illinois High School Association, Crow has the second-most victories of any girls volleyball coach in Lake County history. Crow, now in his 18th year, has a 500-171 record, trailing only Libertyville’s Christine Trzyna, who went 604-239 in 21 seasons.
Crow was named head girls volleyball coach in 2002. He has the most wins and longest tenure of any volleyball coach in school history. His teams have won 30 or more matches 10 times, and have never won fewer than 22 matches in a season. During his tenure, Stevenson has captured 13 regional championships, four sectional titles, and one supersectional crown. His 2016 squad finished third at the IHSA Class 4A state finals. The Patriots also have earned five North Suburban Conference titles under Crow.
Dynamic Shadow Dancers Coming to PAC Friday Night
The Stevenson Foundation is sponsoring an appearance by the dynamic shadow dance company Catapult at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. An America’s Got Talent finalist, Catapult features dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. An imaginative combination of dance, storytelling and sculpture, Catapult will leave you wondering, “How did they do that?” Admission is $20. Click here to buy tickets.
A Look Inside Vaping Products
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.
99% of vape products sold in stores contain nicotine, according to the American Journal of Public Health. Nicotine is derived from tobacco and is the addictive component in cigarettes. It is also possible for vape products from other states to contain THC, the chemical in marijuana responsible for feeling high. Both THC and nicotine have the potential to cause addiction and other health consequences. Read more about the vaping crisis from Yale Medicine.
Second Pertussis Case Reported
A second Stevenson student has been diagnosed with pertussis, according to the Lake County Health Department. Pertussis, also called “whooping cough,” is a highly contagious bacteria spread easily by coughing and sneezing. Neither of the students with pertussis attended Saturday’s Homecoming Dance, school officials said this morning. The school will be sending an email to all parents and guardians alerting them to the pertussis cases.
Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson d. Buffalo Grove, 25-22, 25-23: Head coach Tim Crow earned his 500th career victory and the host Patriots improved to 10-6 with their sixth win in the last seven matches. Amanda Holsen led SHS with 10 kills and five service aces. Lily Cozzi added nine saves and tied Emerson Kouri with a team-high 14 digs. Makayla Uremovich recorded four kills. Grace Tully was 63-of-63 setting with 23 assists. She also served two aces, as did Connie Song. – NFHS Network replay (subscription required)
Stevenson 8, Glenbrook South 0: The Patriots continued to roll, winning their ninth consecutive match and improving to 11-1 on the year. Sonia Mehta was a 7-5, 6-4 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by Ainika Hou (6-0, 7-6 (6)), Thea Surya (6-1, 6-0) and Priya Rao (6-4, 4-6, 6-10). Alaina Kolli and Athena Kolli earned a 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. The other winning duos were Maggie Gong and Ellen Ma (6-3, 6-2), Alexis Lee and Angela Ran (6-2, 6-3), and Sneha Yellapantula and Abby Schueneman (6-4, 6-3).
Stevenson at High School Golf Tournament: The Patriots finished fourth in the inaugural event at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest. SHS posted a team score of 330 and was led by Nick Udoni (81), Conan Pan (82), Bradley Park (82) and Jake Surane (85). Loyola Academy won the team title with a 306.
The football moms are holding a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Chipotle in Lincolnshire. … Tonight’s varsity girls field hockey game against Lakes will be streamed live from the Stadium and can be viewed at Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The contest begins at 6:15.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Chicago Teachers Union members start voting today on whether their leaders can call a strike. If 75% say yes, the 800-member House of Delegates will gain the power to set a strike date. The union must give at least 10 days’ notice, so the soonest educators could go on strike is Oct. 7.
An increasing number of Illinois schools are falling below the measles vaccine coverage level the World Health Organization says is needed to keep children safe. According to the WHO, 93-95% of people in a population need to be vaccinated against measles to make sure the rest of a population is safe from the highly contagious disease. 514 schools across Illinois had a vaccination rate less than 95%, up from 439 schools in 2016.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is bucking the trend of enrollment decline seen at other public universities around the state. UIC is seeing record enrollment and its campus is filled with new construction projects. Applications are up over the last five years and the school is accepting more students. Nearly 80% of last year’s applicants got an acceptance letter.
The Community High School District 128 school board recently approved the use of e-learning days at Libertyville and Vernon Hills high schools. Under the plan, students would receive up to five hours of school work. They would be notified of their e-learning assignments by 7 a.m. on emergency-closure days.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Why do some people grow up to derive great pleasure from reading, while others don’t? The answer is consequential—leisure reading has been linked to a range of good academic and professional outcomes—as well as difficult to fully explain. But a chief factor seems to be the household one is born into, and the culture of reading that parents create within it.
Immigration and its impact on schools is being felt keenly in a small Minnesota city, which has received more unaccompanied minors per capita than almost anywhere in the country. Five times in just over five years, the Worthington school district has asked residents to approve an expansion of its schools to handle the surge in enrollment. Five times, the voters have refused — the last time by a margin of just 17 votes. A sixth referendum is scheduled for November.
The University of Kansas received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men’s basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice includes three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting and cites a lack of institutional control.
New York city education officials are notifying thousands of former students, staff and teachers that they might be eligible for free health care through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund because of their exposure to the ground zero site at the time of the attack.