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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series Asks, “What is Success?” October 8

The “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for Stevenson parents continues Wednesday, October 8 with a look at this question: “What is success?” For some families, getting any grade lower than an A is traumatic. Is this healthy for teens? Should you fear a B+?

Parents are invited to offer their perspective from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Building. The event is free.

The remainder of the Healthy Patriot series will include these topics. All dates fall on Wednesdays:

November 12: “What’s an SST and What Do They Have to Do With Me?”

December 10: “What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?”

January 14: “What are Some Good Ways to Blow Off Stress?”

February 11: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me …”

March 11: “Wait … Didn’t They Cover That in Health?”

April 8: “What’s a Social Profile?”

May 13: “Call Me Every Sunday – Advice About College”

Senior Honored by National Achievement Scholarship Program

Senior Angelica Karim is one of about 3,100 students nationwide who have been selected as Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She and the other recipients scored in the top 3% of more than 160,000 black Americans who requested consideration in the program when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in 2013.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 to honor academically promising black American high school students. The scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which also conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program open to all U.S. high school students.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: Kamaren Sandhu won medalist honors by shooting a 1-over-par 72 at Willow Glen Golf Course, leading the Patriots to a third-place finish in the team standings. Sandhu is Stevenson’s first NSC boys golf champion since Eric Pacewicz tied for top honors in 2007. SHS had a final score of 304, two strokes behind runner-up Lake Forest and seven strokes behind champion Vernon Hills. Zach Orlowsky and Luke Feder each shot a 76 and Jake Labow added an 80. – Daily Herald, Sun-Times Media

Girls Golf

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Championship: The Patriots finished second to Libertyville, thanks to top-15 performances from its top four players. Alexia Fidman was seventh overall with an 89. Myra Peterson and Olivia Stomberg each shot 94 and finished 12th and 13th, respectively. Dhruvi Mehta was 14th with a 95. Stephanie Namkoong carded a 97 and placed 21st. The meet was held at Bonnie Brook Golf Course. – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 1, Mundelein 0: Dennis Katsman’s goal less than 2 minutes into the second half lifted the Patriots (5-5-4, 3-3-1) on the road to their third consecutive victory. Ethan Marx earned the assist on Katsman’s goal. Goalie Jeremy Klaber made 9 saves. The Mustangs fell to 9-4-3 overall and 3-2 in the NSC. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots improved to 15-0 in dual-meet competition this season with seven straight-set triumphs. Bronwyn Heidkamp was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles, followed by Rachel Mopper at No. 2 (6-1, 6-2) and Maria Sarabia at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0). In doubles, Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor posted a 6-0, 6-0 decision at No. 1. They were followed by No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-1, 6-0).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Barrington, 25-20, 25-23: Jori Radtke notched 9 kills to lead the visiting Patriots (14-10) in nonconference action. Corissa Kurth had 4 kills and 3 solo blocks. Morgan Berland made 16 digs and served 2 aces, as did Radtke. – Daily Herald

Cashaw to Continue Basketball Career at Rice

Connor Cashaw on Tuesday became the second member of the varsity boys basketball team to announce his college commitment. The 6-foot-5 forward selected Rice University in Houston, where his uncle played 20 years ago. Harvard and Lehigh were Cashaw’s other finalists. Rice, which posted a 7-23 record last season, has a new head coach, Mike Rhoades. He previously served as an assistant for Shaka Smart at Virginia Commonwealth. Coverage: Sun-Times Media, Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is this afternoon in the Wood and Glass commons. All treats will be $1.

Need a Halloween Costume? Come to the Thespians’ Sale

October is here and that means “The Usually Annual Thespian Costume Sale” is here as well. Stop by the Glass Commons, right outside of the PAC, today and tomorrow during all lunch periods to purchase your perfect Halloween finds! Whether you have a specific idea in mind, or need inspiration, you will likely find both at the sale. Bring your friends and bring your cash!

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Today

Our visiting artist for the month of September is Erica Elan Ciganek. She will be presenting today during periods 4 and 6, in front of the Lower Rotunda Gallery in the West Building. All are welcome! More information about her work is here.

Class of 2017 Class Ring Orders

Sophomores can place class ring orders with Jostens on Thursday or Friday in the Wood Commons. A Jostens representative will be here during the lunch periods on Thursday and Friday. You also can come and place a ring order during Family Night on Thursday between 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you bring a minimum $50 deposit whenever you are placing a ring order.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance are available through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.

Were You Born to Pun? Won’t Work for the Half-Wit

Some say that a pun is the lowest form of wit. Submit anything but your puns to The Half-Wit. Send items to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges and universities will be visiting Stevenson: Lawrence Technological University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Johns Hopkins University, Grinnell College, Rhodes College, Denison University, Smith College, Clark University, Luther College, University of Michigan, Swarthmore College, Lawrence University, Oberlin College, Bentley University, Middlebury College, University of Minnesota, Fordham University, George Williams College of Aurora University, Duke University, University of Montana, Roanoke College, George Washington University, Northern Michigan University, University of Arkansas, and Knox College.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per week; students should get in the habit of checking Naviance and then arranging to secure a pass to visit with these reps. Procedures to sign-up: 1) Find the list of upcoming college visits on your Naviance page. 2) Sign-up for the specific college on Naviance. 3) Print the sign-up confirmation page. 4) Put your ID number on the page. 5) Have the page signed by your classroom teacher at least two days prior to the visit and bring it to the College/Career Center on the day of the visit. 6) Bring the signed page to the CCC on the day of the college visit. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Interested in a career in aviation?  Southern Illinois University Carbondale and American Airlines present 2014 American Airlines Career Day on Saturday, October 25.  Students will fly from O’Hare to Southern Illinois Airport, tour the aviation facilities, tour the main campus and see a presentation from AA employees and the university staff and then return to Chicago. Applications are available at www.aviation.siu.edu

Event is space limited, so apply as early as possible.

Interested in Davidson College? Stevenson can nominate up to two students for The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who represents the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and excellence, global awareness and leadership. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, come to the College/Career Center and pick up the nomination form. This form is due back to the CCC by October 20.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

The Stevenson Styler will meet today after school in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. If you have requested an article but cannot come, please see Mrs. Erickson. Hope to see you there!

Write Club meets today after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting today and Thursday after school in Room 2119. We need to finish our Homecoming entranceway and window designs. New members are always welcome!

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today and Thursday 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!

Do you like building? Do you like candy? If the answer is yes to either of these questions then join Club Israel this Thursday. We will be making candy sukkot after school in Room 1414. Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday after school in Room 1500-1502.

Are you interested in French culture? The French Club is having an informational meeting at 3:30 Thursday in Room 2632.

Chess Club meets Thursday in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets every Thursday after school in the Band Room, aka the Bat Cave.

Video Game Club meets on Thursdays from 3:45-5:30 in Room 6072.

Life is tough. Law Club is the answer. Join us at 3:45 on Thursday in Room 7054. #LawClub

Table Tennis meets on Thursdays in the Lower East Commons from 3:30-6:30.

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, is looking for writers, photographers and editors. The club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.

INTRAMURALS

Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: http://www2.d125.org/im/opengym.html. Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

FBI: Former SIU student threatened to blow up dorms, kill students

Clinton principal steps down amid investigation

Northeastern Illinois U. unveils flashy new building on city’s northwest side

Mundelein High officials to discuss future of golf course owned by district

Crystal Lake District 155 financial chief resigns, citing personal reasons

CPS students with good grades might get free ride to City Colleges

Union: CPS was warned that janitor job cuts could cause problems

Andrew High School senior appreciates life more after stroke

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

In Atlanta, educators stand trial for cheating on high-stakes tests

Student shoots peer at Louisville high school

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014

Teacher shortage forces Arizona schools to go international

Yale, Duke and Minnesota endowments up 20%

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

35 Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students

Thirty-five seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Stevenson’s Commended Students are: Russell Ang, Rachel Blumenthal, Nicole Chen, Matthew Cheng, Shahreen Chowdhury, Andrew Cohen, Naomi Ecanow, Allen Feng, Christopher Gao, Jessica Goldberg, Barton Huang, Thomas Imus, Bharadwaj Kalanadhabhatta, Kristina Kirova, Daniel Ko, Viktor Makarskyy, Michelle McInerney, Katherine Merkoulov, Sneha Nair, Linsey Nowack, Julide Ozmeral, Zachary Pease, Carolyn Petersen, Rahul Pillai, Pranjali Rathi, Kathryn Roach, Alvin Sheng, David Tolva, Dan Volchek, Ronen Volchek, Howard Wu, Katherine Xie, Annie Yang, Grace Young and Jenny Zhang.

76 Educators Visiting SHS Today

Seventy-six people from eight schools or school districts are on campus today for the first site visit for educators of the 2014-15 year. During a site visit, educators have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Stevenson teachers and administrators about how the school operates. Today’s visitors hail from the following institutions: Dublin High School in Dublin, California; Northwest Learning Community in Alpharetta, Georgia; Snake River School District 52 in Blackfoot, Idaho; Milton High School in Milton, Wisconsin; Watertown Unified School District in Watertown, Wisconsin; Lincoln-Way High School in New Lenox, Illinois; Lyons Township High School in LaGrange, Illinois; and Rock Island High School in Rock Island, Illinois.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Buffalo Grove, 25-15, 27-29, 25-21: Jori Radtke led the Patriots (13-10) with 15 kills, and also made 11 digs and served 4 aces. Isabella Milejczyk had 8 kills, plus 10 digs and 5 aces. Corissa Kurth dished out 17 assists and Morgan Berland had 20 digs. – High School Cube News, Chicago Tribune

Girls Cross Country

Lake Forest 20, Stevenson 41; Warren 23, Stevenson 34: Isabelle Sparreo finished fourth for the Patriots (3-5, 1-4) at Warren’s O’Plaine campus with a time of 18:03. Jessica Philipp was sixth (18:23) and Shea Kirby finished 16th (19:10). – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Loyola 3, Stevenson 1: Colie Keane scored for the Patriots (4-9-1) at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. The Ramblers improved to 9-2-1. – High School Cube News

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Fenwick 4, Stevenson 3: The Patriots lost in a shootout at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville. Jake Cimarusti scored two goals and Tim Fogliatti added the third. Assists were made by Max Spiro, Ryan Rothstein and Michael Dowd.

Friday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 3, Francis Parker 2: The Patriots (4-8-1) prevailed in a shootout after two overtimes. Megan Puka Lillis and Jamie Schlacter scored the shootout goals for SHS, while Stephanie Schultz had the Pats’ lone goal in regulation. Goalie Annie McGuinn stayed strong in the shootout to close out the win.

Earlier Start for Football Games Thursday Night

Thursday’s varsity and sophomore football games at Lake Zurich on Thursday will start 30 minutes earlier than usual because it’s a school night. The sophomore game will kick off at 4:30, followed by the varsity contest at 7.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

When an A+ Isn’t Enough, The Half-Wit is There

Are you the type of person where an A+ just doesn’t cut it? Do you want to see your work go one step further and get officially published? Submit your work to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7. Freshmen and sophomores only.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass commons. All treats will be $1.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation Wednesday

Our visiting artist for the month of September is Erica Elan Ciganek. She will be presenting Wednesday during periods 4 and 6, in front of the Lower Rotunda Gallery in the West Building. All are welcome! More information about her work is here.

Class of 2017 Class Ring Orders

Sophomores can place class ring orders with Jostens on Thursday or Friday in the Wood Commons. A Jostens representative will be here during the lunch periods on Thursday and Friday. You also can come and place a ring order during Family Night on Thursday between 5-7 p.m. Please make sure you bring a minimum $50 deposit whenever you are placing a ring order.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance are available through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.

INTRAMURALS

Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: http://www2.d125.org/im/opengym.html. Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

COLLEGE NEWS

Interested in Davidson College? Stevenson can nominate up to two students for The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a student who represents the finest attributes of the Davidson student body: integrity, intellectual enthusiasm and excellence, global awareness and leadership. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, come to the College/Career Center and pick up the nomination form. This form is due back to the CCC by October 20.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets to donate to a local animal shelter at our next meeting today after school in Room 2700. Hope to see you there.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today, Wednesday and Thursday 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!

Chess Club meets today in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting Wednesday and Thursday after school in Room 2119. We need to finish our Homecoming entranceway and window designs. New members are always welcome!

Write Club meets Wednesdays after school in Room 7018. The club features creative writing contests, poetry, fiction, college application essay help, and snacks.

The Stevenson Styler will meet Wednesday after school in Room 1612 from 3:30-4:30. If you have requested an article but cannot come, please see Mrs. Erickson. Hope to see you there!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Supercharged competition” for university students in Illinois

IHSA to boycott legislative hearing set for Friday in Chicago

Former Wheaton North booster club president gets jail time for stealing $11K

U-46 school board hears criticism, praise for standards-based grading

3,000 fewer students enroll in Chicago schools

Bradley-Bourbonnais students suspended after giving “birthday licks”

Stagg High School teacher’s new book spotlights Muslim discrimination

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Should colleges ban fraternities and sororities?

North Carolina high school student shot while arguing with classmate

The highest-paying college majors

Why women’s colleges are opening the door for men

Cornell University names first female president

Google launches drive for education with unlimited storage

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Stand Strong Presents “Not My Kid?!” Tuesday Night

The community coalition Stand Strong will hold a panel discussion entitled “Not My Kid?!” in the Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Stand Strong is dedicated to keeping District 125 youth drug- and alcohol-free.

The panel will feature several local experts on the front lines of teen behavior. 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. Among the panelists will be Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Stevenson’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Principal Troy Gobble, and Lincolnshire Police Officer Tom Branick, who serves as the police liaison at SHS.

The event is free, but reservations are encouraged. Click here to register.

Alum to Perform in D.C. With Grammy Winner Joshua Bell

Devon Naftzger (Class of 2012), a junior at Princeton University, will be performing with world-famous musician Joshua Bell in Washington, D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro station on Tuesday. Bell is the musician who made news seven years ago when he donned a baseball cap and posed as a street performer at the Metro as part of a social experiment to see if passersby would notice the beautiful music he was playing.

Naftzger is one of nine students Bell mentored through the National YoungArts Foundation who will be in Washington to perform with him to promote music education. She is playing an octet (two first violins, two second violins, two violas and two cellos). Naftzger was chosen for the YoungArts program during her senior year.

In an ironic twist, the Bell social experiment story was used as an example during Melissa Fainman’s Sociology class that Naftzger took while attending Stevenson.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Fall Classic: The Patriots captured the 16-school tournament title with a dominant performance, winning five of seven divisions. SHS scored 74 points, followed by runner-up New Trier with 64. Kendall Kirsch (16-0), who won the state doubles crown last fall, won the No. 1 singles championship by outlasting 2013 singles quarterfinalist Taylor Tamblyn of New Trier, 7-5, 6-7 (7-3), 7-5, in a match that went more than three hours. Stevenson’s other champions were Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey at No. 1 doubles, Zoe Taylor at No. 2 singles, Michelle Tulchinskaya and Gwen Heidkamp at No. 2 doubles, and Kaylin Dong at No. 3 singles. Caroline Kelmis and Lindsey Waxman were second at No. 3 doubles. – Daily Herald, Buffalo Grove Journal

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 3, Lake Zurich 2: Ethan Marx scored the winning goal about 20 minutes into the second half for the visiting Patriots (4-5-4, 2-3-1) in North Suburban Conference Lake Division action. Marx’s goal was set up by Jun Min. Mitch Gullett gave SHS a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal 12 minutes into the game. After the Bears (8-6, 3-3) scored twice to take a 2-1 lead, Dennis Katsman tied the game with an unassisted goal late in the first half. – Sun-Times Media

Boys Golf

Stevenson at McDermand Invitational: The Patriots just missed winning the 15-team tournament, falling one stroke short of Loyola, 303-304. Jason Gohde finished second overall with a 72, one shot behind the medalist from New Trier. Kevin Chin was sixth with a 75 and Kamaren Sandu carded a 76 and placed eighth. Luke Feder added an 81. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: The Patriots placed 19th out of 28 teams at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve. Stevenson’s top runner was Isabelle Sparreo, who finished 33rd out of 185 entries with a time of 18:38 on the 3-mile course. – Official results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Palatine Invitational: Sam Oh’s 14th-place finish helped lead the Patriots to 22nd out of 29 teams. Oh covered the 3-mile course at Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in 15:11.9. Stevenson’s other top-50 finish came from Jared Borowsky, was took 43rd among 199 runners with a time of 15:43.5. – Official results

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Lake County Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth among nine teams at Lake Forest. Ashlin Ruiz was fourth in the 100 butterfly. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 21, Lakes 3: In Lake Villa, the Patriot defense put the clamps on the previously undefeated Eagles (4-1), who entered the game averaging nearly 44 points per game. SHS (5-0) held Lakes to less than 170 total yards of offense, with only 15 coming through the air. Jack Joseph nearly outgained the Eagles himself, running for 139 yards and two second-half touchdowns as the Pats extended their 7-3 halftime lead. His TD runs came from 21 and 1 yards out. Cameron Green had six catches for 71 yards, including a 29-yard TD pass from Willie Bourbon that opened the scoring. Bourbon completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 214 yards. Tyler Vincent and Jack Sorenson also caught five passes apiece. Defensively, Mike Maskalunas had an interception. – Sun-Times Media, Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 174, Grant 207: Alexia Fidman won medalist honors at the Antioch Golf Club by shooting a 41. Stephanie Namkoong had a 44, Myra Peterson recorded a 44 and Olivia Hancock added a 47. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance are available through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.

When an A+ Isn’t Enough, The Half-Wit is There

Are you the type of person where an A+ just doesn’t cut it? Do you want to see your work go one step further and get officially published? Submit your work to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7. Freshmen and sophomores only.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

The next PPA Bake Sale is Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass commons. All treats will be $1.

CLUB NEWS

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Meteorology Club meets Mondays at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be making fleece blankets to donate to a local animal shelter at our next meeting Tuesday after school in Room 2700. Hope to see you there.

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!

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

INTRAMURALS

Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: http://www2.d125.org/im/opengym.html. Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

COLLEGE NEWS

Love music? The Music in College Exploration Night for juniors and seniors is tonight! Join the music faculty from 7-8 p.m. in the Orchestra Room (Room 2200) to explore how to continue on with music in college. Learn about different areas of study as well as future careers. Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome to join as well.

Seniors: Do you have questions about the Common Application, applying to the University of Illinois, transcripts, etc? The College/Career Center will be open from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold drop-in days at the same time on these dates (all second day of the week schedule): Tuesday, October 7; Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Foes pushing to kill school funding reform

Chicago Public Schools will get money for no-show students, again

Champaign school tax increase a tough sell

University of Chicago rejects China’s Confucius Institute

Petition drive in Orland Park seeks to switch school districts

Student accused of threatening Stagg High School on Facebook

Knox College completing renovation of 1889 alumni building

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

After week of protests, both sides in Colorado curriculum debate dig in heels

Teens who crossed U.S. border alone enter schools

Criminal charges filed against two more former Philadelphia principals

Obesity research takes high-tech twist at Florida school

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Friday, September 26, 2014

State Recognizes 2014 SHS Graduate for AP Work

The Illinois State Board of Education on Thursday released information about the three Advanced Placement State Scholars for 2014, one of whom is 2014 SHS graduate Vivian Wan. The other two students hail from Barrington and Neuqua Valley high schools.

Those Who Excel Winner: Barry Orgeron

Last week, we listed the individuals and teams receiving Those Who Excel awards from the Illinois State Board of Education this fall. Today we take a brief look at Barry Orgeron, who has earned the Excellence award in the Educational Service Personnel category.

Barry Orgeron

His recent promotion to regional manager for Sodexo is a reflection of the work Barry Orgeron did at Stevenson over the past five years. He was responsible for all of the custodial, maintenance and food services at the school. It’s a big job: the Sodexo staff at SHS processes close to 1,000 work orders every month.

“Having traveled to several schools throughout Illinois, I’m thoroughly impressed at the cleanliness of our building,” said Director of Business Services Sean Carney. “However, I’m more impressed with the way Barry … assisted in establishing a culture where the students take pride in the cleanliness of our building.”

Orgeron left an impressive legacy during his tenure. He played a large role in helping the school to become the first public high school in the nation to achieve LEED-Gold certification for an existing building. He organized the replacement of carpet throughout the nearly million square-foot building, and oversaw the switch from traditional fluorescent lighting to LED lighting. Orgeron led the way in creating a master preventative maintenance list to ensure long life of the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. He also worked with waste-hauling vendors to set up a food waste-recycling program that diverted approximately 100 tons of food waste from landfills during a 16-month period in 2013 and 2014.

Even though he no longer works at Stevenson every day, Orgeron will still be involved with the school. SHS is one of approximately 10 schools in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin that he will oversee for Sodexo.

Alum Discusses Brush With Hurricane

Colleen Ferreira (Class of 2004), a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Denver, went on vacation to Cabo San Lucas two weeks ago. Unfortunately, she and her husband were accompanied by Hurricane Odile. She talked about the experience on the air last week.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Football Team Takes On Another Undefeated Foe

For the third time this season, Stevenson’s football team will take on an undefeated opponent. The 4-0 Patriots, the top-ranked team in Class 8A travel to Lake Villa tonight for a North Suburban crossover clash with Lakes, which is ranked 10th in Class 6A. The Eagles (4-0) are the dominant team in the NSC Prairie Division, having won 17 consecutive division games. Lakes is the highest-scoring team in the conference, averaging nearly 44 points per game. The Eagles have a Division I player in lineman Ryan Mullen, who will play at Miami of Ohio. No radio, TV or online coverage of the game is scheduled. Daily Herald preview

SHS Expected to be Headliner for Proviso West Tournament

The format of the Proviso West boys basketball tournament has changed this year, but one thing remains the same: Stevenson will be considered one of the main attractions. The Patriots are one of 18 teams competing in the tournament, which welcomed 32 schools in 2013.

Feder Embraces Mentoring Role on Boys Golf Team

This week’s Lincolnshire Review includes an article about senior boys golfer Luke Feder. He not only is aiming to make his first state tournament, but also has taken on a mentorship role with some of the younger players.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale Monday

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance go on sale Monday through the Patriot Superstore. Tickets are $25 each. Click here for details.

Learn How to Continue On With Music in College

Love music? The Music in College Exploration Night for juniors and seniors is Monday! Join the music faculty on Monday from 7-8 p.m. in the Orchestra Room (Room 2200) to explore how to continue on with music in college. Learn about different areas of study as well as future careers. Parents of juniors and seniors are welcome to join as well.

Looking for Freshmen and Sophomores Who Love to Write

Are you a freshman or sophomore who loves to write? Do you want to get acknowledged for the poetry, essays, plays, or stories you write outside of school? The Half-Wit, Stevenson’s literary magazine, is now accepting submissions. Send your work to jbarnabee@d125.org through November 7.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

Today after school in Room 1500, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Sealed Magic tournament. The cost is $5, and each student will get six packs of the brand new Khans of Tarkir set to play with, as well as guaranteed prizes for each student!

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Meteorology Club meets Mondays at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information.

INTRAMURALS

Have you checked out the IM Open Gyms lately? Fencing, basketball, baseball and more … check out the schedules here: http://www2.d125.org/im/opengym.html. Everyone is welcome! No registration necessary!

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Do you have questions about the Common Application, applying to the University of Illinois, transcripts, etc? The College/Career Center will be open from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold drop-in days at the same time on these dates (all second day of the week schedule): Tuesday, October 7; Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Mundelein District 75 teachers vote to authorize late October strike

Gavin District 37: Three teachers failed to report “inappropriate conduct”

Suburban school leaders oppose state funding plan

Bronzeville school evacuated after fight breaks out

Five Lake Villa-area schools placed on lockdown during manhunt

University of Chicago students protest alleged threat to personal safety

City Hall sit-in wins concessions for Chicago high school’s students

Chicago Board of Education takes on cleanliness controversy

State universities pension board facing personnel overhaul

Scholar behind University of Illinois boycotts is a longtime activist

Former Libertyville High School art teacher remembered for mentorship, humor

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

FBI report: One-fourth of all mass shootings are in schools

Is there too much testing in public schools?

Venture capitalists poised to “disrupt” everything about the education market

Maryland NAACP chapter argues ELL schools unconstitutional

Colleges take cues from private business to improve customer service

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Those Who Excel Winner: Erwin Borowsky

Last week, we listed the individuals and teams receiving Those Who Excel awards from the Illinois State Board of Education this fall. Today we take a brief look at SHS parent Erwin Borowsky, who has earned the Recognition award in the Community Volunteer category.

Erwin Borowsky

Erwin Borowsky has spent countless hours volunteering at Stevenson since 2010, when his daughter Alissa (Class of 2013) was a freshman. His son, Jared, is a junior.

Borowsky has done a wide variety of tasks over the past few years. Every year he volunteers to aid in the packaging of information packets for incoming freshmen, and is present on Freshman Orientation Day to greet ninth-graders and hand out class schedules. He has helped the Stevenson Foundation in numerous ways, ranging from assisting at its annual golf outing to stuffing and labeling its annual report. He has provided food for various events at school, including bake sales, teacher appreciation meals and the Co-Curricular Fair dinner for club sponsors.

The majority of his efforts, though, are on behalf of the Athletics Division. He is a volunteer with Sports Boosters, assisting with the concession stands and selling clothing at football games, parent open houses and the Co-Curricular Fair. He assists Athletic Director Trish Betthauser with parent-athlete surveys administered at the Fall, Winter and Spring Sports Awards Nights. Borowsky also is the team representative for the boys cross country and track and field teams. He plans pot luck dinners, pizza parties, snacks for meets, and a pancake breakfast for the team. He also organizes field trips and assists with summer travel arrangements for a running camp in Montana and the New Balance Nationals.

“An outstanding volunteer is one who is willing to help, is dependable and has a true heart for what he is doing, and I believe Erwin is an excellent example of that outstanding volunteer, and very deserving of the Those Who Excel Award for Community Volunteer,” said SHS Volunteer Coordinator Laurie Dickinson.

Approximately 300 Attend Candidates Forum

About 300 people attended a candidates forum Tuesday night in the Performing Arts Center. The forum, sponsored by the Political Action Club, included 10th Congressional District candidates Brad Schneider and Bob Dold, plus Lt. Gov. candidate Paul Vallas. Coverage: Chicago Tribune | Sun-Times Media | Daily Herald

No School, No Digest on Thursday

Stevenson will not have classes on Thursday due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. The Daily Digest will not be published Thursday, and will return Friday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Lake Zurich, 25-14, 23-25, 25-18: In a battle for bragging rights in their family, SHS assistant coach Vicky Nordhem and her Patriots (12-10) prevailed on the road against the Bears and Nordhem’s daughter, Kylie Dykgraaf. Isabella Milejczyk led Stevenson with 13 kills while Anna Drozdzewicz had 8 blocks. In the deciding third game, Drozdzewicz and Corissa Kurth had critical blocks as the Pats pulled away. Kurth dished out 17 assists. Jori Radtke had 7 kills. Morgan Berland made 16 digs and Dana Pflugradt added 14. Milejczyk, Radtke and Kurth all had 7 digs. SHS served 6 aces. Nordhem led Stevenson from the sidelines in the place of head coach Tim Crow, who was ill. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson 102, Mundelein 84: Casey Kirby and Ashlin Ruiz each won an event and also swam on the Patriots’ winning 200 medley relay. Kirby captured the 50 freestyle (26.08) while Ruiz won the 500 free (5:24.65). They combined with Irune Andres and Joy Liu to take the 200 medley relay in 1:55.24. Other individual winners for SHS included Shayna Salzman in the 200 free (1:58.99) and Rachel Song in the 100 butterfly (1:02.23). – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 162, Lake Zurich 193: Alexia Fidman won medalist honors with a 2-over-par 37 at Crane’s Landing, as the Patriots improved to 7-1. Stephanie Namkoong shot a 40, Myra Peterson had a 42 and Surya Vijayasankar added a 43. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Zion-Benton 0: Every Patriot entry posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory as SHS improved to 14-0 on the season. The singles winners were Bronwyn Heidkamp and Rachel Mopper. Doubles victories came from Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor, Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey, Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya, and Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman. Stevenson won by default at No. 1 singles.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson 0, Round Lake 0: Jeremy Klaber made 5 saves in net for the Patriots (3-4-3) in the North Suburban crossover. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

St. Ignatius 1, Stevenson 0

Monday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Lake Forest 6, Stevenson 0

Special Program for Fall Freshman Athletes

After school today, all freshmen in fall sports (about 400 in all) will participate in an educational program developed through Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi and the Hinsdale-based Robert Crown Center. The 50-minute program will focus on tips and suggestions for athletes to maintain healthy lifestyles, focusing on nutrition, sleep and other topics.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPA Bake Sale Today

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Looking for Freshmen and Sophomores Who Love to Write

Are you a freshman or sophomore who loves to write? Do you want to get acknowledged for the poetry, essays, plays, or stories you write outside of school? The Half- Wit, Stevenson’s literary magazine, is now accepting submissions. Send your work to jbarnabee@d125.org through November 7.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: Rutgers University, Boston College, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, Stephens College, College of Wooster, Washington College, Kenyon College, San Diego State University, Sarah Lawrence College, Millikin University, Tulane University, Scripps College, Georgetown University, Bradley University, Illinois State University, Cornell College, University of Detroit-Mercy, Kansas State University, Central Michigan University, Johnson and Wales University, Lake Forest College, University of Oregon, Pomona College, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Massachusetts, Belmont Abbey College, University of Maine-Farmington, Suffolk University, Montana State University, Iowa State University, University of Pittsburgh, George Mason University, University of Richmond and Southern Illinois University.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per week; students should get in the habit of checking Naviance and then arranging to secure a pass to visit with these reps. Procedures to sign-up: 1) Find the list of upcoming college visits on your Naviance page. 2) Sign-up for the specific college on Naviance. 3) Print the sign-up confirmation page. 4) Put your ID number on the page. 5) Have the page signed by your classroom teacher at least two days prior to the visit and bring it to the College/Career Center on the day of the visit. 6) Bring the signed page to the CCC on the day of the college visit. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is Friday.

Seniors: The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars application is available in the College/Career Center. Stevenson can nominate one student. Previous winners ranked in the top 3-5%, had ACT scores of 31+, and had a strong leadership record. Completed forms are due back to the College/Career Center by November 7.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by November 22.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15. Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

Freshman Class Board: We are meeting today after school in Room 2119. We will be building our Stevenson Horror Story entranceway and window designs. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome!

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today 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!

This Friday after school in Room 1500, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Sealed Magic tournament. The cost is $5, and each student will get six packs of the brand new Khans of Tarkir set to play with, as well as guaranteed prizes for each student!

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

Open Field Baseball meets today on the varsity baseball field from 3:45 to 6. Click here for details.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Meet the people banned from CPS Board of Education meetings

District 214 cuts food budget after rejecting federal money

Two New Trier students diagnosed with whooping cough

UIC College of Nursing to offer bachelor’s degree program at UI-Springfield

John A. Logan College ordered to repay $1.7M

Tinley Park band teacher appointed to District 146 school board

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Is the college admissions bubble about to burst?

In 11th-hour move, Education Department spares the rod on loan defaults

The reason college costs more than you think

Debate aside, Common Core a reality in classrooms

Stanford promises not to use Google money for privacy research

Maryland college to offer course on Marvel movies

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Those Who Excel Winner: Cassandra Fenton

Last week, we listed the individuals and teams receiving Those Who Excel awards from the Illinois State Board of Education this fall. Today we take a brief look at mathematics teacher Cassandra Fenton, who has earned the Outstanding honor in the Early Career Educator category.

Cassandra Fenton

“Teaching is not my job; it is my vocation,” says Cassandra Fenton, who developed a passion for teaching while participating in mission trips to the inner cities of Chicago, Toronto and New Orleans while in high school. “Over time, I realized I loved working with adolescents and helping them believe they were capable of anything they set their mind to.”

Fenton has taught at Stevenson since graduating Magna cum Laude from Loyola University in 2009. In her second year at SHS, she was assigned to teach Algebra 2 to juniors and seniors receiving Special Education services. The experience transformed her.

“I realized how little I knew about the disabilities existing in my classroom, and the instructional strategies needed to teach my unique learners,” she said. The desire that all of her students should be successful led Fenton to enroll in a two-year master’s degree program in differentiated instruction, along with other professional development opportunities to better understand the needs of her students.

Fenton’s learning has had a ripple effect, impacting teachers in the Mathematics and Special Education divisions.

“Cassie will quickly tell you that she has learned so much about students with special needs, how they learn, how to teach them, how to support them emotionally and academically,” said Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning Dr. Gwen Zimmermann. “At the same time, Cassie has taught her Special Education colleagues that learning mathematics is so much more than algorithms and memorizing formulas, and more importantly, Cassie has taught her Special Education and Mathematics colleagues that the students in her class are more than capable of learning at a high level.”

Caroline Gehrke, one of Fenton’s students last year, called her “one of the most caring, respectful, and understanding people I have ever met.” Gehrke said a positive tone was set on the first day of school, when Fenton asked everyone in her class to write down what they needed from her because she wanted them to feel safe when they walked in every day.

“My fourth period math class became a family to me,” Gehrke said in a letter nominating Fenton for the Those Who Excel award. “It was a place where everyone got along and felt comfortable with each other. I didn’t fear having the wrong answer because I knew that that class wouldn’t criticize me. I not only feel safe when I am struggling in class, but also when sharing what my challenges are outside school.”

Whether it’s offering to bring in Starbucks to entice a struggling student to come before school to get help, or bringing colleagues together from the Mathematics and Special Education divisions, Fenton is relentless in her pursuit of excellence. She also has been a passionate advocate for moving away from traditional letter grades and embracing evidence-based reporting, a system that more accurately reflects student learning and growth.

“Some people may argue that not everyone has the ability to succeed in an educational setting,” Fenton says. “In traditional settings this might be true; however education today should be differentiated to meet each student’s individual needs. From my experiences I have found that every student can learn; it is the responsibility of the teachers, support staff, student and parents to collaborate and to discover how.”

Communication Arts Director Seeks to Spark Love of Reading

For many Stevenson faculty and staff, the desire to help students learn and achieve extends beyond campus. One person making a difference is Director of Communication Arts Doug Lillydahl, who is the program coordinator for Raising a Reader Lake County, an affiliate branch of the nationally recognized early childhood literacy program.

Raising a Reader Lake County (RARLC) provides low-income families with high quality children’s literature through a bi-weekly book bag exchange program. Bicultural, bilingual books reflecting families home language and culture are an integral part of the research- proven program that links families to public libraries. The Fremont Library in Mundelein is providing funding for RARLC over the next two years. Lillydahl talked with the Daily Herald about the new program in June.

“We know that supporting a love of reading is quite possibly the most important way to provide children with the tools to close achievement gaps and grasp their best possible future,” Lillydahl says. “We are grateful to Fremont Library for making this new initiative possible.”

Raising a Reader staff also trains parents and caregivers how to engage children in reading through reading aloud, how to talk about books, and how to make reading a daily habit. Children from low income families often arrive at school without the extensive exposure to books and hundreds of hours of vocabulary development that more advantaged students enjoy.

Earlier this month, 50 bilingual preschool students at Carl Sandburg School in Mundelein participated in a book bag distribution coordinated by Raising a Reader Lake County. The students received bright red book bags filled with four high-quality, learn-­to-read childrens’ books, a parent education DVD available in 14 languages, and an invitation to a parent information night that will take place tonight.

RARLC is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RaisingAReaderLC.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Zurich 0: The visiting Patriots (13-0) continued to roll, sweeping every match and losing only three games on the day. In doubles, Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor were 6-0, 6-0 winners at No. 1 doubles. The same score was posted by No. 2 Vinaya Rao and Katherine Harvey and No. 3 Gwendolyn Heidkamp and Michelle Tulchinskaya. Caroline Kelmis and Lindsey Waxman earned a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 4 doubles. In singles, No. 1 Kendall Kirsch shut out her opponent, 6-0, 6-0. Also posting victories were No. 2 Zoe Manion, 6-0, 6-1, and No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp, 6-1, 6-0.

Boys Golf

Lake Zurich 154, Stevenson 156: At Lake Barrington Shores Country Club, Jason Gohde, Luke Feder, Will Sebastian and Jake Labow each had a 39, two strokes shy of the medalist. – Daily Herald

Football Team Remains No. 1 in Class 8A

Stevenson’s football team continues as the top-ranked team in Illinois Class 8A this week following Friday’s 34-17 win over Lake Forest. The 4-0 Patriots are atop the Associated Press rankings — the only statewide poll — as well as those of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. SHS plays at Lakes Friday night.

Weisman on Verge of Milestone for Iowa Football

Mark Weisman (Class of 2010) ran for 88 yards and scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner, as the University of Iowa football team rallied past Pittsburgh, 24-20, on Saturday. With 20 career rushing TDs and 1,974 career rushing yards, Weisman is on the verge of becoming only the seventh Hawkeye to surpass 2,000 rushing yards and 20 or more rushing touchdowns.

D’Angelo Leading Scorer for Augustana Soccer

Anthony D’Angelo (Class of 2012), a junior on Augustana College’s men’s soccer team, scored two goals during the Vikings’ 4-0 win over Westminster in their home opener on Sunday. D’Angelo leads Augustana with three goals on the season.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Looking for Freshmen and Sophomores Who Love to Write

Are you a freshman or sophomore who loves to write? Do you want to get acknowledged for the poetry, essays, plays, or stories you write outside of school? The Half- Wit, Stevenson’s literary magazine, is now accepting submissions. Send your work to jbarnabee@d125.org through November 7.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

Political Candidates Forum Tonight

If you’re interested in the upcoming election, come to the Performing Arts Center tonight for a forum featuring several candidates running for office. If you’re interested in being a campaign volunteer, come at 6 p.m. for the Student Campaign Fair. At 6:30, several candidates will be here to answer questions from members of the Political Action Club.

INTRAMURALS

Open Field Baseball meets today, weather permitting, on the sophomore baseball field from 3:45 to 6. Click here for details.

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Room 8080).

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: Rutgers University, Boston College, University of Miami, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of British Columbia, University of Cincinnati, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University, Stephens College, College of Wooster, Washington College, Kenyon College, San Diego State University, Sarah Lawrence College, Millikin University, Tulane University, Scripps College, Georgetown University, Bradley University, Illinois State University, Cornell College, University of Detroit-Mercy, Kansas State University, Central Michigan University, Johnson and Wales University, Lake Forest College, University of Oregon, Pomona College, Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Massachusetts, Belmont Abbey College, University of Maine-Farmington, Suffolk University, Montana State University, Iowa State University, University of Pittsburgh, George Mason University, University of Richmond and Southern Illinois University.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per week; students should get in the habit of checking Naviance and then arranging to secure a pass to visit with these reps. Procedures to sign-up: 1) Find the list of upcoming college visits on your Naviance page. 2) Sign-up for the specific college on Naviance. 3) Print the sign-up confirmation page. 4) Put your ID number on the page. 5) Have the page signed by your classroom teacher at least two days prior to the visit and bring it to the College/Career Center on the day of the visit. 6) Bring the signed page to the CCC on the day of the college visit. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is Friday.

Seniors: The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars application is available in the College/Career Center. Stevenson can nominate one student. Previous winners ranked in the top 3-5%, had ACT scores of 31+, and had a strong leadership record. Completed forms are due back to the College/Career Center by November 7.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by November 22.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15.  Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

CLUB NEWS

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today and Wednesday 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!

Have you, your family or your friends been touched by cancer? Want to be part of the fight against cancer? Join the Relay for Life Club and be part of an incredible team that helps to plan the American Cancer Society event in June. There will be an informational meeting and Event Leadership Team sign-ups during lunch hours today in Student Activities.

Guitar Club will be holding an introductory meeting after school today in the Orchestra Room. Guitar Club is primarily a casual, drop-in group in which students practice and jam. You can either bring your own guitars or use one of the classical acoustic guitars or basses available through the music department. Complete beginners and advanced players are welcome as well as singers and songwriters.

Freshman Class Board: We are meeting Wednesday after school in Room 2119. We will be building our Stevenson Horror Story entranceway and window designs. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan teachers authorize October 2 strike date

Northern Illinois University begins $27M arts building renovation

Online list accuses dozens of U. of Chicago students of sexual assault

Richmond District 157, teachers union reach agreement on five-year contract

Zion-Benton school board president resigns; no reason given

UI students, faculty air opinions on Salaita case to chancellor

New parent group’s Chicago school fair raising questions

Strange campus encounters prompt DePaul safety alerts

Cary District 26 will end school 30 minutes later beginning in January

Geneva schools get security upgrades

Arlington Heights District 25 plans meetings to discuss overcrowding

Galesburg District 205 calendar fight continues

Changes to Glencoe lunch program anger some parents

Indian Prairie District 204 commits to providing air conditioning to all schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless

Complaints over pay, APUSH lead to absences, cancellation of classes in Colorado

“Nobel Prize of education reform” struggles to find winners

Overcrowding has schools in Atlanta, Washington going vertical

Fraternities at Wesleyan University ordered to become coed

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Can’t Argue With That: NLU Professor Talks Literacy with Teachers

Dr. Katherine McKnight from National-Louis University spoke with approximately 30 Stevenson faculty and staff, and another 60 literacy leaders from around the Chicago area, at SHS this morning. She focused on ways that teachers can help students effectively write and speak arguments to support claims with clear reason and relevant evidence. Today’s literacy professional development session was organized by the school’s literacy team of Daniel Argentar, Maureen Rubenstein and Brian Wise.

McKnight’s appearance was in line with the literacy team’s six major goals: (1) Strengthening literacy across all academic disciplines; (2) creating and enhancing literacy interventions for struggling readers and writers; (3) supporting curricular development and assessment around 21st Century literacy; (4) coaching teachers and collaborative teams to improve literacy instruction; (5) building leadership capacity in the area of literacy; and (6) nurturing a culture of lifelong readers.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Prospect Power 8 Invitational: The Patriots won the tournament with 40 points, ahead of runner-up Glenbrook North (26). Kendall Kirsch won the No. 1 singles title, shutting out her opponent from Carmel in the final, 6-0, 6-0. Zoe Taylor and Kaylin Dong won the No. 1 doubles division with a 6-1, 6-1 decision over Naperville North’s top entry. Zoe Manion won the No. 2 singles crown (6-2, 6-2) and Bronwyn Heidkamp claimed the No. 3 singles flight (6-3, 6-3). Vinaya Rao and Katherine Harvey captured the No. 2 doubles championship (6-3, 6-4), while Gwendolyn Heidkamp and Michelle Tulchinskaya earned the No. 3 doubles title (6-1, 6-2). Lindsey Waxman and Caroline Kelmis finished second at No. 4 doubles. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Maine East Invitational: The Patriots (10-10) reached the title match before falling to Chicago’s De La Salle, 25-20, 25-23. Earlier, SHS defeated Plainfield East, 29-27, 24-26, 25-18. – Chicago Tribune

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Rockford Guilford Invitational: The Patriots finished fifth at Ingersoll Golf Club, with Alexia Fidman leading the way with an 82. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Wheeling Invitational: Kamaren Sandhu shot a 3-over-par 75 at Chevy Chase Golf Club, including a 35 on the back nine, tying for 10th place overall. SHS was seventh in the team standings with a score of 315, 15 strokes behind champion Loyola. Luke Feder recorded a 78, Jason Gohde and Kevin Chin each carded an 81, and Zach Orlowsky had an 86. – Daily Herald

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Richard Spring Invitational: Sam Oh finished 11th out of 553 runners at Peoria’s Detweiller Park, location for the IHSA state finals in November, as SHS finished 24th among 63 schools. Oh ran the 3-mile course in 15:05.3. Jared Borowsky was 31st (15:21.8). Two other Patriots finished in the top half of runners: Paul Udoni (16:28.4, 166) and Paul Halliday (16:59.3, 242). SHS also had a group of runner compete at the Libertyville Invitational at Alder Park, finishing ninth. – Official results from Peoria, Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Richard Spring Invitational: At Peoria’s Detweiller Park, home of the IHSA state finals, the Patriots took 24th place out of 57 teams. Isabelle Sparreo placed 30th in a field of 468 runners with a time of 18:27. Other runners that scored for the team included Shea Kirby (19:59, 149) Sydney Pacernick (20:02, 156) Jessica Woodard (20:18, 180) and Amy Lin (20:25, 195). – Official results

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 34, Lake Forest 17: Quarterback Willie Bourbon completed 20 of 31 pass attempts for a career-high 315 yards and four touchdowns to lead the top-ranked Patriots (4-0, 2-0) in the Stadium. Bourbon threw for more than 200 yards in the second half as SHS pulled away from the Scouts (3-1, 0-1) after leading 14-10 at halftime. Bourbon threw two scoring strikes to Cameron Green, who caught nine passes for 101 yards. Bourbon’s first TD strike, a 28-yarder to Cameron Green (9 catches, 101 yards), came on the heels of a 38-yard interception return by Jeremy Webb. Bourbon and Green also connected on a TD pass from 9 yards out that gave SHS a 14-7 lead. More than one-third of Bourbon’s passing yards came on two long pass plays that resulted in TDs, to Jordan Atkins (63 yards) and Jack Sorenson (52). Stevenson put the game out of reach with a 12-play, 98-yard scoring drive capped by Tyler Vincent’s 1-yard run. Nischay Vallabhaneni also had an interception for the Patriot defense, which limited the Scouts to one offensive touchdown. – Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Media, Daily Herald | SBN Video from High School Cube

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Maine East Invitational: The Patriots (9-9) won all three of their matches, defeating Addison Trail (25-22, 25-19), Maine South (25-18, 25-18) and Oak Forest (25-19, 25-16). – Chicago Tribune

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 0: The Patriots improved to 12-0 in match play with seven straight-set victories. Kendall Kirsch (6-1, 6-0), Zoe Manion (6-0, 6-1) and Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-0, 6-0) were the winners in singles. The doubles tandems were Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-1), Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-2, 6-2), Michelle Tulchinskaya/Gwendolyn Heidkamp (6-0, 6-0) and Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-0, 6-0).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Political Candidates Forum Tuesday Night

If you’re interested in the upcoming election, come to the Performing Arts Center Tuesday night for a forum featuring several candidates running for office. If you’re interested in being a campaign volunteer, come at 6 p.m. for the Student Campaign Fair. At 6:30, several candidates will be here to answer questions from members of the Political Action Club.

Pick Up Your Ceramic Pots

Attention students from Mrs. Sabbagh’s second-semester Ceramics class: Your pitchers are fired. Students that had Art and Design during the summer, your clay vessels are fired. Please pick them up in Room 1422 during periods 3, 4 or 5. Vessels that aren’t picked up by the end of September will be tossed.

Freshmen and Sophomores, Submit to The Half-Wit

Do you enjoy writing poetry, essays, fiction, short stories or plays? Would you like to see your work published in Stevenson’s own literary magazine, exclusively for freshmen and sophomores? Then submit to The Half-Wit! Send your submissions to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons!  Pies, donuts, Puppy Chow and more. All items are $1.

CLUB NEWS

Guitar Club will be holding introductory meetings after school today and Tuesday in the Orchestra Room. It is not necessary to attend both, but feel free. Guitar Club is primarily a casual, drop-in group in which students practice and jam. You can either bring your own guitars or use one of the classical acoustic guitars or basses available through the music department. Complete beginners and advanced players are welcome as well as singers and songwriters.

Are you interested in weather? Want to know how a thunderstorm becomes a severe storm? Are you interested in meeting with other Stevenson students who have a passion for Mother Nature? Then come out and join the Meteorology Club. Meetings are held every Monday at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information.

Do you like geography and learning about different countries? Do you want to learn about countries you may have never heard of before? Have you taken or are you currently taking AP Human Geography? Then get Djibouti over to Geography Club! We meet every Monday after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Are you interested in exploring, discussing, and competing against others in the field of biology? Then join Biology Olympiad, a club dedicated to the most lively branch of science. We meet Mondays in Room 1904 from 3:30-5 p.m.!

Have you, your family or your friends been touched by cancer? Want to be part of the fight against cancer? Join the Relay for Life Club and be part of an incredible team that helps to plan the American Cancer Society event in June. There will be an informational meeting and Event Leadership Team sign-ups during lunch hours on Tuesday in Student Activities.

Freshman Class Board: We are meeting Wednesday after school in Room 2119. We will be building our Stevenson Horror Story entranceway and window designs. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome!

INTRAMURALS

Open Field Baseball meets Monday through Thursday, weather permitting, on the sophomore baseball field from 3:45 to 6 until October 9. Click here for details.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Room 8080).

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents. Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Do you have questions about the Common Application, applying to the University of Illinois, transcripts, etc? The College/Career Center will be open from 7:30-8:15 a.m. Tuesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold drop-in days at the same time on these dates (all second day of the week schedule): Tuesday, September 30; Tuesday, October 7; Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.

Seniors: The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars application is available in the College/Career Center. Stevenson can nominate one student. Previous winners ranked in the top 3-5%, had ACT scores of 31+, and had a strong leadership record. Completed forms are due back to the College/Career Center by November 7.

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is Friday.

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is now available. Stevenson can only nominate one senior. Stop by the College/Career Center (Room 1123) to pick up the nomination form. The form is due back to the CCC by November 22.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Need some extra cash? There are lots of part-time jobs available for students. View them all on the Career Exploration webpage at www.d125.org/careerexploration.

Interested in a healthcare career? Apply for the Northwestern Medical Explorers Program. Applications must be postmarked by October 15.  Find out more at http://community.nm.org/medical-explorers.html or message Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Available lab technician internship available at local company. 10-20 hours per week. Please stop into the CCC to see Mrs. Willock if you are interested in this opportunity.

Now accepting career shadow applications for 2014-15: Career shadows are available to students throughout the year. If you are interested in learning first hand about a specific career, please email Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

Mark your calendars! The biennial Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Get a chance to talk to professionals representing a variety of different careers in healthcare, engineering, technology, law, business, the arts and more!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Teachers in downstate Highland accept new contract, end strike

“Sensitive” subjects to return to Edwardsville classrooms

Former Harvey schools chief gets probation for misconduct, theft of $78K

Springfield school board divided over need for metal detectors in high schools

Survey says: University of Illinois one of top universities to work for

Schools in western, southwestern suburbs amp up branding initiatives

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

How colleges are facing the future

Common Application to end long-standing requirement for essays

How “sugar daddies” are financing higher education

Texas homecoming queen shares her crown after prank targets friend

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