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South Elgin High student wins editorial cartooning contest

May 22, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
The 2015 South Elgin High School graduate won first place recently in an editorial cartooning contest held as part of an Illinois High School Association convention of student journalists held on the Eastern Illinois University campus. The Elgin School ... More

Former South Elgin High School football player sues IHSA to protect student ...

Apr 28, 2015 • WLS-TV
Former South Elgin High School football player Alex Pierscionek is suing the Illinois High School Association in an effort to protect future student athletes from concussions. WLS. Tuesday, April 28, 2015. SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) --. A former South ... More

Concussion Lawsuits Rankle School Groups

May 20, 2015 • New York Times
He had never played organized football, but he was pushing 6 feet tall, weighed more than 250 pounds and made the freshman squad at suburban Chicago's South Elgin High School as a defensive lineman. His new ... Pierscionek is now suing the Illinois ... More

Elementary math was biggest issue for one U46 citizens committee

May 19, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
And that proved true this year as well, she said, as many parents became upset about a new elementary-school math curriculum aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards. ... Chairpersons Melissa Owens and Sarah Thompson said that group's work ... More

IHSA launches 'Play Smart' initiative after criticism over safety

May 11, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
The Illinois High School Association, buffeted by criticism that it has been cavalier about player safety, is scheduled to announce a new initiative Tuesday meant to "reclaim the narrative" about the organization's commitment to protecting the health ... More

South Elgin's Smith commits to Central Michigan

Apr 27, 2015 • Chicago Daily Herald
Matt Smith saw firsthand the excitement that comes with being recruited to play Division I basketball when his older sister, Becca, was starring at South Elgin High School before earning a scholarship to play at Loyola, where she just completed her ... More

IHSA: Former South Elgin student's lawsuit 'threatens high school football'

Apr 14, 2015 • Chicago Tribune
"A South Elgin High School football player was airlifted to a hospital Saturday afternoon as a precautionary measure after the junior boy reported numbness and feeling groggy," Elgin School District U46's Tony Sanders said at the time. U46 is not a ... More

Chasing a Family Legacy, Jake Kumerow's NFL Draft Dream Comes Full Circle

Apr 25, 2015 • Bleacher Report
He was a pitcher for the University of Illinois and went on to throw two years in the minors. After marrying Marie .... They were on local coaches' radar right away, especially as they were districted into Bartlett's brand-new South Elgin high school ... More

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