Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Science Olympiad Finishes Second in State
Stevenson finished second to longtime rival New Trier at the Illinois Science Olympiad state finals at the University of Illinois on Saturday. Last year, SHS won its first time title by narrowly defeating New Trier. Both schools will meet again May 16-18 at the National Science Olympiad at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Only 60 high schools are invited to the national competition.

Stevenson won first place in 12 events, with 16 students earning the title of state champion. Emma Buckardt was part of three first-place entries, while six others were part of two winners: David Chen, Brian Zhou, Katherine Liu, Matthew Zhang, Alex Hong and Jessie Wang. Other students who were on first-place teams included Hannah Yan, Vivian Wan, Jason Lu, Becca Nelson, Kathryn Fatina, David Zhang, Borchueh Wu, Shravya Gogula and Kevin Li. Click here to see all of Stevenson’s results.

Two From SHS Selected for State Musical Theater Awards
Sophomores Kaitlin Feely and Jonah Rawitz are among 24 students in the state selected to participate in the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards on Saturday, April 25. The event honors outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. Feely and Rawitz were chosen based on their performances in last fall’s school musical, “In The Heights.”

Only 12 young women and 12 young men are selected for the awards. They will spend the day working with professionals, including team members from “Newsies,” and auditioning in front of a panel of professional judges. Two winners will be selected to be Illinois representatives for the National High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as the Jimmy Awards, on Broadway this summer.

Students Honored for Science Projects
Four SHS students were chosen to present their science projects at the Positive Impact Competition at Wheeling High School on Friday. All four students were named semifinalists in the competition: Freshman Shivani Debhar, sophomore Ajay Varadhan, and juniors Jeremy Lan and Diane Jiang. Their projects were among 25 selected as semifinalists from among more than 80 from around Illinois. Varadhan finished third and Jiang placed fifth.

“Healthy Patriot” Follow-Up Wednesday Morning
SHS athletic trainers Adam Kehoe and Tom Loew will give a follow-up presentation to Monday’s “Healthy Patriot” talk by Northwestern University head athletic trainer Tory Lindley. The presentation, a breakfast meeting for parents, will take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Room 2104. Unable to attend the Lindley presentation? Click here to watch the video.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Inaugural Allied Soccer Game Set for Saturday at SHS
Stevenson will play host to Mundelein in the school’s first-ever competition for Allied Soccer, a sport for students with disabilities, at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stadium. SHS plans to recognize during halftime many of the individuals who made the sport offering a reality, including Superintendent Dr. Eric Twadell. Co-coaches Mark Schartner and Shannon Kolze currently have 17 student-athletes and 13 student-partners (“buddies”) signed up for the program. Three schools will compete with SHS: Mundelein, Vernon Hills and Warren.

Wilner Earns All-America Honors for Illini Gymnastics
Mike Wilner (Class of 2011) earned All-America honors and helped the University of Illinois men’s gymnastics team finish fourth at the NCAA Championships last weekend. Wilner placed sixth on still rings in the individual competition, earning his second consecutive All-America honor in the event.

Stryganek Runs One of Fastest 100 Meters in UI History
University of Illinois sprinter Brandon Stryganek (Class of 2011) won the 100 meters with a time of 10.29 seconds at the Illinois Twilight meet Saturday, the fourth-fastest time in school history. He also was part of the Illini’s 400-meter relay team that won in 39.61, a new facility record.

Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser at Roti Thursday Night
The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show is today and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The Mr. SHS contest is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Pick up tickets for $5 at the Superstore.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The 50th Anniversary Club will meet today at 3:30 in the Lower ILC.

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon!IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

Archery Club will practice Wednesday after school until 5 p.m. in the Field House.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Peoria school board votes to lay off 200 employees
Boy, 13, charged with bringing loaded gun to Aurora school
Elgin Community College moves forward on new Burlington campus
Barrington parents voice concerns about projected class sizes
Geneva schools may stretch out debt, to keep payments level

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
South Carolina pulls out of Common Core testing consortium
Best, brightest and rejected: Elite colleges turn away up to 95%
LA science teacher suspended over students’ projectile projects
Whose views are too extreme for the classroom?
Making math and microscopes more accessible

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Monday, April 14, 2014

FCCLA Wins Seven State Championships
Stevenson won seven state championships at the Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America annual conference in Springfield last weekend.

SHS came out on top in Hospitality, Food Innovation, Sports Nutrition, Nutrition and Wellness, Focus on Children, Preschool Lesson Plan, and Advocacy. The state champions included:

• Brooke Gregorcy and Michelle Pappageorge (Hospitality), including a $6,000 scholarship opportunity

• Madeline Merageas (Food Innovation), including a $6,000 scholarship opportunity

• Michelle Krichevskaya and Peyton Helgeson-Cuitino (Sports Nutrition)

• Jordan Zatz (Food and Nutrition)

• Jamie Blackman (Focus on Children)

• Morgan Harris and Alyssa Niedzwiedz (Preschool Lesson Plan)

• Camryn Hirsch and Rachel Marks (Advocacy)

Four other students earned medals:

  • Yuka Kuwahara and Arielle Shemesh were silver medalists in Food Innovation, including a $4,000 scholarship opportunity

• Robin Cheifetz was a gold medalist in Food and Nutrition

• Jackie Sushan was a gold medalist in Chapter Service Display

Twelve students qualified for the National FCCLA Competition in San Antonio this summer: Kuwahara, Shemesh, Merageas, Cheifetz, Zatz, Hirsch, Marks, Gregorcy, Pappageorge, Krichevskaya, Helgeson-Cuitino and Blackman. More than 800 students took part in last weekend’s conference.

AP Art and Advanced Photography Show Starts Tuesday
The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show will be held Tuesday and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open to the school from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. on both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Those attending can park in Lot C or D for easiest access.

The show includes work from every student creating an AP Art Portfolio, including: AP 2D Design Media, AP Drawing, AP 3D Design and AP 2D Design Photography. Click here to see a list of students whose works will be displayed.

PE Teacher Completes Hustle Up the Hancock
Adapated Physical Education teacher Scott Summers, who is also the school’s head boys cross country coach and an assistant boys track and field coach, competed in the Hustle Up the Hancock on Sunday to raise money for lung cancer research. He ran on a team with nine other people in memory of Susan E. Williams, who died of lung cancer last fall. Summers ran up 94 floors — a total of 1,692 stairs — in 15 minutes and 36 seconds, finishing 160th out of more than 2,500 competitors.

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at Willowbrook Invitational: The Patriots won all four doubles flights, and had four top-three singles finishes to capture the team title over the host school, 57-52. Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui won the No. 1 doubles title, Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Nicole Xia claimed No. 2, Sophia Liu and Naomi Ecanow stood above the No. 3 field, and Linsey Nowack and Sarah Hou prevailed at No. 4. In singles, Elizabeth Onishchenko was second at No. 3, while three players were third in their flight: Adrian To (No. 1), Margaret Chen (No. 2) and Niveda Tennety (No. 4). – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Quadrangular: The Patriots (17-2) went 3-0 on the day, beating Fremd, 15-6, New Trier, 9-2, and Boone, 17-9, and extending their winning streak to eight. Allison Travetto was the scoring leader, notching 18 goals in three contests, including nine against Fremd. Annika Hotchkiss, Ashley Oliver and Melissa Gartenberg scored five apiece. Lauren Burns and Becky Callen split time in goal for all three games; Burns made 21 saves and Callen had 15. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at Lyons Invitational: The Patriots (14-5) beat York, 9-3, to capture fifth place. Earlier in the day, SHS fell to eventual runner-up St. Ignatius, 13-7. – Illpolo.com

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: Jackie Setina won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 4 inches as the Patriots finished seventh as a team. Jessica Karluk was second in the 300-meter hurdles, Lily Marks placed third in the 100 dash, and the 400 relay team of Karluk, Janine Fajardo, Sami Mizock and Juhi Jhaveri finished fourth. There were three fifth-place finishers: Fajardo in the 100 hurdles, Jhaveri in the 100 dash, and the 3,200 relay team of Lindsay Pontello, Jessica Yoa, Riley Kirby and Lauren Williams. Mizock was seventh in the 200 dash, while eighth-place showings were made by Diana Kowalski in discus, Sydney Pacernick in the 3,200, and Pontello in the 800. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Glenbrook South 4, Stevenson 0: At the Pepsi Showdown at Schaumburg’s Olympic Park, the Titans scored three times late in the second half to break open a defensive battle. Sophia Godoy made 13 saves. SHS fell to 1-4-1 while Glenbrook South improved to 6-2. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Baseball
Naperville Central 8, Stevenson 3: The Redhawks (5-5) used a five-run fourth inning to break open the game. The Patriots dropped to 3-6. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: SHS rallied for a 16-25, 25-6, 25-17 win over Mundelein, and fell to Palatine (25-16, 21-25, 25-21) and Mehlville (25-19, 25-23). – Chicago Tribune

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at Bob Bohl Gymnastics Invitational: The second-ranked Patriots posted their highest score of the season and captured top honors at the 17-team meet in Mundelein. SHS recorded a team score of 158.15, well ahead of runner-up Mundelein’s 152.95. Zack Gilbert (54.25) and Jacob Guth (52.35) led the Pats with second- and third-place finishes in the all-around, respectively. Arie Feltman-Frank, hampered by a wrist injury, won one of the two events in which he participated, posting a meet-high 9.7 on high bar. Gilbert captured the pommel horse (9.4) and Guth tied for first on vault (9.3). Gilbert also was second in floor exercise and parallel bars, third in still rings and fourth in high bar. Guth was runner-up in pommel horse, third in parallel bars and high bar, and seventh in floor exercise. Feltman-Frank finished seventh in still rings and Elijah Klaber was eighth in pommel horse. – Daily Herald (stats)

Baseball
Stevenson 19, North Chicago 0: LJ Austin hit a three-run homer for the host Patriots (3-5), who snapped a four-game losing streak. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at Lyons Invitational: The Patriots lost to Oak Park, 9-8, in opening round action of the two-day event, falling to 13-4 and ending a four-game win streak. – Illpolo.com

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Warren Invitational: Head coach Eric Goolish earned his first career victory as the Patriots beat Hoffman Estates, 27-26, 25-16, on the tournament’s first day. SHS also lost to Lincoln-Way North, 25-21, 25-15. – Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The AP Art and Advanced Photography Show is today and Wednesday in the East Glass Commons and Room 7096. The show is open from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. both days, and the public reception will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

The girls lacrosse team is having a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill from 6-9 p.m. Thursday. The team will get 20% of all food purchased during the three-hour event. Roti is located at 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills. Look for the fundraiser flyer in the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Prom tickets are now on sale at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The 50th Anniversary Club will meet Tuesday at 3:30 in the Lower ILC.

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

Archery Club will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House for practice.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Senior Athletes: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship from the Sigma Nu fraternity to incoming male freshmen. See Naviance Scholarships for more information. The deadline to submit applications is May 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Tough tax votes loom for lawmakers
U. of Chicago student found dead in dorm from alcohol poisoning
Hillcrest High basketball coach, teacher arrested for DUI
In DeKalb County, students, college still value ACT exam
Possible land deal between Edwardsville district, church upsets some
Has a decade of school food reform resulted in healthier lunches?

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Kansas poised to end K-12 teacher tenure
Idea of new attention disorder spurs research, and debate
Denver schools to hire previously undocumented immigrants
Penn State becomes 12th public university in U.S. to raise $2B

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Environmental Club Video Finalist in National Contest
For the second straight year, the Green Team environmental club is a finalist in the annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and the National Priorities Project.

Their video is one of 21 finalists that will be screened at the festival this weekend in Washington, D.C. Bhabna Pati, Riley Shore, Saloni Nahar and Claire Marvet will represent the Green Team, along with sponsor Kirstin Erickson. Click here to watch the Green Team video, which was created with the help of the Film Making Club.

Click here to read more about the Green Team’s trip to D.C. this weekend.

Student Film Festival at SHS Tonight
The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. Pioneer Press talked with senior Alex Sofronas and sophomore Xanthe Coulson, the festival’s organizers.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 22, North Chicago 0 (5 inn.): Ruby Mankus fired a five-inning no-hitter and struck out 10 as the Patriots (3-8) snapped a four-game losing streak and moved head coach Larry Friedrichs within one win of career victory No. 500. SHS next plays on Wednesday at Warren. Offensively, the Patriots rapped out 30 hits. Lexi Yonkovic, Dana Morgan and Kat Trotter all went 4-for-4, while Taylor Koenigs, Jordan Cortesi and Molly Thon were all 3-for-3. Trotter and Cortesi each drove in four runs. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Glenbrook North 2: The Patriots (1-1) picked up their first win of the season by sweeping all five doubles matches and adding two singles victories. The winning doubles teams were No. 1 Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov (7-5, 6-2), No. 2 Adam Maryniuk/Josh Cheng (6-4, 7-5), No. 3 Lukasz Jaworski/Rudy Viswanathan (7-5, 7-6 (2)), No. 4 Jerry Pan/John Kny (6-0, 6-4) and No. 5 Aidan Labaschin/Tyler Kim (4-6, 6-3, 6-1). Wins at singles came from No. 3 Brian Weisberg (6-3, 6-1) and No. 4 Kyle Gordon (4-6, 6-1, 6-3). – Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 14, Vernon Hills 2: Eight different players scored as the visiting Patriots (14-2) jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. Melissa Gartenberg and Allison Travetto led SHS with three goals apiece, while Alex Adams and Joanie Newland each scored two goals. Annika Hotchkiss, Sami Weiner, Jordyn Landau and Christina Spizzirri also scored. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made eight saves for the Patriots, who won their fifth consecutive contest. – Daily Herald 

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 26, Vernon Hills 7: The Patriots (13-3) posted their highest scoring output of the season en route to their fourth straight victory. During the streak, SHS is averaging 19 goals per game.

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Libertyville 1: Megan Petrick’s goal on a cross from Blake Klinsky tied the game in the 47th minute of their North Suburban opener. Goalkeeper Sophia Godoy made 10 saves. The Patriots’ record moved to 1-3-1 overall, while Libertyville is 1-2-1. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball
Fremd 4, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots (2-5) outhit the Vikings, 7-6, but were shut out for the third time this week and fourth time this season. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Lacrosse
Mother McAuley 15, Stevenson 7: Lindsay Schwartz and Sydney Goldberg each scored two goals to lead the Patriots (1-6) at Brother Rice High School. Eleanor Fisher, Julia Smith and Nikki Novoselsky also scored. The Mighty Macs improved to 4-2. – High School Cube video

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 14, Lake Zurich 11 (OT): Lindsay Schwartz scored four goals and Eleanor Fisher added three as the Patriots (1-5, 1-0) picked up their first victory of the season.

Gymnastics Alum, Illini Seek NCAA Title Tonight
Stevenson gymnastics alumnus Mike Wilner (Class of 2011) and the University of Illinois men’s gymnastics team will seek to win the NCAA championship tonight in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wilner competes on still rings for the Illini, who advanced to the NCAA team finals for the 12th straight season. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

New Year, Same Depth for Boys Tennis Team
The Chicago Tribune takes a look at the boys tennis program, which has finished second in the state four times in the past seven seasons. The Patriots will be led by the doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey, who placed third in the state in 2013.

College Tennis Match at VHAC Will Feature SHS Alums
SHS alumni Jeremy Bush and Ross Putterman and their Washington University men’s tennis teammates will take on Case Western on Stevenson’s courts at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, 308 Patriot Way, in Vernon Hills on Saturday. The match begins at 9 a.m. Washington is ranked No. 2 in the country among NCAA Division III teams, while Case Western is No. 8. Putterman is a junior (who recently won his 100th career match) and Bush is a freshman.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Prom tickets go on sale Monday at the Superstore and online. The cost is $80 per ticket. SHS students bringing someone from another school must turn in a completed Dance Guest Approval Form, along with a photocopy ID of their guest. You can pick up the guest approval form at the Superstore.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday, April 18. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center today to obtain a pass, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
School funding formula overhaul clears Senate committee
Danville schools consider no-jeans policy
Need seen for Illinois school protocols on concussions
Police investigating sexting incident at Homer Glen middle school
State representative elected to Chicago local school council
English teacher at Stagg High dies at age 33

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Five students, five adults die in California bus-truck crash
Community colleges think big; too big, say some universities
Report looks at glitch-ridden Common Application
States in West, Midwest lead nation in teacher respect, poll says
Obama to nominate Colby College president for humanities post
Minnesota State ordered to reinstate fired football coach
East Chicago student saves woman, son from crashed car

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Science Teacher Heads to Stanford to See Alum Honored
Science teacher Mike Reimer will be traveling to Stanford University on Friday to see one of his former students, Stephanie Doong (Class of 2010), receive the school’s Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award. The award is presented annually to seniors in Stanford’s School of Engineering for outstanding academic achievement. Award recipients share their award with the high school teacher of their choice. Doong chose Reimer as being her most influential high school teacher. As part of the award, Stanford will be flying Reimer to its campus for the award ceremony.

Monday Presentation Will Be Taped for SBN
For those unable to attend Monday’s presentation by Northwestern University’s Tory Lindley due to celebrating Passover, the event will be taped and available through the Stevenson Broadcast Network web page.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 13, Lake Zurich 6: The Patriots won their third straight game, improving to 4-3 on the season. – IHSLA.org

Girls Badminton
Thornton-Fractional South 10, Stevenson 8: The defending state champions won a close match in the Field House, handing the Patriots (6-1) their first defeat of the season. Winners in singles included No. 4 Neva Lui (21-17, 21-19), No. 8 SE? (21-18, 21-17), No. 9 Michelle Hu (21-12, 21-7), No. 10 Yixuan Wang (15-21, 21-18, 21-19) and No. 11 Sophia Liu (21-16, 21-16). In doubles, the victorious tandems included No. 4 Vivian To/Hu (16-21, 21-8, 21-13), No. 5 Elizabeth Onishchenko/Wang (19-21, 21-12, 21-12) and No. 6 Naomi Ecanow/Liu (15-21, 21-15, 21-10). – Daily Herald

Baseball
Libertyville 3, Stevenson 0: The host Patriots (2-4, 0-2) were held to two hits, one of which was a double by Jack Joseph. The Wildcats improved to 6-2, 2-0. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Softball
Grayslake North 8, Stevenson 6: The host Knights scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, overcoming a 5-2 deficit created by Taylor Koenigs’ bases-clearing double. She went 2-for-3 on the day. Dana Morgan was 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. SHS fell to 2-8. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Lake Zurich d. Stevenson, 25-21, 25-18: Josh Cliffer led the visiting Patriots (0-3) with six kills, and was followed by Jeff Maskalunas and Kennan Herman with three apiece. Thomas Rzepecki made nine digs and Timothy Park had six. Lucas Creevy and Nicholas Perozzi had eight and seven assists, respectively. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Lacrosse Match Broadcast Time Change
The start time for tonight’s varsity girls lacrosse match at Mother McAuley has changed to 6:45. You can watch the match live on High School Cube by clicking here.

Projansky, Trapp Playing for Team Illinois in Pittsburgh
Senior hockey players Jared Projansky and Michael Trapp and Team Illinois begin competition in the America’s Hockey Showcase tournament in Pittsburgh today. Team Illinois plays at 9 a.m. today, 3 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday (all times Central). You can watch games online at americashockeyshowcase.com.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 (reserved seating). You can buy tickets in advance through the SHS Web Store, or at the Patriot Superstore. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund.

Students and staff are invited to the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium at SHS on Friday, April 18. (There is no school on April 18.) Admission is free. Stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to check out exhibits, attend workshops and receive hands-on training. The focus of the symposium is sustainability in the school environment. For more information, go to www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/schoolssymposium/.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Attention all members of Psychology Club and Law Club: There will be a joint meeting today in Room 7044/7046 from 3:45-4:45. We will be discussing opinions of cruel and unusual punishments as defined by the legal system and the American Psychological Organization. All are welcome.

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights for laser tag. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in today so you can attend.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Waukegan District 60 teachers’ strike averted
UIC faculty set April 23 strike date, hope for binding arbitration
Bill aims to help southern Illinois districts fill teaching vacancies
UI explores more autonomous medical education in Urbana
Northwestern appeals ruling on players’ union
Maine Township District 207 buys back building it sold in 1980s
CPS increases per-student funding, but extra cash already spoken for
NIU staff member found dead on campus, foul play not suspected

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Slashing suspect’s parents “did not foresee” outburst
More college students battle hunger as education, living costs rise
Kansas education chief taking job in Middle East
An education reporter puts himself to the (standardized) test

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stevenson Hosting Conference on Sustainability
Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to visit Stevenson on Friday, April 18 for the Illinois Healthy and High Performing Schools Symposium. The event, sponsored by the United States Green Building Council’s Illinois chapter and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council, will be held in the West Building from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The symposium will offer training sessions and workshops designed to help elementary, middle and high schools in Illinois create more sustainable learning environments.

Topics covered will include sustainable school facility planning, green facilities management, sustainable renovation and construction, energy efficiency and conservation, environmental education and service learning, water conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable school transportation.

Student Team Earns Honorable Mention in Math Challenge
One of two student teams competing in the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge advanced past the second round, earning an honorable mention award and $1,000 in scholarship money to be divided equally among its members. Jaymo Kang, Richard Zhu, Alex Hong, Brian Zhou and Timothy Klem submitted a paper for the contest using mathematically based insights to address the question of how schools can comply with federal mandates requiring healthier choices in school lunches. Only 53 of the 1,152 papers submitted for the contest were selected for honorable mention awards. Six schools were selected for the final round, and six were chosen as semifinalists.

Sophomore Featured Soloist This Sunday
Sophomore Torin Bakke continues his busy performance schedule as a soloist in Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in Awith the New North Shore Chamber Orchestra at its concert Sunday in Evanston. Next month, he will be a clarinet soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in youth concerts at Orchestra Hall. Once the school year ends, Bakke will participate in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States.

Alums Help UI Dance Marathon Raise $125K
A pair of 2010 Stevenson graduates were members of the executive team for last month’s University of Illinois dance marathon, which raised nearly $125,000 for St. John’s Miracle Network Hospital in Springfield. Joe Perozzi was co-president for the marathon, while Brittani Grabell was also part of the executive team. More than 500 dancers took part in the marathon, twice the number from last year.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson 152.1, Glenbrook South 124: Top scorers for the Patriots were Zach Gilbert on parallel bars (9.3), Arie Feltman-Frank on high bar (9.1), Jacob Guth on high bar (8.7), Matthew Krames on vault (8.5) and Elijah Klaber on floor (8.5).

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 8, Mundelein 6: Allison Travetto scored six goals as the host Patriots (13-2) overcame a two-goal halftime deficit to win their fourth straight game. SHS trailed 5-3 at halftime, then outscored the Mustangs 3-0 in the third quarter to take control. Melissa Gartenberg and Ashley Oliver scored Stevenson’s other goals. Goalkeeper Lauren Burns made nine saves. – Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson 16, Mundelein 4: The Patriots (12-3) went on the road and won their third straight contest.

Girls Badminton
Stevenson 17, Glenbrook North 1: The Patriots (6-0) remained unbeaten. Winning at singles were No. 2 Margaret Chen (21-10, 21-13), followed by Katelyn Schroeder (21-16, 21-9), Neva Lui (21-8, 21-10), Elizabeth Onishchenko (21-12, 20-22, 21-19), Michelle Ling (21-7, 21-11), Nicole Xia (21-14, 21-9), Julia Son (21-17, 21-8), Michelle Hu (21-12, 21-7) and Yixuan Wang (21-11, 21-16). The winning doubles tandems were No. 1 Son/Chen (21-10, 21-9), plus Schroeder/Lui (22-20, 21-7), Xia/Ling (21-18, 21-10), Hu/Vivian To (21-16, 19-21, 21-16), Onishchenko/Wang (21-13, 23-21), Naomi Ecanow/Sophia Liu (21-7, 21-14). – Daily Herald

Softball
Carmel 12, Stevenson 10: In Mundelein, the Corsairs (4-4) broke open a 7-7 game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Lexi Yonkovic led off the game with a home run and Dana Morgan added a two-run double as SHS (2-7) scored five runs in the first. Yonkovic also doubled and scored three runs. Morgan had three RBI in the game, while Trish Porzycki knocked in two runs. Taylor Koenigs had two hits. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Tennis
New Trier 7, Stevenson 2: At the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center in Winnetka, the Patriots dropped their season opener. The No. 2 doubles team of Adam Maryniuk and Josh Cheng was a 7-5, 6-3 winner, and Brian Weisberg rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 decision at No. 3 singles in his first varsity match. – Daily Herald (results)

Girls Soccer
Carmel 3, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots dropped to 1-3. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
New Trier d. Stevenson, 25-19, 25-17: Grant Maleski led the Patriots (0-2) with four kills, Eric Chang had three and Josh Cliffer added two. Lucas Creevy and Nicholas Perozzi each had four assists. Keenan Herman had two solo blocks and two block assists, while Justin Leonard had four block assists and Cliffer made three. Timothy Park totaled nine digs and Thomas Rzepecki had six. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Libertyville 9, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots (2-3, 0-1) were held to three hits in their North Suburban Lake Division opener. Joey Morris singled and had two walks in three plate appearances. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Glenbrook North 10, Stevenson 9

Watch Girls Lacrosse Match Live Online Thursday
Thursday’s varsity girls lacrosse match at Mother McAuley will be shown live through High School Cube beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click here to watch.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Late arrival on Thursday. Classes start at 10:30. Buses begin their routes at 9:20.

Don’t miss out on the PPA Bake Sale today in the Glass and Wood Commons. All baked goodies will be $1.

The first-ever Stevenson High School Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. We will be showing not only the amazing garments that students make in Clothing and Design, but also the latest fashions from local boutiques. If you are interested in modeling, working backstage or assisting in the organization of the event, please attend a required meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org. Hope to see you today!

The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 (reserved seating). You can buy tickets in advance through the SHS Web Store, or at the Patriot Superstore. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund.

AP Microeconomics first semester students: There will be an AP exam review from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 7066. The topic will be review and materials. On Saturday, April 26, there will be a review from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 7066 covering tests and essay. Questions? Ask Dr. Wright or Mr. Haan.

Get ready for the 10th annual Pat-Triathlon. The event combines biking, running and swimming and will take place Sunday, April 27. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights for laser tag. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by Thursday so you can attend.

INTRAMURALS

New IM club starting soon! IM Skateboard Club is back and everyone is welcome to join. Come to the informational meeting Thursday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2506. The club will start meeting April 24. Visit the website and register online at www2.d125.org/im/skate.html. You can also visit the PREP office, Room 3040, for more information.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

Attention Daniel Wright graduates: The District 103 Oscar T. Bedrosian Memorial Scholarship is now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. The completed application should be submitted to District 103 by Friday.

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Hundreds of charter school supporters rally in Springfield
Barrington superintendent leaving to take post in Texas
Lawmaker urges slowdown on school funding formula proposal
CPS delays new test for private school applicants to public schools
Possible outsourcing of community college custodians draws protest
U. of I. Alma Mater heads back to campus
Governors State to decide mascot with online voting
16-year-old found carrying gun in Chicago school
Woodstock District 200 fills school board vacancy

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
20 injured in mass stabbing at Pittsburgh-area high school
In testimony, Duncan distances himself from Common Core
Putting student data to the test to identify struggling kids
Education Department releases family engagement guide for schools

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Regional Board Approves SEDOL Withdrawal
The Lake County Regional Board of Education on Monday gave unanimous approval to a request from Stevenson and Districts 96 and 103 to withdraw from the Special Education District of Lake County in 2015. The final step before withdrawal can take place is approval by the state. No date has been set for the state hearing. Why Stevenson wants to withdraw from SEDOL

Scholastic Bowl Team Wins Tournament
The Scholastic Bowl hosted an 11-team tournament last weekend, sweeping the field and winning every game. SHS finished 10-0 and runner-up Auburn A from Rockford High School was 8-2. Stevenson’s roster featured Jason Asher, Jeeho Lee, Justin Millman, Jonathan Mishory, Braden McDowell and Jay Patel. Asher finished third individually and Patel was eighth. All 11 teams that took part in the SHS event have qualified for the national tournament in May.

Special College Night for Freshman Families        
Freshman families are invited to find out what the next three years at Stevenson will hold byattending “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Guidance Counselor Mary Jones and College Counselors Dan Miller and Sue Biemeret will show how current freshmen and their families can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for college.

Stevenson Orchestras Performing Tonight
Stevenson’s Concert, Symphonic and Patriot orchestras will perform in concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. The concert also will feature a special performance by senior soloist Raymon Cao. He will perform Piano Concert No. 1 in Eb Major by Franz Liszt. Click here to see all the performers’ names.

Visitors From Six States at SHS Today
More than 90 educators from schools in six states are on campus today as part of the school’s regular Site Visits for Educators program. Out-of-state schools or districts represented include Blue Valley West High School from Overland Park, Kansas; Francis Tuttle Technology in Oklahoma City; the Plymouth Canton Community Schools from Plymouth, Michigan; New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana; and two institutions from Wisconsin: Cambridge High School from Cambridge, and CESA #5 from Portage. Five Illinois schools and districts have visitors on hand: Brookwood District 167 in Glenwood, Melvin-Sibley High School in Gibson City, Hononegah High School in Rockton, Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, South Elgin High School in South Elgin, and School District U-46 from Elgin.

In addition to the education professionals visiting Stevenson, the school also welcomed this week a group of 15 students and two teachers from Colombia. Each student and teacher are hosted by a Stevenson family. The Colombians attended their host student’s classes on Monday, and will do so again on Thursday. They also will be going on a field trip, and giving presentations about Colombian history and culture in some SHS classes.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson 92, Lake Zurich 54; Stevenson 91, Libertyville 53: Tim Vestuto won the 100 (11.0) and 200 (23.1) to pace the Patriots in Libertyville. Other individual winners for SHS included Sam Oh in the 3,200 (9:52.9), Aaron Lund in the 110 high hurdles (16.1), Jared Borowsky in the 1,600 (4:35.3) and Henry Sise in the discus (134-11.5). The Pats also won the 400 (45.0) and 800 (1:34.5) relays.

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson 77, Lake Zurich 63; Libertyville 88, Stevenson 58: At Lake Zurich, Sammi Mizock won the 200-meter dash and was part of two winning relays for the Patriots. Mizock posted a time of 28.1 seconds in the 200, and ran legs on the victorious 400 (53.9) and 800 (1:59) relays. She was joined in the 400 relay by Janine Fajardo, Juhi Jhaveri and Lily Marks. The 800 relay unit consisted of Mizock, Marks, Jackie Setina and Hannah Yan. Marks, Fajardo and Setina were also individual winners. Marks claimed the 100 (13.0), Fajardo won the 100 hurdles (16.9) and Setina captured the high jump (5-3). Other individual winners for SHS included Amy Lin in the 3,200 (13:46), Lindsay Pontello in the 800 (2:35) and Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (50.3).

Softball
Libertyville 5, Stevenson 2: The host Wildcats rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh, dropping the Patriots to 2-6 overall and 0-1 in the North Suburban Lake. Vera Pflugradt and Abby O’Connor hit doubles for SHS. Each team scored a run in the third inning and the game remain deadlocked until the Pats pushed across another run in the top of the seventh to take a 2-1 lead. – Daily Herald

Brunson, Cashaw Pick Up More All-State Honors
The Chicago Tribune on Sunday named Jalen Brunson to its All-State Boys Basketball Team. Brunson was the only junior selected to the five-player first team. Fellow junior Connor Cashaw received special mention. Brunson also finished fourth in the statewide voting for Mr. Basketball of Illinois, and earned a spot on the Champaign News-Gazette’s all-state team. Cashaw was a second-team selection, and junior Matt Johnson received honorable mention.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The first-ever Stevenson High School Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. We will be showing not only the amazing garments that students make in Clothing and Design, but also the latest fashions from local boutiques. If you are interested in modeling, working backstage or assisting in the organization of the event, please attend a required meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org. Hope to see you on April 9th!

The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 (reserved seating). You can buy tickets in advance through the SHS Web Store, or at the Patriot Superstore. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund.

AP Microeconomics first semester students: There will be an AP exam review from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 7066. The topic will be review and materials. On Saturday, April 26, there will be a review from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 7066 covering tests and essay. Questions? Ask Dr. Wright or Mr. Haan.

Don’t miss out on the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday in the Glass and Wood Commons. All baked goodies will be $1.

Get ready for the 10th annual Pat-Triathlon. The event combines biking, running and swimming and will take place Sunday, April 27. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The student 50th Anniversary Committee will meet in the Link Lab (Room 3024 computer lab) today at 3:30 p.m. The group will be working on scanning to begin its 50-year video project. New members are welcome to join in the fun.

Chinese Club is playing the game “ma Jiang” and eating snacks after school today in Room 2812. You are welcome to join us.

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights for laser tag. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by Thursday so you can attend.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here next Monday during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

Attention Daniel Wright graduates: The District 103 Oscar T. Bedrosian Memorial Scholarship is now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. The completed application should be submitted to District 103 by Friday.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register visit the IM Archery website at www2.d125.org/im/archery.html or visit the PREP office (Room 3040).

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Legislative probe sponsor backs off state takeover of IHSA
Waukegan teachers send “bottom-line” offer to avoid strike
McHenry County College faculty reaches tentative contract deal
Lake Zurich parents question Common Core, assessments
Bill would tie probation time to further education
Barrington police investigate middle school “sexting”
Rally planned over raft of charter school bills
Longtime director prepares her final show at Daniel Wright
Chicago principal fights CPS school “turnaround” plan
Illinois student among community college award winners

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Affirmative-action foes plan campaigns against three universities
Duncan urges top college students to enter teaching
Federal complaint filed over North Carolina’s “paper courses”
Study: Program prestige predicts success for doctorates
Financial literacy education has lasting impact, report finds
10 college courses with a twist

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stevenson Climbs in Washington Post Rankings
Stevenson is the highest-ranking open enrollment high school from Illinois in the Washington Post’s annual ranking of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.” SHS checks in at No. 187 in the survey, which ranks schools based on a simple formula: the number of college-level tests given at a school divided by the number of graduates that year. The only two Illinois schools ahead of Stevenson are the College Prep School of America in Lombard, which is a private school, and Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, which is a selective-admission institution. Click here to see which Illinois schools are listed in the top 500.

SHS Students Help Glass Slipper Project
Stevenson was one of several area high schools that saw students donate dresses over the past year for the Glass Slipper Project, which makes them available for free to disadvantaged peers in Chicago looking for something to wear to their school prom. More than 4,000 dresses were donated through Zengeler Cleaners, which has coordinated the effort since 1999.

Senior Earns Eagle Scout Honor
Senior Matthew Antos received Eagle Scout designation from the Boys Scouts of America last weekend. Antos, a member of Troop 140 at St. Mary Church in Buffalo Grove, joins a rare group: Only three out of every 100 Boy Scouts earns Eagle Scout status. His Eagle Scout project involved stripping and refinishing the hallways and lockers at St. Mary School.

Photo Opportunity for a Former Patriot
A Stevenson connection made for one of the photos of the day at the White House on Friday. SHS alumnus Jamie Smith, former deputy press secretary to President Barack Obama, visited her old boss and brought along her daughters, Lincoln Rose Pierce, Sage and Elsa.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Varsity Tournament: The Patriots (12-2) went 3-0 on the day, beating Loyola (10-6), Lyons (6-4) and Mundelein (17-3). Melissa Gartenberg was the leading scorer on the day for SHS, tallying four goals against Loyola, three versus Mundelein, and two against Lyons. Allison Travetto had five goals against Mundelein and three in the Loyola game. Ashley Oliver scored two goals in all three games, while Joanie Newland and Sara Ploch each had two goals against Mundelein and one versus Loyola. Becky Callen made 10 saves in the win over Loyola. – Illpolo.com

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson hosted I-55 Showdown: The Patriots (11-3) beat Libertyville, 16-6, and Parkway South from the suburbs of St. Louis, 19-12, to finish the tournament with a 2-1 record. Alex Kapecki scored eight goals and Andrew Shashin had seven against Parkway, while Alex Divanyan added three. Against Libertyville, Mitchell Sokolsky tallied seven goals and Shashin added three. Kapecki and Divanyan each had two goals. – Illpolo.com

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 11, Libertyville 9: With the win, the Patriots improved to 2-3 on the season. – IHSLA.org

Softball
Stevenson 9-9, Hersey 8-10: Dana Morgan went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs and Kat Trotter had a two-run single in a four-run first inning as the Patriots (2-5) captured the opening game. Lexi Yonkovic and Taylor Koenigs each had three hits in the opener. The Huskies tripled in the bottom of the seventh to salvage the second game. In Game 2, Trisha Porzycki was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Koenigs went 3-for-4 with an inside-the-park homer, a triple, three RBI and three runs scored. – Daily Herald (linescores)

Baseball
Carmel 13, Stevenson 3: The host Corsairs (8-2-1) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to claim the nonconference contest. Jack Joseph drove in all three runs for SHS (2-2). He hit a two-run double and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. – High School Cube News,Daily Herald (linescore)

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson hosted I-55 Showdown: Parkway West from suburban St. Louis beat the Patriots, 12-6, on the opening day of the two-day tournament. Liam Holzer scored two goals, while Alex Kapecki, Andrew Shashin, Mitchell Sokolsky and Zach Stephens each had one. SHS fell to 10-3. West went on to win all four of its games in the two-day tournament. – Illpolo.com

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at Fenwick Varsity Tournament: The Patriots (9-2) lost to St. Ignatius, 13-7 in the opening night of the two-day event. Melissa Gartenberg led SHS with three goals and Joanie Newland added two. – Illpolo.com

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tickets for Mr. SHSare on sale in the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $5 each. The Mr. SHS contest will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

Best Buddies is hosting a benefit night at Real Urban Barbecue in Vernon Hills today from 4:30-8 p.m. The night will support the Friendship Walk on Sunday that Stevenson’s chapter of Best Buddies is hosting on campus. One-fourth of the proceeds from tonight will go to Best Buddies Illinois.

The first-ever Stevenson High School Fashion Show will be held Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. We will be showing not only the amazing garments that students make in Clothing and Design, but also the latest fashions from local boutiques. If you are interested in modeling, working backstage or assisting in the organization of the event, please attend a required meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 1424. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org. Hope to see you on April 9th!

The inaugural Stevenson Interregional Film Festival, featuring movies submitted by area high school students, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5 (reserved seating). You can buy tickets in advance through the SHS Web Store, or at the Patriot Superstore. Money raised by the event will benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund.

AP Microeconomics first semester students: There will be an AP exam review from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 7066. The topic will be review and materials. On Saturday, April 26, there will be a review from noon to 4 p.m. in Room 7066 covering tests and essay. Questions? Ask Dr. Wright or Mr. Haan.

Don’t miss out on the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday in the Glass and Wood Commons. All baked goodies will be $1.

Get ready for the 10th annual Pat-Triathlon. The event combines biking, running and swimming and will take place Sunday, April 27. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride around campus, a 1-mile run on the Stadium track, and a 200-yard swim in the Patriot Aquatic Center. The Pat-Triathlon is free for all SHS students, faculty and staff! You can participate individually or as part of a relay team. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the Pat-Triathlon web page at www.d125.org/pe/pattriathlon.aspx.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday. Join today so you can attend. New and old members are always welcome. For more information or to register visit the IM Archery website at www2.d125.org/im/archery.html or visit the PREP office (Room 3040).

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

The student 50th Anniversary Committee will meet in the Link Lab (Room 3024 computer lab) on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The group will be working on scanning to begin its 50-year video project. New members are welcome to join in the fun.

SPINS Club: Our next outing is Friday to Laser Quest in Arlington Heights for laser tag. We’ll be back at SHS by 7 p.m. Get your permission form signed and turned in by Thursday so you can attend.

COLLEGE INFORMATION

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

Juniors and seniors: Ever heard of WOFT? Warrant Officer Flight Training is a highly competitive program open to high school students. A representative of the Army will be here Monday, April 14 during sixth period in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain a pass, at least two days ahead of the visit, which needs to be signed by your teacher. If you have a free period or lunch during sixth hour, a pass is not needed.

Attention Daniel Wright graduates: The District 103 Oscar T. Bedrosian Memorial Scholarship is now available in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. The completed application should be submitted to District 103 by Friday.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

Interested in a culinary career? Want to know what it is like to be a pastry chef?  There is a summer opportunity available to intern at a Chicago restaurant. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more details.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out by attending the Launch program at Northwestern’s Kellogg campus in Evanston on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All aspiring entrepreneurs grades 9-12 are invited. Space is limited and you must register at www.launchweekends.com/chicago.html.

If you are interested in participating in a summer career shadow, please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for more information at dwillock@d125.org. Find out about more summer opportunities available in the area on the Career Exploration webpage.

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The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.