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Friday, March 16, 2018

District Earns Top Financial Rating for 12th Straight Year

District 125 has earned the state’s highest rating for its financial management practices for the 12th straight year. Stevenson received Financial Recognition status from the Illinois State Board of Education this week based on five indicators: fund balance-to-revenue ratio; expenditure-to-revenue ratio; days of cash on hand; percentage of short-term borrowing maximum remaining; and percentage of long-term debt margin remaining. SHS received a perfect score from the state for the 10th consecutive school year. Statewide, 640 out of 852 districts earned the Financial Recognition rating, including all six of Stevenson’s sender districts. Click here to see 15-year data for all state school districts, in alphabetical order.

St. Baldrick’s Event Raises $33K

The book is just about closed on Stevenson’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event, which took place last Saturday in the Wood Commons. The fundraiser for childhood cancer research surpassed expectations, raising more than $33,000. The original goal was $20,000. Here is video from the Stevenson Broadcast Network.

Record Number of EKG Tests Taken by Students

A record number of students participated in last week’s free “Screens for Teens” program sponsored by the Max Schewitz Foundation, and 21 were referred to a cardiologist. Parents of two students were contacted immediately after test results came back. Overall, 2,450 students received EKG tests, the highest number in three Screens for Teens opportunities at Stevenson. Eighty-eight students received limited echocardiograms at no added cost due to their reported family health histories, findings in their EKG report, or because of extra inspection protocol for certain athletes.

SBN Live Streaming Showcase This Weekend

This weekend’s Showcase performances will be live streamed by the Stevenson Broadcast Network and aired on the NFHS Network. Showcase takes place tonight and Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening in the Performing Arts Center. You can watch both nights at

Alum Performs at SXSW Music Festival

Jonah Rawitz (Class of 2016), a sophomore at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University, performed at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Wednesday. He recently released an original song, “Cleopatra,” under his performing name, “Jonah Shai.” This is the first song he has written and produced. According to his Facebook page, more music is coming soon.

String Parents Fundraiser at Wendy’s on Monday

The String Parents Association is holding a fundraiser at Wendy’s, 300 W. Half Day Rd., in Buffalo Grove from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. See this flyer for details.


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Thursday, March 15 Varsity Results

Girls Badminton

Stevenson 21, Lake Forest 0: The defending state champion Patriots opened their season with a dominating performance on the road. SHS won all 21 matches in straight sets, led by 2017 state singles champion sophomore Esther Shi, who beat her opponent, 21-4, 21-6. Sophomore Jenny Yang, who paired with the graduated May Ling to take second in state doubles last spring, partnered with freshman Emily Hu to win at No. 1 doubles, 21-4, 21-2. Freshman Shibani Ram was a 21-4, 21-7 winner at No. 2 singles, while freshmen Benna Li and Jyotsna Harikrishna prevailed at No. 2 doubles, 21-2, 21-8. Jyotsna also won her No. 3 singles match, 21-8, 21-4. Esther and Shibani were 21-2, 21-5 winners at No. 3 doubles. The other winning doubles tandems were senior Shirley Cao and sophomore Kaitlyn Lu (21-8, 21-6), sophomore Megan Wei and senior Harini Shanmugasundaram (21-6, 21-7), juniors Julie Zhu and Thivya Sivarajah (21-1, 21-5), and senior Amy Nowack and junior Riya Gyanmote (21-9, 21-7). The other singles victories came from Emily (21-2, 21-3), Jenny (21-4, 21-3), Kaitlyn (21-7, 21-4), Benna (21-3, 21-3), Shirley (21-9, 21-8), Megan (21-11, 21-4), Harini (21-4, 21-12), Thivya (21-4, 21-10), Julie (21-4, 21-3), Riya (21-8, 21-7) and Amy (21-7, 21-11).

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: Senior Justin Ginsberg scored five goals and made four steals, and senior goalie Charlie Day made nine saves as the Patriots (4-0) beat St. Ignatius, 12-5, in a first-round contest in Oak Park. Senior Collin Kapecki and freshman Dima Kobets each tallied two goals for Stevenson, which extended its winning streak to 40 games dating back to last season. –

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 20, Conant 9: Senior Claire Haas scored seven goals and junior Kalista Tapas added six as the Patriots (4-1) broke open a close match in the second half in Hoffman Estates. SHS led 8-6 at halftime, but outscored the Cougars 9-0 in the third period to take control. Junior Eleanor Michaud scored three goals and classmate Lauren Maloney had two. Also scoring were sophomore Shreya Sreedhar and senior Brigitte Lefebvre. – Daily Herald

JV Hockey Team Wins State Title

The Junior Varsity Gold boys ice hockey team defeated Loyola Academy on Thursday, 5-3, for the Blackhawk Cup JV state championship at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Stevenson, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, finished the season with a 42-8-1 record.

Two Named to All-NSC Boys Basketball Team

Seniors Jackson Qualley and Samvit Ram have been selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Boys Basketball Team. Sophomore Matthew Ambrose received honorable mention.

Stensby Follows Steffens as Athlete of the Month

For the second straight month, Stevenson has the Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press Lake Short Athlete of the Month. State champion swimmer Topher Stensby, a junior, captured the voting for March, following the feat of senior girls basketball player Klaire Steffens, who won in February. Country Financial, the program sponsor, is donating $500 to SHS for each winner.


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Guitar Audition Materials Available Online

The Stevenson guitar program will be holding auditions the week of April 9 for students interested in joining Guitar Techniques 2 and Patriot Guitar Ensemble classes. Audition information is available on this page. An audition is not required to join Guitar Techniques 1. For more information, contact Mr. Zimmerman at


Freshmen, sophomores and juniors, looking for unique summer enrichment opportunities? Check Naviance’s “Enrichment Programs” for details on summer opportunities at college campuses across the globe. Sessions vary from one week to the entire summer.


Most suburban school districts increased cash reserves last year

19 more women accuse Northwestern professor of inappropriate behavior

East Aurora staff member accused of inappropriate behavior with student

UI may make training on sex harassment mandatory for students

Michigan teacher donates lawsuit winnings to Lake County nonprofit

Nobel laureate found wandering near Rockford; wife’s body in car

IEA tells state rep candidate to stop saying it endorsed her

Northwestern swatting hoax targeted law student and her boyfriend

District 211 sells 62 acres of vacant land in Schaumburg for $20.5M

Curriculum changes approved at Eastern Illinois University

Morgan State official named president of Northeastern Illinois University

Longest-serving NIU trustee steps down after 22 years

UI student health insurance premiums to go up

New preschool program among likely cuts in Elk Grove District 59

Students recognized as part of Illinois Arts Education Week

Preservationists seek to restore, move one-room, 1852 schoolhouse


Pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapses; six killed

The disconnect between perceived danger in U.S. schools and reality

High school teacher placed on leave after questioning school walkout

Investigation continues into California teacher who fired gun in class

“Masculinities studies” find renewed interest in #MeToo era

Florida lawmakers add travel limits for superintendents, school boards

Education Department stops providing details on resolved Title IX cases

Colorado school reopening to become nation’s second Marzano academy


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Thursday, March 15, 2018

2,000 Students Participate in Walkout

An estimated 2,000 students — about half of the student body — participated in the nationwide walkout Wednesday to push for gun control legislation on the one-month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. This Daily Herald video includes footage from Stevenson’s walkout, plus excerpts from an interview with student organizers Hannah Charak, Josselyn Fano and Tessa Simon, all seniors.

Stevenson Model UN Delegation Earns Honors at UI

Stevenson earned the award for Outstanding Large Delegation at the annual Model United Nations conference at the University of Illinois last weekend. In addition, 18 students received individual honors.

Best Delegate honors went to senior Joy Wang and juniors Hannah Zhang, Miranda Liu, Claire Huang and Dexter Darmali. Hannah, Miranda, Joy and Dexter also received Delegate’s Choice awards. Outstanding Delegate honors were received by senior Pranathi Posa, junior Vishnu Gopikanth, sophomore Janice Lee and freshman Prerna Posa. Six students earned Honorable Mention: freshmen Clare Hu (who also received an Honorable Mention) and Carson Ezell, sophomore Anand Vadlamani, and seniors Joe Malter, Adam Katz and Brad Ma. Freshman Sophia Zhuang, junior Ellie Baden and senior Jessica Shen earned verbal mention.

Paris Raffle Drawing, Strings Send-Off Concert Friday

A send-off concert and reception for orchestra and guitar students who will be performing in Italy during Spring Break will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in Room 2104. The evening also will include a drawing for the String Parents Association’s four-day, three-night trip to Paris. Raffle tickets are $25 each or $100 for five, and the winner does not need to be present. Visit this link for more information and to order raffle tickets.


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Wednesday, March 14 Varsity Results

Girls Soccer

Stevenson 3, Buffalo Grove 0: The Patriots opened their season with a shutout in the Stadium, giving new head coach PepeJon Chavez his first victory at the high school level. Chavez, who was selected to lead the girls soccer team last May, was head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Bethel University in Minnesota from 2007-09. Against Buffalo Grove, three Patriots scored: juniors Jessi Baigorria and Hannah Lapeire, and senior Brianna VanZanten, who also had an assist. Sophomore Gracie Wingfield also recorded an assist. Goalkeepers senior Zoey Friedman (three saves) and freshman Kaitlyn Machado (two saves) combined for the shutout.

State Hockey Ticket Sales Start Friday

Ticket sales for the state hockey championship game at the United Center start Friday through the Stevenson Superstore and online. A pep bus will be available for students, and commemorative T-shirts also are being sold. Read this article for all the details. Also, Stevenson has been named “Team of the Week” by NBC Sports Chicago. A report will air on the “High School Lites” show at 10 p.m. Saturday, with replays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The report also will be posted at the High School Lites website and on social media.

Brunson, Villanova in NCAA Tournament Today

You can watch Jalen Brunson (Class of 2015) and his Villanova University teammates in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament today. The Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the East, will play No. 16 Radford at 5:50 p.m. in Pittsburgh. The game can be seen on TNT.


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Juniors Invited to Try Creative Writing in Summer

Juniors: Do you never take the cool English electives because you have a jam-packed schedule? Do you want to get a head start on senior year by earning one of your required English credits? If so, the summer school Creative Writing class is for you. Click here for the summer school brochure that contains a description of the course. This class is available only during the first semester of summer school. To register, visit


The Rotary Youth Club is holding a fundraiser all day Sunday at the new Culver’s in Lincolnshire on Milwaukee Avenue. Mention the club when ordering, and a portion of the sale will help the End Polio Now cause.


Students interested in being a buddy for the Allied Soccer team should attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 6050. See Coach Mauro for more information.


Why students counter-protested or stayed in class during marches

Elementary, junior high students also walk out

Four arrested in social media, text threats to Palatine High

Elk Grove High grad in custody after making threat against school

“Swatting” hoax leads to lockdown at Northwestern

Teachers line up for free concealed carry lessons at gun range

West Chicago High teachers ratify four-year contract

Teachers’ “Unity Walk” back on in Bensenville District 2

Non-tenure-track University of Chicago faculty could go on strike

Bill inspired by District 62 harassment claims moves to Senate

New school in Rockford named after pioneering black educator

Bloomington High teacher speaks out after getting RIF notice


House passes school safety bill

Student walkouts have changed American history before. Here’s how

DeVos defies White House in dismantling Education budget office

Dylan Roof’s sister charged with bringing weapon, drugs to school

Study finds same course yields different teacher ratings based on gender

Education Department forgives post-hurricane loans to black colleges

How to sort the good from the bad in open educational resources


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Junior Qualifies for Two National Debate Tournaments

Junior Mary Polupan will be representing Stevenson at two national debate tournaments this summer. Last weekend, Mary won first place in her Senate chamber at the Congressional Debate National Qualifiers at Glenbrook North High School, qualifying for the nationals in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in June. She is one of four students from Illinois to qualify.

On March 2, Mary won her House chamber at the Northern Illinois National Speech and Debate Association national qualifying tournament, earning a trip to Birmingham, Ala., in June. Junior Anubhav Agarwal earned first alternate in his House chamber. Mary is the second SHS debater to win her chamber and qualify for the NSDA national tournament in the last three years. Patrick DeMichele (Class of 2016) qualified two years ago.

Late Arrival on Thursday: What is Your Student Doing?

Stevenson will follow a late-arrival schedule on Thursday. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Stand Strong Coalition reminds parents that late-start days can provide students with unmonitored time prior to school, and can lead to high-risk behavior for some, such as drinking and smoking marijuana. The coalition recommends that parents ask their students these four questions: Where will you be? Who will you be with? What will you be doing? and What time will you be leaving home? For more tips, visit

Burrows Talks About Her Final Production

The Pioneer Press talked with Cynthia Burrows and several cast members about last weekend’s winter play, Luna Gale, a play that covered several sensitive topics, including drug abuse. This was the final theatrical production at SHS for Burrows, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

JV Archery Team Wins First Place

The junior varsity archery team won first place at the Schurz Tournament in Chicago on Saturday, and had six of the top 10 individual archers. Finishing fourth through ninth, all with personal-best scores, were: junior Simon Honeyville (276), freshman Justin Gordon (270), sophomore Josh Nimmo (269), freshman Malachi Park (266), senior Shelley Siegel (265) and junior Sidney Zuber (264). Two other JV archers posted personal bests: junior Carissa Spaeth (262) and senior Caroline Ramirez (236).

The varsity archers had three of the top 10 individuals at the Georgetown-Ridge Farm High School Buffalo Stampede in Georgetown, Ill., on Saturday. Senior Desmond Ding was second overall with a personal-best score of 290, and senior Sami Hartman-Stackhouse was third at 289. Senior Melissa Elsner placed 10th with a personal-best 284. Also shooting a personal best was junior Temma Saito (278).

Two Students Earn Computer Science Honors

In honor of Pi Day, here is some good news from the Mathematics and Computer Science Division: Two students earned honors in a recent National Center for Women and Information Technology regional competition. Sophomore Allison Liu was named the Northern Illinois Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award of Aspirations in Computing. She and other affiliate winners were selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Sophomore Emily Kang received honorable mention. Both students were inspired by and received application assistance from Steve Svetlik.

Band Parents Fundraiser at Potbelly on Thursday

The Band Parent Organization will hold a fundraiser at the Potbelly, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Vernon Hills from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. When ordering, mention the Stevenson Band Parent Organization (or show this flyer) and 25 percent of proceeds will be donated to the group.


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Tuesday, March 11 Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 19, Loyola Academy 7: The host Patriots (3-1) scored 11 unanswered goals to roll past the Ramblers in the Patriot Aquatic Center. Junior Lauren Maloney scored four of the team’s first 11 goals. Senior Claire Haas, the state’s reigning player of the year, led all scorers with six goals. She scored three straight goals late in the third period after Loyola rallied to make the score 15-7. Juniors Eleanor Michaud and Kalista Tapas and senior Eileen Hoang tallied two goals each. Seniors Bella Greenspan and Amelia Eastman and sophomore Shreya Sreedhar also scored. Junior goalie Anna Mossakowski made 11 saves.

Girls, Boys State Basketball Champs Make Trib’s Top 64

Stevenson’s state champion girls and boys basketball teams have been ranked among the top 64 high school squads in Illinois history by the Chicago Tribune. The 1995 girls state champions, led by Ms. Basketball of Illinois Tamika Catchings, went 33-2 and won all three of its state tournament games by 17 points or more. The 2015 boys squad, with Mr. Basketball Jalen Brunson, went 30-3 to cap a run of three consecutive trips to the state tournament.

Bowling Alum in Running for National Championships

Wichita State University sophomore Kaitlyn Rudy (Class of 2016) has a chance to win two collegiate national championships in bowling next month. She is one of 24 qualifiers for the Intercollegiate Singles Championships to determine the nation’s top female college bowler. Also, Rudy and her Shocker teammates will compete for the team title at the Intercollegiate Team Championships. Rudy finished third at the ISC sectional in Dallas on Friday, with a six-game score of 1,226 pins (a 204.3 per-game average). Wichita State won the ITC sectional championship, also held last weekend in Dallas, and will be seeking its 10th national title. Both tournaments will take place April 17-21 in Lincoln, Neb. The finals will air on the CBS Sports Network in late April. At Stevenson, Rudy was a two-time state medalist, finishing third in 2015 and 12th in 2016.


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West ILC Circulation Desk Closed Until 9:30 Thursday

The circulation desk in the upper West ILC will be closed until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. No checkout of laptops, books, or other equipment will be available during this time.

Need Some Tips on Dealing With Stress?

How do you deal with stress? There are lots of ways. But what if nothing seems to work? The latest video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition offers some important tips.

Writing Contest on Mental Health Open to All Students

The Write Club and VitArbr, a nonprofit organization led by Stevenson students, have teamed up to create “From Their Eyes,” a writing contest focused on mental health. Three categories are available: poetry (40-line limit), short story (2,000-word limit) and nonfiction/memoir (2,000-word limit). First prize is $25, second prize is $15 and third prize is $5. The submission deadline is midnight Saturday, March 24. Winners will be announced April 2. To submit a piece, or for more information, email


Information on nearly 40 summer career camps and internships are now available on the school website. Visit the Career Camps and Internships page for more details.


Freshmen and transfer student-athletes who haven’t attended their required meeting with the athletic director have another opportunity from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. (Thursday is a late arrival day.) Topics to be covered include: expectations of and leadership opportunities for student-athletes; the Co-Curricular Code of Conduct; sportsmanship; sports health and nutrition; and Stevenson Athletics’ awards program. Attendance will be taken by scanning student IDs.


Students throughout Chicago area to stage walkouts today

Strike averted: Rockford teachers vote in favor of proposed contract

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills school board backs off gun violence resolution

Chicago high school students stage play based on Columbine shooting

New agriculture academy draws interest from Decatur students

Southern Illinois University will no longer house students in “The Towers”

Two McHenry County teachers honored in Golden Apple Awards program

PayPal co-founder to speak at UI commencement

Naperville teen defies odds with back-to-back perfect AP physics scores


Thousands of students nationwide expected to walk out of classes today

How walkouts test student rights and school responsibilities

Is the trauma of training for a school shooter worth it?

Critics: Feds’ school safety plan endangers black, brown students

Enrollment in most foreign-language programs continues to fall

Ohio governor making push to take control of education agencies

Homework gets an overhaul at districts around the country

Charter school financing upheld by Louisiana Supreme Court

Ole Miss grapples with its links to slavery and racism


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Two Students Chosen for International Science Competition

Two members of the Science REACH club have been selected to participate in the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition, in May. Senior Justin Lee and Varun Malladi will be among 1,700 high school students from more than 75 countries selected to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes. They were chosen at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science North Suburban Regional research poster competition on Saturday.

This is the first time two Stevenson students have been selected in one year. Varun and Justin will join three SHS alumni as ISEF participants: Itamar Allali (chosen in 2014), Blandon Su (2015) and Rebecca Nelson (2016).

Justin’s project, in the Astronomy category, is entitled “Asteroid Ring Formation through 3-Dimensional Inelastic Collisions.” Varun’s project, in the Mathematics category, is called “Comparing Knot Equivalence.” The ISEF will be held in Pittsburgh in May.

Justin also was selected to present on his astronomy project at the 56th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, which will be held May 2-5 in Maryland. This is the first time a Stevenson students has been chosen for the symposium. He was selected Saturday at the JSHS regional competition at Loyola University Chicago. Also participating in the regional event was junior and fellow Science REACH member Poojan Palwai. To be selected for the regional competition, projects are judged in advance by Ph.D. scientists.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium program, sponsored by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level.

32 Science REACH Members Selected for State Fair

Several members of the Science REACH club earned awards and qualified for next month’s Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Fair in Peoria based on their research papers and posters presented at North Suburban Regional competitions last week.

At the regional paper session held Wednesday at Stevenson, junior Shreya Viswanathan earned the award for top paper. She and 16 other club members will be moving on to the State Science Fair: Sophomores Anna Wang, Megan Wei and Caimin Xi; juniors Alisa Wang, Anubhav Agarwal, Abhilash Raghram, Abishek Kannan, Aishu Sanchula, Aarim Khan, Joao Victor Rodrigues and Poojan Palwai; and seniors Noah Hirsch, Carina Su, Jonathan Xue and Justin Lee.

At the regional poster session Saturday at Niles North High School, four students earned best-in-category awards and 22 students were selected to compete in the State Science Fair. Capturing best-in-category honors were seniors Sanketh Bhaskar (Consumer Science), Justin Lee (Astronomy) and Carina Su (Mathematics), and junior Poojan Palwai (Cellular and Molecular Biology). Those four qualified for the state poster competition, as did freshmen Aarush Thakore, Jyotsna Harikrishna, Saanvi Juneja, Nikhith Rao and Sayalee Patankar; sophomore Celeste Xu; juniors Devanshi Gupta, Varun Malladi, Seoyeon Won, Venkata Pulugurtha, Anubav Agarwal, Aarim Khan, Joao Victor Rodrigues, Vaibhav Gupta, Zuhair Ali-Khan, Riya Gyanmote and Pujan Rawal; and senior Jonathan Xue. Overall, 39 Science REACH students competed in the research poster competition. Five students also won special awards: Varun (U.S. Metric Society), Anubhav (Naval Science Award), Justin (The Nuclear Society Award), Carina (Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society Award), and junior Shreya Viswanathan (The Society for In Vitro Biology).

Six Qualify for State Design Competition

Six members of the Architecture and Engineering Club qualified for the Illinois Design Educators Association state drafting and design competition with first- and second-place finishes at Friday’s regional contest held at SHS.

Freshman Judith Zhu placed first and sophomore Weiran Zhao was second in the 3D Computer-Assisted-Design Modeling competition. Senior Joel Slaby and freshman Rohan Durai were first and second, respectively, in the Assembly Modeling competition. In the Architecture Modeling competition, senior Ryan Mitchell finished first and sophomore Rahul Subramanian took second. The state competition will be held April 14 at Illinois State University.

Host Families Needed for Exchange Students

Stevenson families are needed to host English-speaking international students for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested in an exciting long-term visit, please call Suzanne Paloian at 847-415-4500.

Educators From Seven States Visiting SHS Today

Nearly 130 educators from 14 schools and school districts in seven states are on campus today as part of Stevenson’s Site Visits for Educators program. Registration fees paid by site visit participants go to the Stevenson Foundation.

Visitors from the following schools came to SHS: Albemarle County Public Schools in Charlottesville, Va.; Avon Grove High School in West Grove, Pa., and State Area College Schools in State College, Pa.; Farmington Public Schools in Farmington, Mich.; Pine Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw, Ga.; Sunnyside Region School District in Fresno, Calif.; and the Pulaski Community School District in Pulaski, Wis. Six Illinois high schools also are represented: Canton High School, George Washington Prep in Chicago, Glenbard South and Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn, Hononegah Community High School in Rockton, and Morton High School in Cicero.

“Lunch With Jim” Facebook Live on Wednesday

Public Information Coordinator Jim Conrey will talk about Wednesday’s student walkout during the next “Lunch With Jim” Facebook Live session at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Stevenson’s Facebook page is at


The IHSA Scholastic Bowl state tournament will be held Friday, not Saturday, as reported in Monday’s Digest.


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Monday, March 10 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Glenbrook South 2: The Patriots advanced to the state championship game for the first time in program history. SHS (55-17-2), the No. 3 seed in the Blackhawk Cup Red Division state tournament, will face No. 1 Loyola Academy Gold for the state title at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the United Center. Senior Trevor Hilt scored two goals, including the go-ahead tally late in the second period, and senior goaltender Elias Sandholm made 18 saves for Stevenson, which outshot the Titans, 29-20. Trevor scored the contest’s first goal, assisted by junior Seth Cohen, at the 12:34 mark of the first period. GBS tied the game at 1-1 about eight minutes later, than took a 2-1 lead after a power play goal with 2:51 left in the first. Junior Carter Devlin evened the score early in the second period on a power play goal assisted by Trevor and junior Adam Offenbach. Trevor’s tally with 3:02 remaining in the second period gave the Patriots a 3-2 lead. His goal was assisted by Seth and Adam. Stevenson’s final goal came on an empty-netter by senior Jackson Leptich with 21 seconds remaining in the third period. – Box Score | Daily Herald

JV Hockey Team Reaches State Championship Game

The junior varsity boys ice hockey team will be playing for a state championship, too. The JV Gold beat Providence Catholic, 3-2, in two overtimes in Monday night’s Blackhawk Cup JV Division semifinals. SHS will take on Loyola Academy for the state title at 8:35 p.m. Thursday at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville.


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Senior Service Recognition Deadline is Friday

Friday is the deadline for seniors to turn in their applications for community service recognition at graduation. Click here for the application portal, which includes helpful hints from seniors who have already filled out their applications. For an overview of the school’s community service philosophy, visit For more information, contact Mr. Erdmann at

In a World Languages Class? Speak a Second Language?

Students in World Languages classes and students who already speak a language other than English have the option to take an exam that can help them be recognized by the State of Illinois in its Seal of Biliteracy program. The Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) exam will be offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi (new), Italian (new), Korean (new), Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Students interested in Latin can take the Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) test. The cost is $20 for the AAPPL and $10 for the ALIRA. The registration deadline is April 13. An additional assessment for Hebrew, the STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exam, will be administered separately. Students need to sign up by Tuesday, April 4. The tests will be administered after school on Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19. For more information about any of these exams and to register, please stop by Room 2434 and ask for Ms. Munch.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon during seventh and eighth periods in the Wood Commons and Glass Commons. Doughnuts, Muffins, Cake, Pies, Puppy Chow and more will be available for $1. Proceeds benefit all students and staff through PPA.


Police: More potential victims in Vernon Hills High sex assault case

Lincoln-Way student charged after allegedly threatening teachers

St. Charles District 303 board votes to close elementary school

Coroner: Ex-superintendent accused of stealing killed himself

Meet four of the students behind Wednesday’s walkouts

Round Lake District 116 to explore improving its athletic facilities

Conant High junior who saved lives in 2014 loses his own in car crash

UI Senate approves resolution urging leaders to put Chief in the past

Mundelein High to hold first Latin-themed school dance

Parents of special needs U46 graduates organizing own prom

SIU hopes Ice Cube show will send message it’s “back in the game”


Study: Students say diversity more important than free speech

Ball State University may take control of its hometown school district

Driver killed, Texas students hurt in Disney trip bus plunge

One roadblock to STEM careers: Lack of physics in high school

Rethinking how students with dyslexia are taught to read

Augmented reality books bring vocabulary to life for students

Graphic novels offer windows, mirrors on student mental health

A speech pathologist’s quest for respect for African-American English


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Monday, March 12, 2018

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins Sectional, Heading to State

The Scholastic Bowl team won five consecutive toss-up questions to break a halftime tie and defeat Fremd for the Illinois High School Association Class 2A Fremd Sectional championship on Saturday, earning a berth in this weekend’s state tournament in Peoria. This is the second straight year SHS has made the state tourney.

Stevenson, one of eight teams to qualify, will face Macomb, the Illinois Math and Science Academy, and University High of Urbana in its pool on Saturday. The top teams from two four-team pools will square off for the state championship at 2:10 p.m. Saturday. The runner-up in each pool will compete in the third-place match at the same time.

Stevenson defeated Hersey (730-140) and Palatine (620-230) before beating Fremd for the sectional championship. SHS and Fremd were the top two seeds in the sectional.

Math Team Wins Fifth League Championship

Stevenson edged Naperville North for its fifth North Suburban Math League championship last week. The Patriots edged the Huskies by five points over the course of five league competitions, 1,590-1,585. The two schools were never separated by more than 10 points all season.

The fifth and final contest took place Thursday. Neuqua Valley had the highest score of the meet, 296 out of a possible 300 points, followed by Naperville North (294) and Stevenson (291). Because it entered the night with an eight-point advantage over North, SHS captured the league title.

Twelve students submitted perfect papers, including two who wrote perfect papers in all five meets: Eric Gan at sophomore level and Josh Yoon at the senior level. Other perfect papers Thursday came from freshmen Sai Merneedi and James Kim, sophomores Dylan Hu, Philena Liu, Emily Lu and Richard Liu, junior Joey Rivkin, and seniors Haoyang Yu and Albert Cao. Josh Yoon was awarded the John Benson Award by the league for his love of mathematics and his work toward sharing that love with his teammates and coaches. He was chosen from among seven nominees.

During the five-meet NSML season, Stevenson finished first in two of the five divisions, Sophomore and Senior. SHS was second in the Freshman Division, sixth in the Junior Division and seventh in the Oral Presentation Division.

The math team coaches are Chris Thibaudeau, Joe Bettina, Paul Kim, Andrew Richardson, Sydney Hendricks, Brad Habel, Terie Da Ponte, Chris Arends, Eric Anderson and Grant Johnson.

PPA Sponsoring Showcase 2018 This Weekend

The Patriot Parent Association will hold its annual Showcase student variety show Friday and Saturday in the Performing Arts Center. The start time is 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 per show, and can be ordered through the Online Superstore. Each night features a different lineup of performers. Online ticket sales end at noon Friday.

Political Action Club Sponsoring “Stroll to the Polls”

Political Action Club members invite first-time voters and their supporters to join them in a “Stroll to the Polls” after school Wednesday. The walk with start from the Sports Center lobby after the school buses depart, and participants will walk to the early voting site at William E. Peterson Park.


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Saturday, March 10 Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The defending state champion Patriots (3-0) breezed to three wins in their season opener. SHS beat Fremd (21-2), Bremen (22-6) and Niles West (16-3). Freshman Dima Kobets scored five goals in the wins over Fremd and Niles West. Senior Collin Kapecki led Stevenson with six goals against Niles. Senior Justin Ginsberg added five goals versus Fremd. With the victories, the Patriots extended their winning streak to 39 games dating back to the start of the 2017 season. SHS went 36-0 last year. –, Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The defending state champions opened their season with wins over Palatine (15-0) and Lincoln-Way East (15-5) before falling to Lyons Township (14-11), which went 3-0 on the day. SHS was missing three of its key players, who were attending an Olympic development program in California. Junior Lauren Maloney led the Patriots with eight goals in three games. She had three against Palatine and LWE, and two versus Lyons. Junior Kalista Tapas scored three goals in each of the first two games, and senior Eileen Hoang scored three times against Palatine and twice against Lyons. Sophomore goaltender Val Zlotnikova earned the shutout against Palatine. Seniors Amelia Eastman and Bella Greenspan each scored two goals in the loss to Lyons. –, Daily Herald

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson at Huntley Invitational: The Patriots placed eighth out of 11 teams, receiving a pair of second-place efforts. Senior Isabelle Sparreo was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run (5:17.76) and the 800-meter relay team of freshman Jade Cadichon, juniors Emily Ossentjuk and Raeden Mays, and senior Haley Tokars also was second (1:50.27). Junior Natalie Sorenson was third in the 3,200 (11:41.83). Emily added a fifth-place finish in the 60 (8.26) and Jade was seventh in the 200 (27.80). Other top 10 showings came from junior Michelle Cai in the long jump (eighth, 15-4), senior Kailey Pearson in the shot put (eighth, 30-6.5), senior Jessica Wang in the triple jump (ninth, 31-6), junior Maddie Kadens in the long jump (15-0) and senior Marie Pascual in the triple jump (31-3).

Friday, March 9 Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 85.5, Palatine 12.5, Carmel 7: Senior David Engstrom won three events as the Patriots (6-0) captured all 12 events in the Field House. David captured the high jump (5-11), and also claimed the 55-meter high hurdles (9.0) and 55-meter intermediate hurdles (8.8). Senior Aaron Portman won the 800 (2:04.4) and classmate Brett Lucas captured the 1,600 (4:49.1). Senior Ahmad Dinkins and freshman David Smolensky tied for top honors in the 55 (6.8). Other individual winners included junior Anand Batbaatar in the shot put (51-6.5), sophomore Jordan Vincent in the 300 (39.2), and sophomore Jahleel Perrin in the 160 (19.1). Stevenson won all three relays: the 3,200 (8:46.7), the 1,600 (3:49.3) and the 640 (1:17.2). Second-place finishes came from junior Danny Erdenetsogt in the shot put (44-2), sophomore Jackson Adorjan in the 55 high hurdles (9.2), senior Nikita Smyrnov in the 800 (2:04.5), senior Tae Hwan Kim in the 55 intermediate hurdles (9.0), junior Alex Beckerman in the 1,600 (4:57.9), and sophomore Shane Johnson in the 300 (40.3).

Hockey Teams in State Semifinals Tonight

Two Stevenson boys ice hockey teams will play tonight in the semifinals of their respective Blackhawk Cup state tournaments. Both games will be played at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The varsity takes on Glenbrook South at 6:40 in the Red Division semifinals, while the junior varsity Gold plays Providence Catholic at 8:25 in the JV Division. The Patriot JV beat St. Viator, 4-1, in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Sophomore goaltender Jeremy Riback made 22 saves, while juniors Jake DeMaio and Justin Roseman, sophomore McCrae Anderson, and senior Jonathan Goldberg scored goals. The winner of the JV game will play for the state championship Thursday night. The winner of the varsity contest will play for the state title on Saturday, March 24.


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Want to Help the Fashion Show? It’s Not Too Late

Still haven’t signed up to volunteer or model for the fifth annual Stevenson Styler Fashion Show? It’s not too late! If you are interested in volunteering, modeling, make-up, hair or photography, please follow this link to learn more about the show and sign up for a volunteer position. If you have any questions, please contact the fashion show faculty coordinator, Mrs. Erickson, at


Animal Welfare Club will meet Tuesday after school in Room 2500 to plan upcoming spring events. Anyone who wants a leadership role in planning treat-making and toy-making workshops should be sure to come to this meeting! Contact Ms. Kenney if you have any questions.


Student Council just wrapped up two large events, the Winterfest Dance and pep assembly, two successful and spirited events. The Winterfest theme was Retrocade and the dance had music, arcade games, a silent disco, and food like munchkins, pizza rolls and pretzel bites. The assembly complemented the dance with life-size Mario Kart teacher races and student performances from the varsity Patriettes, Concert Dance class, Allied Spirit Revolution, Mr. SHS contestants, and musicians Josh Zhu, Sophie Sorenson and Samhita Madduru. Student Council is now looking to the future, planning for Spring Fling and faculty babysitting.


If you tried out for a spring sport and didn’t make the team, Tuesday is the last day to join a track and field squad.


Vernon Hills High assistant soccer coach charged with sex assault

Retired superintendent accused of stealing funds found dead

UI graduate assistants approve contract

Huntley District 158 to begin dual-language classes in kindergarten

Lincoln-Way restricting public facility access to evenings only

Percentage of Catholic students at DePaul in steep decline

University of Chicago art museum loaning works to undergrads


White House creates school safety commission, supports arming teachers

“60 Minutes” profile of DeVos covers guns, school choice, her unpopularity

St. Louis launches program to keep teachers from leaving district

Tennessee has twice the national average of guns-on-campus cases

Lehigh University kicks sorority off campus after “reprehensible” event

Beach Boys co-founder returns to high school alma mater for some justice


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Friday, March 9, 2018

Student Walkout Organizers Change Plans

If anyone wondered whether next week’s student walkout is truly being organized by students, then today should put all doubts to rest. This morning before classes began, student organizers threw the school a curve by changing their plans.

Students have now decided to start their walkout at 9:45 a.m., rather than 10 a.m., and they will not be marching into the Stadium. Instead, students will march from the circular driveway in front of the Main Office to the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance, and then back into the school. Students said they decided to start the walkout earlier to avoid conflicting with the start of third period at 10:18 a.m. Read this article on our website for details.

St. Baldrick’s Effort Reaches Its Goal

The school’s first-ever St. Baldrick’s event to raise money for childhood cancer research has been a big hit, and hairs haven’t hit the floor yet. The $20,000 goal has been surpassed already, and so has the updated goal of $25,000. There’s still time to help the cause. Use this link to donate. The St. Baldrick’s event will run from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, but the location has changed to the Wood Commons instead of the Sports Center.

Parents Invited to Help With Next PPA Bake Sale

The next Patriot Parent Association Bake Sale is coming up on Wednesday. The PPA is looking for adult volunteers to provide store-bought or homemade treats, and to work the bake sale. Click here to sign up.

School Moving From The Cube to NFHS Network

The Stevenson Broadcast Network is moving its video-hosting platform to the NFHS Network from The Cube beginning this weekend. The move will allow the school to broadcast more live events than ever before. Viewers can still go to to get access. Non-sports events can be seen for free, while athletic events will require paid access. An all-access monthly pass is $9.99. Click here to sign up, and to see more information. Saturday’s St. Baldrick’s event will be streamed live for free from 4:30-7 p.m. Broadcasts from The Cube will remain available for a limited time at

This Alum’s “Sole” Purpose: Helping the Disabled

This week’s Buffalo Grove Countryside has an article about Stevenson alumnus Drew McNamara (Class of 2013), who has turned an assignment from one of his college classes into a business that helps disabled people. McNamara started Creative Souls, which provides employment and inspiration for the disabled by selling canvas shoes featuring their designs.


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Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday

All student-athletes who competed in a winter sport, and their parents and guardians, are invited to the Winter Sports Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday in the Sports Center.

Volunteers Sought for Women’s PGA Championship

Students and their parents or guardians are invited to volunteer for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, which will be held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer June 26-July 1. Students who are ages 14-21 can register at no cost. A number of volunteer assignments are available for students and adults. You can work for the entire week or for half a day. Volunteers will receive a volunteer credential good for entry on all six days of the tournament; food and water vouchers; New Era headwear; a Ralph Lauren golf shirt; and the chance to watch some of the best golf players in the world. To volunteer, visit and click on the “Volunteer for 2018” tab. For more information, email or call 708-996-0370.


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“Treats for Troops” Collection Drive Next Week

Students Helping Soldiers and the Freshman Mentor Program is holding a “Treats for Troops” collection drive next week to create care packages for military members. The collection drive will take place Monday through Wednesday. Collection bins will be placed at the “Point,” Sports Center and Field House entrances. Items requested are sunflower seeds, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, Slim Jims, peanuts, canned tuna, Pringles and Pop Tarts.

Graduation Speaker Applications Due by April 2

Seniors interested in being one of the speakers at graduation are invited to fill out this application. The deadline to apply is 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 2. Late applications will not be considered. For more information on the two graduation speaking slots, visit the graduation speaker information web page.


Breakfast with Books will meet from 7:45-8:25 a.m. Tuesday in the upper ILC. All students are welcome. The only requirement is a love of reading.


Illinois House approves school funding reform cleanup

North Shore District 112 expected to lay off 40 teachers

Teens to protest on guns; schools’ responses vary

Striking graduate assistants reach tentative deal with UI administrators

CPS to principals: No cuts to schools even if enrollment drops

Fifth straight year for tuition increase at College of Lake County

U46 to buy 11K Chromebooks, upgrade high school math curriculum

Bitcoin classes coming to Chicago-area universities

Ex-Beecher superintendent charged with stealing $10K from foundation

Former student’s lawsuit: Concordia failed to protect athletes from coach

NIU Greek students oppose fraternity’s 3-year social suspension

Naperville board preparing resolution of support for Parkland students

West Chicago teachers to vote Wednesday on new contract

Interim president at Northeastern Illinois hired to lead New Jersey college

University of Chicago shutting down 121-year-old observatory


The ripple effect of the West Virginia teachers’ victory

What standards should students meet to graduate from high school?

Should schools be required to tell parents if their child is being bullied?

Study finds evidence of racial, gender bias in online courses

AP analysis: NRA gave $7.3M to hundreds of schools

Colleges struggling to prepare for new distance education rules

Study suggests coaching teachers can help, but on a limited scale

Arkansas students learning math from teacher sitting in North Carolina

Florida teacher suspended after telling students not to date blacks

Oregon college receives $6M donation for wine education


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Scholastic Bowl Wins 12th Straight Regional Title

Stevenson won its 12th consecutive Illinois High School Association Class 2A Scholastic Bowl regional championship on Monday, advancing to Saturday’s sectional at Fremd High School. SHS will face the host school, Palatine and Hersey in a round-robin format to determine the sectional champion and a berth in the state finals Friday, March 16 in Peoria.

Stevenson was the host school for its latest regional triumph, and defeated Carmel (730-170), Warren (840-80) and Loyola (560-280) en route to the title. The regional championship roster included seniors Deepak Moparthi, Conrad Oberhaus and Shamsheer Rana, juniors Olivia Lamberti, Emily Luo and Melanie Wang, sophomores David Holmquist, Healey Kogan and Akash Kumar, and freshman Arjun Nageswaran.

Two days earlier, Stevenson placed second at the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Class 3A state tournament in Bloomington, the school’s fifth consecutive top-four finish. Seven members of the regional team took part: Deepak, Olivia, Arjun, David, Conrad, Melanie and Emily. They won $1,000 to help pay for future tournaments.

SHS won its first four pool-play matches in the morning over Oak Park-River Forest (320-210), Mahomet-Seymour (310-190), Carbondale (340-220) and Dunlap (340-130) before falling to eventual champion Rockford Auburn (300-260). Stevenson advanced to the afternoon playoffs, defeating the Illinois Math and Science Academy (270-200) in the semifinals before falling to Auburn (270-260) on the last question in the championship match.

Co-Curricular Fair for Incoming Freshman Families

Incoming freshmen and their families have had several opportunities to learn about the academic side of Stevenson. Soon, they will have a chance to see the wide range of possibilities available outside the classroom. Representatives from dozens of after-school clubs, sports teams and intramural programs will be on hand at the annual Co-Curricular Fair on Wednesday, March 21. The event, sponsored by Stevenson’s Student Activities Division, runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Field House. Admission is free. Stevenson-themed clothing also will be available from the Sports Boosters.

NHS Holding Fundraiser at Roti on Friday

The National Honor Society is holding a fundraiser at Roti Modern Mediterranean, 1240 E. Route 45, in Vernon Hills, from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Twenty percent of all sales during the fundraiser will go toward the Stevenson to College program, which provides scholarships and mentorships for first-generation college students. Just mention “Stevenson National Honor Society” when ordering. RSVP at this link. During the school day Friday, the NHS is sponsoring a blood drive for students age 17 and older. LifeSource will provide a donation to Stevenson to College based on the number of students who participate in the blood drive.

504/IEP “Pre-Session” Canceled for Tonight

Tonight’s “Planning Your Future” pre-session for families of sophomore students with 504 or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) has been canceled. Planning Your Future will go on as scheduled at 7 o’clock.

Salituro Receives Pioneer Press “Shout Out”

The latest Pioneer PressShout Out” features veteran sociology teacher Chris Salituro, one of only two high school teachers who are members of the American Sociological Association. He talked about misconceptions about sociology, and how the dual-credit arrangement Stevenson has with Loyola University.


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Wednesday, March 7 Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Providence Catholic 1: Senior goaltender Elias Sandholm made 27 saves as the Patriots (53-17-2) beat the Celtics to advance to the Blackhawk Cup Red Division state tournament semifinals for the first time in school history. Senior Jackson Leptich scored two goals to lead third-seeded SHS, which will take on Scholastic Hockey League rival and No. 7 seed Glenbrook South at 6:40 p.m. Monday at The Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. The Titans upset second-seeded New Trier Green, 8-3, on Tuesday. Against Providence, goals also came from senior Trevor Hilt and juniors Seth Cohen and Adam Offenbach.

Basketball Team Breaks Two School Records

The 2017-18 varsity boys basketball team set two school records during the recently completed season. The Patriots tied the 2006-07 team as the toughest to score on, allowing only 46.8 points per game. Also, SHS sank a record 16 three-pointers in its game against Maine South. Here is a link to the updated records, and here is a link to the updated all-time scoring list, which saw senior Jackson Qualley move into 29th place.

Lacrosse Alum Aims for Another MVP Season

Whitman College women’s lacrosse standout Lindsay Schwartz (Class of 2015), the reigning player of the year in the Northwest Conference, has a new coach and new rules this season. Her squad, picked for second in the NWC preseason poll, opens its season Saturday against conference favorite George Fox. Schwartz earned league MVP honors last year after setting new Whitman single-season standards in goals, points, game-winning goals, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers.


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Vaping: We Won’t Get Fooled Again

A lot of ads say that vaping is safe. Years ago, ads said that cigarettes were safe. Don’t believe it? Watch this week’s video from Catalyst and the Stand Strong Coalition.

If You’ve Lost Something, Check These Lost-and-Found Areas

If you’ve lost a lunch bag, water bottle, pencil case, backpack, sweatshirt or some other item of importance, check one of the lost-and-found areas to see if it’s been turned in. Lost and found items are placed in Room 2416 in the West Building, and in Room 5024 (in the Field House lobby) in the East Building.


Representatives from nearly 175 colleges and universities will be available to meet with families at the Illinois Regional College Fair at the College of Lake County on Thursday, March 15. The fair runs from 6-8 p.m. in the Physical Education Center, Building 7, on the CLC Grayslake campus. For details, visit


The girls water polo team is holding a “Wendy’s Frosty Friday” fundraiser during the passing periods between sixth and seventh, and seventh and eighth, and also after school on Friday. Chocolate and vanilla Frostys will be available for $2 in the Wood and Glass Commons.


School funding bill headed to Illinois Senate after House OK

Six charged with defrauding millions from Education Department

Cowden-Herrick student expelled over “prank” threatening letter

Ottawa-area schools not taking sides on student walkout

Loyola University students, president to meet over racial tensions

Wheaton College wins battle with HHS over birth control mandate

DePaul’s disciplinary process: More questions than answers for students

Kankakee board set to reassign grade school principal


What kids think about bullying and kindness

School security industry surges after shootings

Tulsa Public Schools loses 35 percent of its teachers in two years

Hawaii lawmakers backtrack on open-source textbook mandate

ETS looks to gaming, personalized learning to innovate exams

Schools use the arts as a “turnaround” strategy


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