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.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Path May Connect School, Vernon Hills Town Center
The Board of Education recently approved the first step in what could lead to an asphalt path connecting the north end of campus to the Vernon Hills Town Center. The board authorized undertaking a civil engineering study for the path, which would connect to the fitness trail along Port Clinton Road. Board members said student safety was their top concern in approving the study. Stevenson would only pave the trail to the edge of its property; beyond that, Vernon Township and the villages of Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills would have to fund the rest of the path. The earliest construction could begin would be September 2015.

2014 Color Fun(d) Run Date Announced
The Stevenson High School Foundation has announced the date for its second annual Color Fun(d) Run to benefit the Kids In Need Fund. This year’s family-friendly 5K run/walk will be held Sunday, September 14. The inaugural event drew more than 500 participants, including SHS students and staff, and community members of all ages.

Students Step Into the “Shark Tank”
Students in the Entrepreneurial Tactics class gave their final presentations on Wednesday, pitching product ideas to a panel of four venture capitalists in a style similar to the television program “Shark Tank.” The project most favored by the panelists was Tabble, a portable charging device for tablets and other devices. Tabble is the brainchild of Connor Brady, Rachel Plencer, Aidan Labaschin, Matthew Antos and Jacob Manello.

Four Seniors Earn Eagle Scout Awards
Four seniors earned Eagle Scout awards recently from their Boy Scout troops. William Paul, Jack Tolbert, Nick VanOverberghe and Derek Zimmerman are members of Troop 78, affiliated with Community Christian Church in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Review details what their Eagle Scout projects entailed. Meanwhile, another SHS student, freshman Ben Brandt, recently received approval from the Lincolnshire Village Board for his Eagle Scout project: transforming Whytegate Park’s old volleyball court into a community garden.

Route 22 Lane Closures During Finals Week
Both directions of Route 22 will be reduced to one lane just west of Riverwoods Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily during finals week, due to work being undertaken to provide utilities for the Forest View subdivision between Essex Lane and Oakwood Lane. The lane closures could take up to two weeks, according to the Village of Lincolnshire. If you will be using the affected portion of Route 22 to come to Stevenson, please allow extra time. If you have any questions about the work being done, please contact the Illinois Department of Transportation at 847-705-4000.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: After the first day of competition, the Patriots were in eighth place with 16 points. The second-seeded doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey rolled through the first three rounds with straight-set wins over duos from Naperville Central (6-0, 6-1), University High in Normal (6-2, 6-1) and Belleville West (6-3, 6-2). Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey also went 3-0 in doubles, defeating tandems from Neuqua Valley (6-0, 6-1), Decatur Lutheran (6-3, 6-2) and Naperville Central (6-2, 6-4). In singles, Benjamin Bush beat opponents from Marmion Academy (6-3, 6-1) and Joliet Catholic (6-0, 6-2), before falling to a competitor from Edwardsville (6-4, 6-3). – Day 1 results | Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson at IHSA Class 4A New Trier Regional: Zion-Benton scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 5-1 win over the Patriots in the regional semifinals. SHS, which started the season 3-11, finished with a 19-16 record. Lexi Yonkovic singled and scored the Pats’ only run in the first. Vera Pflugradt had the only other Stevenson hit. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Two Patriots at Boys State Track Meet Today
Two Patriots will compete at the IHSA Class 3A boys track and field state meet at Eastern Illinois University. Sam Oh qualified in the 800 and 1,600, while Ki Hwan Kim made it in the long jump. Click here to track their results.

Spring Sports Awards Winners Announced
More than 70 student-athletes received special honors at the Spring Sports Awards Night held Tuesday in the Sports Center. Click here to see the award winners.

Football Players Step Up for PADS
SHS football players continued their tradition of capping offseason morning workouts by bringing in everyday items to donate to Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) on Thursday. The varsity coaching staff had challenged players to top last year’s total of 1,279 items, and the Patriots delivered, coming through with 1,494. The junior and sophomore team leaders were credited for helping to organize this year’s effort.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All library books are due back to the ILC today. Any overdue books or fines are due immediately. As of today, anyone with outstanding fines or overdue books will not be able to check out any library equipment.

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place Monday through Friday, June 2-6, 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.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

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.

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.

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.

Congratulations to the Sodexo cafeteria contest winners. Eitan Troyansky won the grand prize, a mountain bike. Ten other students won iTunes gift cards: Ross Bessinger, Jacob Cortesi, Haruya Maeda, Ethan Marx, Evencio Reyna, Michael Saeli, Sarah Sawyer, Nina Wright, Dong Yoon and Richy Zenner. Winning students can visit the West Kitchen and ask for Habib Osman or Joel Meyers to collect their prize.

CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

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

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Chicago special education teacher killed by stray bullet
Barrington District 220, teachers extend contract through 2018
Glen Ellyn District 41 to conduct security audit after porn breach
CPS investigating allegations of anti-Semitic bullying
Teaching moms, kids with two-generation learning in Evanston
North Chicago university dedicates statue to DNA pioneer, namesake

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Common Core standards face new wave of opposition
Zuckerberg, wife give $120M to California schools
Free lunch, breakfast for all Indianapolis students in 2014-15
Ohio district wants to drop health insurance plan for teachers
In Mississippi, summer vacation puts lower-income learners at risk
Kent State wants to win back former students
National Spelling Bee championship ends in a tie

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Elbaum Named Illinois History Teacher of the Year
Stevenson High School’s David Elbaum has been named the 2014 Illinois History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America.

Elbaum, 32, is in his eighth year of teaching at Stevenson, and his 11th year overall. The Deerfield High School graduate taught at Aptakisic Junior High School in Buffalo Grove for three years before joining Stevenson.

Video: David Elbaum talks about his passion for teaching history

“I see (the award) as a real affirmation of what we’ve done at a team level,” Elbaum said. “I’m happy to accept the award, but this is more about the collaboration that we do on the U.S. history team. It’s a tremendous honor, but I’m so proud to be working with, I think, the best history teachers in the state right here at Stevenson.”

As a state winner, Elbaum becomes a finalist for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced this fall. The Illinois State Board of Education and Gilder Lehrman will honor Elbaum during the Illinois Council of Social Studies annual conference at Harper College in Palatine on October 17. He also will receive a $1,000 award, and an archive of books and historical resources will be presented in his name to Stevenson’s Information and Learning Center.

Alums End Up in Practice Together, Years Later
Three members of Stevenson High School’s Class of 1992 — Jason Price, Michael Stoller and Darin Argentar — went on to have careers in psychotherapy. None of them knew then what their career paths would be, and they didn’t stay in touch after graduation. Today, all three work in the same Northbrook office co-owned by Price.

Correction
Tonight’s Band Awards Night is not a concert, just an awards ceremony.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Baseball
Stevenson hosted IHSA Regional: Glenbrook South ended the Patriots’ season, 2-0, in the regional semifinals. Villanova-bound Conor McCarthy struck out eight and surrendered just two hits in shutting out SHS (13-16) for the second time this season. Mitch Goll gave up only three hits and no earned runs in a complete-game effort. – Daily Herald (linescore)

State Tennis Tournament Starts Today
Six members of the varsity boys tennis team will compete in the IHSA state tournament beginning today. The doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey is the No. 2 seed, while Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey are a 9-16 seed. In singles, Benjamin Bush is a 17-32 seed. Click here to follow today’s results.

Softball Regional Semifinal Today
The varsity softball team’s IHSA New Trier Regional semifinal game against Zion-Benton will be played at 4:30 today. The game was moved to today because Tuesday’s first regional semifinal game was postponed to Wednesday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today is the last chance for seniors to sign up for the Senior Party bus. Sign up during period 4, 5 or 6 in the Patriot Lobby of the West Building.

All library books are due back to the ILC by Friday. Any overdue books or fines are due immediately. As of today, anyone with outstanding fines or overdue books will not be able to check out any library equipment.

Students and their parents are invited to attend the first meeting of Stand Strong, a community coalition dedicated to helping prevent alcohol and substance abuse in the Stevenson community. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire.

Any students participating in SPARK this summer, who also would like to enter science competitions with their research, should come to Room 1904 after school today to learn how to prepare for competitions during their SPARK internship. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

Class of 2014 iPad return will take place next Monday through Friday, June 2-6, 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.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

Congratulations to the Sodexo cafeteria contest winners. Eitan Troyansky won the grand prize, a mountain bike. Ten other students won iTunes gift cards: Ross Bessinger, Jacob Cortesi, Haruya Maeda, Ethan Marx, Evencio Reyna, Michael Saeli, Sarah Sawyer, Nina Wright, Dong Yoon and Richy Zenner. Winning students can visit the West Kitchen and ask for Habib Osman or Joel Meyers to collect their prize.

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 before 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Today is STEM Career Day! We will have presentations from a chemical engineer, food scientist, web developer, and radiation protection specialist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Presentations will take place during all periods in the Recital Hall.

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
State’s new rating system has different standards for minorities
Lawmakers approve $50M for Chicago teacher pensions
Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest receives $1M gift from alum
Ridgewood seniors denied diplomas for tossing graduation caps in air
Five Illinois students reach National Spelling Bee semifinals
Chicago OKs more students in privately operated schools
District 300 to be run temporarily by two administrators
College of DuPage Naperville center getting $4.3M facelift
U. of Illinois gets $1.5M to study cleaner cookstoves

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
In New Orleans, traditional public schools close for good
Computer science’s diversity gap starts early
Judge rules Alabama Accountability Act unconstitutional
Report: Controversies over campus speakers up sharply
U. of Buffalo investigation reveals dangers of illegal fraternities
Nebraska governor seeks flagship university’s presidency

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

SHS Parents, Students Invited to Stand Strong
Stevenson parents and students are invited to attend the first meeting of Stand Strong, a community coalition dedicated to helping prevent alcohol and substance abuse in the Stevenson community. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road, in Lincolnshire.

Communication Arts Faculty Co-Author New Book
Two current and two former Communication Arts faculty members are authors of a new book, “Literature Activities Teens Actually Love: Authentic Projects for the Language Arts Classroom.” Current SHS faculty members Bill Fritz and Lisa Lukens were half of the writing team. The other two were Beth Ahlgrim, now the chairwoman of the English department at Deerfield High School, and Jeremy Gertzfield, who is currently teaching at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. Their book features lesson plans incorporating alternatives as diverse as Facebook and quilting to show how teachers and students can bridge the technology gap by finding creative solutions to traditional academic problems.

Sodexo Contest Winners Named
Eitan Troyansky, a senior from Buffalo Grove, was the grand prize winner of a mountain bike in the recent contest sponsored by Sodexo’s food service operation. More than 1,500 entires were submitted in the contest, which ran from April through mid-May. Ten other students won iTunes gift cards: Ross Bessinger, Jacob Cortesi, Haruya Maeda, Ethan Marx, Evencio Reyna, Michael Saeli, Sarah Sawyer, Nina Wright, Dong Yoon and Richy Zenner.

Band Awards Ceremony Thursday Night
The Band Awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Soccer
Stevenson at IHSA Libertyville Sectional: Top-seeded Buffalo Grove (22-2-3) upended the 14th-seeded Patriots, 2-1, in a game whose start was delayed by two and a half hours due to lightning. Goalkeeper Maddy Boutros helped keep the game close for SHS (7-11-4). Haley Green scored Stevenson’s lone goal with nine minutes remaining, cutting the Bison’s two-goal lead in half. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at IHSA Highland Park Regional: Deerfield defeated the Patriots, 25-16, 25-18. Keenan Herman and Grant Maleski each had four kills for SHS (18-19), and Josh Cliffer added three. Nicholas Perozzi had 10 assists and Timothy Park made nine digs. – Daily Herald (statistics)

Regional Games for Baseball, Softball
The varsity baseball and softball teams have regional playoff games scheduled today. The Patriot baseball team will play host to Glenbrook South in the SHS Regional semifinals at 4:30, while the softball team takes on Zion-Benton at the New Trier Regional semifinals at the same time.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All library books are due back to the ILC by Friday. Any overdue books or fines are due immediately. As of today, anyone with outstanding fines or overdue books will not be able to check out any library equipment.

Volunteers are needed to help with transfer students in the fall. If you are interested in helping, please sign up in any Student Services office. This is a great opportunity to help a new student become familiar with SHS.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

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 before next Tuesday, June 3.

Any students participating in SPARK this summer, who also would like to enter science competitions with their research, should come to Room 1904 after school on Thursday to learn how to prepare for competitions during their SPARK internship. Contact Mrs. Palffy if you have questions.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day next Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, 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.

ATHLETICS

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. today in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), down the stairs by the Sports Center. Any girl interested in joining cross country this fall should attend. See Coach LeVanti for details.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Career Days are coming to Stevenson! Today is Healthcare and Medicine Career Day. All presentations will take place during all periods in the Recital Hall.  Presenters scheduled to speak include an ER/trauma nurse, a pediatrician, a physical therapist and occupational therapist. On Thursday, we will have a STEM Career Day to include presentations from a chemical engineer, food scientist, web developer, and radiation protection specialist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul
Lake Zurich District 95 develops procedures for schools with no AC
Former SIU employee charged with theft from university
Chicago summer programs facing cuts in federal dollars

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
First Lady fights to defend school lunch changes
For-profit colleges decry Ed Department’s gainful-employment rule
Judge denies NCAA motions; anti-trust trial will go forward
Georgetown builds student-support system to substitute for privilege

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Scholastic Bowl Team Finishes 10th in Nation
The varsity Scholastic Bowl team finished 10th at the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence’s National Scholastic Championship in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, the highest finish among all Illinois entries. Stevenson won 16 of its 21 matches in the two-day tournament. The team consisted of seniors Jason Asher, Jeeho Lee and Justin Millman, and juniors Jonathan Mishory and Braden McDowell.

Game Developer Competition Underway
The Technology Education Department is holding its first-ever Game Developer’s Competition through Sunday. The competition features games created by students in the Game Development course. You can play the games and vote for your favorite at shsteched.com.

Food Revolution Organizers Claim Record Broken
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s website is claiming that the Food Revolution Day on May 16, in which about 200 Stevenson students participated, broke the Guinness world record for most people taking part in a single cooking class in a 24-hour period. Guinness has not certified the record as of yet.

Guitar Concert Wednesday Night
Students enrolled in guitar classes will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at IHSA Highland Park Regional: The Patriots downed North Chicago, 25-10, 25-14, to advance to tonight’s regional semifinal against Deerfield at 7:30. Grant Maleski led SHS (18-18) with nine kills. Nicholas Perozzi passed out 19 assists and Jeffrey Wang had 10, to go along with a team-high five digs. Timothy Park added four digs. – Daily Herald (statistics)

Baseball
Stevenson hosted SHS Regional: The 13th-seeded Patriots shut out No. 18 seed Wheeling, 5-0, in the regional quarterfinals, and will face second seed Glenbrook South at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Joey Olker threw six shutout innings, striking out three and walking three. Aaron Saper came on in the seventh to earn the save. Willie Bourbon drove in a pair of runs, including what proved to be the game-winner in the first inning. Sean Morris also had two RBI. Sam Harris knocked in the fifth SHS run. Austin Earl scored twice. Bourbon, Wilson and Joseph each had two hits. – @SHS_Baseball1,Daily Herald (linescore)

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A State Finals: Senior Jackie Setina finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7 inches, breaking her own school record by two inches. Setina’s 5-7 effort matched first-place winner Emma Haugen of Lyons Township, but she had one more scratch. Setina, who was making her first appearance at state, is the first Patriot girl to earn a medal in the high jump. She also is the first Patriot girl to earn a state medal since Rachel Redmond placed seventh in shot put in 2010. – Official results | Daily Herald

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: Allison Travetto scored six goals to lead the Patriots past Mother McAuley, 9-5, for third place in the state. Melissa Gartenberg, Ashley Oliver and Sara Ploch also scored for SHS (31-5), which earned a third-place trophy for the third time in program history. Stevenson’s 31 wins tied the most in school history, joining the 2006 squad that finished 31-3 and also was third in state. Becky Callen made 11 saves. In the morning semifinals, the Pats fell to eventual runner-up St. Ignatius, 15-8. Gartenberg scored five goals and Travetto had three. – Third place game box score | Semifinal box score | Daily Herald, HSC News (semifinal),

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots finished fourth in the state, earning their fifth trophy in program history. SHS (27-9) lost to eventual champion Loyola Academy in the morning semifinals, 13-6, and then fell to Naperville North in the third-place game, 9-3. Stevenson’s 27 wins was the third-most in program history. Mitchell Sokolsky was the leading scorer in both games, tallying four against Loyola and two versus Naperville North. – Third place game box score | Semifinal box score | HSC News (semifinal), Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The Patriots breezed to their eighth consecutive sectional title, and qualified six players for this week’s state tournament. SHS accumulated 21 points, seven ahead of runner-up Libertyville. Senior Andrew Komarov and junior Colin Harvey, who finished third in the state last year, won the doubles championship over teammates Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey, 6-0, 6-2, their fourth straight-set win in the two-day tournament. Maryniuk, a junior, and the freshman Harvey reached the finals by rallying for a three-set win in the semifinals. Sophomore Benjamin Bush placed third in singles to earn his second straight state berth. This will be the fourth straight state appearance for Komarov, who also qualified in doubles in 2012 with Colin Harvey, and in 2011 with Ryan Buxbaum. Maryniuk will play at state for the second time; he partnered with Dennis Kontorovich in 2012. – Official results | High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Baseball
Cary Grove 8, Stevenson 6: The host Trojans (20-13) built an 8-1 lead and then survived a late push by the Patriots (13-15). Five players drove in runs: Sean Wilson, Joey Morris, Mitch Goll, Jack Joseph and Sam Harris. – @SHS_Baseball1, Northwest Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA State Tournament: The Patriots beat New Trier, 13-2, in the quarterfinals. SHS (29-4) led 2-1 after the first quarter, then outscored the Trevians 10-1 over the next two quarters. Allison Travetto scored five goals and Melissa Gartenberg added four. Annika Hotchkiss, Ashley Oliver, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar also scored. Goalie Becky Callen made seven saves. – Quarterfinal box score | High School Cube News

Girls Soccer
Stevenson hosted IHSA Class 3A Regional: Erin Bailey scored her first goal of the season with about four minutes remaining in the second overtime as the Patriots beat Libertyville, 1-0, for the regional championship. SHS (7-10-4), the No. 14 seed in the Libertyville Sectional, will face top-seeded Buffalo Grove in the semifinals today at 4:30. For Stevenson, the regional championship was its sixth in the program’s 31 years. All of the titles have come in the last 11 seasons. – High School Cube News

Spring Sports Awards Night Tonight
Spring Sports Awards Night will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. Student-athletes and their parents will be able to complete an athletics survey using iPads provided by the school.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Wednesday will follow the second-day-of-the-week schedule.

Volunteers are needed to help with transfer students in the fall. If you are interested in helping, please sign up in any Student Services office. This is a great opportunity to help a new student become familiar with SHS.

Nina Weiss, the Visiting Artist of the Month for May, will be giving a presentation at the Rotunda Gallery during second period Wednesday.

Students who preordered the WIT may pick up their copy in either Communication Arts Office.

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.

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 before Tuesday, June 3.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, 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.

ATHLETICS

The girls cross country team will have an informational meeting from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the West Staff Dining Room (Room 1204), down the stairs by the Sports Center. Any girl interested in joining cross country this fall should attend. See Coach LeVanti for details.

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.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Career Days are coming to Stevenson! Wednesday will be Healthcare and Medicine Career Day. All presentations will take place during all periods in the Recital Hall.  Presenters scheduled to speak include an ER/trauma nurse, a pediatrician, a physical therapist and occupational therapist. On Thursday, we will have a STEM Career Day to include presentations from a chemical engineer, food scientist, web developer, and radiation protection specialist from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Senate GOP introduces rival school funding bill
Should suburban school districts hire lobbyists?
$70K in iPads stolen from Chicago elementary school
Boys playing with fireworks damage Des Plaines school
Bail set at $50K for man accused of threatening CPS teacher
Marmion coach critical after being hit with shot put
Critics blast CPS immigration test question as offensive, inaccurate

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
UC Santa Barbara campus seeks to recover after killings
Colleges rattled as Obama presses for rating system
Oklahoma legislature votes to scrap Common Core standards
For some foreign students, U.S. education is losing its attraction
With new standards, can schools still find room for creative writing?

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.