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  • Readers’ Choice Award-winning author coming to Lincolnshire Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    A best-selling author is coming to Lincolnshire to talk about his book.

     
  • Vocal group to perform at Stevenson: Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    The vocal group Chapter 6 will return to Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire for a performance on Feb. 8.

     
  • Jen and Will Ortman of Arlington Heights, along with thousands of fellow suburban parents, were scrambling Sunday to make child care arrangements after another round of dangerously cold weather led to more school cancellations this week. Their sons, left to right, Nick, 9, Nate, 5, and Max, 9, don't seem to mind too much.

    Oh no, not another school closing, parents moan Jan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    While students hoped for another few days off school this week due to the cold, many parents in the suburbs spent the weekend crossing their fingers that classes wouldn't be canceled again, throwing their work and child care plans into chaos. The kids' wishes won out Sunday as dozens of suburban school districts called off classes Monday. “It's kind of a nightmare for the parents,” said Jen Ortman of Arlington Heights.

     
  • Rondout Elementary District 72 will collect $30,381 in property taxes per student this year, while East Aurora Unit District 131 has a property tax collection level of $2,816 per student.

    Which school districts tax the most per student? Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Property taxes collected to run public schools range from $30,381 per student in Rondout Elementary District 72 to $2,815 per student in East Aurora Unit District 131, with 90 other suburban school districts falling somewhere between. For schools at the bottom end of the ranking, the taxing disparity means more reliance on state and federal resources and more basic programs.

     
  •  Stevenson High School freshman Matthew Weiner checks expiration dates on pancake mixes Monday at the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Stevenson students fanned out across Lake County to work on community projects for Marting Luther King Jr. Day.

    Stevenson High students volunteer on day off Jan 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    With classes canceled because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, dozens of Stevenson High School students tackled community service projects across Lake County on Monday.

     
  • Schools want out of SEDOL: Jan 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County regional school board will hold a special meeting Jan. 28 to discuss whether three local districts should be allowed to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County.

     
  •  Three families think they should be in Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125 rather than Lake Zurich Unit District 95.

    Three families want to leave Lake Zurich District 95 to join neighboring districtsJan 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Three families are seeking approval from a regional education agency to leave Lake Zurich Unit District 95's boundaries. They want their properties to be within Kildeer-Countryside Elementary District 96 and Stevenson High School District 125. “It really has to do with geographical issues,” one resident said.

     
  • Stevenson High School communications arts teacher Bill Fritz, who teaches accelerated English, has been selected as a “Top Teacher” by the Daily Herald. A finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year, Fritz co-sponsors for the school's Gay Straight Alliance club and is an assistant coach for the Congressional debate team.

    Popular Stevenson High School teaches sees beyond academic performance Jan 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School communications arts teacher Bill Fritz, who has built his career on empathy and compassion, has been selected by the Daily Herald as a "Top Teacher" for his passion, dedication and extra effort. The designation honors suburban educators who distinguish themselves in the classroom and beyond.

     
  • Dave Habley

    Dave Habley, Stevenson’s first band director, has died Jan 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    A funeral will be held Saturday for Dave Habley, Stevenson High School’s first band director. Habley, 82, of Lake Zurich, died Monday at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Barrington.

     
  •  Stevenson High School officials want to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County.

    Stevenson High wants to leave Lake County’s special district Dec 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake County’s regional board of education soon could decide if Stevenson High School can withdraw from a cooperative agency that provides special-education services.

     
  • Jim Conrey

    Stevenson High School may borrow $25 million for projects Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High school officials are pursuing a $25 million loan to fund renovations and other projects at the Lincolnshire campus over the next three years.

     
  • ArtFest at Stevenson High Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The work of Stevenson High School students in visual arts classes will be displayed today and Wednesday at the Lincolnshire school as part of Winter ArtFest.

     
  •  The band room in Stevenson High School’s west building could be renovated as part of a $9.7 million project being considered for summer 2014. Here, Emmy Award-winning Chicago composer Gary Fry works with students during a recent visit.

    Stevenson classrooms, labs could get facelift in 2014Nov 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School officials are developing a $9.7 million renovation plan for summer 2014. The project wouldn’t add any new buildings to the already sprawling Lincolnshire campus. Instead, existing educational space and amenities would be modernized or repaired.

     
  • Stevenson High School officials will meet with a consultant Saturday morning to discuss improvements at the Lincolnshire school’s stadium. They’re thinking about better ticket booth and bathroom facilities, among other changes.

    Stevenson High stadium being eyed for improvementsNov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    As the Stevenson High Patriots prepare for Saturday’s semifinal playoff game against the Loyola Academy Ramblers, officials are considering enhancing the Lincolnshire school’s stadium. A key goal is improving the ease of ticket sales and entry, Stevenson spokesman Jim Conrey said.

     
  • Shannon Kolze, left, and Megan Sugrue work with students in Stevenson High School's new life skills lab for students with special needs.

    Stevenson High, 2 feeder districts to withdraw from SEDOLOct 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three Lake County school districts are withdrawing from a regional agency that provides special-education services, citing financial concerns and a desire to educate students locally. “We want to provide the best education possible for special-education students in the least-restrictive environment,” Stevenson High School spokesman Jim Conrey said.

     
  • Students arrested at SHS dance: Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three Stevenson High School students were arrested Saturday night at the Lincolnshire school’s homecoming dance after they were accused of drinking alcohol, police reported Monday.

     
  • Stevenson boys soccer coach Mark Schartner during a recent game in Libertyville.

    SHS to form soccer team for kids with disabilities Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lincolnshire's Stevenson High School is launching a coed soccer program for students with disabilities. Soccer coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Kolze will lead the effort, the first of its kind in the Chicago area.

     
  • Run for fun at Stevenson High: Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Stevenson High School Foundation and the Stevenson cross country teams will host the inaugural 5-kilometer Color Fun(d) Run at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.

     
  • “Fake” Stevenson letter offering extra credit for cash was part of history course Jul 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School officials say they have figured out the source and reason for a letter that surfaced on social media last week claiming students could make cash donations for extra credit and other favors. As it turns out, the phony letter was crafted by a summer school world history teacher for instructional purposes.

     
  •  Gov. Pat Quinn signs a bill into law expanding voting rights to some 17-year-olds. Wednesday’s bill signing was at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire.

    Quinn at Stevenson High to sign law expanding voting rights to more teens Jul 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    Seventeen-year-olds who turn 18 before the November 2014 general election will be able to vote in the March primary, thanks to legislation enacted Wednesday. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law, dubbed “Suffrage at 17” by its champions, at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Stevenson teacher Andrew Conneen and many of his students have lobbied for the proposal for years.

     
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