Winter Sports Start Soon; Don’t Forget to Register
The boys bowling, fencing and competitive cheerleading seasons start next week, and other winter sports get underway very soon. Use this link to register for winter sports. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-415-4225. Here are the starting dates for winter sports:
Alumni to Help Students Prepare for Future Success
Stevenson’s Career Exploration Program is sponsoring “Focus On Your Future,” its first-ever alumni career panel event, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the West Auditorium. Only SHS students are invited. Space is limited and registration is requested. Use this link to register. A panel of Stevenson alumni will share their knowledge with current students about several career areas, including medicine and healthcare, engineering, science, law, business and marketing.
The wrestling team will hold an information meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Wrestling Room. If you cannot attend, contact Coach Cook at email@example.com.
Tryouts for the competitive cheerleading season will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Wood Commons. Athletes new and experienced are welcome to try out! Register online through this link. Contact Coach Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or @stevensonvarsitycheer on Instagram for any questions.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The Chicago teachers strike continues today for a seventh day. The Chicago Teachers Union is expected to shift its picket lines from in front of schools to downtown, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be delivering her budget address.
The Addison Teachers’ Association could go on strike as early as Thursday. If the union strikes, it would make Addison at least the third district in northern Illinois to experience a work stoppage this month. Along with Chicago teachers, educators in Mendota, about 90 miles west of Chicago, have been striking since Oct. 16.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
The U.S. Department of Education has proposed several key changes to its massive survey that collects data from the nation’s public schools on a wide range of civil rights issues. Among the changes, the 2019-20 version of the Civil Rights Data Collection would remove questions that focus on preschool and school finance. The proposals would also add in more questions about sexual assault and bullying based on religion.
Sixty-two years after the world watched Little Rock struggle to desegregate its schools, history seemed to be repeating itself. After five years of state control due to underperformance, a plan is in place to return limited local control to the city’s school district. However, a newly elected school board would only be responsible for schools that had not received an “F” grade. The “failing” schools, which all have high minority populations, would still be under state control. The state’s plan would effectively divide the district by race.