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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Former Board Members Earn Heritage Awards
Two former District 125 Board of Education members were honored Monday night with the Heritage Award, given annually to individuals who have made a significant impact on Stevenson High School. Diane Holder, the third-longest serving board member in district history, and Les Raff, who served as board president for seven years, received their awards at the school board’s monthly meeting. Several other Heritage Award recipients were present for the ceremony.

Holder served for 25 years from 1983 to 2008, and was vice president of the board for several years. She was elected to the board in 1983 — receiving the most votes in a five-person race — and was re-elected six times. Only two people have served longer in the school’s 43-year history: Current board members Merv Roberts, who has been on the board since 1981, and Terry Moons, who joined in 1985.

Holder first moved into District 125 in 1975, and her three children all graduated from Stevenson. She spent three years on the District 96 School Board, from 1978-81. She also rose through the teaching ranks to become principal of Aptakisic-Tripp Junior High School, and finished her career as District 102’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction before retiring in 2006.

Raff served on the board from 1995 to 2011, and was president from 2000 to 2007. He had served as vice president prior to succeeding Roberts as president. He was elected in November 1995 to the seat formerly held by William Gehl. Raff had two children graduate from Stevenson.

As president, he successfully faced a number of challenges, including the 2002 tax-rate referendum, the retirements of two superintendents and the hiring of their replacements (including our current superintendent), and dealing with various issues related to the school reaching its peak enrollment in 2005.

Student Improv Troupe Performing Thursday Night
The Failed Presidential Candidates, Stevenson’s improve troupe, will perform its final show of the year at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the West Auditorium. Admission is free and the show will run for less than an hour. Alumni are scheduled to perform with the group.

Despite Falling Short With Foreigner, Choir Hits High Note
Stevenson choir students won’t be performing with Foreigner next month, but Choral Director Alice Nuteson is thrilled that they were among finalists for the honor. “It’s something that we really did pretty quickly, on a whim, so to even make it that far was exciting,” Nuteson told the Lincolnshire Review. Elk Grove High School will take the stage to sing with Foreigner on its top hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Monday’s Varsity Results

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 15, Vernon Hills 7: In the Stadium, the Patriots beat the Cougars in the first round of the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state playoffs. The Patriots (9-13) will play host to Glenbard West in the second round at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 9, Waubonsie Valley 5: The Patriots (14-6) won their Illinois High School Lacrosse Association Class A state playoff opener in the Stadium. On Thursday, SHS is scheduled to face the winner of the first-round matchup between Evanston and St. Ignatius.

Softball
Stevenson 13, Mundelein 9: Taylor Koenigs, Abby O’Connor and Lexi Yonkovic all homered to lead a 17-hit attack for the Patriots (17-14, 5-5). Koenigs went 4-for-5 and drove in four runs. Yonkovic and Jordan Cortesi had three hits apiece. The game was a see-saw affair, with SHS rallying from an 8-6 deficit to score four runs in the fifth inning to take control. The Pats added three insurance runs in the seventh. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Libertyville, 25-23, 22-25, 27-25: Grant Maleski led the Patriots (16-18, 5-5) to their third straight win with 11 kills and Connor Perlin added eight. Timothy Park had 24 digs. Setters Nicholas Perozzi and Jeffrey Wang had 18 and 15 assists, respectively. – Daily Herald (stats)

Baseball
Lake Forest 12, Stevenson 2: The host Scouts scored seven runs in the fifth inning to break open a 5-2 game. The Patriots fell to 11-13. – @SHS_Baseball1

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation cap and gown pick-up is today until 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.

2014 yearbooks will be distributed today and Wednesday. Juniors and seniors can pick up their yearbook during lunch periods today. Freshmen and sophomores can pick up their yearbook during lunch periods on Wednesday. Get your yearbook at the Patriot Lobby in the West Building or in front of the Performing Arts Center. Please bring your school ID.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up today and Wednesday from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com. You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

Before leaving for the summer, please check out the Lost and Found boxes for any lost items. Stop by Room 5024 in the East Building (by the Field House) and Room 2416 in the West Building.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Schools can no longer require birth certificates
Wauconda District 118 board member dies after stroke
State Senate approves bill to bar U. of I. lecturer
Oak Lawn High School student scam keeps 47 from graduating
Eastern Illinois U. adding online classes for transfer students
Campus police drag protesters off U. of Chicago construction site
Champaign polling residents on location for new high school
Bell-Chatham board approves settlement over document dispute

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Charters add layer to ongoing Brown v. Board debate
Before Brown v. Board, Mendez fought segregated schools
First lady to tout role of arts education program
In Colorado, a school where teacher evaluations are a team effort
Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus
College Board recommends changes in the Pell Grant program
Hotel chains embracing decorations, amenities to college calendar

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Science Olympiad Team Finishes 11th in Nation
Stevenson finished 11th at the National Science Olympiad on Saturday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, despite missing all of its senior members due to Prom. SHS earned medals in three events, and finished in the top 10 in seven of 23 events.

Freshmen Katherine Liu and Hannah Yan finished second in the Boomilever event, while juniors Kathryn Fatina and Jaymo Kang were third in Magnetic Levitation Vehicle. Junior David Zhang and freshman Jason Lu were fifth in Disease Detectives.

Other top 10 finishes for Stevenson included:

• Freshman Amber Hu and sophomore Kevin Cao, seventh in Hydrogeology

• Liu and junior Emma Buckardt, eighth in Entomology

• Buckardt and junior Jessie Wang, eighth in Scrambler

• Zhang, Yan and Wang, 10th in Experimental Design

• Sophomore Becca Nelson and junior Borchueh Wu, 10th in Rocks and Minerals

Only 60 high schools of the more than 7,000 that participate in the Science Olympiad program earn invitations to the national competition.

Consortium Art Show Begins Busy Fine Arts Week
Another busy week is in store for Stevenson’s Fine Arts Division. The Consortium Art Show, featuring artwork from students at the local junior high schools, will take place from 6-8 p.m. tonight in the Field House. The Orchestra Awards Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. The theatre program’s end-of-year celebration starts at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall. On Thursday and Friday, the Spring Art Fest will be held in Room 2104 and the Upper Lobby of the West Building. A public reception is set for Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m. Finally, the Director’s Workshop will be held during the school day on Friday.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: One night after finishing second in the team competition, several Patriots earned individual medals. Junior Arie Feltman-Frank earned the fourth state medal of his career, placing third on horizontal bar (8.7). He also was third on horizontal bar last year, as well as sixth in pommel horse, and finished fourth on horizontal bar in 2012. Seniors Jacob Guth and Zack Gilbert also earned medals. Guth took fourth on horizontal bar (8.65) and Gilbert was fifth on pommel horse (8.75). For Guth, the medal was his first, while Gilbert added to the all-around fourth-place medal earned Friday night. Gilbert also was sixth on parallel bars (8.95), seventh on vault (9.05) and eighth on horizontal bar (8.3). Junior Elijah Klaber finished sixth on pommel horse (8.6). – Official results | Daily Herald

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: The Patriots finished 11th in the team standings. Seniors Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui made the deepest advance of Stevenson’s entries, reaching the quarterfinals before getting knocked into the consolation bracket. They won their consolation quarterfinal before being eliminated in the consolation semifinal, finishing the two-day tournament with a 4-2 record. Junior Margaret Chen lost her first-round singles match on Friday, then won three in a row in the consolation bracket before bowing out in the fourth round. Senior Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and junior Michelle Ling went 2-2 and survived until the third round of the consolation bracket. – Official Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: Melissa Gartenberg scored seven goals and Allison Travetto added six as the Patriots beat Mundelein, 16-6, to capture the sectional championship and qualify for this week’s state tournament at SHS. The victory also avenged last year’s loss to the Mustangs in the sectional championship. Stevenson (29-4) led 3-0 after one quarter, extended the lead to 8-4 at halftime, then outscored the Mustangs (22-14) 4-0 in the third to put the game out of reach. Autumn Hoang, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar each had one. Goalkeeper Becky Callen made 17 saves. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: Mitch Sokolsky and Alex Kapecki scored three goals, and Andrew Shashin added two as the Patriots (26-7) beat Mundelein, 12-5, for the sectional title and a repeat trip to the state tournament. SHS broke away from the Mustangs (19-14) in the second quarter, extending a 2-0 lead to 5-1 at halftime, and building a 10-1 advantage after three quarters. – High School Cube News, Daily Herald

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Tournament: The Patriots finished second to Lake Forest, 38-28, after winning the last two years. SHS finished second in all three doubles flights: Colin Harvey and Andrew Komarov at No. 1, Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk at No. 2, and Josh Cheng and Lukasz Jaworski at No. 3. Ben Bush finished third at No. 1 singles and Brian Weisberg was third at No. 2 singles. – Daily Herald

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson at IHSA State Finals: The Patriots finished second in the team finals to Wheaton North/Wheaton Warrenville South co-op team, which won its third straight championship. SHS posted a 153.7 score, just ahead of third-place Lyons (153.65). Wheaton finished with 161.55. This is the first time Stevenson has finished second at state. The Pats won IHSA titles in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2010, and was third in 1999, 2001 and 2013. In the all-around competition, senior Zack Gilbert finished fourth in the all-around competition with a 53.3 score (8.88 average), earning his first state medal. – Official Team Standings | Official All-Around Standings | Daily Herald,Chicago Tribune

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The Patriots (28-4) stormed their way into the sectional championship game with an 18-2 decision over Lake Forest. SHS led 10-1 at halftime and 15-2 after three quarters. Allison Travetto led all scorers with five, while Melissa Gartenberg, Autumn Hoang and Sara Ploch had three apiece. Erin Kempers scored twice, and Annika Hotchkiss and Joanie Newland had one goal. Goalkeepers Becky Callen and Lauren Burns combined for 14 saves. – Illpolo.com

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The Patriots (25-7) scored three goals in the final four minutes of the first half to break open a tight game and beat Barrington, 12-4, in the sectional semifinal. Andrew Shashin scored two of his five goals during the late first-half outburst. Mitch Sokolsky and Zach Stephens each scored twice. -
High School Cube News

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at IHSA Class 3A Lake Zurich Sectional: Jackie Setina won the high jump (5-3) and will advance to this week’s state tournament at Eastern Illinois University. Janine Fajardo was third in the 100-meter hurdles (16.1). Three others had fifth-place finishes: Lily Marks in the 100 (13.1), Jessica Karluk in the 300 hurdles (48.6) and Charlotte Langbo in the triple jump (34-1). SHS placed eighth in the team standings. – Official results

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Antioch, 25-13, 25-10: Keenan Herman had five kills and Nicholas Perozzi dished out 13 assists. Grant Maleski added three kills and three aces for the Patriots (15-18, 4-5), while Jeff Maskalunas totaled three kills and two aces. Connor Perlin also had three kills. – Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune

Playoff Pairings Set for Girls, Boys Lacrosse Teams
Stevenson’s girls lacrosse team will play host to Vernon Hills in the first round of the Illinois High School Women’s Lacrosse Association state playoffs at 5:45 today in the Stadium. The boys lacrosse team will take on Waubonsie Valley in the Stadium at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association state playoffs.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period today. You must attend this meeting even if you belong to a club. Click here for counselor locations. They also will be posted around the school.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up today through Wednesday from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com. You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

Graduation cap and gown pick-up is Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are available for students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

Dance company auditions will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in Dance Studio Room 2010. You must be present both days to be considered. Visit the dance web page at www.d125.org/arts/dance.aspx to sign up.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All PE lockers must be cleaned out by the end of the last regular school day on Tuesday, June 3. Locks will be cut off on Wednesday, June 4, and any remaining items left behind will be donated to local charities.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Guitar Club meets every Tuesday after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Pension penalties drop, but some schools still owe more than $100K
IHSA tournament profits tumble as employee salaries rise
Fox Valley area schools planning security upgrades
SIU online education program continues to grow
After 60 years, Wheaton preschool closes its doors
Durbin tours student loan proposal in Naperville
Chicago Tribune announces annual All-State Academic Team
Palatine Elementary District 15 wins award for online transparency

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
NEAP: Less than 40% of 12th-graders ready for college
Number of public college presidents making $1M a year doubles
Next Generation Science Standards divide a state built on coal and oil
Schools seek upgrades to entice healthy eating
Bridgepoint, Ashford U. settle with Iowa over enrollment tactics

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nine Students Win Honors in State Prose Contest
Nine students have been recognized as winners in the 2014 Illinois Association of Teachers of English Annual Prose Contest.

Three students won first place: Monet Lee (“Nothing Matters”), Michelle Hu (“Going Home”) and Alyssa Ryan Wexler (“Three Controlling Letters”). First place winners will have their essays published in the Fall edition of the Illinois English Bulletin.

Lee also earned runner-up honors for her piece, “The Soloist.” Three others also were runners-up: Anvesh Jalasutrum (“Nothing”), David Zhang (“Convergence”) and Emily Victoria Etienne (“On Love”).

Three students received honorable mention: Michelle Ling (“A Fantastic Reality”), Mikaela Kimberly Friedman (“Art, Dead and Gone”) and Arie Feltman-Frank (“Green Lights and Gin Rummy”).

Jen Arias teaches Lee and Ling. Melissa Mack is the teacher for Hu, Wexler, Jalasutrum and Zhang. Martha Keller teaches Etienne and Friedman, and Steve Heller is Feltman-Frank’s teacher.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The Patriots scored 10 goals in the first quarter en route to a 23-2 shellacking of Highland Park. SHS (27-4) advances to tonight’s sectional semifinal against Lake Forest, which begins at 7 p.m. Allison Travetto scored six goals and Melissa Gartenberg had five to lead a list of nine Patriots who scored. Annika Hotchkiss, Sami Weiner, Autumn Hoang, Jordyn Landau and Bridget Wynne each scored two goals. Sara Ploch and Fiona Gaffney had one apiece. Goalkeepers Becky Callen and Lauren Burns each made six saves in two quarters of work. – Illpolo.com

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: At Mundelein, Tim Vestuto, Ki Hwan Kim, Jason Pitts and David Goncharov combined to win the 800 relay in a season-best time of 1:30.76. Vestuto also finished second in the 100 (11.38) and third in the 200 (22.8), while Kim was runner-up in the long jump (21-1.5). Sam Oh placed second in 3,200 (9:36.32). SHS finished sixth in the overall team standings. – Daily Herald (results)

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 5, Glenbrook South 4: The host Patriots beat the Titans for the second time in 12 days, finishing the regular season with a 13-6 record. SHS will take part in the Illinois High School Lacrosse Association A-Class state playoffs on Tuesday. Pairings will be announced Saturday at the IHSLA website.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are you going to Prom on Saturday? Check-in starts at 5 p.m. in parking lot B. The buses will depart at 5:30 and arrive back at SHS at 11. You must ride the bus to and from Prom. There will be no refunds issued if you miss the bus.

Juniors: There is a mandatory meeting with your counselor during the activity period Monday. You must attend this meeting even if you belong to a club. Click here for counselor locations. They also will be posted around the school.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

Graduation cap and gown pick-up is Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up Monday through Wednesday from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com. You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Dance company auditions will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in Dance Studio Room 2010. You must be present both days to be considered. Visit the dance web page at www.d125.org/arts/dance.aspx to sign up.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

The SPINS Club bowling outing scheduled for today has been cancelled.

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
U. of Illinois president asks potential retirees to reconsider
Palatine District 15 could launch soccer program
SIU student newspaper may get infusion of state funds
Chicago non-profit could use crowdfunding to open preschool
District 200 will move transition center to downtown Wheaton
U. of Illinois, Chevy make carbon credit deal

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
U.S. schools largely re-segregated 60 years after Brown decision
Who gets to graduate from college?
Coaches, not presidents, top public-college pay list
Mississippi likely to rework school rating system
34-year-0ld woman poses at teen to enroll in Texas high school

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Freshman Featured in Teen Publication
Freshman Ben Krebs is featured in “18 Under 18: Celebrating 18 Amazing Chicago Teens,” an article in the latest edition of The Mash, a Chicago Tribune publication for teens written largely by high school students.

He was selected as one of two “comeback stories” for overcoming Prednisone-induced psychosis, which caused audio and visual hallucinations. Depression and anxiety were hurdles after recovery.

Krebs showed off his magic and comedy skills at this year’s Showcase student variety show. Click here to watch (second act at about 8 minutes in). The Tribune will honor him and the other 17 students at a June award ceremony.

Choral Concert Performance Online
Wednesday night’s Choral Concert was streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network. Click here to watch the concert.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson at IHSA Mundelein Sectional: The top-seeded Patriots (24-7) crushed ninth-seeded Lake Forest, 21-8, advancing to the semifinals against Barrington at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Alex Divanyan and Mitchell Sokolsky each scored five goals to lead SHS, which broke open the game with a 5-2 run before halftime that created a 13-6 lead. – High School Cube News, Illpolo.com

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson d. Lakes, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19: Josh Cliffer had nine kills as the visiting Patriots (14-18, 3-5) rallied for the victory. Connor Perlin recorded six kills and Keenan Herman added five. Jeff Maskalunas had two solo and five assisted blocks. Lucas Creevy dished out 15 assists and Timothy Park made 16 digs. – Daily Herald (stats)

Girls Lacrosse
Lake Forest 9, Stevenson 8: In the Stadium, the Patriots dropped to 7-13, and will close out the regular season Friday at Libertyville. – IHSWLA.org

Boys Lacrosse
Lake Forest 11, Stevenson 8: In a battle for the North Suburban Conference title in Lake Forest, the Scouts (14-2, 8-0) came out on top. The Patriots fell to 12-6 overall and finished 7-1 in the league. – IHSLA.org

Softball
Wauconda 8, Stevenson 1: The visiting Bulldogs (22-7) took control with a five-run fourth inning and spoiled Senior Night for the Patriots (16-14). SHS had four hits, three of which went for extra bases: a triple by Dana Morgan, and doubles from Taylor Koenigs and Kat Trotter. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball
Mundelein 5, Stevenson 2: The visiting Patriots (11-12, 4-6) fell to the Mustangs (26-2, 8-2) for the second straight day. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Soccer Player Also Helps Out With Buddy Baseball
Maddy Boutros, who plays goalkeeper on the varsity girls soccer team, is also involved in the Buddy Baseball program with the Buffalo Grove Recreational Association. In Buddy Baseball, children with special needs are paired on the field with volunteer “buddies” who can assist them while playing. Boutros is featured in a Daily Herald article today on Buddy Baseball.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Are you going to Prom on Saturday? Check-in starts at 5 p.m. in parking lot B. The buses will depart at 5:30 and arrive back at SHS at 11. You must ride the bus to and from Prom. There will be no refunds issued if you miss the bus.

Summer reading assignments for English classes are availablefor students who will be attending SHS during the 2014-15 school year. Check them out at www.d125.org/summer_reading.

Graduation cap and gown pick-up is Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by the College/Career Center, in the lower lobby of the West Building. You must show your student ID or a valid driver’s license to receive your cap, gown and tassel.

Help the SHS Choir sing with Foreigner! Vote once a day, every day between now and 10 a.m. Friday by clicking here.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up Monday through Wednesday from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com. You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Dance company auditions will be held next Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-7:30 p.m. in Dance Studio Room 2010. You must be present both days to be considered. Visit the dance web page at www.d125.org/arts/dance.aspx to sign up.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party today. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!

The SPINS Club bowling outing scheduled for Friday has been cancelled.

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

The girls lacrosse team is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills tonight. Roti will donate 20% from orders placed between 5-8 p.m. to the team. Look for the special coupon you’ll need when ordering on the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Judge halts Illinois pension overhaul
Report: About 13% of Chicago school students suspended last year
Illinois House working on budget; education plan approved
Florida administrator named as next District 300 superintendent
Hinsdale Central lifts suspension of student who wore AK-47 T-shirt
Alleged underage drinking in limo ignites Taylorville prom dispute
Ex-radical fights for job at University of Illinois

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
New data show slowing national college enrollment decline
In Kansas, professors must now watch what they tweet
College administrators learning to be sexual misconduct detectives
California district: Get all students on career path in three years
NCAA players improve academics, more teams fail

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Junior’s Quartet Wins National Chamber Competition
Chris Gao, a junior from Long Grove, was part of the quartet that won the Junior Division (for musicians 18 and under) at the 41st annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition held last weekend at the University of Notre Dame. Gao, a cellist, earned first place and a $2,300 scholarship with Quartet Fuoco, representing the Highwood-based Midwest Young Artists. The Fischoff is the largest chamber music competition in the world. Gao is a member of Stevenson’s Patriot Orchestra.

Music Concerts Tonight, Thursday
The Spring Choral Concert will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. On Thursday, the Baroque Ensemble will be in concert at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Band, Color Guard Parents Fundraiser This Weekend
The Band and Color Guard Parents Organization will hold a fundraiser at Didier Farms in Prairie View on Saturday and Sunday. Shop for spring flowers, vegetables and plants, and 10% of your total purchase (excluding tax) will be credited to the SHS Band Parents Organization. Click here for the flyer you’ll need when shopping. If you have any questions, contact Ellen Singer at ellens@csiw.com.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 8, Glenbrook South 0: The visiting Patriots rolled in Glenview, winning all but one match in two sets. The winning singles players were Benjamin Bush (6-0, 6-1), Brian Weisberg (6-1, 6-4), Kyle Gordon (6-4, 6-1) and John Kny (6-1, 6-1). In doubles, the tandems were Adam Maryniuk/Matt Harvey (3-6, 6-3, 6-4), Josh Cheng/Lukasz Jaworski (6-0, 6-1), Rudy Viswanathan/Jerry Pan (6-2, 6-1), and Aidan Labaschin/Andrew Arceo (6-1, 6-4). – Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson 12, Zion-Benton 9: Taylor Koenigs homered, doubled and singled to pace the visiting Patriots’ 18-hit attack. She scored three runs and drove in two. Vera Pflugradt also went 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Abby O’Connor drove in four runs with two hits, including a bases-clearing double. Dana Morgan (two doubles, two RBI) and Kat Trotter both went 3-for-4. SHS (16-13, 4-5), which scored five times in the last three innings to overcome an 8-7 deficit, turned two double plays and made no errors in winning its fifth straight game. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Lakes 0: Lily Zhang scored the game’s only goal in the second half, with an assist from Katy Karabetsos. Goalkeepers Sophia Godoy and Maddy Boutros shared the shutout. SHS improved to 5-10-3. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Mundelein 12, Stevenson 2 (5 inn.): Mitch Goll’s two-run home run in the bottom of the second was the only hit for the host Patriots (11-11, 4-5). The Mustangs improved to 25-2 overall and 7-2 in the North Suburban Lake. The victory was the 500th of his career for Mundelein head coach Todd Parola.  – Daily Herald (linescore)

Maleski Breaks New Ground for Boys Volleyball
Grant Maleski is the first freshman to play on the varsity in the 23-year history of the SHS boys volleyball program. Until this season, all freshmen have been kept on the freshman squad. However, the 6-foot-7 Maleski had too much talent to hold him back.

Girls Lacrosse Team at Roti Thursday Evening
The girls lacrosse team is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills on Thursday. Roti will donate 20% from orders placed between 5-8 p.m. to the team. Look for the special coupon you’ll need when ordering on the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

Water Polo Clinic, Fundraiser Set for Sunday
Stevenson’s water polo teams are holding a clinic and demonstration for boys and girls in eighth grade and younger on Sunday. The event is a fundraiser to help the water polo teams raise money for travel. Click here for the event flyer.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale this afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. All items are $1.

Help the SHS Choir sing with Foreigner! Vote once a day, every day between now and 10 a.m. Friday by clicking here. Also, you can hear the SHS choirs in concert at 7 p.m. tonight in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. The application deadline has been extended to next Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party on Thursday. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Highland Park High School students rally to keep principal
New contract for teachers at Libertyville, Vernon Hills high schools
Six Streamwood High students arrested after fight at school
Deal would push back pension cuts for some higher ed workers
McHenry County College president makes argument for expansion
College of DuPage drops curtain on theater group
Copper, air conditioning thieves target East St. Louis schools

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
In season of protest, Haverford speaker is latest to bow out
Push is on to propel students past community college
More school districts rethink zero-tolerance policies
Small Pennsylvania district becomes national model for technology
Sallie Mae agrees to $97M settlement over military student loans

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Senior Invited to U.S. Physics Team Training Camp
Licheng (Richard) Zhu, a senior from Vernon Hills, has been selected as one of 20 finalists to train with the United States Physics Olympiad Team at the University of Maryland from May 27 through June 7. He and other students will engage in intense studying, testing and problem solving during the 10-day training camp. They also will hear special lectures by prominent physicists and interact with other exceptional physics students from around the country. At the end of the camp, five members will be chosen to represent the U.S. at the 45th International Physics Olympiad in Astana, Kazakhstan from July 13-21.

Herren Follow-Up Breakfast Wednesday Morning
A follow-up breakfast meeting for Stevenson parents who attended “Chris Herren Unguarded: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams” will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the District 125 Administration Center, north of the school’s Stadium. Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Cristina Cortesi will lead the meeting.

Students to Serve as Fashion Models Tonight
Stevenson students Easton Self and Kayla Guo will represent the school and serve as fashion models at the heARTist Fashion Art Show on the lower level of Northbrook Court (near Lord and Taylor) at 7 p.m. tonight. The show will benefit Saving Tiny Hearts Society, an organization committed to raising awareness and increase funding for research into congenital heart defects, the leading birth defect worldwide. The event caps a two-month art exhibit featuring works by students from Stevenson and other area high schools at Northbrook Court.

Former Board Member Offers Ideas to Help County
Former District 125 Board of Education member Dr. Les Raff was one of the participants in a roundtable community discussion led by the Daily Herald on Monday. The “On The Table” event was part of a regional program sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust. During Monday’s meeting, Raff, a pathologist, said Lake County could use more health fairs and health-screening clinics in underserved areas. He also suggested that schools with stronger volunteer programs mentor students in poorer districts.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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State Gymnastics Qualifiers Finalized
Elijah Klaber will join Zack Gilbert, Jacob Guth, Arie Feltman-Frank and Matt Krames in the individual competition at this weekend’s Illinois High School Association boys gymnastics state tournament. The IHSA announced Monday that Klaber has earned at-large berths in still rings, floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars based on his scores in last week’s Stevenson Sectional. Guth, who had already qualified in the all-around, parallel bars and high bar, also was selected at-large for pommel horse and vault. Krames, an automatic qualifier in vault and floor exercise, received at-large bids in high bar, still rings and parallel bars. Gilbert will compete in all six individual events plus the all-around, while Feltman-Frank qualified in three events: pommel horse, still rings and high bar. Stevenson also qualified in the team competition by winning the sectional championship. The state meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Hinsdale Central.

Stevenson Athletic Program Advances in Competition
Stevenson’s athletic program has advanced to the second round of the third annual Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence competition sponsored by Coach and Athletic Director magazine. The Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence was created to honor athletic programs not for their accomplishments on the field, but for their overall commitment to promoting a positive experience for student-athletes. Athletic programs are evaluated in eight categories: participation rate, coaches certification, community service, athletic director national certification, scholar-athlete status, level of participation, sportsmanship and parent participation. This year’s winners will be notified in August.

Boys Lacrosse on High School Cube Wednesday
Wednesday’s varsity boys lacrosse match at Lake Forest will be shown live on High School Cube beginning at 5:30 p.m. Click here to watch.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Help the SHS Choir sing with Foreigner! Vote once a day, every day between now and 10 a.m. Friday by clicking here. Also, you can hear the SHS choirs in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free.

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Don’t miss the PPA bake sale Wednesday afternoon in the Wood and Glass Commons. All items are $1.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. The application deadline has been extended to next Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Guitar Club meets today after school in the Orchestra Room until 5 p.m. All players and all styles are welcome, even absolute beginners or faculty and staff. In addition, vocalists and/or musicians who play other instruments are encouraged to join in and jam. Classical style guitars are provided, but you are allowed to bring your own instrument. If possible, please don’t forget to bring your guitar pic! For questions or more information, you can contact Jacob Kramer at jkramer@d125.org.

Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party on Thursday. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREPfor more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

The girls lacrosse team is holding a fundraiser at Roti Mediterranean Grill in Vernon Hills on Thursday. Roti will donate 20% from orders placed between 5-8 p.m. to the team. Look for special coupons on the girls lacrosse web page at www.d125.org/glacrosse.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Illinois unions ask judge to delay new pension law
U-46 to consider school closings, boundary changes
District 59 to shorten school day at Elk Grove Village facility
Chicago principals say they operate under “gag order”
CPS chief vows she’ll get to the bottom of principal’s complaints

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Lectures aren’t just boring, they’re ineffective, too, study finds
Doubt cast on grading teachers by student performance
Reading, writing, arithmetic, and lately, coding in schools
FBI: Pedophile teacher abused dozens for decades as clues missed
High school students are now trading Twitter retweets for points

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Choir in Running to Perform With Foreigner
Stevenson’s choir is one of five high school choirs in the Chicagoland area chosen as a finalist in the “Perform With Foreigner” contest sponsored by 104.3 K-HITS. If selected, Stevenson choir students will perform onstage with the band at its Friday, June 6 concert at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion in Chicago. Foreigner will be joined by Styx and former Eagles member Don Felder. The winner will be determined by online voting. Click here to vote; one vote per person per day is allowed until 10 a.m. Friday.

Illinois State University Honors Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning Dr. Gwen Zimmermann last week was awarded the fifth annual Mathematics Alumni Education Award from Illinois State University. The award is given annually to an ISU mathematics alum who has made significant contributions to mathematics education during his or her career. She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics education from Illinois State.

Zimmermann was hired as director of mathematics in 2006. She served as chairwoman of the mathematics department at Hinsdale Central High School from 2003-06, and before that taught at West Chicago High School (1994-2002) and Glenbrook South High School (2002-03). Zimmermann won the 2001 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for the state of Illinois.

Two of the five award winners have Stevenson ties: the 2012 recipient was former SHS mathematics director and principal Dr. John Carter.

AP Government Teachers Appear on C-SPAN
Advanced Placement Government teachers Dan Larsen and Andy Conneen had their annual “Cram for the Exam” session on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program Saturday morning. Click here to watch the video.

C-SPAN Honors Seniors for Documentary
The C-SPAN bus came to campus Friday, offering tours to students. Representatives from C-SPAN and Comcast also honored seniors Alex Sofronas and Elan Modilevsky for their third-place regional finish in the network’s student documentary contest. Click here to see photos from our Facebook page.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Saturday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Co-Ed Tournament: In their final tune-up before Thursday’s sectional, the Patriots (26-4) won all three games. SHS topped Lincoln-Way Central, 10-1, Naperville Central, 8-6, and Neuqua Valley, 15-4. Melissa Gartenberg was the Pats’ leading scorer with 11 goals, including a team-high five against Neuqua Valley. Allison Travetto had 10 goals on the day, with half coming versus Lincoln-Way Central. – Illpolo.com

Boys Water Polo
Stevenson hosted SHS Co-Ed Tournament: The Patriots (22-7) had bookend victories over Lincoln-Way Central (14-6) and Neuqua Valley (11-8) along with a 9-8 loss to Naperville Central. Mitchell Sokolsky had six goals in the win over Lincoln-Way Central, and added two more against Neuqua Valley. Zach Stephens scored three times against Neuqua. – Illpolo.com

Softball
Stevenson 19-11, Evanston 5-2: Vera Pflugradt went 9-for-11 during the doubleheader sweep, helping the visiting Patriots (15-13) climb above .500 for the first time this season. She went 5-for-6 with a triple and five RBI in Game 1, and was 4-for-5 with two doubles in the second game. In the opener, Abby O’Connor hit a two-run homer and finished 3-for-5, as did Trisha Porzycki. Myra Peterson pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run, striking out eight and walking one. In Game 2, Ruby Mankus did not give up an earned run in seven innings. She scattered four singles, struck out three and walked one. Porzycki was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI. – Daily Herald (linescores)

Boys Tennis
Stevenson at Deerfield Invitational: The Patriots placed third with 42 points, behind champion Lake Forest (68) and Highland Park (46). Josh Cheng and Lukasz Jaworski finished third at Nos. 3-4 doubles, while Adam Maryniuk and Matt Harvey tied for fifth at No. 2 doubles. – Daily Herald(results)

Allied Soccer
Stevenson 3, Mundelein 2: Jenny Callen, Josh Staniford and Daniel Kahn scored the Patriots’ goals.

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots (13-18) went 1-2 on the day. SHS beat Evanston, 22-25, 27-25, 25-11, and lost to Barrington, 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, and Vernon Hills, 25-21, 25-18. Keenan Herman had 11 kills against Evanston, and posted 19 in the three matches. Tim Park had 26 digs, including 14 versus Barrington. – Daily Herald

Baseball
Clemente 4, Stevenson 3: Sean Wilson had a two-run homer for the host Patriots (11-10). Justin Happ had an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to pull SHS within a run. – @SHS_Baseball1

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Track and Field
Stevenson at Lake County Meet: At Deerfield, the Patriots were third with 69 points, behind Lakes (86) and Grant (83). Tim Vestuto won the 200 (22.61) and finished second in the 100 (11.07). Sam Oh won the 800 (1:58.72) and was runner-up in the 1,600 (4:27.37). Ki Hwan Kim took second in the long jump (22-7). Matt Poetker placed third in discus (140-10) and Henry Sise was fifth in the shot put (51-5). Jared Borowsky finished sixth in the 800 (2:02.12) and the 1,600 (4:33.41). SHS took third in the 800 relay (1:31.37). – News-Sun | DyeStat Results

Girls Track and Field
Stevenson at North Suburban Conference Meet: At Vernon Hills, SHS finished sixth out of 12 teams. Jackie Setina tied for second in high jump (5-4), while three others had third-place finishes: Janine Fajardo in the 100 hurdles (16.48), Jessica Karluk in the 300 intermediate hurdles (49.94) and Charlotte Langbo in the long jump (16-10). – News-Sun, Daily Herald (results)

Girls Lacrosse
Stevenson 9, Wheaton United 6: On Senior Night, junior Lindsay Schwartz led the Patriots (7-12) with three goals. Her goal with eight seconds left in a back-and-forth first half gave SHS a 4-3 lead, which it did not relinquish. Senior Taylor Gurian, who also sang the national anthem before the game, scored two goals, while classmates Stephanie Sintetis and Hannah Cranberg had one. Also scoring were Hilary Levey and Sydney Goldberg, a pair of juniors. Wheaton United comprises players from Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South. – SBN Video

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 0, Deerfield 0: The Patriots’ record moved to 4-10-3. – SBN Video

Boys Volleyball
Stevenson at Glenbrook North Invitational: The Patriots (12-16) split their two matches on the opening day, falling to the host school, 25-20, 25-11, and beating Schurz, 25-10, 25-12. Keenan Herman, Connor Perlin and Grant Maleski all had eight kills between the two matches. Herman served three aces. Nicholas Perozzi led with 24 assists, and Jeffrey Wang had 13. Timothy Park made 15 digs and Thomas Rzepecki added 10. – Daily Herald

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Senior Class Party — 51 spots are left! The cost is $40 and you must complete the form on the PPA website. Forms may be turned into the Patriot Superstore.

If you have already signed up for the Senior Class Party, please stop by the Patriot Lobby during lunch on Tuesday, May 20 or Wednesday, May 21 to sign up for your bus. If you want to sit with your friends, you will need to sign up together. Seat sign-up will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you don’t sign up, you will be assigned to a bus. If you need to cancel, please stop by and let the PPA know. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. The application deadline has been extended to Monday, May 19, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

SPINS Club: Our last outing is Friday. We’re going bowling at Brunswick Zone and will return to SHS by 7 p.m. Please get your permission forms signed and turned in so you can attend.

Psychology Club will have its last meeting of the year and pizza party on Thursday. We will be celebrating and watching Brain Games. All are welcome!

ATHLETICS

Attention Athletes: Have you signed up for your summer sports camp yet? Registration for sports camps is now open! Visit the PREP website at www.d125.org/PREP for more details or stop by Room 3040 and pick up a brochure.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
School funding bill may not get vote this legislative session
Proviso East closed today, Tuesday after fire destroys classrooms
U-46 to consider school closings, boundary changes
Fairfield teacher faces charges of illegally videotaping students
Feds looking into former superintendent’s spending at Ball-Chatham
Seven U. of I. fraternity members arrested after yearlong drug probe
Illinois college student accused in hacking scheme
Teachers file Open Meetings Act violation against District 155 board
Student, family sue Belleville school district over alleged attack
Cracks in concrete slab delay opening of Oakton building
Jacobs seniors face disciplinary action over slick prank
New Trier warns parents of social media “cold water challenge”
Logo chosen for Wauconda High centennial

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Educators charged in Philadelphia cheating scandal
Survey finds life satisfaction not linked to exclusive colleges
As study abroad becomes more crucial, few low-income students go
Civics education required at Massachusetts colleges
Universities urge graduates to put away their smartphones

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Two Seniors Named to Daily Herald Academic Team
Seniors Vivian Wan and Cheryl Xiang have been selected to the 2014 Daily Herald Lake County Academic Team, based on their academic records, cocurricular activities, and awards and honors. Click here to read summaries for each student.

Stevenson Styler Fashion Show Set for Tonight
The Stevenson Styler, the school’s student fashion magazine, is hosting its first fashion show at 7 p.m. tonight in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing and Design class, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, and from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success.

Students to Model for Charity at Northbrook Court
Stevenson students Easton Self and Kayla Guo will represent the school and serve as fashion models at the heARTist Fashion Art Show on the lower level of Northbrook Court (near Lord and Taylor) at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The show will benefit the Saving Tiny Hearts Society, an organization committed to raising awareness and increase funding for research into congenital heart defects, the leading birth defect worldwide. The event caps a two-month art exhibit featuring works by students from Stevenson and other area high schools at Northbrook Court.

Law Allowing 17-Year-Olds Has Immediate Impact
The state’s new law allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries, which traces its roots to Stevenson, had an immediate impact. The Chicago Tribune reported on a new study that found 17-year-olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents.

FCS Teacher Featured in Food Revolution Article
The Lincolnshire Review talked with Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Christina Erickson about the attempt by SHS students to be part of a global world-record cooking effort next Friday, which is the third annual Food Revolution Day.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Thursday’s Varsity Results

Boys Gymnastics
Stevenson hosted IHSA Sectional: The host Patriots rolled to their second straight sectional title and eighth in program history, earning an automatic bid to the state finals next Friday at Hinsdale Central. SHS amassed 153.6 points, well ahead of runner-up Deerfield, which had 142.45. Zack Gilbert won the all-around title (52.65 points, 8.78 average), and Jacob Guth was third (49.0, 8.17). Gilbert won first place on pommel horse (9.1), vault (9.1) and still rings (8.95), placed second on floor exercise (9.3) and parallel bars (8.85), and was fourth on high bar (7.35). Arie Feltman-Frank won high bar (8.75), was second on still rings (8.65), and took fifth on pommel horse (8.15). Matt Krames tied for second on vault (8.95) and tied for fifth in floor (8.65). Guth was second on high bar (8.15) and third on parallel bars (8.6). All top five finishers qualified automatically for the individual state meet on Saturday, May 17. At-large bids will be announced after the final sectional concludes Saturday night. On the bubble are Elijah Klaber in still rings and Krames on high bar. – Daily Herald | IHSA official results

Girls Badminton
Stevenson at IHSA Deerfield Sectional: The Patriots edged Evanston for their fourth consecutive sectional championship, 13.5-13. Overall, SHS has won 15 sectional titles, all under head coach Mike Fitzgerald, who is in his 27th season. Five players qualified for the state finals next weekend at Eastern Illinois University. Katelyn Schroeder and Neva Lui won the doubles championship, defeating teammates Sakthi Shanmugasundaram and Michelle Ling in the final match. Both tandems qualified for state, as did Margaret Chen, who finished third in singles. – IHSA official results

Baseball
Stevenson 6, Wauconda 1: LJ Austin homered and drove in three runs, and Tyler Pauly went the distance on the mound for the host Patriots (11-9). Sam Harris had a triple, and Joey Morris and Mitch Goll doubled. – Daily Herald

Softball
Stevenson 2, Grant 1: Abby O’Connor’s two-out home run in the top of the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie for the visiting Patriots (13-13) in the North Suburban crossover. Ruby Mankus was the winning pitcher. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Girls Soccer
Stevenson 1, Wauconda 0: Taylor Spula’s first-half goal, assisted by Katy Karabetsos, was all the Patriots (4-10-2) needed. Sophia Godoy and Maddy Boutros combined for the shutout in goal. – Daily Herald

Boys Lacrosse
Evanston 6, Stevenson 4: The Wildkits spoiled Senior Night in the Stadium and dropped the Patriots to 12-5. – IHSLA.org

Boys Tennis
Lake Forest 5, Stevenson 2: The No. 1 doubles team of Andrew Komarov and Colin Harvey was a 6-1, 6-1 winner, and the No. 3 team of Matt Harvey and Adam Maryniuk earned a 6-3, 6-2 decision for the host Patriots (7-5). – Daily Herald (results)

Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Boys Lacrosse
Stevenson 15, Barrington 2

Girls Lacrosse
Barrington 18, Stevenson 13

Girls Soccer, Girls Lacrosse Online Today
Today’s varsity girls soccer and girls lacrosse matches will be shown live via the Stevenson Broadcast Network and High School Cube. The soccer game against Deerfield starts at 4:30. The lacrosse game versus Wheaton begins at 6:30. Click here to watch both events.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. Applications are due by Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due today. Please see the Career Exploration web page for an application or contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Funding bill would cut aid to suburban, help downstate schools
Teacher in western Illinois accused of bomb threat to her school
SIU-Edwardsville tuition frozen for another year; fees increase
Rich Township District 227 hires new superintendent
Harvey band instructor wins Golden Apple Award
Wauconda teacher promotes limiting use of media gadgets
With gym class, Chicago schools try to get creative
Harrisburg teacher returns from brain cancer

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Houston teachers fired in test-cheating probe
Technology provides foreign language immersion at a distance
U.S. schools warned not to deny students over immigration status
Nashville schools bring mindfulness into the classroom
At the University of California-Davis, a bucket list for seniors

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Incoming Freshman iPad Training for Summer School
Incoming freshmen taking summer school need to attend an iPad set-up and training session. Sessions will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. beginning today through June 5. Click here to register online.

Senior Named Finalist in Playwriting Festival Again
For the second straight year, a play written by Aidan Murphy has been chosen as one of the high school finalists for the 2014 LaBute New Theater Festival in St. Louis. The senior’s one-act script for “Pisces” will receive a reading at 11 a.m. July 26 at the Gaslight Theatre in St. Louis. Last year, Murphy and 2013 graduate Amanda Ehrmann had their plays chosen for the festival.

Sophomore Performing With Chicago Symphony Today
Sophomore Torin Bakke is one of three soloists performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in youth concerts at Orchestra Hall today. The clarinetist also played solos during CSO youth concerts on Wednesday. Bakke qualified for the honor by winning the 2013 Crain-Maling Foundation Chicago Symphony Orchestra Youth Auditions. Stevenson alumnus Gina DiBello (Class of 2000) is a member of the CSO’s first violin section. Her father, Joseph, plays in the double bass section.

Advanced Print Media Students Collect Honors at Harper
Advanced Print Media 2 and 3 students competed for the first time in the Harper College Graphic Arts Technology Department’s fifth annual High School Graphic Arts Competition on Tuesday. Students competed in five levels of study within the following categories: digital photography, digital manipulation, digital illustration, print production and page layout.

Three students won first place awards: Riley Wiley (Level 4 Print Production), Reema Amin (Level 4 Page Layout) and Amy Lin (Level 5 Page Layout). Four students won second place awards: the team of Jake Chesler, Matt Goldzweig and David Kaplan (Level 4 Print Production), and Jeff Staten (Level 5 Page Layout). Four students won third place awards: Sebastian Stochelski (Level 5 Print Production), Myra Peterson (Level 4 Page Layout), and the team of Dylan Osuyos and Ben Odisho (Level 5 Page Layout).

Alum Not Letting Lupus Hold Him Back
Stevenson alumnus Adam Olbur (Class of 1998) is going to take on his second Chicago Tough Mudder challenge on Saturday at the Richmond Hunting Club near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. The Tough Mudder is described as a “hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course.” Olbur has already faced some obstacles in his life, having nearly died twice from lupus, including during his sophomore year at SHS. He and his brother Aaron (Class of 2003), Aaron’s wife and some friends will compete as a team.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Wednesday’s Varsity Results

Softball
Stevenson 9, Libertyville 8: Molly Thon hit a walk-off infield single to score Trisha Porzycki with the winning run to cap a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for the Patriots (12-13, 3-5). Dana Morgan drove in four runs and had two hits, as did Taylor Koenigs and Porzycki. Myra Peterson earned the win in relief. Libertyville fell to 20-5, 6-3. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball
Stevenson 16, Zion-Benton 0: Mitchell Goll tossed a five-inning one-hitter and struck out 13 as the Patriots (10-9, 4-4) rolled at home. Goll was two outs from a perfect game when he gave up a double to end the bid. He also was 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. Sam Harris (2-for-2) also had three RBI. Michael Banakis and Jack Joseph each had two hits and scored three runs. – Daily Herald | SBN video

Girls Water Polo
Stevenson 21, Waubonsie Valley 4: Melissa Gartenberg and Allison Travetto scored five goals apiece to lift the host Patriots (23-4) on Senior Night in the Patriot Natatorium. Seniors Ashley Oliver, Bridget Wynne, Sara Ploch and Alexa Kotlyar each scored two goals, while classmate and goalkeeper Becky Callen had one to go along with 10 saves. Joanie Newland also scored two goals, and Lauren Burns made four saves. – Daily Herald

Boys Volleyball
Warren d. Stevenson, 25-19, 25-17: Josh Cliffer led the Patriots (11-15, 2-5) with five kills, while Connor Perlin and Grant Maleski each had three. Timothy Park led SHS with seven digs. Nicholas Perozzi and Jeffrey Wang recorded six assists each. – Daily Herald (stats)

 

SHS to Face Simeon Again in City-Suburban Showdown
Stevenson’s varsity boys basketball team will square off against Simeon again in next year’s City-Suburban Showdown, event organizers announced Wednesday. SHS beat Simeon, 65-56, in this year’s showdown, in a rematch of the 2013 state championship game. The 2015 City-Suburban Showdown will be played Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Niles West High School. The first game, at 6 p.m., will feature Lake Forest against Highland Park, with the SHS-Simeon as the nightcap at 8 p.m.

 

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Stevenson Styler is hosting Stevenson’s very first fashion show! The fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing & Design, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, as well as from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets will be $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. VIP tickets, which guarantee front of the house seating, are available from the Superstore.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. Applications are due by Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Come see Food Patriots, a documentary about people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due by Friday. Please see the Career Exploration web page for an application or contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Interactive Gamers Club meets today after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board will meet today in Room 2006 right after school to work on Homecoming 2014. New members are always welcome. If you have questions, contact jklewin@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
Chicago Teachers Union votes to oppose Common Core standards
Vernon Hills art teacher receives Golden Apple award
Lindblom High School principal receives Golden Apple award
Plea deal expected in former West Oak teacher’s sex abuse case
Absenteeism, truancy up in Chicago elementary grades
District 300 explores funding for new administration center
What do teens do all day? Chicagoland Jewish High found out

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Math, reading performance stagnant among U.S. 12th-graders
Teachers, students, public more supportive of school testing
Two North Dakota school districts shift to four-day weeks
Inside the Common Core’s recommended reading list
Interest rates on federal student loans set to rise July 1
University of Utah weighs changes to school fight song

The Daily Digest is compiled and edited by Jim Conrey.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

FCS Teachers Hope Students Will Eat Up “Food Patriots”
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department will be waging a food fight next week, but the cause is just: Teaching students healthier eating habits.

The FCS team has several activities planned leading up to the third annual Food Revolution Day on Friday, May 16. The day was launched by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and seeks to raise the profile of food education as the key to transforming lives.

On Wednesday, May 14, the team and Lake County Food Revolution is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Food Patriots, which features people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans eat and buy food, and educate the next generation of consumers. The documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. in the West Auditorium. After the screening, the makers of the documentary will be on hand for questions, as will a nutritionist and others. Admission is free.

Click here for more events, including an attempt by students in Foods classes to join others around the globe in setting a Guinness World Record for the most people making the same recipe in a 24-hour period.

SHS to Host State Dance Festival on Saturday
Stevenson will welcome dancers from around the state Saturday for the 36th annual Illinois High School Dance Festival. Participants will have the opportunity to take four master dance classes, watch a Chicago-based professional dance company in concert, and attend a gala performance in the Performing Arts Center featuring choreography by students who auditioned for the showcase in February. One of the 11 dances selected is SHS senior Rachel Locker’s piece, “Asphyxiate.”

Junior Featured in Article on Summer Hospital Program
The Lincolnshire Review has an article about Barton Huang and nine other area juniors who have been accepted into Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s 2014 Future Healthcare Professionals summer program.

PATRIOT SPORTS

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Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Baseball
Stevenson 9, Zion-Benton 1: Joe Olker threw six innings of three-hit ball, striking out two and walking one for the visiting Patriots (9-9, 3-4). Mike Banakis led a 12-hit attack by going 3-for-5, and also scored three runs. Willie Bourbon tripled and drove in three runs. LJ Austin and Jack Joseph each had a pair of hits. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Boys Tennis
Stevenson 7, Mundelein 0: The Patriots (7-4) lost only two games in seven matches. Winners in singles were Benjamin Bush, Brian Weisberg and Alex Gordon. The doubles tandems were Colin Harvey/Andrew Komarov, Matt Harvey/Adam Maryniuk, Lukasz Jaworski/Josh Cheng, and Jerry Pan/Rudy Viswanathan.

Softball
Warren 7, Stevenson 4: Abby O’Connor hit a three-run triple in the bottom of the seventh, and Dana Morgan followed with an RBI single, but the host Patriots (11-13, 2-5) saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. Lexi Yonkovic, Vera Pflugradt and Taylor Koenigs all had two hits apiece. – Daily Herald (linescore) | SBN Video

Girls Soccer
Lake Forest 2, Stevenson 1: Taylor Spula scored the host Patriots’ lone goal in the second half, assisted by Megan Petrick and Nicole Glait. SHS dropped to 3-10-2 overall and 1-3-2 in the North Suburban Lake. The Scouts improved to 4-2 in the division. – Daily Herald (linescore)

Baseball Game on SBN Today
Today’s varsity baseball game against Zion-Benton will be shown live through the Stevenson Broadcast Network starting at 4:30. Click here to watch.

Third Annual “Homers for Heroes” Game Saturday
The varsity baseball team and Students Helping Soldiers are teaming up for the third annual Homers for Heroes game honoring military veterans at 11 a.m. Saturday. All veterans wearing military apparel will receive free hot dogs and apple pie. Stevenson will play Clemente High School from Chicago.

Softball Alumni Reach NCAA Division III Tournament
Two SHS softball alumni will be participating in the NCAA Division III tournament this weekend. Genny Duffy (Class of 2010) and her University of St. Thomas teammates will play Augustana in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday. Duffy is the regular starting first baseman for the Tommies, who have a record of 36-5. She is hitting .295 on the year. Alyssa Vechiola (Class of 2011) is a reserve outfielder for the Lake Forest College women’s softball team, which qualified by winning the Midwest Conference tournament on Saturday. The Foresters will carry a 26-8 record into its regional game at Illinois Wesleyan at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Former NBA player Chris Herren, whose rise from the depths of addiction were the subject of the book Basketball Junkie and the ESPN Films documentary Unguarded, will speak at Stevenson at 7 p.m. tonight. His presentation, “Chris Herren Unguarded: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams,” will take place in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but registration is strongly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to register.

The Stevenson Styler is hosting Stevenson’s very first fashion show! The fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the West Auditorium. The show will feature designs from Stevenson students in Clothing & Design, alumni students who attend prestigious fashion design college programs, as well as from local boutiques such as Priceless, Illusions By Jill, Alice B, and All About Me. Tickets will be $5 at the door, and proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. VIP tickets, which guarantee front of the house seating, are available from the Superstore.

How would you like to win $500? That’s the grand prize for the winner of a design contest to create a logo for Stevenson’s 50th anniversary. The contest is open to all students. You can pick up an application in Room 2426 or the Student Activities Office, or download one at http://tinyurl.com/shs50logo. Applications are due by Monday, and the winner will be announced at Spring Fling on May 30. If you have any questions, email Kevin Cheng at kcheng5@students.d125.org or the 50th Anniversary Committee sponsor, Mrs. Dreyer, at ddreyer@d125.org.

Visual Image Photography (VIP) will visit Stevenson for senior portrait (Class of 2015) sign-up May 19-21 from 10:45-3:30 in the Patriot Lobby. You can sign up by phone at 847-499-9300 or 800-577-9570, or online at studio.il.vipis.com.  You can also scan the QR code on any sign-up poster featured on bulletin boards throughout the school.

COLLEGE NEWS

Juniors and seniors: Questions about the Army National Guard? A recruiter will be visiting Stevenson in the College/Career Center (Room 1123) during fourth period Thursday. Students who are interested in meeting with the recruiter need to sign up in the College/Career Center. You will receive a blue pass and the pass needs to be signed by your teacher in order to attend. If you have lunch or are free during fourth period, a pass is not required.

CAREER EXPLORATION PROGRAM

If you would like to participate in a Summer Career Shadow, applications are due by Friday. Please see the Career Exploration web page for an application or contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org.

Interested in veterinary medicine as a career? The Anti-Cruelty Society Veterinary Mentoring Program could be for you. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Please see Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

If you are interested in marketing, promotions or media relations as a career, there is an available summer internship at a local non-profit. You must have strong writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, as well as reliable transportation. Please contact Mrs. Willock in the CCC for an application.

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Interactive Gamers Club meets Thursday after school in Room 2115. If you’re a fan of trading card games or roleplaying games, come by to play games and learn about events here at SHS. If you’re interested in more information, or if you’re a beginner that would like to try playing any of those games, come to the meeting or e-mail RFedewa@d125.org.

Freshman Class Board will meet Thursday in Room 2006 right after school to work on Homecoming 2014. New members are always welcome. If you have questions, contact jklewin@d125.org.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES
New contract gives Maine Township District 207 teachers merit pay
Push to require CPR, defibrillator training in Illinois high schools
University pension system chief sees way to fix one error in state law
Lewis: Transaction tax would save pensions, make traders “heroes”
Ex-Lake Forest school board president’s lawsuit tossed out by judge
Buffalo Grove considers whether to allow school in industrial zone
Loyola U. hires ex-Vatican ambassador with questionable past

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES
Hiring outlook brighter for college graduates
Study: Bullied students more likely to bring weapons to school
Report card gives U.S. youths a D- for overall physical activity
Competitor fights Pearson Common Core-testing award
Stanford to purge $18 billion endowment of coal stock
Why some schools still insist on lessons in elegant cursive

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