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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Political Action Club to Host Candidate Forum on Tuesday

The Stevenson High School Political Action Club is teaming up with the civics education group Mikva Challenge to present the 2014 Campaign Fair and Candidate Forum from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The event is open to all students and any community members interested in becoming more informed about Election 2014.

Campaign staff with candidates in the governor, U.S. Senate, the 10th Congressional District, and state representative races will be present to recruit student volunteers starting at 6 p.m. outside the PAC. At 6:30, Political Action Club members will moderate a candidate forum inside the PAC, where candidates and campaigns will get an opportunity to speak directly to students and community members, and to answer student questions written by the Political Action Club and submitted via #MikvaForum.

Featured speakers will include Brad Schneider and Bob Dold from the hotly contested 10th Congressional District. Candidates from the 59th State Representative race, as well as Lt. Gov. candidate Paul Vallas, also are scheduled to speak.

Collection Drive for Troops at Football Game

The Students Helping Soldiers club is holding a collection drive at Friday night’s varsity football game to create care packages for American soldiers serving abroad. Fans attending the game are asked to donate items such as sunflower seeds, trail mix, granola bars, beef jerky, “Slim Jims,” peanuts, tuna, Pringles and Pop Tarts. Collection bins will be located at the Stadium entrances. Friday is Military Appreciation Night. All active and retired members of the military will be admitted to the varsity game for free. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Collection bins also are located at the Field House and Sports Center entrances.

Grandmaster to Teach Chess Team

Stevenson’s chess team has always been good, but don’t be surprised if it gets even better this school year. Beginning today, and continuing monthly, the team will be receiving instruction and strategic tips from 2008 U.S. chess champion Yury Shulman, who is a grandmaster, the highest level in the game. He is going to address endgame technique, middle game planning, pawn structure, and other complex elements of chess. Shulman has taught chess throughout the metropolitan area for many years, and always makes an appearance at the state tournament in February to encourage and promote the game. Shulman is co-founder of Chess Without Borders, a Barrington-based nonprofit organization whose mission combines chess education with service and philanthropy. Students interested in seeing Shulman can attend the team’s next meeting after school today in Room 7022.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Stevenson 1, Deerfield 0: Kristen Maleski’s goal late in the second half lifted the Patriots (3-5-1) at home and snapped a four-game losing streak.

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 8, Glenbrook North 0: The Patriots moved to 10-0 by sweeping all three singles and all five doubles matches in Northbrook. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor posted a 7-6 (6), 6-2 decision at No. 1 doubles. They were followed in the winners’ circle by the tandems of Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-0, 6-3), Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-2), Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (7-5, 4-6, 6-4) and Rachel Mopper/Nikki Rezania (6-0, 6-0). In singles, Kendall Kirsch was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 1, followed by Zoe Manion (6-0, 6-0) and Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-3, 6-4).

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson d. Warren, 13-25, 25-23, 25-22: The host Patriots (7-9) rallied in the Sports Center to break a three-match skid. No details or statistics were available. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Libertyville 262, Stevenson 267: At Crane’s Landing, the Wildcats (11-0, 6-0) took sole possession of first place in the North Suburban Conference on the strength of a sixth-score tiebreaker. The two teams were tied at 169 through their first five golfers. The host Patriots (7-1, 6-1) were led by Myra Peterson, who shot a 39. Stephanie Namkoong and Alexia Fidman each had a 43, and Olivia Stomberg added a 44. Olivia Hancock shot a 46. – Daily Herald

Baseball Alum Excels in Summer Wood Bat League

Mike Martin (Class of 2011), an all-Ivy League senior outfielder for the Harvard University baseball team, added to his playing resume in the New England Collegiate Baseball Conference this summer. He was named the conference’s offensive player of the year, and earned selection to the all-NECBL first team as an outfielder. In 37 games, Martin hit .319 with a .413 on-base percentage, scored 29 runs, stole 19 bases in 20 attempts, and made no errors in 80 fielding chances. He helped the Plymouth Pilgrims to a 31-11 record, the second-best in league history. Martin also was a starting outfielder in the NECBL All-Star Game, and won two competitions at the event: the 60-yard dash and the outfield throwing contest.

McNamara’s Son Earns Player of the Week Honors

Head football coach Bill McNamara’s son, Connor, a junior and starting quarterback at Vernon Hills High School, was named Daily Herald Lake County Player of the Week after scoring a school-record six touchdowns during the Cougars’ 64-28 win over North Chicago last week. He also threw a TD pass.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tickets On Sale for Fall Play

Tickets are on sale for the fall play, “Marvin’s Room,” which will be performed tonight through Saturday in the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Show times are 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Patriot Superstore during the lunch hours, or in the half-hour before the school day begins. Remaining tickets will be available at the door on performance days.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Tonight

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions tonight from 6-8 in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website.

Charge Your Phone or iPad in the ILC

The ILC now has four 10-port USB AC chargers available for phone and iPad charging. These ports are situated on the counter tops around the staircase. All you need is your USB charging cord. Come try them out.

Pick Up Your Ceramic Pots

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

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, Willamette University, Ithaca College, University of Redlands, Clemson University, Chapman University, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Texas, Boston University, Monmouth College, Manhattanville College, University of Wisconsin, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, Saint Mary’s College, Emory University, University of Denver, Hope College, University of Arizona, Barnard College, University of Utah, University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Miami University and McGill University.

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

CLUB NEWS

Attention all students interested in joining Psychology Club: Our first meeting of the year will be held in Room 2612 today at 3:45. All are welcome; we will be trying to plan our agenda for the year, hope to see you there!

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

Video Game Club will have its first meeting of the year today in Room 6072 from 3:45 to 5:30. If you love to play video games, then this is the place for you! New members are always welcome.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INTRAMURALS

Have you registered for IM Yoga yet? If not, now’s the time! IM Yoga meets on Mondays and we hope to see you there. Register online or in the PREP office (Room 3040). More information can be found on the IM Yoga website: http://www2.d125.org/im/yoga.html. Register soon and start this Monday!

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Students in orchestra, guitar or dance are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre to learn more about the strings and dance programs’ combined performance trip to Spain and Portugal next March.

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

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

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Former Mundelein teacher pleads guilty to child sex abuse

Classes to resume in downstate Girard after gas leak canceled classes

Former teacher files discrimination lawsuit against District U46

Bullying still an issue for St. Charles East drill team

High demand for school psychologists leads District 300 to contract with firm

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Online scam selling American university email accounts

Think tank says colleges playing “shell game” with Pell Grants

USC plans most ambitious expansion in school’s 134-year history

Re-thinking a fall classic: The parent-teacher conference

What a consumer watchdog’s suit against Corinthian could mean for other colleges

“A” is for apps: Teachers share top digital tools of the trade

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

State Honors 14 With Those Who Excel Awards

Several members of the Stevenson community have been honored by the Illinois State Board of Education with Those Who Excel awards for 2014-15. The awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the state’s elementary and secondary schools.

Awards are presented in six categories: Classroom teacher (licensed); early career educator; team; educational service personnel (unlicensed); student support personnel (certificated); school board member/community volunteer; and school administrator. Three award levels are given in each category: Excellence (the highest level), Meritorious Service, and Special Recognition. This year, one of Stevenson’s recipients, Cassandra Fenton, was given the award of Outstanding in the Early Career Educator category — the highest level in that category, even above Excellence.

Stevenson’s 2014-15 Those Who Excel recipients are:

Name(s) Category Award
Cassandra Fenton Early Career Educator Outstanding
Jay Miller School Administrator Excellence
Barry Orgeron Educational Support Personnel Excellence
Lindsay Perkins Student Support Personnel Meritorious Service
Algebra I Team:

Melissa Dudic, Phil Dudic, Kate Hoopes, Jennifer Miller, Heather Nissenberg, Julisa Ruiz, Todd Sikora, Val Tomkiel

Team Meritorious Service
Tom Kelly Classroom Teacher Recognition
Erwin Borowsky Community Volunteer Recognition

Stevenson’s Those Who Excel recipients will be honored by the District 125 Board of Education prior to its November meeting. The recipients also are invited to attend the official ISBE Those Who Excel banquet in Normal on October 25. This is the 40th year of the Those Who Excel program.

Over the next few editions of the Digest, we’ll look more in-depth at this year’s winners.

Freshman Earns Second Silver Medal in Figure Skating

Freshman Taylor Morris added a second silver medal to her collection earned at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic/Novice and Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City last week. She placed second in the free skate on Friday after earning runner-up honors in the short program on Thursday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Soccer

Warren 2, Stevenson 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the visiting Blue Devils (8-1-3; 3-0) scored both goals in the final three minutes en route to their seventh consecutive victory. Both head coaches raved about the play of goalkeeper Jeremy Klaber, who made 11 saves, including two on breakaways, for the Patriots (2-4-2; 0-2). – Daily Herald

Report: NSC in Merger Talks With CSL, Mid-Suburban

The North Suburban Conference, of which Stevenson is a member, along with the Central Suburban and Mid-Suburban Leagues, are involved in talks to merge and create a “super conference,” according to a report in today’s Chicago Tribune. Football — and the desire by schools to reach the five-win minimum to qualify for the state playoffs — is driving the talks. All three leagues are divided into two divisions, one for larger-enrollment schools and another for smaller ones. While schools mostly play the majority of conference games against peers within their division, there are “crossover” games in which smaller takes on bigger, with the larger school usually prevailing. With smaller schools increasingly frustrated over what amounts to an automatic loss each year, they have begun the process of breaking away from the larger schools and creating their own conferences. Such movement will cause the North Suburban Conference to dissolve in 2016.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tickets On Sale for Fall Play

Tickets are on sale for the fall play, “Marvin’s Room,” which will be performed Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Patriot Superstore during the lunch hours, or in the half-hour before the school day begins. Remaining tickets will be available at the door on performance days.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Thursday

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website.

Charge Your Phone or iPad in the ILC

The ILC now has four 10-port USB AC chargers available for phone and iPad charging. These ports are situated on the counter tops around the staircase. All you need is your USB charging cord. Come try them out.

Pick Up Your Ceramic Pots

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

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

Today is National Constitution Day. Your Stevenson Social Studies teachers encourage you to check up your understanding about the Constitution at Constitution Day Check Up to be eligible to win your own pocket Constitution. You can also follow our Constitution conversation at #ConstitutionCheckUp.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors (and their parents) tonight at 6:30 in Room 5044.

The Spain 2015 travel experience will have an information meeting at 6:30 tonight in Room 7096 for interested students and their parents. Contact Mr. Martinez at mmartinez@d125.org if you have questions.

The AP Euro and Art History courses are combining for a summer 2015 trip to London, Paris, southern France and Florence, Italy. The trip is open to all current AP Euro and Art History students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit. Come to the informational meeting at 6:30 tonight in Room 7096 for more information. Or, contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Hannigan (khannigan@d125.org).

Students in orchestra, guitar or dance are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre to learn more about the strings and dance programs’ combined performance trip to Spain and Portugal next March.

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

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

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, Willamette University, Ithaca College, University of Redlands, Clemson University, Chapman University, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Texas, Boston University, Monmouth College, Manhattanville College, University of Wisconsin, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, Saint Mary’s College, Emory University, University of Denver, Hope College, University of Arizona, Barnard College, University of Utah, University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Miami University and McGill University.

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

Do you love food, fashion or working with children? Have you or are you taking a course in Family and Consumer Sciences? Would you love to add the title of “FCCLA state champion” to your experience at Stevenson? Come learn about FCCLA at 3:30 today in Room 1406. Can’t make it to the meeting? Contact Mrs. Backes or Mrs. Lohrmann.

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

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting today in Room 1612 at 3:30. Didn’t come to the first meeting? It’s not too late to get involved for the Fall/Winter edition. We are looking for students interested in photography, writing, editing, layout, modeling and more! See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 if you have any questions.

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

Video Game Club will have its first meeting of the year Thursday in Room 6072 from 3:45 to 5:30. If you love to play video games, then this is the place for you! New members are always welcome.

Attention all students interested in joining Psychology Club: Our first meeting of the year will be held in Room 2612 on Thursday at 3:45. All are welcome; we will be trying to plan our agenda for the year, hope to see you there!

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

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

SPINS Club: Transfer students, our next outing is at Dave and Buster’s on Friday, September 26. If you want to attend, permission forms must be signed and returned to Student Activities along with $10 by this Friday.

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

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

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

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

Have you registered for IM Yoga yet? If not, now’s the time! IM Yoga meets on Mondays and we hope to see you there. Register online or in the PREP office (Room 3040). More information can be found on the IM Yoga website: http://www2.d125.org/im/yoga.html. Register soon and start this Monday!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Teacher strike in downstate Highland enters fifth day

Hinsdale District 86 teachers: No strike before Homecoming

Three at Illinois universities among MacArthur “genius grant” recipients

UI panel gives preliminary OK for medical school in Champaign-Urbana

Report: College of DuPage spent $26M without board scrutiny

Family sues Glenview District 34 over art class injury

McHenry East teacher fired, accused of taking upskirt photo of student

Richards High School teacher out for a spin … on “Wheel of Fortune”

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Poll says Americans want teachers to take a bar exam

What’s the best way to teach teachers?

What test scores tell us about inequality and American schools

U.S. Department of Education allows Kansas to withhold test data reporting

The most educated town in every state

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weekend Charity Events Raise More Than $37,000

Last weekend’s charity events at Stevenson pulled in plenty of money for two worthy causes. Saturday’s Spirit Fest raised more than $25,000 for the Lexi Kazian Foundation, the first time the event has cracked the $25K level. Sunday’s Color Fun(d) Run, meanwhile, collected more than $12,000 to benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need Fund. There were 525 participants in the Color Fun(d) Run, plus more than 100 student and community volunteers.

Tickets On Sale for Fall Play

Tickets are on sale for the fall play, “Marvin’s Room,” which will be performed Thursday through Saturday in the Studio Theater (Room 2204). Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Patriot Superstore during the lunch hours, or in the half-hour before the school day begins. Remaining tickets will be available at the door on performance days.

The Facebook Incident

Now what? That’s the question many people are asking in the wake of Monday’s announcement that the author of an anonymous Facebook post containing concerning content had been determined. Many people want to know whether the student is in school today, his future status as an SHS student, and what consequences he will face.

These are all reasonable questions. Legally, however, the school cannot publicly address them. What school officials can say, and have said from the outset, is that they are responding appropriately to the situation, with student safety serving as the top priority. Also today, the school reiterated its gratitude to Stevenson students and the deans for their roles in identifying the author.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson 18, Antioch 45; Stevenson 17, Mundelein 44; Stevenson 18, Round Lake 45: At the Half Day Forest Preserve, Isabelle Sparreo won first place with a time of 18 minutes, 10 seconds on the 3-mile course. Jessica Philipp was second (19:06), Shea Kirby placed fifth (19:29), Julide Ozmeral was seventh (19:53) and Jessica Woodard took eighth (19:56).

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson 17, Antioch 44; Stevenson 23, Mundelein 32; Stevenson 21, Round Lake 38: Jared Borowsky won first place at Half Day Forest Preserve, covering the 3-mile course in 15 minutes and 49 seconds. Sam Oh was third (16:00), Paul Udoni placed fourth (16:29), Paul Halliday finished 11th (16:54) and Adam Butler took 12th (16:59). – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Buffalo Grove 0: The host Patriots (9-0) swept each match in straight sets. The winning singles players were Zoe Manion (6-0, 6-0), Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-0) and Rachel Mopper (6-0, 6-0). The winning doubles tandems were Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-1, 6-0), Kaylin Dong/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0), Bronwyn Heidkamp/Gwendolyn Heidkamp (6-0, 6-2) and Lindsey Waxman/Caroline Kelmis (6-0, 5-1).

Girls Golf

Stevenson 182, Lakes 252: Surya Vijayasankar won medalist honors at Buffalo Grove Golf Course by shooting a 3-over-par 39. Stephanie Namkoong and Olivia Hancock each had a 47, and Alexia Fidman added a 49. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Barrington Ivanhoe Classic: Jason Gohde and Kamaren Sandhu each carded 79s at the Ivanhoe Country Club, leading the Patriots to a second-place finish with Barrington, 307-326. Sandhu and Gohde finished in the top 10, 5 strokes behind the medalist. Luke Feder shot an 80, while Kevin Chin and Jeffry Zheng each had an 88. – Daily Herald

Field Hockey

Glenbrook South 2, Stevenson 0: The visiting Patriots dropped to 2-4-1.

Girls Volleyball

Hersey d. Stevenson, 26-24, 25-23: Jori Radtke led the Patriots (6-9) with 7 kills. Morgan Berland had 16 digs and Corissa Kurth had 15 assists. The host Huskies improved to 8-4. – High School Cube News

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at Fremd Invitational: The Patriots won the eight-team tournament with 55 points. – Northwest Herald

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Neuqua Valley 4 (OT); Naperville Central 4, Stevenson 1: At Center Ice in Glen Ellyn, the Patriots (1-1-1) lost to the Redhawks before tying the Wildcats. In the latter contest, Jordan Marcelletti scored two goals. Justin Pantle and Sam Spector also scored. Timothy Fogliatti assisted on two goals. Kevin Zajac, Tyler Anders and Richard Chen also had an assist. In the Naperville contest, Spector scored on an assist from Chen. – Neuqua Valley boxscore | Naperville Central boxscore

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 33, Warren 20: The host Patriots moved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the North Suburban Lake Division behind a defensive effort that included four interceptions by four different players, and two critical fourth-down stops. Jeremy Webb had one of the interceptions, along with a 27-yard punt return that set up Stevenson’s first touchdown. Jimmy Marchese, Jack Sorenson and Tim Vestuto had the other interceptions. Offensively, Jack Joseph ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, while Willie Bourbon threw for 192 yards and one score, and ran for 57 yards and another TD. Tyler Vincent also ran for a touchdown. Cameron Green caught three passes for 58 yards. The Blue Devils (1-2, 0-1) led 10-7 at halftime and only scored three points offensively the rest of the way. Warren’s other touchdown was a 72-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter. – Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Media | SBN Video on High School Cube

Boys Ice Hockey

Stevenson 4, Edwardsville 3: Jake Cimarusti’s third-period goal capped the Patriots’ rally from a 2-0 deficit in their season opener at Center Ice in Glen Ellyn. Jacob Glaser scored Stevenson’s first goal to make it 2-1, and Luke Favia tied the game in the second period. After Edwardsville scored to take a 3-2 lead, Sam Spector scored on a power play, assisted by Cimarusti and Favia. Goalkeeper Aryal Furman made 25 saves. – Stevenson Hockey.org

Thursday’s Late Varsity Results

Field Hockey

Glenbard West 3, Stevenson 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the host Patriots (2-4-1) showed a strong midfield transition but were unable to break through the Hilltopper defense.

Football Team Ranked No. 46 in USA Today Poll

Stevenson is No. 46 in this week’s national prep football rankings by USA Today. The Patriots will look to improve to 4-0 on Friday against Lake Forest. The game can be heard on Stevenson’s student radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, and also will be shown live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network through Stevenson’s High School Cube page. The game also is the CN100 Game of the Week, and will be shown on Comcast channel 100 at 4 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Monday.

In addition to the game, there will be several special activities taking place in the Stadium. The evening has been designated Military Appreciation Night. All members of the military will receive free admission, and a World War II veteran is scheduled to serve as honorary team captain. He will be honored during the coin toss prior to the start of the game. Also, senior members of the SHS Marching Band and Color Guard will be honored during a pregame ceremony, and at halftime, the Band and Color Guard will be joined by the Western Illinois University Marching Band in performance.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Now Hiring Student Aides for ILC

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Tuesday and Thursday

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions today from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

What Do You Know About the Constitution?

Wednesday is National Constitution Day. Your Stevenson Social Studies teachers encourage you to check up your understanding about the Constitution at Constitution Day Check Up to be eligible to win your own pocket Constitution. You can also follow our Constitution conversation at #ConstitutionCheckUp.

Charge Your Phone or iPad in the ILC

The ILC now has four 10-port USB AC chargers available for phone and iPad charging. These ports are situated on the counter tops around the staircase. All you need is your USB charging cord. Come try them out.

Pick Up Your Ceramic Pots

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

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

The AP Euro and Art History courses are combining for a summer 2015 trip to London, Paris, southern France and Florence, Italy. The trip is open to all current AP Euro and Art History students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit. Come to the informational meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for more information. Or, contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Hannigan (khannigan@d125.org).

The Spain 2015 travel experience will have an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7096 for interested students and their parents. Contact Mr. Martinez at mmartinez@d125.org if you have questions.

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors (and their parents) Wednesday in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

Students in orchestra, guitar or dance are invited to attend an information meeting at 7 p.m. Friday in the Little Theatre to learn more about the strings and dance programs’ combined performance trip to Spain and Portugal next March.

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Room 8080).

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Maryland, University of California-Davis, Willamette University, Ithaca College, University of Redlands, Clemson University, Chapman University, Ohio State University, Bates College, University of Texas, Boston University, Monmouth College, Manhattanville College, University of Wisconsin, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, Saint Mary’s College, Emory University, University of Denver, Hope College, University of Arizona, Barnard College, University of Utah, University of Connecticut, Florida State University, Miami University and McGill University.

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

Key Club’s next meeting is today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. This is a “must attend” training meeting for anyone interested in volunteering. Representatives from our community service sites will be presenting to the club.

Stevenson High School Model United Nations (SHSMUN) will have an informational meeting after school today in Room 6050.

New Members Needed: ​Do you enjoy attending school events, have a passion for photography, writing​,​ or page layout/graphic design? Then the Ambassador Yearbook is the right club for you! Join us for our next meeting today from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2712.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be holding its first meeting today at 3:45 in Room 2700. We hope to see you there.

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

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

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting Wednesday in Room 1612 at 3:30.  Didn’t come to the first meeting? It’s not too late to get involved for the Fall/Winter edition. We are looking for students interested in photography, writing, editing, layout, modeling and more! See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 if you have any questions.

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

Do you love food, fashion or working with children? Have you or are you taking a course in Family and Consumer Sciences? Would you love to add the title of “FCCLA state champion” to your experience at Stevenson? Come learn about FCCLA at one of our informational meetings on Wednesday. Come before or after school … whatever time works best for you! 7:15 a.m. in Room 1406 or 3:30 p.m. in Room 1406! Can’t make it to the meeting? Contact Mrs. Backes or Mrs. Lohrmann.

Attention all students interested in joining Psychology Club: Our first meeting of the year will be held in Room 2612 on Thursday at 3:45. All are welcome; we will be trying to plan our agenda for the year, hope to see you there!

Video Game Club will have its first meeting of the year Thursday in Room 6072 from 3:45 to 5:30. If you love to play video games, then this is the place for you! New members are always welcome.

SPINS Club: Transfer students, our next outing is at Dave and Buster’s on Friday, September 26. If you want to attend, permission forms must be signed and returned to Student Activities along with $10 by this Friday.

Guitar Club will be holding introductory meetings after school Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23, in the Orchestra Room. It is not necessary to attend both, but feel free. Guitar Club is primarily a casual, drop-in group in which students practice and jam.  You can either bring your own guitars or use one of the classical acoustic guitars or basses available through the music department. Complete beginners and advanced players are welcome as well as singers and songwriters.

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

INTRAMURALS

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

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Two schools in south suburbs named for President, First Lady Obama

AP Closer Look: Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

Hinsdale district stops investigating teachers who “liked” Facebook post

Chicago schools CEO: Privatizing janitorial services “not as smooth as we’d like”

Principal of Chicago’s Marshall High School removed

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

With tech taking over in schools, worries rise

Charter school enrollments increased by 13% nationally

Minors fleeing Central America face shaky transition to U.S. schools

Boston Magazine retracts school rankings

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Nearly 800 Earn Advanced Placement Scholar Honors

Seven hundred eighty-nine current and former Stevenson students earned Advanced Placement Scholar awards from the College Board for their performance on the 2014 AP exams last spring.

Stevenson had the top female AP scholar in the state. Vivian Wan (Class of 2014) took 17 AP exams, and earned a perfect score of 5 on all of them. The College Board honors one male and one female student in each U.S. state and the District of Columbia with the State AP Scholar award. The honor goes to those with grades of 3 or higher on the greatest number of AP exams, and then the highest average grade (at least 3.5) on all exams taken.

Also, Catherine Friedman (Class of 2014) received an AP International Diploma award for scoring 3 or higher on five or more exams in three or more subject areas.

Here is a breakdown of Stevenson’s AP Award recipients by category, followed by a link to the list of students who earned the honors:

  • 140 students earned National AP Scholar status for receiving an average score of at least 4 on all of their AP exams, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the exams. Stevenson AP National Scholars had an average exam score of 4.59.
  • 430 students earned AP Scholar With Distinction status for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Distinction had an average exam score of 4.36. All National AP Scholars also earned this designation.
  • 145 students earned AP Scholar With Honor status for receiving an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of their exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars with Honor had an average exam score of 3.85.
  • 214 students earned AP Scholar status for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. Stevenson’s AP Scholars had an average exam score of 3.52.

Click here to see all of Stevenson’s 2014 AP Scholar recipients

Freshman Ice Skaters Stay Cool in European, U.S. Events

With the weather feeling more like November than September, it’s a perfect time to write about ice skating and two SHS freshmen who are very good at the sport: Lindsay Weinstein and Taylor Morris.

Weinstein and her pairs partner, Jacob Simon of Highland Park, made their international debut with Team USA at the International Skating Union’s Junior Grand Prix in the Czech Republic last week. They finished fifth in the novice category. (Click here to watch them in action.) Weinstein, who began skating when she was 3, first teamed up with Simon in 2013. Earlier this year, they won the Midwest Sectional novice championship and placed fourth in the U.S.

Morris is competing this week at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic/Novice and Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City. After the first day of competition on Thursday, she was second in the novice ladies (short program) division. She was scheduled to compete in the free skate program this morning.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Football Team Takes on Warren Tonight

Stevenson’s varsity football team, which is ranked No. 1 or 2 in most media polls, plays host to Warren at 7:30 tonight in its North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. The Patriots (2-0) are coming off a come-from-behind, 33-24 win at Homewood-Flossmoor, while the Blue Devils (1-1) are looking to bounce back after a 14-7 defeat to New Trier. Warren features Illinois-bound wide receiver Caleb Reams. Fans attending the game are requested to wear red, white and blue. For those can’t make it, the game will be shown online by the Stevenson Broadcast Network via High School Cube.

Fundraiser Sunday for Boys Basketball Program

The boys basketball program is having a fundraiser at Chico’s in Lincolnshire on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you mention SHS basketball while making a purchase, 10% of the sale will go to the program.

Kirsch Commits to Wisconsin Tennis Program

Add one more Patriot to the list of senior student-athletes who have made verbal commitments to college programs, which ran in Thursday’s Digest: Kendall Kirsch will continue her tennis career at the University of Wisconsin. Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven (Class of 2014) won the IHSA state doubles championship last October. They finished third in the state in 2011. This season, Kirsch is Stevenson’s No. 1 singles player.

Cross Country Completes Successful Run in Mt. Prospect

Thursday’s Digest carried partial results of the varsity girls and boys cross country teams’ efforts at the St. Viator Artman Invitational at Melas Park in Mt. Prospect. Complete results are now available.

On the girls’ side, the Patriots took top honors, with eight runners in the top 15. Isabelle Sparreo took first place with a time of 19:16 on the 5K course, and Jessica Philipp was third in 19:50. Shea Kirby placed seventh (21:03), Gabriela Jagielo took eighth (21:11), Julide Ozmeral finished ninth place (21:38), Amy Lin was 10th (21:46), Jessica Woodard ended in 11th (21:51) and Sydney Pacernick finished 15th (22:15).

On the boys’ side, the Patriots were second to Wheaton St. Francis, but had the top two overall runners. Jared Borowsky took top honors, crossing the tape in 16:47, with Paul Udoni finishing second in 17:01. Paul Halliday was 14th (18:03) and Malcolm Fitts placed 20th (18:44).

Stevenson also won the freshman-sophomore boys competition, with nine runners among the top 20. Adam Kody led the way with a second-place finish (18:56), Andrew Ossentjuk was third (19:01) and Jordan Eng fourth (19:02). Nikita Smyrnov placed eighth (19:35), Dmytro Roshchenko was 11th (19:46), Eric Lee finished 14th (20:03), Jake Lapeire was 16th (20:10), Ari Machtinger took 17th (20:29) and Tim Green placed 20th (20:40).

Watching the Patriots at State Just Got Easier

It’s great to watch Stevenson at the state finals, but for fans who can’t be there in person, it can be a real hassle to see the Patriots in action. The situation should improve with the announcement earlier this week that Comcast SportsNet has received exclusive broadcast rights to air 59 IHSA championship events beginning this school year. CSN will show all eight football championships and four playoff games, plus all girls and boys basketball championships, semifinals and consolation games. In addition, Comcast SportsNet will carry 15 other IHSA championship events, including boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, individual wrestling, and competitive dance and cheerleading.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Freshman BBQ Bash Tonight Before Football Game

All freshmen are invited to the Freshman Barbecue Bash from 6-7 p.m. tonight next to the Stadium, before the varsity football game against Warren. There will be food, face paint and music.

Join in the Fun at Spirit Fest This Saturday

The school’s annual Spirit Fest is Saturday, coordinated by the National Honor Society. It’s a fun event open to the community that raises money for a local charity. This year, all the money raised will go to the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities. The money will donated in memory of Ty Jordan Calloway, the son of science teacher Deanna Warkins and Donn Calloway, both of whom graduated from SHS in 1998. Spirit Fest features music, games, a 5K walk, fireworks, and a chance to set a world record. Register for Spirit Fest through the school’s Web Store.

Color Fun(d) Run Update

It’s not too late to sign up for Sunday’s second annual Color Fun(d) Run at SHS. In fact, you can even sign up that morning! Click here to register (online registration ends today). If you’ve already registered, pick up your packet during the lunch periods today in the Wood Commons, or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer, 20291 N. Rand Road. Road Runner will donate $1.50 to the Color Fun(d) Run for every packet picked up at the store. In addition, Run participants will receive 10% off any purchase they make in the store while stopping in to pick up their packet.

Next Improv Audition Workshop Monday

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having an audition workshop at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Come warm up and learn the games we will be using at auditions. Attendance is highly encouraged if you plan on auditioning. Auditions will be Monday, September 22 at 7p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Choir Group Auditions Next Week

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Just the Guys, Jazz Etc. and Ladyjazz are happening next Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. These select a cappella groups are open to all Stevenson students. Audition packets and information are posted on the choir website (www.d125.org/choir), or see Mrs. Nuteson in the Choir Room if you have any questions.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Coming Up

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

ILC Hiring Student Aides For Periods 1, 4, 6 and 7

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors (and their parents) Wednesday in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

The AP Euro and Art History courses are combining for a summer 2015 trip to London, Paris, southern France and Florence, Italy. The trip is open to all current AP Euro and Art History students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit. Come to the informational meeting Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for more information. Or, contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Hannigan (khannigan@d125.org).

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080).

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Alabama-Birmingham, Northwestern University, School of the Art Institute, Indiana University, Ohio Northern University, Butler University, Hamilton College, University of Missouri, Colgate University, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Ball State University, St. Louis University, Kendall College, University of Puget Sound, Western Michigan University, College of William and Mary, Vanderbilt University, Calvin College, College of Charleston, Syracuse University and Tufts University.

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

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding their final “Write Stuff” essay workshop during eighth period on Monday in the College/Career Center, Room 1123. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

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 e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

Are you interested in exploring, discussing, and competing against others in the field of biology? Then join Biology Olympiad, a club dedicated to the most lively branch of science. Our first meeting is Monday in Room 1904 from 3:30 to 5.

The Student Ambassador general meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in Room 2113. If you are interested in being an ambassador for Stevenson guests, please make sure you attend this required meeting. We will plan for the school year and discuss the first tour at the end of September!

The first meeting of the Breakfast with Books Club will be Tuesday in Room 1313. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. and will end at 8:25.

Stevenson High School Model United Nations (SHSMUN) will have an informational meeting after school Tuesday in Room 6050.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be holding its first meeting Tuesday at 3:45 in Room 2700. We hope to see you there.

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting Wednesday in Room 1612 at 3:30.  Didn’t come to the first meeting? It’s not too late to get involved for the Fall/Winter edition. We are looking for students interested in photography, writing, editing, layout, modeling and more! See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 if you have any questions.

Do you love food, fashion or working with children? Have you or are you taking a course in Family and Consumer Sciences? Would you love to add the title of “FCCLA state champion” to your experience at Stevenson? Come learn about FCCLA at one of our informational meetings on Wednesday. Come before or after school … whatever time works best for you! 7:15 a.m. in Room 1406 or 3:30 p.m. in Room 1406! Can’t make it to the meeting? Contact Mrs. Backes or Mrs. Lohrmann.

Attention all students interested in joining Psychology Club: Our first meeting of the year will be held in Room 2612 on Thursday, September 18 at 3:45. All are welcome; we will be trying to plan our agenda for the year, hope to see you there!

SPINS Club: Transfer students, our next outing is at Dave and Buster’s on Friday, September 26. If you want to attend, permission forms must be signed and returned to Student Activities along with $10 by next Friday.

INTRAMURALS

IM Yoga begins Monday. Don’t forget to register! Visit the IM Yoga website at http://www2.d125.org/im/yoga.html or the PREP Office (Room 3040) for more details.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

U. of I. trustees reject Salaita appointment; lawsuit likely

Chicago high school ends decades-old uniform dress code

Former bookkeeper who stole $100K from Springfield school gets four years in prison

North Park University opening new $45M science center

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

AmeriCorps at 20: Limited success

Harvard University launches education research website

Professors fighting University of Pittsburgh over intellectual property rights

Record donations to colleges in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

In cheeky pushback, colleges razz Rate My Professors

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Orchestra Audition Results Announced

Stevenson’s strings program on Wednesday announced the winners of its senior solo auditions competition, as well as students chosen to be part of two co-curricular groups,  Baroque Ensemble and the newly formed Viol Consort.

The four seniors selected as soloists for this school year are Autumn Hoang (Saint-Saëns cello concerto), Christopher Gao (Dvorak cello concerto), Phillip Kwon (Grieg piano concerto) and Monet Lee (Shostakovich violin concerto).

The Baroque Ensemble and Viol Consort roster will include: Shreya Sriram, Evanna Gu, Rahul Chatterjee, Kelly Zhang, Kevin Liao, Michael Garcia, Aryn Harmon, Kendra Lin, Seungmok Baek, Mollie Zweiban, Monique Hsu, Daniel Rong, Jonathan Chang, Megan Weaver, Varun Ganesh, Bhavana Muppavarapu, Will Langbo, Wilson Zhu, Liyang (Michael) Zhang, Lauren Cuasay, Matthew Cheng, HaoYang Yu, Annabelle Cheng, Daye (Diane) Um, Chris Ladan, Brendan Ladan and Srikar Rapaka.

Communication Arts Teacher Co-Authors Chapter in New Book

Communication Arts teacher Dr. Joseph Flanagan co-authored the opening chapter in a new book that looks at how schools can teach literacy in all curricular areas. In Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, Flanagan and the book’s editor, Peter Smagorinsky, lay a foundation by examining the current state of literacy instruction in English/Literary Arts classrooms. They tackle the growing debate over what students should be reading, discuss the transformation of instructional strategies, and offer their take on forging a path for literacy instruction. The book was released Wednesday by Corwin.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at St. Viator Artman Invitational: Jared Borowsky won top honors and Paul Udoni finished second at Meles Park in Arlington Heights, leading SHS to a runner-up finish behind St. Francis. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at St. Viator Artman Invitational: The Patriots won the meet and captured two of the top three individual spots at Meles Park in Arlington Heights. Isabelle Sparreo claimed first place and Jessica Philipp took third. SHS also grabbed places 7-10 thanks to Sidney Kirby, Gabriela Jagielo, Julide Ozmeral and Amy Lin. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 8, Barrington 0: At the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex, the Patriots moved to 8-0 with an octave of straight-set victories. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor led the way in doubles (6-2, 6-0), followed by Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-2, 6-4), Michelle Tulchinskaya/Gwendolyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-3), and Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-2, 6-0). In singles, the winners were Kendall Kirsch (7-5, 6-2), Zoe Manion (6-1, 6-1), Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-1, 7-6 (1)) and Nikki Rezania (6-1, 6-1).

Girls Volleyball

Libertyville d. Stevenson, 25-18, 25-22: Isabella Milejczk led the host Patriots (6-8) on attack with 9 kills. Jori Radtke had 7 kills and 8 digs. Corissa Kurth dished out 15 assists and Morgan Berland made 13 digs. The Wildcats improved to 8-1. – Sun-Times Media,  Daily Herald

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson vs. Warren: No score/results reported.

Brunson Taking His Game to Villanova

All-state basketball player Jalen Brunson, widely considered to be one of the nation’s top point guards, on Wednesday announced his plans to play for Villanova University. Reactions from around the Web

He joins classmates Willie Bourbon (baseball-Northwestern), Nick Dillon (football-Eastern Michigan), Cameron Green (football-Northwestern) and Colin Harvey (tennis-Michigan State) in making verbal commitments to college programs thus far in 2014 (and informing the SHS Athletics Division). Several other senior athletes are expected to make known their college choices in the weeks ahead.

Brunson’s much-anticipated announcement was carried live on High School Cube, and as of noon today had drawn more than 80,000 views. (Watch the video) A typical SHS boys basketball game shown on High School Cube last season drew 1,500-3,000 views.

O’Connell Earns Football Player of the Week Honors

Patrick O’Connell, a senior lineman for the SHS football team, today was named the Daily Herald’s Lake County Defensive Player of the Week for his role in last week’s win over Homewood-Flossmoor. O’Connell had 5 tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks, against the Vikings. Overall, he recorded 8 solo tackles and 4 assisted tackles.

Sports Boosters Donations Broke $60K Mark in 2013-14

Sports Boosters donations surpassed the $60,000 mark in 2013-14. Donations included ImPact baseline concussion testing for all student-athletes, Hudl software for all sports, boys and girls track equipment, softball and baseball batting cage turf, a fencing scoring machine, windscreens for the Stadium, a trophy case backdrop for all sports, girls and boys tennis award boards, and tables for new shelters at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (soccer, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey). Sports Boosters also has approved payment for a mini-bus to be used for all sports, pending Board of Education approval.

Sports Booster memberships are $75 for a family of four and guarantee free admission to all regular season home athletic events (excluding the December 14 cheer/pom invitational at SHS). Memberships can be purchased at the Sports Booster booth at tonight’s Open House, as well as Friday evening at the home football game versus Warren. Boosters will also be selling spirit wear items at their booth in the Wood Commons at Open House. All proceeds are donated back to Stevenson Athletics.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Reminder: Late Arrival Friday

Reminder: We will follow the late arrival schedule Friday. Classes will start at 10:30. Bus routes will begin their runs at 9:20.

Join in the Fun at Spirit Fest This Saturday

The school’s annual Spirit Fest is Saturday, coordinated by the National Honor Society. It’s a fun event open to the community that raises money for a local charity. This year, all the money raised will go to the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities. The money will donated in memory of Ty Jordan Calloway, the son of science teacher Deanna Warkins and Donn Calloway, both of whom graduated from SHS in 1998. Spirit Fest features music, games, a 5K walk, fireworks, and a chance to set a world record. Register for Spirit Fest through the school’s Web Store.

Color Fun(d) Run Update

It’s not too late to sign up for Sunday’s second annual Color Fun(d) Run at SHS. In fact, you can even sign up that morning! Click here to register. If you’ve already registered, pick up your packet during the lunch periods Friday in the Wood Commons, or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer, 20291 N. Rand Road. Road Runner will donate $1.50 to the Color Fun(d) Run for every packet picked up at the store. In addition, Run participants will receive 10% off any purchase they make in the store while stopping in to pick up their packet.

Freshman BBQ Bash Friday Night Before Football Game

All freshmen are invited to the Freshman Barbecue Bash from 6-7 p.m. Friday next to the Stadium, before the varsity football game against Warren. There will be food, face paint and music.

Next Improv Audition Workshop Monday

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having an audition workshop at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Come warm up and learn the games we will be using at auditions. Attendance is highly encouraged if you plan on auditioning. Auditions will be Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Choir Group Auditions Next Week

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Just the Guys, Jazz Etc. and Ladyjazz are happening next Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. These select a cappella groups are open to all Stevenson students. Audition packets and information are posted on the choir website (www.d125.org/choir), or see Mrs. Nuteson in the Choir Room if you have any questions.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions September 16, 18

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

ILC Hiring Student Aides For Periods 1, 4, 6 and 7

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

STUDENT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors (and their parents) next Wednesday in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

The AP Euro and Art History courses are combining for a summer 2015 trip to London, Paris, southern France and Florence, Italy. The trip is open to all current AP Euro and Art History students, or juniors who took the courses last year. Students earn summer school credit. Come to the informational meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for more information. Or, contact Ms. Gerber (jgerber@d125.org) or Mr. Hannigan (khannigan@d125.org).

The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring a summer geology tour of Yellowstone, one of the United States’ two super-volcanoes and the Grand Tetons next summer. For 10 days in July, you will discover the formation of the Snake River Canyon, explore cinder cones and geysers, swim in pristine waters, and hike to the top of a mountain. Students gain a geology science credit while learning about the stunning features of the Western United States. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carmichael in Room 1618 or Mrs. Knauf in Room 8080.

Have you ever hiked up a live volcano? Have you ever swum with sea turtles or been awakened by howler monkeys in the forest? Well, here’s your chance! The Stevenson Science Division is sponsoring another trip to beautiful Costa Rica next summer. For nine days in June, you will have the chance to conduct real scientific research while exploring the Costa Rican wilderness. There will be an informational meeting Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 7096 for all interested students and their parents.  Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (Rm. 8080).

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The college counselors will be holding a workshop during eighth period today in the College/Career Center (Room 1123).

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Alabama-Birmingham, Northwestern University, School of the Art Institute, Indiana University, Ohio Northern University, Butler University, Hamilton College, University of Missouri, Colgate University, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Ball State University, St. Louis University, Kendall College, University of Puget Sound, Western Michigan University, College of William and Mary, Vanderbilt University, Calvin College, College of Charleston, Syracuse University and Tufts University.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per wee. 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. Instructions are on the CCC web page. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

“Write Stuff” for Seniors: Would you like some assistance with your college essay writing or personal statement? The College Counselors are holding “Write Stuff” essay workshops at 9:30 a.m. Friday (late arrival) and during eighth period on Monday. You only need to attend one workshop. This workshop will give direction and provide strategies for the use of the essay or personal statement in the admission process.  All workshops will be in the College/Career Center, Room 1123.

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

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

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is September 26.

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

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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 will meet today after school in Room 2119. Our focus will be on Homecoming preparations. Class Board is a terrific way to make new friends, have fun, and earn community service hours. New members are always welcome!

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. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 p.m.

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

The first International Thespian Society meeting will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Black Box Theater, Room 2204. We would like to welcome inducted members and prospective members to this informational welcome breakfast! Our thespian troupe is part of an international honor society that honors excellence in both theater arts and service. Come join Troupe 1583! Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Are you interested in exploring, discussing, and competing against others in the field of biology? Then join Biology Olympiad, a club dedicated to the most lively branch of science. Our first meeting is Monday in Room 1904 from 3:30 to 5.

The Student Ambassador general meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in Room 2113. If you are interested in being an ambassador for Stevenson guests, please make sure you attend this required meeting. We will plan for the school year and discuss the first tour at the end of September!

The first meeting of the Breakfast with Books Club will be Tuesday in Room 1313. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. and will end at 8:25.

Stevenson High School Model United Nations (SHSMUN) will have an informational meeting after school Tuesday in Room 6050.

Attention all animal lovers: The Animal Welfare Club will be holding its first meeting Tuesday at 3:45 in Room 2700. We hope to see you there.

The Stevenson Styler will have a meeting next Wednesday in Room 1612 at 3:30.  Didn’t come to the first meeting? It’s not too late to get involved for the Fall/Winter edition. We are looking for students interested in photography, writing, editing, layout, modeling and more! See Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410 if you have any questions.

SPINS Club: Transfer students, our next outing is at Dave and Buster’s on Friday, September 26. If you want to attend, permission forms must be signed and returned to Student Activities along with $10 by Friday, September 19.

INTRAMURALS

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

IM Yoga begins Monday. Don’t forget to register! Visit the IM Yoga website at http://www2.d125.org/im/yoga.html or the PREP Office (Room 3040) for more details.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Record Number of National Merit Semifinalists for SHS

Fifty-three Stevenson High School seniors — the most in school history — have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition, based on their scores on the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). The semifinalists represent less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors. National Merit finalists will be announced in February. Click here to see Stevenson’s National Merit semifinalists.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday

Students Helping Soldiers will hold its annual 9/11 memorial event at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Garden of Peace, Hope and Remembrance on the school’s front lawn. The ceremony will salute not only those who died during the attacks of September 11, 2001, but also those serving in the military and in first-responder roles. The ceremony will last 30 minutes.

Final Open House Night Thursday

The second and final open house night for SHS parents and guardians will take place Thursday. The event officially begins at 7 p.m., but parents of freshmen and transfer students are invited to meet with their Student Support Teams from 6:15-6:45. Overflow parking (with SHS shuttle bus service to and from campus) will be available at the Quill Corporation headquarters, located at 100 Schelter Road, just south of Route 22.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Antioch 0: The Patriots (7-0) won each match in straight sets, and surrendered just 3 games. Singles victories came from No. 1 Kendall Kirsch, No. 2 Zoe Manion and No. 3 Bronwyn Heidkamp. The winning doubles teams were No. 1 Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor, No. 2 Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey, No. 3 Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya and No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman.

Girls Golf

Stevenson at Prospect Invitational: The Patriots placed fifth at the Bridges of Poplar Creek. Alexia Fidman led SHS with a 7-over-par 42. Surya Vijayasankar shot a 46, while Myra Peterson and Olivia Stomberg each carded 49s. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

New Trier d. Stevenson 25-23, 22-25, 25-19: Isabella Milejczyk and Jori Radtke each had 9 kills for the visiting Patriots (6-7). Milejczyk also served 4 aces, while Radtke added 2 solo and 2 assisted blocks. Corissa Kurth passed out 26 assists and also had 3 kills, while Morgan Berland had 20 digs. Jordyn Taborek contributed 5 kills. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Stevenson vs. Warren: No score/results reported.

Girls Swimming and Diving

Stevenson vs. Glenbrook North: No score/results reported.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Color Fun(d) Run Update

It’s not too late to sign up for Sunday’s second annual Color Fun(d) Run at SHS. In fact, you can even sign up that morning! Click here to register. If you’ve already registered, pick up your packet during the lunch periods Friday in the Wood Commons, or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Road Runner Sports in Kildeer, 20291 N. Rand Road. Road Runner will donate $1.50 to the Color Fun(d) Run for every packet picked up at the store. In addition, Run participants will receive 10% off any purchase they make in the store while stopping in to pick up their packet.

Join in the Fun at Spirit Fest This Saturday

The school’s annual Spirit Fest is Saturday, coordinated by the National Honor Society. It’s a fun event open to the community that raises money for a local charity. This year, all the money raised will go to the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities. The money will donated in memory of Ty Jordan Calloway, the son of science teacher Deanna Warkins and Donn Calloway, both of whom graduated from SHS in 1998. Spirit Fest features music, games, a 5K walk, fireworks, and a chance to set a world record. Register for Spirit Fest through the school’s Web Store.

Information Meeting for June 2015 Trip to China

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors — and their parents — Wednesday, September 17 in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

“Cat in the Hat” Auditions Start Today

Auditions for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss, will be held in the West Auditorium from 4:45-6:30 today and Thursday. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would save the day and help the Cat clean the house. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with stage antics and dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

PPA Sponsoring Bake Sale Today

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

Freshman BBQ Bash Friday Night Before Football Game

All freshmen are invited to the Freshman Barbecue Bash from 6-7 p.m. Friday next to the Stadium, before the varsity football game against Warren. There will be food, face paint and music.

Next Improv Audition Workshop Monday

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having an audition workshop at 7 p.m. Monday in the West Auditorium. Come warm up and learn the games we will be using at auditions. Attendance is highly encouraged if you plan on auditioning. Auditions will be Monday, September 22 at 7p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Choir Group Auditions Next Week

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Just the Guys, Jazz Etc. and Ladyjazz are happening next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16-17, at 6:30 p.m. These select a cappella groups are open to all Stevenson students. Audition packets and information are posted on the choir website (www.d125.org/choir), or see Mrs. Nuteson in the Choir Room if you have any questions.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions September 16, 18

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions next Tuesday, September 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

ILC Hiring Student Aides For Periods 1, 4, 6 and 7

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: University of Alabama-Birmingham, Northwestern University, School of the Art Institute, Indiana University, Ohio Northern University, Butler University, Hamilton College, University of Missouri, Colgate University, University of Rochester, University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, Dickinson College, Ball State University, St. Louis University, Kendall College, University of Puget Sound, Western Michigan University, College of William and Mary, Vanderbilt University, Calvin College, College of Charleston, Syracuse University and Tufts University.

A complete list of rep visits can be found on our Naviance site and is updated twice per wee. 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. Instructions are on the CCC web page. If the college visit occurs during your lunch or free hour, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Attention all prospective college athletes: You are encouraged to attend the North Suburban Conference’s NCAA Eligibility Night at 7 p.m. tonight at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus. Speakers representing the college side of athletics will discuss recruitment, eligibility and participation. No matter what your grade level, if you have ever considered participating in college athletics, this is a “must-see” program for you!

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

Today

2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)

Friday

9:30 (Late Arrival)

Monday, September 15

2:35 (Eighth Period)

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

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The college counselors will be holding a workshop during eighth period on Thursday in the College/Career Center (Room 1123).

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

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

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is September 26.

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

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

Have you always wanted to be a radio superstar? Stevenson’s very own radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, will be holding an informational meeting for all new and existing members at 3:45 today in Room 8000. Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (8080).

Attention Origamists: The Origami Club will have its first meeting of the year today in Room 6036 from 3:30-4:30. No experience is necessary and great snacks are provided.

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

Interact Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2115, which is one of the rooms located behind the lecture halls. We’ve got a great year planned and we hope you can make it to our first meeting (plus, there will be free bagels!) If you have any questions, please contact the sponsor, Ms. Smith, at nbsmith@d125.org.

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

The first International Thespian Society meeting will be Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the Black Box Theater, Room 2204. We would like to welcome inducted members and prospective members to this informational welcome breakfast! Our thespian troupe is part of an international honor society that honors excellence in both theater arts and service. Come join Troupe 1583! Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

The Student Ambassador general meeting will be held next Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. in Room 2113. If you are interested in being an ambassador for Stevenson guests, please make sure you attend this required meeting. We will plan for the school year and discuss the first tour at the end of September!

The first meeting of the Breakfast with Books Club will be next Tuesday in Room 1313. The meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. and will end at 8:25.

INTRAMURALS

IM Football packets are due this week! Sophomores are due today, and freshmen are due on Thursday. If you have any questions, stop by Room 3040.

IM Archery is cancelled today.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

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University of Illinois Board of Trustees expected to OK more need-based financial aid

Officials say Friday storm caused $5 million in damage to Wheeling High School

Teachers in southwestern Illinois will go on strike Thursday

Hinsdale teachers union takes first step toward possible strike

Rauner, Quinn spar over proposed overhauls to teacher tenure, state ed funding

Professor who lost U. of I. job offer over Tweets threatens legal action if not hired

Woman sues former chemistry teacher, District 218 over demonstration gone wrong

Mother sues CPS, says teacher inappropriately touched her daughter

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Harvard-MIT venture to offer organized online high school curriculum

Built in better times, university labs now lack research funding

Foundation sends kin of 9/11 victims to college

So Bill Gates has this idea for a history class …

Wisconsin teachers cut loose in back-to-school video

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stevenson No. 55 in Newsweek Ranking of U.S. High Schools

Stevenson has reached its highest level yet in Newsweek’s annual ranking of American public high schools. The magazine release its rankings on Monday, and SHS checks in at No. 55 overall and No. 3 in Illinois. Its best showing previously was No. 69, which came in the rankings’ inaugural year of 2003. Last year, Stevenson was ranked No. 128.

Stevenson has appeared in the top 200 every year since Newsweek began its rankings in 2003 (no rankings were put out in 2004). This is the fourth time the school has made the top 100.

Chicago’s Northside College Prep is the state’s top-ranked school and is No. 3 in the national rankings. Lake Forest is next at No. 12 nationally. The only other Illinois school in the top 100 is Hersey (89). Others in the top 200 include Fremd (113), Barrington (127), Morton (150) and Whitney Young (155).

The Newsweek rankings are derived from six factors: college enrollment; graduation rate; a composite ACT/SAT score; a composite AP AP/International Baccalaureate exam score; counselor-to-student ratio; and something the magazine calls “holding power,” which looks at changes to enrollment rates from ninth through 12th grades. Of the six factors, the greatest weight is accorded to college enrollment rate (25%) and graduation rate (20%). The composite test scores count for 17.5% each, and the other two factors are rated at 10% apiece. Read the 37-page methodology report

One major change in Newsweek’s ranking methodology this year is a shift from relying on self-reported data by schools to learning more toward public data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics. Data for this year’s rankings comes from the 2011-12 school year.

Stevenson in the Newsweek Rankings, 2003-2014 (no rankings in 2004)

2014

55

2013

128

2012

153

2011

82

2010

167

2009

149

2008

154

2007

170

2006

121

2005

86

2003

69

Former Board Member’s Father, a Founder of Oakton, Dies

Ray Hartstein, the father of former District 125 Board of Education member Elliott Hartstein, and the first chairman of Oakton Community College, died Sunday at the age of 96. The elder Hartstein was one of Oakton’s founders in 1969. Another one of his children, Barry, served on the Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 Board of Education.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 170, Lake Forest 186: At Crane’s Landing, the host Patriots moved to 5-0 in North Suburban Conference play. Surya Vijayasankar led SHS with a 40. Myra Peterson shot a 41, Olivia Stromberg had a 44 and Alexia Fidman added a 45. – Daily Herald

Boys Golf

Lake Forest 154, Stevenson 155: Luke Feder won medalist honors at Knollwood Country Club, shooting a 37. Jason Gohde carded a 38, Kevin Chin had a 39, and Derek Loretto, Zach Orlowsky and Jake Labow each posted 41s. – Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Lake Zurich 23, Stevenson 36; Libertyville 23, Stevenson 36: Isabelle Sparreo finished third overall at Libertyville’s Adler Park with a time of 19:40, and Jessica Philipp was sixth (19:57).

Boys Soccer

Libertyville 4, Stevenson 2: The visiting Wildcats (4-0, 2-0) rallied twice from deficits in the SHS Stadium. Avery Delgado scored off an assist from Kizuki Niimi to give the Patriots (2-3-1, 0-1) a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute. After Libertyville tied the score, Ethan Marx put SHS ahead 2-1 prior to halftime. His goal was assisted by Mitch Gullett. Goalkeeper Jeremy Klaber made eight saves. – Daily Herald

 

Athletic Director to Appear on TV Saturday

Athletic Director Trish Betthauser will appear on “Chicago Football NOW,” a television program featuring Hub Arkush, editor of Chicago Football and a regular voice on 670 The Score. Her appearance will be part of the show airing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday on WCIU (and replayed at 2:30 p.m. on The U-Too). During a wide-ranging interview taped with Arkush this morning, Betthauser discussed the state of high school athletics, female athletes, trainers and concussions, and community support, among other topics. Stevenson has partnered with Chicago Football on its “Team Up” fundraiser to raise money for the athletics program. This Friday, a representative from the magazine will be at SHS handing out free copies of the magazine’s latest issue prior to the varsity football game against Warren.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mandatory Meeting for All Seniors Wednesday

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

Franklin

Room 7044-7046

Grove

Studio Theater (2204)

Jones

Room 2104

Kellogg

Lecture Hall Classroom (2113)

Kulla

Chorus Room (2202)

Martin

Room 7096

Moran

West Auditorium (2206)

Perkins

Lecture Hall Classroom (2114)

Roznowski

Recital Hall (4100)

Scanio

Room 8046-8048

Seeger

Room 6048-6050

Sullivan

Room 7096

Timm

Little Theater (4200)

Vazquez

Room 2104

Join in the Fun at Spirit Fest This Saturday

The school’s annual Spirit Fest is Saturday, coordinated by the National Honor Society. It’s a fun event open to the community that raises money for a local charity. This year, all the money raised will go to the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities. Spirit Fest features music, games, a 5K walk, fireworks, and a chance to set a world record. Register for Spirit Fest through the school’s Web Store.

Information Meeting for June 2015 Trip to China

Interested in going to China for nine days next June? There will be an information meeting for interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors — and their parents — Wednesday, September 17 in Room 5044 at 6:30 p.m.

PPA Sponsoring Bake Sale on Wednesday

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

ILC Hiring Student Aides For Periods 1, 4, 6 and 7

The ILC is looking to hire student aides for periods 1, 4, 6 and 7. This is a paid position. You must have either a free period or study hall to be eligible. To apply for an ILC position, see Mrs. Cornille in the upper West ILC.

Freshman BBQ Bash Friday Night Before Football Game

All freshmen are invited to the Freshman Barbecue Bash from 6-7 p.m. Friday next to the Stadium, before the varsity football game against Warren. There will be food, face paint and music.

“Cat in the Hat” Auditions Start Wednesday

Auditions for the Stevenson Foundation’s fall children’s play, “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss, will be held in the West Auditorium from 4:45-6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Have a children’s poem or nursery rhyme ready to perform for your monologue. Tell us how you would save the day and help the Cat clean the house. Be sure to wear working clothes and shoes. We will be working with stage antics and dramatic movements on the stage floor. Bring your enthusiasm and your energy!

Choir Group Auditions Next Week

Do you like to sing? Auditions for Just the Guys, Jazz Etc. and Ladyjazz are happening next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 16-17, at 6:30 p.m. These select a cappella groups are open to all Stevenson students. Audition packets and information are posted on the choir website (www.d125.org/choir), or see Mrs. Nuteson in the Choir Room if you have any questions.

Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions September 16, 18

Do you have dance experience? Looking for a competitive performance team? Did you miss auditions last spring for the fall season of Color Guard? Come to the Winter Guard Clinics/Auditions next Tuesday, September 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, and Thursday, September 18, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wood Commons. Email Coach Hill at jhill@d125.org with questions. More information on the website. Two days only!

Next Improv Audition Workshop is Monday

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having an audition workshop next Monday at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Come warm up and learn the games we will be using at auditions. Attendance is highly encouraged if you plan on auditioning. Auditions will be Monday, September 22 at 7p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Tonight, Mrs. Biemeret and Mr. Miller will be meeting with parents only from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. They will address such topics as timelines for seniors, how to send test scores/transcripts, letters of recommendation, the Common Application, and other services offered to seniors by the College/Career Center.

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

Wednesday

2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)

Friday

9:30 (Late Arrival)

Monday, September 15

2:35 (Eighth Period)

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

Attention all prospective college athletes: You are encouraged to attend the North Suburban Conference’s NCAA Eligibility Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus. Speakers representing the college side of athletics will discuss recruitment, eligibility and participation. No matter what your grade level, if you have ever considered participating in college athletics, this is a “must-see” program for you!

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The college counselors will be holding a workshop during eighth period on Thursday in the College/Career Center (Room 1123).

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

Applying to the University of Notre Dame? If so, the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program applications are available in the College/Career Center. Applicants should demonstrate a high degree of leadership, academic accomplishment, exemplary moral character and sincere commitment to service. Stevenson can nominate one student.  New this year: A student applying Early Action to ND may not apply to any other college/university in their binding Early Decision process. Come to the College/Career Center to obtain an application. Our internal deadline is September 26.

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

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.

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

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.

Start planning for your future early. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration web page or contacting Mrs. Willock in the College/Career Center at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events and opportunities and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

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

New Members Needed: ​Do you enjoy attending school events, have a passion for photography, writing​,​ or page layout/graphic design? Then the Ambassador Yearbook is the right club for you! Join us for our next meeting today from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2712.

Please come join us for first Korean Club meeting. We will meet in Room 1506 today after school. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Kim or Ms. Hwang.

Key Club’s first general meeting of the year will be held today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 7032. Come meet the officers and learn all about Key Club’s community service opportunities.

Future Doctors of America will meet today in Room 1508. We start at 3:30. See you then!

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

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

Sophomore Class Board will meet during the activity period on Wednesday in the Testing Center.

Have you always wanted to be a radio superstar? Stevenson’s very own radio station, WAES 88.1 FM, will be holding an informational meeting for all new and existing members at 3:45 Wednesday in Room 8000. Questions? Contact Mr. Carlson in the East Science Office (8080).

Attention Origamists: The Origami Club will have its first meeting of the year Wednesday in Room 6036 from 3:30-4:30. No experience is necessary and great snacks are provided.

Interact Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:20 a.m. Thursday in Room 2115, which is one of the rooms located behind the lecture halls. We’ve got a great year planned and we hope you can make it to our first meeting (plus, there will be free bagels!) If you have any questions, please contact the sponsor, Ms. Smith, at nbsmith@d125.org.

INTRAMURALS

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

Intramural Archery meets Wednesdays after school on the Sports Courts.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Judge sides with homeowners in Crystal Lake South bleacher dispute

Teachers at Belleville-area high school poised to go on strike Thursday

UI-Springfield enrollment reaches record high

DeVry schools startups with 1871 education incubator

Custodial contracts causing problems in Chicago schools

Longtime Proviso East teacher, coach Farinella dies at 82

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

“Maker movement” reinvents education

Changes in math curriculum put Texas students behind

Could students benefit from year-round school?

U.S. News and World Report releases best colleges list

New York Times ranks most economically diverse top colleges

Maryland college accepts selfie video as admissions application

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