Student-athletes who competed in fall sports, along with their parents and guardians, are invited to attend the Fall Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in the Sports Center. Awards for on-field and off-the-field achievements will be given. … Three Patriots earned honorable mention on the Daily Herald Boys Soccer All-Area Team: junior forwards Alem Duratovic and Anthony Skordilis, and senior midfielder Camron Mahdavian. … Stevenson alumnus Jack Sorenson (Class of 2016) made ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Night on Wednesday with a nifty 21-yard touchdown reception during Miami University’s 24-21 win over Ohio. Watch his catch, which was No. 2 in the top 10.
All Juniors Invited to “Friendsgiving” on Nov. 26
The Junior Class Board invites all juniors to attend “Friendsgiving” from 3:25-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 in Room 6110. All juniors are welcome to come and there will be food, activities, and other fun things for them to enjoy and relax before Thanksgiving break.
Coach Hake is holding a meeting for boys lacrosse players from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. He will be discussing the team’s pre-season meeting schedule, which will start the week of Nov. 18.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
The Illinois Appellate Court will not bar Chicago Public Schools cross-country runners from competing at the state championship meet Saturday, according to an order issued Thursday. The Illinois High School Association was seeking to overturn a lower court order that allowed the runners to compete in the postseason.
Lake Park High School District 108 announced Thursday that it removed its head football coach following an internal investigation of how a convicted sex offender was permitted to serve as a volunteer football coach earlier this year. The Roselle-based district determined that head varsity football coach Chris Roll failed to follow district-required criminal background check procedures and “directed an assistant coach to remove the volunteer coach” from a list of names submitted for a background check, according to a statement.
One week after Chicago’s teachers union agreed on a tentative contract and suspended an 11-day strike, a threat to finalizing that agreement has cropped up: disagreement over how to parcel out raises for veteran teachers.
The Chicago-based U.S. Seventh Circuit Court ruled Tuesday that a teacher in Eureka School District 140 isn’t entitled to a refund for wages that went to the Illinois Education Association prior to the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that compulsory fair-share fees are unconstitutional.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
Multiple years of destructive wildfires and planned power outages have closed California schools for an unprecedented number of days, leaving school districts and the state struggling to adjust to what many call the “new normal.” In the last month more than 1,000 schools were closed for multiple days, robbing students of education hours and leaving school districts worried about losing state funds, which are based on student attendance.
Is the party over for fancy student housing? Falling university enrollments, excess supply and an uptick in defaults may foretell the end of a years-long spate of building amenity-rich housing on and off campus.
Five years after Michigan switched Flint’s water supply to the contaminated Flint River from Lake Huron, the city’s lead crisis has migrated from its homes to its schools, where neurological and behavioral problems — real or feared — among students are threatening to overwhelm the education system.
The U.S. Department of Education this week rejected Grand Canyon University’s bid to convert from a for-profit to nonprofit institution, raising questions about ongoing efforts by other for-profit colleges to change their tax status.