Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Relay for Life of Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School will be held June 14. The event is open to the entire community.
“Even if you haven't been personally affected by cancer, everyone who signs up to take part in this event makes a difference!” Those are the words of Stevenson High School sophomore Delaney Weiland, who is among the volunteers on the Buffalo Grove/Stevenson High School Relay for Life committee. The event, which will be held June 14 at Buffalo Grove High School, is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to form a team or join an existing one. Local cancer survivors are also invited to walk the survivor lap or register as fundraisers. The money raised by the event benefits the American Cancer Society. Registration is $10. Participants are encouraged to raise at least $100, but many collect much more. To date, the 17 members of team …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Stevenson High School placed fourth, while Buffalo Grove High School came in eighth place at the IHSA state meet.
Stevenson and Buffalo Grove High School Boys’ Gymnastics teams both placed at the state meet this weekend. Stevenson High School came in fourth place and Buffalo Grove High School placed eighth in the state at Lincoln-Way East High School Frankfurt. Several athletes also had placed in the all-around and individual events, according to the Illinois High School Association website. All-Around: Floor Exercise: Pommel Horse: Still Rings: Vault: Parallel Bars: Horizontal Bars:
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Stevenson High School and Buffalo Grove High school were ranked among the best high schools in the nation. Click on the red dots for more details.
On mobile? You can see the interactive map here. Stevenson and Buffalo Grove High Schools made Newsweek’s 2013 Best High School list, which the magazine released Monday. Stevenson ranked 128, and Buffalo Grove ranked 316 among the magazine’s ranking of the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation. Stevenson was the fourth highest ranking school in Illinois, behind three Chicago high schools. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Stevenson among the best in Illinois recently. Weigh in: Do you agree with Newsweek’s ranking? For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the other ranked high schools by clicking on the …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Kayla Huber will study cells as a Richter Scholar at Lake Forest College.
Buffalo Grove resident Kayla Huber was selected as a Richter Scholar at Lake Forest College. Huber will work on a biology research project with Professor Douglas Light titled, "Regulation of Cell Volume in Red Blood Cells." Huber will investigate the biological mechanisms that allow a cell to control its size. The Richter Apprentice Scholar Program offers a unique research opportunity to a small group of outstanding students early in their college careers. During the summer between their first and second years, Richter Scholars are employed as apprentice scholars working one-on-one with faculty members conducting independent research. Huber, a graduate of Buffalo Grove High School, is expected to graduate from Lake Forest College in 2016.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Prom expenses can add up. Here's a look at our area's proms. In your family, do parents or students cover the cost?
Prom is, for many, a teenage rite of passage. And, for many, the expenses associated with the biggest dance of the year can really add up. Formal attire — evening gowns for girls and tuxedos for boys — is just the beginning. Proms also come with costs for shoes, jewelry, hairstyles, manicure and pedicures, corsages and boutonnieres, and, for some, transportation and post-prom festivities. Here’s a look at our area’s 2013 proms: Stevenson High School’s prom, “Under the Northern Lights,” takes place May 18 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg. Admission tickets are $80 per person. Prom, which runs from 6:30-10 p.m., includes dinner, dancing, the naming of Prom King and Queen and coach bus transportation to and from the event. …
The team is doing well this season and is hoping to win the Mid-Suburban East conference, the Daily Herald reports.
The Buffalo Grove High School softball team is aiming to win the Mid-Suburban East conference this year, the Daily Herald reports. The team beat Hoffman Estates Wednesday, making their record 6-3. They are currently ahead of Elk Grove in the rankings, who have won the conference for the past five eyars, the newspaper reports. Coach Jamie Paul told the Herald the team is feeling great about their chances of winning but “we have to take things one game at a time.”
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Buffalo Grove High School students teamed with Buffalo Grove police officers and Omni Youth Services representatives this week to launch a public awareness campaign about underage drinking.
At Buffalo Grove’s VA Liquor, a poster displays the 25 fake IDs that employees have confiscated since the store opened four years ago. “We call it our Wall of Shame,” store manager Alexandra Rubin said. Employees are trained to card customers and a guidebook behind the register counter is ready for quick reference. But even the strictest policies can’t prevent over-21 customers from providing alcohol to underage drinkers. That’s where a team of local volunteers comes in. Buffalo Grove-based Omni Youth Services teamed April 30 with Buffalo Grove police officers and Buffalo Grove High School’s Interact Club to launch an awareness campaign in 20 local businesses that sell alcohol. The teams taped posters in store windows and hung tags over …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the event Saturday.
Palatine High School hosted 16 boys and girls track teams at the Saturday event.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Stevenson High School was ranked No. 6 of all high schools in Illinois in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of public high schools.
Stevenson High School ranked No. 6 in Illinois, and Buffalo Grove High School was not ranked on this year’s list of best public high schools in the country from U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News created the rankings based on a list of more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to a press release from U.S. News. Schools are evaluated based on overall student performance on state tests, Advanced Placement tests and International Baccalaureate exams; rankings also take into account how well students educate black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, according to the release. The rankings are designed to capture how well high schools educate all of their students and prepare …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Stevenson High School and Buffalo Grove high school are among the most challenging public high schools in the United States, according to annual rankings by the Washington Post.
Does your teenager complain about classes and homework at Stevenson or Buffalo Grove High School? He or she might be justified in griping. According to annual rankings created by the Washington Post, both schools are among the most challenging public high schools in the country. In Illinois, Stevenson ranks No. 4, after three high schools in Chicago. Buffalo Grove High School was ranked No. 7. In the Class of 2012, 77.5 percent of Stevenson students passed at least one college-level test, according to the report. At Buffalo Grove High School, that number was 47.5 percent. Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews has rated public high schools around the country for the past 15 years based on something called the “Challenge Index,” according to…