Tuesday’s Varsity Results
Interested in Speaking at Mental Health Forum?
Peer Helpers is planning to run a mental health and suicide awareness forum from 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Little Theater portion of the Performing Arts Center, and is seeking students interested in being part of two panel discussions at the event. Through the forum, the group hopes to reduce stigmas surrounding mental health issues, and to brainstorm strategies to create a safer space for students.
Any students interested in being part of a panel must fill out this Google Form by 11:59:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. Students will be contacted through email if they are chosen to move into the interview portion of the application. Questions about the forum can be directed to Vrushali Thakkar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mollie Duffy at email@example.com.
Make a Stress Ball Before School Thursday
Student Services invites all students to make stress balls before school Thursday. Stress ball-making stations will be located in front of the College Career Center and the Performing Arts Center from 7:45-8:30 a.m.
Rotary Youth Club Sponsoring Charity Dodgeball Tournament
The Rotary Youth Club is holding a dodgeball tournament from 2-5 p.m. Saturday in the Field House. The entry fee is $5, and all proceeds will go to End Polio Now and the Thirst Project. Form a team of 5-6 with your friends; prizes will be awarded to the top team. Fill out the form on the club’s Instagram site: @stevenson.ryc.
Seal of Biliteracy Exam Registration Closed
All available spaces have been filled for next week’s Seal of Biliteracy exams.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The Chicago Teachers Union bargaining team said Tuesday evening that a strike Thursday is “overwhelmingly certain” after continuous negotiations have failed to reach an agreement.
Chicago Public Schools and CTU officials have met more than 50 times throughout the course of contract negotiations thus far and now, the union is asking teachers to walk off the job starting Thursday.
Barrington District 220 has joined the growing list of school districts, including Stevenson, to reserve the option of using electronic learning on days when school is closed due to extreme cold, major snowstorms or other emergencies. School board members Tuesday night voted 7-0 to approve the policy.
For the first time in its 34-year history, Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Practical Architectural Construction program has remodeled and flipped a single-family home. Over the course of the last two years, students from all six District 214 high schools spent almost two hours every school day at the Arlington Heights home to complete the remodel. The 4-bedroom, 3½-bath house, built in 1953, is on the market for $579,900.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Fewer states are using student test scores to evaluate teachers, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality. As of this year, 34 states require scores to be used in teacher evaluations, down from a high of 43 in 2015. The decline illustrates the continued retreat of an idea that took education policy by storm during the first half of the decade, but proved divisive and difficult to implement.
Two years after the #MeToo movement exploded from a social media phenomenon to a national reckoning over harassment and gender discrimination, toppling powerful figures in nearly every industry, many continue to grapple with how to treat the work of men accused of sexual abuse. The issue is especially thorny in high school and college classrooms, where young people can form deep attachments to the writers and artists whose works help shape their worldviews.