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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

District 96 teacher among state teacher of the year finalists

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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Monday, September 8, 2014

Annual Spirit Fest Returns Saturday

Saturday is shaping up to be a sunny, albeit slightly chilly, day for the National Honor Society’s annual Spirit Fest in the Stadium. The community event, which runs from 5-9 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Lexi Kazian Foundation, which helps families with children who have developmental disabilities by providing accessible playgrounds, medical equipment and safe family activities. Money raised Saturday will be donated to the foundation on behalf of Ty Jordan Calloway, the son of 1998 Stevenson alums Donn Calloway and Deanna Warkins, an SHS science teacher. He was born last September with a rare brain disorder and died 24 days later.

The event will feature raffles, inflatables, entertainment, dunk tanks, carnival games, a 5K walk, fireworks and an attempt to set a world record for most people simultaneously giving “high-fives.”

The minimum donation amounts for admission to Spirit Fest are $10 for individuals, $20 for a family of three, $25 for a family of four, and $30 for a family of five or more. You can register in advance or pay at the Stadium.

Color Fun(d) Run Packet Pickup Information

It’s not too late to sign up for Sunday’s second annual Color Fun(d) Run to benefit the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need (KIN) Fund. Click here to register. Participants can pick up their packets in one of two ways: 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.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 33, Homewood-Flossmoor 24: Quarterback Willie Bourbon ran for four touchdowns in the second half as the visiting Patriots (2-0) roared back from a 24-7 deficit. Bourbon carried the ball 18 times for 70 yards, and was 21-of-33 passing for 187 yards. After opening the second half with a field goal, the Vikings (1-1) were held to 16 plays and 41 yards of offense for the remainder of the game. Tyler Vincent caught nine passes for 57 yards. The game was played Saturday evening after being postponed by lightning Friday night. – Southtown Star, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald | High School Cube Video

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: At Twin Orchard, the Patriots finished ninth with a team score of 312, four strokes behind Mundelein and Loyola, and 21 back of champion New Trier. – Chicago Tribune

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Jacobs Invitational: The Patriots (6-6) placed 10th, winning two of their five matches in the tournament. SHS beat Hampshire (25-19, 25-18) and Belvidere North (25-19, 25-18), and lost to Cary-Grove (25-17, 25-17), Hersey (25-18, 25-11) and Belvidere North (25-21, 25-19). – Chicago Tribune

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

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.

Improv Audition Workshop Tonight

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops tonight and also on Monday, September 15 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 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. Contact Ms. Nowak with any questions.

Interested in Being a Student Trainer?

There will be an informational meeting/orientation for all students interested in the Athletic Student Training program today at 4 o’clock in Room 2004.

“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!

Pianist Needed for Pit Orchestra

SHS pianists are invited to apply for the final keyboard opening in the Pit Orchestra for “Cabaret.” Members must be able to commit to all rehearsals and performances. Please contact Mr. Beyer by Monday to audition.

COLLEGE NEWS

“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

2:35 (Eighth Period)

Tuesday

7:30 (Second Day of the Week)

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.

Seniors: On Tuesday, 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.

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!

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.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1.

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 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. We’re looking forward to a memorable 50th anniversary school year and to have you be a part of it!  

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s first meeting of the year after school today in Room 2118 from 3:30-5. We will be working with our brand new Weather Bug system this year. You can become a trained weather spotter, conduct weather experiments, and go on weather-related field trips. Contact the club sponsor, Mr. Eriksen, with any questions.

Choreography Club meets today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2112 (by the Sports Center). Learn a hip hop routine and have free cookies! Open to all; no experience necessary.

Anime Club meets today. Join us at 3:30 in Room 2113 to relax, watch movies and enjoy snacks! Everyone is welcome!

Please come join us for first Korean Club meeting. We will meet in Room 1506 on Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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 meets Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 in Room 1508/1510. The club is open to students interested in medicine as a career. New members are welcome.

Flute Choir is open to all SHS flutists. The first meeting is Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Karlin nkarlin@d125.org.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday 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).

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

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting today at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

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

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

West Aurora to offer free meals at five elementary schools

Unique program teaching research practices to SIU undergraduates

District 156 adjusts to enrollment changes at McHenry high schools

Movement aims to add school days back to Galesburg calendar

Fast-moving storm tears roof off Virginia High School gymnasium

Water line rupture closes Peoria Central High School

Kennedy-King College among finalists for $1 million national award

Chicago special ed teacher seeks to open indoor horseback riding facility

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Why don’t more men go into teaching?

Hong Kong group to give Harvard’s School of Health $350 million

Agrarian roots? Think again. Debunking the myth of summer vacation’s origins

Oh, the humanities! Disciplines survived, even thrived, during recession

Why Wall Street loves for-profit education

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Foundation Announces 2014-15 SCPA Series Lineup

Appearances by the Chicago Rat Pack, Great Lakes Naval Station show band Liberty Call, the Natya Dance Troupe, Chicago radio personality Kathy Hart, “breakfast queen” Ina Pinkney, and two children’s plays highlight the Stevenson Center for the Performing Arts Professional Performance Series for 2014-15.

Series events are a great bargain: Four are free (but registration is required), the children’s plays are $5 and the Chicago Rat Pack is $20 (if tickets are purchased in advance). To register for the free events or buy tickets, click here or call 847-415-4121.

Former Communication Arts Director Earns Journal Honor

Former Communication Arts Director David Noskin was one of two educators honored recently with the Paul and Kate Farmer Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. The award is given each year to the authors of the two best articles published in the council’s English Journal.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 7, Glenbrook South 1: The Patriots (6-0) swept all five doubles matches and won two of three singles contests. At No. 1 doubles, Kendall Kirsch and Kaylin Dong posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory. They were joined in the winner’s circle by No. 2 Katherine Harvey/Zoe Taylor (6-2, 6-0), No. 3 Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (6-0, 6-0), No. 4 Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-0, 6-0) and No. 5 Nikki Rezania/Rachel Mopper (6-4, 6-0). In singles, Vinaya Rao was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 2, and Bronwyn Heidkamp earned a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 3. – Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 177, Vernon Hills 180: At Vernon Hills Golf Club, the Patriots prevailed in a close match. Myra Peterson led SHS with a 41, followed by Surya Vijayasankar (42), Alexia Fidman (44) and Olivia Hancock (50). – Daily Herald

Boys Soccer

Deerfield 1, Stevenson 0: The host Warriors (3-2-1) scored with 22 minutes remaining and held on for their third victory in four games. Jeremy Klaber made five saves for the Patriots (2-2-1). – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Glenbrook South d. Stevenson, 25-20, 26-28, 25-16: Jori Radtke led the visiting Patriots (4-3) with eight kills. Isabella Milejczyk had six. – Daily Herald

SHS Football Prepares for Key Clash in South Suburbs

Two of the top-rated football teams in the Chicago area tangle tonight when Stevenson travels to Homewood-Flossmoor. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30. Patriot fans driving to H-F are asked to park in the main parking lot at the high school, which is located at 999 Kedzie Avenue in Flossmoor. Once parked, SHS backers should enter the visitor entrance on the east side of the Stadium. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students with ID. Seniors 60 and older get free admission. Spectators are encouraged to arrive early; H-F officials said there will be a cap on the number of tickets sold. Only 1,000 tickets are available for visitors. Can’t make it to the game? The contest will be shown live on High School Cube. | Daily Herald capsule preview, Southtown Star capsule preview

Fall Season Previews Du Jour

The Daily Herald today published season previews for Lake County schools in several fall sports. Your ability to read them online will depend upon how often you’ve been to the Herald’s website. Girls tennis | Boys soccer | Girls cross country | Boys cross country | Girls swimming and diving

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last Day to Get a Color Fun(d) Run T-Shirt

Today is the last day to get a free T-shirt by registering for the second annual Color Fun(d) Run, which will be held Sunday, September 14 at SHS. The Color Fun(d) Run is a walk/run during which people throw different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

Improv Audition Workshops Set For Next Two Mondays

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops next Monday and also on Monday, September 15 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.

West ILC Circulation Desk Closing at 3:30 Today

The ILC circulation desk will close at 3:30 p.m. today. The ILC will remain open and monitored by SHS security, but circulation of books and laptops will not be available.

Interested in Being a Student Trainer?

There will be an informational meeting/orientation for all students interested in the Athletic Student Training program on Monday at 4 o’clock in Room 2004.

“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, September 10-11. 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!

Superstore Hiring Students

The Superstore is hiring students to work during their lunch period. This is a paid position and is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. Interested students should contact Sally Miller at smiller@d125.org for an application or stop by the Superstore.

Pianist Needed for Pit Orchestra

SHS pianists are invited to apply for the final keyboard opening in the Pit Orchestra for “Cabaret.” Members must be able to commit to all rehearsals and performances. Please contact Mr. Beyer by Monday to audition.

WAES Radio Holding Information Meeting Wednesday

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).

Flute Choir Starts on Tuesday

Flute Choir is open to all SHS flutists. The first meeting is Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Karlin nkarlin@d125.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

“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:

Monday, September 8

2:35 (Eighth Period)

Tuesday, September 9

7:30 (Second Day of the Week)

Wednesday, September 10

2:45 (Eighth Period/Activity Day)

Friday, September 12

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.

Rep-A-Rama college visits for juniors and seniors have begun! Many colleges and universities have already scheduled a date to visit with Stevenson students. The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Whittier College, Washington University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Rose-Hulman University, University of Alabama, St. Olaf College, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Iowa, Baldwin Wallace University, American University, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College, Carroll University, Case Western University, University of Washington, Gettysburg College, Purdue University, Western Illinois University, Eckerd College and Elon University.

The blue college passes are a thing of the past! Seniors and juniors will use Naviance to sign up for the college they are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up, and print the confirmation page. Take the confirmation page to your teacher for his or her signature, and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are available at d125.org/college.

If the college visit occurs during your lunch hour or free period, 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. 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: On Tuesday, 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.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Planning for your future means planning for a career. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration website at www.d125.org/careerexploration or contacting Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events, jobs and opportunities, and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

CLUB NEWS

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. This meeting will cover tips/tricks on photography and Adobe Photoshop. We’re looking forward to a memorable 50th anniversary school year and to have you be a part of it!  

Today after school, from 3:30 to 6:30, the Interactive Gamers Club will hold their first event of the year in the Wood Commons. We will be running a Pack Wars tournament, and we’ll be giving away raffle prizes throughout. The cost is $5, and each student will receive at least four packs of Magic cards. Experienced and new players are all welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s first meeting of the year after school Monday in Room 2118 from 3:30-5. We will be working with our brand new Weather Bug system this year. You can become a trained weather spotter, conduct weather experiments, and go on weather-related field trips. Contact the club sponsor, Mr. Eriksen, with any questions.

Choreography Club meets Monday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2112 (by the Sports Center). Learn a hip hop routine and have free cookies! Open to all; no experience necessary.

The Korean Club, a new culture club this school year, will be meeting on Tuesday after school in Room 1506. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Future Doctors of America meets Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 in Room 1508/1510. The club is open to students interested in medicine as a career. New members are welcome.

INTRAMURALS

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting Monday at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

It’s not too late to register for IM Golf! IM Golf meets Tuesdays and transportation is provided to Vernon Hills Golf Course. Registration packets can be picked up in the PREP Office, Room 3040. For more information please visit the IM Golf Website, the PREP office, or contact Mr. Wise (bwise@d125.org) or Mr. Argentar (dargentar@d125.org).

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Illinois State University’s freshman class increases by 20%

State employee pension case may move to fast track

In Illinois, preschool access worst for Latinos

Plainfield school closed for second day due to mold

Parents concerned after students access porn in Huntley-Algonquin District 158

Companies decide not to build cell towers at Naperville District 203 schools

Leaky roof damages new Harper, ECC facility

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Who should decide what high school kids are allowed to read?

Why campuses can’t talk about alcohol when it comes to sexual assault

Feds suspect more FAFSA errors, will again reprocess forms

After nearly 47 years, nation’s longest-serving university president to retire

Rise of online booksellers brings complaints from college bookstores

The origin of the “Freshman 15” myth

How one student’s dyslexia changed a community

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

2005 Alum Making Presence Felt in the Fashion World

SHS alum Amy Levin (Class of 2005) has turned a project born from boredom into a major player in the fashion world, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Her CollegeFashionista website has more than 1,500 contributors each semester and is considered prime advertising territory by such companies as Amazon Fashion, American Eagle, Victoria’s Secret and Maybelline. The website’s annual revenue is in the mid-seven figures, Levin told Crain’s. In August, Levin was featured in New York magazine.

She started CollegeFashionista during her senior year at Indiana University, trying to fend off boredom following an internship in London the previous semester. The website quickly took off, and today has a full-time staff of eight split between Chicago and New York. Three of Levin’s employees are her siblings: Melissa (2004), who is editorial director; Daniel (2001), who handles information technology; and Brian (2008), the company’s business director. Amy serves as creative director.

Visiting Artist of the Month Program Returns

Erica Elan Ciganek is the Art Department’s Visiting Artist of the Month for September. Samples of her work are on display in the remodeled Rotunda Gallery of the West Building. She will come to SHS later this month to meet with students and talk about her work and career.

 

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

 

Boys Cross Country

Stevenson at Art Campbell/Lake County Invitational: Sam Oh outran everyone on the 3-mile course at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, crossing the tape first in 15:29.2 and helping the Patriots to a fifth-place finish among 14 schools. Paul Udoni placed 15th and Jared Borowsky was 20th. –  Official results | Daily Herald

Girls Cross Country

Stevenson at Art Campbell/Lake County Invitational: Isabelle Sparreo took fourth place in the field of 148 runners with a time of 19:09, and Jessica Philipp placed 14th in 19:49. SHS finished seventh out of 18 teams at Lakewood Forest Preserve. Two other Pats placed in the top 50: Shea Kirby was 37th (20:41.6) and Gabriella Jagielo was 46th (21:10.8). – Official results | Daily Herald

Girls Golf

Stevenson 169, Antioch 254: Myra Peterson, Alexia Fidman and Surya Vijayasankar all tied for medalist honors by shooting 42s at Spring Valley Country Club. Stephanie Namkoong was right behind them with a 43. – Daily Herald

 

NCAA Eligibility Workshop September 10

SHS student-athletes and their parents hoping to continue their playing careers in college are encouraged to attend the North Suburban Conference’s annual NCAA Eligibility Workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine campus. The workshop provides insights on NCAA academic requirements and recruiting information. Lake Forest College Director of Athletics Jackie Slaats will be the featured speaker.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Improv Audition Workshops Set For Next Two Mondays

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops next Monday and also on Monday, September 15 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.

“Cat in the Hat” Auditions September 10-11

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, September 10-11. 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!

Superstore Hiring Students

The Superstore is hiring students to work during their lunch period. This is a paid position and is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. Interested students should contact Sally Miller at smiller@d125.org for an application or stop by the Superstore.

Student Musicians Needed for Pit Orchestra

If you play an instrument, consider signing up to be part of the pit orchestra for the fall musical, “Cabaret.” Mr. Beyer is looking for about 50 musicians. String players, brass players, piano players, even banjo players; lots of different talents are needed. If you’re interested in applying for pit orchestra, click here.

Color Fun(d) Run Registration Clock Winding Down

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fun(d) Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fun(d) Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. Friday is the last day to sign up and be certain that you’ll get a free T-shirt. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

West ILC Circulation Desk Closing at 3:30 Friday

The ILC circulation desk will close at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The ILC will remain open and monitored by SHS security, but circulation of books and laptops will not be available.

WAES Radio Holding Information Meeting September 10

Radio! Radio! 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).

Flute Choir Starts on Tuesday

Flute Choir is open to all SHS flutists. The first meeting is Tuesday at 7:40 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Karlin at nkarlin@d125.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

Rep-A-Rama college visits for juniors and seniors have begun! Many colleges and universities have already scheduled a date to visit with Stevenson students. The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Whittier College, Washington University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Rose-Hulman University, University of Alabama, St. Olaf College, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Iowa, Baldwin Wallace University, American University, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College, Carroll University, Case Western University, University of Washington, Gettysburg College, Purdue University, Western Illinois University, Eckerd College and Elon University.

The blue college passes are a thing of the past! Seniors and juniors will use Naviance to sign up for the college they are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up, and print the confirmation page. Take the confirmation page to your teacher for his or her signature, and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are available at d125.org/college.

If the college visit occurs during your lunch hour or free period, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Seniors: Next Tuesday, 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.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Planning for your future means planning for a career. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration website at www.d125.org/careerexploration or contacting Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events, jobs and opportunities, and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

CLUB NEWS

Club Israel is ready! Are you? We’ll have food and drink, friends and fun! Need to be Jewish? Nope, everyone is welcome! Need to know Hebrew? Nope, every language is welcome!  Need to have fun? Yup! Join us for our first meeting today after school in Room 1414.  Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

Like art, community service and fun? Come to Art From the Heart today in Student Activities and get to know the club. We will have cupcakes and cookies!

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

Chess Club meets today in Room 7022. Meetings run from 3:30 to approximately 5 o’clock.

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

Do you 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, Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. in Room 2712. This meeting will cover tips/tricks on photography and Adobe Photoshop. We’re looking forward to a memorable 50th anniversary school year and to have you be a part of it!  

This Friday after school, from 3:30 to 6:30, the Interactive Gamers Club will hold their first event of the year in the Wood Commons. We will be running a Pack Wars tournament, and we’ll be giving away raffle prizes throughout. The cost is $5, and each student will receive at least four packs of Magic cards. Experienced and new players are all welcome!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s first meeting of the year after school Monday in Room 2118 from 3:30-5. We will be working with our brand new Weather Bug system this year. You can become a trained weather spotter, conduct weather experiments, and go on weather-related field trips. Contact the club sponsor, Mr. Eriksen, with any questions.

Choreography Club meets Monday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 2112 (by the Sports Center). Learn a hip hop routine and have free cookies! Open to all; no experience necessary.

Future Doctors of America meets Tuesday from 3:30-4:45 in Room 1508/1510. The club is open to students interested in medicine as a career. New members are welcome.

INTRAMURALS

Open baseball is canceled for today.

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting Monday at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

It’s not too late to register for IM Golf! IM Golf meets Tuesdays and transportation is provided to Vernon Hills Golf Course. Registration packets can be picked up in the PREP Office, Room 3040. For more information please visit the IM Golf Website, the PREP office, or contact Mr. Wise (bwise@d125.org) or Mr. Argentar (dargentar@d125.org).

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

University of Illinois considers boosting financial aid to retain state students

Chancellor says University of Illinois must fix “errors” in hiring process

Governors State University to open renovated science wing

UNO charter schools now target of IRS audit over bonds

DePaul, Northwestern name new trustees

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

North Carolina district breaks ties with Teach for America

Indiana approves controversial alternative teaching permit

50 colleges now charge more than $60,000 per year for tuition, room and board

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Healthy Patriot Series for Parents Starts Next Week

This year’s “Healthy Patriot” discussion series for SHS parents begins Wednesday, September 10. The Healthy Patriot initiative invites parents to collaborate with members of Stevenson’s Student Services team on topics related to raising healthy teens. The first topic in the nine-session series is “Over Scheduling: What’s a Healthy Balance?”

The remainder of the Healthy Patriot series will include these topics:

  • “What is Success?” – October 8
  • “What’s an SST and What Do They Have to Do With Me?” – November 12
  • “What Happened to My Mild-Mannered Child?” – December 10
  • “What are Some Good Ways to Blow Off Stress?” – January 14
  • “You’ve Got a Friend in Me …” – February 11
  • “Wait … Didn’t They Cover That in Health?” – March 11
  • “What’s a Social Profile?” – April 8
  • “Call Me Every Sunday – Advice About College” – May 13

Sessions will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the District 125 Administration Building. The events are free.

4 of 6 Winners in Eureka Play Festival From Stevenson

Four Stevenson student playwrights — two who just graduated and two who are seniors — are among the six winners in Eureka College’s second annual Illinois High School 10-Minute Play Festival. The winners are seniors Jianna Lubotsky and Ray Weisz, and 2014 graduates Jessica Daly and Aidan Murphy. Their plays will be performed November 21-22 at Eureka’s Pritchard Theatre. Murphy was one of the winners last year.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Golf

Stevenson 186, Warren 207: Olivia Stomberg led the Patriots with a 44 at Bittersweet Golf Club (par 36). She was followed by Surya Vijayasankar and Alexia Fidman, each of whom shot a 46. Stephanie Namkoong added a 50. – Daily Herald

Girls Tennis

Stevenson 9, Highland Park 0: At Danny Cunniff Park, the Patriots improved to 5-0 with straight-set victories at every position. Winning at Nos. 1-4 singles were Kendall Kirsch (6-0, 6-0), Zoe Manion (6-1, 6-1), Bronwyn Heidkamp (6-2, 6-3) and Rachel Mopper (6-3, 6-3). The five winning doubles tandems were Vinaya Rao/Katherine Harvey (6-1, 6-1), Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor (6-0, 6-0), Gwendolyn Heidkamp/Michelle Tulchinskaya (7-5, 6-0), Caroline Kelmis/Lindsey Waxman (6-2, 6-2), and Nikki Rezania/Jordyn Chapman (6-1, 7-6 (7)). – Daily Herald

Saturday’s Late Varsity Results

Boys Golf

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots finished eighth with a team score of 317, one stroke behind Naperville North and 22 shots behind champion New Trier. Jason Gohde and Luke Feder led SHS with 78s. Kevin Chin had an 81 and William Sebastian carded an 82. – Daily Herald

 

Football Team Moves to No. 1 in Tribune Rankings

Stevenson is the new No. 1 in the Chicago Tribune prep football rankings, moving up one spot following an opening-week loss by Bolingbrook. The Patriots also stepped up to No. 2 in the Sun-Times. It’s only the second week of the football season, but SHS faces a great challenge when it travels to Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday. The Vikings ranked third by the Tribune and Sun-Times, and beat the Pats in Lincolnshire, 28-21, last September. (Watch last year’s game) Just five years ago, H-F went 1-8 and was considered irrelevant among south suburban football programs.

SHS Athletics Teams Up With Hub Arkush’s Football Magazine

Stevenson has teamed up with Hub Arkush’s Chicago Football Magazine for a fundraising program that will raise money for SHS Athletics. For every $79 premium subscription sold under Stevenson’s unique promo code (ADLAIHS), the magazine will return $20 back to the Athletics Division. The premium subscription rate covers print and digital editions. Stevenson’s football rivalry with Lake Zurich is scheduled to be featured in the magazine’s September 24 edition. Click here to subscribe or get more information.

Alum Named MEAC Volleyball Rookie of the Week

Khaila Donaldson, a 2014 Stevenson graduate and outside hitter for the Howard University women’s volleyball team, has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Rookie of the Week. She totaled 40 kills, 36 digs and nine blocks against George Mason, American and Georgetown in last weekend’s DC Volleyball Challenge.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Reminder: Late Arrival Schedule for All on Thursday

The school will operate on a late arrival schedule for all students Thursday due to tonight’s Open House. Classes will begin at 10:30, and buses will begin their routes at 9:20.

Improv Audition Workshops Set For Next Two Mondays

Interested in auditioning for the Failed Presidential Candidates – SHS Improv Troupe? We will be having audition workshops next Monday and also on Monday, September 15 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.

Superstore Hiring Students

The Superstore is hiring students to work during their lunch period. This is a paid position and is open to sophomores, juniors or seniors. Interested students should contact Sally Miller at smiller@d125.org for an application or stop by the Superstore.

Student Musicians Needed for Pit Orchestra

If you play an instrument, consider signing up to be part of the pit orchestra for the fall musical, “Cabaret.” Mr. Beyer is looking for about 50 musicians. String players, brass players, piano players, even banjo players; lots of different talents are needed. If you’re interested in applying for pit orchestra, click here.

Color Fun(d) Run Registration Clock Winding Down

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fun(d) Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fun(d) Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. Friday is the last day to sign up and be certain that you’ll get a free T-shirt. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

Rep-A-Rama college visits for juniors and seniors have begun! Many colleges and universities have already scheduled a date to visit with Stevenson students. The following colleges will be visiting Stevenson next week: Whittier College, Washington University, University of Illinois-Chicago, Rose-Hulman University, University of Alabama, St. Olaf College, University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Iowa, Baldwin Wallace University, American University, Marquette University, Michigan State University, Kalamazoo College, Carroll University, Case Western University, University of Washington, Gettysburg College, Purdue University, Western Illinois University, Eckerd College and Elon University.

The blue college passes are a thing of the past! Seniors and juniors will use Naviance to sign up for the college they are interested in visiting. View all upcoming college visits, sign up, and print the confirmation page. Take the confirmation page to your teacher for his or her signature, and then bring this signed confirmation page to the visit. Instructions are available at d125.org/college.

If the college visit occurs during your lunch hour or free period, follow the same procedure, but no signature is necessary on the confirmation page.

Considering the University of North Carolina? The Morehead-Cain Award, the oldest and one of the most prestigious scholarship programs in the country, recognizes well-rounded student leaders who demonstrate outstanding potential for leadership in high school, in college and beyond. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is expected to be, in conduct and achievement, a superior citizen. This merit-based award includes four years of tuition and expenses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as fully funded summer enrichment programs that supplement academic study with off-campus travel and experience. Stevenson is allowed to nominate one student from the Class of 2015. Interested seniors may pick up nomination materials in the College/Career Center. The deadline to return nomination forms is Wednesday, September 10. Please know if selected, the nominee will need to complete and submit the Morehead-Cain application by Wednesday, October 1.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Planning for your future means planning for a career. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration website at www.d125.org/careerexploration or contacting Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events, jobs and opportunities, and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

CLUB NEWS

Are you interested in science? Would you like to do your own research and experiments and enter science fairs and competitions? If so, come to the first Science REACH Club meeting after school today in Room 1708. For more information contact Mrs. Palffy.

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting today from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

Club Israel is ready! Are you? We’ll have food and drink, friends and fun! Need to be Jewish? Nope, everyone is welcome! Need to know Hebrew? Nope, every language is welcome!  Need to have fun? Yup! Join us for our first meeting Thursday after school in Room 1414.  Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will have its first meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (near the Sports Center entrance).

Like art, community service and fun? Come to Art From the Heart on Thursday in Student Activities and get to know the club. We will have cupcakes and cookies!

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

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!

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s first meeting of the year after school Monday in Room 2118 from 3:30-5. We will be working with our brand new Weather Bug system this year. You can become a trained weather spotter, conduct weather experiments, and go on weather-related field trips. Contact the club sponsor, Mr. Eriksen, with any questions.

Future Doctors of America meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:45 in Room 1508/1510. The club is open to students interested in medicine as a career. New members are welcome.

INTRAMURALS

Intramural Archery meets today after school on the Sports Courts.

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting Monday at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

It’s not too late to register for IM Golf! IM Golf meets Tuesdays and transportation is provided to Vernon Hills Golf Course. Registration packets can be picked up in the PREP Office, Room 3040. For more information please visit the IM Golf Website, the PREP office, or contact Mr. Wise (bwise@d125.org) or Mr. Argentar (dargentar@d125.org).

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Police say two more students alleging abuse by former Gavin teacher

Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

Southern Illinois University enrollment increases for first time in 10 years

Cary District 26 school board approves new contract with teachers

Chicago’s Dyett High School has 12 students enrolled

Fatigue a way of life for Chicago-area high schoolers

School district swap off fall ballot for residents in downstate Gifford area

At Robert Morris University, videogames are a varsity sport

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Do Americans expect too much from a college degree?

50-state look at how Common Core is playing out around the U.S.

Boston to get its first education chief

In Miami-Dade schools, testing doesn’t end

Los Angeles schools superintendent defends dealings with Apple, Pearson

Are football coaches worth what they’re paid by universities? Study says yes

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Open House Night is Wednesday

The first of two Open House evenings for parents and guardians will be held Wednesday from 7-9:30 p.m. To ease traffic congestion, parents and guardians whose students have a last name beginning with the letters A-L are suggested to attend Wednesday’s Open House, while those with last names M-Z are encouraged to come Thursday, September 11. However, parents who have a calendar conflict with their designated evening may attend on the other date. (Parents do not need to inform the school if they are coming on a different night.) On the mornings after each Open House, the school will operate on a late arrival schedule with classes beginning at 10:30.

Cast List for Cabaret Announced

The cast list has been announced for Cabaret, this year’s school musical, which will be performed November 14-16. The lead roles will be filled by Andy Cohen, Alex Knezevic, Sammie Landau, Matanel Roitman, Emma Harmon, Allison Phillips, Noah Chisman, Jacob Shellist and Blake Zimmerman. Click here to see the rest of the cast.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Tennis

Stevenson at New Trier Invitational: The Patriots dominated their three opponents, winning 19 of 20 matches, only one of which went to three games. SHS beat New Trier twice (5-0 and 4-1), Highland Park (5-0) and Glenbrook South (5-0). Kendall Kirsch went 3-0 at No. 1 singles, while Zoe Manion also was 3-0, winning twice at No. 2 singles and once at No. 1. Kaylin Dong and Zoe Taylor won three matches at No. 1 doubles, and Taylor added a victory at No. 2 singles. Katherine Harvey and Vinaya Rao won all four matches in which they played. The pair combined for two wins at No. 2 doubles and one at No. 1. Harvey won a No. 2 singles match while Rao teamed with Michelle Tulchinskaya for a win at No. 2 doubles. Tulchinskaya also joined with Gwendolyn Heidkamp to win three other doubles matches, one at No. 2 and two at No. 3. Caroline Kelmis and Lindsey Waxman won at No. 3 doubles.

Boys Soccer

Stevenson at Glenbrook South Invitational: The Patriots (2-1-1) tied Warren, 2-2, in the third-place game, shortly after defeating Loyola Academy, 5-1. Jun Min scored both of Stevenson‘s goals against the Blue Devils, and had one versus the Ramblers. Ethan Marx scored twice against Loyola, and Avery Delgado and Zach Sherman had the other goals. – Daily Herald

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: The Patriots (4-2) finished second to host Libertyville in the Gold bracket, falling to the Wildcats in the championship match, 25-15, 25-22. SHS rallied past DeKalb, 17-25, 26-24, 26-24 in the semifinals to reach the title match. The Pats were 4-1 in the two-day tournament. Jori Radtke had 16 kills in the win over DeKalb, and 34 in the tournament. She led Stevenson with 5 kills against Libertyville, while Isabella Milejczyk had 4. Corissa Kurth served 6 aces against DeKalb. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Football

Stevenson 35, Indian Trail 0: The host Patriots (1-0) rolled in their season opener, which was called less than 4 minutes into the second quarter due to lightning delays. Stevenson’s defense was stifling, holding the Hawks (1-1) to one first down. SHS led 21-0 after the first quarter, behind TD runs from Tyler Vincent (6 yards), Jack Joseph (25 yards) and quarterback Willie Bourbon (4 yards), who was 6-of-10 passing for 137 yards. Bourbon connected with Cameron Green on a 19-yard scoring strike that made the score 28-0, and Joseph ran it in from 7 yards out before the lightning delays hit. –  Daily Herald | Watch the SBN Video

Girls Volleyball

Stevenson at Crosstown Classic: At Libertyville, the Patriots (3-1) dispatched all three of their opponents in two games. SHS defeated Evanston (25-16, 25-19), Round Lake (25-15, 25-19) and Wauconda (25-21, 26-24).

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student Musicians Needed for Pit Orchestra

If you play an instrument, consider signing up to be part of the pit orchestra for the fall musical, “Cabaret.” Mr. Beyer is looking for about 50 musicians. String players, brass players, piano players, even banjo players; lots of different talents are needed. If you’re interested in applying for pit orchestra, click here.

Color Fun(d) Run Registration Clock Winding Down

Stevenson wants you to get all messed up on Sunday, September 14. That’s when the second annual Color Fun(d) Run will take place on campus. How does the Color Fun(d) Run work? It’s simple: Run, walk, crawl or make some type of forward motion while people dump different colors on you. And it’s all for a good cause, the Stevenson Foundation’s Kids In Need fund. Friday is the last day to sign up and be certain that you’ll get a free T-shirt. For more information, go to stevensonfoundation.org.

COLLEGE NEWS

Seniors: Need assistance with your Common Application? The College Counselors will be holding three workshops, and you only need to attend one! On Wednesday (second day of the week schedule), workshops are at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The last workshop is scheduled for 2:35 p.m. (eighth period) on Thursday, September 11. All workshops are in the College/Career Center (Room 1123).

CAREER EXPLORATION

Planning for your future means planning for a career. Find out how you can make the most of your career planning by visiting the Career Exploration website at www.d125.org/careerexploration or contacting Mrs. Willock in the CCC at dwillock@d125.org. View upcoming events, jobs and opportunities, and find out more about participating in a career shadow.

CLUB NEWS

StageCrafters will hold its official beginning of the year meeting today in the Little Theatre (4200) from 3:30-5 p.m. We will welcome new members, discuss the upcoming performance season, have some snacks and take a tour of the Performing Arts Center facilities.

Chess Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday beginning today 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 informational meeting is today; all are welcome!

The Stevenson Styler, Stevenson’s fashion magazine, will hold its first meeting Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 1612. We are looking for students who are interested in photography, writing, editing, modeling and layout. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Erickson in Room 1410.

Are you interested in science? Would you like to do your own research and experiments and enter science fairs and competitions? If so, come to the first Science REACH Club meeting on Wednesday after school in Room 1708. For more information contact Mrs. Palffy.

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) will have its first meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the West Staff Dining Room (near the Sports Center entrance).

Club Israel is ready! Are you? We’ll have food and drink, friends and fun! Need to be Jewish? Nope, everyone is welcome! Need to know Hebrew? Nope, every language is welcome!  Need to have fun? Yup! Join us for our first meeting Thursday after school in Room 1414.  Any questions? Ask Mrs. Argentar.

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

INTRAMURALS

Don’t forget that IM Football team packets are due next week! If your team has not picked up a packet, please do so ASAP in Room 3040.

It’s not too late to register for IM Golf! IM Golf meets Tuesdays and transportation is provided to Vernon Hills Golf Course. Registration packets can be picked up in the PREP Office, Room 3040. For more information please visit the IM Golf Website, the PREP office, or contact Mr. Wise (bwise@d125.org) or Mr. Argentar (dargentar@d125.org).

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.

IM Yoga is back and starting soon. Attend the informational meeting next Monday at 3:30 in Room 5044. Visit the IM Yoga website for more information.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Roosevelt University move part of “tectonic shift” in education

Cary District 26, teachers union reach tentative deal

Negotiations over teacher contract stall in Richmond-Burton District 157

Former alternative ed teachers in Aurora seek remedy for lost pay

Heyworth teacher faces drug charges

St. Charles District 303 settles playground bully lawsuit

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Report: 1 in 5 students miss a month of school per year

Can universities be embarrassed into raising graduation rates?

Obama administration finds rating teachers not as easy as 1, 2, 3

Seoul, other Asian cities, provide surge of foreign students to U.S. universities

California passes first-ever bill to define sexual consent on college campuses

New Orleans public schools, pre-Katrina and now, by the numbers

Penn State aiming to be first school on the moon

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