Monday’s Varsity Results
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 27, Waukegan 0: Junior quarterback Liam Crawley threw three touchdown passes as the visiting Patriots (4-3 overall, 4-1 North Suburban Conference) won for the fourth time in their last five games moved one win away from becoming playoff-eligible for the 31st consecutive season. Liam completed 11 of 20 passes for 225 yards with no interceptions. He connected on TD passes to sophomore Floyd Glinsey (9 yards), senior Jean-Marc Etienne (58 yards) and junior Jayden McFadden (29 yards) as SHS took a 20-0 halftime lead. Floyd also kicked three point-after-TDs. Jayden was the leading receiver with four catches for 79 yards, while fellow junior Tristan Moskovic had three catches for 65 yards. Jean-Marc added a 10-yard TD run in the third quarter to complete the scoring. He had nine carries for 51 yards in the contest, and has scored 10 touchdowns in the past five games. The Patriot defense held the Bulldogs (0-7, 0-5) to 85 yards of total offense to secure its first shutout of the season. Junior Jaden Mojica recorded his fourth interception of the year, and classmate William Collins also had a pick. Sophomore Jordan Skolmar added a fumble recovery. – MaxPreps, Daily Herald, Pioneer Press
Stevenson at Homestead Invitational: Jessica Nyborg won two events and swam on a first-place relay during the 11-school meet at Homestead High School in Mequon, Wis. The junior finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (58.34) and first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.29). She also swam the second leg of the victorious 200 medley relay with classmates Elizabeth Cao and Alex Eastmond, and freshman Milena Busma (1:49.08). Jessica also was the first swimmer in Stevenson’s third-place 200 free relay unit (1:40.97), and was joined by senior Maddy O’Donnell and freshmen Abigail Collins and Isabelle Gattone. The Patriots, the only team from Illinois, finished sixth in the team standings.
Stevenson at Discovery Invitational: The Patriots (17-9) split a pair of matches to finish sixth at Glenbrook North with a two-day record of 3-2. Both losses were by two points in three sets. SHS opened play Saturday with a 25-15, 25-18 victory over the host school, followed by a 25-15, 18-25, 25-23 loss to York. On Friday, Stevenson beat Niles North (25-9, 22-25, 15-11) and Wauconda (25-14, 25-21) before falling to New Trier (24-26, 25-20, 15-13). Sophomore Amanda Holsen led the team with 58 kills and 11 aces in five matches, while senior Lily Cozzi had 41 kills and seven aces. Senior setter Grace Tully dished out 139 assists, with junior Emerson Kouri adding 10. Emerson made a team-high 71 digs and Lily had 39.
Seal of Biliteracy Exams Deadline Thursday
Stevenson offers students the opportunity for recognition through the state’s Seal of Biliteracy program by demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and a second language. Testing in various languages will take place from 7:30-10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, which is a late arrival day. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. The deadline to register is this Thursday. Read this article for more details.
The girls basketball team will hold an information meeting at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center. Student-athletes who cannot attend should contact Coach Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Negotiators from the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools resumed bargaining talks this morning, two days away from the union’s strike deadline. A Chicago Sun-Times/ABC7 Chicago poll found that nearly half of Chicago voters would support a strike, and they would be more likely to hold CPS and city officials responsible for the walkout than the union.
Chicago Public Schools has rescheduled some high school football games to preserve the playoff chances of its teams should a teachers strike occur this week, but depending on the duration of the work stoppage, the Illinois High School Association’s postseason formula could still leave some squads out in the cold.
The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was facing sexual misconduct allegations in another district. Cedric Nolen was hired in July 2019 as the principal of Colin Powell Middle School in Matteson. The hiring came just two months after the Chicago Public Schools’ inspector general substantiated sexual misconduct allegations against the 44-year-old Nolen.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
California has become the first state to mandate later start times for middle and high school students. The law will take effect over a phased-in period, ultimately requiring public middle schools to begin classes at 8 a.m. or later while high schools will start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. The law does not apply to optional early classes, known as “zero periods,” or to schools in some of the state’s rural districts. Teacher unions and groups representing school boards and superintendents opposed the move.
Schools in Florida and Texas where shootings took place last year have seen dramatic turns for the worse in academic performance, behavior and mental wellness. The details of what happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas are laid out in applications for aid under a federal program aimed at helping schools recover from violent incidents.