Monday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson 58, Barrington 47: Sophomore Simone Sawyer scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Patriots past the host Fillies in the season-opening game for both teams. Simone scored 16 points in the first half as SHS built a 37-29 halftime lead. Eva Bardic, also a sophomore, added 16 points and junior Nikki Ware chipped in with 10. Senior Avery King scored the team’s other seven points. Stevenson used a 13-1 run late in the first half, and a 14-0 run near the end of the third quarter to blunt Barrington’s comeback efforts. The Patriots sank 16 of 22 free throw attempts in the game, and went 7-of-12 in the fourth quarter. – Daily Herald | News-Sun: Top 5 Teams, 15 Players in the Area
A statewide program helping female high school students learn about cybersecurity and potential jobs in the field begins accepting registration next month. Registration for the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology’s free Girls Go CyberStart program opens Dec. 2. The online program begins Jan. 13, and students can access it from home or school. No previous experience with cybersecurity or IT is required. The program includes lessons about cryptography, password cracking and digital forensics. For more information, visit girlsgocyberstart.org.
The Intramural Basketball League meeting will take place from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Monday in the Student Activities Office. Team packets will be distributed at the meeting. If you have questions, contact Mr. Wellington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire would get more classrooms, safety improvements and other upgrades as part of a proposed $8 million expansion and renovation. The plan calls for a one-story, 1,800-square-foot addition near the front of the existing building on Riverwoods Road.
East St. Louis, one of the country’s poorest cities, has been labeled the worst-performing school district in the nation. Only 73% of students graduate high school — compared to 89% in Illinois and 93% just across the river in Missouri. Community leaders hope that improving early childhood education will reverse the city’s fortunes.
A children’s author whose scheduled appearance at a Wheaton elementary school was abruptly canceled last month has accepted an invitation to speak about her book Wednesday at Glenbard West High School.
A Naperville Central student’s racist Craigslist post has raised concerns within the school community. The post featured a picture of an African American student in class with the heading “Slave for Sale (NAPERVILLE).” School administrators said they took swift and appropriate steps to address the situation as soon as they were made aware of the post.
Zion-Benton Township High School is looking into what it would cost to build a new pool after bids for renovating the existing pool came in higher than expected. The construction bids came in around $7.3 million, higher than the $5.9 million originally estimated. A decision on whether to build a new pool will take at least two to three months.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
The most-regretted college majors are English, communications, biological sciences and law, according to ZipRecruiter’s survey of more than 5,000 college graduates who were looking for a job. The least-regretted majors focused on computer science, business, engineering and health administration.
Teachers in three states have sued their former school after being disciplined for refusing to use the preferred names or pronouns of transgender students. The lawsuits also raise the question of whose rights take precedence when transgender students’ demands for recognition and respect clash with teachers’ personal beliefs. All of the teachers say they were forced to choose between keeping their jobs or acting in a way that conflicted with their religious views.