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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Elbaum to Receive History Teacher of the Year Award Friday

David Elbaum will be honored as the 2014 Illinois History Teacher of the Year on Friday during the Illinois Council of Social Studies’ annual conference at Harper College in Palatine on Friday. Elbaum, who was first announced as the recipient in late May, will receive $1,000, and an archive of books and historical resources will be presented in his name to the Information and Learning Center.

Junior Families Invited to “Finding the Fit” Wednesday

Juniors and their parents are invited to “Finding the Fit” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Stevenson’s college counselors will discuss how to focus your college search, what colleges look for in applicants, how to do research about colleges, and all the ways SHS can assist you in your college search and selection.

Stevenson Online Auction Begins Next Monday

The 2014 Stevenson Online Auction will open at 9 a.m. Monday, October 20 and will close at 9 p.m. Monday, October 27. More than 150 items will be available, including: restaurant and retail gift cards, theater tickets, sporting event tickets, golf foursomes, vacation getaways, sports memorabilia, health and beauty items, SHS Spirit Wear, unique experiences and much more. A banner promoting the auction will be placed on the SHS website at d125.org beginning October 20.

Children’s Play Set for Sunday

The Stevenson Foundation brings Dr. Seuss to the stage this weekend when it presents its fall children’s play, “The Cat in the Hat,” on Sunday. Performances are scheduled for 1 and 3 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Tickets are $5, can be purchased online or by calling 847-415-4121. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Senior Earns Perfect Score on ACT Exam

Fuyan Jiang became the 18th member of the Class of 2015 to earn a perfect score on the ACT exam when she notched a 36 on September 30.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Forest Sectional: Play was suspended after Lake Bluff Golf Course was deemed unplayable. About 20% of the field had not finished, and will return today. SHS was among the teams able to finish Monday, and posted a score of 306, which entering today is tied for third with St. Charles East. Kamaren Sandhu led the Patriots with a 2-over-par 74. Jason Gohde shot a 75, Luke Feder had a 76 and Kevin Chin posted an 81. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class AA Warren Sectional: Rain caused play to be halted in the afternoon at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, and it is unclear if action will resume today or be delayed until Wednesday. When play resumes, Alexia Fidman will be aiming to earn a berth in the state tournament. She posted a 39 on the front nine and has seven holes remaining. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 5, Glenbrook South 2: Goalie Aryel Furman turned away 25 shots and the Patriots erupted for four unanswered goals after falling behind early at Twin Rinks. Daniel Levey tied the game at 1-1 and Sam Spector scored the go-ahead goal for SHS, which has won four straight. Luke Favia assisted on Levey’s goal and later added a goal of his own. Richard Chen was credited with the assist on Spector’s score. Jake Cimarusti had a goal and an assist. Sam Spiro had the final Stevenson goal and Michael Dowd assisted on Cimarusti’s goal. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots won the conference crown handily over Lake Forest, 38-25. The two teams tied for the tournament title last year. SHS won four of the five flights and also had a second-place finish. Kendall Kirsch won the No. 1 singles title, defeating Warren’s Karyna Bihel, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, and improved to 23-0 this season. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor breezed to the No. 1 doubles championship with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Lake Forest, one of three doubles titles for SHS. Also winning doubles crowns were No. 2 Vinaya Rao and Kate Harvey (6-4, 6-4) and No. 3 Michelle Tulchinskaya and Gwen Heidkamp (6-0, 6-1), with wins over Lake Forest. Zoe Manion was second at No. 2 singles. The tournament was played at Lakes Community High School in Round Lake. – Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson at Conant Invitational: The Patriots won the tournament title, topping Hersey by comfortable 274-204 score. SHS claimed all three levels of the invitational, classes A, B and C. Stevenson had a slew of individual winners, led by Shayna Salzman, who won two events and swam on two winning relays. Salzman captured the Class A 100 free (1:02.54) and Class B 200 free (2:13.94). She was part of the Class A 400 free relay with Ashlin Ruiz, Isabelle Pelka and Irune Andres (4:13.69), and the Class B 200 free relay with Danielle Kameristy, Elyse Spearman and Bailey Polster (1:59.69). Pelka won two Class C events, the 100 back (1:14.98) and 100 fly (1:11.83), and also swam on the Class B 200 medley relay (2:14.76). The other four-race winner was Danielle Fang. She won the Class B 100 breast (1:21.90) and Class C 200 IM (2:43.96), was part of the Class B 200 medley relay with Spearman, Pelka and Kameristy (2:14.76), and the Class C 200 free relay with Alexandra Kokhan, Annika Hotchkiss and Melissa Gartenberg (2:03.00). The other Class A winners were Ruiz in the 200 free (2:12.71),  Casey Kirby in the Class A 100 back (1:10.18), and the 200 medley relay unit of Kirby, Andres, Rachel Song and Alice Jeong (2:07.99). Other Class B winners included Song in the 100 fly (1:09.73) and 100 back (1:12.00), Andres in the 100 free (1:03.46), and the 400 free relay team of Kameristy, Joy Liu, Jessica Lenhart and Kamila Wawer (4:28.15). Other Class C winners included Pelka in the 100 fly (1:11.83) and 100 back (1:14.98), Delaney Weiland in the 200 free (2:26.09) and 400 free (5:03.58), Liu in the 100 breast (1:26.80), Jeong in the 100 free (1:06.35), the 200 medley relay with Gartenberg, Wawer, Lenhart and Liu (2:16.99), and the 400 free relay grouping of Gartenberg, Polster, Hotchkiss and Kokhan (4:28.41). – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: Jori Radtke had 14 kills, 8 digs and 2 aces as the Patriots (18-13) outlasted Morton, 30-32, 25-14, 25-19 in their final match of the two-day tournament. Radtke also led SHS with 7 kills and 4 aces during a 25-23, 26-24 win over Buffalo Grove. Isabella Milejczyk (8 kills, 11 digs), Corissa Kurth (34 assists, 6 kills) and Morgan Berland (17 digs, 7 aces) also stood out against Morton. Berland had 17 digs in the Buffalo Grove match. Kurth had 13 assists and Kendall Frisch had 8 digs and 2 aces. – Daily Herald, Buffalo Grove Journal

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 41, Zion-Benton 0: Jack Joseph ran for four touchdowns, including three in the first half, as the Patriots (7-0, 4-0) stung the Zee-Bees (3-4, 1-3) in Zion. The SHS defense, meanwhile, shut out its second straight opponent, and hasn’t yielded a touchdown in the past three games. Joseph ran for 177 yards on 17 carries, and had TD runs of 7, 10, 11 and 46 yards. Tyler Vincent had a 1-yard run, and Willie Bourbon connected with Henry Marchese on a 14-yard pass for the other two scores. SHS built a 34-0 halftime lead, scoring on its first four possessions. – Sun-Times Media

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots fell to Maine West (14-25, 25-19, 16-14) and Glenbrook South (25-20, 25-20). Isabella Milejczyk led SHS with 11 kills and also has 12 digs against Maine West, and Jen Lichtenstein had 6 kills and 3 aces. Abby Trebilco contributed 19 assists and 8 digs. Jori Radtke had 14 kills and 12 digs in the Glenbrook South match, while Corissa Kurth had 21 assists, 4 kills, 3 aces and 3 digs. – Buffalo Grove Journal, Daily Herald

Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson hosted Patriot Quadrangular: At Half Day Forest Preserve, the Patriots prevailed over Lake Forest, Elgin Larkin and Waukegan. Isabelle Sparreo won the meet in a time of 18:33, followed by Jessica Philipp (18:39), Shea Kirby (19:26), Julide Ozmeral (19:28), Jessica Woodard (19:42), Sydney Pacernick (19:45) and Amy Lin (19:58) in places 2-7.

Field Hockey

Glenbard West 2, Stevenson 1 – Chicago Tribune

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Showcase Audition Sign-Ups Wednesday and Thursday

Audition sign-ups for Showcase, the annual student variety/talent show sponsored by the PPA, will be held Wednesday and Thursday and October 21-23 during all lunch periods in the Wood Commons. What kinds of acts are the PPA looking for? Everything! Singers, dancers, bands, comedians, magicians, gymnasts, jugglers, “yo-yoers” or any other creative acts. Showcase acts must have a minimum of 3 performers unless the act is very “unique.” Seniors interested in auditioning to be emcees or Weekend Update anchors should also sign up during audition sign-ups.

Fill out this audition sign-up form and bring it to one of the sign-up days. If you need help finding a group, try the Showcase Facebook page or contact Lisa Weisner at lweisner@aol.com or Edie Eiseman-Axe at edie0609@aol.com.

Showcase variety act auditions will be held December 4-8. Band auditions are set for December 6. Emcees/anchors auditions will be held December 2. Showcase 2015 will be held March 6-7. For more information on Showcase, visit d125.org/ppa/showcase.

Blood Drive Sign-Ups This Week

Sign-ups for the National Honor Society’s upcoming blood drive will take place this week during lunch periods in both commons areas. The “Save a Life, Starve a Vampire” drive will be held Friday, October 24. To see what it takes to be a blood donor, click here.

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright Meeting Today

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright is having an informational meeting after school today in Room 2702. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. All are welcome! See you there!

CLUB NEWS

Calling all seniors! Senior Class Board invites all seniors to help decorate for their last Homecoming. We will be decorating our West Hallway today from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Patriot Lobby, and our East Hallway by Room 6000 on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Service hours provided. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at jjensen@d125.org or Mrs. Peterson at npeterson@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board members: After school today, we need your help decorating our West Hallway for Homecoming. You can’t beat it — fun, community service hours, and pizza! Meet us by The Point reception desk. New members are welcome; all freshmen are invited to help!

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!

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

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

FCCLA will meet on Wednesday in Room 1406 from 3:30-5:30 to meet with Mrs. Lohrmann and Mrs. Backes about your FCCLA project to get started! If you are not able to meet please contact the sponsors ASAP to discuss.

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

Do you think you know what makes people insane? If you were on a jury could you determine who was sane or insane at the time of a crime? Please attend a joint meeting  of Psychology Club and Law Club in 7096 on Thursday at 3:45. All are welcome!

ATHLETICS

The fencing team will have an informational meeting Wednesday in Room 2104 at 3:30. Please contact Coach Delgado at fdelgado@d125.org if you cannot attend.

The boys bowling team is having an informational meeting Thursday after school in Room 2113 from 3:30-4:15. If you can’t make the meeting, contact Coach Lapping in the West ILC in the math section.

Preseason softball is here! Join last year’s freshman, JV and varsity players for optional morning workouts and weekend open gym sessions. Improve your softball skills, learn an appreciation for the game, make lifelong friends, and develop a sense of Stevenson pride as a member of the Patriot softball program. Workouts are from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays (Weight Room), Wednesdays (Cardio Room) and Fridays (Weight Room). Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org or visit d125.org/softball.

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. Wednesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold a drop-in day at the same time on Tuesday, October 21.

All juniors and parents, the college search process is officially underway! Plan to attend a most informative meeting on how to choose the college that’s right for you at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller, Stevenson’s college counselors, will highlight and outline the steps students and parents should be taking this year to find the college that provides the greatest fit. Join the College/Career Center staff as they help juniors “Find the Fit.”

Lewis University will be hosting its 10th annual Aviation Career Conference on Saturday, November 22. This is an opportunity for students to talk to professionals who work in the aviation industry. More information and registration can be obtained at www.lewisu.edu.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

Interested in design or architecture as a career? Attend the Chicago Architecture and Design College Day, where more than 50 colleges and universities will be available to answer questions and provide information on their programs. The event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harold Washington College, Lake Street and Wabash Avenue, in Chicago. Visit chicagocareerday.org for registration and more information.

Save the date! The Career Fair is coming to Stevenson on November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Forum/West Commons. Want to know which careers match up best with your interests? Curious as to which college or courses will be best for your career choice? Learn the answer to these questions and more by attending and talking to all types of professionals in all types of careers! More than 65 representatives from medicine, law, engineering, the arts, human resources, pharmacy, management, advertising, business ownership, entrepreneurship, fashion, finance, technology and many more!

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Hinsdale District 86, teachers union reach tentative deal to avoid strike

Chicago Teachers Union president has brain tumor, will not run for mayor

Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

Lawsuit alleges bullying led to CPS student suicide

Police investigating assaults on University of Illinois campus

College of Lake County’s lakeshore campus expansion a year behind schedule

Rockford school district announces 5-year, $250M construction plan

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

It’s 2014. All children are supposed to be proficient. What happened?

Enrollment in California teacher preparation programs plummets

Who needs algebra? New approach to college math helps more pass

Columbus, Ohio schools taking back bonuses based on cheating

Higher education ballot measures on the light side this year

Indiana University opening five overseas offices to raise global profile

University of Wisconsin faces criticism over list of safety tips for students

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

SHS to Add Stained Glass Window to Sports Center Entrance

As part of Stevenson High School’s 50th anniversary celebration during the 2014-15 school year, several parent and student organizations are commissioning an artist or studio to help design and create a four-panel stained glass window that will be placed above the Sports Center entrance. The request for proposals is open to interested artists and companies until Friday, November 7, when all proposals are due.

Click here for the proposal document (PDF)

The selected artist or studio will be asked to capture the ideas presented by SHS student Sabrina Zhang’s design that was submitted for the 50th anniversary logo contest. Although the window design doesn’t have to be an exact representation, artists are asked to honor the spirit of Zhang’s image, which reflects the school’s mission of “Success For Every Student,” plus its history and diversity.

Artists are invited to Stevenson at 5 p.m. Monday, October 20 to view the stained glass window’s location and ask questions of Director of Fine Arts Jon Grice. Anyone planning to attend the site visit is asked to RSVP with Julie Hill at jhill@d125.org.

Band’s Annual Citrus Fruit Sale Starts Next Week

The SHS band program’s annual Citrus Fruit Sale begins Wednesday, October 15 and ends Tuesday, October 28. Fruit orders will be available Saturday, December 6. Proceeds from the sale will go toward band students’ trip accounts.

Products available include

  • Florida oranges in 18-pound boxes ($27)
  • Florida red navel oranges in 18-pound boxes ($27)
  • Florida red grapefruit in 18-pound boxes ($19.50)
  • The “Citrus Sampler” featuring 24 red navel oranges and 12 red grapefruit in 25-pound boxes ($39.50)
  • The “Junior Citrus Sampler” with 12 red navel oranges and 6 red grapefruit in 13-pound boxes ($24.50)
  • The “2-Ti-Fruit,” a mix of 10 red navel oranges and 12 sunburst tangerines in 11-pound boxes ($21)
  • “Simply Citrus,” a collection of 6 red navel oranges, 6 grapefruit and 6 tangelos in 13-pound boxes ($22.50)

To place an order, contact any band member or fruit sale co-chairs Michelle and Mitch Cohn at m.cohn@comcast.net. There also is an option to make a purchase and have the fruit donated to a local homeless shelter.

Fundraiser Scheduled for Senior with Muscular Disorder

A fundraiser will be held next month for senior Nate Halterman, who was diagnosed at age 6 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a progressive neuromuscular disorder without a cure that has relegated him to a wheelchair.

Despite the disorder, Halterman does well in the classroom. He is enrolled in Advanced Placement Calculus AB Honors and Advanced Spanish Conversation/Culture, among other courses. He also serves as manager of the varsity boys basketball team and also participates in intramural bowling.

The fundraiser will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 8 at The Cotillion in Palatine. The evening will include raffles and a silent auction. For more information, to buy tickets, or to donate a raffle or silent auction item, visit www.fightfornate.com.

Former Board Member to Lead B.G. Arts Commission

Former District 125 Board of Education member Elliott Hartstein was appointed this week as chairman of the Buffalo Grove Arts Commission. Hartstein was president of the Village of Buffalo Grove for 12 years after serving eight years on the School Board.

No Digest Friday or Monday

With no school on Friday or Monday, the Digest will be off until Tuesday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class AA Lake Forest Regional: At Deerpath Golf Course, the Patriots tied Buffalo Grove for fourth place and had two players advance to Monday’s Warren Sectional: Alexia Fidman (84) and Stephanie Namkoong (93). SHS had a team score of 372, 13 strokes behind regional champion Barrington. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Zion-Benton, 19-25, 28-26, 25-22: On Senior Night, the Patriots rallied to improve to 16-11 overall and 4-1 in the North Suburban Conference. Kendall Frisch and Emily Braiser each had 10 kills, while Jen Lichtenstein added 6. Abby Trebilco dished out 27 assists. Dana Pflugradt and Lichtenstein had 24 and 20 digs, respectively. All are seniors. – Daily Herald

Koenig Earns Daily Herald Player of the Week Honor

Senior linebacker Rory Koenig has been named Lake County Defensive Player of the Week by the Daily Herald for his performance in last week’s 21-0 shutout of Lake Zurich. Koenig had 8 tackles, including 4 for loss, as SHS did not allow a touchdown for the second straight game.

Football Fans Going to Zion Invited to Help Coat Drive

Patriot football fans heading to Zion-Benton for Friday night’s game are invited to donate coats that will go to the Veterans Assistance Commission and will be provided to military veterans in need. The coat drive is being led by Z-B’s National Honor Society.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Today

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period today. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club meeting scheduled. Counselors will be located in these rooms:

Franklin 7044-7046 Perkins 2114 Lecture Hall
Grove Studio Theater (2204) Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Jones 2104 Scanio 8046-8048
Kellogg 2113 Lecture Hall Seeger 6048-6050
Kulla Chorus Room (2202) Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Martin 7014 Timm Little Theater (4200)
Moran West Auditorium (2206) Vazquez 2104

Blood Drive Sign-Ups During Homecoming Week

Sign-ups for the National Honor Society’s upcoming blood drive will take place next week during lunch periods in both commons areas. The “Save a Life, Starve a Vampire” drive will be held Friday, October 24. To see what it takes to be a blood donor, click here.

Senior Portrait Reminder

Seniors: Have you had your yearbook portrait taken yet? The deadline is fast approaching! You can make your appointment by calling VIP at 847-499-9300 or by going online at: http://studio.il.vipis.com/senior-portraits/scheduling.

CLUB NEWS

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 today in Room 2626.

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

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

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

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!

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

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

Calling all seniors! Senior Class Board invites all seniors to help decorate for their last Homecoming. We will be decorating our West Hallway on Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Patriot Lobby, and our East Hallway by Room 6000 on Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Service hours provided. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at jjensen@d125.org or Mrs. Peterson at npeterson@d125.org.

FCCLA will meet on Wednesday in Room 1406 from 3:30-5:30 to meet with Mrs. Lohrmann and Mrs. Backes about your FCCLA project to get started! If you are not able to meet please contact the sponsors ASAP to discuss.

ATHLETICS

The boys bowling team is having an informational meeting Thursday, October 16 after school in Room 2113 from 3:30-4:15. If you can’t make the meeting, contact Coach Lapping in the West ILC in the math section.

Preseason softball is here! Join last year’s freshman, JV and varsity players for optional morning workouts and weekend open gym sessions. Improve your softball skills, learn an appreciation for the game, make lifelong friends, and develop a sense of Stevenson pride as a member of the Patriot softball program. Workouts are from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays (Weight Room), Wednesdays (Cardio Room) and Fridays (Weight Room). Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org or visit d125.org/softball.

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. Wednesday so you can get your questions answered. The CCC will also hold a drop-in day at the same time on Tuesday, October 21.

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: University of California-Los Angeles, Augustana College, DePaul University, University of Delaware, Pennsylvania State University, Brandeis University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, University of Mount Union, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Roosevelt University, Xavier University, DePauw University, Carthage College, University of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts and Carthage 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.

All juniors and parents, the college search process is officially underway! Plan to attend a most informative meeting on how to choose the college that’s right for you at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller, Stevenson’s college counselors, will highlight and outline the steps students and parents should be taking this year to find the college that provides the greatest fit. Join the College/Career Center staff as they help juniors “Find the Fit.”

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

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!

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan schools still closed due to strike; chief district negotiator speaks out

Plainfield teachers reach contract agreement

Court upholds District 214 firing of teacher who attacked son’s molester

District 220 buying 33 acres near Barrington High School

Chicago Public Schools under fire over dirty conditions, rotten food

Rockton teachers, district fail to reach deal

Former teacher, wrestling coach gets 6 years for child porn conviction

Pension challenge remains on fast track

Student fees pump up budgets for wealthier Chicago schools

BB gun found in Elgin school, parents angry

DePaul’s “Play for Change” games tackle bullying, mental illness

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Philadelphia School Reform Commission cancels teachers’ contracts

What keeps women out of elite colleges? Their SAT scores, study says

Common Core tests now a ticket out of college remedial classes in Washington

Common Core copyright: What does it really mean? Executive director explains

South Carolina to allow unhealthy food fundraisers in schools

Princeton nixes suggested limit on “A” grades

120 students out sick at northwest Indiana elementary school

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Go Roma, Choral Concert Today

The Choral Guild is holding a dining benefit at the Lincolnshire Go Roma from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, which is the same day as the Fall Choral Concert. Have lunch or dinner before tonight’s 7 p.m. concert, and Go Roma will donate a portion of the sale to the Choral Guild. You’ll need to present this flyer when ordering.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Warren Regional: The Patriots finished third behind Mundelein and Lake Forest at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, qualifying for Monday’s Lake Forest Sectional. Kevin Chin and Jason Gohde led SHS with 78s, followed by  Kamaren Sandhu with a 79. Will Sebastian and Jedi Jhu each carded an 86, and Luke Feder had an 87. SHS had a team score of 321, three strokes ahead of fourth-place Deerfield. Mundelein posted a score of 311 and Lake Forest had 313. – Official Results | Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Lake Forest 4, Stevenson 2: Erica Cole scored the Patriots’ first goal on an assist from Megan Lillis. Colie Keane had the other goal, assisted by Sydney Goldberg.

1995 and 1996 Girls Basketball State Champs to be Honored

Stevenson’s back-to-back girls basketball state championship teams from the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons will be honored at the current varsity squad’s game against Lake Forest on Friday, February 6. The champs will be recognized at halftime in the Sports Center, and there also will be a special dinner for them prior to the game. One of the players from the 1995 state champion, Tamika Catchings, told the Daily Herald’s Patricia Babcock McGraw that she plans to retire from the WNBA in 2016.

Bump, Set, Sing

When technical difficulties jeopardized the playing of the national anthem at Monday night’s varsity girls volleyball match, Patriot players took charge and led the Sports Center crowd in song.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Thursday

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club meeting scheduled. Counselors will be located in these rooms:

Franklin 7044-7046 Perkins 2114 Lecture Hall
Grove Studio Theater (2204) Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Jones 2104 Scanio 8046-8048
Kellogg 2113 Lecture Hall Seeger 6048-6050
Kulla Chorus Room (2202) Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Martin 7014 Timm Little Theater (4200)
Moran West Auditorium (2206) Vazquez 2104

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week next week. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

Senior Portrait Reminder

Seniors: Have you had your yearbook portrait taken yet? The deadline is fast approaching! You can make your appointment by calling VIP at 847-499-9300 or by going online at: http://studio.il.vipis.com/senior-portraits/scheduling.

CAREER EXPLORATION

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

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!

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.

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.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

CLUB NEWS

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!

Do you have the talent for surprising your friends by knowing information about sports, art, science, history or another subject? Join the Frosh/Soph Scholastic Bowl team. All freshmen and sophomores are welcome. The first meeting is after school today in 8046. Contact Mrs. Humes or Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting today after school in Room 2119. We will be finishing our Homecoming entranceway and window designs. New members are always welcome!

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

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

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

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 Thursday in Room 2626.

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

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

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

Calling all seniors! Senior Class Board invites all seniors to help decorate for their last Homecoming. We will be decorating our West Hallway on Tuesday from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Patriot Lobby, and our East Hallway by Room 6000 on Wednesday, October 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. Service hours provided. Any questions? Contact Mrs. Jensen at jjensen@d125.org or Mrs. Peterson at npeterson@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Preseason softball is here! Join last year’s freshman, JV and varsity players for optional morning workouts and weekend open gym sessions. Improve your softball skills, learn an appreciation for the game, make lifelong friends, and develop a sense of Stevenson pride as a member of the Patriot softball program. Workouts are from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mondays (Weight Room), Wednesdays (Cardio Room) and Fridays (Weight Room). Open gym sessions TBA. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Coach Vikartofsky at avikartofsky@d125.org or visit d125.org/softball.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: University of California-Los Angeles, Augustana College, DePaul University, University of Delaware, Pennsylvania State University, Brandeis University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, University of Mount Union, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Roosevelt University, Xavier University, DePauw University, Carthage College, University of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts and Carthage 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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

CTU President Karen Lewis “not well,” but union mum on details

Union leader details Waukegan teachers’ side of strike

Elected school board referendum bumped off ballot in Chicago again

Barrington District 220 gives early support to all-day kindergarten

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Study: Teachers expect less from black and Hispanic students

Google, Apple, Pearson missing from companies signing student privacy pledge

Dartmouth professor creates app that measures students’ moods, mental health

After 30 years of perfect attendance, father-to-be will miss a day of school

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sherwin, 2012 Alum Chosen for Heart of the Community Awards

Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher Greg Sherwin is the winner of this year’s Teach and Inspire Award in the fourth annual Heart of the Community Awards sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Buffalo Grove Bank and Trust.

Sherwin was nominated by 2013 SHS alum Hannah Schlacter. She praised his ability to make students eager to learn and open their minds to gain a global perspective, what Sherwin calls “the why of where.” Schlacter enrolled in his class as a sophomore, and it proved to be a transformative experience. Since then, she has studied in Singapore and Malaysia, started a “green business” organization in the University of Illinois College of Business, and has traveled to Washington, D.C. several times to lobby members of Congress on global issues. Schlacter also cited Sherwin’s energetic style with students inside and outside the classroom, and his use of humor in class.

Also receiving a Heart of the Community Award is 2012 graduate Alex Sheck, who earned the Above and Beyond – Youth honor. Sheck, with the help of his father, started Experience the Game, a nonprofit organization that provides tickets for professional sporting events to underprivileged children. Not only do the children receive tickets to events, but also get the opportunity to meet professional athletes. In its first year, Experience the Game has provided tickets to more than 175 children and hosted 20 events across the country.

Sherwin, Sheck and other Heart of the Community Awards winners and finalists will be honored at a celebration gala on Saturday, November 8 at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove. The cost is $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. The reservation deadline is October 31. Click here to register.

Freshman Seventh in International Figure Skating Competition

Freshman Lindsay Weinstein, who made her international figure skating debut last month in the Czech Republic, last week traveled to Germany to compete in the International Junior Grand Prix in Dresden. She and partner Jacob Simon had their best score of the season and finished seventh in pairs. Watch her perform in this YouTube video.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, New Trier 0: The Patriots (18-0) wrapped up a perfect regular season with an exclamation point, sweeping every match in straight sets at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex. Kendall Kirsch posted a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, while Zoe Taylor and Kaylin Dong breezed at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-0. Zoe Manion was the winner of the other singles match, 6-3, 6-0. The other doubles wins came from No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey (6-3, 6-0), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-1, 6-2), No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-3, 6-1) and No. 5 Bronwyn Heidkamp/Rachel Mopper (6-2, 6-4).

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 15, Zion-Benton 48: At the Half Day Forest Preserve, the Patriots claimed the first six places en route to winning the meet. Isabelle Sparreo won the 3-mile race with a time of 18:27, followed by Jessica Philipp (18:56), Shea Kirby (19:47), Julide Ozmeral (19:48), Jessica Woodard (19:53) and Sydney Pacernick (20:01).

Boys Soccer

Evanston 4, Stevenson 1: Mitchell Gullett had the goal for SHS in the Stadium. Jonathan Weissman and Jeremy Klaber split time at goalkeeper, with each making 5 saves. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Palatine d. Stevenson, 25-20, 13-25, 25-22: The visiting Pirates snapped the Patriots’ three-match win streak. Jori Radtke had 16 kills and 11 digs for SHS (15-11), while Isabella Milejczyk had 9 kills and 8 digs. Corissa Kurth dished out 29 assists and Morgan Berland made 19 digs. Radtke, Kurth and Jacqueline Green each served 2 aces. – Daily Herald

Sunday’s Varsity Results

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 6, St. Viator 4: The Patriots rallied from a 4-1 deficit in Hoffman Estates, with Jake Cimarusti collecting his second hat trick of the season and scoring the tying, go-ahead and insurance goals. St. Viator took a 3-0 lead before Jordan Marcelletti put SHS on the board. After the Lions answered with a goal, Justin Pantle and Tyler Anders scored to bring the Pats within 4-3 and set up Cimarusti’s flurry. Assists were credited to Ryan Rubenstein, Timothy Fogliatti, Benjamin Moschea, Luke Favia, Daniel Dowd, Max Spiro and Marcelletti. Goalie Jacob Shellist turned away 21 shots for Stevenson, which outshot St. Viator, 30-25. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Boys, Girls Golf Regionals

The boys and girls golf teams wind down their seasons this week with Illinois High School Association regional tournaments. The boys play today in the 10-team Class 3A Warren Regional at Bittersweet Golf Club in Gurnee, while the girls travel to Lake Forest on Wednesday for the Class AA Lake Forest Regional with nine other schools at Deerpath Golf Course.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Senior Portrait Reminder

Seniors: Have you had your yearbook portrait taken yet? The deadline is fast approaching! You can make your appointment by calling VIP at 847-499-9300 or by going online at: http://studio.il.vipis.com/senior-portraits/scheduling.

All Juniors Meet With Counselors Thursday

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period on Thursday. You must attend this meeting even if you have a club meeting scheduled. Counselors will be located in these rooms:

Franklin 7044-7046 Perkins 2114 Lecture Hall
Grove Studio Theater (2204) Roznowski Recital Hall (4100)
Jones 2104 Scanio 8046-8048
Kellogg 2113 Lecture Hall Seeger 6048-6050
Kulla Chorus Room (2202) Sullivan Recital Hall (4100)
Martin 7014 Timm Little Theater (4200)
Moran West Auditorium (2206) Vazquez 2104

Daniel Wright Snow Flake Performers Needed

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright needs performers for the opening ceremonies in February. If you are interested, please stop by Room 2702 after school today. No experience is necessary! All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

ILC Circulation Desk Closing at 3:30 Today

The circulation desk in the West ILC will close at 3:30, although the facility will remain open. However, students will not be able to check out books or laptops.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Go Roma Wednesday

The Choral Guild is holding a dining benefit at the Lincolnshire Go Roma from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the same day as the Fall Choral Concert. Have lunch or dinner before the 7 p.m. concert, and Go Roma will donate a portion of the sale to the Choral Guild. You’ll need to present this flyer when ordering.

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week, October 12-18. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson: University of California-Los Angeles, Augustana College, DePaul University, University of Delaware, Pennsylvania State University, Brandeis University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, University of Mount Union, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Roosevelt University, Xavier University, DePauw University, Carthage College, University of Chicago, California Institute of the Arts and Carthage 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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

CLUB NEWS

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

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, meets today after school in Room 2712.

The Speech and Drama Team meets at 3:45 today in the East ILC.

Do you have the talent for surprising your friends by knowing information about sports, art, science, history or another subject? Join the Frosh/Soph Scholastic Bowl team. All freshmen and sophomores are welcome. The first meeting is after school on Wednesday in 8046. Contact Mrs. Humes or Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

Freshman Class Board: We’re meeting Wednesday after school in Room 2119. We will be finishing 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.

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 Thursday in Room 2626.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan School Board president questions striking teachers’ commitment

Hinsdale District 86 removes top teacher contract negotiators

Hawthorn District 73 presents restructuring options

Chicago Teachers Union president Lewis hospitalized

McHenry County school districts work to fit in more standardized testing

Retirement approved for controversial Batavia High teacher

Robert Morris University bets video game scholarship can draw talent

Professor who lost University of Illinois job lashes out at administrators

Grant enables Illinois State U. teacher program to expand to Decatur, Peoria

Teacher accidentally fires gun inside Technology Center of DuPage

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Student performance stalls on SAT, improves in AP

The revenge of the community college

See the AP U.S. History course changes and take a sample exam

School therapist suspended for helping student raise money on Kickstarter

New Jersey high school cancels football season amid hazing allegations

St. Louis-area teachers seeking flu shots get insulin instead; two hospitalized

Starbucks says about 1,000 employees will enroll in Arizona State program

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Pair of Programs Focuses on Pressures Students Face

Helping students navigate the pressures of daily life and find success at school are the focus of two free programs at Stevenson this month.

At 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Healthy Patriot discussion series for SHS parents will look at the question, “What is success?” For some families, getting any grade lower than an A is traumatic. Is this healthy for teens? Should they fear a B+? The discussion will take place from 7:30-8:30 in the District 125 Administration Building. For more information, contact Parent Engagement Coordinator Mara Grujanac at mgrujanac@d125.org or call 847-415-4128. Click here to see the rest of the Healthy Patriot series.

On Tuesday, October 21, the Community Parent Network, a committee of the Stevenson High School Foundation, and the Deerfield Parent Network will present a presentation by internationally acclaimed psychologist, parenting expert and bestselling author Dr. Michael Thompson.

Thompson will discuss “The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life” from 7-9 p.m. in the West Auditorium. His focus will be on “pressured parents” who may have forgotten the realities of school life. Thompson will share stories and take the audience into the school day experience of children, illuminating how they manage their school careers and how educators and parents can support them along the way. The program is free and open to parents and educators of students in grades K-12. This is an adults-only event. Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Choral Guild Fundraiser at Go Roma Wednesday

The Choral Guild is holding a dining benefit at the Lincolnshire Go Roma from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, the same day as the Fall Choral Concert. Have lunch or dinner before the 7 p.m. concert, and Go Roma will donate a portion of the sale to the Choral Guild. You’ll need to present this flyer when ordering.

Instructional Technology Coordinator Speaks in South Africa

SHS Instructional Technology Coordinator Caroline Haebig traveled to South Africa last month to speak about Stevenson’s use of iPads. She spoke at the International Conference on Society, Education and Technology, which provides a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to discuss innovations, trends and challenges. In this video prepared by SHS Electronic Communications Specialist Jennifer DiBella, Haebig discusses the role of technology in education.

Stevenson Farm Becomes National Landmark Sunday

The Adlai Stevenson Farm in Mettawa will be designated as a National Historic Landmark on Sunday. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony, which begins at 3 p.m. Tours of the Stevenson house and exhibit will be offered from 1-3 p.m. by the Lake County Forest Preserve District and the Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy. The Stevenson Farm is located at 25200 N. St. Mary’s Road in Mettawa.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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New Boys Lacrosse Coach Named

John Vignocchi has been chosen to lead Stevenson’s boys lacrosse program. He replaces Brian Larsen, who stepped down this summer after 12 seasons at the helm. Vignocchi comes to Stevenson with coaching experience at three area high schools.  He led Warren Township’s varsity squad for three seasons, from 2009-11. He also has served as a varsity assistant at Highland Park and, most recently, Vernon Hills. Student-athletes and their parents who are interested in meeting Coach Vignocchi are invited to attend a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 15 in Room 2004-2006. Official announcement

JV Boys Soccer Game Moved to GBN

Today’s junior varsity boys soccer game has been moved to Glenbrook North.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Daniel Wright Snow Flake Performers Needed

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright needs performers for the opening ceremonies in February. If you are interested, please stop by Room 2702 after school on Tuesdays. No experience is necessary! All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week, October 12-18. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

Yearbook Retake Days October 22, 24

Did you have a bad hair day when your yearbook photo was taken in August? Never had your yearbook photo taken? You’ll have a second chance during yearbook retake days on Wednesday and Friday, October 22 and 24, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. This opportunity is available only for freshmen, sophomores and juniors (plus SHS teachers and staff). Seniors who want to have their yearbook portrait re-taken must call Visual Image Photography at 800-577-9570.

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): Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

CLUB NEWS

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

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

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays after school in Room 2712.

Gay Straight Alliance meets today after school in Room 6012.

Geography Club meets after school today in Room 7004.

Key Club’s next general meeting will be held Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. New members are always welcome.

Do you have the talent for surprising your friends by knowing information about sports, art, science, history or another subject? Join the Frosh/Soph Scholastic Bowl team. All freshmen and sophomores are welcome. The first meeting is after school on Wednesday in 8046. Contact Mrs. Humes or Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 Thursday in Room 2626.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

No school today in Waukegan as talks resume in teacher strike

Hinsdale District 86 teachers give 10-day notice for strike

St. Mary School in Buffalo Grove named Blue Ribbon School

Defibrillator law less costly, not as difficult for schools as feared

Walter Payton Prep plans $13M expansion to add classrooms

Shorewood school district faces another civil rights complaint

Sandburg High teacher, coach dies of colon cancer at age 46

Voters near East St. Louis to decide Nov. 4 whether to close high school

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Social studies teachers take on controversial subjects

Elected officials embrace preschool, but funding is catch

Counseling organization to feds: Stop providing student information to colleges

Memphis’ ambitious effort to fix failed schools

Can focusing on workplace skills increase college completion rates?

Philadelphia schools crippled by budget crisis

For-profit giant Kaplan starts competency-based “Open College”

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Math Team Wins NSML Opening Round

Stevenson’s math team got off to a strong start in the North Suburban Math League on Thursday, posting the highest score among the 56 schools competing at 11 sites in the Chicago area.

SHS traveled to Chicago for a matchup with defending state champion Whitney Young and the other schools that finished in the top five of the league last year. Stevenson, which was third in the state in 2014, tallied 323 points, edging Whitney Young by three points. Official Results

The freshman, sophomore and senior teams finished first among the Whitney Young quintet, and tied for the highest score in their division overall. The juniors were second in Chicago and tied for second overall. Tim Klem, a senior, won the oral presentation at Young and had the second-highest score in the league.

Klem was one of 19 SHS students who wrote perfect papers:

  • Seniors: Alex Hong, Junghyun Hwang, Jaymo Kang, Sergey Papushin, Brian Zhou, Tim Klem, Diana Kowalski, Emery Liu and Zachary Pease.
  • Juniors: Patrick DeMichele, Emery Liu and Teresa Mao.
  • Freshmen: Andrew Hwang, Terry Maeda, Daniel Wu, Josh Yoon, Haoyang Yu, Albert Cao and Derek Chung.

The North Suburban Math League holds five meets during the school year. Round 2 will occur October 30.

Orchestra Concert Monday Night

All three of Stevenson’s orchestras will perform during their concert of the year at 7 p.m. Monday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Seniors Monet Lee and Autumn Hoang will be featured soloists during the Patriot Orchestra’s performance. Click here to see the scheduled program.

Stand Strong Panel: There is No Such Thing as “Not My Kid”

This week’s Lincolnshire Review includes an article about Tuesday night’s Stand Strong event at SHS called “Not My Kid!?” The drug prevention forum brought together several people who work most closely with teens, including Stevenson’s Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Cortesi. She told the crowd that the idea of introducing alcohol to kids early so they’ll be better able to handle it in college is a myth.

“There is no evidence that indicates that if they start drinking before the age of 21 at home that they will be more responsible drinkers as adults,” she said. “There is, however, evidence that indicates that if you wait to have them begin drinking, they are less likely to develop a substance abuse disorder.”

The panel also included Sarah Rachel Comm, a 2013 Stevenson graduate who was an honors student while in school — and also was a regular user of benzodiazepines, alcohol and marijuana. She recently celebrated one year of sobriety.

“I have way more fun in sobriety than I ever did when I was drinking,” Comm said. “Now that I’m sober, I go dancing, I cook. I have a cup of coffee in the morning, and the simplest things are fun.”

SHS Online Auction Donation Deadline is Monday

Monday is the last day to donate items for the annual SHS Online Auction, which will be held October 20-27. This year’s event is a partnership between the Stevenson Foundation, Special Education Community Board, Band and Color Guard Parents, String Parents Association, Choral Guild, Sports Boosters, basketball parents, fencing team, and National Honor Society.

Since the online auction began in 2010, the event has raised $90,000 to benefit these and other booster groups’ essential support of our students’ academic and co-curricular needs. Auction organizers are asking for items with a minimum value of $75. Click here for more information on donating items for the auction.

Those Who Excel Winner: Lindsay Perkins

This month, several people associated with Stevenson will receive Those Who Excel awards from the Illinois State Board of Education. They also will be honored by the District 125 Board of Education in November. Today we continue our series on Stevenson’s 2014 Those Who Excel recipients by taking a brief look at Lindsey Perkins, who has earned the Award of Merit in the Student Support Personnel category.

Lindsay Perkins

Guidance Counselor Lindsay Perkins was honored in part because of her role in developing and coordinating Stevenson’s E-School program. The program, which began two years ago, provides an opportunity for students who are not finding success in the traditional classroom setting — and who are not responding to interventions — to complete a computer-based curriculum with a Stevenson teacher who provides individualized instruction.

Through the E-School program, many students have been able to graduate from Stevenson who were previously at risk of not earning a diploma. Perkins began having conversations with her colleagues during the 2011-12 school year about how to help such students.

“While Lindsay consistently advocates for her students on an individual basis, (she) distinguishes herself in her ability to consider the needs of the entire Stevenson student body, identify achievement gaps, and develop programs to provide additional support for groups of students,” said Director of Student Services Sarah Bowen.

A University of Illinois graduate, Perkins spent a year as an intern at Rolling Meadows High School before joining Stevenson’s counseling staff six years ago. Every one of her students has graduated on time. In addition to her caseload of 300 students, Perkins also has taken on several English Language Learning students. She also serves as sponsor of the school’s Peer Helpers program.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 21, Lake Zurich 0: Kevin Pearson and Aaron Lund intercepted Lake Zurich’s first two pass attempts, with Lund returning his pick for a touchdown, sparking a dominating defensive effort for the visiting Patriots (6-0, 3-0). Nick Dillon, Rory Koenig and Jason Vravick all had sacks for SHS, which held the Bears (3-3, 2-2) to only three plays of 10 yards or more en route to its second shutout of the season. Lund’s “pick 6” gave the Pats a 7-0 lead, which was extended to 14-0 in the second quarter when Willie Bourbon hit Cameron Green in the end zone with a 14-yard touchdown pass. Tyler Vincent’s 1-yard TD run with about 2 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter capped the scoring. Bourbon was 18-of-26 passing for 184 yards. Jack Sorenson caught 7 passes for more than 85 yards. – High School Cube News, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald |  NFHS Network Video

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Lake Forest 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots clinched the North Suburban Conference Lake Division regular season title and improved to 17-0 on the year. SHS won six of the seven matches in straight sets. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor led the doubles brigade with a 6-1, 6-0 decision at No. 1. They were followed by No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey (6-1, 4-6, 6-2), No. 3 Gwen Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0) and No. 4 Lindsey Waxman/Caroline Kelmis (6-2, 6-2). In singles, Kendall Kirsch was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Zoe Manion (6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-1).

Ruiz Rounding Into Form for SHS Girls Swim Team

The butterfly suits swimmer Ashlin Ruiz just fine. The senior is rounding into form for the Patriots at midseason, posting her season-best split in the 200-yard medley relay and nearly breaking the 1-minute mark in the 100 fly.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Daniel Wright Snow Flake Performers Needed

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright needs performers for the opening ceremonies in February. If you are interested, please stop by Room 2702 after school on Tuesdays. No experience is necessary! All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week, October 12-18. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

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

Want to Be Published? Submit to The Half-Wit

Want to strut down the hallway and call yourself a published writer? Then submit your writings to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7 to have your work in The Half-Wit, Stevenson’s own literary magazine specifically for freshmen and sophomores.

Class of 2017 Class Ring Orders

Sophomores can place class ring orders with Jostens during lunch periods today in the Wood Commons. Please make sure you bring a minimum $50 deposit whenever you are placing a ring order.

CLUB NEWS

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 1500. If you’re a fan of trading card games or role-playing games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or email RFedewa@d125.org.

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

Gay Straight Alliance meets Mondays 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.

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.

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

Do you have the talent for surprising your friends by knowing information about sports, art, science, history or another subject? Join the Frosh/Soph Scholastic Bowl team. All freshmen and sophomores are welcome. The first meeting is after school on Wednesday in 8046. Contact Mrs. Humes or Mr. Fedewa with any questions.

Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Do you want to be active and fit? Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba Club. Informational meeting at 3:35 Thursday in Room 2626.

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): Wednesday, October 15; and Tuesday, October 21.

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 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

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.

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!

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.

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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan teacher strike enters second day, no bargaining sessions planned

CPS won’t take proposals for charter schools for 2015-16

McHenry County College selects new trustee

Obama gives economic speech at Northwestern University

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Teachers grade Common Core: C+ with room for improvement

Are math specialists the answer to teaching better math at younger grade levels?

Colorado school board approves controversial history curriculum review

Texas high school student arrested for creating false Ebola scare

Family and Consumer Studies is still offered as a college major, and here’s why

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Bus Tracking Option for Parents, Students

Starting today, Stevenson parents and students can track the progress of their school bus through a new web-based application called ZTA (Zonar Time of Arrival). With ZTA, parents and students can see their bus’ approximate location and estimated arrival time. This web-based application is different from My First Pass, which launched in January. My First Pass sends parents to messages when their child gets on and off the bus, but doesn’t offer any real-time information on bus location. ZTA uses a bus’ global positioning system (GPS) to track its movement and display it through a web-based browser. To sign up for ZTA, click here.

Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductions Sunday

Stevenson’s Music Department will hold its annual induction ceremony for the Tri-M Music Honor Society on Sunday. To qualify for Tri-M, students must be in Honor Band, Patriot Orchestra or Patriot Singers, and have a 4.0 grade point average in ensemble (unweighted) and a 3.5 grade point average (weighted) in other subject areas. Students also must perform six hours of community service.

First-year members include: Eugenie Bang, Kevin Cao, David Cao, Tiffany Chen, Maya Cohen, Lauren Cuasay, Patrick DeMichele, Alicia Ann Fazio, Kaitlin Feely, Koyomi Funahashi, Emily George, Marta Grigiel, Autumn Hoang, Monique Hsu, Andrew Jin, Gayoung Kang, Angelica Karim, Katie Ko, Heena Kuwayama, Phillip Kwon, Britni Lacher, William Langbo, Woojung Lee, Katharine Liebl, Cynthia Liu, Gabrielle Marzouk, Ashley Mathews, Avano Nakamura, Linsey Nowack, Allison Phillips, Megan Pinkley, Matthew Reitman, Hyun Jung Ryu, Dani Schur, Iris Tong, Colleen VanDerMeulen, Ajay Varadhan, Katherine Waks, Jeffrey Wang, Olivia Watkins, Megan Weaver, Max Wei, David Yan, Grace Yu, Jiyun Yu and Shu Zhang.

Second-year members include: Carl Ausmees, Stefanie Blake, Jonathan Chang, Joshua Cheng, Stephen Cohn, Anne Grujanac, Paul Halliday, Michelle Hu, Barton Huang, Aidan Jabbarzadeh, Alice Jeong, Timothy Klem, Alexander Knezevic, Daniel Ko, Jeremy Lan, Monet Lee, Michelle Ling, Sophia Liu, Cindy Luan, Kayla Merritt, Daniel Mortge, Yonglae Park, Lindsay Schwartz, Jamie Sergay, Joshua Song, Samuel Sussman, Mandy Weaver, Alyssa Wexler and Lauren Zanotelli.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Deerfield 0: The Patriots remained unbeaten this fall, improving to 16-0 in dual meets with two matches remaining: Today at Lake Forest and Monday at home against New Trier. SHS prevailed in straight sets in every match against Deerfield. Kendall Kirsch was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1 singles, while No. 2 Zoe Manion earned a 6-2, 6-0 decision. The five winning doubles teams were No. 1 Zoe Taylor/Kaylin Dong (6-0, 6-0), No. 2 Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao (6-1, 6-0), No. 3 Michelle Tulchinskaya/Gwen Heidkamp (6-0, 6-0), No. 4 Lindsey Waxman/Caroline Kelmis (6-1, 6-0) and No. 5 Rachel Mopper/Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-0).

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Deerfield 1: Jake Cimarusti scored three goals as the Patriots dominated the Warriors at Twin Rinks Ice Arena in Buffalo Grove. SHS outshot Deerfield, 38-18, with goalie Jacob Shellist turning away all but one shot. Justin Pantle scored the game’s first goal on an assist from Jordan Marcelletti. Cimarusti’s hat trick followed during the second and third periods to give the Pats a 4-0 lead. Luke Favia assisted on two of Cimarusti’s goals, while Richard Chen helped on the third. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Round Lake, 25-9, 25-12: The visiting Patriots (15-10), who won for the third straight night, were led by Jori Radtke’s 10 kills and Abby Trebilco’s 10 assists. Corissa Kurth had 6 assists. Stephanie Bulandr had 3 kills and 3 block assists. Anna Drozdzewicz and Zoe Graflund also had 3 block assists. Morgan Berland and Jennifer Lichtenstein each made 6 digs. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Highland Park 1, Stevenson 0

Football Team Prepared to Bear Down in Lake Zurich

Records can be deceiving; just ask Bill McNamara. A year ago, his Patriots started 0-2 and made it all the way to the state semifinals. The turnaround included rallying from a 17-0 deficit against Lake Zurich for a 24-17 win.

The Bears will be looking for revenge tonight on their home turf. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. For those unable to attend, the game will be streamed live on Lake Zurich’s NFHS Network channel.

The Bears enters tonight’s game with a 3-2 record, but McNamara’s not taking them lightly. “Don’t let the record fool you,” he told the Daily Herald. “Lake Zurich runs the ball well on offense and has an aggressive defense.” Speaking of aggressive defenses, SHS has one, too. The 5-0 Pats held Lakes – a team that had been averaging nearly 44 points per game —  to 3 points last week. Four players racked up double digits in tackles: Aaron Saper (17), Jimmy Marchese (13), Jason Vravick (13) and Nischay Vallabhaneni (12). The defense also features an inspirational story: senior Patrick O’Connell, who has returned from injuries that shelved him for most of the past two seasons.

Buzz Building Around Girls Tennis Team

The SHS girls tennis team hasn’t tasted defeat this season, winning all 16 of its dual meets and all four of its invitationals. Coach Tom Stanhope told the Chicago Tribune that his squad is on track to meet its goals for the year. “We start with three goals every year, and that’s to win conference, qualify the whole team for state and then win state,” Stanhope said. “And this year I think all three are attainable. Nobody’s talking about it. But I’m definitely feeling the buzz.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 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!

Class of 2017 Class Ring Orders

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

Daniel Wright Snow Flake Performers Needed

Snow Flake at Daniel Wright needs performers for the opening ceremonies in February. If you are interested, please stop by Room 2702 after school on Tuesdays. No experience is necessary! All are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Mr. Foley. See you there!

West ILC Looking for Selfies to Promote Teen Read Week

As a way to help promote reading, and sharing students favorite books, we are looking for selfies of kids with their favorite books to create a collage in the ILC window for Teen Read Week, October 12-18. We will put a link on the photo that leads to the book in our library collection. Email your selfies to jwilson@d125.org and include “I Read” in the subject line.

Homecoming Dance Tickets On Sale

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

Want to Be Published? Submit to The Half-Wit

Want to strut down the hallway and call yourself a published writer? Then submit your writings to jbarnabee@d125.org by November 7 to have your work in The Half-Wit, Stevenson’s own literary magazine specifically for freshmen and sophomores.

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

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

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

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

Chess Club meets today 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 today from 3:45-5:30 in Room 6072.

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

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

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.

The Ambassador, Stevenson’s yearbook, is looking for writers, photographers and editors. The club meets Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays 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!

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 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.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Waukegan District 60 schools closed as teachers go on strike

Judge says man accused of SIU threats not a danger

McHenry County’s SEDOM Center closing at end of school year

Chicago’s Hancock High to become selective enrollment school

Two Warren Township High board members question financial incentives

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Education battle of 2014: AP U.S. History changes in Colorado

LinkedIn ranks colleges by whether their graduates get “desirable jobs”

New Orleans schools face surge of unaccompanied minors

L.A. school board authorizes talks on departure agreement with superintendent

No. 2 official at U.S. Department of Education stepping down

How the role of a school librarian is changing

Take a new test aimed at the world’s English-Language Learners

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