Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

Orientation Evenings for Incoming Freshman Families
Orientation evenings for incoming freshmen and their families begin this week in the Performing Arts Center. The dates are:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 7 (student last names A-H)
  • Thursday, Jan. 9 (student last names I-P)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15 (student last names Q-Z)

Families will receive information about the online enrollment process, which must be completed for all soon-to-be freshman students by Jan. 31. Curriculum directors and students also will share information about course offerings and co-curricular activities.

Here is the schedule for the orientation evenings:

6 p.m. – Information packet pick-up near the Performing Arts Center. Packets will include a password for online enrollment, 2020-21 Coursebook, 2020 summer school catalog, 2020-21 Co-Curricular Guide, and health forms.

6 p.m. – School tours will be available, starting at the Forum (“Point”) entrance off parking lot B

7 p.m. – Presentation in the Performing Arts Center

Families unable to attend an orientation evening on their scheduled date may attend one of the other scheduled days. Families do not need to inform the school if they are attending on a different date.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Saturday’s Varsity Sports Results

Girls Basketball
Hersey 57, Stevenson 45: Senior Avery King broke the 1,000-career point mark for the Patriots (12-6) during the game in the inaugural Grow the Game Classic and Shootout at Glenbard West High School. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater commit led SHS with 17 points, and now has 1,006 in her career. Junior Nikki Ware added 11 points. The game was part of a three-day event featuring 13 girls basketball programs, all led by female head coaches. The majority of games were officiated by female referees as well. Stevenson returns to action Tuesday with a home game against Carmel. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling
Stevenson at Lake Zurich Invitational: Junior Ryan Grabiner finished third overall at Bowlero in Deer Park, leading the Patriots to fourth place out of 13 teams. Ryan rolled a six-game series of 1,334 (a 222.3 per-game average), 62 pins behind the winner from St. Charles East. He opened with a 710 in his first three games, including a high of 239 in the opener. Fellow junior Ryan Lerman was 15th with a 1,258 series, including a high game of 235. Classmate Nicholas Sternes was close behind at 1,225 (244 high game). Joey Gluck had the Patriots’ top individual game, a 261, en route to a 1,192 series. Freshman Ender Starr contributed a 1,116 series. Stevenson posted a 6,125 team score, behind St. Charles East (6,537), Vernon Hills (6,370) and Freeport (6,221).

Friday’s Varsity Sports Results

Wrestling
Stevenson at Conant Invitational: The Patriots swept all three of their matches to finish 5-1 during Winter Break duals. SHS defeated Hersey (44-26), Conant (39-31) and Glenbrook South (35-30).

Click here for varsity sports results from Dec. 20-31

Student Parking Reminder
The fourth grading period begins Tuesday. Seniors who haven’t picked up their parking sticker should do so in the morning before school from the security pickup truck in lot D. Seniors should park in the student parking spaces only in lots D and E, or the Port Clinton Road lot.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION NEWS

While online physical education classes have been around for well over a decade, often as part of virtual or online schools, the technology has made possible a new level of accountability, its users say. Joliet Township schools use fitness trackers as part of a blended learning conditioning program that has students who sign up for it work out two to three times a week in the gym with an instructor and the other days on their own. However, some educators are concerned that students exercising on their own may miss out on important social concepts such as teamwork.

Chicago Public Schools employees are required to live within Chicago city limits unless they’re granted a waiver. But the new annual report by the school district’s watchdog revealed the office received 140 complaints of possible residency violations during the year ending July 1. Complaints of residency fraud ranged from lunchroom attendants to central office staff who have maintained Chicago addresses after moving to the suburbs or never even lived in the city to begin with.

The longtime principal at Chicago’s Whitney Young High School was suspended and the school’s former swimming coach was criminally charged over alleged off-the-books rentals of the school’s pool facilities to outside clubs, according to a new report from the Chicago Public Schools inspector general. The coach pocketed nearly $30,000 from the rentals, according to the report, released today.

NATIONAL EDUCATION NEWS

America‘s K-12 schools are more diverse than ever, but their teachers are still mostly white. A Washington Post analysis of data from 46 states and the District of Columbia found that the percentage of Latino, black and Asian teachers rarely equals or exceeds the percentage of students with the same ethnicity. Meanwhile, 99.7 percent of white students attended a district where the faculty was as white as the student body.

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