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Stevenson board approves study that could lead to new connector path

A collection of Township High School District 214 officials and other community leaders gather in Buffalo Grove High School's "Bison Grill" for a summit meeting on May 12, eating meals prepared by BGHS's advanced cooking classes. On May 8, the Dist. 214 School Board voted to leave the National School Lunch Program, freeing itself to offer a much wider variety of breakfasts and lunches in their cafeterias Ñ but forgoing nearly $1 million in subsidies as well. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

District 214 exits National School Lunch Program

The Township High School District 214 Board voted on May 8 to exit the National School Lunch Program, leaving about $800,000 in federal subsidies on the table, but freeing...

The Stevenson High School choir sings at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago on April 10, 2013.  | J.Geil/For Sun-Times Media

Stevenson choir falls short in attempt to perform with Foreigner

Even though she will not get to hear her choir perform at a major concert facility, Stevenson High School choral director Alice Nuteson is ending the school year exceptionally...

<p>U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny&nbsp;<a id="firsthit" name="firsthit"></a>Pritzker&nbsp;delivers the main commencement address at Harper College graduation ceremony, held at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois on Saturday May 17, 2014. | Tim Carroll/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Harper College, Sec. Penny Pritzker celebrate working-world graduates

Amid Saturday’s hoopla, panache and pride-swelling triumph, Harper College graduates and commencement speakers touted the school’s commitment to strengthening the workforce....

Models from seven North Shore high schools sported spring looks during the Saving Tiny Hearts Society's charity fashion show May 13 at Northbrook Court. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

North Shore high school students put the art in HeART

Going further than any of its rivals to help find cures for congenital heart defects, the Glenbrook North High School community won the “student heARTist” fundraising contest in...

The C-SPAN cable channel's tour bus visited Stevenson High School on Friday, May 9, bringing government classes and interested students aboard. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

Stevenson students get a behind-the-scenes look at C-SPAN

News network C-SPAN’s “Big Red” tour bus spent the afternoon giving about 200 Patriots an interactive view of what participation in politics can be like, and an insider’s...

<p>Provided photo of&nbsp;Benji Prins.</p>

Buffalo Grove 3rd grader wins national math competition

Benji Prins, an 8-year-old student at St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove, finished first in the nation among 3rd graders in the Math Kangaroo mathematics competition.

<p>Provided photo of Stevenson junior Emma Buckardt.&nbsp;</p>

Stevenson student spotlight: Emma Buckardt

Each week, we'll be featuring a student from Stevenson High School. This week our student is Emma Buckardt, a junior and aspiring environmental biologist.

Hawthorn Middle School South art teacher Mary Benton reacts to the surprise announcement that she won a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching May 7. | Rick Kambic/Sun-Times Media

Hawthorn South art teacher surprised with Golden Apple Award

Mary Benton was uncomfortable being interviewed by a committee after a she was anonymously nominated for the prestigious Golden Apple teaching award. She thinks students are...

Saint Mary School's seventh-graders (Ally Schwabe, Luke Wenzel, George Yacu, Sean Seidl and Melanie Zimmerman) earned gold and silver awards at the state science fair last weekend. | Provided

St. Mary School scientists shine in state competition

The Illinois Junior Academy of Science held its finals at Northern Illinois University, and five of Saint Mary’s seventh-grade students brought awards back to Buffalo Grove.

Sarah Ludwigsen of Lake Zurich (second from left) has been accepted into Advocate Good Shepherd’s Future Healthcare Professionals program. She also is a recent recipient of Girl Scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. | Provided

Teens earn glimpse at hospital’s inner workings

Three weeks this June could be key in determining whether white coats and stethoscopes will be the future fashion for 10 area high school students.

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