Economics Education Leaders Speak to SHS Students
Economics students heard from leaders in the economics education field during special presentations last week. “A Day in Economics” featured visits from Paul Solman of PBS’ “Making Sen$e” (via Skype, shown above); nationally recognized economics teacher and author of “Never Bore,” Martha Rush; and AP economics teachers Sally Meek and Julie Meek from Plano East High School in Plano, Texas. SHS economics teacher Sandra Wright also gave a presentation.
Parents are Invited to a Discussion on “How to Talk to Teens
The second event in the 2019-20 Parent Engagement Series will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 7:30-8:30 a.m in the District 125 Administration Center. Parents and guardians are invited to attend to have a casual discussion on ways parents can connect more with their teens. The Administration Center is located in the building just north of the Stevenson Stadium. See the Parent Engagement Series article on the Stevenson website for additional information about this discussion and future events.
Scholastic Bowl Finished Second at Early Bird Tournament
The Stevenson A team finished second among twenty-four teams at the Early Bird Tournament held in Urbana on Saturday, Sept. 28. This team included senior Govind Prabhakar, juniors Daniel Ding, David Lee and Arjun Nageswaran, and sophomore Anmol Dash. Arjun and Govind both finished among the top 10 highest-scoring players at the tournament.
A second scholastic team, Stevenson B, finished 10th in the tournament and included sophomore Anish Arora, and freshmen Rishabh Wuppalapati, Aadit Juneja and Dhruv Pendharkar.
Procedure for Parents to Report an Absence
With the onset of cold and flu season and additional cases of pertussis being reported, parents and guardians are reminded that student absences should be reported by calling 847-415-4000, pressing 2 and providing your student’s ID number, name and reason for the absence. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parents are also reminded that pertussis is a highly contagious bacteria spread easily by coughing and sneezing. Students with a persistent cough should be seen by a medical provider. Please keep students suspected of having pertussis at home for the first five days of the correct antibiotic treatment for pertussis, or until nasopharyngeal test results are known.
Wednesday’s Varsity Results
The girls golf team won their third consecutive North Suburban Conference Championship at Glen Flora Country Club in Waukegan. The rainy conditions resulted in a delay in the start of the tournament which was also shortened from 18 to 9 holes because of the weather. The Patriot’s first-place finish (161) was well ahead of runner-up Lake Forest (187), Lake Zurich (188), Warren (195) and Libertyville (197). Sophomore Emily Duan defended her individual conference championship title by shooting 39. Freshman Allie Santos claimed third place (40) and fourth-place was awarded to junior Sophia Zhuang (40). Faith Wang (42), Joyce Bai (43), Kelly Dong (46) and Julie Yoo (46) all placed in the top 11 for a Patriot win. Stevenson also won the JV tournament with freshman Jessica Velent shooting a 46 on the back nine.
Boys Ice Hockey
Stevenson lost (2-3) in overtime at the Scholastic Hockey League game against Barrington which was played at the Crystal Lake Ice House. Senior Itai Kleiman and freshman Davis Jegers both scored during regulation play. With the score tied at 2-2, Barrington scored in an overtime shootout.
Girls Cross Country
Stevenson traveled to Lake Forest Academy and came home with a second-place finish (39). Chicago Latin was awarded first (17) in a field that also included Willow Academy (39), Regina Dominican (107), Lake Forest Academy (134), Resurrection (163) and Winnetka-North Shore Country Day (200). The top 15 finishers included senior Caimin Xi (7th 21:16.7), junior Emily Fejes (8th 21:25.3), senior Michelle Yu (9th 21:30.9), junior Emma Finnegan (11th 22:01.1 and freshman Lia Novak (22:50.7)
Stevenson girls volleyball is now 13-6 for the season with their two-set win over Mundelein (25-9, 25-9). Amanda Holsen recorded 8 kills with a .571 hitting percentage and Lily Cozzi contributed 5 kills. Emerson Kouri served 6 aces and recorded 9 digs. Emma Potocki added to the scoreboard with 2 kills and a solo block. Grace Tully was 39-39 setting with 11 assists.
Junior Jessica Nyborg changed her approach to training, and it has made a major difference, she told the Pioneer Press recently. “I come to practice ready to work hard, and that’s something that has definitely changed, and my mindset has improved a lot,” she said. “Coming into this season I was motivated. I had goals that I wanted to achieve by the end of the season.” Jessica was a key contributor to Stevenson’s second-place finish at last weekend’s Lake County Invitational.
Fencing Information Meeting.
A meeting for Stevenson boys and girls interested in fencing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Room 2104. A parent information meeting for fencing will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in the West Faculty Dining Room (Room 1204.)
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Education will Continue on Snow Days. Barrington School District 220 is expected to join other area schools that use electronic learning days instead of “snow days.” This was prompted by the enactment of a state law that allows schools to use remote education plans during emergencies. The Stevenson District 125 Board of Education approved the use of up to five e-learning days for the 2019-20 school year.
Chicago Teachers Set to Strike. A strike by Chicago Teachers Union, school support staff and Chicago Park District Workers is expected on Oct. 17 if a contract cannot be reached.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Detroit School Bringing in Bottled Water Next Week. Water fountains in 106 district campuses will be turned off next week after tests showed higher than expected levels of copper or lead in their tap water.
SAT Scores Dropped for Class of 2019 as Participation Rose. The average SAT score for this year’s high school graduates was lower than in previous years. However, there was a significant increase in the number of students taking the exam.