Wednesday’s Varsity Results
Waukegan 2,367, Stevenson 1,905: Junior Esther Lee led the Patriots with a 436 series at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein. She rolled the team’s highest game of the day, a 183, during the second set. Junior Kelly Radelet shot a 383 series and senior Noa Givati added a 380. A trio of Patriots bowled two games: junior Yumin Kim (271), and seniors Reilly Sullivan (219) and Jodi Katti (216).
Five members of Stevenson’s football team were named to the All-North Suburban Conference Team: seniors Jordan Vincent (defensive back/wide receiver), JM Etienne (running back), Ean Norenberg (offensive line) and Mike Youkhanna (linebacker), and junior Jayden McFadden (wide receiver). Two defensive backs earned honorable mention: senior Jahleel Perrin and Jaden Mojica. … Tonight’s varsity girls basketball game at Lake Forest will be streamed live online and can be seen through Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 o’clock. … Three of Stevenson’s varsity boys basketball games are listed in this Chicago Sun-Times list of the top 35 contests to watch during the 2019-20 season. The highlighted SHS games are Saturday’s matchup at Westinghouse College Prep on Chicago’s west side, a Dec. 14 tilt versus Oak Park River Forest in the Team Rose Classic at Mt. Carmel, and a Feb. 14 showdown at Mundelein. … Senior RJ Holmes was named the Lake County Boys Basketball Player of the Week by the Daily Herald for his MVP-winning performance at Palatine High School’s Ed Molitor Thanksgiving Classic. RJ scored a career-high 25 points in Stevenson’s opening victory over Elk Grove, and averaged 12.5 points as the Patriots won the four-game tournament.
Visiting Artist to Talk With Students Dec. 12
The current Visiting Artist of the Month, multimedia artist Bert Leveille, will give a presentation for students during periods 6 and 7 on Thursday, Dec. 12. Her presentation will take place at the Visiting Artist Gallery in the West Building.
The Breakfast with Books Club is meeting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. The meeting will feature the club’s annual Jolabokaflod celebration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. All students are welcome; the only requirement is a love for reading!
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
Many English learners in the Chicago Public Schools not only catch up with their non-EL peers by eighth grade, but some academically pass them, according to new research from the University of Chicago’s Consortium on School Research. The study also shows that CPS eighth-graders who started their education with the district had higher attendance, math scores and core course grades than their peers. They also had similar reading scores and freshmen “on-track” rates.
Early plans for a new downtown Springfield university campus to be shared by the University of Illinois Springfield and Southern Illinois University have emerged, with a local economic development group suggesting a location on the business district’s eastern edge. The Springfield-Sangamon Growth Alliance is expected to unveil its ideas at public meetings in January.
Vanderbilt University has named University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier as its new chancellor. The renowned scholar will assume the post in July. In addition to serving as U. of C.’s provost — the school’s chief academic officer — Diermeier is a David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor at its Harris School of Public Policy. He previously was dean of the Harris School and helped transform it into the third-ranked public policy school in the nation.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
The Trump administration proposed Tuesday to break off the nearly $1.5 trillion federal student loan portfolio from the Education Department and have it instead be managed by a new independent federal agency. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos pitched the proposal for federal student loans to be operated by “a stand-alone government corporation, run by a professional, expert and apolitical board of governors,” instead of by the department’s Office of Federal Student Aid.
Among families of students with disabilities, those with lower incomes and who have children of color are less likely than their affluent and white counterparts to access their legal rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Challenges parents face while leveraging IDEA’s dispute resolution options include a lack of adequate legal representation, the inability of parents to take time off from work, fear of retaliation by school districts against parents, language barriers and inconsistent access to information about students’ rights.
Instructure, which makes the Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday it would be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. The deal will take private the publicly traded company, which is valued at $2 billion in equity. Canvas recently surpassed competitor Blackboard (which went private nearly a decade ago) in the number of campuses and students in North America it serves. Stevenson signed on with Canvas this year.
College bookstores have joined the growing list of opponents to the planned merger of two major academic publishers: Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education. The National Association of College Stores on Tuesday declared its opposition to the merger. The group believes the merger will limit the ability of bookstores to offer competitive prices to students.