Monday’s Varsity Results
Warren 2,228, Stevenson 1,724: Senior Reilly Sullivan led the Patriots with a 390 series at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. She also had the high game of the day for SHS, a 163. Junior Kelly Radelet rolled a 382 series and senior Noa Givati had a 346. Also bowling for Stevenson were sophomore Diana Kwizera (312) and senior Jodi Katti (294).
Saturday’s Varsity Results
Stevenson at Al Galatte Holiday Invitational: At Rolling Meadows, senior Emily Weinstein won the floor exercise competition with a 9.35 score, helping SHS to a sixth-place finish out of 14 teams. Four other Patriots posted top-10 efforts: freshman Ashley Schabes was sixth on balance beam (8.8), junior Jessica Maher placed seventh on floor (8.8), junior Ainslee Cutler finished ninth in uneven parallel bars (8.3), and sophomore Ashley Sprague took 10th in vault (8.35).
Etienne, Vincent Earn All-Area Honors
Seniors Jean-Marc Etienne and Jordan Vincent were named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area Football Team on Sunday. Jean-Marc, a three-year varsity starter at running back, ran for 770 yards and 10 touchdowns before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in the eighth game of the year. In his career, Jean-Marc earned two all-area selections from the Herald, and was a three-time All-North Suburban Conference pick. He finished his career with 2,695 rush yards on 413 carries (a 6.5-yards-per-carry average) with 31 TDs, and also had 51 receptions with three scores. Jordan, meanwhile, was among a small number of Patriots who played both ways during the season, at wide receiver and defensive back. He led the team with 28 receptions (for 402 yards and five TDs), and was second in tackles with 84. The Eastern Illinois-bound Jordan earned the Patriots’ Big Gun Award, the team’s highest honor. Seven players earned honorable mention: seniors Ean Norenberg (offensive tackle), Jahleel Perrin (defensive back) and Mike Youkhanna (linebacker); juniors Jayden McFadden (wide receiver), Jaden Mojica (defensive back) and Danny Orgler (defensive line); and sophomore Jason Gleyzer (linebacker).
Graham Helps Plan Female-Centric Tourney
Stevenson’s varsity girls basketball team will play Hersey during the inaugural Grow the Game Classic and Shoot-Out at Glenbard West High School in January. The three-day event, which runs from Jan. 2-4, will feature 13 girls basketball programs, all led by female head coaches. The majority of games will be officiated by female referees as well. The event was established to celebrate and empower girls and women in basketball. SHS head coach Ashley Graham was part of the planning committee. Stevenson faces Hersey at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.
The varsity boys basketball team will face Glenbrook North in the first round of the fifth annual Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic on Monday, Dec. 23. … The baseball team is holding a fundraiser at City Barbecue in Vernon Hills on Thursday. Visit the team’s web page for the required image needed when placing an order. … SHS alumnus Jack Sorenson caught eight passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, earning offensive MVP honors, as Miami University beat Central Michigan, 26-21, for the Mid-American Conference football championship Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit. The Redhawks will face Louisiana in the LendingTree Bowl on Monday, Jan. 6. … Athletic Director Trish Betthauser will discuss Stevenson’s Athletic Hall of Fame and the inaugural induction ceremony during a Women Leaders in College Sports conference call today. The call is open to future and current female high school athletic administrators, and is part of an effort to support female athletic directors at the high school level. … Today’s sophomore and freshman A2 boys basketball games against Libertyville will be streamed live on Stevenson’s NFHS Network page. The sophomore game starts at 5:30 in the Sports Center, while the freshman A2 contest tips off at 7 o’clock in the Field House.
Testing Center Final Exam, Winter Break Hours
The Testing Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day of final exams. Also, the center will have the following hours during Winter Break:
- Thursday, Jan. 2: 8 a.m. to noon
- Friday, Jan. 3: noon to 4 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 6 (Institute Day): 7-11 a.m.
For more information, visit the Testing Center web page.
State Scholar Certificates Available for Pick-Up
Students who earned Illinois State Scholar status may pick up their certificates in Green Student Services, Room 2414.
The deadline to register online for IM Basketball and IM Volleyball is Friday. Team packets must also be turned in to the Student Activities Office by the end of the lunch periods on Friday.
HIAS Immigration and Citizenship, a program of JCFS Chicago, is offering scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. To see eligibility criteria and to apply, visit http://hiaschicago.org/apply-now/. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 1.
ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS
A Zion elementary school principal was charged this month with three felony counts of sexually assaulting a student a decade ago while a dean at a Kenosha high school, Wisconsin court records show. In the complaint, filed Friday by the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors allege Curtiss W. Tolefree Jr., now the principal at Beulah Park Elementary School, had sex with the student many times over the course of her junior and senior years, including at the school, his home and two hotels.
Naperville School District 203 is working to rebuild trust with students, parents and staff after a racial incident at Naperville Central High School in October. Some families and faculty members say the incident was a public example of behavior that’s been common for years. The district is made up of 22 schools and serves just over 16,500 students. While the community is becoming more diverse, the black student population hasn’t changed much in 20 years, at just 5% of the total student body.
Chicago Public Schools plans to close two charter schools for poor performance. The two schools, the Chicago Virtual Charter School and Frazier Preparatory Academy, were opposed by the Chicago Teachers Union prior to their opening more than a decade ago. If the Board of Education agrees to revoke the charters, more than 700 current students would have to find new schools next year.
NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS
University faculty members’ academic conflicts of interest elude scrutiny because transparency varies from one university and one state to the next. Most public and private universities require faculty to file reports on outside income and employment. However, many public institutions have codified faculty disclosures as private information, making it almost impossible for the public to access the records.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison will shift the way it reports Wisconsin resident enrollment by incorporating students who transfer to the university and Minnesota residents into its commitment to the state, which will allow the university to continue to increase its share of out-of-state students.
The Broad Center, which has attracted praise and suspicion for its training of school district leaders, will move from Los Angeles to Yale University, along with a $100-million gift provided by founder Eli Broad, the center announced last week. The donation is the largest ever for the Yale School of Management and will help fund a master’s program for public education leaders and advanced leadership training for top school system executives.
Tufts University last week announced plans to sever ties with the family that owns OxyContin producer Purdue Pharma. The university said it would remove the Sackler name from buildings and medical programs due to concerns over the company’s reported role in the opioid crisis.