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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

District 125 Board Incumbents Re-Elected

Four incumbents on the District 125 Board of Education retained their seats in an uncontested election on Tuesday. Returning to the board will be President Bruce Lubin, Secretary Terry Moons, Merv Roberts and David Weisberg. Roberts is the longest-serving board member in district history, having first been elected in 1981. Moons is close behind, serving since 1985. Lubin joined the board in 2002 and Weisberg came aboard in 2011. Official results

Ross, Grujanac Earn Re-Election

Ellyn Ross, who works in the Human Resources Division at Stevenson, coordinates the Site Visits for Educators program, and also assists with the Freshman Mentor Program, was re-elected to the Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 Board of Education. She currently serves as president of the board. Mara Grujanac, Stevenson’s Parent Engagement Coordinator, was re-elected to the Village of Lincolnshire Board. Official results

Autism Awareness Month Fundraisers Underway

The Sophomore Class Board, Special Education Division and Physical Welfare Division are sponsoring fundraisers to benefit Autism Speaks as part of Autism Awareness Month.

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division are selling T-shirts, wristbands and votive candles. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10 through Sunday. Shirts will be available for purchase during lunch periods starting next week. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details. Wristbands are $2 and votive candles are $5; they are available during lunch periods in the East Commons.

The Physical Welfare Division has designated Autism Speaks as the beneficiary of its 11th annual Pat-Triathlon on Sunday, April 26. The event consists of a 3-mile bike ride, a 1-mile run, and a 200-yard swim. Participants can compete as teams or individually. The event is free for Stevenson students, faculty and staff, and $10 for all others. Click here to register and for details.

College Night for Freshman Families Thursday

Freshman families are invited to attend “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center. Guidance Counselor Mary Jones, and College Counselors Dan Miller and Sue Biemeret will offer advice on how families can take advantage of resources available at Stevenson as they prepare for college. The event is free.

Second Annual Fashion Show Friday

The second annual SHS Fashion Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a pre-party event at 6:30 p.m. featuring refreshments and red carpet photo opportunities. Students in the Clothing and Design classes will display their works, along with the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B.

Evening of Jazz Concert Friday Night

The annual Evening of Jazz concert takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in the Auditorium of the West Building. Admission is free.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Badminton

Stevenson 18, Glenbrook North 0: In Northbrook, the Patriots swept all 12 singles matches and all six doubles contests. Winners in singles were Margaret Chen (21-10, 21-9), Michelle Ling (21-16, 21-17), Nicole Xia (21-13, 21-18), Michelle Hu (21-13, 21-6), Ashley Richardson (21-9, 21-16), Shu Zhang (21-9, 21-7), May Ling (21-13, 21-9), Naomi Ecanow (21-12, 21-19), Linsey Nowack (21-9, 21-15), Kelsey Huang (21-17, 21-17), Shirley Cao ( 21-4, 21-6) and Sophia Liu (21-10, 21-12). In doubles, the tandems were Chen/Ling (21-15, 21-12), Xia/Richardson (21-11, 21-17), Huang/Zhang (21-17, 21-14), Hu/Ling (21-9, 21-5), Ecanow/Nowack (21-12, 21-7) and Cao/Liu (21-7, 21-11). – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson 145.5, Glenbrook South 133.5: Arie Feltman-Frank and Matt Krames finished first and second in the all-around, respectively, as the Patriots remained unbeaten.

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 16, Mundelein 2: Allison Travetto scored six goals to lead the visiting Patriots (11-0), while Melissa Gartenberg, Annika Hotchkiss and Claire Haas each had two. Also scoring for SHS were Alex Adams, Erin Kempers, Eileen Hoang and Jordyn Landau. The Patriots controlled the game from the beginning, taking a 7-1 lead after the first quarter and extending it to 13-1 at halftime.

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 20, Mundelein 6: Colin Kapecki and Dan Maleski each had five goals for the host Patriots (9-1). – Illpolo.com

Baseball

Libertyville 7, Stevenson 6: After the host Patriots (5-2, 0-1) rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead into the seventh inning, the Wildcats (5-2, 1-0) scored twice with two outs in the North Suburban Lake opener for both teams. SHS scored two unearned runs in the second to make the score 5-2, and Christian Dutler’s RBI single in the fourth made it 5-3. In the sixth, the Pats scored three runs. Carter Baretz tied the game at 5-5 with a sacrifice fly and Jack Cappalli knocked in the go-ahead run with a pinch-hit single. – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Soccer

Libertyville 1, Stevenson 0: The host Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) scored in the 67th minute.  Hannah Petrich made 13 saves for the Patriots (0-3, 0-1). – Daily Herald ($)

Corrections

Tuesday’s report on the girls track and field meet against Vernon Hills contained three errors, two of which involved winners of individual races. Natalie Sparreo won the 800 meters and Jessica Philipp captured the 3,200. Also, SHS lost to Vernon Hills, 92-53.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Martin Sitta will come to SHS and give a presentation to students on Thursday during third and fourth periods. His presentation will take place at the Lower Rotunda Gallery, where samples of his paintings are currently on display.

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Click here for times and locations. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information.

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! The final captains meetings are Thursday and Friday. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

Help Special Olympics and Earn Up to 10 Service Hours

Students can earn up to 10 service hours by volunteering to help with Special Olympics on Sunday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Stevenson on the Port Clinton fields. There will be a training session on Tuesday during eighth and ninth periods (choose one). Space is limited. If you are interested, fill out this google form or email Mr. Salituro at csalituro@d125.org. Or, visit http://sociologysal.blogspot.com/2015/01/service-op-special-olympics-bocce-ball.html.

AP Macroeconomics Review on Saturday

A review session for the AP Macroeconomics exam will take place from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in Room 8036-8038. Other review sessions will be held at the same time and in the same room on these dates: Sunday, April 19, Saturday, April 25, Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, May 9.

2015-16 Student Council Applications Being Taken

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Council for the 2015-16 school year is invited to apply online by Friday, April 24. Existing members must re-apply.

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale at the Superstore

Pick up your tickets at the Superstore for Mr. SHS. They’re only $5 and will be sold until Friday, April 17. You can even buy tickets at the door the night of the show! Support your fellow seniors and come on out and have a great night.

COLLEGE NEWS

Attention Juniors: All junior families are invited to participate in our Narrowing Your Options program, which consists of individual 30-minute appointments with a college counselor (one appointment per family) through the end of June. Scheduling a Narrowing Your Options appointment will greatly assist you in the college planning process. Please fill out this form and turn it in by April 20.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting at 3:30 today in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Attention all members of Psychology Club: We will be meeting after school Thursday in Room 2612 to run demonstrations on improving your memory, perceptual trickery, and implicit associations. All are welcome!

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

SPINS Club members going to the Climbing Mountain at Libertyville Sports Complex on Friday, April 17: Please return your permission forms to Student Activities.

The Video Game Club is back! We meet on Thursdays after school in Room 6072 from 3:45-5:45. If you have questions, contact Mr. Schroeder at anschroeder@d125.org.

Zumba Club is meeting after school Thursday in Room 5044, the East Multi-Purpose Room. Bring your workout shoes, ditch the workout and join the party!

The Philosophy Club will meet at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at mpatton@d125.org.

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

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

UPCOMING PREP CLASSES

The PREP Cheer and Dance Junior High Clinic will be held Monday and Tuesday, April 20-21. This two-day clinic will focus on dance/cheer technique and choreography. Participants will learn a variety of dance or cheer skills, plus a routine. Skills include: turns, leaps, jumps, motions, cheer and dance choreography. The clinic is for grades 6-8. Register today athttps://registration.xenegrade.com/shsprep/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1612.

Have you checked out any of PREP’s amazing gardening classes this session? If not, don’t miss out on the last one for this Spring! Perennial Gardening from the Ground Up meets on Wednesday, April 22. In this two-hour presentation we will address selecting, planting and caring for perennial plants that are suitable for northern Illinois. Visit https://registration.xenegrade.com/shsprep/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=1492 for more information and to register!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Trio of “clean slate” candidates claim seats on College of DuPage board

Election results split Elgin District U46 leadership

Champaign voters reject $144M bond issue intended to ease overcrowding

“Frustrated Waukegan has spoken”: District 60 newcomers celebrate wins

Woodland District 50 voters reject paying for AC, technology upgrades (DH – $)

Glencoe voters come out against school security officer

Grass Lake District 36 voters oppose $5.6M loan for new school (DH – $)

Newcomer holds slim lead for final Gurnee District 56 board seat

Planson slate overwhelmingly wins in Hinsdale District 86

Hinsdale 86 board member resigns on Election Day

Three newcomers elected to Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 board (DH – $)

One newcomer, two incumbents elected to Barrington District 220 board (DH – $)

Two newcomers elected in Libertyville District 70 (DH – $)

Crystal Lake-based District 155: Three newcomers to join board

Ex-teacher elected to Batavia school board (DH – $)

Low enrollment forces officials to cancel plans for private high school in Batavia

Nurses union accuses University of Chicago of violating labor law (Trib – $)

Incumbent-backed slate claims victory in south suburban District 230

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

30 fraternities shut down in last month across the U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear arguments in special education case

Two Kansas districts to end school year early due to lack of funds

Report: Families of one in four part-time college faculty on public assistance

Dartmouth College bans hard liquor on campus: Will it work?

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Project Dance Nears 40K Fundraising Goal

Project Dance, Stevenson’s annual fundraising event benefiting the Riverside Foundation and the Kids In Need (KIN) Fund, is approaching its fundraising goal of $40,000. As of 4 p.m. Monday, more than $38,000 had been raised. Click here to make a donation. The dance will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sports Center.

Dold to Honor State Champion Basketball Team

Congressman Robert Dold will visit Stevenson after school Friday to honor the state champion boys basketball team. The award ceremony will take place at 3:30 in the Recital Hall.

18 Students Serving as Election Judges Today

Eighteen students are serving as Lake County election judges today. Lake County Clerk Carla Wykoff helped train the students at Stevenson during the late arrival morning on March 19.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Softball

Stevenson 7, Libertyville 3: Molly Thon drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the host Patriots prevailed in their North Suburban Conference Lake Division opener. SHS (2-2; 1-0) scored four unearned runs in the sixth after the Wildcats (5-2; 0-1) had tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the inning. Taylor Koenigs went 2-for-3, stole four bases and scored three runs. Vera Pflugradt also was 2-for-3, while Trisha Porzycki drove in two runs on a pair of groundouts. Koenigs, Pflugradt and Emma Oriatti made sterling defensive plays. The game was a matchup between two coaches who were the best pitchers in SHS history: Alex Vikartofsky for the Patriots and Elissa Wisniewski for LHS. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Track and Field

Stevenson 88, Vernon Hills 44: In the Stadium, the Patriots had a pair of double-winners: Aaron Lund in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.5) and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (43.3), and David Goncharov in the 200 (22.6) and the triple jump (41-6.75). Other individual winners included Tim Vestuto in the 100 (11.1), Jared Borowsky in the 800 (2:02.6), Jordan Eng in the long jump (17-7) and Henry Sise in the shot put (49-3). SHS won all three relays: the 3,200 (8:19.7), the 800 (1:34.3) and the 400 (44.2). – Daily Herald ($)

Girls Track and Field

Stevenson 92, Vernon Hills 52: Isabelle Sparreo won the 800 (2:35.8) and the 1,600 (5:26.4) to lead the Patriots. Also earning firsts were Allison Phillips in the 3,200 (11:51.4), Borchueh Wu in the 100 (13.5), Megan Toni in the long jump (14-1), Kesina Daley in the high jump (4-6) and Kellie Roth in the triple jump (29-0). – Daily Herald ($)

Brunson to Play in All-Star Game on ESPN2 Saturday

Jalen Brunson will play for the USA Junior National Select Team in the 18th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon on Saturday. The U.S. Team will take on a World Select Team filled with some of the top international players who are 19 years old and younger. The game will be televised on ESPN2 at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Weisman Turns Heads at NFL Workout Day

Mark Weisman wasn’t picked to participate in last month’s NFL Scouting Combine, but Bill Huber of the Packer Report says the Stevenson alumnus could be one of the first fullbacks taken in the upcoming draft. Huber reported that Weisman had a “jaw-dropping workout” at the University of Iowa’s pro day. If drafted, Weisman would be the fifth Patriot to make it to the professional level, and the first since Drew Mormino in 2007.

Baseball Alum Earns Honor at Loras College

Tony Heiser, a sophomore outfielder for Loras College, earned the school’s Champion of the Week honor recently after going 8-for-14 with seven RBIs during the Duhawks’ sweep of Simpson College.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Announcement Orders Available Today

Jostens will be on campus today to distribute graduation announcement orders during eighth period outside the Student Activities Office.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Information Meeting

Would you like to take a field trip to experience the 50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window being created and visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in person? Please attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. today in Room 6008. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Click here for times and locations. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information.

Want to Look Good? Come to the Fashion Show Friday

Coming this Friday to the PAC will be the second annual Fashion Show! The pre-party will start at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments and red carpet photo ops! The Fashion Show will begin at 7 p.m. and admission will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Dress your best and come check out the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B., not to mention the amazing looks made by Stevenson students from the Clothing and Design classes! See you in the PAC on Friday at 7 p.m.!

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! The final captains meetings are Thursday and Friday. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board and the Special Education Division are selling T-shirts, wristbands and votive candles for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details. Wristbands are $2 and votive candles are $5; they are available during lunch periods in the East Commons.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Martin Sitta will come to SHS and give a presentation to students on Thursday during third and fourth periods. His presentation will take place at the Lower Rotunda Gallery, where samples of his paintings are currently on display.

Help Special Olympics and Earn Up to 10 Service Hours

Students can earn up to 10 service hours by volunteering to help with Special Olympics on Sunday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at Stevenson on the Port Clinton fields. There will be a training session on Tuesday, April 14 during eighth and ninth periods (choose one). Space is limited. If you are interested, fill out this google form or email Mr. Salituro at csalituro@d125.org. Or, visit http://sociologysal.blogspot.com/2015/01/service-op-special-olympics-bocce-ball.html.

2015-16 Student Council Applications Being Taken

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Council for the 2015-16 school year is invited to apply online by Friday, April 24. Existing members must re-apply.

Mr. SHS Tickets on Sale at the Superstore

Pick up your tickets at the Superstore for Mr. SHS. They’re only $5 and will be sold until Friday, April 17. You can even buy tickets at the door the night of the show! Support your fellow seniors and come on out and have a great night.

COLLEGE NEWS

Freshman families: Wondering what the next three years has in store for your student? Join Counselor Ms. Jones and College Counselors Mr. Miller and Mrs. Biemeret at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center for “Looking Ahead: Getting From Here to There.” This evening will take a look at how you can maximize SHS resources and experiences to prepare for the next step after SHS: college!

CAREER EXPLORATION

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Chinese Club will have a Game Day after school today in Room 2812. Come and enjoy!

Key Club’s next general meeting will be held today from 3:30-4 p.m. in Room 7032.  Come meet the new officers and sign up for the SRACLC spring dance. New members are always welcome!

SPINS Club members going to the Climbing Mountain at Libertyville Sports Complex on Friday, April 17: Please return your permission forms to Student Activities.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Illinois State coach among five killed in Bloomington plane crash

Bradley University announces data breach for former employees

White House-worthy youth mentoring program a “beacon of hope” in Chicago

Two Chicago ed tech companies merge to create first-in-class digital classrooms

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Report: Nearly half of all four-year college grads attended community college

Rutgers University bans fraternity, sorority parties

University of Virginia fraternity announces lawsuit against Rolling Stone

Online test-takers feel anti-cheating software’s uneasy glare

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Seven Students Win Top Honors at State FBLA Conference  

Seven students won first place honors at the Illinois Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference held March 27-28 in Springfield. Overall, 30 SHS students placed in the top 10 in their event, with 12 qualifying for the National FBLA Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago.

Stevenson’s first-place recipients included Pati Anaya, Shirley Cao and Jessica Wang in E-Business; Andrew Doherty in Database Design and Applications; Aditya Mansharamani in Computer Problem Solving; Allen Wang in Securities and Investments; and Kevin You in Accounting 1. They qualified for the national conference, as did second-place finishers Ali Ladha and Varun Malhotra (Global Business) and Jeremy Yu (Digital Video Production), and Becky Cacioppo, who was fourth in Personal Finance.

Other fourth-place showings came from: Yash Hatkar, Jack Novak and Satvik Yagnamurthy (Entrepreneurship); and Anita Fang and Jessica Shen (Management Decision Making).

Five students earned fifth-place honors: Rohan Balel, Parth Patel and Prithvi Velpuri (Banking and Financial Systems), and Deb Blount and Kathleen McConnaghy (Social Media Campaign). Four students finished sixth: Melanie Blake (Public Speaking I), Carina Su (Introduction to Business), Matt Treiber (AgriBusiness) and Howard Wu (Economics). Adam Kody and Jordan Rabin were ninth (Desktop Publishing), while Matt Krames and Zach Mottlowitz were 10th (Marketing).

Sophomore, Freshman Win State JV History Bowl Title

Stevenson competed in the Illinois State History Bee and Bowl on March 28 at Fenwick High School, and two students walked away as state champions. The junior varsity History Bowl team of freshman Conrad Oberhaus and sophomore Ali Saeed went undefeated in seven games, winning the JV state championship and qualifying for the National History Bee and Bowl April 23-26 in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia. Oberhaus also qualified for the national competition by tying for first place in the United States Geography Olympiad JV Division.

The varsity History Bowl team of sophomore Nathan Cha and juniors Marco Laudati and Kazuma Shimananka also qualified for nationals.

In the Varsity History Bee, Shimananka placed second, while in the JV History Bee, Oberhaus and Saeed qualified for the finals.

The History Bee and Bowl Club, coached by Peter Anderson, formed this year to compete in the National History Bee and Bowl, which has a quiz bowl format competition focusing on United States and world history. The National History Bowl began five years ago, and last year added the National History Bee.

Parents Invited to Talk About Social Media

Parents seeking tips on managing their online presence and teaching their children smart and safe social media practices are invited to attend the next Healthy Patriot discussion at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the District 125 Administration Center. Jennifer DiBella, Stevenson’s electronic communications specialist, will lead the session entitled “What’s a Social Profile?” For more information on the Healthy Patriot parent series,  visit http://www.d125.org/parents/healthy-patriot.

Three Students Earn Honors in National Science Contest

Three members of the Science REACH Club earned honors in the American Museum of Natural History’s Young Naturalists Award contest. The contest, open to students in grades 7-12, promotes participation and communication in science.

Junior Becca Nelson was named a Finalist with her project entitled, “Regenerating Oak Trees: The Effect of Percent Canopy Thinning on the Percent Canopy Openness and Primary and Secondary Growth of Quercus alba and Quercus rubra Seedlings.”

Two other students were named semifinalists: Junior Blandon Su (“Assessing The Influence of Swamp Areas on Rangeland Stream Flow Rate at Blair Wallis, Wyoming”) and senior Kevin Cheng (“A Comparison of Genetic Diversity Within Ex Situ Collections of Brighamia insignis To Aid Restoration Efforts”).

Colorado Schools Visiting SHS on Tuesday

More than 30 educators from seven schools — six in Denver, Colorado — will be visiting Stevenson on Tuesday as part of the Site Visits for Educators program. The Colorado schools sending representatives are: Denver Summit School Network, Denver Center for International Studies, Noel Community Arts School, Bruce Randolph School,

High Tech Early College and Collegiate Prep Academy. Also visiting on Tuesday will be educators from JFK-PACT in Cleveland, Ohio.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Brunson Adds Another Player of the Year Honor

Jalen Brunson added two more awards to his basketball resume during Spring Break. The Villanova-bound senior was named Boys Basketball Player of the Year in Illinois by the Champaign News-Gazette, and also picked up Player of the Year honors for the third straight year from Pioneer Press. Also during the break, Brunson played in the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago, scoring six points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out four assists — including a nifty behind-the-back pass leading to a dunk in this highlight video. (Brunson wore No. 12 in the game.) In the Powerade Jam Fest that served as a prelude to the McDonald’s game, Brunson won the skills contest and finished second in the 3-point shooting competition. He also received a glowing write-up from ESPN’s Scoop Jackson.

Girls Water Polo Team Sweeps Michigan Tournament

The varsity girls water polo team traveled to Saline, Michigan and won all four of its games in a two-day tournament at the start of Spring Break. The Patriots (10-0) beat Michigan’s top-ranked team, Ann Arbor Skyline, 11-5, in their final game, after defeating

Saline (11-4), Okemos (15-4) and Huron (10-3). Allison Travetto scored 16 goals in four games, including five versus Skyline. Melissa Gartenberg had 15 goals. Lauren Burns was the winning goalkeeper in all four games, surrendering only 16 goals.

Baseball Squad Wins Four of Five in Florida

The baseball team made its first-ever sojourn outside of Illinois during Spring Break, winning four of its five games at the Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, Florida. The Patriots beat three teams from Kentucky, Russell (7-3), Henry Clay from Lexington (7-5) and West Jassamine (8-3), and also knocked off Westerville North from Westerville, Ohio (12-8). In the latter game, Dylan Molek had an inside-the-park home run, drove in four runs, and made a diving catch to end the game. (DH – $)

New Softball Coach Collects First Victory

Alex Vikartofsky won 41 games during her three-year career as a pitcher on the SHS softball team from 2004-06. Last week, she earned her first victory as head coach of her alma mater. SHS beat Glenbrook South, 11-1, on Thursday at The Dome in Rosemont. (DH – $) The game featured an inside-the-park home run by Hannah Epstein.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions

All students registered for Advanced Placement exams are required to attend one pre-administration session this week to complete demographic information. Click here for times and locations. Students should allow approximately 15 minutes for each exam they are taking to complete the information.

Graduation Announcement Orders Available Tuesday

Jostens will be on campus Tuesday to distribute graduation announcement orders during eighth period outside the Student Activities Office.

Want to Look Good? Come to the Fashion Show Friday

Coming this Friday to the PAC will be the second annual Fashion Show! The pre-party will start at 6:30 p.m., with refreshments and red carpet photo ops! The Fashion Show will begin at 7 p.m. and admission will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. Dress your best and come check out the latest looks from Bevello, Enaz, Banana Republic and Alice B., not to mention the amazing looks made by Stevenson students from the Clothing and Design classes! See you in the PAC on Friday at 7 p.m.!

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Information Meeting

Would you like to take a field trip to experience the 50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window being created and visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in person? Please attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 6008. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! The final captains meetings are Thursday and Friday. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Juniors and Sophomores Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available on the Peer Helpers website or in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 Tuesday. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

Visiting Artist of the Month Presentation on Thursday

Visiting Artist of the Month Martin Sitta will come to SHS and give a presentation to students on Thursday during third and fourth periods. His presentation will take place at the Lower Rotunda Gallery, where samples of his paintings are currently on display.

2015-16 Student Council Applications Being Taken

Anyone interested in serving on the Student Council for the 2015-16 school year is invited to apply online by Friday, April 24. Existing members must re-apply.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Key Club’s next general meeting will be held Tuesday from 3:30-4 p.m. in Room 7032.  Come meet the new officers and sign up for the SRACLC spring dance. New members are always welcome!

The Chinese Club is recruiting e-board members for the 2015-16 school year. The positions are open to all students enrolled for next year, regardless of cultural heritage. If you are interested, please read and fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/XjfF9n.

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Illinois State Board of Education planning to part ways with state superintendent?

State says reimbursement payments to schools far behind schedule

Little scrutiny in legal work done for suburban schools (Trib – $)

College of Lake County breaks ground on $28M Grayslake campus expansion

CPS students won’t come by free City Colleges scholarships so easily

$762K buyout: How the College of DuPage board race exploded (DH – $)

Man charged with trying to set fire at Roosevelt University

South Elgin High teacher, boys tennis coach dies of heart attack (DH – $)

Longtime Fenger High School teacher, coach dies

Daniel Wright PE teacher hangs business idea on bridal keepsake

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Experts say Atlanta test cheating scandal “tip of the iceberg”

Rolling Stone retracts University of Virginia gang rape story

Private college sticker-price shock: Tuition past $60K per year

All over the country, kids getting tased, sprayed with chemicals in schools

U.S. names remaining colleges under audit scrutiny

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Special Event for Incoming Freshmen Parents  

Three representatives from Stevenson will be speaking at the Parent Empowerment Event for eighth-grade parents sponsored by the Stand Strong community coalition on Wednesday, April 15. The event will run from 7-8:30 p.m. at the new Noah’s of Lincolnshire at 200 Barclay Boulevard. Admission is free.

Speaking from SHS will be Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator Dr. Cristina Cortesi, Athletic Director Trish Betthauser, and Lincolnshire Police Officer Tom Branick, who is the school’s police liaison. They will be joined by Laurie and Stuart Kessler, the parents of a Stevenson alumnus who is a recovering drug addict; Dr. Susan Sirota, a pediatrician and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; and Maura Mooney, a certified alcohol and drug counselor at Northshore University HealthSystem’s Doreen Chapman Center.

The speakers will provide practical strategies and information on communicating clearly with children about alcohol and other drugs; following local laws associated with social hosting; the effect of alcohol and marijuana on a teenager’s developing brain; and the work that Stand Strong is doing in the community to keep teens safe.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. To register, go to http://standstrongcoalition.eventbrite.com. For more information about the event or the Stand Strong coalition, contact Jamie Epstein at standstrongcoalition@gmail.com.

SHS Scores Successes at Youth and Government Assembly

Stevenson had a strong showing at the 66th annual Illinois YMCA Youth and Government Assembly in Springfield last weekend. The assembly is the capstone event for the state’s Youth and Government program, which provides high school students experience in two of the three branches of government, legislative and judicial.

In the judicial competition, all five attorney teams from SHS received awards:

  • Karen Whisler received special recognition as defendant in the People v. Weaver case. She dominated the competition by receiving first place awards for written brief, oral argument and combined scores.
  • Nuha Hamid and Cindy Luan received a first place award for written brief and a second place award award for combined scores as defendant in the People v. McNeill case.
  • Matthew Rice and Zuyi Chen received a second place award for oral argument representing the state in McNeill.
  • Allison Silverman and Nikol Safronova received a third place award for their oral argument representing the state in Weaver.
  • Shelby Hayden Liu and Andrew Shida Jin received a third place award for oral argument and a third place for combined scores as defendant in McNeill.

The legislative arm of Stevenson’s Youth and Government club had its best showing ever. All bills offered by students made it through both houses and were signed by the youth governor. In addition, two students won individual awards: Amanda Loutris was named most influential senator in the Gray Division, and Giovanni Rodriguez was selected as most influential lobbyist in the Gray Division.

Nine Students Honored in Mega Math Challenge

Nine students earned rare honors in the annual Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, an open-ended, applied math modeling problem focused on a practical issue. This year’s 14-hour challenge focused on careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Of the 1,128 papers submitted in this year’s challenge, 53 received honorable mention awards. Two of the papers were written by a pair of SHS student teams: Jaymo Kang, Brian Zhou, Timothy Klem, Alex Hong and Emery Liu wrote one of the papers, while Patrick DeMichele, Sergey Papushin, Devin Deng and Michael Zhang wrote the other. Only 5.8% of submitted papers were selected for recognition.

Each team received $1,000 in scholarship prizes to be divided equally among its members. The individual amounts will be paid directly to the colleges or universities at which the students ultimately enroll.

19 Qualify for American Invitational Math Exam

Nineteen students qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, which was given last Thursday. The AIME is a 15-question, three-hour exam that is part of a series of tests that culminate in the International Mathematical Olympiad, the most difficult secondary math exam in the world. Stevenson’s qualifiers included Junghyun Hwang, Timothy Klem, Patrick DeMichele, Jason Lu, Jaymo Kang, Alex Hong, David Liang, David Liu, Emery Liu, Tim Ye, Reuben Gutmann, Allen Cao, Kathy Xiang, Haoyang Yu, Derek Chen, Amber Hu, Chris Lee, Zhenhao Li and Deepak Moparthi. They qualified for the AIME based on their scores in the American Mathematics Competitions in February.

Seniors Wins Award for Technical Theatre Achievements

Senior Alexis Handler received the United States Institute of Theatre Technology-Midwest Regional Section’s Founder’s Student Award for Excellence last weekend. The award is given annually to an exceptional high school student who has made outstanding contributions to his or her school’s theatre program, and plans to pursue higher education and a career in the field. Alexis is a member of Stevenson’s StageCrafters club, and last semester was enrolled in the Theatre Design and Stagecraft class. “Alexis is a very bright lighting designer who has a luminous future ahead of her and is more than deserving of this award,” said Stephen Carmody, who is the sponsor for StageCrafters.

Next Daily Digest: April 6

The Daily Digest will not be published Friday, nor during Spring Break. The Digest will return Monday, April 6.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Ambrose Knows: Defense Wins Championships

There’s a reason why the old adage, “Defense wins championships,” continues to have currency. Just ask boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose, whose team won the state championship Saturday night. In its two games in Peoria last weekend, the Patriots surrendered just 83 points. For the season, SHS held opponents to 51 points per game, and in 18 of 33 games kept them under 50.

Soccer Alum Named MASL Rookie of the Year

Gordy Gurson (Class of 2010) was named Rookie of the Year in the Major Arena Soccer League for the 2014-15 season last week. Gurson, a forward, was second in the league in goals and points. He began the season with the Seattle Impact, and was traded to the St. Louis Ambush in January. Gurson also was voted all-second team MASL. Gurson is currently playing for the U.S. National Arena Soccer Team in the World Mini-Football World Cup. The U.S. team plays Germany in the semifinals Friday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If it wins, the U.S. would play in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates against Canada or Romania. The championship game is at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Sears Centre.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Today and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! Captains’ meetings are today and Friday, and on April 9-10 after Spring Break. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

We Day Application Deadline is Friday

NHS Service Outreach’s We Day applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday. There are at least 75 spots left, so make sure to get your applications in! Click here to apply. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email aeshsserviceoutreach@gmail.com.

Testing Center, ILC Closing Early Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:25 on Friday. The ILC will close at 3:30.

Don’t Wait to Sign Up for Summer School

Are you thinking about registering for summer school classes? Don’t wait and miss out on the class you want. You can sign up online at www.d125.org/summer.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Information Meeting

Would you like to take a field trip to experience the 50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window being created and visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in person? Please attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6008. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

Mark Your Calendar: Fashion Show April 10

Don’t make any plans for the Friday after Spring Break, because that is the night of the second annual Fashion Show! It will be on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, admission will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design. Hope to see you there!

Where Are You Going on Spring Break? Share With Geography Club

What are your plans for Spring Break? Are you staying local, traveling within the United States or visiting abroad? The Stevenson Geography Club wants to know. Show off your school spirit and email your Spring Break photos to SHSGeoClub@gmail.com or tweet with the hashtag #shsgeoclub. You just may see your photo shared on the morning announcements.

Report Bullying Through the In Case of Crisis App

Have you checked the In Case of Crisis app on your iPad? There’s been a content update to add a link to report bullying. You can provide information anonymously about bullying, harassment or intimidation. If you don’t have the app on your iPad, and would like help downloading it, stop by the SMARTdesk in the Link.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Graduation Speaker Application Window Now Open

Two seniors will be selected to speak at the commencement ceremony in June. If you would like to be one of those seniors, complete this application and return it to the Student Activities Office by Tuesday, April 7.

Register by April 6 to Take SAT Exam at Stevenson

Each year, the SAT and SAT subject tests are offered at SHS in May. This year, the tests will be administered on Saturday, May 2. The registration deadline is Monday, April 6. Students and parents can register or learn more about the tests at https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.

Sophomores and Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available on the Peer Helpers website or in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 7. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

AP Microeconomics Reviews Start April 11

All first-semester AP Microeconomics students: AP exam reviews start April 11 in Room 6048 at 11 a.m. See Mr. Haan or Mrs. Wright for details.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Does your future hold a career in health care? Current juniors are invited to apply for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program. The program offers students valuable exposure to many medical fields. Applications are available online at: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP. The deadline to apply is April 3.

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Freshman Class Board meets today after school in the College/Career Center. New members are welcome.​

This Friday after school in Room 1500, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Magic Sealed tournament. The cost is $5, and each student will receive six packs.

The Chinese Club is recruiting e-board members for the 2015-16 school year. The positions are open to all students enrolled for next year, regardless of cultural heritage. If you are interested, please read and fill out the following form: http://goo.gl/XjfF9n.

Do you want to help direct Peer Tutors? The Peer Helpers Executive Board is open to any active Peer Tutor. Online applications for Executive Board are due by Sunday. Find the link on Facebook SHS Peer Tutors! or in your email.

The Video Game Club is back! We meet today after school in Room 6072 from 3:45-5:45. If you have questions, contact Mr. Schroeder at anschroeder@d125.org.

Zumba club is meeting after school today in Room 5044, the East multi-purpose room. Bring your workout shoes, ditch the workout and join the party!

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

The Philosophy Club will meet at 3:45 p.m. today in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at mpatton@d125.org.

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

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

UPCOMING PREP CLASSES

PREP will not be running any classes during Spring Break, but we have plenty starting the week of April 6! Check out the calendar at this link and see what we have in store for the month of April!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chicago Public Schools to adopt Latino Studies curriculum for all in K-10

Parents lobby in Springfield for option to skip standardized testing

Principal of one of Chicago’s top elementary schools leaving, blames “over-testing”

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Young girls are much better readers than boys, and have been for a long time

Maryland to consider school district requests to waive days lost to snow

University of Phoenix has lost half its students

Dartmouth fraternity accused of branding members during hazing

New vocational high school in Texas guarantees its graduates a high-paying job

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How Would State Funding Changes Affect District 125?

The Illinois State Board of Education this week released details on how school districts would be impacted by the passage of Senate Bill 1, which changes the way state funds are distributed for elementary and secondary school education. District 125 will receive less funding under the proposed legislation, but it won’t have a major impact on Stevenson’s educational efforts. According to an ISBE analysis of the bill, state funding to District 125 would be cut by 70%. However, only about 2% of Stevenson’s annual operating budget comes from state money. In actual dollars, funding would be cut by about $1.7 million, down to about $700,000. The Daily Herald today published an article ($) showing how the bill would impact various districts in the suburbs.

Senior’s Tutoring Business for Younger Students Takes Off

Senior Matthew Zalewski is featured in the Daily Herald today ($) for starting his own tutoring business for elementary and middle school students. His company, Epiphamatics, specializes in math support. The name reflects the “epiphany moments” Zalewski hopes his clients have in math and other subjects.

Zalewski first thought of starting a tutoring business during his junior year, but on the advice of his parents, went to work for a local tutoring company to gain some practical experience. He launched Epiphamatics last fall, and Zalewski says he now spends up to 20 hours a week helping students. Business is going so well that he has added six other SHS students to his tutoring staff: Jaymo Kang, Ashley Kang, Nicole Chen, Sam Zaritsky, Shravya Gogula and Jesse Kesner. For more information on Epiphamatics, visit www.epiphamatics.com.

Correction

Tuesday’s Digest misnamed one of the Chicago Bears players who came to the Best Buddies gathering on Monday. Cornelius Washington joined teammate David Bass.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Tuesday’s Varsity Results

Girls Water Polo

Stevenson 14, Fenwick 5: Allison Travetto scored nine goals and goalie Lauren Burns made 14 saves as the host Patriots (6-0) knocked off the defending state champions for the first time in program history. Melissa Gartenberg scored three goals, assisted on seven others, and made eight steals. Annika Hotchkiss and Claire Haas had one goal apiece. SHS jumped out to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter, took an 8-2 advantage into halftime, and extended the lead to 12-4 after three quarters. SHS is ranked No. 2 in the latest Illpolo.com poll, while the Friars are No. 4. – Illpolo.com (Daily Herald boxscore – $)

Boys Volleyball

Stevenson d. Glenbrook South, 23-25, 25-22, 27-25: Grant Maleski had 13 kills and Eric Zalewski dished out 19 assists as the Patriots rallied in each of the final two games to win their season opener in the Sports Center. Zalewski, whom coach Eric Goolish said had only practiced with the team for 90 minutes this season because of basketball commitments, added five kills, including the match-concluding point. Jesse Kessner added six kills and an ace for SHS. Justin Leonard had four blocks, and Mark Kanaris had three. Luke Feder served a pair of aces. – Daily Herald ($) (boxscore)

Brunson Named Mr. Basketball of Illinois

As expected, Jalen Brunson on Tuesday was named Mr. Basketball for Illinois by the Chicago Tribune and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He won the award by a wide margin, finishing with 552 points in statewide voting by coaches and media, and was named first on 99 of 132 ballots. Charles Matthews of St. Rita was second with 157 points, and Lake Forest’s Evan Boudreaux was third with 128. Brunson averaged 23.3 points, 5.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game this season.

Brunson also was the top vote-getter on the Illinois Class 4A state boys basketball team announced by media around the state on Tuesday. Classmate Connor Cashaw was an honorable mention selection.

Also on Tuesday, Brunson made the rounds on Chicago media to promote next Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center, in which he will play. Brunson appeared on the WGN and Fox News Chicago morning shows, and also had radio appearances on WGCI and ESPN 1000.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

State Basketball Championship Celebration

Come to the Forum at 7:30 Thursday morning as we celebrate the boys basketball team’s state championship.

Spring Fling Captains Meetings Thursday and Friday

Spring Fling is coming soon! Captains’ meetings are this Thursday and Friday, and on April 9 and 10 after Spring Break. Meetings will take place during all half lunch periods in the Student Activities Office.

We Day Application Deadline is Friday

NHS Service Outreach’s We Day applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday. There are at least 75 spots left, so make sure to get your applications in! Click here to apply. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email aeshsserviceoutreach@gmail.com.

Testing Center, ILC Closing Early Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:25 on Friday. The ILC will close at 3:30.

Don’t Wait to Sign Up for Summer School

Are you thinking about registering for summer school classes? Don’t wait and miss out on the class you want. You can sign up online at www.d125.org/summer.

50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window Information Meeting

Would you like to take a field trip to experience the 50th Anniversary Stained Glass Window being created and visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home in person? Please attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6008. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Grice at jgrice@d125.org.

Mark Your Calendar: Fashion Show April 10

Don’t make any plans for the Friday after Spring Break, because that is the night of the second annual Fashion Show! It will be on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, admission will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design. Hope to see you there!

Where Are You Going on Spring Break? Share With Geography Club

What are your plans for Spring Break? Are you staying local, traveling within the United States or visiting abroad? The Stevenson Geography Club wants to know. Show off your school spirit and email your Spring Break photos to SHSGeoClub@gmail.com or tweet with the hashtag #shsgeoclub. You just may see your photo shared on the morning announcements.

Report Bullying Through the In Case of Crisis App

Have you checked the In Case of Crisis app on your iPad? There’s been a content update to add a link to report bullying. You can provide information anonymously about bullying, harassment or intimidation. If you don’t have the app on your iPad, and would like help downloading it, stop by the SMARTdesk in the Link.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Graduation Speaker Application Window Now Open

Two seniors will be selected to speak at the commencement ceremony in June. If you would like to be one of those seniors, complete this application and return it to the Student Activities Office by Tuesday, April 7.

Register by April 6 to Take SAT Exam at Stevenson

Each year, the SAT and SAT subject tests are offered at SHS in May. This year, the tests will be administered on Saturday, May 2. The registration deadline is Monday, April 6. Students and parents can register or learn more about the tests at https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.

Sophomores and Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available on the Peer Helpers website or in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 7. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Does your future hold a career in health care? Current juniors are invited to apply for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program. The program offers students valuable exposure to many medical fields. Applications are available online at: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP. The deadline to apply is April 3.

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

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

Freshman Class Board meets Thursday after school in the College/Career Center. New members are welcome.​

This Friday after school in Room 1500, the Interactive Gamers Club will be hosting a Magic Sealed tournament. The cost is $5, and each student will receive six packs.

Do you want to help direct Peer Tutors? The Peer Helpers Executive Board is open to any active Peer Tutor. Online applications for Executive Board are due on Sunday, March 29. Find the link on Facebook SHS Peer Tutors! or in your email.

The Video Game Club is back! We meet on Thursdays after school in Room 6072 from 3:45-5:45. If you have questions, contact Mr. Schroeder at anschroeder@d125.org.

Zumba club is meeting after school Thursday in Room 5044, the East multi-purpose room. Bring your workout shoes, ditch the workout and join the party!

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

The Philosophy Club will meet at 3:45 p.m. Thursday in Room 7060. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Patton at mpatton@d125.org.

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

INTRAMURALS

Spring IM Archery starts Wednesday, April 15. New and old members are always welcome. For more information, attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6012. You can also visit the IM Archery website at http://www.d125.org/students/shs-intramurals/archery.

UPCOMING PREP CLASSES

PREP will not be running any classes during Spring Break, but we have plenty starting the week of April 6! Check out the calendar at this link and see what we have in store for the month of April!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chicago Teachers Union calls for $15-per-hour minimum wage for CPS employees

Fiscal oversight, reform become focus of College of DuPage race

CPS cost Wells High School $1M, athletic field, fundraisers say

Judge: Grayslake charter school should not have been renewed (DH – $)

University of Illinois to set up center for minority PhD students

Officials: Crystal Lake teen suicides highlight prudence needed in response (Trib – $)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Indiana Supreme Court: State constitution doesn’t require school bus service

Ole Miss community rallies around ousted chancellor

Does student motivation even matter?

University of Arizona launches online campus with 21 undergrad programs

How an elite women’s college lost its base and found its mission

When it does matter where you go to college

Blind kids, touchscreen phones and the end of Braille?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orchestra Concert Tonight

Stevenson’s orchestras will perform tonight during a 7 p.m. concert in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. For those unable to attend, the concert will be streamed live by the Stevenson Broadcast Network at www.d125.org/sbn.

Co-Curricular Fair for Incoming Freshmen Wednesday Night

Incoming freshmen and their families are invited to the annual Co-Curricular Fair, which runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Field House. Representatives from Stevenson clubs, sports teams and intramurals will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

State Basketball Celebration Location Set

Thursday’s state basketball celebration will take place in the Forum, the main entrance of the West Building. The event begins at 7:35 a.m. and is open to the public.

Seniors Earn Prizes at VIP Photography Show

Megan DeSilva, a senior enrolled in Advanced Placement Photography, won first prize in the Visual Image Photography Show in Wheeling on Saturday. She received $100. Allison Lackey, another senior in AP Photography, took second place and earned $50. Two sophomores in Advanced Photography, Alyssa Pauly and Judy Kupchan, received honorable mention awards.

Chicago Bears Players Visit Best Buddies

The Best Buddies Club had a couple of special visitors at its after-school gathering on Monday. Chicago Bears players David Bass and Claudius Washington stopped by to talk with club members and autograph footballs that had been donated. Here’s a photo from Bass’ Instagram account.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Monday’s Varsity Results

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson 18, McHenry 2: Dan Maleski scored five goals, and Andrew Shashin and Cris Tomasetti each had four for the host Patriots (8-1). Colin Kapecki and Liam Holzer added two goals apiece, and Rahul Arun added one. – Illpolo.com

Basking in That Championship Glow

There were several feel-good stories coming out of the boys basketball team’s state championship run. One was the extraordinary turnout of Patriot fans in Peoria to watch the team claim its first state title. More than 1,000 Stevenson supporters were estimated to have made the trip downstate. Another story was the 3-point basket scored by Josh McMullen with about a minute left in the game. When the shot was made, the Patriot sideline erupted; several starters could be seen bouncing wildly in the air with joy. Why so much excitement? The unheralded senior was one of the emotional leaders of the team, leading the pre-game huddle before tipoff every game. He also was a model of perseverance and hard work: According to the basketball coaching staff, McMullen was listed 37th among players his freshman year. This video tribute was put together shortly after the championship game.

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We Day Application Deadline is Friday

NHS Service Outreach’s We Day applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday. There are at least 75 spots left, so make sure to get your applications in! Click here to apply. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email aeshsserviceoutreach@gmail.com.

Testing Center, ILC Closing Early Friday

The Testing Center will close at 3:25 on Friday. The ILC will close at 3:30.

Mark Your Calendar: Fashion Show April 10

Don’t make any plans for the Friday after Spring Break, because that is the night of the second annual Fashion Show! It will be on Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the PAC, admission will be $5 and all proceeds will benefit Dress for Success. There will be a red carpet photo op, refreshments and the chance to see all the amazing fashions your friends are making in Clothing and Design. Hope to see you there!

Report Bullying Through the In Case of Crisis App

Have you checked the In Case of Crisis app on your iPad? There’s been a content update to add a link to report bullying. You can provide information anonymously about bullying, harassment or intimidation. If you don’t have the app on your iPad, and would like help downloading it, stop by the SMARTdesk in the Link.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Graduation Speaker Application Window Now Open

Two seniors will be selected to speak at the commencement ceremony in June. If you would like to be one of those seniors, complete this application and return it to the Student Activities Office by Tuesday, April 7.

Register by April 6 to Take SAT Exam at Stevenson

Each year, the SAT and SAT subject tests are offered at SHS in May. This year, the tests will be administered on Saturday, May 2. The registration deadline is Monday, April 6. Students and parents can register or learn more about the tests at https://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests.

Sophomores and Juniors Invited to Apply for Peer Helpers

Attention sophomores and juniors: Do you want to help make SHS a safer place? Are you a good leader, compassionate, open-minded and creative? If so, Peer Helpers may be the program for you. Applications are now available on the Peer Helpers website or in the Student Activities Office. Apps are due by 3:30 on Tuesday, April 7. For questions or more information, talk to a Peer Helper in the student lounge during lunch or contact Ms. Polisky or Ms. Schiavone.

Did You Lose Something? Check 2416 or 5024

Please check Rooms 2416 and 5024 for missing swim and gym bags, as well as coats and sweatshirts.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Does your future hold a career in health care? Current juniors are invited to apply for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program. The program offers students valuable exposure to many medical fields. Applications are available online at: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP. The deadline to apply is April 3.

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

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

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets today after school in Room 2202.

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

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

UPCOMING PREP CLASSES

PREP will not be running any classes during Spring Break, but we have plenty starting the week of April 6! Check out the calendar at this link and see what we have in store for the month of April!

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about gardening. This session PREP is offering a series of three gardening classes to help you in the garden. Join us for the first one on Wednesday: Simple Garden and Landscape Design for the Homeowner. In this class, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will get you ready to design, upgrade or add a new garden area to your landscape this spring. Click here for more details and to reserve your spot in this class!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Fewer losers in new school funding proposal, ISBE analysis says

Unions win round over Rauner in “fair share” fee lawsuit

Huntley District 158 moving 600 elementary school students with boundary change

Naperville man admits taking thousands from Islamic school

Students who opt out of PARCC tests given “sit and stare” time (Trib – $)

Air conditioning coming to two Woodland District 50 schools (DH – $)

Geneva OKs Sixth Street School demolition (DH – $)

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Privacy bill won’t stop data mining of kids

Police find no evidence of University of Virginia frat gang rape reported by magazine

Study: Zero-tolerance school drug policies make drug use worse

Fundraising site for teachers illuminates classroom disparities

Obama to young scientists: “Keep asking why”

How a wheelchair challenge mobilized a high school to be more accessible

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Monday, March 23, 2015

State Championship Celebration, Apparel Information

Celebration plans are being mapped out to honor the boys basketball team, which won the Illinois High School Association Class 4A state championship on Saturday. The celebration will take place at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, but the location has not yet been determined.

State championship apparel can be ordered from 5 p.m. today through 5 p.m. Friday. Click here for the link. Orders will be available for pick up the week of April 6, which is after Spring Break. Non-apparel orders such as stickers, coffee tumblers and hats, will take two to three weeks for delivery.

The state title is the first in program history, and the first for a Lake County boys basketball team. This also is the third state championship for Patriot athletics during the 2014-15 school year. SHS won the IHSA title in doubles at the girls tennis state tournament in October, and in November captured the Class 8A state football championship.

This is the third time in Illinois history that a school has won boys basketball and football state championships in the same school year. Carlyle won the Class 2A football title and the Class A basketball crown in 1989-90, and Maroa-Forsyth won Class 2A football and Class A basketball in 2007.

The state championship capped a three-year run that saw head coach Pat Ambrose’s squad finish first, second (in 2013) and third (in 2014) in Illinois, and compile a record of 91-10.

More championship coverage is in the Sports section.

Early Voting Begins Today for School Board, Other Offices

Early voting for the April 7 election begins today for all registered Lake County voters. The District 125 Board of Education race is uncontested. Incumbents David Weisberg, Bruce Lubin, Terry Moons and Merv Roberts are running unopposed. Vernon Township voters can go to the Vernon Township office at 3050 N. Main Street in Buffalo Grove. Ela Township voters can visit the Ela Township office at 1155 E. Route 22 in Lake Zurich. Fremont Township voters can use the Fremont Public Library at 1170 N. Midlothian Road in Mundelein. Early voting hours at all locations are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Early voting ends April 4. For more information, visit LakeVoterPower.info or call 847-377-2406.

PATRIOT SPORTS

Click here to see today’s athletic schedule

Saturday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 57, Normal 40: The Patriots led from start to finish in the Peoria Civic Center to capture their first IHSA Class 4A state championship and finish the season with a 30-3 record. Jalen Brunson capped his outstanding career by setting a Class 4A title game record with 30 points, his second IHSA state tournament scoring record. Last year, he set the IHSA mark for most points in a state finals game by scoring 56 in the semifinals. The Villanova-bound senior guard shook off a slugging shooting performance Friday night and hit 9-of-15 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, and 9-for-9 from the free throw line. In six IHSA state finals games over the past three seasons, Brunson averaged 26.7 points per game. Justin Smith added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Connor Cashaw closed his career with 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals. Matt Johnson added 6 points. SHS pulled out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter, led 25-19 at halftime, and extended the margin to 34-25 after three quarters. The Pats opened the fourth with a 10-5 run that eliminated any doubt about the outcome. – Official boxscore | Chicago Tribune (sidebar on Cashaw), Daily Herald ($), CSN Chicago, Associated Press, Bloomington Pantagraph, Peoria Journal-Star (sidebar)

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots beat St. Ignatius, 13-5, in the tournament’s third-place game. Alex Kapecki, Cris Tomasetti, and Kurt Holzer each scored three goals while Andrew Shashin added two scores. Earlier in the day, SHS (7-1) fell to eventual champion Fenwick, 16-9. Shashin led the Pats with two goals. – Illpolo.com

Girls Badminton

Stevenson at Buffalo Grove Invitational: The Patriots finished second to the host Bison, 40-32, and had the runner-up in all levels of singles and doubles. Margaret Chen, Michelle Ling, Shu Zhang and Niveda Tennety were second in 1-4 singles. In doubles, the Patriot 1-4 tandems were Nicole Xia/Sophia Liu, Ashley Richardson/Kelsey Huang, Linsey Nowack/Naomi Ecanow, and Sarah Hou/Emily Leng. – Daily Herald ($)

Friday’s Varsity Results

Boys Basketball

Stevenson 63, Bolingbrook 43: Connor Cashaw scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made 6 steals to spark the Patriots in the IHSA Class 4A semifinal. The game was close for most of the first half, and the Raiders (24-7) led 21-19 with 1:19 remaining before halftime. The Patriots (29-3) then went on a 20-1 run over an eight-minute stretch in the second and third quarters to build an insurmountable lead. Jalen Brunson scored 21 points, with most of them coming in the second half. He was 13-of-14 from the free throw line. Justin Smith added 11 points. – Official boxscore | Daily Herald ($), Chicago Tribune (sidebar) (sidebar 2), Joliet Herald-News, Peoria Journal-Star

Boys Gymnastics

Stevenson at Krupicka Varsity Invitational: The Patriots won the 10-team meet at Hinsdale Central, edging the host school, 141.85-138.11. Arie Feltman-Frank won the horizontal bar (8.2), was third in still rings (8.1), parallel bars (8.6) and in the all-around (49.3), and placed seventh on pommel horse. Elijah Klaber won the parallel bars (8.8), placed second on pommel horse (8.5), finished fourth on still rings, and tied teammate Matt Krames for 10th on horizontal bar. Krames was second in vault (9.3), fifth in floor exercise, and sixth in the all-around. – Daily Herald ($)

Boys Water Polo

Stevenson at Fenwick Invitational: The Patriots beat Naperville North, 7-3, and advanced to the tournament semifinals on Saturday. Alex Kapecki and Dan Maleski led SHS (6-0) with two goals apiece, while Cris Tomasetti, Collin Kapecki and Kurt Holzer all scored one. – Illpolo.com

STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Graduation Announcement Orders to be Delivered Tuesday

Seniors: Jostens will be at school to deliver graduation announcement orders on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Wood Commons, directly outside of the Student Activities Office. Final payments are due at that time. Please feel free to call Jostens at 847-818-8419 with any questions or concerns.

Want to Change the World? Apply to Attend We Day Illinois

Do you want to change the world? Would you like to spend a day with several thousand students who want to change the world? NHS Service Outreach invites you to apply for a ticket to We Day Illinois, which will be held April 30 at the Allstate Arena. Schools are invited to attend, but are only offered a limited number of tickets for students. We Day tickets cannot be bought, they can only be earned. If you think you deserve to go, tell us why at this link. Applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday. If you have questions, visit the Facebook group SHS We Day 2015 or email aeshsserviceoutreach@gmail.com.

Report Bullying Through the In Case of Crisis App

Have you checked the In Case of Crisis app on your iPad? There’s been a content update to add a link to report bullying. You can provide information anonymously about bullying, harassment or intimidation. If you don’t have the app on your iPad, and would like help downloading it, stop by the SMARTdesk in the Link.

Sophomore Class Board Leading Autism Awareness Fundraiser

The Sophomore Class Board is selling T-shirts for a special autism awareness event at the school in April. Autism Speaks/Light It Up Blue shirts are available through the Online Superstore for $10. Anyone purchasing a shirt is asked to wear it and help create a “blue out” at Stevenson’s Allied Soccer League game against Lakes Community High School in the Stadium at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18. Wearing the shirt will gain free admission to a post-game party in the Wood Commons. Click here for details.

Don’t Miss Out on the Senior Class Party Cruise

Space is running out for seniors who want to attend the Senior Class Party aboard the Odyssey cruise ship on Lake Michigan June 3, the day before graduation. Click here to download the permission form. Turn in your form to the Patriot Superstore. Don’t wait too long! Less than 75 spaces are left.

Did You Lose Something? Check 2416 or 5024

Please check Rooms 2416 and 5024 for missing swim and gym bags, as well as coats and sweatshirts.

CAREER EXPLORATION

Interested in a career in pharmacy? Available over Spring Break? The Career Exploration Program has an opportunity for a student to shadow a pharmacist over break. Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org for more details.

Does your future hold a career in health care? Current juniors are invited to apply for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Future Healthcare Professionals Internship Program. The program offers students valuable exposure to many medical fields. Applications are available online at: www.advocatehealth.com/goodshep/FHCP. The deadline to apply is April 3.

Now accepting 2014-15 career shadow applications: Applications are available on the Career Exploration web page or in the CCC. Please note all applications for summer shadows are due no later than May 2. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Willock at dwillock@d125.org to set up an appointment.

CLUB NEWS

Anime Club meets today in Room 1414 at 3:30.

Are you interested in weather and always wanted to learn and understand it more? Come to the Meteorology Club’s next meeting at 3:45 today in Room 2500. Contact Mr. Eriksen for more information at seriksen@d125.org.

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

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

Pass on the Beat provides service through music to the community. Membership is open to all interested students. The club meets every Tuesday after school in Room 2202.

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

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

UPCOMING PREP CLASSES

PREP is excited to team up with The Olive Tap for Cooking with Premium Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegar. This class will be at The Olive Tap in Long Grove from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Join us and learn how to incorporate premium Olive Oils and balsamic vinegar into your kitchen. Students will have an opportunity to taste several dishes where the flavors and textures of premium grade olive oil and balsamic vinegar are used. For more information or to register, click here.

Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to start thinking about gardening. This session PREP is offering a series of three gardening classes to help you in the garden. Join us for the first one on Wednesday: Simple Garden and Landscape Design for the Homeowner. In this class, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will get you ready to design, upgrade or add a new garden area to your landscape this spring. Click here for more details and to reserve your spot in this class!

ILLINOIS EDUCATION HEADLINES

Chicago schools’ debt rating drops again, could trigger $228M in penalties

State education chairman says East St. Louis could regain local control of schools

New York teacher unions backing Chicago mayoral challenger Garcia

Former charter schools CEO earning $250K as Rauner adviser, double predecessors

15-year-old boy detained at Hinsdale Central after ammunition found on campus

Lisa Madigan leads summit on preventing sexual assault on college campuses

NATIONAL EDUCATION HEADLINES

Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

“Parent-trigger” showdowns loom throughout country

Congressional bill would limit use of student data

Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

Indiana school district bans energy, supplement drinks

Students’ requests for their admissions records prompts colleges to purge documents

Bar exam, the standard to become a lawyer, comes under fire

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