Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Summer School Enrollment Returns to Typical Levels

Stevenson’s summer school enrollment jumped 19 percent this year, according to a report submitted to the Board of Education at its August meeting. A total of 1,550 students enrolled in one or both semesters of summer school, an increase of 252 students from 2013.

Of the 1,550 students in summer school, almost half (746) were freshmen. The freshman figure accounts for about 73% of the incoming ninth-grade class, the highest level since 2011. Overall, about 40% of the SHS student body took summer school,

Director of Curriculum and Development Mark Onuscheck told the board that this year’s numbers represent a return to typical summer school enrollment levels, and that 2013 should be considered an anomaly. Other items from his report:

  • 72 of the 101 summer school teachers were Stevenson faculty members, the highest number since 2009.
  • World History continued to be the most popular summer school course. A graduation requirement taken primarily by incoming freshmen, World History had an enrollment of more than 400 students. The course extends through both semesters.
  • 72 students participated in summer travel enrichment classes. Students traveled to New York City to see and meet with leaders in the fashion industry (19 students); to major European cities as a follow-up to having taken Advanced Placement European History or AP Human Geography (15 students); and to Spain as part of a language and cultural immersion program (38 students).

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Patriot Football Aims to Clip Hawks in Season Opener

Stevenson opens its football season Friday at home against Indian Trail from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Hawks beat the Patriots, 15-14, in the season opener last year in Wisconsin, and will bring a 1-0 record into Friday night’s game. Indian Trail beat Plymouth, Wisconsin, 27-19, last Thursday. SHS is expected to field one of Illinois’ top teams again, one season after advancing to the Class 8A state semifinals. The Patriots are ranked No. 3 by CSN Chicago, and likely will inhabit similar territory when the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald release their preseason rankings. Going to the game? Here’s a spectator guide to parking and more.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Schedule on Thursday

On Thursday, there will be a special schedule for all students. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking tests from 8 a.m. to 10:30. Seniors don’t have any tests, and can come to school at 10:30. Classes will start for all students at 10:30 on Thursday, and we will be on the late arrival schedule. The tests being taken by juniors, sophomores and freshmen are all connected to future performance on the ACT college entrance exam. Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test in the West Building, sophomores will take the PLAN test in the East Building, and juniors will take a practice ACT test in the Sports Center and Field House. Juniors with last names A-Lee will test in the Field House, and Lef-Z will test in the Sports Center. Room assignments for freshmen and sophomores will be posted around the school.

Special Bus Schedule for Seniors on Thursday

For seniors taking the bus to school Thursday morning, there will be a modified pick-up schedule in effect. Click here to see the stops scheduled by route (PDF).

NHS Hosting Spirit Fest Benefit Car Wash Saturday

National Honor Society is hosting a car wash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Culver’s, 450 McHenry Road, in Buffalo Grove. Donations from the car wash and a percentage of food sales will go directly to the 2014 Spirit Fest charity, the Lexi Kazian Foundation.

Register for the Color Fun(d) Run at Lunch This Week

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fund Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fund Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. The cross country team and the Foundation will be signing up students for the Color Fun(d) Run during lunch periods today, Thursday and Friday in the Wood and Glass Commons. The last day to register is Thursday, September 4. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC, West Student Services

The ILC and West Student Services are looking to hire student aides for most periods of the school day. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC. To apply for a West Student Services position, see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2412 or Mrs. Moffat in Room 2414.

Interested in Learning How to Dive?

Any Patriot girl interested in learning how to dive is invited to contact Coach Carmichael in Room 1618 or at the Patriot Aquatic Center. No experience is necessary.

COLLEGE NEWS

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on the following dates:

Thursday, August 28 9:30 (Late Arrival for Seniors)
Thursday, September 4 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 8 2:35 (Eighth Period)
Tuesday, September 9 7:30 (Second Day of the Week)
Wednesday, September 10 2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)
Friday, September 12 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 15 2:35 (Eighth Period)

You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123.

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The College Counselors will be holding three workshops, and you only need to attend one! On Wednesday, September 3 (second day of the week schedule), workshops are at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The last workshop is scheduled for 2:35 p.m. (eighth period) on Thursday, September 11. All workshops are in the College/Career Center (Room 1123).

Interested in Indiana University? SHS is able to nominate two seniors for the Wells Scholars Program, which pays full tuition, academic fees and an annual living expenses stipend. In the past, winners have been in the top 5% of the class with an ACT composite score above 30. SHS cannot nominate students who have applied or who definitely intend to apply for admission by early binding decision at another university. Interested students should pick up an application packet from the College/Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the completed internal application to the College/Career Center is September 10.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1.

CLUB NEWS

Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”? Do you want to be a part of this historic athletic year at Stevenson? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be meeting after school today in Room 8000. New members are welcome! Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office.

The Sophomore Class Board will meet at 3:35 Thursday in Room 1500. New members are always welcome.

Freshman Class Board: Our first meeting of the school year is Thursday after school in Room 2119. We will be working on Homecoming decorations and our first class unity project. Class board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. Refreshments will be served. See you there!

THE WIT and HALF WIT— the club that produces the school’s literary magazines — will have its first meeting Thursday at 3:35 in Room 2516. If you like writing, poetry, fiction, drama, art and editing a magazine, come join us. All are welcome.

StageCrafters will hold its official beginning of the year meeting Tuesday in the Little Theatre (4200) from 3:30-5 p.m. We will welcome new members, discuss the upcoming performance season, have some snacks and take a tour of the Performing Arts Center facilities.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning Tuesday, September 2 in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the East ILC. Come and participate in one or more of 14 different events that span from humorous to dramatic acting, from prose and poetry to original speech writing, from impromptu and political speeches to radio broadcasts. New members, both experienced and inexperienced, are always welcome! Be a part of a friendly team where you’ll have fun and learn life-long, valuable communication skills! The informational meeting is Tuesday; all are welcome!

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 3 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

Are you interested in science? Would you like to do your own research and experiments and enter science fairs and competitions? If so, come to the first Science REACH Club meeting on Wednesday, September 3 after school in Room 1708. For more information contact Mrs. Palffy.

INTRAMURALS

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held at 3:30  today in Room 2113. For more information, visit the SFFL page.

Intramural Archery begins September 5 and we hope you’ll be joining. We meet on Wednesdays at Stevenson on the Sports Courts. Attend the informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 6012. More information can be found on the IM Archery website.

You should join Ultimate Frisbee! Come to the informational meeting for more details. The meeting is at 3:30 Thursday in Room 1420. We hope to see you there. For more information, visit the IM Ultimate Frisbee website.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Galesburg teachers, school board reach impasse in contract talks

Pediatricians’ warning won’t force CPS to push back start times

Crystal Lake South High School bleachers flap still unresolved

Batavia school board approves four-year contract with support staff

Sycamore school district experiencing financial stress

More students, fewer cars on University of Illinois campus

Maine Township District 207 appoints new school board member

Oak Park River Forest’s “Feelings” class popular elective among seniors

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Louisiana governor files suit against federal government over Common Core

Are the lazy days of summer killing our nation’s academic progress?

Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

Public school support staff growth explodes nationally

How professors in St. Louis are teaching the lessons of Ferguson’s unrest

The fading art of diagramming sentences

Students want Obama and Oprah to pay their college tuition

 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seven Seniors to Compete for Orchestra Solo Slots

Seven seniors will perform solos before a panel of faculty and outside judges at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Recital Hall, vying for four soloist opportunities with the Patriot Orchestra during the 2014-15 school year. The eight contestants are Joshua Cheng (violin), Matthew Cheng (violin), Chris Gao (cello), Autumn Hoang (cello), Phillip Kwon (piano), Monet Lee (violin) and Allen Wang (piano). The Senior Orchestra Solo Auditions are open to the public, and also are scheduled to be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through High School Cube.

CLC Foundation Names SHS Alum New Development Director

Jamie Samsel, a 1987 graduate of Stevenson, is the new director of development for the College of Lake County Foundation. She has more than a dozen years of experience as a development professional, including working for Indiana University and the Sierra Club. Under her direction, the Sierra Club’s fundraising efforts in the Chicago area grew from $230,000 per year to more than $1.8 million.

Man Charged With Homicide in Death of SHS Alumnus

Lincolnshire Police have charged a Wood Dale man with drug-induced homicide in connection with the death of SHS alumnus Connor Moore, who died July 28. Police said Moore, 26, died of a overdose less than 24 hours after purchasing heroin from 26-year-old John Smolinski in Chicago.

Lincoln Museum to Add Stevenson Exhibit

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum reportedly will add a new exhibit highlighting Adlai E. Stevenson II, as well as his father, who was vice president of the United States, and his son, Adlai III, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate from 1970-1981. The exhibit’s opening date has not been announced.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Boys Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots tied for second with Deerfield with a score of 150, but won a tiebreaker by having a lower No. 2 score. Jason Gohde, Kamaren Sandhu and Kevin Chin each carded a 37 at Fox Lake Country Club, three strokes shy of the medalist. Luke Feder and Jake LaBow recorded 39s and Will Sebastian had a 40. The invitational was shortened to nine holes due to storm delays. Lake Forest won the team championship with a 148. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: At Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, the Patriots placed fifth among 15 teams. SHS posted a team score of 371, one stroke out of third place. Libertyville won the team title with a 341 score. Alexia Fidman led the Pats with an 88, tying for 13th place. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Schedule on Thursday

On Thursday, there will be a special schedule for all students. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking tests from 8 a.m. to 10:30. Seniors don’t have any tests, and can come to school at 10:30. Classes will start for all students at 10:30 on Thursday, and we will be on the late arrival schedule. The tests being taken by juniors, sophomores and freshmen are all connected to future performance on the ACT college entrance exam. Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test in the West Building, sophomores will take the PLAN test in the East Building, and juniors will take a practice ACT test in the Sports Center and Field House. Juniors with last names A-Lee will test in the Field House, and Lef-Z will test in the Sports Center. Room assignments for freshmen and sophomores will be posted around the school.

Special Bus Schedule for Seniors on Thursday

For seniors taking the bus to school Thursday morning, there will be a modified pick-up schedule in effect. Click here to see the stops scheduled by route (PDF).

Register for the Color Fun(d) Run at Lunch This Week

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fund Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fund Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. The cross country team and the Foundation will be signing up students for the Color Fun(d) Run during lunch periods Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Wood and Glass Commons. The last day to register is September 4. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC, West Student Services

The ILC and West Student Services are looking to hire student aides for most periods of the school day. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC. To apply for a West Student Services position, see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2412 or Mrs. Moffat in Room 2414.

Earlier Start Time for Bus Route 118 Begins Wednesday

Are you a riding on bus 118 in the morning? Starting Wednesday, the route will begin its run 10 minutes earlier. Route 118 will begin at 6:48 a.m. instead of 6:58.

COLLEGE NEWS

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on the following dates:

Thursday, August 28 9:30 (Late Arrival for Seniors)
Thursday, September 4 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 8 2:35 (Eighth Period)
Tuesday, September 9 7:30 (Second Day of the Week)
Wednesday, September 10 2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)
Friday, September 12 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 15 2:35 (Eighth Period)

You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123.

Interested in Indiana University? SHS is able to nominate two seniors for the Wells Scholars Program, which pays full tuition, academic fees and an annual living expenses stipend. In the past, winners have been in the top 5% of the class with an ACT composite score above 30. SHS cannot nominate students who have applied or who definitely intend to apply for admission by early binding decision at another university. Interested students should pick up an application packet from the College/Career Center (Room 1123). The deadline to return the completed internal application to the College/Career Center is September 10.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1.

CLUB NEWS

Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”?  Do you want to be a part of this historic athletic year at Stevenson? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be meeting after school on Wednesday in Room 8000. New members are welcome! Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office.

The Sophomore Class Board will meet at 3:35 Thursday in Room 1500. New members are always welcome.

Freshman Class Board: Our first meeting of the school year is Thursday after school in Room 2119. We will be working on Homecoming decorations and our first class unity project. Class board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. Refreshments will be served. See you there!

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 3 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 today in Room 6014. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf website.

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held at 3:30  Wednesday in Room 2113. For more information, visit the SFFL page.

Intramural Archery begins September 5 and we hope you’ll be joining. We meet on Wednesdays at Stevenson on the Sports Courts. Attend the informational meeting at 3:30 Wednesday in Room 6012. More information can be found on the IM Archery website.

You should join Ultimate Frisbee! Come to the informational meeting for more details. The meeting is at 3:30 Thursday in Room 1420. We hope to see you there. For more information, visit the IM Ultimate Frisbee website.

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting on Monday, September 8 at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chicago Public Schools’ graduation rate jumps 4% to record high

Barrington latest suburban high school to end first semester before winter break

Chicago teachers get creative to find more time for professional development

Lake Zurich schools without air conditioning will close early

North Shore schools to add program for at-risk students

Energy conservation efforts at Downers Grove high schools save millions

Prosecutors to ex-West Oak teacher accused of molestation: Accept deal or go to trial

Two BB gun incidents reported at Elgin High School

Springfield’s Sacred Heart Griffin mourns death of longtime teacher

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Colleges adjust to new reality: More students juggle work, family

Los Angeles halts contract for iPads in wake of scrutiny

Turnitin and the debate over anti-plagiarism software

Michigan teacher files suit over removal from classroom linked to online reviews

Sperling, for-profit college pioneer, dies at 93

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Campus Closed Briefly Due to Afternoon Storm

Stevenson officials closed the campus for about 25 minutes today due to a severe storm that passed through the area around 12:40. The campus was closed from approximately 12:40 to 1:05, and students were prohibited from leaving the building unless they were being picked up by a parent.

Stevenson to Host Stand Strong Community Event

Stand Strong, a community coalition dedicated to keeping District 125 youth drug- and alcohol-free, is sponsoring a panel discussion entitled “Not My Kid?!” at Stevenson on Tuesday, September 30.

The panel will feature several experts on the front lines of teen behavior in the area. They will answer questions about the challenges teens face when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, and will offer tips on how parents can keep their children safe. Panelists will include Assistant State’s Attorney Claudia Kasten; Dr. Laura Parise, an adolescent psychiatrist specializing in addictions with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Maura Mooney, a social worker and counselor, also with NorthShore University HealthSystem; Chelsea Laliberte, co-founder and executive director of Live4Lali, an organization named for SHS alumnus Alex Laliberte, who died from a heroin overdose ; Dr. Cristina Cortesi, substance abuse prevention coordinator at Stevenson; Lincolnshire Police Officer and SHS liaison Tom Branick; and SHS Principal Troy Gobble.

The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. “Not My Kid?!” is free, but reservations are encouraged. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-my-kid-tickets-12621963633 to register. Send questions to standstrongcoalition@gmail.com.

Anyone interested in becoming involved with Stand Strong is invited to attend its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall.

PREP Fall-Winter Course Catalog Released

Stevenson’s Patriot Recreation Education Program (PREP) this month released its 2014-15 Fall/Winter community education schedule of classes. The catalog is full of programs for all ages. To view the brochure and to register, please visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/prep. 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Painful Memory Spurs Football Team’s Preparation

Stevenson’s football team came within one minute of making the Class 8A state championship game last year, falling 15-14 to Loyola Academy. The painful loss has served as a motivator in the offseason, coach Bill McNamara told the Daily Herald.

Night of Champions Set for Friday Night

The Athletics Division will recognize team and individual division, conference, Lake County, regional, sectional and state champions from the 2013-14 school year at its fourth annual Night of Champions event prior to the home football game against Kenosha Indian Trail on Friday. | List of teams/individuals to be honored

Volleyball Matches “Rained Out” in Barrington

Volleyball is an indoor sport, but even it is not immune from nasty weather. Today’s matches scheduled at Barrington have been postponed because the air conditioning system in its gymnasium isn’t working, and there is a buildup of condensation on the court exacerbated by today’s midday storm.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Special Schedule on Thursday

On Thursday, there will be a special schedule for all students. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be taking tests from 8 a.m. to 10:30. Seniors don’t have any tests, and can come to school at 10:30. Classes will start for all students at 10:30 on Thursday, and we will be on the late arrival schedule. The tests being taken by juniors, sophomores and freshmen are all connected to future performance on the ACT college entrance exam. Freshmen will take the EXPLORE test in the West Building, sophomores will take the PLAN test in the East Building, and juniors will take a practice ACT test in the Sports Center and Field House. Specific room assignments will be posted around the school. 

Register for the Color Fun(d) Run at Lunch This Week

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fund Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fund Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. The cross country team and the Foundation will be signing up students for the Color Fun(d) Run during lunch periods Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Wood and Glass Commons. The last day to register is September 4. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC, West Student Services

The ILC and West Student Services are looking to hire student aides for most periods of the school day. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Gorman in the upper West ILC. To apply for a West Student Services position, see Mrs. Peterson in Room 2412 or Mrs. Moffat in Room 2414. 

COLLEGE NEWS

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops on the following dates:

Thursday, August 28 9:30 (Late Arrival for Seniors)
Thursday, September 4 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 8 2:35 (Eighth Period)
Tuesday, September 9 7:30 (Second Day of the Week)
Wednesday, September 10 2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)
Friday, September 12 9:30 (Late Arrival)
Monday, September 15 2:35 (Eighth Period)

You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. 

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1. 

CLUB NEWS

Meteorology Club meets Mondays from 3:30-5 in Room 2118.

Anime Club starts today. Join the club in Room 2113 at 3:30. Everyone is welcome.

Have you ever listened to the announcers during a football broadcast and thought, “I can do that”?  Do you want to be a part of this historic athletic year at Stevenson? The Stevenson Sports Broadcasting team will be meeting after school on Wednesday in Room 8000. New members are welcome! Questions? See Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office.

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s very own fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 3 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410. 

INTRAMURALS

Open diamond baseball (aka the Adlai Baseball Club) is canceled today. The group will start Tuesday from 3:45-6 on the sophomore baseball field. The club will meet Mondays through Thursdays, weather permitting, until October 9. Click here for details. Contact Mr. Skala at nskala@d125.org if you have questions.

Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6014. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf website.

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 2113. For more information, visit the SFFL page. 

Intramural Archery begins September 5 and we hope you’ll be joining. We meet on Wednesdays at Stevenson on the Sports Courts. Attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. More information can be found on the IM Archery website. 

You should join Ultimate Frisbee! Come to the informational meeting for more details. The meeting is at 3:30 Thursday in Room 1420. We hope to see you there. For more information, visit the IM Ultimate Frisbee website. 

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting on Monday, September 8 at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Man killed in McHenry County school bus accident

Can Barbara Byrd Bennett save Chicago’s schools?
U. of Illinois feels backlash from scholars angered by Salatia case

CPS students scramble for new school after charter opening delayed

Heat causes early closure at two St. Charles schools

Aurora University student charged with abusing fellow student

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Pediatricians’ group pushes for later start to middle, high school day

Latest waiver move could weaken key Obama priority

Kids’ brains reorganize when learning math skills

Report: Los Angeles school officials had close ties with Apple, Pearson before deal

Universities sue FAA over drone ban

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stevenson Opens Its Doors for 50th Year

Stevenson High School begins its 50th year of service to the community today. To launch this historic year, the 50th Anniversary Student Committee produced a 50th anniversary video shown to faculty and staff earlier in the week, and played for the Class of 2018 on Freshman Orientation Day, held Wednesday. Here’s a video created by Student Activities Director Ted Goergen with highlights of the day.

98% of Class of 2014 Going to College

Ninety-eight percent of Stevenson’s Class of 2014 is attending college, the highest percentage since officials started tracking post-secondary plans 25 years ago.

According to the school’s College/Career Center, 94% of the college-bound Patriots will be attending four-year schools this fall, with 6% heading to two-year schools. The Class of 2014 can be found on 167 different campuses in 38 states, with 42% of the class planning to begin its college education in Illinois, the same as last year. | Full story

Alum’s Food Charity Earns Taste of Publicity

Stevenson’s Class of 2014 produced a number of big dreamers, but none perhaps as ambitious as Varun Medhal. Last year he created a group called Unseen Cuisine, which takes edible food past its shelf life and donates it to homeless shelters. “The ultimate goal for us … is to eradicate food waste and eradicate hunger, not only in America but hopefully the whole world,” Medhal told the Chicago Tribune for an article published on Tuesday. The newspaper also talked with Advanced Placement Junior English teacher Melissa Mack, who helped bring focus to Medhal’s desire to help the hungry, and fellow 2014 graduate Nick Motta, who was one of nine students that helped Unseen Cuisine blossom from idea to reality.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Highland Park 353, Stevenson 382: Myra Peterson led the Patriots (0-2) with an 88 at Highland Park Country Club (par 71). Alexia Fidman added a 95 and Surya Vijayasankar had a 98. – Daily Herald

 

Green-Gold Scrimmages in Three Sports Today

The boys soccer, girls volleyball and football programs will hold their annual Green-Gold scrimmages today. Soccer starts at 4:30 at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, girls volleyball begins at 5 in the Sports Center, and football kicks off at 6 in the Stadium.

Alum Wins AAU National Diving Championship

2013 Stevenson High School graduate James Lichtenstein won the gold medal in platform diving at the AAU National Championships last month in Atlanta. Lichtenstein won the national title for Senior Men age 19 and over, and also was silver medalist in 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. | Full story 

NCAA Eligibility Workshop September 10

SHS student-athletes and their parents hoping to continue their playing careers in college are encouraged to attend the North Suburban Conference’s annual NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 10 at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine campus. The workshop provides insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information. Lake Forest College Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats will be the featured speaker.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshman Mixer Friday Night

All ninth-grade students are invited to attend the Freshman Mixer from 7-9 p.m. Friday in the Wood Commons. Admission is free to this lock-in event, but freshmen must have their student ID to enter. Water and snacks will be provided, and there will be a DJ. Students must be dropped off in parking lot E (use the Port Clinton Road entrance) and use the Sports Center entrance to get to the Wood Commons. Parent volunteers and student FMPs should park in lot B. The mixer is sponsored by the Student Activities Division and the Patriot Parent Association.

Vocal Clinic for Musical After School Today

Auditions for this year’s school musical, Cabaret, begin Monday. To help you prepare, please attend the Vocal Clinic after school today in the Performing Arts Center. You’ll have a chance to practice the music that will be sung during auditions. For the full audition packet, including the required permission slip to be signed by a parent or guardian, visit the theatre auditions and rehearsals page. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Lynch in Room 2204. 

CLUB NEWS

Anime Club starts Monday. Join the club in Room 2113 at 3:30 to relax, watch movies and enjoy snacks. Everyone is welcome.

Meteorology Club meets Mondays from 3:30-5 in Room 2118. For more information, contact Mr. Eriksen at seriksen@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Golf is right around the corner. IM Golf meets on Tuesdays at the Vernon Hills Golf Course (transportation is provided). The informational meeting is at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6014. We hope to see you there! For more information, visit the IM Golf website. 

The Stevenson Flag Football League informational meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 2113. For more information, visit the SFFL page.

Intramural Archery begins September 5 and we hope you’ll be joining. We meet on Wednesdays at Stevenson on the Sports Courts. Attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. More information can be found on the IM Archery website.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Recall rights final sticking point in Galesburg teacher talks

Naperville gives OK for North Central College’s $60M downtown science center

Roosevelt University cuts most programs at Schaumburg campus

Buffalo Grove High science teacher paralyzed in motorcycle crash

Bradley University expects enrollment drop, budget cuts

Arlington Heights school’s PTA president charged with theft, forgery

CTU president Lewis, railing against “Mayor 1%,” makes $200K+, has three homes

District 300 hires new administrators

Simeon Career Academy High School electrical program revived

University of Colorado-Denver names Elgin native as dean

Lindenwood University-Belleville may buy former school building for $1

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

NEA’s new president denounces testing

Professor Obama grades U.S. colleges, finds it tests him

Higher ed groups pushing back against campus assault legislation

How Google, Apple and other tech firms envision education

Forbes: Criminal justice most underemployed college major

Iowa universities spending more to buy student names from ACT, SAT

Back-to-school shopping costs Americans $8.6 billion this year

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – Final Digest of the School Year

Juniors Win 50th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
Juniors Jennifer Kong and Matthew Rice are the winners of a student design contest to develop a special logo for Stevenson High School’s 50th anniversary, which will be celebrated during the 2014-15 school year. Their logo was chosen from among 30 entries submitted by students in May. Rice and Kong will receive $500 for winning the contest. Click here to see the winning logo.

Sophomores Develop Contest for Junior High Students
Sophomores Patrick DeMichele and Kevin Cao created and coordinated what is believed to be the school’s first student-run science competition last month. The pair led the Stevenson Science Consortium, a contest for area junior high school students held at SHS May 24 that drew 47 students. The event was based on the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering statewide competition model developed by the University of Illinois.

Three More Students Earn Eagle Scout Awards
Three more Stevenson students have earned Eagle Scout awards. Seniors Alex Konopacki and Joseph Pascual and junior Zachary Pease are members of Troop 79, affiliated with Hope Lutheran Church in Long Grove. Konopacki’s project collected more than 16,000 books for Bernie’s Book Bank, Pascual built seven benches out of fallen trees at the Rivershire forest preserve, and Pease redesigned and upgraded Ivy Hall Elementary School’s prairie garden used for teaching about Illinois prairies.

Former SHS Staffer Named Ridgewood High Principal
Former SHS teacher and administrator John Bolger has been named the next principal of Ridgewood High School in Norridge. Bolger most recently served as principal of Grayslake Central High School. Bolger taught in Stevenson’s Social Studies Division for many years, and became its director before leaving for Grayslake Central in 2009.

Retired Teacher Helping Libertyville Schools Go Green
Retired science teacher Dave Wilms, who served as the school’s sustainability coordinator after leaving the classroom, has helped two Libertyville middle schools obtain $1.8 million in grants for installing solar panels on their roofs.

Last Daily Digest Until Next School Year
This is the final edition of the Daily Digest for the 2013-14 school year. The Digest will hibernate during the summer and will return at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Thanks to all of our readers!

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Water Polo Players Earn All-State Honors
Several members of the SHS girls and boys water polo teams have earned all-state honors from Illpolo.com. Sophomore Allison Travetto and junior Melissa Gartenberg were named to the girls’ first team, while senior Mitchell Sokolsky was selected to the boys’ first team. Senior Becky Callen and freshman Andrew Shashin were second-team picks for girls and boys, respectively. Third-team honors went to junior Joanie Newland (girls), and senior Alex Divanyan and sophomore Alex Kapecki (boys). Junior Annika Hotchkiss landed on the girls’ fourth team, while teammate Ashley Oliver, a senior, received honorable mention. In Illpolo.com’s final team rankings, Stevenson’s girls were third and the boys were fourth.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The senior boat trip is today. Meet in the lobby by the Field House at 12:30. We will load buses in Lot D and will leave SHS around 1 p.m. Please expect to return to SHS at approximately 7 p.m.

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place today through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMART desk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). When returning the iPad, make sure to include the charging block and cable. Failure to return either the charging block or cable will result in a fine of $19 for each. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hudson at the SMART desk.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

TESTING CENTER INFORMATION

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Today — 7-3

Thursday — 7-1

Friday — 7-3

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an eligible senior. Along with the completed application, the essay needs to answer the question regarding the rotary motto “Service About Self.” Applications are available in the College/Career Center. The deadline is noon on Friday, June 13.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.

ATHLETICS

Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at www.d125.org/PREP. For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Parents protest firing of bilingual teachers in Round Lake schools
Barrington parents voice concerns over elementary school class sizes
Chicago school responds to anti-Semitic bullying
Illinois State University to consider 2.1 percent tuition hike for fall
Advocates say video series invaded privacy of special ed CPS students
U. of Illinois plans a party for the Alma Mater
Nine sets of twins graduate from Tinley Park middle school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
New York City teachers vote for raise and a nine-year contract
Do autistic kids fare better in integrated or specialized schools?
What is the formula for a top-20 college ranking in U.S. News?
Warning: The literary canon could make college students squirm

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Commencement Will Be Shown Live Online Thursday
Thursday’s commencement ceremony will be shown live online from the Sears Centre Arena by the Stevenson Broadcast Network beginning at 7 p.m. Click here for the SBN web page.

What It’s Like in Washington Heights
Sophomore Jonah Rawitz stopped by the Chicago Tribune recently to perform the song that helped him win the leading male actor award at the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards in April. He’ll be competing in the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Broadway at the end of the month. Click here to watch him perform “In The Heights” from the musical of the same name.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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All-NSC Baseball, Boys Volleyball Teams Announced
Several Patriots have been selected to the all-North Suburban Conference baseball and boys volleyball teams. In baseball, the all-conference picks were seniors Mitchell Goll (pitcher-first base), Joey Morris (catcher) and Joey Olker (pitcher), and junior shortstop Willie Bourbon. Senior third baseman Sean Wilson received honorable mention. In boys volleyball, seniors Eric Chang and Keenan Herman were selected. Senior Jeff Maskalunas was an honorable mention choice.

With Top Scorers Returing, Girls Water Polo Dreaming Big
Finishing third in the state was the big story for the SHS girls water polo team this year. Next year, the Patriots hope for something more, especially with their top two scorers, Allison Travetto and Melissa Gartenberg, returning in 2015.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place today through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMART desk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). When returning the iPad, make sure to include the charging block and cable. Failure to return either the charging block or cable will result in a fine of $19 for each. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hudson at the SMART desk.

The senior boat trip is Wednesday. Meet in the lobby by the Field House at 12:30. We will load buses in Lot D and will leave SHS around 1 p.m. Please expect to return to SHS at approximately 7 p.m.

Students who have enrolled to take AP Environmental Science next year need to come to the East Math and Science Office (Room 8080) to pick up their textbook and summer reading assignment today.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out today. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

TESTING CENTER INFORMATION

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Wednesday — 7-3

Thursday — 7-1

Friday — 7-3

The Testing Center is open regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Today is the last day the 6:30 p.m. late bus will run.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an eligible senior. Along with the completed application, the essay needs to answer the question regarding the rotary motto “Service About Self.” Applications are available in the College/Career Center. The deadline is noon on Friday, June 13.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.

ATHLETICS

Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at www.d125.org/PREP. For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
SEC: Chicago school operator defrauded investors
District 207 fires teacher/coach in Maine West hazing scandal
U-46 seeks change in state law to extend time to fill board vacancies
Grayslake educator named Lake County Superintendent of the Year

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Teachers absent from school way too much, study says
Elimination of summer school Pell Grants leaves hole for students
Wanted: More gutsy leaders to drive schools into the digital age
What’s lost as handwriting fades
Lessons to be learned from a one-room schoolhouse

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Komarov, Harvey Win State Doubles Championship
Senior Andrew Komarov and junior Colin Harvey won the doubles championship at the Illinois High School Association boys tennis state tournament on Saturday. Watch the winning point, courtesy of Assistant Athletic Director Chad Dauphin. Read more about Stevenson’s newest state champions in the Patriot Sports section.

Scholastic Bowl Finishes Fifth at National Tournament
Stevenson’s Scholastic Bowl team finished fifth at the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) High School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont on Sunday. Stevenson won 13 of its 17 matches during the two-day tournament, and had the highest finish among all Illinois schools. The Scholastic Bowl roster included seniors Justin Millman, Jason Asher and Jeeho Lee, and juniors Jonathan Mishory, Zach Pease and Braden McDowell.

Senior Receives Honors for French Study
Senior Itamar Allali is the recipient of a 2014 American Association of Teachers of French Outstanding Senior in French Award. Students are nominated by their teachers on the basis of academic excellence and an exceptional commitment to the study of French. Recipients must have completed three years of French study at the time of graduation and be non-native speakers of French.

Junior Earns First Place Honor in IATE Poetry Contest
Junior Bekka Hamburg earned a first place award in the poetry division of the 2014 Illinois Association of Teachers of English Poetry and Prose Contest. Her piece, entitled “Mind Over Matters,” will be included in the IATE Fall Bulletin.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey won the state doubles championship, the second Patriot tandem to claim top honors in the past four seasons. Komarov and Harvey join David Packowitz and Ross Putterman, who won the IHSA crown in 2011. Harvey and Komarov, who finished third last year, beat Hinsdale Central’s top two doubles teams to complete a 28-3 season. One of the losses came against Hinsdale Central’s Chase Hamilton and Lope Adelakun early in the season. On Saturday, Stevenson’s duo avenged the loss with a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the championship match. The pair reached the finals by defeating Hinsdale Central’s Michael Czlonka and James Bruning, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals. Harvey and Komarov won all seven matches in the three-tournament in straight sets. The doubles championship helped SHS finish fifth in the final team standings. For head coach Tom Stanhope, it was the second state doubles championship of this school year. He also leads the Patriot girls tennis program, which saw Kendall Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven win the state doubles title last fall. – Official results | Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, High School Cube News, News-Sun

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Tournament: Sam Oh was fifth in his preliminary heat in the 1,600 (4:22.10) and sixth in his preliminary heat in the 800 (1:57.69), but did not qualify for the finals in either event. Ki Hwan Kim fell short of qualifying for the long jump finals, with a top leap of 21 feet, 8.75 inches. – Official results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey breezed to a 6-3, 6-0 quarterfinal win over Glenbrook North’s David Zakhodin and Miguel Perez. Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey lost both of their doubles matches and were eliminated from the tournament. Benjamin Bush won a fourth-round match in the singles consolation bracket before getting knocked out in the fifth round. SHS was tied for sixth in the team standings with Highland Park at day’s end. – Official results

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place today through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the SMART desk in the Link Lab (Room 3014). When returning the iPad, make sure to include the charging block and cable. Failure to return either the charging block or cable will result in a fine of $19 for each. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Hudson at the SMART desk.

The school will follow the Second Day of the Week schedule on Tuesday.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day Tuesday. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

As you are cleaning out your lockers and backpacks and getting ready for summer, please consider donating new or gently used school supplies to the annual Peer Helper school supply drive. Drop boxes are located throughout the school. This year, supplies are going to Stevenson’s EduFund club, which will disperse the supplies to local schools in need.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

Students who have enrolled to take AP Environmental Science next year need to come to the East Math and Science Office (Room 8080) to pick up their textbook and summer reading assignment by Tuesday.

TESTING CENTER INFORMATION

During finals, the Testing Center hours will be:

Wednesday, June 4 — 7-3

Thursday, June 5  — 7-1

Friday, June 6  — 7-3

The Testing Center is open regular hours on Monday and Tuesday, but seniors must follow their final schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Students must sign up for tests during finals times. A test can only be taken during a free period. Before- and after-final times don’t require signing up.

If a student is signed up during a re-scheduled final, the Testing Center needs a note or email from the teacher or counselor that the final has been rescheduled.

Seniors who are exempt from finals may take tests in the Testing Center during that class time with written notification from their teachers or counselors.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

Tuesday is the last day the 6:30 p.m. late bus will run.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering a $1,000 scholarship award to an eligible senior. Along with the completed application, the essay needs to answer the question regarding the rotary motto “Service About Self.” Applications are available in the College/Career Center. The deadline is noon on Friday, June 13.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Reminder, if you are interested in veterinary medicine as a career: The Anti-Cruelty Society in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is offering an internship program for the 2014-15 school year and applications are due by June 30. Please stop by or contact Mrs. Willock (dwillock@d125.org) in the College/Career Center for an application.

ATHLETICS

Still need to sign up for summer camp? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Register online now at www.d125.org/PREP. For more details you can visit the website or stop by the PREP office, Room 3040.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Wheaton Warrenville superintendent taking over at Barrington
State legislators fail to advance $100M offer for Obama library
New autopsy casts doubt on SIU student’s death
Student faces discipline for starting small fire at Lindenhurst school
Orland Park school dedicated as landmark

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Oil boom sends gusher of cash to Texas universities
Student data will be protected in ConnectEDU bankruptcy
Utah high school “learned lessons” after altering yearbook photos
Education advocates killed in fiery jet crash on way to fundraiser
D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.