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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Special Ed Parents, Guardians Invited to December 16 Meeting

Parents and guardians of Stevenson special education students are invited to a gathering sponsored by the Special Ed Parent Community Board at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in Room 2104. Dr. Rowena Mak, Director of Student Learning Programs, will talk about tutoring options available to students receiving Special Education services. Parents also will learn how they can help their student advocate for themselves to take advantage of tutoring services. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Mara Grujanac at mgrujanac@d125.org or 847-415-4128.

PPA Seeks Adult, Student Volunteers for Saturday Book Fair

The Patriot Parent Association is looking for adult and student volunteers to help at its inaugural book fair at Barnes and Noble in Deer Park on Saturday. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Adult volunteers are sought to assist with the welcome table, supervising gift wrap table, and general assistance. Students are needed for face-painting, gift-wrapping, and participating in one of the performances scheduled for the fair. Click here for details, and to sign up.

Fine Arts Concert, Fundraisers Today

The Winter Guitar Concert will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. Admission is free. Also today, there are two fundraisers involving Fine Arts Division programs. The band program is having a fundraiser at Go Roma in Lincolnshire from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the SHS Dance Connection wraps up its three-day fundraiser at Skinfo locations in Lincolnshire and Glencoe.

Madrigal Singers Roster Selected

Thirteen students have been selected to comprise the 2014-15 Madrigal Singers cast. The students chosen are: Marissa Abraham, Sarah Berkowitz, Talia Cheifetz, Maya Cohen, Abby Dutler, Samantha Fleishman, Mike Komarovsky, Anushka Nageswaran, Al-Sadiq Rahemtulla, Elisabeth Schmitt-Wagner, Noah Silver, Jake Singer and Claire Sullivan. The annual Madrigal Dinner will take place Sunday, March 22.

Senior Yearbook Ad Sales End Friday

Due to popular demand, the deadline to order a senior ad in the 50th anniversary yearbook has been extended to Friday. Visit www.jostensadservice.com to create a recognition ad. Questions? Call Jostens at 800-358-0800.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 60, Warren 46: The host Patriots (8-0, 2-0) tied a school record by hitting 12 3-pointers for the second time this season. Sophia Way had four of the 3-pointers en route to leading all scorers with 18 points. Ashley Richardson also had four treys and 13 points. Taylor Buford also scored 13 points and sank a 3-pointer, and Janine Fajardo had 9 points on a trio of 3-pointers. The Blue Devils led 14-13 after one quarter, but SHS outscored them 37-18 over the next two quarters. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Vernon Hills 0: Eddie Mendrala rolled a 614 series and Richy Zenner added a 600 at Brunswick Zone Hawthorn as the Patriots moved to 8-0. Mendrala had games of 216, 211 and 187, while Zenner posted scores of 206, 198 and 196. Michael Aranyi had the high game of the day, a 247, and also rolled a 218. SHS outscored the Cougars, 2,984-2,602.

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Round Lake 0: Kaitlyn Rudy and Colleen VanDerMeulen led the host Patriots at Fairhaven Lanes. Rudy rolled a 653 series, with games of 230 (best of the match), 218 and 205. VanDerMeulen had a 626 series with games of 204, 184 and 175. Sam Szura added a 194 game for SHS, which outscored the Panthers, 2,576-1,761.

Boys Ice Hockey

St. Viator 4, Stevenson 3

 

Carmichael Inducted into State Swimming, Diving Coaches Hall

Stevenson girls diving coach Don Carmichael was inducted into the Illinois Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Monday. Carmichael has been named the state’s top diving coach four times, in 1998, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and has coached two state champions: Jessie Mowrer (1998) and Kerrin Seymour (2006 and 2009). Carmichael has served as the school’s girls diving coach since 1985, and also was the boys diving coach from 1985-1998. In 2011, he was inducted into the Lake County High Schools Sports Hall of Fame.

Proviso West Basketball Tourney Brackets Announced

Stevenson’s boys basketball team will face New Trier or Providence St. Mel in the first round of the Proviso West Boys Holiday Basketball Invitational at 7 p.m. Monday, December 22. Tournament pairings were announced Tuesday. Click here to see the brackets.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Pick Up Your PSAT Scores

PSAT scores are available for pick up in the Attendance Office, Room 2416. Please be prepared to show your ID.

PPA Bake Sale This Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.

Acting 3 Production Thursday and Friday Night

You are cordially invited to this year’s Acting 3 production: An Anthology of the Invisible. Students have written, directed and will perform their original pieces Thursday and Friday evenings in the Studio Theatre at 7 p.m. Admission is free!

Pick Up This Month’s Stevenson Styler

The Stevenson Styler is here! If you didn’t get one, stop by Room 1410 to get your copy today!

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

Host an Exchange Student From Denmark or Germany

Learn all about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting an exchange student from Denmark or Germany next spring! Applications and information are available by opening this link or stopping by Room 2414.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

CLUB NEWS

Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 tonight. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email cpfaffinger@d125.org.

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

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.

There will be another meeting for those interested in being a part of the leadership team for the second annual Fashion Show. We will meet in Room 1612 Thursday at 3:30. Hope to see you there!

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome.

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.

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.

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

CAREER EXPLORATION

If you are great with PCs and web-based tools, and want to get paid for working with computers, this opportunity is for you. Local tech company is looking for tech help. Must have solid knowledge of software and hardware. Interested candidate need to provide resume with relevant skills and experience to jobs@zingitmobile.com.

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.

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Freshmen are due today. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Unions: No rush to rule on Illinois pension case

Three suburban teachers among 50 finalists for Global Teacher Prize

UIC graduate will withhold $4.5M donation after UI rehires felon

Losing students, Chicago neighborhood high schools caught in downward spiral

Flu outbreak closes Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park

Northwestern U. partners with Evanston/Skokie District 65 to teach coding

District 300 readies to move to new offices in Algonquin

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Obama unveils $1B boost for preschools

Is Idaho on to something with shorter school weeks?

Doctorates up, career prospects not

San Diego school board votes for traditional academic calendar

Profane Facebook posts lead to Florida State lecturer’s resignation

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

375 Seniors Named Illinois State Scholars

Three hundred and seventy-five Stevenson seniors have been named 2015-16 Illinois State Scholars by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

They are among 18,800 top Illinois high school students honored with the prestigious designation, which was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars rank in approximately the top 10% of the state’s high school seniors, this year representing 671 high schools from across Illinois. Selection is based on SAT, ACT, or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or on class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

Click here to see Stevenson’s 2015-16 state scholars.

Burger Challenge Winner Announced

The eighth-period Introduction to Business class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was the winning entry in last week’s SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills. The class’ chipotle/buffalo chicken burger was ordered 67 times, versus 58 for “The Frry” and 54 for the “5 minutes more.” The event was a fundraiser for the March of Dimes; $196 was raised.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Lake Zurich 0: Kaitlyn Rudy rolled a 687 series and Colleen VanDerMeulen added a 626 to pace the host Patriots at Fairhaven Lanes. Rudy posted games of 248, 225 and 214, while VanDerMeulen had scores of 228, 204 and 194. Sam Szura had a 546 series and Xanthe Coulson was close behind at 531. SHS nearly reached the 1,000-pin level in one of its games, registering a 995, and also had a 950 as part of its 2,833 pin total, well ahead of Lake Zurich’s 2,557.

Girls Gymnastics

Warren 138.75, Stevenson 126.8: Mikaela Webb finished second in the all-around (35.30), and was second in two events: uneven bars (8.95) and balance beam (8.90, tie). Elizabeth Shank was third in the all-around (35.05). She was third in vault (8.90), third in uneven bars (8.65) and third in floor exercise (8.70). – Daily Herald

 

Varsity Cheer, Patriettes Grab First Place at Invitational

Stevenson’s Spirit Revolution — the cheerleading and Patriettes teams — competed in the Crystal Lake Central High School Invitational on Sunday. In the cheerleading competition, the varsity won first place, the junior varsity tied for first and the freshmen placed second. In the dance competition, the varsity Patriettes were first in lyrical and third in jazz, the junior varsity was first in lyrical and fifth in kick; and the freshmen were fourth in the JV lyrical, and seventh in kick. The squads will play host to the SHS Challenge on Sunday.

Sophomore Adds Size to Boys Basketball Team

The varsity boys basketball team has four senior starters. Filling the fifth spot is sophomore Justin Smith, who at 6-foot-7 brings rare height to the Patriot lineup. Last week, the Chicago Tribune wrote about the impact Smith has already had on the court.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for Seniors With Counselors Wednesday

Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school:

Franklin/Mork      7044, 7046

Grove                  2204 Studio Theater

Jones                  2206 West Auditorium

Kellogg                2113 Lecture Hall Classroom

Kulla                   2202 Chorus Room

Martin                 7014

Moran                 2206 West Auditorium

Perkins/Seretis     2114 Lecture Hall Classroom

Roznowski           2206 West Auditorium

Scanio                 8046/8048

Seeger                 6048, 6050

Sullivan               7096

Timm                  4200 Little Theater

Vazquez               2206 West Auditorium

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

 

CLUB NEWS

Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email cpfaffinger@d125.org.

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets today after school in Room 2712.

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

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Juniors are due today, sophomores are due Wednesday and freshman are due Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Number of CPS students earning college degrees on the rise

Where suburban teachers stay on the job longest

Crystal Lake school seeks city OK for big bleachers months into dispute

Public applauds protest at Champaign high school

Woodland Elementary District 50 mulls live streaming of board meetings

Orland District 135 adopting full-day kindergarten in 2016

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

App developers tracking kids despite laws protecting privacy

Seven largest U.S. school districts will teach computer science

Classroom results to factor into teacher prep program grades in Tennessee

Teachers take student data to micro level at one New York City school

What the movies taught us about teaching

 

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Monday, December 8, 2014

SHS Regains Lead in North Suburban Math League

Stevenson won its North Suburban Mathematics League meet at Vernon Hills High School on Thursday. SHS had 325 points, followed by Vernon Hills with 267 and New Trier with 250. Stevenson won all four written events (freshman, sophomore, junior and senior), and was second in the oral competition.

Twenty students wrote perfect papers in their grade-level event: Seniors Jaymo Kang and Emery Liu; juniors Pat DeMichele, Junghyun Hwang, Emery Liu, Teresa Mao, Sarah Hou, Katia Villevald, Shu Zhang, Kevin Li and Austin Zhou; sophomores Amber Hu, Jason Lu, Kevin Li and David Liu; and freshmen Andrew Hwang, Justin Lee, Josh Yoon, Haoyang Yu and Andrew Luo. Tim Klem was second in the oral competition.

Stevenson posted the third-highest score among all 57 schools in the league, and regained the overall lead from Whitney Young with two meets remaining. SHS ranks in the top four in each event after three meets.

Chess Team Remains Unbeaten

Stevenson’s chess team remained undefeated by beating Glenbrook South, 40-28, and Mundelein, 56-12, on Friday. SHS remains undefeated in North Suburban Chess League match play. Allen Guo, Conrad Oberhaus, Rahul Dhiman and Adit Ghosh won both of their matches.  Other participants were Alex Bian, James Wei, Philip Engstrom, Sritej Vontikommu and Liam Holzer.

Holiday Band Concert Tuesday Night

The Holiday Band Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Glenbrook North 4, Stevenson 1

 

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson at Vernon Hills Invitational: At Brunswick Zone Hawthorn, the Patriots won the 24-team event, the first tournament championship in program history. SHS overcame a 253-pin deficit against top-ranked Rockton Hononegah in the final two games to edge the Indians, 6,278-6,204. Coach Barry Lapping’s squad set a school record for best six-game series score, and had the second-best team score (1,199) in its final game. The game featured nine consecutive strikes and a 270 from individual champion Richy Zenner, who won his first tournament title. He broke the school record for six-game series score with 1,393 (232 average), and recorded every game over 200. His also had the second-highest three-game series in school history (738). Zach Singer was second at 1,328 (221 average), the fifth-best six-game score in program annals. He had a high game of 256. Matt Poetker was sixth (1,274 – 212 average) and had high games of 247 and 246. Eddie Mendrala had a five-game set of 961 while Josh Singer added a 903. Ted Tapas contributed a 251 game and Michael Aranyi added a 168. Stevenson also had the third-highest three-game series (3,256). – Daily Herald

Boys Swimming and Diving

Stevenson hosted Patriot Relays: The Patriots edged Lyons Township for the eight-team Gold Division title, 160-157. No other results were available. This is the fourth consecutive year SHS has won the Patriot Relays title.

Wrestling

Stevenson at Grant Quadrangular: The Patriots bounced back from a 30-25 loss to the hosts in their first match to wallop Waukegan, 49-6, and beat Barrington, 42-22. Four wrestlers went 3-0 on the day: Brandon Zisman (113 pounds), Michael Kordek (182), Tyler Harrington (195) and Zach Horwitz (220). Harrington and Horwitz posted pins against Grant and Barrington, two of the state’s top teams.

Fencing

Stevenson at Brookfield Academy Invitational: In Brookfield, Wisconsin, the boys and girls teams each swept their four matches. The boys beat Catholic Memorial (43-5), Marian Central (39-1), Brookfield Academy (38-10) and Libertyville/Vernon Hills (29-19). The girls topped Catholic Memorial (30-18), Marian Central (35-13), Brookfield Academy (43-5) and Libertyville/Vernon Hills (40-8). Three fencers went undefeated on the day: Grant Connor (12-0), Nikita Jhangiani (11-0) and Andrew Stencel (14-0).

Girls Bowling

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: At Arlington Lanes, the Patriots finished sixth among 20 teams. Kaitlyn Rudy finished eighth overall with a three-game series of 587. Colleen VanDerMeulen was 11th (575). – Daily Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Barrington 3

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson at Rolling Meadows Invitational: The Patriots were 14th out of 17 teams.

 

Friday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 55, Cary Grove 36: The visiting Patriots (7-0) outscored the Trojans (4-4) 32-13 in the second half to remain undefeated. Taylor Buford and Ashley Richardson sparked the second half dominance. With the game tied at 30-30 in the third quarter, SHS scored the final 9 points and took control. Taylor Buford scored 7 of those points, and finished with 18 for the game. She also had 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocked shots. Ashley Richardson, who led Stevenson with 19 points, had the other bucket. She later hit a 3-pointer to help short-circuit a Cary-Grove rally. The Pats forced 23 turnovers. – Daily Herald

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Madrigal Singers Auditions Today

Auditions for the Madrigal Singers will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. today in the Choir Room (2202). Any interested students are invited to contact Associate Choral Director Kirstin Snelten.

Mandatory Meeting for Seniors With Counselors Wednesday

Seniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Wednesday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club. Counselor locations will be posted throughout the school:

Franklin/Mork      7044, 7046

Grove                  2204 Studio Theater

Jones                  2206 West Auditorium

Kellogg                2113 Lecture Hall Classroom

Kulla                   2202 Chorus Room

Martin                 7014

Moran                 2206 West Auditorium

Perkins/Seretis     2114 Lecture Hall Classroom

Roznowski           2206 West Auditorium

Scanio                 8046/8048

Seeger                 6048, 6050

Sullivan               7096

Timm                  4200 Little Theater

Vazquez               2206 West Auditorium

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

PPA Bake Sale Wednesday Afternoon

Don’t miss the PPA Bake Sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. Pies, cupcakes, puppy chow and more; all $1 each.

Were You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due Wednesday and freshman are due Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

CLUB NEWS

Are you passionate about environmental, social, and economic sustainability? Sustainability Council meets today from 3:40-4:40 p.m. in Room 2430. For more information, contact sponsor Sarah LaFrancis in Gold Student Services or at slafrancis@d125.org.

The Ambassador yearbook club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.

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 today after school in Room 7004. Kenya make it?

Anime Club meets today in Room 2113 at 3:30.

Meteorology Club meets today at 3:45 in Room 2118. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

Gay Straight Alliance meets Tuesdays after school in Room 6012. GSA is a club intended to provide a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth and their straight allies. The club provides a confidential place where you can be yourself.

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

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting on Thursday in Room 2612 to watch Awakenings. The meeting will run from 3:45-5:30; all are welcome

Relay for Life is meeting at Buffalo Grove High School at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. We will be meeting in the Community Room. Please enter through Door 7 and follow the hallway signs to the room. If you would like information about the club, email cpfaffinger@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

University of Illinois rehires professor once tied to domestic terrorist group

Norris Art Center board turns blame onto St. Charles school district

Committee studying whether to make Danville schools year-round

Residents seeking to consolidate three school districts near St. Louis

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

North Carolina history tussle deepens with proposal to use “conservative” curriculum

Are MOOC-takers “students”? Not when it comes to the feds protecting their data

36 presidents of private colleges made more than $1M

Rural kids get fewer Advanced Placement classes

Boys may actually be meaner than girls, study says

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Football Celebration Fills the Forum

Students, staff, parents and other community members came to the Forum this morning to celebrate the first state football championship in school history.

SHS Band members performed, and a number of students involved in supporting roles were announced: Those involved with the cheerleading and Patriettes squads, the Stevenson Broadcast Network webcasts, and even the “Bucket Brigade” that faithfully followed the team from game to game. The coaching staff was introduced, followed by words of thanks and gratitude from head coach Bill McNamara. Finally, the players were introduced, and five of them — seniors Willie Bourbon, Cameron Green, Nick Dillon, Jason Vravick and Jack Joseph — addressed the crowd and their fellow teammates with brief, heartfelt remarks.

Fox News Chicago was among the media outlets that dropped by to cover the ceremony. Click here to see Joanie Lum’s report.

SHS Dance Connection Fundraiser at Skinfo

The SHS Dance Connection is having a fundraiser at Skinfo locations in Lincolnshire and Glencoe Monday through Wednesday. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the program. To redeem the savings and take advantage of other specials, you’ll need to present this flyer when ordering.

PREP Offers Free “Musical Petting Zoo” on Saturday

The Stevenson PREP Community Music Academy will host a free Musical Instrument Petting Zoo at the Vernon Area Public Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Stevenson instrumental instructors, along with SHS music students, will provide children of all ages the opportunity to see, hear, touch, and even play a wide variety of string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments. For more info about community music instruction at Stevenson, visit www.d125.org/quicklinks/prep/private-music-lessons.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

 

Wrestling

Stevenson 51, Mundelein 14: The visiting Patriots (3-0, 1-0) won their first three matches decisively and never looked back. Juwon Anderson started the night with a pin at 170 pounds, and Nikita Nepomnyashchiy finished it with a fall at 160. Pins also came from Evan Rodriguez at 138 (in 43 seconds) and Nathan Reinsdorf at 145. Other wins came from Michael Kordek at 182 (7-1 score), Orkhon Otgonbaatar at 113 (7-4), Eric Carter at 126 (13-2) and Ben Ponto at 132 (technical fall). Tyler Harrington and Nick Grujanac won by forfeit at 195 and heavyweight, respectively. – Daily Herald

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, North Chicago 0: Kaitlyn Rudy had the highest game and series among the 10 bowlers who competed at Fairhaven Lanes. She rolled a 633 series that included an opening game of 246, followed by a 206 and 181. Colleen VanDerMeulen had games of 214, 180 and 160 for a 554 series. Sam Szura added a 520 series, with games of 189, 175 and 156. SHS outscored the Warhawks, 2,533-1,885.

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Grant 0: At Lakeside Lanes, Josh Singer led the Patriots (7-0) with games of 247, 225, and 221 for a 693 series. Richy Zenner rolled games of 236, 226 and 204 for a 666 series. Matt Poetker added a 614 series, with games of 214, 202 and 198.    Zach Singer added games of 222 and 192. SHS outscored the Bulldogs, 3,007-2,597.

 

Boys Basketball No. 1 in AP Poll; Girls Close to Cracking Top 10

The boys basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the first Associated Press Illinois Class 4A poll of the season, while the girls basketball team came close to the top 10. The Patriot boys received eight of 10 first-place votes, with the other two going to Whitney Young and Curie. The Patriot girls received three votes overall, which put them in a tie for 14th place with St. Charles North.

High School Cube News Talks With Connor Cashaw

Connor Cashaw of the boys basketball team is the subject for this week’s MVP video segment with Beth Long from High School Cube News. The Rice-bound senior talked about the expectations for this year’s team, the chemistry that has developed between his teammates, and his excitement to continue his career in Houston.

Richardson Named County Offensive Player of the Week

Sophomore guard earned Lake County Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Daily Herald after helping the Patriots win last week’s Schaumburg Thanksgiving tournament. Richardson, who was named the tournament MVP, averaged 14.2 points per game for SHS, including a career-high 22 against Rockford Boylan. She also was named Female Athlete of the Week by the News-Sun.

Six Named to Daily Herald All-Area Football Team

Six members of the state champion football team were named to the Daily Herald Lake County All-Area team today. Quarterback Willie Bourbon, defensive lineman Nick Dillon, wide receiver Cameron Green, running back Jack Joseph, and linebackers Jimmy Marchese and Jason Vravick — all seniors — were chosen. Four other players earned honorable mention: seniors Patrick O’Connell (defensive lineman) and Kevin Pearson (wide receiver/defensive back), and juniors Cade Gilbert (offensive/defensive lineman) and Jack Sorenson (wide receiver).

For McNamara, the Wait Was Worthwhile

Bill McNamara waited a long time to get his shot at leading a football team, but the wait was definitely worth it, he told the Chicago Tribune. McNamara was an assistant under Bill Mitz for 20 years before being selected as Mitz’s successor in 2010. The Tribune talked with several players, who pointed to McNamara’s positive and unflappable nature as being crucial to their development.

Football Assistant Celebrates Reaching Pinnacle

Another member of the Patriot football coaching staff who waited a long time to reach the trophy stand at the state championship game was Brent Becker, who spent 11 years at the collegiate level before moving to the high school ranks the past six seasons. Becker, who teaches third grade at Half Day School in Lincolnshire, talked with the newspaper from his hometown of Princeton, Illinois, about Stevenson’s dream season.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at Tonight’s Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash tonight. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Madrigal Singers Auditions Set for Monday

Auditions for the Madrigal Singers will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Monday in the Choir Room (2202). Any interested students are invited to contact Associate Choral Director Kirstin Snelten at ksnelten@d125.org for audition information. Questions? Email Ms. Snelten or call her at 847-415-4767.

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

We You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club will be learning how to play a brand new game after school today in Room 1500 — Dicemasters! If you’re a fan of X-Men or the Avengers, come by and learn how to play! Cost is $5, and you’ll receive a two-player starter set to take home!

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Two Gavin teachers accused of not reporting abuse plead not guilty

350 South Elgin students hold “Black Lives Matter” march

Chicago Teachers Union president Lewis trying to resume some of her duties

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

The cutthroat world of selective-admission public high schools

Are China’s ties to U.S. universities healthy?

Mickey and math? Disney launches education apps

Minnesota approves transgender student-athlete policy

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

National Publication Features Teacher’s Article

Communication Arts teacher Dr. Stephen Heller was a contributing author to the November issue of English Journal, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Heller wrote an article titled “The End of Innovation” for the issue, which was dedicated to the theme, “The Standards Movement: A Recent History.” In his piece, Heller reflects on the tension that exists between using standardized measures to evaluate student learning, and the natural desire for autonomy in teaching practices.

Two More Students Earn Perfect ACT Scores

Two more students have earned perfect scores on the ACT exam. Juniors Brian Guth and Emily Leng are the latest to reach a 36 on the test.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Follow us on Twitter: @aeshssports

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

 

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 80, Mundelein 36: Three players scored in double figures as the Patriots (5-0) rolled to the road victory in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. Jalen Brunson had 18 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 5 steals, Matt Johnson scored 15 points with five 3-pointers, and Connor Cashaw had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Jordan Newman and Ryuji Aoki each scored 8 points. SHS forced 13 first-half turnovers with its full-court press, and led by as many as 31 before halftime. Mundelein fell to 0-6. – Pioneer Press, Daily Herald

Girls Gymnastics

Stevenson 122.05, Lake Forest 119.9: Elizabeth Shank won the all-around competition with a 34.75 for the host Patriots in their North Suburban Conference opener. She won floor exercise (9.0), uneven bars (8.8) and balance beam (8.2), and was runner-up on vault (8.75). Mikaela Webb won vault (8.8), was second on floor (8.4), and tied for second on beam (7.65). She also was second in the all-around (32.6). – Daily Herald

 

Pioneer Press Names Dillon Defensive Player of the Year

Senior defensive end Nick Dillon has been named the Pioneer Press Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 275-pound senior was a four-year starter for the Patriot football team, and will continue his career at Eastern Michigan University. Dillon was a disruptive force during his senior season, making more than 80 tackles, registering seven sacks and causing two fumbles.

Vravick, Green Join Dillon on All-Area First Team

Several members of Stevenson’s state champion football team have earned All-Area honors from Pioneer Press. Defensive Player of the Year Nick Dillon was joined on the first-team defense by senior linebacker Jason Vravick, a three-year starter who will play for Columbia University. He had more than 120 tackles and 3.5 sacks as a senior. Senior lineman Patrick O’Connell was a second-team selection.

Senior wide receiver Cameron Green, a Northwestern commit who caught 59 passes for 861 yards and 10 touchdowns, was the lone Patriot chosen for the All-Area first-team offense. Senior running back Jack Joseph was named to the second team.

All-Area honorable mention went to quarterback Willie Bourbon, defensive lineman Blake Drazner, wide receiver/linebacker Jimmy Marchese, wide receiver/defensive back Kevin Pearson, and wide receiver Jack Sorenson. All are seniors except for Sorenson, who is a junior.

Schauble Hired as Palatine Boys Swim Coach

John Schauble, who retired as Stevenson’s aquatics director in June, is the new head boys swimming coach at Palatine High School — the position he served in prior to joining SHS in 1990. Over the past quarter century at SHS, Schauble has coached hundreds of swimmers and runners. He served as head boys and girls swim coach from 1990-1996, was assistant girls track coach from 1995-2000, and has been an assistant boys cross country and track coach since 2000, focusing on distance events. He also founded the Patriot Aquatic Club in 1991 and was its head coach for seven years. Although he has focused on coaching runners in recent years, Schauble’s early coaching career focused on swimming. He coached at the college, high school, club and park district levels for 15 years before coming to Stevenson. Daily Herald prep swimming writer Aaron Gabriel offers some reflections on Schauble.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at the Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash on Friday. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission.

SHS Burger Challenge Tonight

Don’t miss the seventh SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills tonight. Three burgers created by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be on the menu from 4-9 p.m. The burger that is ordered the most will win the challenge and stay on the restaurant’s menu for a month. Ten percent of proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the March of Dimes. Click here to see which burgers will be on the menu.

Football Team Celebration Friday Morning

Join the celebration for the state champion football team at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Forum. The players and coaches will be announced, and there also will be performances by the SHS Band and members of Spirit Revolution.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Madrigal Singers Auditions Set for Monday

Auditions for the Madrigal Singers will take place from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Monday in the Choir Room (2202). Any interested students are invited to contact Associate Choral Director Kirstin Snelten at ksnelten@d125.org for audition information. Questions? Email Ms. Snelten or call her at 847-415-4767.

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

We You Named an Illinois State Scholar?

Attention Illinois State Scholars: Certificates are available for pick up in Room 2414.

 

INTRAMURALS

IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

 

CLUB NEWS

Freshman Class Board meets today after school in Room 2119. FCB is a club that facilitates unity activities for the Class of 2018. It offers the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, learn leadership skills, and earn community service hours. New members are welcome.

Sophomore Class Board will meet today, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

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.

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!

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

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

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

Interactive Gamers Club will be learning how to play a brand new game after school Friday in Room 1500 — Dicemasters! If you’re a fan of X-Men or the Avengers, come by and learn how to play! Cost is $5, and you’ll receive a two-player starter set to take home!

 

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

 

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Suburban college presidents to meet with President Obama

Confidentiality concerns rise in Gurnee-based Woodland District 50

State awards grants for suburban after-school programs

IHSA responds to concussion lawsuit

Knox College basketball player suspended for “hands up” protest

Downstate district mulls providing pepper spray for staff

Teachers, parents rally support for CPS teacher who lost home in blast

 

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

PARCC shares “lessons learned” from Common Core field tests

After School is the latest app being used for cyberbullying

California rethinks how to report test scores

Critics question Rolling Stone reporting on U. of Virginia rape case

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series Looks at Student Stress

The “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for parents continues Wednesday, December 10 with a look at what stress looks like from the teen perspective.

“What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?” will take place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Center. The discussion will focus on results of a survey on stress given to students by the school’s Student Support Teams. The event is free, and breakfast items will be provided.

For more information on the Healthy Patriot program, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at 847-415-4128 or mgrujanac@d125.org.

Winter Dance Concert This Weekend

The Fine Arts Division will present the Winter Dance Concert in the Performing Arts Center Friday through Sunday. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the Patriot Superstore at 847-415-4126.

The concert will feature dancing and choreography by students from the Concert Dance class and the Mélange and Repertory dance companies. Click here to see the list of students scheduled to perform.

Give-A-Thon Update

It’s not too late to help Give-A-Thon. Potbelly’s at 700 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills is holding a Give-A-Thon benefit fundraiser tonight from 5-8 p.m. One-fourth of all revenues during the three-hour period will go to Catholic Charities of Lake County and the Vernon Area Food Pantry, two of the Give-A-Thon beneficiaries.

Give-A-Thon Update II

Today’s Daily Herald includes coverage of Tuesday’s Give-A-Thon collection day. The newspaper spoke with several students, including seniors Sam Sussman and Michelle McInerney, and sophomore Dina Gleyzer. All of the items collected Tuesday were loaded onto trucks and shipped out this morning.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Follow us on Twitter: @aeshssports

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Basketball

Stevenson 73, Libertyville 46: Taylor Buford, Sophia Way and Ashley Richardson combined for 52 points and the host Patriots (6-0, 1-0) in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. The game was tight for the first three quarters, but SHS switched to a zone defense in the fourth which the Wildcats (3-3, 0-1) could not solve, outscoring them 26-4. Buford had 22 points, Way added 17 and 7 rebounds, and Richardson scored 13, including a trio of 3-pointers. Janine Fajardo contributed 8 points. – Daily Herald

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Evanston 0: At Classic Bowl in Morton Grove, Matt Poetker led the Patriots (6-0) with a 707 series that included games of 258, 246 and 203. Richy Zenner rolled games of 232, 225 and 199 for a 656 series. Eddie Mendrala bowled a 235 game, Alex Salas had games of 212 and 203, and Jeremy Gober pitched in with a 208 game.

Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Bowling

Stevenson 9, Antioch 0: At their new home, Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein, the Patriots won all three games, including a 1,009 to open the match. SHS followed with games of 929 and 978 for a 2,916 series, compared to 2,584 for the Sequoits. Kaitlyn Rudy led the Pats with a 692 series, which included “clean” games of 268 and 235 — meaning no open frames — and a 189. Sam Szura had a personal-best 256 game with no open frames, and added a 181 and 172 for a 609 series. Colleen VanDerMeulen contributed games of 214, 202 and 180 for a 596 series. Xanthe Coulson had games of 215, 183 and 158 as part of a 556 series.

Sabatello Named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week

Danny Sabatello (Class of 2011), a junior at Purdue University, was named Big Ten Co-Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday. The 133-pounder won three matches at the Journeymen/ASICS Northeast Duals, including a decision over Missouri’s 12th-ranked entry. Sabatello, who has won 11 straight matches, becomes the first Boilermaker to earn conference wrestler of the week honors in more than three years. He is ranked No. 11 in the latest Division I rankings by Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

SHS Burger Challenge Thursday Night

Don’t miss the seventh SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills Thursday night. Three burgers created by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be on the menu from 4-9 p.m. The burger that is ordered the most will win the challenge and stay on the restaurant’s menu for a month. Ten percent of proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the March of Dimes. Click here to see which burgers will be on the menu.

Fashion Show Planning Meeting Today

There will be a meeting from 3:30-4:15 today in Room 1612 for students interested in holding a leadership position and help in planning the second annual SHS Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be held Friday, April 10. If you are interested in modeling, helping backstage or with make-up, there will be additional meetings after winter break. This meeting is only for those interested in the leadership and planning of the show. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at the Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash on Friday. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Applications Online for PE, Alternative PE Leaders

Applications to become a PE Leader or Alternative PE Leader for 2015-16 are available online at www.d125.org/PEleader. There also are QR codes you can scan outside of each PE Office to get to the applications. All applications are due January 9.

Find Out About Science Opportunities Available for Students

For information on upcoming science events, contests, career exploration, awards and scholarships outside of SHS for students, please visit the science web page and click on the “Student Opportunities” link to the right. www.d125.org/academics/science.aspx

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for parents and students will be held at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 2206. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, go to http://www2.d125.org/im/ski.html or visit the PREP office in Room 3040.

IM Basketball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

IM Volleyball team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

CLUB NEWS

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at nbsmith@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board meets Thursday after school in Room 2119. FCB is a club that facilitates unity activities for the Class of 2018. It offers the opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, learn leadership skills, and earn community service hours. New members are welcome.

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

Interactive Gamers Club will be learning how to play a brand new game after school Friday in Room 1500 — Dicemasters! If you’re a fan of X-Men or the Avengers, come by and learn how to play! Cost is $5, and you’ll receive a two-player starter set to take home!

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: All scholarships that come to our attention will be listed in Naviance under “Scholarship List.” Scholarships will be posted throughout the school year, so check the site often. If you have any questions, please stop by the College/Career Center in Room 1123.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

State sets higher bar with revamped teacher test

Two-year colleges in Illinois lean on local government for funding

Geneva District 304 considers allowing service dogs in schools

Money stolen from Oak Lawn High School parent organization

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

FBI seizes Los Angeles schools’ records related to troubled iPad program

Top universities considering flexible course delivery options

Middle-class pay elusive for some teachers, report says

Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision

University of Alabama-Birmingham sacks football program, citing costs

University of Oregon grad student instructors go on strike for better benefits

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Give-A-Thon to Help Record Number of Families

Today is one of the highlights on the Stevenson calendar, as items are collected as part of the 30th annual Give-A-Thon. The all-school charity drive gathers gifts, non-perishable food items, and baby items to help those in need around Lake County.

This year, 293 families will receive gifts during the holiday season, a Give-A-Thon record, surpassing the goal of 270. This year’s Give-A-Thon goals also include collecting enough nonperishable food items to stock the Vernon Township food pantry for six months, and donating enough diapers, baby formula and young motherhood items to Lake County PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) to meet its needs for six months.

All of the donated items will be loaded onto trucks Wednesday morning and taken to their respective distribution points. The gifts will be taken to Catholic Charities of Lake County, which will handle getting them into the hands of the intended recipients.

State Championship Apparel, DVD for Sale

State football championship apparel will go on sale to the public at 8 a.m. Wednesday, and will end at 5 p.m. Friday. Apparel will only be sold online. Here are ordering instructions: Go to www.spiritproducts.net. Click “Team Order Form” on the top right. Find “Stevenson State Champ Apparel” and enter in access code “910055.” Picks items and sizes, create an account, and check out.

DVDs of the championship game are available for $24.95 each from the National Federation of High Schools Network. To order a DVD, visit www.nfhsnetwork.com/dvds.

At the top of the page, select Illinois and Football in the state and sport dropdown menus. The Class 8A title game will be the first listing; click “Get the DVD” under the game listing to order.

Football Team Celebration Friday Morning

A celebration for the state champion football team will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Forum, which is the main entrance to the West Building.

Dine In Wednesday, Dine Out Thursday

What are you doing for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday? The Family and Consumer Sciences Department wants you to eat at home Wednesday, and the Business Education Department invites you to eat out on Thursday.

On Wednesday, the Family and Consumer Science team is joining with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences to support national “Dine In” night.

The event was created with the intention of encouraging families to prepare simple, healthy meals and eating together. Take a photo of your family preparing a healthy meal and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #FCSday and #healthyfamselfie. Click here for more information.

Thursday is the seventh SHS Burger Challenge at Tom and Eddie’s restaurant in Vernon Hills. Three burgers created by students in the Introduction to Business classes will be on the menu from 4-9 p.m. The burger that is ordered the most will win the challenge and stay on the restaurant’s menu for a month. Ten percent of proceeds from the challenge will be donated to the March of Dimes.

The three options in the Burger Challenge are: The Fryyy, 5 More Minutes, and the Chipotle Buffalo Chicken Burger. The Fryyy features a beef patty, bacon, cheddar cheese and french fries on a sesame seed bun. 5 More Minutes has a beef patty, bacon, American cheese and hash browns on a sesame seed bun. The Chipotle Buffalo Chicken Burger includes a fried chicken breast with bacon, onions, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese and chipotle buffalo sauce on a pretzel bun.

Freshman to Give Piano Recital in Skokie

Freshman Antony Simonoff will have a piano recital at the Skokie Public Library at 3 p.m. Sunday. His performance is part of the Young Steinway Concert Series. Simonoff will perform “Scherzo No. 2” by Chopin and “Variations sérieuses” by Mendelssohn.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Follow us on Twitter: @aeshssports

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Bowling

Stevenson 9, Grant 0: Zach Singer rolled a 656 series at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg, and the visiting Patriots improved to 5-0 on the season. Singer racked up games of 230, 226 and 200. Matt Poetker was close behind with a 651 series that included a match-best game of 266, plus 202 and 183. Richy Zenner rolled games of 243, 216 and 181 for a 640 series. Michael Aranyi and Eddie Mendrala added games of 235 and 224,  respectively. SHS outscored Grant, 3,052-2,676, over the three games.

 

Eight Named to All-Conference Football Roster

Eight members of Stevenson’s state champion football team have been selected to the All-North Suburban Conference Team. The all-conference picks included seniors Nick Dillon (defensive end), Jason Vravick (linebacker), Willie Bourbon (quarterback), Cameron Green (wide receiver), Patrick O’Connell (defensive end), Jack Joseph (running back), Jimmy Marchese (linebacker), and junior Jack Sorenson (wide receiver). Two seniors received honorable mention: defensive back Kevin Pearson and nose tackle Blake Drazner.

Sports Boosters Family Memberships Available

Sports Boosters will be selling family memberships at the first home games for the undefeated varsity girls and boys basketball teams. The girls will play host to Libertyville at 7 p.m. tonight, while the boys take on Libertyville at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. Family memberships are $75 and provide free admission for a family of four into every athletic event that charges an admission, excluding the SHS Challenge cheerleading/dance invitational on December 14.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fashion Show Planning Meeting Wednesday

There will be a meeting from 3:30-4:15 Wednesday in Room 1612 for students interested in holding a leadership position and help in planning the second annual SHS Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be held Friday, April 10. If you are interested in modeling, helping backstage or with make-up, there will be additional meetings after winter break. This meeting is only for those interested in the leadership and planning of the show. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Erickson at cerickson@d125.org.

Celebrate Give-A-Thon Success at the Jingle Bash

Come celebrate another successful Give-A-Thon campaign by stopping by the Jingle Bash on Friday. The casual dance and mixer for all SHS students will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Forum. A minimum $5 donation is required for admission. Guests also are asked to bring a nonperishable, canned food item.

Improv Troupe Performing in Libertyville Saturday Night

The Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe will be performing at Improv Playhouse in Libertyville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and members of the military, and $8 for students.

Senior Yearbook Ad Deadline Extended to December 12

Due to popular demand, the deadline to order a Senior Ad in the 50th anniversary yearbook has been extended to Friday, December 12. Visit www.jostensadservice.com to create a recognition ad. Questions? Call Jostens at 800-358-0800.

Be Smart, Be Safe at Railroad Crossings

Did you know that it is illegal to cross over, under or around a railroad crossing gate when it is lowered or being raised? Someone found guilty faces a mandatory $250 fine or 25 hours of court-ordered community service for the first offense. A second offense brings a mandatory $500 fine. Many pedestrians are killed or injured each year because they misjudged the speed of an approaching train, or were fixated on a stopped train and failed to notice another coming on the opposite track.

Turn in Senior Party Permission Forms to Superstore

Seniors: Come sail away! Don’t forget to turn in your permission form for the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey. Forms are available for download at www.d125.org/parents/ppa/senior-class-party. The Senior Class Party will be held June 3. Permission forms can be turned in to the Patriot Superstore.

INTRAMURALS

The Ski and Snowboard Club informational meeting for parents and students will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 2206. For more information on Ski and Snowboard Club, go to http://www2.d125.org/im/ski.html or visit the PREP office in Room 3040.

IM Basketball packets are due this week! Seniors are due today, juniors are due tomorrow, sophomores are due on Wednesday and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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.

A busy chiropractic clinic is looking for a part-time front desk coordinator as soon as possible. Visit the Student Job Connection web page to find out more and check out all the part-time and seasonal jobs available for students.

The Stevenson Center on Democracy is looking for a media specialist intern. This position will be responsible for editing HD digital content and creating short- and full- length programming for the web and for DVDs. The student must have access to good HD digital editing equipment. The pay is $10 per hour. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org or in the College/Career Center if interested.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: All scholarships that come to our attention will be listed in Naviance under “Scholarship List.” Scholarships will be posted throughout the school year, so check the site often. If you have any questions, please stop by the College/Career Center in Room 1123.

CLUB NEWS

Key Club’s next general meeting is today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. New members are always welcome.

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at nbsmith@d125.org.

Sophomore Class Board will meet Thursday, and the yearbook picture will be taken.

Interact Club will be meeting Thursday from 7:20 to 7:50 a.m. in Room 2115. Come for free bagels, stay to learn how you can earn volunteer hours, and make new friends at the same time! We will also be having a craft day; you can earn volunteer hours by joining us at our meeting! Questions? Email Ms. Smith at nbsmith@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Double-dipping pensioners concern state lawmakers

CPS tests causing more anxiety in teacher evaluations

Springfield schools considering “restorative justice” initiative

Lake Forest dissolves districts with higher school taxes

Normal Unit 5 reconsiders, reinstates high school football coach

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Binge drinking remains as much of a problem as ever on college campuses

Colleges that pledged to help poor families have been doing the opposite, figures show

California students take a stand to topple teacher tenure; New York up next

Why colleges adjudicate their own campus crimes

Old tactic gets new use: Public schools separate girls and boys

Why are high school football players dying, but not those at other levels?

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